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Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions An entirely serious Shakespeare play… with an entirely shit-faced actor. Back for another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show for 2014, a cast of classically…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Avalon Promotions Ltd Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be Monsieur Butterfly. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail. ‘A terrific, high-concept comedy show, intricately constructed and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

Brighton Dome

Thu 16 Oct

Corn Exchange

£16 (£14) / 01273 709709

  • 19:30

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50 / 01536 470470

  • 19:30

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lili la Scala: Another Fucking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘Fantastic…charm, talent and innuendo in abundance. A must see…’ ★★★★★ (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ‘La Scala was everything a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

QueenDome

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

QueenDome

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Mark Watson: Flaws

  • 4 stars

Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 29 Oct

£17 / 01970 623 232

  • 20:00

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£16 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Wed 12 Nov

£16 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

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Tim Key: Single White Slut

The Invisible Dot Ltd Key (37 now) wades back to Edinburgh, climbs into his poetry clothes and leans against his mic stand for another hour. Now charming, he will recollect simple tales of love, gaze dead-eyed at the ladies, recite verse and do basic talking. A lot of fairly grubby water's sloshed under Key's bridge of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Grand

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Inheritance Blues

DugOut Theatre Back by popular demand, DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, Fringe favourite Inheritance Blues. A comedy about decade old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. Join this exciting young company for a night of laugh out loud comedy, consummate storytelling and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Above

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Kraken

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions and Don't Be Lonely From award-winning Gaulier-trained clown and creator of smash hit Squidboy (Sold Out and nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2013) comes Trygve Wakenshaw’s new physical comedy, Kraken. Beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Belly Button

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • 3 stars

Alan Bissett's sparkling satire for contemporary Scotland.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Sep

Main Auditorium

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Hosted on the day of the independence referendum.

  • 19:45
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Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone

Soho Theatre Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. You’re Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles one man’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Kim Noble takes his…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Adam of the Riches

  • 4 stars

Tigco 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit. ★★★★★ (Independent). ★★★★★ (Telegraph). ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 16+

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

QueenDome

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Calypso Nights

Theatre Beating Calypso Nights - an exploration of wonder. Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell a musical tale. He makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Covering the history of…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Downstairs

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Downstairs

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

John Lloyd's Museum of Curiosity Live

So Comedy by arrangement with Quite Interesting Limited Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily include Jimmy Carr, Susan Calman, Phill…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cow Barn

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cow Barn

£13.50 (£12.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cow Barn

£13.50 (£12.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cow Barn

£13.50 (£12.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Will Adamsdale: Borders

  • 4 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd. This show's about borders. Borders over land, across time, down the side of the piece of paper I'm writing this on… (At least that's the plan at the deadline for this blurb. What lies ahead for my plucky little stagecoach of a show as it crosses this borderline? Who knows? The whole thing could…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Belly Button

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Belly Button

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bond!

Gavin Robertson Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… Following performances in the USA and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon-style parody - exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Beta Males: Happenstance

  • 4 stars

Ditto Productions Chortle Award nominees, stars of Radio 4's Sketchorama and five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in four years, the critically-acclaimed sketch storytellers present Happenstance, a show where things happen. The Betas are back with another ‘hilarious sketch show’ (Sunday Times) and brand new characters…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Beneath

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Lysistrata

DEM Productions In this very loose, modern adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy, Lysistrata, a fiery young woman takes sex and politics into her own hands. Fed up with austerity - the economic war waged on Greece by the Troika - she drunkenly launches a sex strike and occupies the Acropolis with her friends and…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

+2

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+2

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+2

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

  • 4 stars

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Depending on your opinion, Nish Kumar is either ‘a comedian on the up’ (Times) or ‘a comedian I've never heard of’ (You). That's subjectivity in action. A stand-up comedy show for people who like stand-up comedy shows. As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience and Live at the Comedy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Beside

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Move On the Cha-Cha's

Diane Ripstein in association with Nocas Productions From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55+. We’re introduced to a parade of unique characters joining the musical beat…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Icarus Falling

  • 4 stars

Scott Wings (Australia) Physical theatre, comedy and poetry combine in Scott Wings' fantasy tale Icarus Falling. Set inside the mythical Icarus as he plummets to the sea, this play explores gender, identity and love, all to a hip-hop soundtrack with feathers and wax. Highly imaginative, hilarious and raw, Icarus…

C nova, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

studio 6

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo broadcasts live from the BBC's Edinburgh venue. Join us for a mix of live music, in-depth interviews and a daily dose of the Radio 2 Book Club. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

B.J. Novak: One More Thing

Kilimanjaro and Show and Tell Inspired by the public performances of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, the less decorated but more alive writer and actor B.J. Novak (The Office US, Saving Mr. Banks) presents dramatic readings of the comedic stories in his highly acclaimed new collection One More Thing, interspersed with…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.