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

Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Including: joke-writing skills, generating material, comedy deconstruction, finding material, lively interactive performance practice sessions, history of comedy, technical skills, industry tips. Plus, a graduation show performance in a Fringe show. Our tutors are professional comedians, comedy writers and experienced teachers. The courses run over two days, with two four-and-a-half hour sessions on each day, followed by the graduation show. 'This course has to be one of the best on offer. Highly...


10:00

At the End of Kaliyuga

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

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

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


Lee Kyle and Friend: Not Morning People

Lee Kyle and Friend: Not Morning People

Comedy

Lee Kyle and Friend: Not Morning People

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 2-13 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Lee has absolutely no wish to be up at this time but he'll do his best. He's getting a guest in obviously, what kind of maniac would do an hour themselves at this time? With comedy and chat and whatever else happens happens. Join one of the best ad-libbers around with some guests he'll be putting up with. ...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 10:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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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! One adult can dance with two children. ‘This is the perfect way to introduce ...


Fringe Prrojections

Fringe Prrojections

Events and Tours

Fringe Prrojections

Events and Tours

The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Screen
AUG 2-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Fringe Projections is a unique, collaborative art project transforming a bustling courtyard into a vibrant tapestry celebrating the essence of the Fringe. For two captivating hours daily throughout the festival, a massive screen will showcase an ever-evolving display of art. We’re inviting submissions from everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or an aspiring creative, we welcome: Paintings and drawings capturing the Fringe’s energy and atmosphere. Photographs that tell stories of laughter, performance, and connection. Digital art that brings the Fringe’s spirit to life in a ne...


Dorks 'n' Orks: 4 Kidz!

Dorks 'n' Orks: 4 Kidz!

Childrens

Dorks 'n' Orks: 4 Kidz!

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-11 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The comedy panel show for goblins 'n' geeks. Imagine Dungeons & Dragons. But funny. And with kids. What could possibly go wrong... The mainstream comedy panel show, with top comedian guests, is back from a live tour of New York and LA. Their TV pilot was recently filmed in LA but you can catch the show live in Edinburgh. Performing for 10 dates only. Do not miss out....


A Brief Case

A Brief Case

Comedy

A Brief Case

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-17 at 10:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Looking for something to do at the Fringe? Why not help us solve a murder? From Comedy Troupe Glass Crumpet, comes the adventure of… well not really a lifetime, let’s say about two weeks in August. Sir Archibald Canterbury de Montford Williamson Archibald Harvey Chadlington Smythe is dead, and there’s only one person who can solve it, or at least one person they called. Join our brave, but incompetent, detective as they try to solve the greatest mystery they have ever faced. Featuring a cast of oddly similarly-looking characters, and exploring a range of noir-style locations made most...


Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The musical comic with a lightning-fast turnaround. Alex Prescot has some fresh new songs, some of them so fresh you’ll see them made up before your very eyes! Expect everything from quick-witted observational bangers to daft one-line ditties. With a different comedian opening the show every performance and several songs made up on the spot, kick start your day with a high-energy musical comedy show that’s custom-made for YOU! Clap Back To Reality Winner 2023/24, Kingston New Act Finalist & previous Musical Comedy Awards, West End New Act, Leicester Square Sketch Off & So You Think ...



1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

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

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


Jack Kelly & Jimmy Shirley: Pool's Gold

Jack Kelly & Jimmy Shirley: Pool's Gold

Comedy

Jack Kelly & Jimmy Shirley: Pool's Gold

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-15 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Start your day off with a split hour of standup from two award-entering comedians! Jack's from Blackpool and Jimmy's from Liverpool...so god knows how these fellas can afford a trip to the world's most expensive arts festival. Perhaps they’ve both inherited a small fortune from a distant, wealthy relative called Aunty Margaret. That’s the backstory they’re going with for this split-show. Packed with hilarious tales of growing up in the North West and observations of modern day life that are full of ‘extremely well crafted punchlines’. JACK KELLY has read hundreds of other comedians...


Irish Jokers

Irish Jokers

Comedy

Irish Jokers

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 2-12 at 10:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A compilation show of the best Irish acts at this years fringe. Presented by multi award winning comedian Paul Marsh and Comedian/Musician Lorcan Hughes, this show is a mix of the new up and coming acts, as well as seasoned professionals, all doing short sets of their best material. Its a fun filled hour of guaranteed craic! If they're Irish and they're funny, they'll be here!...


Alvin Liu: Rice

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Transgressive, irreverent, yet adorable and heartfelt, with a touch of political satire. Rice (WIP) is a comedy show about growing up in Asia and fighting repression with food. 'Charm personified, definitely one to watch' ★★★★★ (Morning Star) 'What he has is potent in its imagery, authenticity, perverse logic, and volatility' (British Comedy Guide) "We can all find happiness with a bowl of rice." Confucius. About me: Made in China, schooled by the English, influenced by Tupac, Alvin Liu shares his ridiculous and unforced views on cultures and countries. ...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 10:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Yes, it's a show for babies! A sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Incorporating puppetry, clowning, bubbles, shadow play and much more. Winner "Best Kids Show" Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2023. "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd... we feel the need to shout from the rooftops!" ★★★★★ KidsInAdelaide.com.au "It’s a lovely bite-size installment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" ★★★★★ Advertiser, Adelaide Edinburgh Fringe Sel...


Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Comedy

Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-11 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In this vulnerable yet irreverent debut, Bailey Swilley shares how she got through the darkest time in her life—the death of her father—with the help of family, pop culture and an unhealthy obsession with looking for ghosts. Come for the sweet stuff, stay for the weird facts about celebs! ...


