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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!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Listings for 9 August, sorted by Start Time

10:00

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

AUG 2-25 at 10:00 (120 min) - Free
Outside City Chambers / Outside

Welcome to Edinburgh in August.Time to spare? At a loose end? There is always room for you on our walking tours around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district: the closes and courtyards, nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own. We'll tell you about the city's rich history, the colourful characters and personalities who have made Edinburgh what it is. Our guides are all local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our tours are genuinely fr...


Snack Chat

Snack Chat

Snack Chat

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Snack Chat – Start your day with a taste of the Fringe's finest comedians and a free yummy snack bar. Many acts will have their own full show later in the day. Stand-up comedians perform their sets and the audience is welcomed to join in with some interactive games (participation by choice): self-help exercises with a prize for best helper, heckling games, welcome an outsider, reject a local and more games for a chatty morning audience. Mobile phones are left off: get off social media and enjoy the moment. Playtime for adults. Come for the craic....


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

AUG 1-13 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. 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. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This is your first stand-up show of the day, serendipitously happening within the best breakfast joint in Edinburgh! Grab a coffee and join a rotating cast of BBC New Comedian of the year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, 'bitingly funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) Alexandria Macleod and Abigail Weinstock. Wake up with a shot of the day's funniest headlines and a healthy portion of their very best material. It's a Buzzfeed quiz/Vice doc/Guardian editorial sort of a show complete with zeitgeist cultural references and factually incorrect observations....


Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

AUG 1-10 at 10:20 (55 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Join Jake for a work-in-progress of his new stand-up show. We all know the Sea has gotten too big for its boots recently, and Jake intends to bring it down a peg or two. Is he being serious or is it a metaphor for mental health and toxic masculinity? Only time will tell. A brand new hour of comedy about morality, love and aspiration from the writer and performer of 2018's "Help! I'm Trapped In The Body OF An Adequate Comedian!" - One of Huffington Post's "Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe" and also named one of "The best comedy show titles at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe" by Bri...


Scottie Dog & Friends!

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Scottie Dog & Friends!

AUG 1-11, 14-18, 20-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A children and family show for dog lovers and all the best things about growing up with 'mans best friend'. I'll be doing a family friendly stand up show where I talk about my love for dogs and how they shaped my upbringing....


Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two Louise Leigh should probably be delousing her kids instead of gallivanting off to Edinburgh to appear in the festival. Navigating her path through the choppy seas of the "midlife, sniping and logistics" phase of marriage, via modern parenting and how to shave your legs like you're in an advert, Louise is "Consistently funny and unafraid to experiment" Wil Hodgson "Great performance, great confidence, great jokes." Gary Delaney "Witty, imaginative and more than a little risque" The Scotsman ...


Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

AUG 1-13, 16-25 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

All Lee Kyle ever wanted to be was a comedian. And now, he is one. So, with that in mind, he'd like to say the following to Mr McDonald, his former maths teacher at St Wilfrids RC Comprehensive School in South Shields. Aaaah! Turns out I CAN make a living by dicking around And I DON'T need calculus like you seemed to think (As far as I know, I'm not actually sure what it is). Admittedly, living is a vague term, I'm not making mid-nineties maths teacher money, sure, but we aren't starving to death and at least I get to get up at noon. Oh, also, Mr so-called McDonald, you shouldn'...


11:00

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

AUG 5-16 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Join two of the Oxford Revue’s brightest talents as they take you through an hour of rogue, wild and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fresh from their sell out shows in Oxford and Durham, Burns and Moore have bought sufficient woollen clothing to prepare them for the North as they follow in the footsteps of previous Revue alumni like Michael Palin, Al Murray and Rowan Atkinson. The pair will guide you on a journey from the innermost thoughts of Sir Thomas More (renowned 16th century theologian and part time banjo player) to the mysteries of Airport security, leaving you questioning the very nature...


Games With James

Games With James

Games With James

AUG 1-13, 15-18 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more done like you've never seen it before. Suitable for 5+...


Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

African is a fascinating place full of authentic stories and silly facts. There is music and role play. This is fun for all the family....


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

GRUMPY PANTS - A FORK THROWING COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! A show that is designed to entertain parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning, physical comedy and fork throwing! Yes forks!! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world, where everyday objects such as suitcases, glasses of water and frisbees are bought to life in experimental juggling routines. A bizarre and off beat character Grumpy Pants communicates through his expressive rubber skin, words and sounds and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end, as ...


Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Audience wanted! Jack and Barney need to film 30 hours’ worth of stock footage of a ‘comedy show’. The footage will hopefully be used as part of a cutaway in a Hollywood film, or shown on a telly in the background of an Australian soap. Hecklers will need to wear mics. If someone could spill a drink around the forty minute mark, that’d be great. Let’s make it realistic folks. Your hosts have done their research, and have been practicing comedy just to prepare. Jack is now one half of acclaimed double-act ‘Moon’ (‘One of best-reviewed shows of Fringe 2018’ British Comedy Guide) and has writ...


Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

AUG 1-11 at 11:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel, presents his latest book ‘It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind’. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables!...


Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

AUG 1-18 at 11:15 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

When an economist meets an archaeologist for an hour of stand up. Join British-Arab Archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter, National Geographic Explorer) and Economist Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) for an hour of stand up about politics and life. Ella is "warm, erudite and funny" The Times “Susie’s message, intelligence, storytelling & humour simply boom out into the ether; spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe.” Mumble Comedy ...


Mumblebrag

Mumblebrag

Mumblebrag

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Some comics would brag. They’d say prior performances were 'bizarrely coherent' ***** (Flaneur) or that they were 'delivered with conviction and creativity' (TheStateoftheArts.co.uk) or that 'the worst thing about this was the audience' **** (EdFringeReview.com), (you wouldn’t be that audience, right?). They’d want you to know that two of them recently made it to the finals of Wales' biggest stand-up competition, that they make incredible coffee, and one of them even made a statue giggle once. But we wouldn't say that. That would be bragging. We're just comedians. On stage. Doing our best....


Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

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

Twat Out Of Hell features comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End). Gary G Knightley brings you a comedy show about, well, him. In an ever evolving world it is getting harder and harder to say things without offending anybody. Join Knightley as he explores the topics we aren’t allowed an opinion on and the people who are off-limits. "Quick witted with strong audience work, sharp observations and great stage presence" (Bunbury Publishing) "Twat Out Of Hell is a filthy hidden gem and why the chuff it’s free I just don’t know." (The National Student) ...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

AUG 1-14, 16-19, 21, 23-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. 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. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Cracking Up

Cracking Up

Cracking Up

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Daphna Baram looks back on a life of strife, fighting her two arch enemies, her body and her mother, and reaching thin understandings with booth. "Supremely talented...As stinging as it was biting" (Oxford Daily); * * * * * "There is raw passion beating just under the skin of the material which is subtle & delicate in parts and very honest in others all tied together with absolute hilarity. It is an important show to see...it is everything you want from a comedy show and more, with biting satirical humour and fantastic observational comedy." (Bunbury Magazine)....


Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable way of entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids which keeps the kids active throughout the whole time and brings tones of fun and joy for everybody. Balloon animals – all the kids receive a balloon animal which they can play with and take home as token from the show. Also there will be a tutorial on how to do magic – kids love to learn how to become magicians. Children never get bored of magic especially when th...


3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

AUG 1-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world; Knox, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Adam Knox) "You''ll laugh ''til it hurts." - The West Australian (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle (Peter Jones) "One of the best up-and-coming comedians at the festival. A near-flaw...


Huggers

Huggers

Huggers

AUG 1-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-old loved it. The hour whizzed past. Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). ‘Mums and dads are onto a winner with this ... delightfully immature comedy’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Rib Ticklers Pick of the Fringe Is a variety show with a mixed bill line up. Having worked with these acts over the last decade, Rib Ticklers will be bring you talent from America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. A global line up with world class talent. Rib Ticklers has done the hard work for you and filtered through the 100s of comedians, come and sample them here and then go see there full shows later on. ...


12:00

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

In 2018 Samantha, 'one of the funniest ladies on the planet' (RemoteGoat.com), tried to find a husband in a year. It didn't work but she got a ridiculous story out of it (as did The Times, BBC News and of course Perth Courier). It's 2019 now and the hunt is for happiness instead. But what is happiness? And is it really that great?! Come to find out what happened next with the almost hubby... stay for the secrets behind complete and utter fulfillment....


Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

AUG 4-9 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

The now Arts Council recognised and funded Stealth Aspies Theatre Company returns to tell the stories of our kind yet again. Not pity porn, definitely moving and containing a large degree of fun. ...


Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

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

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


Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

AUG 1-18 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, dramatic death scenes, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people. Winner of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern's Got Talent competition, 2018. 'Brilliantly memorable' Operissima...


Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. 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 ho...


Tales from the Balkans

Tales from the Balkans

Tales from the Balkans

AUG 1-16 at 12:00 (30 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

A brutally honest show about growing up in the Balkans, then somehow moving to Malta, and finally ending up in London to become a pizza boy. A re-examination of his own life, Vlad’s energetic pace combined with his need to overshare will take us on an extraordinary journey, from his country’s communist past to that time he was still a virgin. Will his tales bear the message that will end world’s problems? Probably not. But you can still laugh at them... or him. To properly enjoy this show, bring popcorn and low expectations....


Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, is a compilation stand-up comedy show featuring the best acts from Ireland and beyond. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton. 'An Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee'. (Kentish Towner). At the 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News....


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). ...


Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

AUG 1-11, 13-16, 19-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Robbie McShane for the first time in his life, at 25, has a girlfriend. He has also obtained 3 platonic pals in the process. So he now feels he is in an apt position to disseminate the knowledge among the public. I've asked him for a description of the show to sell you all on it, here's what he has sent on over: "How would you like to have it ALL? Like me! Come on down to this brief motivational talk on how to both obtain a relationship and sustain friendships. No lifejacket required for either of these ships! Haha, there will be more cool jokes like that throughout. For free! I might bri...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-25 at 12:00 (360 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Stage

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Let’s Get Tough

Let’s Get Tough

Let’s Get Tough

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Have you ever felt you’re not tough enough? Well, two problematic fools are here to teach you how to grab life by the nackers. Imogen Edmundson and Fi Simpson aka Sons & Co. are preparing for a national tour of their self-defence and assertiveness workshop. Watch as the duo take on life’s challenges from the comfort of their toxic relationship. Get ready to get tough! Sketch-Off 2019 semi-finalists. Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 - Semi-Finalist, 2Northdown New Act Competition, Semi-Finalist. “A surprising mix of light and dark.” - Funny Women....


My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

AUG 3-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. As children, we might have dressed up in them. Later in life, we may follow in our mother’s footsteps intentionally, or because of how we’ve been moulded. Performer and writer Karola Gajda’s mum was sent by Stalin from her homeland Poland to a Siberian gulag at the age of three in 1940. The Red Cross reunited Karola’s mum with father, who had been sent to a different gulag, in the UK, seventeen years later. It was meant to be a happy time, but she then fell ill with a mystery illness. Fighting for her life on a UK ward without a scrap of Engl...


Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

“Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level” is is a stand-up comedy show about history, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching Philosophy to teenagers. “Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed” –★★★★★ Bunbury Magazine, “Jaw Achingly funny”- Oxford Times ★★★★★ “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – ★★★★ The Latest, Brighton Tasked by Ofsted with “promoting British values” to teens in an East-London school in special measures for Islamic extremi...


Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. You’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! ...


What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Every day, three top comedians bring in the story from the days news they *think* is the most important and have to persuade the audience why theirs is the one they should care about- will it be Trumps tweets, Brexit breakdowns or the Spice Girl reunion- you decide! Plus Daily Mail readers comments, Harry Potter fan fiction and more! Fourth SELL OUT YEAR!...


Camp Running-a-Mock

Camp Running-a-Mock

Camp Running-a-Mock

AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

King’s College London’s Running-A-Mock Improv troupe has sent it’s best improvisers all the way up to Edinburgh to present Camp Running-A-Mock! An improv show worth writing home about. This summer at camp is gonna be a blast! Prepare for classic camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, chanting, peer pressure, getting poison ivy rashes on your tender bits, and most importantly friendship. Well, actually, we can’t promise any of that because we’ll be making it all up on the spot from suggestions from you the campers! This won’t be your typical camp experience but it will be full of l...


Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Live From Rehab is a hilarious and cathartic stand up show by comedian Zane Helberg. From having a one legged recovering alcoholic Dad, a crippling drug addiction, and a wife in the mental hospital, no dark corner of his life is off limits. Zane whisks you through his struggles and finds humor in the pains of life. Many audience members agree they feel better about themselves and their own lives after watching Live From Rehab. It's fun for the whole family! (as long as the family is of age) Some Reviews: "Hey at least I'm not as sick as that Zane!" - many audience members "I was thinkin...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

AUG 1-17 at 12:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. 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. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:25 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

PAUL FOXCROFT: DEBUT PRESENTED BY PAUL FOXCROFT It's Paul Foxcroft's second debut stand-up show! Or the first one, just in the wrong order. You decide! Paul's stumbling rapidly towards his 40th birthday and has some pretty big questions; What's the best exercise? Who are we supposed to listen to? When is he supposed to become a conservative and can it be avoided? Are there any simple answers out there that aren't nonsense? Also, how many spiders are there? (That last one isn't as important as the others, but seriously. What's up with spiders?) Let's find out as a team. And by 'as...


