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Jim Smallman: My Girls

Jim Smallman There are two girls in comedian Jim Smallman’s odd little life: his precocious, entertaining eleven-year-old daughter with whom he shares ridiculous adventures, and his new wife, the love of his life, who happens to be a retired adult performer. This show is about them. Best New Show nominee, Leicester…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£3 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£3 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just Up the Stairs

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 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

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

Avenue Q

Viva! Award-winning Viva 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 nice. Together Princeton…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 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 back to top

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.

Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations that are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. It is not necessary to have read any of the Rebus novels as the tour includes many fascinating…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 29 Aug

John Lloyd: Emperor of the Prawns

So Comedy by arrangement with Quite Interesting Limited Find out what the hell this means with the bloke behind QI, Blackadder and Spitting Image, and host of BBC Radio 4's Museum of Curiosity. 'A perfect hour of laughter' ★★★★★ (Telegraph). 'An eloquent raconteur of fine comic timing' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). 'A…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£6 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£6 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£13 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex The hottest ticket of the Fringe is back! Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape on His Face. 'A riotous and scintillating evening of risqué comedy, fabulous cabaret and…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

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.

Sat 8 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 29 Aug

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 21 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

Rosie's Magic Horse

Peaceful Lion Productions If an ice lolly stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fantastic story based on the book by Russell Hoban and mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief, this is the perfect treat for…

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

153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises – a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Mon 3 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 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

The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains 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

4x4 Ephemeral Architectures

Gandini Juggling 'A show of elegant, wistful beauty' ★★★★ (Guardian). 'A splendid blend of talents imbued with both elegance and wit' ★★★★ (Times). Tracing pathways in space, four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time. Both these formalised systems are ephemeral journeys through time and…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Aberdeen Calling!

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines Aberdeen A Cappella – the award-winning choir, The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines, presents I’ll Be Calling You: a varied, lively and light-hearted performance of women's barbershop singing. www.aberdeenchorus.co.uk.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

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

Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by traditional step-dancing, Absolutely Legless dance in a relaxed manner while remaining faithful to their roots. The grace of the soft shoes and the rhythmic precision…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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