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10:00

Ready–Aim–Pray–Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course COMEDY 
AUG 5-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free 
Join Reverend Jim Hokum for Ready-Aim-Pray-Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course. America’s gun culture is pervasive. In recent years, even churches across the southeast United St...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Taking The Biscuit COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 10:00 (45 min) - Free 
Taking the biscuit! Comedy for people who like to laugh! This show is jam packed full of slide splitting observations, sharp one liners and big physical musical sketches. 2 of the biggest rising stars...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free! CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-15 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free 
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. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simp...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Magic Travel with Hello Potter & Uno CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free 
Do you want to watch the best family show? You have to come and see this! Magic, balloon twisting, hand shadows, comedy... All that and much more in Magic Travel with performers Hello Potter and Uno. ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

The Traveling Storyteller CHILDRENS 
AUG 8-27 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free 
Do you want to travel the world? Then come hear Juliana the Traveling Storyteller! Coming from Colombia with a bag full of tales, Juliana will take you on a journey through stories of many lands. Fro...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

#Magical Mystery Walking Tour of the Fringe EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 14-27 at 10:30 (70 min) - Free 
A light-hearted unofficial free walking tour of the world's largest arts festival meeting outside Burgers and Beer Grillhouse at 10:30 - ending in a 15-20 professional magic show in the Newsroom on Le...
Outside Burgers & Beer Grillhouse / Outside 

Present & Correct COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free 
Present and Correct returns to Edinburgh with a brand New Sketch Show! A staple of the Fringe, Present and Correct with have you balling with laughter before you've even thought about Lunch! So begin ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

All Victoria Coffee Co Shows are now in Espionage... CLICK HERE EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 3-27 at 10:45 (900 min) - Free 
All shows that were in this Pop Up Venue, are now in a new room called THE BUNKER, next door in ESPIONAGE. Do look at Espionage lis...
Victoria St Coffee Co / The Basement 
11:00

John Porter - Five Years Time COMEDY 
AUG 14-19 at 11:00 (50 min) - Free 
We've all had the question at some point in our lives; 'Where do you see yourself in 5 years?' John Porter had an answer, but he had no idea how wrong he would be. Join John for ‘Five Years Time’ as...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses COURSES 
JUL 31, AUG 5-6, 8-9, 12-13, 15-16, 19-20, 22-23, 26-27 at 11:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price) 
Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation perfor...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Grumpy Pants CHILDRENS 
AUG 4-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
All the way from Spain, Kiki Vita presents ‘Grumpy Pants’ a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comed...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Too Soon: Jokes From the Future COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-19 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
The hottest comedy act of 2047 comes back from the future to prove that "que sera, sera very funny." Featuring a soon-to-be illegal impersonation of Scottish President JoJo Siwa. James Nokise’s debut ...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 

Cheetah COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 11:05 (50 min) - Free 
Having recently lost a girlfriend through infidelity, just one month after buying a flat together, Adam Greene explores the reasons why people cheat, how it affects others and the perceptions that ten...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Phi and Me THEATRE 
AUG 3-16 at 11:10 (50 min) - Free 
All the way from Springvale Australia, A Vietnamese Australian family comedy compared to 42nd Kumar Street (UK) and Fresh off The Boat (USA) presents Phi is a second generation Vietnamese Australian....
The Counting House / The Loft 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free! CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-16, 18-21, 23, 25-27 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free 
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. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simp...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Hivemind presents: Playlight Robbery COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy quintet Hivemind are going to steal the show. Every show. All you need to do bring us a show’s flyer - using nothing but the show title and whatever other information we can find, we’ll stage...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Tarantella CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free 
This interactive show has poetry, rhythms, dance and hip hop, with a mixture of the old and the new woven together for a fun family entertainment.  The participation explores the sounds and rhythms of...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 
12:00

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy Lemon Torpedo COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Siân Docksey has given up on politics to join the occult and become a lemon. Fresh from the "Siân" region of alternative double act Siân & Zoë (★★★★ "A great piece of alternati...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter are fine with this. COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free 
Conor O'Toole - "Ireland's prince of alternative comedy"- meg.ie "His ability to tease out the humour and beauty that reside in the smallest of details is remarkable." **** Fest Magazine "He certainl...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Struan Logan: Mingalabar COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (30 min) - Free 
Scottish comedian Struan Logan spent three months in South East Asia, performing stand-up in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong along with travelling through Vietnam, Taiwan and his favourit...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Enjoy an hour of the best up and coming one liner comedians on the circuit, in this celebration of puns, one liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags ...
Espionage / Pravda 

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy character Rodney, mixes silly one-liners with magic & music to leave audiences of all ages in stitches. With over 60,000 fans on social media and an app, music album and children's joke book on...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Nathan Willcock - State of the Nathan COMEDY 
AUG 7-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner up, presents his debut stand up show. It's going to be really funny. Nathan Willcock doesn't know what he's doing with his life. He also doesn't unders...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Generation Hummus COMEDY 
AUG 13-19 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Brilliantly observed jokes and odd stories from a feral comedy mind. Simon Jablonski launches a probing needle into the eye of Generation Hummus — grab a bread stick and dip into his bland new world.&...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Too old to be a Power Ranger COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Debut Stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. It’ll be really good, you should come. Oh, look a Goose! Ah no it’s a duck, shame. I've been doing stand-up co...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Green Bananas COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free 
Green Bananas showcases todays freshest up-and-coming comedians destined to be on your shelves tomorrow. Hosted by award winners Benji Waterstones (“Perfect and hilarious”, Buzzfeed) and Dave Green (“...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Science Magic CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Treble-Award winning Irish comedian and science communicator Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely successful science magic comedy show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Prepare to enter the magical world of ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Marie THEATRE 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-18, 22-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
'There’s two rules: first, the person you choose must be dead. And second, you have to be dressed up to get in.’ It’s Thursday night in the Prince Arthur and their latest theme night is in full swing...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Carabet COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Carabet is a light and escapist comedy show coming to Edinburgh fresh from gigs all over Europe. This trio of Gaulier trained performers use clown, physical comedy, improvisation and music to create a...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (420 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Stage 

Andrew Ryan's Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Andrew Ryan's 'PICK OF THE FRINGE' IRISH COMEDIAN ANDREW RYAN PRESENTS A LINE-UP OF THE BEST STAND-UP COMEDIANS PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR’S FRINGE. EVERY DAY A DIFFERENT LINE UP - FROM UP AND COMING TA...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Revill's Selection COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Revill’s Selection is the perfect way for any comedy lover to start their day. Just like a packet of Revels sweets the show will have different types and flavours of comics to suit all tastes. With a ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

The Silly Iles COMEDY 
AUG 3-18, 21-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
A fun stand-up comedy show from Sarah Iles where she shares her brand of silly humour and stories to all audiences about the various japes she gets herself in to. Ultimately, she IS The Silly Iles. A...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

