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Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Chambers Management Following a sell-out debut UK tour with his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, South African megastar and Daily Show regular Trevor Noah returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have…

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

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

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 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

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 back to top

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome. Good exercise, great fun.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 29 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.

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

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

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 back to top

The Absence Of

Plexus Theatre Company Do you feel there was anything missing between you and your parents? The Absence Of is the first piece of work created by eight BRIT School theatre students: Plexus Theatre Company. This work shows a new and sophisticated teenage opinion yet to be heard. The Absence Of explores the relationship…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 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

After We Danced

NoLogo Productions Fran and Finn met in 1952. He had just completed his national service, she was living with her overly protective father. They spent one glorious summer together then never saw each other again. Sixty years later they are getting married. What are the secrets that kept them apart? NoLogo Productions…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 3

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 3

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 3

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

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

The Animotion Show

Presented by Aurora Nova ‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman). The live chemistry between renowned virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and acclaimed Russian visual artist Maria Rud, delivers a sound and image fusion that is truly unforgettable. Maria’s evolving paintings are beamed live, by…

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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 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

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 back to top

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Adaptable Theatre This rarely performed Charles Dickens masterpiece makes a welcome return to the Fringe. Bringing together pathos, melodrama and humour, the audience is taken on an unforgettable journey following the life of Doctor Marigold, a Victorian salesman, as he travels throughout the country hawking goods from…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 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 back to top