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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!


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'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

'Aaaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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


'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 14:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 2016 Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 15:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 2016 Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning host Masai Graham, featuring a different line-up everyday. ...


'Pun My Word

'Pun My Word

Comedy

'Pun My Word

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-8 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A heady mix of comedy, humour, poems, jokes, gags, lyrics and wordplay. Served as smooth as you like, provided you don’t like it that smooth. Family friendly. Rude people unfriendly. “Levity is the soul of Brit.” – Shakespeare...


2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

2020 Re-Vision - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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A Comedy Review of The Year That Was Cancelled from "one of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian). It was widely agreed that the world was f***ed in January 2020. Then we had a global pandemic. Biting satire, as seen on BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground. Sell-out in 2018 and 2019. Didn't sell out in 2020. Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award and Scottish Comedy Awards. “Amiable yet strident swipes against the horrors in store” (Scotsman) "Inspired comedy brilliance" (Australian Stage)...


A-Z of India

A-Z of India

Comedy

A-Z of India

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 14, 28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Sounds Proper Comedy Presents Abbas Momin and Kajol Srinivasan. She’s an Engineer who worships 30000 Gods. He comes from a family of doctors who believe in just one. Together they bring you a stand-up comedy show exploring the diversity and the madness of the largest democracy in the world - India, all the way from A to Z. Abbas Momin is a freelance humour writer and comedian, which means he has no self-respect and lives below the poverty line. He currently stays in Mumbai with his two laptops. Kajol Srinivasan has been doing comedy for 5 years, along with running her one-person company...


Absolutely Themeless

Absolutely Themeless

Comedy

Absolutely Themeless

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Three mates, who have never met in real life and whose brains are as far apart comedically as they are geographically, bring you an hour of comedy with themeless cohesion. Bristol-based stand-up Jaleelah is currently writing her third full length show after taking her first 2 to Edinburgh. Jal was the first stand up to ever perform at the world’s only Vagina Museum. If you like anecdotes and sarcasm, you’ll appreciate Jal! Colin is the creative mind behind Sounds Proper Comedy and co-hosts its weekly Sounds Proper Comedy Showcase. Often described as a force of nature, he is a performance com...



Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 12-22 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Adele ponders the power of knowledge, the power in refusing it and all things that go on when the lights go off in her work in progress show 'In the Dark'. UK Pun Champion 2020. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. The Evening Standard Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. The Telegraph Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. The i Newspaper Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018. Nominated for Leicestershire's Favourite Joke 2019. 'No doubt she's a nifty writer' (Chortle). 'Adele has a talent for writing in a pure joke form' (Funny Women) 'absolutely charming... a skilled per...


Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-11 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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AUG 7-29 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig. A hilarious investigation into animals and philosophy. From host of award-winning Jericho Comedy as recommended by the Telegraph, the ipaper, Sunday Times and Chortle. His show ‘Bat Chat’ was the first stand-up performance anywhere in the UK in 2021. Alex returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sell-out 2019 show: Philosophy A-Level. “Hysterics verge upon borderline adoration.” – The Mumble ★★★★. “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – ★★★★ The Latest, Brighton. As heard on BBC Radio 4....


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Comedy

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 20-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Affectionate musical comedy on the world's longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. This is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model - she is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state reflects on her long life and finally reveals her 'all' to her people, taking us on a riotous ride into hitherto unseen aspects of her story. You are regally commanded to join the singing, dancing Queen for tea, cake and more than you bargained for, with audience participation, SingalongaLiz & quiz. Don't miss t...


At Home With Miss Angela Bra

At Home With Miss Angela Bra

Comedy

At Home With Miss Angela Bra

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Faceboook Streaming
AUG 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - FREE Zoom Show (Email andyquirk303@yahoo.co.uk for link)

From her Southend terrace, with her cats Pinot and Grigio, Angela Bra brings you her debut show about life as a singer/songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher. A musical comedy of puns, fun and tunes by the ton, Angela mixes up her own original songs with adaptations from her “boring brother’s” award winning 2020 fringe show, Andy Quirk’s Parodies from the Peak District. A drag-infused rollercoaster of good clean for fun everyone! Please note, “Angela Bra” is pronounced like “Candelabra” and is equally classy. Winner of Best Musical Comedy at the 2...


