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Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

A world-class hour of whip-smart personal and political comedy from everyone's favourite Irish funnyman and Celebrity Mastermind champion. Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary,...

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Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

21:00

01 Aug

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O'Doherty, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Sara ...

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Best of the Fest

00:00

04 Aug

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo and Channe...

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Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you ...

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Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 'Entertainment phenomenon!' ***** (Scotsman). Critics' Pick (New York Tim...

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Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Blind Jamie is taking a long hard look at this blinkered world. Gender is becoming one homogenised dull sex, baby-boomers lament the lack of manners from cold-calling millennials while they slam down their p...

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Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

20:25

02 Aug

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg, Daniel Radcliffe or even Prince Harry – his uncanny and hilarious impressions will leave you wondering whether he has in fact...

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Josh Berry: Voice Thief

17:35

02 Aug

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Total sell-out in 2015, 2016 and 2017! Updated with new deaths and sexcapades from seventh series. From the twisted minds of Baby Wants Candy. 'A resounding success' ***** (Sunday Times). ***** (Thre...

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Thrones! The Musical Parody

22:30

01 Aug

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

UK stand-up's foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics, no religion, no smut, no swearing, just great jokes and good, clean fun. 'Superbly intelligent,...

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Andrew Lawrence: Clean

20:10

01 Aug

Chris Kent: Looking Up

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his sixth solo show, Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay-at-home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word &#...

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Chris Kent: Looking Up

18:50

01 Aug

Denim: The Reunion Tour

After a sell-out global pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up. Humanity has been in mourning. But now, through pop, laughter and love, these five quee...

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Denim: The Reunion Tour

22:30

02 Aug

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

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, four years after his passing, we will celebrate him. And hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. How can we not, with a show helmed by t...

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Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

Winner: Best Cabaret, Adelaide Fringe 2018. Nominated: Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017. 'A cult feminist disco not to miss' ***** (Fest). Named a Top Five Adelaide Fringe Show by the Gu...

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Glen Davies – Gagging

Comedy is subjective to each person as much as food taste and colour preference, so why not enjoy it at its rawest and possibly most honest source. That source is Glen Davies. How do his ancestors manage to ...

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Glen Davies – Gagging

18:20

03 Aug

Goose: Golden Eggs

One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows. Come see what all the fuss has been about. 'Brilliant stuff' **** (Guardian). 'Excellently craf...

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Goose: Golden Eggs

23:00

17 Aug

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

The host of BBC Radio 4's Sketchtopia, and regular on BBC One's Question Time and This Week, follows up his acclaimed 2017 hit with a brand-new show mixing his trademark 'worldly wit and fabulous...

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Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

Holly Morgan is going to sort this whole misogyny mess out once and for all using something she half-remembered from university about the Madonna Whore complex and the greatest pop songs of all time. Join he...

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James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports. As a response he's invented his own, and plans to unveil them to the wo...

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Jess Robinson: No Filter

Multi award-winning Jess Robinson returns with more spot on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Jess and her incredible live band take you on a dizzying journey through hilar...

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Jess Robinson: No Filter

20:30

02 Aug

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. He went and he never came back. Masked, but without one. He gave my sister and I each a five dollar bill. Or was it 10? One of a series of portraits. No transatlantic...

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide ...

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Kate Berlant: Communikate

With her freewheeling and surreal style, Kate's exhilarating live performances have placed her at the forefront of the alternative comedy scene. Now the avant-garde comedian Kate Berlant comes to Edinbur...

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Kate Berlant: Communikate

21:15

01 Aug

Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting

Join Laurence as he tackles important issues like how best to balance crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek! Laurence starred in BBC One documentary, We Won’t Drop the B...

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Prom Kween

Following a sell-out 2017 Fringe, nine five-star reviews and two awards, the Kweens are back – and they're bringing glitter! From the producer of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and How to Win Agai...

