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The Free Sisters

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The Free Sisters

Fringe Venue 272 - Click here for map
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS. Phone: 0131 622 6802
Food  Accessible  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 08:00 to 05:00
All ages until 8pm, then 18+ only

Described as “The Free Festival’s version of the Pleasance Courtyard”, the Free Sisters is located on the Cowgate, right in the middle of town. It is a huge bar and hotel complex, and Edinburgh's premier party venue - open from breakfast time until 3am daily. The venue hosts free Fringe shows in six performance spaces around the venue, including in a marquee and busking in the courtyard. There are also four public bars, indoors and out, a large courtyard space to enjoy a drink outside, and a host of food options, plug giant TV sports screens and also a hotel located just to the side.



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Maggie's Chamber

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

Comedy

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

Comedy

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

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


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

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

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

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


Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Childrens

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Childrens

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

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


Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

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

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


Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Comedy

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Comedy

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

After dropping 10 stones in weight Michael Livesley, the man described by Stephen Fry as an ‘outrageous talent’ is half the man he was but still just as funny. But what motivated him to finally do it? And how did he get in such a state in the first place? This is a show about fear, fry-ups and freedom. 'Bellowing, manic chutzpah' - Robin Ince 'Who?' - Michael Palin 'An extraordinary performer' - (The Independent) 'a comic tour-de-force' - (MOJO Magazine) 'Brilliant! Berserk! Simply wonderful!' - (The Guardian) ‘A comedian’ – the woman in the dole...


Huggers

Huggers

Childrens

Huggers

Childrens

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

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


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

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

The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk). ‘Excellent’ ***** (Audience Review, Edfringe.com). ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****1/2 (Perth Fringe World). ‘Possibly the best value show at the Festival’ **** (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

Comedy

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

Comedy

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

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


The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes! (late)

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes! (late)

Comedy

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes! (late)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Rat Pack stand-up comedy returns for a 7th year after 6 sell-out years with the Free Festival. This year expect the usual best in stand-up comedy plus NEW this year the best in cabaret! Anything Goes!! 'Classy show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe.' Time Out ...


Thomas Green: Tweak

Thomas Green: Tweak

Comedy

Thomas Green: Tweak

Comedy

AUG 18-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

UK based Australian comedian Thomas Green, brings his engaging story-telling style stand-up, and face of elasticity back to Edinburgh. TWEAK is an hour of best bits and tweaks, in this very limited run. ★★★★★ "...gut aching moments where you’re not sure if you can stop laughing.” WOWfm ★★★★½ "I honestly don't think I've laughed harder" Fresh 92.7 ★★★★½ 'Green will have you in stitches.' The Advertiser ★★★★ ‘...he’s proof you don't need a gimmick to be great.' The List...


Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Theatre

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Theatre

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

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


Maggie's Front Room

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

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

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


Andrew Roper - Break Point

Andrew Roper - Break Point

Comedy

Andrew Roper - Break Point

Comedy

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

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


Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Comedy

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

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


Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Comedy

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Comedy

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

Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. Cockmungously not suitable for the family. (Strictly 18+)...


Gaming Under the Influence

Gaming Under the Influence

Comedy

Gaming Under the Influence

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Standup comedians compete for your affection with jokes and then battle head to head with different video games nightly. Unpredictable hilarity, audience challenges, and intoxicated comedians make for a new and unique show every night....


Good Evening Edinburgh

Good Evening Edinburgh

Comedy

Good Evening Edinburgh

Comedy

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Chat Shows

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Chat Shows

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

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


Not My Audience!

Not My Audience!

Comedy

Not My Audience!

Comedy

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

Ever wanted to be part of a comedy show but don't like the idea of being picked on by the comedian? Do you have funny suggestions for stand up topics that you''d like professional comedians to improvise around? Want to see three top comedians battle it out to win you over? Come and join us this lunchtime at Not My Audience! The interactive stand up comedy showcase where the festival's hottest talent takes it in turns to impress you based on the information you anonymously share through our exclusive app. Before the show starts, you'll be able to access our secure and anonymous web app, whe...


Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Comedy

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Comedy

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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


We're Sorry

We're Sorry

Comedy

We're Sorry

Comedy

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

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


Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

Comedy

Zane Helberg - Live from Rehab

Comedy

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

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


The Gothic Room

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Comedy

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Comedy

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

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


Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Comedy

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Comedy

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

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


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

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

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


Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Comedy

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

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


Geeks, Stand up!

Geeks, Stand up!

Comedy

Geeks, Stand up!

Comedy

AUG 14-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

This show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. And what many don't understand about geekery, is that it's not all about computer games and superheroes; being a geek is what you're really passionate about. It could be wildlife, 18th-century authors or even your favourite sport or team. With an A-Team of revolving acts talking excitedly about their beloved subjects. A good show, comedy it will be. As Yoda might say....


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

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

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go ho...


Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

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

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go ho...


