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VENUE DETAILS

We list shows for 15 different venues in this year’s brochure. For more information, visit www.edcomfest.com ASSEMBLY 1

Assembly Hall

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Assembly George Square Studios

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PLEASANCE

Mound Place EH1 2LU | T. 0131 623 3030 George Square EH8 9JZ | T. 0131 623 3030

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George Square EH8 9JZ | T. 0131 623 3030 George Square EH8 9JZ | T. 0131 623 3030

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Assembly Roxy

2 Roxburgh Place EH8 9SU | T. 0131 623 3030

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Assembly Checkpoint

3 Bristo Place EH1 1EY | T. 0131 623 3030

UNDERBELLY

60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ | T. 0131 556 6550 1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL | T. 0131 556 6550

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Bedroom

Meeting Place: Courtyard Info Booth, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ | T. 0131 556 6550

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Underbelly, Cowgate

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Underbelly and Udderbelly, Bristo Square

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Underbelly @ Forth FM Radio Station

(Entrances on Cowgate & Victoria Street) 56 Cowgate, EH1 1EG | T: 0844 545 8252 Underbelly, Bristo Square, EH8 9AL | T: 0844 545 8252 Forth House, 13-17 Forth St EH1 3LE | T. 0844 545 8252

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Pub

Jinglin’ Georgie, 22 Fleshmarket Close, EH1 1BX T. 0131 556 6550

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Meadows

The Meadows Cricket Pitch, Melville Drive EH9 9EX T. 0131 556 6550

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Gilded Balloon Teviot

Teviot Row House, Bristo Sq EH8 9AJ | T. 0131 622 6552

USEFUL NUMBERS

CREDITS

The Fringe Box Office T. 0131 226 0000

National Rail Enquiries T. 0845 748 4950

© 2014 Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly.

Edinburgh International Festival T. 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh Airport T. 0870 040 0007

Design & Production Heehaw Digital | www.heehaw.co.uk

Edinburgh Military Tattoo T. 0131 225 1188

Traveline (Buses) T. 0871 200 2233

Edinburgh Book Festival T. 0845 373 5888

Central Radio Taxis T. 0131 229 2468

Project Manager Chris Perkin | chris@artsgeek.co.uk Cover Design Tim Jarmain-Groves | timgroves.co.uk Print Wyndeham Group

Tourist Board T. 0845 225 5121

GENERAL INFORMATION Booking Fees

Booking fees vary between venues and booking method. For more information on booking fees please call venue box office, check the website or ask before booking.

Terms and Conditions

Concession prices (where listed) are available to children under 16, students, registered unemployed, Young Scots/Stage Pass holders, Senior Citizens and those claiming disability allowance, unless otherwise stated. Proof of status must be shown when purchasing tickets and collecting tickets. Tickets are nonexchangeable and non-refundable. All credit card bookings must be collected at least 20 minutes before the performance start time. Venues will post tickets up to 19th July. It is not possible to admit latecomers to performances. The Venue Management reserves the right to alter the published programme and to refuse admission. All seats are unreserved. Due to licensing restrictions within the Gilded Balloon, Teviot, there is no admission after midnight for 15’s and under. 16-17 year olds are only admitted after midnight with a valid show ticket, until 3am.


HOW TO BOOK

You can book any show in this brochure at any of our box offices, or by visiting www.edcomfest.com ASSEMBLY

UNDERBELLY

PLEASANCE

BY PHONE

BY PHONE

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0131 623 3030

0844 545 8252

0131 556 6550

Call the Assembly Box Office from 2pm until 9pm daily until 29th July and between 9am and 11:30pm from 30th July to 25th August.

Call the Underbelly Box Office Pre Fringe between 10am - 6pm daily. From 30th July 10am - 11pm daily.

Call the Pleasance Box Office from 10th May to 29th July 10am to 6pm daily. From 31st July 9am to 10pm daily.

ONLINE

www.assemblyfestival.com IN PERSON

Assembly George Square EH8 9JZ Visit Assembly’s main Box Office at Assembly George Square, open from 18th July to 25th August. Open from midday from 18th July and from 10am from 30th July, until 10 minutes after the start of the last performance.

Assembly Hall, Mound Place EH1 2LU From 30th July daily, open from 10am until 10 minutes after the start of the last performance.

Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place EH8 9SU From 30th July daily, open from 10am until 10 minutes after the start of the last performance.

Assembly Checkpoint, 3 Bristo Place EH1 1EY Open from 6pm from 18th July and from midday from 30th July, until 10 minutes after the start of the last performance.

ONLINE

www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk IN PERSON

Underbelly, Cowgate

ONLINE

www.pleasance.co.uk IN PERSON

56 Cowgate, EH1 1EG (Entrances on Cowgate & Victoria Street) From 31st July 10am - 1am daily.

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Visit Pleasance’s main Box Office from 28th to 29th July 10am to 6pm then 30th July to 25th August 9am to 00:30am.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, EH8 9AL | T:0844 545 8252. From 30th July 10am - 1am daily.

GILDED BALLOON BY PHONE

0131 622 6552 Call the Gilded Balloon Box Office now between 10am-6pm, Monday to Saturday and 12noon - 6pm on Sundays. From 31st July, please call 9am - 10pm daily.

ONLINE

www.gildedballoon.co.uk IN PERSON

Teviot Row House, Bristo Square EH8 9AJ Visit our Box Office at Teviot Row House, between 31st July - 26th August. Opening hours: 10am - 1am.

Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL This Box Office will open from 30th July to 25th August 9am to 00:30am. SELF SERVICE BOX OFFICE Box Office is open from 30th July 10am to midnight. FAST TRACK TICKET BOOTH Box Office is open from 30th July 10am to 10pm.


CONTENTS Venue information

ACCESS

Assembly

While a great deal of investment has been made in our facilities, our theatres are fitted almost solely for the Festival. We make adjustments to give reasonable access but we are aware that there are still some services we cannot provide, as well as areas where improvements still need to be made. We will continue to upgrade our facilities and would welcome your comments and advice. Much of this provision is new, so please arrive early, and to let us know you are coming.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at all venues. Wheelchair access is available at all venues with the exception of the following theatre spaces: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Assembly Hall Baillie Room Assembly George Square One Assembly George Square Two Assembly Roxy Upstairs Assembly Roxy Downstairs Assembly Checkpoint Gilded Balloon Balcony Gilded Balloon Billiard Room Pleasance Attic Pleasance Cellar Pleasance Pop-Up: The Pub Underbelly Dairy Room

Underbelly, Cowgate – Belly Dancer, Beer Belly Bar and Cow Cafe are fully accessible including accessible toilet. All other venues have steps and restrictions. Please call 0844 545 8252 to discuss specific requirements.

Please inform the venue box office at the time of booking if you are a wheelchair user and we will assist you in every way possible. • • • •

Assembly Gilded Balloon Pleasance Underbelly

T. 0131 623 3030 T. 0131 622 6554 T. 0131 556 6550 T. 0844 545 8252

access@assemblyfestival.com boxoffice@gildedballoon.co.uk info@pleasance.co.uk boxoffice@underbelly.co.uk

Induction Loops

p6

Gilded Balloon

p10

Pleasance

p14

Underbelly

p18

Fringe shows Theatre

p22

Spoken Word

p54

Children’s Shows

p55

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus

p63

Music

p67

Cabaret

p73

Musicals & Opera

p77

Exhibitions

p79

Comedy

p80

Induction loops are available at the following venues. Please arrange in advance as headsets are subject to availability: • •

Pleasance Dome Pleasance Courtyard

Signed Performances

Shows at a glance All shows listed by time

p139

For signed performances, please check individual show entry pages for details or check our websites for more information.

SHOW INFORMATION LISTED FOR EACH ENTRY 2 FOR 1

Available for 4-5 August only

ELIGIBLE FOR A SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD WORLD PREMIERE 00:00 ALL TIMES FOLLOW THE 24 HOUR CLOCK

Shows advertised as starting between midnight and 6am are listed against the previous day.

Index All shows listed by name

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WELcoME To ASSEMbLy FESTIvAL 2014 And our 34Th progrAMME For ThE EdInburgh FESTIvAL FrIngE In the midst of so many offerings during the Festival, Assembly sets out to be distinctive by creating a programme that appeals through its excellence. We have set a standard by working on country seasons with the support of Government agencies. We present our third South African Season – Silent Voice, Race by David Mamet, Hayanai, Sunday Morning and The Zulu. And we welcome our first New Zealand Season with The Factory, Haka, On the Upside Down of the World, Black Grace, Strange Resting Places, Black Faggott and the sitespecific Generation of Z: EDINBURGH. Our comedy programme includes Jason Bryne, Frank Skinner, David O’Doherty, Sara Pascoe, Holly Walsh, Jack Dee, Nina Conti, Paul Chowdhry, Al Murray, Jim Davidson and Hannah Gadsby amongst many others. Simon Callow returns to the Main Hall in Juvenalia where we welcome back the Royal Conservatoire with The Addam’s Family, and play host to the naughty night time 50 Shades! The Musical. The Actors Touring Company bring Blind Hamlet by Nassim Soleimanpour to Assembly Roxy, whilst his White Rabbit Red Rabbit is in George Square. The Tumanishvili Film Actors’ Theatre and Guy Masterson present Animal Farm and Richard Herring presents his new play I Killed Rasputin. We also have the Bruntwood Prize winning Anna Jordon with Freak and Symphony by Nabokov. If you fancy something a little more physical, Arlene Phillips and Pamela Stephenson Connolly present Brazouka, we have the Pants Down Circus in the Spiegeltent, Rhythmic Circus return with Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, and a new dance adaption of The Great

Gatsby by Broadway choreographer Ryan Domres. For the mini movers, we have Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, Ready Steady Ceilidh and Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz to get your day started. For the more grown up movers, the ultimate Festival dance party This is Ceilidh takes over the Spiegeltent. The sublime Lady Rizo returns along with a stellar line up of cabaret and music in Checkpoint, including the Cora Bissett directed Janis Joplin: Full Tilt, plus we have new work from Andy Bell, Joe Stilgoe and Antonio Forcione. Thanks are due to countless people that make all this happen, led by the great Assembly Team, but in particular the University who are our main host, the Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa and Creative New Zealand. Look out for our other sponsors; they are credited here and deserve a cheer. This is a mere sample of our programme, so do head to assemblyfestival.com for our line ups and full listings. Join us in our wonderful Spiegel Gardens this summer, and for a “powerhouse of creative energy”, look no further. Have a great Festival.

WILLIAM BURDETT-COUTTS NB ALTHOUGH WE RAN THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS FROM 1981 TO 2010, THIS IS NOW RUN BY ANOTHER COMPANY SALT’N’SAUCE. PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK LISTINGS TO PREVENT CONFUSION.


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Assembly would like to extend thanks to: Michael Dale, Sandy Ross and Sarah Smith; Jason Cockburn and Graham Scobie, Kerrie Bennett, Katie Ellam at Heineken; Rod Smith and Claire MacMillan at Concept; Emma Clark at Clear Channel; Alison Vance and Jeff Laing at Jeffries; Koketso Nakedi and Bongani Tembe at the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture; Aubrey Sekhabi at the State Theatre, Pretoria; Kath Mainland, Christabel Anderson, Barry Church-Woods, Alan Gibson, Neil Mackinnon and Martin Chester at Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Faith Liddell and Rachel Sanger at Festivals Edinburgh; Malcolm Innes, Luke Johnson and Joe Tager at Forestrox; Karen Koren and Rowan Campbell; Anthony Alderson and Hamish Morrow; Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam; Jackie McGlone and Joyce McMillan at The Scotsman; Keith Bruce at The Herald; Tony Davey, Ann Russell, Will Tatam, Jose Ferran, Louise Acheson and all at Red61; Adrian Searle at Stage Electrics; Mark Sawyer and Mark Bonner at Delta Sound; Guy Sissons at Grandstand Seating Structures; Rik Klessens at Het Spiegelpaleis; Flip Jansen for the Bosco Tent; Tamar and Dave for Kazador; Steve Haddrell of Amazing Tents; John McNeil, Malcolm Kennedy, George Russell, Scott Findlay and all at City of Edinburgh Council; Alistair MacDonald; Alex Innes and Scott Kerr; Roger Spence; Cameron Bowes; Scott Dodds; Susan Provan; Scott Maidment, Sarah Stewart and Natalie Lidgerwood; Alex Reedijk; Al Thomson; Ruari Cormack; Mark Burlace; Melanie Smith; Carla Vanzon; David Inns; Stephen Wainwright, Cath Cardiff, Jude Chambers and Amy Saunders at Creative New Zealand; Ian Scobie; Amy Mancini; Kenneth Statham; Michael Harris and Lauren Storr; Chris Perkin; Adam Storr; Jim Haines; Neil Wurmel and everyone at Heehaw; Gilbert Rozon; Marshall Cordell; Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre, James Ngcobo at the Market Theatre and Linda Bukhonsini at the Playhouse; Eddie McNaughton at Big Byte; John Cleere at Red Lemonade; Liz Smith; Mary Shields; Stacey Smith, James Bush, Ben Saxton, Annette Gibbons-Warren and all at Riverside Studios.

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SIMON CALLOW IN JUVENALIA

JASON BYRNE IN YOU NAME THE SHOW

BEST OF THE FEST

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL

BRAZOUKA

JUL 31 – AUG 25 15:30 ASSEMBLY HALL MAIN HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 24 21:00 ASSEMBLY HALL MAIN HALL

AUG 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21 – 24 23:59 ASSEMBLY HALL MAIN HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 25 22:30 ASSEMBLY HALL MAIN HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 25 17:30 ASSEMBLY HALL MAIN HALL

ELEPHANT ROOM

THE WAU WAU SISTERS’

I KILLED RASPUTIN

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JUL 31 – AUG 25 22:40 ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 17 21:30 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE SPIEGELTENT PALAZZO

JUL 31 – AUG 24 15:35 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE

AUG 7 – AUG 17 21:10 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS - THREE

DEATH THREATS (AND OTHER FORMS OF FLATTERY!)

Dir. Arlene Phillips

The Original Parody

By Richard Herring

by George Orwell

JUL 31 – AUG 24 12:00 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE


SOUTH AFRICAN SEASON

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PANTS DOWN CIRCUS ROCK

LADY RIZO

MY VILLAGE… MY ART

SILENT VOICE

SUNDAY MORNING

JUL 31 – AUG 25 17:30 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE SPIEGELTENT PALAZZO

JUL 31 – AUG 24 22:15 ASSEMBLY CHECKPOINT

JUL 31 – AUG 25 11:00 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE

JUL 31 – AUG 25 14:00 ASSEMBLY ROXY CENTRAL

JUL 31 – AUG 25 12:40 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE THE BOX

SOUTH AFRICAN SEASON

SOUTH AFRICAN SEASON

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MONSKI MOUSE’S BABY DISCO DANCE HALL

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JUL 31 – AUG 25 18:05 ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 25 12:45 ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL

JUL 31 – AUG 25 15:20 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS – ONE

JUL 31 – AUG 25 17:10 ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS – TWO

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underbelly.co.uk 0844 545 8252 Welcome to Underbelly’s 15th year on the Fringe. My, how the herd has grown! We’ve got over 135 shows in our 15 venues this year, across all genres of entertainment - theatre, comedy, circus, cabaret, music and family shows. We urge you to see as much of it as you can. You’ll find hidden gems and new talent sitting side by side with big names and big shows. It’s what the Fringe does best and we’re very proud to be part of it. Have a fantastic Fringe and read on to find out more about our moo-gnificent programme of shows this year. Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood Heads of the Dairy

Udderbelly, Bristo Square

A cownormous thank you to All our supporters over the years. Special thanks to Judith Doherty; Chris Barnes, Lorna Brain, Gwenn Orr and Anastasia Bishop at University of Edinburgh Festivals office, and Professor Timothy O’Shea, Tom Boa, George Boag, and all at University of Edinburgh. Steve Cardownie, Veronica Ross, James Doherty, Malcolm Kennedy, George Russell and all at City of Edinburgh Council. All at Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade. Bill Scott and all at Edinburgh Central Library. Kath Mainland and all at Festival Fringe Society. Duncan Hendry and all at the Festival Theatre. Graeme Arnott, Sean Doyle, Derek Marr and all at Caledonian Heritable. Chris and Mike Haywood at Haywood & Company. Andrew Lawrence at Diageo. Jason Cockburn, Stewart Dunlop, Gayle Harrison, Katie Ellam, Kerrie Bennett and all at Heineken UK. Vicki Wonders at Bacardi and Drambuie. Sophie More at Capitalize. Tony Davey, Ann Russell, Will Tatam, Jose Ferran and all at Red 61. Brian Cleary and all at Sygma Safety. All at Stage Electrics. Steve Ullathorne. Chris Perkin. Jel Holmes at Dusted Design. Tim Groves at Tim Groves Designs. Neill Wurmell and all at Hee Haw. Paul, John and all at Events Armoury. Chris Fleming. Ed Lawlor. Rebecca Austin. Jonathan Mills. Christopher Richardson. Pete Irvine, Penny Dougherty, Al Thompson at Unique Events. Susan Provan. Jack and Amy Elles. William Burdett-Coutts, Sharon Burgess, Nik Whybrew, Heather Ruck, Margaret Moll. Anthony Alderson, Hamish Morrow. Karen Koren, Rowan Campbell.

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The Herd Head Farmers Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood Operations Moonager Sarah Fleming Festivals Producer Marina Dixon Events Project Moonager Ollie Hester Production Moonagers Dave Watson, James Oakley & Kenny Easson Head of Sound Dougie Winchester Cowgate Venue Moonager David Graham

Head of Press Fraser Smith London Publicity Moonager Jessica Keirle Head of Marketing Nicki Marsh Marketing Moonager Vikki Mizon Digital Marketing Assistant Daniel Piper Partnerships Moonager Mary Gleeson Bar Moonager Roddy Fisher Assistant Bar Moonager Pete Robertson

Head of Programming Fiona McCurdy Underbelly Productions Producer Stephen Makin

Finance Moonager Sachin Grover Finance Assistant Yas Ali

Box Office Moonagers Andrew Ladd and Tom Arr-Jones

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our legendairy programme Before 12noon

4pm - 5pm

8pm - 9pm

Morning Gloryville~Rave Your Way Into the Day! p67

The Grandees: BaBOOM! p89 FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out p42 Anna Morris: Would Like To Thank p90 How To Achieve Redemption As A Scot Through the Medium of Braveheart p43 Hayley Ellis: We Need To Talk About Kevin p90 John Lloyd’s Museum Of Curiosity Live p92 The Heavenly View p64 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase p92 Joz Norris: Awkward Prophet p91 A Simple Space p63 Ben Hart - The Vanishing Boy p73 Nougat for Kings p45 Ryan Coffey Live & Loud p93 Hiraeth p46 Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind p46 Harvey, Garvey and The Kane p94 Bromance p64

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall: Success Arms p111 EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension p111 Rhys Nicholson - Eurgh p112 Before Us p52 Steen Raskopoulos - I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business p112 Christian Talbot: Hello Cruel World p114 KRAKEN p116 John Robertson - The Dark Room p115 Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum p72 Neil Hamburger p117 SHAME p54 Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man p117

Pirate Gran p57

12noon - 1pm Low Tide in Glass Bay p24 Feral p24 Jana & Heidi p82 Frank Sent Me p26 Winky p27 Manuelita p27 Little Jokes p28 Human Child p60 Soweto Afro-Pop Opera p68

1pm - 2pm Be-Dom p63 Running Into Me p31 Pondling p31 The Closure of Craig Solly: A Dark Monologue by Russell Kane p32 Daniel Cainer’s Jewish Chronicles p68 Bottleneck p31 Midlife Crises Come In Many Forms p84 The 56 p34

2pm - 3pm The Tarzan Monologues p35 Signal Failure p34 The Durham Revue: Shenanigans p84 We Have Fallen p35 Let’s Talk About Sketch Baby p84 The City p36 Bloom p37 Baby wants Candy present the Improv Allstar Explosion p85 Kitten Killers p86 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo p37 Mush & Me p38 Jim Campbell’s Personal Space p86

3pm - 4pm Rachel Stubbings: Doing It For Himself p86 Party In The USA p38 pomme is french for apple p39 The Oxford Revue: Happy Accidents p88 The Match Game p40 SQUIDBOY p40 The Bastard Children of Remington Steele p42 The Secret Wives of Andy Williams p42 Spine p42 zazU p86

5pm - 6pm Soweto Spiritual Singers p69 Lucy Ayrton: The Splitting of the Mermaid p54 Benny Boot: Greatest Hits Volume II p95 So It Goes p47 David Morgan - Social Tool p96 Dan Schreiber: C*ckblocked From Outer Space p97 The Canterbury Tales Remixed p98

6pm - 7pm Will Adamsdale: Borders p99 The Interview p48 Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive p74 Charlie O’Connor - Dandyisms p100 CHEF p48 Lead Pencil: In Full HB p100 Christian O’Connell: Breaking Dad p100 The Best of The Real MacGuffins p101 Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum p72 Susan Calman: Lady Like p101 Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar Jenkyn-Jones) p102 Tommy Rowson: Down And Out In Powys And London p103 Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked p50 Imran Yusuf: Roar of the Underdog p104

7pm - 8pm Vincent Goes Splat p50 Circa: Beyond p66 Vikki Stone: Instrumental p106 Boris & Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium p74 CRAIG HILL: GIVE HIM AN INCH... p106 Paul Foot : Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon # Major p107 How to Disappear Completely p51 Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much p108 Bears in Space p109 Oh My Godley! p109

9pm - 10pm Tedfest p117 The Magnets p72 Whose Live Show Is It Anyway? p119 Russell Kane: Smallness p118 Stand Up for Shelter p119 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show p118 Abandoman: Hot Desk p119 Natasia Demetriou: You’ll Never Have All Of Me p121 Ray Peacock: Here Comes Trouble p121 Felicity Ward: The Iceberg p122 Guilt & Shame: Going Straight p123 Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes p122 Glenn Wool: Wool’s Gold p123 George Ryegold: Iron Face In A Velvet Beard p124

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"You step inside. There's an envelope on the floor and the curtains are on fire. The phone rings. What would you like to do?" Welcome to ROOM, a story that we tell together. One audience member, 25 minutes. Everything is live and improvised in response to your imagination. Anything can happen. Crazy? Surreal? Serene? Romantic? Far out? Far in. Shall we begin? room.4ormat.com | Twitter: @welcometoroom

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Best International Show - Hollywood Fringe Festival 2010. Presenting the life of the great Welsh actor from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Supported by Arts Council Wales. Rhodrimiles.com | Twitter: @1manburton

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Celebrating 100 years since his birth. "Rhodri Miles is outstanding" - A dramatic portrait of the poet's chaotic, frequently hilarious and all too brief life. Written by Gwynne Edwards (Burton). Directed by Gareth Armstrong (Shylock, My Darling Clemmie). Supported by Arts Council Wales. Rhodrimiles.com | Twitter: @1mandylan

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What does it mean to be happy in 2014? How is it even possible, with no jobs, no cash and no hope? No Prophet Theatre returns with a darkly comic look at how we manage life despite our continual search for the Holy Grail of Humanity. From the producers of the highly acclaimed shows 'BOYS' and 'Punk Rock'. Twitter: @Noprophetheatre

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Set inside a mental hospital, Shogo Ota's Plastic Rose has been compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Though in proximity to others, these characters are alone. Often funny, awkward and poignant, they try to find the warmth and comfort of others. Whether marrying the wrong person, learning to kiss while yawning, walking in stolen high-heel shoes, howling at the moon, or drinking water upside down, these people crave community. Alongside Tadashi Suzuki and Shujiki Terayama, Shogo Ota was instrumental in creating the rich theatrical landscape of post war Japan. ITDP is proud to present Plastic Rose's British premiere.

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Theatre Tours International - Guy Masterson, Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre (Georgia)

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Using the original text of Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses plays alongside new text by Master of Verona author David Blixt, Dogs of War features the oft-cut scenes of soldiers, citizens, women, children and ghosts to re-examine representations of war via the bodies of common people. A Chorus acts as guide, interlocutor and provocateur as he navigates the audience through the underbellies of some of the Bard's most famous plays, including Henry V and Richard III. With an ensemble of sixteen portraying more than three dozen different characters, Dogs is a strikingly contemporary, multimedia incarnation of the history canon. Twitter: @ITDP_Fringe

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George Orwell's political masterpiece brought to life in an epic new production from Georgia's premier theatre company. From the state that bore Josef Stalin, the internationally acclaimed Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre poignantly recreate the barnyard fable that satirises his totalitarian abuses. Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson directs a cast of thirty in a performance of stunning physicality and power. Masterson's previous directing credits include Morecambe and 12 Angry Men.

Belarus Free Theatre

Internationally acclaimed and fearlessly inventive Belarus Free Theatre (Winners - 2013 Impatto Totale Award and 2011 Fringe First Award) return to Edinburgh with a brand new production which challenges the roles of identity, gender and sexuality in the world today. Using first degree research from Africa, Asia, Europe and America, in areas where to be different is often comparable to a criminal act, merry christmas, Ms Meadows draws on real life stories to create an original and arresting piece of theatre.

"The animals on Manor Farm chase their master away to run things for themselves. At first it's Elysium and all animals are equal... but slowly, it becomes evident that some animals are more equal than others." Please note, this production is performed in the Georgian language with English surtitles. www.theatretoursinternational.com | Twitter: @GuyMasterson

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Spring 1944 - Seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. To survive the men resort to murder and cannibalism. How do they reconcile rank, faith, and dignity? Powerful, thought-provoking and darkly funny, The Curing Room by David Ian Lee and directed by Joao de Sousa is a bold, shocking thriller based on true events.

1944 - Terezin, near Prague is dubbed Hitler's "Village for the Jews". Is it a Paradise ghetto as the Nazis claim, where the work of musicians and actors thrives? Or something far more sinister? Film star Kurt Gerron is making a documentary about the camp and the Carousel Cabaret is rehearsing for a Red Cross visit. Will the truth emerge in this funny, powerful and important new musical play?

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THE HEMLINE INDEX Portmanteau

A poor economy lengthens more than the hemline. In 1984: second-wave feminism, economic boom and mini skirts. 2014? Fourth-wave, underemployment, the mid-length. Daughters, mothers, friends, lovers... Combining movement, verbatim and spoken word, Portmanteau explore the lives of two twentysomething women in their defining decade. A comedic, poetic performance. London-based, all-female company. New devised work.

Theatre Tours International - Guy Masterson

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Guy Masterson's Stage 2001 Best Actor Award winning show celebrates the brilliance of 11 poems and 3 short stories from the Welsh wizard in his centenary year. Masterson makes the words sing and vibrate in a manner reminiscent of his great uncle Richard Burton, conjuring the romantic lyricism and genius wordplay that made Thomas one of the world's greatest.

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Karen and Bronnie drink and joke their way through life where their greatest crises are unresolved takeaways and low tides in their wine glasses. They are blissfully conscience-free even at their most destructive. Important life lessons of love and Clearasil need to be learnt as past and future collide. It might finally be time to sober up and take life seriously.

Fringe First Award winner, Total Theatre Award nominee and sellout show 2013 returns: Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy. Combining puppetry, soundscapes and multimedia, multi award-winners Tortoise in a Nutshell build an entire world in front of the audience's eyes.

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Does technology really bring us together? Explore how we connect with people we care about in this unique and interactive one-on-one experience. A chance to remember those we have almost forgotten.

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EARLY DOORS Not Too Tame

Not Too Tame invite you down their local boozer for an immersive theatrical experience in a real pub. Join the regulars at the Jinglin' Geordie for tales of love, loss, laughter... and a pub quiz. Drown your sorrows or charge your glasses, but grab a pint, take a seat and get a load of this!

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The Human Zoo Theatre Company

Winners of the 'Les Enfants Terribles Edinburgh Award' 2014. In a world reliant on technology, is it possible to reconnect? Using puppetry, poetry and The Human Zoo's powerful ensemble, this visually spectacular story pursues hope in a disconnected, underground world when one citizen dares to imagine something beyond the walls of his 8x8 cell. Produced in Association with Jacksons Lane www.thehumanzootheatrecompany.co.uk/thehive Twitter: @humanzootheatre

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A pilot stranded in the desert encounters a little prince from a small planet. This enchanting fable teaches the secret of what is really important in life. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's life as a French aviation pioneer in the 1920s and on his bestselling book The Little Prince. All grown-ups were once children - although few of them remember it.

Roisin doesn't recognise her daughter or her grandchildren, but her world has become so much bigger.

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Vagabond Productions

She is inundated by memories from her ancestors, stories of women who survived invasions, famine and a lot of washing. A loving and humorous tribute to her mother and all those women who refused to shut up.

www.vagabondproductions.weebly.com

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This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics of giving when we donate first and ask questions later.

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"There's two kinds of people Callum. There's you. And there's everyone else."

A fascinating and touching story about the man behind the famous little tramp, who had nothing but won everything, who put it all on the line for the sake of his belief in love, art and freedom.

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Callum realises modern life is rubbish and decides to walk out on his, but to who knows where? Stage Best Ensemble & Total Theatre nominees Big Wow (Insomnobabble) return with a new, ferociously-paced magical piece of theatre. Extremely funny, maybe even a little bit profound.

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An overachieving daughter, devastated after the sudden loss of her mother, makes a startling discovery - private boxes of notes to God written by the very hand that has slipped away. These secret petitions scribbled on torn pages and Post-its lure her onto an emotional roller coaster, ricocheting from grief to laughter to the greatest human challenge: learning to let go.

This explosive new drama from Dominique Morisseau explores the escalating racial tensions at a divided American high school. Inspired by the true story of six black teenagers charged with the attempted murder of a white student after a schoolyard fight, it is a non-conventional play infused with music and movement. An exciting and provocative theatrical experience.

Based on her New York Times bestseller, 'The God Box', charismatic storyteller Mary Lou Quinlan will make you laugh, cry and want to call your mother.

Kennedy Drama Prize winner Morisseau is one of the most exciting new voices in American theatre. Her previous work has been performed at New York's Public Theater and the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill.

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Penn State School of Theatre

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Neighbours star Morgana O'Reilly has charmed the pants off audiences all over the world with this tour de force from Down Under. In a feat of shapeshifting alchemy, she takes on all the members of a nuclear family - set to detonate over the course of one side-splitting, torturous lunch. Knocked up daughters, fish sex, instant coffee and the perks of hand modelling. Hilarious and heartbreaking.

Underworld enforcer Howe's not afraid to die, but it would've been nice if Frank had sent someone vaguely competent to do the job. Partner in life and crime Wallace just hopes they don't make too much mess. A darkly comic Ortonesque farce by Julian Poidevin, directed by Peter Darney. Winner of Writer's Avenue's 'Best Play' Award.

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Following renowned US historian, educator and activist Howard Zinn's experiences as a WWll bombardier, this provocative piece, choreographed through song and rap, cautions against the politics of US history and challenges the dominant narrative. www.biancabagatourian.com | Twitter: @TimeOfOurLies

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people HOWARD ZINN

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The revolutionary who captured the spirit of a continent. A tour-de-force by Lecoq-trained Tamsin Clarke, with captivating physical theatre and live music. Featuring UK Latin American Musician Of The Year Camilo Menjura. Winner of the CASA Scratch 2013 at RichMix. www.popelei.com | Twitter: @HelloPopelei

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... AND THIS IS MY FRIEND MR. LAUREL KPS Productions

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. This is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

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WINKY Fat Git Theatre

"Somebody's crapping in your oatmeal. If you're losing, somebody's doing it to you." For Neil Yaniky, that metaphorical oatmeal-crapper is his clinging, yugly, evangelical sister, Winky. Smart, unique satire from George Saunders, winner of the 2014 Folio Prize: "The best short story writer in English - not 'one of', not 'arguably', but the best." Time www.fatgittheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @FatGitTheatre

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LITTLE JOKES

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"I see life as basically tragic and futile and the only thing that matters is making little jokes". In his third Edinburgh premiere, BBC award-winner Seamus Collins brings Edward Lear's much loved nonsense poetry to life in this dark and magical tale of one boy's struggle with loss, loneliness and growing up.

Mat is a successful photographer who has his life exactly how he likes it - until the day his girlfriend tells him she is pregnant. In an attempt to process this disturbing information he goes out for a run. Straying from his regular route, he ventures into a strange part of the city where he makes a gruesome discovery that changes everything.

Chatterbox Productions

South African Season | Hello Elephant Theatre and Assembly

Twitter: @ChatterboxNI

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South African Season | A Committed Artists Production and Assembly

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A bucolic psycho-drama by Harold Pinter. Starring Thom Tuck (The Penny Dreadfuls), Catriona Knox (The Boom Jennies) and Simon Munnery. Pause. A Slight Ache is an underperformed Pinter classic: a study in marital stagnation and bristling surrealism.

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A multiple Grammy and Tony Award nominee, South African theatre and music legend Mbongeni Ngema returns to the stage after twenty-seven years to retell stories, told to him as a young boy growing up in the heart of Zululand, by his blind great-grandmother, Mkutshana. The stories take us on a journey through the formation of the Zulu nation and its struggles for survival to the moment when the Zulu nation stops British imperial expansion dead in its tracks at the battle of Isandlwana. This is a compelling journey of personal identity, which combines music, ritual and performance revealing the stories, that, with extraordinary foresight, Mkutshana had protected and hidden within the confines of her rural home during the height of Apartheid. Ngema co-wrote the classic Woza Albert! and created the Broadway hits Sarafina! and Asinamali! www.assemblyfestival.com

Superb storytelling. You will not get any closer to a personal story of the Zulu STAR, SOUTH AFRICA

A tour de force of immense vibrancy, colour, humour and insight as his audience is swept along into the world of folklore. HERALD, SOUTH AFRICA £9 W

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Pat Moylan Presents 'A`Show in a Bag' Production

A father's final chance to connect with his son. A boy with a film soaked imagination. A cinematic journey brought to vivid life in this one man stage phenomenon. This is physical, comic and vibrant theatre from one of Ireland's most skilled performers. Hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, Beowulf: The Blockbuster was hailed as an instant classic.

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GOODBYE GUNTHER

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When Gunther finds out he hasn't long left, he starts to live life to the full... Idiosyncratic, a little ridiculous, a little profound, Goodbye Gunther faces death head on in a delightfully human mix of physical comedy, pathos, tragedy and joy. An affectionate and ultimately life-affirming show brought to you by the team of the 'Confetti Maker', Director: John Wright. Booking: Richardson PRM; #GoodbyeGunther

Sochi 2014 explores the homophobia surrounding this year's Olympics. Dubbed London's first rapid-response theatre production, the play uses verbatim testimony, depicting heartwrenching tales of rejection, horrendous fears of being outed and optimistic dreams of a tolerant Russia. Through a series of moving vignettes, the play explores whether the international community did enough and what has really changed since.

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Linda Marlowe & Sarah-Louise Young Productions - Festival Highlights

Night Bus: a vehicle, a club, an office, a bedroom, a sanctuary, a hell-hole, a meeting place for strangers. Linda Marlowe (Berkoff's Women) and Sarah-Louise Young (Julie Madly Deeply) write and perform in this dark comedy. Explore the secret lives of late night travellers, the baggage they bring on board and the stories they leave behind. Directed by Russell Lucas. www.lindamarlowe.com | Twitter: @cabaretwhore

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Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever's saying 'I'm gay', it's a life-changing moment. This premiere explores true-life stories with a cast of four Edinburgh comedians plus daily guest star appearances. Visit www.OutingsTheShow.com or follow @OutingsTheShow to find out more.

Incognito Theatre with the Pleasance

Written by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott, acclaimed authors of West End play 'The Act'. Directed by Tony award-winner David Grindley. Produced by five-time Fringe First award winners Seabright Productions. Cast includes Andrew Doyle ('Britain's hottest young comedian' GQ), Zoe Lyons (Funny Women Award winner and So You Think You're Funny finalist) and Adam Riches (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner). Reviews for 'The Act', by the same writers:

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Roll up, Roll up for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town! Ever wanted to count a Decapus' legs? Or wondered what a Whistling Pank eats? Maybe you'd like to catch a glimpse of the fabled 'Massive Paw'? Or see a cow that looks like Brian May? Then you've come to the right place! Dr Longitude and his team of "experts" are here to guide you through a puppet-packed, ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour of their finest exhibits. From the acclaimed creators of The Terrible Infants and The Trench.

Genuinely faultless. An outstanding piece of theatre.

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A bare-knuckle look at the sharp edge of funny, A Little Nonsense is an original black comedy that explores the clown inside every man and the mirth that is hidden in melancholy.

