The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Recommendations, in time-order


 

ACMS BOARD TYPES

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton | The Stand Comedy Club  - Stand 4 | 12:05-13:05 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning | Heroes @ The Hive - The Bunka | 14:00-15:00 | Aug 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress | Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 8-12

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour | Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 19-23

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad. | Heroes @ The Hive - The Bunka | 16:40-17:40 | Aug 1-8, 11-25

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! | Assembly George Square Studios - Two | 17:30-18:30 | July 31 Aug 1-13, 15-20, 22-26

Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards | Assembly Roxy - Upstairs | 19:00-20:00 | July 31 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25

Sophie Duker: Venus | Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Below | 19:00-20:00 | July 31 Aug 1-13, 15-25

Tim FitzHigham and Thom Tuck in Macbeth | Heroes @ Black Medicine - Basement | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 1-11

The LOL Word (w/ Rachel +/ Ruby from Shelf) | Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market - Top | 19:15-20:15 | July 31 Aug 1-11, 13-25

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders (w/ Ben Target) | Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above | 19:50-20:50 | Jul 31 Aug 1-26

Josie Long: Tender | The Stand Comedy Club - Stand 1 | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25

Ed and Joz's Deleted Scenes | Heroes @ Dragonfly - Room | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 1-8, 11-12, 14-25

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix | Pleasance Courtyard - Forth | 22:00-23:00 | Jul 31 Aug 1-11, 13-25

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations | Assembly George Square Studios - One | 23:30-00:30 | Fridays Aug 9, 16, 23

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) | Monkey Barrel, One | 00:00-02:45 | Aug 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23

ACMS Comedy Quiz (Quite Hard) | Monkey Barrel, Two | 00:15-01:30 | Sun Aug 18

 

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EVERYBODY (YEE-AH) - AM


Lee Kyle - ConQuest

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Nineties | 10:40-11:40 | Aug 1-13,16-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Out of nowhere, a life-changing adventure happened.

 

Olaf Falafel - It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Main Room | 11:05-12:05 | Aug 2-11 | PWYW on exit | 3+

Packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables!

 

Comedy Auction [w/ Tony Law, Joz Norris, Ed Aczel]

Frankenstein Pub, Bier Keller | 11:15-12:30 | Aug 18, 25 | PWYW on exit | 5+

Collectible and sometimes charismatic curiosities are sold under auction.

 

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids [w/ Tom Parry & Will Adamsdale]

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 11:45-12:45 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 5+

Who knew that a show about Kafka could be so much fun?

 

EVERYBODY - 12PM

 

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Nineties | 12:00-12:45 | Aug 1-18 | PWYW on exit | 16+

A camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera. Nessun Dorma sing-along!

 

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons (All Ages)

Heroes @ Boteco, Basement | 12:00-12:55 | Aug 3-6, 8-13, 16-18, 23-25 | £5 or 4 for £18 adv, or PWYW on exit | 8+

Sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece, for all the family to enjoy.

 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 12:00-13:00 | Aug 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 | £ | 14+

Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends.

 

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Monkey Barrel, Four | 12:00-13:00 | Aug 2-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 12+

Idiot enters the cloud and puts his mind on a spin cycle for your entertainment.

 

Michael Legge: The Idiot

The Stand, One | 12:00-13:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £12 (£10) | 14+

'Big laughs and ranty surrealism from gripe-happy comic' **** (List).

 

This Is Your Trial (Family Friendly)

Frankenstein Pub, Bier Keller | 12:00-13:00 | Aug 12-17, 19-24, 26 | £7 (£5) adv or PWYW on exit | 5+

Some kids and parents are put on trial!

 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

The Stand, Three | 12:05-13:05 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £10 (£9) | 16+

A dissection of one of comedy's rising stars. Too young for a mid-life crisis?

 

Joe Wells Doesn't Want to Do Political Comedy Anymore!

PBH's Free Fringe @ Sneaky Pete's, Performance Space | 12:05-13:05 | Aug 3-24 | PWYW on exit | 18+

The news is too horrible to joke about, so Joe's looking for a new shtick.

 

Gráinne Maguire - What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, The Lounge | 12:15-13:15 | Aug 1-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Like Question Time but sexier.

 

Tony Law: Identifies

Monkey Barrel, Three | 12:15-13:15 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Does identity always end in tribalism? It's not about that.

 

Stuart Laws Is All In

Monkey Barrel, One | 12:20-13:20 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin' jiggy wit' it.

