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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

09:00

British Broadcasting Crisis

British Broadcasting Crisis

Comedy

British Broadcasting Crisis

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 21-25 at 09:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

There’s nothing good on TV any more, at least, that’s what the public seem to think. Having cut their teeth with the student sketch group the Oxford Revue, Zach and Oli have decided to take on television. Not in a meaningful way, you understand; they will still have to pay their license fee after this… Join two downtrodden TV casting directors as they try to find something, anything, that the public will watch. Expect wacky characters, dramatic actors, desperate writers, power mad streaming services and variable viewing figures! Find the answers to questions like: Have either Zach or Ol...


10:00

At the End of Kaliyuga

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Debuting at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a brand-new solo children’s show called At the End of Kaliyuga. With an original blend of traditional Indian classical dance and clowning this show will inspire Young audiences’ imagination as we collectively address some of the most significant questions of our era. At the End of Kaliyuga, is a solo show about Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer) the Holy trinity of Hinduism, deciding the fate of the Earth as we come to the end of the fourth and the final cycle (Kaliyuga) of the Universe. Will the Gods en...


Helen Prior - The Pussy from the USSR

Helen Prior - The Pussy from the USSR

Comedy

Helen Prior - The Pussy from the USSR

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 14-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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If you love salty kippers for your breakfast - this show is for you. You will have the Pussy’s crabs as post election relief. Helen Prior, The Pussy from the USSR, a rambunctious Ukrainian gal, is coming to make you laugh hysterically, bask in the joys of surreal and outrageous comedy, and make you question everything you thought you knew to be true, bringing a “hole” new meaning to the concept of freedom of speech. This show combines raunchy comedy with hard-hitting truths about life in the USSR, and The Pussy’s experiences in Britain. In her show the Pussy explores parallels between modern ...


Fringe Prrojections

Fringe Prrojections

Events and Tours

Fringe Prrojections

Events and Tours

The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Screen
AUG 2-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Fringe Projections is a unique, collaborative art project transforming a bustling courtyard into a vibrant tapestry celebrating the essence of the Fringe. For two captivating hours daily throughout the festival, a massive screen will showcase an ever-evolving display of art. We’re inviting submissions from everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or an aspiring creative, we welcome: Paintings and drawings capturing the Fringe’s energy and atmosphere. Photographs that tell stories of laughter, performance, and connection. Digital art that brings the Fringe’s spirit to life in a ne...


Vegan Hunter

Vegan Hunter

Comedy

Vegan Hunter

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 18-25 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

VEGAN HUNTER, Tells the story of how the son of a cleaning lady called Pearl and a Plummer called Bob became the greatest living actor of which you have never heard! A life story in 5 parts. NO ANIMALS WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS SHOW (EXCEPT ME!)...


Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The musical comic with a lightning-fast turnaround. Alex Prescot has some fresh new songs, some of them so fresh you’ll see them made up before your very eyes! Expect everything from quick-witted observational bangers to daft one-line ditties. With a different comedian opening the show every performance and several songs made up on the spot, kick start your day with a high-energy musical comedy show that’s custom-made for YOU! Clap Back To Reality Winner 2023/24, Kingston New Act Finalist & previous Musical Comedy Awards, West End New Act, Leicester Square Sketch Off & So You Think ...


1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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🚀 Welcome to "1 Story 2 Friends: Breadlove & Poophead" where your child isn't just an audience member—they're the hero of their own interstellar adventure! This one-of-a-kind show, coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024, invites kids to dive into an exciting sci-fi universe, filled with fun, learning, and imagination. What's In Store? 🌌 Interactive Sci-Fi Adventure: The journey begins with a mysterious cosmic mission, where every child plays a pivotal role. Will they save the galaxy? It's up to our young space explorers! 🎭 Magical Puppetry: Watch as o...


Burns Banter Live!

Burns Banter Live!

Spoken Word

Burns Banter Live!

Spoken Word

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 16-23, 25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Let me take you on a whistle stop tour of Robert Burns' life! From birth to death with stories, poems and songs. I will tell you the inspiration behind some of Robert's most famous works. Give you insights into his life showing his greatest struggles and triumphs. It's everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, with a few laughs along the way. This is the live version of the podcast 'Burns Banter', hosted by Alastair Turnbull, available from your podcast provider... ...



Hammerhead

Hammerhead

Comedy

Hammerhead

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 13-25 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Hammerhead is a show about bridging the gap between who you want to be and who you are from an aging punk hardcore kid in arrested development. The show is a 50/50 mix of longer stories, about having to participate in a life drawing class that was too sexy, dealing with a locksmith who charged through the roof (or door as it were), and living with an ex-partner in a tiny studio apartment; then shorter jokes about trying to still be a punk while working a corporate wage slave job, trying to meditate, quitting drinking for a time, and get fit doing thai kickboxing....


Alvin Liu: Rice

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Transgressive, irreverent, yet adorable and heartfelt, with a touch of political satire. Rice (WIP) is a comedy show about growing up in Asia and fighting repression with food. 'Charm personified, definitely one to watch' ★★★★★ (Morning Star) 'What he has is potent in its imagery, authenticity, perverse logic, and volatility' (British Comedy Guide) "We can all find happiness with a bowl of rice." Confucius. About me: Made in China, schooled by the English, influenced by Tupac, Alvin Liu shares his ridiculous and unforced views on cultures and countries. ...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 10:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Yes, it's a show for babies! A sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Incorporating puppetry, clowning, bubbles, shadow play and much more. Winner "Best Kids Show" Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2023. "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd... we feel the need to shout from the rooftops!" ★★★★★ KidsInAdelaide.com.au "It’s a lovely bite-size installment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" ★★★★★ Advertiser, Adelaide Edinburgh Fringe Sel...


