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101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

DBS Productions Katie Hopkins! The human incarnation of Marmite. Love her or hate her, she never fails to deliver a reaction. But is she really that bad? Is she our pantomime baddie? Or just a strongly outspoken, mildly famous woman? Join this stay at home, Birkenstock wearing, vanilla opinionated Mum on her journey as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 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

Adam Hess: Salmon

Adam Hess / Heroes (PWYW) Hotly tipped multi-award winner performs his highly anticipated debut hour in which he tries his best to make you laugh a lot and like him loads. He's written for lots of big TV programmes and is really nice so what are you waiting for, guys? Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Marc Jennings / La Favorita Freestival Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale. He explores this generation’s addiction to smartphones, selfies, and social networking; rediscovers how to navigate through life without the use of Google…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 4

Free

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 back to top

Bobby Mair: Filthy Immigrant

Bobby Mair / Heroes (PWYW) Bobby Mair delivers a dark, honest and hilarious hour of pure stand-up. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous. 'Bobby Mair is clearly a brilliant stand-up. He's either going to be a huge international…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Big Cave

£5 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Big Cave

£5 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Big Cave

£5 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Breakfast Epiphanies

Cormac Friel They told him the world was his oyster. Nowadays, he lives in ex-council housing and cannot afford an oyster. His parents told him he could achieve anything he put his mind to. His parents reassessed that statement when he put his mind to show business. This guy assumed he’d win Oscars, earn millions and…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

£3 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

£3 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

£6 (£5) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 28 Aug

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

David Mills / PBH's Free Fringe Free. Focus people! David Mills is back with brand new, razor sharp rants delivered with signature cocktail swagger and a biting, acerbic wit. Hilarious tirades covering celebrity pop culture, ISIS, politicians, and London life. Mills gleefully 'skewers sacred cows with a droll…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

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

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

Thrones! The Musical

Baby Wants Candy From the twisted minds of Baby Wants Candy. ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). ★★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Ridiculously handsome men battling White Walkers, ridiculously beautiful women riding fire-breathing dragons, and everyone trying to either kill or shag each other, Thrones! is…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

One

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

One

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

One

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Alex Edelman, New York-based upstart and winner of 2014’s Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, returns with another gosh-darned show comprised of jokes and stories about him and other neurotic, terrified young people. Come see this show. It’s about responsibility and being overwhelmed.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Beside

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Craig Hill: Playing With My Selfie!

MZA & CHiLL Productions ‘Riotously funny!’ (Independent). Get snap happy with an evening of gloriously camp, no-holds-barred comedy. Craig flashes his kilt pins, strikes a pose and calls: Lights, camera… and, most definitely, action! Bring your auntie, bring your hubby, bring your selfie! ‘Laugh-out-loud…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Lomond Theatre

£8.50 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Lomond Theatre

£10 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Lomond Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram / La Favorita Freestival Daphna Baram, an Israeli human rights lawyer turned journalist, a bleeding heart and an inadvertent anthropologist of British life gets herself leave to remain in the UK, builds a New Jerusalem in East London and plans to become Nigel Farage's worst nightmare. A laughter-dotted…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

Sharon Burgess Productions by arrangement with Òran Mór Secrets, songs and love lives of five legendary divas. Three make-up girls bitch, compete, harmonise and laugh as they entertain us with hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from backstage. Morag Fullarton, double Scotsman Fringe First winner and creator of…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Rainy Hall

£16 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Felicity Ward: What If There Is No Toilet?

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with Independent Talent Best Club Comic 2014 - Chortle Awards - nominee Best Australia Act 2012 - Sydney Comedy Festival - winner Best Australia Act 2012 - Perth Comedy Festival - winner Best Comedy Show 2012 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival - nominee Best Comedy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The BBC Radio panel show, featuring Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee bringing puns, innuendo and swannee whistles to the world for nigh on 40 years.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 9 Aug

£25 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jamie Wood – O No!

Jamie Wood Following the success of Beating McEnroe, Jamie Wood returns to the Fringe with a new show, employing his signature blend of anarchic comedy, fandom and emotional terrorism. A psychedelic ride, and wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying The Beatles, O No! borrows Yoko Ono's art instructions to ask…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 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

Jo Brand

Jo Brand/Gilded Balloon Jo Brand returns to the Fringe to celebrate Gilded Balloon’s 30th Anniversary! Long established as one of the UK’s best female comics. This BAFTA and four-time British Comedy Award winner takes a break from her regular TV appearances on prime time panel shows such as the BBC’s QI and Have I Got…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up

John-Luke Roberts / PBH's Free Fringe An idiotic comedy show about having and then not having a father, and how stupid you need to make yourself look to get away with speaking ill of the dead. A brand new, incredibly silly show from the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society co-host and Radio 4 News Quiz writer, who's…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship

Fat Roland / Free Festival A spoken-word comedy about one idiot’s battle with electronic music. Is it poetry or prop comedy or just a fat man with too many marker pens? Dominic Berry calls Fat Roland ‘bizarre, astounding, hilarious and truly unlike anyone else’, while the Big Issue in the North calls him ‘funny and…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 19 Aug

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe / Free Fringe Ever wondered about a parallel universe where Phil Collins was murdered as a schoolboy by a time-travelling, cuckolded, angry Greek? Milo McCabe has. The two-time Amused Moose Best Show nominee has produced a fascinating one-man sketch narrative that is impossible to sum up in 100 words.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Pelican: A Sketch Show

Pelican ‘The epitome of bizarre hilarity and joyous absurdity’ ★★★★★ (Tab.co.uk). Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 29 Aug

Pete Firman: Super Duper

Phil McIntyre Entertainments arranged with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent After sell-out performances in 2014, 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. Star of BBC One's The Magicians and guest on BBC Two's The Sarah Millican Television Programme, and Channel 4's Comedy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

QI presents: No Such Thing as a Fish

Quite Interesting Ltd Live recording of the hit podcast from the writers of the BBC show QI. Dan Schreiber, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski serve up a feast of bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts. Prepare to be amazed and amused in equal measure. A new show every day. Five shows only…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

Topside

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Topside

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Topside

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug back to top