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Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Alan Irwin

Alan Irwin Irish comedian Alan Irwin has transformed himself into a man who parties hard and he can transform you too! Well, sort of. Once dull and lifeless, Alan now rocks every room he enters. Probably - he hasn't really asked anyone else how they feel about it. The second Fringe show from one of Northern Ireland's…

Laughing Horse @ The Wee Pub, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Matty Grey's Game On

Matty's show dissects games off all kinds.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

BBC: The Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014

BBC The BBC’s big screen at Potterrow brings you the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – including the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 3rd. The atmosphere is sure to be electric! Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Age category: PG

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 back to top

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

Thu 31 Jul

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Meaney's Mouth Burst

Trevor Meaney / PBH's Free Fringe One man. One mouth. One mission. To fill your senses with an explosion of high-octane performance and a blistering array of fast-paced poems. Observational hilarity, sprinkled with superhero hoovers, the yoof of today, an obsession with chicken and much more. An uplifting…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

Wed 6 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

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

…and 2 more dates until 8 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

Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

A one-man play combining character comedy and narrative drama, looking at the life of deceased man Simon Reuben Jay.

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 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are about!.The show is unique,funny, rocky and poignant. Mik rants, recites and rambles around his strange and beautiful songs while Ben and Jonny manfully try and keep him grounded with their consummate grooves.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

The News at Kate: Leftie Cock Womble

Kate Smurthwaite / PBH's Free Fringe ThreeWeek's Editor's Choice 2013 Award winner and writer for BBC3 series The Revolution Will Be Televised, Kate is an increasingly familiar face after appearing on Question Time in January. Her new show, as you'd expect, is highbrow, left-wing, feminist, atheist and awesome. It's…

Viva Mexico, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

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

Sun 3 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

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

Mon 4 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

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

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Paul Savage Finds Every Joke in the Bible

Paul Savage/ PBH's Free Fringe Savage's dad (a Baptist preacher) claims there's only one joke in the Bible. It's not a good one. The award-winning comedian finds the others. Features wizard battles, talking donkeys, invincible warrior monks and their throwaway one liners. Also contains enough incest, genocide and…

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

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

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

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

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

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

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Dario's Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Perfectly Goddamned Delightful

Sharp gags, wordplay and poetry from Dan Fardell and Peter Strong.

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue The University of Edinburgh has produced Nobel laureates, acclaimed authors, Olympic athletes … and this. Come see the 'comic talent of the future' (Skinny) demonstrate their transferable skills. We need jobs.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Beehive 1

Free / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Human Loire

Alternative comedy stunts by Michael Brunstrom.

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

The Spork Conspiracy

No Fixed Abode / PBH’s Free Fringe Sketches. Stand-up. Cutlery. All the perfect ingredients for an hour of free comedy. No Fixed Abode, ‘mind-blowingly brilliant … definitely ones to watch’ (ThreeWeeks), ‘hilarious … definitely not tedious’ (Cambridge Student), present a unique show filled with variety…

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Wee Red Bar

Free / 0131 229 1442

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Wee Red Bar

Free / 0131 229 1442

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Wee Red Bar

Free / 0131 229 1442

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Together in Electra Dreams

First solo show from comedian Clara Electra featuring jokes and stories about hedgehogs, her sister Carmen and more.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug

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

300 to 1

Panesh Prods / PBH's Free Fringe New play. A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong. Written and performed by Matt Panesh (AKA Monkey Poet). Contains spears, swords and underpants.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sun 3 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Mon 4 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

50 Shades of Webster

James Webster / PBH's Free Fringe James Webster is a douche bag. He knows because his future self came back in time to tell him. Can he learn to be a better person? Will he master the power of time travel? Why is every past and future version of himself such a massive tool? One thing's clear: he really needs to get…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Fri 15 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Mon 18 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

…and 4 more dates until 22 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

A Robot Presents Comedy

Andy Barr and Nathan Willcock / La Favorita Freestival The future. The mechanised labour force is disenfranchised. Enter A Robot, determined to teach the grimacing machines how to laugh. Stand-up showcase featuring the best in alternative up-and-coming talent. Including Andy Barr ‘a nice contrast to all the homogenised…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

AAA Batteries (Not Included) – Free

Chris Turner, Jon Bennett and Daniel Roberts / Free Festival Back for a fourth year at the Fringe - an hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's best comedians. Suitable for all ages and completely free! Featuring BBC New Comedy Award finalist Chris…

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the We Didn't Realise the Free Fringe Programme Isn't Alphabetised Show!

Tommy Croft (Jollyboat), Helen Foster and Ed Croft (half Jollyboat) and Alastair Clark (not Jollyboat) desperately compete for your attention and admiration. A warm and friendly show.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

downstairs 2

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 247 4704

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:05 – 13:05

Sun 3 Aug

downstairs 2

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 247 4704

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:05 – 13:05

Mon 4 Aug

downstairs 2

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 247 4704

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:05 – 13:05
…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug back to top