Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

Comedy

Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

A one-woman show about grief, self-discovery, a cow named Madonna and Delta Goodrem. Condensed into a night out amidst the vibrant backdrop of Heaven, a gay club in London, the performance reminds that the impact of immense and painful loss can overwhelm us all at any time. “The artistic concoction of deadpan meets tongue-in-cheek” Upside Adelaide

31 July - 25 August 2024, 1:15 pm

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Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

With nearly 1 million followers and over 400 million views online, musical comedian Anesti Danelis brings you his new comedy special. Feeling lost in life, he asked ChatGPT to write a show based on his life and this is what we got... 'Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism, and perfectly dark humour' ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

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Will Sebag-Montefiore: Will of the People

Comedy

Will Sebag-Montefiore: Will of the People

Will Sebag-Montefiore is a satirist who turns the news into sketches and songs despite not being very smart. Watch him struggle to keep up with the ever-changing news cycle as he tries to make the world a better place (for him).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:30 pm

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Alfie Packham

Comedy

Alfie Packham: My Gift to You

Enjoy this gift of a show from a 2x BBC New Comedy Award nominee, Max Turner Comedy Prize winner, and writer for BBC Radio 4's Now Show and The News Quiz. 'Comedy with a gag count and delightful storytelling' (FringeReview.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:45 pm

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Michelle Shaughnessy: Too Late, Baby

Comedy

Michelle Shaughnessy: Too Late, Baby

This is an admission of 'holy sh*t. I think I've missed the boat'. Michelle is not close to reaching her goals. Instead of whining about it, she is doing what she does best – turning it into comedy. A show for anyone who thinks it's too late to achieve their dreams, because it probably is. 'Charismatic and relatable... comedy gold' ★★★★  (Entertainment-Now.com). 'Star Quality' (List). 'I can't for the life of me understand why she's not a household name!' (Ed Byrne).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:45 pm

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Stephanie Laing: Rudder

Comedy

Stephanie Laing: Rudder

A comedy dance show about balance. Stephanie has a history of falling over a lot, accidentally kneeing herself in the face, and falling in love with total kn*bheads. In this show she uses a mixture of stand-up and dance to talk about bodies, sex, dancing, liking yourself, consent and healing. Also, there are cartoon bears and burlesque.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:50 pm

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Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me

Comedy

Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me

For millennia, men have written about sex and their work has been called "great literature". But when women do it they're accused of only writing about what they know. All The Men Are Going To Hate Me follows one woman's attempt to write the great novel of the 21st century (about all the men she's slept with). Part stand-up, part erotic poetry, part interpretive dance, this show is an odyssey through time and sex, exploring the line between experience and fiction. Winner of "Best Stand-Up Show" at Riverside Studios' Bitesize Festival. As seen at CPT, Leicester Comedy Festival and Riverside Studios.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:45 pm

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Can Duggan Should Duggan

Comedy

Can Duggan? Should Duggan? Will Duggan

Will Duggan (as seen on the Russell Howard Hour, Sky One) is never going to be the youngest person to achieve... anything, anymore. Barrelling, as he is, towards 40 with terrifying speed, but looking at all those things he had planned, there's probably the vestige of something that he can grab, polish and present as a life's work. Maybe. Probably. Perhaps. You may have seen Will on Sky, BBC Three, ITV, or heard him popping up on BBC Radio 4. Maybe you've walked past him on the street. 'Effortlessly funny' ★★★★★ (JOE.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:50 pm

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Kiran Saggu: Slacks

Comedy

Kiran Saggu: Slacks

Kiran Saggu hates hard work. Battling immigrant and capitalist pressure to succeed from her Desi-British-American background, she wonders: must she get her ass up and work? Or can she be loved, adored, rich and fulfilled from the safety of a log position in her flatshare bed? This show will cover topics like: How can I live with the fact I didn't start that YouTube channel at 12 years old to make me a millionaire now? When will men I date stop telling me they want to pursue stand-up comedy? And, can I sue the Daily Mail?

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:55 pm

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Mitch Benn: The World's Cleverest Idiot

Comedy

Mitch Benn: The World's Cleverest Idiot

The Songmeister's back, to tell us how artificial intelligence is no match for good ol' organic stupidity, and (from experience) how ACTUAL intelligence can't save you from being unbelievably cretinous...   Mitch Benn is acknowledged as one of the best writers/performers of comedy songs in the UK. He is perhaps best known as the resident comic songwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show from 1999 to 2016. Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' (The Guardian) Some reviews for last year's show: 'The man is talent .... I really enjoyed it! The audience all around me seemed to lap up every musical second.' ★★★★ (Edinburgh Reviews) 'As always there is what is for me a highlight, his ‘live looping’ where with the aid of his phone and a few pedals, he builds from scratch a fully orchestrated number in front of ones very eyes' ★★★★ (One4Review) 'Mitch Benn may be wondering what The Point is, but to the audience, it’s very clear, making us all laugh until we’re red in the face. And he does this very well. Bloody funny, go see.' ★★★★ (Starburst)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 4:00 pm

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Sallyann Fellowes: SALIEN

Comedy

Sallyann Fellowes: SALIEN

Sallyann Fellowes brings her funny, weird show about not fitting in, Salien, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Expect real-life experiences that aren't even remotely like real life, and weirdness. Learn something about her neurodiversity and how this might explain why Sallyann sees the world as an alien, and discover her journey through life as revealed through a bizarre pantomime of stories and anecdotes. Sallyann is neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ and welcomes everyone to her show. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2023 Winner, New Forest Comedian of the Year 2023 Winner, and G&B Comedy All Stars 2023 Winner.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:15 pm

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Stefania Licari: Trust Me, I'm a Comedian