The Rat Pack Presents... Tales THEATRE 
AUG 13-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
The best storytellers, stand-ups, actors and poets on the Fringe come together in The Rat Pack's spin-off early afternoon story-telling show 'Tales'. Stories to move and amuse, shock and delight from...
The Counting House / The Loft 

The Family Friendlyish Stand Up Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Dylan Gott (JFL42, iChannel, Sirius XM Radio) and Radu Isaac(BBC, Comedy Central) two world traveled stand up comedians present an hour of sort of clean comedy that's fun for the whole family (given t...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Jacob Hawley: Fruit Machine COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
In this first solo show, Jacob Hawley (Comedy Store King Gong Winner, Amused Moose Laugh Off Wildcard and Fresh Comedian of the year finalist, 4* Brighton Fringe 2016) brings tales of patriotism, wast...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 

Alistair Green: The Nan Tapes COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Nan Tapes. A double act. Find out about the plague of 'rats as big as cows' that are heading for British shores that the government doesn't want you to know about but its definitely true because ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

MARVELus COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
All of the movies in the MARVEL cinematic universe in 1 hour. Self professed comic book nerds and comedians Gary Tro & Javier Jarquin present MARVELus, a show that tackles almost a decade of movies in...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Funny Stuff for Happy People CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin “Bigpig” Mor presents; FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE. Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Tom Toal - Better than Before COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Amused Moose Best Show, Tom Toal returns with his funniest show yet. "a master of storytelling" - Punchline A show about how following your dreams can sometimes lead to mini nightmares...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 2 CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Superheroes for Kids is a silly celebration of comic book superheroes. Last year's show was a super success, this year has some new surprises in store. Games, quizzes, songs and spectacular super nons...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show COMEDY 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-13, 15-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
The moment the world’s been waiting for has arrived! Mr Danger, once voted Britain’s Bravest Daredevil, has finished recovering from his recent catastrophic stunt effort and is ready to wow the crowds...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 
13:00

STEALTH ASPIES - autistic people speak and about time. SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 11-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
What is it like being autistic and unable to tell the people in your life? What if you are 'in the neurodiverse closet' and do not even know your true nature yourself? What is life like living in th...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Newcastle Brown Tales COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
After his critically acclaimed debut hour, Rahul Kohli returns with a show unlike anything else: an hour of true stories from his drunken adventures. From the wacky to the hilarious to the downright u...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Richard Todd: MONSTERS COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
Like a piece of old sellotape stuck on a wall, neurotic flibbertigibbet Richard Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad....
The Counting House / The Lounge 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 4-27 at 13:00 (420 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
The Wee Pub / Main Room 

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
What are we smarty pants progressives supposed to do now? Is hate trumping love really our fault? Can I be funny, politically sensitive, and sobbing simultaneously? Do all my cupcakes have to make a...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Aaaaaaaaaaahhh, It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe 2016) delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Angel Comedy is the most popular comedy night in London According to Trip Advisor and Time Out - come and see what all the fuss is about - with ***** acts and a brilliant compere. You can't hope for m...
Espionage / Pravda 

On The Edge COMEDY 
AUG 3-15 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge 5 acts, 5 friends, 5 different backgrounds, 5 ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got guys, we’ve got an Arab, a Jew, a posh one, an arty one and one that we can’t even ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

The Roads I Didn't Take. CABARET 
AUG 5-19 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
A musical cabaret with a twist! This is a choose-your-own-adventure cabaret. Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you’d chosen a different road to travel? Every show is different! Wo...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Up Periscope SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 4-17, 19-24, 26-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Edinburgh local chats utter nonsense to a bunch of random strangers on the internet... Anything could happen, it's up to you! Stories based around my experience with Periscope over the past year: tale...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Girl In Da Corner COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
If there was ever a show that ticks all the diversity boxes, then Jen's got it all. Not only has she got the unique ability of having mixed heritage, she's got mixed Indian heritage and she's a woman!...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous? CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Come join Jellybean, the biggest kid in the world as he tries his hardest to get famous. The craziest kids' entertainer will have you in stitches as you help him gain worldwide fame. Warning...lots of...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Harriet Braine: Total Eclipse of the Art COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian. She is a Funny Women Stage Award winner, So You Think You're Funny? finalist and Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer. The one who does the songs about art to fami...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

PLAYBACK IMPRO THEATRE 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Playback Impro plays back moments and stories taken from the audience on the spot. ....★★★★★ The Mirror: 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisat...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

How To Suffer Better COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
After catching her fiancé screwing her friend in a bar bathroom, Celeste reads under a Snapple bottle cap: We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better. Mystified, she...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Big Cat Small Flap COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Big Cat Small Flap is a surreal stand-up show about the famous giant talking cat called Mr Nibbles and his life and observations on being different in today's crazy world asking the questions; What is...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and other thoroughly pleasant people COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ray Fordyce is your host for an afternoon feast of comedy and entertainment. Featuring 3 or more different acts each day, this show is a must for any Fringe visitors. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Too old to be a Power Ranger COMEDY 
AUG 15, 22 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Debut Stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. It’ll be really good, you should come. Oh, look a Goose! Ah no it’s a duck, shame. I've been doing stand-up co...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Guns N’ Rosé with Peter E Davidson CABARET 
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
You want to know how to drink rose wine in a manly way? Friend, you are not alone. Peter E Davidson (Masons Comedy Derry, BBC NI ‘The Blame Game’) Edinburgh debut show is here to try answer life’s im...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Work in Progress (Salad Days) COMEDY 
AUG 14-15 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
An hour long work of autobiography in which I trace my life over the past four years through the sketches that I produced during them. Like my life, it's unfinished but, for the time being, it's a sho...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Coates and Cooper presents KIDNAP COMEDY 
AUG 13-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Coates and Cooper have 60 minutes fully clothed to find the comedy in a "kidnap". A mix between theatre and sketch comedy, this pair plan to uncover the secrets of Narrowchappel both on screen and liv...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

2 Religions - 1 Comedy Show with Henry Churniavsky & Joe Bains COMEDY 
AUG 14-16 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
What do you get if you mix a Jewish Comic and a Sikh Comic? ONE great show! Henry Churniavsky and Joe Bains join forces for a fantastic show...we will let you guess which one is which! Henry Churniavs...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 

It's Gameshow Time! COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-26 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join your host Henry Café for It’s Gameshow Time! The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty. London’s legendary gameshow comes to Edinburgh. Expect ludicrous games, massive celebri...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Blank Canvas COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
A place where comics can try out and develop new ideas. It could be a sitcom reading, new material or formats for TV and radio. Performers will include Tom Ward, Tony Law, Helen Bauer, Eshaan Akbar, A...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out! COMEDY 
AUG 12-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
What about people watching, eh? Do you ever sit in the park on a Sunday or in a coffee shop on your lunch break and wonder which of your passer-by subjects has the weirdest fetishes, or the mental-es...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

