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David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Here he comes, trotting back onstage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. There'll be lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1...

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David O'Doherty: whoa is me

19:30

03 Aug

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

Fern Brady is returning the the Fringe. She'll be tackling big issues such as death, shagging, marriage and ageing. In her typically honest and authentic way Fern is never scared to speak her mind. This ...

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Susie McCabe: Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to be an all-new positive Susi...

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Susie McCabe: Born Believer

19:45

03 Aug

Adults Only Magic Show

Prepare to be wowed out of your seats in this jam-packed, 18+ spectacular! Featuring an array of raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions and a cheeky hint of nudity seen on stages all across the globe! The Pe...

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Adults Only Magic Show

21:15

03 Aug

Andy Field: Ideas (,) Man

Andy's an ideas man and he's got ideas, man. Good ideas, bad ideas, clever ideas, stupid ideas. Now he's had the idea to make a show out of his favourite ideas. What an idea!As seen and he...

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Andy Field: Ideas (,) Man

20:55

03 Aug

Boorish Trumpson

#MakeMusicGreatAgain. You are the orchestra. Boorish Trumpson is your rehearsal-conductor. Just your rehearsal conductor... just for one rehearsal... absolutely no other ambitions. None. Nope.An inter...

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Boorish Trumpson

15:30

04 Aug

Clive Anderson's My Seven Wonders

Following a completely sold out 2019 Fringe season, the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Talks Back and Loose Ends returns to Edinburgh with a live version of his hit new podcast format in which he invites d...

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Crizards: Cowboys

The UK's lowest energy double act explore the Wild West.Expect songs, characters, rootin' and tootin' from two best friends dressed as cowboys. Crizards are a couple of offbeat boys (Will ...

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Crizards: Cowboys

22:15

03 Aug

Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

As part of a continuing physical and mental tailspin, Frankie Boyle suppresses his overarching sense of futility and horror to tell jokes for an hour in the final days of organised human life.It's...

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Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

18:15

03 Aug

Julia Masli: CHOOSH!

A debut solo comedy hour from the legs behind the sell-out hit show Legs. In this absurd homage to migration, a hungry clown from an Eastern European village voyages to America for a hot dog.'Choo...

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Julia Masli: CHOOSH!

21:55

03 Aug

Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, is back in Edinburgh. She's written a musical based on the songs of her favourite singer and namesake, but needs your help to get BUSH! to Broadway.The lovechil...

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Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

19:45

04 Aug

Liars and Clowns: A Late Night Comedy Show

After selling out at the Adelaide Fringe, Liars and Clowns comes to Edinburgh to showcase the best alternative, underground and weird acts from around the festival. Come and see a revolving door of the hotte...

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Michelle Brasier: Average Bear

Award-winning comedian and actor Michelle Brasier (Netflix's Aunty Donna, Double Denim) debuts her critically acclaimed show. Average Bear sheds light on Michelle's experience living in the shadows o...

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Nish Kumar: Your Power, Your Control

It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation. You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally. Your Power, Your Control is a new show ...

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Rich Hall SOLD OUT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

After my last Fringe appearance (August, 2016), I had to step away from Edinburgh and consider how to be less devastatingly funny. Many of the people at that show suffered fainting spells, hallucinations and...

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Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

One of Australia's best stand-up comedians returns with his new show Yoho Diabolo. Last time I performed at Edinburgh Fringe I accidentally walked in on Russell Howard in the bathroom so I'm beyond e...

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Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

21:20

03 Aug

Simon Evans and His Big Ideas

Does for politics, religion and philosophy what Simon Evans Goes to Market (BBC Radio 4) did for economics – makes it fresh, compelling and funny.From Gnosticism to Nihilism... come and enjoy an...

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Stephen Mullan: Ouch!

Stephen Mullan arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing his special brand of goofy energetic comedy to the festival for the first time. Fresh from his trip to Love Island Australia, Stephen returned to Irela...

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Stephen Mullan: Ouch!

16:55

03 Aug

Seayonce (Séayoncé): Res-Erection

The baddest b!tch in the spirit world is back, the legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé! What better way to feel alive again than with a big throbbing res-erection? Ghouls just want to have fun... it's t...

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Best of the Fest

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. A perfect way to experience the festival!Line Up Sunday 14 August...

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Best of the Fest

00:00

05 Aug

Des Bishop: Mia Mamma

My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes, but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience, I ...