Marc Salmon: Salmon & Friends

Marc Salmon: Salmon & Friends

Comedy

Marc Salmon: Salmon & Friends

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 12-25 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Marc Salmon: Salmon & Friends 'The No.1 show at the fringe'*. Join Marc Salmon and his comedy friends for a musically sophisticated but comedically accessible (it’s also for dumb dumbs!), brunch time stand up (and music) show. We’ll be tackling the big topics like does Jason Statham actually look like an egg? What’s the best way to deal with a premature mid-life crisis? Can (and should) the music of folk ever be used to woo potential lovers? All these questions and so much more that you didn’t even know that you wanted to know, will perhaps be answered! It’s the perfect way to s...


11:00

The Alternative Book Club

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19-25 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

The Alternative Book Club presents an unconventional comedy show about books where there is absolutely NO required reading. Prepare to be entertained – and informed – by a phenomenal line up of award-winning comics and brilliant friends who will be dissecting anything Lit: from John Milton’s Paradise Lost to Kim Kardashian’s Selfie, and everything in between. All hosted by Shirley Halse. “A wonderfully entertaining concept.” - Alex Farrow, director of Jericho Comedy “a quintessential Fringe Experience” - The Scotsman In the past we have been joined by: Micky Overman, Dom Joly, Chelsea B...


Mr. UniWorse

Mr. UniWorse

Comedy

Mr. UniWorse

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Austrian comedian Hubert Mayr takes stock of his life by comparing it to what he believes to be the gold standard for Austrians: Arnold Schwarzenegger's. Whether it's fitness, the move abroad or the quest to make it in the world of entertainment, Hubert managed to do it all in the worst way possible. In his debut hour, he'll try to explore whether maybe becoming the anti-Schwarzenegger is the way to make an impact. ...


Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

PG poetry for the modern age. Fairy tales are ubiquitous. We all know their stories. We especially know their famous last line “and they all lived happily ever after.” But that is not real life… life goes on, it is hard and tough, it is full of unpredictable challenges. In Unhappily Ever After, we follow the lives of 12 fairy tale characters after the end of their story, as they try to return to normality ans day to day life. How does Sleeping Beauty cope with living in a world she barely recognises? How does Jack handle the social media backlash after killing the giant? Can Peter Pan co...


Around the World in 80 Puns

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Glaswegian comedian and author Iain MacDonald embraces the international aspect of the festival as he takes you on a punventure around the world in this hilarious show in which he has a joke for each and every country. You tell him the country- he'll tell you the joke! And with the aid of his GIANT map and mini globes for the audience, there'll be plenty of opportunities to try and catch him out! ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns ‘ Johnny Beattie BBC Radio Scotland UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runne...



3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Start your day off with a laugh at 3's Comedy: Mornings. 3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Bronwyn Kuss & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of the new wave of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. They've been seen on TV, they've been heard on the radio and they've been bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world. Knox, Kuss and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh....


Myths, Maps and Monsters: Zeus' Birthday Bash!

Myths, Maps and Monsters: Zeus' Birthday Bash!

Childrens

Myths, Maps and Monsters: Zeus' Birthday Bash!

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 19-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The children of Edinburgh are invited to the birthday of Zeus, King of the Gods! He's two billion years old, but he only looks one billion... (he has a great skincare regime!) But what promises to be a great celebration is tragically cut short, when it turns out the evil Medusa has stolen all the birthday treats! Luckily, our fearless young warriors are up to the task of tracking her down and saving the day! Split into two Greek tribes who will compete in a variety of games and puzzles, the Spartans and the Athenians will navigate a chaotic world of mischievous Gods, wise Goddesses, and fearso...


Drama Chameleon

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

“DRAMA CHAMELEON” Join comedian Mike McAlpine on a hilarious, heartfelt and compelling coming-of-age homage to the 80s. Weep tears of laughter as this product of British manliness attempts to resist the flamboyance, sexiness and charm of a decade that gave us Kajagoogoo, Kraftwerk and A Flock of Seagulls. Hot on the heels of last year’s “A Slice of Elvis”, gulp down Mike’s delicious and generous spoonfuls of 80s nostalgia: authentic, hilarious and, best of all, … completely true. Expect an hour of laughs, over-the-top toe-tappers, shoulder pads and painful memories of youth. ...


Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Alex Berr doesn’t want to be a scientist anymore. As a teen, she dreamed of curing brain cancer. Years later, while completing her PhD, her mom was diagnosed with the same cancer she had spent her youth studying. This work-in-progress show follows Alex’s highs and lows through her career in science– getting inducted into a scientific secret society! using sex to cope with grief! coming to terms with experimenting on mice! Alex weaves together her experience of her mom’s illness with dark, candid, and silly humor highlighting the complex intertwining of professional expertise and personal exper...


A Chinese and an Indian Walk into a Sweatshop

A Chinese and an Indian Walk into a Sweatshop

Comedy

A Chinese and an Indian Walk into a Sweatshop

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 15-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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While in every joke Europeans walk into a bar, a Chinese and an Indian walk into a... sweatshop. (Not) your stereotypical model-immigrants telling the most uproarious jokes! How did a Chinese girl get lost in Europe? How did an Indian guy zigzag across the globe and end up in Portugal? What does it mean to be a minority in the predominantly white and traditional Continental Europe? Come let our hilarious experience strike a chord with you! Join Ash and Xinyi on this unapologetically humorous journey through life, love, and the pursuit of a good laugh at the other end of the continent, accompan...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Yes, it's a show for babies! A sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Incorporating puppetry, clowning, bubbles, shadow play and much more. Winner "Best Kids Show" Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2023. "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd... we feel the need to shout from the rooftops!" ★★★★★ KidsInAdelaide.com.au "It’s a lovely bite-size installment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" ★★★★★ Advertiser, Adelaide Edinburgh Fringe Sel...


I'll Drink to That!

I'll Drink to That!

Dance

I'll Drink to That!

