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About the Fringe We believe that everyone, irrespective of their background, should have the opportunity to experience and express themselves through creativity. Everyone with a desire to perform and a venue willing to host them is welcome at the Fringe. No individual or committee determines who can or cannot appear. You, the audience, are invited to curate your own festival from the wide range of choice on offer. It all began in 1947 with eight companies – six of them from Scotland – taking a risk, turning up uninvited and performing on the ‘fringe’ of the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. Over 70 years later, the Fringe has grown to become the greatest platform for creative freedom in the world. Each August, we welcome tens of thousands of participants from over 50 countries to perform in venues across Edinburgh, from the smallest phone box to the grandest theatre. The Fringe has become the premiere meeting place for creative people from all over the world to perform, gather, exchange, discover and select new work. It is at the centre of a global movement of over 200 fringe festivals, each inspired by Edinburgh’s example. Much has changed since 1947, but our founding principle remains the same – if you have a story to tell, and a venue to host you, the Fringe stage is yours.

About the Fringe Society The Fringe Society is a charity that was established by participants to act as the custodian of the Fringe. We exist to: §§ Support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe. §§ Provide information and assistance to help audiences curate their own Fringe experience. §§ Promote the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world. Based on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the Society has a full-time team of just over 20 people, who work yearround to assist all the participants and audiences who make up the world’s largest arts festival.

Want to take part in 2019? If you’ve been inspired to take part in next year’s Fringe, please come and visit us at Fringe Central (Venue 2, open from 30 July – 27 August) and ask to speak to a member of the Participant Services team. You can also visit edfringe.com/takepart where you’ll find information, advice and downloadable guides to taking part in the Fringe. Or come along to our How to Do a Show event on Saturday 25 August at 12:00 at Fringe Central. It’s free to attend and full details are available in the Events section of this programme.

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A huge thank you to our Angels, Patrons and Friends of the Fringe The Fringe and the Fringe Society receive little public funding and we rely on the support of audience members, participants and partners to carry out our work. We are grateful to the following people for their continued support. If you would like to support our work – and ensure the Fringe continues to flourish for years to come – please add a donation when you buy your tickets. For more information, call +44 (0)131 226 0036 or visit edfringe.com/support. Fringe Angels: Graeme and Rachel Baillie, Christopher L Eisgruber and Lori A Martin, Jon Gottlieb, Nick and Julie Gould, David Graham, Stephen Graham, James Mellon, Andrew Pitt and Pamela Odih, Richard and Susan Wolff, and others who wish to remain anonymous. Fringe Patrons: Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Alan Barwick, Paul Davies, Alan M Johnston, Lynda McGrath, Diana Richman, and others who wish to remain anonymous. Best Friends: Bert Aerts, Roger Allen, Carole Anderson, Kevin Arnold, Elizabeth Ashcroft, Martin Ashing, Lorraine Boon, Matthew Boyle, Anne Brabazon, Lisa Brindle, Alan Brown, Jackie Brown, Chris Carter, Carol Cheyne, Caroline Clasen, Ralph and Judy Cohen and their College Fringe, Martin Collard, Rob Cousins, Lisa DAguiar, Andy Dallas, Sean Davis, Alan Devine, Gordon Dewar, Bill Douglas, Phil Evans, Tony Evans, Valerie Evans, Karen Ferguson, Neil Finlayson, George Forsyth, George Foulkes of Cumnock, Markus Fuchs, Christopher Gaunt, Roddy Glen, Itzhak Golan, Alison Grant, Richard Hobbs, Brian Hughes, Scott Maurice Hurnauth, David Isherwood, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Nicola Julius, John Kinloch, Chris Leach, Louise Leach, Christopher Lee, Richard Linford, Greg Lovett, Elaine Marr, Elaine Martin, Roger Mayhew, Pauline McFadyen, Kathryn Milward, Reza Moghadam, Andrea and Greg Moser, Music Box Guernsay, Rod Nisi, Scott Osborne, Sue Ovenden, Gary Owens, Nicholas Parker, Grant, Aicha and Hollynd Phillips, Chris Poppe, Damian Quinn, Carol Ramsay, Graham Reed, Robert Douglas Renwick, Philip Ridgway, Geraint Rogers, Amanda Dowell and Ramzi Shammas, Peter Sharp, Stephanie Simmons, Ian Sims, Richard Stamp, Bridget Stevens, John Tennant, Steven Townsley, Kevin and Paulette Upton, Paul Uttley, Gabriel Vogt, Simon Walker, Carol Walport, Tom Walston, Ged Welch, David Windsor, and others who wish to remain anonymous.

The Fringe Society is working closely with Festivals Edinburgh and Creative Carbon Scotland to reduce our negative environmental impacts. We’re one of the growing number of arts organisations working towards a more sustainable Scotland through participation in the Green Arts Initiative, a project designed to support festivals, venues, companies and audiences in reducing their carbon footprint while participating in the arts.


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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the wonderful world of the Fringe. This programme represents an eclectic mix of creative endeavour from across the globe: new theatre, the best of comedy, children’s shows, spoken word, cabaret, music and more. Work across every genre, from established genius to emerging talent.

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Congratulations to all the performers, producers and writers who have taken the leap and made Fringe 2018 their home. Welcome to the journalists, film-makers and critics; to the promoters and curators who come from Scotland, the UK and all over the world to find work and talent; and last but by no means least, welcome to you, our audience. We hope you enjoy venturing out into the city and exploring everything this unique festival has to offer.

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Following our 70th anniversary celebrations in 2017, we felt it was important to take stock, gather feedback, challenge assumptions, and lay the groundwork for our 75th anniversary in 2022. The culmination of all this work is the Fringe Blueprint, an action plan which we believe represents an ambitious but achievable vision of what the Fringe could look like over the next five years.

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At the heart of the Fringe is the idea that everyone with a desire to perform and a venue willing to host them is welcome, and our Blueprint identifies new approaches to ensure anyone can participate, regardless of their background. From driving down the cost of attendance to engaging young people in the arts, enhancing our street performance space on the Royal Mile to reaching out to underrepresented groups in Edinburgh and further afield, we want the Fringe to be the greatest festival on earth at which to perform and produce, run a venue, develop a career, see shows and discover talent. We can’t do any of this alone. If you love the Fringe and would like to play your part in its extraordinary story, we would love to hear from you. Visit edfringe.com/blueprint to find out more about our plans, and the many and various ways you can help. For now, in 2018, as the Fringe enters its eighth decade, we invite you to enjoy the familiar and celebrated art of the Fringe and we challenge you to pioneer, dig deep into this programme, create your own adventure and take a leap into the unknown. Enjoy!

Sponsors and partners.............................. 4 Box office information............................... 5 Navigating the programme....................... 7 Virgin Money Street Events...................... 10 Cabaret and variety................................. 12 Children’s shows..................................... 34 Comedy.................................................. 54 Dance, physical theatre and circus......... 196 Exhibitions............................................. 220 Music.................................................... 226 Musicals and opera................................274 Spoken word......................................... 290 Theatre................................................. 302 Venue guide.......................................... 406 Index.................................................... 436 Fringe maps sponsored by Caledonian Brewery.............................. 453 Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of going to print, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS) cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that all information contained within the programme is subject to change. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe contains a wide range of shows and events, not all of which are suitable for all ages; parental discretion is advised. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is an open access festival and EFFS neither selects the shows that take part, nor controls the content of those shows and the associated promotional materials. All content is the sole responsibility of the person(s) who originated such content and we take no responsibility for any content contained within. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any content, including but not limited to: errors, omissions, loss or damage (or claim thereof) of any kind as a result of any content contained within.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Scotland (SC046605). Registered charity no. SC002995. Registered office: 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. © Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 2018. All rights reserved. 2018 Fringe campaign designed by Whitespace.

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Chair

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Sponsors

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Accommodation partner

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Booking tickets The Fringe Box Office is the only place to buy tickets for every show on the Fringe.

Book online at edfringe.com Book your tickets online via our secure website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Book via the official Fringe App Download the free official Fringe App for iPhone and Android, purchase tickets on the go, and pick them up from one of the many Fringe ticket collection points. Search your app store for Edinburgh Fringe.

Book in person The Fringe Box Office

With thousands of half price tickets available every day, the Virgin Money Half Price Hut at the Mound Precinct is the place to grab a bargain. The Half Price Hut offers tickets for shows that day and the morning of the following day only. Information on what shows are on offer can be found at the Half Price Hut, on edfringe.com and the official Fringe App. 08 – 27 August (daily)

10:00 – 21:00

Booking advice and fees

Old Assembly Close, High Street, EH1 1QS (next to the Fringe Shop) 06 – 10 June (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

11 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat)

12:00 – 15:00

16 – 29 July (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

30 July – 27 August (daily)

09:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Waverley railway station EH1 1BB Card sales only, two sales counters 30 July – 27 August (daily)

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

09:00 – 21:00

Book over the phone Telephone: +44 (0)131 226 0000 Access bookings: +44 (0)131 226 0002 Text phone: +44 (0)7860 018 299 06 – 10 June (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

11 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat)

10:00 – 18:00

16 – 29 July (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

30 July – 27 August (daily)

09:00 – 21:00

A booking fee of 80p per ticket (up to a maximum of £4.80) is applied to all bookings, including in person counter sales. These fees help fund the work of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity established by participants to act as the custodian of the Fringe. Please note that for mobile app purchases, multiple tickets for different performances or shows will be processed as separate transactions. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except in the event of a show cancellation. Latecomers may not be admitted at the discretion of the venue. For many performances, general concession prices are applicable to students, the registered unemployed, customers with disabilities, senior citizens (65 and over) and children under the age of 18. See page 7 for details. Please note, proof of status must be presented at the venue. A 10% group discount for groups of 10 people or more is available for many performances on full price tickets only. Free shows can be ticketed or non-ticketed. Please ensure you book a ticket for free ticketed shows. Some shows also use a different model where you can buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or pay what you want at the venue. This will be indicated at the point of purchase. Many pay what you want shows give the audience the option to contribute money at the end of the performance.

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Collecting tickets If you have opted to collect your tickets, there are a number of locations across Edinburgh where you can pick them up. Please bring the debit/credit card that was used to buy the tickets and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your show.

The Fringe Shop 180 High Street, EH1 1QS 06 – 10 June (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

11 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat)

10:00 – 18:00

16 – 29 July (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

30 July – 27 August (daily)

09:00 – 21:00

Virgin Money Half Price Hut The Mound Precinct, EH2 2DF 03 – 27 August (daily)

10:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Airport Arrivals, EH12 9DN 30 July – 27 August (daily)

24 hours a day

Edinburgh Waverley railway station EH1 1BB 30 July – 27 August (daily)

09:00 – 21:00

Waverley Mall 3 Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ

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03 – 27 August

Mon – Sat

09:00 – 19:00

Sundays

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Ticket collection

Look for the yellow Fringe ticket collection sign at venues You can also collect your tickets during the Fringe from the following venues (venue number shown in brackets). See the venue guide on page 406 for contact details. Please check opening hours with the venue before setting out. Assembly George Square Gardens (3) Assembly Hall (35) Assembly Rooms (20) Assembly Roxy (39) Bedlam Theatre (49) C (34) C aquila (21) C cubed (50) C royale (6) C south (58) C too (4) Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office (59) French Institute (168) Gilded Balloon at the Museum (64) Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre (76) Gilded Balloon Teviot (14) Greenside @ Infirmary Street (236) Greenside @ Nicolson Square (209) Greenside @ Royal Terrace (231) Just the Tonic at The Caves (88) Leith Depot (214) Paradise in Augustines (152) Paradise in The Vault (29) Pleasance Courtyard (33) Pleasance Dome (23) PQA Venues @ Riddle’s Court (277) Scottish Storytelling Centre (30) Summerhall (26) Sweet Grassmarket (18) Sweet Novotel (188) The Principal (119) The Stand’s New Town Theatre (7) Traverse Theatre (15) Underbelly, Bristo Square (302) Underbelly, Cowgate (61) Underbelly, George Square (300) Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (360) Venue150 at EICC (150) ZOO Charteris (124) ZOO Southside (82)


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Subgenres – these let you know a little more about what to expect from each show.

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www.edfringe.com/Event/SHOWADDRESS Venue • venue address (space name) B0131 226 0000 V1 GE5

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X Aug 3: 09:00 (12h00m) £0.00 Aug 4-27: 09:00 (12h00m) £0.00 (£0.00) (£0.00 SUF) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Calendar – dates in grey have no performances and shows in red are eligible for the 2for1 offer (06 and 07 August). Please purchase in multiples of two full price tickets and the discount will be applied to your basket automatically. Concession prices are not available on 2for1 tickets.

Venue information: B – Box Office phone number; V – venue number; G – map grid reference. The name of space within the venue is noted in the brackets after the venue address. The number of stairs given refers to the total number of steps from street to performance space. Space accessibility information: the circular icons after the space name explain performance or space specific access information. For more details, please contact accessbookings@edfringe.com. A Audio description 8 Audio enhancement C Captioning ! Level access R Relaxed performance B Signed performance 2 Wheelchair access

Date, time, duration and price lines – the Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. Fringe days begin at 05:00 and end at 04:59 the following day. Shows in the early hours will therefore be listed for the day before. Free shows can be ticketed or non-ticketed. Ensure you book a ticket for free ticketed shows. Prices listed are for unreserved seats in almost all cases. Concession prices, where available, are offered to the following groups (with additional concessions to specific groups indicated where applicable): students (S), registered unemployed (U), people with disabilities (D), over 65s (O), and children under 18 (C). Proof of status will be asked for at the venue. A further concession for families (F) may be offered for two adults and two children, or one adult and three children under the age of 18. X  Dates for preview performances are indicated with this icon. Show icons Age guidance – these icons give guidance about the age group the event is suitable for. Please note that these are recommendations only. You should decide what is suitable for yourself and your group. U The green icons are suitable for ages 0+, 3+ or 5+. j Parents or guardians should consider the content of these shows if children are attending. K The black icons with 12+, 14+, 16+ and 18+ give guidance on the suitability of a show.

Shows marked 18+ may be in venues that do not allow under 18s at all or at some points in the day due to licensing laws, despite the age ratings of the shows they host. Where possible, this information is included in the show and venue listings, but please check with the venue before you buy tickets to ensure everyone in your party can attend.

A Accessible for non-English speakers – suitable for customers for whom English is not their first language. P Specifies that a show is a world premiere.

T Eligible for the 2for1 ticket offer, available on 06 and 07 August. Please purchase in multiples of two full price tickets and the discount will be automatically applied to your basket. Concession prices are not available on 2for1 tickets.

The list of participating shows was correct at the time of printing but is subject to change.

F Registered for the Friends of the Fringe 2for1 ticket offer. For more information about Friends of the Fringe, visit edfringe.com/friends.

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Accessibility at the Fringe A Fringe for everyone

Booking your tickets

We welcome audiences of all ages from all over the world, and the Fringe Society is committed to ensuring that the Fringe is as accessible as possible to everyone who wishes to attend. You can find a summary of the services we offer below, but for more information visit edfringe.com/accesstickets.

The Fringe Box Office has staff trained to handle access enquiries and ticket bookings. This service exists for anyone with access requirements and can be reached by phone on +44 (0)131 226 0002, email at accessbookings@edfringe.com, or by text message on +44 (0)7860 018 299.

Virgin Money Street Events

If you require BSL interpretation, you can also get in touch through Contact Scotland BSL.

The Virgin Money Street Events are a great place to start your Fringe experience. Street performances take place every day of the Fringe on the Royal Mile and Mound Precinct and are a family-friendly showcase of world-class talent. Street-level viewing areas are provided for those with access requirements and can be found at the street performance areas at West Parliament Square and on the Mound Precinct. Follow the signs or ask a member of Fringe staff (wearing red jackets and t-shirts) if you require assistance. On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, there will be BSL interpreted street performances at the West Parliament Square stage from 11:00 – 20:30. On this stage, you’ll find the very best street performances, from circus skills to comedy, acrobatics, dance and music. See page 10 for more information on the Street Events.

Before you book Before booking your tickets, check online to find out access information for individual venue spaces. Visit tickets.edfringe.com and click the ‘venues’ tab for more information. You will find accessible information listed as icons:

A Audio description 8 Audio enhancement C Captioning ! Level access R Relaxed performance

B Signed performance 2 Wheelchair access ) Access parking

Look out for the symbols next to the show listings in the printed programme and online, or visit edfringe.com/accessible-performances for the most up-to-date information. You can also use the ‘filter results’ button on the website and the official Fringe App to search for accessible shows. If you require a personal assistant (PA) to help you attend the Fringe, you are entitled to a complimentary PA ticket. Wheelchair users requiring a PA ticket should phone +44 (0)131 226 0002. Non-wheelchair users requiring a PA can register online at edfringe.com/accesstickets.

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If you would like to book a ticket by email, please include the following information: §§ The show you would like to book. §§ The date, time and venue of the show. §§ Number of tickets required. §§ What you need to be able to access the performance. §§ A phone number we can contact you on if you would like us to phone you. Opening dates and hours: 06 – 10 June (daily)

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11 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat)

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16 – 29 July (daily)

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30 July – 27 August (daily)

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After you’ve booked your tickets The following collection points have level access and are managed by Fringe staff: §§ The Fringe Shop – wheelchair accessible with a power assisted door, hearing loop and dropped counter. §§ The Fringe Box Office – level access (via a steep slope), hearing loop and dropped counter. §§ The Virgin Money Half Price Hut – hearing loop, no dropped counter but staff assistance available. If you have an access requirement, and are coming to the Fringe Box Office, let us know in advance using the Welcome app by Neatebox. To sign up, go to neatebox.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 Fringe!


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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Welcome to the Virgin Money Street Events Many Fringe adventures start at the Virgin Money Street Events, which take place each and every day of the festival. Each year, the historic Royal Mile and Mound Precinct are transformed into huge street performance playgrounds where hundreds of performers mix with thousands of festival-goers, creating the most vibrant and visible event of Edinburgh’s summer. Street theatre has long been an important part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and 2018 marks the 20th year that the Fringe Society has managed the Street Events, so expect some exciting new additions this summer. These include new stages and performance areas, allowing us to present an even wider range of Fringe shows and street theatre spectacles.

