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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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101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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


3AM Brain

3AM Brain

Comedy

3AM Brain

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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It's all smooth sailing until 3AM. Then the brain has its revenge. ...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe having packed the house daily at the 2019 Festival. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton:"An Irish Charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee". (The Kentish Towner). At the 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage.The video went viral and the story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News.The foll...


50 Ways to Leave your Employer

50 Ways to Leave your Employer

Comedy

50 Ways to Leave your Employer

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 13-28 at 10:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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2021 was the year of the Great Resignation, or as we call it the Great Escape. Join hilarious Brits abroad Jess Bauldry and Sharon VS to hear how they dug their escape tunnels out of the workplace and musings on the meaning of work. There’s also a ukulele. Good luck! This is stand-up for grown-ups that shows that "adult themes" doesnt have to mean dick jokes. Our show re-examines the workplace through the female gaze. It is hilarious, educational and cathartic. ...


60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

Comedy

60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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"One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian) takes a wry and comical look at his homeland, in the company of some chums from the Scottish stand-up scene. Guests change daily. "Nothing short of superb" The Scotsman ...


A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

Comedy

A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 19-28 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An hour of stand-up comedy from three up-and-coming comics - no one asked for this combination of themes but be prepared for a lot of different perspectives! Featuring: Alex Egan, George Everitt & Josh Reynolds. 3 mates who met at an open mic comedy night and begun their journey of standup & lonely takeaways post gig, take their journey to the next level to the Edinburgh Fringe. Josh Reynolds, a crossdresser who came out of the closet to do standup, but in February 2020 so was very soon back in the closet again. Theres more going on in his life than the plot of inception but watch as he d...



A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Experienced comedians Nik Coppin and Matt Price with guests from around the Edinburgh Fringe....


A French Jewish Queer

A French Jewish Queer

Comedy

A French Jewish Queer

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-15 at 00:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Lisa is a French Jewish queer, or as the German say, the one that got away. She's also a mother, but she thought the title would have been too long if she added it to it.

"Her sharp crowd work will leave you in stitches" (***** BFM Paris). Finalist of the American contest Ladies of Laughter 2018 in NYC, "Lisa Raduszynski is a little comedy gem" (***** Rire Féminin).

100% stand-up comedy, a pinch of interaction with the audience and a lot of complaint (she can't help being Jewish).She doesn't really know in which box she fits the best. Will you?...


A morning with Woody Allen (ish)

A morning with Woody Allen (ish)

Comedy

A morning with Woody Allen (ish)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-7, 9-12, 16-21, 23-28 at 10:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Returning to Edinburgh after previous sell out shows at the Festival, in London and many comedy festivals, Simon Schatzberger performs Woody Allen’s legendary 1960s stand-up Comedy, with iconic stories including ‘The Moose’ ‘Mesmerising, like going back in time and seeing him live’ Jon Culshaw ‘An uncanny likeness, Woody fans will love it’ Time Out...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham....


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns and one-liners in this wordplay showcase extravaganza....


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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AUG 4-28 at 17:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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AUG 4-28 at 19:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns and one-liners in this wordplay showcase extravaganza....


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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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 (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, Some Guy Called Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner 2021). Showcasing a different line-up every day featuring the best of the fest....


Aaaaaaaand now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun: Reloaded

Aaaaaaaand now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun: Reloaded

Comedy

Aaaaaaaand now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun: Reloaded

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-27 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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UK Pun finalist and writer of one of Dave’s Best Jokes of the Fringe, Roger Swift resurfaces into the post lock down world with an updated version of his whirlwind roller-coaster ride of non-stop corny jokes, puns, one-liners, wordplay, home-made props and PowerPoint slides. Expect a shameless wazzock telling silly jokes, going out of his way to be daft. Do not expect someone taking himself seriously with slick observational comedy or cutting-edge political satire, so groaning is encouraged. Think Tim Vine meets Lee Evans.'He's a demented genius' ***** (NottsComedyReview.wordpress.com) ...


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Don't miss this stand-up showcase featuring the best comedians from Australia and New Zealand at the Fringe, with host Daniel Muggleton (Tour support from Jim Jefferies, 'A foul-mouthed prophet' ***** The Adelaide Advertiser). ...


Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large

Comedy

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Comedians and chums Adam Greene and Peter Bazely bring you a brain-melting, browbeating, bro-mantic, booze-fuelled Standup comedy show. Both hilarious comedians in their own rights, Adam as seen on BT Sport / Banana Cabaret, and Peter as seen on BBC2 and Greenbelt festival. Greene and Bazely are London stand-up comedians, Edinburgh veterans and future pop cultural figures. Multi-award nominated comedian, Adam Greene has been wowing audiences with his smart, slick takes on everyday problems for nearly a decade. He is known for rapid fire crowd work and off the cuff quips that mean ever...


Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Comedy

Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 15:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Multi-award nominated comedian, Adam Greene takes his debut hour to Edinburgh talking quick fixes for self improvement, clean living and long term mental well being. Has he found the secret to unlocking the perfect human body? Join him in this full-fat stand up show as he finds out “Definitely one to keep tabs on,” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard Warm up for ITV Studios Regular at some of the biggest comedy clubs in Britain As seen on BT Sport As Heard on BBC Radio 4 ...


Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Hot flush banter and dodgy knee chit chat? Yes, the finest comics over forty are here to entertain you. If we can get up the stairs. Remember telephone tables? Or looking up facts in encyclopedias? Think Tinder is for getting a good fire going? Us too. With fifty being the new thirty, expect tales of adventure too, as we navigate luxury travel, vintage wine-tasting and later life parenthood. With all our life experience, we have so much to tell, so much embarrassment to share. Join us for some good, clean relatable fun. Tena pads not supplied....


Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

I've been fired from 14 jobs in my life - I'm starting to think that I might be the problem? I'll tell you some of the stories and you can tell me what you think. "This is an unmissable chance to chuckle with one of the most clever young minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." - The West Australian "Irreverent, wild and most importantly, funny. Taking serious and personal topics, and effortlessly turning them into jokes is a skill most young comedians would kill for, and Taco has it in spades." - 7.5/10, X-Press Mag (Perth FringeWorld 2019) "Effortless and vulnerable charm that is seldom...



Aidan Jones - Taco

Aidan Jones - Taco

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Taco

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 21:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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My nickname is Taco – the first girl I ever kissed thought I looked Mexican. I'm Colombian actually. My Mum was backpacking in South America when she was 22, came home and found out she was pregnant. In September 2019 I met my biological father for the first time. It got heaps of likes on Instagram, so I've written a show about it. “This is an unmissable chance to chuckle with one of the most clever young minds on the Aussie comedy circuit.” - The West Australian “Irreverent, wild and most importantly, funny. Taking serious and personal topics, and effortlessly turning them into jokes is...


Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Comedy

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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I have done 5 different solo shows at Edinburgh, in 2013,2014,2015,2017 and 2018. I will be doing two different shows at the Fringe this year the first of which is called, Al Lubel talks about his name for 56 minutes and about something else for 4 minutes. The title of the show fully describes the show! ...


Al Lubel: The Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Al Lubel: The Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Comedy

Al Lubel: The Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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I will be discussing my psychological state since my mother passed away four years ago leaving me "parentless". The issues I will discuss are my desire to be funny, my preference for space over time as it pertains to Einstein's conception of space time, my fear of death, more specifically my fear of second hand smoke, my love of basketball/lack of interest in hockey, issues of low self esteem and high self esteem, being homeless looking, the fear of intimacy, and the love of my grandmother. ...


Alcohol Is Good For You

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 17:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Join us for a drink & another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter! Same spirited show but with all new faces performing stand up and sharing their best drunken comedic tales! If they cant make you laugh I guess you weren't drunk enough. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2016-19. Hosted by Kyle Legacy "5 Beers! A must see event" The Bartender "One of the best stand-up comedy shows I've seen in my life" ★★★★½ Tulpa Magazine "Comedy working at all sorts of social and cultural levels" Fringefeed 2021 ...


Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 20:15 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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"Philosophy Machines" is the new stand-up comedy show in 2022 from Alex Farrow. Alex is the host of the award-winning Jericho Comedy in Oxford, as recommended by the Telegraph, the i Paper, Chortle and The Sunday Times. His philosophy themed solo stand-up shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. As heard on BBC Radio 4 extra and BBC sounds. Praise for Alex's 2021 show: "Practically perfect", ★★★★★ The Scotsman Featured in The Times as part of ‘A bloke called Dave’s’ Best Jokes of the Fringe 2021 “An hour of laugh-out-loud, cere...


Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)

Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)

Comedy

Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Have you tried just being brave, or whatever? Alice-India (2Northdown New Act of the Year Finalist 2021) is looking for a new best ever friend forever. Alice, the friendly face of mental illness and all round delightful little pain in the butt, will break your heart in to a million pieces (in a good way lol) and show you how simple it is to just be brave, or whatever we get it stop going on oh my god....