Comedy

Stefania Licari: Trust Me, I'm a Comedian

Following her hit show Medico, Stefania Licari returns with a brand-new stand-up hour. Drawing on her experience as an NHS doctor, first-generation migrant, comedian and sometime endurance runner, she explores the diverse roles of women in today's world. From the operating theatre to the theatre stage, via an ultra-marathon through the Sahara, Stefania reflects on the big question: what are we running to and from? Multi award-winning Stefania sold out venues and earned rave reviews for Medico. Her follow-up promises to deliver her most personal, thought-provoking and side-splitting material yet.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:15 pm

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Alexis Gay: Unprofessional

Comedy

Alexis Gay: Unprofessional

'Hey... do you have a minute?' Bad from your boyfriend, worse from your boss. From New York-based stand-up, viral video comedian and former tech employee Alexis Gay, Unprofessional is a comedy debut about working (or, uh, not working) in tech, and one very specific 4pm meeting at a company called... Redacted (she may or may not have signed an NDA, sorry!). Directed by Fringe veteran Matt Gehring, this show explores making work your entire personality, going nowhere on the hedonic treadmill and worrying so much about your LinkedIn profile that it lands you at the hair doctor.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:20 pm

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Sooz Kempner: Class Of 2000

Comedy

Sooz Kempner: Class Of 2000

The award-winning, viral sensation returns to the Fringe with a follow-up to her sell-out Fringe 2023 hit. Join Sooz as she looks at class through the lens of doing her GCSEs in 2000 at a state comp... while knowing all about dressage. Politics, horses, EastEnders and the Millennium Bug. 'Brilliant' (LA Times). 

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:40 pm

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James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son

Comedy

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son (Said My Ex to My Mum)

James Barr fearlessly tackles the aftermath of an abusive relationship in an hour of trailblazing stand-up. Witness outrageous punchlines and courageous storytelling as James overcomes the chaos of a brutal breakup, from surviving online abuse from Piers Morgan's fans to cancelling a Flamingo adoption at his local zoo. After two smash-hit, critically-acclaimed runs, James returns to Edinburgh. Co-directed by Maddie Parry (Director of Hannah Gadsby's Emmy Award-winning Nanette). 'A masterclass in queer storytelling' ★★★★★ (Metro). As heard daily on Hits Radio.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:15 pm

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Rachel Fairburn: Showgirl

Comedy

Rachel Fairburn: Showgirl

Rachel is back with her critically acclaimed hour Showgirl. She'll be casting her acerbic eye over everything from your children to her pretentious new alcohol-free life (accurate at time of writing). Co-host of international smash-hit podcast All Killa No Filla and as seen on Live at The Apollo (BBC Two) and Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC Two). 'Huge presence in a pint-sized frame' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk) 'Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable' ★★★★ (Skinny) 'Gag-heavy, opinionated and smart' ★★★★ (FunnyWomen.com).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:20 pm

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Martin Angolo: Idiot Wind

Comedy

Martin Angolo: Idiot Wind

Idiot Wind is the noise that comes out of a comedian's mouth in the form of jokes and observations, and Martin Angolo is full of it. The award-winning Irish comic looks at modern Ireland's positive and negative cultural shifts compared to the rest of the world, in an hour that's silly and politely offensive, in order to challenge the idea that 'comedians can't say anything these days'. As seen on Amazon Prime's LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland. 'Very funny' (Graham Norton) 'Laser-sharp wit' (Independent) 'Martin is hilarious and is an Irish national treasure' (Eric Andre).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:25 pm

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Harry Stachini: Grenade

Comedy

Harry Stachini: Grenade

Most of us are carrying honesty grenades. Some are small, like farting in a lift and owning up to it. But some are truly massive. Harry’s was medium to large and once he pulled the pin; it destroyed an eight-year relationship, a mortgage and a blue whippet. Relationships, family dynamics and his years spent teaching future serial killers are all brought under the comedy spotlight in this show. Stachini serves up an hour of relatable, honest, and hilarious stand-up, shining a light on the Grenades that we all carry. Harry Stachini’s stand up and crowd work clips have amassed millions of views across his social media. He's established a reputation as an exciting young comedian with an impressive easy-going style. His warm and friendly stage presence comfortably leads us through hilarious and skilful storytelling which is beyond his years. He regularly performs at the UK’s finest comedy clubs and festivals and has also performed overseas in both Asia and Europe. 'A must-see act... compelling, inventive storytelling' (Spotlight Comedy Club) 'Well observed characterisations and anecdotes' (The Skinny) 'Belly-achingly funny' (I Love Manchester) 'Hotly tipped funnyman' (Manchester Wire)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:45 pm

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James Roque: Champorado

Comedy

James Roque: Champorado

What actually matters in life? What should we really care about? And what do these questions have to do with a breakfast chocolate rice pudding? New Zealand-Filipino comedy veteran James Roque serves up an hour of his trademark sweet-and-salty comedy. 'The epitome of slick…a comic at ease onstage' ★★★★ (Chortle) 'See him before we pretend he's from Australia...' ★★★★★ (Peril, AU) 'My favourite show of the festival'  (Metro Mag NZ) Featured on: Just For Laughs New Faces 2023  

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:45 pm

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Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Comedy

Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Oh! The Horrors! is Grace's third solo comedy hour. Once again under the masterful direction of cult favourite, Laura Davis, Jarvis is returning to Edinburgh with a show that is loaded with her trademark whimsical social commentary and endearing personal anecdotes. 'Outwardly winsome and internally complex, Jarvis is a delight' (Scotsman). 'Hilarious, stinging and outrageously dark' (Reuben Kaye).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Thinking Drinkers: The Booze-ical

