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The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

Brett Blake / Free Festival Brett Blake is an expert on idiots, purely due to the fact that he is one! As his mates would say, he would be the captain of the stupid ship. But in a society full of idiots Brett is left to deal with the worst kind regularly – the drunk ones. Join Brett on an exciting exploration of the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Gurpal Gill: India's Strongest Man (1982)

Gurpal Gill The highly anticipated Fringe debut from pioneering London comic Gurpal Gill. Expect elegantly interlaced character comedy, stand-up and film as he unravels the heroic story of India's Strongest Man (1982) and the pathetic story of Gurpal Gill (2015). Age category: 16+

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

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

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

The Ascension of Mrs Leech

The King's Players When Mrs Leech (74, Chairman of the Boules Club) dies, she is fortunate enough to be afforded a place in heaven. It isn't long, however, before her busy-body attitude and grey-haired determination get her caught up in a celestial squabble. Whilst forming friendships with a group of dissatisfied…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Augustus Stephens / Free Festival Leave your boring life behind you and come on a quest for the Holy Grail. Follow Sir Augustus (the so-called Knight of the Trestle Table) on his journey of discovery and his adventures with the Naked Rambler. See how he found peace and happiness in the unlikeliest of places, and how…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

#BlurredMinds – Free

Rob Mulholland and Monty Burns / Free Festival Mulholland and Burns present an anarchic, hilarious hour of irreverent, genre-busting stand-up about their drug and alcohol issues, failed relationships and shambolic lives, and try not to kill each other or themselves. ‘A riot’ (Lancashire Telegraph). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Cardinal Sin

LUTheatre Cardinal Sin delves into the dark (or at least rather mauve-ish) world of papal intrigue and mystery in an hour-long comedy romp through the Sistine Chapel. Gasp at the tragic murder of a beloved cardinal! Cheer for our brave and intrepid heroes! Be at least partially satisfied with their madcap antics! Will…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast: Live!

So Comedy by arrangement with Avalon Management and Troika Join Chris and Carl, plus special guests, for an hour of unedited nonsense in this live version of what the Guardian listed as one of the Top 10 Podcasts on the Web. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ the Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

Champagne Socialist

Bella Younger Meet Bella Younger. She's very posh, doesn't sound nearly as Scottish as she ought to and is trying to shake off her roots once and for all. She's moved to Hackney and joined the Labour party but the only problem is, she's part of a notorious Tory dynasty and she sounds like the Queen – if the Queen lived…

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 20 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Cheeky Irish Pups

Cheeky Irish Pups / Free Festival Whatever your style, genre or taste in comedy, we will accommodate you. All the hottest, most talked about, up-and-coming Irish comedians will freshen up your day in this Irish Pups show. Since everyone always seems to be half-Irish anyway you may expect acts from not only Ireland but…

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphy's, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Chris Martin: This Show has a Soundtrack

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika / Free Festival Movies always have soundtracks … so why can’t stand-up? Join ‘one of the UK’s best observationalists’ (Guardian), for just that in a new hour of comedy … to an original soundtrack. ‘Destined for greatness’ (Times). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame is a variety show where Clare entertains you with everything she has done for fame, from a spread in a newspaper – not in a readers’ wives way – in the Daily Mail. Meeting Russell Brand wearing a dress made of a massive condom and appearing on Channel 4's First Dates.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Confessions of a Peculiar Mind

Jimmy Bird / Laughing Horse Free Festival Jimmy Bird has taken time out from sitting in his pants and crying into his pillow. He will spill his thoughts on the woes of getting older, his struggle to attract mentally stable women, his alternative approach to fatherhood, and the strange dreams that haunt this peculiar…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 31 Aug

David Callaghan: No Momentum

David Callaghan / Laughing Horse Free Festival The first solo show from David Callaghan (BBC New Comedy Awards 2012 and 2013). As heard on BBC Radio's Jesting About. 'An impressive performance… delivering self-deprecating routines with a captivating, Kitson-esque lilt' (GiggleBeats.co.uk). 'Callaghan does an excellent…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Deborah Frances-White: Friend of a Friend of Dorothy

So Comedy / Free Festival The star of BBC Radio 4's Rolls The Dice returns to Edinburgh with her unique mix of stand-up, storytelling and improv comedy. 'Funny, compelling and entertaining' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). 'Gloriously talented' (Time Out). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ the Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 29 Aug

Devil's Door Bell

Njambi McGrath Njambi McGrath evaluates the life of a not-so-Oxfam African childhood. She is the kind of child that Oxfam shuns, but she will give lessons on the vicious art of fighting with twigs and share road to Damascus epiphanies. Easygoing with a tendency to sympathise with female mosquitoes… ‘Brilliant…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika / Free Festival Now he’s 27, Hari’s thinking a lot about death. This is a show about immortality from 2014’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist and 2012’s Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist. ‘Bloody good’ (Skinny). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Honest to Godley!

Janey Godley / Laughing Horse Free Festival Free at last! 'She is a f cking great comedian' (Billy Connolly). Razor-sharp, award-winning Scottish comedian/blogger/podcaster Janey with things most people might think of but few would dare to say. An unstoppable tsunami of outrageous stories and home truths – sex…

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

It's Only Words

Louise Reay / PWYW It’s Only Words is a first for the Edinburgh Fringe – a comedy show in Chinese for people who don’t speak any Chinese at all! This unique debut from comedian Louise Reay is based on the idea that only 7% of communication is verbal. Come and experiment with the remaining 93%! You’ll understand it, but…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Little Kirk

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Little Kirk

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina Return of last year's brilliant hit kosher comedy show. Traditional great Jewish gags alongside a comic insight into the life of the modern Jewish comedian. ★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (Mirror). Admission free – gentiles half price. Very small amount of bad language. Age category…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Jem Brookes: Punisment

Jem Brookes If you are into words, then this is the show for you. Puns, one-liners, spoken words and sketchy bits all feature. I'd tell you more, but I'm quickly running out of words. ‘Good old-fashioned comedy’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Smashing one-liners’ (ThreeWeeks).

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Jesus Camp: The Musical Comedy

British Exist Theatre / Free Festival From the creative team behind the 2014 Edinburgh smash Man Enough comes a new musical comedy inspired by the award-winning documentary, Jesus Camp. Lucy's a self-confessed bible basher from a broken home, and Chad's a Jesus-hating military school dropout. They’re about to have a…

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent

Katharine Ferns / Free Festival Katharine Ferns appears to be a sweet Canadian comic but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, drugs and overdosing to struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour in all her mistakes but not…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Kevin Precious: Gecko

Kevin Precious / Laughing Horse Free Festival Gecko finds former RE teacher Kevin Precious falling out with a Brighton New Age type, bemoaning a Facebook request from a former associate who's doing very well (and is keen to show it), and offering a version of an old metaphysical idea by way of resolution. Sounds…

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug back to top