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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

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 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Noise Next Door Comedy Lock-In

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with CKP. This brand new breed of comedy club is a 21st-century mash-up of stand-up, panel shows, and after-hours banter. Indulge yourself in an evening of shameless entertainment. Previous guests have included Daniel Sloss, Andrew Lawrence, Isy Suttie, Zoe Lyons and Rob…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 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

Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

A one-man play combining character comedy and narrative drama, looking at the life of deceased man Simon Reuben Jay.

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 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised!

Racing Minds The Fringe hit returns for a fourth year! Racing Minds present an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day. A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

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

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

Just Deserts Presents Waiting for Leo's Oscar

Just Deserts / PBH’s Free Fringe Just Deserts is Durham’s favourite cult sketch comedy group. Offering fast-moving and original comedy, ranging from the deliciously dark to the scrumptiously surreal to the refreshingly whimsical, this group has met with acclaim since it hit the Durham scene five years ago. So prepare…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug

May I Take Your Order?

Gabrielle Killick May I Take Your Order? is the hilarious new one-woman show from Gabrielle Killick that lifts the lid on the life of an impoverished student actress struggling to live the dream. This bittersweet show features three great comic creations, Welsh Mum, Liverpudlian best friend Jodie, and Gabby the wannabe…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

The Psychosocial Gathering

Minotaur Theatre Company After the success of The Librarians at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Minotaur Theatre Company returns with The Psychosocial Gathering. Dan is lost. He needs to know why. But after waking up in an apartment inside his own head, his unwelcome flatmates take it upon themselves to save the day by…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£4 (£3) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£4 (£3) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Infinitely More Deluded

Victor Pope / Free Festival When did kissing and cuddling become vanilla? When did it become cool to be a geek? Are all failed artists doomed to work in Kwik Fit? What if Jesus Christ was a republican? Self-deprecating, self-serving and occasionally self-harming, enjoy the dulcet tones and tall tales of Teeside’s…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Off the Top

Baba Brinkman / PBH's Free Fringe Fringe First winner and science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin to explore the brain basis of improvisation. What’s going on under the hood when a comedian or musician improvises? Why are the spontaneous moments of life…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

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 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Colour Ham

‘Ingenious’ (Scotsman). ‘They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet. Comedy is the new rock and roll folks and this band are on the verge of something great’ ★★★★ (Skinny Magazine). ‘One of the highlights of the Fringe 2013’ ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). ‘They will…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Big Room

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Big Room

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Big Room

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

The Edinburgh Revue and You Can Too

The Edinburgh Revue / PBH's Free Fringe The University of Edinburgh's finest return to the Fringe for the seventh year running, presenting the best sketches of the last year. ★★★★ (Skinny). ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Age category: 16+

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Ray Fordyce's Brunchtime Banter

Ray Fordyce / Free Festival. Get your Fringe day off to a pleasant start and let Ray Fordyce introduce you to some of the top comedians around the circuit. Featuring three different acts each day, this is a great show to get you ready for whatever your Fringe day has in store! Ages 16+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Twilight Region

The Rubber Jonnies - Laughing Horse Free Festival An intimate sci-fi inspired comedy performance. Combining stand-up, improv and sketch, The Rubber Jonnies and friends take their audience on an adventure, where no two shows are the same! Oblivious to boundaries between the audience and the performer, this immersive…

Laughing Horse @ The Wee Pub, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

This Show Has Nothing To Do With Penguins

Rick and Vick / Free Festival Comedian Rick Wood returns to the Fringe with actress Victoria Cansfield for a hilarious sketch show! Rick, described as ‘a gigantic ball of energy hilarious jokes’ (Club 57), ‘loveable and relatable’ (BroadwayBaby.com), joins up with Vicky to bring you a sketch show full of puns, twists…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

Unicornucopia

James Ross (Plus Guests) / PBH's Free Fringe Have you ever seen James Ross and James Ross in the same place at the same time? Maybe they're the same person. Please come see my show. My plan B is an unbelievably sinister reboot of childhood favourite Pass the Pigs based on human teeth. Also two guests! 'Freaking genius…

The Globe Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Globe

Free / 0131 557 4670

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Globe

Free / 0131 557 4670

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Globe

Free / 0131 557 4670

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Ward and Watts in… Journey to the Centre of the Office

Ward and Watts / PBH's Free Fringe We all have a job. Or want a job. Or wish you didn't need a job. Or none of the above. If you fall into any of these categories then Ward and Watts can show you the lighter side of endless corporate slavery. Watch one guy and one girl; one Southern (posh), one Northern (not), brave a…

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Serenity Cafe

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Serenity Cafe

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Serenity Cafe

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Wishful Thinking

Jen Brister / PBH's Free Fringe Jen Brister returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show and this time it’s all about politics. OK, that’s not strictly true, Jen wants to be more politically active, she wants to take a stand for the things she believes in! But she also wants to go to the garden centre. Can she fit it all…

Whistle Binkies Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 5114

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 5114

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 5114

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Stars of their own BBC Radio 4 series, Clever Peter return with a brand-new live show on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Beneath

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Eric And Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A devised show from Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, which pays tribute to the beloved double act Morecambe and Wise by recreating the duo's classic scripts and finest moments, interwoven with original material. Directed by Owen Lewis.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£10

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£14 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

AAA Comedy Games Workshop

Improve your ability to make people laugh with Logan and these comedy workshops.

Rufus Reade Art, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Space 1

£75 / 0131 554 1078

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 back to top