Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

Comedy

Annie Boyle: Annie Are You OK?

A one-woman show about grief, self-discovery, a cow named Madonna and Delta Goodrem. Condensed into a night out amidst the vibrant backdrop of Heaven, a gay club in London, the performance reminds that the impact of immense and painful loss can overwhelm us all at any time. “The artistic concoction of deadpan meets tongue-in-cheek” Upside Adelaide

31 July - 25 August 2024, 1:15 pm

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Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

With nearly 1 million followers and over 400 million views online, musical comedian Anesti Danelis brings you his new comedy special. Feeling lost in life, he asked ChatGPT to write a show based on his life and this is what we got... 'Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism, and perfectly dark humour' ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

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Will Sebag-Montefiore: Will of the People

Comedy

Will Sebag-Montefiore: Will of the People

Will Sebag-Montefiore is a satirist who turns the news into sketches and songs despite not being very smart. Watch him struggle to keep up with the ever-changing news cycle as he tries to make the world a better place (for him).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:30 pm

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Alfie Packham

Comedy

Alfie Packham: My Gift to You

Enjoy this gift of a show from a 2x BBC New Comedy Award nominee, Max Turner Comedy Prize winner, and writer for BBC Radio 4's Now Show and The News Quiz. 'Comedy with a gag count and delightful storytelling' (FringeReview.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:45 pm

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Michelle Shaughnessy: Too Late, Baby

Comedy

Michelle Shaughnessy: Too Late, Baby

This is an admission of 'holy sh*t. I think I've missed the boat'. Michelle is not close to reaching her goals. Instead of whining about it, she is doing what she does best – turning it into comedy. A show for anyone who thinks it's too late to achieve their dreams, because it probably is. 'Charismatic and relatable... comedy gold' ★★★★  (Entertainment-Now.com). 'Star Quality' (List). 'I can't for the life of me understand why she's not a household name!' (Ed Byrne).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:45 pm

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Shoot From The Hip

Comedy

Shoot From The Hip

Shoot From The Hip bring their award-winning, TikTok-viral improv comedy BACK to Ed Fringe, having sold out Fringe 2023! Featuring chaotic games, epic scenes, and ever-so-slightly unhinged performances. ★★★★★ 'Pitched to perfection...Go and see them, and wear waterproof mascara.' (Reviews Hub) ★★★★★ 'Jaw-achingly funny... good for the soul.' (Bookmarks and Stages) ★★★★ 'A hilarious hour... leaving you pleading for more' (Broadway Baby) ★★★★ 'Quick-witted and fast on their feet' (Broadway World) ★★★★ 'Truly incredible to see' (Little Lark of London) Recommended by The Herald, Metro, Evening Standard, and Time Out.

31 July - 11 August 2024, 2:55 pm

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Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me

Comedy

Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me

For millennia, men have written about sex and their work has been called "great literature". But when women do it they're accused of only writing about what they know. All The Men Are Going To Hate Me follows one woman's attempt to write the great novel of the 21st century (about all the men she's slept with). Part stand-up, part erotic poetry, part interpretive dance, this show is an odyssey through time and sex, exploring the line between experience and fiction. Winner of "Best Stand-Up Show" at Riverside Studios' Bitesize Festival. As seen at CPT, Leicester Comedy Festival and Riverside Studios.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:45 pm

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Can Duggan Should Duggan

Comedy

Can Duggan? Should Duggan? Will Duggan

Will Duggan (as seen on the Russell Howard Hour, Sky One) is never going to be the youngest person to achieve... anything, anymore. Barrelling, as he is, towards 40 with terrifying speed, but looking at all those things he had planned, there's probably the vestige of something that he can grab, polish and present as a life's work. Maybe. Probably. Perhaps. You may have seen Will on Sky, BBC Three, ITV, or heard him popping up on BBC Radio 4. Maybe you've walked past him on the street. 'Effortlessly funny' ★★★★★ (JOE.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:50 pm

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Kiran Saggu: Slacks

Comedy

Kiran Saggu: Slacks

Kiran Saggu hates hard work. Battling immigrant and capitalist pressure to succeed from her Desi-British-American background, she wonders: must she get her ass up and work? Or can she be loved, adored, rich and fulfilled from the safety of a log position in her flatshare bed? This show will cover topics like: How can I live with the fact I didn't start that YouTube channel at 12 years old to make me a millionaire now? When will men I date stop telling me they want to pursue stand-up comedy? And, can I sue the Daily Mail?