In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

AUG 3-11, 13-25 at 12:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Joseph presents a 45 minute work-in-progress show where he attempts to separate the good from the bad and the wheat from the chaff.
While it might not sound that exciting, think again, because as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought!
Bring your gluten free treats and come and see someone who is "definitely a name to keep tabs on." (Bruce Dessau, 2017) Over the past two years Joseph has claimed a place in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Finalist 2018, Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist 2017 and So You Think You're Funny Semi Final ...


Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

‘Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop’ is a multimedia comedy show that incorporates stand up, videos, dance, and fancy dress. The show is a light-hearted and genuine look at overcoming adversities and includes stories about getting married way too young, learning to skateboard at age 32, crying at work, and how, as a leftist immigrant, I accidentally got a job working for an anti-immigration lobby within weeks of moving to a new country. Grave St.Claire is a New Zealand comedian living and gigging in London. Come see it....


Well, That Was Weird...

Well, That Was Weird...

Well, That Was Weird...

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

A comedy show for those who are sick of the mainstream. Forget Trump gags, Tinder references or cheesy punchlines. At Well, That Was Weird... we are celebrating an eclectic showcase of the Fringe's most alternative acts, performing inventive comedy deemed too bizarre for normal shows. There will be improv, music, theatre, spoken word, stand-up, and some stuff so out there you won't even know what to call it, all under the absurd umbrella of comedy. Some recent performers include naked cream-cake opera, LOLbot the robot comedian, a homicidal TED talk, a comedian heckling himself and darth va...


A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-23 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free Ticketed
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Its raw. Its from the heart. It will enter your soul. Prepare to be bewitched! PoetTess is a Psychotherapist. She is also a Word Spinner. Accompanied by accomplished Blues musician, Isaac Bacon, she shares a spellbinding story of love and loss, life and death and above all, redemption. In defeat she learned to fly, you can too. Dark humour and punchy pros. Truly Inspirational. ...


A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

AUG 1-2, 4-9, 12-14 at 12:30 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Can't tell a psychiatrist from a psychic, a chainsaw-wielding-killer from someone with schizophrenia or a raging narcissist from the President of America? NHS shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones maps the psychiatric landscape and busts some myths along the way. Because our minds don't come with a satnav. Best Newcomer nominee Brighton Fringe 2018. "Perfect and hilarious" Buzzfeed...


Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

AUG 2-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

See the very best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups every day in this brand-new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase, from the people behind sell-out hit Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe. Just like its older sister, it's a great way to see Fringe comedy, with top line-ups and big laughs... just less naughty bits! Reviews of later version: 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe). 'An extraordinary smorgasbord' ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Melbourne). 'A fantastic night' ★★★&...


Slacktivist

Slacktivist

Slacktivist

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Through the years, the major conspiracies have dominated the headlines, JKF, Twin Towers, Why British Bake Off went to Channel 4! But now, Croydon's 9th best truth detective, conspiracy theorist and slacktivist is here to blow it all open. Rod Shepherd, Slacktivist, investigates the fake news, media lies and trying to fill out on line petitions - and is it worth it? ...


Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

AUG 1-14 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Coming of Age is a collection of songs on the theme of growing older. Composed and sung by Anna Durkacz, a late developer who started writing songs at the fine age of 57,the show takes us on an exploration, each piece a little anecdote from Anna's life. It's not for nothing she has been called the "Beryl Cooke of songwriting" and "the Weird Al Jankovtch of the Old Mum Genre". While on the subject of genre: perhaps we might call the show "post-menopausal-post-folk". Anna takes a wry look the ageing process and proves it's never too late. Anna is backed by a fine band of pals,The Professors of ...


Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. Where do you find joy in these grim times? Should you be asking Nick? Come along and find out. 'Brilliant, astute observational comedy about middle-aged life.' (Adam Bloom) 'A fine variety of cracking good jokes.' **** (Three Weeks). 'Time and money spent on Nick Elleray is time and money well spent. He’s great.' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine) ...


Stand Up: Edinburgh

Stand Up: Edinburgh

Stand Up: Edinburgh

AUG 2-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Did you know that Edinburgh has a thriving comedy scene all year? Well now you do! We present the best of Edinburgh's comedy heroes and the pick of the scene's up-and-comers. Everybody performing is either from, or lives in, Edinburgh or the surrounding areas. Come and share the joy of the only performers on the Fringe who aren't being bankrupted by accommodation costs....


Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

AUG 1-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Tom Short is a performance artist, an entertainer who exists in the moment, He has been described as fantastic Impish, Snazzy, authentic, Nerd, Affable, Random, Extraordinary, remarkable, phenomenal, exceptional, astounding, inspiring Unassuming, Eccentric and lovable. Incorporating tricksterism and charm and utilises an interdisciplinary seen more on the continent and rarely seen in the UK arts scene. Taking influence from Andy Kaufman, Lee Evans, Kanye West, Westwood Steptoe and son and more. ...


Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 12:50 (50 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute vodka joys of being divorced in her early 30’s. She takes you through her hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is. This hilarious and poignant show will make you realise that when life hands you lemons, it’s all about Absolute Vodka. “Left the room quaking with laughter… a deeply astute comedy story-teller” Voice magazine. "Sarah Iles is an absolute treat to watch. H...


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Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy Gobbledygook

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

London Bermondsey's beloved local comedy show comes to Edinburgh! If you are looking for a quirky comedy show that caters the needs of radio four audience as well as Hello Magazine readers, then this is the show for you! Hosted by a podgy gay comic from the remote island of Taiwan, this comedy show has entertained month after month, all at the same time, South London locals + trendy gentrifier hipsters + recent foreign immigrants. That's why we are confident we have something for everyone! If a diverse, slightly bonkers and friendly comedy space is your thing, come to Comedy Gobbledygook...


Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 shows at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Made into a BBC television pilot. 'Brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'Truly electric' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Deserves more than one ...


Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

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

An hour of comedy, the way you like it.... up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from suburbia to chaos. What's it really like to give up everything you've known to live on a boat? Twists, turns and big laughs from a comedian who spent a decade working across America with comedy's elite… followed by another decade floating around on a narrowboat. "Compelling!" Reno Gazette-Journal...


Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Luke Chilton and Joe Bates are two of the most promising comedians on the London open-mic circuit, and they’ve both been on a journey. Luke’s was a journey of the mind, when side-effects from anti-malaria tablets led to a psychotic episode deep in the Thai jungle. Joe’s was a journey of the coach, on the M1 southbound, to pursue his lifelong dream of sharing a house with 10 other people by the age of 33. Their journeys have led them to Edinburgh, and they’ll be bringing their very different styles and stories to this brilliant 2 part show. Larium Diaries is a single 25-30 minute anecdote in...


Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

AUG 2-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. Brilliant. 'Ben Gosling stood out as one to watch... naturally hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). 'Ben Gosling carries the entire show' **** (InterMissionBristol.co.uk). 'Unpredictable, quick, exciting and fast-paced, clearly intelligently written... undeniably clever' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), *****(ClogsComedy.wordpress.com)...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 13:00 (300 min) - Free
The Wee Pub / Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Rice and Chips

Rice and Chips

Rice and Chips

AUG 1-25 at 13:10 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Follow Marvin McCarthy as he takes you through a journey of being raised by a British atheist, king of cynical father and devout Buddhist, Chinese mother, in modern day Britain and the ghettos of Wimbledon. Expect the unexpected, as this is a dry, deadpan and surreal story with a difference....


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Seventh consecutive year for the UK's longest running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. Based on a true story, Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina performs some of his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic. ***** (Broadwaybaby) **** (Scotsman) **** (The Mirror) Admission free, gentiles half price. ...


The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

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

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


Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. 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 ho...


Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Amused Mooose Comedy Award Finalist Musical Comedian, Anesti Danelis, returns with a new hour of witty, ridiculous, and delightfully dark comedic songs that celebrate all the fun things in life like: identity crisis, stealing from work, inescapable rumours, alternative medicine, fearless youth, goats? and much more! So pull up a seat and let's ask life's biggest questions like 'why are we here?’ and ‘if people print their missing cat posters in black and white, do they even want to find their cats?’ in hopes to help us understand our existence and toe-tap that existential dread away. "Brill...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 - Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh 2019. A total sell out in 2018 and 2017 Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for free! Time Out recommended, a comedy institution and top comedy club in London on TripAdvisor!...


Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

AUG 1-13 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading seven-inch singles, he faces his 45th birthday alone. Meanwhile, all the cool kids are drinking Slop!, the new hipster drink that tastes of gin AND petrol. When the brewery comes knocking, will Roland pack up his gramophone? Will Ed Sheeran come to the rescue (he won’t)? Why does Grace Jones sound like Johnny Vegas? And is that Gary Barlow holding a mop?! A five-star, on...


MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:20 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

The UK's premiere nerd-culture comedy duo, The Just Us League and guests present a brand new MARVEL movie trilogy made up on the spot. Get your geek on as these improvisers make up a whole new MCU. Featuring some of the UK's best improvisors from The Noise Next Door, Showstoppers and more! ...


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

In its 7th year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs, Laugh Train Home, and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves....


Broken Toys

Broken Toys

Broken Toys

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

A split stand up comedy bill from 3 rising stars from the London comedy circuit. One guy raising a kid that isn't his. One guy becoming an escort to make ends meet. And another guy because we need to fill that diversity quota....


Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. Zahra doesn’t think she’s special so why does everyone else think they are? She begs, “Don’t be a big head but don’t be narrow minded. Just have a normal sized head, please.” “Edgy and very funny", Cheeky Monkey Comedy 'A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl.' Mumble Comedy. As seen on BBC Iplayer. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2. ...


Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

When everyone around you is self-identifying, and you feel a bit left out, chill! You can join the tribe of What-Nots with Charmian, who also self identifies as a very funny comedian. 'Captivating, irresistible' (Scotsman). 'A class above other stand-ups, great entertainer not to be missed' (Dominion Post, New Zealand). 'Best gags of the night' (Independent). 'Charming ribaldry' (Guardian). 'I love Charmian Hughes' (Bridget Christie). Glastonbury Festival emcee, BBC Radio 4 Pick Of The Week....


A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Feeling heartbroken? They say laughter is the best medicine! Throw in some music, and now you're really talking. Come join Rena Hundert on a healing musical journey from heartbreak to self-love....


Not My Audience

Not My Audience

Not My Audience

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Ever wanted to be part of a comedy show but don''t like the idea of being picked on by the comedian? Do you have funny suggestions for stand up topics that you''d like professional comedians to improvise around? Want to see three top comedians battle it out to win you over? Experience the Edinburgh Fringe Festival NOT MY AUDIENCE! The interactive stand up comedy showcase where the festival''s hottest talent takes it in turns to impress you the audience based on the information you anonymously share through our exclusive app. Before the show starts, you''ll be able to access our secure and ...


Shut it down Carol

Shut it down Carol

Shut it down Carol

AUG 2-25 at 13:35 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Hello! My name is Edd Hedges, I'm a comedian and I do storytelling style comedy shows, I've done two before and they both went pretty well. I was invited to do a run at the prestigious SOHO Theatre (fancy) and I got to go to and perform in Australia. I'm coming back to the fringe with my third hour. It's another story, but this one is a bit different. This show is about a lot of things. It's hard to explain but ultimately it's about two people. A 74 year old man in Essex sitting in his garden in 1999 and a 24 year old, standing on a beach on the other side of the planet in 2018. This show is a...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 13:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive role playing game experience where the audience get to play God and make the decisions about what characters can and can’t do. Suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure, with Game Master Sasha Ellen. “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen”-Canal-St “Always engaging”-Chortle Material featured on BBC Radio 4...


Loud Blond Bald Kid

Loud Blond Bald Kid

Loud Blond Bald Kid

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

First kisses, weird hairs, the cool group: navigating adolescence was a challenge for everyone. These painfully hilarious stories of growing up will make you feel thankful you never have to go back – and surprised to realise we all actually made it out OK. Hailed as a dynamic heartfelt storyteller this is Kevin James Doyle's follow up to The 30 Year Old Virgin which was called brutally honest and wildly funny. Best Comedy, FRIGID Festival NYC. ...


Mista Lorraine

Mista Lorraine

Mista Lorraine

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Some people choose their alter ego, as for Mista Lorraine it chose her. Lorraine invites you to see the funny side of being a woman with a deep voice in her standup show Mista Lorraine. Customer services representatives go all out to protect Lorraine from herself even demanding to speak to the ‘real’ Lorraine. Accusations of being a fraud and being denied access to certain services are just some of the situations Lorraine faces daily when conducting business over the phone. She has been brought to tears but now it's time to laugh about it. Even a call to emergency services is not as straig...


that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Ireland's comedy darlings Mark O'Keeffe (winner Show Me the Funny 2019- and Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as Cork's Biggest Liverpool Fan) bring you their best hour. "Great Fucking Set" - Tony Hinchcliffe "These guys are going to be fucking huge" - David McSavage “Musical Genius” – BBC Radio 1 'Most Original, First Class Comedy' - Limerick Fringe 'Cork's finest export' - Red FM ...


Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band's demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do. 'Highly entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Perfect Fringe stand-up' (TheWeeReview.com). 'Delivers high quality material' (Skinny). 'Very shrewd observational humour' (BroadwayBaby.com)....


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games live on stage in this comedy panel show based on board/card/party games. Suitable for ages 11+ Previous guests incl Gary Delaney, Robin Ince, Paul Sinha, Laura Lexx, Eleanor Tiernan among others Audience reviews for 2018: "It’s funny, light hearted and energetic, with a few gentle innuendos. Good for boardgame nerds but also super accessible for non-gamers" "It was Brilliant. We laughed from the opening sentence to the end." "This was one of ...


Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

When a seemingly innocent career retrospective interview with maverick film director “Electric Frog” brings up controversies he’d rather leave buried, proceedings take a distinctly bizarre & hysterically unexpected turn… Come and see Electric Frog recount the frankly ludicrous tale of his rise to the heady heights of pudding faced Dada legend and international Media Mogul. But was his rise without casualties? Join Electric Frog and his companion Matt Stags for a retrospective of this strange, dada-esque character's career - dare to enter his mysterious world. A riot of sound and vision; an as...


The Presented

The Presented

The Presented

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. From childhood moments to famous 19th century actresses, armadillos and fog machines, The Presented is a funny and insightful look at success and rejection in the modern world. "A strikingly original writer & performer." - The Scotsman "The Spalding Gray of Philly." - Broad St. Review ...


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Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

AUG 2-25 at 14:00 (120 min) - Free
Outside City Chambers / Outside

Welcome to Edinburgh in August.Time to spare? At a loose end? There is always room for you on our walking tours around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district: the closes and courtyards, nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own. We'll tell you about the city's rich history, the colourful characters and personalities who have made Edinburgh what it is. Our guides are all local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our tours are genuinely fr...


Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

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

From December 2016-August 2017 I received two messages a week from a fake Facebook account. This mystery person shared a bunch of private information about my family, and said they were going to fuck my Mum. The name of the account was Lightfoot James, help me find him. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ---------------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because wh...


Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

AUG 8-14 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Adam Brides(Max Turner Competition Finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New comedian of the Year Semi Finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling. Come and spend an hour of fun with two men who look like they never sleep for tales of daring escapades and crippling defeat. One gifted with endless enthusiasm for life, and one who is yet to be convinced of it. North vs South. Working class vs painfully middle. Educated vs barely literate. Join the adventure! "Very funny and great energy. The type of comic that makes you wanna be his friend" - Radu Isac. "...


Huggers

Huggers

Huggers

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-old loved it. The hour whizzed past. Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). ‘Mums and dads are onto a winner with this ... delightfully immature comedy’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

After her 2018 hit show 'Happy' ("Wilkinson's relatable, down-to-earth humour leaves us in stitches" ★★★★ - thisisradelaide.com.au), Wilkinson is back with an outrageously fun stand-up show. It's Game On! "Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing" - chortle.co.uk. Finalist of So You Think You're Funny and New Act of the Year, 2013. One half of multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools ('Surely one of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival ★★★★★ - tvbomb.co.uk)...


Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 14:05 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

I've been single for 3 years. and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. Result.......apparently I'm a sexual deviant!...


Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He’s crossing over the left/right divide in a way that’ll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’ & Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze.’ Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, SkyNews. “Stand-up at its best” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby “The pace never dips and the jokes land every time” ★★...


Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

AUG 1-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Join the funniest acts on the UK and international circuit as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) all welcome to walk into this bar. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people required to change a light bulb, the adventures of an entire menagerie of creatures and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes.' Previously appearing acts include Stuart Goldsmith, Geoff Norcott, Sindhu Vee and Bec Hill...


Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 16 years and life is fine, but she still misses the fun times: the buzz that only alcohol can give you; the sheer joyous abandon of being drunk. With a wicked sense of humour and a shockingly reckless candour, Jane discusses her own drinking problem, the British approach to alcohol, the scrapes that booze got her into - and how she managed to get out. Addicted to Fun is frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder. ‘Comedy gold... . Throughout, she holds the room...


Danny Nee-ds his debut

Danny Nee-ds his debut

Danny Nee-ds his debut

AUG 1-16 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

I am Danny Nee. I am either an Irish man or a Chinese man. I leave that up to you to judge. I hablo espanol and parler francais and I will tell you about this. I play guitar and will release an album soon so i do have a sensitive side which seeks to reflect on my emotions more openly rather than just covering it up by comedy all the time. I am from the west highland of Scotland but live in Glasgow so I went from nearly getting killed by boredom to nearly getting killed by knife users as they are called in more affluent areas....


Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary, and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation of all her insecurities!! Hooray!! Now she''s trying to accept that she might actually be real, and face the horrid truth of being a genuine human in a terrifying world. Through the means of extreme silliness, obviously. She doesn't know how to take things seriously!!...


Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

AUG 1-13 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

An Accidental One Woman Show! Standing in the wreckage of a five piece sketch troupe, one stressed out comedian is determined to keep going. She'll show you how the show should have gone through sketch, stand-up and characters and explain where it all went tits up (also the original name of the sketch troupe). Was it when Brid decided to become a nun? Or when Lucy got arrested? Maybe they should have stopped it all when Rhiannon got them barred from Sheffield's city limits. What matters is that Mary is still going and still determined to do the five person Poirot sketch. Watch her as s...


Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Cyclopath

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. ...


Plans

Plans

Plans

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

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


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Martin, and Logy return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their fun, family friendly show. Suitable for all ages....


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club)....


Pottervision 2 WIP

Pottervision 2 WIP

Pottervision 2 WIP

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Pottervision 2 WIP! The Harry Potter Parody show returns with a brand-new WORK IN PROGRESS hour! Join us, four full grown men, as we celebrate and re-create the absurd scenes of those magical movies. This year setting our sights on the second of the films. How? Through parody, audience interaction and re-enactments. Curious? Well rest your curiosity, this show is suitable for the most casual potter fan but engaging enough for the most avid squib. 'One of the most sought after shows at the Fringe' **** (Freshair Radio). Sell-out show 2017 and 2018....


It's All Going To Be O.K.

It's All Going To Be O.K.

It's All Going To Be O.K.

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

The world is going to shxt! Or so it seems. Ophélie and Kuan-wen share with you why they believe in the simple optimism that everything is going to be O.K. Not least because these two have years of experience fighting against the french patriarchy/ a Chinese tiger mum. It's not exactly an easy ride to be aliens in (Post-)Brexit Britain, is it? Ophélie Hocquard - BBC New Comedy Award 2017 Nominee, as heard on BBC Radio 4, Writer for BBC Newsjack, Funny Women “One to Watch” 2018 Kuan-wen Huang - Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2019 Finalist, Amused Moose National New Comic Awar...


A Booklover's Comedy Show

A Booklover's Comedy Show

A Booklover's Comedy Show

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” - Terry Pratchett After a sellout run in it’s inaugural Edinburgh season the Booklover’s Comedy Show sensation is back! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it could be anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with Salman Rushdie - whatever it is, if you like reading there'll be something for you. So if you’ve ever: - paused after reading something to take a moment and collect your...


Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

AUG 1-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave's UnSpun, BBC One's This Week, RTE's Cutting Edge and Radio 4's Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic. Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg. 'A must-see from a comedian at the top of her game' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'A self-assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft' (Skinny). 'Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Original and unpredictable – a delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness' (FringeGuru.com)....


Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

The show follows Andrew as he is awarded custody of his daughter. The judge in court when giving custody tells Andrew "You look like you drank a lot last night and then turns to the mother and says you look like you had a lot to drink this morning". Custody was awarded to the 21 year old and his life got turned upside down. 21 years later his daughter now a successful poet in her own right has somehow turned out good. And has written some poems about her relationship with her alco father which will be relayed to the crowd with a comedic slant. The show will end with stories about his new proff...


Mistaken

Mistaken

Mistaken

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

The Actor Liam Neeson made some controversial statements! How should he be treated? Following an huge row on Facebook Anthony Ayton takes a nuanced view."I love Anthony Ayton he's clever a bit cheeky and bloody funny" Angela Barnes ...


Socially Awkward Penguin

Socially Awkward Penguin

Socially Awkward Penguin

AUG 1-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward social situation? Ever wished there was a guide to help you navigate your way through life's trickier interactions? Do you want a penguin? Then join Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) in a multimedia extravaganza as she endeavours to solve these problems for you (apart from the one about wanting a penguin, obviously. You’re on your own there). ‘Superb comic timing, clever, original writing – one to watch!' **** (FunnyWomen.com). One of the Guardian's Best Shows of the Fringe 2018. ...


Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

AUG 1-12, 14-24 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes 2 of Scotlands finest comedians in one show! Liam Withnail Liam Withnail has been entertaining the audiences of Scotland and beyond for nearly ten years. His cheeky manor is always a hit with audiences – leading to a nomination for BEST COMPERE at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards. The only comic to ever appear in BOTH the ENGLISH and SCOTTISH Comedian Of The Year Finals – his career has led him to sell out shows at Festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Adelaide, Reykjavik, Brighton and more… “Slick, Fast Paces Banter” – The Skinny Christopher Macarthur Boyd Bo...


Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

AUG 2-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

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


Musicedy

Musicedy

Musicedy

AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Join us for an experiment in music and comedy the likes of which has never been seen before (in this room and exact time slot)! In every show, a lineup of stand-up comedians will perform their sets as normal, but with live accompaniment from a musician onstage. With a brand-new lineup of award-winning comedians and musicians every day, you're always bound to witness something unique and exciting! Will it work? We'll have to see......


Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:50 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master. If you've been to any of his previous shows you'll know exactly what to expect - inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures. "Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn't do it justice" (Evening Standard). ‘A wonderful hour of professional silliness’ (List). ‘A barrage of absurdist humour and sharp one-liners’ (EdFringeReview.com). ‘Olaf Falafel is an idiot, and wouldn’t have it any other way’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). ‘Re...


Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

AUG 1-9 at 14:55 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COMMON PEOPLE (AGAIN!) Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were it would be dangerous to listen. All they want is to take your mind off the world and enjoy an hour of belly laughs. This is what happens when comedy comes out of the council estate, so come and have a laugh if you think you're hard enough. ...


15:00

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

Suren Jayemanne (AUS) has made a splash on the Australian scene, with his debut TV stand up special featured as part of ABC's Comedy Next Gen series. Suren has been praised for his engaging and witty style that is both provocative and downright funny. Touching on race and multiculturalism, in an increasingly fractured world, Suren seeks to poke fun at what separates us while celebrating what unites us. With eager anticipation, Suren returns to Edinburgh in 2019. Don't miss this chance to see one of Australia's rising stars of comedy. ...


Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

AUG 1-16 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

“Very Funny Stuff” - Russell kane “Very talented Joke Writer” - Gary Delaney Darcie Silver is one of the most exciting new comedians on the circuit. With an hilarious mix of one liners, dark jokes you can't quite believe she's saying and a bit of filth thrown in for good measure- she's an audience favourite who doesn't disappoint. ...


Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel, yet lovable international star. As seen on FOX's Showtime at The Apollo, NBC's Trial By Laughter (Season 8 Finalist) & BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief. "A remarkable talent ... A comic tour de force” **** EdFringe Review (U.K.) "As a storyteller he is a joy to experience" **** Mumble Comedy (U.K.) "A unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" **** Adelaide Advertiser (Australia) "Damn! That dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at The Apoll...


Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

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

STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY is like stand-up comedy, except that it’s philosophical as well as funny! With a different philosophical theme and line-up each day, the Fringe’s most intelligent comedians join some of the UK’s most entertaining academic philosophers, to answer the big questions of philosophy - and discuss them with the audience. Hosted by philosopher/comedian Charlie Duncan Saffrey, it’s like a cross between a stand-up comedy show and a public lecture, only more fun. And there’s a bar. Come along if you’re curious!...


Barely There

Barely There

Barely There

AUG 3-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Join Mary O'Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Mary is still angry about the ending of Lost, even though she hasn't seen it. She is also a NATYs Finalist 2018, and winner of the London Chortle Student Competition public vote in 2016. Scathing, playful, laid-back, and assured, Mary brings her perplexed take on life to the stage. Patrick is a NATYs Finalist 2019, because he's younger than Mary and won't let her forget it. He was also a So You Think You're Funny Finalist in 2018, and was crowned Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year...


Becky Brunning: Bloom

Becky Brunning: Bloom

Becky Brunning: Bloom

AUG 1-4, 6-18, 20-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch Actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new 'nigh-octane' show to reckon with that early potential and ask: err, what now? #metoo, the Matriarchy, can you crowdsource a baby? The world is her cockle. The world is her oyster. Becky Brunning is in BLOOM. "Her comedy insinuates itself, forcing its way inexorably through the cracks in her audience's defences and flourishing there" Broadway Baby "Original, inventive and exciting" Sara Pascoe ★★★★ Au...


Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

AUG 1-10 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Join Johnny Depp — preteen heartthrob turned wino forever — for a retrospective on every film of his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask... what happened? Toss your golden doubloons, scissorhands memorabilia, and embarrassing fan letters onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual & part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: a Retrospective features rum, promiscuity, and $30,000 worth of candles by which we can pay to watch the Rich consume us all. Jenna Kuerzi as Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Johnny Depp as Late Stage Capitalism as Jack...


Sh*t Socialist

Sh*t Socialist

Sh*t Socialist

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

Chris Tavner presents his new stand up show about his life of being a Socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his experience in the context of Brexit, Trump and Corbynmania, working through his own contradictions and hypocrisies along the way. A show for the many... “Likeable and funny” City Life ...


Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his 8th book at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts. He even has a fear of saying fart. How do astronauts fart in their space suits? And where does it go? Do their suits inflate? Do aliens fart? Not that it matters because in space, no one can hear you fart! There will be bums, bogies, books and more big bottom burps with more stunning stories from the madcap world of Gorgeous George, Grandpa Jock and Crayon Kenny. Warning no.1 - there may be snot! Warning no.2 - au...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers

AUG 1-18 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

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. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk). ‘Excellent’ ***** (Audience Review, Edfringe.com). ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****1/2 (Perth Fringe World). ‘Possibly the best value show at the Festival’ **** (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:20 (30 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A half hour from half a man (her father was a man). Join this loveable, grown-up tomboy for her punchy and hilarious fringe debut. Jewish Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist 2018. Get-Up Stand-Up! Semi Finalist 2018....


Immoral Maze

Immoral Maze

Immoral Maze

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Steve N Allen (BBC2’s The Mash Report), Erich McElroy (Sky News, BBC Breakfast) and guest comedians from the UK stand-up circuit tackle the moral questions of the day. In a time when more and more subjects aren’t being talked about Immoral Maze deals with them in the most honest way, by getting comedians to rip them apart. ...


Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Shawn Jay is a wandering vagabond philosopher, whom the meaning of life has passed by (if it were ever there in the first place). An acerbic wit who analyses the absurdity of life by pedantically dismantling song lyrics, debunking motivational quotes, and getting the audience to share their gripes, before coming to a very surprising conclusion... A show for the thinkers. Prepare. Mentally. “A brilliant surrealist. Laugh-out loud humour. Surreal, poignant, inspired” - The International Times ...


Michael Fabbri

Michael Fabbri

Michael Fabbri

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Michael Fabbri, Star of Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years, Furthermore, you are most welcome at his new standup show. “An absolutely superb circuit headliner.” – London Is Funny “Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable.” – The Scotsman “Startlingly insightful.” – The Guardian ...


Best In Class

Best In Class

Best In Class

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS,...


Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

AUG 1-4, 7-11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Meet Roberta Roberts... Distant cousin of Julia, former child-star (vegemite commercials) & experimental theatre visionary, determined to make her mark....or claim someone else’s. From award-winning writer/performer Ali Kennedy Scott (The Day the Sky Turned Black, "Enthralling" NY Times) comes this stand-up/storytelling/character mash-up about the ties that bind us, the dreams that fuel us, and the hiccups and hi-jinks along the way. www.iamroberta.com...


Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: If we can adapt books into plays. Can we adapt them into stand-up? I don’t know. Still, if anyone’s going to fail at this, I’d like it to be me. The result is a show that is entirely Moby Dick and entirely stand-up. Expect hubristic rants, musings on the minutiae of technical objects and Dick jokes. FAQ: Isn’t this a stupid idea? Yes. Classic literature isn’t for me? The show is more accessib...


Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 15:40 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

“Sounds good, looks a mess” was a review Louise received last year and something she cannot seem to get out of her head. It seems stuck in her vast amounts of curly hair, along with 4 hairbrushes, 2 pen lids and a barely licked chubba chup lolly. As a gravy stained, proud, northern lass, Louise is desperately trying to work out what everyone’s problem is with her general appearance. From dating to comedy, nights out to interviews, Louise tries to explore if her general appearance has actually had a direct effect on her, or if the problem is just in everyone else's heads. Described as havin...


Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Save your soul with Laughter! Welcome to the cult of happiness. A church of the Craic. See excellent Irish comedians performing short sets. Handpicked by Reverend Steve Bennett. (Irish Comedian of the Year Winner) ...


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

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

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

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). Showcasing a different line-up of acts every show. ...


Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned architect Walter Bor) and his grandad's best friend (also world-renowned comedy actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. "Natural born comic ability" Chortle "Joe Bor is a must see" Alan Carr...


So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

It seems that in this modern world everyone's got an opinion; and what's more they all want you to know about it! But does anyone really care? When comedians start spouting their wider world views, do you sit up and take notice, or are you really left thinking - So What? Forget politics, the environment and religion. Matt Bragg and Mark Row will tell you about what really matters in 2019... We might not make you a better person, but we will make you laugh! ...


Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams, from one of the silliest people I know. As heard on the Self Renovators podcast and Josh Howie's Losing It on BBC Radio 4. Writer on The News Quiz. ’No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe’ – The Skinny ‘Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…. The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reev...


Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A comedy show about definitely not wanting children… I think? The second debut hour from Hari Kanth: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter of BBC Brit's 'Socially Awkward Situations’. Previous praise: "Refreshingly intelligent stand-up, that also manages to be achingly funny" (Young Perspective) "So bloody good"(The Skinny) "Hugely confident, hugely slick… a welcome offbeat, slightly geeky sensibility." (Bruce Dessau) ...


16:00

Working Class Zero.

Working Class Zero.

Working Class Zero.

AUG 2-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

This stand up show explores whether or not I, Scott Adams, am as working class as I claim to be....


Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Claire Ford, one half of The Kagools presents Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In. What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love, ‘like Tony Robbins but less shouty’, heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. ...


All Together Irish

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

A mix of Irelands top comics and guests at the Fringe performing at an Irish bar...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (660 min) - Free
Ghillie Dhu / Auditorium

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton's just woke enough to know he's an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? He released his debut special 'Let's Never Hang Out' in 2019 with Comedy Dynamics, has spent the last year headlining comedy clubs in the UK & Europe and was tour support for Alex Williamson & Steve Hofstetter. Appeared on 'The Feed' (SBSViceland) & 'The Checkout' (ABC) and host of the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off'. 'Very, very funny' - Sydney Arts Guide 'An hour nonstop of laughs.' - The PlusOnes...


Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

AUG 2-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes, ranging from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Possibly accompanied by a soundtrack raging from ambient to light jazz, he can't wait to build a community with you. Obsessed by pop culture ephemera, sea shanties and the best way to cook pasta, Caspian is a man who has big opinions on the things that don’t deserve big opinions. He wants to be switched on and politically engaged, but just finds the lyrics of Sir Mix-a-Lot so much more interesting than the policies o...


UFC unleashed Darius Davies VS Justin Panks

UFC unleashed Darius Davies VS Justin Panks

UFC unleashed Darius Davies VS Justin Panks

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

The funniest bone-crunching UFC moments all in a quick one hour history of the UFC. Who would win Connor McGregor or Tito Ortiz? Here comedians Justin Panks and Darius Davies break down and show you the UFC like you've never seen before!...


Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Following a 2018 fringe season which saw him playing to capacity audiences every day, Robin returns to fringe with a brand new show for 2019. In addition to his solo shows, Robin is a much in demand writer on shows including BBC1's Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show, and is also support artist for Ellie Taylor's UK tours and BBC1's The Graham Norton Show. **** Sunday Times ‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby ‘Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ Three Weeks ...


Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 16:10 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. He makes children cry at parties and she can’t stop talking about sex robots. She’s given up meat and now lives on cheese and he is from Switzerland, the original Brexit. A split bill stand-up show about love, modern life and the benefits of smoking. ★★★★ The Mumble “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St “Always engaging” Chortle Material heard on BBC Radio 4 ...


Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - free
Bar 50 / Marquee

'Conceptual Art, Dance, Theatre, Somebody sh*tting on stage. At the biggest comedy festival in the World, it can be quite hard to find comedy. Even when you do find a show listed as ''comedy'', well the content of the comedy can be... well just like the shows with the sh*t on stage in fairness. That''s why Raul Kohli is bringing the Greatest Hits to Edinburgh. An hour of his best material from his entire career tried and tested in Comedy Clubs around the World, from Newcastle to New Delhi. Just an hour of straight up 'A-grade' Comedy. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Fred at the Stand, ''dripp...


Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration. Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf ("Thor & Wendy had a baby...and it was raised by Stephen Fry & George Carlin!" - Libel) as he rolls his own boulder...searching for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD, to his obsession with Wikipedia. From the pointless lies he tells, to the hubris of thinking he's worth ...


Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

AUG 2-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Chapter One is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to near death, from womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is a psychological odyssey through alternate realities & his battle against Anxiety, Depression & other demons from his past. This origin story can be enjoyed without needing to see the sequel....


Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

AUG 1-11 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Former "straight" and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) makes his Fringe debut with a high-octane hour on the hilarity of coming out late and living that new gay life. After performing in cities across the US and on American radio, the exuberant yet down-in-the-dumps Brooklyn comedian has crafted an hour of sharp punchlines and absurd asides translating gayness for everyone. Look out for jokes on what happens when friends don't believe you're gay, you have sex with a man for the first time, and, oh right, even a few things that we've all been through. ...


Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

AUG 1-10 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Steve's dad died last year of Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth. It reminds him of his dad. There's nothing else for it but to defy dementia, with music, songs and laughter. Laugh, cry, sing along if you want. If you like bittersweet comedy about deafness and memory loss then this is the show for you. Previous shows were rated ***** (Chortle.co.uk) and **** (Scotsman). ...


Talk A Big Game

Talk A Big Game

Talk A Big Game

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

From the hit shows Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs, and Puppet Fiction, comedian James Nokise returns to Edinburgh with his new show on... Sports!.. Yep. Sports. With Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy, so Nokise's trying his hand at glorious sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events. If Nigel Farage can quit politics, then so can James. Or can he? Sports knowledge not required. May contain traces of politics. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' *****(Scotsman)....


American Refugee

American Refugee

American Refugee

AUG 1-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

In a world where immigrants and refugees are hated and feared, American comedian and human rights lawyer Sid Singh wants to explore why. Why do we hate the people who come to our borders seeking the better life that we have told them they can get by coming? How do we solve a crisis that is growing not just by war but by climate change? Hell, how and who should we hate? Sid tackles all of these questions and more in a way that will make you laugh, but also learn! As seen/heard on BBC 3, Comedy Central UK, Comic Relief, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and more!...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

AUG 1-17 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. 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. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


We're Sorry

We're Sorry

We're Sorry

AUG 1-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Back in Edinburgh for its 5th year, WE'RE SORRY! A rotating showcase of Canadian comedians in town for the fringe. You never know who will pop by. Hosted by Evan Desmarais....


I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

AUG 1-25 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American's nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. It asks the fundamental question: “Where is home and how do we know when we have found it?” Always the outsider, never fitting in, our protagonist takes the audience on a rollicking journey from the Eisenhower-era suburb of a small Midwestern city to the hallowed (and often harrowing) halls of Yale and then on to the mean streets of New York City in the Seventies, the leafy suburb of Greenwich Connecticut in the Eighties, the surreal world of post-...


The MARS & LEE Show

The MARS & LEE Show

The MARS & LEE Show

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A no-holds-barred comedy show starring Will Mars (FOX's Showtime at The Apollo) and Sarah Lee (Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2018). Every show contains hilarious stand-up and chat. No show will be the same. ★★★★★ "Brutally humorous repartee.” Design My Night ★★★★ "Remarkable talent” EdFringe Review ★★★★ "A joy to experience" Mumble Comedy...


Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

UK Pun Finalist and Writer of one of Dave’s Best Jokes of the Fringe, Roger Swift, returns with his whirlwind roller coaster ride of non-stop corny jokes, puns, one-liners, wordplay, home made props and Powerpoint slides. Expect a shameless wazzock telling silly jokes, going out of his way to be daft. Do NOT expect someone taking himself seriously with slick observational comedy or cutting edge political satire, so groaning is encouraged. Think Tim Vine meets Lee Evans '' ***** - He's a demented genius'' Notts Comedy Review....


Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Multi award winning Collier is back with her brand new stand up show. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ★★★★’ - VoiceMag.uk ‘Filth!’ - Rhod Gilbert ‘Joyously liberating’ - The List "Very funny" - Time Out ‘★★★★★ Hilarious…An excellent comedic work’ ‘Unlike any other comedian’ (Edfest Mag) '★★★★ Brilliant...Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend' (Arts Award Voice), "Dryly innocent" ★★★★★ - Eastlondonlines.com ''Surprising edge'' ★★★&#...


Hero Worship

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

If you had a chance to meet your Idol, would you take it? Joel Sanders has hung out with all of his heroes but did they want to hang out with him?...


Es Are Good

Es Are Good

Es Are Good

AUG 1-14 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

If you’re looking for unbridled enthusiasm, thwarted by the prospect of middle age, this is the show for you. Eleri’s half of the show will be like a Ted-Talk if humanity hated itself. She will lecture you about the art of being a phenomenally basic millennial. Learn how deal with heartbreak, peer pressure, zero hour contracts and what to do with asthmatic dogs purchased from a drug dealer in exchange for an Iceland frozen pizza. “A force of nature and a full throttled Idiot” Logan Murray. Esyllt will provide balance and proceed to explain how everything beyond the daily grind is ...


Haha Cool

Haha Cool

Haha Cool

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Luka has more than a show worth of jokes, so he needs your help picking which ones to tell. Choose jokes out of a bucket to see what show happens on any given day. In the last year, he has lost 4 stone, a grandparent, and the roof of his house. He's told jokes all over Australia, Europe, at music festivals, a video game convention, an office Halloween party where everyone else was in costume, a lacrosse club's change room, and much more. "Undoubtedly one to watch." - The Herald Sun "A lovely young man... Making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle "One o...


Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

AUG 1-13 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Dimple's biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word. Soho Theatre Young Company 2018. Waaaaaal, Cordelia loves a cultural reference. She admires Jean Brodie, but she’s more Susan Kennedy. But don’t slag her off: she’d much rather parse Avril Lavigne lyrics and read now-defunct Sugar magazine. “out-of-place posho” Chortle Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018, Se...