 

David McIver: Teleport

PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room |

12:20-13:20 | Aug 3-11, 13-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Another bit of fun, all about escapism, loneliness and role-playing games.

 

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below, Main Room | 12:25-13:20 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | PWYW on exit | 12+

Join the host of Questing Time (I mean Paul) for densely packed comedy nonsense.

 

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three | 12:45-13:45 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ |

14+

Character comedy, sketches and a werewolf dance-off.

 

EVERYBODY - 1PM

 

Sooz Kempner - Mega Drive

PBH's Free Fringe @ Globe Bar | 13:00-14:00 | Aug 3-13, 15-20, 22-25 | PWYW on exit | 12+

Sega, childhood, songs.

 

Peter Brush: Present. Tense.

PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Chamber Room | 13:10-14:05 | Aug 3-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Awkward jokesmith. Hot takes on meditation, sexist babies, robot wives...

 

Edward Aczel - Artificial Intellect

Heroes @ Boteco, Basement | 13:20-14:20 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

An unsatisfying experience to both perform and watch.

 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Monkey Barrel, Four | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £adv or PWYW on exit

| 14+

Absolute powershed Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength.

 

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, Bottom | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 19-25 | £6 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Card-carrying God botherer, married to a card-carrying atheist.

 

Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain

The Stand, Three | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

An all-singing, all-dancing exploration of my fucked-up brain.

 

Dan vs Food

Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand | 13:30-14:40 | Wed Aug 14 | £6 | 16+

A man eats a meal on stage. This is the greatest cultural event of the year.

 

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure... (With Subtext)

PBH's Free Fringe @ Opium, Downstairs | 13:35-14:35 | Aug 3-24 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Anti-identity-milking comedian and life and soul of parties.

 

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Work in Progress

Monkey Barrel, One | 13:40-14:35 | July 31, Aug 1-13 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Probably about empathy, which you might have to have cos she hasn't got an end yet.

 

Arthur Smith: SYD

Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 13:40-14:40 | Aug 2-17 | £ | 16+

The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, PC Syd.

 

Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)

The Stand, One | 13:40-14:40 | Aug 13-25 | £12 (£10) | 12+

No more than 50% ready for public consumption.

 

Ahir Shah: Dots

Monkey Barrel, Three | 13:45-14:45 | Aug 1-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

A new hour of funny and good stand-up.

 

Hughie [play, w/ Phil Nichol & Mike McShane]

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Dining Room | 13:45-14:45 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £ | 14+

Comedians Theatre Company presents Eugene O'Neill's classic one-act play.

 

EVERYBODY - 2PM

 

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Heroes @ The Hive, The Bunka | 14:00-15:00 | Aug 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Chasing dreams, planting seeds and mining for gold in this work-in-progress.

 

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull, Performance Space | 14:15-15:15 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Leslie takes it upon herself to recover from insecurity; accidentally goes too far.

 

Helen Duff Is the Tits

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 14:20-15:10 | Aug 2-6 | £6 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

And she doesn't give a damn who knows it.

 

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 19-23 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

There will be stories from the mind, poems from the heart and sounds from the larynx, poured bountifully into your lives. Some of the stories will contain dogs.

 

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Chamber Room | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 3-12, 14-25 | PWYW on exit | 18+

Who knew the future would be this stupid?

 

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 8-12 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

After a sell-out Fringe, Mawaan (BBC Three, Netflix) is back to shape a new bonkers show.

 

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Summerhall, Anatomy Lecture Theatre | 14:30-15:30 | July 31, Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £10 (£8); £5 on 31st | 12+

Forgiveness is a work-in-progress about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on.

 

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, Long Room | 14:35-15:35 | Aug 1-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic.

 

Flanders and Swann [w/ Tim Fitzhigham]

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 14:40-15:40 | July 31, Aug 1-11 | £ | 0+

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira.

 

Markus Birdman - Last White Christmas

PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room | 14:40-15:40 | Aug 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 | 16+

A deliciously dark, comedic take on the Nativity, told through stand-up and art.

 

Rob Kemp - Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

Monkey Barrel, Two | 14:40-15:40 | Aug 2-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 12+

This is not The Elvis Dead. This is a new thing.

 

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

The Stand @ New Town Theatre, Studio | 14:50-15:50 | Aug 3-12, 14-25 | £10 (£9) | 12+

Wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery.

 

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Main Room | 14:50-15:50 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | PWYW on exit | 14+

Inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery.

 

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Assembly George Square, Five | 14:50-15:50 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ | 14+

The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time.

