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The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) Live on Stage!

Avalon Promotions Ltd Paul Mcdermott and Tim Ferguson have teamed up with mentor Paul 'Flacco' Livingston for a sublime night of songs, sex, violence, feminism (and sex) that revolutionised the world of comedy in the 80s and 90s and made DAAS the world's first and most feared, loathed and adored comedy rock stars.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Nick Revell: Feminist Porno Jihadi

Nick Revell Returning to The Stand after last year’s Closet Optimist, Perrier Award nominee and Fringe veteran Nick Revell continues to mix satirical comedy with surreal storytelling, in a show which promises to be his finest to date. ‘An impressive, hefty hour of political comedy’ (LondonIsFunny.com). ‘An expert in…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 5

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

La Clique and The Famous Spiegeltent presents VELVET

The Famous Spiegeltent Sexy, spectacular, sparkling (and a little sadomasochistic). Velvet completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises, scintillates at every turn. A party – funky, fresh, fun, sexy. The must-see show of the Fringe! Astonishing hit of the Adelaide Fringe 2015. An electrifying…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

£20 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

£20 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£22 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Nina Conti: In Your Face

PBJ She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips. Nina creates a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Avenue Q

Viva! Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q. Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighbourhood in his price range is Avenue Q. Still, the neighbours seem nice. Together Princeton…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

Imaginary Porno Charades

DBS Productions Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! A variety of performers from across the Fringe form our two teams ready to charade their audiences good and hard. With porno puns, sexy signals, and outrageous observations to keep you up all night, this is a…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 29 Aug

The Sacred Obscene

Glass Moon Theatre Company The Sacred Obscene is an original play by Glass Moon Theatre Company. Set in a London strip club, it journeys through the lives of the five women working in The Fantasy Room. We explore their individual hardships, struggles and triumphs and follow them through their personal journeys to…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Adam Blampied / Laughing Horse Free Festival Mr Children Man (The Beta Males' Adam Blampied) is the acclaimed children's author of Fabulous Fergus Goes to the Circus and is embarking on his debut reading tour. When asked why most of his stories feature animal death, existential panic or protagonists who really hate…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Alien Lullabies

Musician Fiona Soe Paing combines electronica with 3D animation and live vocals to form a unique cinematic experience.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Part of Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Part of Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Part of Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

The Black Hoods Cabaret

Knuckle and Joint Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. A puppet cabaret for adults that will charm you into darkness and mayhem, as a pair of calamitous puppeteers manipulate a variety of disturbed and troubled puppets. Revel in a cabaret with a…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 3

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

Chris Stokes: Altruism in Birds

Phil McIntyre Management Chris (Dave's One Night Stand, BBC Radio 4) was a comedian, then a van driver, and now he's a comedian again. He also used to have a juicer but doesn't now. He tried to convince himself a change was as good as a rest but, looking back, it was clearly a breakdown. Now he's back finding the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Chris Turner: XXV

Fluid Thinking and Brillstein Entertainment Partners Lanky award winner celebrates reaching his quarter-century - the age a doctor diagnosed he'd die at. At the time of writing, he's 24 and brimming with hubris. He hopes to see you there, for both your sakes. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. Best Comedy Show…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Dom and The Ikos

Steaming roots music bringing the classic sound of New Orleans R'n'B and funk right into the 21st century Singer and pianist, Dom Pipkin, plays New Orleans favourites and standards spiced with R’n'B with his five-piece band, The Iko’s. “I can't hold a candle to this guy, he's a great piano player" (Jamie Cullum). One-time…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Jul

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Fiesta de los Muertos

Modern Troubadours An original music, theatre, and storytelling show, with harp, flute, percussion, singing and dance. The show is inspired by the Mexican festivity Day of the Dead, and explores the meaning and intricacies of life and death in different cultures, through folktales from around the world. Age…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Grand Theatre

£6.50 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Grand Theatre

£6.50 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

The Furies

KILN in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents A gig inspired by Clytemnestra’s Greek revenge myth, casting her Furies of vengeance as front women of a rock band. Operatic laments of a woman wronged are spliced together with heavy metal rages from her aggressor and the haunting lullabies of his…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

The Dissection Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

The Dissection Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

I Went To A Fabulous Party…

The King's Head Theatre A party amongst friends gets saucy when two newcomers challenge the dynamic at married couple Matt and Lee's. Booze flows, perceptions are upset and the guys get naughty. Apparently prudish Chris has long-held unrequited feelings for Lee; daddy (bear) to the gang Tom has been dumped…

C Too, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

main house

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

main house

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

main house

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown

The immensely popular Fringe fave takes to the stage for an hour of his raucous stand-up, reflecting on 20 years as a comedian.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£18.50 (£17.50) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion

GO Productions Following its Off Broadway New York success! Lennon: Through a Glass Onion celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon. Part concert and part biography, the show reveals the true essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most treasured icons. Featuring 31 hits of…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 27 Aug

Miss Behave's Gameshow

Miss Behave A renegade Gameshow for the austerity generation. Part game show, variety show, and disco… Important: Bring-briiiiing your phones! Expect big prizes, and surprise VIP guests in this unique strain of idiocy, fun and chaos from the award-winning Miss Behave. Aided and abetted by her very glamorous assistant…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

More Sax Before Midnight

Royal Over-Seas League Heady musical cocktail of Fitkin, Nyman, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos served by master mixologists Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and James Sherlock (piano). Can they top last year’s sell-out show? Plus guests Quattro. Includes glass of wine beforehand. www.rosl.org.uk.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ponies Don't Play Football

ponydance Irrepressible ponydance return to Edinburgh with a gallop to present their biggest show to date, in collaboration with the brilliant and prolific musician Donal Scullion and his band. Whilst retaining their usual love for comedy and chaos, this show delves into love, sex, relationships and more costumes from…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

Studio 1

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Studio 1

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Studio 1

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

The Sweet Release

Sweet Venues This is how your night at the Fringe ends, not with a whimper, but a bang! Join us as we present the hottest up and coming acts from all across the Fringe for our late night revue. Check out our Twitter feed @sweet_release18 and website to find out which new Fringe acts will be performing here every night…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

International 1

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

International 1

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

International 1

£5 / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 29 Aug

Tim Key: Work-in-Slutgress

Poetry and fun times from Tim Key.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 19 Aug

Upstairs

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Upstairs

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 31 Aug

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

The Hilarious Living Spectacle Paul Vickers Performs: ‘A dog's dinner of unexpected, absurd, even offensive content. It’s also a classic’ ★★★★ (Time Out). ’A sublime cloud of nonsense’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘Oddly entertaining and utterly bizarre.’ ★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). ‘Mind-boggling from start to finish’ ★★★…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 3

£6 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 3

£6 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 3

£6 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug back to top