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10:00

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 3-26 at 10:00 (120 min) - Free 
Join our expert guides for a walk 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 – pla...
Outside City Chambers / Outside 

Mystery Meat (Showcase) CABARET 
AUG 2-26 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free 
Mystery Meat Club builds on the success of being the best niche stand up club in Brighton. The Compere Anthony Ayton regularly appears on Latest TV. Every show will have a mixture of comedy styles and...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Mystery Meat (Showcase) CABARET 
AUG 2-26 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free 
Mystery Meat Club builds on the success of being the best niche stand up club in Brighton. The Compere Anthony Ayton regularly appears on Latest TV. Every show will have a mixture of comedy styles and...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Absolute Legends CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 10:00 (45 min) - Free 
From Calum MacInnes, creator of the epic Zero Quest Trilogy, comes a brand new children's show for 2018. An interactive fantasy adventure for the ages. Do battle with fierce monsters, avoid deadly tra...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

On Earth As It Is COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 10:00 (45 min) - Free 
This Tour de Farce of comic mayhem, satire, and bathos chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of Communism. Things like t...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Africa Weird and Wonderful CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free 
Stories music and silly facts from Africa ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian! COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free 
Jake Donaldson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut hour long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in his new show, which explores what it’s really like to try to follow your drea...
The City Café / Nineties 

Games With James CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-14, 16-19 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free 
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. Suitab...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 
11:00

Lukas Kirkby Does an Hour COMEDY 
AUG 6-26 at 11:00 (55 min) - Free 
‘Lukas Kirkby Does an Hour’ is a madcap hour of characters, songs and sketches. Characters include Wellyhead, the man who only eats soup, and the old lady with the head of a baby. Songs cover a variet...
The Counting House / The Attic 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the African Friends CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 11:00 (50 min) - Free 
A family of puppets is arriving from West Africa (Benin and Togo)! Hand and string puppets, masks and giant puppets too! The show tell traditional tales with lions and giraffes and rabbits! and is als...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses COURSES 
AUG 4-5, 7-8, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22, 25-26 at 11:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price) 
Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation perfor...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
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 par...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Jade Allen: Over Easy COMEDY 
AUG 16-26 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free 
‘Over Easy’ is the comedy breakfast show to set you up for your day. In our downstairs room we can pretend last night never happened (or never ended…), and let Jade take you on a strange, delightful ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Kids Birthday Bash! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
Is it your kid's birthday? Well it is today! Come sit in on a 40 minute birthday party for all the kids in the room! They'll play party games, get to see magic, maybe win a balloon animal or two and b...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Good Women THEATRE 
AUG 2-10, 12-19 at 11:10 (50 min) - Free 
Kathryn Pool is a Liturgical dance sensation in Yorkshire. Her YouTube videos have over a hundred views and all the under-25s in the liturgical dance community know her name. She is a shoe-in the fo...
The Counting House / The Loft 

What has The News Ever Done For Me? COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 11:15 (55 min) - Free 
After it's sell out run last year, the popular morning topical news show returns to the fringe. Three comics bring along the story from the weeks news they think is the most important and it goes to a...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-15, 17-20, 22, 24-26 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free 
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. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simp...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Defrosted CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-9, 11-15, 17-22 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free 
A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) & Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off & get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Twat Out Of Hell COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-20, 22-26 at 11:35 (60 min) - Free 
Twat Out of Hell features comedian Gary G Knightley, as seen on Channel 4, BBC3 and the West End, performing his debut solo show. MCA Finalist 2017 Gary G Knightley “Clever, Funny and in your face” ...
The City Café / Hollywood 
12:00

Trying to be good COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free 
Award-winning comedian and writer Daniel Audritt brings his first solo show to the fringe, asking 'what really makes us good or bad people?' Having previously had jokes on shows like 8 out of 10 Cats ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags i...
Espionage / Pravda 

Some Like it Holt (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 12:00 (30 min) - Free 
Rosie Holt is not for everyone.- "If that was my daughter I'd be ashamed."- Rosie's mum's mate, "Please don't talk about me on stage" - Rosie's Ex; but those people are idiots. The best people like it...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
I'm just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. As seen on the BBC's Soft Border Patrol. A new hour of stand-...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Huggers - Comedy and Variety for Kids CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:00 (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-o...
Fireside / The Last Arch 

Best In Class COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
When you grow up working class you might not get much access to the arts. You might have to fight for it. You might have to fight your way out from whichever rock which society has placed you under. Y...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Allow It COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free 
"Allow it" is a stand-up comedy about Western Philosophy and Islam in modern Britain told through the stories of teaching religious studies to teenagers in East London. What do you say when your stud...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free 
Bringing his first solo run to the Fringe with his dark past, strange obsessions and naive optimism, Andrew Sim wants to find joy and spread it to you. With a combination of story telling, surreal imp...
The City Café / Nineties 

Show Up, Kids! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free 
American improvisor, storyteller and teacher Pete takes the real-life experiences, hopes and fears of kids in the audience (and their parents) and turns them into a totally interactive, one-man, comed...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Science Magic CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Treble-Award winning Irish comedian and science communicator Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely successful science magic comedy show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Prepare to enter the magical world of ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers COMEDY 
AUG 19-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Two stand-up comedians- Ryan Ward and Joe Molander- try to shrug off their problems for an hour to provide half an hour of light entertainment each. Will Ryan pull off his attempt to come across as re...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

@JohnLewis - Never Knowingly Undertweeted THEATRE 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
John Lewis is a 'computer scientist, father of four, social liberal, atheist, and not a retail store'. John Lewis is also 'a chain of high-end UK department stores'. Unfortunately for both Johns Lewis...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Justin Matson’s been kicked off three rollercoasters for being too fat, and now he’s finally ready to talk about it! Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Matson brings his hit new show to Edinburgh ...
Ushers / The Cellar 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:05 (50 min) - Free - donations welcome 
A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison - Insert a hack witty comment here about them bei...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:05 (50 min) - Free - donations welcome 
A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison - Insert a hack witty comment here about them bei...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Ollie Horn made some funny friends in Japan COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:10 (50 min) - Free 
EXTRA SHOWS ADDED TO MEET DEMAND! 9PM SHOW DAILY FROM THE 12TH-26TH (NOT 15TH) Ollie is in hot demand as a headlining comedian at comedy clubs all around Asia. His sharp wit, intelligent material, a...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Phantasmagorical THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Phantasmagorical The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mindreading and Victorian Spirit Theatre. This is as close as you will get to experiencing the thril...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Clash of the Tight Tens COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
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. Good clean fun – you’...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Clash of the Tight Tens COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
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. Good clean fun – you’...
Espionage / Kasbar 

A Piece of Cake! COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Love cake? Love comedy? Love free stuff? We have combined those 3 things, just for you, you amazing human that you are! This is a show that’s all about being lovely, enjoying yummy cakes and great c...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Grumpy Pants CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
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. ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Heimatmann THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Heimatman A lone German determined to stop the coming slaughter of World War Two by killing Hitler. He almost succeeded in saving 60 million souls. Audience feedback Brighton Fringe: 'good piece of wr...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Fopical with Peter E Davidson COMEDY 
AUG 2-20 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
The world today is a frightening bewildering place for many… one man stands alone in trying to work it all out… in one hand a bottle of Rosé wine… in the other hand… the truth! Actually, sorry, it’s ...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Oxford Revue: Free COMEDY 
AUG 12-21 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch,...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Paul Duncan McGarrity: A practical guide to attacking castles COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about Medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Mat Ricardo Vs The World CABARET 
AUG 2-26 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning cabaret star and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem – after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he'd run out of new tricks. So he did ...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