31 July - 26 August 2024, 3:55 pm

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Mitch Benn: The World's Cleverest Idiot

Comedy

Mitch Benn: The World's Cleverest Idiot

The Songmeister's back, to tell us how artificial intelligence is no match for good ol' organic stupidity, and (from experience) how ACTUAL intelligence can't save you from being unbelievably cretinous...   Mitch Benn is acknowledged as one of the best writers/performers of comedy songs in the UK. He is perhaps best known as the resident comic songwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show from 1999 to 2016. Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' (The Guardian) Some reviews for last year's show: 'The man is talent .... I really enjoyed it! The audience all around me seemed to lap up every musical second.' ★★★★ (Edinburgh Reviews) 'As always there is what is for me a highlight, his ‘live looping’ where with the aid of his phone and a few pedals, he builds from scratch a fully orchestrated number in front of ones very eyes' ★★★★ (One4Review) 'Mitch Benn may be wondering what The Point is, but to the audience, it’s very clear, making us all laugh until we’re red in the face. And he does this very well. Bloody funny, go see.' ★★★★ (Starburst)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 4:00 pm

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Sallyann Fellowes: SALIEN

Comedy

Sallyann Fellowes: SALIEN

Sallyann Fellowes brings her funny, weird show about not fitting in, Salien, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Expect real-life experiences that aren't even remotely like real life, and weirdness. Learn something about her neurodiversity and how this might explain why Sallyann sees the world as an alien, and discover her journey through life as revealed through a bizarre pantomime of stories and anecdotes. Sallyann is neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ and welcomes everyone to her show. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2023 Winner, New Forest Comedian of the Year 2023 Winner, and G&B Comedy All Stars 2023 Winner.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:15 pm

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Stefania Licari: Trust Me, I'm a Comedian

Comedy

Stefania Licari: Trust Me, I'm a Comedian

Following her hit show Medico, Stefania Licari returns with a brand-new stand-up hour. Drawing on her experience as an NHS doctor, first-generation migrant, comedian and sometime endurance runner, she explores the diverse roles of women in today's world. From the operating theatre to the theatre stage, via an ultra-marathon through the Sahara, Stefania reflects on the big question: what are we running to and from? Multi award-winning Stefania sold out venues and earned rave reviews for Medico. Her follow-up promises to deliver her most personal, thought-provoking and side-splitting material yet.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:15 pm

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Sooz Kempner: Class Of 2000

Comedy

Sooz Kempner: Class Of 2000

The award-winning, viral sensation returns to the Fringe with a follow-up to her sell-out Fringe 2023 hit. Join Sooz as she looks at class through the lens of doing her GCSEs in 2000 at a state comp... while knowing all about dressage. Politics, horses, EastEnders and the Millennium Bug. 'Brilliant' (LA Times). 

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:40 pm

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James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son

Comedy

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son (Said My Ex to My Mum)

James Barr fearlessly tackles the aftermath of an abusive relationship in an hour of trailblazing stand-up. Witness outrageous punchlines and courageous storytelling as James overcomes the chaos of a brutal breakup, from surviving online abuse from Piers Morgan's fans to cancelling a Flamingo adoption at his local zoo. After two smash-hit, critically-acclaimed runs, James returns to Edinburgh. Co-directed by Maddie Parry (Director of Hannah Gadsby's Emmy Award-winning Nanette). 'A masterclass in queer storytelling' ★★★★★ (Metro). As heard daily on Hits Radio.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:15 pm

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Rachel Fairburn: Showgirl

Comedy

Rachel Fairburn: Showgirl

Rachel is back with her critically acclaimed hour Showgirl. She'll be casting her acerbic eye over everything from your children to her pretentious new alcohol-free life (accurate at time of writing). Co-host of international smash-hit podcast All Killa No Filla and as seen on Live at The Apollo (BBC Two) and Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC Two). 'Huge presence in a pint-sized frame' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk) 'Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable' ★★★★ (Skinny) 'Gag-heavy, opinionated and smart' ★★★★ (FunnyWomen.com).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:20 pm

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Martin Angolo: Idiot Wind

Comedy

Martin Angolo: Idiot Wind

Idiot Wind is the noise that comes out of a comedian's mouth in the form of jokes and observations, and Martin Angolo is full of it. The award-winning Irish comic looks at modern Ireland's positive and negative cultural shifts compared to the rest of the world, in an hour that's silly and politely offensive, in order to challenge the idea that 'comedians can't say anything these days'. As seen on Amazon Prime's LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland. 'Very funny' (Graham Norton) 'Laser-sharp wit' (Independent) 'Martin is hilarious and is an Irish national treasure' (Eric Andre).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:25 pm

