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Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

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

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised

The Fringe hit returns for a fifth year! After a sell-out run in 2013, Racing Minds return with an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day, and bigger and better than ever before! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: The Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014

BBC The BBC’s big screen at Potterrow brings you the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – including the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 3rd. The atmosphere is sure to be electric! Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Age category: PG

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

White Room Theatre Wake up and smell the coffee! Come and be welcomed by our friendly cast and enjoy a fresh good morning Edinburgh theatre experience! Three all new rotating menus (why not book all three!) of funny, charming, stimulating ten-minute international plays, all served up with hot coffee, fresh croissant…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£4 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC Free BBC shows, comedy, music, family fun, live broadcasts and our pick of the festivals. Come and see what’s going on from 9am daily. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Visit bbc.co.uk/tickets or the site box office for tickets. All programmes are free events ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Breakfast Club

World class morning variety that rocks the whole family. ‘There are few shows as welcoming to parents and children as this fantastic comedy gala for little and big people’ ★★★★★ (EntertainmentHive.com.au). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). Free coffee from 10:30am! From the production team of the legendary Gilded Balloon and…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 24 Aug

Buffer

Thrive Theatre We type, we mail, we text, we Skype, we friend, but in a world that is more connected than ever, what happens when we strip away technology and remove the buffer between ourselves and reality? Join three 20-something examples of the first generation to grow up texting and Facebook-ing their way through…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

Decomposed! My Brother's Turning into a Zombie

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem Decomposed is a brilliantly moving play, told in a very silly way! This is miraculous musical mayhem at its most marvellous! Identical twins, a zombie and a soundtrack of the world's greatest classical music recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Fate has deemed fit to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

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.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Jonny Freeman's Funtime Family Friendly Impro Show

Family-friendly improv designed to get both kids and grown-ups laughing.

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Shakespeare for Breakfast

C theatre The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C's Shakespearean sensation returns for a 23rd sell-out year with free coffee and croissants! As ever, a completely brand new storyline for Shakespeare's characters. This comic romp is a witty and unique take on the traditional, whether you have a passion for Shakespeare or…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

 +1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

 +1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Avenue Q (School Edition)

Gordonstoun School The version you can bring your children and your parents to! Furiously furry fast paced comedy. Winner of the Tony, Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. A laugh out loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

–1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

–1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug

Best of the Fest to the West

Stephen K Amos hosts Magners Summer Comedy as they bring a snapshot of the Edinburgh Festival to Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Sat 9 Aug

£10

Featuring Hannah Gadsby, Pete Firman, Jason Cook and the Umbilical Brothers.

Sat 16 Aug

£10

Featuring Frisky & Mannish, Jarred Christmas, Gamarjobat and Abandoman.

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C vibrant vivacious variety

C presents Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova: our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too: our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace. C cubed: our newest historic venue at Riddle's Court, Lawnmarket. C south: our…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

C Too, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

Nik Coppin / Free Festival Following more packed houses at Melbourne, Brighton and Adelaide Festivals, the comedy and cabaret show returns to Edinburgh. With a revolving line-up of children's entertainers, magicians, musical theatre, comedians, street performers and fun giveaways, this hugely popular show is fantastic…

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

I Have an Idea for a Film

Katy Schutte Katy Schutte (Maydays, Who Ya Gonna Call) has an idea for a film that she would like to share with you. She will be all the characters, the cinematography, the sound and the story. You will be the imagination. Katy is an improviser and theatre maker. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of Best Comedy…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Ian D Montfort's Midday Seance

Tom Binns / Heroes (PWYW) Midnight (the witching hour) is the best time to perform a seance. The time of day when demons, witches and ghosts appear and black magic is the most powerful. Due to a misunderstanding this seance will now be conducted at midday, in daylight. Ouija board parlour show from the ‘monster hit at…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bookshop

£8

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bookshop

£8

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Lexicon Lady: A Woman of Lovely Letters

Nadia Brooks / Free Festival Kaleidoscopic collection of a profusion of poetry, prose and puns from a woman who works with words. From reports filed as a foreign correspondent, to scripts she supervises on movies… to the endless to-do lists and the tender notes to lost times and spaces… to the handwritten letters she…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

National Galleries of Scotland The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 17 Aug

The Dead Pony Society

The Dead Pony Society / Free Festival The Dead Pony Society are going nowhere; quite literally, they're performing sketches on a stationary bus for two weeks. So join Rob, James and Giles as they seek to prove their scientific theory that everything's funnier on a bus.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 11 more dates until 13 Aug

The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Red Bonnet Productions 'As comedies go, Midsummer’s the greatest! Except that the language Will used ain’t the latest. Shaky used old words like: Thee, Thou and Thine. It’s hard to process that much old at one time. So we ran the script through the Script Squash Two-Fifty. It’s a machine that makes old scripts more…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

  • Directed by: Nigel Planer
  • Written by: Virginia Ironside

Scamp Theatre presents the agony columnist Virginia Ironside in her autobiographical solo show. Directed by Nigel Planer.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug

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