STRING THEORY CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:30 (55 min) - Free 
A brand new show from the people who brought you FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE. Martin "Bigpig" Mor has been doing family friendly shows all over the world, for over 30 years. In fact he has become a f...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Lemons COMEDY 
AUG 10-26 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Doctor Klevemark is not a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking, like all people should. She is a perma-positive life coach who isn't going to let her own depression stop her...
The Place / Room 

Mickey Sharma's mixed blessings COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
After realising that when it comes to dating, mickey has a definitive bias towards white women. It was time to take a deeper look into whether it was nature or nurture. Mickey asks some tough and at t...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids Part 3 CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Superheroes for Kids 3 is the newest version of the hit show. 2018 features some new superheroes and all new surprises. Plus dressing up, silly string, underpants, ping pong balls, laughter and chaos....
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free 
Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas. ...
The City Café / Hollywood 
13:00

Guerilla Aspies - fourth revolutionary year. COMEDY 
AUG 2-4, 17-26 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
FOURTH LIFE CHANGING NEUROATYPICAL YEAR. Change your mind and have a laugh with a genuine Autistic man whose neither a tragedy figure nor a fool (running out of ways to relate to me, eh? Eh?) Know ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
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). T...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Naked Truth COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
In The Naked Truth, Tommy Helme shares an uncommon and candid view of the world we live in. Whilst sharing his own shambolic experiences Tommy reveals a alternative perspective on politics, race, reli...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket MUSIC 
AUG 4-26 at 13:00 (360 min) - Free 
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 sing...
The Wee Pub / Main Room 

African in New York Almost Famous COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:05 (60 min) - Free 
As a naive young African student, freshly arrived in New York, one innocent thanksgiving invitation became a hair raising experience with white supremacists. Njambi takes the audience through her disc...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Do You Think That's Wise? - The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 13:10 (50 min) - Free 
DO YOU THINK THAT'S WISE? - THE LIFE & TIMES OF JOHN LE MESURIER, written & performed by JULIAN DUTTON "ONE OF THE BEST VOCAL PERFORMERS AROUND," - BBC COMEDY. In this affectionate tribute to one of ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Pants & Pantsability rinsed COMEDY 
AUG 17-26 at 13:10 (60 min) - Free 
Pam Ford. six foot Aussie entertainer. Brings Pants & Pantsability Rinsed to Edinburgh 2018, a regular at the Fringe, fans return year after year to see what happened next? Its refreshing to actually ...
The City Café / Nineties 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 13:10 (55 min) - Free 
In Edinburgh 2014 Nathaniel Metcalfe performed his second Fringe show. On the very last day, he broke up with his girlfriend of four years. He hasn’t been back since. It doesn’t take a great psycholog...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delane...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017 Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh Festival 2018. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended, and Top ...
Espionage / Pravda 

Old Jewish Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
6th year of the Edinburgh fringe's most successful-ever Jewish comedy show. It's a fun, revealing and truthful story which also provides an excellent opportunity to hear once again some of the world's...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

The Burning Gadulka THEATRE 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Following a series of failures at music festivals, a Bulgarian musician faces a midlife crisis. Is his lifelong love affair with his instrument – the gadulka, about to be challenged by the arrival of ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Science Magic CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Treble-Award winning Irish comedian and science communicator Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely successful science magic comedy show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Prepare to enter the magical world of ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

The Weird and Whacky World of Raymond Bishop COMEDY 
AUG 19-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
This is a show about Raymond Bishop. No, not the Raymond Bishop, but the other one. In this comedy show you will learn all there is to know about the upper-class, privately- educated, elite academic...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Siân Docksey: Interdependent Woman COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Siân’s mother worries about her. So Siân has said she’s a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that attempts to maintain that lie. All aboard! You are all invited to an exclu...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 13:15 (55 min) - Free 
Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True Fifty Five minutes of hi-octane nonsense from one of the UK's best improv comedians, half of quirky sketch-pals Surname & Surname, and host of the sell-out hit show 'Quest...
Ushers / The Cellar 

Trauma made me COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-22, 24-26 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free 
​ Maff Brown has written for Mock the Week, Vic and Bob, Radio 4 and has been nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy award. He was also recommended as the top ten things to see at the Fringe by G...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Pals COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
William Stone ("Belting gags"- Angela Barnes) and Simone Belshaw (South Coast Comedian 2017 Finalist, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) are just two pals trying to make sense of life and it’s many f...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Mr. Fizzywigg's Story Factory CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mr. Fizzywigg needs your help! The clock is ticking and he has less than one hour to produce a brand new story or the story factory will be shut down forever! What would the world be like without ne...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Johnny Irish COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one man show ‘Johnny Irish’ to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one liners and musical comedy. In this show you will lea...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Johnny Irish COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one man show ‘Johnny Irish’ to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one liners and musical comedy. In this show you will lea...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Board Game Smackdown COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
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/part...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Mind the Gap Stand Up COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free 
Mind the Gap Stand Up The blindest physics graduate, the grumpiest Channel 5 presenter and the most stage struck grandma are the freshest acts on the Fringe. See the stars of tomorrow, today. ...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Adventures In Dementia - Steve Day COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Steve Day's dad has 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 going through all the m...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Eat Sleep Shit Shag COMEDY 
AUG 2-23 at 13:45 (50 min) - Free 
Amused Moose Comedy Award Finalist, 2015, Abbie Murphy returns to the fringe with her new show, ‘Eat Sleep Shit Shag’ Murphy has been trying to figure out what it is to be a woman. Anecdotes from th...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Grandma's gonna kill us! - THE NITWITS CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-19 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
The Nitwits are the most amazing thing to happen to children's entertainment since a cat first rode a roomba. Matty and Teddlie are loud, naughty, bright and absolutely hilarious. Grandma's gonna kil...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Scott Mitchell - The Secret Diary of an Expat Dad Aged 43 and 3/4 COMEDY 
AUG 18-26 at 13:45 (30 min) - Free 
Scott Mitchell lives in Singapore. He has been keeping a diary for over 20 years. Join him for the tales of his previous 12 months in Asia plus highlights of his overseas adventures spanning his life ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Odd Two Out COMEDY 
AUG 17-26 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for...
The Place / Room 
14:00

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free 
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. 'An...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Rising comedy star, Nicky Wilkinson, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her hotly anticipated show, HAPPY. HAPPY is a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies, party games and prizes, celebrating all that...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Walking Tours of the Historic Royal Mile EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 3-26 at 14:00 (120 min) - Free 
Join our expert guides for a walk 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 – pla...
Outside City Chambers / Outside 

Yanks and Hosers COMEDY 
AUG 2-19 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
The comedic musings of a talented group of North Americans (Disclaimer! Talent, comedy and musiness not guaranteed). ...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Huggers - Comedy and Variety for Kids CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 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-o...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

A Booklover's Comedy Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:05 (60 min) - Free 
A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it could be about anything from how a book changed their lives to a time they partied...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Cold as Icelandic COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 14:10 (50 min) - Free 
"Cold as Icelandic" is an internationally themed standup comedy show from a single guy in his late twenties who has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. Having always been an outsider, bot...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Kevin Precious is a former teacher of Religious Studies. He's also a non-believer, or agnostic, should you wish to be specific who attends monthly Humanist meetings. 'Unholier Than Thou' includes joke...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Ahir Shah: Duffer COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Ahir Shah returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically acclaime...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Tongue in My Head COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Toby Adam's brings his fourth solo show to Edinburgh following praise for 2016's 'Fit', "charming...quiet charisma...a feelgood experience," (Chortle), and 2015's 'Quivertip', "I laughed a lot...a spe...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Cult Comics COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Join comedians Sam Golin (as seen on Ginx TV's Console Yourself and Videogame Nation) and Gabriel Ebulue (as heard on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio Five Live and The Three Track Podcast) for an hour of...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 14:20 (60 min) - Free 
New work-in-progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent ch...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Please Stop COMEDY 
AUG 19-26 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free 
Please Stop! Please Stop! Please Stop! No this is not a command but a comedy documentary which explores the view that all cities in the UK lack identity. Do you love living in a place that could be an...
The City Café / Nineties 

