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Dark Side of the Mime

Takomo An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show. Are you bold enough to enter the Dark…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 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

£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

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

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

Flanders and Swann

Multi-award-winner Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4's Duncan Walsh-Atkins celebrate the classic songs and legendary wit of the droll twosome.

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

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 20 Aug back to top

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

To She or Not to She

joue le genre 'Frailty thy name is woman?! Oh get stuffed Will!' Armed with her record player, a fake moustache, some rudimentary feminism and a lot of questions, Emma is here to find out exactly why she can't play Hamlet. Or Macbeth. Or Iago. Or even just a downright Fool. And not just on stage but in real life! Emma…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

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

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

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

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 23 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

Fin Taylor: Stink

Live Nation in association with MHA A friend once told Fin that his stand-up 'smells like three in the morning'. So that's the show! Observational comedy for slackers. This is Fin's second hour of comedy after his acclaimed 2014 debut: Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2014 (Guardian, Independent). 'Taylor is on the cusp of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Lazy Susan: Double Act

Ditto Productions The 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees return with their hotly anticipated second show. Lazy Susan stand side by side, sling on some wigs and take a few long shots at triumph. Watch as they make pacts, shake hands and get drunk on fiction. Character comedy that shoots straight…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Myrtle Throgmorton, Ancient Heckler

Myrtle Productions Game old trout and enthusiast for all things Scottish, Myrtle offers a lifetime of observations on many splendid things: love, comedy, the demise of the gusset, Rabbie Burns, decrepitude and pimping your Zimmer to list but a few. More sit-down than stand-up, Myrtle’s not inconsiderable years are…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£5)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Mint Studio

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

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

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Mick Perrin Worldwide Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. The Impro Chums are Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Mike McShane. 'Every year they bring the house down … a…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Grand

£13.50 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Grand

£14.50 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Grand

£14.50 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 22 Aug

Richard Melvin Presents… Live at The Stand Podcast

Dabster Productions After millions of downloads and five spin off radio series for the BBC, the original and best comedy podcast returns for 2015. A combination of stand-up, songs, sketches and chat from the absolute best of this year’s Fringe hosted by Richard Melvin. Previous podcast guests include Frankie Boyle…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Stand 1

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 20 Aug

Trevor Noah: The Racist

Sharp wit and intelligent commentary from the South African comic.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 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 back to top

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

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 back to top