What will I see? With over 250 shows a day, there’s always something to see at the Virgin Money Street Events, but if you’re not quite sure where to start, head to the West Parliament Square Spectacular which takes place most days at 13:15 and 20:15, and features some of the biggest and brightest shows at the Fringe. If you’re looking for a lunchtime laugh, the Mercat Stage hosts Fringe Sunday Comedy every Sunday at 13:00. From 10 to 12 August, Let’s Circus will be bringing their aerial rig to the High Street and hosting some of the Fringe’s best aerial performers. Another date for your diary is The Big Street Showcase, which takes place on West Parliament Square at 13:15 on 19 August.

There are over 1,200 groups performing hundreds of family-friendly shows each and every day. Here are just some of the highlights: §§ Fringe shows Try before you buy, with performers from across the city offering tasters of their main Fringe performances. §§ Buskers Think music, magic and circus. All this and more at our busker pitches dotted around the event arenas. §§ Street performers Attracting the biggest crowds on the street, these international performers entertain using a mixture of circus skills, comedy, stunts and silliness. §§ Living statues Edinburgh is full of statues, but they only come to life at the Fringe! Unusual characters, crazy costumes and a surprise should you drop a coin into the hat. §§ Arts and craft market A diverse range of handmade, high-quality goods and souvenirs to remember your time in Edinburgh. §§ Festival favourites Portrait artists, balloon twisters, face painters, hair braiders, henna artists, tarot readers and more line the streets to get you in full festival swing.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Follow us @edfringe

What’s on when?

Accessibility

Most performances are scheduled by lottery at the start of each day, with the daily schedule published online by noon. You will also find schedule boards at all the performance areas, which list the shows happening there that day. The online schedule is available at edfringe.com/streetevents.

Everyone is welcome at the Virgin Money Street Events, and we offer services including viewing areas for those with access needs, BSL interpreted street shows, quieter areas and accessible stages. There are accessible toilets available, just ask a member of staff for directions. All our staff have received access training and will be happy to help those who need extra assistance. For a full rundown of all the services we offer, see page 8.

Please note: the only people paying our street events performers are you, the public who watch the shows. If you enjoy a show and can afford it, please support street theatre and put a donation in the hat. This year, we will also be trialling contactless payments for buskers, in association with iZettle.

Where do I find them? We have two event spaces where you can watch worldclass street performances – Fringe on the Mile and Fringe on the Mound. Fringe on the Mile is located on the Royal Mile between Cockburn Street and George IV Bridge, whilst Fringe on the Mound is located on the Mound Precinct, near Princes Street. Shows run from 11:00 to 21:00 every day of the Fringe.

How can I take part? The Virgin Money Street Events are completely open access and free for performers wishing to take part. This means that we have absolute beginners working alongside some of the best street theatre performers in the world. You can take part too. If you have an act and would like to perform with us, just register your show through the Fringe website and you could be performing with us the very next day. For more information, visit edfringe.com/streetevents or email streetevents@edfringe.com.

Witness some of the Fringe’s most extraordinary sights at the Virgin Money Street Events. §§ Daily showcases on our main stages §§ Free previews of hundreds of shows §§ Scottish arts and craft market §§ World-class street performers, buskers and artists Visit us on the Royal Mile and the Mound Precinct.

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Aaron Calvert: Declassified

After Hours Cabaret Club

TFKP

TFM

CatFace Talent and Lost Luggage Productions

After Hours Cabaret Club

What if all the stories you heard were true? Inexplicable urban legends are recreated live on stage as Aaron Calvert combines his astounding skills in hypnosis, magic and mind reading. Sell-out 2016/2017. SSSSS (Daily Mail). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk).

Welcome to the club. We've enough sass, charm and decadence to power a moonshine distillery... Where the hottest burlesque, cabaret, sideshow and circus stars let loose. It's scandalously sophisticated, deliciously debauched and wildly unpredictable! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFTERHO_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AARONCA_AVZ

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XAug 2-3 22:35(1h) £6.50 Aug 4,6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 22:35(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Accordion Fight Show

Working Management

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Cabaret sensation Ali McGregor will guide you through the torch songs, jazz reworkings and trash mash-ups celebrating over a decade of cabaret excellence. 'Her voice is phenomenal' SSSSS (Telegraph).

FNP

Award-winning folk-punk-cabaret rioteer Strangely returns with a brand-new show full of new songs and shenanigans. Prepare to sing along as you battle for fabulous prizes against the world's loudest, nakedest accordion player!

Jazz, Pop

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALIMCGR_AU

Burlesque, Thriller

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACCORDJ_3I Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 22-26 23:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 XAug 2-3 18:00(1h10m) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12 18:00(1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 9 18:00(1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00)

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All the Dumb Things

Amanda Jane Pritchard with Wally Howlett

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

FNP

Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club

Melbourne's ultimate bad feminist will grab you by the balls and politely take your hand on this off-beat excursion of raunchy tales and familiar tunes. 'Hilarious, revealing, absurd, touching and sometimes just goofy' (Beat.com.au).

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Join 2018 NATYS winner Ada Campe for a show about wonderful women, a psychic duck and a fairground mystery... ‘Extravagantly mischievous persona... brilliantly crowd-pleasing act’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Resembles an unhinged super-villain’ (Diva).

Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OOPSIDI_AVC

Comedy, Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADACAMP_BFI

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Olive Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 20-25 19:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 XAug 2 14:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 3-13,15-26 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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American Francophile in Blighty

Mychelle Colleary with Michael Roulston and Jonathan 'Kitch' Kitching

Adam Patel: Brown Magic Fascinating Entertainment Ltd

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Exquisite vocals, fabulous band, superb storytelling – Mychelle's quirky yet exquisite mix of jazz, chanson, French pop and rare trivia will ignite, excite and inspire your inner Francophile. 'Smart, sassy and entirely entertaining... c'etait magnifique' (TheaterMania.com).

Adam Patel, one of the UK’s top street magicians, showcases his skills of sleight-of-hand, perceptual manipulation and mind-hacking while relating magic to stories from his life. Magic, Storytelling

Jazz, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMPAU_3H

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMERICE_ZO

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-12 18:40(1h) £8.50

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The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (Partially Seated) B0131 226 0000 V57 GE5 Aug 3-4 13:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

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PianoDivalicious Productions

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Adulting

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll.

Tash York

TFMP

If you've been engaged at 19 or have parking tickets worth a house deposit, then, like Tash, you haven't mastered "Adulting". Known for her ballsy voice and witty repartee, this award-winning cabaret artist has created a painfully relatable show. Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMYABLE_ZO The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (Partially Seated) B0131 226 0000 V57 GE5 Aug 17,19,21,23,25 14:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADULTIN_AXD Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:55(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:55(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 19:55(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Music, Comedy

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Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

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Anya Anastasia

TFK

Aeroplane Jelly

Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world. 'The lovechild of Kate Bush and Tim Minchin' (Fest). 'Sharp, smart cabaret with bite' SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide).

Stephen Zappiah

NP

Life is like jelly – easy to make, but a little messy without a mould. A touching comedy about a gay man searching for satisfaction and discovering the truth: men suck, and often not very well.

Comedy, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANYAANA_GH

LGBT, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AEROPLA_BAM The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Performance Space) B0131 226 0000 V239 GC5 Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 20:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Ask Scarlett

Ben Hanlin: 50

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TKP

Chicken Thigh Productions / Free Festival

Live Nation in association with Triple A Media

Need help with a troubling dilemma? Agony aunt Scarlett Lashes will untangle the bizarre, the crazy, the most ludicrous predicaments – no issue is too big or small. An absurd musical comedy of song, dance and debauchery.

TV magician Ben Hanlin returns with a brand-new show! He's searched the globe to find the 50 greatest magic tricks ever performed, added his own cheeky spin and presents them in this fast-paced magic show!

Comedy, Music

Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASKSCAR_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-14 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 19:00(1h) £10.50 (£10.00)

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Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Assembly Gala Launch

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Assembly Festival

TFKP

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Multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. Total sell-out show 2017. 'Devilishly clever' SSSS (Scotsman).

Assembly's renowned opening night gala returns to launch our biggest programme yet, with highlights from across our 200+ strong season all rolled into one spectacular package. Book early – always a sell-out!

Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENHART_GD

Comedy, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASSEMBL_AT Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Aug 1 20:00(2h) £14.00

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 20:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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A-Z of the Man With No Name

Best of Burlesque

Shortcut Productions

Chaz Royal

FNP

TFM

This man is bananas. Ukulele serenades, haiku jokes, environmentally conscious zany short films make you laugh, cry and ponder. Guess this veteran Fringer’s name, win a prize! A bananarama of lunacy. Free bananas!

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the finest in striptease and variety from the legendary producers of the infamous London Burlesque Festival. 'Always fresh, lively and sexy' (ThreeWeeks).

Absurdist, Comedy

Burlesque, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AZOFTHE_BMJ Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6 Aug 11-19 15:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Audience With a Transvestite

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFG_ATT Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 22:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:00(1h) £19.00 Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 22:00(1h) £16.00

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Best of the Fest Daytime

Maxine and Rosita

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Assembly Festival

True-life, Talk

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus. With line-ups changing daily, let us bring you the best of the fest! 'An all round crowd pleaser' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

TU

He/she is back to tell of his happily married life as Maxine. With a boat called Fanny, this classic car mechanic, with wife Rosita, share their joys, trials and tribulations of living with transvestism. Sisters! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AUDIENC_BMJ Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6

Comedy, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFW_ATT Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5

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Aug 15-19 16:30(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Bad Luck

Big Man. Little Instruments

Laurie Black

Joshua Kernich in association with Made in Adelaide (Australia)

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Warning: award-winning Laurie Black's Bad Luck is louder, brighter and bad luckier than ever. Expect live music, cabaret, comedy and more. Winner of Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2018. Bad luck if you miss out!

FK

One man’s intimate story of escape from religion to love, loss and triumph. Delicate storytelling, spoken word, song. You’ll tear up, you’ll chuckle, you’ll question everything. One big man, his little instruments, his story. SSSSS (AdelaideReview.com.au).

Music, Rock

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BADLUCK_UD

Music, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGMANL_BCX Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Big Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 20-23 20:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 24-26 20:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Ben Dali: Trance of a Lifetime Ben Dali / PBH's Free Fringe

C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (studio 1) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 15-16,22-23 21:15(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 17-19,24-26 21:15(50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 20-21,27 21:15(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Bilbao Is Not in Spain

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Alietia Upstairs and Dr Woof

Magic, Interactive

Doctor Woof, Britain’s furriest drag artiste, and Aletia Upstairs, London’s sexiest cabaretist, combine unique talents with glitter, feathers, fishnets and naughty songs. Sharon Osborne asked why they’re not in the West End, but they’re here!

Last chance to catch Edinburgh's premier hypnotist, including the greatest hits plus new sketches. Expect random, hilarious and unforgettable moments in Dali's most adult and groundbreaking extravaganza yet. The audience stars and anything goes. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENDALI_AJG Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-13,15-21,23-26 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

FNP

Burlesque, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BILBAOI_BMJ

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Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6 Aug 15-18 18:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Bizarre

Michael Brandie

TFMP

Scottish magician Michael Brandie presents his debut outing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With his 'quality geek banter and self-deprecating humour' (Arbroath Herald), Michael will shock and mesmerise as he takes you on a journey of the downright Bizarre. Absurdist, Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIZARRE_BLA Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-12 20:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer

Rhymes with Purple / Cabaret vs Cancer

NP

The legendary late-night variety show returns for one night only! An incredible line-up of cabaret, comedy and music from across the Fringe hosted by Dusty Limits. All proceeds go to Cabaret vs Cancer. Comedy, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BONGOCL_UG Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 16 22:40(1h) £13.00

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Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel Kane & Abel / PBH’s Free Fringe

Aj

Britain's bad boys of magic return to Edinburgh with their smash-hit anarchic magic show. 'Will leave you impressed and in stitches' SSSS (ThisIsRadelaide.com.au). 'Seriously impressive' (BBC Radio Bristol). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BREAKIN_AJG Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brewhemia's Festival Showcase Brewhemia

AMP

Brewhemia are presenting some of the finest acts of this year's festival alongside our very own Creative Clique. Join us for an evening of top entertainment, wondrous delights and debauchery in Scotland’s only beer palace. Compilation, Immersive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDFESTN_BFC Brewhemia • 1A Market Street, EH1 1DE (The Beer Palace) B0131 226 9560 V90 GD5 Aug 7,14,21 21:00(3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brewhemia's Quizingo

James Miller and the Brewhemia Creative Clique

NP

A quiz and bingo, stitched together in a glittery wild fury! Brewhemia presents a wild night of games, indulgence and sparkle. Whap your dabbers oot, give your head a good rub and get ready to play! Game show, Immersive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BREWHEM_BFC Brewhemia • 1A Market Street, EH1 1DE (The Beer Palace) B0131 226 9560 V90 GD5 Aug 6,13,20 21:00(2h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Briefs: Close Encounters Briefs Factory

TFM

Briefs are back with a brand-new show. Arriving from the future, testing the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerials, artistry and warp-speed strippers. Circus, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRIEFSC_AT

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Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 XAug 2-3 19:15(1h15m) £14.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h15m) £19.50 (£18.00) Aug 9,14-16,21-23 19:15(1h15m) £17.50 (£16.00)

See pages 302, 269, 313, 46 for more information 14

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest for Love

CanadaClub

TFN

Multi award-winning venue CanadaHub returns to the Fringe with a new late-night show. Guest hosts introduce the best of Canadian cabaret, comedy and music from across the festival.

TBA

Emma Dean

FNP

A thrilling cabaret about heartbreak, healing and unleashing your inner unicorn. Featuring sublime original music, an array of wicked covers, soaring vocals, captivating storytelling and divine dance! ‘100% addictive’ (New York Post).

Cabaret, Event

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CANADAC_BDN

Music, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BROKENR_AMD Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Forest Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 XAug 3-5 19:35(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25 19:35(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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CanadaHub @ King's Hall in association with Summerhall • 41A S Clerk St, EH8 9NZ (King's Hall, Mainspace) B0131 560 1581 V73 GG6 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 11,18,25 22:30(2h) £8.00

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Carabet

Bubble and Squeeze

Lobster Quadrille Theatre

Louis Pearl and Jet Black Pearl / Stand Comedy Club

TFAK

Welcome to Carabet, a world furnished with creatures, characters and bizarre objects. This trio of international Gaulier-trained comedians takes you on an absurd journey. 'Those prepared to leave reality should look no further' (List). 'Inventive and hilarious' (FringeReview.co.uk).

FMP

Louis Pearl, AKA the Amazing Bubble Man, accompanied by accordion diva Jet Black Pearl, have created a new stunning spectacle of bubble-based entertainment with cabaret style theatre and music geared towards an adult audience!

Absurdist, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CARABEU_JE

Comedy, Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUBBLEA_BFH The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 15-26 22:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 23:20(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Card Ninja

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Javier Jarquin

TFAM

Warning: this show contains ninjas, not magic. Back by popular demand, Card Ninja is a riotous display of comedy and card stunts using playing cards as ninja weapons. Expect deadly and risky fun. Suitable for ages 10+.

Bubble Laboratory (Australia/Romania)

TFj

You'll never look at a bubble the same way. Surreal cabaret performative experience showcasing bubble art. Filled with beautiful soap sculptures, acrobatics, foam burlesque, contactjuggling and bubbles that are absolutely not for children. SSSS (FringeGuru.com).

Comedy, Family

Physical theatre, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADULTBU_CC C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (+2) B0131 581 5555 V34 GE5 Aug 1-3,27 22:15(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:15(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,23 22:15(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CARDNIN_GH Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Caspar Thomas / PBH's Free Fringe

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Bugle Boys / Civil Disobedience present...

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. 'Caspar's sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen or even attempted by the current generation of magicians. Phenomenal!' (Jerry Sadowitz).

TFKP

Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, Bugle Boys dance and sing (not lip-synch) some of The Andrews Sisters most beloved songs in this hilariously camp comedy-cabaret homage. Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUGLEBO_AU Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 XAug 2-3 19:40(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23 19:40(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:40(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Magic, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CASPART_ABL Hispaniola • 3 Drummond St, EH8 9TT (Hispaniola) B0131 226 0000 V79 GE6 Aug 4-25 15:50(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind

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Haus of Z

TFMP

Burlesque

A winner of the Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award. This cabaret in CinemaScope will take you on a mesmerising journey as Cazeleon fights for liberation and freedom. 'Cazeleon's voice is incredible!' SSSSS (GlamAdelaide.com.au).

Blonde Ambition Productions

ANP

Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini lounge. Our sassy lads and lassies will leave you shaken and stirred. Performance art, Dance

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BURLESQ_AJR Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 3,10,17,24 22:30(1h) £15.00

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Theatre, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAZELEO_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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C for Free

Cabaret

C presents

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Blonde Ambition Productions

TN

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festival. Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. A feast of hot picks: comedy, cabaret, music, musicals, theatre. Fresh selection performed twcie daily. Free performances, optional charity donation. www.cthefestival.com/free

Let us treat you to our pick of the Fringe cabaret artistes, hosted by the fabulous, ‘superslick compere’ (Scotsman), Bruce Devlin. ‘Hugely enjoyable hour!’ SSSS (FreshAir.org.uk). Cabaret, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CABERET_AJR Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 3,5-10,12-17,19-24,26-27 21:00(1h) £12.00

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Family, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FLATTER_BDB C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (salon) Aug 1-27 13:00, 19:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Charlie Caper – Artifice Intelligence

Comedy Nightcap

jP

FANP

Charlie Caper / PBH's Free Fringe

Artistic Diversity Alliance

Advanced technology indistinguishable from magic! Robots of varying complexity, from AI research platforms to homemade junkbots, interact with international magician Charlie Caper (winner of Sweden's Got Talent) in experimental high-tech wizardry. 'Wubalubadubdub' (Roy Batty).

