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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

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

Daniel Sloss: Really?!

The young stand-up, who had his own TV show and three sell-out Fringes before he started shaving, now somewhat older, but still as funny.

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30

Fri 1 Aug

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 0131 300 3000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30
…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Michael Che: Cartoon Violence

  • 4 stars

Michael Che / The Assembly Rooms. Critics and audiences agree NY-based comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Recently named one of Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, Che's humour applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that the New York Times describes as 'a reflective, laid-back stage presence…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand III

£10 / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 16 Aug

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Pleasance. A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care – a charity supporting people living in Scotland with HIV. Previous line-ups have included: Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Amos, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne and many more. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket as it's sure to sell-out! Line-up to be…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Grand

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Next Big Thing

DK Productions After a series of rejected formulaic novels, an aspiring author finally creates a heroine who has a will of her own. Unexpectedly, Liberty literally comes alive, transforming her creator’s life by bringing magical success. But things soon get out of hand and success isn’t always what it promises to be….

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

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.

Chris Turner: Pretty Fly

Chris Turner and Fluid Thinking Archaeologist digs hip hop. After four sell-out runs with Fringe favourites Racing Minds (Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised), one million+ views on YouTube and sold out tours to Australia and India, BBC New Comedy Award finalist Chris presents his debut solo show.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

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Tom Binns Has Not Been Himself

CKP by arrangement with John Noel Management Tom (AKA Ian D Montford) loves telling jokes, whatever the cost. Millions in fines and court costs, the man has a problem. He needs to make you laugh. Featuring Hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury and a cast of hilarious characters. Winner Best International Act NZ Comedy Festival.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Tom Craine: Thoughts On Love (By a Man With None of the Answers)

Ditto Productions by arrangement with Avalon We're all idiots searching for someone who'll fail to notice. Award-winning stand-up from Jigsaw's Tom Craine (BBC Radio 4, sell-out runs Edinburgh 2011-2013). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Live at the Electric (BBC Three), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£14 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

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

A Controversial Title In Order To Sell Tickets

Gavin Webster There are those, the outsiders, that like to shock us all, that like to fire poisonous sound bites into the pits of our souls to question our own accepted comfortable western identity. Are they rebels? Do they do it as a relief valve for life's biggest horrors? Do they want to kick start their own careers…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Adam Belbin - The Other Half of Next Year's Show

Adam Belbin / Free Festival. Thought I ought to nail down the other half of next year's show before next year comes around. An all new half-hour of comedy from the once-promising Adam Belbin. Ages 14+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Alex Edelman: Millennial

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Alex Edelman is a New York-based comedian who has lived in Boston, LA and Jerusalem. He’s a recent college graduate, and according to the Boston Globe, has ‘natural comic timing’ and contains qualities ‘wonderful to see in a young comedian’. This is his first Edinburgh show. He’s been…

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 24 Aug

Alistair Green: Nobody's Twisting Your Arm

Satirical humour about his own failings and the world around him.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

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Andrew Lawrence: Reasons To Kill Yourself

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 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 20 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

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

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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