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David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Theatre

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Will Adamsdale: Borders

  • 4 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd. This show's about borders. Borders over land, across time, down the side of the piece of paper I'm writing this on… (At least that's the plan at the deadline for this blurb. What lies ahead for my plucky little stagecoach of a show as it crosses this borderline? Who knows? The whole thing could…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Avalon Promotions Ltd Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be Monsieur Butterfly. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail. ‘A terrific, high-concept comedy show, intricately constructed and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mark Watson: Flaws

  • 4 stars

Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bob, Sweat & Tears With Bob Downe

Musical comedy from Australia's 'Prince of Polyester'.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Kraken

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions and Don't Be Lonely From award-winning Gaulier-trained clown and creator of smash hit Squidboy (Sold Out and nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2013) comes Trygve Wakenshaw’s new physical comedy, Kraken. Beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John Kearns: Shtick

  • 4 stars

Yet another show from the winner of last year's Foster's Best Newcomer Award. It's very much same again. "Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways." The Guardian, 2014.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

The Beta Males: Happenstance

  • 4 stars

Ditto Productions Chortle Award nominees, stars of Radio 4's Sketchorama and five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in four years, the critically-acclaimed sketch storytellers present Happenstance, a show where things happen. The Betas are back with another ‘hilarious sketch show’ (Sunday Times) and brand new characters…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Beneath

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

  • 4 stars

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Depending on your opinion, Nish Kumar is either ‘a comedian on the up’ (Times) or ‘a comedian I've never heard of’ (You). That's subjectivity in action. A stand-up comedy show for people who like stand-up comedy shows. As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience and Live at the Comedy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Adam Hess: Mustard

Adam Hess / Heroes (PWYW) One of the country's most exciting new comedians does 40 minutes of stand-up that he really hopes you come to and have the best day of your life. 'Virtually batters the audience into laughter' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner of Chortle Student Comedian Award 2011. Winner of the Telegraph ’s Best Tweet…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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James Acaster: Recognise

  • 3 stars

Whimsical stand-up.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Joseph Morpurgo: Odessa

  • 4 stars

Character comedy from the actor and comic, set to the backdrop of a London on fire in 1983.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

10Dome

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

10Dome

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

10Dome

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Des Bishop: Made in China

  • 4 stars

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency In 2013, American-born, Irish-bred Des Bishop went to China to try and learn enough Chinese to do stand-up comedy in Mandarin, to a Chinese audience. Now he wants to make the world laugh about his experiences. From trying to find a girlfriend at a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

AceDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

AceDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Four Screws Loose in the Big Screw Up

  • 4 stars

James Grant Comedy Fresh from a smash hit run at the Adelaide Festival, The Screws return to Edinburgh with their fifth riotous show. Directed by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish), this is a comedy show like no other, exploding with an unrivalled mix of comedy and music. ‘Simply brilliant’ ★★★★…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bosco

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much

Underbelly Productions by arrangement with United Agents Frisky and Mannish are back with a brand new hour, packed tighter than Robin Thicke's crotchal region. Now all grown up (just like Miley and Bieber) their barely-conscious recoupling marks the beginning of a new pop-comedy-mashup-infotainment era. They've been…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Steen Raskopoulos: I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions Winner: Best Newcomer 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival. Nominee: Best Newcomer 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Steen Raskopoulos builds on the success of his award-winning solo sketch show, Bruce SpringSteen Live in Concert! by creating a brand new one. I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Wee Coo

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Wee Coo

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Wee Coo

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Voca People

The International Musical Comedy Hit! Voca People take you on a thrilling and original musical adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before! With over 50 million YouTube hits to their name and word-wide audiences of over 1 million, Voca People use no musical instruments and produce all sounds live combining…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Grand

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Canterbury Crawl

The Lord Weymouth's Players Set in the modern age, six pub crawling pilgrims retell a selection of Chaucer's famous Canterbury Tales in a style which is energetic, intensely physical and slightly disturbing: A night they'll forget, but one you'll certainly remember! Join The Lord Weymouth's Players as they use…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Gamarjobat: Boxer

Gamarjobat / Komedia Entertainment / Gilded Balloon To celebrate a decade since their Fringe debut Gamarjabot are back with Boxer, their stunning breakthrough show inspired by the blockbuster movie Rocky. They have wowed audiences all over the world with their unique and hilarious silent double act. Their shows are…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Riptide: The Slasher Musical

Porgy Productions Five-star reviews and recommended by  Scotland Now  as number two of the 20 things you must see at the Edinburgh Fringe. Join Chad, Tiffany and their buddies on the spring break trip to end them all – destination: Innocent Beach, USA. Live band, professional cast, epic tunes and laughs aplenty, this…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

International 1

£7.50 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 1

£7.50 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bond!

Gavin Robertson Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… Following performances in the USA and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon-style parody - exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

No Strings

Pot Kettle No Strings is a new sketch show comprising members of the Oxford Revue, past and present, that features one hour of fast-paced, rollicking comedy, ranging from an a capella Ant & Dec to a papal sitcom. The show turns around a central narrative about the performers themselves, as they grapple with…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Philharmonic of Wit

  • 2 stars

Filharmonia Dowcipu Philharmonic of Wit turns the classics you know and love upside down in this wacky, witty, sexy show created by the most talented instrumentalists and vocalists. The greatest operatic and symphonic hits sound as if they had been composed today, 'drowned in an unusual arrangement of ideas, sounds…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Lennox Auditorium

£14 (£12) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Lennox Auditorium

£14 (£12) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dangerfield: Sex with Children

Chris Dangerfield / Heroes (PWYW) This isn't a play on words, it's about sex with children. You do not have to have been abused to attend. 'A natural physical comedian, a rubber-physiognomist with superb timing, and prepared to hot-wire his own psyche in pursuit of emotional range' (Will Self). 'The most controversial…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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