Comedy Nightcap is the perfect comedy show to end your night on! Each night will feature a headline actor using improv, skit, musical instruments, beer and a whole lot more! For the full nightly line-up please visit facebook.com/groups/nightcapcomedy. Variety, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NIGHTCB_P3

Magic, Sci-fi

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARLIH_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 9-14,16-21,23-26 16:05(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 13-18,20-26 00:05(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£3.00 S)

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Chris Cook: Chance

Come to the Cabaret!

NP

AR

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe

Caitlin McGillivray, Jamie Lang and Friends

'Best show of Fringe 2017' SSSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). An unlikely call leads down a rabbit hole of coincidences. Chris Cook is renowned for merging storytelling, comedy and magic tricks into a show that might just change your life...

Join us for a postmodern take on popular songs from the past decade as well as standards by the likes of Gershwin, Berlin and Ellington. An evening of cabaret in the heart of the New Town.

Magic, Comedy

Music, Jazz

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAITLIN_SE

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISCP_V2 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-26 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Cook: Concealed

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

SSSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). Chris Cook lets you peek into his imagination in this hilarious close-up magic show in an intimate venue. 'The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience' (Stage).

Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISCO_3P

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Comfort Food Cabaret

Michelle Pearson Music in association with Made in Adelaide (Australia)

FAK

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musicalfood-cabaret in its UK debut. You'll be serenaded by the soulful songstress as she cooks comfort food-inspired three-course meals before your eyes... and you’ll get to taste each dish! www.comfortfoodcabaret.com Music, Interactive

The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street) B0131 226 0000 V239 GC5 Aug 5-13,15-25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMFORT_KEVIN183 C at New Town Cookery School • 7 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (cabaret kitchen) B0131 226 0000 V16 GC4 Aug 15-16,22-23 19:00(1h25m) £14.50 (£12.50) (£10.50 C) Aug 17-18,24-26 19:00, 21:30(1h25m) £16.50 (£14.50) (£12.50 C)

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Chris Dugdale

TFK

2016 and 2017 winner of the Edfest Bouquet. The sold-out Edinburgh show returns... with a few new surprises for 2018! Fourteen royal performances. 'One of the top magicians working the circuit' (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISDU_BEX Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 2-3 19:10(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:10(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 19:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Circus Sonas Presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards Circus Sonas

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland The Bonnie Bartender and Friends

NP

Premium Scottish gin and piano music delivered by two equally premium Scottish people! Hospitality blogger Amanda Currie (The Bonnie Bartender) will guide you through the tipples with pianist Fraser Harrington accompanying. Music, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMANDAS_AYB Scottish Arts Club • 24 Rutland Square, EH1 2BW (The Club Room) B0131 226 0000 V310 GE2 Aug 21,23,25 18:00(50m) £20.00 (£17.00)

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Courtney Act: Under the Covers Courtney Act

ANP

Circus Sonas presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards. Cirque Du Soleil meets Motorhead. A circus show for adults. This show is probably not for you. Circus, Comedy

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Courtney's been under the covers with many, but not usually with a live audience. Get tucked in and lay back as she strips songs down to show how gender-fluid and genre-fluid great songs can be. Cabaret, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIRTYTA_LH

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COURTNE_APO

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 22:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live

TKP

The forensic mind reader will take you on a thrill ride, where your thoughts and imaginations will guide and mislead you before ultimately revealing the truth. Total Fringe sell-out 2014-2017. SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Comedy, Magic

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 Aug 3,9,14-16 18:00(1h) £18.00 (£17.00) Aug 4-6,10-12,17-18 18:00(1h) £21.00 (£20.00)

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The Creative Martyrs: After the Apocalypse

The Creative Martyr / PBH's Free Fringe

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The end of the world is nigh. Too late. Boom! But the show must go on. Singing tales of the new world in our surviving, satirical kabarett, let us rise from the rubble together... Theatre, Music

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £17.00 (£15.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 13,20-21,27 20:00(1h) £13.50 (£12.00)

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St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA (St Andrew's and St George's West) B0131 225 3847 V111 GD4 Aug 19 19:30(2h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£7.00 S)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFTERTH_HK Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Follow us @edfringe C venues vibrant vivacious variety C presents

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Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A festival feast of live performance at our venues across the city. Bands, burlesque, stars. Art, activities, workshops. Film, theatre, dance. Fantastic free events every day. The ultimate Edinburgh experience. www.cthefestival.com/events Theatre, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CVENUES_I0 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CVENUES_BET

NEW ALL-80s DISCO FROM THE CREATORS OF CULT HIT COMEDY MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO

★★★★

★★★★★

★★★★★

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★ Fest

The Times

Attitude

Whatsonstage

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Danger Strip Show Chaz Royal

TFMP

The most jaw-dropping, mind-popping, eye-watering experience of this year's Fringe! With unbridled attitude, this firecracker of a show performs death-defying stunts while honoring the world's oldest artform (striptease) for your entertainment. Risk ass-essment required!

DROPPING MORE BEATS THAN THERESA MAY DROPS MANIFESTO PLEDGES - 10 NIGHTS ONLY!

12.00AM

Burlesque, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANGERS_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 00:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 00:00(1h) £18.00 Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 00:00(1h) £15.00

4-5, 9-11, 16-18, 24-25 AUG

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT - NIGHTCLUB

See page 24 for more information

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy (Required Field) Productions

FLP

Music. Comedy. Crisis. Lounge-singing puppet Danny O’Hare and his lovely backup singers whisk you through a madcap, tune-filled search for the meaning of life. A puppet show for grown-ups. Music, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANNYOH_RD theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 13-18 18:05(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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#Dave: Literally the Best Magician Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

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Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. 'Ninja wizard' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Completely f*cking awesome' SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (FringeGuru.com). 'Incredible... daily queues down the street' (WorldMagicReview.com). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVELIT_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-26 16:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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#Dave: Luxury Magic Show

Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

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Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. New show. Arrive early. 'Sell-out crowds every year' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'Exemplary showmanship, funny, quick-witted... mind boggling' SSSS (PurpleRevolver.com). SSSSS (TheSphinx.co.uk). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVEWOR_4Q Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-26 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

5PM (6PM)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown A Diamond Diva Miss DQ

FNP

Miss DQ: Europe's only dwarf drag act, fresh from three years at Sparkles Showbar, Gran Canaria, and the star of Channel 4's Seven Dwarves, is ready to knock the Fringe for six. Big time! Stand-up, Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIAMOND_BMJ Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6

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Aug 11-19 19:30(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Die Gl'Amouresque Die Gl'Amouresque

FAN

Die Gl'Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. Seductive, playful and classy, Die Gl'Amouresque will take you on an unforgettable journey through the golden years leaving you wanting more! Burlesque, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIEGLAM_AVX Merchant's Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP (Main Hall) B01241 830770 V112 GD4 Aug 15-17 21:00(1h30m) £20.00

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Don't Knock Your Granny Feisty Older Women of Oz

FNP

Six feisty older women shine a light on family violence in a show that makes you laugh and cry. Hear true stories of women’s experiences. And puppets Reg and Regina will have something to say. Political, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIVASOF_A9 The Royal Scots Club • 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (The Hepburn Suite) B0131 226 0000 V241 GC4 Aug 9-11 13:45(50m) £10.00

See page 29 for more information

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Dragtime Presents: Things Live! Dragtime

FAMP

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime's most unusual and magical drag performances yet. Drag Kings, Queens and Inbetweens gather for an evening of singing, dancing, lip-syncing and oddity! Cabaret, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DRAGTIM_3S

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 20-25 19:55(55m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Dreamer: Sam Fitton

Lost Luggage Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

KP

Sam is back with more magic, theatre and special effects to shake up the traditional magic show. 'Ethereal tricks and awesome stunts fall effortlessly from his hands' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com). ThreeWeeks Top Three To See 2017. Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SAMFITT_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-25 15:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny Dusty Limits

FNP

How did a little boy obsessed with dinosaurs grow up to be a louche cabaret singer in make-up and heels? Original songs of love and death, drinking and delight. 'Do. Not. Miss. This.' (Scotsman). Musical theatre, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MANDROG_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 See pages 13, 17 for more information

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Aug 3-4,10-11 19:50(1h) £10.00 Aug 5,7-9,12 19:50(1h) £8.00

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

The Fabulous TT

TFj

FKP

CatFace Talent

The Fabulous TT

Sell-out 2017. The best illusion, magic and cabaret acts from the Fringe assemble at one of Edinburgh's biggest theatres for your entertainment. This assortment of expert performers will leave your jaws dropped and minds blown.

Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambition to become the next Bond Girl!

Magic, Family

Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGFRIN_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1,3 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FABULOU_U8 theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 1) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 16-18 12:10(40m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£20.00 F)

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Famous Taste of Scotland Show

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Famous Taste of Scotland Company

Elaine Davidson

TAK

TFANP

Legendary traditional Scottish music show and cabaret dinner; legend, myth, music, dance, bagpipes, fiddles and kilts galore. All in the exceptional 17th-century setting of Prestonfield House with Highland cattle, a four-course dinner and haggis.

A rare opportunity to see lifetime Guinness World Record holder – the world's most pierced woman – up close and personal doing what she does best. Prepare to be amazed by her daringly delicious festive feats.

Historical, Traditional

Variety, Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FAMOUST_BBQ

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELAINEE_ANF ZOO Charteris • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Sanctuary) B0131 662 6892 V124 GF6 XAug 3-4 22:15(1h) £8.00 Aug 5-9,12-27 22:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Prestonfield House • Priestfield Road, EH16 5UT (Stables at Prestonfield House) B0131 226 0000 V223 GG6 Aug 1-3,5-10,12-17,19-23,26-30 19:00(2h45m) £70.00

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The Electric Cabaret

Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

C presents

Adèle Anderson

FK

TLP

The alternative late-night Fringe experience. Comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. A chance to see some of the festival’s most exciting new artists. ‘Wonderful’ (AYoungerTheatre.com). ‘Explosive’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). www.electriccabaret.net

The legendary Ms Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret. Singing songs of disappointment, depression and death – some you'll know, some you won't – served chilled in inimitable style. ‘Laugh? I nearly died’ SSSSS (Times). Music, Musical theatre

Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FASCINA_AAY

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELECTRI_JM C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 3,13-14,20-21,27 00:00(1h15m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 00:00(1h15m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 00:00(1h15m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 1-2,8-9,13-14,16,20-21,23 18:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:45(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Fest on Forth

Ella Jean

A Hand-Picked Selection of the Best Performers at the Fringe

Ella Jean

ALP

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The psuedo love-child of Lily Allen and Reggie Watts philosophises fear and confidence through sound waves.

With a complimentary cocktail on arrival, catch the best of the Fringe with a hand-picked selection of this year’s top performers. Once again, Harvey Nichols have a fantastic line-up of comedy and cabaret taking place every Sunday.

Improv, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELLAJEA_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Esther Rantzen: That's Life!

Gilded Balloon and Avalon Promotions present...

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Broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter, journalist Rebecca Wilcox, discuss careers and family ties. Get up close with one of the country's national treasures as she shares anecdotes from over 50 years in broadcasting. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ESTHERR_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 10-12 13:30(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Comedy, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FESTONF_AQV Harvey Nichols Forth Floor • 30-34 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AD (Harvey Nichols Forth Floor) B0131 226 0000 V448 GC5 Aug 5,12,19,26 21:30(1h30m) £16.50

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A Field of Hand-Painted Grass Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer

MP

Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer invite you to a new and beautiful show, a mixture of performance art and theatre. If you like Spike Milligan mixed with Samuel Beckett, come on down please. Performance art, Sculpture

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FIELDOF_AWK Laughing Horse @ The Mockingbird • 72-74 Newington Road, EH9 1QN (Upstairs) B0131 466 2041 V441 GH6 Aug 11-19 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Extreme MoMentum!

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

TFM

TFL

MoMental

The world’s only motivational mind reader returns to the Fringe, but this year it’s extreme! Dangerous stunts, death-defying spectacles! Phil attempts to stay ‘in the moment’ and read your mind to avoid career-ending injuries or death! Interactive, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EXTREME_BKY Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 1) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-26 20:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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The Stand Comedy Club

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. A near sell-out, Five-Thirty Cabaret presents a fast-paced variety show that packs entertainment into one hour. Comics, crooners and cabaret artistes! SSSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). Compilation, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FIVETHI_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-26 17:30(1h) £6.00

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Forth on the Fringe

A Good Service on All Other Lines

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TFlP

Radio Forth

David Head and Matt Glover

The largest showcase of Fringe entertainment at this year's festival. Featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and variety. Please check forth1.com for full line-up!

Writer/comedian David Head and singer/songwriter Matt Glover of Sincere Deceivers present silly love stories, melancholy folk pop, and intertwining tales of lovers, losers and locomotives. ‘Talent worth watching’ (Kate Copstick).

Comedy, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FORTHON_AW Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Auditorium) B0844 871 3014 V59 GC6

Storytelling, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOODSER_CL

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Aug 3-4 20:00(2h30m) £21.50 Aug 4 13:30(2h30m) £21.50

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The Fringe of the Fringe

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (studio) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13-14 15:45(1h25m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18 15:45(1h25m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17 15:45(1h25m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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Edinburgh Festival Camping

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood

AM

It's back! Edinburgh Festival Camping is hosting the show on The Fringe of the Fringe! An unpredictable night of music, comedy, dance, magic, circus, poetry... come join us for a great night where anything goes!

The Gravel Road Show

TFKP

Direct from the USA, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents The Cult of True Womanhood in a world-premiere cabaret that dismantles domesticity. They are not afraid to fail.

Variety, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRINGEO_BBG Edinburgh Festival Camping • West Gate, Royal Highland Centre, EH28 8NB (Edinburgh Festival Camping Venue 403) B0131 564 1405 V403 GF1 Aug 25 21:00(2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Clown, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRAVELR_RD

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Full Moon Cabaret Full Moon Cabaret

ANP

Berlin's cheekiest cabaret comes to Edinburgh! The Full Moon Cabaret is an immersive art party with burlesque, variety and subversive surprises. Join us in celebrating the lunacy within us all. Burlesque, Immersive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FULLMOO_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-15 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Full Throttle

Les Odalisques

FMP

Be wooed 'into total submission' (@LondonCityNights) at this gay and glamorous Les Odalisques gala. A riotous romp of lighthearted frivolity and hot-headed hijinks on and off stage, as our boylesque ballerinas vogue their way to a breathless finale. Ballet, Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FULLTHR_N6 Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 14-16 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17-19 20:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Gingzilla: Glamonster vs the World Gingzilla

2

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The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey The Great Baldini

AKP

Legendary magician The Great Baldini tells his life story through a series of stage illusions, from his first trick on his 12th birthday to his career pinnacle, rivalling the great Houdini. Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GREATBA_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 20-25 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Great Red Sky Cabaret Show Red Sky Cabaret Team

UP

A family-friendly mixed bag ranging from cabaret to comedy via spoken word and theatre. Cabaret, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018REDSKYC_BPE Red Sky Tent Company Pop Up Hotel • Meggetland Sports Complex, 4 Meggetland Wynd, EH14 1XN (Main Bar) B0131 226 0000 V535 GG1 Aug 6-26 19:00(4h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Griffin and Jones: Trickorice Allsorts

TFLP

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

Comedy, Theatre

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy and show-stopping wizardry. 'Machine-gun patter' SSSS½ (TheReviewsHub.com).

Experience Gingzilla, the iconic 7ft ginger-bearded drag queen, tear up the stage in a 1950s drive-in movie extravaganza presenting gender equality from the 1950s to now. SSSSS (GlamAdelaide.com.au). Best Cabaret (Weekly), Adelaide Fringe 2017. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GINGZIL_BKM Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Bubble) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-7,9-13,15-20,22-26 20:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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KP

Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRIFFIN_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 19:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Girls from Oz – Because, Because, Because, Because, Because...

Hans – Like a German

FN

International superstar Hans serves up an all-singing, alltap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three-piece band, The Ungrateful Bastards! He's a little Marlene, a little Madonna, a little Minogue, a little... Merkle. 

The Girls From Oz

Sassy and armed with killer harmonies, these Sheilas put on one helluva show! With a unique three-part harmony spin on Aussie songs, all cabaret should be this fun! Music, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GIRLSFR_V6 theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Amphitheatre) B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 13-18 18:10(50m) £12.00

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theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-11 13:10(45m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F)

Civil Disobedience

TFLP

Comedy, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HANSLIK_BNQ Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (The Blue Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 2-3 21:50(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16 21:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-11,17-19 21:50(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Harry De Cruz Gets His Act Together

Iconic – A Brief History of Drag

NP

TFL

PBH's Free Fringe

Joe C Brown and Robin Rayner

Everyone has a party trick. Harry has 374 and counting. The multidisciplined 'king of party tricks’ (Dynamo) presents a show that can only be described as unbelievable. 'The real Harry Potter' (JK Rowling).

A triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razorsharp wit. Direct from sell-out performances around the globe, Velma Celli celebrates the iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture. SSSSS (MusicalTheatreReview.com).

Magic, Comedy

Musical theatre, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRYDE_V2 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-26 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICONICA_CW Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 XAug 1-2 21:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-5,9,13,15-16,20-23 21:30(1h) £12.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £13.00

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History Has a Purpose?! Oskar Schortz

Illicit Thrill – Breakin' the Rules

TFL

Gypsy Charms

The least qualified and most concerned history teacher in the UK guides you through his biggest worry yet – that history has a purpose! Confusion at its finest in the strangest history lesson you’ve ever experienced.

FN

Get your tip dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe’s shadiest nightspot. 'Pure filth at the Fringe' (List, 2015).