Ay Up it's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Ay Up it's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

Ay Up it's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 22-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Two 30 minute sets of stand up from Northern up and coming comedians Paddy Young (As seen on ITV2, Sky, Channel 4) and Adam Flood (BBC New Comedian 2019 Nominee, Winner of BTF World Series Panel Prize)....


Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-16, 18-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Multi-award winning Fringe veteran Ben Clover brings his latest stand-up show to the Hanover Tap. He let his four-year-old name the show but wrote all the jokes himself. Top stand-up with a mystery gimmick. "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy Gold" Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard...


Best of Fringe stand-up

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

Best of Fringe stand-up

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-16, 18-29 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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It's been a long time since we could go see live comedy, but it's back! Award-winning comic Ben Clover presents a different bill of top stand-ups each evening. Different acts every night!...



Cecily Donkey's Belly Laugh Picnic

Cecily Donkey's Belly Laugh Picnic

Childrens

Cecily Donkey's Belly Laugh Picnic

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 26-29 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Buy Tickets from £2.50

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Hop, shake, jump, wave and sing! Actions, percussion, music and laughter plus BALLOONS with Verona's Musical Balloon Band. Cecily 'the Balloon' animal Donkey goes on Safari to find her friend Lesula the blue bottomed Monkey. Buzz with love for Betty Bee and flex with Flo the Flamingo in this interactive, energetic show for all!. Latin, swing, classical and global music arrangements of original songs and popular children's tunes. Why not bring your cuddly toy to meet Cecily? Home made shakers and toy cupboard instruments are welcome too. Helps with co-ordination, sounds, words, colours an...


Circus SONAS Family show

Circus SONAS Family show

Childrens

Circus SONAS Family show

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22-24 at 10:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £5

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AUG 22-24 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £5

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The Irish father and son double act are back! A family friendly show from Edinburgh favourites Martin and Logy. Juggling, circus tricks, audience participation and lots of laughing. Suitable for all ages, this is a great show for all the family....


Comedy Arcade Live

Comedy Arcade Live

Comedy

Comedy Arcade Live

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 25-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Part game show and part chat show. Host London Welsh comedian Vix Leyton, holds an ever-changing numbered list of 30 possible subjects - from everyday to current affairs - and invites your favourite comics to compete to take the mic with stories, anecdotes, jokes or even songs, like a parlour game at the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. The game - fun. The rules - highly convoluted. The laughs - constant....


COMEDY FREAK SHOW

COMEDY FREAK SHOW

Comedy

COMEDY FREAK SHOW

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 15-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Stand Up comedy show featuring acts that are positively freaky. Hosted by the nations sweetheart, Tom Lawrinson - "Wonderful, if slightly horrific!" - Jon Ronson. BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD (Shortlisted) BBC 50/50 (Winner)...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 19-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. "Incredibly, hilarious, camp comedy ****" (Deadline News). The 2018/19 smash hit sell out show returns! Award winning comedian and confirmed gay lord Dan Tiernan presents a showcase of some of the finest LGTBTQ+ stand-ups the fringe has to offer. Get your evening started with a bang, this is the campest comedy showcase in town. Our daily changing roster of comedians is one of the most diverse line ups at the fringe. Come along and join the party....


Daphna Barum: Unmuted

Daphna Barum: Unmuted

Comedy

Daphna Barum: Unmuted

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 19-29 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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A year indoors left Daphna Baram, a sociable animal even at the worst of times, compelled to spend the first year of her 50s chatting with her unforgiving self. When she ran home to mummy, she found herself in the middle of a war. 'Supremely talented... as biting as it is funny'. ★★★★★ (DailyInfo.co.uk) 'Masterful... Her fantastic way with words and bone-dry humour have the audience in fits of laughter... Superbly refreshing' (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine). 'Fresh and enlightening, her warmth elevating the gentle, conversational nature of her delivery'. a...


Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Comedy

Darius Davies: Persian Uknown

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-29 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Just the best bits from over a decade in comedy. All killer no filler. Guaranteed laughs. ★★★★★ 'One of the funniest, most thought-provoking stand-up shows this Fringe" Fringe Feed ★★★★★ “Highly funny…with charisma and awareness” ★★★★" A rare gem of the 2019 Fringe” Broadway World ★★★★ “hilariously outlandish raw material” Chortle ★★★★ "Davies’ is high-octane...a great and funny” Voice Magazine ★★★★ "A confident a...



