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The Cuckoo's Nest

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The Cuckoo's Nest

Fringe Venue 106 - Click here for map
69 Home St, Edinburgh, EH3 9JP. Phone: 0131 220 1078
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 13:00 to 00:00
18+ Only

A fantastic cozy bar and function space at the heart of Home Street, with a wide selection of beers and spirits, along with a tasty food menu.



Shows sorted by Venue Room

Basement

Barely There

Barely There

Comedy

Barely There

Comedy

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

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


Catching Up

Catching Up

Comedy

Catching Up

Comedy

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Elaine Robertson and Olley Matthews are fresh out of the Oxford Revue, and are bringing the summation of their combined 6 years of stand-up experience to the Fringe. Join them for stories from Elaine's life growing up in Newcastle and Olley's musical perspective on the world. Elaine's 'witty, low-key stand-up comedy feels natural, effortless and off-the-cuff.' (The Cherwell) and Olley 'brilliantly combined observational humour, quick wit and musical talent' (Edfringe Review). Come and see if they can take their 4 star reviews from last Fringe and convert them into 5!...


Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Comedy

Gay Not Straight

Comedy

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

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


Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Comedy

Gummy Bears

Comedy

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

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


Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Comedy

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Comedy

AUG 15-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ -Female Arts . Funny women best show award nominee, Ishi explores migration & identity. As stories of the migration crisis, Brexit & the Windrush scandal dominated the news, Ishi wonders where she fits in. Zambian-born, with Indian ancestry, Ishi is at home in Britain. Does that make her Brizambdian? Her energetic, playful nature draws you into her complex world. Join Ishi on an adventure of discovery . Expect silliness, fun & colourful Bollywood dancing. This show is suitable for migrants, non-migrants and strawberries! "So r...


Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Comedy

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Comedy

AUG 7-11 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2017. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper. This back-to-front storytelling will be something you probably imagined but never lived. language, nothing visual ...


Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Comedy

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Comedy

AUG 2-6 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage is a fusion of character stand-up and improv comedy with audience participation. We will delve into the worlds of Polenta and Sage, from hilarious sketches such as “when was the last time you cried,” to erratic quick-change dance sections to our very own theme tune. Our content is wacky, bizarre, and semi-improvised, but with clean language and a rule to never “punch down” in our comedy, we believe that this is something that the whole family (as long as they’re quirky enough) can laugh along to. Previously known for vlogging about yoghurts, Polenta and Sage ...


The Afterlife of a Soap Star

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

Comedy

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

Comedy

AUG 1-7 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

A comic/ tragic tale of a media babe trying to make sense of modern day...and night life... Fighting a system, a family and a gender that’s against her. AFTER LIFE OF A SOAP STAR is a semi autobiographical one woman show, depicting the madness of the media, maddening politics and “madness” itself. From a woman who’s experienced all of it! ...


The Explainers

The Explainers

Comedy

The Explainers

Comedy

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

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