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) Reduced Shakespeare Company

Written and Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. It's the subject they were born to reduce! Pleasance favorites return with the UK premiere of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), dissecting humor from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad boys of abridgment deconstruct the entire history of comedy, leaving no joke untold in 75 fast, funny, and physical minutes! - Which is the least funny nationality? Which is the funniest? Why did the former try to exterminate the latter? - Is Moliere funny? Why not? - Why did the chicken cross the road? The RSC dreams of a day when chickens can travel freely without their motives being questioned. Warning: Side effects may include uncontrollable milking and painful running gags! www.reducedshakespeare.com | Twitter: @reduced

A wild, wild ride! It's funny. Really, really funny... And most of all, it's really, really smart. CINCINNATI ENQUIRER My cheeks still hurt from laughing so much. Way too funny. NAPA VALLEY REGISTER A dizzying night's entertainment... the work of some serious minds exploring the art of comedy. CINCINNATI CITY BEAT £6 £10 (£9) W

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Woyzeck with the knife in the Billiard Room? Madness, murder, passion and peas in Splendid's exhilarating adaptation of Büchner's gothic classic. With nothing but a trunk-full of junk, three talented performers piece together the disturbing tale of the murderous soldier Franz Woyzeck in an exhilarating mix of comedy, tragedy, puppetry and song. www.splendidproductions.co.uk | Twitter: @Team_Splendid

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Lady Martin, an intrepid British woman, sails to New Zealand to civilise the natives but instead finds liberation and love as she fights against injustice dealt to Maori at the hands of the English. Set during the colonisation of the last place on earth, this is the story of an unlikely pioneer who blazes a unique trail through the untamed landscapes of New Zealand's early history when she's forced to foster a young Maori warrior. ontheupsidedownoftheworld.co.nz | Twitter: @AkldTheatreCo NEW ZEALAND HERALD

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RUNNING INTO ME

LET IT FALL (AFTER KING LEAR)

A call from home sends Vickie Tanner on a whirlwind tour of her life, proving wherever you go - there you are. Riveting and audacious, this extraordinary true story of escape from the drug and prison culture of her urban American neighborhood was one of five performances chosen for A Series of One festival at La Mama in NYC.

Leah wants to rest, Goneril and Regan want to party, Cordelia's off to France and matricide is in the air. A bold and beautiful piece of new writing that has rewired King Lear to create a charged drama of familial strife, ferocious behaviour, cheese sandwiches and love.

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"Silk Road - an online black market, sometimes called the Amazon.com of illegal drugs." Bruce Blakemore is 19, unemployed and lives with his Nan. When Bruce discovers how easy it is to buy narcotics online, his life and his Nan's eBay account change forever. This groundbreaking new play, from Old Vic New Voices playwright Alex Oates, takes a pitch black look at the threat the dark web poses in this world of shifting values.

Dame Diana's career encompasses theatre, stage and film. She brings her best-selling work to the stage, followed by a Q&A session.

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Gúna Nua

Creepy, award-winning and hilarious... A story of love, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, catkilling, french singing, dress-wearing, ensuite bathrooms and a day at the pond. This modern day 'Butcher Boy' has just won the prestigious Stewart Parker Award 2013 for new writing. Catch the 'Best Actress' (Dublin Fringe Festival 2013) as the dangerously funny Pondling at Underbelly this Fringe! www.gunanua.com

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CUTTING OFF KATE BUSH

Liverpool, 1989. Greg is fourteen. He earns pocket money sweeping up hair in barbers. Girls are aliens. Liverpool FC are everything.

Ardent Theatre

Cathy is having a crisis. And she's venting on YouTube. Through the medium of Kate Bush. Yep. Who knows, perhaps she'll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching. Yet...

Back by popular demand, Luke Barnes' critically acclaimed play returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. hightide.org.uk | Twitter: @_HighTide_

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Am I a virgin? I think I am. I mean it went in her but it was floppy and it wasn't very nice so I think I'm a virgin. I'm going to say I am. Will look better on my uni applications.

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FORGOTTEN VOICES The Pleasance & Nick Brooke Ltd

FORGOTTEN VOICES is a series of vivid, deeply moving accounts of battle and its terrible aftermath. These accounts are recited by actors, making a poignant tribute for the centenary commemoration of WWI. Based on the best-selling book Forgotten Voices of the Great War, by Max Arthur. Gala performance ending at midnight to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 - 4th August. www.nickbrooke.com | Twitter: @ForgotVoices

Extraordinary and immensely moving STEPHEN FRY Unforgettable INDEPENDANT Images you couldn't invent... SUNDAY TIMES Very few men are still alive who fought in the trenches of the First World War. The words of the soldiers, however, are as fresh as if they were written yesterday. Extraordinary. MAIL ON SUNDAY

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THE CLOSURE OF CRAIG SOLLY: A DARK MONOLOGUE BY RUSSELL KANE

Bucket Club/Farnham Maltings/The Pleasance/Colchester Arts Centre/Escalator East to Edinburgh

Avalon Promotions Ltd

You, the audience, become the friends and family of this psychotic gangster's victims. In this bleak and viscerally-twisted monologue, a fractured man attempts to explain himself. Taking the form of a "Victim Closure Session", with violent explicit language throughout, the world of Craig Solly will leave you blasted. russellkane.co.uk | Twitter: @russell_kane

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LAND OF SMILES

Rick Culbertson, Greg Franklin & Fringe Management, LLC

A timely and provocative new musical about the trafficking of migrant women from Burma into Thailand, as seen through the eyes of sex workers, grassroots activists and NGO employees. Based on over 50 interviews, this is an informative yet highly entertaining examination of how the trafficking story is being told.

www.bucketclub.co.uk | Twitter: @wearebucketclub

Finding a solution is even more complicated than it seems.

Charming storytelling & enchanting music and songs. They're ones to keep an eye on. JAKE ORR (FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF A YOUNGER THEATRE)

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ASSEMBLY HALL | BAILLIE ROOM

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BUNKER TWO

IN THE WINDOW

KATE

Margaret has a playdate... with a bottle of Rosé and a bowl of pink pills, but her romance with death is rudely interrupted by an intruder, a snoop and a policeman. Northern Ireland's Queen of Comedy, Nuala McKeever, delivers a poignant, hilarious, disastrous cocktail that's to die for about the resilience of the human heart in the face of... well, just about everything that can go wrong in our crazy modern lives.

Iceland. 1940. The British are coming. With 25,000 male troops arriving in Reykjavik, the Icelandic women certainly have something to focus on. A lively reflection on the shared history between Iceland and England, with live music and gale force winds.

Theatre Tours International - Guy Masterson & Nuala McKeever

Lost Watch

Winners of the NSDF Emerging Artist Edinburgh Award 2013 www.lostwatchtheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @lostwatchtc

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"Both Samuel Beckett and Charlie Chaplin would have been proud." theatreview.co.nz Society's social norms are put under the spotlight in this uplifting solo clown theatre performance about a young woman on the autistic spectrum applying for a job. "It is impossible not to enjoy spending time with this woman." The Scotsman

"Welcome to Hampton Court, 1533. Please turn off your mobile phones." A comedy play about historical re-enactments, kirtles, potatoes, love and escape.

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JULIE BURCHILL: ABSOLUTE CULT

THE ALBION COMPANY & GREENWICH THEATRE

Tim Fountain, Lizzie Roper, Seabright Productions, Gilded BalloonFestival Highlights

The Queen of Spleen reigns supreme as Tim Fountain ('Sex Addict', 'Resident Alien') brings you the uproarious sequel to his 2004 smash 'Julie Burchill Is Away'. Julie immediately rejects the offer to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. But with bills mounting up, and the phone not ringing, she has to decide whether to chance what's left of her career on a spin of the celebrity wheel. Performed by Lizzie Roper. Directed by Mike Bradwell. www.absolutecult.com | Twitter: @festhighlights

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Norton is 21 today. Two hours ago his mother revealed that his abusive Dad is not his biological father. Norton flew into a rage, knocked out his mother and sent his brother into a terminal coma. Now he's on the run, hunting his real father, because Norton needs to talk. Norton needs the truth before he ends up killing someone... again. RED TAP/BLUE TIGER is a jet black comedy about fatherhood, growing up and Smoky Bacon crisps. Scottish Daily Mail Drama Award 2014 (Special Commendation) www.albioncompany.co.uk | Twitter: @CompanyAlbion

Richard Vincent's scorching, intelligent play provides as many gasps as it does belly laughs SAM POTTER, HEADLONG The Albion Company has the potential to be one of the most significant interventions in new writing over the next decade SIMON STEPHENS, OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT

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After a series of restraining orders, Crowne finally brings his prophetic TED* Talk to the public. Solo show combining funny, moving stories with a pastiche of the hyperbolic TED style by Plunger: 'funny, heart-warming' (Independent). www.plungertheatre.com | Twitter: @ClayJWCrowne

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... a very smart play... George Bernard Shaw for the 21st century. LA WEEKLY Powerful, funny, very relevant good theatre... LA POST

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Allen Barton's acclaimed play takes on social media, marriage, the relationship between parents and kids, film, politics, gay rights and more in a searing confrontation between two men approaching middle age.

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Jess has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. She's neurologically incapable of staying on script and that's when the fun begins. A two-woman solo show: ticcing, singing, and things you never knew would make you laugh.

A beatboxing theatre show unlike any other, UK beatboxing champion Grace Savage explores what young people are hearing in the world, from motherly advice to what we learn in the school playground and the music charts. An interrogation into the influences on young people today, this energetic, powerful show will have you on the edge of your seat. 

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The 42nd President cuts loose and shoots straight in his own fantasy TED talk! From the Trojan Wars to the future of democracy, his dreams, regrets, hopes and passions, Occupy, Hillary and Monica, beloved stained icon and reviled Slick Willy. What will be Bubba's final act? Can the Comeback Kid come back?

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Jess dreams of treading the boards. Pilar wants to act in a supermarket drama. And Bronwyn's gone viral on YouTube. Lights! Camera! Act like you know yourself! Watch Jess manoeuvre her way through salsa routines, thankless crowd scenes, questionable auditions and pearls of wisdom from a pantomime horse. A new one-woman comedy-drama about making coffee and making it!

Signal Failure: A girl and (kind-of) stalker guy journey through life, love and the London transport system, until a newspaper column brings them together! Brief encounters give way to (awkward) sexual encounters: but the course of London transport never did run smooth. Expect accidents, delays and severe signal failure in this twisted rom-com. "Delightfully funny" **** Scotsman (On Director Darney's Githa)

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"I'm sure most of you will remember most of this .." September 1997. Where were you? A burnt-out Brit-pop hanger-on finds himself embroiled in the grief frenzy meltdown of a nation in mourning. A full-throttle story of sex, drugs and the People's Princess that is: hugely funny, deeply scurrilous, and yet also strangely affectionate.

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South African Season | South African State Theatre and Assembly

Renegade Theatre

Five politically-incorrect Africans touch on everything under the sun and then some - women, money, love, sex, power and pressure- in an intense, humorous, unrelenting roll of superb acting interspersed with drums, music and dancing. It is presented by the first Nigerian company to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe and at Shakespeare's Globe. www.renegadetheatreng.com | Twitter: @TarzanEdfringe

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Four men find their lives thrown together when they attempt to pull off a complex and highly dangerous robbery. As the hijackers' best laid plans begin to unravel, the audience are brought into the midst of the action as they become pawns in a high-stakes fight for survival. In the aftermath of the hit the gang begin to adsorb the consequences of their actions and each of their backstories come tumbling out, exposing their tattered dreams. With a stellar ensemble cast, including the title star of the Academy Award-wining film Tsotsi, SILENT VOICE makes for 'utterly compelling viewing' (Sunday Independent, SA). www.assemblyfestival.com | Twitter: @AssemblyFest

The ensemble cast does not miss a step in this high-octane heist story. A riveting criminal odyssey. BBBB SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, SOUTH AFRICA Gripping. Tense and true to SA's tough streets, yet sensitive to the humanity lurking in even the hardest of hearts. Energetic and exquisite. MAIL & GUARDIAN, SOUTH AFRICA

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Father-son comedy from Fringe First winner (Dirty Great Love Story). Dad's been gone twenty years. Annoyingly, he's come back. Life split them apart, can death reunite them? Previous shows: Skittles; Love & Sweets (BBC Audio Drama Award: Best Scripted Comedy 2014). www.richmarsh.com | Twitter: @RichardBMarsh

Lovely, Witty, Delicious... Warmly and fuzzily recommended. BBBBB INDEPENDENT Restores your faith in human nature and the Fringe... bliss. BBBB TELEGRAPH £6.50 £9 (£8)

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Yesterday, 12 planes fell from the sky. Three characters embark on journeys across Europe in the midst of a global crisis. A new play by Jacqui Honess-Martin about coming home and why we choose to fly. Winner - IdeasTap Underbelly Award. www.insiteperformance.com | Twitter: @insiteperform

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Once again the excellent Young Pleasance has come up trumps... the powerful ensemble work is a joy to watch... talented cast are have created an absolute gem BBBBB BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

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Couples Who Changed The World... Seven live radio play recordings about seven couples who changed the way we live today. A different original story every day. Buy a ticket to the live recording for £10, or for just £18.50 go to the recording AND receive a year's subscription to the award winning Wireless Theatre. That's unlimited downloads of over 150 radio plays in one special festival-only deal.

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You're so vain you probably think this show is about you. But it's actually about Figs in Wigs - the lowbrow answer to avantgarde. Show Off delves deep into our shallow digital existence, examining how social media has bred a new form of narcissism. Masquerading as a variety show this desperately glitzy number continually reinvents itself to satisfy even the most depleted of attention spans.

'Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.' (Marguerite Duras)

Figs in Wigs / Escalator East To Edinburgh

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Kirsty's mother is inappropriate, embarrassing and definitely unusual. For 25 years Kirsty accepted crazy as conventional. All mothers are slightly insane, right? But Kirsty's mother isn't like all mothers... she's schizophrenic. Based on a true story, this frank, funny and deeply touching tale follows Kirsty McKenzie as she attempts to distinguish her mother from the madness.

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A funny, moving and unflinchingly honest account of mental illness. In 2011 Byron spent his summer resting in the magnolia bosom of an NHS psychiatric unit. In this show he extends the frayed mitten of insanity in the hope that you might shake hands.

Inspired by Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell's hit show follows the life of Mena Bordeaux, a successful singer seeking redemption after her father's death. During a three-day spiritual cleanse, Mena reflects on the journey that took her from a piano prodigy destined for a life serving the church to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

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THE CITY

MY OBSESSION

Incubator Theatre (Jerusalem)

Mick Perrin Worldwide

Paul Merton joins Suki Webster in this superb new comedy play about a stand-up meeting his number one fan. Thirty minutes of obsessive fun somehow packed into half an hour. Written by Suki Webster. Directed by John Nicholson. paulmerton.com / sukiwebster.com | Twitter: @mickperrin

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JOANS Greenwich Theatre and Patrick Wilde

A bittersweet comedy about dementia, friendship and mimicking martyrs by Fringe First winning writer Philip Meeks, directed by award-winning writer/director Patrick Wilde. Stage and screen stars Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire) and Katy Manning (Doctor Who) play rival theatricals forced to face the traumatic past that ruined their friendship. But who played the greatest Saint Joan of all?

The city's asleep A stray cat cries A drawing of a man on the pavement And a body inside... Humphrey Bogart meets Jay-Z in this contemporary and darkly comic hip hop fable, performed entirely in rap. A mesmerising musical tale of vanity, lust and murder. Joe is a private detective in a corrupt and decaying city. A mysterious woman convinces him to start an investigation that could cost him his life. Jerusalem's leading professional theatre company performs its acclaimed production, combining rap, hip hop and spoken word. www.incubator.org.il | Twitter: @TheCityRap

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No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different performer reads the script for the first time at each performance. Visionary playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, unable to leave his native Iran, has written a play which has travelled the world in his place. A journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you, with or without a passport.

Two men shelter in a soup kitchen on a bitter Scottish evening. As the darkness looms, they face up to a past they cannot escape.

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Glasgow-based Vocal Point present powerful true stories in this gripping new work. Using technologies in its visual storytelling, Bloom reinstates the tales of two fascinating individuals and their plight. www.vocalpointtheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @RealVocalPoint

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RAVENHILL vs HOLLYWOOD. Torrid scenes of passion; the dark spectre of international terrorism; big, big explosions. Has Leah (Olivia Poulet - The Thick of It; In the Loop; Outnumbered) got the perfect script to save Julia from B-movie hell? From the critically acclaimed writer of Shopping And Fucking and Some Explicit Polaroids.

Slick, warm, laugh-out-loud funny: Travesti takes the everyday lives of 21st century women and puts them into the mouths - and bodies - of six male actors. The guys gossip, dance and sing their way through women's real experiences of sexual violence, being groped on public transport and unruly body hair.

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PRIVATE PEACEFUL BY MICHAEL MORPURGO Scamp Theatre

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. www.scamptheatre.com | Twitter: @scamptheatre

The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show BBBBB SCOTSMAN As moving as the poetry of Wilfred Owen and as painfully memorable as white-hot shrapnel BBBBB SUNDAY HERALD Morpurgo's magic, a masterly adaptation by Simon Reade. One hour of your life you will never forget DAILY MAIL BBBBB SUNDAY EXPRESS BBBBB WHATSONSTAGE

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BLIND HAMLET

People talk. Rumours spread. No one approves. In greasy spoons and hotel rooms, two young believers are reluctantly falling in love. Cultural pressures and contemporary life collide in this stirring new play by Karla Crome (star of Misfits and Prisoners' Wives). A story about faith, family and bacon butties.

Blind Hamlet transforms Shakespeare's tragedy into an interactive theatrical battle, reimagining the bloody struggle for Hamlet's Elsinore. Volunteers take to the stage to outwit each other as a different power-struggle unfolds at each performance, turning Hamlet on its head and making every spectator a player.

Winner - Ideastap Underbelly Award

Fringe First winner ATC brings White Rabbit Red Rabbit writer Nassim Soleimanpour's new show to Edinburgh.

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A bumbling, charismatic London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister. But will his comic and colourful past destroy him? A new play by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, writers of 2012 Edinburgh hit COALITION and 2013's MAKING NEWS. Starring Alan Cox. Directed by the multiple award-winning Hannah Eidinow.

This new solo performance shows the late, great Englishman in New York and London. Drawing on Quentin's own writing, this new script is by Mark Farrelly, who also performs. Directed by Linda Marlowe.

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ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Guy Masterson's globally celebrated multi-award winning solo version brings Dylan Thomas' magical world fantastically to life. Celebrating a day in Llareggub, all 69 ebullient inhabitants are hilariously conjured in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity.

'When the sun goes in, everything shuts down and it all starts again.' Three teenagers trapped on the Isle of Wight, desperate to make their mark on the world. But is the pull of the past too strong? A bittersweet comedy about grief, growing up and the paralysing pressure to be somebody. From Jane Upton, writer of critically acclaimed BONES(2011) *****.

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With a stunning original soundscape by Matt Clifford, it's bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, leaves indelible, unforgettable images of humanity. Perhaps the ultimate rendition!

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PARTY IN THE USA! JV Squad

In 2008 the global economy collapsed, Obama ran for president, and Jeff took acid for the first time. This raucous, exhilarating, howling laugh-of-shock at the state of the world hurls Jeff and his friends screaming into the maw of the Great Recession, journeying from the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel to a German anarchist squat on Kaiserwilhelmstrasse to the steps of the US Capitol.

The Ruby Dolls

This fantastic feminist fairytale 'takes cabaret and shapes it into something so original that if you can catch it you must' (Spectator). A new musical in gorgeous four-part harmony. www.therubydolls.com | Twitter: @therubydolls

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Join New York's JV Squad as Jeff tries to save us all armed with a degree in Russian Literature and a bottle of Bud Light Lime.

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THE MATCHMAKER City Theatre Dublin

Anne Charleston and Jon Kenny star in John B. Keane's hilarious comedy which follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the rural Ireland. Everybody needs somebody sometimes, the old song tells us. The tricky part of relationships lies in determining exactly what one person needs from another - and why, when, and how much of it. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane's marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words. John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders. www.sfx.ie

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PENNYROYAL

They have a car in the garage, a chicken in the pot and a child on the way. But is that enough to hold them together?

James and Laura broke up. Not uncommon after going through something like that. Pennyroyal, written and performed by Eamonn Hearns, is a darkly comic one-man show about relationships, mistakes and what it is to be a man. James is recently single and nearly thirty. Join him as he searches the Dublin streets, for meaning in the empty nights of dating and distracting booze.

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Asa Nisi Masa

The messy, sticky, absurdity of marriage told through vocal acrobatics, quirky humour and an evocative 1930's soundtrack. Silent film nostalgia and cartoon antics fuse into a whirl of physical theatre. www.singleshoeproductions.com | Twitter: @single_shoe

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AWAY FROM HOME

POMME IS FRENCH FOR APPLE

Kyle is comfortable with his life as an escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer and finds himself falling in love. Can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where not one pro player is out? An edgy, moving and subversive one man show, direct from London's Jermyn Street Theatre, going in for a hard tackle on football's last taboo.

Pum (n): West Indian for a woman's private parts. POMME (sounds like... ). "Belongs to that bracing wave of candid, liberating, gleefully gross female humour unleashed by the likes of 30 Rock, Girls and Bridesmaids" (Globe and Mail). This charming duo offers a fresh look at womanhood in all its glory: its perils, its pleasures, and all kinda madness in between.

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South African Season | The Playhouse Company and Assembly

Jack Clover / Double Edge Drama

*SHORTLISTED: NATIONAL THEATRE.NEW VIEWS 2013* Sex, hugs and bacon rolls. In a state-controlled programme, young singles are trapped in a speed-dating cycle of morning-afters. Waking up next to a stranger, they have 24 hours to decide whether or not to spend the rest of their lives with the other: Yes or No - all or nothing. www.doubleedgedrama.com | Twitter: @thematchgame_14

Double Edge Drama has delivered names such as Dominic West and more recently Eddie Redmayne, Harry Lloyd and Tom Hiddleston. Can it do the same this year? GUARDIAN £6 W

Shame, guilt, class, sex, lies and race are all provocatively stirred together in this fast-paced drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. The play's riveting plot explores the attitudes of the two partners in a law firm, one AfricanAmerican and the other white, who must decide whether to take on the case of a wealthy white man accused of raping an African-American woman. As the lawyers, and the defendant, try to sift facts from assumptions, shattering revelations emerge about their deepest values. The play, like the case, is not open and shut.

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Trygve Wakenshaw's sell-out cult hit of the 2013 fringe returns. A delightfully strange physical comedy about an imaginary friend who makes imaginary friends who make imaginary enemies who make imaginary armies out of imaginary Scotsmen. Nominated Total Theatre Award, 2013. Winner: Best Comedy, Auckland Fringe, 2013. Don't miss Wakenshaw's latest Barrynominated masterpiece KRAKEN, winner of the Edinburgh Underbelly Award.

This production from South Africa has been enthusiastically received in a country battling with the complexities of a post-apartheid society, in which residual prejudice continues to warp perceptions.

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THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD Familia de la Noche

Familia de la Noche return with their darkly funny sequel to Pinocchio: a hilarious and heartbreaking roller-coaster ride filled with song, puppetry, physical theatre and clowning. "What it would be like to stroll through the inside of Tim Burton's and Terry Gilliam's minds" Such Small Portions.

'Hilarious' ★ ★ ★ ★ ThreeWeeks, on Poets’ Corner 'Very Funny' ★ ★ ★ ★ Scotsman, on Clint’s Reality 'Outstanding' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ RemoteGoat, on Clint’s Reality

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Sidestepping 2014 football mania, starry-eyed British students decide they can help Brazil’s youth. With Shakespeare workshops. New comedy satirizing self-indulgent charity and voluntourism by the writer of Poets' Corner and Clint's Reality.

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Three men. Three Stories. Three Shows. Sleeping Trees lovingly disembowel The Magic Faraway Tree, Treasure Island and Homer's Odyssey, retelling these classic tales without the use of props, scenery or even bothering to reread the books. Warning: may offend genuine fans of literature. One title performed a day. Enjoy in any order.

Welcome to the Deep South. Riffing on Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, family politics, sexuality and greed collide in "a comically surreal blend of text, dance and humour" (LA Times). From LA-based Theatre Movement Bazaar, the company behind award-winning sensations Anton's Uncles and Track 3.

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SIMON CALLOW IN JUVENALIA Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth

And now for something completely different - Simon Callow, theatrical treasure extraordinaire, reprises a success from early in his career. The writer, Juvenal born circa ad 55, wrote sixteen satires that attacked the decadence of Rome in it's hey day. Here adapted by Richard Quick we are given a view into the moral decline that is as relevant now, as it was back then. Callow's previous theatre credits include: Being Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot and A Christmas Carol. Film credits include: Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Amadeus. Directed by Simon Stokes. www.assemblyfestival.com | Twitter: @SimonCallow

A comic delight... Callow comes on like a foul-tempered and thoroughly vicious Woody Allen. TIMES We emerge dazzled by the poet's almost pathological sexual anger and disgust and affected by Mr Callow's beautiful expose of it. GUARDIAN The uncanny parallels between decadent Rome and today flash, and the observation and lyricism delight and resonate. TIME OUT Richard Quick has adapted the vitriolic satires of the Roman ranter Juvenal into something resembling a night-club tirade by a reactionary comedian TIMES

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11pm Millennium Eve: Centenarian clown, Scaramouche, breaks fifty years silence to give his final performance and charts a bewitching odyssey through crumbling empires, comic misadventures and the 20th Century's darkest episodes, revealing the loves, the brutalities, the ecstasies and tragedies beneath his seven white masks. An epic, poetic, profoundly moving tale that is all theatre should be: pure, simple, a glorious story sumptuously told, powerful yet enchanting. A sublime, unforgettable experience. Justin Butcher is directed by Edinburgh 'Fringe Legend' and Olivier Award winner for "Morecambe", Guy Masterson (Animal Farm, Bill Clinton Hercules). An absolute must see! www.theatretoursinternational.com | Twitter: @GuyMasterson

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Strange Resting Places takes the lost stories of small people caught up in war, and magnifies their tragedies with respect and a smile GUARDIAN A spellbinding little gem of a show that will have you laughing a lot and crying just a little HERALD Moments of broad comedy to brutal reality, from the hilariously funny to the poignantly tragic DOMINION POST £9

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THE SECRET WIVES OF ANDY WILLIAMS

By Sadie Hasler (Russell Howard's Good News). "Twisted genius" (GQ). Four orphans grow up in a convent attic in the belief that their fictional father (an 80s TV detective) will one day return for them. The Edinburgh debut from critically acclaimed Old Trunk. Directed by Sarah Mayhew. Old Trunk's The Secret Wives of Andy Williams runs on alternate days.

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Set in the 60s and seen through the eyes of a novice nun, this dark comedy about orphans, death, and a 60s crooner explores love, sisterhood, and what it means to be a woman. Directed by Sarah Mayhew. Old Trunk's 'The Bastard Children of Remington Steele' also runs on alternate days.

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Mischievous activist pensioner Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because "there's nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say". In this era of damaging coalition cuts and disillusionment, has politics forgotten people? From Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme winner Clara Brennan comes a hilarious, pan-generational and heart-breaking call to arms for our modern age. Originally created for Theatre Uncut 2012.

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A new play by Richard Herring. American journalist EM Halliday visits the aged Russian Prince and conspirator in the murder of Rasputin, Felix Yusupov, improbably still alive in 1967. The former richest man in Russia, now reduced to making money from his tall tale, is haunted by the Mad Monk, who even 50 years on refuses to die.

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Live from the studios of Radio Forth One, Zoe McDonald and her twelve alter-egos broadcast their own radio program. A theatre comedy streaming direct to your headphones. Named Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe by the Adelaide Advertiser.

In a candid portrait of life inside Downing Street, Gordon Brown hilariously exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister, the stab-in-the-front plottings, the betrayals and most importantly - the hair gel!

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] Reduced Shakespeare Company

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. The "bad boys of abridgement" are back to help celebrate the Pleasance's 30th Birthday with their comedy classic, an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. www.reducedshakespeare.com | Twitter: @reduced

Pithier than Python. Irresistible. NEW YORK TIMES Stupendous, anchorless joy! TIMES Rollicking, fast-moving and hilarious. GUARDIAN Wildly funny. Masterful! LA TIMES If you like Shakespeare, you'll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare you'll love this show. TODAY SHOW

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Georgie is 30 with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is 15 with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, allvulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there? A punchy and provocative new play by this year's Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. www.theatre503.com | Twitter: @Theatre503 #EDFREAK

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Exploring identity, belonging, machismo and the consequences of performing the Braveheart freedom speech at a Rangers football game, How to... Braveheart delves into the personal-political debate of a country on the edge of a decision. Expect rousing speeches, bicycles dressed as horses, a female Mel Gibson and your very own Scottish enlightenment. Winner - Ideastap Underbelly Award

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Multi award winners ('Thirsty' & 'In a Thousand Pieces') return with a new verbatim show exploring the debt of a nation. Based on interviews taken across the UK in 2014, this visually stunning production explores what it means to be broke, sharing real life stories from 'feeling the pinch' to finding yourself penniless. www.thepaperbirds.com | Twitter: @ThePaperBirds

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Nobody puts Boxman in the corner! A new dark comedy from the creator of the critically acclaimed shows 'Big Sean, Mikey and Me' and 'Bath Time'. "Must see!" STAGE www.ruaraidhmurray.co.uk | Twitter: @ruaraidhmurray1

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A DREAM. REVOLUTION. VISA. DESPERATION. SEDUCTION. US CUSTOMS. MILLION DOLLARS. DUFFEL BAG. MACHETE. GOATS. PROSTITUTES. BULLETS. ADRENALINE. KEROSENE. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Based on a true story.

The story of your average Irish, Italian, Catholic, American, Recovering Alcoholic, Reform Jew, Conservative Jew, Orthodox Jew, Husband, Father-of-four, Comedian. An extraordinary tale by comic actor Yisrael Campbell about his incredible life across 4 decades, 2 continents and 3 circumcisions. "Yisrael Campbell is the funniest Roman Catholic Orthodox Jewish comedian in the world." Stephen Colbert,

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In commemoration of the Great War Edinburgh "Fringe Legend", Guy Masterson, recites the finest WWI writings from both sides of No-Man's Land. From Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon to Remarque's "All Quiet On The Western Front" life in the trenches is brought vividly to life. A powerfully evocative experience.

A satirical ghost story set during the U.S. occupation of Iraq... After taking over Saddam Hussein's most brutal prison camp, the Allied guards become possessed by its evil. A haunting premiere. Multi-award winning Henry Naylor was a lead writer on Spitting Image, and half of Parsons and Naylor.

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS By Hunter Thompson. Produced by Lou Stein Associates and the Pleasance

"Gloriously whacked out". Time Out Buy the ticket, take the ride with Dr Gonzo and Dr Hunter S Thompson on a wild journey to the heart of the American Dream. Fresh from a sell-out run in London earlier this year, the show features designs by Ralph Steadman. Directed by Lou Stein, a long-time friend of Thompson's. Stars Rob Crouch as Dr. Gonzo and John Chancer as Hunter S Thompson. Dig out your Hawaiian shirts and 70's shades. "The truest, most loyal realisation of Thompson's seminal work you'll ever have the opportunity to see". Arts London News **** www.loustein.co.uk

The sheer vividness of Thompson's writing, the brio of Stein's revival and the cracking performances of the leading actors make this "savage journey to the heart of the American Dream"... a real blast BBBB DAILY TELEGRAPH Very gonzo, very appropriate to Thompson's flash-fried approach to his work and writing BBBB FINANCIAL TIMES Lou Stein's Fear and Loathing is more than a play: it is an experience BBBB FOURTHWALL MAGAZINE

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Unleash the Llama

If you crave sexy, swashbuckling, scandalous action, this new period drama guarantees to put your ass in traction. With a cutthroat cast of characters from pirates to barristers, Tarantino meets Tartuffe in a rambunctious romp from the seediest opium den to her majesty's high court. NOUGAT FOR KINGS delivers farce at its finest. 'Baby, we don't paint by numbers.' www.nougatforkings.co.uk | Twitter: @NougatForKings

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Channelling Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James.. the company produces a compelling and macabre account of obsession, immurement and murder BBBBB STAGE

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Back by popular demand, DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, fringe favourite 'Inheritance Blues'. A comedy about decade-old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. Join this exciting young company for a night of laugh-out-loud comedy, consummate storytelling and exhilarating live music. www.dugouttheatre.com | Twitter: @DugOutTheatre

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Desperate to leave home, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm, leaving five generations of tradition behind her as she sets out alone into the big smoke... With live music and welsh cakes, Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity.

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An entire Fringe Festival condensed into one show... the ideal entertainment for an audience with eclectic taste and a rapidly shrinking attention span. NY TIMES Like the glory days of Saturday Night Live, Too Much Light is not just funny but faintly surreal. BACKSTAGE

A warm, comforting, cwtch of a show; where nostalgia, poignancy and laughter sit side by side GARETH LLOYD ROBERTS - DIRECTOR, ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE

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Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word. www.nabokov-online.com | Twitter: @nabokovtheatre

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England, 1649: the King has lost his head; the Queen has fled; the Globe Theatre has been demolished and all productions are banned. Developed at The Other Place at the RSC, this rakish new comedy from Fringe First winner, Tim Norton, follows three foolhardy actors in their attempts to keep one step ahead of Puritan forces, dressed only in the petticoats and farthingales of their last performance. www.pleasance.co.uk | Twitter: @civilrogues

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‘The uncanny parallels between decadent Rome and today flash, and the observation and lyricism delight and resonate’

Join Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers as they embark on a true story of obsession, childhood sweethearts, friendship, loss and adventure. But there's a twist... you decide what happens next.

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Winner - Best New South African Script 2013, Naledi Awards Hayani is a new play reflecting on the meaning of 'home' in the context of South Africa since its transition. The play explores the stories of two young males who travel back home and in so doing a journey towards a better understanding of who they are and what it really means to be South African today. A homecoming story that will tug at your heartstrings. www.assemblyfestival.com | Twitter: @AssemblyFest

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | IRON BELLY Multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum (Ballad of the Burning Star, Translunar Paradise, Odyssey) presents a dystopian future inspired by Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations where implants connect brains to cyberspace and governments secretly infiltrate citizens' minds. Intense darkness, torchlight, graphic novel/anime inspired visuals, physical storytelling, and a stunning soundscape fuse to tell a story of love, betrayal, and technological power.

SO IT GOES On The Run

Coping with grief hasn't been easy for Hannah. In fact since her dad died, she's hardly spoken about it. Not one to be defeated, she's enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow, to finally come to terms with losing her dad.

Stage Award Winners (2009 & 13), The Guardian's 'Best of the Edinburgh Fringe' (2013), Argus Angel Award Winners (2011-12), Total Theatre Award Nominees (2010-11 & 13) www.theatreadinfinitum.co.uk | Twitter: @TheatreAdInf

Frank, funny and endlessly inventive, So It Goes is a playful, deeply personal show by Lecoq-trained On The Run.

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It's not easy being young, gay and Samoan - especially when God and your mother are watching. A parade of characters collide in a series of hilarious and poignant monologues.

Award-winning Bristol Old Vic Ferment's associate company, FellSwoop Theatre, follow-up their sell-out success of 'Belleville Rendez-vous', presenting a stage adaptation of Ablutions, the novel by Man Booker shortlisted author, Patrick DeWitt. A dark, boozy tale from the sodden depths of the LA underworld, blending a live soundtrack, detailed mime and DeWitt's heartwrenching humour.

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TRUE BRITS

THE GREAT GATSBY

When a violent encounter leads to whirlwind romance, young Rahul is more than willing to be caught up. But the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings changes his world in ways he cannot control.

A new theatrical experience, conceived by Broadway's Ryan Domres and based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set against the inspired Jazz Age, this avant-garde production examines the life of Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of the American Dream.

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Infused with explosive choreography and imaginative storytelling, this immersive spectacle will take you on a journey among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars, leaving you breathing dreams like air.

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VOCA PEOPLE Voca People

A thrilling and original musical adventure unlike anything you experienced before! Full of energy and bursting with comedy and fun, this international hit features more than 80 all time favorite hits including Madonna, Michael Jackson and even Mozart! No instruments, no sound effects - just eight incredible, talented singer-comedians. Seen by over 1 million viewers worldwide, over 50 million YouTube hits. Winner! NYC Lortel award for BEST theatrical experience. English not required. Fun for all ages www.voca-people.com

GREAT. A KNOCKOUT NY TIMES The COOLEST show ever! JIMMY FALLON USA The harmonies are OTHERWORLDLY! TIME OUT NY GREAT FUN - pure, lovely entertainment! BBBB

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Gare St Lazare Ireland in association with Signature Theatre New York

Ines Wurth Presents / Ma Chan Productions

A bitingly dark comedy centering around the extraordinary rendition of an American citizen, the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, America's insipid and ridiculous gun laws and the seemingly never ending cycle of man's inhumanity to man as we come to terms with the surveillance state that the world has become. Directed by Charles Otte, The Interview is a nonstop assault on the issues the play examines. Just when you think you've got it figured out the play twists back in on itself leaving the audience to decide just what in this world is real. ineswurth.com

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UK premiere from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Fringe First Award-winner Will Eno (Thom Pain, The Realistic Joneses). Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He's almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely, or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. Gare St Lazare's work includes Molloy, First Love & The End by Samuel Beckett.

Leaves you happily word-drunk. Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often fiercely funny, performed by the marvellous Conor Lovett. NEW YORK TIMES Daring, spectacular and hilarious. Eno's voice is unique; his play is stage poetry of a high order. Does the theatrical business THE NEW YORKER Pensive, lyrical, deeply funny and profoundly sad. VARIETY

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A gripping story of how one woman went from a haute cuisine head chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen. Sabrina Mahfouz's distinct, award-winning style and Jade Anouka's mesmerising performance make this an extraordinary new show. Leading us through her world of mouth-watering dishes and heartbreaking memories, Chef questions our attitudes to food, prisoners, violence, love and hope. Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward and produced by POP, this show was made possible through a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.

