Late night events, Comedy

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Tim Key: Single White Slut

  • 4 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd Key (37 now) wades back to Edinburgh, climbs into his poetry clothes and leans against his mic stand for another hour. Now charming, he will recollect simple tales of love, gaze dead-eyed at the ladies, recite verse and do basic talking. A lot of fairly grubby water's sloshed under Key's bridge of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Grand

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mark Watson: Flaws

  • 4 stars

Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions An entirely serious Shakespeare play… with an entirely shit-faced actor. Back for another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show for 2014, a cast of classically…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Calypso Nights

Theatre Beating Calypso Nights - an exploration of wonder. Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell a musical tale. He makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Covering the history of…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Downstairs

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lili la Scala: Another Fucking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘Fantastic…charm, talent and innuendo in abundance. A must see…’ ★★★★★ (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ‘La Scala was everything a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone

Soho Theatre Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. You’re Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles one man’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Kim Noble takes his…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls / La Favorita Freestival Brand new sketch comedy from the critically acclaimed Birthday Girls. Meet Beattie (hamster owner), Rose (timekeeping enthusiast) and Camille (always late, allergic to hamsters) as they bring you odd characters, offbeat sketches, try hard dancing and the best and most rewarding…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Adam of the Riches

  • 4 stars

Tigco 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit. ★★★★★ (Independent). ★★★★★ (Telegraph). ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 16+

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

Number one hits from the era accompany this tale of growing up in 1970s Edinburgh.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Icarus Falling

  • 4 stars

Scott Wings (Australia) Physical theatre, comedy and poetry combine in Scott Wings' fantasy tale Icarus Falling. Set inside the mythical Icarus as he plummets to the sea, this play explores gender, identity and love, all to a hip-hop soundtrack with feathers and wax. Highly imaginative, hilarious and raw, Icarus…

C nova, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd

Richard Gadd / Free Festival The troubled comedian Richard Gadd (Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year 2011 winner, Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2011 finalist) returns to the Fringe after the packed out, award-nominated, critically-acclaimed Cheese and Crack Whores from last year. ‘If you like your comedy on edge, you…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sheeps: Wembley Previews

  • 4 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd Funny trio Sheeps preview their forthcoming Wembley show. 'Just turn up, sit back and laugh' ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festival Magazine). 'Something quite different and very exciting indeed' ★★★★ (Independent). 'One of the most exciting sketch acts to emerge in years’ ★★★★ (Time Out). 'It is, by…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

Offbeat humour from the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award winner.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 3 Nov

Downstairs

£22 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 4 Nov

Downstairs

£22 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 5 Nov

Downstairs

£22 / 020 7478 0100

…and 14 more dates until 21 Nov

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

Miles Allen Sixty Episodes in 60 Minutes. One Man Breaking Bad. See your iconic favourites come to life: Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring! LA actor Miles Allen has had over a million hits on YouTube, displaying both his acting and his incredible mimicking abilities. See him in Edinburgh…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

  • 4 stars

Edinburgh Book Club The international smash parody is a sexy, hilarious send up of the greatest novel ever, Fifty Shades of Grey. 'Exuberant and entertaining. Delivers the goods' (New York Times, Critics' Pick). 'Funny and raunchy' (New York Post). 'Hilarious' (Cosmopolitan Magazine). 'Filthy and funny. In other words…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

ACMS The #ACMS marches on Edinburgh in pursuit of noble failure: life-risking comedy from changing bills of left-field dolts. #ACMS is less a comedy show, more a way of life, albeit a way of life that is a ticketed event with comedy in it. Actually, thinking about it, it is more of a comedy show. ‘Celebrating…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Elephant Room

Aurora Nova, Assembly, Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo Three magicians. One show. Zero boring stuff.Combine the glory of a Styx reunion tour with the power of a Zuni Shaman, add a dash of trailer-park ennui and you get the mystical pull of a trip to the Elephant Room. Absurdist performance trio Sobelle…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Rainy Hall

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

No Strings

Pot Kettle No Strings is a new sketch show comprising members of the Oxford Revue, past and present, that features one hour of fast-paced, rollicking comedy, ranging from an a capella Ant & Dec to a papal sitcom. The show turns around a central narrative about the performers themselves, as they grapple with…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amy G: Entershamement

  • 4 stars

G-Force Productions Entershamement is slapstick diva heaven, with ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, rollerskates, a live chicken and genuine human frailty. She gleefully defies shame and categorization. ‘A comic powerhouse with a spectacular voice’ (Australian). ‘Like watching Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in one…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Topside

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dangerfield: Sex with Children

Chris Dangerfield / Heroes (PWYW) This isn't a play on words, it's about sex with children. You do not have to have been abused to attend. 'A natural physical comedian, a rubber-physiognomist with superb timing, and prepared to hot-wire his own psyche in pursuit of emotional range' (Will Self). 'The most controversial…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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James Acaster: Recognise

  • 3 stars

Whimsical stand-up.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 27 Oct

Downstairs

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 28 Oct

Downstairs

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 29 Oct

Downstairs

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

Jamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy 2 - The Good, the Stag and the Ugly

Jamie MacDonald He approaches blindness the same way as he does life; with optimism, irony and filthy humour. Scotland’s hottest visually impaired stand-up comedian Jamie MacDonald makes his return to the Fringe with his anecdotal, character driven hour of fun. This year Jamie talks relationships, Scottish…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Four

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Four

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Four

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Richard Tyrone Jones: What the F*ck is This?

@rtjpoet / 'Utter!' / PBH's Free Fringe What the F ck is this? ‘Better than Kitson’ (@BenTarget). What the F ck is this? ‘A successful experimental comical piece of theatre’ ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). What the F ck is this? ★★★★★ (Existential Awards). What the F ck is this? What the F ck is this? What the F ck is this?

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sun 24 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

B.J. Novak: One More Thing

Kilimanjaro and Show and Tell Inspired by the public performances of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, the less decorated but more alive writer and actor B.J. Novak (The Office US, Saving Mr. Banks) presents dramatic readings of the comedic stories in his highly acclaimed new collection One More Thing, interspersed with…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a 150 Seater at 10pm and Provide the Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

  • 3 stars

Rarely has there been a title that more accurately describes a show than this one.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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