 

EVERYBODY - 3PM

 

Stuart Goldsmith: Primer (WIP)

Monkey Barrel, Four | 15:00-16:00 | Aug 2-12, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Open-hearted, honest and *guaranteed* potentially funny.

 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Monkey Barrel, Three | 15:15:00-16:15 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving much unwanted advice.

 

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover

Monkey Barrel, Five | 15:15-16:15 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £6 adv or PWYW on exit  14+

Confused neo-music hall stupidity. Expect earworms, knee ants and eye mice.

 

Sean Morley: Soon I Will Be Dead and My Bones Will Be Free to Wreak Havoc Upon the Earth Once More

Heroes @ The Hive, The Bunka | 15:20-16:10 | Aug 1-6, 8-20, 22-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

This is a show about fear, self-acceptance and bones.

 

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Heroes @ Dragonfly, Room | 15:20-16:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Retired children's TV pioneer Peter Fleming needs your help.

 

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

The Stand, One | 15:20-16:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £12 (£10) | 14+

Once the most radical, now the only radical. The bedsit anarchist returns.

 

Richard Brown: Horror Show (Work in Progress)

Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap | 15:30-16:15 | Aug 1-11, 13-24 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Horror in all its forms from Brown's brilliant, brutal mind.

 

Paul Savage: Shame Spiral

PBH's Free Fringe @ Waverley Bar, Upstairs Lounge | 15:30-16:30 | Aug 3-13, 15-25 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A show about identity, memory and fry-ups.

 

Tony Law and Phil Nichol: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo

Heroes @ The Hive, The Big Cave | 15:40-16:40 | Aug 2-6, 8-11, 13-19, 21-24 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Give 'em hell, boys!' (Colonel 'Bernie' Sanders).

 

Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Just Up the Stairs | 15:45-16:40 | Aug 1-11, 13-25

| £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Nom nom nom nom nom... A very funny stand-up comedy show about food.

 

Ruth Hunter: Science Idiot

PBH's Free Fringe @ Subway, Main Room | 15:45-16:45 | Aug 3-13, 15-20, 22-24 | PWYW on exit | 18+

Stand-up for weirdos.

 

Caroline Mabey - Hair of the Dog

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below, Main Room | 15:50-16:50 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following dreams.

 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, Top Deck | 15:50-16:50 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything.

 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, Long Room | 15:50-16:50 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids... I think?

 

EVERYBODY - 4PM

 

Sad Tony the Rapper's Sad Tonathon the Rapperthon

Planet Bar | 16:00-16:40 | Aug 12-25 | PWYW on exit | 14+

Incredible insight. Side-splitting anecdotes. I will also ask you for money.

 

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Heroes @ Boteco, Basement | 16:00-17:00 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Surreal comedy, action, singing, dancing, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart.

 

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 16:00-17:00 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 12+

He used to have a very different job. He's finally brave enough to spill.

 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Assembly George Square, Two | 16:00-17:00 | July 31, Aug 1, 3-11 | £ | 12+

A sort of motivational talk about Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand | 16:00-17:00 | Aug 8-17 | £ | 14+

Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Mike McShane. Improv!

 

Tom Little - Chronically Underachieving Loser and Wasteman

PBH's Free Fringe @ Opium Downstairs | 16:05-17:05 | Aug 3-24 | PWYW on exit | 12+

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015. Never stopped going on about it.

 

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 16:10-17:10 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

Master storyteller returns to whisk you away to some other place.

 

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, The Ballroom | 16:15-17:15 | Aug 2-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

From homeless to Hollywood: how he made it from the streets to cinema.

 

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

Laughing Horse @ The Place, The Baird | 16:15-17:15 | Aug 1-25 | PWYW on exit | 14+

Last year's hit show on... sports! Yep. Sports.

 

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Pleasance Courtyard, Below | 16:25-17:25 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

A storytelling lecture about how we cope with climate change.

 

Andy Zaltzman: CTRL+Z

The Stand, Three | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 13-25 | £12 (£10) | 14+

'Might be worth another pop at some of that' said Future to Present.

 

Cam Spence: The Sunshine Clinic

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three | 16:30-17:30 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 12+

Welcome to The Sunshine Clinic (rehab facility closest to the M4, 2009-2010).

 

George Egg: Movable Feast

Assembly George Square Gardens, Piccolo | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 12+

Brand-new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. With an engine.

 

Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Monkey Barrel, Four | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 2-12, 15-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Pearman just needs to check if the bag is a bit heavy before we can go.