A blistering way with language... this is how theatre can take you anywhere in your imagination. BBBBB HERALD (ON CLEAN)

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SIDDHARTHA T HE MU S I C A L ‘THRILLING! HAD MY HEART PUMPING!’ HUFFINGTON POST

‘THE MUSICAL OF THE MOMENT.’ MAXIM ITALY

The year is 1974, the town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there's only one person you can call... Having splattered the UK with critically acclaimed debut show The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, macabre comedy-knitters Kill the Beast return with a brand new tale of supernatural slaughter. Combining beautiful visuals, original music, quite an important pigeon and several different hats, He Had Hairy Hands will take you on a dark, tangled journey through an exceptionally horrifying mystery. www.killthebeast.co.uk | Twitter: @kill_beast

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'A Domestic Extremist' Metropolitan Police. 'Highly Disturbed and labelled Borderline Personality Disorder' NHS. 'A real and present threat' E.ON. He prefers the term Mental. Autobiographical performance about notorious artist activist the vacuum cleaner. www.thevacuumcleaner.co.uk/mental | Twitter: @vacuumcleaner

Mental had and continues to have a profound effect on me. It's affected how I watch theatre. MADDY COSTA Leaves you lost for words. HERALD £10 (£8) W

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JAMES BANNON: RUNNING WITH THE FIRM Off The Kerb Productions

31 Jul - 24 Aug 6.10pm (not 6,13 Aug) THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street EH2 2LR 0844 693 3008 - www.arfringe.com www.SiddharthaTheMusical.co.uk

Back by popular demand! When you go undercover remember one thing, who you are... The film was I.D. The book is Running With the Firm and this is the true story told by the man himself. In a unique theatrical event of authentic sheer bloody madness, you will experience what it was like to live your life undercover. www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @runningwiththeF

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ANDY BELL: TORSTEN THE BAREBACK SAINT Neil O'Brien Entertainment Ltd

Andy Bell, from pop legends Erasure, takes on "the most challenging role of his career so far" as age-defying, polysexual "Torsten The Bareback Saint." In this one-man theatrical song-cycle, he delivers musical missives from the hotspots of the memory of a learned, semi-immortal sensualist. Consequently, it's an unnaturally elongated life - so, is Torsten alive or dead, a carnal incarnate or munificent saint? Lovers and friends age and die and ultimately Torsten must leave them to avoid the disquiet of their witnessing that he himself does not age. Torsten sings deeply affecting expositional songs that incrementally illuminate the extraordinarily mysterious life of a man disconcerted by his own bizarre experience of the nature of passing years. www.saint-torsten.com

The Biggest Challenge of my Life ANDY BELL

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CHRIS DUGDALE: MORE MAGIC AND MISCHIEF

AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I'VE F*CKED

Brand New Show For 2014! As seen on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, NBC's Dracula, ITV News and more. With 10 Royal Performances to his name and even a private show for HM The Queen. See it now! "What a pleasure to have met you and be amazed by your magic" Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin

One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you're as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as f*ck. He's just a guy with too much love to give, and a burning desire to give it to consensual adult mammals. A one-man tragicomedy from award-winning playwright Rob Hayes (Step 9 (Of 12); A Butcher Of Distinction).

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Awards: Best Solo Show, FringeNYC; Audience Favorite, Chicago Fringe. Two girls escape California to work at a strip club in the Alaskan wilderness. An adventure that begins in innocence lures them into a 10-year career that tests the limits of friendship and the will to survive.

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Killed on a Saturday night in an itchy dress and mountains of regret, Lydia shares her words of warning with the living. From the practical to the deliciously naughty, her advice raises some uncomfortable questions about her death. Bittersweet ghostly storytelling from Lydia Nicholson. Sold out season at Sydney's 2013 Bondi Feast and Winner 2013 Adelaide Fringe & Beyond Award. theroofthehouse.wordpress.com | Twitter: @theroofthehouse

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HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

Due to popular demand, the Fringe First award winning play from 2013 is back, for a limited time only! Two men of a certain age form an unlikely friendship through a shared love of Shirley Bassey. Together they begin a hilarious search for the women of their dreams! Acclaimed Scottish actors Andry Gray and Grant Stott star as Ross and Graham ... and all the women in their lives.

In this profound, moving and morally complex performance, award-winning lighting designer and gifted storyteller Itai Erdal reflects on mortality and family, charting the course of his mother's diagnosis with cancer, and revealing the events that followed her asking him to take her life. Winner of the 2013 SummerWorks Award for Direction.

www.gildedballoon.co.uk | Twitter: @gildedballoon

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KEEPING ABREAST City Theatre Dublin

In the style of the Vagina Monologues, three women and a man take us on a journey through a series of funny, poignant and honest monologues. This very personal and engaging play gives us permission to laugh and to cry. It brings hope to women, men, their families and all who are dealing with breast cancer. For anyone who has, or knows someone with breasts. The cast will be made up of leading players and personalities from across the across the fringe and beyond. See website for updated details of castings. www.sfx.ie

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ASSEMBLY GALA PRESS LAUNCH

BEFORE US

Join us as we celebrate and launch our 34th Festival Fringe season.

From the internationally acclaimed master of lo-fi, off-beat storytelling, Stuart Bowden returns with a surreal, raucous casio keyboard operetta. An exuberant physical comedy, storytelling whirlwind. From the award-winning maker of She Was Probably Not A Robot, Doctor Brown and His Singing Tiger and The Lounge Room Confabulators. Winner: Adelaide Fringe Theatre Award.

Assembly

Stuart Bowden

Come along for a sneak peak of some of the biggest and most exciting shows we have on offer for this year's festival. Always a sell out so be sure to get in early! www.assemblyfestival.com | Twitter: @assemblyfest

www.stuartbowden.co | Twitter: @StuartBowden

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NANCY DELL'OLIO: RAINBOWS FROM DIAMONDS

An all round crowd pleaser it really is the best of the fest!

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TV personality Nancy Dell'Olio reveals her secrets to surviving with glamour: this is a woman who has never let fate smudge her make-up . With unrestrained Italian glamour and self-deprecating wit, Nancy shares her passion for life and advice for getting through the dark times.

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Confessional, witty and inspirational, Nancy holds court in an entertaining premiere hour. Twitter: @nancydellolio

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New Zealand Season | Royale Productions

Regular Music with support from the National Theatre of Scotland

From Fringe First winning playwright Peter Arnott and multiaward winning director Cora Bissett (RoadKill, Whatever Gets You Through The Night), featuring Angela Darcy as Joplin. 'I am the rock, you are the f***ing window!' It's a legacy that blazes on. In association with Richard Jordan Productions. www.regularmusic.com

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MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO

Set within a maze-like security containment depot swarming with terrifying zombies, you're in the thick of it until the bitter end, be it rescue ... or death.

Off The Kerb Productions in association with Theatre 503 & Aine Flanagan Productions

Inspired by the movies and video games of the zombie genre, The Generation of Z is a multimedia horror play on steroids that takes a chainsaw to the fourth wall.

She's back! Britain's first female Prime Minister stars in a drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote for Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late... ? A camp odyssey about gay rights, the 80s and disco!

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Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? The Generation of Z hurls you headfirst into a world ravaged by the undead. Fight for your future as you journey through a battle against extinction.

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The Berserker Residents

We begin at the end. The audience takes their seats, the show concludes. A post-show discussion commences and morphs into a hilarious, contorted, face-melting, loop of insanity. Part scripted and part improvisation. The Post Show is front-to-back hilarious, yes, but it's also an honest and penetrating look into how art is made. www.berserkerresidents.com | Twitter: @theberserkerres

Silly fun. A treat to play in their sandbox NEW YORK TIMES Packed with little surprises and wonderfully wacky PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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22:00 (23:00) From the creators of the award-winning, international smash-hit A Clockwork Orange (reviews below), Action To The Word premiere their much anticipated steampunk adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel. This thrilling reworking of the infamous gothic horror drags you to hell and back. Combining a powerhouse ensemble, extreme physicality and an exhilarating live soundtrack... this show will leave you begging to be bitten.

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SANITISE

Melanie Jordan and Caitlin Skinner

In the most private of places you can flush away dirt in an instant... A comedic, physical and visual journey through the fantasy world of one woman alone in her bathroom. Combining physical theatre, dance, music and illustration, Sanitise is a playful look at our most intimate insecurities. What does it mean to be clean and what does it mean to be dirty?

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CALYPSO NIGHTS Theatre Beating

Calypso Nights - an exploration of wonder. Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell the tale of music. Covering the history of calypso, Kim Jong Un and cunnilugus, he makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Genius funny clown education party dance. Do you like this? www.theatre-beating.com | Twitter: @Barnie_Juancan

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BONENKAI The Letter Room

Today is a day to forget everything. An unforgettable celebration of forgetting. And it has to be a party. Welcome to Club Bonenkai. Magnificent, idyllic, feral. You're invited, for one night only, to party away your troubles, and forget the outside world. Who knows, maybe you'll want to forget forever. Northern Stage's Associate company tell a magical story with raucous live music and tap dancing! www.theletterroomtheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @TheLetterRoom

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Matt Harvey, Kate Fox, Julie Mullen. The Pleasance

Take two Radio 4 poets Matt Harvey "... not only funny but tender and true" Guardian & Kate Fox "Funny and endearing with enough journalistic cynicism to cut through the whimsy" Sunday Telegraph mix well with Liverpool poet Julie Mullen "Does for sprouts what Wordsworth did for daffodils" Brian Patten. Fox & Harvey 5 days Queendome. Mullen's poetic mélange continues in Bunker One. www.thewordcafe.co.uk | Twitter: @WordCafePoetry

These are the kind of events that really bring poetry to life. ROGER MCGOUGH

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BLOFELD & BAXTER: MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL

Anita Land (ABCo)/Anna Murphy (Feather Productions)

Yes - that Jeremy Paxman! Directed by Sarah Esdaile, the redoubtable broadcaster and author steps from behind his desk to paint a refreshingly different self-portrait of a man renowned for terrorising political titans or rattling hapless contestants on "University Challenge". With surprises galore, "PAXO" presents its illustrious star as only a privileged few have ever seen him before.

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter cordially invite you to join them on a trip down memory lane to discover fascinating untold stories from the TMS commentary box and beyond. New for Edinburgh, 'direct from the booth' insights from the Ashes and the latest on the continuing turmoil in cricket.This hilariously entertaining show is for both cricket and non-cricket lovers alike.

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LUCY AYRTON: THE SPLITTING OF THE MERMAID

BUSINESS SCHOOL @ THE FRINGE: MEDIA SERIES

Is there anything you want so much you'd tear yourself apart? May longs for a baby, but mermaids don't have wombs. She's offered that chance, in exchange for her voice. Should she take it? Updating The Little Mermaid to post-industrial Hull, PBH Spoken Word Best Newcomer Lucy Ayrton weaves a dark feminist fable with poetry and music.

A series of free talks and seminars hosted by the University of Edinburgh Business School, including Polly Toynbee, Iain Martin, Janine Matheson, Chris Mullin and more.

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Please see www.businessschool.ed.ac.uk/fringe-media-series for full line-up details.

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SHAME

JOHN BERKAVITCH

Everyone has something they're ashamed of. That thing you wish you hadn't done. That thing you will always regret. These moments add up and it's the mistakes of our past that make us who we are today. In this new work of spoken word hip-hop theatre, John Berkavitch is joined by some of the country's most innovative breakdancers as he explores the feeling of shame through a combination of spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary dance, illustration, animation and music. Featuring original music by Jamie Woon and Royce Wood Junior. www.berkavitch.com/shame | Twitter: @Berkavitch

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MUSICAL MORNINGS WITH MIL'S TRILLS Amelia Robinson in association with the Pleasance

Based on the New York Times bestseller

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to call your mother.

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Start your day with an interactive musical adventure and experience what it's like to be part of the show! After a sell out Pleasance run in 2012, ukulele-playing New Yorker Amelia Robinson returns to the Kidzone, playing original whimsical songs for the whole family to enjoy.

World class morning variety that rocks the whole family!

To celebrate community, Amelia (aka Mil's Trills) highlights tracks from her debut album Everyone Together Now! dipping into genres of urban funk, blues, honky-tonk, and calypso grooves.

Mick & Boo Present / Gilded Balloon

"There are few shows as welcoming to parents and children as this fantastic Comedy Gala for little and big people" ***** Entertainment Hive. **** Broadway Baby.

Performance highlights: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, East End Film Festival, and the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain.

A show built by parents, for parents.. Oh.. and kids!

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THE LITTLE BIG SHOW Laughter House Productions

Little tent. Little people. Humungous stunts. Ginormous laughs. Eyes stuck open from awe and tummies over laughed are sore. What more do you want from a show! The element of surprise! This show is a lucky dip of spectacular, clever and very funny circus and comedy stars from around the world.

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Full House Theatre with Half Moon/Escalator East to Edinburgh

Rubba-Dubba Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh! Children's theatre innovators Full House are on a bubbly bath time adventure in a new and vibrant adaptation of the popular children's book by Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds. Made in association with Half Moon and directed by Chris Elwell. Featuring a soundtrack of indie folk beats from Paris pop trio We Were Evergreen. Age guide 2+ www.fullhouse.org.uk | Twitter: @FullHouseTheaCo

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DARE TO GET UP CLOSE & PERSONAL! Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem... The show runs for 50 minutes (no interval) followed by a 'Meat and Greet' with the dinosaurs! A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+ www.dinosaurzoolive.com | Twitter: @DinoZooLive

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KIDS DO FORTH ON THE FRINGE

This fun and uplifting show is a poignant and playful exploration of love and loss for children and their families. Full House fuses music, song, dance and puppetry to create children's theatre at its spellbinding best, as we join one girl's journey to discover her grandfather's magical past. The show also features a real life Siberian husky! Age guide 6+

Returning for a second year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents a morning of some of the best names in childrens entertainment from this year's Edinburgh Festival.

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Radio Forth Ltd / Gilded Balloon

Come and see your favourite chidren's performers alongside presenters from 97.3 Forth One. For more information and line-up, please visit www.forthone.com

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A stripped down version of Shakespeare's most ridiculous comedy. The original play is enhanced with smatterings of modern text, and draws on the rich traditions of vaudeville, slapsticks and the infectious sounds of klezmer music. With two sets of twins to be played by a cast of seven, The Comedy Of Errors makes for madcap doubling, hilarious mix ups and lots of running around! Specially adapted for audiences 7+

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Come with Story Pocket Theatre to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels. Enjoy Ali Baba's encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie, told with music, madcap comedy, puppetry and theatrical magic in this exciting new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Suitable for 5 years plus.

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Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. DJ Monski Mouse and her team bring high energy smiling to the Spiegeltent Palazzo, spinning retro hits and funky nursery rhymes. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

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Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem

Can Will save his twin brother Igor from turning into a zombie? Down on his luck Will, an uptight orchestral conductor, is forced to move back in with his smelly uncouth twin Igor, who is seriously in danger of becoming a zombie. Igor spends all day plugged into his games consoles, mumbling to himself and eating cold baked-beans. Armed only with a conductor's baton, and the awesome power of classical music, Will has less than an hour to save Igor and turn his own life around.

Meet Gran. She bakes. She knits. You'd never guess she was a Pirate! With a pet crocodile under her bed, a wicked sense of humour and a whole raft of adventures under her belt - time with Gran is never dull! Joined by her pirating pals, Gran sets sail for one last adventure on the Black Barnacle. Based on the books by Geraldine Durrant and Rose Forshall, this brand new swashbuckling show from Scamp Theatre (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales and Private Peaceful) is an absolute treat for shipmates aged 3 upwards. A relaxed performance of Pirate Gran will take place at 10am on 23 August. Please call Box office for details (0845 545 8252) or visit www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk.

A riotous theatrical adventure full of classical music and comedy, suitable for everyone. Recommended ages 6+

www.scamptheatre.com

This original, funny piece celebrates the transformative power of play THE STAGE

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SHADOWTHIEF

Sid from CBeebies is on a mission, join him live for a fantastic fun filled interactive play adventure. Wonderfully imaginative and crammed with games, songs, music and characters you can help Sid discover where in the universe his favourite shoes and socks have disappeared off to. A show perfect for families with children aged three upwards.

A new dance-musical theatre show for the whole family. Adapted from the children's picturebook 'Bob Robber & Dancing Jane' by Andrew Matthews / Bee Willey, it will delight the senses and warm the heart.

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Bob Robber was a young, clever thief. But he was miserable and lonely. Seeing Dancing Jane so happy, he wanted to steal her shadow. But in this cautionary tale, he learns that it's better to ask than to take

sidsloane.org | Twitter: @sidsloane

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Written/directed by Clare Prenton, music by Craig Adams, choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves.

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BITS & BOX

David Collins (The Upside Down Show & Umbilical Brothers) will make every single child believe they are The Luck Child.

Imagine a box... imagine the possibilities... Two guys, too much mess and a cardboard box. Amidst playful immaturity, laugh your way through an energetic glimpse into the imaginations of two people with far too much time on their hands. Honest, funny, yet refreshingly child-like, Bits & Box makes much from little, and invites you to try too.

A List Entertainment/Gilded Balloon

'AndOn Theatre

The Luck Child is the story of the luckiest boy in the world, an evil king and a three-headed hound from hell... well, one head's a cat but its angry. Its full of adventure and laughter and perfect entertainment for the kids.

Age guide 6+

Adelaide Fringe Winner BEST CHILDREN'S PRESENTATION 2014

andontheatre.com | Twitter: @AndOnTheatre

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A family-friendly puppetry adventure following the intrepid journey of an unlikely little hero. Mildred is suddenly thrown out of her hum-drum TV screen routine and thrust into the heart of an Arctic adventure. Music, puppetry and storytelling take the explorers through the storm and into the heart of this icy escapade. www.HookHitch.co.uk | Twitter: @HookHitch

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From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The National Theatre's acclaimed stage adaptation is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+. Twitter: @CatintheHat_UK

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This Is Ceilidh

A chance for the whole family to get up, dance and learn the secrets of Scotland's most famous shindig.

Bec Hill & Tom Goodliffe / Gilded Balloon

Join host Iain Stirling (Comedian and BAFTA Nominated CBBC Presenter) alongside our live musicians as they introduce you and the kids to the exhilarating world of Ceilidh and its fantastic party atmosphere. Ideal for young bravehearts with boundless energy. Come prepared to be thrilled (and exhausted)!

The critically-acclaimed family comedy show returns to Edinburgh; blending sketches, storytelling, games, paperpuppetry and stacks of silliness! Bec Hill (CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework) and Tom Goodliffe ('clever gags and bumbling charm' Scotsman) star in a story of friendship, courage and most of all, fun. Ages 6-12.

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I HATE CHILDREN CHILDREN'S SHOW Unusual Productions

If you love your children but hate boring kid shows then slip some whiskey in your sippy cup and book your tickets now. Everyone over the age of eight helps out with the magic. www.IHateChildren.com | Twitter: @IHateChildren

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THE SAGAS OF NOGGIN THE NOG The Men of the Northlands take us on an adventurous journey to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Nogbad the Bad. Postgate's & Firmin's tales are beautifully staged in this captivating production for children, families and fans.

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The best show I've seen so far. BBBBB Outstanding theatre. BBBBB JUICE FM £6 £7 (£6)

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Super silliness, ridiculously funny, be a sustainability Secret Agent & help save the planet!! 5 Star award-winning company bring more great plays for younger people - hear about Poosey's Ruined Ride, where the chamber pot went in The Wrong Thomas & why it went to trial by jury in Ms Wet Wipe vs The Crown!

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Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Directed by John Wright.

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THE BIG BITE-SIZE PLAYS FACTORY GOES DOWN THE TOILET

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We walk into the theatre as adults... we leave as the child we have long left behind IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE A stand-alone triumph BBBBB EVENING HERALD

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Awarded Best Children's Theatre by the Irish Times in 2013, Collapsing Horse present's Human Child. Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy-adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children aged 6 to 600. Walk into the theatre as adults, leave as the child you long since left behind.

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Their world has gone into meltdown. They have never seen anything like this before. Madame Champers is losing her fizz, Colonel Stilton is becoming sweatier by the second and Whippy is becoming distinctly whiffy. Join the contents of the fridge as they battle through the defrost. It is not just their melting points that will be tested.

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PANTS DOWN CIRCUS: ROCK

THE SAGAS OF NOGGIN THE NOG

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ALI McGREGOR’S JAZZAMATAZZ SPIEGELTENT PALAZZO, 11:00 AUG 20 – AUG 24

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BOSCO, 11:30 JUL 31 – AUG 25

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SPIEGELTENT PALAZZO, 12:30 JUL 31 – AUG 25

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | THE GREEN

THE FANTASTICAL STORY FACTORY

JUNGLE BUNGLE

This musical adventure will have you exploring magical kingdoms, meeting wonderful characters and singing along by the end - YOU decide where the story is set, what happens next and who the characters are!

JUNGLE BUNGLE is a musical celebration of life, adventure and friendship. Claire and Oliver are lost in a jungle, without supplies, a mobile phone or a map, and only a crazy compass to guide them! Oh did we mention they are being followed?

A brand new family show from the award-winning Showstoppers - CBBC's 'The Slammer' winners and six time sell-out Edinburgh Fringe veterans.

Age guide 4 - 10

The Showstoppers - Something For The Weekend

No Mates Productions

www.nomatesproductions.com/children.html#jungle

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The best of family fringe fun is delivered in an hour of madcap antics in this exceptional, something for everyone variety show. Enter a world of wonder and surprise, laugh and groan at the jokes, clap and gasp at the unbelievable feats and if you're lucky, you may become a guest in the show. Everyday hosts a different selection of amazing fringe acts to keep the whole family entertained. www.facebook.com/comedyallsorts

It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and everyone's invited!! But will the celebrations go to plan... ? Take your seats for fun, laughter and mayhem as your two hapless hosts struggle to keep the show on the road. The Playground presents a ridiculously entertaining show for everyone over 5.

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Children's Shows

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PLEASANCE

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE TWO

UNDERBELLY

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE ONE

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

POTTED SHERLOCK

In this brand-new show from Tall Stories (creators of the 'Gruffalo' stage show), Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can't get to sleep.

All sixty Sherlock stories in seventy elementary minutes! This delicious romp through the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle is fabulous fun for the whole family.

Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing's cuddly... his bedtime milk... his medicine... But nothing seems to help him settle.

This brand new show comes from the creators of worldwide hit Potted Potter and festive funhouse Potted Panto, the double Best Entertainment Olivier Award nominees Dan and Jeff. In a Potted first, they are joined by a mysterious third performer for the first time...

Tall Stories

Dan and Jeff - Festival Highlights

What's really troubling the Thing - and will anyone ever get any sleep? Magical, musical mayhem for everyone aged 3-103, based on the book by Cressida Cowell, writer of 'How to Train Your Dragon'. www.tallstories.org.uk | Twitter: @tallstoriesnews

www.pottedsherlock.com | Twitter: @pottedsherlock

Fabulously funny parody... will tickle the funny bone of every age group. BBBB DAILY TELEGRAPH ON POTTED POTTER

Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children's theatre SUNDAY TIMES

Casts the perfect spell over the audience. BBBB NEW YORK TIMES - CRITIC'S PICK FOR POTTED POTTER

Gloriously irreverent... a very lovable romp! BBBB TIME OUT LONDON - CRITIC'S CHOICE FOR POTTED POTTER

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A pilot stranded in the desert encounters a little prince from a small planet. "Please," asks the little boy, "draw me a sheep." Thus begins this touching tale that, combining humor and melancholy, teaches the secret of what is really important in life. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's life and best-selling book The Little Prince. Age guide 4+

Comedy Club 4 Kids is nine years old and, like most nine year olds, is running a swear-free comedy club for everyone aged 6+ with the circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Gig veterans include CBBC's Tiernan Douieb, Stu Goldsmith, Tim Fitzhigham, Bec Hill, Howard Read and Iain Stirling, alongside James Acaster, Rich Hall and Sara Pascoe!

www.vagabondproductions.weebly.com

comedyclub4kids.co.uk | Twitter: @ComedyClub4Kids

... best piece of theatre at this year's Fringe... BBBBB

Really funny... made my Mum cry with laughter

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The ethos is just right BBBB

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The essential Edinburgh experience for families!

JAY FOREMAN'S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN (AND OTHER FUNNY STORIES) Ditto Productions

As heard on BBC Radio 4Extra, and seen on Dave Gorman's tour. Charmingly sickable songs, stories, poems and more from the multi-award winning comedian. For the whole family from children to massive children (grownups).

Victoria Wood for the Spotify generation BBBB Oh-so-heartily recommended. BBBB FEST £6 £8 (£7) W

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Iain Stirling!

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ReadySteadyCeilidh ceilidhforkids

Suitab for 5+

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edcomfest.com

TO Dance, Physical Theatre 16:20 and Circus

All your tickets in one place

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GILDED BALLOON | NIGHTCLUB

12:00 (13:00)

ASSEMBLY ROXY | CENTRAL

THE PIANIST

BEY DANCE WORKSHOP

Thomas Monckton (New Zealand) and Circo Aereo (Finland)

B Dance / Gilded Balloon

Unleash your inner dance floor diva with Beyoncé inspired workshops. Bey Dance was a sell out hit at Adelaide Fringe 2014, now it's Edinburgh's turn. Suitable for beginners and established booty-shakers. Dip your toe into one class or book 4 to learn a whole routine. And be ready to flashmob at the end. bdance.com.au | Twitter: @LizCahalan

Beyoncé would be touched and proud (of) this amazing workshop BBBBB KRYZTOFF We may not have woken up like this, but by the end of a two-hour class, we were flawless BBBB RIP IT UP £8 (£7) W

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ASSEMBLY HALL | MAIN HALL

A comic contemporary circus piece centered on, in, under, and around a grand piano. At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist's pianist. Before he realizes it, his show has transformed from the highbrow concert he hoped for into a spectacularly amusing catastrophe.

HAKA

New Zealand Season | Te Matatini Kapa Haka

No comic opportunity is left unmined in this superlative work. I cannot think of a single person who would not immediately fall in love with The Pianist. Highly recommended. THEATREVIEW.ORG.NZ The Pianist is a perfect lesson in clownery. HELSINGIN SANOMAT, FINLAND

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A high energy performance featuring the best of traditional Maori performing arts. Experience 25 of New Zealand's finest Kapa Haka performers live on stage in an electrifying display of the world renowned expression of Maori identity - the bulging eyes, the protrusion of the tongue, the act of defiance - HAKA!

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A SIMPLE SPACE Gravity & Other Myths

Raw emotion meets melodious harmonies in a thrilling and poignant tribute to the warriors of Te Hokowhitu a Tu, the 28th Maori Battalion known worldwide for their courage in Europe during the Second World War. Through the fierce Haka of the menfolk, to the grace and beauty of the women and their poi, the sad laments and mischievous ditties, Haka promises both a hear-wrenching and heart-warming voyage into Maoridom's past. Te Matatini is the national organisation for Kapa Haka in New Zealand and is responsible for the biennial competition that showcases the best of Kapa Haka in the world. We're proud to stage New Zealand's current champions at the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. www.tematatini.co.nz | Twitter: @TeMatatini

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BE-DOM be-dom

Cheeky, clever, fun, charismatic, interactive... be-dom provides an experience of epic proportions. Using nothing more than everything you can think of, the group will drag you into their crazy vaudevillian world. Back to Fringe after 4 years touring around the globe, be-dom now dares you to witness the premiere of their new show.

Surely one of the happiest shows at the Festival... The gravity-defying stunts are truly breathtaking and a joy to watch. STAGE Amazing... A riveting show of the most incredible physical feats... Terrific fun.

www.be-dom.com | Twitter: @bedom

GUARDIAN

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AURORA NOVA presents the world class acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths. Get up close and personal with one of Australia's hottest and most original circus ensembles. In the award-winning show A Simple Space, which has captivated sell-out festival audiences around the world, eight performers push themselves to their physical limits and beyond in this awe-inspiring performance of supreme acrobatic ability, strength and skill. www.auroranova.org | www.gravityandothermyths.com.au

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PLEASANCE

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UNDERBELLY

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GILDED BALLOON | DEBATING HALL

SONICS IN DUUM SONICS

DUUM, the newest theatrical show from the incredible SONICS, is a tribute to the legendary underworld of 'Agharta'.The audience will be carried into a mystical place, dreamlike with colors, rules, rhythms and secrets. Like looking through a broken mirror that reflects faces, images and actions in a distorted way never seen before. Breath-taking aerial acrobatics, athletic performances, unusual scenic structures, lights and special effects tell how people try to make the DUUM, the jump towards the earth surface. DUUM is actually the sound of a JUMP. Serafino and six extraordinary aerial acrobats always create new expedients looking for the right vibration and the "secret" that will make them leave the underworld forever. www.sonics.it | Twitter: @SonicsAcrobati

DUUM is a message of hope where the beauty of art and the harmony created on stage are really a lifeline for the world BBBBB CORRIERE DELLA SERA A very fascinating show of an extraordinary and harmonious team of acrobats BBBB REPUBBLICA

DUUM is the peak of SONICS artistic expression BBBBB

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Acrobatics that defy the laws of nature and keep the audience glued to the chair BBBB IL GIORNO

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THE HEAVENLY VIEW

Underbelly Productions by arrangement with Barely Methodical Troupe

Oxygen 2014

The Heavenly View, new dance, images and music inspired by Mahler's 4th Symphony: from Oxygen 2014, the ground-breaking collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Conceived in collaboration with pupils from Edinburgh schools. £5 ticket available for School Bookings. Call 0845 545 8252 or visit the Underbelly Box Office, Cowgate or Bristo Square during August to book. www.ed.ac.uk/festivals

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Bromance - Noun (informal) 1. a close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st cent.: blend of brother and romance.

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BACK OF THE BUS Java Dance Company

Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual. Audacious but awkward. Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of the UK's first circus competition Circus Maximus, fuse their inner frats with a dazzling tour-de-force of cutting edge circus prowess and physical theatre mayhem.

Come ride on the Red Bus through the streets of Edinburgh as Kiwi dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof. Physical comedy, kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to create a magical mystery tour. Fresh from sell-out seasons at 12 New Zealand and Australian arts festivals. Top 5 best reviewed show ranking in Adelaide. Catch the dancing bus in Edinburgh!

Join one of the UK's hottest new circus ensembles as they walk the line between the pugnacious and the poignant in this hilarious, bitter-sweet and down-right jaw-dropping celebration of everything blokey - where handshakes become handstands, and back-slaps become back-flips.

www.javadancecompany.co.nz | Twitter: @JavaDanceCo

www.barelymethodical.com | Twitter: @BMTroupe

Back of the Bus is sure to delight and astound you BBBBB BUZZCUTS ADELAIDE

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Produced by PAMELA STEPHENSON-CONNOLLY, ARLENE PHILLIPS and HARLEY MEDCALF, founder of the global dance sensation BURN THE FLOOR Directed by ARLENE PHILLIPS Written by PAMELA STEPHENSON-CONNOLLY Brazil's most thrilling new dance troupe present the World Premiere of BRAZOUKA. Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of BRAZIL. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breath-taking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy, to present the real rhythm of this magical country. This unique dancedrama introduces the sensational dance language of Lambazouk and other authentic Afro-Brazilian dances in a stunning variety of styles that will have you on your feet, captivated by the intoxicating rhythms. www.brazouka.info | Twitter: @BrazoukaLive

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It's a long way to the top, the big top, and these guys are livin' on a prayer for nothin' but a good time. This all ages event showcases the incredible skill of four rock stars of Australian circus. Prepare yourself for a pumping soundtrack, edge of your seat stunts and gut busting comedy. Imagine the greatest rock band ever, as a circus. It'll shake you all night long. Winner - Best Circus, Melbourne Fringe 2012 Nominee - Bank SA People's Choice Award, Adelaide Fringe 2013 Nominee - Best Circus, Perth Fringeworld 2014

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CIRCA: BEYOND Underbelly Productions

Internationally acclaimed ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond... into a mysterious world where bestial comedy meets irreverent vaudeville. Stunningly uncanny performances from world-class circus performers conjure up a sublimely beautiful and unexpectedly tender realm of blindfolds, Rubik's Cubes and rabbit heads, all set to a backdrop of show tunes, electronica and rock ballads. Coming to Edinburgh after thrilling audiences all over the world, don't miss this huge headline show from the company behind 2013's smash-hit Wunderkammer. circa.org.au | Twitter: @circapresents

You cannot fail to be amazed... A masterpiece BERLINER MORGENPOST Wicked, forbidden, weird, wonderful SIEGESSAULE, BERLIN Beautiful BERLINER ZEITUNG Winner - Herald Angel 2013 (for Wunderkammer)

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Rhythmic Circus

New Zealand Season | Black Grace

Black Grace presents a collection of dance works by acclaimed choreographer Neil Ieremia. Drawing from his Samoan and New Zealand roots, Neil creates innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural and generational barriers. The work itself is highly physical, rich in the story-telling traditions of the South Pacific and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty and power. www.blackgrace.co.nz

Ieremia has created a unique, captivating and dynamic style DIE RHEINPFALZ, GERMANY

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In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you'll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat! Winner - Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. www.rhythmiccircus.com | Twitter: @FDFMN

Spectacular, joyous and inspirational, they'll have you dancing all the way home. Top-notch funk from an amazing live band BBBBB BIG ISSUE A storm of feverish excitement! BBBBB

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Home grown hoofers from the USA hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Heatbox the human beatbox, joins the swingin' 7 piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain.

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THIS IS BRASIL - THE SHOW The World Festival

This is Brasil - the REAL Brasil - the sexiest summer Samba party of the festival. Freestyle football, thrilling dance, explosive percussion. 20 gorgeous performers from the beaches of Rio and Salvador da Bahia set the festival alight. Sizzling samba, zouk lambada, favela funk. Unstoppable rhythm, jaw-dropping acrobatics, breathless football magic. A spectacular theatrical phenomenon for all ages. Starring Magary Lord, Carnaval King, his live 8-piece legendary samba band, and stars of the Olympic opening ceremony, the finest six pack Capoeira dancers in the world. This is the year of Brasil - join the celebration, feel the Carnaval beats, and be swept away on this incredible journey to the pulsating heart of Brazilian passion. Braziliant! www.thisisbrasil.info

The fantasy beach party that everyone wants invited to. LIST Cirque du Soleil with muscle METRO A riotous carnival of song, samba and capoeira - a fabulous summer night out TELEGRAPH

Packed with muscle, backflips, blistering samba beats. A big hunk of upbeat Brazilian soul! SCOTSMAN

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MORNING GLORYVILLE~RAVE YOUR WAY INTO THE DAY! Morning Glory Experiences and Underbelly Productions

An immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style! Nothing wakes you up more than a soulshaking dance, electrifying music, yoga, massage and a mind blowing double-espresso! Morning Gloryville's dynamic team have grabbed London by its disco balls and are now bringing their party to Fringe. Come one, come all. This stage belongs to everyone! www.morninggloryville.com | Twitter: @MorningGlory_UK

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SOWETO AFRO-POP OPERA Showcasing light Opera and Classical Standard with African influence and acappella vocals, come and be delighted and refreshed by this mixture of classical and formal choral music, Afro-Jazz, popular, religious, classical and African folk music. Soweto Afro Pop is steadily building international reputation for presenting and maintaining an exceptional musical standard and versatility.

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Featuring feuding tailors, a Jewess in a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more. This hilarious Fringe favourite is a joyous and ever-evolving collection of stories-insong, written and performed by a master songwriter. A rich tapestry of family legend and musical folklore to make you laugh and cry in a heartbeat. ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Winner 2013. www.danielcainer.com | Twitter: @danielcainer

Shaggy-dog storytelling... lovingly detailed BBBB TIME OUT

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G'ninth G'normous year! The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira, and legends of 50s and 60s comedy, Flanders and Swann. Including favourites - The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gasman Cometh - as well as hidden gems. Featuring multi-award winning comic Tim FitzHigham and Radio 4's Duncan Walsh Atkins. www.flandersandswann.info | Twitter: @flanders_swann

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Embarking on their eleventh run at the Fringe, Out of the Blue will captivate you with their unbeatable mixture of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and often unintentional comedy. Appearing in the 2011 live finals of 'Britain's Got Talent', the fifteen floppyhaired Oxford undergraduates were crowned Voice Festival UK champions this year and their relentless energy has left audiences beaming far and wide. Out of the Blue is proud that their show is supporting Helen and Douglas House, the world's first children's hospice.

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ADAM HOLMES AND FRIENDS... Adam Holmes

One of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish music scene, award winning singer/songwriter Adam Holmes, with special guests.