POTTERVISION! COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 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...
Espionage / Pravda 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise. Every show brings these two groups together with globe-trottin...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Let's chat about your race relations issues. Who better with than a Samoan/Welsh comedian from New Zealand? Focusing on Britain's unique history with the Golliwog – It's all about addressing the mixe...
Fireside / Arch III 

Juliet Meyers: The Year Of The Dog COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Juliet (writer on Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 out of 10 Cats) loves dogs and loves cycling but the two don't mix - she presents further tales of loving/cursing her rescue dog, group dyna...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

CIRCUS SONAS CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin and Logy are a father and son juggling act from Northern Ireland. They perform all over the world, and are bringing their new show to the Edinburgh Fringe. This is a family friendly show with a...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

101 Comedy Club COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night 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 fi...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mixed bill of amazing comedians. Compered by me. I apparently am a 5 star compere, according to Voice Magazine. "Exceptionally Charismatic"  ...
Ushers / The Cellar 

Matt Watson & Friends COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side, and start living the dream. Matt Wat...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Not Quite Mass COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (50 min) - Free 
It's a cult of happiness. Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of Last Year, the reverend Stev...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

First World Problems COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fist-pumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern livin...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Creme Brulee COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
The brand-new show from award-winning stand-up and screenwriter Ben Clover looks at how a single incident can change your life forever. Features a free cookie and a live curse-placing ceremony  ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. Cockmungously not suitable for the f...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

BONQRZ THEATRE 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay what you want 
Bonqrz is an interactive physical comedy show about how Narin Oz’s disastrous life choices made her decide to be a budgerigar. Narin Oz takes the audience on a very surreal journey of human folly in...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Olaf Falafel presents There's no i in idiot COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-20, 26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Following on from the critically acclaimed and award nominated debut solo hour ‘Olaf Falafel and The Cheese Of Truth’ and the critically wounded second show 'Olaf Falafel Presents The Marmosets Of My ...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Fallout THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (50 min) - Free 
“It's not the end of the world!" Join the last survivors of the global nuclear catastrophe in Lotta Quizeen’s boutique bunker. She’s got recipe tips for tinned goods and dating strategies to repopulat...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 
15:00

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
No purpose, no point, no means, no future, no ends, no reason, no mind, no entry, no signal, no credit, no news, no access, no all, no areas, no light, no tunnel, no future, no hope, no dark, no line...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Don't Be Terrible COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Can stand up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That's why he's asked Alice, an up and coming comedian, how to perform stand up. It's his last-ditch attempt to distract his...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Stand-up Philosophy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
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 so...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

KEITH. COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-19 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
"Unbeatable comedic timing" - DST First Night ★★★★½ "KEITH. is shaking up the status quo with a mirth that is hard to match" - Palatinate ★★★★ After br...
The Place / Room 

Zahra Barri Is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (45 min) - Free 
Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror & taken a Selfie. She's more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself to make a change. From Kim Kardashian's Career to Kim Jung Un's Korea, th...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

We're Sorry - Canadian Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Back in Edinburgh for its 4th 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. ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Susan Macbeth THEATRE 
AUG 15-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Susan Macbeth is the tale of one highly unqualified English teacher’s adventure to a small coastal community, to spread a love of literature and not get burned alive in a wicker effigy. In equal parts...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Reading Rocks 2018 CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - free 
Reading Rocks 2018 is the latest Edinburgh Fringe fun from the award-winning and best-selling author Stuart Reid. There's that unusual brand of books, bottoms, boogers and big bottom burps, as Stuart ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Reading Rocks 2018 CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - free 
Reading Rocks 2018 is the latest Edinburgh Fringe fun from the award-winning and best-selling author Stuart Reid. There's that unusual brand of books, bottoms, boogers and big bottom burps, as Stuart ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

The poetry of sticking an egg up a hen’s butt! SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 3-12, 14-26 at 15:20 (60 min) - Free 
Everyday life can be tragic and comical at the same time. And what’s more uneasy - to laugh at something that is tragic or to take something ridiculous seriously? These are the questions for this uniq...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Will Mars: Candid Cafe COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Star of FOX’s Showtime At The Apollo, finalist on Season 8 of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter & runner-up for the woman he loves. ‘He had been making his mark on the New Yor...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

The Rat Pack presents: International Stars of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-22, 24-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Rat Pack stand-up comedy returns for a 6th year after 5 sell-out years with the Free Festival. This year we celebrate stand-up comedy from around the world with our international stars of comedy ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick were Stand-Up Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-19, 21-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
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 play...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Sofie Hagen Tries Something COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Hi. Each day I will be doing something different. A work-in-progress stand-up show, a live recording of my podcast Made of Human, a dance show, who knows? Go to sofiehagen.com to see a schedule. ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Charmian Hughes - Bra Trek COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 15:35 (60 min) - Free 
Bra as metaphwoar! Bust out of those stereotype roles that flatten us and join Charmian’s epic quest to boldly find our own fit in world and a bra that fits. Big hit down under! (Funny.. upbeat.. inte...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Addicted to Fun COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 15:40 (60 min) - Free 
Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth drink. A frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and...
The City Café / Nineties 

MARKUS BIRDMAN; NEVERMIND THE B*LLOCKS, HERE’S MARKUS BIRDMAN COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 15:45 (55 min) - Free 
Never mind the bollocks, here's the best comedian you've never heard of. A simple stand up show, from a complicated man, with some lush Art & ludicrous tales thrown in. Damn it, I might even do poem! ...
Espionage / Pravda 

Angry Boater COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. Following a eureka moment in Hemel Hempstead, Joel Sanders bought a narrowboat and moved into ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Whispers in the Cosmos COMEDY 
AUG 15-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
The show isn't entirely about space, although it takes place in space. As all shows do but rarely acknowledge it. Whispers in the Cosmos is probably an existentialist quest wearing a stand up comedy c...
Fireside / Arch III 

Stand Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse! COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Sid Singh, Dan Audritt, and friends take on all challengers at stand up, improv, and more! There is literally a joke in here for everyone! ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

GAME ON 2.0 - This time its pixelated! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-19 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Direct from Australia for kids of all ages - Game On 2.0! is the sequel to the 2015 cult interactive comedy for children all about video games- GAME ON! Matty Grey is returning to Gameland to fight ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's The Monster Standup Show. - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Feast on five of the tastiest up and coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase bonanza with a different line-up of acts every day to tickle your fancy.  ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Drunk Lion THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
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 lea...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
WINNER: “BEST OF FEST” Award - London, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Victoria Fringe Festivals “FUNNIEST SHOW” Award - London Fringe 
“CRITIC’S PICK” -Cincinnati Fringe See the...
Ushers / The Cellar 
16:00

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

All Together Irish COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
One of the most popular shows of the 2017 Free Fringe returns with a daily mix of some of Irelands best acts, with special guests dropping in every day. ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

