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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Ballroom

£14 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer Legendary failure now charges £5. 'Truly unpredictable comedy that is grimly compelling if occasionally painfully unwatchable. Sometimes Andy Kaufman with jokes, sometimes Andy Kaufman without jokes' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). '…described as a comic…Schaffer has apparently chosen to do…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Little Kirk

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Little Kirk

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Little Kirk

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 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

Adam Hills: Clown Heart

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency Fringe favourite and star of Channel 4’s The Last Leg and BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Adam returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of spontaneity and joy. (Sundays with BSL interpreter.) 'Friendlier than a drunk Labrador' (BBC R6 Music). 'Hills delivers…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Main Hall

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final

A M Entertainments Grab your hot tickets to vote at this prestigious Fringe final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for tomorrow's stars. Award-winning headliner and host. 2015's top ten comedy shows are through to the final, after expert talent scouts viewed – initially online worldwide, then live at the…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Joss Jones for EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase. With a new line-up every day including big-name headliners and the hottest newcomers, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike. Now in its 12th…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Carl Hutchinson: Learning the Ropes

Carl Hutchinson If the world ended today, how would you be remembered? In this show, Carl contemplates what exactly he’s brought to the table of life and why he’s even asking such questions at the age of 27. Between doing his job as a comedian and being a lifelong fan of wrestling, he hasn't really done that much. Carl…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 6

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)

The Colour Ham Last show ever – will sell out. 'Astonishing' ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Hugely refreshing' ★★★★ (FestMag.com). 'As absurd as it is clever. They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet' ★★★★ (Skinny). 'Col, Kev and Gav are, together, the…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 7 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jimmy McGhie – Winged Goddess of Victory

CKP Jimmy McGhie flies through Edinburgh like a Winged Goddess of Victory with his fifth solo show. Confronting masculinity, mortality, the sins of the father and his complete inability to resist a good salesman. Along the way he encounters some vicious anti-corporate satirists, and explains how various early childhood…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Kai Humphries: How to Be Happy

Live Nation in association with MZA 'Happy, original and surreal …immensely gifted stand-up' (Skinny). High-octane, happy-go-lucky, Geordie stand-up and writer, Kai is one of comedy's hottest rising stars. Star of Comedy Central's Comedy Store, he's toured the UK, Australia and 15 countries across Europe. 'Enormous…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Luke Toulson: Grandpa, Hitler and Me

Luke Toulson My grandpa was a Royal Engineer in France, North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. He wrote hundreds of loving, funny and insightful letters home to his wife. 70 years on, this show is about those letters, including stories of Dunkirk, the Blitz and a drunken attempt to climb a…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Wed 5 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

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

Mick Perrin Worldwide ‘In an age when comedians tend to hammer audiences with material, and play the self-promotion game for all it’s worth, he’s a refreshing change, stand-up comedy’s coolest customer’ (Telegraph). Following his successful BBC Two documentary series, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, Reginald…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Stewart Lee: A Room With a Stew

Stewart Lee New material in preparation for the next series of BBC Two’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. ‘What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another …. invigorating' ★★★★ (Times). ‘More skilful and playful than ever' ★★★★★ (Guardian). ‘Stewart Lee is…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Tiff Stevenson: Mad Man

Tiff Stevenson What makes a person? Ideas, labels, sexuality or even slogan t-shirts? Products are anthropomorphised and cult of personality reigns supreme. Are we being sold our identity? May contain Spanish rap. As seen on Mock the Week, Drunk History, Apprentice: You're Fired and People Just Do Nothing. As heard on…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 6

£9 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life (Data Update)

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2013, and a successful first UK tour, Tony Jameson gives his critically acclaimed show Football Manager Ruined My Life a bit of an end of season update for 2015. Have you ever got so lost in the game you can’t separate fact from fiction? If…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 6

£9 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Sam and Helen MC a mixed bill of comedy Funny Women Finalists 2014: Sam Baines and Helen Sorren bring you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A super-sized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians. Join us for some late night laughs! ‘Sam and Helen are bloody hilarious’ (Larry…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

AAA Stand-Up

Bound & Gagged Comedy Total sell-out 2005-2014 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' ★★★★ (Fest). Sam Gore: 'A class act indeed' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Truly exceptional. Refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark…

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

AAA Stand-Up Late

Bound & Gagged Comedy Total sell-out 2010-2014 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' ★★★★ (Fest). Paul McMullan: 'My hot tip as the next big thing' (Miles Crawford). 'His sharp wit had us rolling with laughter…

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 back to top

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Racing Minds Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after two sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes. Anything could happen, but…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Abigoliah Schamaun: Post-Coital Confessions

Troll Productions Man. I thought sleeping with you would help me get over Diana. But I feel horrible. Just one of the things said to Abigoliah after sex. This NYC comic reflects on her own amorous affairs then asks: what's the weirdest thing you've been told post-coitus? Sometimes it's bizarre, other times it makes you…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Abnormally Funny People

They’re back! Abnormally Funny People are 10 years old. Their brand new show will have different comedians every night. Each one will be packed with top notch stand-up, silly songs and a splash of improvisation. All the acts have a disability, except for the token non-disabled one. It’s all about inclusion! Produced by…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£9 (£7)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

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 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Hoghead Theatre Company The Hoghead Theatre Company are back in Edinburgh, this time with a new company of actors. Following on from their spectacular performance of Quadrophenia, the cast will be performing Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. The play is set on the third floor of an Italian police station…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug back to top