A Giant Misfit (+ Guests) COMEDY 
AUG 13-20 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ever feel like a misfit? This guy does! At over two metres tall, our XXXXL giant takes you on a spiralling adventure of odd relationships, loose cannon friends and how they all came together to teach ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Vicki Sargent: One Woman Army COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-13, 15-19, 21-27 at 13:50 (50 min) - Free 
Vicki is done with degrading retail jobs, fed up of waiting around for Mr. Wrong and ultimately ready to get out of bed. Come hang out with her for an hour of witty storytelling and delightful charact...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 
14:00

Ahir Shah: Control COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
A stand-up show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, and milk. ***** List **** Guardian ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe 2016) delivers over 100 naughry jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs p...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Aside Effect COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-27 at 14:00 (45 min) - Free 
"Aside Effect" A stand-up comedy show about a man (Winter Foenander) who finds himself in a perpetual state of madness; as he attempts to retrace his steps back to humanity. ...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Huggers CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
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-o...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Always Be Rolling COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
How board games can change your life and save the world. Award winning comedian James Cook is back by popular demand with his critically acclaimed sell-out show. He'll reveal the best and absolute w...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude & Lenny Sherman: Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Shehan is an Aussie comedian living in London. Shehan's style of comedy is a mix of observational and ethnic humour. He has been doing comedy for 6 years No Props, No weird stuff, no long winded stori...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Grouchy Club with Kate Copstick & John Fleming - and It's Free! CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 14-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
“A talking shop for comics riding the emotional rollercoaster of the Edinburgh Fringe” (The Scotsman)... Kate Copstick - The Fringe's most-feared comedy critic - and John Fleming - “the Boswell of the...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Andy Stedman - Parental Guidance COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:20 (60 min) - Free 
Guitar-slinging comedian Andy Stedman is a new dad to young Freddie Elvis Stedman and is taking the responsibility very seriously indeed (if you can call writing a set of songs giving life advice to h...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Sparkly Unicorn COMEDY 
AUG 12-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Leslie Ewing-Burgesse is a very tall London-based Canadian with rainbow hair (it's natural). She might be a ghost. She's almost definitely your imaginary friend, but she's really cool so you don't nee...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Mickey Sharma - SHARMANATOR!! COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mickey is 34 now. And times for play is over. He's 34 and responsibilities are piling up. He's gotta take care of his ageing parents, he's gotta try and get on the property ladder and most important o...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Pottervision! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
POTTERVISION! The Harry Potter Parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve year old children as we re-enact...
Espionage / Pravda 

Jon Pearson: Feet First COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Jon is looking for progress, he knows that he wants to be happy, but how can he get there? What is helping and hindering his development and stopping him from getting to his happy place? Join Jon on a...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

The Clan MucMor Family Circus Show CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin Mor and his son Logy are coming to Edinburgh with a great big funny family fun show. If you like laughing, shouting, mucking about, circus tricks, and loads more laughing, then this is the show...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

WMD Makes Everything Better COMEDY 
AUG 4-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
A hilarious sketch show that rips itself apart before delicately reassembling the pieces Ryan, Tom and Ben AKA WMD Comedy are a bold sketch troupe with a cult online following. Brighton marks the de...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Over the years he has won the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand Up Comedy Award 2015, but more importantly he has won such shows as The Crystal Maze, Knightmare, and Get You...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Marcus Ryan - Love Me Tinder COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Critically acclaimed one-man show finally comes to the UK! SOLD OUT seasons in Perth 2015, Scarborough 2015, Adelaide 2015, Melbourne 2014/15 and a tour of Canada, this self-appointed online dating ex...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

A Singh In The North! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
On tour mostly just to avoid being in the same country as Donald Trump comes law student turned stand up comedian Sid Singh. This 60 minute show puts forth the silliest and funniest arguments on exact...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) COMEDY 
AUG 12-20 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes you on a comedic and sometimes musical journey through dating, marriage, divorce, death and other life experience stuff. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Cheekykita-Somewhere in the Ether.. COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
'Cheekykita's dream,what's inside?Take a trip into the ether,a surreal unusual fairytale adventure with characters,songs and dancing! this character comedian has been compared to The Mighty Boosh & Sp...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Funny Cluckers - Afternoon Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - 0 
One of the least thought out shows on the Fringe, possibly featuring: alternative facts corner, fake news correspondents, 'pest of the fest' and live guests. Cockmungously not suitable for the family....
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Clonely THEATRE 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Clonely is a sci-fi adventure in existential crisis, a blend of bullshit arthouse theatre with nonsense games and DIY props. Expect lo-fi dream sequences, an awkward five-minute docking scene, and rap...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Chris Martin: The One And Only Chris Martin COMEDY 
AUG 3-18, 20-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
‘One of the UK’s Best Young Observationalists’ (The Guardian), went viral in India this year: not in a good way. Chris explores his new found ‘fame’, and why it means so much to him to be loved. Who w...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 
15:00

Paul Revill: Revillations COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns to the Fringe with his show Revillations. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong! D...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Bob Blackman's Tray? COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel).  ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

An Arrangement of Shoes THEATRE 
AUG 15 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Featured as part of Tara Art's #70/70 season, showcasing 70 works to commemorate 70 years of Independence of India and Pakistan, An Arrangement of Shoes will perform at the 70th Edinburgh Fringe befor...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Tom & Ollie in: Wasps COMEDY 
AUG 14-19, 21-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Tom won the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2016, and he won’t shut up about it. He also reached the Leicester Square Sketch-Off Final in 2017. Which he does occasionally shut up about, but only when ...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Maff Brown: There's always one COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-22, 24-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Another stand up show from the Mock the Week and Shooting Stars writer. After a pretty much sold out run last year, Maff returns to the Festival with a brand new show of one liners. Maff has been vote...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