11:00

Mr. UniWorse

Mr. UniWorse

Comedy

Mr. UniWorse

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Austrian comedian Hubert Mayr takes stock of his life by comparing it to what he believes to be the gold standard for Austrians: Arnold Schwarzenegger's. Whether it's fitness, the move abroad or the quest to make it in the world of entertainment, Hubert managed to do it all in the worst way possible. In his debut hour, he'll try to explore whether maybe becoming the anti-Schwarzenegger is the way to make an impact. ...


Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is coming back to Edinburgh two different science filled, fun shows. 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 Adelaide 4**** "There is a lot of mess. And plent...



Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

PG poetry for the modern age. Fairy tales are ubiquitous. We all know their stories. We especially know their famous last line “and they all lived happily ever after.” But that is not real life… life goes on, it is hard and tough, it is full of unpredictable challenges. In Unhappily Ever After, we follow the lives of 12 fairy tale characters after the end of their story, as they try to return to normality ans day to day life. How does Sleeping Beauty cope with living in a world she barely recognises? How does Jack handle the social media backlash after killing the giant? Can Peter Pan co...


Around the World in 80 Puns

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

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

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


3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Start your day off with a laugh at 3's Comedy: Mornings. 3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Bronwyn Kuss & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of the new wave 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. Knox, Kuss and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh....


The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 6-18 at 11:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Mr Vita presents 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. ...


Drama Chameleon

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

“DRAMA CHAMELEON” Join comedian Mike McAlpine on a hilarious, heartfelt and compelling coming-of-age homage to the 80s. Weep tears of laughter as this product of British manliness attempts to resist the flamboyance, sexiness and charm of a decade that gave us Kajagoogoo, Kraftwerk and A Flock of Seagulls. Hot on the heels of last year’s “A Slice of Elvis”, gulp down Mike’s delicious and generous spoonfuls of 80s nostalgia: authentic, hilarious and, best of all, … completely true. Expect an hour of laughs, over-the-top toe-tappers, shoulder pads and painful memories of youth. ...


Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Alex Berr doesn’t want to be a scientist anymore. As a teen, she dreamed of curing brain cancer. Years later, while completing her PhD, her mom was diagnosed with the same cancer she had spent her youth studying. This work-in-progress show follows Alex’s highs and lows through her career in science– getting inducted into a scientific secret society! using sex to cope with grief! coming to terms with experimenting on mice! Alex weaves together her experience of her mom’s illness with dark, candid, and silly humor highlighting the complex intertwining of professional expertise and personal exper...


Olaf Falafel’s Stupidest Super Stupid Show So Far

Olaf Falafel’s Stupidest Super Stupid Show So Far

Childrens

Olaf Falafel’s Stupidest Super Stupid Show So Far

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-13, 15-19, 22-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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WINNER OF BEST KIDS’ SHOW at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Join comedian and children's author Olaf Falafel for his Stupidest hour of kid's comedy to date. There will be jokes, songs, audience participation and some drawing. Family- friendly frivolity that will leave you feeling a lot less intelligent than when you walked in, from one of the masters of the (stupid) art. Be there or be a dodecahedron. Time Out Top 10 Kids' Shows 2022; Nominated Best Family Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2023. "A sprawling bungalow of blissful belly laughs.” ★★★★★ Get Your...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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

Yes, it's a show for babies! A sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Incorporating puppetry, clowning, bubbles, shadow play and much more. Winner "Best Kids Show" Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2023. "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd... we feel the need to shout from the rooftops!" ★★★★★ KidsInAdelaide.com.au "It’s a lovely bite-size installment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" ★★★★★ Advertiser, Adelaide Edinburgh Fringe Sel...



Comics Vs Kids

Comics Vs Kids

Childrens

Comics Vs Kids

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-16 at 11:30 (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 “Fast and funny … the audience loved it … sweetly, wildly hilarious” ★★★★ - Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe^...


50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 2-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Is eternal life worth not having one now? What happens when you rebel against your progressive parents by becoming a Jesus superfan in your teens and then 10 years later decide walking on water is a lot more hassle than taking the ferry? Are there lasting side-effects of over-indulgence in religion in your formative years? And can it really still be screwing up your sex life in your 50s even though Mormons have so many babies? In this hilarious yet poignant show, Sharon VS traces the root of all her mid-life crises to divine self-radicalisation in her teens. Plus we offer the chance for one...


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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


Rik Carranza Presents: Marvel vs DC

Rik Carranza Presents: Marvel vs DC

Childrens

Rik Carranza Presents: Marvel vs DC

Childrens

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-18 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Which is the true home of heroes – Marvel or DC? In this interactive show, kids battle it out on behalf of their heroes in games and challenges to decide which franchise has the best heroes. Join comedian Rik Carranza for an action-packed hour filled with tests of speed, strength, and courage (aka all the things that make a hero). Whether you’re team Ant-Man or team Aquaman, team Iron Man or team Batman, be ready to champion your hero! Dressing up is strongly encouraged. Use of kryptonite may result in a timeout....


Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 11:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Freya McGhee and Alex Mason will be showing you mathematic graphs of their love life, then delving into their frustration with specific lab experiments. All whilst ensuring a chemical bond with the audience. Come along so we can keep denying our degrees weren't a complete waste of money. Freya McGhee is a self-deprecating chemist. Freya has over 15,000 followers on instagram, and has found an audience who love her science related material. She was a Leicester Mercury Finalist 2023, Amused Moose Panel Show Finalist 2021 and tour support for Helen Bauer's 'Grand Supreme Darling' 2023 UK tour....