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Harry Stachini: Grenade

Comedy

Harry Stachini: Grenade

Most of us are carrying honesty grenades. Some are small, like farting in a lift and owning up to it. But some are truly massive. Harry’s was medium to large and once he pulled the pin; it destroyed an eight-year relationship, a mortgage and a blue whippet. Relationships, family dynamics and his years spent teaching future serial killers are all brought under the comedy spotlight in this show. Stachini serves up an hour of relatable, honest, and hilarious stand-up, shining a light on the Grenades that we all carry. Harry Stachini’s stand up and crowd work clips have amassed millions of views across his social media. He's established a reputation as an exciting young comedian with an impressive easy-going style. His warm and friendly stage presence comfortably leads us through hilarious and skilful storytelling which is beyond his years. He regularly performs at the UK’s finest comedy clubs and festivals and has also performed overseas in both Asia and Europe. 'A must-see act... compelling, inventive storytelling' (Spotlight Comedy Club) 'Well observed characterisations and anecdotes' (The Skinny) 'Belly-achingly funny' (I Love Manchester) 'Hotly tipped funnyman' (Manchester Wire)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:45 pm

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James Roque: Champorado

Comedy

James Roque: Champorado

What actually matters in life? What should we really care about? And what do these questions have to do with a breakfast chocolate rice pudding? New Zealand-Filipino comedy veteran James Roque serves up an hour of his trademark sweet-and-salty comedy. 'The epitome of slick…a comic at ease onstage' ★★★★ (Chortle) 'See him before we pretend he's from Australia...' ★★★★★ (Peril, AU) 'My favourite show of the festival'  (Metro Mag NZ) Featured on: Just For Laughs New Faces 2023  

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:45 pm

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Comedy

Thinking Drinkers: The Booze-ical

Following last year’s sell-out Edinburgh run, the self-styled hardest-working beefcakes in alcohol-based infotainment are back ... .with a brand new musical extravaganza complete with FIVE FREE DRINKS for every audience member! Sip back and marvel as the award-winning drinks experts embark on an all-singing, all-dancing musical mission to prove that the pub, and indeed alcohol, are cornerstones of civilisation. Accompanied by talented West-End singers Flat and the Curves, Ben & Tom raise a glass to a heady, hilarious cocktail of historical characters in the greatest, most intoxicating, lock-in of your life. ‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ (Times)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 6:10 pm

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Shane Daniel Byrne: Trouble Denim

Comedy

Shane Daniel Byrne: Trouble Denim

This Irish fella is back after bursting into Fringe 2023, selling out his debut run and pole dancing on the last night. 'Shane Daniel Byrne is very, very funny' (BroadwayWorld.com). This comic is on fire, fresh from sell-out touring in Ireland, UK and Australia. Pop in and join him for his spicy new show about jeans, jackets and Jesus Christ. Expect honey-sweet and coffee-bitter from this award-winning comedian. 'My favourite new Irish comedian for many years' (David O' Doherty). 'Shane Daniel Byrne is my favourite' (Irish Examiner).  

31 July - 26 August 2024, 6:10 pm

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Comedy

Andrew Ryan: Let Me Know How You Get On

Irishman Andrew Ryan is finally living the life he always thought he would. He's stopped people-pleasing and overthinking, and it's been a complete disaster. Just what he's used to. With over 20 million views online and a sold-out 2023 tour, the Corkman is back with a new show. Host of Cork in the North podcast. As seen on Comedy Central, Secrets of the Comedy Circuit, Blame Game, and host of Q Radio's Breakfast Show. 'Utterly brilliant' ★★★★ (TimeOut.com). 'Charming, hilarious, with some really powerful thinking underneath' ★★★★ (EdFestMag.com).

