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Free Festival Shows

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


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Listings for 21 August, sorted by Start Time

12:00

ComedySportz Online!

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 at 12:30 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz goes for gold with competitive improvised comedy that is fast, fun and family friendly. Two teams go toe to toe (sort of) with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz UK has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 2001 and will be joined by players from ComedySportz teams worldwide during the festival. Fans of shows like...


20:00

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Comedy

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming
AUG 21 at 20:00 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes, yet for all his life it has led to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an asexual man trying to survive in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual. - “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical) - "Weird as f**k" (Janey God...


Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Comedy

Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

Award-winning, side-splitting improv comedy, as recommended by Time Out, Metro, and The Evening Standard. Described as ‘the younger, sexier version’ of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, Shoot From The Hip shows are completely unscripted, blending witty one-liners and hilarious character comedy with off-the-cuff storytelling. Always new, always unique and always 100% improvised, Shoot From The Hip guarantees a great night of comedy. "Side-splitting quick wit" - The Evening Standard "Well worth a shot (pun intended) - Time Out "Clutching at straws and spinning them into bars of solid gold" - Wha...


22:00

Sexpert - Madame K

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming
AUG 7-30 at 22:00 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

"There's no such thing as a bad dick, just bad men." Sexpert - Madame K! is 50 minutes of ridiculous, anarchic, and unpredictable clowning. This wild solo comedy show features a beautifully idiotic performer discovering what it means to be a 21st Century Feminist. Strenuously working to improve life for all women, Madame K surrounds herself with Coqs she's rescued, reprogramming them to have better manners, and training them to live up to their full potential. Don't worry, in this performance all Coqs are in cages! ***** EdFringe Review ‘Madame Komondor is doing God's work.' Written and Perfor...