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Prom Kween

21:05

02 Aug

Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

Last year, Simon Evans earned rave reviews for Genius, his howl of despair at our declining national appetite for intelligent conversation, let alone public figures of exceptional ability. The Guinness Book ...

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Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

20:20

01 Aug

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees have been travelling around the world! They've been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. But what starts as an innoce...

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Sleeping Trees: World Tour

21:40

01 Aug

Terry Alderton: The Musical

It's the musical they said would never happen! After last year's award-winning show, he's back with stories from his life set to music. Oh yes. Featuring: his time in the CIA, the fight over a pa...

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Terry Alderton: The Musical

18:30

01 Aug

The Man Presents: Women

What happens to the women that men can't write? In this showcase of strong female characters, a group of Cambridge's finest lady and non-binary comics will endeavour to find out. Fresh from every scr...

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The Man Presents: Women

21:20

01 Aug

The Oxford Revue: Wasted

The Revue return to the Fringe following an international tour with an hour of high-octane sketch and musical comedy – with an absurdist and political bent – from the best and brightest of Oxford...

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The Oxford Revue: Wasted

17:40

02 Aug

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

As seen on the Comedy Channel. A brand-new show of uproarious musical comedy from Australia's favourite bickering identical twins. Settle in for hilarious songs that have seen them compared to Flight of ...

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Vulvarine: A New Musical

From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT...

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Vulvarine: A New Musical

19:00

01 Aug

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

You've never seen comedy like this before. Following their hit sell-out shows in Brighton, Live at Zédel and Vault Festival, this outrageous double act present Swag, a wild and joyful celebration of the...

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Witt 'n Camp: Swag

20:00

01 Aug

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

For the last 25 years, comedian collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club (Toomler) in Amsterdam – which was the first Dutch ...

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Calling My Tribe

We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y. Too young to be old and too old to be young. One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here. But what is here? It's a drawer full of magic...

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Calling My Tribe

20:20

01 Aug

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced By John Cleese

A stand-up comedy show featuring two outstanding comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad. For two weeks only these brilliant US acts are hitting the Fringe and sharing w...

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Comic Relief Live

Join one of the UK's top comedians as Sara Pascoe hosts a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country, including Jamali Maddix, Larry Dean, Rachel Parris, Catherine Bohart and ...

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Comic Relief Live

20:00

20 Aug

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Winner – Pinder Prize, 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Winner – Directors' Choice Award, 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Winner – Best Newcomer Award, 2016 Sydney Comedy F...

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Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil

It's been a big year for Sri Lankan born Dilruk Jayasinha. From selling out at comedy festivals around his adopted homeland, Australia, Dil has quickly established himself as one of the most refreshing a...

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Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, ...

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Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

21:10

23 Aug

Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I'd Cry

Irish comic Mike McCabe knew Frank. Frank was so taken with Mike's impression of him he bought him drinks for the rest of the evening and they became friends. If I Didn't Laugh I'd Cry tells the ...

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Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy including performances by special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, chat, sketch and more as we showcase some of the best acts ...

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Funny Women on the Fringe

19:20

20 Aug

George Egg: DIY Chef

Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools, and then the audience eats it at the end. George has been banned from the kitchen and banished to the shed where his boundless ingenuity and a d...

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George Egg: DIY Chef

16:30

22 Aug

Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Star and writer of Sky TV's Baby Hater and Ireland's brightest new comic, Joanne McNally returns to Edinburgh after her sell-out debut Bite Me last year, with her hysterical and whipsmart look on lif...

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Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

17:35

01 Aug

Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Intrepid pop-culture archaeologist Jon is on a mission, hunting gems for his treasuRETROve of the world’s most unintentionally ingenious films and telly, to save them from being lost to the ravages of ...

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Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

21:40

01 Aug

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

The Fringe favourites are back. Sorta sketch comedy but sorta in a cool way? Ha ha. Just relax baby, why you getting so tense? Writers of critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The East Coast Listening Post...

