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STARTING AT 13:45 in /  

It's Gameshow Time! COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-26 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join your host Henry Café for It’s Gameshow Time! The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty. London’s legendary gameshow comes to Edinburgh. Expect ludicrous games, massive celebrities and an end to global inequality. ‘Hysterical and bizarre’ (BarcelonaC...
STARTING AT 13:45 in Espionage / Mata Hari 

Blank Canvas COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
A place where comics can try out and develop new ideas. It could be a sitcom reading, new material or formats for TV and radio. Performers will include Tom Ward, Tony Law, Helen Bauer, Eshaan Akbar, Andrew Maxwell… ...
STARTING AT 13:45 in Espionage / Mata Hari 

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out! COMEDY 
AUG 12-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
What about people watching, eh? Do you ever sit in the park on a Sunday or in a coffee shop on your lunch break and wonder which of your passer-by subjects has the weirdest fetishes, or the mental-est ma? ‘That’s You Now if You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out’, as seen on BBC'...
STARTING AT 13:45 in The City Café / Las Vegas 

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s. Top 25 shows at the Fringe 2016 (British Comedy Guide). Chortle Award winner for Best Club Night, London 2015. Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List). Top 10 la...
STARTING AT 13:45 in The Counting House / The Ballroom 

A Giant Misfit (+ Guests) COMEDY 
AUG 13-20 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ever feel like a misfit? This guy does! At over two metres tall, our XXXXL giant takes you on a spiralling adventure of odd relationships, loose cannon friends and how they all came together to teach him one big lesson... The Stand, Edinburgh “really good stuff” ...
STARTING AT 13:50 in The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Vicki Sargent: One Woman Army COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-13, 15-19, 21-27 at 13:50 (50 min) - Free 
Vicki is done with degrading retail jobs, fed up of waiting around for Mr. Wrong and ultimately ready to get out of bed. Come hang out with her for an hour of witty storytelling and delightful characters as she shares her hopes, dreams and crisps with you. Character comedie...
STARTING AT 14:00 in /  

Aside Effect COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-27 at 14:00 (45 min) - Free 
"Aside Effect" A stand-up comedy show about a man (Winter Foenander) who finds himself in a perpetual state of madness; as he attempts to retrace his steps back to humanity.  ...
STARTING AT 14:00 in Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Ahir Shah: Control COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
A stand-up show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, and milk. ***** List **** Guardian ...
STARTING AT 14:00 in Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe 2016) delivers over 100 naughry 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). ‘Flashe...
STARTING AT 14:00 in The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
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’...
STARTING AT 14:15 in Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Always Be Rolling COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
How board games can change your life and save the world. Award winning comedian James Cook is back by popular demand with his critically acclaimed sell-out show. He'll reveal the best and absolute worst games to play with kids, how Monopoly caused the global financial cris...
STARTING AT 14:15 in Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude & Lenny Sherman: Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Shehan is an Aussie comedian living in London. Shehan's style of comedy is a mix of observational and ethnic humour. He has been doing comedy for 6 years No Props, No weird stuff, no long winded stories... Short, sharp and to the point. "Should have stuck with accounting" H...
STARTING AT 14:15 in The Counting House / The Lounge 

A Nice Cup of Tea, and a chat, With a Scottish Comedian and Friends CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 3-13 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish, with three top Fringe guests daily for laughs, chat and silliness. Vladimir McTavish has performed at the Fringe every year since 1995, although this is his Edinburgh debut hosting a chat show. Th...
STARTING AT 14:20 in The Counting House / The Attic 

Andy Stedman - Parental Guidance COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:20 (60 min) - Free 
Guitar-slinging comedian Andy Stedman is a new dad to young Freddie Elvis Stedman and is taking the responsibility very seriously indeed (if you can call writing a set of songs giving life advice to his son 'serious'). Covering a variety of areas including romance, school, c...
STARTING AT 14:30 in 48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Sparkly Unicorn COMEDY 
AUG 12-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Leslie Ewing-Burgesse is a very tall London-based Canadian with rainbow hair (it's natural). She might be a ghost. She's almost definitely your imaginary friend, but she's really cool so you don't need to stop believing in her. Please don't stop believing in Leslie. Oh, and ...
STARTING AT 14:30 in Espionage / Pravda 

Pottervision! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
POTTERVISION! The Harry Potter Parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve year old children as we re-enact and recreate scenes from the first Potter film. What if I was to tell you...
STARTING AT 14:30 in Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Juliet (writer on Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 out of 10 Cats) and her dog have issues. This is a show about unconditional love, anxiety, peeing on things and being a wolf. Contains stand-up, stories, a bit of tenderness (mostly caused by bruising when the dog c...
STARTING AT 14:30 in Moriarty's / Cellar 

Georges the Spider COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 

Meet Georges the Spider – Actor, Philosopher, Spider - and allow him to accompany you on a journey through the history of classical cinema told from his unique perspective as an egocentric, sadistic and loveable spider.
Character Comedy written and perform...

STARTING AT 14:30 in The Argyle / The Cellar Bar 

Jon Pearson: Feet First COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Jon is looking for progress, he knows that he wants to be happy, but how can he get there? What is helping and hindering his development and stopping him from getting to his happy place? Join Jon on a journey of hilarious self discovery from meditation to retail therapy.&nbs...
STARTING AT 14:30 in The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

The Clan MucMor Family Circus Show CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin Mor and his son Logy are coming to Edinburgh with a great big funny family fun show. If you like laughing, shouting, mucking about, circus tricks, and loads more laughing, then this is the show for you.. This shows contains 175 buckets full of family fun. Suitable for...
STARTING AT 14:30 in The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

WMD Makes Everything Better COMEDY 
AUG 4-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
A hilarious sketch show that rips itself apart before delicately reassembling the pieces Ryan, Tom and Ben AKA WMD Comedy are a bold sketch troupe with a cult online following. Brighton marks the debut of their new live show - incorporating song, multimedia and theatrical ...
STARTING AT 14:30 in The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

aaaaaaand now it's time for...Roger Swift's Puneumatic COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Puns. Lots of puns. Spoken puns. Visual puns. Musical puns. Contrived puns. No themes, no learning, no sad bit at the 45 minute mark. You know what you're getting. From UK Pun championship finalist of 2016 and 2017 plus writer of one of Dave’s Top 15 Jokes of the Fringe 2016...
STARTING AT 14:30 in The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

James Bennison: How to be a Winner COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Over the years he has won the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand Up Comedy Award 2015, but more importantly he has won such shows as The Crystal Maze, Knightmare, and Get Your Own Back. Now you too can learn how to be a winner. Do you have what it t...
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