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The Counting House

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Counting House

Fringe Venue 170 - Click here for map
38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 02:00
All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only

This year the Counting House remains a bustling hub of the Fringe, with two performance spaces and access to the lively bar and Courtyard of the Pear Tree Below. There's more shows in the basement venue 32 Below too. The Counting House is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of venues in George Square and Bristo Square

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

Shows sorted by Venue Room

The Attic

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

Comedy

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Slut Drop it like it's hot! Back after a sell out 2023 - with new bits! Kirsty shows the secret to a successful slut drop in your 40s. She overshares about sexy times, holiday meltdowns and demos her 'Toxic Masculinity Zumba Class'. Finalist - Someantics Comedy Slam 2023. "Loveable, loud and bloody hilarious!" The Funny Firm....


Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-25 at 16:30 (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

I'm a stand-up comedian and classical pianist, YOU are looking for a show to see before dinner. Come see me use stand-up comedy to explain classical piano. It's not musical comedy, it's music AND comedy. No "funny" songs, just good jokes, and me playing Chopin's Nocturne in Eb Major, which is not funny at all. “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...


Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Comedy

Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:00 (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

Ashley Haden is back with his satirical eye, angry words and caustic wit. "Three shades darker than Frankie Boyle" - The National "Absolutely merciless. he is terrific" - The Scotsman "Hidden Dark Gem of the fringe" - Radio Haha, ★★★★★...


Ask The Comedian - A Reverse Crowdwork Show

Ask The Comedian - A Reverse Crowdwork Show

Comedy

Ask The Comedian - A Reverse Crowdwork Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 15-25 at 23:59 (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

Bored of watching comedians ask the audience questions? Then come to the show where we flip that dynamic and allow YOU the audience to ask the questions to the comedian on stage. A different selection of comedians each show will face YOUR questions, what will you ask them? It can be anything from asking what they had for lunch to the most horrific ‘would you rather?’ conundrum....


Bone Man Rides Again

Bone Man Rides Again

Comedy

Bone Man Rides Again

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-13 at 23:59 (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

Come and spend an hour with the mysterious Bone Man. He has returned to ride once again. Who is Bone Man? What does he want? What does he have in his bag? The only way to know is to attend his one hour show: ''Bone Man Rides Again''. ''A fantastic performer'' - Viggo Venn ''Most Dedicated to Nonsense'' - Barcelona Comedy Awards 2022 ''Confusingly hilarious'' - 4.5 stars, Distractify ...


Burns Banter Live!

Burns Banter Live!

Spoken Word

Burns Banter Live!

Spoken Word

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 16-23, 25 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

Let me take you on a whistle stop tour of Robert Burns' life! From birth to death with stories, poems and songs. I will tell you the inspiration behind some of Robert's most famous works. Give you insights into his life showing his greatest struggles and triumphs. It's everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, with a few laughs along the way. This is the live version of the podcast 'Burns Banter', hosted by Alastair Turnbull, available from your podcast provider... ...


Inappropriate (WIP)

Inappropriate (WIP)

Comedy

Inappropriate (WIP)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 22:30 (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

Deage Paxton returns this year with a follow up to his critically acclaimed debut show. This show is a brand-new hour containing this years collection of dark, dirty and kind of stupid material....


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...


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!...


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...


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

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

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...


Soness: Big in Japan

Soness: Big in Japan

Comedy

Soness: Big in Japan

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:00 (40 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

American comedian, living in Japan for 26 years. Burbank Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist, Plauzzable Comedian of the Year, TED Worldwide & 4-time TEDx speaker. "Soness is a gifted storyteller who knows how to find the funny in the everyday. " –Kelly Zemnickis, Award-Winning Documentarian "Hilarious. Heartwarming. Honest." ーRon Josol, Comedy Central Comedian "Soness's humor is a passport that takes us to destinations of joy we never knew existed." -- Carlos Figueroa, US Airforce Entertainment...


