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Starting at 10:20 in The City Café / Hollywood

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This is your first stand-up show of the day, serendipitously happening within the best breakfast joint in Edinburgh! Grab a coffee and join a rotating cast of BBC New Comedian of the year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, 'bitingly funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) Alexandria Macleod and Abigail Weinstock. Wake up with a shot of the day's funniest headlines and a healthy portion of their very best material. It's a Buzzfeed quiz/Vice doc/Guardian editorial sort of a show complete with zeitgeist cultural references and factually incorrect observations....


Starting at 10:20 in The Counting House / The Attic

Trans*Atlantic

Trans*Atlantic

Comedy

Trans*Atlantic

Comedy

AUG 11-25 at 10:20 (55 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Has this whole Transgender thing got you confused? Great! Come learn a thing or two at Trans-Atlantic. Why are we mad at Scarlet Johansen? Why are we suddenly everywhere? Why are there so many letters? You'll learn all this and more from a witty American who managed to escape their home country, which is now on fire. 'Honestly, the most harassment I’ve gotten while living here is not for being Queer. It’s for being a fucking Yank.' ...


Starting at 10:30 in Bar 50 / The Alcove

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Childrens

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Childrens

AUG 1-11, 14-18, 20-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A children and family show for dog lovers and all the best things about growing up with 'mans best friend'. I'll be doing a family friendly stand up show where I talk about my love for dogs and how they shaped my upbringing....


Starting at 10:40 in The City Café / Nineties

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Comedy

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 16-25 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

All Lee Kyle ever wanted to be was a comedian. And now, he is one. So, with that in mind, he'd like to say the following to Mr McDonald, his former maths teacher at St Wilfrids RC Comprehensive School in South Shields. Aaaah! Turns out I CAN make a living by dicking around And I DON'T need calculus like you seemed to think (As far as I know, I'm not actually sure what it is). Admittedly, living is a vague term, I'm not making mid-nineties maths teacher money, sure, but we aren't starving to death and at least I get to get up at noon. Oh, also, Mr so-called McDonald, you shouldn'...


Starting at 11:00 in The Counting House / The Lounge

Games With James

Games With James

Childrens

Games With James

Childrens

AUG 1-13, 15-18 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more done like you've never seen it before. Suitable for 5+...


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

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

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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...


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / 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....


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

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 ...



Starting at 11:00 in The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Comedy

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Audience wanted! Jack and Barney need to film 30 hours’ worth of stock footage of a ‘comedy show’. The footage will hopefully be used as part of a cutaway in a Hollywood film, or shown on a telly in the background of an Australian soap. Hecklers will need to wear mics. If someone could spill a drink around the forty minute mark, that’d be great. Let’s make it realistic folks. Your hosts have done their research, and have been practicing comedy just to prepare. Jack is now one half of acclaimed double-act ‘Moon’ (‘One of best-reviewed shows of Fringe 2018’ British Comedy Guide) and has writ...


Starting at 11:05 in The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Object of Desire

Object of Desire

Theatre

Object of Desire

Theatre

AUG 12-25 at 11:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

"With a tripod, a clothes hanger and an overcoat, Cora Todd, an emerging Scottish performance artist creates a dark, humorous and unsettling performance that is unlike any other I've seen" M Sherin (Rose Bruford). A nostalgic view of a 1950's relationship through not so rose tinted spectacles, Object of Desire is a performance like no other. This unique, one woman show blends comedy and drama with authentic and contemporary elements that will leave you questioning issues of consent, relationships and sexism that still resonate today. Cora incorporates music, movement and puppetry to object ...