The Nasty Show Australia

The Nasty Show Australia

Comedy

The Nasty Show Australia

Comedy

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

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


Tree Fiddy Comedy

Tree Fiddy Comedy

Comedy

Tree Fiddy Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

The best comics perform jokes on daily topical themes with the goal of winning a freaking medal!...


The Wee Room

A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

Comedy

A Many Splendored Thing

Comedy

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

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


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

AUG 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18 at 11:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price)
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Buy Tickets Here

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. All of the subjects during the two-days are covered with lively and interactive sessions. The subjects covered include material generation, joke writing skills, what makes comedians work, finding material, history of comedy, technical and general skills, market inf...


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

AUG 20-21, 24-25 at 10:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price)
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Buy Tickets Here

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. All of the subjects during the two-days are covered with lively and interactive sessions. The subjects covered include material generation, joke writing skills, what makes comedians work, finding material, history of comedy, technical and general skills, market inf...


Acting Natural

Acting Natural

Comedy

Acting Natural

Comedy

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

On his birthday George looked around and decided he was too strange, he needed to make a change. He had a year to learn how to act natural and he’s using anything he can to do it, from acting classes to yoga to cults. So if you've ever wondered: Is acting really that hard? Why is it so hard to do anything when people are looking? What do you do when you see someone you know in another car at traffic lights? Come along and find out. ***** (Dircksey.com.au). ****1/2 (FourthWallMedia.Wordpress.com). ****1/2 (Music)...


Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Comedy

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Comedy

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

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


Aussiental

Aussiental

Comedy

Aussiental

Comedy

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

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


Babes/Pigs in the City

Babes/Pigs in the City

Comedy

Babes/Pigs in the City

Comedy

AUG 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

What happens when one small-town bumpkin and one third world brat try to spread their wings and become two cosmopolitan, cool customers? A whole lot of joy, despair, whipped cream and knickers, that's what! Will they become sophisticated babes? Or just two pigs in the city? An hour of stand-up brought to you lovingly by up-and-coming comedians, the silly yet acerbic Amy Xander, and the sharp and sassy Ginnia Cheng. Ginnia reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2018 and The Max Turner Prize in 2019. Amy was also a 2018 So You Think You’re Funny semi-finalist and has written...


Camp Running-a-Mock

Camp Running-a-Mock

Comedy

Camp Running-a-Mock

Comedy

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

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


Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Comedy

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Comedy

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

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


Claptrap

Claptrap

Comedy

Claptrap

Comedy

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

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


Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Comedy

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Comedy

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

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


I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

Theatre

I Am the Horrible Thing

Theatre

AUG 1-2, 5, 8 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Greg will give you £5 if you come to this show. No joke. The first 10 people to come and stay the whole time will get £5. Greg almost died on vacation in Costa Rica. Now he wants to tell you the whole funny/sad story and about the time he painted his penis purple in Hawaii. This is a true story. Greg is a lifelong improv comic, but in this show he does something a little different. He does not go for the quick laugh. He relives his near-death experience so deeply you won't know if he gets out alive until the very end. 'Deeply effecting life-or-death story' (Charleston City Paper)....


Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Comedy

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Comedy

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

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


Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Comedy

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Nathan Hurd color blind is a show you can't miss. Nathan has been making people laugh all across the United States for over a decade. Nathan is a black albino who was adopted at Birth by a white family. AND! He’s legally blind! His perspective is unique and always hilarious! Nathan is also an accomplished actor having reoccurring rolls in such hit shows like Legion and American Horror Story. He's a past winner of the funniest comedian in Los Angeles contest and recently won the awards for best performance and best writing at the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Nathan perfectly melds story telling,...


The Iceberg Effect

The Iceberg Effect

Comedy

The Iceberg Effect

Comedy

AUG 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

The 90s: The Spice Girls, New Labour and Titanic. A film that defined a decade and created a lifetime of lust for Leonardo DiCaprio. This summer we are bringing back the 90s spirit by talking to three unsung stars of the film. This is a ‘Where are they now?’ tale of three performers who are forever in the shadow of the iceberg. We will meet overlooked Titanic actors such as Ioan Guffudd who played the scene-stealing character of Fifth Officer Luxe, and see how he ended up spending the rest of his life at sea. As well as a Lobster whose life was saved by the Titanic sinking who tells of her...


Zero Hour / Without Your Permission

Zero Hour / Without Your Permission

Dance

Zero Hour / Without Your Permission

Dance

AUG 11-18 at 10:00 (45 min) - FREE
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Without Your Permission comments on how the female body is policed and manipulated through the ever-changing politics of abortion. It uses strong, powerful movement to show the strength of women with the aim of encouraging the conversation about female reproductive rights with our audience members. Zero Hour is a contemporary dance show that depicts the loss of perception of time in an abstract movement form. It uses a combination of musical scores and movement to portray the loss of perception of time felt when a person suffers a mental illness - such as depression....