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5 Characters In Search of a Guitar

Musical comedy meets character comedy in the debut solo show from stand up and improviser, Jacky Wood. It's sharp, satirical and in a variety of keys… Also includes talking.

Pilgrim, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:45

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:45

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:45
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

37 Years of Childhood

George Firehorse / Free Festival A unique blend of nonsense, magic, mayhem, physical comedy and wit. George has been winning audiences over with a visual, quirky act executed by a likeable and accessible performer. ‘A brilliant, mad, magician with great skills … an infectious smile and the most luxurious moustache…

Laughing Horse @ Ryrie's, 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

99 Club Stand-up Selection

99 Club / Free Festival Proud to support the Free Festival, The 99 Club brings a selection of some of the best comics at the Fringe. Four different comics perform every day and quality is guaranteed. The 99 Club has won Best London Club four years running at the Chortle Awards, featured on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

£1 Comedy Night

£1 Comedy night featuring a mixture of new and established acts trying out new material.

The Canalhouse, Nottingham

Wed 10 Sep

£1

  • 20:00 – 22:30

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival 'Funny. Fast. Free' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All of our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique…

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

DeCo. Productions He’s admitted to smoking crack. He’s been drunk in public. He’s the mayor of Toronto and his supporters adore him. But when one woman’s passionate defence of the world’s most scandalous politician goes horribly (and hilariously) wrong, will her faith waver? Toronto Fringe Festival favourites DeCo.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 2

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 2

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 2

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

2Funy Comedy Show

Tasty stand-up from Will E, plus Kane Brown and Glenda Jaxson.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

30 Things To Do Before 30

In October Izzy's turning 30. To mark this milestone, she's set herself a list of 30 things to do, skills to learn and countries to visit by her birthday. Join her for a whimsical tale of growing up, trying new things and learning how not to fall off circus equipment.

George on the Bridge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:45 – 20:45

Mon 11 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:45 – 20:45

Tue 12 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:45 – 20:45
…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

300 To 1

A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Presented by Panesh Prods. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong and written and performed by Matt Panesh.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 2 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

39 Steps

  • Written by: Nobby Dimon (Adaptation)

Patrick Barlow's hilarious adaptation of Britain's most spell-binding thriller.

The Playhouse, Sleaford

Tue 9 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30

Wed 10 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec back to top

The 39 Steps

A humorous version of the original play performed as a radio broadcast.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Tue 29 Jul

£7 / 01324 633338

  • 19:30

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.

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Tue 2 Sep

£15 / 028 2565 7161

  • 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

£15 / 028 2565 7161

  • 20:00

The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

Thu 4 Sep

£15 / 02886 769949

  • 20:00

Craic Theatre and Arts Centre, Dungannon

Sat 20 Sep

Phone for prices / 028 8774 1100

  • 20:00

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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

Thu 28 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 19:45

Fri 29 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 19:45

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 19:45

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

69 Shades Of Black

Starring Gail Porter as Christina Black.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 22 May 2015

£18 / 02392 828282

  • 19:30 – 23:00

99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Thu 24 Jul

£9 adv; £20 inc burger / 07760 488119

Comedy performances from Chris Martin as seen on Dave's One Night Stand, Luke Toulson as seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Stefano Paolini as seen on The World Stands Up.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Fri 25 Jul

£12.50 adv; £23 inc burger / 07760 488119

Stand-up performances from Andi Osho who appeared on Live At The Apollo, Marlon Davies a writer/performer on Get Rich for MTV and Suzi Ruffell from BBC3's Edinburgh Festival Live.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sat 26 Jul

£15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

Stand-up performances from Andi Osho who appeared on Live At The Apollo and Mock the Week, Sara Pascoe as seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Brett Goldstein from BBC 3's Uncle.

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 7 more dates until 6 Aug

The Penthouse, London WC2H

Sat 26 Jul

£15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

A stand-up night with Pete Johannson from Russell Howard's Good News and Bob Mills the writer of Bafta award-winning C4 show Shameless and ITV Northern Lights.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sat 2 Aug

£15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

Jarred Christmas who has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week. Paddy Lennox from BBC1's Doctors, The Blame Game and Holby City. James Dowdeswell from The World Stands Up.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

A Bonanza of Festival Comedy and Cabaret

Laughing Horse Free Festival A Sunday more like Saturday! The comedy version of a Mexican stand-off featuring a smorgasbord of classic international Fringe Comedy, with a selection of the very best acts from around the Fringe all wrapped up in a gorgeous new venue. Plus DJs and other odd performance running late after…

Laughing Horse @ The Paradise Palms, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Brief History of Scotland - We Done Loads!

DBS Productions The sell-out show returns, updated and up to the minute. Let us re-educate you in the truth of the world. Everything you know is wrong, from the first spark of fire to man’s first journey into space. All of these things; your art, your language, the internet you are browsing right now, were invented…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

International 2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

A Controversial Title In Order To Sell Tickets

Gavin Webster There are those, the outsiders, that like to shock us all, that like to fire poisonous sound bites into the pits of our souls to question our own accepted comfortable western identity. Are they rebels? Do they do it as a relief valve for life's biggest horrors? Do they want to kick start their own careers…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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…

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

studio 1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

studio 1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

studio 1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

A Kitchen Nightmare

Live Nation in association with Mike Leigh Associates Fightin' Irishman Mick Connor is desperate to settle down into a long-term feud. All his brothers and most of his cousins are already sorted, poor Mick just can't find the right person. His search takes him into the disparate realms of bare-knuckle boxing, am-dram…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just Out of the Box

£6 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just Out of the Box

£6 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just Out of the Box

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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 Roaring Accordion

Strangely Doesburg / Free Festival The only mime ever to receive a noise citation from the LAPD, Strangely always brings something special to the stage. His rollicking, sing-along, one-man cabaret-riot never fails to impress. Strangely’s interactive songs will delight all ages, drawing audiences into an epic world…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top