Comedy

Criminal

That's right – Criminal is back. Each night, four comedians are tasked with solving a horrible murder. One of them is a detective; the other three are suspects. Who did the deed? Produced by Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse, with previous guests including Deborah Frances-White, Mike Wozniak and Rachel Parris, Criminal promises you a night of chaos, death and giggles. Strap in. 

10 - 16 August 2022, 10:55 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Enter the Vortex

Memories collide and intersect; worlds collapse into themselves in the blink of an eye; Jools Holland... is there, for some reason. Is it Inception on a smaller budget? If you say so. Bring some toast: your brain's about to get scrambled.

3 - 29 August 2022, 5:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Theatre

The Actress

It is a time of debauchery and revelry and speculation is swirling around the city that for the first time a woman will be allowed onto the stage. The Kings company invite two very different women, from very different backgrounds, to join them, but only one can be the first. This new work is created by Long Lane Theatre Company, producers of the critically acclaimed play The Giant Killers.

3 - 29 August 2022, 4:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

There will be pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, castles built of cheese, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true. Leicester Comedy Festival Best Children's Show 2020 Winner. Greater Manchester Fringe Best Kid's Show 2019 Winner. Rated by ThreeWeeks magazine as one of their top three Children's shows to see in 2018.

3 - 29 August 2022, 11:45 am

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Children's Shows

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku, the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon...  Olivier nominated.

3 - 21 August 2022, 11:20 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

That sounds nice doesn't it? Yeah. A nice little comedy show with your ol pal Rhys. Lovely.  WINNER MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW Melbourne Comedy Festival 2022

3 - 28 August 2022, 8:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Jason Byrne: The Paddy Lama - Shed Talks

A Dubliner full of wit and wisdom, Paddy used to say, "If you don't continue to talk about someone when they die, they die twice"  In this one-man play, Jason Byrne brings the full life of Paddy Byrne to the stage playing his dad, keeping him alive in stories full of laughter and tears. This is 80 years of Dublin wit, 80 years of Dublin bull, but heart-warming and loving all the same. "Sure, that's life son, just don't tell ure mother"

8 - 28 August 2022, 2:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!

Magician Tom Brace takes a trip down memory lane with a brand new magic show for all ages. 

3 - 29 August 2022, 4:55 pm

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Comedy

Foil Arms and Hog: Hogwash

With over 500 million online views the internet sensations return to McEwan hall to premiere their new show ‘Hogwash’. A mix of sketch comedy, audience participation, and improvisation. Best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 & 2019. Sold-out 2009-2019.

3 - 28 August 2022, 9:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Jason Byrne: Unblocked

Jason Byrne has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! The constipation of Covid has been cleared, live entertainment has been colonically irrigated and readied up for us all. The bans from social media platforms have been lifted and Jason is back dishing up platters of fun to everyone. Join Jason live on stage as he unleashes what he does best. Guaranteed pure and utter UNBLOCKED joy and laughter.

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

12 - 28 August 2022, 5:20 pm

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Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

The hit improvised murder mystery returns for a 5th year. Delve into a world of comedy and crime and put these improvisers through their paces. CSI creates a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone's kicked the bucket. But who, what, and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs. 

5 - 28 August 2022, 3:10 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you'll encounter in Caitlin Cook's (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show - literally set in a dive bar bathroom - transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook's original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon.

3 - 29 August 2022, 5:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

Don't miss the star of Sky's The Deirdre O'Kane Show and Moone Boy, and the voice of Gogglebox Ireland, as she returns to Fringe! 

15 - 21 August 2022, 8:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Roisin Crowley Linton: Medusa

Roisin Crowley-Linton returns with an inspiring, seductive, provocative, and punk-rock show about sexual violence, the NHS, police, and more in her trademark autobiographical comedy, poetry and cabaret style. 

3 - 28 August 2022, 6:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Eme Essien: Flat Shoes in the Club

It's Saturday night, the big girls' night out and this girl is trying to get ready on time. Unfortunately, people won't stop interrupting her. Delve into her world as she figures out what to wear, how to do her hair and what to do when she gets there. Uncensored, dishevelled and sincere, this is the internal conflict of a woman trying to achieve modern ideals and aspirations, in an hour of character comedy from award winner Eme Essien.

3 - 28 August 2022, 3:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Ten (well, now twelve) years on from losing most of his sight, Tom looks back at a decade of being blind and wonders what might have been. His 2020 visions explore his regrets, the what ifs and the realities of life as a VIP (Visually Impaired Person!). But would Tom from 2020 (or 2022) really swap places with fantasy Tom with 20:20 vision? Perth Fringe World Weekly Comedy Award winner 2020 and New Zealand Fringe Festival official complete sell out 2020!

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:15 pm

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Comedy

Your Dad's Mum: Tonight at the Social Club

Join your hosts - jaded northern entertainer Pat Bashford and his over-woke niece Cheri-Anne for a raucously daft, fast-paced hour, featuring games, adequate prizes, musical interludes and late night fun. Starring Chortle Award winner Bexie Archer and fringe favourite Kevin Dewsbury (Kev’s Komedy Kitchen).

3 - 28 August 2022, 9:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

Daniel Cainer: More Jewish Chronicles (and Other Musical Stories)

Six off-Broadway runs and 15 EdFringes. He's written scores for film and TV, his songs have been performed by cabaret artistes and rabbis, his music has launched a thousand cars and washing machines. He's been the "Singing Reporter" on BBC and the world's only "Singing Astrologer" (probably).   (Bagels not included)

3 - 28 August 2022, 1:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

Utilising her 'unique' people skills the fringe favourite, alongside her sister Rose, selflessly takes on the woes of her adoring audience and special guests. Myra is giving the world of self-help the enema it so desperately needs! Come; be cleansed. As seen in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, BBC's The John Bishop Show, and ITV's Britain's Got Talent. 

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Sasha Ellen: Creeps and Geeks

Is because of killer sex robots, or, is it because of sambuca? Or all of the above? Sasha Ellen takes a hilarious journey into unsafe spaces, encountering errant schoolboys, level 9 healers and strangely sexy Quiz masters. Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra  Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show Nominee

3 - 29 August 2022, 4:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square