Award-winning pianist, singer, songwriter and film nerd Joe Stilgoe pays tribute to 100 years of Hollywood cinema and the film music that shaped his own musical life. Beginning with The Jungle Book and charting a course through the most memorable moments of music in film, Joe and his remarkable band will give you the perfect afternoon at the movies. With Joe's famous improvisational skills this cinematic show will be unique each time. www.joestilgoe.com | Twitter: @JoeStilgoe

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SOWETO SPIRITUAL SINGERS Vilakazi Entertainment Group and Underbelly Productions

From internationally successful pop-duo Erasure, singer ANDY BELL is

A true celebration of unifying sounds, this is a towering sensation of exuberance with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. This inspirational show features the world-famous 27-strong Soweto Spiritual Singers, performing incredible a capella and instrumental music. Their unique sound is adored around the world. They have recorded with artists like R-Kelly and performed to billions in the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Johannesburg in 2010. Join the Soweto Spiritual Singers as they dance, sing, clap and shout their way in an electrifying hour. This is the Festival's ultimate musical experience.

David Shepherd Vertical Half Page Ad A dramatic song-cycle of ‘musical postcards’ direct from the hotspots of memory

“The biggest challenge of my career so far” Andy Bell

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THE ALLEYCATS: CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA

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Everything from hip-hop mash-ups to Motown and pop classics - dance moves included. This energetic and talented group of students, hailing from the University of St Andrews, promises an afternoon of highly entertaining, award-winning, a cappella.

HAMELL ON TRIAL THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD

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“Joe Strummer, Bill Hicks and Hunter Thomson all rolled into one!” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Winner of The Herald Angel Award for an outstanding performance.

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11th - 25th AUGUST AT 9.30pm ALBUM OUT NOW! “(Hamell is) streetwise, packed with great one-liners and righteous in his fury” Scotland on Sunday

SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS The Jive Aces

‘DELIGHTFUL...CLEVER, WITTY AND CHARMING’

The UK's No.1 Jive band and stars of Britain's Got Talent. So cheerful their videos are prescribed! Featuring songs by Prima, Darin and more.

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‘MUSICAL VIRTUOSO’

Two nights only to catch the UK's Kings of Swing live in the Spiegeltent Palazzo.

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STAR OF RADIO 2, RADIO 4’s ‘THE NOW SHOW’ & ‘THE HORNE SECTION’ AND BBC TV‘s ‘NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS’

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TSHWANE GOSPEL CHOIR

JAPAN MARVELOUS DRUMMERS

The Tshwane Gospel Choir is more than just a group of talented voices. They are a unique community of like-minded souls from Pretoria who use their talent to educate and inspire.

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humor, dance and traditional Japanese drums that has been performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, India, Taiwan, Brazil and Korea. Don't miss this unique chance to see Japanese traditional instruments like Japanese drums, the Koto (Japanese Harp), Shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute), Shakuhachi (Japanese Clarinet) amongst others.

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Vilakazi Entertainment Group

One of South Africa's most acclaimed gospel choirs, they combine beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms. Performing contemporary gospel music, they reinterpret African sounds with a Western influence. Come and experience beautiful African beats with energetic youthful dances. Tshwane Gospel Choir play to Presidents and huge sell-out crowds back home. This is your opportunity to be blown away in a more intimate setting, as they make their UK début.

While maintaining traditional stylistics, Japan Marvelous rides the cutting edge of Japanese arts and instruments. Japan Marvelous will forever change the way you think about Japan. japanmarvelous.com | Twitter: @japan_marvelous

A truly transformative gospel choir experience. Share it! www.tshwanegospelchoir.com | Twitter: @tshwanegospel

Unlike anything else! BROOKLYN PAPER, NEW YORK

Crown Gospel Award Winners 2013

Outstanding! FOLHA DE SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

A significant voice on the gospel scene. THE SOWETAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Wonderful! SANJEVANI, INDIA

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PETER STRAKER BLACK MAGIC MPG Productions

Fresh from London's West End this award winning star conjures up a selection of songwriters, and charms, shocks and seduces with his remarkable vocals. From the opening strains of this brand new show Peter Straker promises to hold you in the palm of his elegant but dangerous hand. Straker has ALL the credentials required to deliver a thunderous rendition of "A Kind of Magic" originally by his close friend and recording colleague , the legendary Freddie Mercury. With the same soaring range and spectacular showmanship, and backed here by a cracking 5 piece band, his performance could fill a room twice this size! www.peterstraker.com | Twitter: @PeterStraker1

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GLEN MATLOCK: I WAS A TEENAGE SEX PISTOL

JAMIE MACDOWELL AND TOM THUM

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One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth! The sell-out show of last year's Edinburgh Fringe is back. When Jamie's beautiful songwriting meets Tom's world-class beatboxing, the outcome is mind-blowing. Playing off each other's talents, they are the perfect musical match - come and share an evening with two genuinely passionate and insanely talented human beings.

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Glen Matlock was a founding member of the Sex Pistols and co-wrote most of their iconic songs. Glen will be reading extracts from his autobiography - telling his personal story of how the band formed, exploded onto the music scene world-wide and then disintegrated - and playing songs from all aspects of his career. thephilistinesuk.com | Twitter: @GlenMatlock

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Celebrating a decade of Fringe highs, the top selling music act at the 2013 Festival return with a feel-good show that will put a grin on your face and a 6-part harmony in your heart. Highlights include a mash-up of Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy' with Chaplin's classic 'Smile', and another showstopping mega-medley. www.themagnets.com | Twitter: @themagnets

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The award-winning acoustic guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, highly charismatic and talented artist Antonio Forcioni returns to the Fringe for a limited run of intimate solo performances.

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Fast paced, high-energy, close harmony duo Richard Morton and Reg Meuross, the Panic Brothers return to the stage with their "spine chilling harmonies" (Guardian) and "sharp wit" (Time Out).

New Zealand Season

In support of Creative New Zealand's season of theatre at Edinburgh this year, please join us for a couple of NZ music events showcasing both up and coming and more established Kiwi artists.

Phill Jupitus says "Simon & Garfunkel with better gags & hair". Two Shows Only!

Expect to hear a diverse range of Kiwi talent including Pacific song-writing, to indie and soul, and urban funk and Maori flavour.

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THE AFTER PARTY WITH ALEX ROSSI AND THE RHYTHMIC CIRCUS BAND

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The ESC is an explosive 6-piece band with a show that captivates, and a sound that reverberates back through time. Currently in the middle of their European festival tour season, the ESC are in town for a short run of exclusive Edinburgh shows.

Alex Rossi is known for his high-energy performances combining rock'n'roll with the soul of traditional blues, and the swagger of hip-hop. Join Alex and the Rhythmic Circus Band for three funky hours of music with Special Fringe Guests to include beat-boxing sensation Aaron Heaton-HEATBOX.

So, shine up your shoes, get your glad rags on, and hotfoot your way through the spectacle of big-bass, electronic beats and the stomping vintage sounds of the Electric Swing Circus. www.electricswingcircus.com | Twitter: @ElecSwingCircus

The late night party you don't want to miss!

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Following smash-hit total sell-out seasons worldwide, and hot on the heels of a huge UK tour last autumn, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe welcomes back the Best. Party. Ever. www.hotdubtimemachine.com | Twitter: @HotDubTM

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Looking for after hours fun? Dive into the heady atmosphere of Friday I'm In Love, the UK's first singalong club night. Fresh from T in the Park, this travelling party has taken up residence at the Pleasance AceDome. Throw your arms around your friends - old and new - as you belt out indie and pop anthems, backed by the amazing house band, then dance the night away to the best party tunes. It's not karaoke - at FiiL Club EVERYONE sings together and every night is a Friday night!

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BEN HART - THE VANISHING BOY Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Ben Hart (BBC3's Killer Magic) is a unique magician - a teller of tall tales, an inventor of magic and a sleight of hand artist. Prepare for eye-boggling dexterity, unbelievable mysteries, audacious lies and brutal honesty... TO&ST Cabaret Award nominee 2013

Blues and Burlesque

Dexy's Pete Saunders, Scarlett Belle (winner 2013 World Burlesque Games) and ringmistress Vicious Delicious, bring an 'extraordinary fusion of blues, comedy and burlesque. A highlight of this year's Fringe' (Heckler.com.au) with original live music.

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FASCINATING AIDA: CHARM OFFENSIVE

IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA

Following three Olivier Award nominations and more than 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate over 30 years of growing old disgracefully with Charm Offensive, their terrific new show bursting with hilarious new songs and outrageous old favourites.

Jersey Boys star and Madonna fanatic Michael Griffiths is transforming himself into the Material Girl for his one man cabaret show at the Edinburgh Festival following the sell-out success of last year's show when he dipped his toe in the water for 5 dates. He also performed a week-long London run at the St. James Theatre in December. This time the show is back in Edinburgh for a full stint at the Assembly Checkpoint.

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BORIS & SERGEY'S ASTONISHING FREAKATORIUM

The nation's favourite Puppet clown duo are back with a spanking new cabaret. Hold on to your hats as they delve for your titillation into the world of the macabre, watch them recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude and endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance, all whilst beguiling you with their roughish wit and erudite jocularity. Not for the faint hearted or those with a tendency to swoon. www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @Boris_sergey

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YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they present familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard before! Direct from New York City, Drama Desk Award nominee Christina has been taking the world by storm with her uncanny celebrity impressions.

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THE VELMA CELLI SHOW

TONY ROBERTS: CARD MAGIC

Direct from London's Hippodrome Casino, cabaret star Velma Celli presents an evening of all things fabulous and diva. Velma and her Musical Director Joe Louis Robinson bring you an eclectic mix of live music, hilarious parodies and more leg than a bucket of chicken.

Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician. Tony Roberts' iconic storytelling style belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions while charming his audience with laughter. Understated and ingenious, captivating and hilarious.

Velma is the alter ego of musical theatre performer Ian Stroughair, who has appeared in West End hits including Cats, Fame, Chicago and most recently the UK tour of RENT.

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ALI MCGREGOR'S LATE NITE VARIETY NITE NIGHT

The Wau Wau Sisters

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Australian chanteuse and cabaret royalty Ali McGregor returns with her cult hit show. A night packed with the best stand-up comedians, cabaret acts, circus and burlesque stars alongside Ali's unique interpretations of trashy hits. www.alimcgregor.com | Twitter: @thealimcgregor

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Enter The Christeene Machine: a gender-blending bootypounding queer perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality.

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Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala & her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. This year promises bigger names, bigger songs and even higher heels. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy with Tape on his Face. www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @lili_la_scala

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The multi-award winning, cabaret superstar Lady Rizo returns with her luscious vocals, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit. Along with her musical director Yair Evnine, Lady Rizo creates vintage arrangements and theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade, mixed with original material from her debut album Violet.

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THIS IS CEILIDH This Is Ceilidh

Come be seduced by New York's finest chanteuse. www.ladyrizo.com | Twitter: @LadyRizo

If you only see one cabaret show this year, see Lady Rizo BBBBB

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When she belts the last note, everything is in place. The hand is daintily raised just so, the immobile coiffed hair frames her face and the monstrous eyelashes consume the eyes... you'd barely know what decade it is NEW YORK POST SENSATIONAL... A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock 'n' roll THE NEW YORK TIMES £10 W

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Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before.

AMY G: ENTERSHAMEMENT

A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing.

Amy G's Entershamement is slapstick diva heaven, full of ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, roller-skates, a live chicken and genuine human frailty. She gleefully defies shame and categorization.

Come prepared to party, anything could happen.

Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, it's the essential Edinburgh experience.

G-Force Productions

www.thisisceilidh.com | Twitter: @thisisceilidh

Musical talent, theatrical showmanship, comedy, rap - it's got it all... and you get to dance! STUART CASSELLS (ORIGINAL 'RED HOT CHILLI PIPER')

"A comic powerhouse with a spectacular voice" (Australian) "Like watching Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in one woman!" (Eytan Mirsky)

It's like Hogmanay on Acid! LAURIE SANSOM (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND)

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It's just like regular bingo, but instead of calling out numbers we play tunes. BIG tunes! Hear them and mark 'em off your Bingo card to WIN! Host Eleanor Conway, DJ's Jonny Unknown & Stocky guide you through a night of fun-filled interaction and wild abandonment. Expect stage invasions, confetti showers and proud new owners of Deep Fat Fryers! A 'Must Do' at this years Fringe Festival 2014! TIME

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Jaggy

From the team behind the legendary Bongo Club Cabaret comes an unprecedented clubbing and live performance event led by DJs Rufus and Ben. Swing, Jive, Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll tunes are played as a nonstop DJ set alongside walkabout and stage performances from the very best guest circus, sideshow and cabaret performers from across the Fringe. www.jaggyevents.com | Twitter: @FlashBangUK BBBBB CLUB REVIEW

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Back by popular demand, International Impresario Chaz Royal of London Burlesque Festival fame presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque acts at the Fringe. Sultry striptease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around. Chaz Royal's affair is from the darker side of the tracks, somewhere between cabaret-era Berlin, Freaks and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Surprises and titillation at the ready!

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www.burlesqueking.com | Twitter: @ChazRoyal

With a different show every night, it will always be fresh, lively and sexy BBBB THREEWEEKS

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Mick & Boo Present/Gilded Balloon

A revelry of the very best cabaret, circus, magic, comedy & burlesque at the Fringe.

This delightfully macabre, joyful and deliciously wicked musical comedy brings to life Charles Addams' oddly loveable and singularly eccentric comic cartoon creations, including Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch, Thing and a whole host of other-worldly ancestors. An irresistible celebration of family values, Addams-style!

Hosted by TittyBarHaHa & The Party Spirits, Bacchanalia brings you a night of decadence and filth, variety and spectacle.

www.rcsatthefringe.com | Twitter: @RCSatthefringe

The Gilded Balloon will play host to some of the worlds finest traveling entertainers with each show booking only headline acts. Come and get your party on!

Hilarious, tuneful, insightful, excellently staged and brilliantly performed BBBBB SCOTSMAN (ON AVENUE Q)

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LAIKA: A SPACE DOGYSSEY

CONNECTED THE MUSICAL

A new musical comedy telling the true(ish) story of the Moscow stray blasted on a one-way trip into orbit. From rags to riches to the outer-reaches of space, this is a tale of canine exploration, betrayal and a light-hearted look at how those with power abuse the most vulnerable in society for their own ends.

Connected - The Cyber Bullying Musical

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From Craig Christie, the writer of the West End hit musical Eurobeat (Winner, Best Musical Edinburgh Fringe 2007) comes the World Premiere of Connected - a pop/rock fable of four teenagers caught in a situation they can't control, as their lives online have real consequences

www.doubleedgedrama.com | Twitter: @DoubleEdgeDrama

artistecard.com/connected | Twitter: @craigchristie9

This is one show you should not miss. Highly recommended. (2012) BBBBB BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE Exuberant Fringe Favourites GUARDIAN £5 W

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THE GIRL WHO Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Anna is searching for her parents. It's up to you how she finds them. Inspired by the classic Choose Your Own Adventure books, The Girl Who places the audience in complete control of the story. You will be in charge of the characters' decisions, morals, successes and failures allowing every show's path to be unique. Combining live music and immersive storytelling, The Girl Who is the latest piece by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie (Forest Boy, FreakShow, Fringe 2013). Presented in association with Noisemaker and Theatre Bench. www.rcsatthefringe.com | Twitter: @RCSattheFringe

Gilmour and McKenzie's goal to create and develop fresh and innovative music theatre has certainly been realized BBBBB HERALD British Musical Theatre is in safe hands... One of the outstanding achievements of the Fringe this year BBBB BROADWAYBABY (ON FOREST BOY)

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New Zealand Season | Kila Kokonut Krew

A big-hearted musical with all the soul of the South Pacific. Lured by the promise of a better life in New Zealand, Losa and her father arrive from Samoa harbouring big dreams. She finds work in a textile factory; staffed by her fellow countrymen but run by an unscrupulous owner. Each time the factory bells rings, she feels further away from both her home and dreams. But then hope, and the possibility of love, arrive from an unexpected ally. Featuring a cast of fifteen, THE FACTORY is an uplifting new musical filled with 1970s beats and joyous Polynesian harmonies. www.kilakokonutkrew.com | Twitter: @KilaKokonutKrew

This Pacific 'Les Mis' tale of race and class is hugely leavened by romance, humour and funky 70s style, textured with brilliant harmonies. NEW ZEALAND HERALD If they sell out before you can get a ticket, go down on your knees and beg. AUCKLAND METRO MAGAZINE

A sweet and rhythmic ride with pure Samoan soul. THEATREVIEW.CO.NZ The spine-tingles, the sounds and colours of Samoa are evoked; feel good entertainment with an infectious spirit and a beating heart. THEATRESCENES.CO.NZ

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Award Winning Photographer Steve Ullathorne's 9th annual exhibition featuring live and studio photography of performers from the Fringe and world beyond! Picked as the Metro's best free things to see during the Festival www.steveullathorne.com | Twitter: @steveullathorne

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ZIMBABWE SCULPTURES Vhukutiwa Gallery and Wellington Nyanhongo

Vhukutiwa Gallery return, together with renowned stone sculptor Wellington Nyanhongo, presenting a beautiful and haunting range of work, all with a remarkably tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spirit-orientated from some of Zimbabwe's finest sculptors. For the first time in Edinburgh, Vhukutiwa Gallery are delighted to also included paintings by Lin Barrie, who is admired for her pictures of 'Painted Dogs'.

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House of Lineo brings to Edinburgh a modern-day African village filled with functional arts and craft in decor and fashion retail... depicting the rich culture of the African people from Mpumalanga - a land of the rising sun. In collaboration with Hand in Hand, a high-end craft producer dedicated to the upliftment of promoting the beautiful craft made by rural women in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

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Georgian artist Otar Imerlishvili's work is beautifully evocative with traditional influences perfectly underpinning his unique, personal style. The fine detail of his painting is particularly engaging, and combined with his gentle humour ensures a very wide appeal.

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BABY WANTS CANDY WORKSHOPS

An immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style! Nothing wakes you up more than a soulshaking dance, electrifying music, yoga, massage and a mind blowing double-espresso! Morning Gloryville's dynamic team have grabbed London by its disco balls and are now bringing their party to Fringe. Come one, come all. This stage belongs to everyone!

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JANA & HEIDI Jana Kennedy

Jana and her mum Heidi have had a 32 year long relationship filled with highs & lows, and together they have made a show! An honest exploration into relationships between Mothers and Daughters, fashion choices and Tres Conchas! Join them for good times, motherly advice and a disco dance off!

Racing Minds

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2013 sell-out show. Book now to avoid disappointment. Never in my life have I witnessed a funnier live comedy show. BBBBB THREEWEEKS Witty, clever and entertaining throughout, this has to be one of the must-see shows in this years' Fringe. Racing Minds are stars in the making. BBBBB FESTIVAL JOURNAL

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Henry Blofeld & Peter Baxter invite you to the sporting event of the summer. Prepare for an epic showdown as the pick of festival performers go head-to-head against industry professionals. Test Match Special's inimitable Henry Blofeld commentates live from the wickets whilst Peter Baxter umpires this limited over frenzy. Blofeld & Baxter are appearing at the Pleasance throughout the festival. www.memoriesoftestmatchspecial.com | Twitter: @blowersh

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FELICITY ANN: IT TAKES ALL SORTS Felicity Robertson

A Mary Poppins bag of hilarious characters from a misunderstood Rumplestiltskin, to a yoga instructor who can't stand the sound of breathing. Bring along your best buddy, your girlfriend/boyfriend, the in-laws or that work colleague you know nothing about but want to take on a date. Versatile huh!? Fastpaced and full of fun, this really is a show for everyone!

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Just arrived? Then this legendary showcase is just for you. See researched extracts from top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. Everyday there is a different selection. Just pick the shows you like and then go and see them. Comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, music and more.Simple! Brilliant!

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'Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny?' Winner Rosie Holt brings her debut show, Fall Girl, to the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Hayley is desperate. She keeps getting conned. Plus the voice in her head is a girl with a guitar who turns her failings into rhyming couplets. A musical comedy about getting scammed, and getting gumption. www.fallgirl.co.uk | Twitter: @RosieisaHolt

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An hour of stand-up comedy performed by our Universal Comedy course graduates supported by our team of professional comedic tutors. See how comedy can help people with ill health and mental health problems rediscover the lighter side of life. Come along and witness our life-changing work.

Arthur Smith reprises this widely-acclaimed show, the second of a trilogy, which premiered at last year's fringe, enjoyed a sold-out run at the Soho Theatre in London and was transmitted on Radio 4 in January. Channeling Leonard Cohen, Arthur muses on dementia, death and decline to hilarious and poetic effect. He is enhanced and accompanied by the Smithereens, the world's most tuneful and beautiful backing trio. Mournful, poetic but ultimately invigorating and 'painfully funny' - Sunday Times

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Following a sell-out run in London, Matt comes back to celebrate the great and the good (and Ed Miliband). See his brand new show as the countdown to Election 2015 starts here. As seen on 'Have I Got News For You' and '8 Out of 10 Cats'.

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14:40 (16:00) Fringe favourite and Bobby Award Winner Baby Wants Candy (***** "Entertainment Phenomenon" Scotsman) host very special & very famous rotating guests for an afternoon of spontaneous music, monologues and mayhem. No two shows are ever the same!

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Fully entertaining, gone-bonkers aesthetic! CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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Following its total sell-out premiere season at Fringe 2014, and a West End transfer, this Olivier Award nominated Morecambe and Wise comedy returns in a newly extended version featuring even more favourite moments from their brilliant TV and stage careers. Created and performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

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Featuring classic material by Eddie Braben, Dick Hills and Sid Green.

Baba's unique brand of "peer reviewed rap" brings together hiphop, comedy, and behavioural sciences. So what about religious beliefs? Evolutionary adaptation or "virus of the mind"? It's time to eff with the ineffable.

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Fringe First Winner (The Rap Guide to Evolution, 2009) www.bababrinkman.com/religion | Twitter: @bababrinkman

Spot on. Ashpitel and Stephens have got the duo's mannerisms down pat to such a winning extent... you could watch this for hours. BBBB DAILY TELEGRAPH

Warm, funny, and fascinating BBBBB Astonishing and brilliant NEW YORK TIMES

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JULIETTE BURTON: LOOK AT ME

Join Kitten Killers for an hour of quick fire sketches, silly songs and some rather inappropriate mime in a show that will make you laugh until your sides hurt. Kitten Killers skilfully blend sketch and musical comedy in a debut show that skirts the line of appropriateness, gleefully playing with the idea of how far is too far?

Other shows want you to look at them but what will you see if you Look At Me? Juliette's been fat, thin, everything between. In this new docucomedy she'll change even more! Wearing the hijab, dressing provocatively, male, obese, old, nude: is what we appear to be who we are? And can changing our outsides change who we are inside?

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Join Marijana... 'Health & Happiness Guru to the Stars.'

A bedroom can be many things; Sanctuary. Workspace. Fort. The Amused Moose Laughter Award nominee invites you into his room - not in a weird way - to relive his misadventures. It also features a cool dog.

Inspired character comedy from the 2012 Funny Women Award winner Gabby Best. Twitter: @best_gabby

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ALEX HORNE: THE PERCENTAGE GAME Avalon Promotions Ltd

Here's the plan: exactly one hundred people come along to both watch and take part in the show. Remember, one of these people could be you. Alex will conduct these people (possibly you) and an experiment to enlighten and entertain whilst exploring the always hilarious world of statistics. Part game, part social study, 100% fun.

James Veitch

Scam emails: Nigerian princes, unclaimed insurance bonds, 'friends' marooned on holiday. Standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what if you replied? A show for anyone with a dream ... and an email account.

alexhorne.com | Twitter: @AlexHorne

www.fundamentalinterconnectedness.com | Twitter: @scambluffable

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The runt in a litter of brainiacs and never one for school, Rachel's learned by trial and error, borrowing opinions from her big brothers, when she didn't have appropriate views of her own. Trouble is, she's knocking on a bit now and you need a chunk of fancy chat, for grown-up dinners. Starting from scratch on the thinking front is tough, but that's just what she has to do, to be a cool independent woman, doing it for himself.

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RIA LINA: SCHOOL OF RIASON

LIZZIE BATES: REPROBATES

Award winning Ria Lina returns with her 3rd hour of comedy. Homeschooling lets you teach your kids whatever you want. Come find out what kids should be learning versus what Ria's actually teaching them. How much of what we learned at school do we actually ever need?

Riotous character comedy from BAFTA Rocliffe winner 2013 and member of critically-acclaimed sketch group The Boom Jennies (BBC Radio 4). Full of endearing everyday rebels, this is a bold, ballsy and highly-anticipated debut - not to be missed.

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Ria Lina

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'Future of British comedy' (BAFTA). 'A big future' (Guardian).

Fearless, provocative and very funny BBBB SCOTSMAN Electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit

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Green Room Award-winners Backwards Anorak present Game of Thrones. Sorry, what? You can't call your show that? Right. Winter is Coming? Good. Sorted.

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Russell Kane hosts The Kaneing, a topical comedy podcast where a panel of guest comedians pitch the stories of the week for a fictional magazine, recorded in front of a live audience.

Singing. Dancing. Incesting. And finally an answer - What song will Westeros select to represent their people at Eurovision? Created & Performed by Michelle Brasier, Vince Milesi, with James Baker, Leo Milesi and Laura Frew.

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SURNAME & SURNAME: BANG! Paul Foxcroft (Drifters, e4; Cariad & Paul) and Briony Redman (Radio 4 writer; Farce Noir) are a Times Critic's Choice double act with more sketches than you can shake a stick at. But why would you shake a stick at sketches? Sketches aren't a dog. Though if we had a dog, we'd call it Sketches. Directed by David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls).

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Akin to a female Simon Evans... a bit posh and something of a sociopath... fantastically seamy side to the material... also great with audience banter... sublime... brilliant CHORTLE

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'The next Joyce Grenfell' (Spectator).

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Good afternoon! I am a character comedian doing a comedy show. I have been in BBC Radio 4's 2525 and Mission Improbable, and on BBC1's Not Going Out, plus an advert for car rental. Some people have written nice things about me but why not come and see for yourself?

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Surreal, anarchic and smart whilst reflecting a world we recognise LIVE THEATRE Very funny JOSIE LAWRENCE

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE THIS

Hilarious character com-oddity Dan Jones hammers his relentless debut into your eyes. His rabble of futile characters will make you laugh, cry, wince, recoil and donate as they try and make sense of their desperate lives. Socially awkward, uncomfortably imposing, unhinged character comedy from the least attractive member of last year's Edinburgh Fringe hit; Don't Drop The Egg. Jones will explore his own sanity, social pressure, success and the self, through the eyes of fools, and the ears of you.

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The critically-acclaimed Oxford Revue returns to the Fringe for its 50th year, bringing another hour of hilarious sketches written and performed by this year's finest student comedians.

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Prompter/Gilded Balloon

So Comedy

Comedian Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a new-born baby. In late 2012 she stumbled across some information about her birth-mother and went on a round-the-clock treasure hunt, drawn into her past like a magnet. This is her true story. Turns out, you can't open half a can of worms. 'Gloriously talented!' (Time Out) deborahfrances-white.com | Twitter: @DeborahFW

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A new show from Troy Conrad (creator of Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net). The Fringe's best performers must improvise a demented, absurd TED Talk-style presentation from a "broken" teleprompter. When the prompter unexpectedly goes blank throughout the talk, they must improvise until the prompter comes back on. A true comedy obstacle course, laden with graphics and diagrams, the comics must make sense of everything thrown at them. How much fun can be had with a supposedly "broken" teleprompter? A lot, it turns out. Great lineups every show. Not for the easily offended. www.gildedballoon.co.uk | Twitter: @gildedballoon

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THE OXFORD IMPS: PUN AND GAMES The Oxford Imps

After a sell-out show in 2013, The Oxford Imps return with their light-hearted, fast-paced, family-friendly brand of improvised comedy. Each show is packed with sketches, stories, games and songs, before culminating in a mini-play, and all improvised from your suggestions! www.oxfordimps.com | Twitter: @oxfordimps

Quick wit and effortless wordplay ... Superhuman stuff. BBBB FRINGEREVIEW (2013)

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edcomfest.com

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PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS Mick Perrin Worldwide

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane return to the Fringe for their 11th consecutive year presenting Paul Merton's Impro Chums. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad, and now they return to Edinburgh. They create a new show every night based entirely on suggestions from the audience using their finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. The Impro Chums create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. www.mickperrin.com | Twitter: @mickperrin

Every year they bring the house down... a testimony to their brilliance and consistency... you could see this every night and never tire of it BBBBB MIRROR These are masters of their craft and there wasn't a dull moment. Terrific fun MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

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Staple/face

Kamikaze sketch wunderkinds Staple/face come careering back to Edinburgh, hell-bent on succeeding by dying trying. After another year honing their own brand of gripping, breathless, creaky sketch comedy, they will show no mercy. Now they're ready for battle. Please don't hurt us. WINNERS: 'So You Think That's Funny?' Best New Sketch Act 2013 www.stapleslashface.co.uk | Twitter: @stapleslashface

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Neil Henry is a star! NEW YORK TIMES Neil Henry is a mix of Rowan Atkinson and my Ironmonger STEPHEN FRY

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THE GRANDEES: BABOOM! The Grandees

The Grandees present the latest instalment of their totally stupid and completely hilarious sketch comedy. In this highly original heady mix of comedy and drama, these exceptional performers give you a glimpse into a bizarre and twisted Grandee world. 'A gloriously cracked joyride.They hit their own gold' Chortle **** 'Sublimely silly,brilliantly performed' The Times***** Broadway Baby ***** What's Peen Seen ***** One4Review **** Time Out www.thegrandees.com | Twitter: @thegrandees

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ALFIE MOORE: THE NAKED STUN

GLENN COSBY: FOOD JUNKIE

Former Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian, and star of BBC Radio 4's It's a Fair Cop, Alfie tasers his way through a brand new hour of hilarious and fascinating anecdotes drawn from his 18 years on the beat. The Naked Stun is based on the true story of his dogged determination to track down a 'serial flasher'. A fast-paced show that twists and turns, exposing the seedier side of crime investigation, before reaching a shocking conclusion.

Over 7 weeks, millions of viewers watched every challenge, every showstopper and sat on the edge of their seats, as Glenn worked his way through series four of the Great British Bake Off.

Mick Perrin Worldwide

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

www.alfiemoore.com | Twitter: @alfiemoore

Brilliantly funny, genuinely hilarious DAVID MITCHELL

He became known for his enthusiasm, big cakes, simple flavours and fuss-free approach; while the others patiently kneaded their filo dough, he let the mixer do the work and had a cup of tea! This year he makes his début at the Fringe with special Festival guests, and you will also get to try some of his famous bakes... Expect a live cooking event like no other! www.getcomedy.co.uk | Twitter: @glenncosby

Gloriously, life-enhancingly funny SCOTSMAN

His tastes buds are always bang on PAUL HOLLYWOOD

A very funny man RHOD GILBERT

Really good baking skills MARY BERRY

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HAYLEY ELLIS: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

Avalon Promotions Ltd

The character comic, and star of BBC1's Outnumbered, returns as four comedy creations battle for your vote. Four women. One award. Who'll be crowned Woman of the Year? You decide. "Spot-on, darkly comic characters... Morris is comedy gold" (Huffington Post)

Join loser at life and winner at losing, Hayley Ellis, as she presents her debut hour of stand up about love, loss and a little dog called Kevin. Fresh from supporting Roisin Conaty on tour, Hayley lets you in on her loves, losses, and life-lessons learnt from a little Lhasa Apso dog.

www.socomedy.co.uk | Twitter: @annamorriscomic

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TOM NEENAN: THE HAUNTING AT LOPHAM HOUSE Ditto Productions

When Leopold Clarke is sent to investigate the sinister Lopham House he has no idea of the horrors that await. Spines will be tingled and gooses bumped in the hilariously chilling ghost story from the Stand Up for The Week (Channel 4) writer and one half of The Gentlemen of Leisure www.dittoproductions.co.uk | Twitter: @TNeenan

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A German-Jew's heil-arious one woman blitzcomedy. Fascinated by Der Fuhrer at age 4 and uprooted from Hamburg to New York City at 8, Bertolt Brecht's real-life niece yearns for normalcy, but her high-drama-loving family has other plans. A pinch of Hitler, a cup of HipHop and a dash of Hasselhoff. www.hihitlershow.com | Twitter: @luciepohlcomedy

Hilarious NYTHEATREGUIDE.COM There isn't a second where Lucie doesn't engage the audience. JEFF MYHRE

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Sharp and sassy Stephen Bailey, as seen on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, is making his highly anticipated Edinburgh solo debut. This is a warm and funny show about finding The One, breaking up, handling it with 'dignity' (or lack thereof) and getting back out there - just like Katy Perry with a world tour (but on a budget).

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JOZ NORRIS: AWKWARD PROPHET Live Nation in association with Mike Leigh Associates

Having delivered one of Time Out's Top 10 Free Shows of the Fringe 2013, Joz is doing a show as himself this year, but he's easily distracted so he might occasionally disappear into a tangent where he's been married for 20 years. Essentially, an asexual boy who desperately wants to be in a relationship but has no idea why, other than that he saw it in a Richard Curtis film. www.joznorris.co.uk | Twitter: @JozNorris

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MUSICAL COMEDY AWARDS Avin A Larf

Music + comedy x outstanding talent = MCA Showcase! An hour crammed full of the Fringe's best musical comedy acts. Proudly sponsored by WeGotTickets. Sell Out Show 2009-13.

So Comedy by arrangement with Quite Interesting Limited

Following his sell-out fringe début, John and 'curator' Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily include Jimmy Carr, Susan Calman, Phill Jupitus, and a host of entertaining experts. Limited run, book early!

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RACHEL PARRIS: LIVE IN VEGAS So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

Chortle Award-nominated musical comedian, Rachel Parris (IT Crowd, Thronecast, BBC Radio 4 & Austentatious) presents a shrewd take on the glamorous Las Vegas show, featuring brand new characters and comedy anthems.

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One man. New comedy. Whodunit (give or take). Live music score. An alphabet of characters. Whopping reveal. All a bit sideways.

rachelparris.wordpress.com | Twitter: @iamrachelparris

goosecomedy.com | Twitter: @wowgoose

Gorgeous, talented and very funny. BBBB SCOTSMAN One sometimes doubts that Britain's got talent, but Parris has it in spades. BBBB GUARDIAN

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Last seen on BBC3, the Twins are on the run. Witness them conjure the souls of the damned in this deliciously dark charactercomedy sideshow.

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The follow up to award-winning show Pressure Point, and this time Danny is on the up. Join him on his quest to solve an epic identity crisis whilst battling to escape the bottom rung. Winner 2013 Amused Moose Laughter Awards Peoples Choice. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2013 nominee.

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DAVID ELMS: NURTURE BOY The Pleasance in association with James Grant Comedy

Thoughtful romantic David Elms whispers it from the rooftops in this, his charming and inventive debut show. Expect songs, some chat, and romance (little surprises, big gestures, bit with a rubik's cube etc). "Original, Intelligent and Madcap" **** WhatsOnStage, "Intelligently comic and joyously silly" **** BroadwayBaby. Chortle Finalist 2012. Musical Comedy Awards winner 2014. As seen previously in 'The Invisible Dot New Wave', 'The Improverts', 'Charmed Forces', 'Transformer', and on BBC3. www.davidelms.net | Twitter: @davehasmates

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CASUAL VIOLENCE: THE GREAT FIRE OF NOSTRIL

Live Nation in association with Lisa White at Glorious Management

Pointy debutant Rhys James will tell some brilliant jokes, do some incredible poems, raise his eyebrows a few times and then leave. The whole thing will last around an hour, during which he won't even check Twitter once.

Award-winning sketch villains "mix Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl" (Sunday Times) into a sinister tale of heartbreak, conjoined siblings and probable arson. Double Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality nominees (2011 & 2012), but never been original enough to win. Live music, silly theatrics and rather odd narrative comedy.

The Telegraph's 18th Funniest Person on Twitter. 18th. That's top 20. www.youtube.com/user/RhysActually | Twitter: @rhysjamesy

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Following last year's critically acclaimed debut, NATYS finalists and sketch duo Thünderbards return with a second hour of comedy. After giving up conventional sketches, they are free to pursue their real interest: time-travel. See them traverse decades to find out more about their ancestors, royally cocking everything up along the way.

