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The Three Sisters

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Three 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. Usually a multi-room venue located around the courtyard, this year there are shows in one room next to the courtyard, which is now an outdoor drinking area full of tables for before and after shows.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

Shows sorted by Venue Room

Maggie's Chamber

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

Childrens

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-16 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Title says it all! (EVIL LAUGH) Don't worry, I'll also teach the parents how to annoy their kids as well. From Multi Award winning Aussie kids comedian Matty Grey. Laugh your guts out of your butt hole as he brings his new show to the sunny shores of Scotland. "*****, Matty Grey is the master of children’s entertainment and he knocks it out of the park" The Adelaide Advertiser. "***** Matty Grey is loud, enthusiastic, and will (mildly) insult your children!" Play & Go...


Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-16 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A revolving line-up of the best children's entertainers from around the Fringe hosted by the every affable Dave Chawner and Nik Coppin. ...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

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

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YOU'VE SEEN FOOTBALL... YOU'VE SEEN TENNIS... BUT HAVE YOU SEEN COMEDY AS A SPORT? Don't miss the Festival's funniest fixture as two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. 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! Now in its 15th year at the Fringe, ComedySportz is the all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages you won't want to miss! “...A non-stop stream of gags,...


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....


Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

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 ...


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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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. ...


Game On 3

Game On 3

Childrens

Game On 3

Childrens

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

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Matty Grey is back in Edinburgh and going back to Gameland. There's been a murder on a spaceship and the imposter must be unmasked. Join Matty for new games, chaos and fun. Oh, this is awesome I have so many more words for the online description to really explain what the show is about. What a wonderful sense of freedom I have to fully express the depths of where this show... Oh God... I'm out of words again... Um, it's comedy, live-action video games and nerf battles. Best Kids Show Winner, Fringe World 2020. Best Kids show Winner, Fringe World 2017 ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). Adelaid...


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...


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

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

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

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) ...


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

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

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 ...


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....


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The fun, family, science comedy show is back! Learn all about science and laugh your pants off while you do. Strongly recommended to book a ticket to secure a seat. The shows will sell out fast. ...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 22:45 (75 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. ​ Originally it was just meant to run for one season as a fun late show at the Laughing Horse Free Festival with all sorts of comedians talking about that most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. ----------...


The Year is - Live Podcast with Bobby Mair and Red Richardson

The Year is - Live Podcast with Bobby Mair and Red Richardson

Chat Shows

The Year is - Live Podcast with Bobby Mair and Red Richardson

Chat Shows

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 21-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Come watch the LIVE show of the hit comedy podcast THE YEAR IS where every episode Red and Bobby go back to a year in history and talk about the weirdest and strangest events from that year. The Year Is started only a few months ago and has already garnered over half a million views online and has reached the Top 10 in Apple's Comedy Improv Charts. As seen on BBC, Channel 4, Vice, ITV2, Comedy Central, Sirius XM. ...


Maggie's Front Room

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! ...


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

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

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....


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...


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! ...


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 11-28 at 11:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Grumpy Pants is a children’s show that is designed to entertain parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning bits, 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 brought to life in experimental juggling routines. A bizarre and off-beat character, Grumpy Pants communicates through his expressive, rubber skin, words, and sounds. The fourth wall is broken from beginning to end, as the audience, both childr...


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

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

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....


Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

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

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

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...


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...


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." ★★★...


Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Comedy

Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-11 at 16:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Tamar’s getting married. Should she change her last name? If she does, people might stop (wrongly) assuming Jim Broadbent is her dad. But she fears it may also mean saying goodbye to her former self… that 90s baby who grew up to travel the world, see Fall Out Boy live and once get so drunk she accidentally put two tampons in. A stand-up show about becoming a modern wife, from Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago, ComedyCentral.co.uk). ★★★★★ EdFestMag. ★★★★★ Female Arts. ★★★★★ Broadway Baby. ...


The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-10 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Nominated for 'Best Kids Show' at this years Leicester Comedy Festival 2022. Children's ideas, suggestions & stories brought to life before your very eyes by talented comedy improvisers Chris Lumb, Nat Smeaton, and Phil Allan-Smith. A big hit with festivals & schools up and down the country, all the stories and ideas the kids (and adults) come up with will be created with a little help from the audience. The children are the real stars of the show as they are encouraged to take to the stage and join in the storytelling....