The Ballroom

20 Years of the Free Fringe Festival – Charity Gala Show

20 Years of the Free Fringe Festival – Charity Gala Show

Comedy

20 Years of the Free Fringe Festival – Charity Gala Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 14 at 22:00 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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

A huge gala show with all proceeds going to the Sepsis Trust, celebrating 20 years of the Laughing Horse's Free Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Featuring a host of big-name comedians and faces from the past two decades of the Free Fringe Festival coming together for a good cause and an unmissable one-off celebration looking back at the last 20 years of the Free Fringe Festival, an organisation that has helped to change the face of the Edinburgh Fringe. Then, join the after-party with the performers and DJs until 3am....


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....


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

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

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 ...


Consent

Consent

Comedy

Consent

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-11 at 00:45 (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

Presented by Laughing Horse Comedy – Las Vegas entertainer Jordan Rooks world premieres his solo show talking about the sh!t we all deal with that we don't say. Come for a laugh and a drink!...


George Cassidy: Piano Boy

George Cassidy: Piano Boy

Music

George Cassidy: Piano Boy

Music

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 6-7 at 23:30 (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

Follow-up to last year's debut solo show from 16-year old Brit School pianist, guitarist and singer George Cassidy. Original songs and some you'll know. For anyone missing Elton John now he's stopped touring or if you can't get tickets to Ed Sheeran! 'Accomplished' The Times. Only two performances. Catch George's Band 'May Contain' on Spotify/Apple Music now! ...


Glenn Wool: Luv (sic)

Glenn Wool: Luv (sic)

Comedy

Glenn Wool: Luv (sic)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 19:00 (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

Almost 50, almost single, almost happy. It’s not a “how to” but a “how I” got over my divorce in a year. A show for anyone who is going through, gone through or planning a divorce. Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995… Made the move to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars, and household names on the UK & European comedy circuits. He has toured all over the world including: Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Arabia & Asia (to name a few!) Winning over audiences globally and a TV favourite on th...


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...


John Robertson: The Human Hurricane

John Robertson: The Human Hurricane

Comedy

John Robertson: The Human Hurricane

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-25 at 20:20 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

HELLO! One of the UK’s finest improvisers will arrive, raise high-octane comedy mayhem for an hour, then leave. Crowdwork! Crowdsurfs! Electric ukulele for the body and soul! Come join the creator of the legendary Fringe hit The Dark Room for his new interactive party show! “Brilliantly manic” Cambridge Independent ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “a splendid comedy beast” Scotsman “Highly recommended” FringeReview ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “astute, amoral comedy” Age, Melbourne Winner: Chortle Award Winne...


Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Ceremony

Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Ceremony

Comedy

Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Ceremony

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 23 at 00:45 (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 ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards were a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, one of the most talked about comedy events at the Fringe. This year we have a new sponsor, Jones Bootmaker and showcases during the Fringe on Thu-Sun at the fabulous Counting House Ballroom for previous year's and this year's nominees and winners, and anyone that has caught the judges eyes! All culminating in the ceremony late night Friday August 23rd, last year's was covered by BBC News with winners including Paul Foot and Julia Masli and special guests including Ed Byrne, Patrick Monahan and Mark Silcox....


Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Showcases

Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Showcases

Comedy

Jones Bootmaker ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards Showcases

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25 at 23:30 (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

Late night showcase of the best comedians on the Fringe. The ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards were a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, one of the most talked about comedy events at the Fringe. This year we have a new sponsor, Jones Bootmaker and showcases during the Fringe on Thu-Sun at the fabulous Counting House Ballroom for previous year's and this year's nominees and winners, and anyone that has caught the judges eyes. Last year's winners included Paul Foot and Julia Masli, and the short lists included Ed Byrne, Janine Harouni, Phil Ellis and Luke Kempner. Hosted by awards founder and...


