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Bar 50

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Bar 50

Fringe Venue 151 - Click here for map
Within A&O Edinburgh City Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE. Phone: 0131 524 1989
Food  Accessible  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 08:00 to 01:00
All ages until 10pm, then 18+ only

Located within the five-star A&O Edinburgh City Hostel, Bar 50 serves an eclectic mix of spirits and beers, along with tasty locally sourced food. The menu has dishes for everyone, from stone baked pizza’s to veggie chilli burritos and chicken Caesar salad. There’s pool tables, comfy couches and an outdoor heated smoking area.

Pay What You Want: This year our shows in venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions, and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can get in. You can still turn up at the venue for free, and donate at the end of the show - but we recommend getting tickets this year to make sure you get in.


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The Alcove

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 17-29 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 22-29 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 21-29 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want - On Sale soon

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A showcase new to EdFringe with some of the best comedians around doing new and established material. A Cut Above likes to do things a bit different with a few surprises. (4 stars - Perth Fringefeed) A showcase new to EdFringe with some of the best comedians from around the Fringe with new and established material, doing things a bit differently with a few surprises, so come and enjoy some afternoon comedy with a difference. We aren't cut from the same comedy cloth as most showcases, we are A Cut Above. "Fancy a bit of comedy but can’t quite decide who to see first? Want the best...


Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 17-18, 22 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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


Best of Fringe stand-up

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 17-29 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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


Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 21, 27-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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AUG 21 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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


Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 19-20 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth, & so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. This show is fun and tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism that has the energy of Jackie O... with a drug problem. Described as "hair-raising stand-up," you won't see many shows this scandalous, smutty, & smart. “This show is a blast. Hair-raising stand-up... this woman is kicking some serious comedy ass." - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
 
"Brilliant comic observation after brilliant comic ob...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 21-27, 29 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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


Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 19-20 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 17-29 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up every night – as this show returns to Edinburgh for its 18th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and you can pay what you want to watch. A worldwide hit show in the UK, Australia and Asia. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK ★★★★★ If you are looking for a very funny show...


Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 18-20 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £4

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Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's hilarious and thrilling true crime stand-up show. You get home. There's a burglar. Let's play. Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed, a burglar flees. You chase – to the backing of ‘Flight of the bumblebee’. And then… a sting in the tale that will make your jaw drop to the floor. ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. ​Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ​★★★★ The Times 2020 for 'Observational' 'An extraordinary story richly acce...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 19-20 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


Ollie Horn: Before/After

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 26, 29 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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


Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Comedy

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 23-24 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £11, £17, £23 ot £101

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"Phil Kay sweeps the audience on an exhilarating never-ending stream-of-consciousness loaded with laughter. Words, stories and improvised songs spill out of Kay’s head. He bubbles with exuberance, dances around the stage like a giant child who has woken up with an adult’s body. He is fertile, feral, otherworldly and exploding with energy. As the gig ends, with a sweaty audience tired out from so much laughter, Kay thanks us for sharing the moment. "For letting my mind flower". It is a wonderful thing to see this Scottish giant of comedy in full flight" ***** (Scotsman) TWO NIGHTS ONLY!...