BC:AD – Before Children: After Diapers
BC:AD – Before Children; After Diapers is a stand-up comedy show and one mad, brown mommy's take on how the definitions of words change before and during motherhood. This show is an invitation to anyone that finds themselves slightly overdrawn, mostly obscure and definitely needing the sound of another voice to reason with their own challenges – be it parenting, identity or the infinite void between where we find ourselves and where we see ourselves in our daytime dreams.
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.
Enter the Vortex
Award-winning sketch men The Awkward Silence present a mind-bending parade of vignettes, voices and vagabonds from beyond our reality. 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.
Mudfish: Might as Well
Us neither. But Molly and Dan know all about it! Join these ex-Cambridge Footlights for some muck and madness in this illegally witty hour of sketches, characters and – if you're lucky – a new iPod. Will these squirming siblings finally learn how to work together or will they be stuck down this stupid-idiot well for the rest of time?!
Thom Tuck and Tim FitzHigham: Macbeth
2022 sees the definitive production by multi award-winners Thom Tuck (The Penny Dreadfuls, Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD, Horrible Histories) and Tim FitzHigham (Paddington 2, After Life, BBC Radio 4's The Gambler). With a script by Shakespeare (Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, King John) and a different guest director daily. Two actors are, arguably, not enough actors. The greatest tragedy of Edinburgh 2022 – limited run, book early. William Shakespeare: 'pretty good'. DIRECTOR'S LINE-UP Sat 13 Aug Nick Helm Sun 14 Aug Laura Davis Mon 15 Aug Anna Morris Tues 16 Aug Sunil Patel Wed 17 Aug Rosie Holt Thurs 18 Aug Daniel Sloss Fri 19 Aug Josie Long Sat 20 Aug TBC Line-up's subject to change.
Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!
Last year he found the nefarious link between a furniture store, a dictator, and a rapper. Now 1930’s throwback homeschooled investigator Troy Hawke returns to battle a new enemy on behalf of all people everywhere…PSYCHOTHERAPY! EXTRA SHOWS ADDED 18, 19 and 20 August. Book tickets now. 27 August at McEwan Hall. Book tickets now. 2022 Leicester Comedy Festival best show nominee 2020 Leicester Comedy Festival best show nominee 2020 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist 2019 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist 2019 Total sellout run Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Top 40 Best reviewed comedy shows Edfringe 2019
Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit
A stupendous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40 and increased funding for research is desperately needed. All box office income will go straight to The Brain Tumour Charity AND Underbelly will match this amount as a donation to the charity, doubling the amount that we can raise on the night. Don't miss this massive line-up of the biggest names on the Fringe! THE LINE-UP Jason Byrne (MC) John Bishop Jessica Fostekew Rhys Nicholson Michael Akadiri Phil Wang Maisie Adam Danny Bhoy
Abandoman aka Rob Broderick - Discography
Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into a full discography for a fictional pop star. Rob creates the kind of exhilarating live experience that has won him a string of awards, and the highest of international critical acclaim. Rob continues to sell out his fringe runs in Edinburgh and Australia each year, wowing audiences wherever he plays.
Bilal Zafar: Care
Edinburgh Fringe Best newcomer nominee and New act of the year (NATYS) award winner Bilal Zafar returns with a brand new show about how he spent a year working in a care home for very wealthy people. Fresh out of university with a media degree, Bilal was dropped into the real world where he was given far too much responsibility for a 21-year old that had just spent 3 years watching films. As seen/heard on his very successful Twitch channel, BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, and BBC Radio 4.