Following last year’s sell-out Edinburgh run, the self-styled hardest-working beefcakes in alcohol-based infotainment are back ... .with a brand new musical extravaganza complete with FIVE FREE DRINKS for every audience member! Sip back and marvel as the award-winning drinks experts embark on an all-singing, all-dancing musical mission to prove that the pub, and indeed alcohol, are cornerstones of civilisation. Accompanied by talented West-End singers Flat and the Curves, Ben & Tom raise a glass to a heady, hilarious cocktail of historical characters in the greatest, most intoxicating, lock-in of your life. ‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ (Times)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 6:10 pm

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Shane Daniel Byrne: Trouble Denim

Comedy

Shane Daniel Byrne: Trouble Denim

This Irish fella is back after bursting into Fringe 2023, selling out his debut run and pole dancing on the last night. 'Shane Daniel Byrne is very, very funny' (BroadwayWorld.com). This comic is on fire, fresh from sell-out touring in Ireland, UK and Australia. Pop in and join him for his spicy new show about jeans, jackets and Jesus Christ. Expect honey-sweet and coffee-bitter from this award-winning comedian. 'My favourite new Irish comedian for many years' (David O' Doherty). 'Shane Daniel Byrne is my favourite' (Irish Examiner).  

31 July - 26 August 2024, 6:10 pm

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Joe McTernan: Lost

Comedy

Joe McTernan: Lost

After a complete sell-out run in 2023, the Scottish comedian and viral sensation who has 50+million views online is back with a brand-new show or even a brand-new Joe. Single for the first time in 10 years, join Joe for a high-energy, hysterical look at trying to move on after your route is diverted. As seen on BBC's The Comedy Underground and Edinburgh Unlocked, and co-creator of the online (Scottish Comedy Award-winning) sitcom MUFF alongside Daniel Sloss. 'I was crying with laughter pretty much throughout the entire performance' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 6:50 pm

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William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Comedy

William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Would you invest? Save it for a rainy day? Or blow it as quickly as possible? BBC New Comedy Awards finalist. As seen on Dave and Channel 4 and BBC Scotland. Co-host of The Mudblood podcast and a regular guest on Tea With Me, stand-up comedian and rising star from Belfast, William Thompson will answer this question in his brand-new solo show for 2024! ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com) 'One of Northern Ireland's funniest new voices' (Fest)

31 July - 24 August 2024, 6:55 pm

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Greg Larsen: Revolting

Comedy

Greg Larsen: Revolting

Greg Larsen plays Ethan Krum in BBC One's The Tourist but he's also one of Australia's fattest, most psycho comedians. He's won awards, he's been all over Aussie TV, and even got investigated by the Australian Media Authority for calling a conservative politician a c*nt live on air. He would like you to come and enjoy his stupid stories about his younger days when he played in punk bands and worked for a porn website. Winner: Director's Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival. Nominee: Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'Powerfully funny' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 7:15 pm

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Colin Cloud

Comedy

Colin Cloud: Consequences

Cloud is going to solve the biggest mystery on the planet. You. What do you believe? More importantly, what impact do those beliefs have on your existence? Secrets will be unravelled, impossible outcomes will be predicted, and reality itself will be manipulated. You make 70,000 decisions every single day, your next one is to decide which night you come to see this show. Your life depends on it. 'The closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes' ★★★★★ (Daily Record) 'See this show!' ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby). Star of: America’s Got Talent and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Please note the performance on 10th August is at 5:30pm, not the usual 7.20pm.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:20 pm

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Ruby Carr: eBae

Comedy

Ruby Carr: eBae

Deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of eBay. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you the crème de la crème of the hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. I have bought it all. Is this because I’m a sucker for a good deal? A good story? Or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combined with my ADHD? You decide! I’ll take you down the rabbit hole, seeking validation for each progressively more unhinged purchase. "Ruby brings an infectious energy and steady stream of animated stories... injected with a deluge of sharp-witted reflections" - The Student Winner of Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2022. “One to Watch” Funny Women Stage Award 2021 Finalist Amused Moose New Act of the Year 2019

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

NewsRevue

Multi award-winning NewsRevue returns to Edinburgh in its 45th Guinness World record-breaking year to mock politicians and celebrities alike through parodied songs and satirical sketches.  'It is known by its legion of Fringe fans for delivering sketch after brilliantly observed sketch and for skewering the more ridiculous elements of society with unforgiving linguistic brilliance.'  ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby) NewsRevue presents a brand-new show each year delivered by a phenomenally talented cast and on-stage musical director.  NewsRevue is ‘a rite of passage for all comedy newcomers.' (Chortle, launching the careers of many household names.) 'NewsRevue continues to reign supreme.' (Guardian, Edinburgh, 2022)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:30 pm

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Amos Gill: Going Down Swinging

Comedy

Amos Gill: Going Down Swinging

Award-winning comedian and international rising star Amos Gill is back with another boundary-pushing hour of hilarious, challenging, and sometimes caustic stand-up. Smart, fearless and always bitingly funny, Amos has conquered Australia’s comedy scene, is one of the hottest headliners on the US club circuit. Expertly skewering absolutely everyone, he's gained a legion of fans around the world touring with Jim Jefferies, including a sell-out crowd at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden. 'Amos is going down swinging' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'An absolute hoot of a show!' ★★★★★  (ScottishDailyExpress.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:45 pm

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Plastic Jeezus

Comedy

Plastic Jeezus

Simon and Aaron are Plastic Jeezus, an award-winning, ukulele-pluckin', deadpan comedy duo performing hilarious (and often surreal) songs and stories, in their own straight-faced way. Performing comedy since 2021, Plastic Jeezus have entertained comedy clubs and festivals across the UK and now arrive for their debut Edinburgh Fringe appearance. Semi-finalists: British Comedian of the Year Awards 2023. Winners: Best Newcomer, Musical Comedy Awards 2021. 'Genuinely hilarious' (Ed Byrne). 'Dark, daft and bloody hilarious' (Chris McCausland). 'I'm pretty sure Jesus himself would approve' (Eshaan Akbar).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:15 pm