Immersive, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HISTORZ_BCZ

Burlesque, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ILLICIT_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5

C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (studio 3) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 1-3,13-14,20-21,27 15:15(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 15:15(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 15:15(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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XAug 3 23:55(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,9-12,16-19,23-26 23:55(1h) £10.00

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Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Hot Brown Honey

Semmel Concerts Premium Entertainment

TFM

Around the world in 80 pictures, based on the novel by Jules Verne. An audio book with live sand painted pictures. Thrilling, amazing and full of surprises. A new experience in show business.

TFRP

Gilded Balloon and Briefs Factory present... Hot Brown Honey turn up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit, genre-defying, awardwinning firecracker of a show that's taken the world by storm. 'It's phenomenal' SSSSS (Scotsman). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOTBROW_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

2

XAug 1,3 19:30(1h10m) £12.50 Aug 4-5,9,13-14,16,20-22,27 19:30(1h10m) £15.50 (£14.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h10m) £16.50 (£15.50)

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Performance art, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IRINATI_AVZ

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-3 12:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16 12:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12 12:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

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How to Be a Bad Girl

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Sabrina Chap / Free Festival

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

NP

TMP

Join NY cabaret sensation Sabrina Chap’s musical journey through the sequined worlds of smut, booze and burlesque. Mixing ragtime, filth and whiskey, this is a night of revelry and abandon that you can’t miss!

The 'real-life Jessica Rabbit' (Sun) returns to her first love: the stage, and second love: talking about herself, as the 'fire cracker' (Sir Tom Jones) presents an electrifying medley of humour, seduction and song.

Cabaret, Comedy

Burlesque, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEVERBE_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 15-26 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Hummingbird Effect

Caught and Spark Production with Made in Adelaide (Australia)

TFj

Solo cabaret that tells the unlikely true story of a chance encounter with a stranger that sets in motion life-changing events. ‘This beautifully put-together show is absolutely what cabaret should be’ SSSSS (GlamAdelaide.com.au). www.deborahbrennanmusic.com Storytelling, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018THEHUMM_NB C too • St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace/Victoria Terrace, EH1 2PW (church) B0131 581 5555 V4 GE4 Aug 2-3,13,20-21,27 21:10(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:10(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:10(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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I Can Read Your Mind

Tomas McCabe / PBH's Free Fringe

K

Irish mind reader Tomas McCabe is back! Following a hugely successful tour of Ireland and debut at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tomas is bringing his amazing show back for a final Edinburgh run! Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICANREA_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 21:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IVYPAIG_BKM Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Bubble) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 22:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis Assembly Festival

FK

Join Jason in conversation as he shares moments from the last four decades that he wasn't able to tell us about on daytime television! Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JASONDO_ABA Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Aug 22-23 15:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 24-26 15:00(1h) £18.00 (£17.00)

2

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John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder Ingenious Fools

TFAKP

Prepare for magic, escapology, mind reading, cannibalism and lion taming (pending permission from Edinburgh Zoo). You may not like being Lena-handled but you will be able to hear it! Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNANE_JC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26 19:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown John Lenahan: Up Close Ingenious Fools

FK

An evening of intimate magic (and comedy) with a master, in a late-night venue restricted to a small audience – book early to avoid disappointment! 'The mascot of a magical renaissance' (Guardian). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNLEN_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 15-26 22:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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John Partridge: Stripped The Jons Ltd

TFKP

Stripped is a new beginning. A reintroduction of myself. Life has a way of hardening you, at least mine has. This is my attempt at shedding those skins and embracing someone I knew a long time ago. Musical theatre, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNPAR_CW Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 XAug 1-2 18:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-5,9,14-16,21-23 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs thejomarsh

TFL

HHHHH

A one-woman cabaret about history's greatest female spies. Brassy, bombastic bombshell blasts brilliant ballads about the wicked women of the espionage world. A celebration of history, subterfuge and the women who did it all.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Buy 7 tickets and get the 8th free!

LGBT, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOJOBEL_3H

Available in selected seating areas

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-12,14-26 17:05(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

2

COMEDY, CIRCUS, CABARET SERVED WITH A TWIST

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Roundhouse, London, 31 Jul – 26 Aug Tickets from £10 +fee

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret Jonny Woo and Richard Thomas

TLP

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award winner, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. Featuring a star-studded cast of top Fringe talent. Musical theatre, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JONNYWO_AAS

Created by SIMON JAY

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 18:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27 18:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Born To Sing, Clark Community and Songworks Choirs

FAjP

Kangaroos and Bagpipes is an unique blending of Australian singers and their Scottish counterparts performing traditional and contemporary songs designed to entertain, enthrall and entice you to travel to, and enjoy, the Land Down Under! Choral, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KANGARO_SE

HHHH

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA (St Andrew's and St George's West) B0131 225 3847 V111 GD4 Aug 16-18 19:30(2h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£6.00 O) (£30.00 F)

2

‘Remarkable satiric performance.’

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Karaoke Saved My Life

British Theatre Guide

Scott Swinton

HHHH

TFMP

‘Provokes fits of laughter & furious debate.’

Did you know that all life problems can be solved through karaoke? Join this immersive interactive experience and sing your troubles away and celebrate all that cheesy pop and big anthems have to offer the world!

The List

Comedy, Immersive

HHHH

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KARAOKE_UD http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KARAOKE_AXD

‘Very funny.’

The Barefoot Review

4.00pm

1 - 27 AUG (NOT 8, 15, 22)

GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT - WINE BAR

See page 187 for more information 22

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Big Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 23:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 23:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 5 13:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

The Late Night Cabaret Show

FUP

TFMP

Kate Dimbleby, created with Cal McCrystal

Edinburgh Little Theatre

Designed to get you singing and laughing along, crafted with joy and spontaneity. From Off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate takes her one-woman shows all over the world. 'Riveting' SSSSS (Mail On Sunday).

A late-night open mic cabaret night which is open to all Fringe performers: so music, comedy and performance is all on the cards. A perfect way to finish your evening. Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIH_BMB Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3

Music, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATEDIM_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 13-27 12:00(55m) £6.50 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Aug 3-26 00:15(1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Late Night Lip Service

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Gilded Balloon and Gingzilla present...

TFK

Ferocious queens and fierce divas of the world, rejoice! Gingzilla returns to host Late Night Lip Service, featuring the Fringe's wildest acts, debauched drag, lip-sync battles and midnight madness! Allnew line-ups every night. SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

FNP

Quantum Productions

Quantum will manipulate your perspective of the universe before converging at the point-of-most-strange. Expect epic stunts from the magician-scientist hybrid trained by Penn & Teller. 'Part science, part magic, all genius' SSSSS (CreamMagazine.com).

Variety, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIL_BDI

Magic, Science

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINQV_AWB Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20,22-23 18:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Main Theatre) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 3 00:00(2h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,10-11,17-18,24-25 00:00(2h) £12.50

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The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Kit and McConnel

TFU

Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel

Rare and familiar material by Stan and Ollie performed by the award-winning Lucky Dog, the world’s most acclaimed Laurel and Hardy re-enactors. Get transported back, yet be amazed how current their comedy remains.

FLP

In this fabulously elegant venue, with a freshly minted stack of songs and sketches, Kit and McConnel return with their usual witty and sophisticated examination of almost everything, with only the vaguest nod to taste and propriety.

Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAURELH_3G

Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KITMCCO_ACN The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel • 1 George IV Bridge, EH1 1AD (Tartan Room) B0131 226 0000 V412 GE5 XAug 9 19:00(1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00 S) Aug 10-11,14-18,21-25 19:00(1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£44.00 F) Aug 12,19 14:00(1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£44.00 F)

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 1) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-6 11:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

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Lucy Hopkins / Heroes

Lady and the Cramp

TFAMP

The Vulvarines / PBH's Free Fringe

Calling the courageous, faithless and broken. The late-night ceremony of love we always hoped we’d never need. Hosted by award-winning priestess/shapeshifter/person Lucy Hopkins and an exquisite selection of Fringe idiots. 'Wonderful experience' (Scotsman). Shhhhhhhhhhhhh. Tell evryone.

MP

A tongue-in-cheek, bursting-at-the-seams (literally), all-female musical cabaret troupe. We celebrate the female experience in all its splendid and not-so-splendid variety. We cover topics from tampon tax to getting that dodgy wax! Comedy, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LADYANF_BAO Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V333 GD3 Aug 19,22-25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Clown, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SECRTCI_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-26 23:50(1h30m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women Tour

Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

TAN

Opera and lycra-loving cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the captivating international smash-hit Icons. SSSS (Time Out). SSSSS (AustralianTimes.co.uk). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk).

Soho Theatre

TL

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Come join and party like there's no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante-decorated years, The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their sensational new show.

Theatre, LGBT

Comedy, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEGATEA_AAS

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LADYBOY_AQX Theatre Big Tops • Fountainbridge Site, Fountainbridge, EH3 9RX (Theatre Big Tops) B0844 800 4616 V189 GF2 Aug 3-27 18:30(1h45m) Aug 3-27 20:45(1h45m) Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26 16:00(1h45m) Platinum Tables: £30.00 (£28.00) Premium Tables: £27.00 (£25.00) Standard Tables: £19.50 No concession on Friday and Saturday shows

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Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 19:30(1h10m) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23 19:30(1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

Le Tropicalocal

TL

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Lady Rizo

Lewd Late Night Cabaret

The Grammy Award-winning cabaret superstar returns to the Fringe, sharing her love-hate relationship with bad boyfriend America. Let Rizo lead you to a utopian island with no border walls, only velvet curtains. SSSSS (Times).

Hold on to your cocktails, Paradise Palms' raucous late-night showcase has provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin' tunes. This year hosted by Pollyanna, Shoot Your Shot and Diane Chorley. Boisterous glittery carnage: brace yourself. www.theparadisepalms.com

Music, Comedy

Music, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LADYRIZ_AU Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 XAug 2-3 21:10(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,9,14-16 21:10(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19 21:10(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LETROPI_ARP

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Paradise Palms • 41 Lothian Street, opposite Bristo Square, EH1 1HB (Paradise Palms) B0131 225 4186 V411 GF5 XAug 2 22:00(5h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23,26 22:00(5h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Like a Sturgeon

Magic Faraway Cabaret

FMP

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PBJ Management

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

Tackling Theresa May, Melania Trump and Nicola Sturgeon, plus more of the world's leading ladies, lip-sync sensation Ripley pushes the boundaries of drag, pop and politics. 'The funniest show we've seen since Spitting Image' (Boyz).

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year. Magic, variety, burlesque and sideshow acts are gift-wrapped by Mister Meredith in a world of fun and games. ‘An amazing compère’ (BurlesqueBibleMag.com).

Comedy, LGBT

Magic, Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIKEAST_N6 Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 20-23 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 24-26 20:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAGICFA_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-26 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Magic Show

Lip Sync Lollapalooza

Eddie Farmer

Haus of Dench

FK

ANP

Following an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! See the impossible in the new 2018 show, journeying through unpredictable magic, misdirection from eras past to mind-reading wonders. An evening of entertainment, mystery and laughter for those who seek it.

Drag acts vs comedians vs you! With heated lip-sync battles, wild audience games, and DJ sets featuring the hottest cheesy camp pop anthems, this is the ultimate Fringe party! 'Queen of club nights' (Nouse.co.uk, 2018).

Magic, Comedy

LGBT, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAGICSH_P3

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIPSYND_ACG Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 00:00(2h30m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 20-25 19:30(50m) £5.00

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Little Death Club

Underbelly and Dead Man Label

James Seabright by arrangement with Áine Flanagan Productions

TFMP

Winner: Pick of the Fringe, Adelaide 2017. Kabarett superstar and host of La Clique, Bernie Dieter, brings you 'a variety night like no other' SSSS½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Be amazed, be appalled, and be blown away... Hilarious' SSSSS (WeekendNotes.com). Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LITTLED_APO Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 XAug 3 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-25 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 20:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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The Lock-In Cabaret

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

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This ever-growing Edinburgh Fringe institution is back for its fifth year! With a different line-up of top, hand-picked Fringe acts every night, join hosts Griffin and Jones for the ultimate late-night variety show! Comedy, Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOCKINC_4Q Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic! Luke Closely / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Magic show. Live music. Comedy. Scottish. Luke returns to the Fringe with his combination of comedy magic blended together with his backing band, creating a unique performing experience. SSSSS (Joseph Cranford, Chicago Magic Lounge). Magic, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUKECLO_HK Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mad Women in My Attic! Monica Salvi

TFAM

A powerhouse madwoman's scintillating cabaret, finely tuned by her psychothera-pianist. Winner: Best Cabaret Award (NY's United Solo Festival). 'Stunning cabaret, full of wit and weirdness' SSSS (FairyPowderedProductions.com). 'A performance of dark, entertaining beauty' SSSSS (TheMumble.net). Cabaret, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MADWOME_BKV PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA One) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-27 19:10(1h10m) £10.00 (£7.00)

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The Queen of Soho is back! This time she's hosting a club night! Non-stop 80s hits from a non-stop 80s witch. Come see Maggie drop more beats than Theresa May has dropped manifesto pledges! Music, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARGARE_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 4-5,9,16 00:00(3h) £12.50 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 00:00(3h) £14.00

2

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The Marilyn Monroe Story The Cabaret House

TFKP

Marilyn's mixed-up life – from troubled beginnings to her untimely death – is told through intriguing insights, awkward questions, drop-dead fabulous costumes, dance and her famous songs. A feast for the senses and a thought-provoking show. Musical theatre, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARILYN_BEX Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Aug 2-13,15-26 21:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Mark Watson: Man of Mischief Mark Watson / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The Man of Mischief makes his Fringe debut with a one-man variety show! Filled with astounding juggling, jaw-dropping magic and feats of incredible danger – this show is not to be missed! Magic, Circus

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKWAV_BAO Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V333 GD3 Aug 4-25 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mason King – Game of Chance MK Entertainment

TFAKP

Mason King returns for another journey into the inner depths of the human mind! Do we control our own thoughts? Do we control our decisions? Can we control our own luck? Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MASONKI_RD theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 6-11,13-18 17:10(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Mat Ricardo vs the World Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

KP

Award-winning cabaret star Mat Ricardo bet the world he could learn any trick. The results: juggling, magic, escapology, knifethrowing... and the only good trick that exists with a fidget spinner. 'Brilliant' SSSSS (Herald). Comedy, Circus

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATRICA_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 XAug 2-3 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-26 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It' Maureen Lipman

LP

I last played the Fringe 50 years ago and I can finally afford to come back. Join me for a rave, rollick and rant – with sublime music from Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood. Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAUREEN_ABA Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5

2

XAug 1-2 17:45(1h) £13.50 Aug 3-12 17:45(1h) £17.50 (£16.50)

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McMagic Moments Elliot Bibby

TFN

Back for his fifth year at the Fringe, Elliot Bibby, ‘cheeky charming magician’ (EdinburghSpotlight.com), will blow you away with incredible feats of magic, all with a Scottish twist. ‘Sleek and funny from beginning to end’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic, Comedy

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MCMAGIC_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 18:30(1h) £7.00

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PICCOLO TENT See page 22 for more information

Melon the Human / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The perfect lure for humans. Modelled off the most likeable specimens of your race, Melon presents object manipulation and flexibility in a most unusual manner. 'So amazing it's almost as if he's a robot' (Fellow human). Circus, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MELONTH_F5 Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 Aug 4-12,14-20,22-25 13:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie Michael Griffiths

TFKP

Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn't change a thing! SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICHAEP_BKM Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Bubble) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 17:20(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 17:20(1h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:20(1h) £12.00

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Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus / The Stand Comedy Club

TFL

Singer and presenter Michelle brings her Reloaded one-woman show to the festival. An upfront and humorous take on life since winning Pop Idol, along with some of her all-time favourite songs. Music, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICHELL_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-12,15-19,22-26 18:10(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Midnight Marauders The Furies

FMP

Join rock’n’roll diva of destruction Carla Lippis for a late-night variety rampage! It's 'lewd, crude and one helluva loose party... the show is a hit!' SSSS½ (Advertiser, Adelaide). SSSS (Fest). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsman). Variety, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MIDNIGJ_CW Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 XAug 2 23:30(1h15m) £8.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 23:30(1h15m) £12.00 Aug 5,9,12,16,19,23,26 23:30(1h15m) £11.00

CREAM MAG

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RADELAIDE

The Miss Behave Gameshow

BROADWAYBABY.COM

Gilded Balloon presents...

FL

THE HERALD

Direct from Las Vegas and a cheeky smash-hit season at Sydney Opera House, Gameshow is back! Ten shows only! New games! New acts! New prizes! 'An insane social experiment. Fast, frenzied, fantastic fun' (BestofLasVegas.com).

FRINGE GURU

Interactive, Game show

THE ADVERTISER

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MISSBEH_GC

ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 8-9,13-16 22:30(1h10m) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 10-12,17-18 22:30(1h10m) £14.00 (£12.00)

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«Epic stunts»

«Part magic, part comedy, part science & all genius»

BROADWAYBABY.COM

Monster Karaoke Stewart Calverto

AN

CREAM MAG

Join us every Sunday night for the biggest and best karaoke night in Edinburgh! Our monster karaoke has cash prizes for choosing the mystery song and prizes for best dressed! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MONSTES_FP Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Main Bar) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5

kevinquantum kevinquantum.com

6.45PM (7.45PM)

1-26 AUGUST 2018 (NOT 21)

Aug 5,12,19,26 20:00(6h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 23 for more information

‘Hugely entertaining! Peerless impersonations’ Daily Mail

‘Pretty much perfect feats of mimicry’ The Times

Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance Gilded Balloon presents

FMP

DAD’S ARMY Lunch Hour Afternoon Tea Hour Dinner Hour

'My favourite DJ on the planet... If you're looking for a party get a ticket' (Tom Loud, Hot Dub Time Machine). Melbourne's celebrated party DJ is here for some sweaty, joyous dancing to all genres. Comedy, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWO_GH Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Aug 2,5,12,19,26 00:15(2h45m) £8.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 00:15(2h45m) £10.00

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starring David Benson and Jack Lane

Mucking About With Mr B Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft as adapted for radio by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles directed by Owen Lewis - sound design by Tom Lishman

FN

The Gentleman Rhymer will do a different set each night, playing some old favourites and winging some new ditties. All hail the chap! 'Sublime genius' (Independent). 'Hip hop comedy genius' (Telegraph).

