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Mark Watson: Flaws

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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not To Be A Dick

Quick wit, intelligent punchlines and energetic storytelling.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Sara Pascoe Vs History

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Two

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Two

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Two

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Kevin Day: Standy Uppy

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika Kevin has removed his finger from many pies - writing, directing and d*cking about on telly with football fans - to come and do what he does best… stand-up comedy. Expect standing up and comedy. And maybe a ghost. 'Thoughtful and inspired… very classy comedy indeed' (Chortle.co.uk).

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Billiard Room

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Billiard Room

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Billiard Room

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 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 back to top

Bears in Space

Collapsing Horse Starring Jack Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan and Eoghan Quinn, Bears in Space is a new hour of madness from Collapsing Horse. The show centres around two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtling toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe and the villainous beings who chase them. Through their…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Laugh

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Laugh

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Laugh

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Knightmare Live - Level 2

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Welcome, watchers of illusion to Level 2. Following last year's sell-out Edinburgh run and national tour, Knightmare Live returns with more adventure, characters, puzzles and monsters in this critically acclaimed stage adaption of the cult TV classic. Each day one member of the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Forth

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Forth

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Forth

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Aye Right? How No'?: Comedy Countdown to the Referendum

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics. Special guests include Gary Little, Susan Morrison and Alan Bissett.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 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

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

The Pleasance / Nicholas Parsons. Celebrating 13 years on the Pleasance stage join legendary West End, screen and Fringe veteran Nicholas Parsons for his most magnificent show yet! The host of Radio 4's Just a Minute invites you to come and join the fun and laughter at his sell-out comedy chat show with a host of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

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 back to top

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot ticket to talent-spot future stars amongst this year's Amused Moose Laugh Off crop of industry approved discoveries. Plus some who are already rather famous and featured in our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlet showcases. Every Gangshow is unique so…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£10 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amusia - Luc Valvona - Free

Luc Valvona / Free Festival Is Amusia a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Musical comedian Luc Valvona plays a selection of his songs and then tries to sell you his CDs.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

New show from the award-winning duo.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£5)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£5)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£5)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 22 Aug

Back Out from the Outback

Mel and Susie on Tour / Free Festival Flies, pies and bindi-eyes, Outback Sheilas tell you lies. Australian champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary present their two-woman variety show. A little bit of Queensland, fair-dinkum stand-up bush poetry combining original comic and serious verse, musical…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit / The Assembly Rooms. It's back! Following on from last year's event which featured hilarious performances from Jimeoin, Daniel Sloss, Daniel Kitson, and Tim Vine among others, this bumper-length show, hosted by Jo Caulfield, gives you a chance to preview a selection of this year's top…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

The Music Hall

£20 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

Practical Magic How far would you go to secure a favourable Fringe review? You bring the duct tape – we’ll supply the reviewer… Raucous comedy from the producers of previous Fringe smashes: Barry Brennan’s Bi-monthly Dungeons and Dragons Evening – A Geek Tragedy, ‘Hysterically good’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks); ’Allo ‘Allo, ‘Had…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8 / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Croft & Pearce

Vivienne Smith Management Ltd. Alistair McGowan called them 'brilliant sketch comedians', they were amongst the List's Top Five Double Acts 2012 and NewCurrent.com said 'there isn't a sketch group out there as perfect as this' ****. Fresh from a residency at London's Leicester Square Theatre, these Fringe favourites…

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Dining Room

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Dining Room

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Dining Room

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Des Clarke: The Trouble with Being Des

Des Clarke Des is at a crossroads in life and has some things he needs to get off his chest. This time it’s personal. Host of Scotland's Capital Breakfast Show, Des is an award-winning comedian who first appeared at the Fringe as a teenager. Since then, he has travelled the world with his offbeat brand of humour and…

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

Four Screws Loose In Screwtopia!

Richard, Joseph, Thom and Conan perform pop-culture-inspired sketches interspersed with high-octane songs and mixed-up musical medleys.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£10.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Fred MacAulay: The Frederendum

Fred MacAulay Blah, blah, blah. That’s the politics over; now it’s time to cut through the waffle and have a bloody good laugh about the referendum. A year after his 25th anniversary at the Fringe, Fred tackles the real issues facing Scotland after 18 September, such as what on earth will provide his material for next…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£7.50 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£7.50 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Funny For A Grrrl

Mary Bourke / Various Four fantastic comediennes on one amazing show! We’ve selected the funniest women we could find at the festival and brought them together for an afternoon of comedy you’ll never forget! ‘An amazing evening of the most hilarious women I've seen in a very long time. When BBC producers say they can't…

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£10 (£8) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£10 (£8) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£10 (£8) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Gerry Howell's Portal of Discovery

Gerry Howell / PBH's Free Fringe ‘Gloriously inventive’ (Chortle.co.uk) Gerry Howell performs his one-man play in which a comedian struggles to write a show for the Edinburgh Festival. It's funny, clever and free. What more could you want? Some more information? OK, so this show is less stand-up, more of a play but…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Harriet Dyer: Barking At Aeroplanes

Offbeat stories and fast-paced anecdotes from the University Of Wolverhampton graduate.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Ian Smith: Flappable

The award-winning comedian returns with a show about uncertainty – or is it?

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Igor Meerson: Hou I lernt inglish

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dylan Moran Edinburgh Festival's first Russian stand-up ever. Igor ruins the stereotypes about Russia and discovers stereotypes about Britain and the West. Igor tells about his childhood in the Soviet Union, life in modern Russia and internationally. One of GQ's ‘Five new faces…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top