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Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

Offbeat humour from the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award winner.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

White Room Theatre Wake up and smell the coffee! Come and be welcomed by our friendly cast and enjoy a fresh good morning Edinburgh theatre experience! Three all new rotating menus (why not book all three!) of funny, charming, stimulating ten-minute international plays, all served up with hot coffee, fresh croissant…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

QueenDome

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Decomposed! My Brother's Turning into a Zombie

  • 4 stars

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem Decomposed is a brilliantly moving play, told in a very silly way! This is miraculous musical mayhem at its most marvellous! Identical twins, a zombie and a soundtrack of the world's greatest classical music recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Fate has deemed fit to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Above

£7 (£6) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Hemline Index

Portmanteau A poor economy lengthens more than the hemline. In 1984: second-wave feminism, economic boom and miniskirts. 2014? Fourth-wave, underemployment, the mid-length. Women are getting married later, having children later, and hope to have it all figured out by 30. Daughters, mothers, friends, lovers… Combining…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Cellar

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Cellar

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9 includes student and senior discount) / 0131 556 6550

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 25 Aug

£7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9 includes student and senior discount) / 0131 556 6550

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Jonny Freeman's Funtime Family Friendly Impro Show

Family-friendly improv designed to get both kids and grown-ups laughing.

St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
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Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

National Galleries of Scotland The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised

The Fringe hit returns for a fifth year! After a sell-out run in 2013, Racing Minds return with an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day, and bigger and better than ever before! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Upstairs

£7 (£6) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dave Waller: Where My Folk To?

Dave Waller / Free Festival Dave grew up as a rap nerd in a Cornish village. Not a great recipe for working out where you fit in the world. Now he embarks on an obsessive quest from Bodmin to Brooklyn to discover his future – by remixing his past. Encountering MCs, beatmakers, male voice choirs and car boot sales, his…

Laughing Horse @ The Wee Pub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

Tales Retold and All in One Theatre Two girls fall in love with two guys believing that they’re both called Ernest. When it turns out that they’re actually called Algy and Jack, the girls fall promptly out of love again. Can anything be done to re-unite the lovers or is a passionate celibacy all they have to look…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ian D Montfort's Midday Seance

Tom Binns / Heroes (PWYW) Midnight (the witching hour) is the best time to perform a seance. The time of day when demons, witches and ghosts appear and black magic is the most powerful. Due to a misunderstanding this seance will now be conducted at midday, in daylight. Ouija board parlour show from the ‘monster hit at…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Bookshop

£8

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Shakespeare for Breakfast

C theatre The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C's Shakespearean sensation returns for a 23rd sell-out year with free coffee and croissants! As ever, a completely brand new storyline for Shakespeare's characters. This comic romp is a witty and unique take on the traditional, whether you have a passion for Shakespeare or…

C, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

High Vis

Robert Cohen / La Favorita Freestival Meet Quint. Quint is your friend. Quint is a pro. Quint is the traffic warden's traffic warden. He'll initiate you into the mysteries of traffic management, even as he shelters from the unwelcome attentions of an airgun-wielding stalker. A one-man tragicomedy from Robert Cohen…

The King James Hotel, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Holyrood Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Holyrood Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

  • 11:30

Cupcakes with Colebrook and Khoshsokhan

  • 2 stars

George Colebrook and Amir Khoshsokhan / Free Festival Full of cheek, promise and self-effacing charm, George Colebrook and Amir Khoshsokhan are two young comics armed with jokes, talent and cupcakes! In this Edinburgh show, they want to make you chuckle so hard that you spit your crumbs out. With their distinctive…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

  • 3 stars

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Pub

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jessie Cave + Emer Kenny: Grawlix

Jessie Cave and Emer Kenny / Free Festival Grawlix: A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips. A string of typographical symbols, especially "@#$%&!". Under 18s cannot attend this show due to licensing restrictions at the venue. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Low Tide in Glass Bay

Deadpan Theatre Karen and Bronnie drink, joke and shortcut their way through life where their greatest crises are unresolved takeaways and low tides in their wine glasses. They are blissfully conscience-free even at their most destructive. Important life lessons of love and Clearasil need to be learnt as past and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Delhi Belly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Laughing Horse Comedy Learn stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are comedians and writers who have been teaching comedy for eight years. The course includes nine hours of teaching over two days, and a graduation performance in a Fringe show. Over the two days you will cover…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

An Audience With Walter J Plinge: Alter Ego

Bijou Enterprises John D Slater steps aside to allow his alter ego Walter J Plinge to take the stage and reveal the other side of a split personality with hilarious effect. Employing song, spoken word and sketch Walter indulges all the quirky sides of an alter ego. The humour is of an adult nature but completely free…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted / Free Festival Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind. 40 minutes of laugh out loud characters: expect fun, frolics and singing the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 28 Nov

£14 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 29 Nov

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

Stand-up comedy performances from MC Jason Cook, Paul Thorne, Paul Tonkinson, Markus Birdman, Joe Lycett plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Fri 19 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with internationally acclaimed Gordon Southern, Jo Caulfield who is very popular on the UK circuit and Nathan Caton as seen on The Nathan Caton Show plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

The Breakfast Club

World class morning variety that rocks the whole family. ‘There are few shows as welcoming to parents and children as this fantastic comedy gala for little and big people’ ★★★★★ (EntertainmentHive.com.au). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). Free coffee from 10:30am! From the production team of the legendary Gilded Balloon and…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Church

DJs spin pop, dance and house.

The Coronet, London SE1

Sun 21 Sep

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

The Church returns to The Coronet for another wild party. 30 years, 8 venues and about 1.5 million patrons later, The Church truly has become a world famous institution. A 'must do' on any OE list. Revelry remains the order of the day with comedians and great classic tunes to boot.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

The Church returns to The Coronet for another wild party. 30 years, 8 venues and about 1.5 million patrons later, The Church truly has become a world famous institution. A 'must do' on any OE list. Revelry remains the order of the day with comedians and great classic tunes to boot.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

This year's Halloween party hosted by The Church features performances from comedians and a playlist of classic tunes.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 16 Nov

£50 / 01284 758000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Conor O'Toole's Manhood

  • 3 stars

Conor O’Toole / La Favorita Freestival The future Cute Animals Editor of the Irish Times returns, tellin’ it like it is. Watch out, masculinity and various other topics! Youch! Not even Geronimo, famous Apache chief and skydiver, is safe! Holy moly, this is going to be such a great show. It's at noon in a church.

St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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