17:00

Dan Cardwell:  Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: 'Who am I?' You're invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit. Somewhere between stand-up and theatre, Dan Cardwell is in for repair. Come see. 'Deploys winning turns of phrase [and] creates a warm cocoon of empathy' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comical, suspenseful and sweet in turn' (ThreeWeeks). 'Makes you feel there's a little more magic in the world' (FringeGuru.com). ...


Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

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

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


Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

AUG 1-13 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Following sell out shows for the last five years, a number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together once more in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this is a fun show that can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks in equal measure. With the huge success of The Avengers and the Batman trilogy, the return of the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman movies, and Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine making the A-list to name but a few, supe...


Skydive to Stand-up

Skydive to Stand-up

Skydive to Stand-up

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

From forgetting to pull your ripcord at 12,000 feet to finding your feet as a comedian: ex-skydiver Mat reveals all in an amusing yet absurd journey from living above the clouds to having his head in them....


Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

If you want a break from hearing about Trump and Brexit, and want a safe space where you will be able to hear Irish comedians (and one US Deep South Homeboy) talking about anything and everything else, Check out Irish Invasion. Four of the busiest and best on the circuit will be making Edinburgh their home (visas permitting), and bringing their badly skewed perspective on life, the multiverse and everything. ...


Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

AUG 1-4, 7-19, 21-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Drunk Lion Written & performed by Chris Davis Directed by Mary Tuomanen Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol. "...imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality." - Wee Review ★★★★★ "...an excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive." - Three Weeks ★★★★ "...a potent success." -...


Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest "His hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment...


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Do you want much more than this provincial life? Would you love to explore that shore up above? Sunjai arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attempting not to be sued by Disney. Sunjai (Winner of the Bath comedy festival new act of the year 2017, Runner up in The Guide Awards for Best Comedy 2018') has struggled with his unreasonable expectations for a fairytale life and can’t understand why people don’t break out into song all the time. Children’s cartoons have affected all of us in some way or another, especially those from the entertai...


Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

★★★★ The Music, 2018. "Serious laughs" ★★★★½ Perth Happenings, 2018. "If you like funny, dirty standup you'll love Jez Watts" Onya Mag, 2019 "Delivery that transcends the room" Chortle UK, 2018 Fun, charming and playfully dirty, touring Australian comic and host of The Nasty Show Australia Jez Watts is back with a brand new hour of jokes, bits, stories & improvised songs for 2019. Completely sold out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 & 2018. "See Jez Watts whatever he does" Greg Fleet (Aus Comedy Legend) "Very funny" Joe Mande (Parks & Rec,...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

AUG 1-15, 17-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit A few years back, the world became too awful for Angus to cope with. So he took a step back from everybody and gently packed himself away in the attic with the Christmas decorations – fully intending to untangle himself later. So he got a massive dog, took up gardening, hid in suburbia and gave ‘being normal’ the ol’ college try. Thing is though, you can’t fix yourself unless you’ve got all the pieces. So then he had to go around looking for all the bits… like The Veetacore in ‘Through the Dragons Eye’. The Big Finish writer and award winning come...


Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Glenn Grimwood has never been on TV so you know what he's doing must be good. One of Australia's most creatively dirty acts is bringing his full-length, width and girth show to Edinburgh. An hour of filth from a man who's well and truly unf*ckable. "One of Perth's Best" ★★★★ Winning At Failing "Perth Cult Comedy Favourite" ★★★★ The Australia Times "Hilarious" Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop) ...


Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

AUG 1-12, 14-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of Vladimir McTavish, one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this early-evening soiree which brings you the very best in chat and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers, selected from venues all around Edinburgh by its top-notch Scottish comedy host. 'Gleefully indulgent. Highly appealing' **** (Guardian). 'Scotland's top satirical stand-up' **** (Morning Star)....


Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 17:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Jimmy McGhie's ninth Edinburgh solo show is a revamp of last year's critically acclaimed Need(y), which was essentially a lot of sprightly whinging and polished existential angst. He only started writing it in June and it got 4 stars in the Scotsman, now it's even better! What do you do with a second class arts degree? Have a lot of fun, travel the world and end up living in your sister's attic. An analogue man in a digital world, marooned as a bachelor amongst a sea of marriages, mortgages and kids. Jimmy continues to steer clear of anything too serious in life and tries not to step on an...


Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

AUG 1-25 at 17:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS TRAGIC AFFAIR! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities, sometimes referred to as "Alternative" or "Un-funny". Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly "eery" or "unrelatable", those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoia''s, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers. Musical comedians or improvisor''s have sometimes been seen in freak shows, as have attention-getting physical performers such as prop comics and se...


Linda: Easy Killing

Linda: Easy Killing

Linda: Easy Killing

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death. Linda is here to make you laugh at it. Enter the dark and twisted mind of this old crone as she plays with the taboo and tickles you with the blood of the innocent. No one is safe. Not even you. ‘Relentlessly self-aware... cause of genuine hilarity!’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘The sheer energy and pure boldness of this performer ensures the enjoyment of the audience’ (Student Newspaper). ‘Killer punchlines with a likeable persona’ (The Wee Review)...


Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Woodward and Josie Ettrick-Hogg bring a show about challenges and how to motivate one-self. Both have suffered from severe hoarding disorders and the massive impact that has on living a normal and productive life. Because of the effects of this and many other issues, personality traits and life-events, they have come to a point where they have decided to really push themselves to change the course of their lives. From a 600 mile hike, climbing the worlds tallest free-standing mountain, jump off a bridge, organise a giant charity swan race, a 450km bike ride across India, or paragliding, boxing...


Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Star of BBC Scotland's 'Up For It!' and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain. “A perfect hour of comedy… relentlessly funny” Broadway World “Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” The List...


The Explainers

The Explainers

The Explainers

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

What is the big bang theory? Who was Rene Descartes? Why did your wife leave you? Have you ever wanted the answer to these questions (and more!)? Then 'Explain Me That' is the show for you. Bring all your most burning-est questions about life, science, philosophy, and your own personal moral failings and our Expert Geniuses Specializing in the Field of Expertise will help solve all life's mysteries....


Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this BRAND NEW show is even better than last year's. So join Sam for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter. 'One of the best comedy acts I've ever seen' (Scoop.com.au, 2016). 'One of the best stand-up comedy shows I've seen in my life' ****½ (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Australian comedic virtuoso" ****½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Downright funny' **** (TheMusic.com.au). ***** (Bunbury Review UK) ...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Sam See (MTV, Comedy Central Asia) brings his show to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time! As a stand-up comedian in a country where free speech and gay rights are non-existent, Sam has a lot he wants to talk about. Coming Out Loud is a journey of government censorship to bad charity shows to a very curious orgy. From Singapore to the rest of the world, Sam is letting it all out. Bring money. "Quick-witted" - THE STRAITS TIMES "Whip-smart, risqué" - ESQUIRE ASIA "Within seconds, he has the audience laughing, clapping and clinging onto his every word" - RICE MEDIA ...


Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit: "Growing up - I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That’s when I first questioned my identity." How do you get your national identity? Is it something you're born with? Or is it passed onto you by your parents or grandparents? Perhaps it is given to you by the place you live in? If it is then how long do you have to live in a specific community before you are invested, connected and more importantly accepted? Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discov...


The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Rat Pack stand-up comedy returns for a 7th year after 6 sell-out years with the Free Festival. This year expect the usual best in stand-up comedy plus NEW this year the best in cabaret! Anything Goes!! 'Classy show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe.' Time Out Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Simon Brodkin, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Abandoman, Felicity Ward, Milo McCabe, David Mills, Carl Donnelly, Trevor Lock, Glenn Moore, Phil Wang, Adam Hess, Phil Nich...


ADHDave

ADHDave

ADHDave

AUG 1-25 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Have you gone through your life thinking that something isn't quite right? That something is holding you back? Have you come to the conclusion that you're just not good enough? Well these were the thoughts that acclaimed new comedian Dave Fensome had, until at 42 years old he received a diagnosis of ADHD, and everything made sense. Very briefly, before he immediately started thinking about something else, obviously, probably a puppy. It's usually a puppy. Join Dave as he takes a darkly comic look back at his own life, going through his failures and successes, how thinking differently has be...


18:00

Can't stop a rainbow

Can't stop a rainbow

Can't stop a rainbow

AUG 1-24 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special all about friendship, love and wine from Luisa Omielan tour support, Aaron Twitchen. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow if they can’t find the end of it. For anyone who ever loved, lost or left the country to get over it “Positive, fun, feelgood” (The Skinny)....


Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Ray Fordyce is back again to host an entertaining early evening of comedy and entertainment. Featuring up to four different acts every day, this show is a must for all Fringe goers. ...


James Meehan - Never Better

James Meehan - Never Better

James Meehan - Never Better

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

How am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour of comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and laidback Lancastrian James Meehan. A show about recovering from the brink, finding pleasure in little things, and revelling in the life that's been yours to enjoy all along. Since coming to Edinburgh for his first full run in 2013 James Meehan has been been back for sell out, critically acclaimed runs every year. In that time he has been nominated for best newcomer, won the Edinburgh Panel Prize, and written/performed/directed THIRTEEN 5 star reviewed shows, and received over 50 four and f...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYW
The Counting House / The Loft

A dark hour of comedy featuring two Viking descendants from Norway. Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland are in in trouble. Winter has indeed rocked up and with it two millennials are making baffling life choices as they try to solve crimes of the heart. 'Hilarious' Time Out. ...


Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

AUG 3-14 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Evers, Booth and [NAME] courageously stage their 2019 multimedia sketch show. Despite the unfortunate disappearance of their third member, Evers and Booth must fulfil their contractual obligations to Eastern European sponsor Dank! (3-in-1 carpet cleaner, antifreeze and feminine moistwipe). Among those helping them are: unelectronic Amish house band Bounty of Beards; hulahooping dominatrix Barbara; and Yorkshire-based Yankophile T-bone. Not forgetting Katerina, the miserable face of Dank! “Finely written sketches with lo-fi elements and double entendres galore ... Masters of the most unlik...


Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

AUG 1-11 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After being nominated for the 'Best Comedy' Award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show 'White Muslim' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A British comedian living in Malaysia, converting to Islam to marry the love of his life, Justin has found himself somewhat caught between two worlds. Join Justin as he takes a hilariously honest look at religion, dating, marriage and culture through his reflections of his own experiences, in an ‘Idiot’s Guide To Islam and Culture Clashes’ resolving differences and celebrating how everyone has a lot more in common than they may think.^...


Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

AUG 1-25 at 18:10 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' Winner with his new show! Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping 4 UK Tours and Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show. This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. Because maybe ...


Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Writer for the BBC. As seen on Sky One. A lovable little weirdo just trying to be happy. 'A wonderful antidote to the juggernaut comedians. Frank and funny... a little surprise.' Mick James, ABC 'Great comedy, full stop. Terrifically told, very funny.' Chuck Moore ...


White Collar Comedy

White Collar Comedy

White Collar Comedy

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Trans Vision Scamp

Trans Vision Scamp

Trans Vision Scamp

AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Laura Monmoth returns with her award winning foray into obsession, trolling, and making the ultimate change. Social commentary entwined with a visual parade of nonsense, music and animations. Birmingham Comedy Festival "Breaking Talent" Award winner. 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival "Best New Show" nominee 2018 Morecambe Comedy Festival "Best Show" winner. "A zany mixture of projection, interaction, subversion and nerd culture, Laura blew the audience away" =- What's On Magazine...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers

AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

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. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk). ‘Excellent’ ***** (Audience Review, Edfringe.com). ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****1/2 (Perth Fringe World). ‘Possibly the best value show at the Festival’ **** (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Dummy

Dummy

Dummy

AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Diagnosed at a young age with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Midwestern American comedian Anders Lee brings his signature, earnest manner to the stage as he takes the audience through the history of Autism as well as his own experience growing up “on the spectrum.” Through funny, heartwarming and thought provoking stories, Lee dives headfirst into questions of disability, education and what it means, in our hypercapitalist, technology saturated age to truly be “dumb.”...


James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha....


Dave Chawner; Mental

Dave Chawner; Mental

Dave Chawner; Mental

AUG 1-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ‘hilariously entertaining’ – The Mail on Sunday...


Ross: After The Screaming Stops

Ross: After The Screaming Stops

Ross: After The Screaming Stops

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Calum Ross (Roast Battle London) celebrates the funny side of anxiety. A comedy show about truth, love and to trying live like a normal human. In the words of Luke Goss 'Once bitten, twice shy. Twenty times bitten, a little shy.' "Talented and experienced" Broadway Baby...


Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Henry Ginsberg didn’t loose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late twenties. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be. Following on from his acclaimed show Molesting The Corpse Of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987 (“He’s probably a shit comic” - Katie Hopkins), Romantic Comedian explores themes of self-esteem, sexuality, gender-roles, and why Hitler was a bit of a bellend....


Yum Yum

Yum Yum

Yum Yum

AUG 2-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Chapter Two of Borne Of Chaos; Yum Yum. Now free from the shackles of Anxiety & Depression, Eric finds himself alone with these new positive thoughts dictating his every moves. You don’t need to see the first chapter to enjoy this second, but it’ll help get in the mind of the hero to better understand how he ended up in a psychiatric hospital. ...


Aussiental

Aussiental

Aussiental

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Laugh Mob presents Arnie Pie's new stand-up comedy show; Aussiental. A show about how conflicting it was growing up in Australia as an Oriental. Through battling with this mentally, as well as physically (he wishes), it was verbally that gave Arnie the upper hand in life, from having just enough wit to win a quarrel or just plain getting into trouble. If you're in for an original spin on ethnic humour, this is the show for you. - "Proceeded to tear the roof off" - Bruce Griffiths (Good News Week) - "Leave every politically correct part of you at the door" - BroadwayBaby ...


Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Like puns? Think you’ve seen it Orwell before? Well gammon check this out. Join Darren (ITV's 'Out There', BBC Edinburgh Presents, UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER - 'Best Joke' Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019, Dave’s top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018) on the farm for a pun-packed adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel. show filled with video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense. (Don't come if you don't like puns) "Spot-on comic timing and really imaginative use of special effects" ★★★★ - B...


Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

AUG 1-9 at 18:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Laurence Tuck is turning 40, and what has he done? Bugger all! He has been a cataclysmic failure. This show investigates the nature of his failure, and the reasons behind it. So you are invited to either enjoy a comedy show about one man's struggles to succeed, of just laugh at a pathetic human being in the schadenfreudian fashion that makes us all British. This show is about dreams, success, turning 40, reluctant fatherhood, suffering from OCD, bar-charts and Football Manager....


Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

AUG 9-25 at 18:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. Yeah, do you want that? You know you do, don’t you? Join me at my mindfulness workshop where we can leave our baggage behind and be in the moment, even if that moment is not quite what you thought it would be, cos hey, what is?! Sometimes that moment is f*cking terrible. I’m joking. See, mindfulness can be fun. Fun and calm....


Eh?

Eh?

Eh?

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

From a no holds barred dissection of his own laughable life to a skewed look at the insanity of the everyday, let this thoroughly vexed local lad make you laugh at his expense. “Connor has the potential to be one of the best new comedians that Scotland has produced in years” -Crackbird Comedy...


The Ticked Boxes

The Ticked Boxes

The Ticked Boxes

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

‘The Ticked Boxes’ are ticking the Edinburgh Fringe off their bucket list. Three comedians from very different backgrounds and very different perspectives will be telling very different jokes. Come enjoy the comedy cuisine from our comedy fusion restaurant of delights. Sharlin Jahan, Duffy Connors and Nathan Gibbons are bringing their jokes and their cultural baggage to Edinburgh. So come and enjoy our show and at the very least you’ll be able to tell your friends you’re not racist afterwards, and let’s face it, that was the reason you were coming anyway. ...


Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

AUG 1-16 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Multi Award nominee and official face of the ITV Hub and U Switch Lateef Lovejoy presents his solo stand-up show "Life, Times, And Societies Crimes" where he expresses his unique comedic voice relating to social commentary, satire, and his contemporary take on popular culture. "Magnetic stage presence" Time Out "A charismatic comedy mastro" The Metro "An exhilarating performer with a contemporary style that oozes star quality" Evening Standard ...


Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

AUG 1-11, 13-24 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Bit of a story. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Join New Zealand sensation and Star of the stand-up circuit for a rip-roaring hour of jokes and stories. A master of audience interaction, consummate raconteur and all round brilliant comedian. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Argumental, The Comedy Store and much much more. "UTTERLY HILARIOUS" Time Out "LIKEABLE, INTELLIGENT AND FULL OF UNPREDICTABLE ENERGY" Scotsman. "DYNAMITE. A MASTER OF COMEDY” Edfest "SPREADS JOY IN MICROSECONDS. ...


Catching Up

Catching Up

Catching Up

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Elaine Robertson and Olley Matthews are fresh out of the Oxford Revue, and are bringing the summation of their combined 6 years of stand-up experience to the Fringe. Join them for stories from Elaine's life growing up in Newcastle and Olley's musical perspective on the world. Elaine's 'witty, low-key stand-up comedy feels natural, effortless and off-the-cuff.' (The Cherwell) and Olley 'brilliantly combined observational humour, quick wit and musical talent' (Edfringe Review). Come and see if they can take their 4 star reviews from last Fringe and convert them into 5!...


EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all....


The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Ivor Dembina (The Guardian - 4 stars) and his glorious mixture of brand new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it. ...


19:00

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 19:00 (420 min) - Free
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Filippo is writing his dream show in which he is finally honest about his life; a completely disarmed, vulnerable and confessional show. Unfortunately, memory is quite tricky, so what is real and what is made up? In his dreamy and free-associating style, Filippo will elegantly sift through a rich tapestry of impossible romances and surreal tirades, often aided by his French minstrel pianist fortune teller alter-ego. This is the debut hour from the moonstruck, vagabonding Italian comedian and clown who will charm you into his absurd, topical and bizarre world. ‘Eclectic, erratic, mispronounced,...


Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The follow up to her multi award winning, global smash, 'Walk of Shame'. Join charismatic comedian, Eleanor Conway in her follow up show, asking what do you have been single for 12 years? What do if you're bad at intimacy but good at sex? As seen/heard on BBC Four Extra, Woman's Hour, STV, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Talk Radio, Metro, Daily Express. **** 'Reminiscent of early Graham Norton (albeit sexier)' (List). **** 'Conway is chaotic and electric' (Skinny). **** 'A charm and energy you can't learn' (BroadwayBaby.com). ...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

AUG 1-25 at 19:10 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award Winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act Winner 2018). About Time: Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies waited until she was 27 to grow up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Bully: Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood. Join these two rising stars on their sidesplitting journeys of self discovery....


Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Anecdotal, episodic, lacking an overarching theme, lighthearted tittle tattle - - WAY too many characters…think Charles Dickens but better. Herald ***** Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever”, Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Felix Dexter and most recently, Tom Stade on their national tours. Carlin has acquired a growing fan base and critical acclaim for his original, insightful material and accomplished delivery. This married with his exceptional turn of phrase and brilliantly opinionated broadsides make for memorable routines. All skilfully de...


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

AUG 1-11 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

AUG 1-11 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Martin Mor - Instigator

Martin Mor - Instigator

Martin Mor - Instigator

AUG 1-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

INSTIGATOR a new hour of stand up comedy. “A comedy institution” The Guardian “World class” The Scotsman. “A terrifically funny and amiable man” The Skinny. “absolutely brilliant…hilarious at every turn” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “Uproariously funny and utterly loveable, Mor is a wonderful entertainer and provider of many insights on life”. Three Weeks “A bearded behemoth of comedy…mesmerising to watch” Gulf Weekly “If we could all live our lives more like Martin Mor, the world would be a much better, happier place”. FEST. “Mor's likeability is as massive a...


Happiness bully

Happiness bully

Happiness bully

AUG 1-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Adverts, books, CDs, work colleagues and self-help Gurus. They all have one thing in common. They all try to bully you into being happy. Glaswegian comedian Martha McBrier is taking a stand and refusing to be told how to be happy. Somebody needs to. Fed up of being told to smile because it might never happen? Come and celebrate misery with other like mind people. Has your dog died? Has your partner left you? Don't smile because the office idiot told you to cheer up. Frown, it's already happened. A show about a woman who found her love of Country and Western music, a genre of music w...


Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

This show was going to be titled "I Used to Buy Meth From My Friends' Dad" but that would have meant leaving out all material about the other drugs, the sex dungeon, the dog food, and everything else in between. These true stories sound like lies because they are delivered to you by someone who looks like preschool teacher but sounds like she gives away quarters at a casino. This curated mess is tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism but the work ethic and credit score of the most text book Capricorn. She is not a doctor, she is not...


Sad Acts

Sad Acts

Sad Acts

AUG 1-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Paddy Young and Dan Tiernan present an hour of (some of) the best stand up from the Fringe, brought to you by (some of) the saddest acts on the circuit! Every night boasts a different line up, each funnier and sadder than the last. You’ll laugh! We’ll cry! Everyone wins! ...


Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle: exploring new cultures, travelling light and relying on booze to socialise. This show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international visitors from countries like Singapore, Estonia and South Africa. With diverse line-ups each day giving a new insight into places most of us haven't seen and observational comedy for those who have. If you have been backpacking or are currently slumming it in a hostel to see Edinburgh, this is the show for you. Previous guests have included comics working on their...


Steve Bennett - Everything is F*cked

Steve Bennett - Everything is F*cked

Steve Bennett - Everything is F*cked

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Irish Comedian of the Year Winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he's been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems, and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland's finest comedic talents. 
Bennett is a veteran of many Edinburgh Fringe fests, along with Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne comedy Festivals and every Irish festival and comedy show you could point a stick at, if you had a stick. 

Quotes: “he is...


All Aboard!

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

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

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


Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want.
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Non-TV famous, non-award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she has not yet learnt her lesson. However, she does have a ruddy new show and God loves a trier. “Sardonic, charismatic and teasing” THE SCOTSMAN...


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club)....


On It

On It

On It

AUG 2-11, 13-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Michelle de swarte’s show “ON IT” is a hilarious frank take on how she made the transition from “party girl” who consumed a bottle of wine on a good day and couldn’t chance a fart, to sober woman who turns up to things on time and doesn’t sleep with your boyfriend. The party had to end some time, michelle just took a little bit longer then most and the result is an hour of side splitting humiliating stories from toilette cubicles to country estates michelle has made an absolute twat of her self and here she shares the best of the worst them and how her personal bottom made way for the top of w...


Jokers In The Pack

Jokers In The Pack

Jokers In The Pack

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Four of the best jokers from the Fringe pack, perform the finest material from their club sets, which have been honed in comedy clubs across the UK. Each day the pack will be shuffled, offering a variety of comedians with a range of comedic styles, so regardless of which jokers you see, you're guaranteed a 'fantastic deal!'...


Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

You have diabetes. Lewis Schaffer is a New York Jewish comic. He is not a medical doctor. This show is for information and entertainment purposes only. Not to be used to self-diagnose and/or as a substitute for professional medical advice. 'Something magnetic in the tragedy of his performance' (List). 'Crass, offensive, disturbingly-hilarious' (FringeGuru.com). 'Electrifying. More than a touch of crazy' ***** (Scotsman). Winner Fringe Experience Award (given ‘to the show that provides the most memorable and extraordinary experience at the Fringe') by The Wee Review Awards. ^...


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 19:35 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

AUG 1-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Everybody wants to be somebody else at one point in their life. Well, one day Matt Jones gets his wish to go back in time and choose who he could have been through a wardrobe of unlikely personas. After wishing he was someone else one night a very cliche carnival worker with white teeth appears out of nowhere and presents Matt with whatever he wants, but it comes with a cost. ...


Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with the best of the best competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and boxing. With four years of sold out shows in the UK and internationally. Come see one of the most exciting comedy shows at the festival. 'Comedic brilliance' ****½ (Australia Times). 'Electrifying and hysterical' (Perth Press). 'Downright funny' **** (Music). ...


Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

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

Join one of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia for an hour of ethnic based comedy. Following the success of last years show 'Ethnic Cleansing' which SOLD OUT completely at all 23 Edinburgh Fringe shows. Ruven returns to Edinburgh with his brand new show BROWN PANTHER! Ruven Govender has featured at every major comedy festival Australia & NZ has to offer. Ruven has had a number of TV appearances in NZ, Australia & USA and regularly tours the globe doing comedy. "Best politically incorrect comedy" Herald Sun "Dynamo of a comic" Chortle UK, 2017 "Pocket Rocket" ★★★&...


Acting Natural

Acting Natural

Acting Natural

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

George has never been good at acting natural and he's not sure why. Come see if you understand where he's coming from. So if you've ever though: Is acting natural really that hard? Sure I'm constantly distracted, but who cares? Why is it so hard to do anything when people are looking? Come along and find out....


Andrew Roper - Break Point

Andrew Roper - Break Point

Andrew Roper - Break Point

AUG 1-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. What happens when you take a comedian from a London winter into an Aussie summer? Does life become an adrenaline fuelled Patrick Swayze surfing movie? Not so much. '20 years' experience in comedy really shines... Very funny and very well delivered' **** (Short.co.uk). ‘Impeccable delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). Seriously, I jumped out of a plane and learnt to surf for this. If you want the ultimate rush, you have to pay the ultimate price… But it’s a free show, so that somewhat undermines the point I was making...


Who Did I Think She Was?

Who Did I Think She Was?

Who Did I Think She Was?

AUG 1-25 at 19:55 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Peter Henderson returns with his new one-man show following his 5-star Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2014 – Who Did I Think I Was? Who Did I Think She Was? Written and performed by Peter Henderson Directed by Dan Ayling In this brand new show, we follow Peter as he travels from stuttering schoolboy to bald old git via weekend hippy, bingo caller, punk and speed freak in his increasingly desperate search for love. Accompanied by the enigmatic Shirley, Peter struggles through the perils of adolescent backstreet fumbles, cross dressing and addiction, to face the awful horror of gro...


20:00

Passport and Prozac

Passport and Prozac

Passport and Prozac

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

Canadian Comedian Byron Bertram talks about performing in 20 countries, dealing with OCD, growing up as an only child to artist parents, and being a token white kid in an all Chinese High School. ...


Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

This is Lolbot Wars. The best comedy performers from across the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will come together in a unique arena where they will battle it out, head to head. Armed with words, weapons, wit, and improv, this knockout tournament will be unforgettable! 'Craig Charles would be proud. Don't stay at home like boring bores. Get out to the fringe and see Lolbot Wars' - Broadway Baby In an arena with a pit, an array of weapons including water guns, nerf guns, silly string, and different lineups on every show, every occurrence of Lolbot Wars will be a unique experience. There will ev...