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Flat And The Curves: Rose-tinted

Comedy

Flat And The Curves: Rosé-tinted

With rosé-tinted glasses, award-winning Flat and the Curves piece together a night of slut-drops, jumpsuit blunders and fried chicken-infused afterparties, in their musical booze-cruise through the quintessential brit-girl bender. As seen on the BBC and fresh from their UK tour, the 5-star girl-group was named one of British Comedy Guide's best reviewed shows 23. 'They make Fascinating Aida look like the Von-Trapps' (Sunday Express) 'electrifying... outstanding... powerhouse cabaret!' ★★★★ (Scotsman) 'The effect is bizarre: you're moved by their sound whilst bent double laughing...truly remarkable.' ★★★★★ (BroadwayWorld)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:20 pm

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Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand-new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson. Only a coward wouldn’t attend.  Winner Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022. As seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Roast Battle UK, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Taskmaster AU & Netflix. 'Skilful, elegant and perfectly crafted stand up.' ★★★★★ (The Scotsman) 'This is a genuinely great stand-up comedian at work... awe-inspiring to watch.' ★★★★★ (Time Out)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:25 pm

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Lewis Garnham: Choosing The Wrong Story To Tell

Comedy

Lewis Garnham: Choosing the Wrong Story to Tell

Humans have started developing a genetically modified onion that doesn't make you cry when you cut it. In our search for ultimate convenience, constant comfort, a total absence of pain, we've lost the real. We're going through the motions, having scripted, rehearsed conversations, losing touch with authenticity and spontaneity. Join Lewis as he tries to make sense of the world (and himself). Lewis has performed to sold-out crowds at festivals and amassed 2.3 million likes on TikTok. Nominee Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'A rich source of edgy jokes.' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:30 pm

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Ali Woods: At The Moment

Comedy

Ali Woods: At the Moment

Ali's in love for the first time and he hates it. Join this viral comedy sensation for a hilarious stand-up hour about trying to be yourself. As seen on Comedy Central Live, ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Russell Kane, Adam Kay and Axel Blake. Sell-out Edinburgh Show 2023 and 2022. Hundreds of millions of views on Instagram and TikTok. ★★★★★ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk) ★★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com) 'In a world of wannabes, Woods is the real deal' (Evening Standard) 'Expect to see big things from this rising star' (TheWeeReview.com).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:30 pm

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Oliver Coleman: Goof

Comedy

Oliver Coleman: Goof

Coleman comes onstage, gets straight into it. He's on fire tonight. Something has gone terribly wrong. The audience shout at him to stop. But he's acting like this happens every night. The man's a professional and he's got jokes to tell. It's beautiful in a way, but then the room begins to stink up with smoke and the fire alarm goes off. Everyone is asked to evacuate. Coleman carries on doing the show to an empty room. 'The journey is a wonderfully wild one, and a break from the normal' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW NOMINEE – MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2024

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:45 pm

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Aidan Greene: Stop! Stammer Time!

Comedy

Aidan Greene: Stop! Stammer Time!

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is back with a whole new show and he wants you to forget everything you know about stammering. Aidan is rebranding as the bad boy of stammering. He'll say what other stammerers won't. Well, it's more that they can't than won't. 'A joy to behold' (Paste Magazine). 'A show which is as heartfelt as hilarious' ★★★★ (TheWeeReview.com). 'Aidan Greene clearly has a talent for comedy, and harnessing his gift has given him an authentic edge at this Edinburgh Festival Fringe' ★★★★ (Deadline.com).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:45 pm

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Knight, Knight

Comedy

Knight, Knight

A knight pulls a sword from a stone and, as the prophecy foretold – becomes king. No, not that king. Another one. Totally different one. This one is in love with his horse. A clown tale of courage, duty, determination, brotherhood (shoutout to the round table!), grief, and most of all, horses. A wild romp through a medieval world you thought you knew. A ye olde show brought to you by Madeleine Rowe. Madeleine Rowe (they/them) is a clown, artist, and teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Madeleine recently sold out a run of their clown solo show Honey, I’m Home at Open Eye Theatre. Other theatrical credits include clown opera, Orpheus in the Underworld -a Spymonkey co-production at the Vienna Volksoper- as well as shows with Four Humors, Clarence Brown Theater, and Yellow Tree Theater. Madeleine’s training includes renowned clown teacher Philippe Gaulier, acclaimed British comedy troupe Spymonkey, MFA Actor training from the University of TN, and a BA in performance from Augsburg University.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:50 pm

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Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Comedy

Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Internet sensations Foil Arms & Hog are back in the magnificent McEwan Hall to premiere their brand new show, ‘Skittish’. A mix of sketch comedy, audience participation and improvisation. Sold out 2009-2023. Best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 & 2019. 'Quite simply, a sensation' (EdFest Magazine). 'They’re just fantastically funny' (The Times) 'Very funny show' (Rowan Atkinson) 'Hilarious' (Kevin Bridges) 'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' (Chortle)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 9:15 pm

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Six Chick Flicks...

Comedy

Six Chick Flicks...

(...or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic). Back after a sell-out 2023 run, award-winning parody Six Chick Flicks smashes together six beloved movies into one hysterical, fast-paced celebration of chick flicks through the ages. US comedians Kerry Ipema and KK Apple bring to life all the makeovers, meet-cutes, and montages, plus some new surprises for 2024. ‘Must-see shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2023’ (Times). A show for chick-flick lovers, skeptics, and every Baby stuck in a corner!!