A Few Good Jen COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Multi Award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, returns with a brand new hour of stand up. After a sellout 2017 run, a smattering of European gigs and another year of performing all over the UK, sh...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Daniel Muggleton - Mouth Breather COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian from Sydney, which is objectively a better city than Melbourne, just trust him. He is currently based in London, UK. He has sold out shows at fest...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
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 in...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Josh & Lou: Working Classy COMEDY 
AUG 12-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
How did Kim Jong Un get Trump to change a lightbulb? …who cares!! Just grab a pint instead. Josh Baulf is a southern lad, struggling with his rampant metro-sexuality. Louise Atkinson is a gravy stai...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Rocket Man THEATRE 
AUG 11-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Set in the heyday of glam rock and science fiction, Rocket Man is a play about family and friends bearing the brunt of a little-understood mental illness. Velvet Goldmine and Withnail & I collide in a...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Robin Morgan COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Following up from his 2016 sell out run, Robin Morgan returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join the writer for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids, tHE nEWS Quiz and The Now Show as he premiers th...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
'It was a mystery, a murder mystery, almost, we thought, although we couldn't be sure, because there were no signs of a murder. But how else could he end up in our duckpond? Not from drowning. It's no...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Louise Reay: Eraserhead COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
The first show in Edinburgh was banned ... and lawyers told her to can the second show. How will the third show fare? Eraserhead is the third instalment of award-winning comedian Louise Reay’s pro...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 2-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this late-afternoon soiree which ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

That's My Story Podcast COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:15 (55 min) - Free 
Daily recordings of the THAT'S MY STORY PODCAST with Martin Mor and Bronston Jones with a different international guest every day.  ...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Jim Tavare - From Deadpan to Bedpan COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
From Deadpan to Bedpan - A light hearted look at trauma. In 2017 BAFTA winner, double bass player, comedian and Harry Potter actor was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in the hil...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

DF Comedy Jam CABARET 
AUG 17-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Keep mixing up your Judi Dench with your Jeffrey Dahmer? Your Tupac Shakur with your Taylor Swift? Well then we've got the show for you! Join Dave Fensome (“Engaging and energetic. A must see" - Lates...
The Place / Room 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
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 lau...
Espionage / The Bunker 

GRAHAM FELLOWS COMPLETELY OUT OF CHARACTER MUSIC 
AUG 16-26 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
Graham Fellows has performed as the character John Shuttleworth for over 25 years on stage, TV and radio, delighting audiences throughout the UK with his songs and quirky take on everyday life. Recent...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Phil Zimmerman - 67 Arseholes COMEDY 
AUG 15-20, 22-26 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free 
An hour of off-the-wall physical comedy, satire and music. With sausage... 67 arseholes is Phil Zimmerman’s take on the insanity of modern life. A riotous rant, mercilessly mocking establishment corru...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Sean Bedlam - Death to America COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free 
It's 2018. The world may have already ended. One of Australia's best political comedians and activists Sean Bedlam has no answers* but a lot of hilarious, intelligent insights. *He has some answers. ...
The City Café / Hollywood 

You're Okay! COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. Don't worry... You’re Okay! Suzanne is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals, New York W...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award Nominee 2018, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. **** The Scotsman **** The List **** Ch...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Joe Foster: Lets Get Cynical COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - FREE 
Eagerly anticipated debut show from the South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015. It’s easy to be cynical in this day and age, so let’s just get on with it. From weddings to Robert Mugabe, nothing is saf...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Show Up COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
The critically acclaimed EdFringe 2017 improvised solo comedy about your crazy life returns! From the New York City comic who brought you the EdFringe hits "Desperately Seeking the Exit" and "Late wit...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Tri-Nations Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 16:50 (50 min) - Free 
Three headline comedians from different countries battle each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. With different acts every night, the scores are tallied over the festival and the ove...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Tom Taylor: Abridged COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:55 (40 min) - Free 
The creator of Fringe hit, The Charlie Montague Mysteries (sell-out shows 2016 and 2017), returns with 40 minutes of jokes and silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Simon Munnery...
The City Café / Nineties 
17:00

Adam Vincent Stuck In The Suburbs With You COMEDY 
AUG 2-20, 22-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
See this award nominated (best comedy Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian (now lives in Bedfordshire…gutted) who played to full houses throughout Edfringe (2017). See the man who writes for Channel 4’s awa...
Espionage / Pravda 

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he's been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living,...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Ella Jean CABARET 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come to Fireside at five o'clock for a same-face different-show experience every night with your favourite surrealist queer Canadian singer and hostess Ella Jean. Ella showed up to the UK at the end ...
Fireside / Arch III 

Stand Up: Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Did you know that Edinburgh has a thriving comedy scene ALL YEAR? Well now you do! Join Matt Duwell, as he presents the best of Edinburgh's comedy heroes and the pick of the scene's up and comers. Eve...
Fireside / The Last Arch 

Appropriately Inappropriate COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Thao originally wanted to be an actress but was disheartened because she didn't see many Asians on TV. The only time she ever saw a lot of Asians on TV was on border security. Her comedy can be best ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Jon & Nath Like To Party COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Jon & Nath return to Edinburgh with their 2017 hit show full of mischievous, action-packed sketch comedy. Crackling satire, outrageous impressions and hardcore physical comedy - including the hottest...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

2 For Joy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
A double bill of stand up from 2 award winning new comics. STEFF TODD "Hilarious" The Stand. Funny Women’s Queen of the Meme and a Runner Up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017. SUSAN RIDDELL...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber COMEDY 
AUG 14-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
With "Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber." Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures, while it's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

World Cup of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Audiences vote daily to determine the winner in the World Cup of Comedy at the Fringe. Stand-up comedians from around the world compete for bragging rights and our very own Comedy Cup. Hosted by comed...
Ushers / The Cellar 

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. As featured in The Evening Standard's Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017 and the iN...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delane...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 17:15 (50 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best Comedy at FRINGE WORLD 2016 & selling out all 23 shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this new show is even better than las...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Insanely talented UK comic Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show 'Bolloxed'. A performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations. Basically it's a fun show fr...
The Counting House / The Loft 

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
★★★★1/2 - Perth Happenings ★★★★ - The Music ★★★★ “Hilarious” - What’s On in Adelaide ★★★★ - Fourth Wall ...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Stephen Bailey: Our Kid COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Resident agony uncle on 'Zoe Ball on Sundays' (ITV) and fresh from appearances on ITV2’s ‘Safeword’ & ‘CelebAbility’, ITV’s ‘Weekend’ with Aled, Comedy Central’s ‘Live at The Comedy Store’, C5’s ‘Cele...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Codependent Arising is an immersive theater experience revealing the deepest, weirdest parts of one comedian in her most vulnerable state. Jump into the mind of Jessica Michelle Singleton and experien...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Need(y) COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:15 (55 min) - Free 
The poster boy for white privilege returns to complain about things for no real reason. "one of the most accomplished hours of comedy you will find here this month. Or, to be honest, anywhere, any t...
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage 

Welcome to Self Co THEATRE 
AUG 15-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Darkly humorous energetic play about the absurdist nature of work and mental illness. Do you have what it takes to become our next DEPRESSION SUPERSTAR? We are looking for a super inefficient, dedica...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Comedy Freak Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
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 huma...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