‘Benson and Lane carry it all off beautifully’ Daily Telegraph

Music, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRBTHEG_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 14-16 22:30(1h) £10.00

‘Utterly brilliant’ Barry Cryer

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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

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National Museum of Scotland

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Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights with hand-picked performers, comedy, music and bars. Exhibition entry included.

150 See two classic episodes in a unique 40s-style venue and enjoy a delicious meal (show-only tickets also available) LIMITED RUN! 31 July - 18 Aug · 1.30pm · 4.15pm · 8.00pm www.pleasance.co.uk · www.dadsarmyradiohour.com See page 89 for more information 26

Event, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MUSEUMA_AKY National Museum of Scotland • Chambers Street, EH1 1JF (National Museum of Scotland) B0300 123 6789 V179 GE5 Aug 10,17,24 19:30(3h) £18.00 (£16.00)

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Follow us @edfringe Nailed It

Jesus L'Oreal

TFNP

King of the Shoes, Jesus L’Oreal, returns once again to complete the Holy Trinity with another high-octane hour of song, dance and Jehovah’s fitness. ‘Enough to make anyone proclaim Halleberrylujah’ SSSS (List). Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CROSSFI_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 21:10(1h) £12.00 Aug 5,7-9,12,14-16,19,21-23,26 21:10(1h) £10.00

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Neither: Identity Crisis!

A Powell's World Production Featuring Matt Powell as Neither

The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now The Onion Club

TFN

A deliciously dark musical cabaret exquisitely crushing the American dream, delivered with rare power and visceral beauty. Musically stunning. Theatrically enthralling. God may be away, but this pair mean business... Go. www.the-onion-club.com/about Music, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONIONCL_BDH Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 23:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 23:15(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:15(1h) £11.50 (£9.50)

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The O'Riordan and Ettling Show: Farewell Tour

FMP

Cathal O'Riordan and Tommy Ettling

LGBT, Performance art

North London's “finest” comedy duo bring their final show to Edinburgh's acclaimed arts festival. Watch as they bring the audience on a journey through their three years of performing comedy in pub basements. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ORIORDA_PY

Identity is a maze. So Neither is trying to work it out. In their Fringe debut, Neither explores their life, queerness and the unknown in a camp cabaret of comedy, music and love. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEITHER_BNP Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (The Last Arch Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 XAug 2 20:45(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3-4,6-11,13-16 20:45(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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ANP

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-14 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Never Mind the Gap

Paul Patin: Angelo

FAKP

TFMP

Music, Magic

Clown, LGBT

Dramatic Cause

Paul Patin / Heroes (PWYW)

Never Mind the Gap: genres, artistes and personalities combine with the old spirit of the Fringe and collide as the talents of three different personalities come together and clash their combined talents into one show.

Paul Patin is a French actor/singer/dancer who has performed around the world with international companies for more than 10 years. Discovered as an insane clown by Lucy Hopkins, he started to rock the stage by himself!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEVERMI_RD theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 21-25 15:05(50m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£6.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PAULPAT_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-26 15:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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No Regrets: Josephine D'Love and the Burlesque Liberation Front

Phantasmagorical

ANP

The alluring and merrily macabre Miss Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical – an hour of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. Witness a supernatural spectacle of stories and magic, swirling with dark whimsy.

The Burlesque Liberation Front

There lies a place where everything is suspicious, where cardboard is top notch, alternative facts entertaining and the show is a mere interval for your inappropriate viewing pleasure. Burlesque, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOREGRE_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 5-7,9,12-16,19-23 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Miss Sylvia Sceptre / Free Festival

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Magic, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MISSSYL_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Not So Secret Society

Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter

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TFMP

Magic, Family

Comedy, Cabaret

Jaggy Events / Ben Dali / PBH's Free Fringe

Phil Kay / Heroes

Edinburgh’s best late-night cabaret goes family-friendly! Expect A-list comedy, world-class magic, spellbinding music and all manner of unforgettable oddities from across the Fringe. Targeted and suited to all ages, it’s live cabaret at its finest.

Virtuoso ad-lib guitar tunesmith. Extemporising, finger-picking, folk-shredding. Phil has the chorus, come be the verses. Genre-fluid, game changer, funny music show: 'does he really expect us to believe he just made these songs up?' (Scotsman).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTSOSE_BAO Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V333 GD3 Aug 4-13,15-21,23-26 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PHILKAY_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street , EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-12 19:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Oliver Meech: When Magic and Food Collide

The Princess Project

TFjP

Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney! Featuring song and dance from throughout the ages. 'Rosabelle Elliott is just delightful' (StageWhispers.com.au).

Unimpossible

Oliver's back with his latest magical mash-up, stuffed with jawdropping, mouth-watering tricks. Tummies will rumble, ribs will be tickled and gobs will be smacked. Two sell-out runs. 'Could rival Derren Brown' (Theatre-Wales.co.uk). Magic, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLIVERM_ACJ Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 14:10(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-12,14-18 14:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Rosabelle Elliott

FjP

Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018UNEXPEC_BKX PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA Three) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 18-19 16:00(50m) £8.50 (£6.00) (£28.00 F)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Prize Surprize

& DEAD MAN LABEL PRESENTS

Ryan Matthewson

FN Out In Perth

Weekend Notes

An incomparable evening of prizes, surprises and so much more as you take part in all your favourite TV game shows to win a big cash prize!

X-Press Magazine

MAGNIFICENT!

BE AMAZED, BE APPALLED, AND BE BLOWN AWAY Weekend Notes

Game show, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PRIZESU_BAM The Street Bar • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Performance Space) B0131 556 4272 V239 GC5

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The Psychic Project

David Narayan / PBH's Free Fringe

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In 1972, the CIA launched a secret project training psychic spies for the Cold War. David Narayan explores the archives and attempts their experiments. 'Fascinating' (WorldMagicReview.com). 'As disturbing as it is astonishing' (Oxford Times). Magic, Historical

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PSYCHIC_ACM

LITTLE DEATH

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pub Singalong R3volution

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Feel the power of knees-up! Add your voice to the many and discover what singalong means in these interesting times. Can it change the universe? 'Charming, thoughtful and bloody good fun' (Time Out). Music, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PUBSING_HK

8PM (9PM)

03 - 25 AUGUST 2018

See page 24 for more information

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 18:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Putting on the Blitz

Frank Sanazi and Deano Stalin

FNP

The ubermeister of extreme dark comedy cabaret Frank Sanazi joins forces with his old crooning buddy Deano Stalin for a night of swinging mayhem. 'Comedy gold' (Evening Standard). 'Fantastically wrong and ridiculously funny' SSSS (Scotsman). Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PUTTING_VR The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 22:30(1h) £12.00 Aug 5,8-9,12,19,22-23,26 22:30(1h) £10.00

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A Queer Love of Dix Aletia Upstairs

FNP

Aletia Upstairs, cabaretist extraordinaire, explores Weill, Brecht and Weimar cabaret songs like Falling in Love Again, I Am a Vamp and Alabama Song alongside contemporary events and backdrops of Otto Dix expressionism. Wunderbar! New writing, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018QUEERLO_BMJ Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6 Aug 11-14,19 18:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Return of Reuxberre Bereré Reuxberre Bereré / PBH's Free Fringe

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Careering from his glittering ex-career as an incomparably successful composer/performer on Broadway, Reuxberre Bereré showcases on the piano his entirely original greatest hits in an attempt to restore his former resplendence. Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RETURNO_HK Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 19:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Riverdale Live

Sophie Santos and John Trowbridge

FNP

Direct from New York, two top comics bring to life the steamiest teen heartthrobs of the Netflix hit series Riverdale. For fans, it’s unmissable. For the uninitiated, come and be enlightened. It’s hilarious, hot and steamy! Comedy, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RIVERDA_BMJ Planet Bar • 6 Baxters Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar) B07720 285550 V429 GC6 Aug 11-14 16:30(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Secret Room at The Writers' Museum

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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Discover a trove of imagination and ingenuity. What inspired authors like Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson? Three expert magicians unlock the doors of the Writers' Museum using magic and illusion. Magic, Historical

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SECRETR_BHH The Writers' Museum • Lady Stair's Close (off the High Street), EH1 2PA (Foyer) B0131 226 0000 V266 GE4 Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C)

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Rocky Horror Night

Seen and Heard

AN

TFNP

Steven Crawford

Every Monday and Wednesday come up to the lab and see what's on the slab as Dr Frank N Furter gives in to absolute pleasure! So dress to impress and dig out those fishnets! Cabaret, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROCKYHO_FP Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Main Bar) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 1,6,8,13,15,20,22-23 23:00(3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rosie Sings – Facts About Love! Rosie Sings / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Join Rosie as she shares Facts About Love from her own life. Through songs and banter Rosie talks dating apps, turning 30 and why she can't wait to get married to Batman. Music, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROSIESI_HK Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 16:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights Flabbergast Theatre

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Devilish diversions and Arcadian amusements to while away the wee hours with the best of the festival. Expect puppetry, mime, clown, variety, comedy, music and hilarity. Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROTATIN_AST Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Underground) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 2-3 22:30(1h30m) £8.00 Aug 4-5,9,12,16,19,23,26 22:30(1h30m) £12.50 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 22:30(1h30m) £14.00

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Russian Roulette

Shantisha and Ivan / PBH's Free Fringe

AN

Who will risk their life tonight? A rotating bill of bang-up performers from all over the Fringe, hand-picked by your charming belly-dancing Russian hostess. Safely bet on a mind-blowing evening full of magic, variety, comedy, circus and more! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RUSSIAN_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 18:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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Enter secluded Lauriston Castle and travel back in time to a world of clandestine laboratories, hidden passages and secret rooms... Three expert magicians animate the castle's intriguing past with stories, performances and illusions. Magic, Historical

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SECRETS_BMD Lauriston Castle • 2a Cramond Road South, EH4 5QD (Lauriston Castle) B0131 226 0000 V436 GB1 Aug 7,14,21 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Becky Lou / Crowded Winner: Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2017. Becky Lou (burlesque queen, storyteller) has trawled the glittery underbelly of the international Fringe circuit, cabaret clubs, queer parties and burlesque bars to find the incredible performers who bare all. Burlesque, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SEENAND_UF Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 21:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23 21:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

Marysia Trembecka / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Best Show, Funny Women nominee returns with a brand-new cabaret meets game-show! Spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings, stories and prizes! 'Uplifting celebration of humanity' (Scotsman). 'Gloriously entertaining night' SSSS (FemaleArts.com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Game show, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SINGINI_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-17,19-26 21:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Skin Deep

LAMBCO Productions

TFM

Body image, dieting, plastic surgery, the gym, dating apps and the agony of trying to look good in a selfie. Diana and her boys sing, dance and joke their way through a celebration of (and for) every body. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SKINDEE_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27 21:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Sleight of Handsome

Freddie Folkston / PBH's Free Fringe

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While away an hour or so as magic meets stand-up comedy. As well as some cunning trickery, Freddie will share his frustrations of modern and not-so-modern life. Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SLEIGHT_BKK La Vida • 3 Queensferry Street Lane, EH2 4PF (Basement Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V113 GE2 Aug 4-25 15:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Slipstick

Martin Kent (Spain/Argentina)

TFAK

Spectacular show featuring one of the best mime and impersonator artistes in Europe! Be stunned by the quickest change artist and mime comedy entertainer Martin Kent, in one hour of pure adrenaline! ‘A great impersonator’ SSSSS (La Nación). www.martinkent.com Absurdist, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SLIPSTI_CA

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C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (–1) B0131 581 5555 V34 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 1-3,13-14,20-21,27 20:30(50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(50m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide Cameryn Moore / Little Black Book Productions

FN

The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it. With music, burlesque, occasionally clowns and a phone-sex operator host, you will leave transformed or at least turned on. Storytelling, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SMUTSLA_3H Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Songs of Smut and Sparkle Marcia D'Arc / Free Festival

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Singing her own parodies of popular songs at her furry pink piano, drag performer Marcia D’Arc brings you crude comedy and witty rhymes enshrined in a shroud of sequins, glitter and rainbows! Comedy, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SONGSOF_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-8 22:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins Kane & Abel / PBH's Free Fringe

AjP

These twin tricksters perform magic inspired by cliches surrounding twins. They'll prove they know what each other is thinking, feeling and which parts of them are truly identical. 'Impressive' (BBC Radio Bristol). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SPLITEG_ACM CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Spontaneous Combustion Lewd Late Night Cabaret

Museum After Hours

AN

Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms' infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret and abstract experimenta toasts itself Fireside. Hosted by Pollyanna and Shoot Your Shot, plus surprises! Raucous glittery carnage – brace yourself. More at theparadisepalms.com. Music, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FIRESID_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 XAug 2 22:15(3h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26 22:15(3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Friday Fringe Takeover

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Experience a taste of the Fringe with hand-picked performers, music, comedy and more

Starman

Sven Ratzke

FM

Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke returns with his global hit Starman for a limited run. A starburst of cabaret and rock show experience inspired by David Bowie. Prepare for a crazy, intimate, funny and rock'n'roll ride. Music, International

Friday 10, 17 & 24 August 19:30–22:30 £18/£16 Over 18s only Includes admission to Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop #NMSAfterHours nms.ac.uk/afterhours

National Museums Scotland Scottish Charity, No. SC011130

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STARMAN_AU Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Aug 17-18,23-25 22:40(1h10m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Strangers: Mindreader Strickland Productions

FKP

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. How he does this remains a mystery. His explanation is bizarre, but is it all lies and trickery? Or is it stranger than you could possibly imagine? Magic, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STRANGF_AAB Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Lime Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

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XAug 5 16:10(50m) £8.00 (£24.00 F)

Aug 14,16,18,21,23,25 16:10(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

David Johnson & John Mackay present

Sven Ratzke

LP

The international cabaret supernova and festival favourite returns in a spectacular, fatal and enigmatic embodiment. Masterful storytelling eclipsed by Ratzke's sensational vocal performances armed with his wit, his band, and the latest threads from Thierry Mugler. Music, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SVENRAT_AU

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Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Aug 14-16,21-23 18:00(1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 17-19,24-26 18:00(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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The Swell Mob

Flabbergast Theatre

TMP

Submerge yourself in the delights of our 1830s taproom; dance, sing, gamble and cheat through this decaying world. Swig a London porter and become the hero, or swill bathtub gin and relish in the carousel. Immersive, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SWELLMO_AST Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Underground) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:45(1h15m) £10.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:45(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23 19:45(1h15m) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Tartan and Tassels

Sassy Von Sparkle Edinburgh Burlesque

FAN

Sassy Von Sparkle invites you to celebrate all things fun and sexy! Don your glad rags, leave your worries at home and join our bonnie babes for a dazzling evening of the great, good and sometimes naughty. Burlesque

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TARTANA_P2 Paradise in Augustines • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL (Studio) B0131 510 0022 V152 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 13-18,20-26 21:45(1h) £12.00

Maureen Lipman is

UP FOR IT

An evening of rave, rollick and rant with music from Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

17:45

1 - 12 AUG

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30 Days of Blood Theatre Peregrine

TFAMP

Blood, sweat and... tampons? A visceral cabaret exploration of womanhood, this highly sensory experience exposes the menacing truth that everybody bleeds from time to time. Featuring tampon storms, handsome vegans, live music and juicy oranges. www.theatreperegrine.com Physical theatre, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/201830DAYSP_JM C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13-14,20-21,27 22:40(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:40(45m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 22:40(45m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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Till Death Us Do Part?

The Secret Divorce Society

TFKP

A man is murdered at a wedding but whodunnit? Three women have both motive and means... and the audience is asked to choose the murderess in this original musical comedy about marriage, motherhood and murder. Cabaret, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TILLDEA_P4 Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Annexe) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 XAug 3 20:25(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 4-11 17:15(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£8.00 S)

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Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends Tracey Collins

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Award-winning cult favourite returns after her sell-out Edinburgh debut with new musical comedy characters including the melodramatic Audrey Heartburn. 'Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A satisfying side-splitting combination' SSSSS (TheGayUK.co.uk). Comedy, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TINATUR_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-27 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water Vintage Vendetta Productions

FK

These Roaring Twenties dames add their gin-soaked style to blues, barbershop, Broadway and beyond. ‘An hour of fun, silliness and wonderful renditions of classic hits’ SSSS (TheatreGuide.com.au). Cabaret, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TWODAME_AMQ theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Studio) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6 Aug 20-25 19:35(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation Tim Motley / Free Festival

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Ten-time Fringe festivals prize winner! Murders! Explosions! Punctuation#&$@! Comedy, magic, film noir. Think Boardwalk Empire meets Naked Gun meets Derren Brown. 'Amazing' SSSSS (AustralianStage.com.au). 'Must-see' SSSS½ (London Free Press). Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/20182RUBYKN_ALY Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 2-14,16-26 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Vagabonds of Comedy Imaan and Filippo

MP

Aussie globetrotting comedian-storyteller Frank Hadchiti and Italian surrealist entertainer Fico Fellini join forces to host an exhilarating variety show, offering a selection of two/three always different acts. Off-the-cuff, music, audience interaction and overall craziness are guaranteed. Cabaret, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VANGABP_O3

See page 385 for more information

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-27 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Victoria Falconer: Oxymoron Heroes / PWYW

TFL

From the 'exceptionally talented' SSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide) biracial, bisexual, multi-instrumentalist co-creator of EastEnd Cabaret and Fringe Wives Club comes a playful, provocative and hilarious exploration of labels and identity. 'Oozing with musical talent' SSSSS (Fest). Comedy, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VICTORI_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 18:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Virgin

Simon David

TFM

Simon needs a record deal – his unique selling point? He's a virgin! Co-written by Fringe First winner Chris Larner, Simon exploits his heartbreak through original pop songs. 'Genuinely moving moments amid comedic chaos' (BroadwayWorld.com). SSSSS (WestEndWilma.com). Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VIRGIN_RD theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-11,13-25 22:05(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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The Voice Behind the Stars Eliza Jackson

TFjP

The story of Marni Nixon – ghost singer to the stars. She dubbed for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Deborah Kerr and many more. Featuring songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time. Solo show, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VOICEBE_BEX Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 2 14:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe We'll Do It Live!