Traitor

Traitor

Traitor

AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan questions whether it is better to be Romanian or Bulgarian, right or left or a normal person. When you start questioning everything you get to the point where you start questioning questioning. I don't know what I'm talking about. Could it be that I'm just missing home? If you want to question everything about life and the Edinburgh Fringe and see a man question whether to speak his mind, this is the show for you. “like getting high with your best mate” David Mills “singular comedic voice” Chris Betts “insightful, deadpan and utterly charming” Sindhu Ve...


Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Comedy from the Queen of Scottish comedy Janey Godley. known as the Trump agitator and all round funny woman- check out her viral videos online....


Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

AUG 7-11 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2017. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper. This back-to-front storytelling will be something you probably imagined but never lived. language, nothing visual ...


Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Javier is boring. An utterly pain-staking and underwhelming human being. He's not one to watch. He has no buzz about him. No media attention and definitely no fan club. You're already bored reading about him and that's a GOOD thing. In an age where everyone is looking to be special, we've forgotten about the importance of shutting the hell up and blending in. A show for anyone who's ever failed to shine. ...


Girl Bully

Girl Bully

Girl Bully

AUG 1-10 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Two bitches (Mary and Mary) explore the meaning of the word ‘bitch’ in an evening of comedy and theater. With appearances from our childhood selves, mean alter egos, Ann Coulter, and various other bitches past, present and fictional, we will attempt to get to the bottom of this enigmatic word and how it has come to shape the female experience. Directed by Monica Jones Diaz and in collaboration with Rock Rising Productions. ...


Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

AUG 1-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Dave is a number 1 best selling author, has presented on BBC, written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro & Cosmopolitan & even got an award at The Houses Of Pariliament for his 2015 show...but is he happy? This is a show for anyone who has ever thought about what it means to be happy ...


Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

AUG 1-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Michael Livesley, the man described by Stephen Fry as an ‘outrageous talent’ is half the man he was but still just as funny. In the last year he has dropped ten stones in weight and in doing so had to pick himself apart from the roots up. Losing weight is a thermodynamic process – eat less, move more – but one that is complicated by emotional baggage. Part standup, part storytelling and 100% true this is the story of one man’s attempt to beat his fears and addictions in order to accept himself and get his life back. Half the Man but twice the person. 'Bellowing, manic chutzpah' - Robin Ince...


Pizza and Ice Cream

Pizza and Ice Cream

Pizza and Ice Cream

AUG 1-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

This is an hour of stand up comedy from seasoned Canadian comedian, Evan Desmarais. Highbrow dick jokes with heart, from a balding man in a backward cap. "one of the funniest, quick-witted and confident comedians..." --The Adelaidian "His natural command of the stage magnetized your full attention." -Yewth ★★★★ -the music ★★★★ -Great Scott ★★★★ -Theupsidenews @evanComedy...


Bitch & Nerd

Bitch & Nerd

Bitch & Nerd

AUG 1-25 at 20:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award Finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family, and raccoons. Emily has spent the last two years between Canada and England and has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. Elie brings a keen eye for observation filled with self-deprecating charm and "cuts an intriguing low-status persona" (Chortle). Together, they are Bitch & Nerd....


Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

The dumbest game show ever to grace a stage on God’s green Earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart. Stephanie Laing and Paul Duncan McGarrity bring you a silly hour of silliness, with zero artistic merit, but a shockingly high volume of Maltesers. This is an interactive show, so be prepared to get involved with some jousting, guess which donkey done a murder, and probably drown in the underwater round. Also, there’s a big wheel with the rounds on it that Paul made, hence the name....


Canadian Club

Canadian Club

Canadian Club

AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Canadian Club is a stand up comedy show produced by one of the most Canadian people in the world, Brad Bryans. FREE MAPLE SYRUP TO ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS...


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'A brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'A truly electric night' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Re...


Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

My name is Mickey Sharma and I've been a comic for 10 years with 5 Edinburgh shows. This is the best hours worth of material, greatest hits. No theme, no character arcs, no poignant moments......just jokes!...


The Human Show

The Human Show

The Human Show

AUG 1-9 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

If the voices in your head tell you life is more complicated than you thought it would be, relax; you're only human. Journey inside the mind of one confused specimen called Felix and join two of these voices as they navigate a day in this weird, loud, illogical human world as well as they can. Again, please relax - hopefully we can get through this together. After sold-out Adelaide Fringe seasons in 2018 and 2019, Those Big Bois are arriving in Edinburgh. Spending their time honing their craft, sailing oceans, climbing mountains, plumbing the human psyche and sleeping in 10,000 count Egy...


Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Lewis Costello has taken his act around the UK, opening for the likes of Doug Stanhope, Ed Byrne and Johnny Vegas, as well as playing major festivals like Download and Latitude. Hayden Allmark has performed stand-up in several countries, won The Comedy Store's King Gong award, and is now resident MC at the Lock 'n' Load comedy night in Manchester. In this unique stand-up show that sees the two friends performing together on stage, expect to hear hilariously unpredictable stories from two very different raconteurs....


Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry, hard to remember exactly what happened or what was said. When you remember being excited about a school trip abroad your parents told you about, which turned into a "longstaycation" in Ivory Coast and realised you were lied to, you start to question almost everything about your childhood. This show deals with things or situations children shouldn't have to deal with, for instance their parents divorce. Having no access to therapy, how that impacts on the mental well being of a child, what are the potential ramifications? Answering these deep emotion...


Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one man show ‘Johnny Irish’ to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one liners and musical comedy. In this show you will learn of Duffy’s inability to deal with basic tasks in life as well as his romantic failings. Duffy’s style is a wonderful contradictory blend of smugness and self deprecation. ‘He has a sharp sense of humour and a touch of zaniness to his personality’ - Jackie Hayden (Hot Press) ...


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

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

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

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


All-Star Comedy Cabaret

All-Star Comedy Cabaret

All-Star Comedy Cabaret

AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-24 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

A spectacular mixed bill variety show bursting with the best stand ups, character acts, musical acts and the most original acts at the Fringe. Think modern day music hall. Hosted by Jody Kamali as Fernando, 'The King of Showbiz'. ...


Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Famous adventurer and posh idiot Jasper Cromwell Jones (played by award winning comedian Joe Bor) presents an Alternative Book Festival with other weird and wonderful authors. In 2016, Jasper reached the final of English Comedian of The Year, as well as winning the title of Old Comedian of The Year at Leicester Square. Joe himself supported Jack Whitehall on tour, appeared in over 10 BuzzFeed viral videos and worked on a variety of TV shows including Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. "Hugely talented character comic" -The Scotsman. "The high gag rate puts many other character comics t...


Rule Of Three

Rule Of Three

Rule Of Three

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Three comedians introduced by a guest MC will be doing new material, trying to weave in the new bits without the audience guessing which bit is new. Here's the twist - if the audience guess which bit is new, the comedian doesn't get their share of the bucket! Featuring Daniel Audritt, Sid Singh, Hannah Fairweather and Jamie Oliphant....


Unrelatable

Unrelatable

Unrelatable

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 20:50 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

Fresh from supporting Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes on their nationwide tours, the “cynical, astute and impassioned” (Chortle.com) comedian returns with his fourth debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Insightful, despairing wit ⭑⭑⭑⭑” - The Scotsman | “Razor sharp timing ⭑⭑⭑⭑” Ed Fest Mag | “Casual brilliance” The Guardian | "A very funny hour of stand-up ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Broadway Baby"...


21:00

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

AUG 1-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof is an hour of stand up comedy exploring the hilarity and profundity of perception, belief, identity, time, and space. Paradoxes, cognitive dissonance, and the slapstick of abstractions abound in this show. Frank's material and particular comedic perspective was cultivated over a decade of relentless touring of America's most religious and patriotic enclaves. The Bible Belt served as a fertile environment for this young comedic mind and also was the necessary force to propel him into the nomadic life of the wandering performer. In 2018 Frank took his hour to 148...


Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

AUG 1-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks -- everything! The order's up to you. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because when he was 15 the first girl he ever kissed thought he looked Mexican. H...


Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

After his 2018 Fringe debut, Worm's Lament (The Guardian's Top Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe), Rob Oldham is back. Worm's Resolve explores being right, being wrong and getting angry. Newspaper fonts, bows and arrows and nose piercings will also be discussed. Answers will be sought, jokes will be told and an impending sense of doom will be momentarily lifted! As seen on BBC Three and BBC One, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'It's full of finely wrought observation' (The Upcpoming) **** 'I was expecting a lot from Rob Oldham. He did not disappoint' (One4Review) **** Directed by Liam...


Good Evening Edinburgh

Good Evening Edinburgh

Good Evening Edinburgh

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Sam (Australia) nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. Sam shows you fun & funny for an hour of non stop hilarity. It's Sam's 5th year at Fringe, so you're in capable comedy hands. 'Extremely talented individual' ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine 2018) 'Unceasingly funny' ★★★★1/2 (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Comedic virtuoso' ★★★★1/2 (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Brilliantly twisted absurdity' ★★★★1/2 (WinningAtFailing.com). ...


Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Justin Matson discovered all the secrets in life so you don’t have to! Los Angeles based comedian and self-help guru Matson returns to Edinburgh for the third year in a row, with a new one-hour motivational seminar of immersive stand-up comedy to help turn your life around, but better!...


Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove

AUG 1-25 at 21:05 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Expect a fun night of sharp, well-crafted and mischievous stand-up that will tickle your fancy and your heart if you have one. It's a show about what we love to hate and why we hate to love.  “A Definite Must See!” **** Three Weeks “Spring Day is such a likable and friendly character with an incredibly infectious smile that draws the audience into her performance and wickedly delivered punch lines which have them falling over themselves with laughter, thinking ‘I can’t believe she just said that!’ They absolutely loved her and there is no doubt that you will too.” **** Broadway Baby  ...


I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

AUG 2-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

"I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas" is a dark comedy musical written and performed by critically acclaimed internationally touring comedy stars, Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. The Musical follows two children on their journey through hell to try to get back their souls, which their deadbeat father sold to the Devil, in order to avoid debt collectors. In their journey they must find a way to save their mother from purgatory while also trying to have a merry christmas. "They're not sad because they've never known happiness." They meet a plucky bird that helps them along the wa...


All Together Irish Again

All Together Irish Again

All Together Irish Again

AUG 1-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

A daily selection of Irelands best comedians on the fringe - again but later...


Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

AUG 1-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

'Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed Northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad's horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, 'un- pc', no holds barrred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour. Could the murder of your dad ever be funny?' ‘Come the next revolution, Chris McGlade could be the next Alexei Sayle’ Chortle - Steve Bennett **** ‘This is weaponised comedy, ...


BattleActs

BattleActs

BattleActs

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

WINNERS: ''PEOPLE''S CHOICE AWARD'' VAULT FESTIVAL BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star late-night comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against each other by a ball-busting compere. Each team attempts to prove their worth and battle it out for the ultimate prize: the audience's respect! A high-octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality, the teams contort their bodies and test their wits fighting invisible giants, creating jokes on the spot and face a te...


SalFunni Comedy

SalFunni Comedy

SalFunni Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Students from the University of Salford return to the Edinburgh Fringe for 2019 with more top notch stand up, sketch and more. Salford Uni is one of the few universities to offer a comedy writing and performance degree and this diverse hour of comedic offerings has something for everyone featuring some of the best in up and coming comedy talent. Your chance to catch the future faces of comedy... today!...


Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

AUG 5-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. She shares the truth of a Japanese female's life and feelings proudly but humorously and will amaze you with her Asian-remixed impression medley as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person In the World. You don’t need to wear a surgical mask for attendance either. 'Funny in translation' (Asian Weekly, US).!...


99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

AUG 1-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a different selection each day of four of the best comics at the Fringe. The 99 Club has won the Chortle Award for Best London Club for eight years running and has been featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4. We've been Critics' Choice or favourite in publications such as the Guardian, Time Out and the Daily Mirror....


Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

AUG 1-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. Laugh your Lederhosen off at a wide range of topics from the flourishing Berlin English comedy scene. We are a Berlin-based comedy club and as diverse and cosmopolitan as Berlin itself, not only our audiences but also our comics. Local comics as well as comedians who have travelled through will be sharing humorous stories of visiting, living, working and partying in one of the most popular cities in the world. There will also be international guests popping in and giving everyone a Super-...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 at 21:30 (240 min) - Free
The Granary / The Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Falling With Style

Falling With Style

Falling With Style

AUG 1-25 at 21:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humourous glance at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. “Funny and Interesting” - L.A Times “As charismatic as he is clever, a truly entertaining experience” - Michael Quu “All the makings of a future comedy triumph” - Broadway Baby “A fine up and coming talent” - Paul Foot...


Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A greatest hits show with a difference. Stephen is retelling some of his classic routines of the last ten years but with the benefit of hindsight and 20:20 vision. Retelling the routines from the point of view of the new improved 2019 Stephen Carlin. A wiser, more self aware Carlin. But who ever said self awareness was a good thing anyway? Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever”, Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Felix Dexter and most recently, Tom Stade on their national tours. Carlin has acquired a growing fan base and critical acclaim for his ...


Toxic

Toxic

Toxic

AUG 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Toxic – A musical stand-up show in which a Holy Wandering-Minstrel explores elements of Toxic Masculinity and seeks to undermine those angry fellas with joy! From the Men's Rights Movement to Climate Change Deniers, Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson, From Folk Heroes to Celebrities, Angry Christians, Angry Atheists, Angry Dads and their disappointing liberal sons. Join me as I seek to come to terms with the toxic parts of my own masculine identity, discover how they became contaminated in the first place and work out how to dump them in an emotional Sellafield. There'll be music, there'll be l...