The Vagabonds of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Aussie globetrotting comedian-storyteller Frank Hadchiti and Italian surrealist entertainer Fico Fellini met one damp autumn night at a West Berlin comedy open mic night. The following three years bro...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
"Growing up - I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity.“ Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander ...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Godley's Cream 20 years and Counting COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
20 years of fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. From La to New york to Newcastle and Glasgow. The Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all round Glasgow mouth piece...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Keara Murphy: Furious! ~ #MeToo Time's Up! NO BAWBAGGERY ALLOWED! COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
TWICE CHOSEN FOR BBC RADIO 4 "Pick of the Week" CHRISTMAS CRACKERS "Best of BBC Radio for Christmas Day" "Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking" CHORTLE "Comic genius! S...
The Place / Room 

Mis(s)treated THEATRE 
AUG 14-19, 21-26 at 17:40 (55 min) - Free 
Mis(s)treated is a dark and twisted comedy about human trafficking and the prostitution business. It is new writing that takes you into an absurd and wild world. Three women, A, B and C, the owners o...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Excitable COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
Its that time of the year again and I'm no longer in my twenties. I'm older, wiser, and now more British. I've live in the UK for the past year and this Canadian has been trying to stay happy amongs...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
Russell Hicks returns with another free-form explosion that he deems 'necessary medicine' for any artist who is trying too hard to make it. Relax my children, for we have been here along... ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

'Walkies' (Work in Progress). COMEDY 
AUG 4-26 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free 
As a man who always grown up with dogs in his life, Scott Adams has a 'tail' or two on the pooches that shaped him. "Mixes the downright hilarious & Macabre with a plomb" Adelaide Advertiser 2018. Wit...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Megalodon COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free 
'Man is wolf to man.' Sounds pretty clever doesn't it? I will do about five minutes on bumholes first though. This show is also about bad choices, my dad going to Disney World without me when I was ei...
The City Café / Hollywood 
18:00

Dave Green: Melt COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind mel...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
In a world of constant surveillance and social media there is nowhere to hide. New voices have been amplified and we are starting to question everything. Like, "How do you discover a country that alre...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:00 (30 min) - Free 
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. 'An...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

What the Frick!? COMEDY 
AUG 13-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
A request for sex talk in German, a crippling back injury and coming out to her religious grandmother... Alice Frick knows the recipe for disaster well! The confused Austrian abroad indulges in life w...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Frank Lavender COMEDY 
AUG 2-17, 19-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Following last years successful debut, character comedian Gareth Joyner brings his northern club comic creation Frank Lavender back to the fringe for debut full hour. 'He works the crowd like an Ita...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 18:05 (60 min) - Free 
In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Before ...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Sagar Dreamcast COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 18:10 (60 min) - Free 
Character comedian, Fiona Sagar, fresh from The Groundlings Comedy Theatre, LA, returns to Edinburgh with Sagar Dreamcast. Her previous shows include; Entitled (Best Show Funny Women Nominee) and Saga...
The City Café / Nineties 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
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 lau...
Espionage / Pravda 

Ivor Dembina Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. An entertaining mixture of new, old and very old material.  ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Stand-Up Power Hour COMEDY 
AUG 2-19 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
The hottest free ticket in town. A selection of the Best acts in the Edinburgh Fringe showcased in this hour of power. And yes - FREE!  ...
Fireside / Arch III 

The Travellin' Man Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
In the last five years doing stand up I've met great comics from every continent (except Antarctica, they're rubbish), and I want to show them off to the people of the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect to see ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near killed by a fire breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy Drug Smuggling Ring. This year it's a brand new hour of tru...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

NIGHTMARE FUEL THEATRE 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
caution NIGHTMARE FUEL contains the following - Demon birth, Gaslighting, Cheerleader Intestines and Vampire Cunnilingus This is NIGHTMARE FUEL - a brutal clown show that will leave your nipples stif...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

James Cook: Sarcasmic COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
"a top class comic" - Birmingham Mail "the most enjoyable hour" - BBC News 700,000 video views. Can an award-winning comedian elevate the lowest form of wit to the highest form of art? Probably not,...
Ushers / The Cellar 

#AA - Absurdly Asian 2018 - by Jinx Yeo COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
Nominated “BEST COMEDY”, Fringe World Awards 2018 "The Comedy surprise discovery of this year's Fringe" ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au As seen on Comedy Central Asia and ABC TV’s “C...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy Returns - Kyle Legacy COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:30 (50 min) - Free 
The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. If you came to laugh hard, Kyle is at your service. With huge success in 2017 ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Brett Blake: Reckless COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:30 (50 min) - Free 
“Property tycoon”, “wine connoisseur” and “functional adult” are all phrases you would never use to describe Brett Blake — he’s way too reckless. While his friends are busy getting married and buying ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

The Art of the Troll COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll “I like trolling big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be troll anyway, you might as well troll big.”—Darius Davies Here is Davies in act...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

TWISTED COMEDY 
AUG 15-21 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
A TWISTED view of the world through song and stand up comedy. Aaron’s energetic and aggressive musical comedy is peppered with expletives with very dark-humoured undertones. Be it about an ex-girlfrie...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Nick & Nina THEATRE 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
"I couldn't just leave you alone." In the private visiting room of a minimum security Scottish prison, a fraught long-term friendship reaches it’s breaking point. Nick and Nina have been best friends...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Bullingdon Revisited THEATRE 
AUG 11-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
A washed up, gin-soaked former Prime Minister sits alone in his office when a chance encounter with a serf leads him to start reminiscing… about a glorious summer’s evening long ago, among the dreamin...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Mike's Back COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - £5 Advance tickets from flyerers or PWYW at venue 
Mike’s Back After a sell-out world tour and release of his bestselling novel “Gobsmacked", Michael Hackett brings back his unique brand of storytelling and raucous comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe. Hi...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

aaaaaaaaand Now It's Time For...Roger Swift's Pun-U-Matic (The 2nd Leg) COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Puns! Lots of puns! Spoken puns, visual puns, musical puns, contrived puns and a lot of props. No themes, no learning, no sad bit at the 45-minute mark; you know what you're getting. From the brain th...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
The debut season of a revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An early evening show for all comedy fans. This show is al...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

...if COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? What if...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Strictly Carl Donnelly! COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join this 'observational genius' (Guardian) for his 10th solo show! In 10 years he’s been married, divorced, happy, depressed and twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. This year he’s taking ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Comedy Asylum COMEDY 
AUG 13-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hey Chief, put down that extra pillow and strap yourself in for an hour of electrifying stand- up comedy! Vinay Murthy Vinay lives in a whole other world- Japan! For 12 years he’s been climbing the...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

I Love You COMEDY 
AUG 13-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Michael Malone is an award-winning stand-up comedian, film director and writer based in Los Angeles California. In his new one hour show, "I Love You" Michael shares what it means to be 'Youngish' and...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Self-Defence for Cowards COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest favourite and alumnus of the legendary Second City, Kevin Matviw invites you to join him on a very special night of absurd, break-neck comedy that explores everything from w...
The Place / Room 
19:00

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket MUSIC 
AUG 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 at 19:00 (480 min) - Free 
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 sing...
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar 

Chris McGlade 'Northern Monkey' COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Chris McGlade is a comedian with a compelling political rage burning inside him delivered with unbridled passion.This one hour show of hard hitting stand up is a follow up to last year's critically ac...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke! COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Society doesn't know how to react to Troy Hawke, a dashing 1930's time capsule who has recently been freed from decades of home school, home college, (a gap year in the conservatory) and home universi...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Malaysian Sensation COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 19:10 (45 min) - Free 
Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your Western ways (he just started recycling!) People describe him as "slick, has natural funnybones" (Chortle). Amused Moose National New...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Kemah Bob: Please Come To My House Party COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Kemah Bob (BBC Three and The Guilty Feminist) has left the American South and is throwing a celebration with a new guest comedian every night. Although racism, misogyny and homophobia are a close seco...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Martin Mor is BLOCKED COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:15 (55 min) - Free 
Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, The NRA, and the Creationist Church. That's three good reasons to come to see this show. "hecklers beware, Mor's put-downs are superb and exquisitely...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

