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Starting at 15:00 in Bar 50 / The Garden Room

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...


Starting at 15:00 in Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

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

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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). ...


Starting at 15:00 in The City Café / Las Vegas

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

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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...


Starting at 15:00 in The Counting House / The Attic

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! ...


Starting at 15:00 in The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

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. ...


Starting at 15:15 in Dragonfly / Main Room

Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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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. ----------...


Starting at 15:15 in The Counting House / The Loft

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....


Starting at 15:15 in The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

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,...



Starting at 15:20 in The City Café / Hollywood

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 ...


Starting at 15:30 in 32 Below / Main Cellar

A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett ★★★★★ - Dircksey Magazine ★★★★1/2 - Fourth Wall Media ★★★★ - Glamadelaide ★★★★ - Tulpa Mag “a collaboration of world class comedians talking about everything book related” – Westerly Magazine After an extended break the book-themed comedy hit is back for its third time at Edinurgh! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everythi...


Starting at 15:30 in Bar 50 / The Alcove

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!'' ...


Starting at 15:40 in The City Café / Nineties

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 ...


Starting at 15:45 in Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room

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....


Starting at 15:45 in The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

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....


Starting at 15:45 in The Three Sisters / The Wee Room

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...


Starting at 16:00 in 32 Below / Little Cellar

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Tonight Matthew I want to be, Tom Lawrinson. Don't we all! Tom Lawrinson (that guy from tiktok) performs an hour of stand up comedy. Hubba-Hubba! Let's fall in love with each other as i tell you all about myself, from living in a car, working at a stables to meeting my future self. I guarantee you a good time. Millions and Millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. Quotes: "Wonderful, If slightly horrific!" Jon Ronson "A creative mind full of weird, wonderful and completely unexpected punchlines. So much so that he leaves tears running down the faces of the audience" TicketAre...



Starting at 16:00 in Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

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...


Starting at 16:00 in Dropkick Murphys / Main Room

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! ...


Starting at 16:00 in The Counting House / The Ballroom

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)....


Starting at 16:00 in The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

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

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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. ...


Starting at 16:15 in Bar 50 / The Garden Room

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Raucous, wild and a little bit different – this one-hour compilation show with a changing daily line-up, gives you a fabulous cross section of Fringe madness in one crazy bite-sized chunk. Performances may include anything from improv, stand-up, drag, to poetry or musical comedy. A daily Fringe taster menu that will have you coming back for more, all stirred up and served to your baffled faces by the mischievous and gorgeous Stags and Ettrick-Hogg. The show you'll be talking about for years to come! ...


Starting at 16:15 in Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

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

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What happens when a comedian, a human rights lawyer, and an illegal immigrant are the same person? Sid Singh returns after his sold out run in 2019 to teach you all about the crazy world of climate change, refugees, conspiracies, and finally: how to hack the US Supreme Court! Find out why this show has sold out shows all over Europe and then afterwards please do not tell the cops! Hailing from the Bay Area, California, Sid Singh is an accomplished stand up comedian and writer whose work has appeared on BBC's Muzlamic, Comedy Central UK's Modern Horror Stories, BBC3's Comedy Shorts, Comic R...


Starting at 16:15 in The City Café / Las Vegas

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...


Starting at 16:15 in The Counting House / The Lounge

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 ...



Starting at 16:30 in Dragonfly / Main Room

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)....


Starting at 16:30 in The Counting House / The Attic

God Damn Fancy Man

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

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 ...


Starting at 16:30 in The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

What’s Upset You Now? Live

What’s Upset You Now? Live

Comedy

What’s Upset You Now? Live

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Hit podcast "What's upset you now?' with Seann Walsh and Paul McCaffrey is coming to the Edinburgh Festival. Join us for an hour packed with laughs as these two hilarious grumps, set the world to rights with guests and input from the audience. Do you get annoyed by the little things in life like 'since when did my local park become a yoga studio?"or "why is it £2.50 to drive over a bridge at the Dartford Crossing and WHY is it a £70 fine if you forget to pay it? It' a memory test and it shouldn't be allowed" Then this is the show for you. The Top 10 comedy podcast is coming to the Edinburgh Fe...


Starting at 16:30 in The Three Sisters / 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...