Rae Mitchell and Malachi Reid

TFMP

In a city bursting at the seams with talent, Malachi, Steven and Rae bring you an ever-changing line-up of the city's best, brightest talent. Reminding you why Edinburgh is the home of the Fringe! Musical theatre, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WELLDOI_BMC Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Dunedin Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 3-26 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Whisky and Gin Tasting Cabaret Edinburgh Little Theatre

TFNP

Each evening we will be performing our sultry cabaret, which includes three free samples of either whisky or gin in your free shot glass, as we inform you how whisky and gin are made. Tasting

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WHISKYG_BMB Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 3-26 22:40(1h10m) £15.00

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The Worst Little Warehouse in London Joe C Brown

TFKP

When 12 people live in a converted warehouse, what could possibly go wrong? In this hilarious and off-the-wall cabaret, two wide-eyed Aussies are looking for the perfect place to call home. Comedy, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WORSTLI_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

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Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Yana Alana – Between the Cracks Briefs Factory

See page 23 for more information

TFLP

Australia's favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing cabaret anarchist neo-punk diva Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame. Exposing mental health, sexual politics, feminism and identity. Queer as hell, demonically talented. Comedy, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018YANAALA_CW Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 XAug 2-3 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,9,14-16,21-23 20:00(1h) £12.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £13.00

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Yer Tea's Oot! Fair Pley

FLP

It's time to see the funny side of what happened when Scotland went to New York to ban the bomb. An evening of celebration with Scottish CND, David Hayman and special guests. Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018YERTEAS_BFG

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 15 19:20(1h) £14.00

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Yummy

Yummy Productions

TFMP

Yummy is a smash-hit drag cabaret from Melbourne. Winner of Best Production and Best Ensemble (Cabaret) at the 2018 Greenroom Awards, this critically acclaimed show features an all-star cast. 'A must-see' SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide, 2018). Dance, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018YUMMY_9D Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Central) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 1-3 21:40(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,9,13,15-16,20,22-23 21:40(1h) £13.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:40(1h) £14.00

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 3

Absolute Legends Calum MacInnes

QP 4 and older From Calum MacInnes, creator of the Zero Quest trilogy, comes a brand-new children's show for 2018. An epic, interactive, comedy adventure. Do battle with fierce monsters, avoid deadly traps and become an absolute legend all before lunchtime!

Andrew Roper

RP 5-12 The crazy celebration of superheroes is back with some all-new surprises for 2018. Dressing up is encouraged! With great power comes great silliness! 'A perfect show for 5-12 year olds' (PrimaryTimes.co.uk).

Comedy, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABSOLUV_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 31-Aug 1 17:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-14,16-26 10:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Adventures of Sam Swallow C theatre

Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWW_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 13:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 12:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AnimAlphabet: The Musical Hit The Mark Theatre

TFQ 3 and older Soar with Sam on his thrilling migration north. Straight from South Africa, a poignant, heartwarming play about the beauty of nature and our need to protect it. Tread gently, leaving only your footprints behind... www.ctheatre.com Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADVENTX_IG C too • St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace/Victoria Terrace, EH1 2PW (main house) B0131 581 5555 V4 GE4 Aug 2-3,14,20-21,27 11:45(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 11:45(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 11:45(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Africa Weird and Wonderful Njambi McGrath

U 0-10 Africa is bursting with weird and wonderful stories and facts. Fun for all the family. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFRICAW_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Jul 30-Aug 1 10:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-12,14-24 10:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alice in Wonderland

American Performing Arts International

FAQ 3 and older Come explore the world of the unknown as we join Alice careening down a rabbit hole and finding herself in an unfamiliar situation where she meets all of the beloved characters from the Lewis Carroll classic. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALICEIN_AYL

TU 0-10 High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet. This fantastic family musical adventure unlike any other will delight, excite and entertain children and their grown-ups. Family, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANIMALP_PV Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 10:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 10:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 10:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14,20-21,27 10:40(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking! Bessy Bass Ltd

FUP 0-12 Bessy returns to the Fringe with friends Spud 'n' Spencer Spoon! Join in with their music and hear about their adventures as Bessy tries busking! Music, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AROUNDT_ALN Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Aug 18,21 11:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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Arr We There Yet? Head First Acrobats

TFR 5 and older A rip-roaring, acrobatic, swashbuckling adventure for all the family! Join a scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy as they fight for the title of captain aboard the ship. Circus, Comedy

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 9-11 10:30(1h) £5.00

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARRWETH_APO

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All Hail the Poetry King!

Mark Grist / PBH'S Free Fringe

jP 8 and older Outrageous odes to oranges! Revolting rhyming pirates! Unite as an audience and overthrow your Poetic Overlord! Viva la revolución! 'The English teacher you wish you had' (Fest). 'He's not even a real king!' (Sam, 9). Poetry, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOWNWIT_BAO Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V333 GD3 Aug 4-13,15-25 12:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

TFU 0 and older An Edinburgh favourite who sells out every year, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubble art, science, magic and fun. Combining comedy, artistry, music and audience participation, his spellbinding bubble tricks keep everyone mesmerised.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 XAug 4 12:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-25 12:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23 12:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Baby Loves Disco Baby Loves Disco UK

AU 0-6 Sell-out 2009-2017. Celebrating 10 years of family day-clubbing on the Fringe, club DJs mix nostalgic floor-fillers plus face-painting, chill-out zone, dress-up, healthy snacks, tenth birthday cake and much more all included. Details: babylovesdisco.co.uk. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Family, Event

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BABYLOV_BFN The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (The Jam House) B07986 527947 V44 GC4 XAug 5 11:00(2h) £6.00 XAug 5 14:00(2h) £6.00 Aug 12,18-19,25 11:00(2h) £9.00 (£32.00 F) Aug 12,18-19,25 14:00(2h) £9.00 (£32.00 F)

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Magic, Science

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMAZINH_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2-3 13:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £11.00 (£8.00)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Balloonatics

The Bear

TFQ 3-14

Balloonatics is the award-nominated, world-travelled family comedy show for anyone crazy about balloons! Join the Balloonatics army, where it doesn't matter how technically gifted you are as long as you're having fun! Balloon buffoonery at its best!

TQ 0 and older Adapted from Raymond Briggs's The Bear. The story of a little girl, Tilly, who befriends a mischievous polar bear. Dazzling puppetry, delicious music and dozens of laughs. 'Move over War Horse this polar puppet is magic' (Guardian).

Comedy, Family

Family, Puppetry

Chris Henry

Pins and Needles Productions

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BALLOON_UC

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEAR_PN

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 11:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,18-19,25-26 11:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-14 11:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 12:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 12:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 13-14,21,27 12:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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BambinO

Beauty and the Beast

Scottish Opera, MIF and Improbable

Flying High Young Company

AU 0-2

TFQP 3 and older

BambinO is a first operatic adventure for 6 to 18-month-olds and their carers. This five-star, interactive show reinvents opera for children at an age when their minds are wide open to new sounds, images and experiences.

Join us on this wonderful well-known tale of greed and humility with original music and songs from a vibrant, talented young company who brought you sell-out shows for Aladdin in 2017. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Music, Opera

Family, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BAMBINO_VX

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEAUTYA_3S

The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL (Robertson Room) B0131 226 0000 V70 GB3 Aug 7-12,14-19 10:00(45m) £12.00 Aug 7-12,14-19 11:30(45m) £12.00 £12.00 for an adult and a baby up to 18 months (£7 additional adults)

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 XAug 3-5 12:30(50m) £6.00 Aug 6-11 12:30(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm Bambino Beats

AU 0-5 Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Children's, Music

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Aug 3-4,10-11,17 11:00(1h) £5.00 (£16.00 F) Aug 3-5,10-12,17-18 14:00(1h) £5.00 (£16.00 F)

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The Battle of Frogs and Mice TFUP 5-12

Sound the war-croak, sharpen every claw – the frogs and mice are going to war! Join our pond-side storytellers and musicians with a toy box of puppets for this interactive Ancient Greek epic. Storytelling, Puppetry

TFj 6-14 A new play retelling the story of the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem ever written and exploring how we respond to death. Family, Devised

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEOWULF_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 3 11:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17 11:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 8-9,13-16 11:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes FRP 6 and older Bercerus the Blind Dog, written for blind adults, reminds us that every minus can be a plus. Snippets of other stories bring us more heroes every day. Ages 6 to 96. Storytelling, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BERCERU_AQB

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BATTLEQ_ARB

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The Bean Counter Alice Mary Cooper

FR 5 and older

Joyfully interactive clown comedy from 'a truly inspired clown' (ArtsHub.co.uk). Competitions are serious business. Jellybean counting contests are extremely competitive. And serious. And official. The 351st Regular Recurring Edinburgh Jellybean Counting Competition Final is about to begin. Clown, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEANCOU_GG

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Take Thou That

F Mary Callan

Helicon Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 18-19,24-26 12:45(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 20-23 12:45(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

Beowulf

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BAMBINP_ALN

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Snug Bar) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 Aug 6-19 16:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£22.00 F)

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St Patrick's Church • Cowgate, EH1 1NA (St Patrick's Church) B0131 556 1973 V408 GE6 Aug 22-24 16:00(55m) £5.00 (£2.00) (£8.00 F) Aug 25-26 15:00(55m) £5.00 (£2.00) (£8.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Better Together Acá Theatre

TAR 4-10 An acrobatic, slapstick-tastic family clown show! Three clowns are on a journey to become best friends, but how do you make real friends in a modern world? 'A little hidden gem of a show' SSSSS (RemoteGoat.com). Clown, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BETTERT_PC Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 10:30(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19 10:30(55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16 10:30(55m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14 10:30(55m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown The Big Balloon Singalong Gilded Balloon presents...

TFUP 0-12

Caring for kids with a curious craze for karaoke? Then look no further than The Big Balloon Singalong! Fun for all the family and featuring all the greatest hits (...that are in the public domain)! Music, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGBALL_AVZ

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 3 10:15(45m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,16,20,23 10:15(45m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 10:15(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

The Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Stuart Reid

Q 4 and older The latest Edinburgh Fringe fun from the award-winning and best-selling author Stuart Reid. There's his unusual brand of books, bottoms, boogers and big bottom burps as Stuart entertains, inspires and engages his audience. Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018READING_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-26 15:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brainiac Live!

Underbelly, Dan Colman Creative Ltd and Incidental Colman

TFRP 5 and older

See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, including the three winning poster designs. On display at five-star family visitor attraction, Dynamic Earth, the exhibition showcases the creativity of children from every corner of Scotland and celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of the Fringe. To find out more about the Fringe Society’s schools activity, visit edfringe.com/learn.

Strap on your safety goggles. Due to popular demand, science's greatest and most volatile show arrives with a vengeance. Watch as the West End favourite does everything on stage that you're too scared to do at home! Science, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRAINIA_BKJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 11:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,27 11:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 14,20-21 11:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Brave Macbeth Captivate Theatre

TR 5 and older

Primary Times Children's Choice Award 2017, Brave Macbeth, is back. 'One of the best children's shows at the Fringe this year... has set the mark for how Shakespeare can be enjoyable and fun for all ages' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRAVEMA_BDH Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 Aug 2-19 12:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

Dynamic Earth 22 May – 30 June, 10:00 – 17:30 (Mon – Sun) 01 July – 27 Aug, 10:00 – 18:00 (Mon – Sun)

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Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower Bubble Laboratory (Australia/Romania)

Free entry to the exhibition.

TFAU 0 and older

Family favourite returns. Milkshake needs Dr Bubble’s help to save her flower. Smoke bubbles, giant bubbles, carousels, light tables, square bubbles, hand bubbles and the dodecahedron. Every child goes inside their own bubble! Physical theatre, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUBBLES_CD C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (+3) B0131 581 5555 V34 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 1-3,14,20-21,27 11:00(55m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 11:00(55m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 11:00(55m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Bubble Trouble

Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat of All Time

Lynsey Smiles / Sweet Productions

TFrP 5 and older

Off the Kerb Productions Ltd

TFjP 7 and older

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this fun story. Join Poppy, Head Bubbler hopeful, as she learns some new tricks to impress her friends. Come along to help and you could end up in a giant bubble of your own.

Fresh, fantastical story starring Charlie Baker (Harry Hill's Tea Time) and CBBC Class Dismissed's Sam Battersea. Clip-clop hip hop accompanies our hero from 0-100% confidence with her tuneful farmyard friend.

Family, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUBBLET_3H Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-19,25-26 10:30(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARLIE_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20,22-23 15:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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The Bureau of Untold Stories

Charlotte's Web

Brymore Productions

Zenith Youth Theatre Company

R 4 and older

TFQ 3 and older Wilbur is no ordinary pig and needs to be saved from becoming Christmas dinner! To the rescue comes a witty spider called Charlotte who conjures up a miraculous plan which they hope will keep him alive!

Mystery... intrigue... live sound effects... Witness audience stories brought to life in this interactive, live action detective drama. 'To entertain both children and parents with such brilliant improvisation is no mean feat' (Audience review). Storytelling, Improv

Theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUREAUO_BMF Museum of Childhood • 42 High Street, EH1 1TG (Museum of Childhood) B0131 226 0000 V444 GE6 Aug 12 13:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 12 15:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARLOV_BPJ Theatre Bath Bus • The Meadows (Junction of Middle Meadows Walk and Jawbone Walk), EH9 1ND (Theatre Bath Bus) B0131 226 0000 V323 GF5 Aug 6-11 15:15(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Mad Etiquette

Auld Reekie Tours

TFAQP 4 and older

TFR 5-14 An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived, and see if you can smell our resident ghost who goes by the name Mr Stinky.

Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. Joyous physical comedy for all the family. 'Downright hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Clown, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAPTAIN_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 2-3 13:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20,23 13:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Cat in the Hat

Site-specific, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHILDRE_V8 Meet outside Tron Kirk at Auld Reekie Tours Boards • 179 High Street, EH1 1QW (Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground) B0131 226 0000 V129 GE5 Aug 3-Sep 1 12:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 3-Sep 1 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Children's Underground Ghost Tour

Paul Taylor-Mills presents The National Theatre's adaptation

City of Edinburgh Tours

TQ 3-10

TR 5 and older Help us find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground. Join mingin' Annie from Edinburgh's past and discover what it was like to have lived underground for 400 years! Grisly ghostly fun for all!

Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss. Expect towering hats, mischief and fun that is funny! A lively and engaging theatre experience for children aged three and over. Originally produced by the National Theatre. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CATINTH_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 10:30(40m) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19 10:30(40m) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16 10:30(40m) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 13-14 10:30(40m) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Comedy, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHILDRF_AZL

City of Edinburgh Tours • Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS (Old Police Box) B0131 220 6868 V157 GE5 Aug 1-31 12:00(45m) £7.00 (£24.00 F) Aug 1-19 13:00(45m) £7.00 (£24.00 F)

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CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free! CeilidhKids / Free Festival

A Chinese Bestiary

Fun Scottish dancing for all the family. Simple, child-friendly dances to traditional Scottish music. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. Bring Mum or Dad along to partner you under the chandeliers!

FAR 5 and older A little boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the inspiring stories of an old Chinese mystery book – Shan Hai Jing – which makes him a strong person.

Creative Me Children's Theatre

AQ 3-7

Family

Dance, Workshop

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHINESF_AMP

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CEILIDI_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-14 10:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-15,17-20,22,24-26 11:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Big) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6 Aug 14-15,17-19 10:20(1h) £5.00 (£3.50) (£14.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Chores

Comedy Club 4 Kids

TFU 1-12

TFR 6 and older 'Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and of equal delight for parents too' (Telegraph). True. Come and see!

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Cluster Arts Pty Ltd Chores is the story of two brothers who have to clean up their room before their mum comes in – no problem, right? A comedy circus show from Australia the whole family will love! Comedy, Circus

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHORES_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5

Comedy, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYC_9C

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XAug 2-3 12:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23 12:00(1h) £7.00

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:00(1h) £9.00

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Circa: Wolfgang

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 3 17:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£30.00 F) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£30.00 F) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 17:50(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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Underbelly and Circa

Comedy Kids

TFQP 3-14

Comedy Kids

The man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of swoops and twirls. Featuring mischievous acrobats and musicians, Wolfgang reinvents the composer's magical music with a circus twist.

FRP 5-12 These miniature comedians will have you rolling in the aisles and dazzle you with their hilarious sketches, characters and jokes. Be prepared to laugh your socks off!

Circus, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WOLFGAN_APO Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-25 14:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 9,14-16,21-23 14:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Comedy, Devised

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYK_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3 15:00(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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ComedySportz UK

Circus Sonas Family Show

CSzUK

Circus Sonas Family Show

Funny Happy Stuff presents: Circus Sonas Family Show! A brand-new show from Northern Irish father and son Martin and Logy. Top-class circus entertainment – and the two best beards in the business.

j 8 and older Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs in this all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show. Who wins? You decide! ‘Hilariously entertaining’ (BuxtonFringe.org.uk). ‘Just downright silly’ (Yorkshire Times).

Circus, Family

Improv, Comedy

AQP 3 and older

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CIRCUSS_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYS_J7 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYS_BNP Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-15 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (The Last Arch Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-15 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sphere Clown Band

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

TFAU 0-12

'Big hit!' (STV). 'Five stars! Well crafted infectious fun!' (FringeReview.ca). Sing, dance, laugh with Patty and Dandy’s award-winning Canadian clownband. Slapstick, magic, instruments, puppets, catchy tunes. Gold record.

Dan Nightingale

QP 4-11 Hilarious kids comedy show aimed at little sprouts between the ages of 4-11. Stand-up, but for kids. Music, jokes and dancing. 45min show.