The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

Comedy

The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 5-23 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join Fringe-favourite comedians Vladimir McTavish and Jay Sodagar for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's brand new chat and comedy show. With big laughs about the latest Fringe and world news and top comedy guests selected from venues around the festival. Each day they bring you the very best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation and take part in The Early Late Show comedy challenges. There's something for everyone – it's a cross between The Late Show, The Mash Report and It's a Royal Knockout, in the afternoon, in an upstairs cellar. And it's Pay What You Can entry! Starting...


Vanlord

Vanlord

Comedy

Vanlord

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Vanlord is a lens into the intriguing world of vanlife told by a guy who lives out of vehicles in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. That's right, he's got real estate all over the world. After winning Ottawa's Up and Coming Stand Up Comedian Award early in his career, Matt hit the road indefinitely and came to the realization that there's no point paying rent to live in a stranger's place, when you can just park outside of it for free. Why pay a landlord, when you can be a Vanlord? His unique lifestyle that he shares on his popular youtube channel Matt Watson Comedy has go...


We're Sorry (Best of Canada)

We're Sorry (Best of Canada)

Comedy

We're Sorry (Best of Canada)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 18:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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In its 6th year! "We're Sorry!" A rotating showcase of Canadian comedians in town for the Fringe. Hosted by Evan Desmarais (@EvanComedy). Past Comedians include Dylan Gott, J.J. Whitehead, John Hastings, Dana Alexander, Erika Ehler and Bobby Mair....


The Live Room

The Big Free Festival Launch show - in aid of Mama Biashara

The Big Free Festival Launch show - in aid of Mama Biashara

Launch Shows

The Big Free Festival Launch show - in aid of Mama Biashara

Launch Shows

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3 at 20:00 (75 min) - Pay What You Can

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Come and celebrate the start of this year's Free Festival with us, and support a great cause. This show has the pick of acts from across our venues, in a launch show attended by press, VIPS and performers who all want to see what the Free Festival has to offer this year. Get a sample of what's on, before the Free Fest starts the following day with a top selection of Comedy, Cabaret and Theatre from our programme on the 'Live' Stage at the Three Sisters Bar. Always a sell-out show, get your tickets soon - they will be on sale very soon! Like many of our shows this year, this...


The Wee Room

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

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

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....


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....


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

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

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...


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

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

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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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. ...


Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Comedy

Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Sharlin Jahan (BBC 4's The Now Show, BBC Essex Radio) is a Bangladeshi, British, Canadian Comedian. Sharlin is British now but England is still very much a mystery to her. So, she is putting on a show to understand more about the land she resides in. Expect culture-clash silliness. Expect hilarity. Also, she's brown, so she will be mentioning that too. 'Undeniably impressive. Jahan's comedy covers classic themes, but her unique perspective and confident delivery kept the jokes fresh, and far from the clichés' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). ...


That Black Mirror Episode with the Two Lesbians: 2

That Black Mirror Episode with the Two Lesbians: 2

Comedy

That Black Mirror Episode with the Two Lesbians: 2

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ireland's comedy darlings Mark O'Keeffe (winner Show Me the Funny 2019- and Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as Cork's Biggest Liverpool Fan) bring you their best hour. "Great Fucking Set" - Tony Hinchcliffe "These guys are going to be fucking huge" - David McSavage “Musical Genius” – BBC Radio 1 'Most Original, First Class Comedy' - Limerick Fringe 'Cork's finest export' - Red FM "South Park style" - The Stand, Edinburgh...


The Marriage Pact

The Marriage Pact

Comedy

The Marriage Pact

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 15-28 at 15:45 (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

Steph and Ben are struggling. The safety of university life already feels like a long time ago and the whole experience did little to prepare them for the madness of the real world in 2022. Now in their mid (*CoughLateCough) 20s, Steph and Ben are just about coming to terms with their new lives. Covering everything from the famously awkward moments of living with parents as fully-grown kidults to the increasingly challenging dating scene of today - you'll begin to understand why they've entered into "The Marriage Pact". Anything to keep prying relatives' questions at bay. Join th...