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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we are sure to have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Listings for 9 August, sorted by Start Time

10:00

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Events and Tours

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Events and Tours

AUG 2-25 at 10:00 (120 min) - Free
Outside City Chambers / Outside

Welcome to Edinburgh in August.Time to spare? At a loose end? There is always room for you on our walking tours around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district: the closes and courtyards, nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own. We'll tell you about the city's rich history, the colourful characters and personalities who have made Edinburgh what it is. Our guides are all local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our tours are genuinely fr...


Snack Chat

Snack Chat

Comedy

Snack Chat

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Snack Chat – Start your day with a taste of the Fringe's finest comedians and a free yummy snack bar. Many acts will have their own full show later in the day. Stand-up comedians perform their sets and the audience is welcomed to join in with some interactive games (participation by choice): self-help exercises with a prize for best helper, heckling games, welcome an outsider, reject a local and more games for a chatty morning audience. Mobile phones are left off: get off social media and enjoy the moment. Playtime for adults. Come for the craic....


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-13 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


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....


Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Comedy

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 10:20 (55 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Join Jake for a work-in-progress of his new stand-up show. We all know the Sea has gotten too big for its boots recently, and Jake intends to bring it down a peg or two. Is he being serious or is it a metaphor for mental health and toxic masculinity? Only time will tell. A brand new hour of comedy about morality, love and aspiration from the writer and performer of 2018's "Help! I'm Trapped In The Body OF An Adequate Comedian!" - One of Huffington Post's "Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe" and also named one of "The best comedy show titles at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe" by Bri...


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....


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'...


11:00

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

Comedy

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore

Comedy

AUG 5-16 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Join two of the Oxford Revue’s brightest talents as they take you through an hour of rogue, wild and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fresh from their sell out shows in Oxford and Durham, Burns and Moore have bought sufficient woollen clothing to prepare them for the North as they follow in the footsteps of previous Revue alumni like Michael Palin, Al Murray and Rowan Atkinson. The pair will guide you on a journey from the innermost thoughts of Sir Thomas More (renowned 16th century theologian and part time banjo player) to the mysteries of Airport security, leaving you questioning the very nature...



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+...


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....


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 ...


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...


Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Childrens

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Childrens

AUG 1-11 at 11:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel, presents his latest book ‘It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind’. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables!...


Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Comedy

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Comedy

AUG 1-18 at 11:15 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

When an economist meets an archaeologist for an hour of stand up. Join British-Arab Archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter, National Geographic Explorer) and Economist Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) for an hour of stand up about politics and life. Ella is "warm, erudite and funny" The Times “Susie’s message, intelligence, storytelling & humour simply boom out into the ether; spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe.” Mumble Comedy ...


Mumblebrag

Mumblebrag

Comedy

Mumblebrag

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Some comics would brag. They’d say prior performances were 'bizarrely coherent' ***** (Flaneur) or that they were 'delivered with conviction and creativity' (TheStateoftheArts.co.uk) or that 'the worst thing about this was the audience' **** (EdFringeReview.com), (you wouldn’t be that audience, right?). They’d want you to know that two of them recently made it to the finals of Wales' biggest stand-up competition, that they make incredible coffee, and one of them even made a statue giggle once. But we wouldn't say that. That would be bragging. We're just comedians. On stage. Doing our best....


Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Comedy

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Twat Out Of Hell features comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End). Gary G Knightley brings you a comedy show about, well, him. In an ever evolving world it is getting harder and harder to say things without offending anybody. Join Knightley as he explores the topics we aren’t allowed an opinion on and the people who are off-limits. "Quick witted with strong audience work, sharp observations and great stage presence" (Bunbury Publishing) "Twat Out Of Hell is a filthy hidden gem and why the chuff it’s free I just don’t know." (The National Student) ...



CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-14, 16-19, 21, 23-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Cracking Up

Cracking Up

Comedy

Cracking Up

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram's 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-comedian laughs against the dying of her light. 'Supremely talented... as biting as it is funny' (DailyInfo.co.uk). 'Masterful... Her fantastic way with words and bone-dry humour have the audience in fits of laughter... Superbly refreshing' * * * * * (Bunbury Magazine). 'Fresh and enlightening, her warmth elevating the gentle, conversational nature of her delivery' (List). * * * * * 'Wonderful, hilarious and impor...


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...


3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world; Knox, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Adam Knox) "You''ll laugh ''til it hurts." - The West Australian (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle (Peter Jones) "One of the best up-and-coming comedians at the festival. A near-flaw...


Tales from the Balkans

Tales from the Balkans

Comedy

Tales from the Balkans

Comedy

AUG 1-16 at 11:45 (30 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

A brutally honest show about growing up in the Balkans, then somehow moving to Malta, and finally ending up in London to become a pizza boy. A re-examination of his own life, Vlad’s energetic pace combined with his need to overshare will take us on an extraordinary journey, from his country’s communist past to that time he was still a virgin. Will his tales bear the message that will end world’s problems? Probably not. But you can still laugh at them... or him. To properly enjoy this show, bring popcorn and low expectations....


Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Rib Ticklers Pick of the Fringe Is a variety show with a mixed bill line up. Having worked with these acts over the last decade, Rib Ticklers will be bring you talent from America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. A global line up with world class talent. Rib Ticklers has done the hard work for you and filtered through the 100s of comedians, come and sample them here and then go see there full shows later on. ...


12:00

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

Comedy

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (In a Year)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

In 2018 Samantha, 'one of the funniest ladies on the planet' (RemoteGoat.com), tried to find a husband in a year. It didn't work but she got a ridiculous story out of it (as did The Times, BBC News and of course Perth Courier). It's 2019 now and the hunt is for happiness instead. But what is happiness? And is it really that great?! Come to find out what happened next with the almost hubby... stay for the secrets behind complete and utter fulfillment....


Stand Up: Edinburgh

Stand Up: Edinburgh

Comedy

Stand Up: Edinburgh

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Did you know that Edinburgh has a thriving comedy scene all year? Well now you do! We present the best of Edinburgh's comedy heroes and the pick of the scene's up-and-comers. Everybody performing is either from, or lives in, Edinburgh or the surrounding areas. Come and share the joy of the only performers on the Fringe who aren't being bankrupted by accommodation costs....



Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Cabaret

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Cabaret

AUG 4-9 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

The now Arts Council recognised and funded Stealth Aspies Theatre Company returns to tell the stories of our kind yet again. Not pity porn, definitely moving and containing a large degree of fun. ...


Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Comedy

Black Sheep

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep. Eddie is trying to stay woke. Mags just wants a nap. Black Sheep explores the notion that trying to fit in leads to all sorts of trouble. What if you decided that you are OK? We all know a black sheep or maybe we are one. Finding head space and heart space for different. By the end of the show you may embrace the black sheep, with consent, of course. What's normal anyway? Reject your Facebook likes, you're grand....


Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Cabaret

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Cabaret

AUG 1-18 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, dramatic death scenes, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people. Winner of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern's Got Talent competition, 2018. 'Brilliantly memorable' Operissima...


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...


Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

Comedy

Funny Feckers

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, is a compilation stand-up comedy show featuring the best acts from Ireland and beyond. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton. 'An Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee'. (Kentish Towner). At the 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News....


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). ...


Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

Comedy

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too)

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-16, 19-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Robbie McShane for the first time in his life, at 25, has a girlfriend. He has also obtained 3 platonic pals in the process. So he now feels he is in an apt position to disseminate the knowledge among the public. I've asked him for a description of the show to sell you all on it, here's what he has sent on over: "How would you like to have it ALL? Like me! Come on down to this brief motivational talk on how to both obtain a relationship and sustain friendships. No lifejacket required for either of these ships! Haha, there will be more cool jokes like that throughout. For free! I might bri...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

AUG 3-25 at 12:00 (360 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Stage

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...