Clown, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLOWNTO_ZL theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-7,9-15,17-21,23-25 11:35(40m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£16.00 F)

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A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

Stand-up, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANTHEM_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 20-26 13:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Team Furry Tails

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

TFARP 5 and older

CatFace Talent

A cockroach climbs out from a cardboard box, finds out she's no longer in her homeland and facing furry blurry fluffy things. A colourful devised puppetry and mask show suitable for everyone!

TFK 11 and older You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! Escape by choosing options from the screen: A) Run? B) Cry? C) Explode? Interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes, great jokes and total mayhem!

Devised, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COCKROA_VB Venue 13 • Lochend Close, Canongate, EH8 8BL (Venue 13) B07074 201313 V13 GD6 Aug 4-12,14-25 10:30(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Comedy, Game show

2

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DARKROO_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe David Baddiel's AniMalcolm Story Pocket Theatre

Manhattan Children's Theatre (Edinburgh) Presents:

TFR 5 and older Malcolm doesn't like animals but on a bizarre school trip he begins to understand them (and himself) more deeply than anyone. This vibrant, energetic and funny new family musical brings Baddiel's bestselling story to life on stage. Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDBA_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 11:30(1h15m) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16 11:30(1h15m) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19 11:30(1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Defrosted

10:30

Cat & Nicko

AQ 3 and older

02 - 25 AUG

STV's Best Children's Shows, Edinburgh 2015. A bonkers blast of fun. Love that frosty film or hate it, you'll laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for songs and silliness.

FRONT ROOM

See page 44 for more information

Comedy, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEFROST_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 31-Aug 1 12:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-15,17-22 11:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Denim: The Denim Juniors

Soho Theatre and United Agents

TRP 4 and older Five pop princesses celebrate the power of being yourself. This drag pop concert glows with stunning costumes and live music, from animated classics to party hits. Denim's the place to scream, dream and become a queen. Comedy, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DENIMTH_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 3 16:35(50m) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19 16:35(50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16 16:35(50m) £9.00 (£8.00)

2

See page 152 for more information

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Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

TR 5 and older Are you ready?! The multi BAFTA-winning legends Dick and Dom are coming to the Fringe for the first time in 2018. It's an insane live comedy experience that the whole family will never forget. Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DICKAND_BKJ

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12 13:00(1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 8-9 13:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

2

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Dick Whittington – The Panto WDG

TFU 0 and older Is that a panto I see on the Fringe? Oh yes it is! Join Dick Whittington, his cat and a host of colourful characters on a fun-filled family adventure. Comedy, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DICKWHI_AAA

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Emerald Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 6-11 11:30(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

2

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Filled with Live sound and

THE

Beautiful melody

MUSICIAN

LITTLE Family Show

12:15 (55mins)

2 - 26 AUG

(not 13, 20)

central See page 46 for more information

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Doktor James's Bad Skemes

The Giggle Goose with Sweet Productions

TFR 5 and older A new supervillain has arrived, so Doktor James needs the naughtiest children to help him prove that he is the worst (worst as in most evil, not as in rubbishest). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Comedy, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOKTORJ_9A

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 13:20(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

2R

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The Dragon and the Whales Modest Predicament

TFQP 3-10

A little dragon is swept by ocean currents into a journey to ignite the fire in her heart. An adventure tale with puppetry and music. 'Charming' SSSS (List) for Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures.

See page 48 for more information

Puppetry, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DRAGONA_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6

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XAug 2-3 12:00(55m) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27 12:00(55m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£26.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:00(55m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£26.00 F)

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A Dragon in the Family Stories Alive

TU 0-12 All the best stories begin with a game. When Gilly finds an abandoned cave deep in the mountains after falling down a muddy slope, a strange-looking stone is discovered. Or is it an egg? Storytelling, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DRAGONI_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28

Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19 11:50(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14 11:50(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

See page 36 for more information

Aug 8-9,15-16 11:50(50m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Duckie

Le Gateau Chocolat

TFQ 3 and older Critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children. A reimagining of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, with a message of tolerance and self-acceptance. Family, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DUCKIE_6C Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (Main Hall) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6 Aug 1,3-12 14:00(40m) £12.00 (£10.00)

2Stairs: 11 - 20

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Eaten

Mamoru Iriguchi

TFR 5 and older

What if your food started talking back? Lionel the lion has just eaten a human. Now Lionel hears 'hello' from his stomach! A strange friendship between eater and eaten starts to grow. SSSS (Herald). SSSS (Times). Science, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EATEN_T4 Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe) B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 XAug 2 12:30(50m) £6.00 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-19 12:30(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

28BR

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Eliza's Big Adventure! Tales and Trails

QP 3-7 Come and join Eliza on her adventure as she dances with monkeys, makes friends underwater and has a strange encounter with some aliens! An interactive show filled with singing, dancing and giggles for everyone! Interactive, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELIZASB_TK theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 20-25 10:40(45m) £6.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

2

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze Mouths of Lions

TFRP 5-12

Join Ellie on a wild snot-filled adventure to help her friend Stanley to sneeze for the very first time! A Roald Dahl-esque tale featuring live music, magical mucus and ever-extendable nose hairs. 'Splendidly silly' (List). Theatre, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELLIEAN_9C Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 2-3 13:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20,22-23,27 13:30(1h) £8.00 (£30.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £9.00 (£30.00 F)

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The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Oh So Funny Comedy / The Stand Comedy Club

TFj 7 and older Amazing tales, elegantly told. Award-winning comedians tell extravagant stories based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, duels, elephants, castles and all of it completely and irrefutably true. www.timetravellingbaron.com Improv, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EXTRAOR_BFI The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 XAug 2 12:10(1h) £7.00 (£3.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 3-13,15-26 12:10(1h) £8.00 (£4.00) (£20.00 F)

2

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Fantastic Magic Show for Kids Miro Magic Party

QP 3-9 The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable form of entertainment. Don't forget your balloon animal at the end of the show. Magic, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FANTAST_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 31-Aug 1 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

See page 53 for more information

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Finding Peter

Theatre N16 and Eastlake Productions

TFQ 3-10 If there were one girl in the world who could tell you exactly what Neverland was like, it would be Wendy Darling. Some moons have passed since her and brothers John and Michael last visited the magical island. Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FINDINH_GH Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 10:00(45m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 10:00(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 10:00(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

2

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Four Go Wild in Wellies Indepen-dance 4

TFAQ 3-5

From Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company, Four Go Wild in Wellies is a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents with a life of their own and lots of fun in wellies. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com Dance, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FOURGOX_RZ

2R

Dance Base • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Studio 3) B0131 225 5525 V22 GE4 XAug 3-5 14:10(25m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26 14:10(25m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Funbox at the Fringe Again Funbox

U 0-11 Don't miss Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for a fun-filled hour of family singalong silliness. Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FUNBOXA_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

2

Aug 6-8 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Tickets & info

0845 1544 145 signorbaffo.com interactivetheatre.com.au

2-27 August | Time: 11.00 The Principal Edinburgh

George Street Hotel, EH2 2PB (v119)

See page 50 for more information 41


Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Fun Kids Radio's Epic Roadshow Adventure

presents

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the hit show

S DUMMIE

Fun Kids Radio

TQP 3-14 Help the Fun Kids Radio presenters keep the station on-air, make the best roadshow ever and (most importantly) not get fired. An interactive show for all the family from award-winning station Fun Kids. Comedy, Family

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‘Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families’ HHHHH

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FUNKIDS_BMR Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:15(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

2

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FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory FunnyHappy Stuff

AQP 3 and older How long is a piece of string? How much laughing can you do in an hour? Come and see Martin Mor's new show to find out. ‘An adorable Master of feel-good comedy' (TheClothesLine.com.au).

Edinburgh Festiva l For Kids

Circus, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STRINGT_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 12:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

‘What kids and adults so readily t, enjoy is the adep unadulterated mischief.’ HHHH

‘Brilliant st uff!.’ HHHH Th e Edinburg h Reporte r

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Game On 2.0 Matty Grey

RP 5-12 Direct from Australia, a show for kids of all ages. Game On 2.0: a sequel to the 2015 cult interactive comedy all about video games – Game On! Best Kids show winner at Perth and Sydney Fringes.

The Times

Comedy

1PM (2PM)

4 - 25 AUGUST 2018 (NOT 13)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GAMEON2_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 15:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-19 15:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 51 for more information Racing Minds present

Aaaand now for something completely

improvised

Games With James

James Cook / Free Festival

jP 7 and older Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, played like never before. Comedy, Game show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GAMESWI_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-19 10:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Garden of Delight Theatre Alba

TFAQ 4-10 Journey back in time and join the magical creatures that live in this beautiful garden. But someone wants to destroy it forever! Music and songs with audience participation. Outside, promenade fun with an ecological theme. Theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARDENO_DK Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens • Old Church Lane, EH15 3PX (The Garden) B0131 226 0000 V121 GG6 Jul 31-Aug 14,18-19 14:00(1h) £7.00 (£22.00 F)

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THREE WEEKS

THE NEW CuRRENT

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the must-see family-friendly fringe hit returns!

See page 54 for more information

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Grandma's Gonna Kill Us The Nitwits

R 5-12 Winner: Best Kids' Show Perth Fringe 2017. Direct from Australia – interactive kids' comedy at its best. Ideal for ages 5+. Warning: loud noises and smelly farts. Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRANDMA_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-19 13:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles

Uncommon Productions Staffordshire

TFRP 4-11

Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles is a fun way for young people to engage with Greek mythology through comedy, song, live music and movement. Laughter and learning for kids and their adults too! Comedy, Devised

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GREEKSG_BZ Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ (Large Hall) B0131 339 5374 V163 GF3

See page 35 for more information

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Aug 5-10 12:30(45m) £4.00 (£2.50 SUDO) (£10.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

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Grimm's Fairer Tales Stories Alive

TR 3 and older With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama. Brothers Grimm collected classic tales long ago. Today, interactive storyteller Eden has reimagined them for a contemporary audience. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRIMMSG_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19 12:55(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16 12:55(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-14 12:55(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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LOOK OUT FOR…

A 8 R B

Audio description Audio enhancement Relaxed performance Signed performance

in show listings for accessible Fringe performances.

The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson Julia and Malcolm Donaldson

TFQP 3-10

Following her 2015 sell-out season, author Julia Donaldson returns with a brand-new show. Julia plus a cast of four bring six much-loved stories to life with songs and puppetry. Theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRUFFAL_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2-3 11:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27 11:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Grumpy Pants

Kiki Vita / Free Festival

AQ 3 and older All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious mix of physical comedy, juggling and fork throwing! Yes, forks! 'A charismatic performer who can entertain the whole family' (TheCircusDiaries.com). Circus, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRUMPYP_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 12:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Harmony – The Mumbai Experience The Aditya Birla Integrated School

FjP 8 and older Mumbai... maximum city! Dreamers, labourers, starlets, gangsters and lots of colourful people. Become part of this melting pot as The Aditya Birla Integrated School takes you on a quest for hope, happiness and harmony! Theatre, Folk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MUMBAI_M7 Greenside @ Royal Terrace • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB (Jade Studio) B0131 557 2124 V231 GC6 Aug 23-25 11:15(45m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Huggers (Free Festival)

Nik Coppin and Dave Chawner

U 2-10 Following more successful shows at international festivals, the fun show returns with a line-up of various acts for all the family to enjoy together. 'Great show' (Scotsman). Comedy, Cabaret

The best young talent from across China

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HUGGERS_J7 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HUGGERS_BNP http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HUGGERS_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (The Last Arch Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Manhattan Children's Theatre

TFQP 3 and older

Based on the best-selling series of books by Laura Numeroff, this fast-paced, comedic adaptation embraces the "joys" of parenthood told through the eyes of a boy and a precocious mouse. Adaptation, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IFYOUGI_BFQ Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Front Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4

2

XAug 2 10:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-12,17-19,24-25 10:30(1h) £9.00 Aug 13-16,20-23 10:30(1h) £6.00

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St Stephen’s Theatre Grand Hall Tickets from £2 Sun 4th August at 3pm (1h 30m)

The I Hate Children Children's Show Unusual Productions

TFj 8 and older Fun, magic, music and danger collide in the award-winning show that's fun for kids and also people. Every child is invited to help with the magic on stage. Plus champagne for mums.

tickets www.edfringe.com and on the door

Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IHATECH_ZL theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

See page 198 for more information

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Aug 3-19 12:25(55m) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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I Have Always Been a Storm Kimber Hall / PBH's Free Fringe

RP 5 and older In a fantastical world where nature is rigidly controlled and confined into strict boxes, one weather pattern dares to question their assigned role. Come help them dance themselves free and discover their true self! Interactive, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IHAVEAL_ABY Tollbooth Market • Gladstone’s Court, 173a Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V98 GD6 Aug 4-12,14-25 17:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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John Hegley: Morning Wordship

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Troika

R 6 and older Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy singsong and poem pong. All shipshape. Join the crew and dig deep into a wealth of stories and japes. Poetry, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNHEH_P8 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 4-5,9-12,16-19 10:30(45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside Jo Jingles

FU 0-6 Join Big Jo and the team on their trip to the seaside, music and movement with instruments, lively action songs and fun props. Guaranteed fun for little ones (and their grown-ups).

presents

Music, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOJINGL_AWL Murrayfield Parish Church Centre • 2b Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ (Main Hall) B0131 226 0000 V104 GE1

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Aug 8-11 10:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 8-11 11:30(50m) £5.00 Aug 8-9,11 14:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 08 (14:00) – show for children with additional needs aged 3-10 years. Aug 09 (11:30) – show for babies under one only. Aug 11 (14:00) – show for babies under one only. All adults and children require a ticket.

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The Jungle Book Chichester College

FQ 3 and older Join Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera in the depths of the Indian Jungle for an imaginative adventure, with a family-friendly adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story. Physical, visual and hilariously funny. Family, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUNGLEB_AAA Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Emerald Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

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Aug 13-18 18:30(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£24.00 F)

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Kaput

Koral Chandler Presents

TFAQ 3 and older

The hilarious hit for young and old returns to Edinburgh! Tom Flanagan pays homage to the greats, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, with a brilliant mix of chaos, comedy and acrobatics. Top Five Comedy Shows 2012 (Scotsman).

‘Truly charm ng’ Primary Times

Clown, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KAPUT_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 13:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,9,13-14,16,20-21,23 13:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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See page 48 for more information

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The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest

Hannah and Helen Performing Arts Beijing

FAUP 0 and older

One sunny afternoon David and Lucy were playing with their dog in the garden and suddenly a strange creature called a Rapadoodle appeared. Coco the Rapadoodle gave them a magical key. Musical theatre, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEYTHEM_AYL theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 4 10:30(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) (£14.00 F)

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Kids' Birthday Bash! Christian Elderfield

QP 4-11 Is it your kid's birthday? Well it is today! Sit in on a 40-minute birthday party for all the kids in the room! Play games, win prizes and even blow out candles on the birthday cake! Interactive, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIDSBIR_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 2-26 11:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kids Do Forth on the Fringe Radio Forth

R 6-10 Returning for 2018, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line-up at forthone.com/kidsdo. Family, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIDSDOF_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Aug 10-11 10:00(1h) £10.00

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Kika's Birthday Wizard Presents

TQ 4-8

Kika, a little French mouse, celebrates her birthday with friends, songs and a grasshopper band. But will that bright orange cat pounce or will she join the party? A delightful interactive story by award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller. Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIKASBI_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 11:30(50m) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12 11:30(50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9 11:30(50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13 11:30(50m) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus Crazy Comics Puppets

TFARP 5 and older

French bande desinée authors Michel Rodrigue and Michel Janvier have joined up to bring some of the most memorable characters from French comics from the page to the puppet stage. Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LECARNA_BLU French Institute • West Parliament Square, EH1 1RF (Salle Philippe Kieffer) B0131 285 6030 V168 GE5 XAug 3-5 14:00(45m) £6.00 XAug 7 17:00(45m) £6.00 XAug 7 11:00(45m) £6.00 Aug 8-13,16-27 11:00(45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 8-13,16-27 17:00(45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

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The Lion and the Mouse Recitals for Wrigglers

FAUP 0-5

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Music, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIONAND_ALN Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3

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See page 50 for more information AND CIRCA PRESENTS

‘A D E L I G H T F U L A N D UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN (AND THEIR GROWN-UPS)’

Aug 6,8 11:00(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Aug 13-17,19 14:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Aug 20,22,24-25 10:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F)

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The Little Musician

Brush Theatre LLC | Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd

TFQP 3 and older

A U S T R A L I A N S TA G E , A U S T R A L I A

‘I will return sunshine to the dark cold world!’ A girl leaves for an adventure to find the lost sunshine. Join her on her journey and find your spirit of adventure! Suitable for all the family. Theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LITTLEN_9D Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Central) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 2-3 12:15(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23 12:15(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:15(55m) £11.00 (£9.00)

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The Lost Things

Tortoise in a Nutshell and Oliver Emanuel, Commissioned by Imaginate

Tj 8 and older A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. Multi award-winning company Tortoise in a Nutshell returns to the Fringe with a dark fairy tale set in a fantastical world. M U S I C B Y M O Z A R T. C I R C U S B Y C I R C A .

F U N F O R FA M I L I E S . ‘A S P E C TA C L E NOT TO BE MISSED.’

Theatre, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOSTTHJ_BNE Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (The Bay) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 Aug 4-12,14-19 11:30(45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 4-12,14-19 15:00(45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

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BRISBANE KIDS, AUSTRALIA

2PM (3PM)

4-25 AUGUST 2018 (NOT 8, 13, 20) See page 38 for more information 46

For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Love's Labour's Lost

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Little Shakespeare Company

FjP 8 and older No girls! Oops! Here comes the French princess and she is protesting outside the courts and sleeping in tents with her maidens. Revenge, forbidden love, confusion, disguise and witty mockery ensue. The end.

Monski Mouse Media

U 0-5 Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under fives are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Created by DJ, producer and mum of two: Monski Mouse.