31 July - 25 August 2024, 9:30 pm

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Elliot Steel: Soft Boi Core

Comedy

Elliot Steel: Soft Boi Core

After last year's smash-hit show, Elliot returns with more of his biting wit and trademark dark sense of humour about the hellish year he, and humanity, has had. Seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. 127k followers across TikTok and Instagram and 1.7 million likes on Tiktok. 'His observations are sharp... and his delivery skills are excellent' (FringeReview.co.uk) 'Impeccably paced material' (List) 'An accomplished hour of confessional comedy' ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com)  ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk) ★★★★★ (MumbleComedy.net) ★★★★½ (One4Review.co.uk) ★★★★ (Entertainment-Now.com) ★★★★ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 9:45 pm

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Dan Rath: Pariah Carey

Comedy

Dan Rath: Pariah Carey

Last year I was bitten by a tick in the central business district. I've since been diagnosed with Lyme's disease, long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome. I've got enough different flavours of brain fog to start a vape store. I've enlisted an army of nanobots with defibrillators to resuscitate my dopamine receptors so I can listen to dubstep again. 'A unique, offbeat voice, it’s great to see Rath finally finding the wider audience he deserves' ★★★★ 1/2 (Chortle) 'I didn’t want him stop. Rath’s energy produces even more electric and contagious laughter live in the room' ★★★★ 1/2  (Comics Comic)                                                                                                                    'Satisfying, cathartic and utterly offbeat humour' ★★★★  (Beyond the Joke) 'A near-constant barrage of laughs'  ★★★★ (Fest)                                                                       'Like a millennial holy fool with a smartphone, a renegade for the digital age who reveals not a Matrix but the genuinely crazy, arbitrary rules we've somehow all consented to live by' ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 9:50 pm

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Dreamgun: Film Reads

Comedy

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and brand-new reads of Superman and Dracula. Check website for full schedule. 'Hilarious live read-throughs of brilliantly rewritten film classics, a joy' (Dara Ó Briain). 'Merciless, hilarious... Consistently sharp, rapid-fire funny writing and crackling performances' ★★★★★ (Irish Times). 'Kept us in stitches and potentially destroyed a host of childhood memories' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:00 pm

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Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Comedy

Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Does daddy Jesus's naked body on the cross make you wet? This show will. Seriously, there's water. So, put on your waterproof panties and get ready to unpack everything from losing your virginity in the most holy way, to abortion, to a bowling experience that leads to eternal damnation, and much more. Kelly's poignant and hilariously subversive show (Best Newcomer nominee 2023 ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards) exposes the impossible standards of the Catholic Church. We will laugh. We will sin. But, will we make it to hell together? As seen on HBO and Apple TV+.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 10:00 pm

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Lover Fighter Rapper Writer

Comedy

Lover, Fighter, Rapper, Writer

Amelia Hamilton – Runner up: Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Finalist: Musical Comedy Awards 2023 – presents a unique fusion of rap and stand-up. A talented comic delivering 'a proper gag in every line' (Chortle.co.uk), watch Amelia navigate life, love and adulthood in the high-energy and observational style that is already earning her plaudits. A clear contender for future fame, Hamilton’s soundtrack is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for weeks. Featured artist on BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio, Amelia's comedy has earned her recognition and acclaim.  Her distinctive style has garnered attention, with rap being hailed as 'her secret weapon' (Beyond the Joke).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:15 pm

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RYAN CULLEN: CULLEN IN THE NAME OF!

Comedy

Ryan Cullen: Cullen in the Name Of!

Ryan delivers with an economy of words, an unapologetic style and surgical precision. An act you'll be talking about long after seeing him. 'Big laughs, his material has the ruthlessness of a young Jimmy Carr and the sexual turpitude of Jim Jefferies at his most priapic. Extraordinary stuff' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). 'Cullen is one of my favourite comedians. Hilarious and so dark you think 'How the f**k did he end up like this?'' (Daniel Sloss).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:15 pm

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Ian Lockwood: The Farewell Tour

Comedy

Ian Lockwood: The Farewell Tour

Famous musician Ian Lockwood has accomplished everything he's ever wanted during his illustrious and extremely successful career, and thus, he's ready to die! See him in concert for his final performance on Earth. From critically acclaimed musical comedian Ian Lockwood comes a new narrative concert experience about life, death and friendship. Featuring 10 hilarious original comedy pop songs, Lockwood examines the fear of abandonment that is hidden so well behind a confident pop star facade, for a touching and earnest show that delivers a laugh a minute.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Michael Kunze

Comedy

Michael Kunze: Infinity Mirror

Michael Kunze is actor Mitch Coony in this Hollywood odyssey, where you're only ever one hit away from a Tom Hanks sex party. A character comedy featuring sketches, songs and top-notch nonsense. Michael is an OffComm winning comic performer. His show Lil Saffron: Ragu to Riches received five-star reviews at 2022 Edinburgh Fringe and transferred to Pleasance and Soho Theatre. This is his solo debut. ★★★★★ 'A near-perfect hour of unbridled fun' (Ed Fringe Review) ★★★★ 'Go Feed yourself at this banquet of bonkers' (Musical Theatre Review) ★★★★ (Everything Theatre) ★★★★ (Phoenix Remix) 'Comedy master' (ReviewsHub) ‘Great sketch comedian’ (Three Weeks) 2023 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Improv / Musical - Crime Scene Improvisation 2021 OffComm Award - Exile Directed by Lee Griffiths, Fringe First Winner (Lorenzo) and Edinburgh Newcomer Nominee (Late Night Gimp Fight).