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HARVEY, GARVEY AND THE KANE

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Bound and Gagged Comedy

INSERT HERE: Sixty words describing how this show differs from others. DO MENTION: It's funny. It's original. Three brilliant performers: Stephen Harvey (Perrier Nominee), Marcus Garvey (Peep Show, Four Lions) and Gareth Kane (Whatsonstage Nominee). DON'T MENTION: What we've got riding on this. Keep it nice and relaxed. IMPORTANT: REMEMBER TO INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION AND DON'T RUN OUT OF www.harveygarveyandthekane.com | Twitter: @HGandtheK

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ANDY DE LA TOUR STAND-UP OR DIE IN NEW YORK Gilded Balloon

After a sell-out run in 2013 and hot off the back of their Radio 4 debut, BEASTS return to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of inspired silliness. Drunk on the power of last year's success, the quarrelsome trio have decided to break free from the shackles of the group and go it alone. But restricted to only one venue and one hour, can they really squeeze in all three spectacular solo shows? Three shows. One room. Too many egos. Too little time. Directed by Tom Parry (Pappy's). BEASTScomedy.co.uk | Twitter: @BEASTScomedy

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We've all been ill. Now imagine falling ill in a foreign country. It happened to Wendy's husband, although this was Hollywood, baby! In this show, Wendy introduces us to the people, places and characters she met with a hilarious and brutal honesty about the land of the free and why the USA is indeed the home of the brave. www.wendywason.co.uk | Twitter: @Wendy_Wason

Wendy Wason is a natural raconteur. Chatty and charming. SCOTSMAN She's absolutely hysterical! JIMMY CARR £6 W

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17:20 (18:20) Celebrating 14 years on the Pleasance stage join legendary West End stage, screen, television & radio star Nicholas Parsons for his most magnificent show yet! The host of Radio 4's Just a Minute invites you to come and join the fun and laughter at his sell-out comedy chat show with a host of special celebrity guests. Past guests have included Jason Byrne, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Sue Perkins, Shappi Khorsandi, Micky Flanagan and Russell Kane. Not to be missed. www.pleasance.co.uk | Twitter: @ThePleasance

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A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic, quickwitted patter. BBBB THE SKINNY Immensely funny DAILY EXPRESS

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Following his hit nationwide tour, the comedian, broadcaster, writer & chef returns for his first full Fringe season in three years, reflecting on romance in middle age. Expect some hilarious, and at times rather naughty, tales from the Fringe's favourite funnyman.

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TOTAL SELL OUT 2012 & 2013. After the phenomenal success of Volume I, Benny's back and rocking out the classics in his own inimitable style. With some of the best jokes in the business Boot will simply blow your mind (and maybe his own), so get ready for some quality jokes and stuff. Book Early!

International comedian, Lancastrian socialite, as seen on Sky 1's John Bishop's Only Joking. Dan Nightingale returns to Edinburgh for another festival frolic. He might actually be a bit of a dick, but my God he's funny with it.

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In October 2013, Bec Hill announced that she was going to win an award. This is a show for anyone who's ever made a promise they might not be able to keep... Time Out's "Top 5 Funniest Comedians on Twitter" 2012. The Telegraph's "Top 10 Comedians to Follow on Twitter" 2013. www.bechillcomedian.com | Twitter: @bechillcomedian

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17:30 (18:30) Welcome, watchers of illusion to level 2. Following last year's sell out Edinburgh run and subsequent national tour, Knightmare Live returns with more adventure, characters, puzzles and monsters in this critically acclaimed stage adaption of the cult TV classic. Each day one member of the public will be guided by two guest comedians through Treguard's dungeon but will they succeed in their quest, or fall foul to one of Lord Fear's schemes?. "Expect at least 48% more danger" Lord Fear.

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Dane Baptiste doesn't fit in. In his highly anticipated debut hour, this original and provocative rising star asks: is there a place for Citizen Dane? Expect razor sharp rants and slick musings. As seen on Seann Walsh's Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) and Live from The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). 'An original and hilarious commentator on 21st Century life.' (Becky Papworth, BBC).

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DAVID MORGAN - SOCIAL TOOL Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

David Morgan (Sweat the Small Stuff BBC3, Fake Reaction ITV2) doesn't know how to deal with problems forced on him thanks to compelling but dangerous social tools. Discover the best way to dump someone you've never met, respond to time shifted rejection by omission and how to react to live coverage of a party you're not at.

Julz Hay

It's the international word clown's 10th solo show. Southern brings a winning mix of HD jokes and stories plus 4G super fast improvisation. Nominated for Best Comedy and total sell-out in Perth Fringe 2014. Award nominated in New Zealand and Edinburgh 2012.

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Extremely funny... It's impossible not to like David Morgan BBBB CHORTLE David Morgan is Funny. That's right. Capital F. ATTITUDE

Highly accessible, wonderfully exuberant and will leave you with a big smile on your face. BBBBB BROADWAY BABY

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Back for his third year, Chris deals with his irrational fears and a quirky combination of real life events. Growing up with Misophonia (hatred of certain sounds-not including laughter... phew!), is only the tip of the iceberg... .

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Independent Talent

Mark Grist and MC Mixy came here to battle. Their backup? An assortment of famous (and very dead) poets. It's fast, it's frantic and they have no idea who will win. Will it be Byron? Plath? Burns? Hughes? Only one thing is certain: you've never seen a comedy/poetry/rap show quite like it.

Having supported Bill Burr, Dylan Moran and David O' Doherty, Kent is effortlessly original; a natural born comedian.

www.deadpoetry.co.uk | Twitter: @montygristo

www.chriskentcomedy.com | Twitter: @chriskentcomic

Brings down the house BBBB GUARDIAN Within seconds the audience is hooked until the end

Breathes new life into anecdotal comedy THE LIST A comedy natural BEYOND THE JOKE

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Gilded Balloon

The Ant and Dec of the Werther's generation with a show comprising tweeting, twerking, freeform twirling, songs, anecdotes and scripted improvisations. There will be no interval unless Baz has to leave the stage for obvious reasons. Please refrain from taking selfies or playing Grand Theft Auto during the show, otherwise let yourselves go, but not out of the auditorium please. www.gildedballoon.co.uk | Twitter: @gildedballoon

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UNDERBELLY, BRISTO SQUARE | DAISY Award-winning comedian, writer, creator and star of BBC2's "Hebburn" and Radio4's "Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks" returns with a show about, well, being broken. Having gained fans for his work in television and radio, Jason is back at the fringe doing what he does best, lightningfast stand-up in front of a live audience. Always welcoming, never bullying, the self-deprecating Geordie idiot has found himself in situations he never dreamed of. Come and see how he's mucked them all up this time.

DAN SCHREIBER: C*CKBLOCKED FROM OUTER SPACE So Comedy by arrangement with John Noel Management

The co-creator of BBC Radio 4's Museum Of Curiosity, QI Elf and host of the QI podcast brings his debut hour to the fringe.

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CLEVER PETER: THE DREAMS FACTORY The critically-acclaimed sketch group and stars of their own BBC Radio 4 Series return to Edinburgh. This year they invite you to 'The Dreams Factory'... where imagination is King. (For up-selling please call them on 07789 022303).

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The cult hit show that rocked the US & Australia makes its UK debut! It combines stand-up, sketch comedy, theater, & music, intelligently targeting sex, dating, love, getting naked, & getting laid! See the show that The New Yorker calls "PITCH PERFECT" With original cast members from the American premiere production. From the team that brought you last year's 5-Star, award-winning Fringe show "The Inventor & the Escort."

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The winner of The BBC New Comedy Award and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric, Lucy Beaumont presents her hugely anticipated debut show. Spend an hour in Lucy's universe, with her unique blend of surreal, off beat humour and big, big belly laughs.

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Following his "astonishingly assured debut" (**** Sunday Times), confident nerd Phil Wang returns with his wry outlook and laid-back style to talk about love, race, and yum-yums at one point."Very promising up-and-comer" - Independent, "Slick, distinctive, and funny" - Chortle www.philwang.co.uk | Twitter: @PhilNWang

An intelligent, attuned observer SCOTSMAN Master of the intellectual dick joke TIME OUT

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THE PIN The Pleasance

Fresh from sell-out shows in London, New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, 2012 and 2013, the stars of Radio 4's 'Sketchorama' are back to give you a brand new hour of super-slick, superfun comedy. Come and take it! "Sketch comedy at its very best" (Alistair McGowan), "Impressively funny ****" (Edinburgh Reporter), "They take the place by storm ****" (One4Review), "Hilarious ****" (Broadway Baby)."Empresses of structure and style ****" (Fringe Biscuit) croftandpearce.com | Twitter: @croftandpearce

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THE CANTERBURY TALES REMIXED Soho Playhouse Inc

Chaucer's classic tales as you've never seen them before, with sparkling wordplay, live turntablism, and seriously medieval swagger. Comedic hip-hop storytelling fresh from New York's Soho Playhouse, with music by Mr. Simmonds, written and performed by Fringe First Winner Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution, 2009).

***** Three Weeks **** Metro **** Broadway Baby **** The New Current **** Informed Edinburgh **** One4Review **** Edinburgh Festivals www.iansmithcomedy.co.uk | Twitter: @Iansmithcomedy

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Off The Kerb Productions

Hotly anticipated debut hour from BBC New Comedy Award winner and star of Ch4's Stand Up For The Week. Angela is getting on, and is thinking about the big stuff, you know, life, love, family and work. And how rubbish she is at all of it. www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @AngelaBarnes

Hers is a world-weary and devastatingly matter-of-fact outlook on the world that really makes her stand out. GUARDIAN

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This show's about borders. Across land, time, pieces of paper... (At least that's the plan at the deadline for this blurb. I'm also researching a tribe of animated people recently axed from all advertising for a well known bank, hoping that'll fit in somewhere.)

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LUKE MCGREGOR: I WORRY THAT I WORRY TOO MUCH

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I'm not worried that you won't have a great time at my show though... because you will... I am worried that sounded arrogant. Winner: Best Newcomer 2013, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Facebook: OfficialLukeMcGregor | Twitter: @LukeWMcGregor

There are plenty of comedians with swagger out there, but at the moment McGregor has something better honesty BBBB THE AGE

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This Japanese physical comedy duo are a cross between Laurel and Hardy and Madness. Kids and adults will love their breathtakingly brilliant slapstick clowning... STEWART LEE, TIMES

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GREG PROOPS: THE SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD It's just Proops and you. There's no fanfare. Proops takes centre stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation. Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. www.poopcast.com | Twitter: @GregProops

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CHARLIE O'CONNOR DANDYISMS Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Much like a comedian, only more hilarious, Charlie O'Connor promises laughter, confusion, merriment, and pungent hair envy in his sparkledragon of a show. Combining live music, live comedy, and live humans he weaves the strange and wonderful into his first ever hour of full blown Charlie Humour. So hold onto your cravats. Charlie finds it hard to describe his style through such a mainstream medium like 'words' but nevertheless offers a few to capture his true essence: Good, nice, not racist. www.dandyisms.com | Twitter: @charliewoconnor

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If you laughed at a joke on TV recently, chances are Kevin Day wrote it. CLARE BALDING

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Lead Pencil

A sketch show that is literally sketched. Lead Pencil is a comedy troupe raised on Art Attack and re-runs of Saved By The Bell and held together with sticky-back plastic. Louise Beresford, Maddie Rice and Dave Bibby pack their LOLs Royce with a brand new colourful and nostalgic crew of characters, songs and sketches they made earlier. One of The List's Top 5 Sketch Shows 2013 www.leadpenciluk.com | Twitter: @LeadPencilUK

A troupe to keep an eye on BBBBB PUBLIC REVIEWS A hilarious nostalgia trip BBBB FRESH FRINGE £6 W

Fresh from a smash-hit run at the Adelaide Festival, comedy sensation Four Screws Loose (New Act of the Year finalists) return to Edinburgh with their 5th riotous show. Directed by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish), this is a show like no other - exploding with an unrivalled mix of comedy and music that have earned the boys unanimous praise and a huge Festival fan-base. This year's treats include Lego, Jeremy Kyle and an epic ABBA megamix, naturally. Don't miss out on this year's biggest screw up!

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10-times Sony Award winning DJ Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio) returns after his 2013 sold out acclaimed debut. O'Connell is a dad on the edge. If you've ever been a dad/had a dad/ known a dad, this is the show for you. A show featuring beloved pet death, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig. **** (Herald). **** (Broadway Baby).

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THE BEST OF THE REAL MACGUFFINS

Canal Cafe Theatre

Real MacGuffins

Dan, Jim and Matt proudly present their finest sketches from the last five years - for two nights only. As seen in Pramface (BBC 3), Miranda (BBC 1), Spy (SKY1), Lee Nelson's Well Funny People (BBC 3), The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (BBC 2) & writers for That Mitchell and Webb Sound (Radio 4). 'My favourite sketch group' (Cal McCrystal). 'Brilliantly well-crafted' **** (Chortle). www.therealmacguffins.com | Twitter: @realmacguffins

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UNDERBELLY, BRISTO SQUARE | TOPSIDE Nobody is safe: from Putin to Pistorious, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches brimming with punchlines. Frequently one of the best-reviewed shows on the Fringe. This Guinness World Recordbreaking show is flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed expertly accompanied by an on-stage Musical Director, a post previously held by Bill Bailey. NewsRevue's exceptional writing, superlative performances and ever-original takes on current affairs have made it a Guinness World Record breaker, Fringe First winner and a Perrier finalist. 'I love NewsRevue!' Joan Rivers.

SUSAN CALMAN: LADY LIKE Lakin McCarthy

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Live Nation in association with Mike Leigh Associates

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Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on QI, The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You.

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Join us for a gala night of comedy with a myriad of the biggest names on the Fringe coming together to raise funds for the Stroke Association in Scotland.

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Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life.

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Come along and share your troubles with Jack - and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience. www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @JackDeeHelpDesk

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THE NUALAS IN 'HELLO AGAIN, WE'RE THE NUALAS' The Nualas

UNDERBELLY

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS | ONE

VITAMIN Carlo Jacucci

Preaching from a book he never read, Vitamin turns into many characters, creatures and things, including a dancer, a marathon runner and a caterpillar, making 'inexplicably wonderful comic theatre' (BroadwayBaby). Contains unconventional use of live accordion. www.vitamintheatre.com | Twitter: @carlojacucci

A master clown BBBBB BROADWAYBABY A very funny master practitioner of the awkward. Don't miss it BBBBB PRAGUE TV

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In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting shiny, yet surprisingly affordable, frocks. With self-penned songs, scintillating harmony and provocative chat about current stuff, this Irish trio have wowed audiences from Sligo to Sydney.

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You will laugh, you will cry, you will probably need to go to the toilet at some point. 'I laughed, cried and went to the toilet.' John, Cork www.thenualas.com | Twitter: @TheNualas

The audience bayed, clamoured and stamped for more. I haven't seen the like at a Fringe show before! EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS The Nualas have put comedy and music in the blender and come up with a world class soufflé. SUNDAY TIMES Genius BBBBB

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS | FOUR Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase, hosted by the best comperes in the business. There's a different line-up every time, all selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check www.chortle.co.uk for daily listings.

SUZI RUFFELL: SOCIAL CHAMELEON

Previous acts have included Mark Watson, Pappy's, Brendon Burns, Simon Evans, Rubberbandits, Richard Herring, Showstoppers, Paul Foot, Late Night Gimp Fight, Tony Law... and literally hundreds more. It's a hugely entertaining way to sample the very best of the festival - and fast!

Off The Kerb Productions

It's really hard trying to be liked by everyone and keep everyone happy and after years of bending and breaking Suzi finally got some back bone.

www.chortle.co.uk | Twitter: @Chortle

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As heard on BBC Radio 1's Lolz Lounge, BBC Radio 4, seen on BBC3's Ed Fest Live and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, and on tour supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges.

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Tom loves telling jokes, whatever the cost. Millions in fines and court costs, the man has a problem. He needs to make you laugh. Featuring hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, Sunderland psychic Ian D Montford and a cast of hilarious characters.

Thomas Pocket, all round personality and idiot, invites you to see the character comedy his friend, Oscar, is basically doing for him. Including writing all the characters. And probably presenting it.

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edcomfest.com

Comedy

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PLEASANCE DOME | 10DOME

TIM FITZHIGHAM: HELLFIRE

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ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: IT'S PRONOUNCED ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with PBJ Management

Total Sell Out 2010-13, the multi-award winning, Perrier nominated, expeditionary comedian, author, presenter of CBBC Super Human Challenge & Radio 4's The Gambler, Tim FitzHigham is back, in a brand new show filled with his usual brilliantly bad ideas, tales of secret societies and the ultimate conspiracy. Book Now.

Abigoliah Schamaun - Something For The Weekend

The 'gloriously candid' (List) New York comedian returns with a new bundle of saucy tales. Featured in The List's Top 5 Upcoming Female Comics. Funny Women Best Show nominee 2013.

www.getcomedy.com | Twitter: @timfitzhigham

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A national treasure BBBBB CHORTLE Gut bustingly funny BBBB SCOTSMAN

A comedy whirlwind... open, honest and warm... guaranteed to draw shrieks of laughter from the whole audience. BBBBB THREEWEEKS Schamaun looks for jokes in places where Frankie Boyle fears to tread. BBBB SKINNY

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KAI HUMPHRIES: STUFF PROTOCOL

TOMMY ROWSON: DOWN AND OUT IN POWYS AND LONDON

'Side-splittingly funny' (Fest). High-octane star of Comedy Central's 'Comedy Store'. 'Humphries is a lovely Geordie comic and this set wasn't just funny; it was like being cuddled for an hour, bathed in his sunny friendliness and impossible likeability... Unpretentious and charming... Hilarious!' **** (Three Weeks).

So You Think You're Funny Winner 2011 and BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2012 Tommy Rowson brings his debut solo show to Edinburgh. Tommy tells tales from Wales and London featuring bordello belles, vagabonds, vagrants, swindlers, bindlers, drunks, drifters, drug dealers and Jesus. Warning: Contains poetry.

www.kaihumphries.com | Twitter: @kaihumphries

www.ginriot.com | Twitter: @ginriot

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Archaeologist digs hip hop.

Some people have got 'it'. Holly most definitely does not. But who needs 'it' when you've got a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and nearly two thousand Nectar points? As seen and heard on Mock the Week, Would I Lie To You and Just a Minute.

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After four sell-out runs with Racing Minds (Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised), 1 million+ views on YouTube and a sold out Australian tour, BBC New Comedy Award finalist Chris presents his debut solo show.

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CHRIS TURNER: PRETTY FLY Chris Turner and Fluid Thinking

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IMWP

Born a matinee idle but without the MGM contract, Troy addresses the big issues of 21st century society. Join his quest for universal equality. (PS - No weirdos please)

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with PBJ Management

A brand new stand-up show about feeling bamboozled by the modern world. Will contain jokes about CGI, plugs and gang bangs. A heady mix of gags, anecdotes and the occasional exasperated plea to the sky. As seen on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1) and as heard on The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4).

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IMRAN YUSUF: ROAR OF THE UNDERDOG

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Live Nation

Best Newcomer nominee 2010 and Star of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Imran Yusuf returns to the Edinburgh Festival with a brand new hour of stand-up self-discovery. When you're internationally outcast in an increasingly divisive world and burdened with the spirit to wear your heart on your sleeve, both pain and hilarity shall ensue in this show of novel dynamic perspectives with heartfelt fragile introspection. Listen, laugh and feel the ROAR OF THE UNDERDOG! www.imranyusuf.com | Twitter: @imranyusuf

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NINA CONTI - WORK IN PROGRESS PBJ Management

This is the ultimate happy hour! It's a fun-packed party! It's a disco! Come in feeling blue and leave feeling Strictly fablas! No room for party-poopers so leave your worries at the door and your dancing feet well and truly on the floor! www.russellgrant.com | Twitter: @THErussellgrant

You are what showbusiness is all about SIR BRUCE FORSYTH Grant is an undisputed star GUARDIAN The nation's sweetheart SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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MR SWALLOW - THE MUSICAL

Award-winning comedian, groundbreaking ventriloquist and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Nina Conti is trying out material for her new show. See the first incarnations! Nina has appeared on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard's Good News and HBO's Family Tree, enjoyed a sell-out UK tour and received a BAFTA nomination for her hugely acclaimed documentary Her Master's Voice.

The Invisible Dot Ltd.

Nick Mohammed returns with a much-anticipated new solo outing of his critically acclaimed alter ego maniac monster. Star of Radio 4, E4's Drifters and triple-BAFTA-nominated sketch show Sorry, I've Got No Head.

British Comedy Award winner 2013 ninaconti.net | Twitter: @ninaconti

Independent **** Scotsman **** Time Out ****

A gem... funny, poignant, novel GUARDIAN

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Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Zoe's brand new show is full of her trademark high energy routines and sharply written material, covering everything from pan pipes to the price of lobster. As seen on Dave's One Night Stand (Dave), The Wright Stuff (Channel 5) and Mock The Week (BBC2).

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Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat - Morgan & West might just blow your mind.

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EDCOMFEST.COM


edcomfest.com

Comedy

All your tickets in one place

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | THE ATTIC

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BENEATH

STUART GOLDSMITH: EXTRA LIFE

THE BETA MALES: HAPPENSTANCE

"Expert stand-up" (Sunday Times) clings to a lone wolf lifestyle, before the looming possibility of fatherhood. But who'd swap an orgy of self-indulgence to be a crumpled husk? Triple Chortle Award Nominee. Malcolm Hardee Award Winner.

Chortle Award Nominees, stars of Radio 4's Sketchorama and five sell-out, five-star Edfringe runs in four years, the criticallyacclaimed sketch storytellers are back with Happenstance, another "hilarious sketch show" (Sunday Times). Things are going to happen...

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Ditto Productions

www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk | Twitter: @StuGoldsmith

www.thebetamales.com | Twitter: @betamalescomedy

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LAZY SUSAN: EXTREME HUMANS Humans on the edge. Humans on the run. Humans in doubledenim. Lazy Susan unleash a gang of characters clawing their way back from the brink. Watch as they pour reality into a snowglobe and chuck it down the stairs in this dark, daft debut hour from the anarchic (but friendly) sketch duo. Directed by Christine Entwisle (RSC).

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Twitter: @calbo

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A diverse and prolific comedian, Cal bounces between Australia and New Zealand. See who she might have been if she'd made different decisions: like become a kids party fairy. Or a poet. Or a dude. Join her as she performs an hour of quick witted standup and hilarious characters, all by herselves. As seen on QI.

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RED BASTARD

Kilimanjaro Live/Lee Martin for Gag Reflex/Adamotions present

Something interesting must happen every 10 seconds... And it will. The Bastard returns following TEN 5-star reviews for his infamous 2013 Fringe debut. Experience the madness as this dangerous, seductive comedy-monster immerses you in his unique & absurdly interactive master-class. Anything can happen as Red Bastard lures his "students" into raw conversation, traps and rewards. www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @RedBastardShow

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BUNKER ONE

TOM CRAINE: THOUGHTS ON LOVE (BY A MAN WITH NONE OF THE ANSWERS)

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Depending on your opinion, Nish Kumar is either "a comedian on the up" (Times) or a buffoon. That's subjectivity in action. As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience & Live at the Comedy Store.

We're all idiots searching for someone who'll fail to notice. Award-winning stand-up from Jigsaw's Tom Craine (Radio 4, total fringe sell-out 2011-2013). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Electric (BBC3). Writer of "Sex & The Single Guy" column (Cosmopolitan).

Twitter: @MrNishKumar

A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up... . His is a talent worth catching up with GUARDIAN He's a bloody good comedian BBBB TIME OUT

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NISH KUMAR: RUMINATIONS ON THE NATURE OF SUBJECTIVITY

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AAA STAND-UP Bound & Gagged Comedy

Songs. Jokes. A sexy man. Bring your family.

Sell-out 2005-2013 returns with a new line-up. Larry Dean: Scottish Comedian of the Year 2013. 'Sharp and unexpected lines... irresistible chutzpah' (Chortle). James Bran: 'Entertaining, funny... very promising for the future' (Broadway Baby). 'Edgy entertainment you'd be silly to miss' (ThreeWeeks). Sunna Jarman: 'Not to be missed... killer punchlines' (LBC). 'Highly entertaining' (What's On In London).

www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @LloydGriffith

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

The next big thing FHM

Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer.

Kilimanjaro / Lee Martin for Gag Reflex / Glorious Management

Fresh from supporting Rob Beckett on his sold out UK tour, angelic-voiced Lloyd Griffith performs his sexy debut show. Really brilliant jokes and some truly incredible singing from this choirboy turned comedian and deluded heartthrob.

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IAIN STIRLING: EVERYTHING

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DAVID O'DOHERTY HAS CHECKED EVERYTHING

Avalon Promotions Ltd.

Edinburgh's very own BAFTA nominated Iain Stirling is back with his 3rd show following two successive sell-out runs. An hour of stand-up from one of Scotland's "Hottest newcomers" Scotsman. A show about heart break, immigration and meeting Jedward.

Lisa Richards

The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O'Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone.

www.iaindoesjokes.com | Twitter: @IainDoesJokes

One man. One small keyboard. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It's surprising how much stuff is involved actually.

Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you're-not-qualities associated with the world's leading comics BBBB LIST

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LEE GRIFFITHS: POST TRAUMATIC SKETCH DISORDER

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Lee Griffiths has a family that is more messed up than yours. Fact. His nonsense-filled head also needs clearing out. Lee has worked for years as member of award-winning sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight. Now, like the spoilt child, he wants all the laughs for himself. It's gonna be messy. It's gonna be dark. It might even be funny...

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Hill had everyone in hysterics... this is one Highland Fling you'll never regret... or forget! BBBBB ADELAIDE ADVERTISER Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters... Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It's absolutely hilarious EVENING NEWS, EDINBURGH

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High-octane attitude... Hill's wicked sense of humour is hidden behind an innocent front in what is a laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... He has the rare ability to make any audience feel like part of an intimate gathering... An hour with Hill makes for a cracking show... Absolutely hilarious! BBBB LIST

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Award winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well, and others, at the time of writing, not so well. This collection of instruments, each with a story, will become the underscore for this tale of love, loss and music. ' **** The Scotsman **** The Sunday Herald ***** Scotsgay ***** Three Weeks www.vikkistone.com | Twitter: @vikkistone

The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Musical comedy genius ABSOLUTE RADIO £6

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LAURENCE CLARK: MOMENTS OF INSTANT REGRET CKP in association with Beyond Compere

Ever bitten a policeman? Made a waiter cry? Called an esteemed colleague a c**t? Laurence has. Watch him squirm as he attempts to justify these and other despicable deeds! With television appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 Laurence starred in the BBC1 documentary We Won't Drop the Baby. He was awarded Shortlist Magazine's Funniest New Comedian and came runner-up in the BBC2Entertain/Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2012. www.laurenceclark.co.uk | Twitter: @Laurence_Clark

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AL MURRAY: THE PUB LANDLORD'S SUMMER SALOON

AL MURRAY: ONE MAN, ONE GUVNOR - SPECIAL PREVIEWS

The Nation's favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped-up tent saloon.

The nation's favourite publican celebrates 20 years at the lager top with a glimpse of his brand new 2014 stand-up tour.

Serving up a host of special guests each night - comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing.

Not to be missed - place your orders now!

Avalon Promotions

Avalon Promotions Ltd

thepublandlord.com | Twitter: @almurray

A national treasure DAILY TELEGRAPH One of the wonders of the comedy world TIMES

thepublandlord.com | Twitter: @almurray

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Fed up with politicians, wars and long queues at Primark? So is Mark Dolan, whose revolutionary and hilarious manifesto will ban fake tan, selfies and kitten videos on Youtube. Celebrity culture, politics, social media and trips to Poundland are all targets for his satirical eye.

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TIM VINE: TIMTIMINEE TIMTIMINEE TIM TIM TO YOU

THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL COMEDY ROAST

Bound & Gagged Comedy

Get Comedy/Gilded Balloon

This will be the most talked about event in Edinburgh history. Book your tickets now! A Roast: Definition: 'An event in which a loved individual is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes'. Who will we roast, come and find out!

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UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT FOR KIDS) A List Entertainment/Gilded Balloon

Leave all your cares at the door. (P.S. If you bring a full-size fibreglass camel with you, can you please leave that at the door as well.) 'Vine is superb.' **** (Guardian). 'Vine is a supreme punmeister.' (Time Out). 'A comedy virtuoso.' (Sunday Times). WARNING: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after you've been swimming. www.timvine.com | Twitter: @RealTimVine

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Your inner child will never be the same again. www.umbilicalbrothers.com | Twitter: @umbilicals

The Umbilical Brothers should really not be allowed to produce these one-hour shows in Edinburgh; it just is not fair to anyone else performing physical comedy. CHORTLE

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WITTANK: OLD SCHOOL SECRETS

Frisky & Mannish are BACK with a brand-new hour, packed tighter than Robin Thicke's crotchal region. Now all grown up (just like Miley and Bieber) their barely-conscious recoupling marks the beginning of a new pop-comedy-mashup-infotainment era.

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Sketch maestros WitTank invite you into the ostentatiously furnished corridors of The School; a splendidly twisted world, and an unsettling relic of Empire, where maniacal masters rub tweedy shoulders with sharp-tongued scoundrels, and mystery and misrule abound. 'Excellent. Inspired and resolutely daft.' Independent, 'Ballsy, brash, and bonkers.' Stage. Directed by Adam Brace. wittank.com

They've been everywhere, from the Edinburgh Fringe to the West End, from BBC Radio 1 to E4, and from Shepherd's Bush Empire to the Sydney Opera House. www.friskyandmannish.co.uk | Twitter: @friskynmannish

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BEARS IN SPACE Collapsing Horse

Bears in Space is a blistering hour of theatrical madness from the renowned Collapsing Horse, starring Jack Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan and Eoghan Quinn. Through their deft puppetry, powerful music and lauded comic skills, Ireland's most exciting company consider the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to the unknown. Join them on their hilarious, touching and ethereal adventure. www.collapsinghorsetheatre.com | Twitter: @CollapsingHorse

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Magic, funnies and audience participation from one of UK's best comedy conjurors. No theme, camera tricks or bullshit, just a collection of his bestest sleight of hand tricks and some new ones. Associate of The Inner Magic Circle, so expect near miracles. From ITV's Penn & Teller: Fool Us, BBC2 Culture Show and ITV The Sooty Show, The Magic Castle in Hollywood www.alanhudson.net | Twitter: @alanmagician

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OH MY GODLEY!

LORETTA MAINE: STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN (UNLESS I AM VERY TIRED)

Janey Godley

The wicked godmother of Scottish comedy returns to the Underbelly to say the things you can't say aloud. The over friendly cleaner with the razor sharp wit is back and this time she's brought her comedian daughter Ashley Storrie... again.

Chambers Management Touring

Loretta Maine returns to Edinburgh after her smash hit tour Bipolar and four semi-sober appearances on BBC3's Live at the Electric. Loretta's done with people Trash Talking her - she's hitting back big time. Can she go Pop without losing her mind? Well, if it worked for Britney... oh dear.

www.janeygodley.com | Twitter: @janeygodley

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www.lorettamaine.com | Twitter: @lorettamaine

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Charles Ross single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just 60 minutes! If you've already seen the movies, read the books and named your firstborn Skywalker, Ross's zany take on Star Wars is right up your alley and sure to leave a lasting impression.

Hotly anticipated follow-up to 2013's cult stand-up show. Rising star, Marlon Davis (as seen on BBC3's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Comedy Store for Comedy Central and ITV2's Fake Reaction) returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious tales and mischievousness.

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PETE FIRMAN: TRICKSTER

ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS

Phil McIntyre Entertainments arranged with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent

Charles Ross

One man to do it all. One man to rule them all! Ross recreates the enchanting world of Middle Earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his outrageous imagination. Be prepared to journey through the trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King - in 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! www.onemanlotr.com | Twitter: @charlie_ross

If you liked Lord Of The Rings, you'll love Charlie Ross's version! SIR IAN MCKELLAN

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | CABARET BAR After sell-out performances in 2013,"the UK's leading comedy magician"(Time Out) returns to Edinburgh with an astonishing new show.

JAMES ACASTER: RECOGNISE Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Seen on BBC2's 'The Sarah Millican Television Programme', C4's 'Comedy Mash-Up' and star of BBC1's 'The Magicians'. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This is a show not to be missed! www.petefirman.co.uk | Twitter: @petefirman

The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century TIMES The new poster-boy for British comedy magic TELEGRAPH BBBBB TIME OUT

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Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency

In 2013, American-born, Irish-bred Des Bishop went to China to try and learn enough Chinese to do stand-up comedy in Mandarin, to a Chinese audience. Made in China is a fun journey through a country we all feel we need to know better. If China is poised to take over the world, we'd better learn to make them laugh! www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @Desbishop

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The award-winning Nathan Caton (Mock The Week, Russell Howard's Good News & R4's Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing) brings his wonderfully entertaining new show to the Fringe. Filled with heart-warming family tales and endearing personal anecdotes, this charming young comic & future star gives a hilarious insight into his world.

This is the brilliantly funny new show from Luke McQueen, star of BBC's 'Live at the Electric'. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. But after that definitely give up. It's embarrassing.

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Tremendous Canadian-Australian stand-up Alasdair TremblayBirchall does a lot of jokes about bleakness, but in a fun way! Since 2009, Tremblay-Birchall has charmed audiences around the world with his unique brand of "delightfully quirky stand-up" (Chortle). This year, ATB graces the UK for the first time with jokes so good you'll be bleeding from the ears - in a good way. Also look out for Alasdair's experimental side project: Alasdair Lists Everything. www.dblpresent.com/#/successarms | Twitter: @alasdairtb

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A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care - a charity supporting people living in Scotland with HIV and Hepatitis C for 25 years.

Energetically witty, charming family show from the Irish/Iranian festival favourite renowned for his superb anecdotes. Playful audience interaction. One of the Fringe's hot tickets so be sure to book early! Recent TV includes ITV's 'CELEBRITY SQUARES', 'SPLASH!' and 'FAKE REACTION'. 'Supremely engaging performer, adored by his audiences' The Scotsman

Line-up to be announced on pleasance.co.uk.

Previous line-ups have included: Michael McIntyre, Ivan Brackenbury, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne and many more. If you only have time to see one show, this is it. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket as it's sure to sell out!

Vivienne Smith Management

www.pleasance.co.uk | Twitter: @ThePleasance

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ANDREW RYAN: THE LIFE OF RYAN

East End Cabaret in association with Underbelly Productions

Live Nation

Irishman Andrew Ryan is 32 years old and could not be happier, or could he? Everyone around him is getting married & buying houses. In his new show, the Corkman explores the direction in which his life has gone and his frustrations along the way. Andrew's quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural observational stand-up. www.andrewryancomedy.com | Twitter: @AndrewRyan_

Ferociously intelligent, charming, hilarious and accessible with some really powerful thinking underneath it all BBBBB THE SKINNY Illuminating BBBB THE METRO £5 W

Bernadette and Victy are not dating. Not technically dating. But they do share a bed - and the cult musical comedy duo are ready to rip the sheets off and reveal their most bizarre, hilarious secrets ever. With an arsenal of cleverly naughty songs and the sharpest wit around, the deviant diva and half-moustachioed musician will seduce you with their uniquely filthy brand of comedy. "A high-powered 'Flight of the Conchords' dipped in acid and drenched in smut" (Crikey). "They're irresistible." (The Guardian). www.eastendcabaret.com | Twitter: @eastendcabaret

They can work an audience like nobody's business. A treat. BBBBB

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The funniest, cleverest, most darkly mischievous musical comedy you are likely to see. BBBBB EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT [An] extraordinary, bawdy, ribald, hilarious extravaganza of musical comedy. World class! BBBBB INDAILY AUSTRALIA

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2013 Best Show Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. With the capacity to turn heartbreaking true stories into soaring and hilarious monologues, Hannah is bringing her love of art into the prime time with a look at portraits, propaganda and show-offs.

Just wonderful... such warmth, such candour, such intelligence and so many, many laughs BBBBB SCOTSMAN

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KATIE MULGREW: HAPPILY EVER AFTER

CELIA PACQUOLA: LET ME KNOW HOW IT ALL WORKS OUT

Katie Mulgrew kinda thinks she's a real life Disney princess. She even found her Prince Charming and married him in a massive frock. Now according to Disney philosophy, she's found her happily ever after. Brilliant! NOW BLOODY WHAT? WARNING May contain high levels up optimism, cynicism and some foulmouthed enchanted objects.

Award winning comic Celia Pacquola (Never Mind the Buzzcocks,Russell Howard's Good News,) returns to Edinburgh with her most revealing stand-up show to date. Why not go for it, she could get hit by a bus tomorrow.

Avalon Promotions Ltd

PBJ Management /Gilded Balloon

2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Nominee www.celiapacquola.com | Twitter: @CeliaPacquola

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The Gentleman Juggler returns to Edinburgh by popular demand following a triumphant run in 2013 & sell-out season in the West End. Witness a show packed full of big laughs, serious skills and breathtaking spectacle. See genuine danger, dexterous elegance and thrills performed by a man at the top of his game. www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @MatRicardo

Incredible skills. Engaging and funny BBBB

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This completely spontaneous improv adventure takes one word from the audience and explodes it into comedy, tragedy and absurd delight. Cariad Lloyd (The Cariad Show, BBC3; Austentatious) and Paul Foxcroft (Drifters, E4) are "the slickest in the business" (Chortle). Total sell-out 2013.

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'Two Suits' promises a showcase of elaborate characters, physical comedy and unbiased awesomeness. An unforgettable comedy extravaganza written and performed by a man frequently called 'Steve'. Twitter: @srasko

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Rivals the best scripted shows... stylish, funny, imaginative. CHORTLE An improv gem BBBB EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE

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Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be Monsieur Butterfly. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail.

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Following sold out international tours and award wins, Australia's besuited degenerate Rhys Nicholson returns with a new show, new suits and an inflatable llama. The llama has context in the show. You'll see... you'll all see. This is filth with heart, vulgarity with meaning. This is Rhys Nicholson, the comedian you deserve.