Let’s Get Tough

Let’s Get Tough

Comedy

Let’s Get Tough

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Have you ever felt you’re not tough enough? Well, two problematic fools are here to teach you how to grab life by the nackers. Imogen Edmundson and Fi Simpson aka Sons & Co. are preparing for a national tour of their self-defence and assertiveness workshop. Watch as the duo take on life’s challenges from the comfort of their toxic relationship. Get ready to get tough! Sketch-Off 2019 semi-finalists. Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 - Semi-Finalist, 2Northdown New Act Competition, Semi-Finalist. “A surprising mix of light and dark.” - Funny Women....


My Mother's Shoes

My Mother's Shoes

Theatre

My Mother's Shoes

Theatre

AUG 3-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. As children, we might have dressed up in them. Later in life, we may follow in our mother’s footsteps intentionally, or because of how we’ve been moulded. Performer and writer Karola Gajda’s mum was sent by Stalin from her homeland Poland to a Siberian gulag at the age of three in 1940. The Red Cross reunited Karola’s mum with father, who had been sent to a different gulag, in the UK, seventeen years later. It was meant to be a happy time, but she then fell ill with a mystery illness. Fighting for her life on a UK ward without a scrap of Engl...


Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

“Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level” is is a stand-up comedy show about history, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching Philosophy to teenagers. “Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed” –★★★★★ Bunbury Magazine, “Jaw Achingly funny”- Oxford Times ★★★★★ “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – ★★★★ The Latest, Brighton Tasked by Ofsted with “promoting British values” to teens in an East-London school in special measures for Islamic extremi...


Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Comedy

Clash of the Tight Tens

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. You’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! ...


What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

Comedy

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Every day, three top comedians bring in the story from the days news they *think* is the most important and have to persuade the audience why theirs is the one they should care about- will it be Trumps tweets, Brexit breakdowns or the Spice Girl reunion- you decide! Plus Daily Mail readers comments, Harry Potter fan fiction and more! Fourth SELL OUT YEAR!...


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...


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...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

AUG 1-17 at 12:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

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...



Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Comedy

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:25 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

PAUL FOXCROFT: DEBUT PRESENTED BY PAUL FOXCROFT It's Paul Foxcroft's second debut stand-up show! Or the first one, just in the wrong order. You decide! Paul's stumbling rapidly towards his 40th birthday and has some pretty big questions; What's the best exercise? Who are we supposed to listen to? When is he supposed to become a conservative and can it be avoided? Are there any simple answers out there that aren't nonsense? Also, how many spiders are there? (That last one isn't as important as the others, but seriously. What's up with spiders?) Let's find out as a team. And by 'as...


In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

Comedy

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

Comedy

AUG 3-11, 13-25 at 12:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Joseph presents a 45 minute work-in-progress show where he attempts to separate the good from the bad and the wheat from the chaff.
While it might not sound that exciting, think again, because as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought!
Bring your gluten free treats and come and see someone who is "definitely a name to keep tabs on." (Bruce Dessau, 2017) Over the past two years Joseph has claimed a place in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Finalist 2018, Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist 2017 and So You Think You're Funny Semi Final ...


Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Comedy

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

‘Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop’ is a multimedia comedy show that incorporates stand up, videos, dance, and fancy dress. The show is a light-hearted and genuine look at overcoming adversities and includes stories about getting married way too young, learning to skateboard at age 32, crying at work, and how, as a leftist immigrant, I accidentally got a job working for an anti-immigration lobby within weeks of moving to a new country. Grave St.Claire is a New Zealand comedian living and gigging in London. Come see it....


Well, That Was Weird...

Well, That Was Weird...

Comedy

Well, That Was Weird...

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

A comedy show for those who are sick of the mainstream. Forget Trump gags, Tinder references or cheesy punchlines. At Well, That Was Weird... we are celebrating an eclectic showcase of the Fringe's most alternative acts, performing inventive comedy deemed too bizarre for normal shows. There will be improv, music, theatre, spoken word, stand-up, and some stuff so out there you won't even know what to call it, all under the absurd umbrella of comedy. Some recent performers include naked cream-cake opera, LOLbot the robot comedian, a homicidal TED talk, a comedian heckling himself and darth va...


A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

Spoken Word

A Talking Therapist's Blues

Spoken Word

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-23 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free Ticketed
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Its raw. Its from the heart. It will enter your soul. Prepare to be bewitched! PoetTess is a Psychotherapist. She is also a Word Spinner. Accompanied by accomplished Blues musician, Isaac Bacon, she shares a spellbinding story of love and loss, life and death and above all, redemption. In defeat she learned to fly, you can too. Dark humour and punchy pros. Truly Inspirational. ...


A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

AUG 1-2, 4-9, 12-14 at 12:30 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Can't tell a psychiatrist from a psychic, a chainsaw-wielding-killer from someone with schizophrenia or a raging narcissist from the President of America? NHS shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones maps the psychiatric landscape and busts some myths along the way. Because our minds don't come with a satnav. Best Newcomer nominee Brighton Fringe 2018. "Perfect and hilarious" Buzzfeed...


Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

See the very best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups every day in this brand-new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase, from the people behind sell-out hit Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe. Just like its older sister, it's a great way to see Fringe comedy, with top line-ups and big laughs... just less naughty bits! Reviews of later version: 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe). 'An extraordinary smorgasbord' ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Melbourne). 'A fantastic night' ★★★&...


Slacktivist

Slacktivist

Comedy

Slacktivist

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Through the years, the major conspiracies have dominated the headlines, JKF, Twin Towers, Why British Bake Off went to Channel 4! But now, Croydon's 9th best truth detective, conspiracy theorist and slacktivist is here to blow it all open. Rod Shepherd, Slacktivist, investigates the fake news, media lies and trying to fill out on line petitions - and is it worth it? ...



Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

Music

Coming of the Third Age

Music

AUG 1-14 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Coming of Age is a collection of songs on the theme of growing older. Composed and sung by Anna Durkacz, a late developer who started writing songs at the fine age of 57,the show takes us on an exploration, each piece a little anecdote from Anna's life. It's not for nothing she has been called the "Beryl Cooke of songwriting" and "the Weird Al Jankovtch of the Old Mum Genre". While on the subject of genre: perhaps we might call the show "post-menopausal-post-folk". Anna takes a wry look the ageing process and proves it's never too late. Anna is backed by a fine band of pals,The Professors of ...


Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Comedy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. Where do you find joy in these grim times? Should you be asking Nick? Come along and find out. 'Brilliant, astute observational comedy about middle-aged life.' (Adam Bloom) 'A fine variety of cracking good jokes.' **** (Three Weeks). 'Time and money spent on Nick Elleray is time and money well spent. He’s great.' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine) ...


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. ...


Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

Comedy

Decree Absolute Vodka

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 12:50 (50 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute vodka joys of being divorced in her early 30’s. She takes you through her hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is. This hilarious and poignant show will make you realise that when life hands you lemons, it’s all about Absolute Vodka. “Left the room quaking with laughter… a deeply astute comedy story-teller” Voice magazine. "Sarah Iles is an absolute treat to watch. H...


13:00

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

London Bermondsey's beloved local comedy show comes to Edinburgh! If you are looking for a quirky comedy show that caters the needs of radio four audience as well as Hello Magazine readers, then this is the show for you! Hosted by a podgy gay comic from the remote island of Taiwan, this comedy show has entertained month after month, all at the same time, South London locals + trendy gentrifier hipsters + recent foreign immigrants. That's why we are confident we have something for everyone! If a diverse, slightly bonkers and friendly comedy space is your thing, come to Comedy Gobbledygook...


Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy

Sketch Thieves

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 shows at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Made into a BBC television pilot. 'Brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'Truly electric' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Deserves more than one ...


Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy

Angry Boater

Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

An hour of comedy, the way you like it.... up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from suburbia to chaos. What's it really like to give up everything you've known to live on a boat? Twists, turns and big laughs from a comedian who spent a decade working across America with comedy's elite… followed by another decade floating around on a narrowboat. "Compelling!" Reno Gazette-Journal...


Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Comedy

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Luke Chilton (BBC Radio 4, Radio 4extra,) and Joe Bates (BBC Radio 4extra, 6music) are two comedians that have been on journeys. Luke’s was a journey of the mind, when side-effects from anti-malaria tablets led to a psychotic episode deep in the Thai jungle. Joe’s was a journey of the coach on the M1 southbound, to pursue his dream of having enough money to upgrade to a better coach, and, eventually, the train. Their journeys have led them to Edinburgh, and they’ll be bringing their very different styles and stories to this brilliant 2 part show....



Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. Brilliant. 'Ben Gosling stood out as one to watch... naturally hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). 'Ben Gosling carries the entire show' **** (InterMissionBristol.co.uk). 'Unpredictable, quick, exciting and fast-paced, clearly intelligently written... undeniably clever' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), *****(ClogsComedy.wordpress.com)...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

AUG 3-24 at 13:00 (300 min) - Free
The Wee Pub / Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Rice and Chips

Rice and Chips

Comedy

Rice and Chips

Comedy

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

Follow Marvin McCarthy as he takes you through a journey of being raised by a British atheist, king of cynical father and devout Buddhist, Chinese mother, in modern day Britain and the ghettos of Wimbledon. Expect the unexpected, as this is a dry, deadpan and surreal story with a difference....


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Seventh consecutive year for the UK's longest running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. Based on a true story, Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina performs some of his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic. ***** (Broadwaybaby) **** (Scotsman) **** (The Mirror) Admission free, gentiles half price. ...


The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

Cabaret

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

Cabaret

AUG 1-10 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Fifty minutes of sophisticated word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. “Special guests” could include Donald Trump, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, the odd royal and any other public figure that’s fallen foul of foot in mouth syndrome. Expect laconic wit and word play, with topical new lyrics set to old favourites in a repertoire that includes tunes from Flotsam and Jetsam, Flanders and Swann, Boney M, Gilbert and Sullivan, Kurt Weill, Madness, Abba, Queen, Red Clay Ramblers, Carter Fami...


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...


Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Amused Mooose Comedy Award Finalist Musical Comedian, Anesti Danelis, returns with a new hour of witty, ridiculous, and delightfully dark comedic songs that celebrate all the fun things in life like: identity crisis, stealing from work, inescapable rumours, alternative medicine, fearless youth, goats? and much more! So pull up a seat and let's ask life's biggest questions like 'why are we here?’ and ‘if people print their missing cat posters in black and white, do they even want to find their cats?’ in hopes to help us understand our existence and toe-tap that existential dread away. "Brill...



Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 - Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh 2019. A total sell out in 2018 and 2017 Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for free! Time Out recommended, a comedy institution and top comedy club in London on TripAdvisor!...


Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Comedy

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading seven-inch singles, he faces his 45th birthday alone. Meanwhile, all the cool kids are drinking Slop!, the new hipster drink that tastes of gin AND petrol. When the brewery comes knocking, will Roland pack up his gramophone? Will Ed Sheeran come to the rescue (he won’t)? Why does Grace Jones sound like Johnny Vegas? And is that Gary Barlow holding a mop?! A five-star, on...


MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

Comedy

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:20 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

The UK's premiere nerd-culture comedy duo, The Just Us League and guests present a brand new MARVEL movie trilogy made up on the spot. Get your geek on as these improvisers make up a whole new MCU. Featuring some of the UK's best improvisors from The Noise Next Door, Showstoppers and more! ...


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

In its 7th year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs, Laugh Train Home, and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves....


Broken Toys

Broken Toys

Comedy

Broken Toys

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

A split stand up comedy bill from 3 rising stars from the London comedy circuit. One guy raising a kid that isn't his. One guy becoming an escort to make ends meet. And another guy because we need to fill that diversity quota....


Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (45 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. Zahra doesn’t think she’s special so why does everyone else think they are? She begs, “Don’t be a big head but don’t be narrow minded. Just have a normal sized head, please.” “Edgy and very funny", Cheeky Monkey Comedy 'A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl.' Mumble Comedy. As seen on BBC Iplayer. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2. ...


Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

When everyone around you is self-identifying, and you feel a bit left out, chill! You can join the tribe of What-Nots with Charmian, who also self identifies as a very funny comedian. 'Captivating, irresistible' (Scotsman). 'A class above other stand-ups, great entertainer not to be missed' (Dominion Post, New Zealand). 'Best gags of the night' (Independent). 'Charming ribaldry' (Guardian). 'I love Charmian Hughes' (Bridget Christie). Glastonbury Festival emcee, BBC Radio 4 Pick Of The Week....


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....



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...


Shut it down Carol

Shut it down Carol

Comedy

Shut it down Carol

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 13:35 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Hello! My name is Edd Hedges, I'm a comedian and I do storytelling style comedy shows, I've done two before and they both went pretty well. I was invited to do a run at the prestigious SOHO Theatre (fancy) and I got to go to and perform in Australia. I'm coming back to the fringe with my third hour. It's another story, but this one is a bit different. This show is about a lot of things. It's hard to explain but ultimately it's about two people. A 74 year old man in Essex sitting in his garden in 1999 and a 24 year old, standing on a beach on the other side of the planet in 2018. This show is a...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Comedy

Character Building Experience

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 13:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive role playing game experience where the audience get to play God and make the decisions about what characters can and can’t do. Suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure, with Game Master Sasha Ellen. “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen”-Canal-St “Always engaging”-Chortle Material featured on BBC Radio 4...


Loud Blond Bald Kid

Loud Blond Bald Kid

Comedy

Loud Blond Bald Kid

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

First kisses, weird hairs, the cool group: navigating adolescence was a challenge for everyone. These painfully hilarious stories of growing up will make you feel thankful you never have to go back – and surprised to realise we all actually made it out OK. Hailed as a dynamic heartfelt storyteller this is Kevin James Doyle's follow up to The 30 Year Old Virgin which was called brutally honest and wildly funny. Best Comedy, FRIGID Festival NYC. ...


Mista Lorraine

Mista Lorraine

Comedy

Mista Lorraine

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Some people choose their alter ego, as for Mista Lorraine it chose her. Lorraine invites you to see the funny side of being a woman with a deep voice in her standup show Mista Lorraine. Customer services representatives go all out to protect Lorraine from herself even demanding to speak to the ‘real’ Lorraine. Accusations of being a fraud and being denied access to certain services are just some of the situations Lorraine faces daily when conducting business over the phone. She has been brought to tears but now it's time to laugh about it. Even a call to emergency services is not as straig...


that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

Comedy

that Black Mirror Episode with the two Lesbians - Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

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 ...


Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band's demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do. 'Highly entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Perfect Fringe stand-up' (TheWeeReview.com). 'Delivers high quality material' (Skinny). 'Very shrewd observational humour' (BroadwayBaby.com)....


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games live on stage in this comedy panel show based on board/card/party games. Suitable for ages 11+ Previous guests incl Gary Delaney, Robin Ince, Paul Sinha, Laura Lexx, Eleanor Tiernan among others Audience reviews for 2018: "It’s funny, light hearted and energetic, with a few gentle innuendos. Good for boardgame nerds but also super accessible for non-gamers" "It was Brilliant. We laughed from the opening sentence to the end." "This was one of ...



Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

Comedy

Interviewing Electric Frog

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

When a seemingly innocent career retrospective interview with maverick film director “Electric Frog” brings up controversies he’d rather leave buried, proceedings take a distinctly bizarre & hysterically unexpected turn… Come and see Electric Frog recount the frankly ludicrous tale of his rise to the heady heights of pudding faced Dada legend and international Media Mogul. But was his rise without casualties? Join Electric Frog and his companion Matt Stags for a retrospective of this strange, dada-esque character's career - dare to enter his mysterious world. A riot of sound and vision; an as...


