Afternoon events, Comedy, free events

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Stu and Garry's Free Improv Show

Regular freestyle comedy wizards Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson fire up the imagination with another slice of improv action.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 1 Jun

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

Pab, Comedy and Poetry

Pab Comedy / Free Festival 2014's show welcomes you to take a seat and join Pab on a journey inspired by Gorey, Dahl, and Burton. Encounter cruelty, loneliness and revenge coupled with surreal attempts at redemption. Along with audience interaction and the daily press-up competition, there will also be a sing-a-long…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 22 Aug

The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy

Rat Pack Productions Ltd / Free Festival. Different, top comedians every day in a cool, laid-back stand-up show with Rat Pack music, drinking, silliness and hopefully, you! Hosted by Malcolm Hardee Award nominee 2012 Nathan Cassidy, 'Gloriously entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk), in one of Edinburgh's most glamorous, big…

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 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

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

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

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

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

Family Fun with Bec Hill

Bec Hill brings her energetic good times to the festival with games and song for all ages!

Falcon Square, Inverness

Sun 25 May

Free

Part of Happyness.

  • 16:00 – 16:30

Mon 26 May

Free

Part of Happyness.

  • 13:00 – 13:30

Freddie Farrell and Friends

Freddie Farrell / Free Festival A showcase show with some of the best performers at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Five comics throughout the hour, with a different line-up everyday! Anybody could pop in! For Free! ‘Very funny and likeable’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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

I Am Not Malala

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).

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 back to top

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

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

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 back to top

Kevin J: The Urban Truth

So Comedy / Free Festival Having played stages from London to Africa, the winner of the Black Tie Comedy Award’s prestigious Best Newcomer gong, star of MTV’s Comedy Funhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kevin J makes his Fringe debut. Age category: 16+

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 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Kriss Foster and Friend

A man from Lancaster in a homemade leopard suit performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. Returning to the Fringe for the second time and bringing along his friend Mr Ferris he presents a show full of stories, interesting instruments and trinkets. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John…

Chiquito, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Basement

Free / 0131 225 4579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Basement

Free / 0131 225 4579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Basement

Free / 0131 225 4579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 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

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Girls?!: Work In Progress

Contemporary humour as the stand-up tries out new material.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01273 624434

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Monkey A Monkey B

An acrobatic comedy performance about two monkeys and a Mini Cooper, featuring physical feats, unbelievable stories and unlikely combinations.

Writer's Square, Belfast

Sat 3 May

Free / 028 9023 6007

  • 17:00
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