1 - 25 August 2024, 12:55 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

The Durham Revue: Mid-Laugh Crisis

Comedy

The Durham Revue: Mid-Laugh Crisis

Durham University's premier sketch comedy troupe is turning 50 – cue the mid-laugh crisis! With the big birthday bash looming, will the troupe conquer their 50th fears, or will they face their last laugh? The group that brought you Liz Kingsman, Ed Gamble, Stevie Martin, Nish Kumar, Ambika Mod and many more are back with a new troupe and 100% new material. Join the award-winning Durham Revue, for an hour of hilarious, cutting-edge sketches. Come along and make selling our soul to sketch comedy worthwhile. 'Raucously funny with sublimely clever writing.' (FringeBiscuit.co.uk).

1 - 25 August 2024, 2:30 pm

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Jamie Finn: Nobody's Talking About Jamie (Taylor’s Version)

Comedy

Jamie Finn: Nobody's Talking About Jamie (Taylor's Version)

After a sell-out run, Nobody's Talking About Jamie returns with "Taylor's Version"... ' 'Who are you Jamie!?' 'I'm that bitch!' Jamie is not, in fact, that bitch. Jamie has been dumped. Jamie is a hot mess and needs to reinvent himself. Celebrating the dizzying romance and heart-breaking tragedy of friendship, Jamie Finn explores the chaotic wilderness of platonic love and searches for someone who will finally talk about Jamie! 'Jamie Finn will make you feel better... fresh and funny' (Michael Palin). BBC Comedy Awards Regional Finalist 2021. Best Fringe Debut, Theatre Weekly 2023.

1 - 25 August 2024, 3:40 pm

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Jeromaia Detto: MUSH

Comedy

Jeromaia Detto: MUSH

MUSH is the latest edition of silliness developed by award nominated comedian Jeromaia Detto! Unlock your inner child in this one-of-a-kind, kids-show-for-adults experience. MUSH uncovers the weird mushiness of one man's mind in a nonstop hour of very silly proportions! 'Definitely a must-see this Fringe' ★★★★★ (Glam Adelaide) ★★★★½ (Xpress Mag) ★★★★½ (Perth Happenings) ★★★★ (List UK) Best Physical Theatre and Circus and Spirit of the Fringe, Sydney Fringe 2023 (Nominated). Best Comedy Sydney Fringe 2022 (Nominated).

1 - 25 August 2024, 5:10 pm

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Dr Dolittle Kills A Man (and reads extracts from his new book)

Comedy

Dr Dolittle Kills a Man (and Reads Extracts From His New Book)

You've seen him on Countryfile, Blue Peter and that episode of Springwatch that the BBC have tried to scrub (scrub!) from the internet. Now, join Dr John Dolittle, PhD (yours truly and the very same), as he thrills with an animal adventure from yesteryear – before the fame, before the fortune, before they took away his OBE. So come on, let's laugh, buy his new book afterwards, and dare-I-say-it-yes-I-do have a really great time! Starring Aidan Pittman  'Sheer talent... a guaranteed hilarious performance'  ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

1 - 25 August 2024, 5:25 pm

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Chris Turner: Childish

Comedy

Chris Turner: Childish

As a child, Chris wanted to be two things: a comedian and a rock star. After 15 years of following the first dream, he's booked a live band to help him achieve the other! Chris was the first comedian to perform a Las Vegas residency with Cirque Du Soleil, the first comedian to receive a standing ovation on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and his 2023 Edinburgh Fringe show was a complete sell-out. 'A virtuoso' (Guardian) 'The Fringe holy grail' ★★★★★ (EdFestMag.com)  'Exquisite' ★★★★★ (Scenestr.com.au)  'An absolute must see' ★★★★★ (One4Review.co.uk).

1 - 25 August 2024, 5:45 pm

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Bishops

Comedy

Bishops: Farewell Bruce Porcelain

Returning to Edinburgh after their award-nominated debut, join sketch-duo Bishops on a journey through the life of their late, great mentor... Bruce Porcelain. But how do you remember such a forgettable life? Following a sold-out 2021 run and back-to-back Sketch Off semi-finals, Bishops explore love, death and a third generic theme. As recommended by The List 2023. 'Constant rug pulls... a simple joy' (Scotsman).

1 - 25 August 2024, 6:55 pm

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Pear

Comedy

Pear

Winner of the Critics' Choice Award, Fringe World 2023 Six foot seven identical twins Patrick and Hugo McPherson present a new hour of chaotic sketch comedy. Pear is the unique, award-winning sketch show described as  “hilarious from start to finish” ★★★★★ (MervsPOTFringe) and “relentlessly packed with jokes” ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Come witness the tallest, most identical comedians at the Fringe (not proven, though confidently assumed). 

1 - 25 August 2024, 7:20 pm

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Josh Baulf: Banger

Comedy

Josh Baulf: Banger

After last year's five-star, award-nominated debut, Josh Baulf returns to Edinburgh with a show about relationships, childhood and turning 30. Baulf has appeared on ITV, BBC Radio and his online sketches have amassed millions of views worldwide. Winner, Get-Up Stand-Up. Runner-up, Leicester Square New Comedian. Finalist, Amused Moose National New Comic. 'Very funny' (David Walliams).

1 - 25 August 2024, 7:25 pm

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My Last Two Brain Cells

Comedy

My Last Two Brain Cells

The award-winning, 7th highest rated comedy of the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 returns! When disaster strikes in Gary's brain, it's up to his brain cells to try and fix everything. Unfortunately, they've all jumped ship and we're stuck with these two idiots. Can brain cell numbers 12 and 64,928,460,784 put aside their differences to save Gary's life? Probably not. But hey, it's a wholesome, extremely chaotic and incredibly stupid comedy that'll leave you wanting to come back for more!

