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Afternoon show featuring burlesque, comedy, circus and more.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 25 more dates until 28 Nov

1 Given Head

Tim Dingle Like TED Talks, but Tim. The everyday story of sex, drugs, being a headmaster in a red dress and doing stand-up comedy. It must be true, I read it in the Daily Mail. He may change the way you view the world forever. He might make you feel amazing. He will definitely make you laugh. He will inspire…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£5 (£1) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£5 (£1) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£5 (£1) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

10x10x10

Comedians' Theatre Company and the Pleasance Exciting new writing. Ten 10-minute long theatrical monologues, written by ten comedians and performed by ten different comedians, to celebrate 10 years of the award-winning Comedians' Theatre Company. Two different shows in rotation. See both! ★★★★★ 'Clever stuff…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

25 Stories

Alex Watts Alex Watts – ‘original, dark, and at times horrendously funny’ (Stage), worked in bookshops for years. This left him broken, embittered and incurably addicted to books, stories and words. Come to see him tell his own strange and dreadful stories, from the extremely short, to the really unbelievably brief.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 3

£7 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 3

£7 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 3

£7 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

48 Minutes / Free Festival

Ben Shannon and Mike Reed – 12 Step Comedy 48Mins. Two acts, free entry, 48 minutes. Join @BenShabba and @Mike_Reed_Welsh, two stand-up comedians, both performing a 20-25 minute set. The show will feature the strongest sets of both acts, which they have worked on over their four respective years performing stand-up…

Laughing Horse @ Moriarty's, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Performing Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Performing Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Performing Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

Nicola Wren Yesterday: deleted Facebook (too many pictures of his new girlfriend). Today: downloaded Tinder, listened to three Beyoncé albums and bought a wig off eBay. Tomorrow: I’ll be over it. Meet Miss M – heartbroken, directionless and left with nothing from her last relationship but 47 green Starbursts and a bad…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

Chris Turner A fifth family friendly year at the Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's funniest comedians, hosted by Amused Moose award winner Chris Turner. Suitable for all ages and completely free! (This year we've introduced advance…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Fancy Room

£5 (£3) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Masai Graham / Free Festival Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). ‘Flashes of proper genius’ (Chortle.co.uk). Birmingham New Act of the…

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphy's, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Aaaaaarrgghh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Masai Graham / Free Festival Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). ‘Flashes of proper genius’ (Chortle.co.uk). Birmingham New Act of the…

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphy's, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Racing Minds Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after two sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes. Anything could happen, but…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Abi Roberts: Downtown Abi

Abi Roberts / PBH's Free Fringe Pull up to the bumper and go downtown with Abi and her Labrador* Al Qaeda. Join her in tales of Welsh debauchery, the perils of singing karaoke in Moscow and an unfortunate incident with Jeremy Clarkson in Harrods. Find out what happens when your parents want you to be an opera singer…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 9 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 10 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Laughing Horse Comedy / Free Festival Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. All of the subjects during the two-days are covered with…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 29 Aug

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Tobacco Tea Theatre Company When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it – Holmes himself! But does Watson’s troubling financial straits and inability to pay his own rent have anything to do with the accident? Has this case been secretly…

C, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

 +1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 17 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 31 Aug

Adam Long's Dickens Abridged

Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd By Adam Long (co-founder of The Reduced Shakespeare Company), Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' greatest hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than 60 seconds, A Tale of Two Cities…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

The Addams Family

The Lincoln Company The Addams Family request your presence, spiritual or otherwise, for an evening of morbid musical capers. Join Gomez and Morticia Addams as they are forced to face the most unimaginable torture… their future in-laws. That's right: Wednesday Addams is in love and is switching her crossbow for a…

C Too, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

main house

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

main house

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

main house

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in an original story of 'The Addams Family'.

De La Salle Theatre, Bournemouth

Sat 25 Jul

£10

The Addams Family Musical

Meet the Addams Family as they open their home to Wednesday's new love Lucas (an all-American boy) and his straight-laced parents. Needless to say, chaos ensues in this new musical comedy by The SPACE Company.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Thu 9 Jul

£11; £8 opening night (£9; £6 opening night; £5; £4 opening night) / 01823 414141

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Ghostwriters No script Sherlock! The stars of Fringe sensations Racing Minds and Impromptu Shakespeare take you on a thrilling new adventure each day through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective. Light up your (imaginary…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Afternoon Delight

Just the Tonic Family-friendly sample show of different shows from within the venues 11 performance spaces… maybe some guests. Spend the hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go to their full show.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Big Room

£2.50 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Big Room

£2.50 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Big Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Aidan Goatley's 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley / PBH's Free Fringe How do fathers and sons communicate? Celebrating five successful years and its upcoming 200th performance, Aidan’s smash hit show reveals a father-son relationship like no other… 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman). 'A riotously funny comedian' (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 9 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 10 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark / PBH's Free Fringe Clark is an outsider. A renegade. He don’t play by the rules. He's on the edge. Too on the edge. Dangerously close to the edge. Can I come down now? A comedy show about depression ft Franz Kafka and Goosebumps. ‘Massively funny’ ★★★★★ (LSM). ‘Genuinely funny and extremely clever’ ★★★…

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Room 2

Free / 0131 247 4704

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

Sun 9 Aug

Room 2

Free / 0131 247 4704

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

Mon 10 Aug

Room 2

Free / 0131 247 4704

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

…and 19 more dates until 29 Aug

Albee Vector The Sound Collector

  • Written by: Sadie Spencer

Find out how Albee and his love Andromeda survived kings, curses and cruelty on their quest for beautiful sound in the world.

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Wed 27 May

£8.50 ( £28) / 020 7503 1646

Thu 28 May

£8.50 ( £28) / 020 7503 1646

Fri 29 May

£8.50 ( £28) / 020 7503 1646

Alexei Sayle: Talking Comedy

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd. Alexei’s varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist. Alexei talks about his career in comedy with Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. His television comedy career includes Alexei Sayle’s Stuff for the BBC, The Young Ones, and several films in…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

The Music Hall

£12 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Ali Brice / Heroes (PWYW) Brice is back with a host of silly characters. Eric Meat is heartbroken, can't cook spaghetti, and out to do what he wants. Join him as he tries to find out exactly who he is. It could be disastrous. It will definitely be ridiculous. Come, join the fun! Be sure to bring your frog hats!

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Alice

Scruffy Penguin This funny, beautiful, manic adaptation spirals you into the crazy world of Lewis Carroll’s legendary story. Scruffy Penguin returns to the Fringe with a fast-paced, absurd production to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Will the Dormouse stay awake long enough to tell his…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£5)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£5)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug back to top