Bar Bados Complex

Bar Bados Complex
65 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
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Love and War Theatre / PBH's Free Fringe What's better than a glorious death? Escaping his war poetry homework, 15-year-old Elliot re-enacts the movie 300 to the ghosts of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Corin Rhys Jones returns to the Fringe with the award-winning production of this comical and moving one-man…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Alex Black's Record Collection

Alex Black / PBH's Free Fringe Birmingham Breaking Talent nominee Alex Black puts his teenage heroes to the test as he navigates heartbreak, existential crises and the tribulations of Aldi checkouts by squeezing new meaning out of his record collection. Catch one of the West Midlands' most promising up-and-coming…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

Chris Chopping / PBH's Free Fringe Chris returns to the Fringe with his third solo show. It’s an hour of pithy, witty stand-up full of insecurity and self-doubt with a happy ending. Chris writes for and appears on BBC Sesh. Strong Language/Swearing Age category: 16+

Mon 19 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Attila the Stockbroker

A unique brand of performance poetry, punk, rants, verses and song from Attila.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Australian Beauty

PBH's Free Fringe Jacques Barrett, Bart Freebairn and Mick Neven – three of Australia’s finest headline acts, finally teaming up for a three-pronged 8pm comedy assault. They’ll explore the human condition, life and an occasional well-crafted dick joke. Forget everything you thought you knew about stand-up comedy, this…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Blazers Presents Comedy

Blazers Comedy / PBH's Free Fringe Following on from their success in London, Blazers Comedy brings you an outstanding mixed bill from a plethora of hot-to-trot, up-and-coming, award-winning stand-up comedians, seen on BBC3, E4 and Comic Relief. Line-up changes daily. 'Hilarious' ★★★★ (Time Out). 'Roaringly funny…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Cactus

Jemima Foxtrot / PBH's Free Fringe Join award-winning writer and performer Jemima Foxtrot for a solo show featuring new poems and songs exploring confessional art and modern life in her unique voice. Jemima explores what it means to put your life into your art and explains how she finds excitement in the tiny things of…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Melanie Branton / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton performs poetry and songs about her roots and plays the recorder (the ultimate punk instrument) badly. But is she working class or middle class? Is nationality determined by ancestry, birth or choice? And what does identity mean…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Sleight of hand magic and mentalism performed for the stage. 'You won't see other magicians do this stuff… because they can't! Caspar's skill is of a standard rarely seen anywhere' (Jerry Sadowitz), 'Stunning sleight of hand from a master of magic' (FringeReview.co.uk), 'Fantastic!' (Hollywood Fringe).

Mon 19 Aug

Room 3

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Cauliflower

Leila Nashef / PBH's Free Fringe 'There’s nothing like the taste of my Mum’s cauliflower cheese, the feeling of it sliding down my throat and into my belly, its great weight muttering comfort, I love you, you’re safe.' Ellie is twenty-three and feeding herself is a minefield. This comedic solo show blends storytelling…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Dino Wiand / PBH's Free Fringe Inspired in part by Andy Kaufman, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, Tommy Cooper and Jaques Tati, Dino's surrealist madcap experimental stand-up comedy is the catalyst to tell various stories and thoughts that include a twice botched gender transition, tackling depression, random strange…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Father Figure

‘Dad, you're going to hell.’ One man’s epic journey across race, religion, language and international borders. From finding love to losing his sanity raising kids, this show is hilarious and heartfelt. Sundeep was afraid of public speaking for most of his life, partly because of a disability. Not any more. He's a father…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 7

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 7

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 7

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Flynn & Burns: On Fire!

Rob Flynn and Tarik Burns are an Irish and Australian comedy duo combining stand-up comedy with satirical sketches. Flynn & Burns explore comedy across generations in an age of political correctness. Together, Flynn and Burns are: On Fire!

Wed 21 Aug

Room 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Heimatmann

Lone German carpenter Georg Elser’s attempt to save Europe from fascists intent on catastrophic WW2 was dimly perceived as relevant at last year’s fringe. This year it blazes with warning and inspiration. Written and performed by John Casey.

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

Join acclaimed 'mystery maestros' Highly Suspect for a hilarious and interactive murder mystery, which you - the audience - must solve! Featuring a fiendish plot, evidence to examine, cryptic clues to crack, and four highly suspicious suspects; the game's afoot! But can you catch the killer? Fun, frivolity and fatalities…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Ice Ice Iceland

Birgitta Sigursteinsdottir and Ester Sveinbjarnardottir / PBH’s Free Fringe Birgitta and Ester are two lovely ladies from Iceland. They will act out different Icelandic creatures and mythical characters, and do their very best to teach you about their absurd culture. The play is split into a few parts with each one…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Irish Exchange

Brian Gallagher had a bike that he didn't want. On a whim he posted on social media 'Will Exchange for Something Cool', but he wasn't ready for the avalanche of responses or the number of times he traded up! What followed was a series of weird messages, bizarre offers and hilarious encounters. What did he end up with?

