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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

Fri 22 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£15.50 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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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

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£14 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 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

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Just The Tonic Established as one of the most exciting shows at the Fringe, Big Value brings you the best of the breakthrough talent. We've been showcasing fantastic new acts for the last 20 years and 2014 is no different. Featuring four different acts to the earlier Big Value shows, these guys really are the crème de…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£9.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£9.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£8.50 (£7.50)

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

Fri 22 Aug

Topside

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

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.

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And They Played Shang-a-Lang

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

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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.

Peter Powers

Hypnotist act from Powers, who has been called 'the Ali G of stage hypnosis'. Please note the Fri show is a 'Fun Night Friday', Sat 7.30pm show is 'Saucy Saturday' (safe for teens) and the Sat 'Midnight Madness' is over 18s only.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sat 30 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Abandoman: Hot Desk

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team, Abandoman, return to the Udderbelly, fully loaded with a four piece band, for their biggest show to date. Using their trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Bastard Queen

Naughty Corner The Bastard Queen is a brand new and original piece of writing, making its debut as a Naughty Corner production at the Fringe this year. A pitch-black comedy set two years after the end of the world in a post-apocalyptic Britain and follows the survival of the last five people left on earth.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jason Byrne: You Name the Show

Stand-up from the comic who has asked his audiences to name his show. The best name will win £500, there will be a leaderboard on stage each night and by the end of the tour the show will have a name.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£19.50 (£18.50) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£19.50 (£18.50) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brighton Dome

Sat 18 Oct

£17.50 / 01273 709709

  • 21:30

The Circus

The Invisible Dot Ltd. Roll up! Roll up! One and all… It's The Circus! The Invisible Dot Ltd have hot-housed a dozen of the boldest and best Fringe comedians in a rigorous circus training regime and are delighted to present the funniest and most dysfunctional circus show in town! Join our house band and ringmaster, for…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£16 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£16 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£16 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bosco

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Coppers Uncovered: The Walk of Shame

Coppers Uncovered Journey into Dublin’s final port at the end of the night as wildlife reporter David Edenborough examines the mating rituals of the Irish. The reporter trails a difficult path filled with rejection and setbacks as four lads search for a girl to love. From entry past the dreaded bouncer to the early…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Belly Laugh

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Laugh

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Laugh

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

With the capacity to turn heartbreaking true stories into soaring and hilarious monologues, you don't want to miss this latest offering from Hannah Gadsby. Hannah is bringing her love of art into the prime time with a look at portraits, propaganda and show-offs.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 8 Sep

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 9 Sep

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 10 Sep

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

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