Spank! returns for an incredible 20th and final year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 LINE-UP Thurs 18 Aug Luca Cupani – Schalk Bezuidenhout – Nathan Mosher – Sam Morrison – Kylie Brakeman – Nina Gilligan – Two Thirds of A Threesome - Naked Promo Hosts: Eshaan Akbar & TBC Remaining show line-up's to be announced soon... PREVIOUS SHOW LINE-UPS Fri 5 Aug Tom Houghton – Katie Pritchard – Kate Barron – Ignacio Lopez – Lucy Frederick – Paddy Young – Shelf Hosts: Alexis Dubus & Sikisa Sat 6 Aug John Hastings – Caitlin Cook – Ryan Cullen – Erika Ehler – Sharlin Jahan – Alex Kealy – Stokes & Summers Hosts: Alexis Dubus & Sikisa Sun 7 Aug Myra DuBois – Micky Overman – Nick Kocher – Aliya Kanani – Christain Brighty – Rosco McLelland – Horseplay Hosts: Alexis Dubus & Sikisa Mon 8 Aug Marcel Lucont – Emmanuel Sonubi – Melissa Stephens – Alex MacKeith – Vix Leyton – Joe McTiernan – Your Dad’s Mum Hosts: Kate Barron & Aurie Styla Tues 9 Aug Kai Humphries – Christopher McArthur Boyd – Tadiwa Mahlunge – Jodie Mitchell – Pear - Two Hearts - Grant Busey Hosts: Kate Barron & Aurie Styla Wed 10 Aug Mark Nelson – Shirley Gnome – Red Richardson – Two Mouthed Men – Aaron Simmonds – Yuriko Kutani – The Idiot Circus Hosts: Kate Barron & Aurie Styla Thurs 11 Aug SK Sholomo – Auria Styla – Anna Clifford – Ali Brice – Alison Spittle – Naked Promo - Liam Withnail Hosts: Kai Humphries & Evan Desmarais Fri 12 Aug Chris Turner – Dom Chambers – Eric Rushton – Alice Brine – Just These Please - Garry Starr - Naked Promo Hosts: Mark Nelson & Evan Desmarais Sat 13 Aug Larry Dean – Ari Eldjarn – Lily Phillips – Mike Rice – Mad Ron – Rob Copland and more TBC Hosts: Evan Desmarais & TBC Sun 14 Aug Tom Ward – Rob Madge – Connor Burns – Bella Hull – Hannah Pilkes – Grace Campbell – Business Casual Hosts: Evan Desmarais & Kai Humphries Mon 15 Aug Conrad Koch – Zach & Viggo – Paddy Young – Jen Ives – Lara Ricot – Kuan-Wen Huang – Notflix - Naked Promo Hosts: Evan Desmarais & Kate Barron Tues 16 Aug Business Casual - Flat N The Curves - Naked Promo - Richard Stott - Shazia Mirza – Michelle Shaughnessy – Mark Bittlestone – Sam Nicoresti Hosts: Evan Desmarais & Kai Humphries Wed 17 Aug Shelf - Robyn Perkins - Sam Lake - Ignacio Lopez - Hannah Platt - Emo Majok Hosts: Evan Desmarais & Eshaan Akbar Line-up's subject to change.
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 Extra Show: 20 August. Book tickets now.
Host Vix Leyton, holds a bingo ball of surprise subjects four comics to compete with related stories & anecdotes to win points, like the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. Anchored by panel regulars Rich Wilson & Jenny Ryan plus many more. EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 LINE-UP Sat 13 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Jenny Ryan Rich Wilson Alison Spittle John Robertson Sun 14 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Jenny Ryan Rich Wilson TBC Tues 16 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Jenny Ryan Kate Barron Caitlin Powell Wed 17 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Jenny Ryan Jordan Gray Andrew O’Neill Thurs 18 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Jenny Ryan Scott Bennett Andrew O’Neill Mark Watson Fri 19 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Jenny Ryan Robin Morgan Daniel Foxx PREVIOUS SHOW LINE-UP'S Sat 6 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Isabelle Farah Tom Mayhew Vidura Rajapaksa Sun 7 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson John Robertson Garrett Sarah Keyworth Mon 8 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Tadiwa Mahlunge Hannah George Sally Hodgkiss Tues 9 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Adele Cliff Katie Pritchard Ada Campe We 10 Aug Vix Leyton (Host) Rich Wilson Faye Treacy Will Duggan Charlie George Line-up's subject to change.