 

Olga Koch: If/Then

Monkey Barrel, One | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

A love story through the medium of computer programming.

 

Rosco McClelland - Magic Belly

Monkey Barrel, Five | 16:35-17:35 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

A show about discovering the magic in your belly.

 

Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

Heroes @ Dragonfly, Room | 16:40-17:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Think À Bout de Souffle in Aberystwyth meets This Country and Clueless.

 

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Heroes @ The Hive, The Bunka | 16:40-17:40 | Aug 1-8, 11-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who doesn't exist.

 

Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 16:45-17:45 | July 31 Aug 1-25 | £ | 16+

Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel.

 

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Monkey Barrel, Three | 16:45-17:45 | Aug 2-24 | £9 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show.

 

EVERYBODY - 5PM

 

Garrett Millerick: Smile

Just the Tonic at The Tron | 17:00-17:55 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £7 or PWYW on exit | 14+

A defiant battle cry against the gloom.

 

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

He doesn't want to be in a bin again. Ever.

 

Foxdog Studios: Tomorrow's Office

Heroes @ The Hive, The Big Cave | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 1-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Bring your phone, control the office of tomorrow.

 

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Assembly George Square Gardens, Palais du Variete | 17:00-18:30 | Aug 2-11 | £19.50 | 14+

Come join the Pub Landlord and step backwards into the future.

 

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below, Main Room | 17:05-18:05 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | PWYW on exit | 14+

An improvised comedy adventure...original freewheeling tales.

 

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, Top Deck | 17:10-18:05 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette.

 

Alison Spittle: Mother of God

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Balcony | 17:15-18:15 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ | 14+

It's 2001. A girl fights for the measty role of Mary in the school nativity.

 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Turret | 17:15-18:15 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 16+

Can you change the world without offending anyone?

 

Maria Shehata: Hero

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, Bottom | 17:15-18:15 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old.

 

Jim Campbell: Beef

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Just Up the Road | 17:20-18:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-24 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Join him on his journey to inner peace, via complete and utter rage.

 

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

Monkey Barrel, Two | 17:20-18:20 | Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Winner: Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award.

 

Privates: A Sperm Odyssey [w/ Luke Rollason, Christian Brighty and Tom Curzon]

Heroes @ Boteco, Basement | 17:20-18:20 | Aug 1-9, 11-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Join three fun guys who fertilise in an adventure as big as life itself.

 

Andrew O'Neill - We Are Not in the Least Afraid of Ruins; We Carry a New World in Our Hearts

PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room, Annexe | 17:30-18:25 | Aug 3-12, 14-19, 21-25 | PWYW on exit | 12+

After the apocalypse, hope. Also, jokes. 'Absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman).

 

Joel Dommett: Work in Progress

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, Bothy | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 18-25 | £8 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Joel (credits, credits, credits) with some new sweet ideas.

 

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Assembly George Square, Two | 17:30-18:30 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-20, 22-26 | £ | 12+

Blam blam! The critically acclaimed idiot returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy.

 

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly - Darts and All

Assembly Rooms, Powder Room | 17:35-18:35 | Aug 1-13, 15-24 | £ | 14+

A calamitous Q&A and whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot.

 

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

Pleasance Dome, 10Dome | 17:40-18:40 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ | 16+

Bec Hill went to the future so that you don't have to!

 

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

Pleasance Dome, QueenDome | 17:40-18:40 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-24 | £ | 16+

International-treasure-in-waiting shaking his ass, singing songs and righting wrongs.

 

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Pleasance Courtyard, Baby Grand | 17:45-18:45 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ | 16+

A brand-new hour of comedy about the little things, the smallest details...

 

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 17:45-18:45 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Looped music, props, stand-up, turbo clowning and puppets for your eyes...

 

Luke McQueen: Bad

Monkey Barrel, Five | 17:55-18:50 | Aug 1-4, 10-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

I was going to do a show called Losing My Audience, until I had an even better idea!

 

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

The Stand, Four | 17:55-18:55 | Aug 1-11 | £10 | 16+

Brilliant new show from 2019 Musical Comedy Awards finalist.

 

EVERYBODY - 6PM

 

Tom Parry: Parryoke!

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 18:00-17:00 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ | 14+

A brand-new hour celebrating life, love and going tops off!

 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 18:00-19:00 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ | 14+

Catherine's back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships.

 

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do?

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre, The Little Kirk | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

At least 37 moments of stupid, silly, nonsense fun. Potentially one that's profound.

 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Monkey Barrel, One | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality.