The Presented

The Presented

Theatre

The Presented

Theatre

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. From childhood moments to famous 19th century actresses, armadillos and fog machines, The Presented is a funny and insightful look at success and rejection in the modern world. "A strikingly original writer & performer." - The Scotsman "The Spalding Gray of Philly." - Broad St. Review ...


14:00

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Events and Tours

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile

Events and Tours

AUG 2-25 at 14:00 (120 min) - Free
Outside City Chambers / Outside

Welcome to Edinburgh in August.Time to spare? At a loose end? There is always room for you on our walking tours around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district: the closes and courtyards, nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own. We'll tell you about the city's rich history, the colourful characters and personalities who have made Edinburgh what it is. Our guides are all local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our tours are genuinely fr...


Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

From December 2016-August 2017 I received two messages a week from a fake Facebook account. This mystery person shared a bunch of private information about my family, and said they were going to fuck my Mum. The name of the account was Lightfoot James, help me find him. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ---------------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because wh...


Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Comedy

Gummy Bears

Comedy

AUG 8-14 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Adam Brides(Max Turner Competition Finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New comedian of the Year Semi Finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling. Come and spend an hour of fun with two men who look like they never sleep for tales of daring escapades and crippling defeat. One gifted with endless enthusiasm for life, and one who is yet to be convinced of it. North vs South. Working class vs painfully middle. Educated vs barely literate. Join the adventure! "Very funny and great energy. The type of comic that makes you wanna be his friend" - Radu Isac. "...


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)....


Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Comedy

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 14:05 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

I've been single for 3 years. and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. Result.......apparently I'm a sexual deviant!...



Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Comedy

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He’s crossing over the left/right divide in a way that’ll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’ & Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze.’ Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, SkyNews. “Stand-up at its best” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby “The pace never dips and the jokes land every time” ★★...


Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Comedy

Classic Joke Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Join the funniest acts on the UK and international circuit as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) all welcome to walk into this bar. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people required to change a light bulb, the adventures of an entire menagerie of creatures and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes.' Previously appearing acts include Stuart Goldsmith, Geoff Norcott, Sindhu Vee and Bec Hill...


Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Comedy

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 16 years and life is fine, but she still misses the fun times: the buzz that only alcohol can give you; the sheer joyous abandon of being drunk. With a wicked sense of humour and a shockingly reckless candour, Jane discusses her own drinking problem, the British approach to alcohol, the scrapes that booze got her into - and how she managed to get out. Addicted to Fun is frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder. ‘Comedy gold... . Throughout, she holds the room...


Danny Nee-ds his debut

Danny Nee-ds his debut

Comedy

Danny Nee-ds his debut

Comedy

AUG 1-16 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

I am Danny Nee. I am either an Irish man or a Chinese man. I leave that up to you to judge. I hablo espanol and parler francais and I will tell you about this. I play guitar and will release an album soon so i do have a sensitive side which seeks to reflect on my emotions more openly rather than just covering it up by comedy all the time. I am from the west highland of Scotland but live in Glasgow so I went from nearly getting killed by boredom to nearly getting killed by knife users as they are called in more affluent areas....


Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Comedy

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary, and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation of all her insecurities!! Hooray!! Now she''s trying to accept that she might actually be real, and face the horrid truth of being a genuine human in a terrifying world. Through the means of extreme silliness, obviously. She doesn't know how to take things seriously!!...


Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Comedy

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

An Accidental One Woman Show! Standing in the wreckage of a five piece sketch troupe, one stressed out comedian is determined to keep going. She'll show you how the show should have gone through sketch, stand-up and characters and explain where it all went tits up (also the original name of the sketch troupe). Was it when Brid decided to become a nun? Or when Lucy got arrested? Maybe they should have stopped it all when Rhiannon got them barred from Sheffield's city limits. What matters is that Mary is still going and still determined to do the five person Poirot sketch. Watch her as s...


Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Comedy

Cyclopath

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. ...


Plans

Plans

Comedy

Plans

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

So there is this man and this other man, one of them is good. God willing, we will be like our comedy heroes and become the total laughing stock of the community! We should also say we're brothers. Plans is a comedy duo from Edinburgh. ...



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....


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club).

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointme...


On The Edge Comedy

On The Edge Comedy

Comedy

On The Edge Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton comedy institution, we've hosted some of the very biggest names in comedy on our stage. This year we've upped sticks from the seaside and travelled north to bring you some of the best stand up comedians from around the fringe every day. Expect hand picked acts, and maybe even the occasional visit from some of our celebrity mates!...


It's All Going To Be O.K.

It's All Going To Be O.K.

Comedy

It's All Going To Be O.K.

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

The world is going to shxt! Or so it seems. Ophélie and Kuan-wen share with you why they believe in the simple optimism that everything is going to be O.K. Not least because these two have years of experience fighting against the french patriarchy/ a Chinese tiger mum. It's not exactly an easy ride to be aliens in (Post-)Brexit Britain, is it? Ophélie Hocquard - BBC New Comedy Award 2017 Nominee, as heard on BBC Radio 4, Writer for BBC Newsjack, Funny Women “One to Watch” 2018 Kuan-wen Huang - Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2019 Finalist, Amused Moose National New Comic Awar...


A Booklover's Comedy Show

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” - Terry Pratchett After a sellout run in it’s inaugural Edinburgh season the Booklover’s Comedy Show sensation is back! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it could be anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with Salman Rushdie - whatever it is, if you like reading there'll be something for you. So if you’ve ever: - paused after reading something to take a moment and collect your...


Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Comedy

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave's UnSpun, BBC One's This Week, RTE's Cutting Edge and Radio 4's Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic. Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg. 'A must-see from a comedian at the top of her game' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'A self-assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft' (Skinny). 'Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Original and unpredictable – a delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness' (FringeGuru.com)....


Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Comedy

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

The show follows Andrew as he is awarded custody of his daughter. The judge in court when giving custody tells Andrew "You look like you drank a lot last night and then turns to the mother and says you look like you had a lot to drink this morning". Custody was awarded to the 21 year old and his life got turned upside down. 21 years later his daughter now a successful poet in her own right has somehow turned out good. And has written some poems about her relationship with her alco father which will be relayed to the crowd with a comedic slant. The show will end with stories about his new proff...


Mistaken

Mistaken

Comedy

Mistaken

Comedy

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

The Actor Liam Neeson made some controversial statements! How should he be treated? Following an huge row on Facebook Anthony Ayton takes a nuanced view."I love Anthony Ayton he's clever a bit cheeky and bloody funny" Angela Barnes ...



Socially Awkward Penguin

Socially Awkward Penguin

Comedy

Socially Awkward Penguin

Comedy

AUG 1-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward social situation? Ever wished there was a guide to help you navigate your way through life's trickier interactions? Do you want a penguin? Then join Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) in a multimedia extravaganza as she endeavours to solve these problems for you (apart from the one about wanting a penguin, obviously. You’re on your own there). ‘Superb comic timing, clever, original writing – one to watch!' **** (FunnyWomen.com). One of the Guardian's Best Shows of the Fringe 2018. ...


Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-24 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes 2 of Scotlands finest comedians in one show! Liam Withnail Liam Withnail has been entertaining the audiences of Scotland and beyond for nearly ten years. His cheeky manor is always a hit with audiences – leading to a nomination for BEST COMPERE at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards. The only comic to ever appear in BOTH the ENGLISH and SCOTTISH Comedian Of The Year Finals – his career has led him to sell out shows at Festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Adelaide, Reykjavik, Brighton and more… “Slick, Fast Paces Banter” – The Skinny Christopher Macarthur Boyd Bo...


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+)...


Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Comedy

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:50 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master. If you've been to any of his previous shows you'll know exactly what to expect - inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures. "Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn't do it justice" (Evening Standard). ‘A wonderful hour of professional silliness’ (List). ‘A barrage of absurdist humour and sharp one-liners’ (EdFringeReview.com). ‘Olaf Falafel is an idiot, and wouldn’t have it any other way’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). ‘Re...


Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

Comedy

Common People (Again)

Comedy

AUG 1-9 at 14:55 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COMMON PEOPLE (AGAIN!) Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were it would be dangerous to listen. All they want is to take your mind off the world and enjoy an hour of belly laughs. This is what happens when comedy comes out of the council estate, so come and have a laugh if you think you're hard enough. ...


15:00

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

Comedy

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

Suren Jayemanne (AUS) has made a splash on the Australian scene, with his debut TV stand up special featured as part of ABC's Comedy Next Gen series. Suren has been praised for his engaging and witty style that is both provocative and downright funny. Touching on race and multiculturalism, in an increasingly fractured world, Suren seeks to poke fun at what separates us while celebrating what unites us. With eager anticipation, Suren returns to Edinburgh in 2019. Don't miss this chance to see one of Australia's rising stars of comedy. ...


Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Comedy

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Comedy

AUG 1-16 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

“Very Funny Stuff” - Russell kane “Very talented Joke Writer” - Gary Delaney Darcie Silver is one of the most exciting new comedians on the circuit. With an hilarious mix of one liners, dark jokes you can't quite believe she's saying and a bit of filth thrown in for good measure- she's an audience favourite who doesn't disappoint. ...


Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

Comedy

Will Mars: Phoenix

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel, yet lovable international star. As seen on FOX's Showtime at The Apollo, NBC's Trial By Laughter (Season 8 Finalist) & BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief. "A remarkable talent ... A comic tour de force” **** EdFringe Review (U.K.) "As a storyteller he is a joy to experience" **** Mumble Comedy (U.K.) "A unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" **** Adelaide Advertiser (Australia) "Damn! That dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at The Apoll...



Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY is like stand-up comedy, except that it’s philosophical as well as funny! With a different philosophical theme and line-up each day, the Fringe’s most intelligent comedians join some of the UK’s most entertaining academic philosophers, to answer the big questions of philosophy - and discuss them with the audience. Hosted by philosopher/comedian Charlie Duncan Saffrey, it’s like a cross between a stand-up comedy show and a public lecture, only more fun. And there’s a bar. Come along if you’re curious!...


Barely There

Barely There

Comedy

Barely There

Comedy

AUG 3-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Join Mary O'Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Mary is still angry about the ending of Lost, even though she hasn't seen it. She is also a NATYs Finalist 2018, and winner of the London Chortle Student Competition public vote in 2016. Scathing, playful, laid-back, and assured, Mary brings her perplexed take on life to the stage. Patrick is a NATYs Finalist 2019, because he's younger than Mary and won't let her forget it. He was also a So You Think You're Funny Finalist in 2018, and was crowned Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year...


Becky Brunning: Bloom

Becky Brunning: Bloom

Comedy

Becky Brunning: Bloom

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-18, 20-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch Actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new 'nigh-octane' show to reckon with that early potential and ask: err, what now? #metoo, the Matriarchy, can you crowdsource a baby? The world is her cockle. The world is her oyster. Becky Brunning is in BLOOM. "Her comedy insinuates itself, forcing its way inexorably through the cracks in her audience's defences and flourishing there" Broadway Baby "Original, inventive and exciting" Sara Pascoe ★★★★ Au...


Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Theatre

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Theatre

AUG 1-10 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Join Johnny Depp — preteen heartthrob turned wino forever — for a retrospective on every film of his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask... what happened? Toss your golden doubloons, scissorhands memorabilia, and embarrassing fan letters onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual & part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: a Retrospective features rum, promiscuity, and $30,000 worth of candles by which we can pay to watch the Rich consume us all. Jenna Kuerzi as Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Johnny Depp as Late Stage Capitalism as Jack...


Sh*t Socialist

Sh*t Socialist

Comedy

Sh*t Socialist

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Chris Tavner presents his new stand up show about his life of being a Socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his experience in the context of Brexit, Trump and Corbynmania, working through his own contradictions and hypocrisies along the way. A show for the many... “Likeable and funny” City Life ...


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...


Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Comedy

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:20 (30 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A half hour from half a man (her father was a man). Join this loveable, grown-up tomboy for her punchy and hilarious fringe debut. Jewish Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist 2018. Get-Up Stand-Up! Semi Finalist 2018....


Immoral Maze

Immoral Maze

Comedy

Immoral Maze

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Steve N Allen (BBC2’s The Mash Report), Erich McElroy (Sky News, BBC Breakfast) and guest comedians from the UK stand-up circuit tackle the moral questions of the day. In a time when more and more subjects aren’t being talked about Immoral Maze deals with them in the most honest way, by getting comedians to rip them apart. ...



Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Comedy

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Shawn Jay is a wandering vagabond philosopher, whom the meaning of life has passed by (if it were ever there in the first place). An acerbic wit who analyses the absurdity of life by pedantically dismantling song lyrics, debunking motivational quotes, and getting the audience to share their gripes, before coming to a very surprising conclusion... A show for the thinkers. Prepare. Mentally. “A brilliant surrealist. Laugh-out loud humour. Surreal, poignant, inspired” - The International Times ...


Michael Fabbri

Michael Fabbri

Comedy

Michael Fabbri

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Michael Fabbri, Star of Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years, Furthermore, you are most welcome at his new standup show. “An absolutely superb circuit headliner.” – London Is Funny “Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable.” – The Scotsman “Startlingly insightful.” – The Guardian ...


Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS,...


Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Comedy

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 7-11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Meet Roberta Roberts... Distant cousin of Julia, former child-star (vegemite commercials) & experimental theatre visionary, determined to make her mark....or claim someone else’s. From award-winning writer/performer Ali Kennedy Scott (The Day the Sky Turned Black, "Enthralling" NY Times) comes this stand-up/storytelling/character mash-up about the ties that bind us, the dreams that fuel us, and the hiccups and hi-jinks along the way. www.iamroberta.com...


Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: If we can adapt books into plays. Can we adapt them into stand-up? I don’t know. Still, if anyone’s going to fail at this, I’d like it to be me. The result is a show that is entirely Moby Dick and entirely stand-up. Expect hubristic rants, musings on the minutiae of technical objects and Dick jokes. FAQ: Isn’t this a stupid idea? Yes. Classic literature isn’t for me? The show is more accessib...


Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Comedy

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Comedy

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 15:40 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

“Sounds good, looks a mess” was a review Louise received last year and something she cannot seem to get out of her head. It seems stuck in her vast amounts of curly hair, along with 4 hairbrushes, 2 pen lids and a barely licked chubba chup lolly. As a gravy stained, proud, northern lass, Louise is desperately trying to work out what everyone’s problem is with her general appearance. From dating to comedy, nights out to interviews, Louise tries to explore if her general appearance has actually had a direct effect on her, or if the problem is just in everyone else's heads. Described as havin...


Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Comedy

Not Quite Mass

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Save your soul with Laughter! Welcome to the cult of happiness. A church of the Craic. See excellent Irish comedians performing short sets. Handpicked by Reverend Steve Bennett. (Irish Comedian of the Year Winner) ...


99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Andy Quirk, the UK’s Premier Rapper of First World Problems and his surly Lead Backup Dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for a musical comedy show dealing with the inconsequential irks of modern living. Part concert / part group therapy session, with a genre-busting soundtrack paying homage to UK Garage, Scouse House, Funk, Eighties Synthpop, Nu Metal and more there’s room in the crew for everyone! ☆☆☆☆☆ - Bunbury Magazine. ☆☆☆☆ – Mumble Comedy. “You should be first in the queue for this” – Fringepig...



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...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your host, Wes Dalton. Showcasing a different line-up of fantastic acts every show.