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edcomfest.com

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ROMESH RANGANATHAN: ROM WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY Off The Kerb Productions

Romesh Ranganathan is an inadequate human being. He is trying to improve himself. He is reading self-help books, watching documentaries and delivering witty repartee at parties. Come see the results for yourself. As seen on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), and Stand Up for the Week (Channel 4). Nominated for Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award (Best Newcomer 2013). www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @RomeshRanga BBBBB HERALD

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Hold on to your hats. The boy's moved out of his Gran's and he's back on the prowl. Following last year's 'brilliant debut' (Independent), it's time for a stonking new hour of 'delightful, literate, exquisitely-worded comedy' (Scotsman), from the awkward toff, wannabe lad, So You Think You're Funny? winner and "one of the best young comedians around" (Time Out). Be not afraid. Jump aboard. www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @IvoGraham

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Alex Edelman is a New York-based, Boston-born, left-handed comedian who has been seen at some of the UK's best music and comedy festivals, where he's been met with a torrent of compliments.

See the very best of the previous contestants and winners from the UK's biggest and best comedy competition for newcomers. A great night of fringe favourites spanning 26 years of Fosters So You Think You're Funny?

This is his first Edinburgh show. He's been working on it for a while, so it'll be good. And it's OK if you don't know what a Millennial is.

www.gildedballoon.co.uk | Twitter: @gildedballoon

Changed my life forever JASON BYRNE SYTYF provides a thrilling arena for new comedians to compete! REGINALD D HUNTER

www.mcintyre-ents.com | Twitter: @Alex_Edelman

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A chaotic roller-coaster of a show, these charming brothers try to hold it together as they dance and bicker through a riotous hour of physical comedy. Irish performers Cian Kinsella and Cormac Mohally combine comedic theatrics with dance and acrobatics. A show with heart and muscle.

The past contains wars, witches, Kim Yong-Il and your ex. Your brain can recall being a child, while your body remembers being a monkey. Everything that has happened shapes who we are today... does free will even exist? Who cares! Miss Pascoe is here to amuse us with her joking!

lordsofstrut.com | Twitter: @LordsofStrut

Sara's TV history includes QI, Twenty Twelve, Stand Up For the Week and Live at the Apollo. Winner of Chortle Award for Best Break Through Act 2014.

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Dear Brother, How's jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? I've written a show about you, is that ok? You're in jail so you can't really say no. Love from your little brother, Jon. Three time Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award Nominee. The Moth Story Slam Winner. www.jonbennettcomedy.com | Twitter: @thejonbennett

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NEEL KOLHATKAR IN GENERATION COMEDY

The plastic-bag wearing comedy/music duo bring their brand new musical straight from its critically-acclaimed, sold-out London season.

A verifiable Youtube sensation, Neel is one of Australia's fastest rising comedians. He's sold out Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. GENeration comedY delves into Neel's experiences growing up, the media and his take on what it's like to be part of today's internet generation, with a refreshingly amiable style of delivery.

Rubberbandits are ribbed for your pleasure. Book now for a unforgettable night ...

Continental Fistfight is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one celebrity puppet.

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CHRISTIAN TALBOT: HELLO CRUEL WORLD

Intelligent Artist Management

Three American stand-ups, and guests, bring American humour to our shores, and show us how to laugh...

Christian Talbot

The philosopher Blaise Pascal said, "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone". He was dead right. Hello Cruel World, will make you realise why it's was bad idea to come to this show or any show for that matter or in fact to leave the house.

Sarah Tiana (Chelsea Lately, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Cort McCowan (twice voted Best in Vegas, and regular at the Comedy Store in Hollywood) and Camilla Cleese (she of the tall father - making her own way in the world of stand up) soon to appear in the movie 'Bachelorette Weekend'.

www.trappedinnorthernireland.com | Twitter: @TheTall_bot

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CARL HUTCHINSON: HERE'S ME SHOW

CARL DONNELLY: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CARL DONNELLY VOL. 6

Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious. Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson returns to the fringe fresh from touring the country supporting Chris Ramsey with another brilliant hour of stand-up. An old man in a young man's body, he possesses the uncanny ability to both irritate and be irritated in a charming and endearing manner.

Join 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly for another "ludicrously funny hour" (The Skinny) of stories and observations from his life. Sit back and enjoy an hour in the company of "a complete natural" (Chortle) and an "observational genius" (Guardian).

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RHYS MATHEWSON HOMBRE LOBO

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Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

A brand new show about transformation, possibly. That might change... The only thing that's not changing is the fact that things are changing, which makes Rhys wonder when all of these things are going to stay the same for a change. Hombre Lobo is Spanish for werewolf. The show is completely in English. Sorry, Spaniards. Twitter: @Rhyspect

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After a sell-out 2013 festival show, Chris Martin (Milton Jones tour support 2013, Guardian's Top 10 Comedy Podcasts) was described as a '20 something tall comedian'. It caused Chris to write a show about big issues such as hair, kissing and fishing. Chris uses his unique logic and observations to make an hour of silly entertainment.

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After being knocked up like a 1950s teenager, she missed the festival last year, but now she is back and it's forward march for Shappi. Reflecting on the good things, she celebrates her haphazard, zigzag towards her dreams. She introduces us to friends, family and total strangers who have helped her on her personal Yellow Brick Road.

Edinburgh Festival's first Russian stand-up ever. Igor ruins the stereotypes about Russia and discovers stereotypes about Britain and the West. One of GQ's 'Five new faces of Russian humour'.

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SIMON FEILDER: ALL THE THINGS I'M NOT His debut solo show features jokes, jingles, a projector, video, sounds, online dating, urinals, fun-size confectionery and one joke about Freud. Do come. Mums welcome. simonfeilder.com | Twitter: @simonfeilder

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What is a Simon Feilder? Award-winning comedian? Sure. Kisswizard? Campingman? Fightsmith? LET'S FIND OUT.

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PAUL MCCAFFREY: PAUL OR NOTHING

Mischief Theatre

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Star of BBC 3 Impractical Jokers, as seen on Russell Howard's Good News returns with a new hour of top quality anecdotal stand-up. A regular headline act at all of the major UK comedy clubs, Paul McCaffrey is a guaranteed good time. www.paulmccaffrey.com | Twitter: @paulmccaffreys

A total natural, his storytelling is utterly unique, never anything less than gut-bustingly hilarious GQ

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From Trygve Wakenshaw, award-winning Gaulier-trained clown and creator of smash hit SQUIDBOY (Sold Out & nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2013) comes a new "hilarious hour of inspired physical comedy" (Steve Bennett, Chortle). Beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy.

Top 5 Edinburgh Fringe Shows to See - Independent mischieftheatre.co.uk | Twitter: @mischiefcomedy

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You choose the genre, location and title. We improvise a breathtaking movie featuring awesome action sequences, a captivating plot and thrilling live film score. Your host, Oscar, pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hilarious DVD extras.

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BABY WANTS CANDY: THE COMPLETELY IMPROVISED FULL BAND MUSICAL

MARK NELSON: PLEASE THINK RESPONSIBLY

Baby Wants Candy and Assembly

MZA & Amity Productions

Uncompromising, hard-hitting and hilarious new show from Scotland's acclaimed multi-award-winning comedy powerhouse. Star of BBC's 'Don't Drop the Baton', BBC radio's 'Nelson's Guide to Marriage', Telegraph's Critic's Choice. 'Possesses a talent that's simply obscene' (List) www.mza-artists.com | Twitter: @marknelsoncomic

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FRANK SKINNER: MAN IN A SUIT

One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. With runs in NYC, Chicago and internationally touring, Baby Wants Candy has performed over 2,500 completely improvised musicals and has spawned the careers of top comedic actors and writers in the US.

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Frank returns to Edinburgh as part of his brand new stand-up tour. www.frankskinnerlive.com | Twitter: @FrankOnTheRadio

Based on an audience suggestion, the show is a rollercoaster ride of spontaneously choreographed dance numbers, rhyming verses and witty, jaw-dropping comedy.

Exquisite and surprising... highly accomplished and very funny INDEPENDENT A beautifully crafted return to stand-up LONDON EVENING

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edcomfest.com

Comedy

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SAM SIMMONS: DEATH OF A SAILS-MAN

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There's no one quite like Neil Hamburger. And that's probably for the best. Neil's subversive, brilliant one-of-a-kind comedy has delighted, confused and repulsed audiences worldwide. Now, the long suffering cult icon finally returns to the UK. Twitter: @NeilHamburger

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MARK WATSON: FLAWS

Sam Simmons, a total windsurfing legend* is blown out to sea to suffer an existentialist mid-life crisis on the ocean. No epiphanies, no lessons learnt, just a dickhead and his wind sail. *isn't

Impatient Productions in association with CKP

Prepare yourself as the master of suburban, absurdist comedy returns to Edinburgh with his brand new show. NOMINEE - FOSTER'S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2011 Twitter: @samsimmonss

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Book early. www.markwatsonthecomedian.com | Twitter: @watsoncomedian

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It's January and I'm asked, as I'm asked each year, "What's the name of your show Jason?". I ask "Do you mean the one that will be on in August and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times?". "Yes" they say. So I've asked the audience to name the show and that's exactly what they'll do over the course of Edinburgh. Best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night. By the end of the Festival my show will have a name, thanks to you lot.

The cult Irish festival makes its Fringe debut. Craggy Island's Holy Trinity of Ted's Got Talent, top stand-ups battling for the Toilet Duck Award and, of course, The Lovely Girls Contest. Ah, but don't they all have lovely bottoms? Plus random guests.

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EDDIE PEPITONE: R.I.P. AMERICA, IT'S BEEN FUN

MAFF BROWN: BORN AGAIN COMEDIAN

American Eddie Pepitone's Fringe return examines his country's (and his own, inner) crumbling. Pepitone's darkly hilarious rants paint a man at war with himself and an empire gone mad with cruelty and self-absorption. As seen in Community, Arrested Development, Conan, Chappelle's Show, House, Old School and The Bitter Buddha. 'A must-see' (Scotsman).

From the writer of Shooting Stars and Mock the Week comes a new show with some of the sharpest one-liners you're likely to hear! Like "true or false" in Shooting Stars and "things we'd like to see" from Mock the Week? Then this is the show for you, as Maff writes them! Voted Top 10 Shows to See by GQ.

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What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. The multi award-winning Russell Kane returns to Edinburgh with his sell out big-small show that will have you popping with laughter.

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Every year a sell out! The UK's first and premier award for live comedy. See the 2014 winner and nominees for Foster's Best Show on one bill for one show only. Book early to avoid disappointment. We bring you the stars of tomorrow. Previous Best Show Winners include: Bridget Christie, Russell Kane, Tim Key, Daniel Kitson, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Lee Evans and Frank Skinner. Previous Best Newcomer winners include: Tim Minchin, Sarah Millican, The Mighty Boosh and Harry Hill.

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A seriously good comedian. THE TIMES Russell Kane delivers magic in spades. THE SCOTSMAN

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"YouTube sensations" (Melbourne Age) "are the best in the business" (Herald Sun). "Catchy tunes" (The List) "that tear the place apart" (Scotsman), "they deliver awesomeness" (NZ Herald). "Not content" (Adelaide Advertiser) with "sold out" (Chortle) "originality" (FestMag), "the Axis of Awesome" (Scotsgay) "is" (TimeOut) "a trio" (Daily Express). With over 90 million YouTube hits and four sold-out Fringe seasons, the Axis of Awesome return to Edinburgh with new songs and good times. You might have seen them on Comic Relief, Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks or heard them on The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1. Now come and see them live as they sing funny songs at your faces. www.axisofawesome.com | Twitter: @axisofawesome

Oh, why did I only recently discover The Axis of Awesome ??? So very talented and funny, and Jordan is sexy as *censored* !!! - ERLING JACKOBSON (FACEBOOK) Hey guys, so when are you coming the UK? Not only do I want to see your pure awesomeness live I want to drool over Jordan RAE MCDONALD (FACEBOOK) I <3 Jordan @KATHYREID (TWITTER)

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The UK's favourite improvisational comedy show hits the stage for the first time ever this August for 14 nights only! Hosted by Clive Anderson, what will undoubtedly become one of the smash-hit shows of this year's festival, will see key members of the original UK cast back together, to adlib their way through the UK's most popular unrehearsed comedy show. Whose Live Show is it Anyway? will see your favourite players reunited on stage; Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Frost and Colin Mochrie* are all confirmed to join in the joviality, with various other special guests still to be announced. This explosion of a Fringe show will be a battle of the wits for the improvisers and a thrilling trip down memory lane for the audience. No two shows will ever be the same. No points awarded will make any sense. Book early to avoid disappointment!! * Performers are on rotation. Please check the website to see which days your favourite improvisors are performing. getcomedy | Twitter: @getcomedy

I'm really looking forward to getting together with some old friends of the show. It's comedy, music, drama, improvisation, all in a style of my choosing. Come, it'll be a lot of fun CLIVE ANDERSON Cannot wait to do this show live in good old Edinburgh . Greg Proops owes me five quid from when we did the show on TV. STEPHEN FROST

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London's favourite comedy gala hits the fringe. Previously bringing you the likes of Tim Minchin, Stewart Lee and Jimmy Carr, we're promising you another night of fun, frivolity and top class talent. Keep an eye on shelter.org.uk/standup shelter.org.uk/standup

Well done homeless charity Shelter for running a trim six-act operation last night... it hit all the right notes BRUCE DESSAU, BEYOND THE JOKE

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Ireland's top comedy hip hop improv team, Abandoman, return to the Udderbelly, fully loaded with a four piece band, for their biggest show to date. Using their 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 hit songs and captivating tales. Join them at the Hot Desk for the greatest musical party in Edinburgh. CHORTLE

Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius! THE STAGE

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JAMIE MACDONALD: THAT FUNNY BLIND GUY 2 - THE GOOD, THE STAG AND THE UGLY Scotland's hottest visually impaired stand-up, Jamie MacDonald, is back with more hilarious tales of his catastrophic triumphs of humour over eyesight. www.jamie-macdonald.co.uk | Twitter: @FunnyBlindGuy

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Inspired by the public performances of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, the less decorated but more alive writer and actor B.J. Novak (The Office US, Saving Mr. Banks) presents dramatic readings of the comedic stories in his highly acclaimed new collection 'One More Thing', interspersed with anecdotes and insight as to how these imaginative works of fiction ended up being the most personal work of his career.

Pierre's highly anticipated Edinburgh debut lifts the lid on mythical giants, Medieval Welsh Law and yoghurt. Pierre - South African born, and raised on the Isle of Man, won the Amused Moose Laugh-off 2013, and had the honour of being the first comedian to perform at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2014, Time Out 'One to watch' 2014.

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Winner - Overall Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Multi-award winning Australian comedian Justin Hamilton finally brings his intelligent, hilarious story-based stand-up to the Fringe. A declaration etched in concrete, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan and a comedian out of his depth. Three disparate stories with one thing in common: Hamilton. Twitter: @justinhamilton_

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TOM RHODES: COLOSSUS Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

The hotly anticipated debut of Multi-award winning comedian Rhodes has finally arrived... In his 30th year as a stand-up comedian the legend that is Tom Rhodes finally steps foot onto Scottish soil. BOOK EARLY! getcomedy | Twitter: @_TomRhodes

Rhodes is one of the best stand up comics working. Funny, transgressive & brilliant, what more could you want? JIMMY CARR I have quite literally pissed my pants laughing at Tom Rhodes. See his show on an empty bladder DOUG STANHOPE

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Brent Weinbach is weird. In this show, Brent attempts to adjust his quirky personality so that he can fit in with the world around him, which would be valuable to his career as a comedian and entertainer. Through an absurd discourse, Brent explores the ways in which he can appeal to a broader, streamlined audience, so that ultimately, he can become successful in show business. www.brentweinbach.com | Twitter: @BrentWeinbach

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SEANN WALSH: SEANN 28 Off The Kerb Productions

2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and comedy's fastest rising star Seann Walsh returns to the Fringe with an allnew hour. Star of C4's Stand Up For The Week, BBC1's Live At The Apollo and his own DVD. Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. www.offthekerb.co.uk | Twitter: @seannwalsh

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NATASIA DEMETRIOU: YOU'LL NEVER HAVE ALL OF ME The Invisible Dot Ltd

Hey Guys, its just some character comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. #charactercomedyattheedinburghfestivalfringe2014 #itsmyfirstshow #sosueme www.theinvisibledot.com | Twitter: @TheInvisibleDot

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RAY PEACOCK: HERE COMES TROUBLE Avalon Promotions Ltd

Ray Peacock has been a very naughty boy recently and it's time to find out why. Join the quadruple Chortle Award nominated comedian and best bit of Peacock & Gamble as he takes you through a frankly ludicrous myriad of mischief and misdemeanours. www.raypeacock.co.uk | Twitter: @RayPeacock

Combining the childish mischief of John Belushi with the victimised protestations of the underdog LIST

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Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with Buxstock

This has nothing to do with Leonardo DiCaprio. And it ain't about lettuce. It's about perspective - what we see, what we think we know, and what is actually going on. You know what's underneath the tip of the iceberg? The rest of the iceberg. Whether you choose to look or not, is up to you... www.getcomedy.com | Twitter: @felicityward

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PAUL CHOWDHRY: PC'S WORLD Off The Kerb Productions

Catch four of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit in the tenth year of the Pleasance's Comedy Reserve, supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. Sample the cream of the crop of outstanding new young comedians to hit this year's Fringe.

Host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week.

Handpicked for you by the Pleasance: Chris Betts, Phil Jerrod, Evelyn Mok and Brennan Reece.

PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by another? Paul will address this issue along with such diverse subjects as the art of attracting women and changes he's observed from growing up during the infamous 1980s to his life today in his own inimitable uncompromising style. It's time to enter PC's world.

Previous winners include Jack Whitehall, Holly Walsh, Joe Lycett, Doc Brown, Simon Brodkin, Daniel Rigby and John Kearns. Don't miss the freshest comedy talent of 2014! www.pleasance.co.uk | Twitter: @ThePleasance

Phil Jerrod: Perfectly delivered, perfectly timed and perfectly glorious BROADWAY BABY Evelyn Mok: Brutal but funny STEVE BENNETT, CHORTLE Brennan Reece: Hilarious rubber-faced bright young talent STAGE

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They say 'write about what you know'. Irish comedian Michael Downey decided to write about being blue because he's experienced all its shades. Michael knows the despair of making tea and discovering there's no milk or sitting an exam with nothing but blind optimism. And he's suffered the darkest blue by missing an episode of Coronation Street.

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Depraved comedy duo for every bad decision you've ever made. After five star sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, Brighton Fringe, Bestival and Latitude, Rob and Gabe need to change their hedonistic ways. So they join a strange cult. Wild sketch comedy with crazy dances, rapping dwarfs and a disco loving transvestite.

The cosmopolitan Frenchman is at the forefront of a new generation of Parisian comedy and opened for Eddie Izzard on his recent tour. From Batman to cheeseburgers and dragons, Yacine touches on all the typical French subjects. But most of all he wants to know: "Voulez-vous laugh-ez avec moi ce soir?"

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GLENN WOOL: WOOL'S GOLD Glenn has a comedy career that spans 20 years, with TV & live engagements over 5 continents. He's performed 7 different solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and numerous other shows at International Festivals around the world. That's a LOT of material! So... he wants to share his favourite tales & jokes with you. You'd be a fool to miss Wool's Gold get your tickets now!

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: THIS IS WHAT I AM

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Justin returns to the fringe and is back doing what he does best, no-frills big-hearted stand up comedy. Expect buckets of laughs and dollops of fun from this genuine master of the craft. You'll have seen him on Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and heard him on both in his own show Everyone Quite Likes Justin and as a regular on The News Quiz both on Radio 4 and 5 Live's Fighting Talk. www.justinmoorhouse.com | Twitter: @justinmoorhouse

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HENRY PAKER: UNPACKED

After winning the prestigious Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his previous show, 'The Terrorism of Everyday Life', Hamell's new show deals with a man's spiritual development faced with modern day woes like economics, politics, divorce, child-rearing, the devastation of the environment and a plague of unprecedented proportions commonly referred to as the cellphone.

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A stand-up show from a master craftsman. Henry is rifling through a dusty box of bits and bobs from his past, and is sent on an epic quest into his own mind. A decluttering of the soul. 'There's not a spare syllable or hesitation in the whole hour, he is as precise as music and the audience were delighted to follow his tune.' Chortle. **** Guardian. **** List. **** Fest.

hamellontrial.com | Twitter: @hamellontrial

Streetwise, packed with great one-liners and righteous in his fury SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Hunter Thompson, Bill Hicks and Joe Strummer rolled into one PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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TIM KEY: SINGLE WHITE SLUT The Invisible Dot Ltd.

Key (37 now) wades back to Edinburgh, climbs into his poetry clothes and leans against his mic stand for another hour. Now charming, he will recollect simple tales of love, gaze dead-eyed at the ladies, recite verse and do basic talking. A lot of fairly grubby water's sloshed under Key's bridge of late so he'll be churning that up. He's also fairly interested to lift the lid on Hollywood. There'll be some Indian poetry, Indian beer and, if he can get his act together, a spotlight. Other potential themes will be owls and maybe fairies. Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner. Time Out Comedy Performer Of The Year. Star of ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA and Charlie Brooker's SCREEN/NEWS/ WEEKLYWIPE. www.theinvisibledot.com | Twitter: @timkeyperson

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JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE SATIRIC VERSES

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A fire-raising rock'n'roll comedy epic about floods, foreigners and facing the future without Tony Benn. Stars of Radio 4's Now Show. Musical Comedy Award, Amused Moose & Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominees. www.jonnyandthebaptists.co.uk | Twitter: @Jonny_Baptists

The political edge of 80s alternative comedy... a pop soul voice to win X Factor STEWART LEE, OBSERVER Uproarious rock'n'ROFLing... the melodies are as good as the punchlines INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY £6 £8.50 (£7.50) £9.50 (£8.50) W

Total Sell-out 2012 Following a hugely successful UK invasion in 2012 Germany's top comedian returns with a brand new show. An insider's guide to Earth's final frontier: the fascinatingly dark landscape of the German soul - a mysterious place, where guilt, Schadenfreude and bratwurst reside - via Austrian nuclear intelligence, Swiss erotica and cosmic hijackers. Showing that German funny bones are essential on every comedy connoisseur's menu. In these dark times of Global strife Bavaria's comedy powerhouse saves us from Universal political idiocy. www.mittermeier.com | Twitter: @M_Mittermeier

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Award-winning comedian George Ryegold is back with the truth about stockings, economics, Greek mythology and drugs, the joys of gun-play and the key to world peace. Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top 10 Show 2013, Scotsman's Top 5 Show 2012, Winner of Best Show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. www.tobywilliamscomedy.co.uk | Twitter: @GeorgeRyegold

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more-comedy.com

Alex has had a big year, he's starred in a movie, been on TV and continued to sell out shows across Australia and New Zealand. he's back in Edinburgh again after a short run of sold out shows in 2013, so get along and see why he's one of the hottest comedy and online stars in the world. www.more-comedy.com | Twitter: @AlexWilliamson8

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I'm just dancing this year. People seem to laugh a lot when I do that (even though I'm ACTUALLY trying to be sexy). I broke my leg and had to get stitches in my head in Adelaide (where I was nominated for Best Comedy, not trying to boast but I was) doing this, so hurry along before the season is called off due to injury. Twitter: @davecallantwit

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments

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Chasing excitement, John came to the UK from his native Canada in July 2012 to become a famous comedian. After minimal sex, death and theft, he got enlightenment instead... www.johnhastingscomedy.com | Twitter: @thejohnhastings

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2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit. ***** Telegraph ***** Independent ***** Scotsman ***** Time Out ***** Chortle ***** Fest

THIS SHOW CONTAINS: Projections. Shouting. Film. Shouting. Audio. Shouting. Laughter. Shouting. THE END.

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He's come up with a fresh way of commenting on the world we live in GUARDIAN

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In a just world, splenetic anger should pay his mortgage CHORTLE

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JOHN ROBINS: THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU

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Following a critically acclaimed sell-out show in 2013, he's back! A show about love & happiness from last year's ThreeWeeks Award winner. www.johnrobins.net | Twitter: @nomadicrevery

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MARCEL LUCONT IS Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

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An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines CHORTLE Deliriously funny and at times unexpectedly dark LIST It's original, well-written and really, really funny KEVIN BRIDGES

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE THIS The Fringe's foremost deadpan Gallic wit returns. A modern man's majestic musings on mortality, morality, masculinity and, moreover, Marcel Lucont, multi-award-deserving maverick. A multimedia mélange of magnificence. As seen on Sky Atlantic's Set List, BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News and Live At The Electric. Winner: FringeWorld Award - Best Comedy Show 2013 Winner: Amused Moose Award 2012

ED GAMBLE: GAMBLETRON 5000 Avalon Promotions Ltd.

Gamble wops out his debut solo effort. Essentially a great guy (Ed) delivering humour through your classic microphone/speaker combo. He's supported Greg Davies on tour loads and is the Gamble part of iTunes chart toppers Peacock & Gamble, but this time it's just him (Gamble.) Star of Almost Royal (BBC America) and Chortle Award winner 2014.

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AUNTY DONNA Dear Sam,

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

RE: show blurb - must be clever, must say it's a sketch show and we're Australian without being too obvious. DO NOT just copy/ paste this email, that will not be funny.

It's back! Every Saturday and Sunday a dark corner of the Pleasance Courtyard plays host to some of the Fringe's most beloved comedy stars telling hilarious true stories (and sometimes secrets). A different line-up and theme each night, with one of the Fringe's most convivial late show atmospheres. Hosted by comedian Sarah Bennetto.

Cheers Mate. Love, Mark, Broden and Zach www.auntydonna.com | Twitter: @auntydonnaboys

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SARAH BENNETTO'S FUNERAL Stop all the clocks. Together we honour the life of Sarah Bennetto: comedian, bon viveur, Australian. She's dead. DEAD, DEAD, DEAD. Tonight's Order of Service will include: heartfelt eulogies, extended keytar solos and incongruous, scintillating product pitches. Stay strong. It's what she'd have wanted. Starring Sarah Bennetto as Sarah Bennetto.

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SKETCH TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY

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Ditto Productions

What happens when you make the Fringe's best sketch groups of the last decade trade a member for one show? This... Watch as new alliances form for one night only in the newest late night insanity from the producers of The Wrestling, The Wrestling II, McNeil & Pamphilon Go 8 Bit! and The Beta Males' Midnight Movie Theatre. All show profits will be donated to Cancer Research UK. www.dittoproductions.co.uk | Twitter: @dittocomedy

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Following their second series on Channel 4, British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns return to Edinburgh for a limited 8 night run. 'The delight in watching them skillfully play the imaginative ball in the air for so long becomes part of the fun... open unexpected new comic territory.' (SCOTSMAN) 'Sharply written, nicely paced, it feels fresh and it made me snort.' (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY) www.cardinalburns.com | Twitter: @CardinalBurns BBBB GUARDIAN BBBB TIMES BBBBB THREE WEEKS

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Tessa Waters

A feisty physical comedy by the formidable Tessa Waters (Top 10 Next Big Things in Comedy - Sydney Morning Herald). Come party with WOMANz as she dances you through her world of wobbly, femmy, sexy, lovey, arty, grindy good bits. From the creator of the 2012 Edinburgh hit Sexytime! Tessa Waters "is hilarious, pure and simple", she will "penetrate your pre-conceptions about stand-up, impregnating you with a desire to see her again and again" (The Pun). www.tessawaters.com | Twitter: @tesswaters

Roars of side-aching laughter BBBBB Funny as Hell! BBBB THE AGE £6

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Join Jonny for a night of feel-good musical comedy and sexy noises you'll never forget.

How can Jonny and his audience win the X-Factor?! And if you had one shot at playing the triangle... could you do it?

An entirely serious Shakespeare play - with an entirely shitfaced actor... Back for 2014, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show, a cast of classically trained actors and a randomly assigned drunk we promise a unique experience that'll leave you gasping for a chaser.

Strap in and ready yourselves for an Awsum time.

www.magnificentbastard.co.uk | Twitter: @shitfacedshake

www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @jonnyawsum

Genuinely Hilarious GUARDIAN Very Rock 'n' Roll TIMES

He's Awesome! TIME OUT

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Armed with his trusty guitar Jonny leads his audience through the big life questions we all need answering.

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JONNY AWSUM: SEXY NOISES Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

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COME HECKLE CHRIST

Gilded Balloon/Sponsored by Fosters

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

SOLD OUT: Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014. Winner Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe 2012. Have you ever wanted to heckle Jesus Christ? Maybe just ask him a little question? Now's your chance. Award-winning Australian Josh Ladgrove brings his improvised performance where you, under the watchful eyes of God, get to heckle Christ. www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @hecklechrist

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Welcome to the heats of the UK's best stand-up comedy competition for newcomers, sponsored by Fosters! After the Gilded Balloon has held nationwide showcases, we are down to the best from hundreds of entrants.

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COPPERS UNCOVERED facebook.com/CoppersUncovered

See them battle it out to The Grand Final!

Wildlife reporter 'David Attenborough' travels deep into Ireland's friendliest nightclub to uncover the mating rituals of man, documenting the many challenges lads face in their search for love at night. From the cold bouncers and harsh rejections to the roar of the cock block, every moment of a hunt is explored as lonely hearts search for that one night stand. Will Conor find love in a drunken place?

Previous winners include Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Peter Kay and David O'Doherty! Who will be crowned funniest this year? www.gildedballoon.co.uk

It was the single most important thing I did in my career, it helped me leap from a lot of the crap in the business and gave me the extra push I needed but also changed my life forever. JASON BYRNE

facebook.com/CoppersUncovered | Twitter: @coppersuncoverd

Winning it definitely gave me the confidence to keep writing the sort of stupid crappy jokes and songs I still do today DAVID O'DOHERTY PLEASE NOTE: THE GRAND FINAL WILL BE HELD IN THE DEBATING HALL, THURSDAY 21ST AUGUST 19.30 (22.30).

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edcomfest.com

Comedy

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE ONE

ENNIO MARCHETTO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON

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Glynis Henderson Productions Ltd

Avalon Promotions Ltd.

Following a sell-out tour, Celebrity Juice regular and star of BBC2's Hebburn comes to Edinburgh for 9 nights only! www.chrisramseycomedy.com | Twitter: @IAmChrisRamsey

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HEDLUV + PASSMAN: DOIN' IT DRECKLY hedluv + passman

In Cornwall they regard themselves as modern day folk heroes. But the moment they cross the border they become... a joke. Still, with seeming indifference they plough on. doinitdreckly.com | Twitter: @hedluv @the_passman

A sustained hour of heaven by an entertainer touched by genius... this is performance at its crazy, creative unfettered best. TIME OUT

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SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE - AND SO AM I

The Showstoppers - Something for the Weekend

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Earth's funniest footwear return with a brand new hour of songs, sketches, socks and violence. They've been called "the unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry" (5 stars, Venue magazine 2013), now you'll see why. comicfestival.co.uk | Twitter: @falsettosocks

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CHELSEA MANDERS: DON'T TELL MY DAD Chelsea Manders

How Chelsea (Canadian Comedy Award winner, Best Solo Show) overcame a supportive middle-class upbringing to become the disturbed woman she is today! Twisted, razor-sharp songs about cannibalism, existential babies, polygamy, bush whores and talking dirty en Francais...

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at every single performance of this multiaward winning show. Audience suggestions are instantly transformed into an all-singing, alldancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results. Now in their 7th year as an Edinburgh must-see phenomenon! With an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series and 4 sell-out West End seasons to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. Whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift, or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it! www.theshowstoppers.org | Twitter: @TheShowstoppers

A blast. Makes your jaw drop in impressed amazement and your ribs ache with laughter. BBBBB MAIL ON SUNDAY

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SCOTLAND STANDS UP

THE CIRCUS

A Scotsman, Englishman, Irishman & Welshman walked into a bar. They asked the Scotsman 'What's Up?' The Scotsman says 'I want a divorce but I'm just not sure!'

Every night, a line-up of the brightest sparks on the Fringe give big-top performances in a raucous display of the wondrous, the grotesque, and the comedically versatile.

In this year of the Scottish Referendum for Independence, see what Scotland's best comedians think, with Raymond Mearns... and other well 'kent folk!

Join our house band and ringmaster, for this year's late-night, out-of-hand, monstrous, hullabaloo. A bombastic resurrection of a timeless cirque.

www.gildedballoon.co.uk | Twitter: @Gildedballoon

www.theinvisibledot.com | Twitter: @TheInvisibleDot

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The Invisible Dot Ltd

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JOSH WIDDICOMBE'S XFM SHOW LIVE!

Red 24 Management

Bob Dylan said of his last album, "Tempest," that he didn't make it for the public, he made it for himself. Well, similarly, Al didn't make, "I'm Still Al Lubel,' for the public, he made it for himself.

Off The Kerb Productions

Josh Widdicombe and producer Neil bring their award-winning XFM show (iTunes Best New Audio Podcast 2013) to a live audience for the first (and quite possibly last) time.

He hopes he likes it.

Expect all the usual 90s references and appearances from show favourites including James "Scrapemaster" Acaster, Nish "Good morning, or is it?" Kumar, Joe "Good morning listeners" Lycett, Matthew "Rags to Ritchie" Crosby etc. Four nights only!

www.red24management.com/comedians | Twitter: @Red24Management

Al has one of the best jokes I ever heard JERRY SEINFELD You'll never forget his name. BBBB INDEPENDENT

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Demi Lardner

Demi is going to say some things to you. WINNER: So You Think You're Funny? - Edinburgh Fringe 2013 WINNER: RAW Comedy - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 WINNER: Best Emerging Comedy - Adelaide Fringe 2013 Twitter: @DemiLardner

Her ideas are mental, her delivery frenetic and she is very, very funny... one of Australia's best emerging comedians. BBBB SBS £5 W

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For a night of comedy gold you can't look past this laid back legend of Australian comedy.

From humble beginnings in Edinburgh The Cuban Brothers are now a legendary international outfit and entertainment of choice for the likes of Elton John and Richard Branson. Blending funk and soul music with break-dancing and riotous comedy.

davehughes.com.au | Twitter: @DHughesy

Relaxed, warm and consistently hilarious ****½ HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE Relentlessly entertaining sarcasm and self-deprecation THE AGE, MELBOURNE One of the most appealing, and most powerful, comics around SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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The international smash parody and critical darling, hot on the heels of sell-out US tour and offBroadway run. A sexy, hilarious send up of the greatest novel ever, Fifty Shades of Grey, the show features an original score (Including songs "I Don't Make Love... I F#*K!" and "There's a Hole Inside of Me), whips, chains and endless laughs. If you love the books, you'll love the show. If you don't love the books, you'll love the show even more! www.50shadesthemusical.com | Twitter: @Musical50Shades

Exuberant and Entertaining. Critics' Pick! NEW YORK TIMES A titillating and ultra-spicy spectacle! CNN Filthy and Funny - a win-win! NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Clever and wildly funny! VARIETY HIGHlarioulsy Hawt! PEREZHILTON.COM

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Aurora Nova and Assembly present Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo

An expedition through the often hilarious, occasionally profound sexual habits of the animal kingdom. Ryan the Bisexual Lion explores the far reaches of the animal world and the depths of his sexuality in this 2013 sold out Edinburgh Fringe smash hit!

Three magicians. One show. Zero boring stuff. Combine the glory of a Styx reunion tour with the power of a Zuni Shaman, add a dash of trailer-park ennui and you get the mystical pull of a trip to the Elephant Room. Absurdist performance trio Sobelle, Lyford and Cuiffo star in the UK premiere of this new theatrical event, filled with off-the-wall magic and sublime comedy.

2014 Adelaide Fringe Best Comedy Commendation 'David Attenborough meets Eddie Izzard on Grindr' (NY Post) Twitter: @SexWithAnimals

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GEIN'S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1

Avalon Promotions Ltd.

The showcase that brought you the likes of Dave Gorman, Russell Howard, Al Murray and many more returns with another top lineup starring; Steve Bugeja, Jack Barry, Alex Smith and Adam Hess.

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

An hour of dark, absurd and fast paced sketches marrying the tragic with the riotous. Applying a warped world vision to the hilarious subject matter of abject misery and human tragedy.

Comedy's finest new additions OBSERVER The Fringe's leading stand-up showcase TIMES

We're your new favourite sketch group, you just don't know it yet. www.gagreflex.co.uk | Twitter: @GeinsFamilyGift

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TITTY BAR HA HA: HARD TIME

The Mason Sisters @ PBJ

Julz Hay

After fleeing Club Titty Bar Ha Ha, the body has been dug up & the girls have been locked down. The murderous hostesses, Hope & Gloria return from their award nominated, sell out tour with more high end musical filth & games. Think Cell Block H meets Johnny Cash via Shawshank, Sauce, Sass and Songs. Twitter: @TittyBarHaHa

The most fun I've ever had. BBBBB Just plain hilarious. 4.5 stars RIP IT UP

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22:45 (23:45) Six months ago, secret agent Mat Ewins died and was killed. Now he's back. Intrigue and nonsense about a spy bionically revived to complete his last mission. From the writer of Uncle Benjamin's Carpet Disaster, Billy Pasties' Cowboy Adventures and Nope! That's not my Llama.