A Struggle - Work In Progress THEATRE 
AUG 3-15, 26 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Work in Progress family clowning show. Combining slapstick, stupidity, mime and silliness, come watch a series of work in progress clown and theatre numbers and how a clown attempts to put together a ...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Boogers, books and big bottom burps! CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Boogers, books and big bottom burps is a hilarious show from award-winning author Stuart Reid, featuring his popular brand schoolboy humour and stupidity. Stuart will be launching his 6th book Gorgeou...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Amused Moose Best Edinburgh Comedy Show - nominee ‘15 NZ Comedy Guild Best International Act - nominee ‘14 School Art Prize – winner ’88. They say follow your dreams, but they don’t mean it. Dreams a...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Hello Humans COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Hello Humans, Jay here (Bath, Reading, Leicester, and New Act of The Year finalist, broadcast on Radio 4 Extra -humble really) doing a show about pyjamas, relativity and meeting Odin (maybe a hallucin...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Show Up THEATRE 
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Pete (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) turns the often vilified clichés of the solo show genre on their clichéd heads. Using an arsenal of Post-it® Notes, Pete transforms the real-life ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Sunil Patel: Titan COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 15:35 (60 min) - Free 
Am I here for a little holiday? No! I’m doing my second show. Here’s some third-party validation from the first one: ‘A clearly gifted comedian with a comfy and approachable style, he is as self-awar...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Martin Huburn - "Tiptonite" COMEDY 
AUG 12-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
There is a fine line between banter and discrimination Martin is a cheeky yet likable working Class lad from the West Midlands. "Tiptonite" is a thought provoking and cheeky perspective on politica...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Erich McElroy Tops Trump COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free Ticketed 
It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but American-born, British-based comic McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the ALTERNATIVE truth, the FAKEST ne...
Espionage / Pravda 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
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 lau...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Not Quite Mass COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of the Year 2016, Steve Bennett. Join the congregation or ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

The Oxford Revue Presents: FREE COMEDY 
AUG 3-19 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
The Oxford Revue return hot faced from another academic year to bring you the sharpest student comedy around. A mixed bill show that has been the starting point for the likes of Michael Palin, Stewart...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Dharmander Singh from Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit COMEDY 
AUG 3-19 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Come and join cheeky chappy Dharmander Singh as he entertains with incredibly funny stories and observations about the pressures of being named after a "Bollywood" legend, the changes in long term rel...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

One Romanian Answering Questions COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Radu Isac is an award winning comedian. He hasn’t won any of the big ones, but then again he’s only been in the UK for less than 2 years. "cynical and tricksy" - Chortle He started comedy in 2006 in ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

ComedySportz UK CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-15 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
10th Year at the Edinburgh Fringe! ComedySportz is a fast-paced improvised comedy show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players go for comedy gold as they create quick witted ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

David Sheeran: I Am Donut COMEDY 
AUG 3-4, 6-17, 19-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Skyfall and Love Actually: three films President Trump will encourage the Prime Minister to stream during his state visit to the UK (probably). Luckily, these ...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show    COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
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...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives....
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  
16:00

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 14t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

All Together Irish Comedy CABARET 
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
A compilation show featuring a some of Ireland's hottest comedians with international guests, all for the low low price of free ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

We're Sorry "Canada's 150th" COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
A showcase of some of the top Canadian acts at the fringe! ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
A number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero. ‘A supe...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

The Ayahuasca Diaries COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 16:00 (40 min) - Free 
Psychiatrist and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones heads to Peru in search ayahuasca, a healing plant medicine so strong that just one dose has been likened to 15 years of therapy. So is it rea...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Teasing the Funny Bone: A Seminar (For Professionals, Amateurs and anything in between) COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Bad Clowns present the first ಫprofessionalಬ seminar on how to rise to the dizzying heights of fame in comedy. Join our three hosts as they clumsily stumble their way through a corpora...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Jimmy McGhie COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
McGhie is back for solo show number seven. He has finally checked in his ego and will be appearing as part of the socialist utopia of the Free Festival. A proper pro for no dough! ‘McGhie reminds you ...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 

Adam Vincent How Not To Kill Yourself When Living In The Suburbs COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Quirky, honest, dark and irreverent humour from this critically acclaimed Australian stand up and writer (The Last Leg) forced by love and money to live in suburban UK where he can’t escape the clutch...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Puppet Fiction THEATRE 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Everybody be cool, this is a mother**cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. The award-winning cult show from New Zealand returns to the Edinburgh...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

#DirtyWoman THEATRE 
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
"The imagined child of Andy Kaufman and a supermodel, Narin Oz is a beautiful comic genius."- Martin Walker, Broadway Baby Narin Oz plays a looney lecturer exploring the most vile human behaviour & la...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

The Rat Pack presents... COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Rat Pack presents... returns to Edinburgh for a 5th sell-out year. The best stand-up and cabaret now bigger and better than ever. Check out the line-ups at www.theratpack.co.uk. 'Classy stand-up...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

The Brain Is In The Heart COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - FREE 
70% improvisation, 30% stories about illicit drug use, and Christian Scientists. All Heart. With more characters than a Pynchon novel pouring out of the head of Russell Hicks, this show promises to be...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Board Game Smackdown COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
The game show about games is back! The Fringe's funniest performers playing board, card and party games live on stage. Hosted by Award-winning comedian and UK Champion board gamer James Cook, guests i...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Rotating Bill COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Crashing back into the fringe for its triumphant 3rd year, Rotating Bill is back to bring you top quality stand up. Featuring different line ups everyday and special guests, it's a sure fire way to en...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Rejected titles: ‘Joy Story’, ‘Ha Ha Land’, ‘Hari Sriskantha and the Order of the Glee-nix’. Basically: this is a show about happiness. The debut hour from Hari Sriskantha: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 16:50 (40 min) - Free 
Meet Frank Lavender; comedian. When a grafting comic from the pub and club circuit of The North is told that his stock material isn’t suitable for the modern comedy palette, where does he go? Dropped ...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free 
Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together After a year in which I have been dealing with depression as bad as I have ever had in 20 plus years, and was unable to perform at last year's Fringe, I am back and...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 
17:00

The Sheffield Revue Presents: Comedy in a Basement COMEDY 
AUG 12-18 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come one, come all – come join us, the University of Sheffield’s comedy society, in this wonderful Basement Bar as we dazzle you with our sketch comedians and stand-ups! It’s free! Join us on the wee...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Following the success of last year's show 'Jen-Hur', which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A bri...
Espionage / Pravda 

Martha McBrier: Balamory Doubtfire COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Why give, only to get kicked in the teeth? Is that saft (soft) or daft? This is the story about the limits of one woman’s kindness. ‘Glorious’ ***** (Scotsman). ‘A naturally charismatic storyteller **...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

A Pessimists Guide to Being Happy COMEDY 
AUG 3-20, 22-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Are you, do you know or have you been a pessimist? Are you, have you been or do you want to be happy? This is the stand up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell ("Grand ideas, infectious charisma and quali...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Self Sabotage COMEDY 
AUG 14-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer deep, terrifying psycho...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Marcus Ryan - ¿Hablas Inglés? COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Stage, UK ★★★★ Funny Tonne, Aus ★★★★ The Skinny, UK ★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★ Three...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

The Long Miserable Journey To Happiness COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
What happens to an optimist clown facing adversity? "The Long Miserable Journey to Happiness" is an interactive show that playfully examines the human condition through the lens of an altruistic clown...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