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointment

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Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

Comedy

Nicky Wilkinson: Game On

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

After her 2018 hit show 'Happy' ("Wilkinson's relatable, down-to-earth humour leaves us in stitches" ★★★★ - thisisradelaide.com.au), Wilkinson is back with an outrageously fun stand-up show. It's Game On! "Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing" - chortle.co.uk. Finalist of So You Think You're Funny and New Act of the Year, 2013. One half of multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools ('Surely one of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival ★★★★★ - tvbomb.co.uk)...


So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

Comedy

So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

It seems that in this modern world everyone's got an opinion; and what's more they all want you to know about it! But does anyone really care? When comedians start spouting their wider world views, do you sit up and take notice, or are you really left thinking - So What? Forget politics, the environment and religion. Matt Bragg and Mark Row will tell you about what really matters in 2019... We might not make you a better person, but we will make you laugh! ...


Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams, from one of the silliest people I know. As heard on the Self Renovators podcast and Josh Howie's Losing It on BBC Radio 4. Writer on The News Quiz. ’No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe’ – The Skinny ‘Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…. The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reev...


Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Comedy

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A comedy show about definitely not wanting children… I think? The second debut hour from Hari Kanth: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter of BBC Brit's 'Socially Awkward Situations’. Previous praise: "Refreshingly intelligent stand-up, that also manages to be achingly funny" (Young Perspective) "So bloody good"(The Skinny) "Hugely confident, hugely slick… a welcome offbeat, slightly geeky sensibility." (Bruce Dessau) ...


16:00

Working Class Zero.

Working Class Zero.

Comedy

Working Class Zero.

Comedy

AUG 2-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

This stand up show explores whether or not I, Scott Adams, am as working class as I claim to be....


Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Comedy

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Claire Ford, one half of The Kagools presents Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In. What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love, ‘like Tony Robbins but less shouty’, heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. ...



All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Comedy

All Together Irish

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

A mix of Irelands top comics and guests at the Fringe performing at an Irish bar...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Music

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (660 min) - Free
Ghillie Dhu / Auditorium

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Comedy

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton's just woke enough to know he's an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? He released his debut special 'Let's Never Hang Out' in 2019 with Comedy Dynamics, has spent the last year headlining comedy clubs in the UK & Europe and was tour support for Alex Williamson & Steve Hofstetter. Appeared on 'The Feed' (SBSViceland) & 'The Checkout' (ABC) and host of the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off'. 'Very, very funny' - Sydney Arts Guide 'An hour nonstop of laughs.' - The PlusOnes...


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...


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....


Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Comedy

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Following a 2018 fringe season which saw him playing to capacity audiences every day, Robin returns to fringe with a brand new show for 2019. In addition to his solo shows, Robin is a much in demand writer on shows including BBC1's Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show, and is also support artist for Ellie Taylor's UK tours and BBC1's The Graham Norton Show. **** Sunday Times ‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby ‘Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ Three Weeks ...


Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Comedy

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 16:10 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. He makes children cry at parties and she can’t stop talking about sex robots. She’s given up meat and now lives on cheese and he is from Switzerland, the original Brexit. A split bill stand-up show about love, modern life and the benefits of smoking. ★★★★ The Mumble “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St “Always engaging” Chortle Material heard on BBC Radio 4 ...


Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - free
Bar 50 / Marquee

'Conceptual Art, Dance, Theatre, Somebody sh*tting on stage. At the biggest comedy festival in the World, it can be quite hard to find comedy. Even when you do find a show listed as ''comedy'', well the content of the comedy can be... well just like the shows with the sh*t on stage in fairness. That''s why Raul Kohli is bringing the Greatest Hits to Edinburgh. An hour of his best material from his entire career tried and tested in Comedy Clubs around the World, from Newcastle to New Delhi. Just an hour of straight up 'A-grade' Comedy. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Fred at the Stand, ''dripp...



Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Comedy

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration. Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf ("Thor & Wendy had a baby...and it was raised by Stephen Fry & George Carlin!" - Libel) as he rolls his own boulder...searching for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD, to his obsession with Wikipedia. From the pointless lies he tells, to the hubris of thinking he's worth ...


Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Chapter One is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to near death, from womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is a psychological odyssey through alternate realities & his battle against Anxiety, Depression & other demons from his past. This origin story can be enjoyed without needing to see the sequel....


Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Comedy

Gay Not Straight

Comedy

AUG 1-11 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Former "straight" and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) makes his Fringe debut with a high-octane hour on the hilarity of coming out late and living that new-gay life. After performing in cities across the US and on American radio, the exuberant yet down-in-the-dumps Brooklyn comedian has crafted an hour of sharp punchlines and absurd asides translating gayness for everyone. Look out for jokes on what happens when friends don't believe you're gay, you have sex with a man for the first time, and, oh right, even a few things that we've all been through. ...


Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Comedy

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Steve's dad died last year of Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth. It reminds him of his dad. There's nothing else for it but to defy dementia, with music, songs and laughter. Laugh, cry, sing along if you want. If you like bittersweet comedy about deafness and memory loss then this is the show for you. Previous shows were rated ***** (Chortle.co.uk) and **** (Scotsman). ...


Talk A Big Game

Talk A Big Game

Comedy

Talk A Big Game

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

From the hit shows Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs, and Puppet Fiction, comedian James Nokise returns to Edinburgh with his new show on... Sports!.. Yep. Sports. With Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy, so Nokise's trying his hand at glorious sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events. If Nigel Farage can quit politics, then so can James. Or can he? Sports knowledge not required. May contain traces of politics. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' *****(Scotsman)....


American Refugee

American Refugee

Comedy

American Refugee

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

In a world where immigrants and refugees are hated and feared, American comedian and human rights lawyer Sid Singh wants to explore why. Why do we hate the people who come to our borders seeking the better life that we have told them they can get by coming? How do we solve a crisis that is growing not just by war but by climate change? Hell, how and who should we hate? Sid tackles all of these questions and more in a way that will make you laugh, but also learn! As seen/heard on BBC 3, Comedy Central UK, Comic Relief, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and more!...


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...


I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

Comedy

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American's nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. It asks the fundamental question: “Where is home and how do we know when we have found it?” Always the outsider, never fitting in, our protagonist takes the audience on a rollicking journey from the Eisenhower-era suburb of a small Midwestern city to the hallowed (and often harrowing) halls of Yale and then on to the mean streets of New York City in the Seventies, the leafy suburb of Greenwich Connecticut in the Eighties, the surreal world of post-...



The MARS & LEE Show

The MARS & LEE Show

Comedy

The MARS & LEE Show

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A no-holds-barred comedy show starring Will Mars (FOX's Showtime at The Apollo) and Sarah Lee (Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2018). Every show contains hilarious stand-up and chat. No show will be the same. ★★★★★ "Brutally humorous repartee.” Design My Night ★★★★ "Remarkable talent” EdFringe Review ★★★★ "A joy to experience" Mumble Comedy...


Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

UK Pun Finalist and Writer of one of Dave’s Best Jokes of the Fringe, Roger Swift, returns with his whirlwind roller coaster ride of non-stop corny jokes, puns, one-liners, wordplay, home made props and Powerpoint slides. Expect a shameless wazzock telling silly jokes, going out of his way to be daft. Do NOT expect someone taking himself seriously with slick observational comedy or cutting edge political satire, so groaning is encouraged. Think Tim Vine meets Lee Evans '' ***** - He's a demented genius'' Notts Comedy Review....


Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Comedy

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Multi award winning Collier is back with her brand new stand up show. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ★★★★’ - VoiceMag.uk ‘Filth!’ - Rhod Gilbert ‘Joyously liberating’ - The List "Very funny" - Time Out ‘★★★★★ Hilarious…An excellent comedic work’ ‘Unlike any other comedian’ (Edfest Mag) '★★★★ Brilliant...Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend' (Arts Award Voice), "Dryly innocent" ★★★★★ - Eastlondonlines.com ''Surprising edge'' ★★★&#...


