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A TED* Talk with Clay JW Crowne (*not affiliated with TED.com, its members, fellows, organisers, partners, subsidiaries, sponsors or stockholders)

Plunger After a series of restraining orders, visionary thought-magnet Clay JW Crowne finally brings his prophetic TED* Talk to the public (in a format well within the terms of his injunction). Solo show combining funny, moving stories with a pastiche of the hyperbolic TED Talk style. The show is created by Plunger…

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 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Abi Roberts: Twerk in Progress

Abi Roberts / PBH's Free Fringe Hotly-tipped comedy starlet Abi Roberts comes in like a wrecking ball with her debut stand-up show. She twerks, jerks and acts like a berk whilst asking big questions like: why does jazz have to go on for so long? With sizzling riffs, unique impressions and bits in actual Russian, this…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 2 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 3 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

1 Green Bottle

The Pelican's Briefs Theatre Company From former Royal Court Young Writer Nick Cassenbaum comes a brand new comedy about loneliness. About control. About not knowing who is next to you. About being in your own world and everyone else's at the same time. About meaningless status updates and Snapchat selfies. And about…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

15% of The Seagull

Mayer and Martin One serious actor, one flippant amateur, one classic Chekhovian drama and a very naughty seagull, equal one hilarious and touching theatrical comedy. Flying in via Brighton and Camden Fringes, this comedy two-hander follows one star-struck woman’s attempt to produce, direct and star in her own…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 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

A Slight Ache

Turlygod A bucolic psycho-drama by Harold Pinter. Starring Thom Tuck (The Penny Dreadfuls, Coalition) ‘Fruity, befuddled and increasingly melancholy’ (Guardian), Catriona Knox (The Boom Jennies) ‘She's as good as Joyce Grenfell’ (Spectator) and Simon Munnery (League Against Tedium, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Fylm…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance That

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance That

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance That

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

50 Shades of Red, White and Blue

The story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 29 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

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

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

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 back to top

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 13:00

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

52 Pick Up

  • Written by: Rita Bozi

A production in which at the top of each show, the performers throw a deck of cards in the air. Each card has the title of a scene written on it, and the shape of the play is then determined by random chance as the cards are picked up throughout the story at regular intervals.

Theatre503, London SW11

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 15:00

69 Shades of Black

Starring Gail Porter as ‘Christina Black’ Boring, vanilla, Horlick's swiller William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger inducing name. Up until now that is! Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

A Drinker

Dan Hong (Korea) The life of Myung-su is colourful in many ways. He has a lifelong relationship with the bottle. Just as his life was looking bright, his business goes bankrupt and he is left with nothing but debt. Believing that all hope is lost, he drinks his money away but finds hope again when he starts a small…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio Theatre

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Rock Musical

Infinity Repertory Theatre (New York) Shakespearean comedy with a rock'n'roll twist. Fickle teenage love, magic and comedy in this modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic. The Mayor's re-election, Hermia loves Lysander, Dmitri loves Hermia, Helena loves Dmitri. Bottom and The Crew search for the lost Hermia.

C, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Aug

A Race of Robots

dottyb / Robot Parrot Productions Two teenagers find a robot and take it to a scientist for repair, thereby causing events to take a dangerous turn. Young love, old rivalries, rocking songs and dodgy aliens combine in this cautionary tale of technology unbound! From the team behind 2013 Fringe sell-out show, Brain…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 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

A Work of Art

Richard Carnaby In his Fringe debut, Richard Carnaby invites you to share a glimpse inside the lives and minds of three curious specimens, who have more in common than may first appear – or than they will ever know. An eccentric critic expounds upon the artist’s portrayal of the female nude, a corporate drone struggles…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Studio Theatre

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Studio Theatre

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio Theatre

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

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

Aaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show - Free

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit including your award-winning headliner Masai Graham. 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). Showcasing a different line-up every day.

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 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Abi Roberts' Musical CID

Bawls Out Comedy Abi Roberts' Musical CID is a new comedy confessional show that delves into what the biggest names in comedy have in their record collections and on their iPods. Have you ever wondered which famous comedian listens to Michael Jackson before a gig? Or who had their first kiss to Kylie Minogue? And…

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 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 18 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Tue 21 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

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 back to top