It'll probably be alright COMEDY 
AUG 2-15, 18-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
In his debut solo show Dan tries to fathom why we find change so scary. This could be the deepest exploration of the human condition anyone has ever dared to undertake. We might discover things about ...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Fur coat nae knickers. COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Please note – this is not a dress code. Money isn’t everything. Or is that only something the well-off say. McBrier came from an upbringing of financial embarrassment. This makes her feel like a phon...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Dave Chawner; Mental COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:20 (60 min) - Free 
A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4 As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live * * * * * - Arts Award Voice * * * * * - Bunbury Magazine...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Angry Boater COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free 
Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. Following a eureka moment in Hemel Hempstead, Joel Sanders bought a narrowboat and moved into ...
The City Café / Nineties 

Right Wing Comedian COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse rips into liberals in his follow up to last year's sellout hit "I Can Make You Tory". He takes a scalpel to male feminists, Labour antisemites, snowflakes, #Me...
Espionage / Pravda 

The Rat Pack presents: International Stars of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 5, 12, 19, 26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Rat Pack stand-up comedy returns for a 6th year after 5 sell-out years with the Free Festival. This year we celebrate stand-up comedy from around the world with our international stars of comedy ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla COMEDY 
AUG 16-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
This hour of stand up combines the talents of multi award winning comedian Daisy Earl and BBC Asian Network comedy star Sukh Ojla. These two relative newcomers present a hilarious hour covering every...
Fireside / Arch III 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting The Corpse Of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987 COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Henry Ginsberg is not your standard everyman. He's an anxiety riddled, emotionally unstable, jaded romanticist who took up stand-up comedy aged 18 instead of going to uni, and who managed to remain a ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Beach Hunks: Leg Day COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Toned. Honed. Hunked. Chipper sketch lads Beach Hunks stride leggily to Edinburgh with a fast-paced hour of daft sketch carnage. Japes, scrapes and falconry collide as an avalanche of oddball charact...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Mickey Sharma - filthy club comic COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
With 5 Edinburgh shows under his belt and 9 years experience as a professional, mickey brings his best hours worth of material. Expect routines as varied as relationships to immigration to relationshi...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Loose Brie Solve Everything COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin and Phil have always felt like there's something important they're supposed to do. Now they've figured out what it is. They're going to solve everything. All of it. The whole shebang. In an hou...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Gareth Berliner : I paid for 50 minutes of your time. COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
In the last 4 years Comedian Gareth Berliner has appeared in the worlds longest running soap (Coronation Street), told a time travelling Doctor to shut up (Doctor Who), punched a postman in the face (...
Ushers / The Cellar 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

A Pair of Jokers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Laughing Horse NATY winner Donal Vaughan and fellow Irishman Pat McDonagh are here to make you laugh. And that's it. If you want to see a show about a middle class, white guy talk about the struggles ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Stand Up, Weather Girl! COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Stand Up, Weather Girl! charts Sam's experience of weather presenting for BBC regional TV. A committed feminist, she has been flattered and appalled in equal measure at the reception her bottom has re...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Andrew Roper - What is Best in Life? COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
'What is best in life?' If you know the answer, come to this show. If you don’t... come anyway, there’ll be jokes. Andrew Roper has had three hit superhero-themed shows, and superhero kids shows, but ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant In The Room COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
"An original way with words and a talent for one-liners and short stories" "with a touch of the gangly Ivo Graham's about him" (Bruce Dessau), Piccadilly Comedian of The Year Finalist, featuring on BB...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

The Trouble with Being Born Romanian COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Is Victor the future of stand up comedy? The following the talk of the town, as said by comedians: “in my top 2 favourite Romanian comics” Ric Wharton “a delightful burp of art” Jack Brooks “refresh...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

The Curious Incidents of the gay in the Night-time COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Russell Arathoon finally brings his solo debut hour to Edinburgh. A very fast paced and very funny show. From his move from Manchester to London, finding love in Chelsea, life with a gluten free Sh...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 
20:00

EAU DE MUNRO COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (45 min) - Free 
Bob Munro presents a journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind jumping manically from one subject to another in an off kilter fashion calling on personal experiences and observations that...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

The Not So Late Show with Ross & Josh COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
‘Vic & Bob for the video game, grime generation, their Big Night Out-style chat show is a lot of fun’ The Scotsman The UK’s finest, and possibly only, spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret, The Not So ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

The Not So Late Show with Ross & Josh COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
‘Vic & Bob for the video game, grime generation, their Big Night Out-style chat show is a lot of fun’ The Scotsman The UK’s finest, and possibly only, spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret, The Not So ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis COMEDY 
AUG 12-19 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Pies and Haggis are a comedy duo, and together these two friends will take you on a comedy journey full of truth, lies and confessions. During this hilarious one-hour romp these funny ladies tackle to...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Still talking to each other after last year's Edinburgh success with Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand The Sight Of Each Other, no one is more surprised than them. Rosie Holt is unable to grasp some of the ...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Scotland’s favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Bitter and Twisted COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Join Strange Johnson at the launch of his new self-published Memoir. Chronicling his early life as a roadie for Judas Priest, through to how he became the owner of Dudley's biggest chain of Vape Shops...
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement 

Bill Dewar 5025 COMEDY 
AUG 10-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Recently having turned 50 and having spent 25 years doing stand up comedy, Bill’s new show is all about contrast and change; then and now, here and there, you and me.....join him as he looks back, for...
The Place / Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
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...
Espionage / The Bunker 

BattleActs! COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
WINNERS: 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD' VAULT FESTIVAL 2017 BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star late-night comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

George Michael is Greek COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 20:20 (60 min) - Free 
International comedian George Dimarelos is bringing a new show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this time attempting to work out that vague term known as “culture”. George is fascinated by culture a...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
For the 4th year, American atheist Bronston Jones reacts to the chaos of his country with a prayer: "God Bless 'Merica, because it'll take a miracle to fix it." Apparently, his first three years of ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Joke Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 l...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Time Out with Ross Voss COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Australian comedian Ross Voss’s show in the form of a basketball game! Four quarters of twelve minutes of jokes! Each quarter is different from: "more about me" to storytelling, longer bits and shorte...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard? COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Rumours are spreading about comic Lewis Schaffer. He answers in the only way he knows how: With a show. What are they? Is his life over? Or is it worse, the end of his comedy career?  ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Ethnic Cleansing - Ruven Govender COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 20:35 (50 min) - Free 
One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic based comedy. "Punchline Power" ★★★★ The Music 2016, "Pocket Rocket of Australian Come...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Fitting image COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free 
How do you know where you are going in life? Are you ever done sorting yourself out? Lisanne was given the roadmap to her life at birth. Come and find out if she can follow the road to her destiny. ...
The City Café / Nineties 

LoveHard: Tales From The Elsewhere COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Welcome to Hopeville. Just your average sleepy Mid-West American town of white picket fences, backs slapped slightly too hard by dubious farmhands, and where everyone knows everyone's secrets. Populat...
Espionage / Pravda 

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join Totally Wired (Vodafone Comedy Festival.), Jonathan Sheehan (Longitude.), Gary Lynch (Edinburgh Fringe Festival Regular.) and Lisa Casey (Irish Comedian of the Year.) as they bake a comedy cake o...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

