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Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome, Daphna Baram / Free Festival Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 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

Friends With Benefits

Alan Power and Bisha K Ali / Free Festival Comedians Alan Power and Bisha K Ali present a free nightly comedy spectacular featuring some of their very best comedy friends. No frills, no fuss, no bull-poop, just a gaggle of painfully funny folk hand-picked by Bisha (Funny Women Award finalist 2013) and Alan (So You…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

From Pirates to Pop Stars

Leesha Loca / Free Festival Leesha Loca does jokes, songs, jokes about songs. If you've ever had a shower, met a pirate or listened to modern music then you can probably relate! Do come, it'll be 1D-ful (geddit)! Spot prizes! Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 23 Aug

10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! Free! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show

Two hour charity variety show. Presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. Star names, spaghetti juggling, Russian Egg Roulette Championships, gross offensiveness, nudity. Performers announced nearer the date. Previous Malcolm Hardee tribute shows included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jools Holland, Stewart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

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

Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild

Andy Field / Free Festival This show will either be great or, like, ironically great because of how bad it is. On the Nic Cage spectrum it'll be either Lord of War or Con Air. Either way you're in for a good time. To explain a bit of the show though the clue is in the name, Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild. This is a…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 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

Bunbury Is Dead

The Tobacco Tea Theatre Company presents a comedy of manners which has been created by rearranging extracts from the major works of Oscar Wilde.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Chris Coltrane: There's No Heroes Left Except All of Us

Chris Coltrane / PBH's Free Fringe Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane show you how to use activism and fun to kick the bad guys out, and make the world a better place. A show…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug

Drunk Lion

Chris Davis / Free Festival A lonely alcoholic lion spends his days drinking himself into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love and alcohol. ‘Hilarious and philosophical, surreal and vividly descriptive……

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

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

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 back to top

50 Shades of Smay

Sarah-May Philo When one turns 30 it is generally agreed upon that shopping, binge eating and crying into one’s cat is just the ticket for transitioning out of those pesky 20-somethings. Sarah-May embraced all of this, then wrote a show. Join her as she explains the true meaning of being single … in Glasgow, no less.

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 6 more dates until 8 Aug

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Always Be Rolling - Free

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

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 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted / Free Festival Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind. 40 minutes of laugh out loud characters: expect fun, frolics and singing the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Caution to the Wind

Chris Boyd / PBH's Free Fringe That noise you can hear is the inescapable roar of a mile-wide twister headed right this way. Join comedian Chris Boyd – ‘Glorious’ (Chortle.co.uk) – in his make-shift storm shelter and prepare to hold on for dear life. ‘Brilliant’ (Leicester Mercury). Directed by Ben Target. Age…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Freddie Farrell and Friends

Freddie Farrell / Free Festival A showcase show with some of the best performers at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Five comics throughout the hour, with a different line-up everyday! Anybody could pop in! For Free! ‘Very funny and likeable’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Freddie Farrell: Lock, Stock and One Joking Farrell

Freddie Farrell / Free Festival Now that Freddie is a family man he is trying his best to be responsible. Unfortunately life has other plans. Plus guest opening act. Free show! ‘Very funny and likeable’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Freddie Farrell is a charming funny man, one to watch for sure!' (Joe Lycett). 'Killer instinct…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Gareth Richards: Comedy in the Key of Gareth

Gareth Richards / PBH’s Free Fringe Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010, for his fifth solo show of hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed…

Beat, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Beat

Free / 0131 225 7377

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 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

I Am Not Malala

Sadia Azmat I Am Not Malala: The Girl Who Did Stand-up for Entertainment and Was Not Shot by the Taliban, sees Sadia return with her hilarious take on being an average British Asian - revealing what life's like when you can't live up to Malala. 'A very funny and promising new comedian' (Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top