 

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Heroes @ Dragonfly, Room | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 12-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 8+

An Olympic athlete striving for gold medal glory. Surrealist caper.

 

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

Underbelly Bristo Square, Friesian | 18:00-19:00 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 12+

Expect shaggy-dog red herrings, songs of bourgeois rage, excuses...

 

Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Doonstairs | 18:15-19:15 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £ | 5+

Physical comedy, pure joy and anarchic buffoonery.

 

Róisín and Chiara: Get Nupty

Heroes @ The Hive, The Big Cave | 18:20-19:20 | Aug 1-9, 11-19, 21-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Surreal character sketch, mash-up musical madness... and a wedding.

 

Eric Lampaert: Yum Yum

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, The Lounge | 18:30-19:30 | Aug 2-25 | PWYW on exit | 14+

We'll share some jokes, stories and confess some secrets.

 

Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

Bedlam Theatre | 18:30-19:30 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

Using Twitter trolls as a jumping-off point, Ken explores racism in all its forms.

 

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 18:30-19:30 | July 31, Aug 1-10 | £ | 14+

The Devil is ready to demonsplain what we mortals are doing wrong.

 

The Tales of Kieran Hodgson [4 shows in rotation]

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 18:30-19:30 | Aug 14-24 | £ | 14+

French Exchange (2014), Lance (2015), Maestro (2016), and '75 (2018).

 

Stevie Martin: Hot Content

Underbelly Bristo Square, Buttercup | 18:35-19:35 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 16+

A lovely bit of business: sketches, talking and absolute bangers (jokes).

 

Alex Kealy: Rationale

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Just Up the Road | 18:40-19:40 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Alex explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though.

 

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Heroes @ Boteco, Basement | 18:40-19:40 | Aug 1-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

This is not a comedy show. This is a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps.

 

Siblings: The Siblinginging

Underbelly George Square, The Wee Coo | 18:40-19:40 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £ | 14+

Maddy and Marina return physically bigger and mentally smaller than ever.

 

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Pleasance Dome, JackDome | 18:50-19:50 | July 31, Aug 1-18, 20-26 | £ | 14+

A dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show / ramshackle jaunt.

 

Who Is Daniel King [w/ Ed Eales-White]

Assembly Rooms, Powder Room | 18:55-19:55 | Aug 1-13, 15-24 | £ | 12+

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer; a comedy about male ego.

 

EVERYBODY - 7PM

 

Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

PBH's Free Fringe @ Waverley Bar, Upstairs Lounge | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-13, 15-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

A show for those without hope, looking for some.

 

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 14+

One of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.

 

Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards

Assembly Roxy, Upstairs | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £ | 14+

Musical-activist-comedians, sick of being political and divisive. This show is about how everything is definitely fine. Let's just get along!

 

Rosie Jones: Backward

Pleasance Courtyard, Baby Grand | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

A big question: am I backwards, or are they?

 

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Assembly George Square Studios, Two | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 14+

Stories that are by turns moving, funny, and usually a bit depressing in places.

 

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Pleasance Dome, QueenDome | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

A comedy show about memory and swings specifically for bums.

 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Pleasance Courtyard, Below | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 12+

Sophie Duker is your Venus, she's your fire, your desire. Or is she? Silly, sexy, savage stand-up from a girl who's definitely not a goddess.

 

Tim FitzHigham and Thom Tuck in Macbeth

Heroes @ Black Medicine, Basement | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 1-11 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

With a script by Shakespeare (Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, King John) and a different guest director daily. Two actors are, arguably, not enough actors.

 

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

Pleasance Courtyard, Attic | 19:00-20:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £ | 16+

Japanese Yuriko walks the tightrope of cultural differences.

 

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

The Stand, Four | 19:05-20:05 | July 31 Aug 2-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Joyously cathartic stand up. Will leave you delighted.

 

Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 19:15-20:15 | July 31-Aug 13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

Expect a lot of good stand-up comedy and also a story about getting stuck in a lift for 25 hours.

 

LOL Word

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, Top | 19:15-20:15 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

Love comedy? Love queers? Then you'll love this mixed bill of award-winning LGBTQ+ women and non-binary comedians.

 

Pierre Novellie: You're Expected to Care

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 19:15-20:15 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 18+

This is a 'rather laugh than cry' show, not a 'laugh then cry' show.

 

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, The Alcove | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Anecdotal, episodic, too many characters... Think Charles Dickens but better.

 

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant

Heroes @ The Hive, The Bunka | 19:20-20:20 | Aug 3-12, 14-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket.

