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10 Films with My Dad

Aidan Goatley / PBH Free Fringe How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Find out how in 'the most, charming, happy and optimistic show you'll see' (FringeGuru.com). Now in its forth year! Possibly the odd swear. Nothing major. Age category: 14+

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

A Bridge Over Toddled Warder

Todd and Ward / La Favorita Freestival Hark! The errant, off-beat voices of Amused Moose Award winner Richard Todd, 'a smart surrealist' (Independent), and NATY finalist Thomas Ward, 'fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas' (Chortle.co.uk), are harmonising! With jokes! An electrifying hour of stand-up, sketch and…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

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 2 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

The Admirable Crichton

J M Barrie's comic play about an aristocratic family and their servants stranded on a dessert island and forced to rethink the social order.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Wed 30 Jul

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Wed 13 Aug

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Wed 3 Sep

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry Love You

Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry / La Favorita Freestival Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry think you're brilliant. They always have. Ever since they heard about you (which they admit was relatively recently). To celebrate how you're really knocking life out of the park, they've put on a show about the wonder of you.

St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

All Made Up: This Time It’s Social

All Made Up / PBH's Free Fringe It’s time to bring improv comedy bang up to date. Created from live Facebook feeds, hashtags and more, this social media inspired show is quick, fun and totally worth Tweeting about. All Made Up create unmissable comedy, drama and nonsense. Actors from Grange Hill perform alongside…

Chalky's, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

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

Sun 3 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

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

Mon 4 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Alternative Edinburgh Walking Tour

Get off the tourist paths and see a different side of the city, learning about everything from its literary past to the disco pioneer who grew up near (but note: not in) the bins at the back of Tesco.

Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30
…and 14 more dates until 31 Aug

Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (Vol. 2)

Arthur Smith Arthur Smith reprises this widely acclaimed show, the second of a trilogy, which premiered at last year's Fringe, enjoyed a sold out run at the Soho Theatre in London and was transmitted on Radio 4 in January. Channelling Leonard Cohen, Arthur muses on dementia, death and decline to hilarious and poetic…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Forth

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Forth

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Forth

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 24 Aug

Baba Brinkman - The Rap Guide to Religion

Soho Playhouse Inc / Rap Guide Media Baba's unique brand of 'peer reviewed rap' brings together hip-hop, comedy, and behavioural sciences, striving to make sense of nature's most unpredictable primate. So what about religious beliefs? Do they provide an evolutionary benefit, or are they nothing but a virus of the mind?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Wine Bar

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Wine Bar

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC Radio 4 Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince bring the monkey cage to the Fringe, with their witty and irreverent look at the world through scientists’ eyes, ably assisted by a panel of scientists and celebrities. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Beyond a Joke

Saughtonhall Amateur Drama Group Do you enjoy Fawlty Towers and Midsomer Murders ? If so you will love this comedy by Derek Benfield. Set in a country house that is best described as accident-prone due to the number of deaths in unfortunate and embarrassing circumstances. Further complications arise when house owners…

Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£7 (£6) / 0131 539 0491

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bob Graham's Travel Guide for Agoraphobics

Bob Graham / Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn They say it's what's on the inside that counts, which is good as Bob has an exquisite spleen. After 12 different flats and 30 flatmates, hell might be other people but their washing up is another story altogether. ‘Dead-pan, sinister, miserable, and absolutely…

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Beehive 2

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Beehive 2

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Beehive 2

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Chris Griffin and Ross Leslie Present Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Chris Griffin and Ross Leslie A guide to how (not) to live your life brought to you in an hour of cathartic comedy by charmingly charismatic and consistently cantankerous comedians.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug

Ctrl-Alt-Sketch

The Idle Playthings / PBH's Free Fringe The Idle Playthings present Ctrl-Alt-Sketch, a musical sketch show. We browse the history of the internet from its inception to the present web of cats, porn and catty porn with one simple question: where did it all go wrong? Age category: 16+

Citrus Club, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Mainspace

Free / 0131 622 7086

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

Sun 3 Aug

Mainspace

Free / 0131 622 7086

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

Mon 4 Aug

Mainspace

Free / 0131 622 7086

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

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Cuckooed

Lakin McCarthy in association with Traverse Theatre Company A comedy of betrayal. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by an award-winning performer. Contains strong language…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper / La Favorita Freestival An hour of comedy split between an idiot and a dork. Dan will attempt a sketch show of sorts, and Gareth will do stand up, sing songs and sometimes combine both to result in who knows what. ‘Cook possesses a quality that simply makes him funny’ ★★★★ (List). ‘An…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Delicious and Dateless

Nicole Harvey / La Favorita Freestival Debut one-woman show. A 45 minute comedy performance that fuses personal story, social commentary, and stand-up. Excruciating honesty in a revelatory, and racy exploration of singledom for a smart, still-hot, happy in her own skin kinda lady turning 40. She refuses to shop for…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 14 Aug

Eddie Hoo: Angry in the Afternoon

Eddie Hoo / Free Festival Offensive and outrageous comedy. ‘All niceties not just thrown out of the window, but brutally killed and buried in a shallow grave, eliciting the laughs to match the shocks’ (Chortle.co.uk). The final City Life Comedian of the Year. Strong language and adult themes.

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Eleanor Morton: Lollipop

Eleanor Morton Bright, young, surprising and surreal; Eleanor Morton presents a debut solo show. Morton explores anxiety, bravery, anthropomorphic alcoholic animals, the magic of motorway service food, good deeds and more. Expect musical comedy, limited free snacks, a fervent dislike of Jessie J and a guide to the…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Fall Girl

Sitcom Trials: So You Think You're Funny? 2013 winner Rosie Holt brings her debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Fall Girl is a musical comedy about getting scammed and getting gumption. Hayley is desperate. She keeps getting conned. Plus the voice in her head is a girl with a guitar who turns her failings into rhyming…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Wee Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Wee Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Wee Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Fallen Angels

  • Directed by: Michael Friend
  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's 1920s comedy of two respectable wives whose romantic past with a glamorous Frenchman comes back to haunt them.

Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, Broadstairs

Sat 9 Aug

£15; £13 adv ( £13) / 0845 262 6263

  • 14:30

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Ltd With Basil, Sybil and Manuel on hand, and only a third of the show scripted, anything can happen as audiences take a seat in the Faulty Towers restaurant. On the menu: all the best gags, shambolic service and a three-course meal in ‘the most exciting, pacy and disciplined piece…

B'est, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Girl on Fire

Abbie Murphy / Free Festival A totes amazeballs show! An endearingly unaware Essex girl, looking to find her place in the world. Clambering through her attempts at success, stardom, love and life in general. A comedy character piece, starkly demonstrating the youth obsession with social status, and celebrity lifestyle.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Gledhill and Callaghan

Amy and David, respectively, with some brand new funny material.

Pilgrim, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Over seven weeks, millions of viewers watched every challenge, every showstopper and sat on the edge of their seats as Glenn worked his way through series four of the Great British Bake Off. This year he makes his debut at the Fringe with special festival guests and you will also get to try…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top