31 July - 11 August 2024, 6:45 pm

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Joe McTernan: Lost

Comedy

Joe McTernan: Lost

After a complete sell-out run in 2023, the Scottish comedian and viral sensation who has 50+million views online is back with a brand-new show or even a brand-new Joe. Single for the first time in 10 years, join Joe for a high-energy, hysterical look at trying to move on after your route is diverted. As seen on BBC's The Comedy Underground and Edinburgh Unlocked, and co-creator of the online (Scottish Comedy Award-winning) sitcom MUFF alongside Daniel Sloss. 'I was crying with laughter pretty much throughout the entire performance' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 6:50 pm

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William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Comedy

William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Would you invest? Save it for a rainy day? Or blow it as quickly as possible? BBC New Comedy Awards finalist. As seen on Dave and Channel 4 and BBC Scotland. Co-host of The Mudblood podcast and a regular guest on Tea With Me, stand-up comedian and rising star from Belfast, William Thompson will answer this question in his brand-new solo show for 2024! ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com) 'One of Northern Ireland's funniest new voices' (Fest)

31 July - 24 August 2024, 6:55 pm

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Greg Larsen: Revolting

Comedy

Greg Larsen: Revolting

Greg Larsen plays Ethan Krum in BBC One's The Tourist but he's also one of Australia's fattest, most psycho comedians. He's won awards, he's been all over Aussie TV, and even got investigated by the Australian Media Authority for calling a conservative politician a c*nt live on air. He would like you to come and enjoy his stupid stories about his younger days when he played in punk bands and worked for a porn website. Winner: Director's Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival. Nominee: Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'Powerfully funny' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 7:15 pm

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Colin Cloud

Comedy

Colin Cloud: Consequences

Cloud is going to solve the biggest mystery on the planet. You. What do you believe? More importantly, what impact do those beliefs have on your existence? Secrets will be unravelled, impossible outcomes will be predicted, and reality itself will be manipulated. You make 70,000 decisions every single day, your next one is to decide which night you come to see this show. Your life depends on it. 'The closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes' ★★★★★ (Daily Record) 'See this show!' ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby). Star of: America’s Got Talent and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Please note the performance on 10th August is at 5:30pm, not the usual 7.20pm.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:20 pm

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Amos Gill: Going Down Swinging

Comedy

Amos Gill: Going Down Swinging

Award-winning comedian and international rising star Amos Gill is back with another boundary-pushing hour of hilarious, challenging, and sometimes caustic stand-up. Smart, fearless and always bitingly funny, Amos has conquered Australia’s comedy scene, is one of the hottest headliners on the US club circuit. Expertly skewering absolutely everyone, he's gained a legion of fans around the world touring with Jim Jefferies, including a sell-out crowd at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden. 'Amos is going down swinging' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'An absolute hoot of a show!' ★★★★★  (ScottishDailyExpress.co.uk).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:45 pm

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Plastic Jeezus

Comedy

Plastic Jeezus

Simon and Aaron are Plastic Jeezus, an award-winning, ukulele-pluckin', deadpan comedy duo performing hilarious (and often surreal) songs and stories, in their own straight-faced way. Performing comedy since 2021, Plastic Jeezus have entertained comedy clubs and festivals across the UK and now arrive for their debut Edinburgh Fringe appearance. Semi-finalists: British Comedian of the Year Awards 2023. Winners: Best Newcomer, Musical Comedy Awards 2021. 'Genuinely hilarious' (Ed Byrne). 'Dark, daft and bloody hilarious' (Chris McCausland). 'I'm pretty sure Jesus himself would approve' (Eshaan Akbar).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:15 pm

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Flat And The Curves: Rose-tinted

Comedy

Flat And The Curves: Rosé-tinted

With rosé-tinted glasses, award-winning Flat and the Curves piece together a night of slut-drops, jumpsuit blunders and fried chicken-infused afterparties, in their musical booze-cruise through the quintessential brit-girl bender. As seen on the BBC and fresh from their UK tour, the 5-star girl-group was named one of British Comedy Guide's best reviewed shows 23. 'They make Fascinating Aida look like the Von-Trapps' (Sunday Express) 'electrifying... outstanding... powerhouse cabaret!' ★★★★ (Scotsman) 'The effect is bizarre: you're moved by their sound whilst bent double laughing...truly remarkable.' ★★★★★ (BroadwayWorld)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:20 pm

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Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand-new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson. Only a coward wouldn’t attend.  Winner Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022. As seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Roast Battle UK, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Taskmaster AU & Netflix. 'Skilful, elegant and perfectly crafted stand up.' ★★★★★ (The Scotsman) 'This is a genuinely great stand-up comedian at work... awe-inspiring to watch.' ★★★★★ (Time Out)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:25 pm

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Lewis Garnham: Choosing The Wrong Story To Tell