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Jake Baker: No Success Like Failure

Jake Baker / PBH's Free Fringe How do we define success? Is failure ever an option? Is a teasmade an appropriate 60th birthday gift? Does anyone really know what is going on at all, ever? Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as Jake attempts to answer these questions and more. 'Endearingly offbeat, with great…

Tue 20 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

James James – Comedy Magic – From Street To Stage

With over 7,000,000 views on YouTube James James elegantly brings experience from the street to a stage with new material which will make you laugh, smile, be amazed, and have a thoroughly good time. Did we say, over 7,000,000 views on YouTube

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser / PBH's Free Fringe Jamie ('Hilarious' (List), 'ridiculously hilarious' (Skinny), 'utterly hilarious' (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and nice friends. Yee-haw! None Age category: 12+

Mon 19 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Last Supper: The Gospel Of A Heinous Housewife

Bon Appétit Theatre / PBH's Free Fringe A 50-minute long devised comedy, heading to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019. Inspired by the flavour of shows like The Real Housewives, Mob Wives and Dance Moms, it is an homage to the reality TV of today and will satirise and celebrate the tropes that we all love to hate.

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

A List of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me

Jeroen Bloemhoff / PBH's Free Fringe People who walk too slow. People who play the ukulele. Avocado. There are a lot of things in this world that annoy Jeroen. Most of them are completely ridiculous and irrational. In fact, a ton of them annoy him for no reason whatsoever. That's why he decided to turn everything that…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Mary Houlihan: Me and Jack

Mary Houlihan / PBH's Free Fringe Comedian Mary Houlihan tells the true (fake) story of her torrid romance with 82-year-old actor Jack Nicholson. Joke-packed storytelling, musical numbers, visual aids and a giant talking Jack Nicholson head. Think A Star Is Born, but dumb (in a good way). Mary has been lauded by…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Meatball Séance

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? Oh yes! In honor of the grand occasion, you and the new beau and the entire audience are cordially invited to meet John’s mom. But she’s deceased… Sad. So he’s gonna summon her from the dead by cooking her famous meatballs onstage! Yay! Wait, what? “John Michael is the…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Millennifools

Reece McLaughlin and Devin Wallace present Millennifools. Through a mix of storytelling, gags, poetry and visual art, 2 struggling artists reflect on their lives as Millennifools.

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Mimi Hayes / PBH's Free Fringe Just five days into her first career as a high school teacher, Mimi Hayes' head exploded. On a blind date. Naturally, she became a stand-up comedian. I'll Be OK explores the inner-workings of Hayes' damaged brain and her odd desire to make it a punch line. On this journey, Mimi will peel…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Misspelled Youth

Galacticsteele / PBH's Free Fringe An action-packed hour combining elements of storytelling, clown and cabaret, themed around coming-of-age sexual awakenings and queer adolescence. Lauren and Giulia will take you on the ride of your life. 'Standout performance' (Guardian). Nudity, Strong Language/Swearing Age…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell / PBH's Free Fringe Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. He also knows too much about serial killers. He also thinks that being a stand up comedian would be the ideal profession for a murderer. This comedy kills! Audience Participation, Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Sexual Violence…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Nana Schewitz Pass-Me-Over Party

Static Assembly / PBH's Free Fringe Nana Schewitz, the fully circumcised yet not-so-kosher Jewish star, presents a celebration of her life followed by a highly anticipated sacrificial death ritual. Realising that her future legacy is not as glamorous as she would’ve hoped, Nana presents her Pass-Me-Over Party in a last…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Rob Copland: Strange Jam

Rob Copland / PBH's Free Fringe Ready your laughing gear for a delicious dollop of Strange Jam, a unique blend of high-energy, clowning-based stand-up from, Rob Copland. Expect a whirlwind of hilarity from one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit. Winner of Brian Gittins' The Honk Show. 'Rob has the playful…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby Carr / PBH's Free Fringe Ruby is having her birthday party and all of Edinburgh is invited. She is well known for her persistent happiness, but also having the dexterity of a toddler covered in jam. Watch Ruby slip and slide through icebreakers, party games and explaining why none of her real friends could make…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Sundeep Bhardwaj: Father Figure

Sundeep Bhardwaj / PBH’s Free Fringe ‘Dad, you're going to hell.’ One man’s epic journey across race, religion, language and international borders. From finding true love to losing his sanity raising kids, Sundeep's debut solo Fringe show is hilarious, witty and heartfelt. Sundeep was afraid of public speaking for most…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

A Thatcher's Guide to Dogging in Bungay

Olly Watson / PBH's Free Fringe A show about thatching, dogging and a little bit more. 'Made us celebrate life' (Concrete-Online.co.uk). 'A title to make you sit up and take notice' (Telegraph). ★★★★★ (East Anglia Master Thatchers Association). Strong Language/Swearing Age category: 16+

Mon 19 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

What Is It You Want?

Elise Harris presents a pop up show subject to what you want to see. Comedy, spoken word, multi media, theatre or all of the above. Turning up wherever there is space to fill and an audience to watch. Or even if there's nobody else there.

Mon 19 Aug

Room 5

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 5

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Where Are You Really From?

Lubna Kerr / PBH's Free Fringe Lubna explores her identity as a Scottish Pakistani muslim women living in a world dominated by fat, blonde, white men. She married a Scotsman, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh. As seen on BBC TV in Still Game, Scot Squad, Two Doors Down and Comedy Underground. Feature films…

Tue 20 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Room 8

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland / PBH's Free Fringe Highly anticipated debut hour from a uniquely silly and cerebral stand-up. He has been a finalist in five comedy competitions, including Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2017. As seen on BBC Three. 'Twisted the conventions of comedy' (Chortle.co.uk). Contains…

Mon 19 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Wrestling Mania!

Alex Brockie Productions / PBH's Free Fringe The old saying ‘the show must go on’ should really be reconsidered by this one particularly incompetent wrestling company attempting to put on their first ever event. Strong Language/Swearing

Mon 19 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Room 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

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