Dance

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 20-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Welcome to the uproarious world of Wild Rumpus Jazz Co., where laughter, dance, and shared moments converge in a one-of-a-kind performance: "I'll Drink to That” — a groundbreaking, interactive, and humor-infused jazz dance experience like no other! A culmination of years of artistic exploration, this show will no doubt be an unforgettable experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional entertainment. Established in 2016, Wild Rumpus Jazz Co. has been a beacon of creativity, wowing audiences with captivating stage performances, a full-length dance film, and engaging workshops, fundra...


50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 2-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Is eternal life worth not having one now? What happens when you rebel against your progressive parents by becoming a Jesus superfan in your teens and then 10 years later decide walking on water is a lot more hassle than taking the ferry? Are there lasting side-effects of over-indulgence in religion in your formative years? And can it really still be screwing up your sex life in your 50s even though Mormons have so many babies? In this hilarious yet poignant show, Sharon VS traces the root of all her mid-life crises to divine self-radicalisation in her teens. Plus we offer the chance for one...



Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Comedy

Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 14-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Like puns? Like space travel? Like Ai? Join Darren for version 2.0 of this silly show updated with the latest tech, gags and visuals as he takes us on a journey from the origins of life to our place in the universe. Please only come if you like puns, like: “Just told my boss at the observatory that I’ve had enough. No more mister night sky". That kind of thing. 'Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror, WINNER Joke of Edinburgh Fringe, WINNER Joke of Leicester Comedy Festival, "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle. ...


Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Comedy

Juliette Burton: Going Rogue

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 19-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Geek is the new sexy. As a young nerd Juliette loved to dress up and she loved Rogue from the X-Men - funny, dark past, great costume. Skip to the 2020s and Juliette is ”award-winning comedian and activist” masked in glitter, costumed in sequins. At home she relaxes by reading comic books and dreaming of a version of her she's yet to live. She's realised she has an appetite, for food, for adventure, for more. Her lust for life has frightened others, so she repressed her sexuality, her authenticity and her power. By dressing up as beloved characters, she's uncovered something hidden deep inside...


Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 11:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Freya McGhee and Alex Mason will be showing you mathematic graphs of their love life, then delving into their frustration with specific lab experiments. All whilst ensuring a chemical bond with the audience. Come along so we can keep denying our degrees weren't a complete waste of money. Freya McGhee is a self-deprecating chemist. Freya has over 15,000 followers on instagram, and has found an audience who love her science related material. She was a Leicester Mercury Finalist 2023, Amused Moose Panel Show Finalist 2021 and tour support for Helen Bauer's 'Grand Supreme Darling' 2023 UK tour....


12:00

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can 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. Hosted by Joke of the Fringe winner 2016, 2021 and 2022 Masai Graham....


Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Comedy

Moni Zhang: Asian Daddy, Dead / Dark Comedy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Emerging from the ashes of her father's death, Moni Zhang brings you a dark and hilarious comedy show that will leave you gasping for air. With twisted and taboo humor, she makes light of her traumatic past, mental-health struggles and her relationship with her dead daddy. If you have a dark sense of humor, this is definitely a show for you!...


Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Comedy

Ryan Mold: Mold: Before I Die

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ryan Mold returns to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival with his brand new debut hour. Turning everyday observations & mishaps into side-splitting tales, this show promises an hour of fun & laughter. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in the comedy circuit, known for his charismatic stage presence & razor-sharp comedic prowess. His ability to find humour in everyday situations & connect with audiences of all ages & backgrounds has garnered him widespread acclaim. ‘Absolutely brilliant’ – Nick Helm ‘Such a great MC’ – Cally Beaton ‘Great stage presence and a very ...


Decomposing, Live

Decomposing, Live

Comedy

Decomposing, Live

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Bristol-bred, Barcelona-based Alec Snook is decomposing, live. Join him for his debut solo show, a joyously absurd journey that takes a light (and sometimes dark) -hearted look at our fleeting passage through this life and the celebratory nature with which to manage slow decline. Having performed in the UK, Europe, at festivals in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and reaching the final of the Barcelona International Comedy Festival, Snook's topics swing as wildly as his mental state, covering themes such as loss; colourblindness; royal funerals; narrowboat tragedies; and the crushing weight of rep...


Post-Soviet Upbringing

Post-Soviet Upbringing

Comedy

Post-Soviet Upbringing

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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It’s a journey to the verge of the abyss and back. I tell the story as it begun - a dorky chubby kid born out of the Cold War era “darkness” of the USSR goes on to witness the rebirth of his homeland through the edgy yet sheepishly silly 90’s to become a double college degree sporting college professor and school teacher who moonlights as a bouncer. As my first night club shift boss used to say “King Kong ain’t got shit on me!” Welcome to the “rocky road” of a Eastern-European youth on his way to “greatness”, silently hoping that the watery cliffs at the harbour will not be the end of the j...



45 Degrees of Perspiration

45 Degrees of Perspiration

Comedy

45 Degrees of Perspiration

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 19-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Prepare for a great show full of laughter and enlightenment as comedian Ben Harrington tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time in his latest comedy show, "45 Degrees of Perspiration" Ben Harrington fearlessly delves into the complexities of climate change, offering a fresh perspective on the serious subject matter through the lens of humour. The show promises to deliver a blend of clever observations, witty anecdotes, and funny commentary that will leave the audience both amused but also informed while raising awareness about the global environmental crisis. ...


Irish Comedy Showcase

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Some of the best Irish comedians are coming! A mix of acts, who are performing their solo shows at the Fringe, doing their best club sets, and visiting comedians looking to go a bit weird for a few days....


2.7 Men

2.7 Men

Comedy

2.7 Men

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 11-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

These three rising stars of the London comedy circuit have come to Edinburgh to do two things: blow their life savings on an Airbnb again and perform an hour of mind-melting stand-up comedy. And guess what? Their direct debit's just gone through... Join Louis George (Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2023 & Komedia New Act of the Year 2024 semi-finalist); Will Scambler (Chortle Student Comedy finalist); and Louisa Corr (as seen in This Time with Alan Partridge) for this tantalising triple bill. There's something for everyone! And, thanks to the gender pay gap, you've got 3 acts for ...