Dashingly Quirky 2021 - Bright Sides

Dashingly Quirky 2021 - Bright Sides

Comedy

Dashingly Quirky 2021 - Bright Sides

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 21 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Unticketed)

Dashingly Quirky is a joint venture fusing the thrills and class of Dashing Onions run by Fiona Thraille, with the fun and frolics of Quirky Voices run by Sarah Golding. This year we present two new writing uplifting comedy audio pieces live online, with a worldwide stellar cast, some live foley from Ele Matelan, and audience participation to help us create soundscapes and mood! Locked Out by Paul Spencer and Delivery of an alarm clock by Fiona Thraille. Join us - Join in - some audio funtimes. Cast includes: Tanja Milojevic, Karim Kronfli, Angelique Lazarus, Evan Tess, Nathan Blades. ...


Don't Crap in your Onesie Matilda

Don't Crap in your Onesie Matilda

Comedy

Don't Crap in your Onesie Matilda

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 9-11 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Ben's getting older, what should be the final flurries of youth sees him fall squarely into middle age with new ailments to contend with, medical dilemmas, alarming levels of grumpiness and trying to keep up with his children. Join him for his new show Don't Crap in Your Onesie Matilda, a series of funny, awkward and poignant stories about parenting, body ailments, fitness failures and holidays. He's been described as having 'killer punchlines' and being 'reliably funny'. ...


Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed and Waxxed

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-11, 13-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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★★★★ ‘A CHAMPION FOR ANYONE THAT’S CHASED ORGASMS’ - BROADWAY BABY Hot girl summer is finally here and Eleanor Conway is ready for some post lockdown dating - she's VAXXED AND WAXXED (and ready to climax!). Join Eleanor Conway for a TMI post pandemic catch-up featuring the darkest, funniest stories from her award winning critically acclaimed shows about sex, addiction and dating (WALK OF SHAME 1 and 2 / YOU MAY RECOGNISE ME FROM TINDER), plus new takes on post pandemic dating and hookup culture. Expect new bits, freestyled bits and her favourite stories rolled int...


Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 19-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth, & so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. This show is fun and tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism that has the energy of Jackie O... with a drug problem. Described as "hair-raising stand-up," you won't see many shows this scandalous, smutty, & smart. “This show is a blast. Hair-raising stand-up... this woman is kicking some serious comedy ass." - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
 
"Brilliant comic observation after brilliant comic ob...


Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Comedy

Gameboy Viking & Vegetarian Anglo-Saxon

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-19 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Their forefathers fought against each other in The Battle of York. However, Norwegian comedian Thor Odin Stenhaug and Yorkshire standup Joshua Mason Wood haven't lived up to their Viking and Anglo-Saxon heritage. They are sensitive boys scared of confrontation. Now they team up together to talk about what really matters: Being named after two Norse Gods, growing up on a boat and grandmothers on social media. Join these two affable stand up comedians as they seek to lighten up your day....


Hate N Live

Hate N Live

Comedy

Hate N Live

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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The smash-hit show returns for a seventh 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 audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line. Want to see Darius Davies, ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com), Leo Kearse, ''seriously funny''★★★★★ (Scotsman), and guests hate on Matt Hancock? Vegans? Or the mating rituals of guinea pigs? It's up to you! 'A great idea for a show, brutally funny... absolutely brill...


HYENAS!

HYENAS!

Theatre

HYENAS!

Theatre

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 12-18 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets for £2.50

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The HYENAS are taking you 'OUT OUT' on the Hen do of your life! So Buckle up and suck into that polyester dress! Expect audience participation and crap karaoke, and pray we make it out alive! (*****NorthWestEnd) (AYoungerTheatre) Written and performed by award winning SUGAR BUTTIES, HYENAS! is a dark comedy jaw dropper. HYENAS! take the audience on a tequila fuelled, anxiety inducing cocaine cat fight! Everybody knows the bride is making the biggest mistake of her life but her 'Friends' are too sh*t faced to care. Lets face it, they're only here for the 'likes' on Instagram and to get away ...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-19 at 22:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Eddie Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit, his tricky situation at a Berlin ...



Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not a Subject For Comedy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-10, 12-18 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Edinburgh 2019 'Pick of the Fringe' award-winner Ivor Dembina presents a revised and updated version of his solo show 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy'. A Jewish comedy show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. (The Guardian ★★★★) ...


Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-14 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 15-19 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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In this show, I Robert Instons(is) narrates as informatively as I am able on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888. Through the voices of Queen Victoria herself, the Commissioner of Police and a notorious suspect nicknamed Leather Apron, a picture emerges that may unsettle. Was there a cover up? Did the press invent Jack the Ripper? Did they write at least some of the boastful letters from a fictional and teasing perpetrator? I feel we can never know enough on this subject and I work to instill a more realistic and compassionate approach. On this subject, it is very d...


Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy

Joke Thieves

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). 'A brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'A truly electric night' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'You simply must see this show.' ***** (Bunbury Magazine)...


Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Comedy

Kohl & The Gang: Raul Kohli's Comedy Compilation Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3.50

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AUG 25-29 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3.50

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Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests. Star of BBC Sounds Comic Sanskrit. Pick of the Fringe 2016 (BBC Radio 4, Huffington Post, Skinny). 'Dripping with erudite genius' (Fest). 'A clear talent for telling a story' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ...


Laughing Horse Comedy's New Laughs Showcase

Laughing Horse Comedy's New Laughs Showcase

Comedy

Laughing Horse Comedy's New Laughs Showcase

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 16 at 20:00 (75 min) - Free (Unticketed)

Highly experienced comedian Jay Sodagar presents a selection of new comics, who are taking some of their first steps into the comedy world.... with recent and some more experienced acts graduated from the Laughing Horse's online comedy courses as well as some other new comics thrown in too! It's a packed show, with some top laughs - all for free and online, beamed direct to your living room via the magic of zoom! ...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-8, 28-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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AUG 7-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up every night – as this show returns to Edinburgh for its 18th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and you can pay what you want to watch. A worldwide hit show in the UK, Australia and Asia. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK ★★★★ "An extraordinary smorgasbord of British Talent" ...



Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Comedy

Leo Kearse - Cancel Culture

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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A standup show about comedy triggering the wrath of woke mobs. My comedy has led to accusations of transphobia (despite writing the offending material with a transgender woman I was dating), racism (which led to me getting blacklisted by clubs), sexism (fair do’s) and ableism. I’ve also been criticised by climate activists, socialists and vegans and I’ve had fat activists demonstrate against my shows. Am I really a bad person? Can comedy survive under the constant threat of cancellation?...


let me HOWL

let me HOWL

Spoken Word

let me HOWL

Spoken Word

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 23-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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‘I FIDDLE WITH FEELING – I’M A POET 'I ALSO FIDDLE WITH WORDS – I’M A PSYCHOTHERAPIST‘. poetTess Most of us have experienced absence to some degree during the past eighteen months, even if it’s solely the life we once knew. Absence/loss is universal, but there can also be gains depending on how we deal with the slithers of silver mined from a dark pit. This is a show with a difference: anyone who has a heart will find poetTess’s uplifting story truly mind-blowingingly-memorable, motivational and mightily moving. In defeat Tess learned to fly. You can too. Some Feedback: O...


Lovefool

Lovefool

Theatre

Lovefool

Theatre

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 18-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

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What if the last time you dated, you were doused in Impulse Body Spray and The Spice Girls were at number one? Finding a phwoar-some trouser-shape to replace her ex-husband won’t be easy, so Rachel’s dusting off her Sugar magazines and taking inspiration from the ‘90s to get what she wants, what she really, really wants. "Funny, moving and full of ‘90s nostalgia." ★★★★★ (The Phoenix Remix). "Smart, funny and unabashedly real." ★★★★ (A Younger Theatre). Content warning: IVF references....


Martin Mor - At The Edge

Martin Mor - At The Edge

Comedy

Martin Mor - At The Edge

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22-24 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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A stand up comedy show from Northern Irish comedian Martin Mor. ...


Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 13-14 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £4

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AUG 12 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £4

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AUG 20-21 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £4

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Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's hilarious and thrilling true crime stand-up show. You get home. There's a burglar. Let's play. Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed, a burglar flees. You chase – to the backing of ‘Flight of the bumblebee’. And then… a sting in the tale that will make your jaw drop to the floor. ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. ​Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ​★★★★ The Times 2020 for 'Observational' 'An extraordinary story richly acce...


Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 23-29 at 14:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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No Brainer is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin! Don't think about it, it's a No Brainer! Just come along and enjoy the unique comedy of Nicole Harris who will entertain the audience as though they were guests in her own home and she will be the perfect host. The best thing about live comedy is you never know what will happen and Nicole will exploit this as she improvises material by reacting to what's happening in the room but also bringing her finely tuned gags to the performance. This is a No Brainer in every sense of the word! "A Force of Nature" (Arthur Smith). "Taking L...


Not My Audience!

Not My Audience!

Comedy

Not My Audience!

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 7-29 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £5

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The hit stand-up panel show where the audience can join in the fun without being picked on! Three top stand-ups answer the daft questions the you've picked, and respond by using the anonymous survey to impress the audience in our fiendish stand-up challenges. You log into our exclusive app before the show starts, and we find out what kind of people our audience are by asking questions like "would you prefer Ariana Grande or a Venti Macchiato" and "what do you think lips should taste of?". Then, once the comedians have got the measure you, they battle to impress you by thinking on their...


Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-10, 12-18 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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8th consecutive year. 2019 Pick of the Fringe award-winner. Ivor Dembina, with his classic Jewish comedy story and great kosher gags. (The Sctosman ****), (The Mirror ****), (Broadwaybaby *****), (Threeweeks *****)....


Ollie Horn: Before/After

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Ollie Horn (“a natural” - Broadway Baby) follows his critically-acclaimed debut hour with a new show about what happens when you let yourself try new things. - - - Ollie's 2019 show "Pig in Japan" told the story of Ollie moving to Japan, and becoming a little bit famous. It enjoyed packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, before selling out a 14 city international tour, and was filmed for Amazon Prime release. Critical acclaim for Pig in Japan: “Culture shock comedy has been done before, but Pig in Japan is a very fine example. Ollie Horn’s pure and joyous dedication to telling...


PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION (FREE FESTIVAL)

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION (FREE FESTIVAL)

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION (FREE FESTIVAL)

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 23-29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £5

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Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and standup Paul Dennis brings his music and comedy together for the first time.

In an hour of music and chat riddled with infectious grooves and peppered with his darkly observed and cheerfully insolent brand of standup, Paul brings you a collection of jazzy/funky reinterpretations of classic rock songs from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin.

"Have you no shame?" - Paul's imaginary friend "Is nothing sacred?" - Paul's girlfriend* "Paul Dennis is like a musical AK-47. When you absolutely, positively have to entertain every last motherf***er in...


Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Comedy

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male...

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 20-21 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets for £11, £17, £23 ot £101

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"Phil Kay sweeps the audience on an exhilarating never-ending stream-of-consciousness loaded with laughter. Words, stories and improvised songs spill out of Kay’s head. He bubbles with exuberance, dances around the stage like a giant child who has woken up with an adult’s body. He is fertile, feral, otherworldly and exploding with energy. As the gig ends, with a sweaty audience tired out from so much laughter, Kay thanks us for sharing the moment. "For letting my mind flower". It is a wonderful thing to see this Scottish giant of comedy in full flight" ***** (Scotsman) TWO NIGHTS ONLY!...


Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 11-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A whirlwind of satire and clowning, Killing Granny revels in the absurdities and contradictions of the inhuman condition. At the crossroads of history, Phil poses the questions we are all bound to ask - is Granny really dead? Who did it? What happened to blancmange? Off-the-wall on acid, a brilliant antidote to Orwellian bullshit! “One of the most extraordinary comics on the alternative circuit. I was crying with laughter.” Omid Djalili “F****** wonderful” Daniel Kitson. “Anarchic.” Henning Wehn “Superbly mad...an inspired piece of physical comedy” Chris Wilson, The stage​. “I’...


Potless Scott

Potless Scott

Comedy

Potless Scott

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 20-22 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Daft tales and stories of my life as a continually poverty stricken so&so. From his 80s childhood, until this morning, let's work out together why Scott is always skint!...



Radio Moscow Roadshow

Radio Moscow Roadshow

Comedy

Radio Moscow Roadshow

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 27-29 at 14:00 (45 min) - <Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3

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Can't go to Russia? Don't worry – Russia is coming to you! The Radio Moscow Roadshow finally comes to Edinburgh as part of its UK tour. Join Anna Kalashnikova, Mikhail Molotov and Dr Matryoshka for the very best in Soviet radiophonic entertainment! See them before they are deported for activities incompatible with their visas! Party members and brave workers of the proletariat get in free. And don't forget comrades – while you're watching us, we're watching you!...


Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Works It Out As He Goes Along (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 7-21 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £3.50

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Raul Kohli always wanted to believe in a higher power. That seemed alien in the 90's. As unlikely as a facists belief their time would come again, or a socialists belief they'd lead the left wing again. But now Raul has begun to ponder: is there a higher power? Did dragons once fly this world? Which mad b*stard thought Cauliflower wings were a suitable replacement for chicken wings? It's a show that examines belief from the premise that belief whether in a God, a political party, or the idea that vaccines are harmful, that all belief is essentially routed in the same thing: That's right! W...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-20 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Rebels Without Applause! An hour of stand-up comedy from three up-and-coming comics! Featuring: Luke Terry, Jonnie Smith and Ed Thorn....


Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Comedy

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-29 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Why is it that so many things in life seem like a cruel joke? People who love animals are allergic; oxygen is poisonous; the cause for baldness and body hair are the same. It's because God loves irony. He must be British! Sameer Katz brings his fifth show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks why irony is all around us in this insightful, observational show. Sameer has performed across the UK, NYC and LA to name a few. Amused Moose National New Comic Award - semifinalist 2018 "A particular talent for improvisation" **** - deadline. "We were b...


Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman

Comedy

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 21-22 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A brand new hour of comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and down right adorable Sasha Ellen. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen" (Canal-St.) "Genuinely engaging" (Broadway Baby) Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 29 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets

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The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk). ‘Excellent’ ***** (Audience Review, Edfringe.com). ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****1/2 (Perth Fringe World). ‘Possibly the best value show at the Festival’ **** (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Theatre

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Theatre

Online Shows / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 6-30 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free Stream (Unticketed)

Short, quirky show featuring one woman and her dog. Finding herself at a moment of reflection, Janet confides in the only one who will listen, her beloved hound Byron...


Sounds Proper Comedy Showcase

Sounds Proper Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Sounds Proper Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 8, 15, 22, 29 at 20:00 (120 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Hosted by Colin Etches and Rachel Morton-Young, the Sounds Proper Comedy Showcase presents a variety of high-quality stand-up comedians every Sunday. Sounds Proper has earned a reputation for being one of the best online comedy shows and has been described as “a warm, friendly comedy night that really has made Zoom gigs work”! Throughout the Edinburgh Fringe, Sounds Proper will welcome their favourite comedians to the virtual stage, with a weekly changing line-up of professional and up-and-coming acts from the UK and international comedy scenes. Audience members are encouraged to tu...



Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £

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Comedians look at the hilarious side of philosophy. Come if you love comedy about big ideas. Teachers Charlie Duncan Saffrey and Alex Farrow host an ever-changing lineup of top stand-ups exploring love, knowledge, meaning and more. Funny answers to the big questions and funny questions to get to the big answers. Different topics everyday. With sell out shows across the UK....


The Anterbury Tales

The Anterbury Tales

Childrens

The Anterbury Tales

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-8 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Chaucer, but with insects. Join the Earwig as he battles fearsome creatures in his quest for a fabulous treasure. Meanwhile the Ladybird community build a Golem for protection – but who will protect them from their own creation? Storytelling and performance. Ages 7+. “I loved it!” – Geoffrey Chaucer ...


The best of the DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS BASTARDS

The best of the DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS BASTARDS

Comedy

The best of the DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS BASTARDS

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22-24 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards are International circus performers Martin Mor and Logy Logan. Big beards, bad attitudes, loads of laughs in this adults only rock and roll circus show. If Cirque De Soleil had sex with MotorHead, this is what the result would be. WARNING this show contains two big bearded Irishmen performing acts of real danger and stupidity. ...


The Last Thursday of the Month Show

The Last Thursday of the Month Show

Chat Shows

The Last Thursday of the Month Show

Chat Shows

Online Shows / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 26 at 20:00 (60 min) - FREE Stream (Unticketed)

Join Vladimir McTavish, Dave Chawner, Jay Sodagar and guests for this monthly comedy, talk, stand-up and topical show - this month coming with news from the end of the Edinburgh Fringe, which like us is mostly online this year. On the last Thursday of each month, at 8pm, the comics aim to keep you entertained in lockdown/semi-lockdown/post-lockdown/pre-next-lockdown with laughs, news, banter and chat as well as guests from the world of comedy and entertainment, comedy videos and whatever takes their fancy. Vladimir McTavish is one of Scotland's most popular and most successful satirical...