 

Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil

Heroes @ Dragonfly, Room | 19:20-20:20 | Aug 2-12, 14-19, 21-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

German/Swiss character-sincere-existentialist stand-up comic.

 

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, The Gothic Room | 19:30-20:25 | Aug 1-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Through a series of errors (love), Howerska has accidentally found herself Californian.

 

Andrew McClelland's Mix Tape

PBH's Free Fringe @ Sneaky Pete's | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 3-11 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A celebration of music - chart top, indie-pop, thrash, soul and hip-hop - with jokes.

 

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 19:30-20:30 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ | 12+

The hairy Enya with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs.

 

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Gilded Balloon at the Museum, Auditorium | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 11-25 | £ | 14+

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say.

 

Conor Clarke McGrath: Stanley

theSpace on North Bridge, Fife Theatre | 19:35-20:25 | Aug 2-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 | £7 (£5) | 12+

A reality-bending play about a mind fragmenting in front of our eyes.

 

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

PBH's Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms, Speakeasy | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Born in Yorkshire, but grew up abroad, but lives in London, but who cares.

 

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 1-12, 14-24 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

A new show about how difficult it is to be a good person in the modern age.

 

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

Heroes @ The Hive, The Big Cave | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But...

 

Zeroko's Teatime

Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Jade Studio | 19:40-20:30 | Aug 19-24 | £10 (£8) | 5+

The teatime show by mime and clowning comedy duo Zeroko from Tokyo.

 

Sean Patton: Contradickhead

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Balcony | 19:45-20:45 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 14+

Loud, pudgy, white and stubborn. Riddled with OCD. And so be it.

 

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Pleasance Courtyard, Above | 19:50-20:50 | July 31, Aug 1-26 | £ | 16+

Last night, 10 tortoises were massacred in a tombola-related prank gone wrong.

 

EVERYBODY - 8PM

 

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Button | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £ | 14+

Comic wunderkind delivers another anarchic drama masterclass to remember

 

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 20:00-21:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+ | SOLD OUT

This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Monkey Barrel, Two | 20:05-21:05 | Aug 1-11, 13-24 | £8 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Critically acclaimed comedian. Come and see his new show take shape.

 

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Summerhall, Main Hall | 20:05-21:20 | Aug 31, 2-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

Mystery and murder in the fight to be European.

 

Andy Barr: The Ruby

Heroes @ Black Medicine, Basement | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Minor aristocrat. Magnificent ruby. Terrible curse.

 

Huge Davies: The Carpark

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three | 20:15-21:15 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his customised wearable keyboard...

 

Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner

Assembly George Square Studios, Three | 20:15-21:15 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

Cream first, then jam, then bacon - is what separates us from the animals.

 

Josie Long: Tender

The Stand, One | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £ | 12+

It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy. All in all, the edgiest thing you will see this Fringe.

 

Max & Ivan: Commitment

Pleasance Dome, QueenDome | 20:20-21:20 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

The true story of the unreasonable lengths one best man will go.

 

Viggo the Viking

Underbelly Cowgate, Iron Belly | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

From the deep forests of Norway comes the dumbest viking in the world.

 

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 20:30-21:30 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ | 18+

Kindness, meanness, all 4 of her remaining friends, and 2 of her 12 enemies.

 

Sunil Patel: White Knight

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One | 20:30-21:30 | July 31, Aug 1-26 | £ | 14+

Fire emoji. Dove emoji. Aubergine emoji. Head exploding emoji. Money emoji. Brown fist emoji.

 

Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

Sweet Grassmarket, Four | 20:35-21:35 | Aug 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-24 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Simon just finished the best comedy course available: an unstable upbringing.

 

Double Denim: Adventure Show

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Part safari party. Part murder mystery. All denim.

 

Ed and Joz's Deleted Scenes

Heroes @ Dragonfly, Room | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 1-8, 11-12, 14-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Anti-comedy legend Ed Aczel and beloved nuisance Joz Norris unite onstage.

 

Rhys Nicholson - Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Underbelly Bristo Square, Friesian | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 1-25 | £ | 16+

Rhys Nicholson is a nice man who is doing his best.

 

Alice Fraser: Mythos

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Billiard Room | 20:45-21:45 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £ | 14+

Alice Fraser has been lying to herself. But aren't we all?

 

Guy Montgomery: I Was Part of the Problem Before We Were Talking About It

Assembly George Square Studios, Four | 20:55-21:55 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

It's hard to believe, but Guy Montgomery hasn't always been perfect.