12:00

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 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 Joke of the Fringe winner 2016, 2021 and 2022 Masai Graham....


Wasabi Com Con

Wasabi Com Con

Childrens

Wasabi Com Con

Childrens

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-14 at 12:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A Half-hour family-friendly comedy show themed on Japanese culture and Anime. It’s a Comedy Comic Con consisting of a compilation of the best jokes from 'No Mask Required' performed at the Fringe2019, brand-new jokes on Anime/Comic Jokes, and an updated iImpression medley. A family-friendly, clean comedy that also offers a deep understanding of Japan's 'weird' culture! More than just culture, it's like a mini-travel experience that explores Japanese personalities, tourist attractions, and even compares the work culture between Japan and Western. Originally it proceeded with illustrati...


Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Comedy

Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Emerging from the ashes of her father's death, Moni Zhang brings you a dark and hilarious comedy show that will leave you gasping for air. With twisted and taboo humor, she makes light of her traumatic past, mental-health struggles and her relationship with her dead daddy. If you have a dark sense of humor, this is definitely a show for you!...



Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Comedy

Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ryan Mold returns to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival with his brand new debut hour. Turning everyday observations & mishaps into side-splitting tales, this show promises an hour of fun & laughter. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in the comedy circuit, known for his charismatic stage presence & razor-sharp comedic prowess. His ability to find humour in everyday situations & connect with audiences of all ages & backgrounds has garnered him widespread acclaim. ‘Absolutely brilliant’ – Nick Helm ‘Such a great MC’ – Cally Beaton ‘Great stage presence and a very ...


Decomposing, Live

Decomposing, Live

Comedy

Decomposing, Live

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Bristol-bred, Barcelona-based Alec Snook is decomposing, live. Join him for his debut solo show, a joyously absurd journey that takes a light (and sometimes dark) -hearted look at our fleeting passage through this life and the celebratory nature with which to manage slow decline. Having performed in the UK, Europe, at festivals in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and reaching the final of the Barcelona International Comedy Festival, Snook's topics swing as wildly as his mental state, covering themes such as loss; colourblindness; royal funerals; narrowboat tragedies; and the crushing weight of rep...


Fat Goose Goes Halves

Fat Goose Goes Halves

Comedy

Fat Goose Goes Halves

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-13 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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When the clock strikes 12 these two idiots are splitting an hour of stand-up comedy to have you splitting your sides. Darren Cullen and Ewan May crash Fat Goose Goes Halves (Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy Award nominees 2023) into this year's Fringe. Darren is an actor and comedian from London. He performs stand up in Europe and became Roast Battle Champion of Spain in 2024. Ewan is an idiot, with a girlfriend and no fear. He performs wherever he wants. He has also won awards but believes mentioning it is really obnoxious and tasteles....


Irish Comedy Showcase

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Some of the best Irish comedians are coming! A mix of acts, who are performing their solo shows at the Fringe, doing their best club sets, and visiting comedians looking to go a bit weird for a few days....


Married At First Wright

Married At First Wright

Comedy

Married At First Wright

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-10 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Ever sat in a comedians show about falling in love and wanted to speed run through to the breakup? Sometimes it takes years to find out why it all went wrong. Married At First Wright is your chance to skip to the end and get to the good bits. Richard Wright returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show. No, a brand-new journey. That’s also a show. And you don’t have to go anywhere, it’s all in the one venue. So, it’s a show. That will take you on a journey. Metaphorically. He’s received awards, moderate competition success, a good review at some point, praise from colleagues and po...


Happy Medium

Happy Medium

Musicals and Opera

Happy Medium

Musicals and Opera

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Happy Medium the musical is about a psychic medium in 1970s New York, who was on her way to be a singer, when her whole life changed. Now she's one of New Yorks best psychics- but her heart yearns for more! With live psychic medium readings, musical improv and group singing, this dark comedy is a must see!...


Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is coming back to Edinburgh two different science filled, fun shows. Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets 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.” - Clayton Werner, The Clothesline ...


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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



Aidan Jones - Stories

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

A few years ago I got punched in the face by a lady on the train. When I was 8 my grandpa killed my pet rabbit. I got fired from a job for making fun of our clients on my podcast. Funny stories, told on stage by a very serious and important man. (me) “Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... This is what a well-crafted comedy set looks like!” - ★★★★★ (The Adelaide Advertiser) Nominated for Best Show in the ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 (long-list) "One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." - ★★★★...


The Circus Sonas Family Show

The Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

The Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-18 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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THE CIRCUS SONAS FAMILY SHOW All the way from Northern Ireland Martin Mor and Logy Logan take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist. This family friendly show contains some of our most popular routines, and some brand new stuff that we are performing in Edinburgh for the first time ever.
 Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages. “Martin and Logy are masters at keeping kids gasping and laughing with their well-rehearsed juggling, catching, throwing and va...


Gremlin Head

Gremlin Head

Comedy

Gremlin Head

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 1-14 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Winner of ''Best Solo Show of 2023'' at the Clubbies, 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...


Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Adam Bromley,2 x Sony Award winning comedy producer brings his debut hour to the fringe. Adam knew he had to make some major lifestyle changes but couldn’t find the willpower. Fate intervened in the strangest of ways. This is a comedy show about those happy accidents that shape our lives for the better. In this debut solo hour show, Adam explores the chaos that lurks behind our ordered lives. He thought his life was going well – then it was turned upside down – almost losing everything : his home, his marriage and his career. Yet he was saved in part by happy accidents that led him from despai...


Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Cabaret

Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

A fully packed hour of entertainment. Comedy, magic, stories and a wee bit music. Paddy is a charmer and is a joy to watch. Intertwined in the show are stories about his life and how lucky things have been and sometimes they haven't worked out the way they should have. As you can imagine growing up in northern Ireland moving to Scotland then Australia and now married to a Thai there's lots of stories to be told. Don't miss this you will not be disappointed....


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 1-14 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" (Aud...


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You’ve had a big lunch, now have a big laugh at 3’s Comedy: Afternoons. Featuring Adam Knox, Ben Searle & Jordan Barr, three of the best of the new wave of Australian comedians at the festival. 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!...


13:00

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

The Family Friendly Edition of the award winning 'Comedy for the Curious show' (8+ Guidance). Can we do life better using science? Join marine biologist turned award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins as her globally touring show of stand-up comedy and science chat returns. Learn why the puppy-dog look is so convincing. What the heck is a Nudibranch?! Why is your brother so annoying? Science has never been so useful! In a hilariously refreshing show, science comedian Robyn Perkins tackles the science behind some of our favourite animals including Cats, Dogs & Humans. She is joined by one ...



Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

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

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


Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

Whilst the lifestyle of the rich and the famous may appeal to many, it can't all be red carpets, celebrity parties and cosy chats on 'Loose Women', can it? This new show takes a sideways look at fame and examines why so many people seem to crave a life in the spotlight, delving into some of the more bizarre stories of people who have found themselves in the public eye, and exploring the highs and lows of living your life with the whole world watching on. Over the course of one hour this show attempts to tackle all the big questions about fame like 'How would you cope with the paparazzi?''Wh...


After the Bell on the Last Day of School

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Teachers and students alike know the feeling all too well. Just get through this last History class, then it's time to let loose on school holidays. Ty has met some wild teachers in his time, and might be up there with the wildest. Trying to keep a facade of professionalism at school when you spend your spare time getting caught in dubious travel situations, waking up in gutters and hiding from students at music festivals is, funnily enough, a full-time job. An hour of stories and jokes from Ty's time as a teacher, both inside and outside of the classroom. "His internal dialogue and i...


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

The cult hit is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage. Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. See website for line-ups and clips....


UK Pun Off

UK Pun Off

Comedy

UK Pun Off

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The hit online show The UK Pun Off has made the transition to a LIVE show and is coming back to Edinburgh! 4 top comics will have 3 jokes on 5 different topics and it is up to the audience to decide the winner of each round to crown the winner. We also look for the audience's best puns on each of the topics to be read out at the end of each round and prizes are up for grabs for the audience member with the best pun. Be sure to check out our past episodes on YouTube @ukpunoff to get you prepared for the hottest pun show on the planet! The QR codes from the flyers will direct you to...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 clean jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...


Sid Singh: Table For One

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

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...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Return of the craic! 4 Funny Feckers, a sell-out Fringe favourite, is hosted by cheeky Irish 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 comedians daily from Ireland and beyond. Devour the best of the fest for lunch. At the 2017 Fringe, Wes managed to convince a Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the following year they returned to 4 Funny Feckers on their honeymoon. Different acts daily. Keep coming back!...



Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Comedy

Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 5-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

Sunny? Cloudy? Rainy? You choose in this 45 minute stand-up comedy show where independent sasspot Steph wrestles with the elements (of her mind). Does she need an umbrella? She'll be just fine, thankYOUveryMUCH! BBC New Comedy Award Shortlist 2023. Roast Battle UK finalist 2022. As seen on NextUp's Access Festival 2023. The Comedy Wine List podcast (downloaded 12,000 times). Host of South Kensington Comedy Club. "Clearly confident and comfortable in her own skin" (ArtefactMagazine.com). "Aritone also appears completely at home on stage. You feel like you’re in safe hands throu...


The Worst Jew

The Worst Jew

Comedy

The Worst Jew

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-11, 13-18 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...


Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Comedy

Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The show follows the evolution of world-traveled, veteran performer Matt Davis’ ideas as they have developed while performing and traveling through over 250 cities across more than 40 countries. Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, he jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs. A persistent foil to his own ideas, he offers up a studied cross-examination of his experiences as he hilariously tackles the underlying goal of this show: to dismiss the equation “familiar equals good.” “After slaying...


Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Comedy

Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-19, 21-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Top Derry comedian Peter E Davidson returns with a brand new comedy show for 2024. 'MANIFEST DENSITY' - A guide to comedy, success and how to maintain positive self belief especially when everyone keeps telling you that you're brilliant at everything you've ever done ever. Yes, that's right. 'MANIFEST DENSITY' the ultimate guide to 'showing off' and 'thinking you're all that.' So if you want to reach a higher plane, learn how to fake it until you forget what it was you were originally faking, release your inner tensions or just learn how to be as gorgeously brilliant and successful as P...


OHHHH!! JER-E-MY CORBYN! Stephen G Titley

OHHHH!! JER-E-MY CORBYN! Stephen G Titley

Comedy

OHHHH!! JER-E-MY CORBYN! Stephen G Titley

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-13 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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As Sir Keir bores his way to inevitable victory over the batshit-crazy Tories, come & join stand-up Stephen G Titley (Socialist In Progress) for ‘OHHHH!!!! Jer-e-my Corbyn!’ to decide if Steve himself is the true ‘future of the Left’ & if Corbyn WAS The Messiah OR just “a very naughty boy”. ALL THAT, PLUS LAUGHS! Steve is another one of them WOKE-LEFTIE comedians. ALL welcome - Corbynistas, Starmerites, Trussites & those drips in the centre FREE ENTRY FOR LIZ TRUSS. “hilarious and profound” ...“Titley is obviously very talented”…“4 damn stars” **** TripleFReviews ...