We Stand Amused COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
"We Stand Amused" is a comedy sketch show brought to you by the Lancaster University Comedy Institute. Filled with original sketches and twisted characters, "We Stand Amused" aims to make the audience...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Comedy with a colour blind dyslexic geordie who has other aliments COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
The alternative stand-up Sean Turner has natural comedic instincts that lead him to areas most comics wouldn’t ever find themselves. Immensely original, fans of Reeves And Mortimer style effervescence...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Prestonian COMEDY 
AUG 3-11, 13-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 17:10 (40 min) - Free 
‘Prestonian’ is a solo stand up show by Saskia Preston. It’ll last 40 fast minutes and feature jokes by and at the expense of someone who’s never actually been to Preston but is a ‘Preston’. I’ll tell...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots Of Friends COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian comedian Dylan Gott performs a brand new hour of stand up comedy about being a virgin until 23 (he's 31 now) and how that affected attempting a long distance open relationship with the only p...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
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...
Espionage / Kasbar 

A Sad Joke About Life COMEDY 
AUG 3-10, 12-16, 18-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada, Virginie Fortin had such a beautiful childhood no one could have predicted she would turn out to be a comedian. Some critics said she is uniquely ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Following his sell out debut tour and appearances on ITV’s Safeword, C5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and W’s Celebrity Advice Bureau, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record)...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Komödie Distillery COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Four of the hottest up and coming acts from the London scene come together for a comedy compilation show to make you chortle. Featuring a diverse group of comedy voices, these acts will set you aligh...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns AGAIN for the third time!!! COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
John Hastings returns for the third time with his absolutely spontaneous amazing cool hour long podcast that is stand up off the top of us tiny stupid head. Every day a topic or title is offered by on...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Nik Coppin returns with some new hilarious anecdotes and jokes from his many shows and journeys around the world. A well travelled stand-up comedian, his comedic exploits have taken him to the far rea...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Celtic Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Two Scots and an Irishman walk into a pub… Jay Lafferty, John Scott and Martin Mor are among the very best Celtic comedians working on the global comedy circuit. Jay Lafferty, ‘Cuddly one sec, cruel...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Star of BBC3s Impractical Jokers, As seen on Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) and Stand up Central (Comedy Central) A brand new stand up show from one of the best stand ups currently working in the UK...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Maff Brown: The Best Clipboard in Comedy. COMEDY 
AUG 14-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Maff Brown has written for Mock the Week, Vic and Bob, Radio 4 and has been nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy award. He was also recommended as the top ten things to see at the Fringe by GQ magazi...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Nostalgie, Chansons Françaises CABARET 
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
One hour of pure nostalgia! Come listen to the best French songs of Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu and other divas interpreted by Dr. Zahida.  ...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
He's back! The German giant returns. Christian is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and is known as 'a f...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 
18:00

All My Friends Are Dead COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Conor lost another friend last year, now he's on his own. 'Delivers high quality material' (Skinny). 'Very shrewd observational humour' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Brilliant' (GetReading.co.uk). ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Stella Graham - Rage Against The Unclean COMEDY 
AUG 15-19 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Ever felt your inner volcano explode at the sight of a motorway middle lane driver, or had an office job so boring you applied to join the North Korean Circus? Then this is the show for you. Coventry ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Joey Page: Pretty boy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Mumbojumbo... That sort of thing. A boy (Joey), being an idiot for an hour (60 mins). Coming? Ok. Cheers! 'A leading name in British cult comedy' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). '...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Alcohol is Good for You too - Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 18:10 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 & selling out all 23 shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Sam (AUS) has been crushing stand-up as of late. So, come join Sam for a drink and another hour of n...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Battered COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Irishman Mark McConnell has pushed his luck in many countries. He has been beaten along his journey, but the spirit of the fighting Irish is strong in this young man! Battered tells the tale of how th...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Bronston Jones: God Bless Merica 3 - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
For the third year, American atheist Bronston Jones looks at the state of his nation and mutters "God Bless 'Merica... because it'll take a miracle to fix it." This is an ever updating show with an Am...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
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 lau...
Espionage / Pravda 

Laft Punk COMEDY 
AUG 15-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night laughs as Matt Duwell brings the best in alternative and off the wall comedy from the fringe that embody the spirit of punk. Expect stand up, satire, sketch, musical comedy and everything e...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Scott Redmond: Departures THEATRE 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Death invites you to decide the fate of The Poet. Death speaks, moral queries are answered and Tom Jones is everywhere, I mean just everywhere. Departures is the story of a poet forced to perform b...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

James Meehan - As If I Hadn't Slept COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Brand new stand-up show from 5* comedian James Meehan. Edinburgh award best newcomer nominee 2014 (with Gein's Family Giftshop), Edinburgh Panel Prize winner 2014 (with Funz and Gamez). James has had ...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Beach Hunks: Hog Wild COMEDY 
AUG 3-19, 21-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Stronger. Stranger. Hunkier. Sopping wet sketch boys Beach Hunks return to Edinburgh with a new hour of destructively offbeat comedy. Absurdity, misery and beachwear collide in a show populated with ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Carabet COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Carabet is a light and escapist comedy show coming to Edinburgh fresh from gigs all over Europe. This trio of Gaulier trained performers use clown, physical comedy, improvisation and music to create a...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Big Cat Small Flap COMEDY 
AUG 14-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Big Cat Small Flap is a surreal stand-up show about the famous giant talking cat called Mr Nibbles and his life and observations on being different in today's crazy world asking the questions; What is...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

Sajeela Kershi - Fights like a girl! COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Growing up Sajeela was taught that the Koran states that Paradise lies beneath a mothers feet. A difficult concept to grasp for a feminist suffering from aching smelly feet at the end of the anti-Trum...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Kev's Komedy Klub COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
A stand-up comedy bill featuring the stars and creators of the underground festival fringe hit Kev's Komedy Kitchen - Kevin Dewsbury and Will Hutchby. Each show will feature a special guest headline ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Komödie Distillery COMEDY 
AUG 8, 15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Four of the hottest up and coming acts from the London scene come together for a comedy compilation show to make you chortle. Featuring a diverse group of comedy voices, these acts will set you aligh...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
The charming and hysterical Scotsman, returns from his worldwide tour to his nations capital, with his biggest and best show yet. The scots are renowned for their talent of spinning a yarn, which is...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Delusions. COMEDY 
AUG 4-20, 22-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
DELUSIONS. A brand new stand up hour from John Scott, now returning to Edinburgh for his tenth run. This is a semi biographical show about mental health combined with topical satire. Obviously there ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
In a brand new comedy and storytelling show, Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting over a shared love of Richard Hawley music and ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 14t...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

The Burning Gadulka THEATRE 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Following a series of failures at music festivals, a Bulgarian musician faces a midlife crisis. Is his lifelong love affair with his instrument – the gadulka, about to be challenged by the arrival of ...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Becky Brunning - Beaming COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Debut solo show from Funny Women finalist and Broadchurch actor Becky Brunning. Edgy and average: the love child of rock’n’roll and cardigans. Becky is conflicted – about everything. Whether it’s choo...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