Happy Medium

Happy Medium

Musicals and Opera

Happy Medium

Musicals and Opera

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Happy Medium the musical is about a psychic medium in 1970s New York, who was on her way to be a singer, when her whole life changed. Now she's one of New Yorks best psychics- but her heart yearns for more! With live psychic medium readings, musical improv and group singing, this dark comedy is a must see!...


PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

Comedy

PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Three top stand-ups perform their very best routines just as they do in comedy clubs up and down the country and abroad, just without the swearing! PG Hits is a professional stand-up comedy compilation show that leaves out the really rude bits so everybody can enjoy the show. Comedy fans of all ages and all tastes will have something to enjoy as we bring you a diverse line up from the very best the festival has to offer, at a relaxed lunchtime performance....


Aidan Jones - Stories

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

A few years ago I got punched in the face by a lady on the train. When I was 8 my grandpa killed my pet rabbit. I got fired from a job for making fun of our clients on my podcast. Funny stories, told on stage by a very serious and important man. (me) “Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... This is what a well-crafted comedy set looks like!” - ★★★★★ (The Adelaide Advertiser) Nominated for Best Show in the ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 (long-list) "One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." - ★★★★...


MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

Comedy

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 19-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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It’s New York City. It’s the ‘90s. And this is a brand-new sitcom - completely improvised from your suggestions! Inspired by classic TV such as Seinfeld, Frasier and Friends, could this show BE any funnier? From some of the comedians behind the award-winning Lying Together and CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation. Best Improv Show Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - Theatre Weekly. **** “Uproarious improvised comedy. The three actors have a masterful handle of comedy. The sheer joy that the performers channel into the show is wonderful to behold.” A Younger Theatre **** “Extremely quick and funny. The chem...


10 Pound Baby

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The average C-section in the USA costs £25-40K, but you can just squat one out in the back like a feral cat for FREE! Comedian and skinflint Leah Renee returns to Fringe with a new hour about the price of believing in yourself. Show reviewers called it 'Funny, daring and quite surprising in places' with 'laugh out loud moments...wryness, poignancy, shock and tenderness' (EdFringeReview.co.uk)....



Creationing Your Award-Winning Fringe Show with The Director!

Creationing Your Award-Winning Fringe Show with The Director!

Comedy

Creationing Your Award-Winning Fringe Show with The Director!

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 20-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The visionary behind the viral short-film “The Director — Work At Home” (viewed in excesses of a dozen times in 4 years) and champion of the off-off-off-off-off-off Broadyway scene, The Director bring his creationing masterpiece secrets to the Edinburgh Fringe!!! The Director draws upon his several months of experience to share with you the secrets to creating an award-winning fringe theatre show… at least the ones that won’t result in you creating a better show than his. Filled with drama, comedy, monologues, songs, dance and more, journey with The Director for a wondrous comedic immersive...


Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Adam Bromley,2 x Sony Award winning comedy producer brings his debut hour to the fringe. Adam knew he had to make some major lifestyle changes but couldn’t find the willpower. Fate intervened in the strangest of ways. This is a comedy show about those happy accidents that shape our lives for the better. In this debut solo hour show, Adam explores the chaos that lurks behind our ordered lives. He thought his life was going well – then it was turned upside down – almost losing everything : his home, his marriage and his career. Yet he was saved in part by happy accidents that led him from despai...


Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Cabaret

Paddy the Irishman – How Lucky Can One Man Get

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A fully packed hour of entertainment. Comedy, magic, stories and a wee bit music. Paddy is a charmer and is a joy to watch. Intertwined in the show are stories about his life and how lucky things have been and sometimes they haven't worked out the way they should have. As you can imagine growing up in northern Ireland moving to Scotland then Australia and now married to a Thai there's lots of stories to be told. Don't miss this you will not be disappointed....


Jenny Collier: The Title of the Show is the Sound of a Burp

Jenny Collier: The Title of the Show is the Sound of a Burp

Comedy

Jenny Collier: The Title of the Show is the Sound of a Burp

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 15-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Jenny is an award winning, court case fighting (no spoilers), welsh stand up comedian. She is established on the festival and club circuit in the UK and around the world and makes regular appearances on podcasts such as Loremen, Drunk Women Solving Crime, What's upset you now?, Why is Harriet Crying? and many more. This year's show will cover the latest on her burp journey, her post covid glow down, pair rings and a legal battle about how rude she is....


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You’ve had a big lunch, now have a big laugh at 3’s Comedy: Afternoons. Featuring Adam Knox, Ben Searle & Jordan Barr, three of the best of the new wave of Australian comedians at the festival. They've done stand-up on television, they've won awards, they've written for TV, they've sold out shows, they've gigged around the world and now they've arrived in Edinburgh to do comedy for you!...


13:00

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy

Comedy for the Curious: Family Friendly Edition

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

The Family Friendly Edition of the award winning 'Comedy for the Curious show' (8+ Guidance). Can we do life better using science? Join marine biologist turned award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins as her globally touring show of stand-up comedy and science chat returns. Learn why the puppy-dog look is so convincing. What the heck is a Nudibranch?! Why is your brother so annoying? Science has never been so useful! In a hilariously refreshing show, science comedian Robyn Perkins tackles the science behind some of our favourite animals including Cats, Dogs & Humans. She is joined by one ...


Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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WINNER OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, NEURODIVERSE REVIEW 2023. Part two of the ECCENTRICS UNITE SHOW OF 2023 takes us further and deeper into the world of eccentrics. WILL YOU JOIN THE BRAVE LINEAGE OF ECCENTRICS? TAKE THE ECCENTRICITY TEST WITH A FREE CARD. What is it like to live your life outside of the constraints of society? Literally not to care what people think, or be able to relate to social groups without asserting your own agenda. Are you Eccentric - take the test? Laugh, love and live the lives of true Outsiders as they hijack Paul Wady's body. He won't be around ...


Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale

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Whilst the lifestyle of the rich and the famous may appeal to many, it can't all be red carpets, celebrity parties and cosy chats on 'Loose Women', can it? This new show takes a sideways look at fame and examines why so many people seem to crave a life in the spotlight, delving into some of the more bizarre stories of people who have found themselves in the public eye, and exploring the highs and lows of living your life with the whole world watching on. Over the course of one hour this show attempts to tackle all the big questions about fame like 'How would you cope with the paparazzi?''Wh...



After the Bell on the Last Day of School

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Teachers and students alike know the feeling all too well. Just get through this last History class, then it's time to let loose on school holidays. Ty has met some wild teachers in his time, and might be up there with the wildest. Trying to keep a facade of professionalism at school when you spend your spare time getting caught in dubious travel situations, waking up in gutters and hiding from students at music festivals is, funnily enough, a full-time job. An hour of stories and jokes from Ty's time as a teacher, both inside and outside of the classroom. "His internal dialogue and i...


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The cult hit is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage. Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. See website for line-ups and clips....


UK Pun Off

UK Pun Off

Comedy

UK Pun Off

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The hit online show The UK Pun Off has made the transition to a LIVE show and is coming back to Edinburgh! 4 top comics will have 3 jokes on 5 different topics and it is up to the audience to decide the winner of each round to crown the winner. We also look for the audience's best puns on each of the topics to be read out at the end of each round and prizes are up for grabs for the audience member with the best pun. Be sure to check out our past episodes on YouTube @ukpunoff to get you prepared for the hottest pun show on the planet! The QR codes from the flyers will direct you to...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 clean jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...


Sid Singh: Table For One

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedian and Human Rights advocate Sid Singh (BBC, NBC, Comedy Central, iUmor) returns with a new hit show that has sold out all over Europe and Asia. After helping the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies win AGAIN at the Supreme Court through his comedy tours (seriously, we don't get it exactly either) Sid continues to travel all over Europe via train and couch to raise money for refugees all over the world. His new message? The power of shame and how to shame people with power! As an Indian disappointment to his parents and an alumni of a Catholic high school, Sid is an expert of failing t...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Return of the craic! 4 Funny Feckers, a sell-out Fringe favourite, is hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton, an Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee. One of London's most popular stand-up comedy nights, we showcase four fantastic comedians daily from Ireland and beyond. Devour the best of the fest for lunch. At the 2017 Fringe, Wes managed to convince a Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the following year they returned to 4 Funny Feckers on their honeymoon. Different acts daily. Keep coming back!...


Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Comedy

Steph Aritone: Weather Girl

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 5-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

Red Weather Warning: Thunder? Heat Wave? You choose in Steph's 45 minute stand-up comedy show where she wrestles with the elements (of her mind). BBC New Comedy Award Shortlist 2023. Roast Battle UK 2nd place 2023. Roast Battle UK finalist 2022. As seen on NextUp's Access Festival 2023. The Comedy Wine List podcast (downloaded 12,000 times). Host of South Kensington Comedy Club. "Clearly confident and comfortable in her own skin" (ArtefactMagazine.com). "Aritone also appears completely at home on stage. You feel like you’re in safe hands throughout the show" Lost In Theatreland. ...


Prize Hog

Prize Hog

Comedy

Prize Hog

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 19-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

It’s a standup comedy show about a lot of things, including rock climbing, Riverdance OCD, male eating disorders, Miss Piggy, and finding your sense of self when you feel like your identity is stuck between two places. Prize Hog is a show for people who feel like the most beautiful girl in the world, but the ugliest person in the room. ...



Movies Through an Irish Lens

Movies Through an Irish Lens

Comedy

Movies Through an Irish Lens

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Movies through an Irish lens- Terry O' Neill is a comedian and an actor. He has been in films, but so far not to many people have wanted to see them. Marty Scorsese wont return his calls and Quentin has changed his phone number. Despite these set backs he ploughs on head- first pursuing his dream of becoming an established film actor. Films were the first great love of Terry's life, and the first cut is the deepest, ever since his Dad let him watch taxi driver, aged 6, he has been smitten by the silver screen. What is it that draws us all to cinema? Is it escapism from the mundanity of ...


Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Comedy

Matt Davis: (I Used to Be) More Fun

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The show follows the evolution of world-traveled, veteran performer Matt Davis’ ideas as they have developed while performing and traveling through over 250 cities across more than 40 countries. Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, he jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs. A persistent foil to his own ideas, he offers up a studied cross-examination of his experiences as he hilariously tackles the underlying goal of this show: to dismiss the equation “familiar equals good.” “After slaying...


Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Comedy

Peter E Davidson: Manifest Density

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-19, 21-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Top Derry comedian Peter E Davidson returns with a brand new comedy show for 2024. 'MANIFEST DENSITY' - A guide to comedy, success and how to maintain positive self belief especially when everyone keeps telling you that you're brilliant at everything you've ever done ever. Yes, that's right. 'MANIFEST DENSITY' the ultimate guide to 'showing off' and 'thinking you're all that.' So if you want to reach a higher plane, learn how to fake it until you forget what it was you were originally faking, release your inner tensions or just learn how to be as gorgeously brilliant and successful as P...


Dom Hutchins - The Big Issues

Dom Hutchins - The Big Issues

Comedy

Dom Hutchins - The Big Issues

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 14-25 at 13:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Dom Hutchins - The Big Issues": Embark on a compelling comedy adventure with Dom Hutchins at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! In 'The Big Issues,' Dom navigates political and social structures, wielding stand-up as a potent tool. Living with cerebral palsy, he fearlessly challenges stereotypes, infusing his humour with captivating insights. A rising star since 2019, Dom has graced esteemed showcases at the Edinburgh Fringe, including 'Doing Bits at the 3 Sisters' and 'Disabled Cants.' Starting from the Laughing Horse Comedy Course, Dom has ascended through competitions like Beat the Frog W...