All-American Snack Attack

All-American Snack Attack

Comedy

All-American Snack Attack

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

America has given many great inventions to the world: electricity, the telephone, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. American food scientists are working around the clock to make the craziest, most decadent snacks the world has ever seen. Have you ever wanted to eat Cotton Candy, but also Cap'n Crunch, but don't know how to decide which to eat? Now with Cotton Candy Cap'n Crunch, you don't have to. Mark Henely and Ben Miller are two American comics who are coming to Edinburgh to be your tour guide through the cutting edge world of American snack foods. Each show, Mark and Ben will be introducing a d...


Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Comedy

Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 5-14 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Allyson June Smith & Daisy Earl are two of the highest regarded female comedians in the industry. Both are tour supports for Jason Manford & John Bishop and regularly play across the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. Allyson was nominated for Best Female Stand Up at The Canadian Comedy Awards and Daisy is a former Winner of the Scottish Comedian of the Year Award. These two exciting, new voices are joining forces to work out.... their latest material. Come watch the funniest work out, you’ll ever see! ...



Alpha's All Stars

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 24-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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We live in interesting times. Climate change. Pandemics. War. But do not despair! Alpha Wolf, Britain's leading survivalist, and his friends, will show you what YOU need to survive! Alpha's All Stars features: - Alpha Wolf ('Imaginative, interesting and hilarious' - Zing's Comedy Reviews) - Bunny Hopkyns ('A cross between Brian Pern and Spinal Tap' - Chortle) - Yasser Kayani ('Sometimes dark, sometimes weird, always funny'- Scenesaver) - Doug Graves ('Deliciously brilliant - Kyle Wallace, GB Comedy) - Stephen Catling ('A barrage of silly and inventively twisted ideas' - The Londoni...


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Comedy

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 8-15 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. As told by Carole Shaw, the show’s creator and star performer, this is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model. She is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state, in her Platinum Jubilee year, reflects on her long life and finally reveals her “all” to her people - her undying love for her dogs, the men in her life, her single-handed success at forging peace processes, her secret passion for motorbikes, coming out ...


AMJ Entertainer

AMJ Entertainer

Comedy

AMJ Entertainer

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 20-28 at 13:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

The true story of one man’s ambition to become the greatest holiday park entertainer in England. In a show filled with laughs, music and lots of heart, AMJ recalls the bumpy road towards his dream. Could he face down family opposition, self-doubt and the occasional not-so-happy camper to become a summer holiday legend? Lovely stuff – Steve Furst. Adam has a scream as you go faster energy that really sucks you in - Chortle A rock n roll Peter Kay – Deal Radio. Going to do big things – Euphoria Turn on the lights and mic and watch the magic happen -Stooges comedy ...


An American Comedy Showcase. Free!

An American Comedy Showcase. Free!

Comedy

An American Comedy Showcase. Free!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Comedian Gabe Mollica meets lots of funny people at fringe, this is the showcase where he books them!!...


An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 21:15 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A revolving door of different African, Australian & British comedians every show! Come support your home country roots while learning about other peoples cultures in the funniest way possible. Hosted by Kyle Legacy!...


An Irish Disgrace

An Irish Disgrace

Comedy

An Irish Disgrace

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 5-17, 19-21, 23-28 at 13:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mike Rice is an Irishman telling stories(Shocker).In this show he talks about getting into a relationship with a Scottish chip shop, an ongoing feud with an Australian child, and his attempts to charm a German Bus driver. "Rapid-fire, edgy storytelling" -Perth Fringefeed "The best new comic I've seen in years" - Karl Spain...


An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

Comedy

An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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After a sell out run at last year’s Fringe, Eddie Mullarkey is back with a new show chronicling his post covid recovery process: adopting a rescue dog, getting diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (by a non professional), and avoiding his overbearing mother. The show involves a mix of story telling, observational comedy and crowd interaction. Expect to be part of the comedy! ...



Andy Roach - Laughing At Conspiracy Theories

Andy Roach - Laughing At Conspiracy Theories

Comedy

Andy Roach - Laughing At Conspiracy Theories

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Andy Roach - Liverpool based comedian - brings his debut solo show to Edinburgh in 2022. The show will include jokes, stories, observations and a few songs on the guitar - all loosely built on the narrative of Andy's ex Girlfriend, Jenni. Jenni is a flat earther. Is it really that surprising people turn to wild conspiracy theories, when basically everyone is lying to us nearly all of the time? Flat Earthers. 9/11. Instagram stalkers. The Titanic. YouTube wormholes. Jesus Christ. What's real? It will all be in there one way or another. Andy was shortlisted in the Musical Comedy A...


Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning musical comedian and internet sensation, Anesti Danelis, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to change your life with his critically acclaimed comedy concert. Inspired by the deep well of vapid internet gurus, and aggressive self-help books yelling at you to “Get Your F**king Sh*t Together!!!” Anesti Danelis has decided that he will also add his voice to the oversaturated void of unsolicited advice. With catchy songs on guitar, piano, and violin you will be serenaded about: stealing from work, living at home, mermaids with unsolicited advice, the dangers of toying with a ...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 6-28 at 13:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Comedy Venue Award 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chortle Awards) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the sixth consecutive year - after four sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor! ...


Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 15, 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Singer/Songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra, invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online super sensation in the making. Essex through and through, Angela is 32 and has been for many years. Living with her cats Pinot and Grigio, she styles herself as a the authentic voice of real people, tackling such heady subjects as minimalist cooking (good), dating (bad) and local board game groups (could go either way.) Linking these, and their effectiveness in establishing her as a global mega-brand, she shares ...


Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-21 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Channel 4's Lee and Dean, BBC's Outnumbered, The First Team, Count Arthur Strong) brings her BBC Radio 4 special to life in this debut stand-up show. For the first time in her career, Morris steps out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Kid-Life Crisis is an honest, funny and uplifting show about turning 40, eligible bitchelors, biological clocks and embracing 'otherhood. Reviews for previous shows: 'The most original actress/comedian since Victoria Wood' (Daily Express) 'Beautifully crafted' (Independent) 'Dar...


Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends (an ex 90's girl band members) Annie Sup and Angela Bra for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a bar crawl full of O M gosh moments you’re unlikely to forget. With original tracks influenced by everything from hiphop to early nineties rave you’ll visit a cocktail bar, meet the local DJ and witness this try-hard party pair’s vision for the future. A new production from the creators of Andy Quirk and Anna J’s First World Problems. “You should be first in the queue for this” - Fringepig...


Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 22-28 at 14:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real skil...



Anxiety vs Depression: A Comedy Game Show – Pay What You Can

Anxiety vs Depression: A Comedy Game Show – Pay What You Can

Comedy

Anxiety vs Depression: A Comedy Game Show – Pay What You Can

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Anxiety vs. Depression: which one is funnier? Well, we’ll know the answer at this interactive game show! Comedians will form two teams, Team Anxiety & Team Depression, will battle each other with their mental health material! You, the audience, decide the winning team! WHAT? THAT’S SO COOL! Oh, wait. You, the audience, also get the chance to win £5 too! REALLY? YAAS! Anonymously write a depression/anxiety antidote on a paper, then the comedians from the winning team will improvise on randomly selected papers. The best antidote chosen by the comedians will be asked to be claimed by the audie...


Are We All in a Cult?

Are We All in a Cult?

Comedy

Are We All in a Cult?

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Top leaders, love bombing, results driven expectations, endless tasks - is your family a cult? Is society a cult? Is the lollipop lady the benign face of cultism? Are we all in the same cult? Is your cult better than mine? If so, how do I join? How many cults does it take to change a light bulb? Don’t ask questions! ...


Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Comedy

Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A stand-up comedy compilation show hosted by Tom Mayhew (as heard on BBC Radio 4), with all proceeds going to Turn2Us, a UK charity that helps people living in poverty....


Arielle Dundas & Rebecca Kaplan: Parfait

Arielle Dundas & Rebecca Kaplan: Parfait

Comedy

Arielle Dundas & Rebecca Kaplan: Parfait

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-9 at 00:05 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Arielle Dundas and Rebecca Kaplan: Parfait Rebecca Kaplan and Arielle Dundas each perform a half hour of comedy. Rebecca Kaplan’s standup focuses on the wacky, weird side of life – everything to sex to pigeons – while Arielle Dundas explores her darkly funny examination of society’s relationship to her body, from fat liberation to sex. Rebecca Kaplan is a native New Yorker and like, super proud of that. She’s performed all over the country including at Comedy Oakland, the Boston Comedy Festival, and the She Makes Me Laugh festival in NYC. Last year she landed on Reddit’s R/Cringe. She c...


Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Comedy

Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ashley Haden is back with his 5th show "On The Outside Pissing In" looking at everything from discrimination to mental health to politics. It may be dark, it may be uncomfortable, doesn't mean it isn't funny. With a growing reputation as an honest, fearless comedian willing to tackle subjects with fresh eyes and cutting wit, Ashley Haden’s comedy is not for the faint of heart. Politically pointed and with killer punchlines, this self professed “Genocidal Liberal” creates his stand up shows as havens against the growing stupidity of a selfish world....


Banana Split

Banana Split

Comedy

Banana Split

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-14 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Fresh, off-beat comedy from two former Cambridge Footlights. Louisa met Níamh at University and knew immediately she was the banana to her split. Their relationship began when Níamh locked Louisa in a kitchen for no reason. Things began to escalate when Louisa forced Níamh to gate-crash a party in character as landlocked yacht owners. Recently they’ve both gotten into splitting things in half – cakes, xylophones, the atom – and thought they’d split an hour show too. Join us for the weirdest damn sundae you’ve ever eaten. Louisa Keight is an alumnus of Soho Theatre Young Company, win...


BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

Comedy

BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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NO LIMITS: An irreverent, anti-PC comedy show where comedians push boundaries, slice and dice edgy topics and are not afraid of taking the risk. If you get easily offended, DO NOT COME TO THIS....


Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Comedy

Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 12:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ben Miller has pectus excavatum. It's a medical condition, not a Harry Potter spell. Stand-Up Science is in equal measures hilarious, educational, and deeply personal. Scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller takes you on a journey that explores everything from milk to the thermodynamics of refrigerators with a wit and humor that makes these topics both approachable and delightful. And you probably like that sort of thing, nerd. Ben Miller is an NYC based comedian who has been working for the past 6 years and in that time he's performed at all the top clubs in the city such as Broadwa...



Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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


Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Constantly rotating line-up of the best comedians at this year's festival. Hand picked from the crop of Aussie and international funny people who have tread the Adelaide Fringe boards. A guaranteed night of laughs....


Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Comedy

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 20-28 at 11:55 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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There’ll be no storytelling, no deep meaning about relationships, no moral messages near the end... but there might just be quick-fire jokes, dark wordplay, oddball characters, off-the-wall impressions and - if you’re lucky - some meaty layers between those aubergines. 2018 Pebble Trust Award-winner Bex is back in force with her high-energy work in progress stand-up comedy show full of lots of weird stuff you weren’t expecting: guaranteed! Come with her on an unexpected whimsical journey as she tries to embrace her neurodiverse side. Her show explores how it affected her growing up, how it ...


Broad Strokes Improv

Broad Strokes Improv

Comedy

Broad Strokes Improv

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-12 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ireland's only all-women improv troupe brings you an all-women, all-Irish comedy show unlike any other. We'll embark on an extended and continuously improvised journey based entirely on your suggestions, full of whacky worlds and crazy characters. ...


Broken Record

Broken Record

Comedy

Broken Record

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-14 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Willis attempts to show his audience and his digital therapist that his life is absolutely, definitely fine, with a solo hour of quick, quirky comedy sketches. In a cash-strapped, tech-focused NHS, digital therapists are all the rage. Locked in a bare room with just the therapist’s soothing voice, Daniel is encouraged to delve into his past embarrassing encounters and revealing dreams. As the show goes on the lines between fiction and reality become more blurred as Daniel attempts to prove that his life is back on track. (Semi-Finalist – Max Turner Award 2020) (Quarter-Finalist...


Bruce Willis is my Dad

Bruce Willis is my Dad

Comedy

Bruce Willis is my Dad

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 16-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Daddy issues taken too far, or not far enough? Because my only issue is that Bruce refuses to submit himself to a DNA test to prove once and for all that I am his daughter. When I was 6 years old I had a dream that Bruce Willis was my real dad, and like Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her before me, I had to find out the truth. This is a journey through Bruce’s schedule around the time of my conception, his best and “worst” films, and the tasteful question of if Bruce and my mum ever “held hands” and “fornicated.” Come for the action movie recreations, stay for the weird childhood tales that e...


Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Comedy

Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 00:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The risqué sensation is back! After sold-out runs at both the 2019 and 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the 2020 Perth Fringe World festival, the interactive and ever-evolving circus of debauchery comes to Edinburgh for 2022. Watch comedians share stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more. Never the same show twice, Bumble Me Tinders offers hilarity and surprises for audiences of all backgrounds – singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. The perfect way to end your day at the Fringe!...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Comedy

Character Building Experience

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 22-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive roleplaying game show, suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure with improvised music, songs and questionable choices. Roll the dice on this comedy gameshow. "plenty of laughs and nerd camaraderie"- Broadway World ★★★★ “endlessly pleasing, voraciously funny hour of unpredictable nonsense” The Indiependent ★★★★ ...



Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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‘Live! Laugh! Liquidate!’ is message 8-year-old Charmian got from Hammer Horror film ‘SHE’, starring sexy Bond Girl Ursula Andress. Today Charmian’s a grown-up stand-up, but those life tips have withstood the test of time. With Evil Life Coach Queen 'SHE' as her guide, she now shares joys of Obsession, Jealousy, and Revenge: - -Your first love won't forget you, however much they spend on therapy. - Bad girls get remembered, nice girls get dismembered. - Fame comes to those who hate. -Big bazookas are a free pass. And the most important tip of all ...… -Never Let It Go! Ever! With ...


Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Comedy

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-16 at 15:40 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You'll always find him in the corner at parties, but is it time for Chris to put himself in the middle of things? If not, a trip to the buffet table or maybe the toilet would be ideal right now. A show about being held back, Bop It, and ice cubes. Max Turner Semi-Finalist and Newsjack contributor. 'Not genius' - Tim Minchin ...


Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Comedy

Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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'German, but funny.' DER SPIEGEL 'One of the most subversive acts ever.' THE SPECTATOR The Fringe favourite returns. Christian Schulte-Loh is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and has been called 'a funny German - the only one!' (Kkunst). 'Has the hilarity factor' ★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A funny, highly skilled comedian' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks) 'One of the most subversive acts ever!' (Spectator) www.germancomedian.com ...


Come See – Evan Desmarais

Come See – Evan Desmarais

Comedy

Come See – Evan Desmarais

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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COME SEE; this is Evan's return to the UK after being stuck in Australia for the bulk of the pandemic. After a hard couple of years, this time-tested comedian will be weaving seamlessly between jokes, crowd work, and improvised rants. Every show is unique, impulsive, and in the moment. You're not going to want to miss this. This Canadian leaves no doubt as to why he's internationally in demand. "Perfectly combined witty humour with naked vulnerability."-Yewth. In Canada, Evan has been featured in festivals including Just For Laughs 42, Dark Comedy Festival, Sketchfest, NxNe, and more. H...


Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'Come sit on the Couch with Me" Is this a therapy couch or a casting couch and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical but true look at communication in the western world today, with a good dose of rapping and a big pinch of satire. Did you know 90% of our communication is body language? Yours will be scrutinised at some point in the show...You will leave shaken and stirred, and if not a better person then certainly a more self aware one!'' ...


Comedy Boxing

Comedy Boxing

Comedy

Comedy Boxing

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 14-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 17:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Back by popular demand Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh with all-new comedic competitors! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and even Boxing. With four years of sold-out shows in the UK and internationally. Come see one of the most exciting comedy shows at the festival. ”Comedic brilliance” ★★★★★½ The Australian Times ”Electrifying and hysterical” Perth Press ”Downright funny” ★★★★ The Music...


Comedy Estonia

Comedy Estonia

Comedy

Comedy Estonia

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best Estonian comedians are at the Fringe for the second time and they have their own show! Come and listen to an hour of Estonian stand up, performed in ENGLISH, that is relatable to all. This is dark humor and you will likely go "aww" while listening to them talk about their life in Eastern Europe. Luckily this will be followed by laughter as they have the punchlines to back it up. ...



Comedy for Hot People

Comedy for Hot People

Comedy

Comedy for Hot People

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

A comedy showcase for hotties! No uggos allowed! Previous acts have been Alfie Brown, Olga Koch, Phil Ellis, Stephen Bailey, Aurie Styla, Aaron McCann & Sophie Duker. Manchester's hottest comedy night is coming to the fringe, bringing all their hottest acts to a whole new sexci audience. Yeah thats right, we mean you, you fitty. Look at you there, with your eyes and your face, reading this. You'd look good on our front row, or the back row, where ever you like tbh. I know we're giving it the biggun in this write up but actually we'd really like to meet you, your mates; maybe even your p...


Comedy for the Curious

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Comedy for the Curious is a comedy panel show with a science twist. Each show comprises of three very different stand-up comedy sets all around the topic at hand. Award Winning host Robyn Perkins (4 Stars, Chortle) uses science comedy to explore the theme while the guest comedians take a more light-hearted (and non-science) approach. The show then weaves in hysterical, personal (and often revealing!) chat while exploring the subject further and wraps up with an outrageously silly game! Don't miss this unique format where curiosity and stand-up comedy are combined. The chat and stand-up sets ...


Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy

Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedy Hour features Prue Blake, Peter Jones & Sonia Di Iorio, three of the freshest stand-ups coming out of Australia bringing a new hour of comedy to the Fringe. They've done stand-up on television, they've won awards, they've written for TV, they've sold out shows, they've gigged around the world and now they've arrived in Edinburgh! (Prue Blake) "Dashing" and "Disillusioned Feminist." - The Age (Peter Jones) "Smart and sharp Jones'' excellent use of language packs jokes within jokes." - Funny Tonne (Sonia Di Iorio) "Quick witted, tight and oozing with confidence." - Pop Culture-y ...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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


Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 00:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but If they cant make you laugh... then they must Strip! Come along for an hour of high-caliber comedy mixed up with loose, wild & sexy late-night antics. Sold Old Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Hosted by Kyle Legacy!...


Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This show is Performed by a dry human person with a surreal sense of humor. Sean talks of life experiences and stories from his imagination. Animations from his online sketch show the Comedy Wibble will be apart or the show....


