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Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Witty jokes and pop-culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Stand Comedy Club V

£6 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 10 Aug

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

The Only Way is Downton

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Luke Kempner

Brilliant new parody from impressionist Luke Kempner.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Above

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

Afterhours Comedy

Hils Jago for Amused Moose Comedy. Laughter-packed, legendary, unmissable, and with a splendid new roost and shiny image, Afterhours will delight you by showcasing the Fringe's highest flying stand-ups (sometimes so famous we can't name them in advance). Afterhours also hand-picks the very best emerging fledgling…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Casual Encounters

Nologo Productions presents the tale of a couple who decide to spice up their marriage – with unexpected consequences.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£7 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Hamlet Private Eye

An utterly re-imagined slapstick tale of Hamlet.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

Inheritance Blues

DugOut Theatre Back by popular demand, DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, Fringe favourite Inheritance Blues. A comedy about decade old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. Join this exciting young company for a night of laugh out loud comedy, consummate storytelling and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

2hoots Productions Dear Brother, How's jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? Are you getting strong? I've written a show about you, is that ok? You're in jail so you can't really say no. Love from your little brother, Jon. Three times Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award Nominee. The Moth…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Downstairs

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Downstairs

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

LOLympics Live - Free

Bronston Jones, Martin Mor and Guests Each day different international acts compete for comedy gold. Our laugh-letes can't run, jump or even walk well… But they will make you laugh. Hosted again this year by Bronston Jones and Martin Mor! Age category: PG

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug back to top

Mafia on Prozac

The Classic City Stage Company Mafia on Prozac is a dark comedy by Edward Allan Baker. On a pier in Rhode Island, two mob hitmen discuss the fate of a man they have been ordered to kill who is currently tied up in a burlap sack. Hilarity ensues as they discuss life, death and everything in between.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£4 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£4 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

22nd YEAR. Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

These Boyz Need Therapy

Jack Campbell and Daniel Nicholas/ PBH's Free Fringe Two emerging comedians at each end of the comedy spectrum, the intensely charming Jack Campbell ‘100% Funny’ (Broadwaybaby.com) and the engaging and interactive Dan Nicholas (shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award 2013). Beginning in Leicester in 2011, these two have…

The Kilderkin, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug back to top

Tubespotting

Geoff Marshall / PBH's Free Fringe Does Geoff have an unhealthy obsession with the London Tube? He likes to think so, but please don’t call him a train spotter. Instead, revel in the story of this metrosexual’s passion with the Tube and how over 12 years of Tube challenging has led him to struggle to understand why he…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Rob Auton: The Face Show

Rob Auton / PBH's Free Fringe This show is about faces. This show is suitable for people who have a face or have seen someone with a face. Following on from 2012's The Yellow Show, a show about the colour yellow, and 2013's The Sky Show, a show about the sky, Rob turns his attention to faces with 2014's The Face Show.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Stewart Lee: A Room With A Stew: Work In Progress

Subversive and deconstructive humour as the stand-up and former comedic partner of Richard Herring works on new material.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman: Work In Progress

Surreal and offbeat humour as the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner tries out new material.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Eric Lampaert: Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Around Talking B*ll*cks)

Surreal and energetic humour from T4's 2012 Rising Star.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions. An entirely serious Shakespeare play – with an entirely shit-faced actor … Back for yet another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearian performance you'll ever see! Grab your mates, get your round sorted, and sit…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cow Barn

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Cow Barn

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cow Barn

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Anecdotal humour by the former police officer about his 18-year stint, exposing the hidden sides of crime investigation.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

'I have two Oscars, not one but two'. Bdafs is a powerful one-woman show which takes place on the eve of the 1939 Academy Awards. Davis, upon finding out she will lose the Oscar to Vivien Leigh, leaves the ceremony and begins a journey through her memories. A piercing insight into the struggle of an actress who…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Boxman

Ruaraidh Murray Nobody puts Boxman in the corner! A new dark comedy from the creator of the critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me and Bath Time: 'Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh. Very funny' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Firecracker of a show' ★★★★ (Herald). 'Murray's bravura performance' ★★★★ (Metro). 'Must see!…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug back to top