Comedy

Lewis Garnham: Choosing the Wrong Story to Tell

Humans have started developing a genetically modified onion that doesn't make you cry when you cut it. In our search for ultimate convenience, constant comfort, a total absence of pain, we've lost the real. We're going through the motions, having scripted, rehearsed conversations, losing touch with authenticity and spontaneity. Join Lewis as he tries to make sense of the world (and himself). Lewis has performed to sold-out crowds at festivals and amassed 2.3 million likes on TikTok. Nominee Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'A rich source of edgy jokes.' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:30 pm

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Ali Woods: At The Moment

Comedy

Ali Woods: At the Moment

Ali's in love for the first time and he hates it. Join this viral comedy sensation for a hilarious stand-up hour about trying to be yourself. As seen on Comedy Central Live, ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Russell Kane, Adam Kay and Axel Blake. Sell-out Edinburgh Show 2023 and 2022. Hundreds of millions of views on Instagram and TikTok. ★★★★★ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk) ★★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com) 'In a world of wannabes, Woods is the real deal' (Evening Standard) 'Expect to see big things from this rising star' (TheWeeReview.com).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:30 pm

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Oliver Coleman: Goof

Comedy

Oliver Coleman: Goof

Coleman comes onstage, gets straight into it. He's on fire tonight. Something has gone terribly wrong. The audience shout at him to stop. But he's acting like this happens every night. The man's a professional and he's got jokes to tell. It's beautiful in a way, but then the room begins to stink up with smoke and the fire alarm goes off. Everyone is asked to evacuate. Coleman carries on doing the show to an empty room. 'The journey is a wonderfully wild one, and a break from the normal' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW NOMINEE – MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2024

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:45 pm

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Aidan Greene: Stop! Stammer Time!

Comedy

Aidan Greene: Stop! Stammer Time!

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is back with a whole new show and he wants you to forget everything you know about stammering. Aidan is rebranding as the bad boy of stammering. He'll say what other stammerers won't. Well, it's more that they can't than won't. 'A joy to behold' (Paste Magazine). 'A show which is as heartfelt as hilarious' ★★★★ (TheWeeReview.com). 'Aidan Greene clearly has a talent for comedy, and harnessing his gift has given him an authentic edge at this Edinburgh Festival Fringe' ★★★★ (Deadline.com).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:45 pm

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Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Comedy

Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Internet sensations Foil Arms & Hog are back in the magnificent McEwan Hall to premiere their brand new show, ‘Skittish’. A mix of sketch comedy, audience participation and improvisation. Sold out 2009-2023. Best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 & 2019. 'Quite simply, a sensation' (EdFest Magazine). 'They’re just fantastically funny' (The Times) 'Very funny show' (Rowan Atkinson) 'Hilarious' (Kevin Bridges) 'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' (Chortle)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 9:15 pm

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Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again

Comedy

Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again

Daliso performed his first show Feed This Black Man in the 2000s. The jokes were mediocre and the big finale involved eating a sandwich on stage. Twenty years on, he's done the Royal Variety Performance, written and performed four series of Citizen of Nowhere on BBC Radio 4, been a Britain's Got Talent finalist, and toured nationwide and abroad. So, Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that ancient debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades' experience brings you.

31 July - 11 August 2024, 9:20 pm

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Six Chick Flicks...

Comedy

Six Chick Flicks...

(...or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic). Back after a sell-out 2023 run, award-winning parody Six Chick Flicks smashes together six beloved movies into one hysterical, fast-paced celebration of chick flicks through the ages. US comedians Kerry Ipema and KK Apple bring to life all the makeovers, meet-cutes, and montages, plus some new surprises for 2024. ‘Must-see shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2023’ (Times). A show for chick-flick lovers, skeptics, and every Baby stuck in a corner!!

31 July - 25 August 2024, 9:30 pm

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Elliot Steel: Soft Boi Core

Comedy

Elliot Steel: Soft Boi Core

After last year's smash-hit show, Elliot returns with more of his biting wit and trademark dark sense of humour about the hellish year he, and humanity, has had. Seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. 127k followers across TikTok and Instagram and 1.7 million likes on Tiktok. 'His observations are sharp... and his delivery skills are excellent' (FringeReview.co.uk) 'Impeccably paced material' (List) 'An accomplished hour of confessional comedy' ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com)  ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk) ★★★★★ (MumbleComedy.net) ★★★★½ (One4Review.co.uk) ★★★★ (Entertainment-Now.com) ★★★★ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 9:45 pm