IlluminArchie COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by, "super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) Award winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. He is described as "poignant, inventive and ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Come witness the resurrection of "The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out) **** "One brilliant punchline after another... a comedian who is in complete control" (The List) **** "At once ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy returns to Edinburgh with a whole new hour of self-effacing comedy. After a successful year of viral videos and comedy triumphs, Storrie is excited to return to her s...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Awake THEATRE 
AUG 3-27 at 18:45 (45 min) - Free 
It's the middle of the night. The air is still, the moon is up, foxes are skulking under lampposts. Many people are deeply, blissfully asleep, unaware of the tortured souls around them who are strugg...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 
19:00

Martin Mor: All the Best COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit. With over 30 years experience as a professional per...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

C'est La Vegan COMEDY 
AUG 3-24, 26-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning comic Dave Chawner delivers his new show about veganism. Exploring the origin of food,ideas & views to understand where things come from. 'This is one comic you have to make the effor...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Milo McCabe: The Talented Mr Hawke COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Troy Hawke, having escaped the clutches of his centenarian mother, questions many of the aspects of life we take for granted. Discernment is a virtue of the wise! Beware the Poundland, Lizard people a...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise. Every show brings these two groups together with globe-trottin...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (OPTION to reserve seat) 
In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Robyn Perkins (5 stars 'exceptionally charasmatic' -Voice Mag) hosts different four/five-star co...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Bob Blackman's Tray? COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel).  ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Adele Cliff: Cliff Notes COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 19:25 (40 min) - Free 
Adele Cliff, writer of one of Dave's Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016, takes you on a trip through her head to examine all the notes she's made on various topics over the last couple of years...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Slug COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:25 (40 min) - Free 
Otherworldly Dave Green does a stand-up comedy show. It’s about death, robots, alienation and slugs. Dave’s unique brand of stand-up combines a type of paranoid stream of consciousness with tightly w...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
A bitter sweet tale of political awakening. After losing everything (including her marbles!) Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet. An adven...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrel COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Underground Irish comedian "Ireland's answer to Frankie Boyle" Andrew Gilmore returns to Edinburgh to allow his comedy demon to run amok on stage. Expect to be blown away with an hour of non-stop laug...
Espionage / Pravda 

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume 1) COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision. Presented in list form. 50 great mistakes guaranteed. This show in its entirety will be a numerical list; a catalogue of errors. Dovetailing in and out of e...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Aaah Sure, It's the Irish Comedian of the Year! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
A show about finding the funny in failur. Join Steve Bennett, Irish Comedian of the year 2016, and giggle about all the parts of life that don't quite work. From technology to religion to politics the...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

A1: The Long Road to Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
With no prior stand up experience, and only a year to learn the craft; Mark Row faces the challenge of performing at the biggest Comedy Festival in the world! Either very brave or very stupid, doesn'...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Blurred Lines COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
An hour of unfortunate experiences and fortunate outcomes, blurred lines is an attempt at understanding human emotions interspersed with frequent references to bodily functions. Diagnosed with juvenil...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell the Truth and End Up Alone in a Ditch Crying COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
We lie to our friends, family, lovers and bosses because it’s easier than telling the truth – we have no idea what we’re doing, and we might have genital warts. In her new show Ellen Waddell tackles t...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Following the success of last year's show 'Jen-Hur', which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A bri...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Ethnic Cleansing - Ruven Govender COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Wash away your white guilt and join Ruven for an hour of hilarious and racially charged stand up comedy that he's honed over the last decade. Ruven is Indian but was born in South Africa and raised in...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

101 Comedy Club COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
'Funny. Fast. Free' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've b...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Matt Price : The Weed Fairy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
My Dad is known by West country Police as Anthony Price AKA the “Weed fairy.” Check out a review of a preview for this show published on May 31st 2017 : http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/matt-price-the-...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Aaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show - Flamin' Hot - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Feast on five of the hottest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including award-winning acts and headliners. Showcasing a different line-up of talent every show.&n...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
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...
Espionage / Kasbar 

I Like me COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
I like me is a journey into why it's important to love one's self and how it can be hard at times. Life stinks but it's better to be an optimist in a pessimist's world. ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
BEST SHOW NOMINEE BUXTON FRINGE 2017 Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee and Best Show Winner Buxton Fringe (and nominee 2015-17) Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world. Cassidy at his brave an...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Andrew Silverwood is "a Self Absorbed Tw*t" COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
"Andrew Silverwood is my favourite name for a debonair Porn Star" - Russell Howard "Another self absorbed twat. Still, Silverwood is very charming." - Great Scott Media, Australia Touring small town...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 
20:00

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 4-27 at 20:00 (180 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar 

Jon Long - Winded COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Jon Long performs stand-up comedy with songs. Songs about love, life, falcons, sex, desert islands and recycling. In between the songs are jokes. Jokes about love songs, celiacs, bad cats, adverts, an...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come and delve into Lily's dark yet hilarious world of celebrity and social media obsession. Inbetweeners star Lily Lovett brings you celebrity impressions with music and audience interaction to creat...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (180 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
SouthPour / Main Bar 

Mae Martin: Dope COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
The star of the award-nominated Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality (BBC Radio Four) examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction in her new stand-up hour of millennial introspecti...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

CSI Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 3-20 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Three of Edinburgh's funniest comedians will have their sets dissected, critiqued, and reviewed, by the toughest comedy critics there are - the comedians themselves. With a different line-up of the ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

DICK IN SPACE THEATRE 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Film noir murder meets surreal mayhem in this world premiere. Dick Spacey has become a legend in the universe, especially in psychiatric circles, where his name is whispered in fear and reverence. Th...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
The Pear Tree / Main Room 

Nai Bowen is Brave! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Nai Bowen is Brave! At least, that's want she wants to believe. One half of fringe favourites Titty Bar Ha Ha, Nai is going it alone for the first time in her life. If she's finished the show, which ...
The Counting House / The Attic 

For Godley's Sake! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
FOR GODLEY'S SAKE back for another year at the THREE SISTERS "One of Scotland's finest onstage treasures... Compelling... ballsy... a breath of fresh air" Guardian "The Glasgow comedy queen" The Lis...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
If you like superheroes, if you want to learn more about their history, if you’ve ever seen a movie that had superheroes in it… if you’ve read this far already – you should see Superhero Secret Origin...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

A Poke in the Eye COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life… The debut 4* stand up show from comic, Georgie Morrell after it’s successful Edinburgh run and transfer to Soho A ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters From My Mother COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Each day of the festival the London-based New York comic will read an unopened letter from his mother, sent before she died alone in New York. 17 unopened letters and 6 opened but unread. ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy - Kyle Legacy COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free 
With sold out shows internationally and abroad, this UK comic living in Australia has mastered blending stand up, improvisation and talking to the crowd. So, come spend an hour with a guaranteed star ...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