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 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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From the creator of Science Magic comes a comedy roleplaying show where the audience partakes in an adventure themselves. Three lucky adventurers will embark on a randomly generated quest with goblins, wizards and maybe a dragon or two. Will they sneak past the enemy? Or dive into battle? You decide! Spinning wheels, rolling dice, audience voting! Every show is different in this action-packed choose-your-own-adventure type game. A fun, family-friendly, fantasy show. Weapons and wits at the ready. The adventure is about to begin. Recommended age 7+...


A Crowdwork Hour

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

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

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


1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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After 2023’s sell-out show, Stags returns with laughs, adventures and his more innovative 1.295-step mission for success. Add to that some neurospicy experimentation and questioning what it means to be AuDHD in a neurotypical world, Stags finds he’s reframing everything. 'Few things more charming... With nothing but a microphone and a rain sound machine, Stags brings his audience into his memories... Audience doubled up in laughter' (Margaret Hall, Playbill). 'An immensely likeable and charismatic performer' (NeurodiverseReview.com). 'Highly recommended!!' 'Very very funny' (Audience reviews)....



Circus Sonas Presents: Down with Gravity

Circus Sonas Presents: Down with Gravity

Comedy

Circus Sonas Presents: Down with Gravity

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-18 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Circus Sonas presents; DOWN WITH GRAVITY What goes up, must come down…but not necessary in the way that you expected. Come and witness Martin and Logy’s ongoing battle against the gravitational pull of the planet, with hilarious results. An hour of comedy, juggling and equilibristic stunts from Ireland’s finest pair of bearded eejits. This show is suitable for all ages. “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”
 Glam Adelaide ...


14:00

Love is Revolting!

Love is Revolting!

Comedy

Love is Revolting!

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 1-17 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

And you can too. Come join the revolution! Following on from Mowten's 2022 show: Are We All in a Cult? (spoiler alert – yes). Mowten now begins the work of deprogramming society with love. For this immense task Mowten has started a new religion, one you can really believe in: Loveinnity. Who doesn't love a new religion? Mowten is hoping this will be the spark beginning the revolution of love that, surprisingly, his regular Facebook posts haven't achieved. If you can't be part of the solution, at least be in the audience....


2 Muslim 2 Furious

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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2 MUSLIM 2 FURIOUS Tired of being called terrorists, Aisha and Hasan became something worse: comedians. But “2 Muslim 2 Furious” (2M2F) was written before they realised its impact on their US visa applications. So their dream of “conquering America” is on hold (just how were those visas ever rejected?). But these ethnically-challenged Muslims also have a UK-based goal - smashing stereotypes! Aisha and Hasan prove that not all British Muslims perform useful jobs, like doctors, nurses or playing for Liverpool. But just try to name a funnier Kazakh-Iraqi double act… we’ll wait!...


An Irish Goodbye

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Top Irish comedians Aideen McQueen and Eddie Mullarkey team up to bring you an hour of electric laughs. A mix of storytelling and sharp observational comedy, these two stand ups joke about relationships, sex, drinking/not drinking, Millennial Madness, marriage, dog ownership, Dating apps, travel and adventure, a few words in their mother tongue (not English) and a whole lot more. Eddie and Aideen have gigged together all over the world, from Fermanagh to Frankfurt, from Leicester and the lesser known town of Tuam. They’ve performed stand up together on Irish television in the Craic Den Co...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (55 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 8th year - after 7 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 ...


Game On 4 – Boss Level

Game On 4 – Boss Level

Childrens

Game On 4 – Boss Level

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-21, 23-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Matty Grey is heading back to GAME LAND one final time. Joined by an elite team of gamers, Matty and the audience must battle their way through 5 Boss levels to get to the MEGA BOSS OF ALL VIDEO GAMES. 'Boss Level' pits the best video game VILLIANS from past, present and future against the audience in a series of live action games. ★★★★★ "Matty’s energy means the show flies by quickly, and before you know it, you’ll be leaving the theatre with the stage littered with nerf bullets" Play and Go ...


200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 14:05 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The comedic prop pun lunatic Roger Swift shoots out 200 puns in 1 hour! With his trademark crazy homemade props, audio cues and powerpoint slides. Expect corny jokes and silliness; with no theme besides wordplay. DO NOT expect someone taking himself seriously. Dave's Best Gag of the Fringe list 2016 & 2023...


Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Comedy

Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-14 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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🎉 "Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions Theatre show" 🍎🤣 As a teacher, you don't laugh you'll cry, so come and cry with laughter! Get ready, Edinburgh, because the ultimate Teacher Comedy Night is hitting the Fringe for the first time ever! (even though its 2pm!) 🌟 Join award-winning comedian Daniel Delby, an ex teacher of 10 years turned full time comedian as he shares hilarious stories from the classroom and teachers from around Australia. The show is for education department workers looking for laugh about the industry but also for parents who want...



Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

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

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


Diane FITTON: and Friends

Diane FITTON: and Friends

Comedy

Diane FITTON: and Friends

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 3-9 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Get ready for a hour of unstoppable laughter at "Diane Fitton and Friends"! Join us as we present the hilarious Diane Fitton, a semifinalist in the Funny Women competition and the celebrated Beat the Frog Gong winner. This comedy extravaganza guarantees an evening of pure joy that you won't want to miss! Diane Fitton, with her award-winning humor, takes the spotlight, promising a side-splitting performance that earned her accolades in the world of comedy. As she shares the stage with a carefully selected lineup of talented friends, "Diane Fitton and Friends" delivers a dynamic mix of stand...