 

EVERYBODY - 9PM

 

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

Heroes @ The Hive, The Big Cave | 21:00-21:55 | Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Sparkling mind-satchel of solid gold silliness.

 

Lucy Hopkins: Ceremony of Golden Truth

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 1-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 12+

A sacred laughter bath of an interactive symphonic ceremony.

 

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Just The Big Room | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

'I reiterate my request for a full refund.' (Audience review)

 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 19-25 | £ | 16+

Jokes about politics, self-destruction and the end of days. Good fun stuff.

 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Monkey Barrel, Four | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

Ageing, recognition, mental health, values, norms, patience, everything and conkers.

 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Debating Hall | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 7-21 | £ | 12+

Zoe brings her smash-hit, total sell-out show back to the Fringe.

 

James Rowland's Trilogy of Storytelling Shows

Summerhall, Cairns Lecture Theatre | 21:00-22:10 | July 31, Aug, 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £ | 16+

Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations.

 

Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, Top Deck | 21:10-22:05 | Aug 1-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Dark, bold and razor sharp.

 

Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Sportsmans | 21:15-22:15 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 | £ | 16+

Your virtue is pressed between the leaves of a hymn book.

 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Dining Room | 21:15-22:15 | July 31, Aug 1-24 | £ | 14+

The audience is trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic, end-of-level boss.

 

Nick Doody: I Will Milk You

PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room, Annexe | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 3-12, 14-19, 21-24 | PWYW on exit | 18+

Sick of going into shows, unsure if you're going to be milked? No longer!

 

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 21:20-22:20 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Strap. The heck. In! No more Mr Nice Person!

 

John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

Monkey Barrel, Two | 21:30-22:30 | Aug 1-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

John is back to talk about the highs (none) and lows (many) of the past year.

 

Jordan Brookes: I've Got Nothing

Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 21:30-22:30 | July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25 | £ | 18+

No tricks. No gimmicks. No plan. Just an hour in my company.

 

Nina Conti: Work in Progress

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 21:30-22:30 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-18 | £ | 14+

Boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas.

 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 21:30-22:30 | Aug 20-24 | £ | 14+

Rose has kissed nearly 10 men aka she's a total horn dog. But what is horniness?

 

Tom Walker: Very Very

Assembly Roxy, Downstairs | 21:30-22:30 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ | 14+

He's talking very little and moving very lot. It's ever so good.

 

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One | 21:45-22:45 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-25 | £ |

14+

Let's all get together and definitively find out if I'm the best or worst person you know.

 

Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 21:45-22:45 | July 31, Aug 1-25 | £ | 16+

Night is a prodigiously talented young comic' **** (Chortle.co.uk).

 

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!

Assembly Roxy, Upstairs | 21:45-22:45 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-24 | £ | 12+

Musical B-movie, drive-in horror anthology tribute is risen from the grave.

 

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, The Alcove | 21:45-22:45 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Retelling routines from the point of view of the new and improved 2019 Stephen Carlin.

 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Paradise in The Vault, The Annexe | 21:55-22:55 | Aug 3-10, 12-17, 19-25 | £8 (£5) | 16+

Thump. James Corden hears a thump underneath his chat-show desk. Thump.

 

EVERYBODY - 10PM

 

Zeroko's Teatime

Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Jade Studio | 22:00-22:50 | Aug 2-10, 12-17 | £ | 5+

The heart-warming performance represents the breathing sigh of after-teatime relief.

 

Mark Dean Quinn Knits: A Comedy Show

Heroes @ The Hive, The Bunka | 22:00-22:55 | Aug 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

A show about knitting. Two people will fall in love. Hopefully we can all become better people.

 

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 22:00-23:00 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Catch the Gallic symbol at the height of his imperial phase.

 

This Is Your Trial

Frankenstein Pub, Bier Keller | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 2-26 | £7 (£5) adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Top comedians are lawyers; audiences accused of "crimes" by their friends.

 

Joe Sutherland: Sour

PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room | 22:10-23:10 | Aug 3-11, 13-25 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A friendship, a country, a beloved 90s pop group. Looking back at things we once loved which have now gone sour.

 

Ivo Graham's General Loledge: The Best Pub Quiz on the Fringe

Just the Tonic at The Tron | 22:20-23:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | 6 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

A raucously competitive late-night feast of trivia, festival in-jokes, physical challenges, and offensively tacky prizes, all hosted by some of the finest comic talent in the country.

