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The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Feature Spot Productions Best known as Don Danbury from BBC3's cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats from The Mighty Boosh, Dan Clark is back at the Fringe with a show about love, death and crushing loneliness. Sounds like a barrel of laughs right? With his signature style of upbeat…

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 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Signal Failure

Sasha Ellen A girl and (kind-of) stalker guy journey through life, love and London’s transport system, until a newspaper column brings them together! Big-city virgin Lorna’s missing her mother as she adjusts to bustle and noise of Stockwell and her rampant flatmates. Reclusive night chef Brian’s the proud owner of the…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Dancer

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 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

Barbara Nice: Squirrel Proof

Barbara Nice Phoenix Nights’ Holy Mary, Janice Connolly, returns to the festival with a shrewd, sharp and current new show exploring the on-going battle we have with keeping nature at bay in the name of civilisation. When the only visitors you have are squirrels and getting rid of them becomes an obsession then maybe…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics and with a new line up every day, the Showcase Show is the longest running and best loved lunchtime comedy show, popular amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast and held in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

One Man Breaking Bad

Miles Allen Sixty Episodes in 60 Minutes. One Man Breaking Bad. See your iconic favourites come to life: Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring! LA actor Miles Allen has had over a million hits on YouTube, displaying both his acting and his incredible mimicking abilities. See him in Edinburgh…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions An entirely serious Shakespeare play… with an entirely shit-faced actor. Back for another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show for 2014, a cast of classically…

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

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£17.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£17.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

David Elms: Nurture Boy

Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Decomposed! My Brother's Turning into a Zombie

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem Decomposed is a brilliantly moving play, told in a very silly way! This is miraculous musical mayhem at its most marvellous! Identical twins, a zombie and a soundtrack of the world's greatest classical music recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Fate has deemed fit to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Glenn Wool has a comedy career that spans 20 years with television and live engagements over five continents. He has performed seven different solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and numerous other shows at International Festivals around the world. That is a lot of material! So… he…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Topside

£7 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Topside

£7 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Topside

£7 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Piece of Paper Paradox

Blue Moon Theatre Company The Piece of Paper Paradox shows us a world where routine is everything and even the smallest change can have unexpected consequences. In shining a light on unquestioning adherence to rules, it throws a hilarious light on the conflict between our fear of change and the need to break free.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

Number one hits from the era accompany this tale of growing up in 1970s Edinburgh.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

The Brendon Burns Show

Brendon Burns / PBH's Free Fringe Burns is going out on his own, on the Free Fringe and producing an online series. Warning! May contain material that will never be commissioned and an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression that goes on for possibly 15 to 20 minutes too long. Visit www.thebrendonburnsshow.com. Age…

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Annexe

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Annexe

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Annexe

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

C vibrant vivacious variety

C presents Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova: our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too: our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace. C cubed: our newest historic venue at Riddle's Court, Lawnmarket. C south: our…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 25 Aug

C Too, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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Late Night TED

S&D / Free Festival Zig zag down to see five comedians give indispensable life advice that you will probably heckle and forget by the morning. Danny Dyer said, ‘5 stars. Proper inspiring’. Under 18s cannot attend this show due to licensing restrictions at the venue Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

The Orc Mischief

Spicy four-piece comedy band with impeccable timing seek audience for fun, frolics and Lord Of The Rings themed banter. Must be open to new experiences and dry ice. This is it lads. This is the one. To the IBIS we ride.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

Caught Red-Handed Scottish comedy, live music, excessive Donald Trump-ing – what could possibly go wrong? This sequel to 7:84 Scotland’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, explores three harrowing tales of capitalism’s effect on Scotland from the past forty years. Caught Red-Handed present The Villains…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Toby: Fuzzbuzz

Sketch comedy duo comprising Sarah and Lizzie Daykin.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Adam of the Riches

Tigco 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit. ★★★★★ (Independent). ★★★★★ (Telegraph). ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 16+

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

AKA MissD

Daphna Baram / La Favorita Freestival Enjoy your first heart attack, dress for a suicide bombing, respond when your date wants to clean your house in the nude. Why is it hard to take one human life with an Uzi? Who is the most difficult client for a human rights lawyer? What to do when your brain screams ‘get out’ but…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Aug

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

Avalon Promotions The nation's favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped up tent saloon. Serving up a host of special guests each night, comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing. 'Wickedly witty stuff' (Telegraph). Age…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

An Evening With Patti DuPont

Anna Emerson / La Favorita Freestival Join 84-year-old Hollywood legend Patti DuPont (149 films, nine husbands, five facelifts) for an intimate hour of chat, music and candid tales from 65 years in show business. Famed for her wit, indiscretion and tiny hands, the Oscar-worthy star of When Nuns Go Bad, Jelly at…

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top