1 - 25 August 2024, 8:10 pm

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Alex Franklin: Gurl Code

Comedy

Alex Franklin: Gurl Code

In 2024, trans girl Alex (me) started HRT. Now she (me) feels the most alive she's (me's) ever felt; and she wants to make you feel alive too, or die trying. A ludicrous, musical, chaotic, joyful show about the colours of the world becoming slowly brighter and giving people furniture via the tube. Also being trans. As seen / heard on Channel 4 / HBO Max / BBC Radio 4. 'Undeniably ludicrous comedy gold' ★★★★ (Entertainment-Now.com) 'Eclectic, risk-taking and inventive' (Scotsman) 'Winningly weird... this young comic is on the way up' (Telegraph). Directed by Dom Stephens.

1 - 25 August 2024, 8:25 pm

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Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive and Loving it

Comedy

Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive and Loving it

Everything is awful but that’s okay, argues Tom Lawrinson in his ridiculously entertaining show about family and growing up in a Spanish subterranean cave. A show for siblings who shared a rubbish childhood and comedy fans alike. With over 200 million views online, this ‘effortlessly engaging’ (Chortle.co.uk) and 'truly unique’ (Rolling Stone) stand-up is not to be missed. NextUp Biggest Award in Comedy runner-up. ‘Menacing heart-throb’ (Time Out).

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:05 pm

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The Duncan brothers: Blood Sword

Comedy

The Duncan Brothers: Blood Sword

The Duncan Brothers find themselves burdened with a legacy they never asked for. Will the mystical power of the Blood Sword exorcise the ancient Celtic curse that has haunted their bloodline for generations? From the award-winning makers of Legs, Logs and Clogs and Jeremy Segway. 'Incredible...' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks) 'Extraordinary' ★★★★ (Scotsman) 'Stupid' (Frankie Boyle) 'Inspired' (Chortle.co.uk) 'Bizarre' (BroadwayWorld.com) 'The Future' (Edinburgh-Reviews.co.uk)

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:30 pm

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Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble

A sell-out season at 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, shortlisted for Best Show in Comedians' Choice Awards 2023. A disturbing yet absurdly funny portrait of toxic masculinity. This solo punk-rock comedy show stars one man - Furiozo, an aggressive hooligan with a giant heart. Police chases, petty theft, drugs, and longing for the greatest thrill of all - true love. You will love him. You will hate him. You will experience the presence of the beast. 'Terrifying then lovely' (The Guardian) 'Adorably scary' (All That Dazzles) Piotr Sikora is a clown, comedian and improviser. Piotr has showcased his work at festivals all around the world: USA, France, Germany, Philippines, Denmark, UK, Australia and New Zealand. He's a lecturer of improvisation at the University of Warsaw but really just loves sleeping in his hammock and playing Nintendo Switch.

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:40 pm

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Thank You So Much For Coming

Comedy

Thank You So Much for Coming

You are cordially invited... Cynthia, the ultimate party host, is in the midst of throwing her most fabulous party ever! A hilarious, immersive one-woman character clown show that explores loneliness, femininity, and the pressure to be seen. Playful, absurd and unhinged, Cynthia wrestles with desire and disgust at the prospect of being loved and known in a world filled with ubiquitous, yet too often empty, encounters. A delightful descent into pure madness! Awards: Best Immersive (TVO Awards), Best of Broadwater (Hollywood Fringe) 'A beautifully surreal show with an extraordinary performance' (Noho Arts) Co-written and directed by Natasha Mercado

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:55 pm

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BATSU!

Comedy

BATSU!

Created in New York and Chicago, BATSU! returns to the Fringe after a riotous, sell-out 2023. Witness comedians compete to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant chicken and many more hilarious, jaw-dropping punishments. Long, long ago, in the Land of the Rising Sun, four Warriors used the power of laughter to capture Batsu no Akuma, the Spirit of Punishment, within a sacred gong. The evil spirit has once more emerged at the Fringe and the Comedy Warriors must rise again! ‘This is truly our favourite thing we’ve ever seen, anywhere’ (Playbill). £8 Hachimaki Headband Upgrade Purchase your ticket and hachimaki headband and receive a surprise visit from the SAKE SHINOBI!! Book now to recieve early bird pricing! What is a Hachimaki and what happens if I buy one? The hachimaki is a Japanese headband – imagine Karate Kid, but BATSU! style. These headbands, worn in Japanese culture as a symbol of effort of courage, are yours to take home. If you wear your hachimaki to the show you will receive two visits from the sneaky SAKE SHINOBI to deliver you two sake shots. BATSU! Book for BATSU! Udderbelly Special at George Square, 25 August 11.15pm here

1 - 24 August 2024, 10:45 pm

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#1 Son

Comedy

#1 Son - Natasha Mercado

LA clown Natasha Mercado invites you to a mass that’s equal parts holy and horny — hosted by God’s sexiest son, Father Greg Orian. Experience a religious awakening like no other. Desire and devotion. Sacred, yet profane. It's like church, but with "smash or pass" revelations about lust, lies and living with your demons... As seen on HBO Max and [adult swim].

1 - 25 August 2024, 11:10 pm

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Turbo Town

Comedy

Turbo Town

Whatever you have planned, sack it off. The coach to Turbo Town leaves at 11:25pm. Bring your pink cava and try not to spew it down your nice new top. The town is so excited for your arrival. Debut late-night hour from Til 'Turbo' Fletcher, creator of sell-out anarchic cabaret collective Blow My Wig! (Wilderness, Vault Festival, Love Supreme).

