Cowgatehead

Cowgatehead
65 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW

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Are You Really Being Served? With Steve McLean

Steve McLean / PBH's Free Fringe What's in your shopping basket? Probably not the same as what's in Steve's. Some things can be just too cheap – would you really pay a tenner for laser surgery? Join Steve as he delves into the deepest darkest regions of the supermarket shelves… Exploring both the high-end and the…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

…and 16 more dates until 27 Aug

Auditions

A play about putting on a show at the Fringe. Performed during the Fringe.

Sat 6 Aug

Free

Sun 7 Aug

Free

Mon 8 Aug

Free

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

George Zacharopoulos After returning from a successful debut at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, George's life took a turn for the worse when he got dumped by both his girlfriend and his agent. In August, he left the house he shared with her and found himself homeless for the next four to five months.

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 28 Aug

Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes / PBH's Free Fringe Fun-filled frolic through fate, flimflam and filosophy – no effing! Sixth Edinburgh Show! 60th glorious year! 60 minutes! Very Sixy show. ‘Delightful’ (List). ‘Good old style set up and punch’ ★★★★ (Funny Women). ‘Charming ribaldry’ (Guardian). ‘One for comedy fans’ (Bruce Dessau).

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends

David McIver / PBH's Free Fringe Oh boy, this looks good! David McIver is a silly little man and he’s got a bit of fun for you. Part stand-up and part clown, expect props, physical comedy and stupid nonsense from this naughty scamp. Selected for the BBC New Comedy Award 2015, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'Charming…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug back to top

Dissecting the Joke With Matt Hutchinson and Haran X

Matt Hutchinson and Haran X / PBH's Free Fringe Humour can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process… or so EB White would have you believe, but we’re doing it anyway! A stand-up show with comedians Matt Hutchinson (actual doctor) and Haran X (as heard on Radio 4 Extra) that’s also a neuroscience…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Tue 9 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

…and 16 more dates until 27 Aug

The Drunk and Heckle Show

Heckling is usually taboo at a comedy show. Not here. Bring your best insults to hurl at a fresh batch of comedians.

Sat 6 Aug

Free

Sun 7 Aug

Free

Mon 8 Aug

Free

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Facial

Chris White / PBH's Free Fringe Chris is a poet. His poems have been described before as, ‘Pulling at the loose threads of life to see how quickly it can all unravel.’ He likes that. He’ll be doing some poems. He’ll be hoping to pull. There’ll be no structure. No sense. No strings attached. Facial is a free, spoken…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Gus Loomis: Still Live

John Anaya / PBH's Free Fringe Gus Loomis: Still Live! He has forged a legacy that spans decades, and now he's ready to explode his musical story onto the stage. Gus Loomis, the man who wrote iconic songs that redefined American music such as I Am Inside You, Funk the Jam and What's She Doing in There will give his…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Harriet Dyer: 'We'd Prefer Someone a Bit More Mainstream'

Harriet Dyer / PBH's Free Fringe As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Harriet has many voices that reside in her head. Some are legendary and some are a big bag of dicks. All of them love 90s tunes, are obsessed with comedy, but are also pushing to be a lone, off the grid wolf. A tricky beaver indeed. ‘A bundle of whimsical…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug back to top

Horace: We Are Family

Horace / PBH's Free Fringe Brother and sister Jack (Durham Revue, So You Think You're Funny? semi-finalist) and Anna Harris (Bristol Revunions, Fish Finger Fridays) find themselves at another bizarre family wedding. Come and meet the relatives in their debut show, chock-full of sketches and character comedy. Age…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneS

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes)

Alison Thea-Skot / PBH's Free Fringe Following last year’s five-star smash-hit Some Like It Thea-Skot, ‘comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot is back with another hour of chaotic character comedy. Electric, joyful mayhem that makes you the star (provided you don't outshine Thea-Skot, in the event of which you…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang

Jack Evans / PBH's Free Fringe Jack Evans’ debut hour. Silly stand-up, absurd animation and weird characters from the creator of Manchester’s acclaimed alternative comedy extravaganza Quippodrome. It starts with Jack’s trademark off-kilter stand-up, but when his loser mate Bald Eagle joins him, things get weird. Meet…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

Jay Handley: You Want the Truth? You Can't Handley the Truth!