AUNTIE COMEDY 
AUG 8-20 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
A black comedy about a black family living in Hackney. Explores the horror and hilarity of a family overcoming prejudice in all its ugly forms, exploring how that affects the human character in the c...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (OPTION to reserve seat) 
In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Robyn Perkins (5 stars 'exceptionally charasmatic' -Voice Mag) hosts different four/five-star co...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Irish Comedy @ Finnegan's Wake COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Multi-Award Winning Irish Comedians present a compilation of Irish comedy, in an Irish pub. What more do you need? Join Donal Vaughan, Pat McDonagh and guests for Craic, Laughs and Pints! And with dif...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Can't Dance, Won't Dance CABARET 
AUG 3-19, 21-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
The uptight, irritable, shy yet monstrously arrogant Kingsley has developed dangerously high blood pressure and a phobia of dancing. In this multi-award-seeking show, the roofsmasher considers the nat...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Tri-Nations Comedy Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
This is a comedy show like no other! Each night catch three comedians from all corners of the globe battling each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

The Rule of Threes COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Audritt (hilarious stand up and internationally acclaimed director; Amused Moose Finalist) Tamar Broadbent (hilarious world touring stand up and musical comedian; Amused Moose Finalist) and chu...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

DOPE FRICTION COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
dope /dəʊp/ ad 1. Very good. "that suit is dope!" friction /ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n/ n 1. conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions. Tom Lawrinson ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Nasty Women on the Fringe! - Sajeela Kershi & Guests CABARET 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Did you support the #WomensMarch? The only place to March at this years festival is down to this female led show! With an array of talented award winning/critically acclaimed guests who are the 'nasti...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  
21:00

Comedy World War 5 COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies. Like in every world war, different line-up each night. Always started by a German (Christian Sch...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Lolbot Wars COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
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, w...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

#AA Abnormal Asian COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
"The Comedy surprise discovery of this year's Fringe" ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au "Identifies the perfect East-West fusion" ★★★★ H...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
How far would you go to fit in? What happens when you deny the very thing that defines you? In this deeply personal show, Rik Carranza revisits a past that forced him to choose between embracing his ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 14t...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

More Equal Than Others COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:00 (45 min) - Free 
Is this Romanian guy supposed to be the future of stand-up comedy? Bold, brash and a total smartass, Victor Pãtrãşcan wings it in this stand up comedy one-man show and tries to get away with it....
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Semi-Pro 4 Life COMEDY 
AUG 3-19 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Amongst the ranks of every Fringe Festival there will be those who will never make it. So large is this number they repeatedly dwarf that other group of significants: those who never tried when it was...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Best of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
For almost 15 years Chortle has been scouring Britain's universities for the best student comedians, helping unearth talent such as Joe Lycett, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Adam Hess and Jamali Maddix – ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

The MMORPG Show II - No Rolls Bard COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
A crowd gathers, no doubt they hear I seek a champion... From the makers of Knightmare Live comes The M.M.O.R.P.G show (Spirit of the Festival winners VAULT 2016) to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection - Free COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a selection of four different comics daily. The 99 Club has been awarded Best London Club at the Chortle Awards for the last seven years and in 2015 was also ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:45 (50 min) - Free 
Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. 'Terrific' Venue Magazine As ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Amy Howerska Is a Goddess *Unless tired or hungry COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Howerska has released her inner goddess! She's a lazy nightmare who might be holding her back; not ideal when it's time to start popping out sprogs. But should everyone be a mother? What if your mothe...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To COMEDY 
AUG 3-15 at 21:55 (60 min) - Free 
After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion has decided to throw her own funeral, glitter and dancing and all, rather than waiting for her untimely death to occur. Probably from an exploded append...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 
22:00

Dirty Poetry SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 3-27 at 22:00 (35 min) - Free 
Whether you are a lesbian couple, a bunch of gay friends, straight and monogamous as hell, or a lonely wanker; this night full of sexually charged poetry has stories in rhyme for people of all sexual ...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

James Bone's TOWNIES COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Townie Tavern is like any regular pub, except in this place regulars include a New Age Traveller, an Old Skool Raver, and a disgraced ex-Met Police Chief. With each of them working out their raiso...
Espionage / The Bunker 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 4-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin COMEDY 
AUG 3-19 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your Lederhosen off at a wide range of topics from some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be shar...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Rob Oldham: Brink COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 22:00 (40 min) - Free 
Brink is a free stand-up show from award-winning young comic, Rob Oldham. It looks at growing up, politics, and being a hypocrite in the 21st Century. There are also two jokes about bums. Since 2016...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

A Drinking Game NYC COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-20 at 22:00 (120 min) - Free 
Love to drink? Love to watch movies? Come see your favorite cult movie classics read live and turned into an interactive drinking game! Previous shows include Back To The Future, Hocus Pocus, Indiana ...
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 4-27 at 22:00 (180 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showc...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Bob Blackman's Tray? COMEDY 
AUG 14-19, 21-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel).  ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

D'Arcehole COMEDY 
AUG 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Jo D'Arcy was told she had 'too much personality' to teach; maybe that's true or maybe she is, as her students told her, just a 'D'Arcehole.' Come and judge for yourselves as Jo talks through why she ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Comedy Boxing: The Rematch COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Aussie wit vs British banter. Two comedians compete over four hilarious rounds. Stand-up, crowd heckling, improvisation, roasting & actual boxing. With sold out shows Internationally & across Australi...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown COMEDY 
AUG 15-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
It’s Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown! Meet a host of characters from the photocopier to the melancholy MD, on the day they find out if the company’s going bust. Bonkers yet nuanced character comedy....
The Counting House / The Loft 

Smug Roberts : Just Me COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Smug Roberts : Just Me Over 20 years as a wishful thinking stand-up comedian has left me fat, broke and on my own in a 2 bed flat above a beauty salon. "A comedy maestro" (City Life) "A master story...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Boys & Girls COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
'Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it' (George Carlin). Original sketch comedy about the different relationships between boys and girls... 'Genuinely ingenious and very funny' (AY...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

The Abersham Flat COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
My name is Aidan but since I was 15 I've been called Taco, because the first girl I ever kissed thought I looked Mexican. I'm half Colombian actually, my Mum was backpacking in South America when she ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Mae Martin and Friends Show-Party COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4's "Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, Russell Howard's Good News) and a mix of special guests improvise a variety show based on your suggestions. With stand up, musi...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre COMEDY 
AUG 3-24, 26-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
The nationally acknowledged renaissance woman has had quite the year for complaints. She has a nasty habit of saying one thing when she means another. A ‘DuBois Entendre’ if you will. Join the self-de...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Daniel Muggleton - Let's Never Hang Out COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free 
Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Edinburgh in 2017 with a brand new show 'Let's Never Hang Out'. He sold out his debut Edinburgh season of 'Not Trying to be a Dick' and is back with a b...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 22:45 (75 min) - Free 
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 lau...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Spectaculus COMEDY 
AUG 14-21, 23-27 at 22:55 (60 min) - Free 
2025 A.D. Almost all forms of entertainment have been conglomerated into the Spectaculus media nexus. Tom uploads his personality to experience the funniest virtual entertainment possible but forget...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 
23:00

