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Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its seventh year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. This year’s shows feature a selection of some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment hosted by 97.3 Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 1 Aug

Auditorium

£17.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auditorium

£17.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50 / 01536 470470

  • 19:30

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Theatre

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Theatre

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Komedia, Bath

Sun 12 Oct

£15; £25.50 inc meal / 0845 293 8480

  • 20:00

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Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight

Rubberbandits Direct from Limerick! The plastic bag wearing music/comedy duo bring their brand new musical straight from its critically acclaimed, sold out London season. Continental Fistfight is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one puppet. 'Leaves you growling for more' ★★★★ (Metro). 'A…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Nightclub

£6 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Nightclub

£6 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Nightclub

£14 (£12) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The 3rd Sector

Pure Theatre LLP Inspired by real-life experiences. When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

One Man Breaking Bad

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 Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug back to top

What Does The Title Matter Anyway?

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Hosted by Clive Anderson, this improv show will be nothing like you have seen before… It's at this year's Fringe for a 14 night run of ad-libbed comedy, games and music. What Does The Title Matter Anyway? will feature improv favourites such as Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

McEwan Hall

£17.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 19 Aug

The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Fri 1 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea

Tue 12 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 13 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 5 more dates until 19 Aug

Princes Park, Eastbourne

Tue 5 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 6 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Aug

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sat 2 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 3 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

PBJ Management Award-winning comedian, groundbreaking ventriloquist and Bafta nominated filmmaker Nina Conti is trying out material for her new show. See the first incarnations! Nina has appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard’s Good News and HBO’s Family Tree, enjoyed a sell-out UK tour and received a…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics and with a new line up every day, the Showcase Show is the longest running and best loved lunchtime comedy show, popular amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast and held in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are about!.The show is unique,funny, rocky and poignant. Mik rants, recites and rambles around his strange and beautiful songs while Ben and Jonny manfully try and keep him grounded with their consummate grooves.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Kitten Killers

Join Kitten Killers for an hour of quick fire sketches, silly songs and some rather inappropriate mime in a show that ‘will make you laugh until your sides hurt’ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). Kitten Killers skillfully blend sketch and musical comedy in a debut show that skirts the line of appropriateness, gleefully playing…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Clover

£8 (£7) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Bears in Space

Collapsing Horse Starring Jack Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan and Eoghan Quinn, Bears in Space is a new hour of madness from Collapsing Horse. The show centres around two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtling toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe and the villainous beings who chase them. Through their…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Laugh

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Laugh

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Laugh

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Fri 8 Aug

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

  • 19:30

Sat 9 Aug

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

  • 19:30

Fri 15 Aug

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

  • 19:30
…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Cutting Off Kate Bush

Ardent Theatre Cathy is having a crisis. And she's venting on YouTube. Through the medium of Kate Bush. Yep. It's really happening. Who knows, perhaps she'll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching. Yet… From Royal Court Young Writer, Lucy Benson-Brown, comes a one-woman show…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Balcony

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Pierre Hollins Is Surprisingly Optimistic

An inspired foot-soldier of comedy makes funny with the vagaries of life and the origins of the Blues. 'Clever, not patronising, blokeish but bright; unafraid to tackle issues… down to earth delivery of some brilliantly funny material…' TIME OUT '…fantastic' CHORTLE

Whistle Binkies Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

Cheltenham Town Hall

Wed 15 Oct

£19 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 21 Sep

£19 / 08441 717620

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…and at 7 other places back to top

Philharmonic of Wit

Filharmonia Dowcipu Philharmonic of Wit turns the classics you know and love upside down in this wacky, witty, sexy show created by the most talented instrumentalists and vocalists. The greatest operatic and symphonic hits sound as if they had been composed today, 'drowned in an unusual arrangement of ideas, sounds…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Lennox Auditorium

£8 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Lennox Auditorium

£8 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Lennox Auditorium

£14 (£12) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Suzi Ruffell: Social Chameleon

Off The Kerb Productions Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours including Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges, Suzi returns to Edinburgh this summer with her brand-new show. In it the 'stand-up gem' (Guardian) questions why she spent 27 years trying to make anyone and…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Four

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Four

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Four

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Aidan Killian: Jesus Versus Buddha

Aidan Killian / Heroes (PWYW) These two bad ass dudes walked on water, overcame death, and gave up everything to teach peace to the masses. One of them beat the bankers senseless with a whip, and died by crucifixion; and the other sat under a tree and died from a dodgy mushroom. That will teach them! This show captures…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Voca People

The International Musical Comedy Hit! Voca People take you on a thrilling and original musical adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before! With over 50 million YouTube hits to their name and word-wide audiences of over 1 million, Voca People use no musical instruments and produce all sounds live combining…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Grand

£16 (£14.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 9 Oct

£25.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Mon 24 Nov

£25.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 19 Nov

£25.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£17.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£17.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

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