A Crowdwork Hour

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Raul Kohli returns for a fourth year with his sell-out cult hit! No material, no plan, no sad bit at the 45th minute where his pet chinchilla dies... Just one hour of straight improvised comedy based on who the audience are and what the audience tell him! ***** - The Guardian Best of the Fringe 2023 - Distractify One of The Best Comedians in England...


1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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After 2023’s sell-out show, Stags returns with laughs, adventures and his more innovative 1.295-step mission for success. Add to that some neurospicy experimentation and questioning what it means to be AuDHD in a neurotypical world, Stags finds he’s reframing everything. 'Few things more charming... With nothing but a microphone and a rain sound machine, Stags brings his audience into his memories... Audience doubled up in laughter' (Margaret Hall, Playbill). 'An immensely likeable and charismatic performer' (NeurodiverseReview.com). 'Highly recommended!!' 'Very very funny' (Audience reviews)....


Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Crosswords is exactly what is says. Top comedians angry about the news and top comedians and the audience doing the crossword. Get the anger, get the clues and get the laughs. ...


Aardvark Comedy with Dylan Clarke

Aardvark Comedy with Dylan Clarke

Comedy

Aardvark Comedy with Dylan Clarke

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 20-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Aardvark Comedy returns to the Edinburgh Fringe following a successful run last year. There is little to no aardvark-related content, but the show's creator insisted we aimed for the number one spot in the Fringe's alphabetically ordered programme. Unfortunately, the same creator failed to notice that numbers are prioritized over letters in the programme, an oversight which has caused the show to fall to the fourth page of the comedy listings, just sneaking in before a couple of Aarons....



14:00

10 Things They Hate About Me

10 Things They Hate About Me

Comedy

10 Things They Hate About Me

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 18-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Shinanne Higgins by name shenanigans by nature. When it comes to relationships, Shinanne is ALL about the D...disappointment! She has NEVER been in love! Shinanne is a single, 40 year old "lady" on a journey of reflection. Her eggs are hanging on like contestants on Gladiators, see, even her cultural references are old! She grew up in 90's Ireland in a world of romance novels and rom coms, but her relationships include the guy who "didn't kiss" and the one who "couldn't get her a birthday present because he had a hole in his shoe". Her "type" has been alcoholics with Mommy issues, that look ...


2 Muslim 2 Furious

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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2 MUSLIM 2 FURIOUS Tired of being called terrorists, Aisha and Hasan became something worse: comedians. But “2 Muslim 2 Furious” (2M2F) was written before they realised its impact on their US visa applications. So their dream of “conquering America” is on hold (just how were those visas ever rejected?). But these ethnically-challenged Muslims also have a UK-based goal - smashing stereotypes! Aisha and Hasan prove that not all British Muslims perform useful jobs, like doctors, nurses or playing for Liverpool. But just try to name a funnier Kazakh-Iraqi double act… we’ll wait!...


An Irish Goodbye

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Top Irish comedians Aideen McQueen and Eddie Mullarkey team up to bring you an hour of electric laughs. A mix of storytelling and sharp observational comedy, these two stand ups joke about relationships, sex, drinking/not drinking, Millennial Madness, marriage, dog ownership, Dating apps, travel and adventure, a few words in their mother tongue (not English) and a whole lot more. Eddie and Aideen have gigged together all over the world, from Fermanagh to Frankfurt, from Leicester and the lesser known town of Tuam. They’ve performed stand up together on Irish television in the Craic Den Co...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Award-winning Angel Comedy (Repeated "Best Venue in UK" Award Winner) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the 8th year - after 7 sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Watch the stars of the future, for free. Or book ahead to guarantee entry. Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor ...


Game On 4 – Boss Level

Game On 4 – Boss Level

Childrens

Game On 4 – Boss Level

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-21, 23-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Matty Grey is heading back to GAME LAND one final time. Joined by an elite team of gamers, Matty and the audience must battle their way through 5 Boss levels to get to the MEGA BOSS OF ALL VIDEO GAMES. 'Boss Level' pits the best video game VILLIANS from past, present and future against the audience in a series of live action games. ★★★★★ "Matty’s energy means the show flies by quickly, and before you know it, you’ll be leaving the theatre with the stage littered with nerf bullets" Play and Go ...


200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 14:05 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The comedic prop pun lunatic Roger Swift shoots out 200 puns in 1 hour! With his trademark crazy homemade props, audio cues and powerpoint slides. Expect corny jokes and silliness; with no theme besides wordplay. DO NOT expect someone taking himself seriously. Dave's Best Gag of the Fringe list 2016 & 2023...


2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

Comedy

2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 15-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Award-winning performer, Daniel Delby is a comedian who can rap, while Acclaimed MC Macshane is a rapper who can make jokes. Together, this A.D.D Duo combine their talented improvisational skills to generate electric, engaging and highly entertaining Freestyle Comedy. Every single show is original and different as they battle it out to cleverly outwit each other using your topics and suggestions to create hilarious improvised raps. If you've never experienced freestyle comedy before... You will not be able to stop laughing as your jaw hits the floor! So, Whose Rhyme is it any...


Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A welcome return for Ivor Dembina's latest solo show which he premiered at the Fringe last year. Hear what happens when a north London Jewish soccer fan moves to south London and swears allegiance to his newly local football team, Millwall FC. ...



Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 16-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

After a successful run in Edinburgh last year (2023), Big O returns this year to explore more of "what is sexy". With storytelling, she will take you on a journey that is uproariously funny and entertaining. Come and discover all the stuffs that embody sexy; and some things that you might not expect. As a lyricist, she is excited to introduce 2 new songs written with composer @Rumspringer. It will be a fun evening with storytelling, comedy and song. A limited run, not to be missed!...


Old Git - It's a Con!

Old Git - It's a Con!

Comedy

Old Git - It's a Con!