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Des Bishop: Mia Mamma

19:20

03 Aug

Neil Delamere: Liminal

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC's The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show. Whether it's between countries or systems, the pla...

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Neil Delamere: Liminal

19:20

16 Aug

Two Hearts: We're Pregnant and the Baby is Music

New Zealand's only popstars return with new catchy AF comedy pop music. And guess what? They’re expecting... you to enjoy the show. After selling out shows in NZ and the UK, Two Hearts are ready to...

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Brown Sauce

Brown Sauce is a comedy night with the best South Asian comedians (and other Asian friends) on the circuit. Featuring household names and the best up-and-coming talent, all hilarious comedians who happen to ...

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Brown Sauce

21:00

16 Aug

Diane Chorley's Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast

Diane Chorley brings you her chart-topping podcast Chatting with Chorley live from the glamour of her cult 1980s nightclub The Flick.Expect gorgeous Fringe exclusives, sizzling chat, dazzling celebrit...

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Diane Chorley: Down The Flick

Join cult songstress Diane Chorley, and sidekick Milky, as they bring back their iconic 80s nightclub The Flick, where the dancing doesn’t stop, the band keeps playing and the Babycham's on ice &rs...

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Diane Chorley: Modern Love

One of The Guardian’s top five shows of 2021 returns for a limited run!Join The Duchess of Canvey on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart of divided Brita...

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Diane Chorley: Modern Love

21:00

23 Aug

BriTANicK

Best Sketch Show, Time Out (New York) BriTANicK is the comedy duo of Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney. They have written for Saturday Night Live and It's Alway...

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BriTANicK

19:45

03 Aug

Cabaret Impedimenta

An impossible variety show hosted by John-Luke Roberts.Amazing acts try to entertain you under increasingly difficult circumstances. Spin the wheel and find out if a singer can still sing with a bubbl...

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Cabaret Impedimenta

23:55

17 Aug

George Egg: Set Menu (The Best of George Egg)

George cooks food while making you laugh. In recent years he's toured three shows and cooked over a thousand dishes, all in front of an audience, none with a kitchen. This is the best bits. Three meals, ...

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Grace Petrie: Butch Ado About Nothing

“Whining folk singer” (The Telegraph), lesbian and checked-shirt collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir everyday of her adult life, and, having exhausted her capacity for wri...

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Isabelle Farah: Irresponsabelle

British-Lebanese comedian Isabelle Farah's sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2021 show Ellipsis later transferred to the Soho Theatre and was listed by Chortle in the Top Ten shows of 2021.Isabelle return...

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Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?

Winner: Best New Comedian, Panic Awards (2019) As seen on BBC, ITV, Sky and Comedy Central. Fusing stand-up with musical comedy, the UK's premier transgender comedian takes on babies, boob...

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Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?

22:25

03 Aug

Phil Wang: The Real Hero in All This

Hot off the heels of his critically acclaimed Netflix special, Phil's bringing his highly infective British-Malaysian variant of comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe once more. Phil's last show in Edinburg...

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Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about crowds by award-winning writer, actor and podcaster Rob Auton. The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who wants to be in the crowd for this sh...

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Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

14:50

03 Aug

Tom Walker: Javelin

Award-winning physical comedian Tom Walker has written a love letter to the sport and spear that share a name: the humble javelin. That most noble of pursuits: throwing something very far.Winner: Dire...

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Tom Walker: Javelin

21:05

03 Aug

Who Murdered My Cat?

Following sell-out shows at VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, award-winning storyteller and professional over-sharer Roann Hassani McCloskey returns with another fearless autobiographical ta...

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Who Murdered My Cat?

17:05

04 Aug

Baby Wants Candy

Total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2015-2019. One of the world's most popular comedy ensembles is back! You call out the title, BWC makes up the musical. Some favourite recent titles: Kanye West Side Story,...

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Baby Wants Candy

21:00

03 Aug

Cancelled: Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters

Performances Cancelled 3-28 Aug The “amazingly funny” (Forbes) Christopher Titus, one of the States' most prolific and respected comedians, is finally...

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Dixie Longate's Happy Hour

Formally the world's greatest Tupperware Lady, Dixie's show is an air-tight packed hour of fun, filth, and laughter. Forced to give up Tupperware sales and homeschool her kids full-time under lockdow...