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.
Paul McCaffrey: We Go Again
A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central. Tour support for Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock. A brand-new hour of stand-up from one of the best comics currently working in the UK. One of the most in-demand club headliners and support act for the biggest names in comedy in arenas and huge theatres... Come and see why!
Richard Stott: Afterparty
The runner up in Dave’s Jokes of the Fringe 2019 talks about stripping down for a documentary, club nights that turned into afterparties and then into crime scenes, and finally starting to grow up and beginning to like the adult he’s become. All while living with a disability…perhaps. As seen on ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show
Alex MacKeith: Thanks for Listening
Join Alex and his guitar and hopefully other audience members on an acoustic odyssey of songs that are playful, dark and maximum three minutes long*. If you’re looking for a sexy, confident musical comedian, by all means please find one and bring them to this. *Please note some songs may be longer than three minutes. No refunds.
Ali Woods: Best Friend Ever
Highly-anticipated debut stand-up hour from the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year Winner, tackling all the big topics; Scottish mothers, sex parties, karate teachers, and mental breakdowns. During lockdown Ali was disappointed to discover he’s a terrible friend. This is the hilarious and heart-felt story of how he tried to become more helpful and less... him. As heard on BBC Radio 4, and featured on LadBible and Buzzfeed UK, Ali has written sketches for BBC Three and supported Russell Kane on tour.
Dreamgun let go of the wheel with a double feature of their laugh-a-minute genre parodies: Brumpy Goes Vroom (a coming-of-age, talking-car movie) and Kiss the Jury (an erotic courtroom drama).
Dreamgun: Film Reads
Dreamgun read a different film script every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians. Including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and the Silence of the Lambs. Check web listing for full schedule. Week One Wed 3rd: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Thurs 4th: Titanic Fri 5th: Star Wars: A New Hope Sat 6th: The Fellowship of the Ring Sun 7th: The Breakfast Club Week Two Mon 8th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Tues 9th: Titanic Weds 10th: The Lion King Thurs 11th: Home Alone Fri 12th: The Shawshank Redemption Sat 13th: Jurassic Park Sun 14th: The Silence of the Lambs Week Three Tues 16th: The Fellowship of the Ring Weds 17th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Thurs 18th: Titanic Fri 19th: Star Wars: A New Hope Sat 20th: The Fellowship of the Ring Sun 21st: The Breakfast Club Week Four Mon 22nd: Star Wars: A New Hope Tues 23rd: The Shawshank Redemption Wed 24th: The Lion King Thurs 25th: ET: The Extra Terrestrial Friday: 26th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Sat 27th: Jurassic Park Sun 28th: The Silence of the Lambs Mon 29th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated
Having gone from open spot to closing BBC’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ in an incredibly short space of time. He has also performed at many of the largest clubs and festivals across Europe. He made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK and was recently on The John Bishop Show for ITV1 and the Stand Up Sketch Show on ITV2.
AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly
Starring: Kuan-wen Huang as seen on BBC Three and NATYS 2019 Finalist. "Chaotically livewire" (Chortle) Philipp Kostelecky as seen on BBC. Sharp social commentary and silly energy. "Captivated the audience from the moment he stepped onto the stage" (Orbital Magazine) Vivienne Kay: Quirky, on the money style. Delightful innocence undercut by sharp wit in gag-filled sets. "Very good, unique material." (The Stand)
Emo Majok: African Aussie
Award-winning Sudanese-Aussie comedian Emo Majok, on his Edinburgh debut, will be digging into his experiences of culture-clashes, with side-splitting stories of adjusting from a refugee camp in East Africa to gifting out jokes globally with this brand-new show, African Aussie.