Kiss'n'Tell with Rogers & Price

Kiss'n'Tell with Rogers & Price

Cabaret

Kiss'n'Tell with Rogers & Price

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 5, 12-13, 19-21 at 23:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

After the curtain falls on the evening shows, New York City’s Rogers & Price invite their dearest fans (you) into their dressing room for an intimate late night performance. Sit back as they regale you with candid stories, sing a selection of original and classic songs, and give special performances previously deemed “too hot for the mainstage”. Step into our boudoir - we’ll let you in through the back door... As seen on HBO and at Carnegie Hall, Briony is excited to return to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with her dear friend and collaborator, Blake Rogers. Blake is a fan-favorite of the...


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

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

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...


Scotland's Best Comedians Live!

Scotland's Best Comedians Live!

Comedy

Scotland's Best Comedians Live!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 22:00 (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

A selection of Scotland's best comedians hosted by five-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ross Leslie. Sold out at Glasgow Comedy Festival 2023/2024. Fresh and exciting line ups every night. We will have genuine headline acts who perform year round at our Scottish comedy clubs. Featuring acts you will have seen on TV, heard on the radio, former Scottish Comedian of the Year winners, and those who have been killing it on social media! Ideal show for those wanting an authentic Scottish Comedy experience....


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

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

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)....


Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 17:30 (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

“Yes-Ya-Yebo!” (“Yes!” in 3 different languages) The journey began in 2012 when Mervyn Stutter raised funds at a Gala to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his Pick of the Fringe. The beneficiary of these funds was The Imibala Trust. The money raised facilitated an Imibala’s Got Talent show, with participation from at least 10 schools. Winners across four categories were awarded private lessons for a year. The overall winner was a 13-year-old girl named Asemahle Sentiwe, who won for her hymn song. Over the next decade, Asemahle had two children, completed her education, taught literacy ...


The Loft

2.7 Men

2.7 Men

Comedy

2.7 Men

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 11-25 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

These three rising stars of the London comedy circuit have come to Edinburgh to do two things: blow their life savings on an Airbnb again and perform an hour of mind-melting stand-up comedy. And guess what? Their direct debit's just gone through... Join Louis George (Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2023 & Komedia New Act of the Year 2024 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 ...


6 Steps To Success From The

6 Steps To Success From The

Comedy

6 Steps To Success From The

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (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

Last year Dave won an award who's title felt like a back-handed compliment. That led to a crisis of confidence and an exploration of what success really looks like. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. ...


Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Comedy

Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (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

I will fill this in later!...


Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Comedy

Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 22:45 (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

Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominee and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Alex Camp (“without doubt one of best musical acts currently on the northern comedy circuit”) is bringing his new solo show to the Free Fringe. Spend an hour with this musician-turned-comedian who blends sharp stand up with songs that are as catchy as they are hilarious. 2000s nostalgia, old-fashioned foreplay, how to break bad news with a guitar and a ginger guy’s plea to end racism; all the important subjects are covered. Alex opened for Tony Law on his Spring 2024 tour and has appeared at comedy clubs like Just th...


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. ...


Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 13:45 (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

Crosswords is exactly what is says. Top comedians angry about the news and top comedians and the audience doing the crossword. Get the anger, get the clues and get the laughs. ...


Comedy with an Accent

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 13-25 at 15:15 (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

Comedy with an accent - comedy with a different point of view! The beloved comedy compilation show returns to Edinburgh Fringe after its popular run in 2022. Curated by your mischievous Taiwanese comedian Kuan-wen, the show features comedians who are non-native English speakers and a silly foreign tune guessing game. Enjoy jokes from different cultural perspective - you may also become very good at understanding your colleagues on international conference calls! ...


Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

Comedy

Daddy Issues

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 11-25 at 19:45 (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

Rising comedy talent and Tik Tok star Dom Hatton-Woods - national tour support for Daliso Chaponda - brings you his new show DADDY ISSUES. All his life, Dom has been painted as a privileged private school boy by everyone who has met him. Of course, they’re right to think that. What they don’t see is the man who set him on that course; his hard-drinking, fast-living dad. In this hilarious and harrowing show, Dom explores the myriad ways his old man has been a terrific mate - but a terrible father; having a 25-year-old girlfriend, giving his son illegal substances and ending up in jail. ...