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Dixie Longate's Happy Hour

19:00

04 Aug

Emmy Blotnick: The 30 Fragrances of Jennifer Lopez: A Show About Death, Betrayal and Financial Ruin

The American stand-up, TV writer and "neurotic Jewish millennial" returns following her acclaimed 2019 debut.Join Emmy on a journey through nearly 13 of Jennifer Lopez's 30 fragrances be...

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Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

Multi award-winning musical comedy duo Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy....

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Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

20:10

03 Aug

Jake Cornell and Marcia Belsky: Man and Woman

Award-winning, New York comedians Jake Cornell and Marcia Belsky present an hour-long parody about heterosexual love. With Jake Cornell starring as Man and Marcia Belsky as Woman the two explore gender polit...

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Jo Griffin: People Person

Everyone ok? Everyone happy with their life choices? Everyone got high self-esteem and zero regrets? No? Great! People Person is for anyone who thinks they’re failing at life and thinks that’s ev...

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Jo Griffin: People Person

19:10

03 Aug

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Physical comedy meets Hollywood. Join Jody and a cast of seven Ironing Boards on a riotous cinematic journey, from romantic thrillers to action and more, whilst using everybody's favourite household item...

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John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following three culturally deeply unsettling, sell-out smash-hit runs, this bafflingly entertaining late-night comedy extravaganza returns to the Fringe for a fourth hammer blow. JLR wrangles an all-star cas...

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Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Oh wow, the last two years have been awful haven't they? So what do we do now? Laugh and pretend it's definitely fine? Or deal with the trauma of multiple lockdowns, emotional shutdowns and total bre...

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Melissa Stephens: HOT DOGS & TEARS

Christmas Eve, Georgia, 1996. Melissa's newly divorced dad picks her and her teenage brother up for dinner. After an hour of silent driving, they pull up to his favorite family restaurant... Hooters. Wel...

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Michael Spicer: The Room Next Door

Join the creator of The Room Next Door in this final run at the Edinburgh Fringe after a successful sell-out tour as he talks about making comedy under the radar and the dangers of social media fame, as well...

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Nikki Britton: One Small Step

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does” (Chortle). Britton makes her Fringe debut with an outrageous ...

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Paul Williams: In the Moonlight

Join New Zealand’s fastest comedian (5km and 10km) for an enchanting afternoon In the Moonlight. The show includes music, romance and even photos. He’s been on TV, starring in the critically revi...

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Police Cops: The Musical

USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve... But now Jimmy's in deep, partnered up with a renegade Police Cop and leaned on by a racist Chief. With guns loaded and ...

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Police Cops: The Musical

19:00

03 Aug

Cancelled: Rachel Bradley: Beauty for Ashes

Performances Cancelled 3-28 AugIn her Fringe debut, one of the hottest names on America's comedy circuit shares her journey from daughter, to best friend, to caregiver in a poigna...

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Randy Feltface: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

There's only one Randy Feltface, which technically makes him a critically endangered species. Don't miss your chance to see this Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee deliver an hour of blistering jokes in ...

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Reginald D. Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur

Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So, what the f*ck could this man possibly say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur. Fresh from a UK tou...

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Ryan Lane Will Be There Now in a Minute

An investigation into Welsh and queer identity or a show for anyone with a complex relationship to home. This playful and inventive character comedy explores what it means to be Welsh and queer, and the myth...

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Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Perrier Award-winning comedy legend Simon Fanshawe is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades with the live show based on his book, The Power Of Difference. As a pioneer of the UK com...

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The Oxford Revue and Other Farmyard Animals

The Oxford Revue are back again at the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour of sketches, stand-up and all sorts of assorted silliness!Known for kick-starting the careers of the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Katy ...

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Tom DeTrinis: I HATE NEW YORK

I HATE NEW YORK is a gay-tastic solo debut from self-professed rage-a-holic, Tom DeTrinis, that offers up a non-stop, hilarious litany of grievances. DeTrinis unmasks his singular views on everything fr...

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Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England. Muff Said is their latest offering, a comedy sketch show that vividly captures a night out on the town with your wildest, olde...

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Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

21:05

04 Aug

ARIGATO by JalJal

JalJal, the King of Comedy in Japan, presents the most hilarious performance ever!Inimitable and super improvised skits transform into a complete comedy with words and ideas from you, the audience, at...