Aidan Greene: I Know What You Did Last Stammer
He's managed to make that funny. But what if he had never stammered at all? Don't worry, it'll still be funny. Come see how having a disability can shape a life by looking at a life without it.
Gabby Killick's Game Of Thongs
This is the show that puts the joke in woke. It's a hilarious frolic through the modern day jungle of sex, drugs and cancel culture. Gabby, the writer of the pandemic viral anthem, Masturbation In Isolation, speaks to the social media generation telling truths that others dare not say. With a cast of extraordinary characters from The Apps to Shocking Disease, every minute of the show is mesmeric.
Ange Lavoipierre: I've Got 99 Problems and Here's an Exhaustive List of Them
An insufficient number of solutions. If you currently have or have ever had problems, the new show from award-winning comedian and journalist Ange Lavoipierre is absolutely for you. This frantic yet beguiling display of self-pity is the holiday from your own problems you've been waiting for. Winner, Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2020
Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents
Geoff’s back with more politics, cultural insight and big laughs. As seen on HIGNFY, Would I Lie to You, The Mash Report and more.
Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge
A show that explores ego, shadow selves and adulting, as Hannah aims to determine whether a person’s mess is their strength? Or just.. well, messy. A character-driven comedy that welcomes the unhinged in whatever shape it takes, be it absurdity, angst, pratfalls or puppetry. Viva la breakdown! Comedians You Should Know (Vulture.com, 2022) Comics to Watch (New York Comedy Festival).
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.
Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall
"Legendary cock lobster." "My life is on fire, I think I'm in love." "Life ain't all burritos and strippers, my friend." 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.
Jenny Bede: The First Pregnant Woman in the World
You won’t have had children yet, as Jenny is the first person to ever go through this particular ordeal, but you might be keen to learn a little something about this incredible new process called pregnancy from award winning musical comedian and future nation's sweetheart, Jenny Bede. Jenny will navigate the entire gamut of human emotions, from despair all the way through to despair, as she jokes, sings and (at last, justifiably) Mum-dances her experience to life in this new hour.
Dan Cook: Loud Bit, Quiet Bit, Loud Bit, Quiet Bit
An hour-long distraction from the fact we have reached the end of days via the medium of jokes. Topics include his personal favourites - himself, the world, and how everything is awful. Tour Support for Fin Taylor. As seen on 'Toast of London' (C4), 'Poldark' (BBC1), and 'Absolutely Fabulous the Movie'.
Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly
They said he couldn’t make it as a global fashion icon; they were wrong. They said he couldn’t legally become the world's richest man; they were wrong. They said he couldn’t beat all the odds to become London’s first ever YouTuber mayor... to be fair, they got that one bang on. But now, armed with the rosiest of cheeks & the floppiest of hair, Max Fosh faces his next challenge - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - as he brings you his hilarious & unpredictable debut live show: Zocial Butterfly. Let's #TakeEdinburghToTheMax.
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!
Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy
The show, directed by Adam Hills (The Last Leg and Bafta Nominee), ‘Be Your Own Daddy’ is the story of how Michelle spent her whole existence waiting for someone to fix her life. Already established in Canada, she’s had numerous TV appearances and her debut album ‘You Know What You Did’ hit number one on the iTunes comedy charts.
Eli Matthewson: Daddy Short-Legs
Award-winning Eli Matthewson, is taking you back through some huge life revelations that took place in some seriously shitty cars, from when he came out to his dad, to ten years later when his dad came out to him. WINNER Best Show 2021 NZ International Comedy Festival WINNER Director's Award 2019, NZ International Comedy Festival 30 Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 The Telegraph
Roisin Crowley Linton: Medusa - CANCELLED
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.
Garry Starr: Greece Lightning
An overzealous idiot attempts to perform all of Greek Mythology in less than 60 minutes to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin. Never before has Medusa been looser, Achilles more sillies, or Uranus so heinous. Having single handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi-award-winning debut show Garry Starr Performs Everything, comic wunderkind Garry Starr returns with another anarchic masterclass not to be mythed.
Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)
Ten years (well, now twelve…) after losing most of his sight, ‘deliciously talented’ (Guardian) Tom looks back and wonders what might have been. 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. New Zealand Fringe Official Complete Sell Out 2020!
In this award-winning show you will laugh, you will cry, you will not be impressed by Abby's ventriloquist skills, but she will do it anyway. Winner - Festival Director's Pick - New Zealand Comedy Festival Winner - Best Comedy - Week Four 2020, Adelaide Fringe Festival Winner - Emerging Artist 2020, Adelaide Fringe Festival Winner - Best Comedy 2019, Dunedin Fringe Festival
Posey Mehta: I Am Not a Gorilla
After five years of living her best gorilla life, it’s finally time for her to leave her cage and re-enter the human world. But before that, she’s going on a date. This surreal, clowny character comedy about being othered and lonely marks the comedy debut of Posey Mehta, a Cambridge- and Gaulier-trained big fat idiot.
James Barr: Straight Jokes
An out-of-control hour of jokes from the utterly hilarious, nearly national treasure. James roasts his ex-employers and navigates the exhausting admin of finally accepting who you are. A battlecry to be yourself. The gay half of hit comedy podcast A Gay and A NonGay, which has had over 5 million listens, and co-host of The Hits Radio Breakfast Show. The award-winning ginger returns to Edinburgh after his five-star 2019 debut, Thirst Trap.
Relax to surreal stories, tall tales and strange sketches as a changing roster of comedians from across the length and breadth of the city guide you to sleep: welcome to the Fringe’s daily lullaby. Dreamy visuals and an ambient score will aid the relaxation and all profits go to charity. EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 LINE-UP 16 Aug Jon and Ollie Lachlan Werner Laurie Black 17 Aug Lucas Arnold Rohan Sharma Kiran Saggu 18 Aug An(dre)a Sascha Lo Mustafa Yasin 19 Aug Eryn Tett Aidan Sadler Rob Duncan More acts still to be announced... Line-up's subject to change. PREVIOUS SHOW LINE-UPS 3 Aug Adam Al-Janabi Hannah Brown 4 Aug Stepan Mysko von Schultze Hannah Brown Cowtools 5 Aug 2 Mouthed Men Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa Mudfish 7 Aug Ben Pollard Eryn Tett 8 Aug Leo Reich Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa Shelf 11 Aug Finlay Christie 13 Aug Mamoun Elagab 100% of Profits will be donated to Mind via Work for Good. Estimated donation: £737.79
Mitch Benn: It's About Time
If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn't what it used to be, then fear not! Comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, ("the country's leading musical satirist" - The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look and laugh at time in a whole new way. "Time you enjoy wasted is not time wasted" John Lennon.
Morgan Jay: Emotional Damage
With his warm and immersive musical comedy Morgan Jay has had multiple TV appearances in the US and amassed over half million followers on tiktok and over 20 million views across all platforms. Morgan creates a unique experience with his songs about love, dating, and relationships. With his heavy use of audience participation and musical improv no two shows are exactly the same.
Richard David-Caine: Tall, Dark and Anxious
High-octane character comedy from one of the UK’s foremost TV sketch comedians, as seen in the BAFTA- winning series Horrible Histories, Class Dismissed and People Just Do Nothing. Richard David-Caine returns to Edinburgh with his breakout debut show, after five phenomenal years performing with Fringe favourites, Four Screws Loose. Directed by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish), this bold and explosive show features outlandish characters, original songs, and daring insights into the actor behind all the faces.
Sami Abu Wardeh: Bedu
Watch Sami Abu Wardeh combine seamless storytelling and chaotic physical clowning in his Edinburgh debut about immigration, ninjas, dance and tomatoes (lots and lots of little tomatoes). Chortle: One to Watch 2022 Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Award 2021