Hero Worship

Hero Worship

Comedy

Hero Worship

Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

If you had a chance to meet your Idol, would you take it? Joel Sanders has hung out with all of his heroes but did they want to hang out with him?...


Es Are Good

Es Are Good

Comedy

Es Are Good

Comedy

AUG 1-14 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

If you’re looking for unbridled enthusiasm, thwarted by the prospect of middle age, this is the show for you. Eleri’s half of the show will be like a Ted-Talk if humanity hated itself. She will lecture you about the art of being a phenomenally basic millennial. Learn how deal with heartbreak, peer pressure, zero hour contracts and what to do with asthmatic dogs purchased from a drug dealer in exchange for an Iceland frozen pizza. “A force of nature and a full throttled Idiot” Logan Murray. Esyllt will provide balance and proceed to explain how everything beyond the daily grind is ...


Haha Cool

Haha Cool

Comedy

Haha Cool

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Luka has more than a show worth of jokes, so he needs your help picking which ones to tell. Choose jokes out of a bucket to see what show happens on any given day. In the last year, he has lost 4 stone, a grandparent, and the roof of his house. He's told jokes all over Australia, Europe, at music festivals, a video game convention, an office Halloween party where everyone else was in costume, a lacrosse club's change room, and much more. "Undoubtedly one to watch." - The Herald Sun "A lovely young man... Making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle "One o...


Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Dimple's biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word. Soho Theatre Young Company 2018. Waaaaaal, Cordelia loves a cultural reference. She admires Jean Brodie, but she’s more Susan Kennedy. But don’t slag her off: she’d much rather parse Avril Lavigne lyrics and read now-defunct Sugar magazine. “out-of-place posho” Chortle Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018, Se...


17:00

Dan Cardwell:  Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Comedy

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: 'Who am I?' You're invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit. Somewhere between stand-up and theatre, Dan Cardwell is in for repair. Come see. 'Deploys winning turns of phrase [and] creates a warm cocoon of empathy' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comical, suspenseful and sweet in turn' (ThreeWeeks). 'Makes you feel there's a little more magic in the world' (FringeGuru.com). ...



Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Comedy

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Joe McArdle and Theo McCabe are critically acclaimed standup comedians and co-creators of award-winning Fringe comedies Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair. Old friends who’ve improvised together for many years they bring to The Free Fringe a split hour of stand-up comedy topped off with a riotous improvised musical finale. Comedian Bios Theo is a writer, composer and improviser. He is the writer and creator of several off-west-end musicals and gigs regularly throughout the UK and Europe with his band Horsey (“Virtuoso” – Three Weeks, “Exceptionally t...


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...


Skydive to Stand-up

Skydive to Stand-up

Comedy

Skydive to Stand-up

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

From forgetting to pull your ripcord at 12,000 feet to finding your feet as a comedian: ex-skydiver Mat reveals all in an amusing yet absurd journey from living above the clouds to having his head in them.

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointment

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Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

If you want a break from hearing about Trump and Brexit, and want a safe space where you will be able to hear Irish comedians (and one US Deep South Homeboy) talking about anything and everything else, Check out Irish Invasion. Four of the busiest and best on the circuit will be making Edinburgh their home (visas permitting), and bringing their badly skewed perspective on life, the multiverse and everything. ...


Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Theatre

Drunk Lion

Theatre

AUG 1-4, 7-19, 21-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Drunk Lion Written & performed by Chris Davis Directed by Mary Tuomanen Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol. "...imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality." - Wee Review ★★★★★ "...an excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive." - Three Weeks ★★★★ "...a potent success." -...


Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest "His hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment...


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 17:05 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long 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...


Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

Comedy

Which Princess Are You?

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Do you want much more than this provincial life? Would you love to explore that shore up above? Sunjai arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attempting not to be sued by Disney. Sunjai (Winner of the Bath comedy festival new act of the year 2017, Runner up in The Guide Awards for Best Comedy 2018') has struggled with his unreasonable expectations for a fairytale life and can’t understand why people don’t break out into song all the time. Children’s cartoons have affected all of us in some way or another, especially those from the entertai...



Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Comedy

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

★★★★ The Music, 2018. "Serious laughs" ★★★★½ Perth Happenings, 2018. "If you like funny, dirty standup you'll love Jez Watts" Onya Mag, 2019 "Delivery that transcends the room" Chortle UK, 2018 Fun, charming and playfully dirty, touring Australian comic and host of The Nasty Show Australia Jez Watts is back with a brand new hour of jokes, bits, stories & improvised songs for 2019. Completely sold out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 & 2018. "See Jez Watts whatever he does" Greg Fleet (Aus Comedy Legend) "Very funny" Joe Mande (Parks & Rec,...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

AUG 1-15, 17-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit A few years back, the world became too awful for Angus to cope with. So he took a step back from everybody and gently packed himself away in the attic with the Christmas decorations – fully intending to untangle himself later. So he got a massive dog, took up gardening, hid in suburbia and gave ‘being normal’ the ol’ college try. Thing is though, you can’t fix yourself unless you’ve got all the pieces. So then he had to go around looking for all the bits… like The Veetacore in ‘Through the Dragons Eye’. The Big Finish writer and award winning come...


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) ...


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)....


Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Comedy

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Comedy

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 17:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Jimmy McGhie's ninth Edinburgh solo show is a revamp of last year's critically acclaimed Need(y), which was essentially a lot of sprightly whinging and polished existential angst. He only started writing it in June and it got 4 stars in the Scotsman, now it's even better! What do you do with a second class arts degree? Have a lot of fun, travel the world and end up living in your sister's attic. An analogue man in a digital world, marooned as a bachelor amongst a sea of marriages, mortgages and kids. Jimmy continues to steer clear of anything too serious in life and tries not to step on an...


Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS TRAGIC AFFAIR! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities, sometimes referred to as "Alternative" or "Un-funny". Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly "eery" or "unrelatable", those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoia''s, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers. Musical comedians or improvisor''s have sometimes been seen in freak shows, as have attention-getting physical performers such as prop comics and se...


Linda: Easy Killing

Linda: Easy Killing

Comedy

Linda: Easy Killing

Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death. Linda is here to make you laugh at it. Enter the dark and twisted mind of this old crone as she plays with the taboo and tickles you with the blood of the innocent. No one is safe. Not even you. ‘Relentlessly self-aware... cause of genuine hilarity!’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘The sheer energy and pure boldness of this performer ensures the enjoyment of the audience’ (Student Newspaper). ‘Killer punchlines with a likeable persona’ (The Wee Review)...



Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Comedy

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Woodward and Josie Ettrick-Hogg bring a show about challenges and how to motivate one-self. Both have suffered from severe hoarding disorders and the massive impact that has on living a normal and productive life. Because of the effects of this and many other issues, personality traits and life-events, they have come to a point where they have decided to really push themselves to change the course of their lives. From a 600 mile hike, climbing the worlds tallest free-standing mountain, jump off a bridge, organise a giant charity swan race, a 450km bike ride across India, or paragliding, boxing...


Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Star of BBC Scotland's 'Up For It!' and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain. “A perfect hour of comedy… relentlessly funny” Broadway World “Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” The List...


The Explainers

The Explainers

Comedy

The Explainers

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

What is the big bang theory? Who was Rene Descartes? Why did your wife leave you? Have you ever wanted the answer to these questions (and more!)? Then 'Explain Me That' is the show for you. Bring all your most burning-est questions about life, science, philosophy, and your own personal moral failings and our Expert Geniuses Specializing in the Field of Expertise will help solve all life's mysteries....


Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Comedy

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this BRAND NEW show is even better than last year's. So join Sam for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter. 'One of the best comedy acts I've ever seen' (Scoop.com.au, 2016). 'One of the best stand-up comedy shows I've seen in my life' ****½ (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Australian comedic virtuoso" ****½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Downright funny' **** (TheMusic.com.au). ***** (Bunbury Review UK) ...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. 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 – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Comedy

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Sam See (MTV, Comedy Central Asia) brings his show to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time! As a stand-up comedian in a country where free speech and gay rights are non-existent, Sam has a lot he wants to talk about. Coming Out Loud is a journey of government censorship to bad charity shows to a very curious orgy. From Singapore to the rest of the world, Sam is letting it all out. Bring money. "Quick-witted" - THE STRAITS TIMES "Whip-smart, risqué" - ESQUIRE ASIA "Within seconds, he has the audience laughing, clapping and clinging onto his every word" - RICE MEDIA ...


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...


ADHDave

ADHDave

Comedy

ADHDave

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Have you gone through your life thinking that something isn't quite right? That something is holding you back? Have you come to the conclusion that you're just not good enough? Well these were the thoughts that acclaimed new comedian Dave Fensome had, until at 42 years old he received a diagnosis of ADHD, and everything made sense. Very briefly, before he immediately started thinking about something else, obviously, probably a puppy. It's usually a puppy. Join Dave as he takes a darkly comic look back at his own life, going through his failures and successes, how thinking differently has be...



18:00

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Comedy

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special all about friendship, love and wine from Luisa Omielan tour support, Aaron Twitchen. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow if they can’t find the end of it. For anyone who ever loved, lost or left the country to get over it “Positive, fun, feelgood” (The Skinny)....


Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

Comedy

Ray Fordyce's Six O'Clock Supper With Salt 'n Sauce

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Ray Fordyce is back again to host an entertaining early evening of comedy and entertainment. Featuring up to four different acts every day, this show is a must for all Fringe goers. ...


James Meehan - Never Better

James Meehan - Never Better

Comedy

James Meehan - Never Better

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

How am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour of comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and laidback Lancastrian James Meehan. A show about recovering from the brink, finding pleasure in little things, and revelling in the life that's been yours to enjoy all along. Since coming to Edinburgh for his first full run in 2013 James Meehan has been been back for sell out, critically acclaimed runs every year. In that time he has been nominated for best newcomer, won the Edinburgh Panel Prize, and written/performed/directed THIRTEEN 5 star reviewed shows, and received over 50 four and f...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

Comedy

Viking Millennials

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYW
The Counting House / The Loft

A dark hour of comedy featuring two Viking descendants from Norway. Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland are in in trouble. Winter has indeed rocked up and with it two millennials are making baffling life choices as they try to solve crimes of the heart. 'Hilarious' Time Out. ...


Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Comedy

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Comedy

AUG 3-14 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Evers, Booth and [NAME] courageously stage their 2019 multimedia sketch show. Despite the unfortunate disappearance of their third member, Evers and Booth must fulfil their contractual obligations to Eastern European sponsor Dank! (3-in-1 carpet cleaner, antifreeze and feminine moistwipe). Among those helping them are: unelectronic Amish house band Bounty of Beards; hulahooping dominatrix Barbara; and Yorkshire-based Yankophile T-Bone. Not forgetting Katerina, the miserable face of Dank! “Finely written sketches with lo-fi elements and double entendres galore ... Masters of the most unlik...


Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Comedy

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Comedy

AUG 1-11 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After being nominated for the 'Best Comedy' Award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show 'White Muslim' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A British comedian living in Malaysia, converting to Islam to marry the love of his life, Justin has found himself somewhat caught between two worlds. Join Justin as he takes a hilariously honest look at religion, dating, marriage and culture through his reflections of his own experiences, in an ‘Idiot’s Guide To Islam and Culture Clashes’ resolving differences and celebrating how everyone has a lot more in common than they may think.^...


Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Comedy

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:10 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' Winner with his new show! Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping 4 UK Tours and Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show. This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. Because maybe ...



Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Comedy

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Writer for the BBC. As seen on Sky One. A lovable little weirdo just trying to be happy. 'A wonderful antidote to the juggernaut comedians. Frank and funny... a little surprise.' Mick James, ABC 'Great comedy, full stop. Terrifically told, very funny.' Chuck Moore ...


White Collar Comedy

White Collar Comedy

Comedy

White Collar Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Three middle-class, middle-aged, middle England vicars performing comedy together. What could possibly go wrong? White Collar Comedy are: Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, former BBC faith presenter, Funny Women finalist, featured on Nationwide’s 12 Voices of Christmas and described by a head of BBC Religion & Ethics, as ‘terrifying.’ Rev. Ravi Holy, former Satanist, featured on this week’s BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live and regular on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought. Rev. Kate Bruce, a former crematorium worker, now a chaplain somewhere so important that she’s not allowed to tell us. Together,...


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...


Trans Vision Scamp

Trans Vision Scamp

Comedy

Trans Vision Scamp

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Laura Monmoth returns with her award winning foray into obsession, trolling, and making the ultimate change. Social commentary entwined with a visual parade of nonsense, music and animations. Birmingham Comedy Festival "Breaking Talent" Award winner. 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival "Best New Show" nominee 2018 Morecambe Comedy Festival "Best Show" winner. "A zany mixture of projection, interaction, subversion and nerd culture, Laura blew the audience away" =- What's On Magazine

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the sh...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

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)....


Dummy

Dummy

Comedy

Dummy

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Diagnosed at a young age with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Midwestern American comedian Anders Lee brings his signature, earnest manner to the stage as he takes the audience through the history of Autism as well as his own experience growing up “on the spectrum.” Through funny, heartwarming and thought provoking stories, Lee dives headfirst into questions of disability, education and what it means, in our hypercapitalist, technology saturated age to truly be “dumb.”...


James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

Comedy

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha....


Dave Chawner; Mental

Dave Chawner; Mental

Comedy

Dave Chawner; Mental

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ‘hilariously entertaining’ – The Mail on Sunday...



Ross: After The Screaming Stops

Ross: After The Screaming Stops

Comedy

Ross: After The Screaming Stops

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Calum Ross (Roast Battle London) celebrates the funny side of anxiety. A comedy show about truth, love and to trying live like a normal human. In the words of Luke Goss 'Once bitten, twice shy. Twenty times bitten, a little shy.' "Talented and experienced" Broadway Baby...


Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Comedy

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Henry Ginsberg didn’t loose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late twenties. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be. Following on from his acclaimed show Molesting The Corpse Of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987 (“He’s probably a shit comic” - Katie Hopkins), Romantic Comedian explores themes of self-esteem, sexuality, gender-roles, and why Hitler was a bit of a bellend....


BadFamiliar: Live

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

The show follows the evolution of world-traveled, veteran performer Matt Davis’ ideas as they have developed while performing and traveling through over 250 cities across more than 50 countries. Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, he jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs. A persistent foil to his own ideas, he offers up a studied cross-examination of his experiences as he hilariously tackles the underlying goal of this show: to dismiss the equation "familiar equals good." “After slayin...


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 ...


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...


Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Theatre

Losing My Mindfulness

Theatre

AUG 9-25 at 18:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. Yeah, do you want that? You know you do, don’t you? Join me at my mindfulness workshop where we can leave our baggage behind and be in the moment, even if that moment is not quite what you thought it would be, cos hey, what is?! Sometimes that moment is f*cking terrible. I’m joking. See, mindfulness can be fun. Fun and calm....


Eh?

Eh?

Comedy

Eh?

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

From a no holds barred dissection of his own laughable life to a skewed look at the insanity of the everyday, let this thoroughly vexed local lad make you laugh at his expense. “Connor has the potential to be one of the best new comedians that Scotland has produced in years” -Crackbird Comedy...


The Ticked Boxes

The Ticked Boxes

Comedy

The Ticked Boxes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

‘The Ticked Boxes’ are ticking the Edinburgh Fringe off their bucket list. Three comedians from very different backgrounds and very different perspectives will be telling very different jokes. Come enjo