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting The Corpse Of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987 COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
Henry Ginsberg is not your typical everyman. He's an anxiety riddled, emotionally fragile, jaded romanticist who decided to pursue a comedy career aged 18 instead of going to university, and who manag...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Asian Comedy Fusion COMEDY 
AUG 12-27 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
A nightly showcase of some of the best international acts currently based in Asia including Brian Aylward, Ollie Horn, Jinx Yeo and more. A great way to sample talent from the emerging Asian comedy sc...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

The Dunning-Kruger Effect COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 23:10 (60 min) - Free 
In his Edinburgh Fringe debut solo show, exciting and troubled comedian Stoph Demetriou attempts to educate the audience on why some people are too useless to realise how useless they are, while his p...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Spiltting the Bill COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Three mad lads from the west of Ireland up for "The Craic" perform their stand up comedy show. Using observations, dry wit, dark humor and audience engagement they illustrate the world from their own ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

A Waste Land MUSICALS AND OPERA 
AUG 3-20 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
An electronic dance opera-odyssey through TS Eliot's iconic poem: part rave, part multimedia installation, this dark, dystopian clusterf*ck follows genderqueer Tiresias on a quest through the seediest...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
After Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day in 2015 and AATIFicial Intelligence in 2016, Aatif Nawaz returns to the Fringe to have The Last Laugh. 'His Intelligent Observations Will Have You Choking With Laug...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Laft Punk COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night laughs as Matt Duwell brings the best in alternative and off the wall comedy from the fringe that embody the spirit of punk. Expect stand up, satire, sketch, musical comedy and everything e...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Beauty & The Beast CABARET 
AUG 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Beauty and the Beast is a one hour, two handed, musical comedy love story. Pompous Alan uses each show as an opportunity to enlighten the public to the “joys” of high art. Suddenly abandoned by his l...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Ultimate Comedy Championship COMEDY 
AUG 3-19, 21-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2017 is the UCC – the comedic equivalent to a no-holds-barred cage fight. Expect trash talking, grudge matches, joke offs and comics going toe-to-toe, armed with their best ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Consignia's Panopticon COMEDY 
AUG 8-15 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
‘Panopticon’ is the institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. It is also the name of this show from Consignia. Consignia a...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

In Between Nightmares COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
In his Fringe debut, Berlin comedy audience favorite Santiago Angel takes us on a dark and hilarious journey through the underbelly of human desire and ego. In his trademark aggressive ‘machine-gun’,...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Njambi McGrath and Guests COMEDY 
AUG 4-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
Njambi McGrath is a Kenyan born an award-nominated comedian and author, hosting a showcase of the rising stars of comedy doing short sets. It's an hour of different flavours. ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Hate 'N' Live COMEDY 
AUG 3-24, 26-27 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
The smash-hit show returns for a fourth 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 audi...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 
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Rahul Kohli & Friends in Kohl & The Gang: COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free 
Award Winning comic Rahul Kohli presents a selection of some best, most talented up and coming acts on the fringe, with a few surprise special guests on occasion too! A chance to see several different...
The Counting House / The Attic 

America vs. Sweden COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:10 (60 min) - Free 
The two greatest countries in the world send comic representatives to wage hilarious warfare on the stages of Edinburgh. Sweden sends its favorite son, Kris Laios and America sends the world famous* T...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

William Rees: The Splash COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 00:10 (60 min) - Free 
"DJing and Poetry" is surely a combination that deserves greater exploration. Thankfully in this show it is given just that. Ploughing aggressively through such topics as love, war and agriculture, Wi...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Club Sol Party CABARET 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Club Sol Party is a completely immersive event that will transport you to sunny Spain for an evening of comedy cabaret that you will never forget! Your holiday reps, ‘The Mauve Coats', will present to...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

How Not to Pull: Confessions of a Trainee Pick-up Artist COMEDY 
AUG 3-20, 22-27 at 00:25 (60 min) - Free 
Ian was as attractive to women as a drunk rhino, so Channel 4 television handed him over to seduction "gurus" who taught him techniques to find love. ...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

NAKED COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 00:30 (50 min) - Free 
"Funny, clever & incredibly entertaining... Naked is an absolute joy to watch." Aussie Theatre "Naked is a little gem of a show." The Plus One Melbourne "Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerab...
Espionage / The Bunker 

William Thompson & Sean Tanuvasa: Pure Dying COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
This is a stand-up comedy show by Northern Irish comedians William Thompson and Sean Tanuvasa. Performing separately, William will take the audience on a journey through his struggles with his weight,...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Sensitive Bricks and The Cement of Time COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Six award-winning clowns, characters, and comedians all show off, separately. But which ones shared a womb? Featuring Julia Masli, Luke Rollason, Christian Brighty, Louise Reay, and The Duncan Brother...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

The Quarter To Fun Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
A different line up every night, hosted by Jon Pearson. Who said fun has to happen before 1am? Join Jon as he presents some of the finest acts at the Fringe that are willing to stay up until 01:45! A ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Kit Sullivan in Digital COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ridiculous and unpredictable, Kit Sullivan dishes out a surreal piece of comedy with mischievous charm. The most technologically advanced show ever assembled *cough*from cardboard. We live in a digita...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Nazi Jihadi COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Toby Arsalan is a German-Pakistani standup comedian writing, performing and procrastinating in Berlin. Toby grew up in Germany, Syria, South Africa and Pakistan. He knows that's weird. “Nazi Jihadi” ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  
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Phil Pagett: Bare Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Late-night one-liners from Phil Pagett, 'One of the country's best new gag writers' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. Expect a no-frills hour of hilarious jokes in...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Laft Punk COMEDY 
AUG 7-8, 14-15 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night laughs as Matt Duwell brings the best in alternative and off the wall comedy from the fringe that embody the spirit of punk. Expect stand up, satire, sketch, musical comedy and everything e...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Manic Pixie Dream Girls COMEDY 
AUG 13-24, 26-27 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
The late-night antidote to pale stale male comedy! The unmissable cult showcase returns for a second year of high-octane fun with the hottest acts at the festival. “Smashing the heteronormative pa...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown? COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 01:15 (60 min) - Free 
Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated; sooo call it even. He asks the questions you never had. ‘We were blown away’ - The Wolfson Howler "Very Accomplishe...
The Counting House / The Attic 

      

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