We all Die C*nts COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ashley Haden is back with the eagerly awaited final chapter of the ‘C*nting Trilogy’ Haden returns with his most honest show to date to show once and for all that we are all c*nts. Covering subjects ...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Def Comedy Space Jam COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Tom Lawrinson and Daniel Sofoluke are doing an hour of stand up. They are two very different people with contrasting senses of humour, from opposite sides of the UK, but fortuitously when partnered to...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Interruption Show COMEDY 
AUG 12-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
The hit show show from California where comedian DALIA MALEK (SF Sketchfest, Second City's Diversity in Comedy Festival, CPK's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) and rotating co...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  
21:00

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2 COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ SKINNY ★★★★ ‘…A charm and energy you can’t learn’ BROADWAY BABY ★★★★ Fresh off the back of a 100 date, 10 country tou...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Ollie Horn made some funny friends in Japan COMEDY 
AUG 13-14, 16-26 at 21:00 (50 min) - Free 
EXTRA SHOWS ADDED TO MEET DEMAND! 9PM SHOW DAILY FROM THE 12TH-26TH (NOT 15TH) Ollie is in hot demand as a headlining comedian at comedy clubs all around Asia. His sharp wit, intelligent material, a...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Comedy Boxing - New Challengers COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:00 (50 min) - Free 
Comedy Boxing returns to Edinburgh with different competitors each show. Comedians will compete over 4 hilarious rounds of stand up, improvisation, heckling and boxing. With 3 years of sold out shows ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary COMEDY 
AUG 2-19 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
A work-in-progress musical comedy show from multi-award-winning comedian Harriet Braine, set in a library at the end of the world. Well, sort of. The world has not been destroyed quite yet (in 2023) b...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Go Slay Dragons! COMEDY 
AUG 12-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest in this demonstrably...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

The Lesbian Whisperer COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words. An orig...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Unhinged COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Our global world is unhinged (maybe that’s why people want to go to Mars)! Connor McDonough-Flynn will bring you on a tour of our weird, wonderful world in his show entitled “Unhinged”. The motivatio...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O makes it in NY...or does she? COMEDY 
AUG 14-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Want adventure? Want to laugh? Want to discover what it is like to move to New York City? Then come and join Big O, the Singing Acupuncturist, in this hilarious hour of comedy where Olivia entertain...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Bumpkins COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - FREE AND UNTICKETED 
An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 'Each a force of nature and a full throttled idiot' (Logan Murray). Eleri, Fiona and Ruth mix social commentary with silliness as they simplify the complex...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:15 (50 min) - Free 
Nominated Best Comedy FRINGE WORLD 2016, Sam has been crushing stand up globally, and now he's created a MOCK TALK SHOW that's designed to make you laugh hard and have too much fun. So, come along for...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Who runs the world? Not me, obviously. I handed the keys to that drunk guy. I was taught that “looking out for number one” was a horribly selfish thing to do. So for many years I selflessly helped o...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

The MMORPG Show III - Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder COMEDY 
AUG 16-26 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
A wanderer approaches... the time has come, the choosening is upon us. From the makers of Knightmare Live comes The M.M.O.R.P.G show (Spirit of the Festival winners VAULT 2016) to the Edinburgh Fring...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Funny-Dubz COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
With a diverse combination of Yellow Comedian of the Year Finalist, o2 indigo host and, BAME and LGBTQ comedy, this stand up trio has appeal for everyone. With their mix of observational, deadpan and ...
The Place / Room 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your Lederhosen off at a wide range of topics by some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be sharing...
Espionage / The Bunker 

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Proud to support the Free Festival the 99 Club brings a selection of some of the best comics at the Fringe. 4 different comics perform every day and quality is guaranteed as the 99 Club has won Best L...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Bumble Me Tinders COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:35 (60 min) - Free 
Hosted by comedians Patrick Melton (USA) (CC, Spike, VH1) and Katharine Ferns (Canada) (MTV) with a different line-up of single comedians every day. Comics will share horror stories of online dating a...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hello. You look nice today. But no time for that. This event will go ahead no matter what happens. Power outage? The wheel will spin. Sudden outbreak of witch trials? The wheel will spin. The wheel br...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

LJ DA FUNK in... When will these fascist bastards all be lined up and f**king shot? COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Remember when Nazis were just in Germany, Austria, and Clacton-on-Sea? Well now they're in the White House, Downing Street, and Clacton-on-Sea. Join lefty libtard snowflake saviour of mankind LJ DA ...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Hangry Americans COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hungry + Angry = Hangry. American expat comedians Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton bring you a night of no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they confuse carbs with...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes. COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 21:50 (60 min) - Free 
A brand new stand up show from Comedian David Callaghan. 'One of my highlights of the fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'He r...
The Counting House / The Attic 
22:00

Free Festival Nightclubs NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 3-26 at 22:00 (420 min) - Free 
party the night away, at our all night clubs to end your day of festivities with a boogie and and many a late night beer. Open until 5am every night of the Fringe, August is Party month! ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Free Festival Nightclubs NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 3-26 at 22:00 (420 min) - Free 
party the night away, at our all night clubs to end your day of festivities with a boogie and and many a late night beer. Open until 5am every night of the Fringe, August is Party month! ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

The Godfather of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
After his last stretch in the slammer, Tony Corleone has become a sit-down comedian. Don’t worry about nothing. Tony’s gonna explain everything. Brexit, Trump, Terrorism, Gays, MeToo, and how to talk...
Espionage / Pravda 

Matt Duwell- Snowflake it 'til you make it COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Matt Duwell ("Razor Sharp Ability...The boy's got talent” Mumble Comedy) is a snowflake, and he is owning that label (despite thinking labels are pejorative). A show for anyone who has ever been calle...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

The MadCraic Comedy Show COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 22:00 (50 min) - Free 
An Irish run Stand Up Comedy Compilation Show featuring some of the best comedians from around the festival, FOR FREE. With a new selection of comedians every night, this is an ideal opportunity to ge...
The City Café / Nineties 

Free Festival Nightclubs NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 3-26 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free 
party the night away, at our all night clubs to end your day of festivities with a boogie and and many a late night beer. Open until 5am every night of the Fringe, August is Party month! ...
The Free Sisters / The Courtyard 

The Nasty Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
“A Masterclass in Smut” ★★★★ The Australia Times ★★★★1/2 Fourth Wall ★★★★ The Music ★★★★ Perth Happening...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Corydon Ovium THEATRE 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - FREE 
Corydon Ovium the latin for Clown Sheep. Multi-media horor theatre piece, with elements of black comedy. Looking at Anxiety and the Evil source that feeds on it. The Ringmaster welcomes you to their t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Njambi McGrath and guests COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
a showcase of the hottest comedians ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Tetchy - Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Watching the world at this point in history feels like watching the moment just before a dog shakes a flea off it's back. The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so qui...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Tetchy - Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Watching the world at this point in history feels like watching the moment just before a dog shakes a flea off it's back. The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so qui...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Tetchy - Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Watching the world at this point in history feels like watching the moment just before a dog shakes a flea off it's back. The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so qui...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Head Sets COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads. New line-up o...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

John Lenahan: Up Close CABARET 
AUG 15-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
An Evening of Intimate Magic (and Comedy) with a Master Thousands of people have seen John Lenahan performing his hilarious magic live in comedy clubs around the world and millions have seen him on t...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé THEATRE 
AUG 11-19 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. Also, some juggling. Reach into Fanny's cabinet for a musical voyage of hilarity. But beware! Somebody's out to sink her ship. Riddl...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Roselit Bone MUSIC 
AUG 9-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Roselit Bone are a band from Portland, Oregon, United States. They combine elements of 1950's Hollywood cowboy music, Mexican mariachi and ranchera, hot-rod rockabilly, and cinematic Morricone-esque a...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