Crazy Broken Chinese

Crazy Broken Chinese

Comedy

Crazy Broken Chinese

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 15-28 at 19:05 (40 min) - Pay What You Can

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The zig-zag semi-autobiographical journey of a spoiled Chinese daughter trying to cope with cultural shocks and sexual liberations away from her family’s supervision back in China. This 40-minute stand-up comedy show is based on the comedian’s experience as an international student in the US and life during a global pandemic in Australia. It is a semi-autobiographical and self-exploring journey filled with jokes on family drama, romance and sex, language and culture explorations. If you want to find out how crazy and broken she is, join her and her comedian friends for some funny and quirky jo...


Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Comedy

Cyclopath

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 21:35 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Dion Owen is a professional Canadian comedian and true Cyclopath. His solo show is centered on years of stand-up material and a focus on the beneficial bonuses of bikes. Pitted against the potential perils of capitalism!...



Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 21:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia but he's also the sweetest little angel that ever lived. As seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave) and Best Newcomer Nominee (Chortle). As heard on BBC radio Manchester. North West Break Through Act of the Year (2021)- Winner Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Third Place West Didsbury Comedy Festival New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Winner Beat The Frog World Series (2020) - Winner Scene Alba, The SAM Award (2021) - Winner Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year (2021) - Finalist...


Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Comedy

Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian wearing a tracksuit. His debut special ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ aired multiple times on ABC Comedy in Australia, and is now streaming on Prime Video. His debut album ‘Let Me Finish’ is streaming on Apple Music, Spotify & SiriusXM distributed by Grammy Award-Winning production company Comedy Dynamics. His solo shows are sell-out hits at comedy festivals around the world, and have received critical acclaim with multiple 5 & 4 star reviews. His 2019 show ‘Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon it’s easier for Straight, White Men?)’ being selected as ...


Daphna Baram: Out and About

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Crawling out of Covidworld into the elusive sun, Daphna Baram examines what's left, what's ahead and what has gone for good and realising, much to her horror, that she is not the same, either. * * * * * "Masterful" (Bunbury Magazine); * * * * "Amazing" (The Wee Review); * * * * "Wonderful and hilarious" (Broadway Baby) "Fascinating" (Chortle)...


Darius Davies: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

Darius Davies: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

Comedy

Darius Davies: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The NDA show may or may not be about a legal affair that featured prominently in the UK press over the past year concerning Darius. He couldn't possibly say. He urges that you DO not GOOGLE 'Darius Davies lawsuit'. This show IS not ABOUT that. All are welcome, except any lawyers from Harbottle and Lewis. 'Darius hilariously... takes revenge' **** (Scotsman). 'Hilarious... supercharged... impassioned" **** (Chortle.co.uk). NB: All audience members are required to sign a legally binding NDA forbidding them from discussing the content of the show....


Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Comedy

Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A comedy show where one of the top improvisational stand up comedians in Europe takes your suggestions and generates hilarious jokes on the spot along with tried and tested material! About this event ★★★★★★★★★★ Finally, something Netflix can't match! Darkest Thoughts offers you the audience a chance to get immediate comedy based on any topic you can think of. This interactive show opens with a short and funny conversation with the opener about what themes interest you today. Then there is a short break where you get to write do...


Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 12-19 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE) for some new jokes. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, ★★★★★ "Punbelievable!" - The Mirror. ★★★★ - Sunday Express. Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes. I've got 205 characters left. Ah now it's 175. 158 now. Ah no only 149 characters left. 117! Just 112 characters left now. 82 characters left, 62, god t...


Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

Comedy

Dave Chawner: Mental

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The critically acclaimed show about mental health (rather than mental illness) returns to The Edinburgh Fringe. Number 1 best selling author, award winning comic and presenter Dave Chawner brings his new and improved show to The Fringe. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 5. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. ...


Dave Chawner; Underdog

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A show timely show about dogs, defeat & determination from No.1 best selling author, award winning comic and underdog Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 5.As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Arts Award Voice★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Bunbury Magazine★ ★ ★ ★ - The List★ ★ ★ ★ - Edinburgh Festival Magazine★ ★ ★ ★ - Three Weeks★ ★ ★ ★ - Broadway Baby★ ★ ★ ★ - Wee Review★ ★ ★ ★ - Ed Frin...



David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-5, 8, 11-12, 15, 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 10:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Under Covid, every day is like Groundhog Day... and like Fast and Furious 9! And like Avengers: Infinity War. And like No Time To Die. Take a fresh look at the pandemic with reference to a long list of Hollywood box-office hits. And Loki....


Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Comedy

Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Expertly written set. with consistent loud laughs" Notts Comedy Review Diane's 9th stand-up show exploring themes of deficiency, such as the inappropriate board game her Mother has made, having anaemia when you're ginger and married sexual mishaps. A witty, saucy and mischievous performer you can watch Diane's critically acclaimed previous shows for free on her YouTube channel. Outrageous, refreshingly honest, Diane fills her shows with delirious moments of happiness, revelations and twists all delivered with a charming openness unlike any other comedian working today. ***** "Not to be ...


Dirty Anxious Vampire

Dirty Anxious Vampire

Comedy

Dirty Anxious Vampire

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 14:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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What does sex means to you? It's the question that Mihai asked himself in his debut solo show "Dirty Anxious Vampire". Join him in this coming-of-age story filled with dirty jokes, absurd humor, and a deep fear of squatting toilets. Take a journey through his surreal childhood and laugh at the obstacles that he encountered growing up such as social anxiety, sexual frustration, epilepsy, bird phobia, and many more. If you are still not yet convinced that you should watch this show then let me ask you the following questions: "Were you the quietest in your group of friends? " "Did you ever h...


Disabled Cants

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A revolving line-up of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays....


DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-22, 24-28 at 14:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Maureen Langan doesn’t want to hate people; they make her hate them. Langan uses her quick wit and hysterical outrage to lambast politicians, reality stars, hipsters, cougars, and the easily triggered.  "Should not be missed!"Stagebuddy "Killer sense of humor!"SF Examiner "Laugh-out-loud hilarity!"Daily Business, UK “I adore her and you will, too.”Alan Zweibel, Original SNL Writer & Tony Award-Winning Playwright ...


Don't Start Me on White Jesus

Don't Start Me on White Jesus

Comedy

Don't Start Me on White Jesus

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

It is the age of spin and it has become nearly impossible to distinguish lies from the truth and as a result we are questioning everything we have been taught. Canadian comedian Dana Alexander debuts her brand new hilarious hour exploring history, politics and the concepts we have typically accepted as fact. Asking questions like; Why does Jesus look like Brad Pitt if he is from the Middle East? What is the difference between an explorer and a terrorist? If Africa is so poor why are so many countries robbing it? The culture wars are raging and spin is everything. People can choose what the...


Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Comedy

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-7, 9-13, 15-21, 23-28 at 01:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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International comedian LongHu has brought laughter to Beijing for years and is now bringing it to you. He is donning his heels and delivering a dose of comedy at ya. BOSCH!! Join Longhu as he tells stories from his life and his linguistic journey. Don’t take that tune with me has trains, planes and stripper heels Find out how Language learning sucks but sometimes helps, how to deal with annoying kids, and how a dildo can get you in trouble on a train. ...



EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

Comedy

EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 17-28 at 11:45 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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The EdFringe Podcast (Previous guests Isy Suttie, Arthur Smith, Joe WIlkinson, Tony Law, Simon Munnery Kate Copstick and many more) bring a live-version. Interview the great and good on their Edinburgh fringe experience and experiences. ...


Eh! Comedy Showcase

Eh! Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Eh! Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Canadians are easy to get a long with and most importantly, funny. (We are also humble so sorry for the hype). But we need asses in seats in order for people to enjoy this amazing show featuring the best Canadian comedians!...


Eh! Comedy Tour

Eh! Comedy Tour

Comedy

Eh! Comedy Tour

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Two internationally touring Canadian comedians, Andrew Packer & Jacob Balshin, perform a blend of stand up & musical comedy with an emphasis on improvised crowd work. The two form a unique connection with audiences, humorously divulging more and more about themselves as they discover the personality of each crowd. The result is a deeply personal stand-up show from two of Canada's finest young comedians. Together their comedy has amassed over 250K followers and 50 Million views on Youtube, Instagram & TikTok....


Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 17-23 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Following her first US tour and millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on post pandemic hookup culture and being a childfree badass, Conway returns in a high energy, sex positive banger for 2022. Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, Grazia & BBC 4 Extra. ★★★★ "A champion for anyone that’s chased ...


Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has led to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness, and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an Asexual living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual... - “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical) - "Infectiously funny" (The...


Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Comedy

Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 22-28 at 13:45 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Interactive storyteller and hyperactive introspect Elliot Wengler returns to the Fringe. Imagine if you decided one day that you wanted to just be yourself from now on. Amazing, right? Unfortunately, this led Wengler to a full on identity crisis and he's been trying to occupy so many identities since. Now, he's going to work out what it means to be yourself, to find your feet, to become confident and to become Elliot Wengler. Mostly a stand up show, but part workshop and if all goes to plan, VERY moving! Let's do it! Let Wengler Be Wengler! ...


Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Split Bill work in progress show from Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows. Two friends just trying their best in life. Elaine Fellows - Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material ‘Chortle’ Delightfully low energy, holds the audience well ‘The Reviews Hub’ Absolutely fantastic. A star in the making ‘Brighton Grin’ Elaine was recently a finalist in the Brighton Grin New Comedian of the Year Award 2021. She has also reached the final stages of several other new comedian competitions such as Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, So You Think You’re Funny 2021 and The Max Turner P...



Europe's Most Wanted!

Europe's Most Wanted!

Comedy

Europe's Most Wanted!

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 11-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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In this diverse and friendly stand-up show, Europe's funniest comedians come together with the most well-travelled acts from the rest of the world! They will recall their most outlandish and embarrassing travel stories and quirky observations of their own cultures, all in one room, with no social (or emotional) distancing. Come down to have a laugh and a drink with prime nomads of the comedy world. Different line-ups each night, experienced MCs and lots of fun and fresh insight are guaranteed. ...


Existential Queer

Existential Queer

Comedy

Existential Queer

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An hour of raucous queer comedy hosted by award-winning comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx. Join two of the UK’s most exciting new acts as they cover topics from growing up gay to bravely embracing oat milk. And with special guests handpicked from the best LGBTQ acts at the fringe, this is a show not to be missed. Whether it’s being mistaken for a man (Kate) or an elderly woman (Daniel), they’re here, they’re queer, and they’re doing their best to overcome a deep sense of existential fear....


Experiment Human

Experiment Human

Comedy

Experiment Human

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Blending dark comedy with the surreal, Experiment Human tells the story of Monkion, a non-human creature, curious to understand the world outside their laboratory in the attic. Having kidnapped the actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the height of his fame to protect him from the media, Monkion sets out to answer the ultimate question: what makes humans happy? Will the experiment succeed this time? What will happen if it doesn't? We'll find out... “Brilliant and batshit … strikingly original with moments of absolute comic genius” ★ ★ ★ ★ Edfringe Review 2019...


Filthy Fringe

Filthy Fringe

Comedy

Filthy Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-17 at 00:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An Evening of dirty jokes and raunchy humor from the best and twisted standups that Fringe has to offer. Hosted by American born and Amsterdam based Comedian Matt Castellvi, prepare for an uncensored standup comedy show like no other....


Filthy Funny Females

Filthy Funny Females

Comedy

Filthy Funny Females

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 21-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Filthy. Funny. Females. A funny (and filthy!) hour served to you by a selection of female comedians from across the globe. New York City comedian Katharyn Henson (Ew Girl, You Nasty **** - The Skinny) presents some of the finest funny female voices at the Fringe. Katharyn, described as "hair-raising stand-up" by the Scotsman has met a lot of funny women while touring her comedy all over the world and she delights in being able to showcase the filthy funny frenzy of funny female voices in a daily changing line-up of filthy fun. ...


From Ukraine with Laughs

From Ukraine with Laughs

Comedy

From Ukraine with Laughs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 17 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best comedy comes from tragedy. Being from Ukraine was already tragic enough… and then the war started. This exclusive standup comedy show features the best comedians Ukraine has to offer: Volodymyr Zelensky, Dima Watermelon (yes, it's his real name) and Pavlo Voytovych (writer at Comedy Central). Zelensky was unfortunately busy with some stuff but Dima and Pavlo will make up for that. They are both Ukrainians currently living in Germany. But don’t worry, they haven’t lived there long enough to lose their sense of humour. All donations will go to volunteer organizations in Ukraine....


Further Adventures in Dementia

Further Adventures in Dementia

Comedy

Further Adventures in Dementia

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Steve's dad died of Alzheimer's. There's nothing he can do about it except remember him the way he was before dementia and celebrate a life with laughter, song and dancing. ...



Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Comedy

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 13:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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New York Comedian Gabe Mollica started comedy the day after he got broken up with. This is his story about friendship. 'Heteronormative... but I liked it' (Andrew McClelland, @AltComMemSoc). 'A true New York comedian' (Colt Cabana)....


Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Comedy

Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-18 at 11:35 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Do you like quizzes? Do you enjoy comedy? Then this is the show for you! Join Twat out of Hell star, Gary G Knightley ("Funny and near the knuckle" - North East Theatre Guide), in his House of Games as he delves behind the curtain of the cut-throat world of competitive quizzing. Join this wannabe Egghead as he teaches you the Lingo, and Countdowns the best way to Chase the elusive Winning Combination before you reach your Tipping Point. Follow his efforts to improve and Master Mind, body and soul as he does his best to Only Connect, with you his audience. Join him now before he decides that th...


Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

Comedy

Ghost Orgy

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 00:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A late-night stand-up show featuring professional comics performing their darkest and dirtiest material. A sold-out show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, you won't want to be left out of this orgy! ...


God Damn Fancy Man

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 17-28 at 15:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-12 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Joyful, daring & undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the hotly anticipated latest show from critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise. Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise's brand of joyously cathartic stand up will twist it's way into your psyche & leave you delighted. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' ***** Scotsman 'Packed full of paternal wisdom and wit' **** Fest Mag ...


Good for Them

Good for Them

Comedy

Good for Them

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-13 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Good for Them is a shared stand-up hour from Luke Healy and Fi Simpson. Luke has cracked the code. To be successful, you just need to have total self-confidence. Fake it ‘til you make it! And yet for some reason, he is still not successful. Delving deep into the topics of anxiety, dating, family, and how to survive a train ride with Bulgarian cheese smugglers— Luke’s half of the show is about pretending to know exactly what you’re doing, even when all the signs point in the completely opposite direction. Fi presents her alter-ego Angelique a concerned mother, step-mother and entrepre...


Hard Knock Life

Hard Knock Life

Comedy

Hard Knock Life

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 17-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A split hour of comedy from two southern acts trying to make it in the no-nonsense northern comedy scene. Dom Hatton-Woods talks about having an alcoholic father, living in a student house and being too polite with past girlfriends. While Alex Camp blends stand-up about his past life as a musician with songs about Covid babies....


Hate N Live

Hate N Live

Comedy

Hate N Live

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 00:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'The smash-hit show returns for a sixth 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 Donald Trump? Vegans? Or the mating rituals of guinea pigs? It''''s up to you! ''''A great idea for a show, brutally funny... absolutely brilliant!'''' (Scotsman). "Raucous, dick-swinging...



Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

Comedy

Help Wanted!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A small show about trials and tribulations. Woodward had found himself getting stuck in life with a few problems: hoarding disorder, BDD, ADHD, autism, tinnitus and more. But now, he’s working out how to pull through – by finally asking for help. Join him to share in his tales of nocturnal hikes, wild swims, attempts to start record labels and local newspapers, plans of rewilding, mental health podcasts (some of which may happen in the show!) and more, and get inspired for your next adventure!...


Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian – Personal Growth, Sex and Nazis

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian – Personal Growth, Sex and Nazis

Comedy

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian – Personal Growth, Sex and Nazis

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 23:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Henry Ginsberg didn’t loose his virginity or have any romantic experiences until his late 20s. Now he’s trying his best to make up for lost time. A show about gender roles, toxic masculinity, self-esteem and why Hitler was a bit of a bell end....


Hummus: After Dark

Hummus: After Dark

Comedy

Hummus: After Dark

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 18-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Welcome to Hummus: After Dark. Surrealist stand-up comedian George Bricher will take you on a path of bizarre thought experiments, strange rants and lessons in how to stay optimistic in the face of middle-class mediocrity. Expect comedy that will take you to the murky depths of an idiots psyche, asking big questions such as "why do we mock disabled people?" "why is a nice dinner never really that nice?" and "why is Hummus the ideal snack at adult nightclubs?" Featuring comedy from a writer who was once described as writing jokes that "for the most part, failed to hit the mark", this is a ni...


Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Comedy

Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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So many wrongs, so little time. 'Seriously funny' (Guardian). 'Ultimately, it’s the sheer quantity of funny material that impresses' (List). 'One of the top ten comedians in Britain' (Independent)....


Icebreaker – Pale Males

Icebreaker – Pale Males

Comedy

Icebreaker – Pale Males

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Icebreaker presents Dundee finest comics (not including those actually from Dundee) featuring Luis Alcada, Andy Bullick, and Scott Redmond. Portuguese, Northern Irish and Romani comedians who settled in Dundee - Scotland’s Funniest City - and run its most beloved comedy night. Come and see their unique perspective on life in Tayside or just jokes about geese, who knows? Forget jute, jam and journalism, Dundee’s three Js stand for jokes jokes and jokes. “Superb” - Evening Telegraph “Part way between cheesy dad jokes and inspired word play” - Chortle As seen on BBC Social ***SOLD OUT SHO...


Ireland's Best Themed Show: Tree Fiddy

Ireland's Best Themed Show: Tree Fiddy

Comedy

Ireland's Best Themed Show: Tree Fiddy

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ireland's best themed comedy nights are back in 2022. Tree Fiddy Comedy hand-picks the best acts at the Fringe, each night has a topical theme for the comics to joke around, with a medal for the night's best joke. Check @treefiddycomedy for tonight's theme....


Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A collection of the best Irish comedians performing at the Fringe in their own shows, will be showcasing their finest short club spots, A rotating list of guests, regular hosts, and random gatecrashers may turn up, and either be ejected, or given a starring role....


Irish Comedy Showcase

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best Irish comedians performing their own shows at the Fringe will be performing their best short club sets. A few morning belly laughs will set you up lovely for the day. Kid-friendly stuff, so bring them along!! ...



Irish Jokers

Irish Jokers

Comedy

Irish Jokers

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 5-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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4 Top Irish acts on each show! A compilation show of the Best Irish acts of the Fringe as well as visiting acts from across the Irish sea. A different show every night, hosted by multi award winning Comedian Paul Marsh ( The Future of Irish comedy is in safe hands - Comedy Ireland) Paul has a fast paced, gag filled set that has made him one of the busiest comedians in Ireland and he has hand picked some of the best Irish acts for this show. 100% Craic guaranteed!!...


It Has to be Said

It Has to be Said

Comedy

It Has to be Said

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 5-21 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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This is a brand new show from Jay Sodagar. During lockdown when the most important part of his life was taken away from him Stand-up Comedy!!!. He found new passion for the art form. This is a show that demonstrates how funny and imaginative Jay is and how he will never take Stand-up comedy for granted ever again. Lockdown was a depressing time for everyone, and when a passionate stand-up finds a new love for the best art-form in the world. Things just "have to be said" Because you never know what might happen. The show is silly and real and clever and passionate and life affirming and edgy an...


Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Comedy

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Take a chill pill! Stay calm! Relax! I know, the exclamation marks aren't helping! Over the last two years, Jacob somehow predicted the pandemic in his 2019 show, got hitched and watched the world crumble. This is his guide to relaxation whilst everything falls apart. A silly, sharp and uplifting comedy hour that mixes spiky stand-up, soundscapes and guided meditation from a profoundly unrelaxed man. 'Attuned to the human psyche' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Endorphin-milking titterfest' **** (MumbleComedy.net). 'Very Silly' (ThreeWeeks). 'Very funny' (John Kearns). As heard on BBC Radio 4....


Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Comedy

Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In his new show “Neurotica” Jake wants to help normalise anxiety around being a man, as well as bust some myths about what really is "normal" in attempt to eradicate toxic masculinity once and for all! A brand new solo stand-up show from the writer and performer of 2018's hit "Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!" ("****" - Bunbury Publishing, "Not to be missed. Incredibly funny and down to earth.”- edfringe.com) An hour of anecdotal and confessional stand-up from one of the most exciting up-and-coming comics on the UK circuit. “One of the Must See New Acts at The E...


Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Comedy

Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A delightful mess of a show combining the electrifying skills of award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas and the vocal genius of world beatboxing champion Hobbit. Comedy, beatboxing and classic audience interaction featuring ‘The Wheel of Limited Fortune’, ‘Hobbit’s Mystery Music Round’, songs about pancakes and a whole heap of messing around. Genuine prizes to be won and genuine laughs to be had. There is no other show like this; brace yourself for controlled chaos at it’s hilarious best! ...


John Aggasild: Welcome Back

John Aggasild: Welcome Back

Comedy

John Aggasild: Welcome Back

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 10:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A ROMANTIC (STAND UP) COMEDY (SHOW). Join plainclothes alternative comedian, John, as he describes falling in love whilst questioning his sexuality in his trademark style of emotionally intelligent stand up. If you have ever had feelings for, or sex with someone… or perhaps you're thinking about giving it a try - this show is for you. Co-host of short lived, cult comedy show VISION BOARD alongside Gemma Flynn - John is one of the best kept secrets of Scottish comedy (in the unproblematic sense) and is bound to be a future favourite of comedy nerds. In recent years he has become a fam...


Katharyn Henson & Ollie Horn: Pure Filth

Katharyn Henson & Ollie Horn: Pure Filth

Comedy

Katharyn Henson & Ollie Horn: Pure Filth

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Fringe favourites New York City comedian Katharyn Henson (“Kicking some serious comedy ass”- The Scotsman) and internationally-touring Ollie Horn (“A natural” - Broadway Baby) perform brand new comedy sets: one comprised of pure, wholesome and lovely material, and the other totally unapologetic disgusting filth. You decide who does which....


Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Comedy

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 19-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Fantasy, escapism, stand-up comedy. She Festers is an increasingly unhinged whirlwind of characters, storytelling, and actual good n proper jokes, like what they had in the olde days. It's silly, it's heartfelt, it's got Vlad the Impaler in it. It's a heck of a show that you won't wanna miss. Katie Mitchell was runner-up Rising Star at the 2019 Midlands Comedy Awards and has supported Andrew O'Neill on tour. “A bottomless well of whimsy, with immaculately crafted jokes, and a delivery that could sell the weirdest jokes to the rowdiest audiences." - Blizzard Comedy ...



Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 13-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Kevin moved from his native town of Bognor Regis with a burning ambition to become a successful stand up comic and instantly gained critical recognition, being a finalist in both the Laughing Horse New act of the Year and Krater New Act of the Year competitions. Hailed as one of the funniest and nicest blokes you could meet, Kevin has created a brand new show and he's bringing a brand new show to the fringe and you can watch it for FREE! Kevin has been honing his skills at the fringe since his debut show "Comics Die in Hot Cars" (2006), he further developed his writing style with three more...


Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Comedy

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-16 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Kirsty Munro talks about naughty stuff, overshares and gets saucy. Asking the important questions of a modern day feminist like: Hairy or Bald Fanny? Am I too wasted to do a slut drop? If I have a baby at 40 will I still be a MILF? "Fantastically Funny" Arts In Magazine. "Feisty, Funny and Dirty" FD2D Magazine. ...


Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy at this year's Fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive!...


Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The night is young and three of the best stand-up comedians from Australia are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. It's a late show, it's a great show and at this hour you never know what to expect! These comedians have won awards, they've sold out shows, they've been on TV and radio, and now they're going to end the night right....


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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AUG 15 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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One of London's hottest club comes up to Edinburgh to showcase their favourite acts at The Fringe. Its a great way to plan and discover what shows to see at the Fringe, as well as an excellent stand alone show. ...


Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 17-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 24-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 5-28 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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See the very best comedians from across the Fringe alongside hot new talent and fresh Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up daily at each show – in this stuffed selection box of laughs! Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – plus it's pay-what-you-can entry too! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2019. As seen in the UK, Australia, Asia and the USA. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A Great N...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 5-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 5-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 5-28 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord with line-ups, including performers selected from shows around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... and you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2021. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A Great Night Out' ***** (South West Live) ★★★★ 'A fantastic night of comedy' (ThreeWeeks) ...


Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Comedy

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 5-14, 16-28 at 18:10 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Lee never understood why people sometimes thought he was unusual. Then, one day, he was sat in a cemetery with a lass out of Byker Grove who may or may not be his sister, with a guinea pig he accidentally owns between his legs, under a tree he'd taken to throwing shoes into and he realised he might be an oddball. A show about identity with a little bit about class war if there's time. Lee is a stand up comedian, story teller and ad libber from South Tyneside, expect him to be both stupid and thoughtful in equal measures as he flips between 'sophisticated comedy' Wee Review and being 'sub...


Lemon Party

Lemon Party

Comedy

Lemon Party

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Multi award-winning comedian Dan Tiernan hosts a late stand-up comedy show like no other. Joining him is a line up of his mates, who also happen to be some of the greatest comedians that have ever walked the face of the earth. Expect a wild hour of raucous, rowdy, limoncello-fuelled stand-up comedy. 'Raucously entertaining' (The Guardian) 'Dan is the most exciting talent to emerge from the north recently, born funny' (Frog and Bucket Comedy Club), as seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave), Best Newcomer Nominee (Chortle.co.uk) and North West Breakthrough Act of the Year....


Life Drawing With a Comedian

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 12:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Life drawing meets comedy! That's right, if our jokes don't make you laugh our poses will. We've enlisted the funniest comedians as models to do stand up as you sketch and laugh. Model/ comedians differ in size, shape, and humour each week. Drawing material is provided if you don't have your own. Hosted by Kyle Legacy. "Break out your inner Picasso, laugh at the funniest comedic talents" ★★★★★ Fourth Wall Media, 2020 "hilarious" ★★★★ Fringe Feed, 2020...


Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy

Comedy

Little Drummer Boy

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 12-20 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Little Drummer Boy - It’s not easy being one of four kids, especially when you’re the youngest and the thickest….. but maybe as you’re always the last sibling to do anything you look for something different, a way of standing out, putting your head about the sibling parapet (which would be a great name for a band) That’s what I did, from as young as I can remember I loved the drums -from as long as I can remember I was just hitting things, pencils with balls of blu tac on the end (other sticky substances for attaching posters to walls are available) cardboard boxes and old ice cream container...



LOL?

LOL?

Comedy

LOL?

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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LOL? not sure what you can laugh at these days? Me neither, but let's be brave, shall we. LOL? is the culmination of over 10 years of material, rubbed and polished into reality and premiering at this year's Fringe. This is a show of my greatest hits, the best of the best. With plenty of old gold and with a nod to the past two years, it will play for laughs, entertainment, and above all else be really funny. ...


Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Comedy

Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-19 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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An atypical romantic comedy, that explores all of the awkward firsts that come with dating, sex and love from a late bloomer’s perspective. Being on the autism spectrum is challenging enough, now add dating to the mix. There’s quite a learning curve. Experience all the lessons and laughs, along with the do’s and don’ts, on how to be your most authentic self, and to truly love yourself at the end of the day....


Macho Daddy Punchfist

Macho Daddy Punchfist

Comedy

Macho Daddy Punchfist

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-28 at 20:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Chris Iskander is a manly man's man, man. He is an Aquarius, which means he is always spilling things. He has two cats because his personal life is going really well. He writes deep and highly important songs about love, the environment, the discrimination of swans, and maybe two to three other things. His music is layered, clever, silly, and most of all - funny....


Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Comedy

Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 22-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Reading University alumni reunite for the show of their lives. See alternative, deadpan, irreverent, and occasionally hilarious stand-up from comedians Matt Winterbotham, Bob Thomas, Ed Smith, and Lewis King. They’ll be harping back, looking forward, and staying present. So very, very present. Featuring comedians as seen on Comedy Central Live, BBC Radio Berkshire, and the Reading Digital Fringe 2020. ...


Make Me Your Queen

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sam Serrano is a "game changer" (concept comedy) of an act with "killer lines" (chortle) that "put the X in X Factor" (York Press). Make Me Your Queen, debut show from 2Northdown Comedian of the year finalist and leicester square comedian of the year finalist, showcases their trademark dark and self deprecating style which has made them an exciting newcomer on the comedy circuit...


Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Comedy

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'Naturally charismatic storyteller' (Fest) weaves a shocking but very funny account of her youth. Netflix documentary-worthy with a jaw-dropping twist. Comedy storytelling at it's absolute best. Warning: May contain The Slosh. Award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and performer, McBrier brings a personal stand-up storytelling show about badness and kindness. We were 'that' family. Sometimes the apple not only falls far from the tree, but can take root somewhere else. 'Funny like Chic Murray was funny' ***** (Scotsman). 'A hoot from start to finish' ***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)....


Martin Mor – the Antidote

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Comedy

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A new hour of stand up from Irish comedian Martin Mor “An adorable Master of feel-good comedy” Clothesline Magazine, Australia “Bearded and brilliant” Big Chilli Magazine, Thailand “A bearded behemoth of comedy…mesmerizing to watch” Gulf Weekly...


Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Comedy

Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 15-21 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Take control of your destiny with an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure comedy Show! As seen on Mark Watson's Watsonathon... Mary Flanigan (Radio 4, BBC Iplayer, Birmingham Breaking Talent Award 2019 Commended) guides you through a weird and wonderful story, via jokes, sock puppets, and very bad accents. She lays out the choices but YOU decide what happens. You could be a witch trying to finalise her tax returns, a ghost trying to solve its own murder or an orc searching for love. The possibilities are endless! But the show will be done in an hour. There are no limits to where your imag...



Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Comedy

Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 21-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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When you follow the science, you don't know where you'll end up. Join Matt on his journey as he rediscovers his love of science. Matt did a PhD in biochemistry and believed he'd make a difference in science, but Matt and science drifted apart. This show is about falling back in love with science. Finding the joy in discovery in the weird and wonderful truths of science rather than frustrating reality of life in a laboratory. It's for those who want to laugh and learn. Matt Hobs returns to the Fringe after his successful 2019 debut solo show 'Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)' at last ye...


Mel Byron: Standing at the Back

Mel Byron: Standing at the Back

Comedy

Mel Byron: Standing at the Back

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-19 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Self-doubt? Low self-esteem? Well, this sounds cheery. But what gives some of us the big swagger? And can the rest of us get it? After decades standing at the back, Mel Byron decided it was time to step forward and learn how to let her light shine. But where do you even find the light? Laugh along with recognition as Mel fumbles her way to the front combining her own story with science, history and hair-dos to see if, in the words of George Eliot, ‘It is never too late to be what you might have been.’...


Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Comedy

Melting Pot

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 22-28 at 19:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Good people do bad things and bad people do good things. Anoushka Rava sways brilliantly between both, offering a hilarious mix. French-Iranian, born in London, raised in Paris, this refreshing show tackles current societal matters with lightness and irony. Imagine what comes out of her Jewish, Muslim and Catholic heritage, coping with the most unapologetic family you can only fall in love with. From managing complex experiences at airports’ customs, to insane situations – while always sober, she’s the one-stop show who leaves us with a message of love and unity. Her outsider journey is one to...


Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan – Pay What You Can

Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan – Pay What You Can

Comedy

Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan – Pay What You Can

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Moni is a Berlin-based standup comedian from Wuhan. Both her Chinese and German sides persuaded her that it’s a brilliant idea to make a living by telling jokes. Although her mom and her dogs disagree. So join her for a story about trauma, love, and diarrhea!

Winner of Berlin New Standup Award 2019 & Founder of Berlin Mental Health Festival. Moni has performed this one-woman show more than 40 times in mainland Europe, and it’s currently the best-selling comedy solo in Berlin. It has been featured by Euronews & Berliner Zeitung.

"There are evocative descriptions of Wu...


Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. War, petrol prices and lying leaders... how on Earth can we find light and joy? And more of a problem, what do you say in a speech for your best friend's third wedding? Everything Nathan says in this show is true, even if at times it may appear completely made up... and it begins with a miracle in a hot tub. Can you handle the truth?! ‘Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times 2020 ‘Funny, astute and s...


Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning comedian Cassidy with the uplifting, multi-award nominated and internationally performed 'extraordinary story richly accessorised with laughter' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman). With a crippling bad back, he joins a gym and a big, strong man changes his life forever. ✭✭✭✭ The Times (Bruce Dessau) 'The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe hour... star in waiting... he is untouchable.' Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee 2020 Buxton Fringe Best Show Nominee Clips and more: www.nathancassidy.com/A...


Nature's Worst with Ella Al-Shamahi (WIP)

Nature's Worst with Ella Al-Shamahi (WIP)

Comedy

Nature's Worst with Ella Al-Shamahi (WIP)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 17-20, 26-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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It's time to celebrate nature... at its worst and most bonkers. Welcome to a panel show like no other. Every night we pick a new topic from Nature's Worst Dads to Nature's Worst Flirts. Each comic gets given a species with inexcusable behaviour, then spends the whole show trying to excuse it. It's cheaper than a safari. Hosted by BBC, Channel 4's and National Geographic presenter, evolutionary biologist and comic Ella Al-Shamahi ...


Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best thing about live comedy is that you never really know what will happen in the moment, so join Award Winning comedian Nicole Harris as she takes you with her on a hilarious journey into the unknown. Nicole will entertain you with her unique and quirky comedy style, finely tuned gags and improvised material based on what's happening around her. She's a bit naughty, a bit risqué, but not one bit forgettable! It's a show of fun and madness that you need to see live. It's simply a no brainer! As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra "A Force of Nature" (Arthur Smith) "Can't explain t...



Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-28 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A combination of stand-up comedy, caricatures and cartoons...


Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Comedy

Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-11 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A COMEDY SHOW ABOUT PARENTHOOD Rachel Morton-Young and Colin Etches muse over the joys of parenthood; the highs, the lows, the irritations and the chaos. Observational, witty and relatable, this show is a must-see for parents, aspiring parents or indeed anyone who has ever had a parent! COLIN ETCHES: Often described as a force of nature, Colin’s diverse routines move back and forth between cutting observations on topics such as religion, conspiracy theories and relationships to more personal confessions about his neurodiversity. Audiences lean into Colin’s set, drawn in by his boyish char...


Not My Audience! The Comedy Show You Control!

Not My Audience! The Comedy Show You Control!

Comedy

Not My Audience! The Comedy Show You Control!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The cult hit is back! Answer the daft questions on our exclusive app and influence what three of the Fringe's top comedians will do for you today....


Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Olaf Falafel is the holder of 'Dave's Best Joke Of The Fringe' but more importantly he is also the holder of 'Person Whose Show Description You Are Currently Reading And Are Tempted To Book Tickets For'. Olaf guarantees two things - It will be stupid and it will be funny. ...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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10th year the of award-winning perennial Fringe favourite. The 2019 Pick of the Fringe award sell-out sensation. Edinburgh's longest running most successful ever live Jewish comedy show. Great story. Great gags. True Jewish humour. Always sells out. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (ThreeWeeks). **** (Scotsman). **** (Mirror). ...


Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Comedy

Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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You can (and should) get a comedian out of Russia, but can you get Russia out of a comedian? Oleg Denisov, a critically acclaimed satirical stand-up and philosopher by training, got out of Moscow and is searching for new ways to laugh, love, feel and be Russian. Offers accepted. "Razor-sharp insight and rapid-fire laughs" (Manchester Evening News) ★★★★ “Hilarious… filled with brilliant jokes” (The Student Edinburgh) ★★★★ “A well-honed act” (Mumble Comedy) «Fascinating comedian… cerebral and provocative» (Edinburgh Reporter) “Impressive” (The...


