Afternoon events, Comedy, free events

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The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug

LOLympics Live - Free

Bronston Jones, Martin Mor and Guests Each day different international acts compete for comedy gold. Our laugh-letes can't run, jump or even walk well… But they will make you laugh. Hosted again this year by Bronston Jones and Martin Mor! Age category: PG

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug

My Sister Says I'm Special

Jules Maxine / Free Festival Love, life, families, losing weight and things that make us happy. Jules Maxine shares her unique comic take on these and more in an hour of life-affirming laughter. Jules talks about the things we care about - relationships, sex, reality TV, social media, winning the lottery, payday loans…

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Tubespotting

Geoff Marshall / PBH's Free Fringe Does Geoff have an unhealthy obsession with the London Tube? He likes to think so, but please don’t call him a train spotter. Instead, revel in the story of this metrosexual’s passion with the Tube and how over 12 years of Tube challenging has led him to struggle to understand why he…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

These Boyz Need Therapy

Jack Campbell and Daniel Nicholas/ PBH's Free Fringe Two emerging comedians at each end of the comedy spectrum, the intensely charming Jack Campbell ‘100% Funny’ (Broadwaybaby.com) and the engaging and interactive Dan Nicholas (shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award 2013). Beginning in Leicester in 2011, these two have…

The Kilderkin, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Funny Footy

Fred MacAulay commentates the third match in the annual Funny Footy series – who will come out on top?

Inverness Leisure

Sun 25 May

Free / 01463 667500

Part of Happyness.

  • 14:00 – 15:50

Jana And Heidi

A look at the ups and downs of relationships between mothers and daughters.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 14:45 – 15:45

Sun 4 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 14:45 – 15:45

Sat 10 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 14:45 – 15:45
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Jon Pearson: Last Supper

Storytelling and anecdotes as the stand-up from Melton Mowbray discusses the meal where he discovered he would be divorced by the age of 30.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Just Deserts Presents Waiting for Leo's Oscar

Just Deserts / PBH’s Free Fringe Just Deserts is Durham’s favourite cult sketch comedy group. Offering fast-moving and original comedy, ranging from the deliciously dark to the scrumptiously surreal to the refreshingly whimsical, this group has met with acclaim since it hit the Durham scene five years ago. So prepare…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Ken Crystal / Free Festival Grab a beer, nurse your hangover and relax. This is a fun knockabout hour of stand-up. Imaan Hadchiti, Toby Adams, Stuart Black plus daily guests. (Maybe even the mysterious Ken Crystal). What the press say about Imaan, Stuart and Toby: ‘Undoubted Genius’ (Beat Magazine). ‘Elegant writing…

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 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Off the Top

Baba Brinkman / PBH's Free Fringe Fringe First winner and science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin to explore the brain basis of improvisation. What’s going on under the hood when a comedian or musician improvises? Why are the spontaneous moments of life…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Edinburgh Revue and You Can Too

The Edinburgh Revue / PBH's Free Fringe The University of Edinburgh's finest return to the Fringe for the seventh year running, presenting the best sketches of the last year. ★★★★ (Skinny). ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Age category: 16+

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Twice As Nice Comedy

A regular wee comedy night with different funny folks each time.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 8 Aug

The King's Arms, Salford

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0161 832 3605

An open mic comedy night featuring new and established comedians.

  • 12:00

10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

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

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Always Be Rolling - Free

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

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 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome, Daphna Baram / Free Festival Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Bubble Fun with Frehd the Clown

Bringing Aussie sunshine to Inverness, Frehd the Clown performs.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sat 24 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 13:00 – 13:30

Sun 25 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Mon 26 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 12:00 – 12:30
  • 15:00 – 15:30

Caution to the Wind

Chris Boyd / PBH's Free Fringe That noise you can hear is the inescapable roar of a mile-wide twister headed right this way. Join comedian Chris Boyd – ‘Glorious’ (Chortle.co.uk) – in his make-shift storm shelter and prepare to hold on for dear life. ‘Brilliant’ (Leicester Mercury). Directed by Ben Target. Age…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Chris Coltrane: There's No Heroes Left Except All of Us

Chris Coltrane / PBH's Free Fringe Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane show you how to use activism and fun to kick the bad guys out, and make the world a better place. A show…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top