No Regrets: Josephine D'Love and The Burlesque Liberation Front CABARET 
AUG 5-7, 9, 12-16, 19-23 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
In an alternate universe there lies a place where everything is juxtaposed, where cardboard is classy, where alternative facts become live entertainment while the show is mere intervals for your inapp...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

52 Days COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Just before New Years 2011 I decided my resolution for the new year would be to limit my drinking to one day a week in 2012. My friend gave me a deck of cards, saying that every drinking day I used up...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS BASTARDS COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 22:30 (55 min) - Free 
International circus performers Martin Mor and Logy Logan present a brand new, adult rock and roll circus show. Think Cirque De Soleil, crossed with the attitude of MotorHead. WARNING this show conta...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Sabrina Chap: How to Be a Bad Girl CABARET 
AUG 15-26 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
'How to Be a Bad Girl' chronicles this former classical pianist's delightful descent into the world of smut, booze and burlesque. Based on Chap's signature tune, which has become a stalwart in the bur...
The Place / Room 

Kitchen Party Action COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free 
Standup comedy... Have you ever noticed how the best conversations at a party usually take place in the kitchen? Come to my party its a massive kitchen party. We'll party have a laugh and talk utter r...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 22:45 (75 min) - Free 
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 lau...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

A Beginners Guide To Bondage COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 22:50 (60 min) - Free 
A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM and fetish. Have you seen "50 Shades Of Grey"? Are you fetish curious? Do you ever feel like a change from Vanilla sex? Mistress Venetia answers enquiri...
The City Café / Hollywood 
23:00

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
We are a collective of clowns who met through Dr. Brown workshops/ Ecole Philippe Gaulier - committed to pushing each other into deep realms of nonsense and stupidity. Through this Variety/Cabaret/Clo...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Eleanor Colville: Google Me COMEDY 
AUG 18-26 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
ELEANOR COLVILLE: GOOGLE ME Recent search history: “Why is Eleanor Colville so funny?” “How could I possibly not go see her show?” “How to write a good press release?” Our internet searches reve...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
Jim Jefferies! Steve Hughes! Carl Barron! All amazing Australian comedians who won't be at AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy because they're not at Edinburgh this year. Catch a nightly showc...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

The Piece COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 23:05 (60 min) - Free 
Pre-show disclaimer: “The Piece takes place in the dark. As you enter the attic space you will be given a glowstick (“phosphorescent rod of safety.”) If you don’t want the performer to bother you, ju...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Falling with Style COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:10 (50 min) - Free 
Adventurer David von Jones takes a humorous look at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. ...
The City Café / Nineties 

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Jem Brookes: Schizophonic is a fast-paced cacophony of characters and voices that come out of one man's head. Quick-fire skits, sounds, recurring characters and topical bits all interlaced together. R...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Jon Long - Troubadour COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning stand up and musical comedian Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016 and Winner of Comedy Store King Gong) is out to entertain you. To do so he'll be employing all the t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
They say "Don't cry over spilt milk." Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some very big ones too! "Certifiably Unique." - LA Weekly "Very Entertaining." - Broadway ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang CABARET 
AUG 3-12, 14-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
After last year's sell out success, Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli returns picking up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including s...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Revenge of the New World COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Our parents are fine. No marginalised struggle or mental trauma. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a moment of authenticity. Just jokes, pure and simple. We're not trying t...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Roast Battle Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
A show that makes smack talk an art form. Comedy Roast Battle (Edinburgh) puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic gets 5 jokes to 'roast' their opponent. The oppo...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

A field of hand painted grass THEATRE 
AUG 11-19 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Rory Mullen is delighted to invite you to his new show 'A field of hand painted grass', a beautiful mixture of theatre, performance art and comedy. What follows is a list of what you can expect to see...
The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
An hour long stand-up show from future legends Laura Ollerton, Jessie Johnson, Rob Cooper and Jessie Nixon that promises to redefine your perceptions of comedy and launch western civilisation into a n...
The Phoenix / Phoenix Below 

Getting Away Scott Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
After a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand, Scott brings his new show to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. 'Getting Away Scott Free'. We all have the story about 'the one that got away' Scott i...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Not My Audience! COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
The best way to round off a long day at the Fringe! 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 topi...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Wishful Drinking COMEDY 
AUG 17-26 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
3 different comics. 3 different wishes. 3 different drinkers. A standup comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. The three acts, who also happ...
The Place / Room 
0:00

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O makes it in NY...or does she? COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free 
Want adventure? Want to laugh? Want to discover what it is like to move to New York City? Then come and join Big O, the Singing Acupuncturist, in this hilarious hour of comedy where Olivia entertain...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Black White with a Hash Brown COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:05 (60 min) - Free 
A tale of three colours. The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at societ...
The City Café / Hollywood 

Late Night Lucky Bag COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night Lucky Bag is an unpredictable extravaganza of exciting comedy talents, where no two shows are the same! Every night, a rising star of the comedy scene will curate their own night of comedy....
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Filippo Spreafico: Stay For One More COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Filippo wants you to feel good. He will do it by performing well, maybe with bizarre quips, one-liners while flirting with storytelling and you (yes, you, baby!); maybe with family stories or by chall...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Hate N Live COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
'The smash-hit show returns for a fifth year, with top TV comedians - aka the Gladi-Haters - improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. By turns raucous and surreal, this show has the audi...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:20 (60 min) - Free 
Tired of watching middle class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle class brown boy try to be funny! Sameer Katz brings his third show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Cool Story Bro' COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 00:25 (55 min) - Free 
Trev Tokabi, from the Ivory Coast, has a knack to put himself in compromising situations! If you have a mate, friend, partner, homeboy, homegirl, brother, sister,husband, wife or just know someone who...
The City Café / Nineties 

What's Mark Zuckerberg got to do with it? COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
What's Mark Zuckerberg got to do with It? A tender look at the humble homo sapien and how 200,000 years of steady progress have led us to... Arrrrggggh! Where are we? Who are we? And.... Ah fuck it...
Harry's Southside / Upstairs 

Death Ray Cabaret COMEDY 
AUG 14-19 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human li...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Late Night Comedy Death Camp COMEDY 
AUG 2-19, 21-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy from this year's fringe. Hopefully everybody makes it ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp COMEDY 
AUG 2-19, 21-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy from this year's fringe. Hopefully everybody makes it ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Comedy Queers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. Hosted by Sian Davies (“The audience relax as soon as she takes the stage. Her affable manner and sharp wit make Sian Davies...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Rule of 3 COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Part stand up comedy, part game show. Three of the funniest comedians on earth take the stage with some of the best jokes in the world. Each one is sneaking in a different new joke every night. If the...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Simon Jablonski — Love COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 16-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
An entirely unerotic journey that begins in a public toilet ...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 
1:00

LUNAFRUIT MUSIC 
AUG 16-20 at 01:00 (55 min) - Free 
Lunafruit are fresh new band from London, bringing their project to the Edinburgh festival as part of their Summer 2018 tour. Drawing together influences from jazz, RnB, soul, funk and pop, their live...
The City Café / Las Vegas 

Diamond Comedy Club COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe for an unmissable late night party! Each night, a different line-up will take to the Counting...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Late Night LOLs COMEDY 
AUG 3-25 at 01:30 (60 min) - Free 
Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. The best show you'll find at this hour. Hosted by award-winning comedian A...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

      

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