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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
A dead divorce enthusiast takes matters into her own hands and organises a sex conference. A talking vagina writes a beat poem. Timothee Chalamet tries to be adorable. The afterlife is on the brink of collapse. From writer/performers Kathy Maniura (Sketch Off Winner 2020, SYTYF Finalist 2021) and Derek Mitchell (2NorthDown Semifinalist 2021), Bareback is about sex and performance. Expect big characters, original musical numbers and lots of wigs.
Mother: Colleagues - CANCELLED
What happens if your comedy partner suddenly has to leave Edinburgh? You perform your two hander...alone. Character, sketch, chaos.
You have a one in 250 chance of being an identical twin, so for Hugo and Patrick McPherson, they started life by being a bit unusual. And that's not all: 6'8", benders of the truth, and standing at 6'7", these enormous twins now launch their debut show, Pear. A riotous, absurd and hilarious collection of sketch comedy and wacky characters. There was originally cultural commentary; it got cut for time. But it was as brave as much as it is now not in the show. An unapologetically original hour of comedy.
Paul Foot: Swan Power
Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!) Plus Billy Zane's Valuable Diamond (c/o RMS Titanic). Live by the swan, fly by the swan. A mulit-award winning comedian, Paul's most recent television and radio appearances include '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' Channel 4, 'Breaking The News' BBC Radio Scotland and 'Dave News' for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
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
The Durham Revue: Deja Revue
Join the award-winning Durham Revue, one of the UK's most famous student comedy groups, for an hour of hilarious and cutting-edge sketches. Please come, the longer we spend in Edinburgh, the longer we can avoid getting real jobs.
Ellie MacPherson: Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
Happy Birthday, Mr. President! is a journey through the lives of the men (ugh, yes, all men) who have held the highest US office. Join Ellie and her band The Secret Service as she chronicles the weird, human sides of Commanders-in-Chief. Featuring a variety of music from Whitney Houston to Radiohead, old-school rap to classic country. In her Fringe debut, this “genuinely hilarious stellar songstress” (TheaterPizzazz.com) from New York creates a fun and funny cabaret classroom about the dudes who've led America.
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society
Biologist and comedian Simon Watt is dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature's more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention. He is joined by top comics who want to share their love of endangered but hideous species. We made the blobfish famous and are now building up to the first International Ugly Animal Day. Special guests will include Neil Delamer, Sophie Duker, Elf Lyons, Alasdair Beckett-King, George Egg, and more.
Tamar Broadbent Presents... Stacey Solo
Inspired by all your favourite Netflix heroines, this is an action-packed, utterly ridiculous show that asks ‘how many characters can one actor play?’ and ‘who promoted that kangaroo?' A must-see for all crime drama fans this festival.