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Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May

Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show. As Theresa May, she will taunt and tease in Brussels and in fields of wheat. Featuring footage of L...

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Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

The star of Mark Steel's in Town (BBC Radio 4) brings back his 2017 sell-out show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it still is. 'True comedy gold' ***** (Herald). ***** (M...

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Max and Ivan's Prom Night

You are invited to a real-life, late-night, end-of-Fringe prom! So dress up fancy, get your dad to drop you off at Assembly High – the only high school inhabited by all your favourite comedians –...

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Max and Ivan's Prom Night

21:00

24 Aug

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman's story must be in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. Charles 'One-Man Star Wars' Ross, gives Pride and Pre...

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One-Man Pride and Prejudice

15:50

02 Aug

One-Man Stranger Things

Charles 'One-Man Star Wars' Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things. Prepare to have your Upside Down turned right side up. You'll laugh until y...

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One-Man Stranger Things

15:50

01 Aug

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. One of Australia's most popular pop culture podcasts will be performing for the first time at Edinburgh Fringe, in which we ask the important questio...

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Plumbing the Death Star Live

22:35

18 Aug

Police Cops

Official sell-out show 2016. Returning from sell-out runs at Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe 2016/2017. Multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men are back in town with their globally acclaimed comedy...

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Police Cops

18:35

13 Aug

Police Cops in Space

Official sell-out show 2017. Returning from sell-out runs at Soho Theatre as well as Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017. Multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men are back in town with their globally accla...

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Police Cops in Space

21:30

01 Aug

Reel Comedy Club

Twice a day, Audrey, the unique 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema will become a comedy venue. In the evenings, this TV star (from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and Melvyn Bragg and the BBC's Reel Histor...

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Reel Comedy Club

18:00

02 Aug

Russell Howard – Work in Progress

Russell Howard returns to Edinburgh for two weeks only. New ideas, New routines, Anything could happen! It's gonna be great, and it's only a fiver. Who's in?...

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Synchronised Swimming - The Dry Version

Infamous comedy duo Ursus and Nadeschkin have been dubbed the 'Swiss-German Marx Brothers' by Village Voice NYC. The pair fuses physical and verbal acrobatics at the speed of light. It's impossib...

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The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue are back for their eighth Edinburgh Fringe! This year they're on the run from the law, and their 'extremely funny' (BroadwayBaby.com) sketch comedy show has been seized as ev...

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Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

With sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles, a gay man's life implodes when actress Tilda Swinton (Buffy and Instagram star Tom Lenk) insists on studying him for her next big movie role. 'Catch m...

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Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen at Hogwarts. Join Tom and his best friend/snake Nagini on a hilarious musical adventure packed with magic, hormones, ...

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Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Barbara Brownskirt, the prolific poet-in-residence at 197 bus stop, Penge, semi-welcomes you to her thought-provoking and unsettling knee-length poetry comedy show. Charting Barbara's life as an unsucces...

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Drugstore Culture: Live

A new weekly event bringing together some of the Fringe's most exciting artists for a mix of chat, comedy and performance. The show is being hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli and curated by DRUGSTORE CULTURE, a ...

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Drugstore Culture: Live

23:00

04 Aug

FFS!!

Timberlina, the world's premier eco-warrior bearded drag queen presents FFS!! a hilarious alt-drag, rock n roll eco-show about giving a sh*t.Based on a true story of escapi...

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FFS!!

20:00

02 Nov

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit debut on Live At The Apollo, Larry returns with a new hour of “unexpected and excellent” (Times) thoughts on Scottis...

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Larry Dean: Bampot

17:00

02 Aug

We Need To Talk About

Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein's hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings. As always, Jolyon w...

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We Need To Talk About

11:00

17 Aug

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games

The American comedian and creator of The Jeselnik Offensive comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for two nights only at the stunning Assembly Hall. Best known for his hit Netflix specials Caligula and Thoughts &...

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