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Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

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

The Stand, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

6 Music Breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him and his special guests. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Electra Project

Hungry Wolf Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk: How Schools Kill Creativity, The Electra Project is a new comedy play by Dave Jackson (ITV Radio 4) which explores the demise of arts education in schools and is a love letter to drama teachers everywhere. ‘The best child actors I have seen on stage’ (Independent).

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Princess Initiative

Brylights There's an old saying, 'Never meet your heroes'. Now, from the pen of 17 year old Niamh Simpson comes the relatively newer, but nonetheless true phrase, 'Never meet your childhood animated heroines'. When a former Disney Princess goes off the rails, it is up to one therapist to ensure others do not follow.

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Canterbury Tales

Close Up Theatre Vibrant, bawdy and vivid, this witty adaptation of Chaucer’s masterpiece breathes fresh new life into the mediaeval pilgrims telling their naughty stories en route for Canterbury. Presented by Close Up Theatre in our eleventh year at the Fringe. Sell Out Status 2004-2013 (The History Boys, Death of a…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Thu 21 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

  • 3 stars

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Pub

£9 (£8) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Above

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius

The Revolving Shed After triumphing in a big fight, teenage gladiator Marcus is catapulted overnight into a world of fame and decadence in Ancient Rome. With an old friend, a new love and a Machiavellian agent pulling him in different directions, our protagonist faces a daunting task in navigating Roman high society.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

I Have an Idea for a Film

Katy Schutte Katy Schutte (Maydays, Who Ya Gonna Call) has an idea for a film that she would like to share with you. She will be all the characters, the cinematography, the sound and the story. You will be the imagination. Katy is an improviser and theatre maker. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of Best Comedy…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BBC: The Today Programme

The Today Programme: The BBC's flagship national news and current affairs show comes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Join James Naughtie for a morning of news-making interviews, international reports and the best of Edinburgh's summer festivals. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

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

Thu 21 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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I Am Not Malala

  • 3 stars

Sadia Azmat I Am Not Malala: The Girl Who Did Stand-up for Entertainment and Was Not Shot by the Taliban, sees Sadia return with her hilarious take on being an average British Asian - revealing what life's like when you can't live up to Malala. 'A very funny and promising new comedian' (Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4).

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jonny Freeman's Funtime Family Friendly Impro Show

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

St John's, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

  • Directed by: Nigel Planer
  • Written by: Virginia Ironside

Scamp Theatre presents the agony columnist Virginia Ironside in her autobiographical solo show. Directed by Nigel Planer.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

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

Thu 21 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

main space

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main space

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

A varied comedy and cabaret performance for families, from comedians, street performers, cabaret performers and children's entertainers to competitions, games and prizes. Hosted by Nik Coppin, the show is suitable for families with children aged three to eight.

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Martin Pilgrim: Diary Farmer

Martin Pilgrim / La Favorita Freestival Martin is 24 and works full-time in a Bristol post office. His online dating profile says that he is a stand-up comedian. In Diary Farmer he turns his attention to the events that made him the man [sic] he is today. Public break-ups, childhood medical scares, and the death of…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Night of the Living Tories

When there's no room left in Hell, the Conservative party will walk the Earth! Joe Wells ("Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s" The Guardian) digs up the grisly past of the Tory party. Warning: contains graphic descriptions of Michael Gove.

Viva Mexico, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Ray Fordyce's Brunchtime Banter

Ray Fordyce / Free Festival. Get your Fringe day off to a pleasant start and let Ray Fordyce introduce you to some of the top comedians around the circuit. Featuring three different acts each day, this is a great show to get you ready for whatever your Fringe day has in store! Ages 16+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Why Is Life Like Sparrows?

Richard Burton Company Why is life like sparrows? There are too many questions with too many answers. Too many answers but not enough questions. Not enough answers for too many questions. No questions with no answers. What was the question? Drunken precision. ‘Spectacular’ (Wez the optician). 'One of the tastiest meals…

Venue 13, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£8 (£6) / 07074 201313

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£8 (£6) / 07074 201313

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (£6) / 07074 201313

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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