Dave Elliott: Roleplay

Dave Elliott: Roleplay

Comedy

Dave Elliott: Roleplay

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 8-10 at 19:45 (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

Dave Elliott brings his uproarious new stand-up comedy show ROLEPLAY to Edinburgh. Juggling the roles of dad, husband, comedian, and…. housewife… Dave hilariously exposes the trials and tribulations of modern life. Join Dave on a quest for significance as he delivers a scathing and ridiculous take on the variety of roles we play. As seen on the Blame Game. Host of the “SLY GUY” Podcast and regular on the “Tea With Me” and “General Banter” Podcasts. One of the stand outs acts on the NI comedy scene – Belfast Telegraph Fantastic! – John Bishop Funny Guy – Kevin Hart ...


Diona Doherty: Got MILF?

Diona Doherty: Got MILF?

Comedy

Diona Doherty: Got MILF?

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-7 at 19:45 (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

Star of Derry Girls, series regular on The Blame Game, Soft Border Patrol, The News Quiz, Breaking the News, Secrets of the Circuit, A Perforated Ulster and Give My Head Peace, Diona Doherty is taking her first stand up show Got MILF? on tour. A tour that has sold out almost every date, some in a the first weekend. Diona wrote and starred in her plays Bridesmaids Of Northern Ireland and The Hen Do, which sold out theatres across Northern Ireland, including a week on the main stage at the Grand Opera House Belfast. This Spring she’s ditching the garters, strapping on a breast pump and pi...


Henry Ginsberg: Cuddle Slut

Henry Ginsberg: Cuddle Slut

Comedy

Henry Ginsberg: Cuddle Slut

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-18, 20-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Henry Ginsberg returned to the fringe to discuss on toxic masculinity, loneliness and whether it’s possible for individual body parts to be racist? “Hinting at emotional bleakness, but in a fun way” - Chortle “He’s probably a shit comic” - Katie Hopkins 4 Stars - The Scotsman ...


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

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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...


Sadbh Peters and Scott Oswald: Platonic Sex

Sadbh Peters and Scott Oswald: Platonic Sex

Comedy

Sadbh Peters and Scott Oswald: Platonic Sex

Comedy

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

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Platonic Sex is the debut comedy split bill from Sadbh Peters (Semi-finalist for Funny Women Stage Awards 2023) and Scott Oswald (Semi-finalist for So You Think You’re Funny, and West End New Act of the Year 2023). Expect a tasty little hour of laughs. “Genius, a sure crowd pleaser” - Mumble Comedy (★★★★★ - for ‘Gigl Comedy’) “Sadbh and Scott are brilliant, talented up-and-coming comedians and I’d rush to buy a ticket” - Dec Munro, Multiple award winning live comedy Director and co-founder of the Bill Murray Comedy Club London...


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) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

Get ready for a hilarious journey around the globe with "Tiger Daughter" He Huang - anything but your average traveler! An itinerary of comedy gold: whether lost in translation at exotic bazaars or navigating ancient ruins with her wildly inappropriate guidebook, her escapades will have you in stitches. With tiger spirit as compass, she attempts to conquer international cuisine, outrageous transportation mishaps, and one uproarious situation after another. As seen on Australia's Got Talent, Thank God You're Here, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Just For Laughs & loads m...


The Lounge

3's Comedy: Late Nights

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The night is young and 3's Comedy: Late Nights is going to bring you an electrifying mix of crowd work and stand-up comedy. You never know what’s going to happen at Late Nights, the only guarantee is that you’re going to laugh. 3’s Comedy: Late Nights stars Ben Searle, Lewis Garnham & Adam Knox who are three of the brightest stars of the new wave of Australian comedy. They’re staying up late to deliver you some late night laughs....


Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Comedy

Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans" is a ridiculous and uplifting exploration into the confusing world of human interaction. Inspired by social anxiety, neurodivergence, and the inherent strangeness of social rituals, each performance is a fresh adventure. With clowning, improvised games and a unique choose-your-own adventure style, you in the audience are invited to teach this hapless alien how to act around humans. A show for anyone who has ever struggled in a social situation. The show builds on the success of Alex's 2023 show "Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself 'Is it ADH...


