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The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Signal Failure

Sasha Ellen A girl and (kind-of) stalker guy journey through life, love and London’s transport system, until a newspaper column brings them together! Big-city virgin Lorna’s missing her mother as she adjusts to bustle and noise of Stockwell and her rampant flatmates. Reclusive night chef Brian’s the proud owner of the…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Dancer

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

Barbara Nice: Squirrel Proof

Barbara Nice Phoenix Nights’ Holy Mary, Janice Connolly, returns to the festival with a shrewd, sharp and current new show exploring the on-going battle we have with keeping nature at bay in the name of civilisation. When the only visitors you have are squirrels and getting rid of them becomes an obsession then maybe…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics and with a new line up every day, the Showcase Show is the longest running and best loved lunchtime comedy show, popular amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast and held in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 23 Nov

£21 / 08432 086000

The Piece of Paper Paradox

Blue Moon Theatre Company The Piece of Paper Paradox shows us a world where routine is everything and even the smallest change can have unexpected consequences. In shining a light on unquestioning adherence to rules, it throws a hilarious light on the conflict between our fear of change and the need to break free.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£30 / 01702 351135

  • 15:30

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 16:30

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£25.50 / 0844 875 0073

  • 16:00

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David Elms: Nurture Boy

Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30

Boxman

Ruaraidh Murray Nobody puts Boxman in the corner! A new dark comedy from the creator of the critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me and Bath Time. 'Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh. Very funny' ★★★★ – Scotsman 'Firecracker of a show' ★★★★ – Herald 'Murray's bravura performance' ★★★★ – Metro 'Must…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Turret

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Turret

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Turret

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 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

Deborah Frances-White: Half a Can of Worms

So Comedy Comedian Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a newborn baby. In late 2012, she stumbled across some information about her birth mother and went on a round the clock treasure hunt, drawn into her past like a magnet. This is her true story. Turns out you can't open half a can of worms. 'Gripping and…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

10Dome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

10Dome

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

10Dome

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 2 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 3 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 9 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Hamlet Private Eye

An utterly re-imagined slapstick tale of Hamlet.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

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

John Lloyd's Museum of Curiosity Live

So Comedy by arrangement with Quite Interesting Limited Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily include Jimmy Carr, Susan Calman, Phill…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Cow Barn

£13.50 (£12.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Cow Barn

£13.50 (£12.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Cow Barn

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 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
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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

Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

Reduced Shakespeare Company ‘A wild, wild ride! It's funny. Really, really funny… And most of all, it's really, really smart’ (Cincinnati Enquirer). The subject they were born to reduce! Festival favourites return with The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), dissecting humour from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Who's Afraid of Michael Gove?

Six in the Shed Imagine a future in which Michael Gove is Prime Minister and all his madcap educational policies have come true. Now imagine him with his trousers down. Both of these scenarios are terrifyingly plausible and are hilariously brought to life by this talented young company. Following a sell-out run in…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Venue 45

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

zazU

zazU comedy zazU: the parallel universe sketch show. Created in 1857 by Tim zazU, it's a whole world with a tiny village mentality. You can only get to it by following a bee through a portal in one particular map kept in a secret Swiss vault… or by coming to see this show. New rules, new customs and a very new fashion…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Laugh

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Laugh

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Laugh

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top