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JULIAN MCCULLOUGH: DREAM GIRLS

matewins.com | Twitter: @MatEwins

Unquestionably, Mat Ewins is a very strange man... while delivering massive hilarity GUARDIAN

Gloriously chaotic... full of knockabout humour LIST Made no attempt to explain where the rest of the cast were, simply claiming they were dead THREE WEEKS

Bound & Gagged Comedy

American comedian Julian McCullough has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, This American Life, Comedy Central and won the 'New York's Funniest' competition in 2011. Combining stand-up with an embarrassing amount of truth to identify the theme of his catastrophic relationships, Julian is a dreamer and, unfortunately, love only exists in reality. julianmccullough.com | Twitter: @julezmac

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The guys from Obituary run a cat sanctuary. Fact. Andrew O'Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle) knows more about metal than you've had hot dinners. Come and watch a multi-award-nominated comedian talk about the thing he loves most in the world. Best Show Nominee at Leicester Comedy Festival, so it's probably not just for metalheads.

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JOEY PAGE: THIS IS NOT A CIRCUS Joey Page with PBJ Management

Rollup, Roll up! Everybody's 18th favourite absurd comedian, Joey Page (Buzzcocks, Luxury Comedy, and BBC3's Comedy presents) comes roaring back to Edinburgh with a silly, irreverent technicoloured extravaganza to make you forget about rising house prices or that row you had with your lover over dinner. Look at what famous people and critics have said about him... **** The Scotsman. ***** ThreeWeeks. 'Fans of the surreal & ridiculous will love it' **** Chortle. 'Absolutely amazing' XFM.

Avalon Promotions Ltd

After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, "The King of Edinburgh" (List) is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, whether the term "cool comedian" is an oxymoron, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how Herring's whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with when he was 16. www.richardherring.com | Twitter: @Herring1967

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It's back... An entirely unique entertainment experience every night with the quickest wits in comedy and their astonishing special guests. The total sell-out smash hit returns to Edinburgh with a hefty dose of The Noise Next Door's trademark off-the-cuff madness, guest stars from the world of comedy and television and some once-in-a-lifetime comedy curiosities. Side-splitting gags! Mindblowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! Previous guests include Terry Alderton, Daniel Sloss, Isy Suttie, Andrew Lawrence, Gemma Atkinson, Matt Richardson, Rob Beckett, Paul Sinha and many more. www.thenoisenextdoor.com | Twitter: @NoiseNextDoor

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EDINBURGH COMEDY ALLSTARS Underbelly Productions

Underbelly presents four of the biggest and brightest comedians all in one huge show, staged in the majestic McEwan Hall. A onestop shop for your comedy fix in the beating heart of the festival!

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Alex Horne and his marvellous musicians return to the mothercow, hungrier, thirstier and a year older than in 2013, with a BRAND NEW SHOW featuring songs, guests, tenderness and milk. Regulars on Radio 4, BBC2 and Channel 4, come and see them in their natural home; a massive inflatable cow in Edinburgh.

Last year's acts included Al Murray, Milton Jones, David O'Doherty, Alan Davies, Andrew Maxwell, Pajama Men and Ardal O'Hanlon.

www.thehornesection.com | Twitter: @hornesection

Check underbellyedinburgh.co.uk for this year's line-ups.

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An absurd hour of vibrant clowning which totally won over the audience... gloriously silly. ARGUS These guys are PURE IDIOTS, imaginative and totally out there. DR BROWN, FOSTER'S AWARD WINNER 2012.

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British debut of an award-winning Roman comedian and radio personality. Francesco will guide you on a hysterical journey through politics, love, sex, food, laziness and other Italian specialities. Whatever you think about Italians, he will make you change your mind. Francesco De Carlo is a regular fixture on the Italian comedy scene, hosting a daily radio show, appearing on national television programmes and performing regularly live across the country.

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SAMMY J: THE SAMMY J SONGBOOK

The Pleasance and Glorious Management by arrangement with Bound & Gagged

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Fringe favourite Sammy J thought it would be fun to fly from Melbourne to Edinburgh, perform one show, then fly home. This is that show. Known & loved for his catchy, filthy, nerdy musical comedy stylings, Sammy J has packed his favourite songs, & plans to rock out for precisely 58 minutes before returning to the airport. If nobody laughs, it's going to be a long flight. www.getcomedy.com | Twitter: @sammyj_comedian

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Alfie Brown's fourth Edinburgh show is another screaming, pretentious, crusading monstrosity. It's all about divorce (his), Bipolar disorder (his) and reality (?). What is right? What is real? Morals are taught, accepted and then regurgitated. It seems bizarre that we don't ask questions, it seems weird that when we do people tell us we're mad. I'm not mad, you are not mad, society has Munchausen's syndrome by proxy. Another 55 mins of bombastic diatribe (see?) from Alfie (me). Don't believe everything you think.

Live Nation

The night that challenges comedians to be honest to the point of regret. Karl Schultz hosts a different line-up every night, inviting an eclectic mix of the Fringe's most exciting talent to perform a set unlike any other. Established already in London and Copenhagen, featuring acts from Harry Hill to John Kearns and Bridget Christie to Joe Lycett. A show that aims to deliver something open and brave from the performer and unique and compelling for the audience.

alfiebrown.com | Twitter: @ABrownComic

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AAA STAND-UP LATE Sell-out 2010-2013 returns with a new line-up. Danny Deegan: 'A skilful raconteur, telling entertaining tales' (Chortle). 'Charming, witty and most importantly funny' (Metro). Scott Gibson: 'A natural' (Skinny). 'Great storyteller with a set full of cracking punchlines' (Des Clarke). Glenn Moore: 'Tipped for great things... nothing short of genius' (GQ). So You Think You're Funny? finalist.

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The country's most exciting sketch comedy group bring the best of their depraved minds to Edinburgh for three nights only. www.latenightgimpfight.com | Twitter: @gimpfight

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

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CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARD FINAL

MARK WATSON'S COMEDYWEALTH GAMES

Hundreds entered, eight survive, now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student. Previous finalists include Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Tom Rosenthal. Who's next? Find out at this must-see highlight of the Fringe. MC: Mark Watson. With ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Universal Pictures (UK)

Follow-up to 2012's massively successful Edinborolympics. Top international comedians compete in non-Olympian events, including Fruit Throwing and Admin Pentathlon. Watson shouts a lot. Things get spilled. Daily line-ups from @watsoncomedian. TEN SHOWS ONLY.

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The best way to find your new favourite comedian before the rest of the country does.

Edinburgh's highest achiever this decade. A huge comic presence. TIMES He's brilliantly, darkly funny. CHORTLE

Chortle with Alcatel Onetouch and Universal Pictures (UK)

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EXCITED!!!

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After SOLD OUT shows around Australia SUNS of FRED are bringing their show "Excited!!!" to Edinburgh for the first time!!! 3 Aussie boys with an exciting, fast-paced show,coated with melodious harmonies that will leave you wanting more! "Next GIGANTIC thing!"- Tim Ferguson DAAS Twitter: @SunsofFred

Arn't shy about crossing the line of cheekiness BBBB ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

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PLEASANCE DOME | 10DOME New late night show for 2014. A hard-hitting line-up of the worlds top comics performing their filthiest, most acidic and downright naughty sets. Expect pure filth, near-the-knuckle jokes and shocking, edgy stand-up NOT for the feint hearted. Bad language, controversy and lots of laughter. THE late night show where our comics get the chance to unleash their nasty. This show is supposed to be offensive, all moaning c*nts will be ignored. Don't bring your mum. Book now!

MCQUEEN: MCQUEEN Live Nation

When Comedian/Producer McQueen Adams called up Timothy Oakley of Phantogram fame he wanted to create something nobody had ever seen before. So that's what they did! They formed MCQUEEN and have created an audio/video world of live comedy, music and parody!

getcomedy.com | Twitter: @foulplaylive

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There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones. PETER CAPALDI

Mad funny! Dudes' doing something so crazy original, it's going to be huge man! DAVE CHAPPELLE It's just brilliant! THOM YORKE

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Recommended by The List, comedy quintet The Jest present an all-new, late night hour of dark and subversive sketches, featuring an array of colourful and grotesque characters. And Maggie Smith.

Voices returns, pitting the festival's best comedians against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate & inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem. Previous guests include: Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Hannibal Buress, Sara Pascoe, Russell Tovey, Joe Lycett, Mike McShane, Aisling Bea, Max & Ivan, The Noise Next Door, Greg McHugh, Kerry Howard, Fred MacAulay and many more!

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MCNEIL & PAMPHILON GO 8-BIT!

Mick Perrin Worldwide

Ditto Productions by arrangement with DAA Management

Total sell-out show 2013. Video games and comedy combined, plus live battles between comedians (and you!) on classic games! It's like Gamesmaster off the telly, but drunk. Previous guests include Josh Widdicombe, Tony Law, Nick Helm, Brendon Burns, James Acaster, Sara Pascoe. Time Out 'Pick of the Month' and 'Critic's Choice'. www.go8bit.com | Twitter: @mcneilpamphilon

Ridiculously fun, whether you're a gaming nerd or not. TIME OUT

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www.thisisyourlaugh.com | Twitter: @thisisyourlaugh

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The roguish comedy troubadours are back with more jokes, more joy and more songs for the sharing. Since their debut success in 2012, they've been storming the circuits, gracing BBC stages and reaching the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards 2013. With a brand new hour of tunes and tomfoolery, these Cambridge Footlights grads are seriously not to be missed.

The late-night comedy pop quiz from Rob Deering - 'brilliant musical comedian' Time Out - returns. 'Employing live music mash-ups, megamixes (not enough of them nowadays) and music trivia, the nimble-fingered Deering pits comedians and the audience against each other' Comedy Central. The perfect end or middle if you're badassed - to your festival evening. New show and top-notch guests every time.

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Tired of being tired of panel shows? This show is for you! About the Internet, it differs enough from other ones to make it legally viable but not enough to make you feel uncomfortable. Hosted by British Comedy Award-nominee Tom Rosenthal, star of Channel 4's 'Friday Night Dinner' and ITV2's 'Plebs', and starring comedians unashamed to be working with him.

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edcomfest.com

Comedy

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Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable in an awesome roost and shimmering new plumage, the Fringe's top value show Afterhours will again delight you with another splendid sell-out season showcasing the highest flying stand-ups around, plus we've plucked this year's tip-top fledglings from obscurity to charm you as they soar to stardom.

The biggest and best line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight.

Hils Jago for Amused Moose Comedy

Assembly

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Recent years featured the likes of Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Dylan Moran, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Chris Ramsey, Andrew Maxwell, Josh Widdicombe, Daniel Sloss, Sara Pascoe, Jimmy Carr, Jason Byrne, Stephen K Amos and Sean Walsh. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com wwww.assemblyfestival.com | Twitter: @AssemblyBOTF

www.amusedmoose.com/shows | Twitter: @AmusedMoose | Facebook: AmusedMoose

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The Fringe's best late night show - brilliant! JASON BYRNE

A comedy showcase done right: the quality of the comedians is spectacular

Awesome late night hilarity THREEWEEKS

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COMEDY COUNTDOWN See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody's favourite teatime quiz! 'The best version of the game I've seen since the untimely departures of Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman ... great, shambolic fun' -Scotsman

Undemanding, great fun and the kind of unique, offpiste entertainment that sits well with the spirit of the Fringe. GUARDIAN Rearrange these letters into a word that describes ''Comedy Countdown'': T.N.F.A.S.I.T.A.C. LONDONISFUNNY £5

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Addison Creswell is a legend on the Fringe. He started managing comedy acts in the early 80's and went on to build up his live company, OFF THE KERB and a television business OPEN MIC. Much of the early success of this derived from his acts that are Edinburgh stalwarts, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Phil Jupitus, Adam Hills, Dara O Briain, Michael McIntyre, Rich Hall. Josh Widdicombe, Shappi Khorsandi, Kevin Bridges and many more. Sadly Addison died last December at the age of 52. Here we plan a true comedy tribute to this wonderful friend - Edinburgh won't be the same without him. Proceeds will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT John Conway

Comedy/humour starring John Conway (could be a chat show not sure yet). Featuring Ben Russell. Nominee Best Comedy 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. ****1/2 'Aint no party like a Conway party' - Herald Sun 'A cult in the making' Steve Bennett, Chortle www.newconwaystation.com | Twitter: @conwaynow BBBB LIST BBBB AGE

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WILL SEAWARD'S SPOOKY MIDNIGHT GHOST STORIES!

James Wren, Leon Fleury & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Will Seaward

Surreal storytelling comedian Will Seaward is back! And this time he's brought ghosts! Lots of ghosts! And also werewolves and vampires and stuff! Aaargh!!! Join him on the stroke of midnight for the most cobweb-draped, blood-soaked, spine-tingling ghoststravaganza in the history of everything!! Warning: Contains Ectoplasm Twitter: @willseaward

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Spank! returns for an incredible 11th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most exciting stand-up, magic, sketch, musical comedy and cabaret talent on the Fringe, don't miss the "Best Wild Night Out" (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! SPANK! You love it! Don't miss Spanktacular in the Udderbelly, Bristo Square for SIX NIGHTS ONLY - 8, 9, 15, 16, 23 & 24 August at 12.45AM. www.spankcomedy.com | Twitter: @spankcomedy

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Bring your plastic spoons and enjoy a Sunday night screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room. Written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau, this 2003 film is loved by fans worldwide for being so bad that it's good.

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Steve Ullathorne's Annual Photo Fest...

Gilded Balloon

VENUE New Amphion Café

79

12:25

13:25

Frank Sent Me

Underbelly, Bristo Square

VENUE The Dairy Room

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09:00

12:00

Morning Gloryville~Rave Your Way In...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

67

12:30

12:50

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

10:00

12:00

Bey Dance Workshop

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

63

12:30

13:30

The Time of Our Lies - The Life and...

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

27

10:00

10:55

Pirate Gran

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

57

12:30

13:30

Abi Roberts' Musical CID

Gilded Balloon

Turret

83

10:30

11:15

Musical Mornings with Mil's Trills

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

55

12:30

13:30

Bec & Tom's Awesome Laundry

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

60

10:30

12:30

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

82

12:30

13:20

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

60

10:30

11:30

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

22

12:30

12:55

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

10:45

11:45

The Breakfast Club

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

55

12:30

13:20

Felicity Ann: It Takes All Sorts

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

83

10:45

11:30

The Little Big Show

Assembly George Square Gardens

Kazador

55

12:35

13:35

I Hate Children Children's Show

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

60

11:00

12:30

Kids Do Forth on The Fringe

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

56

12:40

13:40

Manuelita

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

27

11:00

13:30

The Addams Family

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

77

12:40

13:40

Little Jokes

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

28

11:00

12:00

Dinosaur Zoo

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

56

12:40

13:40

Winky

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

27

11:00

14:00

Blofeld & Baxter: The Inaugural...

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Meadows

The Meadows

82

12:40

13:35

... and This is My Friend Mr Laurel

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

27

11:00

11:25

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

12:40

13:40

Sunday Morning

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

28

11:00

11:55

The Snow Dog

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

56

12:45

14:15

The Zulu

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

28

11:00

11:45

Big Red Bath

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

55

12:45

13:45

A Slight Ache

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

28

11:00

11:50

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hal...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

57

12:45

13:45

The Tale of the Dastardly Defrost

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

60

11:00

12:10

Pleasance Opening Gala

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

22

12:50

13:50

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

60

11:00

12:00

The Comedy of Errors

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

56

12:50

13:50

Goodbye Gunther

Pleasance Dome

10dome

28

11:00

11:55

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

56

12:50

13:50

Sochi 2014

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

28

11:00

20:00

My Village My Art

Assembly George Square Studios

One

79

12:50

13:50

Human Child

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

60

11:10

12:10

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

22

12:50

14:00

Beowulf: The Blockbuster

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

28

11:10

12:10

Burton

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

22

12:55

13:55

Soweto Afro-Pop Opera

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

68

11:15

12:15

Arabian Nights

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

57

13:00

13:20

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

11:15

12:15

Decomposed! My brother's turning in...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

57

13:00

14:00

Government Inspector

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

29

11:30

11:55

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

13:00

14:00

Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

29

11:30

12:25

Pirate Gran

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

57

13:00

14:00

Night Bus

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

29

11:30

12:20

Sid's Show

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

57

13:00

14:30

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

83

11:30

12:30

Pleasance Bytes

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

22

13:00

14:00

A Little Nonsense

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

29

11:30

12:10

The Luck Child

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

58

13:00

14:00

Woyzeck

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

30

11:30

12:20

Shadowthief

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

57

13:00

14:10

Outings

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

29

11:30

12:15

Musical Mornings with Mil's Trills

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

55

13:00

13:25

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

11:30

12:55

Dalloway

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

23

13:05

14:05

Be-Dom

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

63

11:40

12:40

Happy

Pleasance Dome

10dome

23

13:05

14:20

The Complete History of Comedy (abr...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

30

11:45

12:35

Bits & Box

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

58

13:05

13:45

The Cat in the Hat

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

58

11:45

12:45

Aaaand Now For Something Completely...

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

82

13:10

14:10

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

83

11:45

13:15

Dogs of War

Assembly George Square Studios

One

23

13:15

14:00

The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goe...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

60

11:45

12:45

Mildred and the Midnight City

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

58

13:15

14:15

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Sh...

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

83

11:45

13:15

Plastic Rose

Assembly George Square Studios

One

23

13:15

14:30

On the Upside Down of the World

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

30

11:50

12:50

SHAUN KEAVENY: LIVE AND LANGUOROUS

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

82

13:15

14:15

The Fantastical Story Factory

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

61

11:50

13:20

merry christmas, Ms Meadows

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

23

13:20

14:20

Running Into Me

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

31

12:00

13:00

Feral

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

24

13:20

14:20

Let It Fall (After King Lear)

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

31

12:00

13:00

Early Doors

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Pub

Jinglin' Geordie

25

13:20

14:15

This Is Where We Live

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

30

12:00

12:25

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

13:20

14:35

Dame Diana Rigg: No Turn Unstoned

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

31

12:00

13:00

Last Christmas

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

24

13:25

14:25

Silk Road

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

31

12:00

13:30

Animal Farm

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

23

13:30

13:55

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

12:00

13:30

The Curing Room

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

24

13:30

13:50

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

12:00

13:00

Saint-Exupéry, a Pilot's Story

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

25

13:30

15:00

Forgotten Voices

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

32

12:00

13:30

Fern Hill & Other Dylan Thomas

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

24

13:30

14:30

Lorraine & Alan

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

32

12:00

13:00

Welcome to Terezin

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

24

13:30

14:30

Cutting Off Kate Bush

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

31

12:00

20:00

Otar Imerlishvili

Assembly Roxy

Central

79

13:30

14:30

Pondling

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

31

12:00

13:00

The Hemline Index

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

24

13:30

14:30

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

68

12:00

12:20

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

13:30

14:30

The Closure of Craig Solly: A Dark...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

32

12:00

20:00

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

79

13:30

14:30

Bottleneck

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

31

12:00

13:00

The Pianist

Assembly Roxy

Central

63

13:35

15:00

Land of Smiles

Assembly George Square Studios

One

32

12:00

13:00

Low Tide in Glass Bay

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

24

13:40

14:40

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane A...

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

83

12:05

12:45

The Cat in the Hat

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

58

13:40

14:50

In The Window

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

33

12:10

13:10

The Hive

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

25

13:40

14:40

Midlife Crises Come In Many Forms

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

84

12:10

13:10

Jana & Heidi

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

82

13:45

14:45

Laika: A Space Dogyssey

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

77

12:15

13:15

Pentimento

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

25

13:45

14:45

A TED* Talk with Clay JW Crowne (*n...

Gilded Balloon

Turret

33

12:15

13:30

Dylan Thomas Return Journey - Bob K...

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

25

13:45

14:35

Fall Girl

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

84

12:15

13:30

The 3rd Sector

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

25

13:45

14:45

Mock Tudor

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

33

12:20

13:30

Chaplin

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

26

13:45

14:45

KATE

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

33

12:20

13:20

The Word Café

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

54

13:45

14:45

The Clinic: An Afternoon of Serious...

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

84

12:20

13:20

The God Box: A Daughter's Story

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

26

13:45

14:50

RED TAP/BLUE TIGER

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

33

12:20

13:40

The Art of Falling Apart

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

26

13:45

14:45

Echolalia

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

33

12:25

13:40

Blood at the Root

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

26

13:45

14:45

Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

33

12:25

13:25

The Height of the Eiffel Tower

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

26

13:50

15:00

Years to the Day

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

34

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Live Forever

Pleasance Courtyard

VENUE The Attic

34

15:00

16:10

Ruby Dolls: Fabulous Creatures

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

38

13:55

14:55

Blind

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

34

15:05

16:05

Crazy Glue

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

39

13:55

14:55

The 56

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

34

15:05

16:05

Pennyroyal

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

39

13:55

14:55

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

34

15:15

16:25

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

87

14:00

15:10

Silent Voice

Assembly Roxy

Central

35

15:15

16:15

Catriona Knox Thinks She's Hard Eno...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

87

14:00

15:00

The Durham Revue: Shenanigans

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

84

15:15

16:15

Surname & Surname: BANG!

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

87

14:00

15:00

Signal Failure

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

34

15:20

16:20

pomme is french for apple

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

39

14:00

15:10

Bill Clinton Hercules

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

34

15:20

16:45

Race by David Mamet

Assembly George Square Studios

One

40

14:00

14:45

Jungle Bungle

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

61

15:20

16:20

Away From Home

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

39

14:00

14:25

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

15:20

16:20

The Oxford Revue: Happy Accidents

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

88

14:00

14:45

Comedy Allsorts: Variety for Kids

Assembly George Square Gardens

Kazador

61

15:20

16:20

Tania Edwards: Always Rihgt

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

87

14:00

15:00

Making It!

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

34

15:25

16:30

Little Prince in the Desert

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

62

14:00

14:50

Out of the Blue

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

68

15:25

16:25

SQUIDBOY

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

40

14:00

14:50

Haka

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

63

15:25

16:25

The Match Game

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

40

14:00

15:00

The Tarzan Monologues

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

35

15:30

16:30

Dan Jones: New Kid

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

88

14:00

15:00

ARTHUR SMITH sings Leonard Cohen (V...

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

84

15:30

16:30

Hot Cat

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

40

14:05

15:00

Emily Brown and the Thing

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

62

15:30

16:30

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

40

14:05

15:05

The Word CafĂŠ

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

54

15:30

16:50

Strange Resting Places

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

41

14:10

15:10

Wireless Theatre Presents: Couples...

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

35

15:30

16:30

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

42

14:10

15:10

We Have Fallen

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

35

15:30

16:30

The Bastard Children of Remington S...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

42

14:10

15:10

Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

61

15:30

15:50

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

14:10

15:10

#MyWay

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

35

15:30

16:30

Spine

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

42

14:10

15:25

Wingman

Pleasance Dome

10dome

35

15:30

15:55

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

14:15

15:15

Normal/Madness

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

36

15:30

16:30

Connected the Musical

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

77

14:15

15:15

Best of the Fest Daytime

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

84

15:30

16:30

The Sleeping Trees Treelogy

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

40

14:15

15:15

Talk About Something You Like

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

36

15:30

16:30

Max Dickins: My Groupon Adventure

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

88

14:15

15:15

Robin and Partridge: Robin Dies At...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

84

15:30

16:45

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

41

14:15

15:15

Flanders and Swann

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

68

15:30

17:00

Scaramouche Jones

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

41

14:15

15:15

Show Off

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

36

15:35

16:55

I Killed Rasputin

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

42

14:20

15:20

Let's Talk About Sketch Baby

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

84

15:35

16:45

When it Rains

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

42

14:20

15:20

Black is the Color of my Voice

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

36

15:40

16:30

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter than he...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

73

14:30

15:30

Baba Brinkman - The Rap Guide to Re...

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

85

15:40

16:40

zazU

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

88

14:30

15:30

Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party...

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

85

15:45

16:45

The Oxford Imps: Pun and Games

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

88

14:30

14:55

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

15:45

16:45

Prompter

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

88

14:30

15:00

My Obsession

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

36

15:45

17:00

Deborah Frances-White: Half A Can O...

Pleasance Dome

10dome

88

14:30

16:00

Keeping up with the Joans

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

36

15:50

16:50

The Girl Who

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

78

14:30

15:45

The City

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

36

15:50

16:50

Neil Henry's IMPOSSIBLE

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

89

14:35

15:35

Baby Wants Candy present The Improv...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

85

16:00

17:00

The Grandees: BaBOOM!

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

89

14:40

15:40

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

37

16:00

17:00

Staple/face are... Going Down Fight...

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

89

14:40

15:40

Bloom

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

37

16:00

17:00

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Assembly Roxy

Central

90

14:40

16:00

Eric and Little Ern

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

85

16:00

17:00

FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

Underbelly @ Forth FM Radio Station Forth 1 Radio Station

42

14:45

16:00

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurg...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

37

16:00

16:20

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

14:45

15:45

Juliette Burton: Look At Me

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

86

16:00

17:00

Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

90

14:45

15:45

The Marijana Method

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

86

16:00

17:00

The Complete Works of William Shake...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

43

14:45

15:45

Mark Ravenhill: Product

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

37

16:00

17:00

Cambridge Footlights International...

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

90

14:45

15:45

Kitten Killers

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

86

16:00

17:00

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

89

14:50

16:00

Potted Sherlock

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

62

16:05

17:05

Anna Morris: Would Like To Thank

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

90

14:50

15:55

Blind Hamlet

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

38

16:10

17:10

FREAK

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

43

14:50

15:50

Jim Campbell's Personal Space

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

86

16:10

17:10

Broke

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

44

14:50

15:50

Mush and Me

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

38

16:10

17:40

The Confessions of Gordon Brown

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

42

14:50

15:50

Travesti

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

37

16:10

17:10

How to achieve redemption as a Scot...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

43

15:00

16:00

Kingmaker

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

38

16:10

17:10

Hayley Ellis: We Need To Talk About...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

90

15:00

15:25

ROOM

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Shed

The Shed

22

16:15

17:15

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

62

15:00

16:00

Ria Lina: School of Riason

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

87

16:15

17:30

Jamaica Farewell

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

44

15:00

16:30

The Matchmaker

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

39

16:15

17:15

Tom Neenan: The Haunting at Lopham...

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

91

15:00

16:00

Lizzie Bates: Reprobates

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

87

16:15

17:15

Hi, Hitler

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

91

15:00

16:15

Party In The USA!

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

38

16:15

17:15

Boxman

Gilded Balloon

Turret

44

15:00

16:10

Russell Kane: The Kaneing Podcast

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

87

16:15

17:30

Circumcise Me

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

44

15:00

16:00

Winter Is Coming

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

87

16:15

17:15

Stephen Bailey: Neon Heart

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

91

15:00

16:00

Rachel Stubbings: Doing It For Hims...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

86

16:20

17:20

The Heavenly View

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

64

15:00

16:00

Swimming

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

38

16:20

17:20

John Lloyd's Museum Of Curiosity Li...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

92

15:00

15:20

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

16:20

17:20

Joz Norris: Awkward Prophet

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

91

15:00

16:00

James Veitch:The Fundamental Interc...

Gilded Balloon

Turret

86

16:20

17:20

A Simple Space

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

63

15:00

16:10

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

129

16:20

17:20

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

92

15:00

16:00

Alex Horne: The Percentage Game

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

86

16:20

17:20

Blofeld & Baxter: Memories of T...

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

54

15:00

16:10

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

38

16:20

17:20

Anthem For A Doomed Youth

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

44

15:00

16:40

Under Milk Wood

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

38

16:25

17:25

Goose (An odd new one-man comedy wh...

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

92

15:00

16:00

Minor Delays

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

86

16:30

17:30

Adam Holmes and Friends...

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

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17:30

The Collector

Gilded Balloon

VENUE Dining Room

44

17:45

18:55

The Great Gatsby

Assembly Roxy

Central

47

16:30

17:30

Ernest and the Pale Moon

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

45

17:45

18:45

Croft & Pearce: Give and Take

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

98

16:30

17:30

Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

51

17:50

18:50

Phil Wang: Mellow Yellow

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

98

16:30

16:50

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

17:50

18:50

The Canterbury Tales Remixed

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

98

16:30

18:00

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

45

18:00

19:00

Massive Dad

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

99

16:30

17:30

Rachel Parris: Live In Vegas

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

92

18:00

19:00

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man In Th...

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

99

16:30

17:30

The Twins Macabre - Small Mediums a...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

92

18:00

19:00

Ian Smith - Flappable

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

98

16:30

17:30

SONICS in DUUM

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

64

18:00

19:00

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

74

16:30

17:30

Back of the Bus

Assembly George Square Gardens

Meeting Point

64

18:00

19:00

Gamarjobat:Boxer

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

99

16:30

17:30

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

92

18:00

19:00

The Pin

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

98

16:35

17:35

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

68

18:00

19:00

Luke McGregor: I Worry That I Worry...

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

99

16:35

17:35

Danny Ward - Infra Dig

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

92

18:00

18:55

The Interview

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

48

16:40

17:40

FanFiction Comedy

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

92

18:00

19:00

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It Wi...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

99

16:40

17:40

Nougat for Kings

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

45

18:00

19:00

PETER STRAKER BLACK MAGIC

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

70

16:40

17:40

Ben Hart - The Vanishing Boy

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

73

18:00

19:10

Voca People

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

48

16:45

17:45

Th端nderbards: Seconds

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

93

18:00

18:20

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

16:45

17:45

Rhys James: Begins

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

93

18:00

19:00

Will Adamsdale: Borders

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

99

16:45

18:00

Inheritance Blues

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

45

18:00

19:00

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

74

16:45

17:45

Casual Violence: The Great Fire of...

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

93

18:05

19:15

Title and Deed by Will Eno

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

48

16:45

17:45

David Elms: Nurture Boy

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

93

18:10

19:10

Charlie O'Connor - Dandyisms

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

100

16:45

17:45

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

62

18:10

19:10

CHEF

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

48

16:45

17:45

BEASTS: Solo

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

94

18:15

19:15

Back of the Bus

Assembly George Square Gardens

Meeting Point

64

16:50

17:50

Ryan Coffey Live & Loud

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

93

18:15

19:15

Kevin Day: Standy Uppy

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

100

16:50

17:50

Hiraeth

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

46

18:20

19:20

Four Screws Loose In The Big Screw...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

100

16:55

18:00

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Bl...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

46

18:20

19:20

Lead Pencil: In Full HB

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

100

16:55

17:55

Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

94

18:20

19:20

The Only Way is Downton

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

100

16:55

17:55

Bromance

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

64

18:25

19:25

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

100

17:00

18:00

Civil Rogues

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

46

18:25

19:25

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

72

17:00

18:00

Andy de la Tour Stand-Up or Die in...

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

94

18:25

19:25

The Best of The Real MacGuffins

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

101

17:00

18:00

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

69

18:30

19:40

He Had Hairy Hands

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

49

17:00

18:30

Choose Your Own Documentary

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

46

18:30

19:30

NewsRevue 2014

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

101

17:00

18:00

Symphony

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

46

18:30

19:30

Jack Dee's Help Desk

Assembly George Square Studios

One

101

17:00

18:00

The Alleycats: Contemporary A Cappe...

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

69

18:30

20:30

Not Just a Funny Turn

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

101

17:05

18:05

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Assembly George Square Studios

One

70

18:30

20:00

Mental

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Bedroom

The Bedroom

49

17:10

18:20

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

95

18:30

19:30

Old Jewish Jokes

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

101

17:10

18:30

Hayani

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

47

18:30

19:30

Vitamin

Assembly George Square Studios

One

102

17:15

18:35

Light

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

47

18:30

19:30

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

101

17:15

18:15

Wendy Wason: Hotel California

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

95

18:30

19:30

Torsten The Bareback Saint

Assembly George Square Studios

One

50

17:20

18:20

Lucy Ayrton: The Splitting of the M...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

54

18:30

19:30

The Nualas in 'Hello Again, We're T...

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

102

17:20

18:20

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is You...

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

95

18:35

19:35

Suzi Ruffell: Social Chameleon

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

102

17:20

18:20

Jonny Lennard: Tale Blazer

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

95

18:40

19:40

Fast Fringe

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

102

17:20

18:20

PAXO

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

54

18:40

19:40

Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar J...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

102

17:20

18:20

Joseph Morpurgo: Odessa

Pleasance Dome

10dome

95

18:40

19:40

Tim FitzHigham: Hellfire

Pleasance Dome

10dome

103

17:25

18:25

Benny Boot: Greatest Hits Volume II

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

95

18:40

19:40

Tom Binns Has Not Been Himself

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

102

17:30

18:30

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell:Twitteri...

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

97

18:45

19:45

Abigoliah Schamaun: It's Pronounced...

Gilded Balloon

Turret

103

17:30

18:30

Mark Grist & MC Mixy: Dead Poet...

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

96

18:45

19:45

Tommy Rowson: Down And Out In Powys...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

103

17:30

18:30

Pants Down Circus ROCK

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

65

18:45

19:45

Holly Walsh: Never Had It.

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

103

17:30

18:30

Spread A Little Happiness

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

69

18:45

19:55

James Bannon: Running With The Firm

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

49

17:30

18:30

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

70

18:45

19:45

Russell Grant: Strictly Edinburgh

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

104

17:30

17:50

Somebody I Used to Know

Assembly Roxy

The Cloud

24

18:45

19:45

Chris Turner: Pretty Fly

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

103

17:30

18:30

Chris Kent Corked

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

96

18:45

19:45

Milo McCabe: Troy Hawke

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

103

17:30

18:30

So It Goes

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

47

18:45

19:45

Kai Humphries: Stuff Protocol

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

103

17:30

18:30

Knightmare Live - Level 2

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

96

18:50

19:50

Awkward Conversations with Animals...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

50

17:30

18:45

BRAZOUKA

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

65

18:50

19:50

Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

103

17:30

18:30

Black Faggot

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

47

18:50

19:50

Imran Yusuf: Roar of the Underdog

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

104

17:30

18:30

Dan Nightingale Is Trying His Best...

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

95

18:50

19:50

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Misch...

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

50

17:30

18:30

Bec Hill in. . . Ellipsis

Gilded Balloon

Turret

96

18:55

19:55

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

104

17:30

18:30

Dane Baptiste: Citizen Dane

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

96

19:00

20:10

Red Bastard

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

105

17:30

18:30

Gordon Southern - Your New Favourit...

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

96

19:00

20:00

Lazy Susan: Extreme Humans

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

105

17:30

18:30

David Morgan - Social Tool

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

96

19:00

20:00

Mr Swallow - The Musical

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

104

17:35

18:40

Ablutions

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

47

19:00

20:00

Stuart Goldsmith: Extra Life

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

105

17:40

18:40

True Brits

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

47

17:40

18:40

Jason Cook: Broken

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

97

17:40

18:40

Dan Schreiber: C*ckblocked From Out...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

97

17:45

18:45

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

97

17:45

18:45

TOBY: Fuzzbuzz

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

97

17:45

18:45

Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

97

17:45

18:45

ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN IN LOW RISE JEANS...

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

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Auditorium

54

19:00

20:00

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

104

19:00

20:00

The Beta Males: Happenstance

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

105

19:00

20:00

Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

104

19:00

19:55

I'm not pale, I'm dead

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

51

19:00

20:00

Vincent Goes Splat

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

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20:00

Cal Wilson: It Could Have Been Me

Gilded Balloon

VENUE Nightclub

105

20:15

21:20

Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfigh...

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

114

19:00

20:00

Naked in Alaska

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

50

20:15

21:15

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

114

19:00

20:00

Circa: Beyond

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

66

20:15

21:15

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY

Assembly Hall

Baillie Room

114

19:05

20:05

Tom Craine: Thoughts On Love (By A...

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

105

20:15

21:15

Alex Edelman: Millennial

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

113

19:15

20:15

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everyth...

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

106

20:15

21:15

Nancy Dell'Olio: Rainbows from Diam...

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

52

19:15

20:15

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Natu...

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

105

20:15

21:15

Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn't Buil...

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

113

19:15

20:15

AAA Stand-Up

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

106

20:20

21:10

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie & I

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

115

19:15

20:30

The Factory

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

78

20:20

21:20

Carl Hutchinson: Here's Me Show

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

114

19:15

20:15

Iain Stirling: Everything

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

106

20:20

21:20

Christian Talbot: Hello Cruel World

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

114

19:15

20:15

Lloyd Griffith: Voice of An Angel,...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

106

20:30

21:30

Carl Donnelly: Now That's What I Ca...

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

114

19:15

20:15

Lee Griffiths: Post Traumatic Sketc...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

106

20:30

21:30

Lights! Camera! Improvise! - The Im...

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

116

19:20

20:50

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord's Summ...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

107

20:30

21:30

Chris Martin: Responsibilliness

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

115

19:20

20:50

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor - Sp...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

107

20:30

21:30

Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm Shapp...

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

115

19:20

20:20

Black Grace

Assembly Roxy

Central

66

20:30

21:30

Simon Feilder: All The Things I'm N...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

115

19:20

20:20

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

106

20:30

21:30

Igor Meerson: Hou I lernt inglish

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

115

19:20

20:20

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Fr...

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

74

20:30

21:30

Rhys Mathewson - Hombre Lobo

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

115

19:20

20:20

Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant...

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

107

20:40

21:40

John Robertson - The Dark Room

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

115

19:20

20:20

CRAIG HILL: GIVE HIM AN INCH...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

106

20:40

21:40

Paul McCaffrey: Paul Or Nothing

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

116

19:25

20:25

The Velma Celli Show

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

75

20:40

21:40

KRAKEN

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

116

19:25

20:25

Divallusion with Christina Bianco a...