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...


Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Comedy

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 19-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Geek is the new sexy. As a young nerd Juliette loved to dress up and she loved Rogue from the X-Men - funny, dark past, great costume. Skip to the 2020s and Juliette is ”award-winning comedian and activist” masked in glitter, costumed in sequins. At home she relaxes by reading comic books and dreaming of a version of her she's yet to live. She's realised she has an appetite, for food, for adventure, for more. Her lust for life has frightened others, so she repressed her sexuality, her authenticity and her power. By dressing up as beloved characters, she's uncovered something hidden deep inside...


Louis Katz: Bountiful

Louis Katz: Bountiful

Comedy

Louis Katz: Bountiful

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 20:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Fresh off his hit (1M+ views!) YouTube special, Brooklyn based comedian Louis Katz’s Fringe debut “Bountiful” showcases his trademark blend of highbrow and lowbrow humour. A true comedian’s comedian, Louis’ act has garnered praise from American comedy luminaries. Vulture.com named his latest comedy album one of the top 5 of the year. Ali Wong called Louis “one of the funniest, most prolific comedians.” Marc Maron featured Louis on WTF twice, saying, “His album and special are hilarious.” And Doug Stanhope said: "Katz is funny to the point that Hitler would have given him a sleeper car on th...


Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Multi award-winning comedian Cassidy and star of three Amazon Prime Specials 'clever, classy and full of surprises' (FringeReview.co.uk Edinburgh 2023) with the first of two new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. In International Man of Mestory, he searches for fun in a chaotic world - and finds the biggest fun (and the biggest secret) in the most unexpected place, his mom’s house! ‘Star in waiting...He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times He's a Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee, double Best Show winner on the Brighton Fringe and he's back at the Edinbu...


Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Fringe legend and multi-award winning Cassidy with the second of his 2024 shows. First he did his back in, now he's tripping on Diazepam watching Life of Pi. He's the star of Amazon Prime Specials 'Bumblebee', 'Fifty' and 'Observational', winner of Best Standup at The Brighton Fringe for the last two years, with regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live. 'Clever, articulate... sometime scathing and cynical, but also touching and hopeful.' FringeReview.co.uk 2023 ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. Star-in-waiting... he is untouchable.’ ★&#...


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

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

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....


Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In December 2023, Sam See left his home country of Singapore and moved to London because clearly, now's the best time. Why would anyone choose to leave the warm beauty of Asia and come to the damp and the cold of the UK? Find out about why, along with Asian propaganda movies, terrible panel shows and The Welsh, all in this hour of stand-up that's not as long as the title of this show. ...


Seymour Mace – Looking Stupid, Dressing Up and Saying C*nt a Lot: 35 Years of Being a Fool

Seymour Mace – Looking Stupid, Dressing Up and Saying C*nt a Lot: 35 Years of Being a Fool

Comedy

Seymour Mace – Looking Stupid, Dressing Up and Saying C*nt a Lot: 35 Years of Being a Fool

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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35 years of being paid to dance about like a fucking idiot and swear at cunts. Join me, the most Seymour Mace of all the comedians, as I take to the stage, my pockets stuffed with almost all of the little bits and pieces of shite that I've tried to pass of as entertainment throughout those 35 years. There'll be classic old favourites, bits that never made it to the stage, new bits that appear in my head and some stuff that died on its fucking arse but hey ho, lets give it another go; maybe it was just ahead of its time! The experience will be different every day as I randomly rummage about in...


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

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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...


Wiki Knows Best – Micro Islands

Wiki Knows Best – Micro Islands

Comedy

Wiki Knows Best – Micro Islands

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Wiki Knows Best – Micro 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 far away places and down the rabbit holes of your own backyard – Micro Island States! Remnants of medieval territorial fragmentation, or the glue that holds Europe together? To answer this question (and many more!), come along on a journey of exploration and the exploitation of the (un)availability of information. A seriously playful attempt to summon the world according to Wiki, a wild ride on the l...