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ARIGATO by JalJal

11:40

04 Aug

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

With sell-out seasons and five-star reviews in the UK and throughout Australia, the Allstars bring huge belly laughs from the heart of the wide brown land.Starring Sean Choolburra, Janty Blair, Kevin ...

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Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

17:20

03 Aug

Al Murray: Gig for Victory

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the people of this great country need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed. When tha...

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Al Murray: Gig for Victory

20:20

22 Aug

Best of the Fest: The New Class

The best place in town to catch rising comedy stars and your Fringe favourites. A different show every night, featuring new faces and Fringe stalwarts! The perfect start (or end) to your festival evening....

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Comic Relief Live!

For one night only, Comic Relief Live! is back. Join a surprise guest host as they bring you an incredible line-up of some of the UK's most exciting comedy talent. And the best bit? Money raised will sup...

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Comic Relief Live!

21:40

15 Aug

Dan Rath: Cockroach Party

Cockroach Party will be a rambling tour through a mind that is on its last legs. It only takes one cockroach to ruin a bowl of cherries. But it takes a cockroach party to save the world.Have you ever ...

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Dan Rath: Cockroach Party

22:40

03 Aug

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

For centuries philosophers have asked the question, Who am I? But it's now time to ask, Am I Sam Smith? Through the camp ecstasy of comedy cabaret, Dan Wye, creator of Séayoncé, will explore the tormen...

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Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

17:00

18 Aug

Danielle Walker: Nostalgia

This show is a scrapbook of memories about my family. Two of them have smelt a Bigfoot. One has seen it. They all agree on a military cover-up. I couldn't get home for two years and had this anxiety that...

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Danielle Walker: Nostalgia

15:35

03 Aug

Cancelled: Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

Performances Cancelled 04 – 28 AUG A highly anticipated brand-new hour from comic legend Frank Skinner, 'King of stand-up' (Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard), f...

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Grubby Little Mitts

An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers. From the unsettling mind-meld of Nicholls and Brown, Grubby Little Mitts will drive...

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Grubby Little Mitts

14:15

03 Aug

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back

Fast, on the edge and brutally funny. Australia's favourite comedian Reuben Kaye is back to tear the world apart and put it back together. Backed by a full band, this show is guaranteed to have you ...

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Shamilton

Comedy supergroup Baby Wants Candy presents improvised hip-hop homage to Hamilton! After sold-out runs in Chicago, NY and LA, Shamilton comes to the Fringe! Join Shamilton as we improvise an epic musical bas...

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Shamilton

17:30

03 Aug

Stand Up for Your Planet

The comedy fundraiser extravaganza is back! Following a sell-out, all-star line-up in 2019, join us for a night of laughter to show your support for our planet. Check out assemblyfestival.com for...

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Stand Up for Your Planet

21:40

22 Aug

The David Johnson Emerging Talent Award

A mixed-bill comedy, cabaret and variety show to celebrate the life of maverick producer David Johnson who died in 2020. David was a fervent supporter of emerging and unique talent and his 'Fringe finds&...

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The Wrestling

It's back. The biggest show in the history of Edinburgh – now in the biggest room at Assembly Hall.Comedians. Wrestlers. Blood. Book now.In aid of Comic Relief.  ...

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The Wrestling

23:00

23 Aug

Tina del Twist: Caravan in the Sky

Winner – Comics' Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022: A new comedy and music concert from esteemed cabaret star Tina del Twist. Join internationally adored comedy chanteuse T...

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Wacky Racists Comedy Club

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Taskmaster star Sophie Duker is bringing Wacky back for two unmissable festival specials, joined by psychotically talented one-man white-man house band, The Tone Deafs, and...

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Wacky Racists Comedy Club

23:00

14 Aug

Jew Talkin' To Me?

Join award-winning comedians Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon for a live recording of one of 'the best podcasts to listen to right now' (iNews). Described as being somewhere between Comedians In Cars ...

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Jew Talkin' To Me?

13:30

10 Aug

Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame (Extra Show)

As part of a continuing physical and mental tailspin, Frankie Boyle suppresses his overarching sense of futility and horror to tell jokes for an hour in the final days of organised human life. It's a sho...

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Fringeworthy

For three shows only we bring together the hottest comedy night of the Fringe! Featuring the Fringe's most phenomenal acts in sixty minutes of late night laughs. Don't miss out on seeing the very bes...

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Fringeworthy

22:30

23 Aug