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Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

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

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

Adam Long's Dickens Abridged

Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd By Adam Long (co-founder of The Reduced Shakespeare Company), Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' greatest hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than 60 seconds, A Tale of Two Cities…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Hal Cruttenden

CKP Host of Live at the Apollo and star of BBC Radio 4, Hal returns to the Fringe with a brand new show. 'An absolute joy to watch' ★★★★ (Scotland on Sunday). 'Fabulous' ★★★★ (Scotsman). Book early. Age category: 16+

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

The Top Secret Comedy Club

Not so top secret – lucky for you – comedy club that features some of the best from across the country.

Top Secret Comedy Club, London WC2B

Sat 2 May

£6 / 07826 099023

Sat 9 May

£6 / 07826 099023

Sat 23 May

£11 / 07826 099023

BLAM!

Kristján Ingimarsson / Neander The runaway hit of 2013 returns! ‘Just saw BLAM! One of the greatest, most exciting and brilliant shows I have ever seen’ (Ricky Gervais). In this hilarious and explosive show where ordinary life is put through the shredder, a tedious workplace is transformed into a world of superheroes…

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 21 more dates until 31 Aug

FanFiction Comedy

New Zealand's cult comedy show returns with all new geek stories and special guests. 'It would be impossible not to be blown away by the staggeringly impressive line-up of New Zealand's brightest young comedy writers' ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 14+

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Box

£6 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Box

£6 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve more of their trademark mayhem alongside a three course meal in this ‘must-see event’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). In true Faulty fashion, the fun starts as you wait to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours filled with all the best gags.

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.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

God's Waiting Room

Z Theatre Company A man with dark secrets suddenly meets an untimely end and is suddenly forced to meet his maker: God and his arch nemesis the devil. Things aren’t what they seem as he is locked in a battle for the fate of his soul. Contains adult themes and strong language Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 20 Aug back to top

Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), The Royal Variety Show (ITV), Wild Things (Sky) and Snaptastic (TV3). Sony Radio Gold Award-winning, The Jason Byrne Show (BBC Radio 2) and Father Figure (BBC One) of which he is the creator and star.

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

The Lunchtime Special

CKP Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join five of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at the Tron – you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards. Previous acts include Amused Moose winner Pierre Novellie, BBC New Comedy Award winner Steve Bugeja, NATYS Award…

Just the Tonic at The Tron, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£3 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£3 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£6 (£5) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Sarah Kendall: A Day in October

Mick Perrin Worldwide Having won the Comic's Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall is back with a new hour of storytelling. In this hour-long narrative, Sarah's story will take audiences back to a pool party she went to in 1989 that was so disastrous that the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Afterhours Comedy

Hils Jago for Amused Moose Comedy Legendary and unmissable in a splendid new roost and shimmering plumage, Afterhours again delights by showcasing the Fringe's highest flying stand-ups while launching 2015's soaring fledgling comedians towards stardom. 'Awesome late night hilarity' (ThreeWeeks). 'Stellar!’ (Scotsman).

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£14 (£12.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Upstairs

£14 (£12.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Upstairs

£14 (£12.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

Upstairs

£14 (£12.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

Mick Perrin Worldwide The world's finest police force is collapsing around us. Cuts, scandals, looming privatisation and the politicians throttling the life out of the British bobby. Cop-turned-comedian Alfie, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It's a Fair Cop, returns following his 2014 sell-out Edinburgh show with a dynamic…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Avenue Q

Viva Touring Company Award-winning Viva Touring 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…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Mick Perrin Worldwide Total sell-out 2013 and 2014. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class multi award-winning musician and comedian transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Grand

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

The Bench

Z Theatre Company The north of England. A bench as old as anyone can remember. Join the current inhabitant Ducky, as she takes you on an alcoholic journey through the stories of love and heartbreak that her home has seen. Contains strong language. Age category: 14+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 20 Aug

Best of the Fest

Assembly The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Recent years featured the likes of Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Chris…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Chris Kent Stop Stalling

Mick Perrin Worldwide Back for his fourth year, Chris questions whether he’s still chasing his dream, or just too lazy to get a proper job. Recently married, Chris resents adulthood, and fears if there is an afterlife, he might not fit in… Voted within the Top Five Irish Comedians (Hot Press, 2013), along with storming…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Four

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Four

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Four

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Danny Ward – St Vitus Dance

EdCom and Cosmic Comedy Management Slick, quick and packed with funny material, high energy comedy from 2013 Amused Moose Award winner and 2013 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee. An hour of high-octane stand-up with sneaky puns and well-hidden one-liners. 'I found myself not able to stop laughing' ★★★★…

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 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Fawlty Towers

Jim Slips Two classic episodes from the 70s sitcom, live on stage. In A Touch of Class, Basil is at his sycophantic, fawning best as his efforts to raise the standard of clientele at Fawlty Towers bear fruit in the person of Lord Melbury, a man with an aristocratic air and a curiously heavy briefcase. In The Wedding…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Space 3

£7 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Space 3

£7 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Space 3

£7 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

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.

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Bound & Gagged Comedy 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown on an…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Half a Sixpence

Viva Youth Theatre Flash, bang, wallop – what a show! Kipps and Ann were childhood friends. When they were parted as children, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and told Ann to look at it whenever she missed him. Years later they meet and re-kindle their childhood friendship. Then everything changes… A classic musical…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug back to top