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

74

20:45

21:45

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Im...

Assembly Roxy

Central

116

19:30

20:30

Umbilical Brothers: KiDSSHoW...

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

108

20:45

22:15

Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

116

19:30

22:30

So You Think You're Funny?

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

128

20:45

21:45

Mark Nelson: Please Think Responsib...

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

116

19:30

20:30

How to Disappear Completely

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

51

20:50

21:50

Neil Hamburger

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

117

19:30

20:30

Paul Foot : Hovercraft Symphony In...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

107

20:50

21:50

SHAME

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

54

19:30

20:30

Mark Dolan Changes the World

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

107

20:50

21:50

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

52

19:30

20:30

Tim Vine: Timtiminee Timtiminee Tim...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

108

20:50

21:50

Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

117

19:30

20:40

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

129

20:50

21:50

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

72

19:30

20:30

Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

51

21:00

22:00

The Magnets

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

72

19:30

20:30

The Edinburgh Festival Comedy Roast

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

108

21:00

22:15

Russell Kane: Smallness

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

118

19:30

20:40

Glen Matlock: I Was A Teenage Sex P...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

72

21:00

22:00

Tedfest

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

117

19:35

20:35

Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

108

21:00

22:20

The Generation of Z: EDINBURGH

Assembly George Square Theatre

Container Yard

52

19:40

20:40

Bears in Space

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

109

21:00

22:00

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

117

19:40

20:40

WitTank: Old School Secrets

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

108

21:00

22:30

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Sh...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

118

19:45

20:45

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent W...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

109

21:00

22:00

Maff Brown: Born Again Comedian

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

118

19:45

20:45

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me...

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

66

21:00

22:00

Whose Live Show Is It Anyway?

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

119

19:45

20:45

Alan Hudson: Trick Teaser

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

109

21:00

22:00

Stand Up for Shelter

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

119

19:50

20:50

Keeping Abreast

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

51

21:00

22:00

Mark Watson: Flaws

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

117

19:50

20:50

Marlon Davis: Once Upon A Grime

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

109

21:00

22:00

The Axis of Awesome: Viva La Vida L...

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

118

19:55

20:55

Oh My Godley!

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

109

21:00

22:00

Eddie Pepitone: R.I.P. America, It'...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

118

20:00

21:00

Luke McQueen: Now That's What I Luk...

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

110

21:05

22:05

That Funny Blind Guy 2

Assembly George Square Studios

Four

119

20:00

21:00

Katie Mulgrew: Happily Ever After

Gilded Balloon

Turret

112

21:10

22:10

B.J. Novak: One More Thing

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

120

20:00

21:00

Des Bishop: Made In China

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

110

21:10

22:10

Abandoman: Hot Desk

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

119

20:00

21:00

James Acaster: Recognise

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

110

21:10

22:10

Antonio Forcioni

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

72

20:00

21:00

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

111

21:10

22:10

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

52

20:00

21:00

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall: Success...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

111

21:15

22:15

PIERRE NOVELLIE is MIGHTY PETER

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

120

20:00

21:00

Nathan Caton: Teenage Mutant Nathan...

Pleasance Dome

10dome

110

21:15

22:15

Damian Clark: Go Ahead, Make My Dam...

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

120

20:00

21:30

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

111

21:15

22:15

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

120

20:00

21:00

This is Brasil - The Show

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

67

21:15

22:15

Tiff Stevenson: Optimist

Gilded Balloon

Turret

120

20:00

21:00

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

111

21:15

22:15

Tom Rhodes: Colossus

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

120

20:00

21:10

One Man Lord of The Rings

Assembly George Square Studios

One

110

21:15

22:15

Brent Weinbach: Appealing to the Ma...

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

121

20:00

21:00

Andrew Ryan: The Life of Ryan

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

111

21:15

22:15

Justin Hamilton: Johnny Loves Mary...

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

120

20:00

21:00

One Man Star Wars

Assembly George Square Studios

One

109

21:20

22:35

Dracula

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

53

20:00

21:00

Pete Firman: Trickster

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

110

21:20

22:20

Natasia Demetriou: You'll Never Hav...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

121

20:00

21:00

Patrick Monahan 'Adventures In Mona...

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

111

21:20

22:20

Seann Walsh: Seann 28

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

121

20:00

21:00

Celia Pacquola: Let Me Know How It...

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

112

21:25

22:25

Ray Peacock: Here Comes Trouble

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

121

20:00

21:00

Back of the Bus

Assembly George Square Gardens

Meeting Point

64

21:25

22:25

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

122

20:00

22:00

Assembly Gala Press Launch

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

52

21:30

22:30

Tom Price: Not As Nice As He Looks

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

123

20:05

21:05

Rhys Nicholson - Eurgh

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

112

21:30

22:30

The Comedy Reserve

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

122

20:10

21:10

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

112

21:30

22:30

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

Assembly George Square Studios

One

122

20:10

21:10

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

112

21:30

22:30

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

123

20:10

21:10

Steen Raskopoulos - I'm Wearing Two...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

112

21:30

22:30

Spread A Little Happiness

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

69

20:10

21:10

Before Us

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

52

21:30

22:30

Hamell On Trial 'The Happiest Man...â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Assembly George Square Studios

One

123

20:10

21:10

Cariad & Paul: A Two-Player Adv...

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

112

21:30

22:30

Sarah Kendall: TOUCHDOWN

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

122

20:15

21:15

Ivo Graham: Bow Ties & Johnnies

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

113

21:30

22:30

The Wau Wau Sisters

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

75

20:15

21:15

Lords of Strut - CHAOS

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

113

21:30

22:30

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

75

20:15

21:15

Sara Pascoe Vs History

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

113

21:30

22:30

Pete Johansson: Several Jokes

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

122

20:15

21:15

American... ish

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

114

21:30

22:30

Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Wee Coo

122

20:15

21:15

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

113

21:30

22:30

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

123

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22:30

Yacine Belhousse: Made in France

Pleasance Courtyard

VENUE Pleasance That

123

22:50

23:50

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

133

21:30

22:30

Ali McGregor's Late Nite Variety Ni...

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

75

22:50

23:50

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-I...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Two

133

21:30

22:30

Justin Moorhouse: This Is What I Am

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

123

22:50

00:00

The Horne Section: Milk The Tendern...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

133

21:35

22:35

Henry Paker: Unpacked

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

123

22:55

23:55

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell

Underbelly, Bristo Square

The Dairy Room

75

21:40

22:40

The Post Show

Assembly George Square Studios

Two

53

23:00

01:30

Musical Bingo

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

76

21:40

22:40

Tim Key: Single White Slut

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

124

23:00

00:00

The Jest

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

135

21:40

22:40

Michael Mittermeier: das Blackout

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

124

23:00

00:30

This Is Ceilidh

Assembly George Square Gardens

Spiegeltent Palazzo

76

21:40

22:40

Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

125

23:00

00:00

AAA Stand-Up Late

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

134

21:40

22:40

Jonny & The Baptists: The Satir...

Pleasance Dome

10dome

124

23:00

00:10

Amy G: Entershamement

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Topside

76

21:40

22:40

George Ryegold: Iron Face In A Velv...

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Daisy

124

23:00

00:00

Mark Watson's Comedywealth Games

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

135

21:40

22:40

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversa...

Assembly Roxy

Upstairs

125

23:00

00:15

Scotland Stands Up

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

130

21:40

22:40

Alex Williamson: Dumb Things I've D...

Gilded Balloon

Nightclub

125

23:00

01:00

NICK HELM'S TWO NIGHT STAND IN THE...

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

134

21:45

22:45

John Hastings - Adventure

Pleasance Courtyard

The Cellar

125

23:00

00:30

It Might Get Ugly

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

134

21:45

22:45

Adam of the Riches

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

125

23:00

00:30

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

135

21:45

22:45

Ed Gamble: Gambletron 5000

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance This

126

23:00

00:00

MCQUEEN: MCQUEEN

Pleasance Dome

10dome

135

21:45

22:45

John Robins: This Tornado Loves You

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

126

23:00

00:00

Late Night Gimp Fight: The Worst of...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Beyond

134

21:45

22:45

David Trent: Live at the Pleasance...

Pleasance Courtyard

Upstairs

125

23:00

00:00

Foul Play. The F*cking Nasty Show

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

135

21:45

22:45

Beth Vyse: Get Up With Hands!

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

126

23:00

00:30

Another F*cking Variety Show

Pleasance Dome

Queendome

76

22:00

23:00

Simon Amstell - Tour Previews

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

127

23:00

00:00

Excited!!!

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Below

135

22:00

23:00

Sarah Bennetto's Funeral

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

127

23:00

00:00

Alfie Brown: Divorced from Reality...

Pleasance Courtyard

Beside

134

22:00

23:00

Shirley and Shirley: Late Night Loc...

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

126

23:15

00:15

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

136

22:00

23:00

Aunty Donna

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

127

23:15

00:30

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

113

22:00

23:30

Sarah Bennetto's Storytellers' Club

Pleasance Courtyard

The Green

127

23:15

00:15

Voices in Your Head

Gilded Balloon

Billiard Room

135

22:00

23:00

Sanitise

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Button

53

23:20

00:20

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Ye...

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

136

22:00

23:00

Marcel Lucont Is

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

126

23:20

00:20

Tom Rosenthal: Meme, Myself & I

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

136

22:00

23:00

Foil, Arms and Hog: Loch'd

Underbelly, Cowgate

White Belly

126

23:20

00:20

This is Your Trial

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Box

136

22:00

23:30

Sketch Transfer Deadline Day

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

127

23:20

00:30

McNeil & Pamphilon Go 8-Bit!

Pleasance Dome

Kingdome

136

22:00

23:00

Cardinal Burns

Pleasance Courtyard

Forth

127

23:30

00:50

The Generation of Z: EDINBURGH

Assembly George Square Theatre

Container Yard

52

22:10

23:10

WOMANz

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

128

23:30

00:30

I am, I am

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

136

22:10

23:20

DIXEY: Where Gentlemen Are Always I...

Assembly Roxy

Central

75

23:30

00:30

Bonenkai

Underbelly, Cowgate

Big Belly

53

22:10

23:10

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

75

23:40

00:40

WitTank: Old School Secrets

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

108

22:15

23:15

Jonny Awsum: Sexy Noises

Gilded Balloon

Balcony

128

23:40

00:55

Afterhours Comedy

Assembly Roxy

Central

137

22:15

23:20

Lady Rizo

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

76

23:45

00:45

Rob Deering's Beat This

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

136

22:15

23:45

New Zealand Music Showcase

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

72

23:55

00:55

Best of Burlesque

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

77

22:20

23:20

Coppers Uncovered: The Walk of Sham...

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Laugh

128

23:59

02:59

FLASH/BANG!

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

77

22:20

23:20

Shit-faced Shakespeare

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Cow Barn

128

23:59

02:59

Electric Swing Circus

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

73

22:20

23:20

Come Heckle Christ

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Above

128

23:59

01:14

Best of the Fest

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

137

22:30

23:30

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Ma...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

129

23:59

02:59

THE AFTER PARTY with Alex Rossi and...

Assembly Checkpoint

Assembly Checkpoint

73

22:30

23:30

Demi Lardner: Birds With Human Lips

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

130

23:59

01:29

Comedy Countdown

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

137

22:30

00:00

The Cuban Brothers

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

130

23:59

01:14

Addison Cresswell Comedy Tribute

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

137

22:30

23:30

Hedluv + Passman: Doin' it Dreckly

Gilded Balloon

Turret

129

00:00

03:00

Spank!

Underbelly, Cowgate

Belly Dancer

138

22:30

23:30

Al Lubel In... I'm Still Al Lubel

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker Two

130

00:00

01:00

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghos...

Gilded Balloon

Wee Room

138

22:30

23:40

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

129

00:00

01:00

John Conway Tonight

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

137

22:30

23:45

Scotland Stands Up

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

130

00:00

01:30

Forgotten Voices

Pleasance Courtyard

The Grand

32

22:30

00:00

So You Think You're Funny?

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

128

00:15

02:35

The Room

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

138

22:30

23:30

The Circus

Assembly George Square Gardens

Bosco

130

00:20

02:00

Late Show

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

138

22:30

23:30

Chelsea Manders: Don't Tell My Dad

Assembly George Square Studios

Five

129

00:30

04:00

Friday I'm In Love

Pleasance Dome

Acedome

73

22:30

23:30

Ennio Marchetto: The Living Paper C...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance One

129

00:30

02:45

Hot Dub Time Machine

Underbelly, Bristo Square

McEwan Hall

73

22:30

23:30

Dave Hughes: Pointless

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

130

00:30

02:00

Bacchanalia

Gilded Balloon

Wine Bar

77

22:30

23:30

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theat...

Gilded Balloon

Sportsman

129

01:00

05:00

Late'n'Live

Gilded Balloon

Debating Hall

138

22:30

23:30

50 Shades! The Musical. The Origina...

Assembly Hall

Main Hall

131

22:30

00:00

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

130

22:30

23:45

Return of the Panic Brothers

Assembly George Square Studios

Three

72

22:40

00:00

Elephant Room

Assembly Hall

Rainy Hall

131

22:40

23:40

Sex with Animals

Underbelly, Cowgate

Delhi Belly

131

22:45

00:15

The Comedy Zone

Pleasance Courtyard

Cabaret Bar

131

22:45

23:45

Joey Page: THIS IS NOT A CIRCUS

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Clover

132

22:45

23:45

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 1

Pleasance Courtyard

The Attic

131

22:45

00:15

Best New Sketch Act 2014: The Final

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

132

22:45

23:45

Mat Ewins: The Six Million Dollar E...

Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance That

132

22:45

23:45

Julian McCullough: Dream Girls

Pleasance Courtyard

Beneath

132

22:45

23:45

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time

Gilded Balloon

Dining Room

132

22:45

23:45

Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance...

Assembly George Square Theatre

The Theatre

132

22:45

23:45

Andrew O'Neill's History of Heavy M...

Pleasance Dome

Jackdome

132

22:45

23:45

Calypso Nights

Assembly Roxy

Downstairs

53

22:50

23:50

Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook

Underbelly, Bristo Square

Udderbelly

134

22:50

23:50

Le Flop

Underbelly, Cowgate

Iron Belly

133

22:50

23:50

Francesco De Carlo: Italians Do It...

Pleasance Courtyard

Bunker One

133

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SHOW INDEX A

BEST OF THE FEST

137

THE CONFESSIONS OF GORDON BROWN

42

BEST OF THE FEST DAYTIME

84

CONNECTED THE MUSICAL

77

AAA STAND-UP

106

THE BEST OF THE REAL MACGUFFINS

101

COPPERS UNCOVERED: THE WALK OF SHAME

128

AAA STAND-UP LATE

134

THE BETA MALES: HAPPENSTANCE

105

CRAIG HILL: GIVE HIM AN INCH...

106

AAAAND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY IMPROVISED

82

BETH VYSE: GET UP WITH HANDS!

126

CRAZY GLUE

39

ABANDOMAN: HOT DESK

119

BEY DANCE WORKSHOP

63

CROFT & PEARCE: GIVE AND TAKE

98

ABI ROBERTS' MUSICAL CID

83

THE BIG BITE-SIZE BREAKFAST SHOW

22

THE CUBAN BROTHERS

130

THE BIG BITE-SIZE PLAYS FACTORY GOES DOWN THE TOILET

60

THE CURING ROOM

24 31

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: IT'S PRONOUNCED ABIGOLIAH SCHAMA... 103 ABLUTIONS

47

BIG RED BATH

55

CUTTING OFF KATE BUSH

ADAM HOLMES AND FRIENDS...

68

BILL CLINTON HERCULES

34

ADAM OF THE RICHES

125

BILLY'S BIRTHDAY BASH: LET'S PARTY LIKE IT'S 1564!

61

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

77

BITS & BOX

58

D DALLOWAY

23

ADDISON CRESSWELL COMEDY TRIBUTE

137

BLACK FAGGOT

47

DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED

31

AFTERHOURS COMEDY

137

BLACK GRACE

66

DAMIAN CLARK: GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAMO

120

THE AFTERPARTY

72

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE

36

DAN CLARK: ME, MY SELFIE & I

115

AL LUBEL IN... I'M STILL AL LUBEL

130

BLIND

34

DAN JONES: NEW KID

88

AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD'S SUMMER SALOON

107

BLIND HAMLET

38

DAN NIGHTINGALE IS TRYING HIS BEST NOT TO BE A DICK

95

AL MURRAY: ONE MAN, ONE GUVNOR - SPECIAL PREVIEWS

107

BLOFELD & BAXTER: MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL

54

DAN SCHREIBER: C*CKBLOCKED FROM OUTER SPACE

97

ALAN HUDSON: TRICK TEASER

109

BLOFELD & BAXTER: THE INAUGURAL EDINBURGH CRICKE...

82

DANE BAPTISTE: CITIZEN DANE

96

ALASDAIR TREMBLAY-BIRCHALL: SUCCESS ARMS

111

BLOOD AT THE ROOT

26

DANIEL CAINER'S JEWISH CHRONICLES

68

ALEX EDELMAN: MILLENNIAL

113

BLOOM

37

DANNY WARD - INFRA DIG

92

ALEX HORNE: MONSIEUR BUTTERFLY

112

BLUES AND BURLESQUE: HOTTER THAN HELL

73

DAVE CALLAN: A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION

125

ALEX HORNE: THE PERCENTAGE GAME

86

BONENKAI

53

DAVE HUGHES: POINTLESS

130

ALEX WILLIAMSON: DUMB THINGS I'VE DONE

125

BORIS & SERGEY'S ASTONISHING FREAKATORIUM

74

DAVID ELMS: NURTURE BOY

93

ALFIE BROWN: DIVORCED FROM REALITY (AND MY WIFE)

134

BOTTLENECK

31

DAVID MORGAN - SOCIAL TOOL

96

ALFIE MOORE: THE NAKED STUN

90

BOXMAN

44

DAVID O'DOHERTY HAS CHECKED EVERYTHING

106

ALI MCGREGOR'S JAZZAMATAZZ

56

BRAZOUKA

65

DAVID TRENT: LIVE AT THE PLEASANCE COURTYARD

125

ALI MCGREGOR'S LATE NITE VARIETY NITE NIGHT

75

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

55

DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE: HALF A CAN OF WORMS

88

THE ALLEYCATS: CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA

69

BRENT WEINBACH: APPEALING TO THE MAINSTREAM

121

DECOMPOSED! MY BROTHER'S TURNING INTO A ZOMBIE

57

AMERICAN... ISH

114

BROKE

44

DEMI LARDNER: BIRDS WITH HUMAN LIPS

130

AMY G: ENTERSHAMEMENT

76

BROMANCE

64

DES BISHOP: MADE IN CHINA

110

... AND THIS IS MY FRIEND MR LAUREL

27

BURTON

22

DINOSAUR ZOO

56

ANDREW O'NEILL'S HISTORY OF HEAVY METAL

132

74

ANDREW RYAN: THE LIFE OF RYAN

111

DIXEY: WHERE GENTLEMEN ARE ALWAYS IMMACULATELY UNDRE...

75

ANDY DE LA TOUR STAND-UP OR DIE IN NEW YORK

94

C

DIVALLUSION WITH CHRISTINA BIANCO AND VELMA CELLI

ANGELA BARNES: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

CAL WILSON: IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME

105

DOGS OF WAR

23

99

CALYPSO NIGHTS

53

DR LONGITUDE'S MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

29

ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN IN LOW RISE JEANS WITH HIGH CLASS...

97

CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL TOUR SHOW 2014: R...

90

DRACULA

53

ANIMAL FARM

23

THE CANTERBURY TALES REMIXED

98

THE DURHAM REVUE: SHENANIGANS

84

ANNA MORRIS: WOULD LIKE TO THANK

90

CARDINAL BURNS

127

DYLAN THOMAS RETURN JOURNEY - BOB KINGDOM, ORIGINAL...

25

ANOTHER F*CKING VARIETY SHOW

76

CARIAD & PAUL: A TWO-PLAYER ADVENTURE

112

DYLAN THOMAS: CLOWN IN THE MOON

22

ANTHEM FOR A DOOMED YOUTH

44

CARL DONNELLY: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CARL DONNELLY VOL....

114

ANTONIO FORCIONE

72

CARL HUTCHINSON: HERE'S ME SHOW

114

ARABIAN NIGHTS

57

CASUAL VIOLENCE: THE GREAT FIRE OF NOSTRIL

93

E

THE ART OF FALLING APART

26

EARLY DOORS

25

THE CAT IN THE HAT

58

ARTHUR SMITH SINGS LEONARD COHEN (VOL.2)

84

EASTEND CABARET: SEXUAL TENSION

111

CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH

87

ASSEMBLY GALA PRESS LAUNCH

52

ECHOLALIA

33

CELIA PACQUOLA: LET ME KNOW HOW IT ALL WORKS OUT

112

AUNTY DONNA

127

ED GAMBLE: GAMBLETRON 5000

126

CHAPLIN

26

AUSTENTATIOUS: AN IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL

83

EDDIE PEPITONE: R.I.P. AMERICA, IT'S BEEN FUN

118

CHARLIE O'CONNOR - DANDYISMS

100

AWAY FROM HOME

39

EDINBURGH COMEDY ALLSTARS

133

CHEF

48

AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I'VE F*CKED

50

THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL COMEDY ROAST

108

CHELSEA MANDERS: DON'T TELL MY DAD

129

THE AXIS OF AWESOME: VIVA LA VIDA LOCA LAS VEGAS

118

ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS

73

CHOOSE YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY

46

ELEPHANT ROOM

131

CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARD FINAL

135

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

62

CHRIS DUGDALE: MORE MAGIC AND MISCHIEF

50

ENNIO MARCHETTO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON

129

B B.J. NOVAK: ONE MORE THING

120

CHRIS KENT CORKED

96

ERIC AND LITTLE ERN

85

BABA BRINKMAN - THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION

85

CHRIS MARTIN: RESPONSIBILLINESS

115

ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON

45

BABY WANTS CANDY PRESENT THE IMPROV ALL STAR EXPLOSI...

85

CHRIS RAMSEY: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ON SATURDAY MOR... 129

EXCITED!!!

135

BABY WANTS CANDY WORKSHOPS

82

CHRIS TURNER: PRETTY FLY

103

BABY WANTS CANDY: THE COMPLETELY IMPROVISED FULL BAN...

116

CHRISTEENE: THE CHRISTEENE MACHINE

75

BACCHANALIA

77

CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL: BREAKING DAD

100

BACK OF THE BUS

64

FABULOUS CREATURES

38

CHRISTIAN TALBOT: HELLO CRUEL WORLD

114

BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND

34

THE FACTORY

78

CIRCA: BEYOND

66

BARRY CRYER AND COLIN SELL:TWITTERING ON

97

FALL GIRL

84

CIRCUMCISE ME

44

THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE

42

FANFICTION COMEDY

92

THE CIRCUS

130

BE-DOM

63

THE FANTASTICAL STORY FACTORY

61

THE CITY

36

BEARDYMAN: ONE ALBUM PER HOUR

136

FASCINATING AIDA: CHARM OFFENSIVE

74

CIVIL ROGUES

46

BEARS IN SPACE

109

FAST FRINGE

102

CLEVER PETER: THE DREAMS FACTORY

97

BEASTS: SOLO

94

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

45

THE CLINIC: AN AFTERNOON OF SERIOUS STAND-UP

84

BEC & TOM'S AWESOME LAUNDRY

60

FELICITY ANN: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

83

THE CLOSURE OF CRAIG SOLLY: A DARK MONOLOGUE BY RUSS...

32

BEC HILL IN. . . ELLIPSIS

96

FELICITY WARD: THE ICEBERG

122

THE COLLECTOR

44

BEFORE US

52

FERAL

24

COME HECKLE CHRIST

128

BEN HART - THE VANISHING BOY

73

FERN HILL & OTHER DYLAN THOMAS

24

COMEDY ALLSORTS: VARIETY FOR KIDS

61

BENNY BOOT: GREATEST HITS VOLUME II

95

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL. THE ORIGINAL PARODY

131

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

62

BEOWULF: THE BLOCKBUSTER

28

THE 56

34

COMEDY COUNTDOWN

137

BEST NEW SKETCH ACT 2014: THE FINAL

132

FLANDERS AND SWANN

68

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

56

BEST OF BURLESQUE

77

FLASH/BANG!

77

THE COMEDY RESERVE

122

BEST OF EDINBURGH SHOWCASE SHOW

83

FOIL, ARMS AND HOG: LOCH'D

126

THE COMEDY ZONE

131

BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

136

FOMO: THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT

42

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)

30

BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY?

113

FORGOTTEN VOICES

32

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)...

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SHOW INDEX FOSTER'S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS SHOW

118

FOUL PLAY. THE F*CKING NASTY SHOW

135

J

FOUR SCREWS LOOSE IN THE BIG SCREW UP

100

JACK DEE'S HELP DESK

FRANCESCO DE CARLO: ITALIANS DO IT LATER

133

FRANK SENT ME

LLOYD LANGFORD: OLD FASHIONED

103

LORDS OF STRUT - CHAOS

113

101

LORETTA MAINE: STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN (UNLESS I AM...

109

JAMAICA FAREWELL

44

LORRAINE & ALAN

32

26

JAMES ACASTER: RECOGNISE

110

LOW TIDE IN GLASS BAY

24

FRANK SKINNER: MAN IN A SUIT

116

JAMES BANNON: RUNNING WITH THE FIRM

49

THE LUCK CHILD

58

FREAK

43

JAMES VEITCH:THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF E...

86

LUCY AYRTON: THE SPLITTING OF THE MERMAID

54

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE

73

JAMIE MACDOWELL AND TOM THUM

72

LUCY BEAUMONT: WE CAN TWERK IT OUT

97

FRISKY AND MANNISH: JUST TOO MUCH

108

JANA & HEIDI

82

LUKE MCGREGOR: I WORRY THAT I WORRY TOO MUCH

99

JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT

52

LUKE MCQUEEN: NOW THAT'S WHAT I LUKE MCQUEEN

110

JAPAN MARVELOUS DRUMMERS

70

M

G GAMARJOBAT:BOXER

99

JASON BYRNE IN YOU NAME THE SHOW

117

GEIN'S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1

131

JASON COOK: BROKEN

97

MAFF BROWN: BORN AGAIN COMEDIAN

118

THE GENERATION OF Z: EDINBURGH

52

JAY FOREMAN'S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDRE...

62

THE MAGNETS

72

GEORGE RYEGOLD: IRON FACE IN A VELVET BEARD

124

JESS ROBINSON: MIGHTY VOICE

125

MAKING IT!

34

THE GIRL WHO

78

THE JEST

135

MANUELITA

27

GLEN MATLOCK: I WAS A TEENAGE SEX PISTOL

72

JIM CAMPBELL'S PERSONAL SPACE

86

MARCEL LUCONT IS

126

GLENN COSBY: FOOD JUNKIE

90

JIM DAVIDSON: NO FURTHER ACTION

120

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO

52

GLENN WOOL: WOOL'S GOLD

123

JOE STILGOE: SONGS ON FILM

68

THE MARIJANA METHOD

86

THE GOD BOX: A DAUGHTER'S STORY

26

JOEY PAGE: THIS IS NOT A CIRCUS

132

MARK DOLAN CHANGES THE WORLD

107

GOODBYE GUNTHER

28

JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT

137

MARK GRIST & MC MIXY: DEAD POETS' DEATH MATCH

96

GOOSE (AN ODD NEW ONE-MAN COMEDY WHODUNIT)

92

JOHN HASTINGS - ADVENTURE

125

MARK NELSON: PLEASE THINK RESPONSIBLY

116

GORDON SOUTHERN - YOUR NEW FAVOURITE COMEDIAN

96

JOHN LLOYD'S MUSEUM OF CURIOSITY LIVE

92

MARK RAVENHILL: PRODUCT

37

GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

29

JOHN ROBERTSON - THE DARK ROOM

115

MARK WATSON'S COMEDYWEALTH GAMES

135

THE GRANDEES: BABOOM!

89

JOHN ROBINS: THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU

126

MARK WATSON: FLAWS

117

THE GREAT GATSBY

47

JON BENNETT - FIRE IN THE METH LAB

114

MARLON DAVIS: ONCE UPON A GRIME

109

THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD

40

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE SATIRIC VERSES

124

MASSIVE DAD

99

GREG PROOPS: THE SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD

99

JONNY AWSUM: SEXY NOISES

128

MAT EWINS: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR EWINS

132

GUILT & SHAME: GOING STRAIGHT

123

JONNY LENNARD: TALE BLAZER

95

MAT RICARDO: SHOWMAN

112

JOSEPH MORPURGO: ODESSA

95

THE MATCH GAME

40

JOSH WIDDICOMBE'S XFM SHOW LIVE!

130

THE MATCHMAKER

39

JOZ NORRIS: AWKWARD PROPHET

91

MATT FORDE: 24 HOUR POLITICAL PARTY PEOPLE

85

JULIAN MCCULLOUGH: DREAM GIRLS

132

MAX DICKINS: MY GROUPON ADVENTURE

88

JULIE BURCHILL: ABSOLUTE CULT

33

MCNEIL & PAMPHILON GO 8-BIT!

136

JULIETTE BURTON: LOOK AT ME

86

MCQUEEN: MCQUEEN

135

JUNGLE BUNGLE

61

MENTAL

49

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW

83

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MS MEADOWS

23

JUSTIN HAMILTON: JOHNNY LOVES MARY FOREVER 1994

120

MERVYN STUTTER'S PICK OF THE FRINGE

83

JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: THIS IS WHAT I AM

123

MICHAEL DOWNEY: BLUE SOMETIMES

122

MICHAEL MITTERMEIER: DAS BLACKOUT

124

MIDLIFE CRISES COME IN MANY FORMS

84

H HAKA

63

HAMELL ON TRIAL 'THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD'

123

HANNAH GADSBY: THE EXHIBITIONIST

111

HAPPY

23

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI: HARDEEP IS YOUR LOVE

95

HARVEY, GARVEY AND THE KANE

94

HAYANI

47

HAYLEY ELLIS: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

90

HE HAD HAIRY HANDS

49

THE HEAVENLY VIEW

64

K

HEDLUV + PASSMAN: DOIN' IT DRECKLY

129

KAI HUMPHRIES: STUFF PROTOCOL

103

MILDRED AND THE MIDNIGHT CITY

58

THE HEIGHT OF THE EIFFEL TOWER

26

KATE

33

MILO MCCABE: TROY HAWKE

103

THE HEMLINE INDEX

24

KATIE MULGREW: HAPPILY EVER AFTER

112

MINOR DELAYS

86

HENRY PAKER: UNPACKED

123

KEEPING ABREAST

51

MOCK TUDOR

33

HI, HITLER

91

KEEPING UP WITH THE JOANS

36

MONSKI MOUSE'S BABY DISCO DANCE HALL

57

HIRAETH

46

KEVIN DAY: STANDY UPPY

100

MORGAN & WEST: PARLOUR TRICKS

104

THE HIVE

25

KIDS DO FORTH ON THE FRINGE

56

MORNING GLORYVILLE~RAVE YOUR WAY INTO THE DAY!

67

HOLLY WALSH: NEVER HAD IT.

103

KINGMAKER

38

MR SWALLOW - THE MUSICAL

104

THE HORNE SECTION: MILK THE TENDERNESS

133

KISS ME HONEY, HONEY!

51

MUSH AND ME

38

HOT CAT

40

KITTEN KILLERS

86

MUSICAL BINGO

76

HOT DUB TIME MACHINE

73

KNIGHTMARE LIVE - LEVEL 2

96

MUSICAL COMEDY AWARDS SHOWCASE

92

HOW TO ACHIEVE REDEMPTION AS A SCOT THROUGH THE MEDI...

43

KRAKEN

116

MUSICAL MORNINGS WITH MIL'S TRILLS

55

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

51

36

HUMAN CHILD

60

L

MY OBSESSION MY VILLAGE MY ART

79 35

I

LADY RIZO

76

#MYWAY

LAIKA: A SPACE DOGYSSEY

77

N

I AM, I AM

136

LAND OF SMILES

32

I HATE CHILDREN CHILDREN'S SHOW

60

LAST CHRISTMAS

24

NAKED IN ALASKA

50

I KILLED RASPUTIN

42

LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT: THE WORST OF LATE NIGHT GIMP...

134

NANCY DELL'OLIO: RAINBOWS FROM DIAMONDS

52

I NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL

87

LATE SHOW

138

NATASIA DEMETRIOU: YOU'LL NEVER HAVE ALL OF ME

121

I'M NOT PALE, I'M DEAD

51

LATE'N'LIVE

138

NATHAN CATON: TEENAGE MUTANT NATHAN CATON

110

IAIN STIRLING: EVERYTHING

106

LAURENCE CLARK: MOMENTS OF INSTANT REGRET

107

NEEL KOLHATKAR IN GENERATION COMEDY

114

IAN SMITH - FLAPPABLE

98

LAZY SUSAN: EXTREME HUMANS

105

NEIL HAMBURGER

117

IGOR MEERSON: HOU I LERNT INGLISH

115

LE FLOP

133

NEIL HENRY'S IMPOSSIBLE

89

IMRAN YUSUF: ROAR OF THE UNDERDOG

104

LEAD PENCIL: IN FULL HB

100

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC SHOWCASE

72

IN THE WINDOW

33

LEE GRIFFITHS: POST TRAUMATIC SKETCH DISORDER

106

NEWSREVUE 2014

101

IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA

74

LET IT FALL (AFTER KING LEAR)

31

NICHOLAS PARSONS' HAPPY HOUR

95

INHERITANCE BLUES

45

LET'S TALK ABOUT SKETCH BABY

84

NICK HELM'S TWO NIGHT STAND IN THE GRAND

134

THE INTERVIEW

48

LIGHT

47

NIGHT BUS

29

IT MIGHT GET UGLY

134

LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPROVISE! - THE IMPROVISED MOVIE

116

NINA CONTI - WORK IN PROGRESS

104

IVO GRAHAM: BOW TIES & JOHNNIES

113

THE LITTLE BIG SHOW

55

NISH KUMAR: RUMINATIONS ON THE NATURE OF SUBJECTIVIT...

105

IVY PAIGE: KISS AND SELL

75

LITTLE JOKES

28

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR'S COMEDY LOCK-IN

133

A LITTLE NONSENSE

29

NORMAL/MADNESS

36

LITTLE PRINCE IN THE DESERT

62

NOT JUST A FUNNY TURN

101

LIVE FOREVER

34

NOUGAT FOR KINGS

45

LIZZIE BATES: REPROBATES

87

THE NUALAS IN 'HELLO AGAIN, WE'RE THE NUALAS.'

102

LLOYD GRIFFITH: VOICE OF AN ANGEL, BODY OF A TRUCKER

106

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S

THOMAS POCKET PRESENTS: ME (OSCAR JENKYN-JONES)

102

THE 3RD SECTOR

25

OH MY GODLEY!

109

THE SAGAS OF NOGGIN THE NOG

60

THÜNDERBARDS: SECONDS

93

OLD JEWISH JOKES

101

SAINT-EXUPÉRY, A PILOT'S STORY

25

TIFF STEVENSON: OPTIMIST

120

ON THE UPSIDE DOWN OF THE WORLD

30

SAM SIMMONS: DEATH OF A SAILS-MAN

117

TIM FITZHIGHAM: HELLFIRE

103

ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS

110

SAMMY J: THE SAMMY J SONGBOOK

134

TIM KEY: SINGLE WHITE SLUT

124

ONE MAN STAR WARS

109

SANITISE

53

TIM VINE: TIMTIMINEE TIMTIMINEE TIM TIM TO YOU

108

THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON

100

SARA PASCOE VS HISTORY

113

THE TIME OF OUR LIES - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HOWARD...

27

OTAR IMERLISHVILI

79

SARAH BENNETTO'S FUNERAL

127

TITLE AND DEED BY WILL ENO

48

OUT OF THE BLUE

68

SARAH BENNETTO'S STORYTELLERS' CLUB

127

TITTY BAR HA HA: HARD TIME

132

OUTINGS

29

SARAH KENDALL: TOUCHDOWN

122

TOBY: FUZZBUZZ

97

THE OXFORD IMPS: PUN AND GAMES

88

SCARAMOUCHE JONES

41

TOM BINNS HAS NOT BEEN HIMSELF

102

THE OXFORD REVUE: HAPPY ACCIDENTS

88

SCOTLAND STANDS UP

130

TOM CRAINE: THOUGHTS ON LOVE (BY A MAN WITH NONE OF...

105

SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE - AND SO AM I

129

TOM NEENAN: THE HAUNTING AT LOPHAM HOUSE

91

SEANN WALSH: SEANN 28

121

TOM PRICE: NOT AS NICE AS HE LOOKS

123

P PANTS DOWN CIRCUS ROCK

65

THE SECRET WIVES OF ANDY WILLIAMS

42

TOM RHODES: COLOSSUS

120

PARTY IN THE USA!

38

SEX WITH ANIMALS

131

TOM ROSENTHAL: MEME, MYSELF & I

136

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