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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we are sure to have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Listings for 18 August, sorted by Start Time

12:00

'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-10, 12-18 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Edinburgh 2019 'Pick of the Fringe' award-winner Ivor Dembina presents a revised and updated version of his solo show 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy'. A Jewish comedy show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. (The Guardian ★★★★) ...


Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-29 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig. A hilarious investigation into animals and philosophy. From host of award-winning Jericho Comedy as recommended by the Telegraph, the ipaper, Sunday Times and Chortle. His show ‘Bat Chat’ was the first stand-up performance anywhere in the UK in 2021. Alex returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sell-out 2019 show: Philosophy A-Level. “Hysterics verge upon borderline adoration.” – The Mumble ★★★★. “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – ★★★★ The Latest, Brighton. As heard on BBC Radio 4....


13:00

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 11-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A whirlwind of satire and clowning, Killing Granny revels in the absurdities and contradictions of the inhuman condition. At the crossroads of history, Phil poses the questions we are all bound to ask - is Granny really dead? Who did it? What happened to blancmange? Off-the-wall on acid, a brilliant antidote to Orwellian bullshit! “One of the most extraordinary comics on the alternative circuit. I was crying with laughter.” Omid Djalili “F****** wonderful” Daniel Kitson. “Anarchic.” Henning Wehn “Superbly mad...an inspired piece of physical comedy” Chris Wilson, The stage​. “I’...


Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Comedy

Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is a supercharged combination of old-school joke-telling and modern, autobiographical wit. He's a 'comic tour de force' (EdFringeReview.com) and star of FOX's Showtime at The Apollo, BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief and NBC's Trial By Laughter. His rapid pace means 'he does not short change his audience' (Three Weeks). In fact, this show might have more laughs than any other performance at the Fringe. How does he do that? Let's just say, Will Mars, speaks fluent one-liners. ”Damn that dude is funny" (Steve Harvey) 'Top 10 Funniest Jo...


Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 15-19 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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In this show, I Robert Instons(is) narrates as informatively as I am able on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888. Through the voices of Queen Victoria herself, the Commissioner of Police and a notorious suspect nicknamed Leather Apron, a picture emerges that may unsettle. Was there a cover up? Did the press invent Jack the Ripper? Did they write at least some of the boastful letters from a fictional and teasing perpetrator? I feel we can never know enough on this subject and I work to instill a more realistic and compassionate approach. On this subject, it is very d...


14:00

HYENAS!

HYENAS!

Theatre

HYENAS!

Theatre

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 12-18 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets for £2.50

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The HYENAS are taking you 'OUT OUT' on the Hen do of your life! So Buckle up and suck into that polyester dress! Expect audience participation and crap karaoke, and pray we make it out alive! (*****NorthWestEnd) (AYoungerTheatre) Written and performed by award winning SUGAR BUTTIES, HYENAS! is a dark comedy jaw dropper. HYENAS! take the audience on a tequila fuelled, anxiety inducing cocaine cat fight! Everybody knows the bride is making the biggest mistake of her life but her 'Friends' are too sh*t faced to care. Lets face it, they're only here for the 'likes' on Instagram and to get away ...


Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-21 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3.50

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Raul Kohli always wanted to believe in a higher power. That seemed alien in the 90's. As unlikely as a facists belief their time would come again, or a socialists belief they'd lead the left wing again. But now Raul has begun to ponder: is there a higher power? Did dragons once fly this world? Which mad b*stard thought Cauliflower wings were a suitable replacement for chicken wings? It's a show that examines belief from the premise that belief whether in a God, a political party, or the idea that vaccines are harmful, that all belief is essentially routed in the same thing: That's right! W...



'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 14:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 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). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


15:00

Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - On Sale Soon

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Comedians look at the hilarious side of philosophy. Come if you love comedy about big ideas. Teachers Charlie Duncan Saffrey and Alex Farrow host an ever-changing lineup of top stand-ups exploring love, knowledge, meaning and more. Funny answers to the big questions and funny questions to get to the big answers. Different topics everyday. With sell out shows across the UK....


Not My Audience!

Not My Audience!

Comedy

Not My Audience!