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Old Git (Jim Bryce) has had enough! Having inhabited his increasingly wizened body for 74 years, he is fed up wading through lies, muddle-headed theories and (dancing to) the discordant tunes of others. Now, in 55 short minutes (but who’s counting?) Old Git explores the factors that make us what we are. From the first bemused cell flapping about in the womb to wars, philosophies, Government promises, and notional national identity, Old Git presents an evening of riotous comedy, wit and insight, spiked with the occasional mad song. Jim Bryce is an actor, songwriter, clown, improviser, medit...


The Asian Comedy Showcase

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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From the East to Edinburgh, it's The Asian Comedy Showcase! Back for a second year, catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! Our acts have been seen on the BBC, Comedy Central, Netflix and various Asian TV Channels you won't recognize! Line-up changes every day, and regularly hosted by Sam See! (Singapore, **** - Fest Mag) If you don't watch this show, you're probably racist! [For legal reasons you are not but still, come to be on the safe side.] ...


Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Comedy

Kimberly Policella and Kim Hope: Is That Not Normal?

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In mid-2023, an American and an Australian walked into a London pub - and a dynamic comedy alliance was formed. In “Is That Not Normal?”, their debut show (premiering at Brighton Fringe), Kimberly and Kim will share their infectious humour and strategies for living a happy life, despite feeling like the Universe is continually pranking them. Kimberly Policella: The UK’s only Texas Barbie - if Barbie had married every man who proposed and had three kids - Kimberly makes it her business to share all the wisdom acquired by making lots of bad decisions using her talent for never thinking things...


Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A BDSM dungeon is only as good as its staff: the dommes, the subs, and of course, the manager. In order to fund her dreams when starting out in standup comedy in New York City, Katharyn Henson worked a day job as the manager of a BDSM dungeon. From her desk in the office of the dungeon, Katharyn served as the conduit between clients and her co-workers, becoming immersed within a world often judged and misunderstood and experiencing real stories involving the brilliant, funny, and flawed people that shape such an unconventional workplace....


Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedians explore big ideas through stand-up comedy. Hosted by former philosophy teacher Alex Farrow: 'Perfect' ***** (Scotsman), 'Packs a philosophical punch' ***** (Student). Each day different guest comics investigate timeless themes. Previous topics have included love, happiness, evil, nature and power. The host and audience have the chance to ask questions after each performer with thought-provoking and hilarious results. 'Ingenious' **** (BingeFringe.com)....


101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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'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 finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon offset scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. ...


Aalex Mandel-Dallal: As She Lives and Breathes

Aalex Mandel-Dallal: As She Lives and Breathes

Comedy

Aalex Mandel-Dallal: As She Lives and Breathes

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 14-25 at 14:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Here she is! Join Aalex, one of London’s most exciting comics, for her work in progress telling tales of her pigeon enemies, self-mastering her shortcomings and giving advice nobody should take. Watch her ask, 'to kid, or not to kid, is that the question?' as she experienced the crazy scientific thing women in these times can do now: egg freezing. The very honest whys, hows and now whats? With dramatic tales of what went wrong thrown in. For people of all ages and genders curious enough. Be prepared to cross your legs and attempt to protect your ovaries, whether you have them or not. Deta...



Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Comedy

Buzzwords Comedy Bingo

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Four top comedians try to beat the buzzwords in this hilarious and exciting comedy gameshow. But, YOU can win prizes too by playing the comedy bingo! All you need to do is cross the words off your card as the comics say them to win prizes! It's Bingo - but comical ...


Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join Brighton comedy stalwart and regular host of On The Edge comedy, Dan Fardell, in his new hour of stand-up, in which he tells a very personal story that we can all relate to, about finally facing up to our fears and outdoing ourselves. Enjoy the trademark, gag-heavy style that has made him a favourite with audiences around the country. This is certain to be a touching, uplifting, relatable, but mostly hilarious hour! "One of the best new joke-writers I've seen in ages. He has so many lines that make you think 'I wish I'd thought of that'" - Romesh Ranganathan "Writing with the effi...


Two Guys One Pub

Two Guys One Pub

Comedy

Two Guys One Pub

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Fresh off the back of their last show 'The Youngish Offenders', Richy Sheehy and Mark O'Keeffe bring you their new best hour 'That's a bit Irish' 'This guy is going places' - Mark Normand 'Cork's finest export' Red FM 'Genius' - BBC Radio One 'These guys are going to be f***ing huge' - David McSavage ...


My Magdalene Book of Shadows

My Magdalene Book of Shadows

Theatre

My Magdalene Book of Shadows

Theatre

Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Each of you must write your Book of Shadows, as Magdalene did, to teach those who will come after." It’s how our learning gets passed down. So now I'm writing mine, since there’s one born to pass it on to. She’s early. I know because I’m still alive. I expected to be her ancestor. Yet here I am. Better get writing. Before the age we’re in clangs its gates closed and the next one is upon us. It won’t be long, listening to the young women in the street “Morning, goddess,” on their way to work. “G’night, witch,” going home, expecting to arrive safe. As if there had been no stake-burnings, grove-...


Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Comedy

Cyclopath – Stand-Up and Songs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 14:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Dion Owen is a professional Canadian comedian and true Cyclopath. This years show is a mix of honed club material and improvised songs. He's been performing for over a decade and has headlined in 10+ countries. He's been featured on TV, at numerous fringes and a bevvy of international festivals. So come laugh at the clever, mundane, silly and absurd. Or, if enough cyclists show up, hear bike propaganda thinly veiled as punchlines! "A comedian on the cusp of greatness". - National Post...


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A comedy game show where 4 comedians will battle each other using their childhood trauma and the audience will decide which one of them had the worst parents (Sold-out run Edinburgh Fringe 2023) The show is structured in 3 rounds: Round 1 5 minute stand-up set about family and childhood. Round 2 There will be prepared scenarios containing "a location" and "a subject" and our comedians will have to improvise a "family fight(argue)" scene based on the notes. The battles will be 1v1 and the audience will decide who goes in the last round Round 3 Similar to the game "Scenes We'd like to se...