Thirst Trap: Naughty Online Comedy

Thirst Trap: Naughty Online Comedy

Comedy

Thirst Trap: Naughty Online Comedy

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 7, 21 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Sounds Proper Comedy Presents Thirst Trap: 6 comedians from across the world bring you an hour of raunchy jokes....


Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Comedy

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 6-30 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Tom Mayhew is a professional comedian. Well, he was. Over the last 18 months, he has sold out West End venues and signed on; he then stopped signing on to perform his own Radio 4 stand-up series. It's been both the most and least successful period of his career. ‘It is genuine, powerful, political stuff.' **** The Scotsman ‘Authentic material we can relate to: funny, sharp, intelligent, meaningful and pleasing.' **** Chortle ‘Mayhew is passionate, articulate and – above all else – hilarious. **** The Skinny 'Tory-hating leftie.' **** The Daily Mail...


UK Pun Off at the Fringe

UK Pun Off at the Fringe

Comedy

UK Pun Off at the Fringe

Comedy

Online Shows / The Internet - Faceboook Streaming
AUG 22-29 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free Stream (Unticketed)

The UK Pun Off is bringing its show to the online Edinburgh Fringe! Top pun and one liner comics from around the world pun off in the bid for one liner supremacy in this wordplay battle for the ages. We also look for the audience to send in their own puns on the night and there are prizes for the best. Over 100 shows can be seen on our social media pages @ukpunoff for a flavour of the fun we have!...


Whisk(e)y Wars

Whisk(e)y Wars

Comedy

Whisk(e)y Wars

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 11 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 9-12 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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It’s all in that title, really. It’s a family saga about men, women and whisk(e)y - what’s not to love! It’s also Joyce Greenaway’s first fringe and she’s bringing a wee dram of her full solo show for a limited run. Laced with dry Northern Ireland wit and casked in raw emotion, embrace Tam Tully as she fights to save her 8 generation Ulster whiskey distillery from takeovers, tragedy and treachery by crafting the Holy Grail of whisk(e)y, the perfect single malt. Joyce is an award-winning writer and actress with theatre credits from The Royal Court to The Liverpool Empire. She’s currently on the...



White Chicks 2 (Work in Progress)

White Chicks 2 (Work in Progress)

Comedy

White Chicks 2 (Work in Progress)

Comedy

32 Below / The Cellar
AUG 23-29 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Sharlin Jahan are proud to present White Chicks 2 (Work in Progress), a split hour from two stand-ups who happen to be brown women. Neither of them have seen White Chicks.

Alex Bertulis-Fernandes (2Northdown New Act Semi-Finalist and So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finalist) has been praised by BBC Radio 4’s Commissioning Editor of Comedy for her “really great performing style” and “astute” material.

Sharlin Jahan (as heard on BBC Essex Radio and Union JACK Radio) has been described as “undeniab...


Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Comedy

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-29 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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It's a Fringe 1st. A life story told completely in one-liners. Will Mars is the star of Fox's Showtime at The Apollo, BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief and NBC's Trial By Laughter. An hour in his company is 'a joy to experience' (MumbleComedy.net). There's no other comedian quite like him. 'He's unique and hilarious' (Adelaide Advertiser). Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe (Dave TV). Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe (Scotsman). Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever (Daily Mail). Top 100 Best Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe (Independent). ”Damn that dude is fun...


Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Comedy

Will Mars: My Life's A Joke!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 7-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is a supercharged combination of old-school joke-telling and modern, autobiographical wit. He's a 'comic tour de force' (EdFringeReview.com) and star of FOX's Showtime at The Apollo, BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief and NBC's Trial By Laughter. His rapid pace means 'he does not short change his audience' (Three Weeks). In fact, this show might have more laughs than any other performance at the Fringe. How does he do that? Let's just say, Will Mars, speaks fluent one-liners. ”Damn that dude is funny" (Steve Harvey) 'Top 10 Funniest Jo...


You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 7-16 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road tests chapters. "Perfect and hilarious", Buzzfeed...