One Bite Only

One Bite Only

Comedy

One Bite Only

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An alternative comedy extravaganza from two bizarre characters! In this double-bill show you see The Daft Duo as their solo performance personas. Get ready for bubble blowing, donut eating and lotsa laughs! Erika In English I think you would say "obsessed with sex!", but she's a virgin. She's dying to tell you what she thinks of society! Miss A Legg The dishy donut damsel lets loose about her ludicrous love life through rhyme, song, and dance. The Daft Duo are creators and hosts of Alternative Interviews comedy night. They have appeared at Monkey Barrel Edinburgh, Spangled Ca...


Oy Gay!

Oy Gay!

Comedy

Oy Gay!

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-16 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Oy Gay! The Queer Jewish Comedy Show Two queer Jews. One hour of fast and furious jokes. What's not to like? 'Oy Gay! is absolutely brilliant. Hilarious, clever and really filthy! These two amazingly talented comedians charm and entertain whilst exploring faith, community and life, with some classic material that is still making me laugh. A must-see.' (Adam Morley, Newsrevue) A finalist in the LGBTQ Comedian of the Year award, Katie Price is unashamed to tackle important issues with tongue-in-cheek charm and wit. 'A to die for opening gag... Price does more than enoug...



Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Comedy

Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-19 at 11:55 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 20-28 at 16:35 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Pam Ford is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival, and this years show is an up date of how she has used her 'transferrable skills' as the job centre puts its, so that she can continue to perform her stand up comedy at night and work in a Care home during the day, Pam creates stimulating and entertaining activity session for our older generation, a tough crowd at times. But along the way she has met some very interesting characters, not so sweet little old ladies and gentlemen after all. Pam's 'oldies' love her but the management aren't too sure about her? 24 and counting, is it 24 hours, days ...


Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Comedy

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-14 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Top Derry comic Peter E Davidson (as heard on BBC’s The Blame Game, Live at The Sunflower) is back with his fourth solo Fringe run. Peter E Davidson is an above average human being! In that humans are only supposed to sleep for an average of one third of their life… and he really has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In this hilarious new show Pete will look at all things sleep related… from nap times to snoring, the worst times to drift off, insomnia, sleep deprivation, dream theory and just how many buckets of coffee we need to function as a normal human being. So if you’ve...


Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Comedy

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mark the BBC's centenary in style with the befuddled children's TV pioneer. Peter re-enacts classic clips from the archive, sets the record crooked and reveals shocking truths about Blue Peter, which we can't put down in writing or we'll get sued. Warped telly nostalgia from award-winning character comedian Tom Burgess (as seen on BBC Two and heard on Radio 4 Extra). 'A daft, well-observed show' - Sunday Times 'Wonderfully silly and fast-paced' - Chortle 'Like a lost Fast Show character' – Beyond the Joke Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! - Finalist 2020 **** Stewart Lee, My ...


PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

Comedy

PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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We choose the best comedians of the festival to perform their funniest PG-rated material. Low on the rude bits but big on laughs! A show that comedy fans of all ages can enjoy, with our rotating line up of hilarious up-and-coming stand-ups and surprise celebrity guests, you can be sure that your whole group will have a great time!...


Philliam and Willipp

Philliam and Willipp

Comedy

Philliam and Willipp

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 14-28 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Philliam and Whillipp" is a split bill comedy show from young up-and-coming comedians William Hitt and Philipp Kostelecky "Tongue-in-cheek provocative material" - Chortle. Their child-like energy, confident stage presence, and quick-fire performance styles have seen them propelled up the UK comedy ladder. Both offer a unique and interesting take on the world. Philipp performs with upbeat energy and moves around the stage with high energy and big act out, underpinned with slick writing. William takes a more subtle approach, with a joke heavily set examing multiple aspects of society and cultur...


Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Picture this: you're walking around the Fringe taking in all the sights, faces, and entertainment. When all of the sudden a pang hits your chest and you think "I have not engaged in any Canadian entertainment." As horrifying a thought like that is, it doesn't have to be your Fringe Reality. Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase is your slice of Canadian comedy pie. Potential has the motto of creating something different every night. The show will have a rotating door of Canadian talent to make every night unique from the last. Come the first day of Fringe and come the last to see some...


Pottervision

Pottervision

Comedy

Pottervision

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-24 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Four performers are all set to recreate Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone but, when two of them drop out on the day (and take all the props and costumes with them), Tom and Lukas have to go it alone and make do with the limited resources they have. With DIY props, charity shop costumes and both performers having to play multiple characters, Pottervision is a wig-changing, wizard-impersonating, audience-immersing Ford Anglia ride through all the ridiculousness of that first magical movie. What could possibly go wrong? There's only one way to find out! Appropriate for ages 14+, P...



Psychic Stu,s Stand-up Comedy Show

Psychic Stu,s Stand-up Comedy Show

Comedy

Psychic Stu,s Stand-up Comedy Show

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 15 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

AUG 16 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Come along to see Psychic Stu in his Phenomenal Stand Up Show! You may be lucky and get your fortune told by the man himself. Meet his spirit guides who are always by his side... Mary & Will - he never goes anywhere without them. You never know, you may even get your Aura or Chakra System sorted... with his trusty healing wafter...


Pundemic

Pundemic

Comedy

Pundemic

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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From running an online pun show gaining hundreds of thousands of views to the culmination of an appearance on Britain's Got Talent, a lot has happened over the last 2 years for this prolific pun producing comedian from Glasgow. Join him as he presents the best of his puns as written all through this Pundemic. UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runner up 2021. ‘ Corny ‘ David Walliams ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns ‘ Johnny Beattie ‘ Likeable and a funny guy ‘ Alesha Dixon ...


Radical Centrist

Radical Centrist

Comedy

Radical Centrist

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 22-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Hurry up and do nothing! Shut up and give me an opinion! Take a hard stance but don't hurt my feelings! If you want a Byron's take on any issue, then don't ask him as he's the worlds foremost, people pleasing radical centrist. So if you love comedy, you will love Byron Bertram, unless you don't like to laugh, because he can work with that....


Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning comedian Raul 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 Comic Sanskrit on BBC Sounds. 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). ...


Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Raul Kohli does an hour of crowd interaction because after 24 months selling himself on webcam like a budget pornstar, he’s come to the realisation that comedy means nothing without you… 'Superb Political Comedy' - The Scotsman 'Dripping with Erudite Genius' - Fest Mag 'Slick Gag Machine' - Chortle 'Poisoning our Childrens Minds' - Nigel Farage...


Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction

Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Raul Kohli talks about important events in his life and the world at large such as why he felt sorry for the local paedophile during Covid-19, how Russian intelligence services used comedians including himself as a weapon of mass destruction to precede their invasion of Ukraine & why white people need to stop having sex while their dogs are in the room... 'Superb political comedy' (Scotsman). 'Shallow and unbalanced' (MigrationWatchorg.uk). 'Hilarious' (Judah Friedlander). 'Poisonous' (Nigel Farage). 'Inspiringly intelligent' (Paul Sinha). 'The worst comedy I have ever seen' (EdFringeR...


Ray Fordyce's Cosy Evening In With Pals

Ray Fordyce's Cosy Evening In With Pals

Comedy

Ray Fordyce's Cosy Evening In With Pals

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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After a long break, Ray Fordyce is back to host a fantastic evening of comedy and variety to brighten up any Fringe day. Featuring up to four different acts every day, this is a show not to be missed. ...



Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Rebels without Applause is an hour of Stand Up Comedy from 3 up and coming Comics. Jonnie Smith, Ed Thorn and Luke Terry. Fresh off the back of a sell out run at the Edinburgh fringe 2021 and received praise from both audiences and critics. ...


Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Comedy

Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 20-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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This is the ultimate geek comedy debate show! Featuring a rotating line up of guests, and different franchises, you'll see match up likes Star Trek vs Star Wars, Marvel vs DC, Harry Potter vs Its Own Maker. Who wins? You decide. You hear the arguments, you give out the points....


Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Comedy

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The show that turns smack talk into an art form! Roast Battle UK puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic has 5 jokes to 'roast' their opponent. The opponent can respond with an off the cuff rebuttal. Ultimately, the winner is decided by a guest panel of audacious judges. Past guest judges have included Ari Shaffir, Dan Soder or Darren Harriott. "Undeniably, Roast Battle doesn’t fail to live up to its expectations, serving to showcase a no-holds-barred contest of comedic athleticism, brazen putdowns and lightning-fast comebacks." ★★★...


Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 16-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Robin Morgan (as seen on 'Mock The Week') tries out an hour of new jokes and stories. Writer for 'The Mash Report', '8 Out of 10 Cats' and 'Have I Got News For You'. Tour Support for Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris and Iain Stirling. Warm-up for 'The Graham Norton Show'. "Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) **** Sunday Times ...


Rope-A-Dope

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 21-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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ROPE-A-DOPE By TERRY O’NEILL “Boxing has become America’s tragic theatre.” - Joyce Carol Oates “A good boxer is an artist. ...Boxing is existential.” - Norman Mailer "I think he took too many punches to the head." - Neil McCormack IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELANDS NATIONAL THEATRE- THE ABBEY, WE BRING YOU THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL, CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCE PIECE - DRAWING UPON STAND-UP COMEDY, THEATRE & MUSIC ... EXPLORING ONE MAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE ART, BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE OF THE BOXING RING. TERRY O’NEILL is a rare performer - a consummate actor and stand-up c...