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £5

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The hit stand-up panel show where the audience can join in the fun without being picked on! Three top stand-ups answer the daft questions the you've picked, and respond by using the anonymous survey to impress the audience in our fiendish stand-up challenges. You log into our exclusive app before the show starts, and we find out what kind of people our audience are by asking questions like "would you prefer Ariana Grande or a Venti Macchiato" and "what do you think lips should taste of?". Then, once the comedians have got the measure you, they battle to impress you by thinking on their...


Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Comedy

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-29 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Why is it that so many things in life seem like a cruel joke? People who love animals are allergic; oxygen is poisonous; the cause for baldness and body hair are the same. It's because God loves irony. He must be British! Sameer Katz brings his fifth show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks why irony is all around us in this insightful, observational show. Sameer has performed across the UK, NYC and LA to name a few. Amused Moose National New Comic Award - semifinalist 2018 "A particular talent for improvisation" **** - deadline. "We were b...


'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 15:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 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). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Comedy

Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-29 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Over a decade in the business, a lifetime of being Persian...Darius Davies is...Persian Unknown. The best Persian comedian you've never heard of. This all new rehashed, hastily put together show, brings the very best of Darius' decade career in one mega-compendium show (plus maybe even some new bits). Laugh at Liberties, be proud with plug, tickled pink with Tinder, and gasp at the BBC! (News corporation not the porn category). Adulation and reviews for Darius: "Darius Davies is hilarious, original, clever and thought-provoking" ★★★★★ (Fringe Feed) ...


16:00

COMEDY FREAK SHOW

COMEDY FREAK SHOW

Comedy

COMEDY FREAK SHOW

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 15-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Stand Up comedy show featuring acts that are positively freaky. Hosted by the nations sweetheart, Tom Lawrinson - "Wonderful, if slightly horrific!" - Jon Ronson. BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD (Shortlisted) BBC 50/50 (Winner)...


Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Comedy

Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-19 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Their forefathers fought against each other in The Battle of York. However, Norwegian comedian Thor Odin Stenhaug and Yorkshire standup Joshua Mason Wood haven't lived up to their Viking and Anglo-Saxon heritage. They are sensitive boys scared of confrontation. Now they team up together to talk about what really matters: Being named after two Norse Gods, growing up on a boat and grandmothers on social media. Join these two affable stand up comedians as they seek to lighten up your day....



Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-16, 18-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Multi-award winning Fringe veteran Ben Clover brings his latest stand-up show to the Hanover Tap. He let his four-year-old name the show but wrote all the jokes himself. Top stand-up with a mystery gimmick. "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy Gold" Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard...


17:00

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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A Comedy Review of The Year That Was Cancelled from "one of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian). It was widely agreed that the world was f***ed in January 2020. Then we had a global pandemic. Biting satire, as seen on BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground. Sell-out in 2018 and 2019. Didn't sell out in 2020. Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award and Scottish Comedy Awards. “Amiable yet strident swipes against the horrors in store” (Scotsman) "Inspired comedy brilliance" (Australian Stage)...


Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 12-22 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Adele ponders the power of knowledge, the power in refusing it and all things that go on when the lights go off in her work in progress show 'In the Dark'. UK Pun Champion 2020. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. The Evening Standard Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. The Telegraph Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. The i Newspaper Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. Nominated for Leicestershire's Favourite Joke 2019. 'No doubt she's a nifty writer' (Chortle). 'Adele has a talent for writing in a pure joke form' (Funny Women) 'absolutely charming... a skilled per...


18:00

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Theatre

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Theatre

Online Shows / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 6-30 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free Stream (Unticketed)

Short, quirky show featuring one woman and her dog. Finding herself at a moment of reflection, Janet confides in the only one who will listen, her beloved hound Byron...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-10, 12-18 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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8th consecutive year. 2019 Pick of the Fringe award-winner. Ivor Dembina, with his classic Jewish comedy story and great kosher gags. (The Sctosman ****), (The Mirror ****), (Broadwaybaby *****), (Threeweeks *****)....


Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Comedy

Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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A standup show about comedy triggering the wrath of woke mobs. My comedy has led to accusations of transphobia (despite writing the offending material with a transgender woman I was dating), racism (which led to me getting blacklisted by clubs), sexism (fair do’s) and ableism. I’ve also been criticised by climate activists, socialists and vegans and I’ve had fat activists demonstrate against my shows. Am I really a bad person? Can comedy survive under the constant threat of cancellation?...