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Dan Rath: Pariah Carey

Comedy

Dan Rath: Pariah Carey

Last year I was bitten by a tick in the central business district. I've since been diagnosed with Lyme's disease, long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome. I've got enough different flavours of brain fog to start a vape store. I've enlisted an army of nanobots with defibrillators to resuscitate my dopamine receptors so I can listen to dubstep again. 'A unique, offbeat voice, it’s great to see Rath finally finding the wider audience he deserves' ★★★★ 1/2 (Chortle) 'I didn’t want him stop. Rath’s energy produces even more electric and contagious laughter live in the room' ★★★★ 1/2  (Comics Comic)                                                                                                                    'Satisfying, cathartic and utterly offbeat humour' ★★★★  (Beyond the Joke) 'A near-constant barrage of laughs'  ★★★★ (Fest)                                                                       'Like a millennial holy fool with a smartphone, a renegade for the digital age who reveals not a Matrix but the genuinely crazy, arbitrary rules we've somehow all consented to live by' ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 9:50 pm

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Dreamgun: Film Reads

Comedy

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and brand-new reads of Superman and Dracula. Check website for full schedule. 'Hilarious live read-throughs of brilliantly rewritten film classics, a joy' (Dara Ó Briain). 'Merciless, hilarious... Consistently sharp, rapid-fire funny writing and crackling performances' ★★★★★ (Irish Times). 'Kept us in stitches and potentially destroyed a host of childhood memories' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:00 pm

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Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Comedy

Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Does daddy Jesus's naked body on the cross make you wet? This show will. Seriously, there's water. So, put on your waterproof panties and get ready to unpack everything from losing your virginity in the most holy way, to abortion, to a bowling experience that leads to eternal damnation, and much more. Kelly's poignant and hilariously subversive show (Best Newcomer nominee 2023 ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards) exposes the impossible standards of the Catholic Church. We will laugh. We will sin. But, will we make it to hell together? As seen on HBO and Apple TV+.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 10:00 pm

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Lover Fighter Rapper Writer

Comedy

Lover, Fighter, Rapper, Writer

Amelia Hamilton – Runner up: Komedia New Comedy Award 2024. Finalist: Musical Comedy Awards 2023 – presents a unique fusion of rap and stand-up. A talented comic delivering 'a proper gag in every line' (Chortle.co.uk), watch Amelia navigate life, love and adulthood in the high-energy and observational style that is already earning her plaudits. A clear contender for future fame, Hamilton’s soundtrack is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for weeks. Featured artist on BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio, Amelia's comedy has earned her recognition and acclaim.  Her distinctive style has garnered attention, with rap being hailed as 'her secret weapon' (Beyond the Joke).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:15 pm

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RYAN CULLEN: CULLEN IN THE NAME OF!

Comedy

Ryan Cullen: Cullen in the Name Of!

Ryan delivers with an economy of words, an unapologetic style and surgical precision. An act you'll be talking about long after seeing him. 'Big laughs, his material has the ruthlessness of a young Jimmy Carr and the sexual turpitude of Jim Jefferies at his most priapic. Extraordinary stuff' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). 'Cullen is one of my favourite comedians. Hilarious and so dark you think 'How the f**k did he end up like this?'' (Daniel Sloss).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Following multiple five-star sell-out runs, “CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation” returns with another rip-roaring crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. Leicester Comedy 2023: ‘Best improv’ award Who? What? How? The choice is yours in this fully-improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery where the audience creates the crime. 'Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see' ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) 'A novel idea, executed superbly' ★★★★★ (The Wee Review) 'hysterical murder mystery & a tight witty improv show' ★★★★ (Fringe Biscuit)

2 - 25 August 2024, 3:10 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Eight Jane-Austen-style characters stare cheekily at the camera.

Comedy

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

The all-star cast (featuring Rachel Parris, Cariad Lloyd, Graham Dickson and more) improvise a hilarious new Jane Austen novel every show, inspired entirely by a title from the audience. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment – it's a riotous, razor-sharp show where swooning is guaranteed. 'Hilariously bold, wickedly funny' ★★★★★ (Times). 'One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe' ★★★★ (Guardian).

3 - 11 August 2024, 1:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Max Fosh: Loophole

Comedy

Max Fosh: Loophole (Work in Progress)

Come join Max as he works on a brand-new show that he'll be touring around (some of the) world at the end of this year!

5 - 18 August 2024, 6:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square