 

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Monkey Barrel, One | 22:30-23:30 | Aug 1-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Like him, the new hour will be loving, dangerous, inquisitive and disgusting.

 

Hell To Play: Dante Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me

PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room, Annexe | 22:30-23:30 | Aug 3-13, 15-25 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A bad-taste absurd comedy game show set in Hell. You vs Satan.

 

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Sportsmans | 22:30-23:30 | July 31 Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £ | 16+

Nobel Prize-winning comedian returns with a show about lying.

 

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

Just the Tonic at The Mash House, Just The Attic | 22:35-23:20 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

A silly comedy show about bumholes (probably), and failure (likely).

 

Two Little Dickheads: Kapow!

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre, Just the Crypt | 22:40-23:35 | Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

A fresh explosion of idiocy. Songs included at no extra cost. Kapow!

 

Ange Lavoipierre: Final Form

Underbelly George Square Gardens, The Wee Coo | 22:40-23:40 | July 31, Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £ | 16+

Expect ghosts, a cello, the 1950s sociologist Erving Goffman and plenty of twists.

 

Questing Time

Pleasance Dome, JackDome | 22:50-23:50 | July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 16+

Paul Foxcroft forces incredible comedians to play the world's greatest game.

 

EVERYBODY - 11PM

 

Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Monkey Barrel, Two | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 2-25 | £ adv or PWYW on exit | 14+

John, Colt and a super cool guest comedian watch wrestling and make fun of (with) it!

 

Inside the Comedian

Pleasance Dome, 10Dome | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 19-23 | £ | 16+

David Reed interviews comedians about the career they never had.

 

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 | £ | 16+ | EXTRA SHOWS

This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

 

Snort [w/ Rose Matafeo, Guy Montgomery, Alice Snedden, Eli Matthewson, Chris Parker...]

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £ | 14+

New Zealand's favourite comedy improv show. Relentlessly silly.

 

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 14-25 | £ | 18+

Tim Key, from Partridge and Taskmaster, brings new poems to Edinburgh.

 

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club [w/ Kemah Bob]

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Doonstairs | 23:15-00:15 | Aug 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 | £ | 14+

Fierce, fabulous and funny. 100% no-white-dudes-onstage guarantee.

 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand | 23:15-00:15 | Aug 9-10, 23-24 | £16 (£14.50) | 12+

About empathy. Farewell performances. You'd better come.

 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Assembly George Square, One | 23:30-00:30 | Aug 9, 16, 23 | £12 | 14+

Following a surprising (and culturally deeply unsettling) smash-hit, sell-out run at last year's Fringe, this mind-bogglingly awful, disquietingly successful idea for a late-night comedy extravaganza returns.

 

Political Animal

The Stand, One | 23:30-01:30 | Aug 13-15, 18-22, 25 | £12 (£10) | 16+

Legendary late-night political stand-up showcase, hosted by Andy Zaltzman.

 

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt | 23:40-00:30 | Aug 1-11, 13-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

In 1998, Sam was abducted by aliens. Now he's ready to reveal the beans.

 

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

Monkey Barrel, Four | 23:55-00:45 | Aug 2-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

He should be in bed. But he's an idiot. Let's party.

 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Monkey Barrel, Four | 23:55-02:00 | Aug 6, 13, 20 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

We chat, we dance, we do new bits and old, we pause and go again.

 

EVERYBODY - 12AM

 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Monkey Barrel, One | 00:00-02:45 | Aug 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 | £7 or PWYW on exit | 18+

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical), we present a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests, hosted by an ever-changing line-up of Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts and other ACMS favourites. Plus, if you are unlucky, Mr Fruit Salad. Cross your fingers.

 

Project X - Alternative Comedy Collective

Monkey Barrel, One | 00:00-02:30 | Aug 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit | 16+

Home-grown talent from Edinburgh's alternative comedy institution.

 

Demi Lardner and Tom Walker: We Musn't

Monkey Barrel, Five | 00:15-01:15 | Aug 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 | £7 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

They mustn't get up to mischief, for father will be cross.

 

ACMS Comedy Quiz (Quite Hard)

Monkey Barrel, Two | 00:15-01:30 | Sun Aug 18 | £1 | 18+

Be rewarded for your comedy knowledge! Be entertained by our question-master, and occasional guests! Possibly win back your own pound!

 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in aid of Mind and SAMH

Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 00:15-02:00 | Sun Aug 11 | £ | 18+

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight we will celebrate him. With Nish Kumar MC.

 

EVERYBODY - 1AM

 

Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Heroe