Jay Handley / PBH's Free Fringe Jay Handley has set himself a task with this show title. It suggests he's going to shine a light on the nature of existence. That is always his ambition, of course, but mostly he did it for the sake of a pun. Not content with this, he has selected this press clipping to hint at his…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoM

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Ken Do's Success for Losers

Jack Kelly / OftheJackel / PBH's Free Fringe You are the neander-fools and I am fire. Come out of your caves and discover me. I Ken Do! Join motivational maestro Ken Do for a whistle-stop tour of where it all went wrong. With stops for toilet at disappointment, envy, bitterness, and regret. Face your fears, laugh at…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug back to top

Looking Out for Linda (The Remix)

Sam Savage / PBH's Free Fringe Linda Larkin is the creation of comedian Sam Savage. She came about when Sam got bored of the sock puppet and invested in a wig. This show is unlike anything you’ve ever seen (if you've never seen anything). Linda is Guess Who champion 2015, owns a talking guinea pig and believes the…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Magic and Mayhem

Phil Knoxville, Ian Harvey Stone and Ben Cardall Come join us for an afternoon of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn’t shit! 'The Empathist' Ian Harvey Stone (The Devil Without) will open your mind and tickle your funny bones, 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your…

Sun 21 Aug

UpOneL

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 22 Aug

UpOneL

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 23 Aug

UpOneL

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Mark Smith: Old Smudge

Berk's Nest / PBH's Free Fringe Mark Smith (Russell Howard’s Good News) returns to Edinburgh with a new show and Lord have mercy is he excited. Expect to hear him cram as many funny, stupid and potentially dangerous observations into the show as possible on topics as diverse as bowling, going bowling, and do you like…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneL

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneL

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneL

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

Mischaps

Jake Lambert and George Rigden Mischaps: Jake Lambert – BBC Radio 2, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2015 – and George Rigden – Magner's New Act finalist, ‘very funny’ (Chortle.co.uk) – perform half an hour of stand-up each. Age category: 16+

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoExtra

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoExtra

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoExtra

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 25 Aug

Nicci Take: TransAmerica – To Pee or not to Pee

Miss Take, a trans comedian, talks about North Carolina's bathroom laws.

…and 10 more dates until 27 Aug

Phil Walker: Walker This Way

Phil Walker's new show touches on parenthood and modern-day life.

Sat 6 Aug

Sun 7 Aug

Mon 8 Aug

…and 7 more dates until 15 Aug

Sisters

Sisters Comedy / PBH's Free Fringe Fresh from the final of the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-Off 2016, performers, sisters, and dare we say it, friends – Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones bring their highly anticipated debut hour of sketch comedy to this year’s Fringe. 'See them now if you want to witness the…

Sat 6 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpOneM

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Weird Stuff

Frank Foucault / PBH's Free Fringe Frank Foucault says and does things. Sometimes onstage. Sometimes in the privacy of his own utility room. Nominated for the Magners New Act of the Year 2015, semi-finalist of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2015, two-time finalist of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards 2014/15.

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoS

Free

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

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Your Beloved Alexander Bennett

Your Beloved Alexander Bennett / PBH's Free Fringe Have you heard of Your Beloved Alexander Bennett yet? He’s more than just a comedian, he’s someone to love. Everyone needs people to look up to. Your Beloved Alexander Bennett is above us all, screaming. ‘Fantastic… A producer of refreshingly different material…

Sat 6 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

Sun 7 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

Mon 8 Aug

UpTwoL

Free

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

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

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