1 - 25 August 2024, 11:25 pm

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CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Following multiple five-star sell-out runs, “CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation” returns with another rip-roaring crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. Leicester Comedy 2023: ‘Best improv’ award Who? What? How? The choice is yours in this fully-improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery where the audience creates the crime. 'Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see' ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) 'A novel idea, executed superbly' ★★★★★ (The Wee Review) 'hysterical murder mystery & a tight witty improv show' ★★★★ (Fringe Biscuit)

2 - 25 August 2024, 3:10 pm

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Max Fosh: Loophole

Comedy

Max Fosh: Loophole (Work in Progress)

Come join Max as he works on a brand-new show that he'll be touring around (some of the) world at the end of this year!

5 - 18 August 2024, 6:40 pm

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Impromptunes - The Completely Improvised Musical

Comedy

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Musical mayhem abounds in a show that has to be seen to be believed. You suggest a title and seconds later the curtains open on a brand-new musical for the first, last and only time. Everything is made up on the spot. You'll be on the edge of your seat throughout as Australia's finest improvisers create a musical full of hijinks, harmonies and hilarity. It's unrehearsed. It's unpredictable. It's Impromptunes. 'Improv Gold. You'll leave with sore cheeks from laughing' (Herald Sun).

12 - 26 August 2024, 4:55 pm

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Comedy

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Maggie returns in her smash hit drag extravaganza! Following four sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, UK tours and a West End season, the Iron Lady is back and more fabulous than ever. On the eve of the vote on Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar. Will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late...? 'A big gay odyssey about LGBT rights, the 80s and disco, created by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford.

12 - 25 August 2024, 9:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Tim Murray is Witches

Comedy

Tim Murray Is Witches

From The Craft to Wicked to Hocus Pocus, Murray will have you howling at the moon in a tribute to queerness and how we discover our powers once we find our coven. Winner of Entertainment Now’s Best Musical Theatre Show of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 and named by Playbill as the Pick of the Fringe, Witches is an hour of stand-up, original comedy songs, drag and, also, he flies. Ok not really, but wouldn't that be sickening? Nominated for an Off West End Award. ★★★★★ (BroadwayWorld.com).

12 - 18 August 2024, 9:20 pm

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ALOK

Comedy

ALOK

Flippant and fabulous. Wicked sharp and delightfully silly. Gender non-conforming and genre non-conforming. Internationally acclaimed comedian ALOK makes a triumphant return to the Fringe with their new stand-up show after a sold-out run at the Traverse Theater in 2022 which was described as 'provocative and powerful' (Chortle.co.uk) and a 'jaw-dropping celestial event' (ToDoList.org.uk). Fresh from their appearance on Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda comedy special on Netflix and headlining the Netflix is a Joke Festival, ALOK delivers a crash course on love, gender, and the awkward choreography of being human.

13 - 25 August 2024, 4:10 pm

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Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore

Comedy

Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore

Musical comedian and professional overthinker Selena Mersey is in a long-term relationship for the first time in her life. Unfortunately, she’s also been reading about Freud. Can Selena’s straight-passing relationship survive the weight of anxiety, progressive politics, and an incredibly impactful psychology A Level? Presenting Madonna/Whore: a filthy, Freudian, feminist odyssey into the desire to be both and neither a mother and a slut. After a sellout run at Brighton Fringe, Mersey presents a souped-up redux of the psychodynamic sensation, featuring songs, stand-up, burlesque, and a live birth. Let this shambolic chanteuse enchant you out of your Freudian slip and show you what relationship counselling really looks like. Winner Lamb Queer Comedy Award at Brighton Fringe 2023 Winner Brighton Seagull ‘Best Concept’ at Brighton Fringe 2023 'Heartfelt and hilarious... Mersey is a star of the Fringe' ★★★★★ (The Reviews Hub) 'She will dazzle and charm you' ★★★★ (Broadway Baby) 'A welcome jolt' (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke) Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2023 Burlesque Idol semi-finalist 2022 3 million views on TikTok Smokin' hot. Directed by Annie North.

13 - 25 August 2024, 6:40 pm

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Paul Foot: Dissolve

Comedy

Paul Foot: Dissolve

Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when all the stress simply disappears? Trail-blazing comedian Paul Foot returns with his most personal, surprising and groundbreaking show ever. In the year 2022 AD, something momentous changed for Paul, and in Dissolve he reveals how he discovered the secret of life. Inevitably, he does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard and officious lollipop ladies. Chortle Awards 2024 Best Show nominee, NextUp Biggest Award in Comedy 2023 nominee. ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk) ★★★★ (Guardian).

14 - 18 August 2024, 7:50 pm

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Danny Bhoy: Dear World...

Comedy

Danny Bhoy: Dear World...

This is the sequel to my 2014 show ‘Dear Epson... ’ My favourite ever show. It’s a hybrid of stand up and theatre, but really that just means I get to sit down for bits of it. I’ll be performing it in a giant upside-down purple cow, so that’s one immediate difference. It’s a late entry to this year’s Fringe, hence the lack of advertising and awkward start time. But, putting all that to one side, it should be good. ‘Unsurpassed storytelling’ - (The Age) 'One of the most sparkling wits in the world' - (The Montreal Gazette)

17 - 26 August 2024, 4:00 pm

Underbelly George Square

Hannah Gadsby

Comedy

Hannah Gadsby: Woof!

Hannah is back at the Fringe for the first time since they won the Edinburgh Comedy Award (and an Emmy!) and turned the comedy world on its head in 2017. Now, six years after Nanette dropped on Netflix and propelled Hannah to international stardom, they are learning how to process the world, with all its catastrophes and hypocrisies, from a new perspective and they’re ready to talk about it. From the irrelevant to the existential, Hannah has taken all their worries on the road and their destination is Woof!

18 - 25 August 2024, 5:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square