Smell The Magic, Daddy

Smell The Magic, Daddy

Smell The Magic, Daddy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Award-winning stand-up bring his fifth solo Edinburgh show in a row to the Fringe. Plus mystery gimmick (fondue seance)...


Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

AUG 1-18 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott. Charlotte Macdonald and Scott McPherson's comedy partnership, is underpinned by a no nonsense and fun attitude to life! Experience a comedy show, where you the audience, can leave your inhibitions at the door, and enter the comedy world of Charlotte and Scott. You will be entertained by Uncle Charlotte's 'Tales from Brooklyn & Beyond'. And, Aunt Scott's near miss at an early opportunity of fame, to being misunderstood through his teenage years and beyond! Enjoy the show. Charlotte and I look forward to meeting you! Charlotte & Sc...


Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

AUG 1-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show Potential is an absurd comedy show showcasing three Canadian heartthrobs Jack Hirschfield, Kyle Patan, and Amar Singh as they create a BRAND new show every night. This unique trio is serving up some tasty delicious stand-up and sketch. But! It is there improvisational skills that will leave thinking "Hey what did I just walk in to?" Each show will be unrepeatable. Come witness the POTENTIAL. ...


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Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

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

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


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
SouthPour / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Tone Death

Tone Death

Tone Death

AUG 1-14 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Canadian folk ballad duo “The Chesterfeels” bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh. They talk, sing, and talk about singing. They have songs about manhood, smoking, drinking, sex, death and how about these things are strangely anxiety-inducing and freeing, at the same time. Come see these beauties sing and maybe learn a thing or two. There are two certainties in life: death and this show… Come see us kill it....


The Nasty Show Australia

The Nasty Show Australia

The Nasty Show Australia

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring a selection of the best comics of the festival delivering their filthiest material. Tired of inoffensive jokey jokes? Get Drunk. Get Rowdy. Get Desensitized. Hosted by Jez Watts (Absolute Zero, Sold Out Edinburgh 2017 & 2018) and Glenn Grimwood (Unf*ckable). ★★★★ 1/2 - The Fourth Wall (2018) ★★★★ "Not for the faint-hearted" - The Music (2018) ★★★★ "A Masterclass in Smut" - The Australia Times (2016) ★★★...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but if they're not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. Come along for an hour of high calibre stand up mixed with loose, wild & sexy late night antics. ...


Comedy Shorts

Comedy Shorts

Comedy Shorts

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Tom Short / PBH's Free Fringe Back for its 4th year, Tom Short (Harrogate comedian of the year finalist 2018, Funhouse Champion of Champions 2014,) presents short comedy sets from some of the best acts at the fringe. A great way to sample lots of shows and help you decide what to watch whilst up here. Age category: 16+...


Wit & Mirth

Wit & Mirth

Wit & Mirth

AUG 2-10, 12-17, 19-23 at 22:15 (50 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs “Wit & Mirth”. David William Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you. Thomas d’Urfey’s “Wit & Mith, or Pills to Purge Melancholy” was first published in 1698 and was so popular that it sold out every printing, and was eventually expanded to a six-volume set. This show presents the best of d’Urfey’s marvellously funny songs, newly written songs inspired by them, and freshly improvised songs based on suggestions from you, the audience. ‘A hoot, a bawdy entertainment, and a...


Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Njambi McGrath NATYS 2019 Winner will be showcasing the best up and coming comedians....


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

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

That's not an Australian comedy show, THIS IS AN AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SHOW! A sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and a monthly show in London, catch three of the best Aussie and Kiwi comedians at the Fringe. Last year's acts included: Alex Williamson, Alice Fraser, Laura Davis, Dilruk Jayasinha, Eli Matthewson, Ro Campbell & More! Daniel Muggleton is an Australian comedian based in London, he's a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the UK & Europe; he also hosts the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off' about moving to the UK. ...


Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

After his proper "get a flat, build a life" relationship fell apart, Andrew Silverwood found himself on a date to the worst place on Earth, standing in the gift shop, surrounded by postcards of nazis. It wasn't the "best of" tour he'd be planning the year before, but it made a good story. More stories about growing up from the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 sell out comedian, infamously described by an Adelaide journalist as a "self absorbed twat." ★★★★ "A must see" - Fourth Wall ★★★★ "There's no such thing as boundaries with Andrew Silverwood" -...


Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Roast Battle UK puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic gets to do 5 jokes to ”roast” their opponent. The opponent can respond with an off the cuff rebuttal. Ultimately, the winner is decided by a guest panel of audacious judges, choosing to compliment the winner or make it worse for the loser. The first roast battle started originally in the Belly Room at The Comedy Store LA in 2013. Since then, the ”Roast Battle” format has been taking the world by storm, with independent leagues starting in places like Edinburgh, Liverpool, Tokyo, Berlin or Dublin. Ro...


Never Heard Of It

Never Heard Of It

Never Heard Of It

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

Never Heard Of It is a cabaret style devised work featuring short solo and ensemble numbers. We use an element of improvisation in every show to keep the space alive and allow us to respond and discover something new with each audience....


Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

CHELSEA AND JAMIE ARE BAD BOYS. With five finalist-credits between them (So You Think You’re Funny x2, Bath New Act Third Place, Musical Comedy Awards, Max Turner Price): Jamie D’Souza is “mixed race”, “an engaging presence” -Steve Bennett, Chortle and “effortlessly funny” (London Theatre Direct)” and "hilarious “His unruffled delivery is appealing, and his set amusing - ****” - Broadway Baby. Chelsea Birkby is mentally ill “her bipolar disorder providing another avenue for comedy” -Steve Bennett, Chortle, “a surprise hit...an hilarious set peppered with cheeky adult humour” -Oxford Mail,...


Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

What happens when two circus performers get sent to prison? They write a new Fringe show of course. CIRCUS IN A CELL Strictly adults only "Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards: Dangerous And Hilarious… Just How We Love Our Circus!" Clothesline Magazine ~ Adelaide Fringe 2019 ...


Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Seven comedians: you, the audience, decide their fate. Who goes? Who lasts the full five minutes? You decide! Just like Britain’s Got Talent, the audience will have the power to gong acts off! Each evening a different set of comedians will each try and entertain you for the full five minutes, but how far will they get? Only one can be crowned the winner. Brought to you by Teknicolour Smoof, Shropshire's independent comedy club and Free Festival....


Snog Marry Avoid

Snog Marry Avoid

Snog Marry Avoid

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Fancy a snog? Will you marry me? Is the walk of shame avoidable? Kirsty answers all your dating questions with bad advice from years of being a single mid-thirties desperate woman. Kirsty bares all with sassy stand up, bad ass songs and cheeky burlesque. Bag yourself a hottie in Kirsty's dating games that will hook you up! Already in love? Games for you too you lucky b******ds! "Feisty, genuine and hilarious" FD2D magazine "Best New Act" The Cookie, Comedy Cashback Competition "Pushes the act along with her vivacity and presence. Fantastically funny" Arts In Magazine ...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers

AUG 1-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

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. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk). ‘Excellent’ ***** (Audience Review, Edfringe.com). ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****1/2 (Perth Fringe World). ‘Possibly the best value show at the Festival’ **** (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

AUG 1-25 at 22:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Gerry’s third solo show is about fun, awkwardness, joy and leprechauns. It’ll make you laugh, most of the time, even if you can’t quite describe what happened. It’s a mixture of stand-up, clown and an occasional poignant moment. He’ll bribe you with Haribo. There are a couple of songs, and the show is based on a look at Gerry’s life. He’s 66, but his comedy is ageless, and it appeals to all ages. Gerry did this show at Brighton Fringe in May. It’s an energetic, lively and funny hour. And it’s aimed at sending people out feeling good. You’ll have a really good hearty laugh, but also feel bet...


23:00

Revenge of the New World

Revenge of the New World

Revenge of the New World

AUG 1-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A motley assortment of North American comedians deliver their polished 7-15 minute sets. Our parents are fine*. No excessive mental trauma*. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a moment of authenticity. Just jokes, pure and simple. We're not trying to make you existentially ponder the human condition, we're trying to make fluids come out your nose. An hour of tight stand-up comedy with little to no take away. Don't you dare take anything away! **some comedians may have dead parents and/or crippling interior conflicts**...


Luka Muller's Gong Show

Luka Muller's Gong Show

Luka Muller's Gong Show

AUG 1-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Part stand up, part chat show, part roast! After 2 and a half years of shows in Australia, and sold out runs in Melbourne and Adelaide, Luka Muller's Gong Show hits Edinburgh for the first time! A parade of comedians have 90 seconds of safety to impress the crowd, before facing the Gong and the wrath of the special guest judges! Always fun and loose, don't miss the fast paced comedy cavalcade. "One of the most impressive shows I've seen. ⭐⭐⭐⭐" - Funny Tonne...


Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After the success of its Edinburgh Festival debut in 2018, Full Moon Cabaret is back for more! Unlike any cabaret you've ever attended, the Full Moon Cabaret is Berlin's wittiest, wildest, and most inventive monthly varieté. The sexy and subversive programme features burlesque, circus arts, dance, music, and wacky interactive audience antics, all exploring a theme derived from what the Native Americans called the full moon. "...wonderfully raunchy...an unmitigated pleasure palace...” - Best Free Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Culture Trip "Erotic & spectacular...essentially, quinte...


A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

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

“Wikipedilove” is what you’d get if you mixed Tim Minchin and a Ted Talk; it’s a unique hour of musical comedy where I sing true-life songs of love and sex all based on Wikipedia articles, and while I perform, I use a projector to show photos, articles, and videos about the subjects being discussed. I’m a doctor of anthropology, and this show is an hour of comedy that blends the worlds of education and humor to entertain, shock, and titillate audiences. Last year at the Fringe, and song topics included Hitler’s wedding, the sexual cannibalism of preying mantises, and the tragic love lives...


BBC British Born Chinese

BBC British Born Chinese

BBC British Born Chinese

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

BBC is the debut show from british born chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and making the most of it. He has performed all over the world including Las Vegas, Tampa, Orlando, Sunny Beach, Los Gigantes and a regular on the uk comedy circuit this is one comedian you won’t want to miss. This being his debut one man show gives you the opportunity to say I found him first… before he was famous. A well put together show liked to a performance like you would see at live at ...


Southampton Stand Up Showcase

Southampton Stand Up Showcase

Southampton Stand Up Showcase

AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Rotating bill stand up! Come and see the finest stand ups the University of Southampton Comedy Society and the fringe has to offer! Featuring experienced student performers both new and veteran to the fringe, all ready to entertain you. Also starring guest acts from around the fringe and brand-new material, every night promises to be slightly different, so once it’s gone, it gone. Be sure not to miss out. Previous Praise for the University of Southampton Comedy Society: ★★★★ – Broadway Baby, “Light-hearted and silly” – FringeGuru “Surprisingly professional performan...


Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

AUG 1-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Henry Ginsberg (FHM Stand Up Hero, Reading Festival New Act Of The Year) presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy from this year’s fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive!...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

AUG 1-24 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. Hosted by Sian Davies (“Sharp and focused… fantastic ability as a comedian and compere” **** Backstage on the Fringe). Last years sell out show returns! If you’ve already seen one too many straight/cis comedians at the fringe, come and spice things up at the Queer Comedy showcase. Our daily changing roster of comedians is one of the most diverse line ups at the fringe. Come along and join the party with the true Kings, Queens and non-binary Royal titles of comedy. ...


Claptrap

Claptrap

Claptrap

AUG 1-12, 15-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

claptrap /ˈklaptrap/ noun absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. Pithy and precocious standup from up-and-coming comedians Becky Povall and Jessie Nixon. Expect a warm welcome, zesty observations and a dollop of wit and whimsy from two women who cannot be pigeon-holed. Esoteric, audacious, enigmatic; is there no word they can’t look up in a thesaurus? So You Think You’re Funny Semi-finalist 2018 Funny Women’s “One to Watch” 2018 Pundemonium Finalist 2018 Comedy Launchpad Finalist 2019...


Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music. Santiago takes you on a journey through the dark underbelly of sexuality, drugs, desire, capitalism and turns it all into very stupid songs you can dance to that he makes up on the spot. ...


Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

AUG 1-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Ever try to do two things at once? Sameer is a PhD student and a comedian. The PhD is not going well. Sameer Katz brings his fourth show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks the questions you never had. He may not have all the answers, but Google for facts, watch for jokes. After performing across the UK, NYC and LA to name a few, Sameer is bringing a new show to the Fringe! It's guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back!* Amused Moose National New Comic Award - semifinalist 2018 "A particular talent for improvisation" **** - deadline. "We w...


The Vagabonds of Comedy

The Vagabonds of Comedy

The Vagabonds of Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Drawing from slapstick, vaudeville, impromptu performing and standup, Frank (Imaan) Hadchiti and Fico (Filippo Spreafico) Fellini are The Vagabonds of Comedy, the hosts of an exquisite nonsense variety night with special guests from the world of comedy and music. While sleek Frank is on the saddle, mastering audience interaction and responsible of carrying the show forward, keyboard-novice Fico will try his best to interrupt the show with nonsensical wisdom and poorly rehearsed songs. Chaos often ensues and the spur of the moment becomes king. A unique combination of talent and craziness, and ...


Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

AUG 1-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

"One of the best roasters in Los Angeles." - Jeff Ross "Not the son I thought I raised." - his mom Jay Light is trying to stop faking it. Sure, not being himself got him this far, but he's spent such a long time burying his true self under layers and layers of facades that never felt right. Watch