The Early Late Show

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 2-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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Join Fringe-favourite comedian Vladimir McTavish and a daily guest host for the return of the Fringe's sell-out chat and comedy show – with big laughs about the latest Fringe and world news, and top comedy guests selected from venues around the festival. Each day there's the best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation and comics taking part in The Early Late Show comedy challenges. There's something for everyone – it's a cross between The Late Show, The Mash Report and It's A Royal Knockout, in the afternoon, in an upstairs cellar. And Pay-What-You-Can entry!...


15:00

The Cripple Monologue

The Cripple Monologue

Comedy

The Cripple Monologue

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 19-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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This show from Saoirse Smith (The Cripple Monologues) shows the funny side of what it's like to be disabled. She will make you laugh with her unique funny stories. ...



2 Wongs and a White

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 1-24 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Get ready to laugh with Two Wongs and A White: a stand-up comedy show featuring Australia’s funniest comedians. Each night, Jenny Tian, Patrick Golamco and Nick Schuller bring you the best of Australian humour. They’ve been on TV, toured internationally, sold out festival runs and written for telly. "delivery is spot-on"- ★★★★½ - Theatre Matters "perfectly timed" ★★★★½ - The Age ★★★★★ - The Scotsman...


Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Comedy

Gary Lynch: Middle Age Came Quick

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Does anybody else think that there must be a clerical mistake on their birth certificate? How on EARTH am I sixty, when 25 minutes ago I was starting secondary school, noticing that girls smelled better than boys, and that colour televisions existed??????? We'll be looking at all those milestones and landmarks that only now we realise measure our paths from childhood to THIS. And how they all happened without us even noticing till it's too late....


Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Whether Conditions

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sameer's gotten to the age where everyone who says they love him seem to want something in return. Money, babies, his unending devotion! What happened to unconditional love? A Cambridge PhD dropout, Sameer uses his keen observational talent to poke fun at family, friendship and relationships. A comedy veteran, Sameer has performed across the UK, America and the world. Previous shows have sold out so be sure to get tickets to avoid disappointment! "A laugh-packed way to spend an hour" (The Scotsman). "A Seinfeld-Lite line in relatable observational comedy" (Chortle). **** (Deadline News). Two j...


Darren Walsh: New Puns

Darren Walsh: New Puns

Comedy

Darren Walsh: New Puns

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 19-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh fresh from his appearance on Comic Relief, as he road-tests new jokes, with some old jokes thrown in for good measure. Please don't come if you don't like puns, like: My Scottish girlfriend got drunk on Martini Extra Dry. I couldn’t believe the stuff that came out of vermouth and Tom Holland is short for Thomas Netherlands or my boss only hires people who hate Blur. He’s Oasist. That kind of thing. 'Punbelievable!' ***** (Mirror); Winner Joke of Edinburgh Fringe; Winner Joke of Leicester Comedy Festival; 'Human Pun Machine.' (Maya Jama). ...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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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. "The perfect way to close a night at the festival" ★★★★★ (Funny Tonne, Melbourne International Comedy Festival) "A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy" ★★★★★ (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk) "Excellent" ★★★★★ (Audience Review, Edfringe.com) "Utterly hilarious" ★★★★1/2 (Perth Fringe Worl...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 naughty jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...


Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A revolving line-up of some of the best established and up-and-coming comedians from around the Fringe in an afternoon show full of fun and laughter. It's the perfect way to start your comedy Fringe day. 'A comedy smorgasbord' ★★★★ (GreatScott.media). 'A fine set of comics, who entertained everyone in the room' (Rip It Up)....


Comedy with an Accent

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 13-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Comedy with an accent - comedy with a different point of view! The beloved comedy compilation show returns to Edinburgh Fringe after its popular run in 2022. Curated by your mischievous Taiwanese comedian Kuan-wen, the show features comedians who are non-native English speakers and a silly foreign tune guessing game. Enjoy jokes from different cultural perspective - you may also become very good at understanding your colleagues on international conference calls! ...



Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 2-25 at 15:16 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The Pick of the Fringe has been a hit show at the Fringe for 20 years, an annual selection of the best in stand-up comedy in Edinburgh. And now this clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners chosen from around the Fringe, with the rude bits taken out, so suitable for everyone! With four different comics daily, and it's Pay What You Can entry! 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe). ★★★★ (List). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com)...


Michelle Ahern: We've Had A Good Run

Michelle Ahern: We've Had A Good Run

Comedy

Michelle Ahern: We've Had A Good Run

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 12-25 at 15:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Her husband’s affair changed everything. One minute you’re a wife and step-mum, living in Australia. Next thing, you’re naked, eating soup in Spain. WTF happened and why is someone trying to sue her? Buckle-up for this gob-smacking true story as Australian comedian and storyteller, Michelle Ahern, attempts to unpack the past two years of her life. ...


Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Comedy

Peter Jones - Cannot Fail

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 15:20 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

I’m Australian, but I live over here now. I’ve performed stand-up on the TV series Comedy Up Late (it’s on the ABC in Australia), I also appeared on the Netflix series Why Are You Like This? (I do not have many lines, but I assure you I am in it), I wrote for a few TV shows in Australia that you won’t know but paid me money to write jokes. Since moving to the UK I’ve won the 2023 Beat the Frog World Series (screened on NextUp), oh and before leaving Australia I was named the Kings of Comedy Comedian of the Year for 2022, which was pretty nice. What else? The show? It’ll be forty-five minute...


Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Comedy

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 14-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Winner of the ND Review Disability Champions Award and the Amateo Award 2022 brings his debut show to EdFringe. Mark is NOT your typical autist; he's rubbish at maths, he can't card count and, unlike Dustin Hoffman's Rainman, he’s NOT an "excellent driver". Come and find out how Mark did NOT get his diagnosis, did NOT become a successful SEN Teacher and did NOT follow his family’s career advice. This is not the Autistic You are looking for. May The Aspie be with you. "Impressively Skilled" (The Scotsman) "Mark's one of the best new acts on the circuit, check him out before he's famous!" Jo...


Gentlemen's Club

Gentlemen's Club