Wordy Wordy Words

Wordy Wordy Words

Comedy

Wordy Wordy Words

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-7 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sid Ozalid - Scotland's Top Dyslexic Comedy Poet - If you Like Silly, you will Love Sid. A triumphant return to the Fringe after a break of 40 years! Sid is a veteran of interactive high energy nonsense verse and Dad dancing. Nail yourself down for some mad cap nonsense. Yes, you may have seen him support The Clash. Yes, you may have seen him on TV. Yes, you may have heard him on the Radio. Yes, you may have read one of his Books. Yes, you may have seen him perform in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Melbourne, Singapore, Borneo, New York or Aberdeen. A must do once in a life time experienc...


Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Comedy

Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In mid-2023, an American and an Australian walked into a London pub - and a dynamic comedy alliance was formed. In “Is That Not Normal?”, their debut show (premiering at Brighton Fringe), Kimberly and Kim will share their infectious humour and strategies for living a happy life, despite feeling like the Universe is continually pranking them. Kimberly Policella: The UK’s only Texas Barbie - if Barbie had married every man who proposed and had three kids - Kimberly makes it her business to share all the wisdom acquired by making lots of bad decisions using her talent for never thinking things...


Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A BDSM dungeon is only as good as its staff: the dommes, the subs, and of course, the manager. In order to fund her dreams when starting out in standup comedy in New York City, Katharyn Henson worked a day job as the manager of a BDSM dungeon. From her desk in the office of the dungeon, Katharyn served as the conduit between clients and her co-workers, becoming immersed within a world often judged and misunderstood and experiencing real stories involving the brilliant, funny, and flawed people that shape such an unconventional workplace....


Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedians explore big ideas through stand-up comedy. Hosted by former philosophy teacher Alex Farrow: 'Perfect' ***** (Scotsman), 'Packs a philosophical punch' ***** (Student). Each day different guest comics investigate timeless themes. Previous topics have included love, happiness, evil, nature and power. The host and audience have the chance to ask questions after each performer with thought-provoking and hilarious results. 'Ingenious' **** (BingeFringe.com)....


101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 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 offset scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. ...


Elaine Fellows: Sugar and Lies

Elaine Fellows: Sugar and Lies

Comedy

Elaine Fellows: Sugar and Lies

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-13 at 14:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Stand-up comedy show from Elaine Fellows. Elaine's life is held together by two things: sugar and lies. Neither of which are good for you! A show exploring the lies we tell ourselves and others. Tour support for Laura Smyth and Colin Hoult, Elaine is one of the brightest new comics on the circuit. In the last year she has smashed her way through several major competitions; becoming a finalist in Komedia, 2Northdown and South Coast Comedian of the Year awards - as well as runner up in Hastings Comedy Festival Newcomer. "Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material” - Chortle “Likea...



Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Comedy

Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Four top comedians try to beat the buzzwords in this hilarious and exciting comedy gameshow. But, YOU can win prizes too by playing the comedy bingo! All you need to do is cross the words off your card as the comics say them to win prizes! It's Bingo - but comical ...


Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

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

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


Two Guys One Pub

Two Guys One Pub

Comedy

Two Guys One Pub

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Fresh off the back of their last show 'The Youngish Offenders', Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe bring you their new best hour 'That's a bit Irish' 'This guy is going places' - Mark Normand 'Cork's finest export' Red FM 'Genius' - BBC Radio One 'These guys are going to be f***ing huge' - David McSavage ...


My Magdalene Book of Shadows

My Magdalene Book of Shadows

Theatre

My Magdalene Book of Shadows

Theatre

Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Each of you must write your Book of Shadows, as Magdalene did, to teach those who will come after." It’s how our learning gets passed down. So now I'm writing mine, since there’s one born to pass it on to. She’s early. I know because I’m still alive. I expected to be her ancestor. Yet here I am. Better get writing. Before the age we’re in clangs its gates closed and the next one is upon us. It won’t be long, listening to the young women in the street “Morning, goddess,” on their way to work. “G’night, witch,” going home, expecting to arrive safe. As if there had been no stake-burnings, grove-...


Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Comedy

Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 14:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Dion Owen is a professional Canadian comedian and true Cyclopath. This years show is a mix of honed club material and improvised songs. He's been performing for over a decade and has headlined in 10+ countries. He's been featured on TV, at numerous fringes and a bevvy of international festivals. So come laugh at the clever, mundane, silly and absurd. Or, if enough cyclists show up, hear bike propaganda thinly veiled as punchlines! "A comedian on the cusp of greatness". - National Post...


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A comedy game show where 4 comedians will battle each other using their childhood trauma and the audience will decide which one of them had the worst parents (Sold-out run Edinburgh Fringe 2023) The show is structured in 3 rounds: Round 1 5 minute stand-up set about family and childhood. Round 2 There will be prepared scenarios containing "a location" and "a subject" and our comedians will have to improvise a "family fight(argue)" scene based on the notes. The battles will be 1v1 and the audience will decide who goes in the last round Round 3 Similar to the game "Scenes We'd like to se...


The Early Late Show

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 2-25 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!...


15:00

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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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



2 Wongs and a White

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 1-24 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Get ready to laugh with Two Wongs and A White: a stand-up comedy show featuring Australia’s funniest comedians. Each night, Jenny Tian, Patrick Golamco and Nick Schuller bring you the best of Australian humour. They’ve been on TV, toured internationally, sold out festival runs and written for telly. "delivery is spot-on"- ★★★★½ - Theatre Matters "perfectly timed" ★★★★½ - The Age ★★★★★ - The Scotsman...


Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Comedy

Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Does anybody else think that there must be a clerical mistake on their birth certificate? How on EARTH am I sixty, when 25 minutes ago I was starting secondary school, noticing that girls smelled better than boys, and that colour televisions existed??????? We'll be looking at all those milestones and landmarks that only now we realise measure our paths from childhood to THIS. And how they all happened without us even noticing till it's too late....


Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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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 observational comedy" (Chortle). **** (Deadline News). Two j...


ComedySportz

ComedySportz

Childrens

ComedySportz

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-18 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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TWO TEAMS. ONE WINNER. NO SCRIPT. LOTS OF LAUGHS! ComedySportz is back at the Fringe for the sixteenth year! This award-winning competitive comedy show sees 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 - it's a family friendly show after all - with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. The players have sharpened their wits and ironed their kits ready for some fast and fun improv action. Who wins? YOU decide! WINNER - BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT North West Comedy Awards 2022 "Very, Very, Very Funn...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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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...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 naughty jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...


Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A revolving line-up of some of the best established and up-and-coming comedians from around the Fringe in an afternoon show full of fun and laughter. It's the perfect way to start your comedy Fringe day. 'A comedy smorgasbord' ★★★★ (GreatScott.media). 'A fine set of comics, who entertained everyone in the room' (Rip It Up)....


Tiger Daughter v.s. the World

Tiger Daughter v.s. the World

Comedy

Tiger Daughter v.s. the World

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-12 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

After her breakthrough stand-up routine on Australia’s Got Talent went viral around the world, Chinese native and self- proclaimed ‘Tiger Daughter’ is making her much anticipated London debut. He Huang has packed her bags and is ready to take you on an hilarious journey around the world. Whether she’s ‘backpacking’ in Thailand, eating fried bushrats in Africa or trying to not get arrested in North Korea, her adventures will have you laughing out loud. Drawn from He’s experiences as unmarried ‘leftover lady’ Chinese woman, living as a non-native English speaker coping with linguistic and ...



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 2-25 at 15:16 (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 20 years, an annual selection of the best in stand-up comedy in Edinburgh. And now this 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)...


Dorks 'n' Orks: Live!

Dorks 'n' Orks: Live!

Comedy

Dorks 'n' Orks: Live!

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 1-11 at 15:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The comedy panel show for goblins 'n' geeks. Imagine Dungeons & Dragons. But funny. Imagine Game of Thrones but without the nudity. Or budget. The mainstream comedy panel show, with top comedian guests, is back from a live tour of New York and LA. Their TV pilot was recently filmed in LA but you can catch the show live in Edinburgh. Performing for 10 dates only. Do not miss out....


Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Comedy

Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 15:20 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

I’m Australian, but I live over here now. I’ve performed stand-up on the TV series Comedy Up Late (it’s on the ABC in Australia), I also appeared on the Netflix series Why Are You Like This? (I do not have many lines, but I assure you I am in it), I wrote for a few TV shows in Australia that you won’t know but paid me money to write jokes. Since moving to the UK I’ve won the 2023 Beat the Frog World Series (screened on NextUp), oh and before leaving Australia I was named the Kings of Comedy Comedian of the Year for 2022, which was pretty nice. What else? The show? It’ll be forty-five minute...


Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

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

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


Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Comedy

Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

«Elephant in the Room» is a comedy show about Babar, king of the elephants and one of the most adored childhood cartoons around the world. Babar is almost 93 years old and is currently having a little problem... a drinking problem. It's not just Babar who's aged, some modern day critics are suggesting that his stories are colonialist. Are they? Come and find out more about Babar, the real and royal elephant in the room. A room joined by two other hilarious guests that you can't miss. Warning: this show may contain traces of peanuts. This one-elephant-show is an alternative comedy piece by S...


Magic & Crazy Stunts with Frisco Fred

Magic & Crazy Stunts with Frisco Fred

Childrens

Magic & Crazy Stunts with Frisco Fred

Childrens

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Fred brings his "A game" to give you a fun filled show with comedy, magic, juggling (and maybe some video stunts...) SEE - a near-sighted guy juggle knives. HEAR - the laughter. WONDER - is that REALLY my card. CALCULATE - the odds of that stunt ending "badly". SMELL - the fear....


Jokers in the Pack: Compilation Show

Jokers in the Pack: Compilation Show

Comedy

Jokers in the Pack: Compilation Show

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 15:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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JOKERS IN THE PACK - Compilation Show: promises daily laughter with the very best comedians at the Festival.
This unique hour showcase brings together five of the finest and freshest comedians at the festival, every day! With a rotating lineup, comedy lovers can look forward to a fresh and exciting performance each day, ensuring no two shows are ever the same. Curated by a team of comedy connoisseurs, Mark Row & Ryan Mold have handpicked a selection of the most talented and hilarious comedians at the Fringe Festival. From well-established TV comedians to rising stars, the lineup promi...


Elliot Wengler: Jokémon

Elliot Wengler: Jokémon

Comedy

Elliot Wengler: Jokémon

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-11, 13-25 at 15:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Elliot Wengler presents a spectacular, explosive, and personal history of the world's biggest monster-fighting franchise. Finally, after years of failing to become a Pokémon Master, he has decided to become a Jokémon Master! With jokes for all 150 of them! In a show bristling with colours, costumes and utter chaos, this is THE show. Let's catch 'em all, all over again, in joke form. "Likeable performer with nice ideas" - Broadway Baby...



Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Comedy

Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

The Fringe's cult-hit stand-up comedy panel show that you influence in real time is back. Three top comics answer the daft questions you pick on our exclusive app, you vote on which answers you liked the best, and choose who will take on our fiendish stand-up challenges! Never the same show twice, a must for comedy fans who want to see some of the sharpest comedy minds at the festival be put through their paces. No need to reserve, just rock up with a charged smartphone!...


AI:rish

AI:rish

Comedy

AI:rish

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Eddie Mullarkey has had a big year: his wedding (happening after this is printed!); a burnt out car, and several trips to the vet. Eddie brings you a new very funny hour of observations and adventures. From ancient Irish proverbs to rescuing animals, Eddie mixes crowd work with shaggy dog stories and some incredibly live music. Expect to be part of the fun! 'Mullarkey certainly knows how to work a crowd' - Three Weeks 'The skill of an old pro' - The Student ...


Olaf Falafel Asks: Has Anyone Ever Actually Woven A Sigourney?

Olaf Falafel Asks: Has Anyone Ever Actually Woven A Sigourney?

Comedy

Olaf Falafel Asks: Has Anyone Ever Actually Woven A Sigourney?

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Join the best-joke-list-bothering, holey-cheese-flinging, diaphragm-jiggling comedian as he presents a laundry basket full of stuff he hopes you’ll find funny. “Best-reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2023“ British Comedy Guide “Unqualified, unadulterated, and deceptively astute fun.” **** The Quintessential Review “This is a must see show.” ***** Phoenix Remix “Leave feeling just a little bit better about the world around you.” **** Broadway World ...


A Clean Comedy Compilation

A Clean Comedy Compilation

Comedy

A Clean Comedy Compilation

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

A free stand-up comedy compilation, showing off some of Edinburgh’s funniest, family-friendly faces. This is hand-picked talent from across the festival with the naughty bits scrubbed out. Everyday, a new platter of award-winning and up-and-coming comics perform material you’d be okay hearing, sitting next to your nan. Best of all, our line-ups are made fresh every day, meaning you can come back again and again. And even again. You might not even need to bother with the rest of the festival. We’ll bring the best bits, to you!...


Simon Hall: 4 Big Cs

Simon Hall: 4 Big Cs

Comedy

Simon Hall: 4 Big Cs

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

A tale of comedy, Covid, cancer and some complete and utter c***s! At the end of 2019 Simon broke up with his girlfriend and embarked on a journey that would change his life. He decided to try his hand at stand up comedy. He fell in love with telling dumb jokes to people in dark pubs and decided nothing would stop him in his goal to become a comic. Nothing except a global pandemic! Post lockdown Simon returned to comedy, only for his world to be rocked by a cancer diagnosis. The last few years have been the most intense ups and downs of his life but he wouldn’t change them for the world....


16:00

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

★ Winner Best Comedy Shaftesbury Fringe UK 2023 ★ ★ Winner Sydney Fringe, Comedy Award, 2019 ★ Every show is unique. Uniquely saucy? Uniquely honest? Uniquely bizarre? The audience will find out on the night. In her latest hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, London-based comedian Robyn Perkins invites you to ask her anything, and she’ll do the rest. Previous questions (all answered truthfully) include: “Would America be better off if it didn’t elect its own presidents?”, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?” and even “Who’s the hottest audience member?”...


A Chip Off the Gold Block

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

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

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


André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

Comedy

André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Coming of age is a show about the transition from a young person into an adult and all that comes with it. The show is a journey about self discovery and big questions that come with growing up. Join me for an hour that hopefully, reminds you that no matter how awkward and confusing it may be, the path to adulthood is a wild and entertaining ride. Who am I? What kind of person do I want to be? What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Why does adulthood come with so many responsibilities and so few instruction manuals? This show is about the struggle to find our place in the...



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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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


Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

Masai Graham does his first ever solo show, with tales of how he got into comedy, the clean jokes that won him multiple awards and the naughty jokes that got him into multiple trouble....


Pedro & Chris

Pedro & Chris

Comedy

Pedro & Chris

Comedy

Online / YouTube Streaming
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:00 (30 min) - Click the Link to view the Stream

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Embark on a comedic journey with “Pedro & Chris,” an innovative international underground duo improvisation show that brings together the talents of Pedro Abrantes, a comedic actor from Portugal and now living in Toronto, and Chris Harcum, a seasoned performer from the bustling city of New York. This ever-evolving entertainment, where no two performances are alike, seamlessly blends character-based comedy with improvisational brilliance. Streaming online, “Pedro & Chris” transcends borders and unites two distinct comedic performers in a virtual voyage through some uncharted territories...


Ian Stone is Keeping it Together

Ian Stone is Keeping it Together

Comedy

Ian Stone is Keeping it Together

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

In spite of everything, Ian Stone is trying to keep it together. But what does it matter that he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking when the country is a mess, there’s war in the middle east and Donald Trump could be allowed back into the White House? A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour - The Times **** Seriously funny - The Guardian. One of the sharpest comic minds in the country - Romesh Ranganathan Winner - Spirit of The Fringe 2023...


4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

Comedy

4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A Hit Comedy Game Show debuts in Fringe. The Game show has been consistently SOLD OUT in Berlin and brings audience that are upbeat and ready to have fun. You will see comedians perform their best jokes and play a hilarious interactive comedy game with the audience. During the game part of the show, Comedians will show their comedic skills live on the stage as they try to guess some trivial and funny facts about audience members. Example questions: How long a couple in the audience been together? Only rule of the game: Comedians are allowed to ask 3 questions to the audience member to riff...