Ollie Horn: Before/After

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Ollie Horn (“a natural” - Broadway Baby) follows his critically-acclaimed debut hour with a new show about what happens when you let yourself try new things. - - - Ollie's 2019 show "Pig in Japan" told the story of Ollie moving to Japan, and becoming a little bit famous. It enjoyed packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, before selling out a 14 city international tour, and was filmed for Amazon Prime release. Critical acclaim for Pig in Japan: “Culture shock comedy has been done before, but Pig in Japan is a very fine example. Ollie Horn’s pure and joyous dedication to telling...


Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Comedy

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-29 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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It's a Fringe 1st. A life story told completely in one-liners. Will Mars is the star of Fox's Showtime at The Apollo, BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief and NBC's Trial By Laughter. An hour in his company is 'a joy to experience' (MumbleComedy.net). There's no other comedian quite like him. 'He's unique and hilarious' (Adelaide Advertiser). Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe (Dave TV). Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe (Scotsman). Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever (Daily Mail). Top 100 Best Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe (Independent). ”Damn that dude is fun...



Best of Fringe stand-up

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-16, 18-29 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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It's been a long time since we could go see live comedy, but it's back! Award-winning comic Ben Clover presents a different bill of top stand-ups each evening. Different acts every night!...


19:00

Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Comedy

Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3.50

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Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests. Star of BBC Sounds Comic Sanskrit. Pick of the Fringe 2016 (BBC Radio 4, Huffington Post, Skinny). 'Dripping with erudite genius' (Fest). 'A clear talent for telling a story' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up every night – as this show returns to Edinburgh for its 18th 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 you can pay what you want to watch. A worldwide hit show in the UK, Australia and Asia. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK ★★★★ "An extraordinary smorgasbord of British Talent" ...


'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning host Masai Graham, featuring a different line-up everyday. ...


20:00

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Comedy

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 6-30 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Tom Mayhew is a professional comedian. Well, he was. Over the last 18 months, he has sold out West End venues and signed on; he then stopped signing on to perform his own Radio 4 stand-up series. It's been both the most and least successful period of his career. ‘It is genuine, powerful, political stuff.' **** The Scotsman ‘Authentic material we can relate to: funny, sharp, intelligent, meaningful and pleasing.' **** Chortle ‘Mayhew is passionate, articulate and – above all else – hilarious. **** The Skinny 'Tory-hating leftie.' **** The Daily Mail...


Lovefool

Lovefool

Theatre

Lovefool

Theatre

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 18-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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What if the last time you dated, you were doused in Impulse Body Spray and The Spice Girls were at number one? Finding a phwoar-some trouser-shape to replace her ex-husband won’t be easy, so Rachel’s dusting off her Sugar magazines and taking inspiration from the ‘90s to get what she wants, what she really, really wants. "Funny, moving and full of ‘90s nostalgia." ★★★★★ (The Phoenix Remix). "Smart, funny and unabashedly real." ★★★★ (A Younger Theatre). Content warning: IVF references....


21:00

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy

Joke Thieves

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Top 5 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). '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' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'You simply must see this show.' ***** (Bunbury Magazine)...


Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-11, 13-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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★★★★ ‘A CHAMPION FOR ANYONE THAT’S CHASED ORGASMS’ - BROADWAY BABY Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating - she's VAXXED AND WAXXED (and ready to climax!). Join Eleanor Conway for a TMI post pandemic catch-up featuring the darkest, funniest stories from her award winning critically acclaimed shows about sex, addiction and dating (WALK OF SHAME 1 and 2 / YOU MAY RECOGNISE ME FROM TINDER), plus new takes on post pandemic dating and hookup culture. Expect new bits, freestyled bits and her favourite stories rolled int...



Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-20 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Rebels Without Applause! An hour of stand-up comedy from three up-and-coming comics! Featuring: Luke Terry, Jonnie Smith and Ed Thorn....


22:00

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-19 at 22:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - On Sale Soon

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Eddie Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit, his tricky situation at a Berlin ...


Hate N Live

Hate N Live

Comedy

Hate N Live

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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The smash-hit show returns for a seventh year, with top TV comedians - aka the Gladi-Haters - improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. By turns raucous and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line. Want to see Darius Davies, ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com), Leo Kearse, ''seriously funny''★★★★★ (Scotsman), and guests hate on Matt Hancock? Vegans? Or the mating rituals of guinea pigs? It's up to you! 'A great idea for a show, brutally funny... absolutely brill...