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Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Avalon Promotions Ltd Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be Monsieur Butterfly. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail. ‘A terrific, high-concept comedy show, intricately constructed and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

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.

Brighton Dome

Thu 16 Oct

Corn Exchange

£16 (£14) / 01273 709709

  • 19:30

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50 / 01536 470470

  • 19:30

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Also on at:

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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 29 Oct

£17 / 01970 623 232

  • 20:00

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£16 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Wed 12 Nov

£16 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

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…and at 38 other places

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

  • 4 stars

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Depending on your opinion, Nish Kumar is either ‘a comedian on the up’ (Times) or ‘a comedian I've never heard of’ (You). That's subjectivity in action. A stand-up comedy show for people who like stand-up comedy shows. As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience and Live at the Comedy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Beside

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Beside

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

One

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Jack Dee's Help Desk Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Pin

  • 5 stars

The Pleasance The Pin are Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. They had two sold out runs at the Fringe in 2012 and 2013, won the award for Best Show at the 2013 London Sketchfest and there's a slim chance you'll have seen them knocking around on BBC3, ITV and Channel 4. Now they're back with an hour of guff. ‘So sharply…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Energetic humour, storytelling and wordplay reflecting on love, romance and heartbreak from the British writer and comedian.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Thu 11 Sep

£14 ( £12; £12) / 01527 577330

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 23 Oct

£16 / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sat 25 Oct

£15 phone for availability / 01752 267131

  • 19:30

Also on at:

John Kearns: Shtick

  • 4 stars

Yet another show from the winner of last year's Foster's Best Newcomer Award. It's very much same again. "Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways." The Guardian, 2014.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

  • 4 stars

Josie Long with Show And Tell Triple comedy award nominee and cult optimist is back with a new show about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. Best Newcomer 2006. 'A joy to behold. A stand-out stand-up' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Superbly funny' ★★★★ (Time Out). www.josielong.com @josielong. All seating/standing room is…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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 21 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lewis Schaffer: Success Is Not An Option

Lewis Schaffer / Heroes (PWYW) Be prepared. Lewis Schaffer isn't. An hour of your life you'll never get back. A lifetime of his completely wasted. Star of Resonance FM's Nunhead American Radio. 'Disconcertingly terrific. Compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondtheJoke.co.uk). 'An…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bob, Sweat & Tears With Bob Downe

Musical comedy from Australia's 'Prince of Polyester'.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Andrew Watts: Feminism For Chaps

Intelligent wit and incisive humour looking at women's rights and equality.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Nualas in 'Hello Again, We're The Nualas'

  • 1 star

In their first festival engagement in over a decade, the recently reformed Irish comedy singing sensations the Nualas return to Scotland with a scintillating hour of the self-penned songs, sexy harmonies, and provocative chat about current stuff that have staggered audiences across the globe. Nuala, Nuala and Nuala…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Three

£13 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Three

£14 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£14 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Plumbing The Depths

Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers A new one-woman show by Hattie Hasan: plumber, comedienne and founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers. From the disapproving murmurs of her male counterparts to strange things she’s been asked to do, from odd items down toilets, fittings named after intimate body parts to…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Annexe

£6 (£4) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Annexe

£6 (£4) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Annexe

£6 (£4) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ellie White: Humans

  • 2 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd In her debut show, the urgently striving to be unstoppable Ellie White presents an hour of idiosyncratic character comedy. Catch her now before she’s not in Edinburgh anymore. ‘A phenomenal character comedian’ (Skinny). ‘Excellent characters’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). ‘A pleasure to watch … satisfyingly…

Viva Mexico, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Basement Function Room

Free / 0131 226 5145

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sara Pascoe vs History

  • 4 stars

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Thu 20 Nov

£12 / 01527 577330

  • 20:00

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 4 Dec

£12.50 / 01793 614837

  • 20:00

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Also on at:

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Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika Following his hit nationwide tour, the comedian, broadcaster, writer and chef returns for his first full Fringe season in three years, reflecting on romance in middle age. Expect some hilarious, and at times rather naughty, tales from the Fringe’s favourite funnyman. 'Immensely…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

AceDome

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

AceDome

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

AceDome

£12 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo

  • 3 stars

CatFace Talent Management / Free Festival When Joel (Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, MTV News) was 15, he was in a terrible emo band that played one gig. Can he find the members and reunite them for the sake of a stand-up comedy show narrative? The answer is - possibly. ‘Hilarious…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Liz Peters: Toybox

It's playtime for grown-ups as Liz Peters opens her dark and twisted box of delights for a show bursting with music, character and joyful vulgarity. Get your dirty laugh ready for a feast of silliness where heartfelt yarns are rammed up against acerbic murder songs, saucy shenanigans and Tarantino fight sequences. Witty…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Comedian and His Future Wife

Ola / Free Festival I'll never trust a woman who carries Imodium in her purse. Ola explains why in his first hour show, whilst recounting his search for a wife. ‘An infectiously playful spirit’ (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on Comedy Central, BBC Radio 4, London Live, MTV Base and ITV4. Under 18s cannot attend this show…

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pravda

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pravda

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pravda

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pravda

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Feature Spot Productions Best known as Don Danbury from BBC3's cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats from The Mighty Boosh, Dan Clark is back at the Fringe with a show about love, death and crushing loneliness. Sounds like a barrel of laughs right? With his signature style of upbeat…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

QueenDome

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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