Family, Classical

Dance, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOGIRLS_A9 The Royal Scots Club • 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (The Hepburn Suite) B0131 226 0000 V241 GC4 Aug 6-11 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MONSKIM_ATT Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 3 11:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:00(1h) £7.50

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Mouse Music!

MamaBabaMe

Edinburgh Music Theatre

Starcatchers and Curious Seed supported by Made in Scotland

FAR 5 and older Family fun in this concert of classic songs from the house of mouse! Edinburgh’s finest vocalists perform your favourites from the Fantasmic world of Walt! Leave with a spring in your step and song in your heart.

U 0-3

A beautiful dance, theatre and live music experience for babies and children aged 0-3 and their grown-ups. MamaBabaMe explores the profound connection between parent and child. Every new relationship is a journey – where does it begin? www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Musical theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MOUSEMU_SE

Dance, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAMABAB_BMK Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Tinto) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 1-2 10:30(45m) £6.00 XAug 2 13:30(45m) £6.00 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-17 10:30(45m) £8.00 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-17 13:30(45m) £8.00

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St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA (St Andrew's and St George's West) B0131 225 3847 V111 GD4 Aug 8-11 19:10(50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Craig Ricci Shaynak

Q 3 and older Help create a new story before the story factory is shut forever! Spin the giant wheel of silly voices! Choose from the massive box of zany hats! Your kids write and star in the show!

Lakin McCarthy

TFQ 3 and older Science like you have never seen before. The 'science guy' returns to explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and amazing chemical reactions. Think science is boring? Think again. Science, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKTHO_AVZ Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 3 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRFIZZY_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The New I Hate Children Children's Show

Meet the Little Prince! Vagabond Productions

20% More Child Hating!

TFjP 8 and older

TFjP 8 and older

Based on Saint-Exupéry's life and bestseller. An uplifting fable about friendship. 'Delightful, brought to life with dramatic skill, imaginative presentation' (Stage). 'Splendid script... the acting superb, capturing the different emotions... see this play' SSSSS (CafeBabel.com). www.vagabondproductions.weebly.com

More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for older kids and teens. Magic, Circus

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWANDI_ZL

Theatre, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MEETTHG_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1 XAug 2-3 11:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 11:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom WildChild Productions

TjP 7 and older Join Kensuke, Michael and a buffoonery of orangutans in their fight to protect the Kingdom! WildChild bring Michael Morpurgo's 'dazzling adventure' (Times) to life with enchanting storytelling, puppetry, music and a captivating adaptation by Stuart Paterson. Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICHAEL_PB Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 12:30(1h15m) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:30(1h15m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 12:30(1h15m) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 12:30(1h15m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-19 13:35(55m) £11.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 20-25 13:35(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£34.00 F)

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Nutty Noah: You Might Die! Komedia Entertainment

UP 0 and older UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018 invites you to poke your tongue out at death and stamp on the foot of St Peter. Noah's trademark comedy, music and stunts will make you feel alive! Family, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NUTTYNO_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Aug 20-21,27 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 22-23 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 24-26 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

One Giant Leap for June York DramaSoc

TFjP 7 and older

Cadies Productions

TQ 4 and older

June has a plan to touch the stars. Her dreams are full of space and physics but her reality is working in a chippy. A physical theatre piece full of facts and fun.

Aided by a set of bizarre clues from a werewolf, mummy and prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy attempt to find the missing purple super-farting bean. Long-running, five-star Fringe show.

Theatre, Science

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEGIAN_RD

Family, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PRINCEV_AJR theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18 11:05(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

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Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 3,5-10,12-14 11:00(45m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

Opera Mouse

Melanie Gall presents

The Puppets' Orchestra

TQ 2-10

AQP 3-14 The magic world of puppets. You will see and hear their tale and then learn to animate them too, and play music so they can dance!

Tilly Mouse loves to sing. But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Hidden gem' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Puppetry, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PUPPETS_U7 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PUPPETS_1U

Opera, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OPERAMO_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 6-7,10-12,17 16:30(45m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16 16:30(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14 16:30(45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 10:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 11:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Paddington Bear's First Concert

Reach for the Stars

Jimmy Jewell Ltd

Edinburgh Little Theatre

TU 0-10 Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert. The charming tales of this cheeky bear come to life with storytelling, narration and a live orchestra.

TFR 4-14 When four over-the-top directors go looking for the next big star they find a problem. No talent! This fast moving comedy is ideal for the younger audience. But who will get the contracts?

Music, Storytelling

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PADDING_AWB Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 11:20(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 11:20(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SINGALO_BMB

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 3-12,18-19,25-26 11:10(55m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Penguinpig

The Reluctant Dragon

TFQ 3-8

Q 3 and older Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? Find out in our enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do, performed outdoors.

Barmpot Theatre

Quantum Theatre

Sophie reads about a Penguinpig on the internet. She sets off alone on an adventure to the zoo, but what will she find inside? A fun-filled cautionary tale told through puppetry, that is both educational and highly entertaining. Family, Puppetry

Family, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PENGUIN_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 3 10:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16 10:45(1h) £8.50 (£32.00 F) Aug 6-7,11-12,17-19 10:45(1h) £9.50 (£36.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RELUCTA_ARM Inveresk Lodge Garden • 24 Inveresk Village Road, EH21 7TE (Garden) B0131 6652240 V377 GD6 Aug 18 15:00(1h35m) £9.00 (£34.00 F)

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Poppets Adventure

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Q Productions

ETC

TFAUP 1-6

TR 4 and older

Make way for the Poppets crew! Join best friends Cory, Daisy, Poppy and Lewis as they go on an exciting adventure.

'Mr Twit was a twit. He was born a twit.' Join the award-winning ETC as we explore Roald Dahl’s terrific tale giving this most revolting of couples their comeuppance for their dastardly deeds.

Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018POPPETS_BKV

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA One) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 XAug 3-4 11:00(45m) £2.00 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-27 11:00(45m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)

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Family, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TWITS_AYL

\theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 3-4,6-11 13:10(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£30.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Romeo and Juliet

Rubbish Shakespeare Company

TQ 3 and older Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls! Shakespeare’s been ‘rubbished'. This all-male, all-silly troupe present a hilarious hour of multi-roling, unkempt wigs and the burliest Juliet yet. 'The one thing they’re not is rubbish' (St Augustine’s High). Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROMEOAP_PC Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 11:45(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:45(55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 11:45(55m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21,27 11:45(55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Science Magic

Donal Vaughan / Free Festival

R 5 and older By popular demand, Science Magic is back with not one, but two shows everyday. Some brand-new tricks along with some old favourites. Sometimes messy, always exciting, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. Science, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SCIENCE_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-Aug 1 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Seussical Jr

American High School Theatre Festival

FQ 3 and older

Following the plot of Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss, you will be transported to a truly "Seussified" world where you will be confronted with the power of loyalty and friendship! Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SEUSSIC_BDZ

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Central Hall • 2 West Tollcross, EH3 9BP (Auditorium) B0131 226 0000 V295 GF3 Aug 3,7 09:30(1h5m) £5.00 Aug 4 11:30(1h5m) £5.00 Aug 6 19:30(1h5m) £5.00

See page 36 for more information

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Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

OFFICIAL FRINGE APP

C theatre

TFQP 3 and older Meet William and some of his fabulous friends on a mission to change the world. Perfect outdoor introduction to Shakespeare, bringing his original language to life. ‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Highly recommended’ (PrimaryTimes.co.uk). www.ctheatre.com Family, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHAKESV_ADR C south • St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE (gardens) B0131 581 5555 V58 GG6 Aug 2-3,14,20-21,27 12:00(45m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 12:00(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 12:00(45m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare at Traquair

TFR 5 and older Burned buns in The Great Brexit Bake Off. Beatrice battles co-host Benedick but Don Juan’s confused and Hero harassed. Expect sinking soufflés and soggy bottoms as the star-crossed lovers carry on baking. Classical, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHAKESQ_AYL theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 4,7,9,11 12:00(55m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare at Traquair

TFR 5 and older The cast is revolting, her producer perplexed and Kate’s in despair. Can Petrucio restore order and tame the tyrannical Kate? Can Kate outwit this manic misogynist? Modern twist to this traditional tale. Classical, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHAKESP_AYL theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 3,6,8,10 12:00(55m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Shhh... The Elves Are Very Shy Ipdip Theatre

TFAU 0 and older ...and elfologist Dr Faye Greenwood is here to tell us why – and how you can help. A small scale show for the smallest of audience members and their families. Multi-sensory, magical and accessible. Interactive, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHHHTHE_OX Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – John Hope Gateway • Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ (Patrick Geddes Room) B0131 226 0000 V28 GA2 Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26 11:00, 13:00, 14:00(40m) £5.00

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The Showstoppers' Kids Show Showstopper Productions and Something for the Weekend

TQ 3-10 Olivier Award-winning improvisers The Showstoppers take your kids' suggestions and transform them into interactive musical adventures direct from their imaginations. Kids (and only kids!) decide who we meet and where we go. '10 stars!’ (Rosie, 9). Interactive, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHOWSTP_PB Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 11:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19 11:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16 11:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14 11:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Show Up, Kids!

Peter Michael Marino / Free Festival / Civil Disobedience

RP 4-10 If the main attraction doesn’t show up, the kids still wanna see a comedy show! So Pete’s gonna make one up and have the kids write, direct and design it. What could possibly go wrong? Comedy, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SHOWUPK_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 XJul 30-Aug 1 15:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 2 12:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-14,16-21,23-26 12:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Signor Baffo's Restaurant

Interactive Theatre International and OH! Productions

TFAQ 3-8

There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo's left in charge. How do you make a chicken lay an egg? How does a sausage roll? Expect plates full of fun, mischief and adventure. ‘A must-see show' (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). Comedy, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SIGNORB_BEP The Principal • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (The Principal) B0845 1544 145 V119 GD4 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-27 11:00(45m) £12.00 (£32.00 F)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe

The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem

Sing-a-Long a Musical Edinburgh Little Theatre

TFAQP 3-12

Katie Storey Productions

TjP 6 and older Hairy, ever so slightly scary tales for kids from the multi awardnominated wizard and his arch-enemy, Mandy the Witch Who Lives Under The Sink. Warning: contains dragons. 'White hot brilliance' SSSS (Time Out).

Come along and enjoy a fantastic singalong to the musical classics. Fun for all ages as we sing our way through the ages and genres of musical theatre. Age appropriate content. Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SINGALQ_BMB

Comedy

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 3-12,18-19,25-26 10:00(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STORYBF_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 15:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 15:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

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Singing Hands

Story Builders

FU 0 and older

Interactive Storytelling Collective

Join Suzanne and Tracy as they jump like kangaroos, explore the jungle, zoo and farm and introduce their new pop songs. Their unique approach to multisensory music making and signing is an inclusive Makaton adventure for all.

TFRP 5 and older

How to build a story – for everyone! Want to be the best storyteller you know? Join Story Builders and create a spectacular story built from your ideas. An interactive show for adults, children and everyone else.

Family, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SINGINH_AVZ

Workshop, Interactive

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 Aug 17-19 12:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STORYBU_2B http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STORYBU_BZ Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ (Small Hall) B0131 339 5374 V163 GF3 Aug 3-7,10-14,18 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 4,11,18 11:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ (Large Hall) B0131 339 5374 V163 GF3 Aug 8-9 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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The Snow Queen

Theatre N16 and Eastlake Productions

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TFQ 3-9

Greta's brother Kay has been acting strange. He's mean, moody and won't play games. The Snow Queen has snatched him and left an imposter in his place. Funny, magic and full of surprises, a perfect family adventure.

The Storyteller's Apprentice Bottled Imp Theatre

TFjP 8 and older

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SNOWQUE_GH

Join me, Loquacious, storyteller extraordinaire; my words weave with unique flair. Wondrous stories of adventure and hellfire; mystery, magic and desire. The tales I tell entertain and delight; astound, intrigue, and even fright! With my apprentice Stumps.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 11:05(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 11:05(55m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:05(55m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Splash Test Dummies Underbelly

TU 0 and older Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions!

Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STORYTE_AMQ theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Studio) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6 XAug 3-4 16:40(45m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£18.00 F) Aug 6-11,13-18 16:40(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

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Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Circus, Comedy

Russian String Orchestra

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SPLASHT_APN

TFAQ 3 and older

Russia's finest string players engage, educate and entertain youngsters of all ages in an interactive musical journey. Adults may even feel guilty having as much fun as Misha, his Gang and the kids!

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Lafayette) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 XAug 4 13:00(1h) £9.50 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-25 13:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 13:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Music, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STRINGS_ZL theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-5,10-12 10:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) (£24.00 F) Aug 6-9,13-14 10:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) (£24.00 F)

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Stick by Me

Andy Manley, Ian Cameron and Red Bridge Arts

TFQ 3-6

A quirky new show about friendship, play and the importance of treasuring little things. Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of hit show White. 'A celebration of children’s play' (Noel Jordan, Imaginate). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com Physical theatre, Dance

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STICKBY_ADX

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Dance Base • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Studio 1) B0131 225 5525 V22 GE4 XAug 3-5 12:30(40m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26 12:30(40m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Tales from the Fireside Deid Cat Productions

QP 3 and older Join Edinburgh's most infamous ghosts for an afternoon of storytelling and adventure! Explore the remains of the fireside and discover just how gruesome life used to be in the old town. Comedy, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TALESFR_BKQ

Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 12:00(2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Nyash

FAQP 3 and older Fifteen chairs... two dancers revisit these familiar objects. They organise, transform and move around the space. The chair becomes like a playground, a place for fancy, an opportunity for meeting. Between building and undoing, a dance appears.

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Dance, Contemporary

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STOELCH_O5 ZOO Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER (Main House) B0131 662 6892 V82 GF6 XAug 3-4 13:00(45m) £6.00 Aug 5-14 13:00(45m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£34.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown This Is Your Trial (FF) This Is Your Laugh

TFR 4 and older The family-friendly version of our comedy court returns with a new venue! Top comedians prosecute and defend audience members accused of "crimes". Best Children and Families Show IYAF 2016. Comedy, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018THISISA_H9

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 13:25(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Time Machine

The Scientific Romance Theatre Company

TFj 8 and older Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and a luxurious soundscape, this fast-paced adaptation is suitable for enquiring minds aged 8+. Will the hour fly by or will it seem like an eternity? Dare to discover the truth! Puppetry, Sci-fi

Witness some of the Fringe’s most extraordinary sights at the Virgin Money Street Events on the Royal Mile and Mound Precinct.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TIMEMAC_T4 Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe) B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 XAug 2 14:30(55m) £6.00 Aug 3-14,16-19 14:30(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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Daily Fringe showcases Free show previews Arts and craft market World-class street performers

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show Tomfoolery

FQ 3-10 Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that's fun for all the family. Bursting with magic, silliness, music and much more! Abracadabra Beans on Toast! Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TOMFOOM_AMD Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Forest Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 20-25 10:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F)

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Villain: DeBlanks Villain: DeBlanks

FR 5 and older You'll laugh your (body part)_____ off! A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational whodunnit where the cast says words you put in their mouths. #VDBdoesEFF2018 Comedy, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VILLAIN_VN theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (theSpace @ Venue 45) B0131 510 2381 V45 GD5 Aug 20-21 10:05(50m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 22-25 10:05(50m) £10.00 (£7.00) (£24.00 F)

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Waves

Alice Mary Cooper in association with Independent Arts Projects

TFj 8 and older Combining storytelling, movement and splashes of humour, Waves is about having the courage, desire and determination to swim against the tide of expectation. An extraordinary tale of a life fully lived. ‘Captivating’ SSSS (List). ‘A joy’ SSSS (Herald). Storytelling, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WAVES_T4 Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe) B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 XAug 2 11:00(45m) £6.00 Aug 3-7,9-15 11:00(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Wee MacNessie Polkadot Theatre

FUP 0-5

Based on the popular children's book series, Wee MacNessie is an interactive puppetry show about Wee MacNessie and his friends following their dreams on the shores of Loch Ness. Adults go free. Puppetry, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WEEMACN_SG

St Giles' Cathedral • Royal Mile, EH1 1RE (Cathedral) B0131 226 0000 V187 GE5 Aug 21-25 14:00(30m) Child £5.00 (accompanying adult is free) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe What The Moon Saw 2Faced Dance Company

FAQ 3 and older A magical journey around the world... Join Jack in this interactive tale of dance, circus and music. Bringing you dragons, boats, rooftops and surprises that will delight the whole family. 'A friendly show... beautifully weighted' (Independent). Dance, Circus

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WHATTHG_O5 ZOO Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER (Main House) B0131 662 6892 V82 GF6 XAug 12 11:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 13-14,16-26 11:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Wilde Creatures Tall Stories

TR 5-12 A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories' new show direct from London's West End. 'As warming as it is ingenious' SSSS (Times). 'Lively and entertaining' SSSSS (List). Storytelling, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WILDECR_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 2 14:50(1h5m) £6.00 Aug 4,6,10,12,18,24,26 14:50(1h5m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8,16 14:50(1h5m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14,20 14:50(1h5m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Wizard of Oz

Tribe Porty Youth Theatre

TFQP 3 and older

A modern take on the classic tale. TPYT have performed to sell-out audiences at the Fringe for the last eight years. Join us somewhere over the rainbow with Edinburgh's own sensational four-star youth theatre company. Musical theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WIZARDO_3S theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 3-4,6-11 10:05(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£6.00 SUD) (£22.00 F)

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See page 51 for more information

Woogie Boogie

BRUSH Theatre LLC

TFAQP 3 and older Fantastic ocean with a lyrical story and vivid illustration. Shiny, sandy beach with live sound effects. Touching story singing the sorrow of parting and expectation of new meeting. Colorful fun to stimulate theatrical imagination and interest! Family, Visual art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WOOGIEB_AKS

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Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (TechCube 0) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6 XAug 2 10:00(50m) £6.50 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26 10:00(50m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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Wriggle Around the World Recitals for Wrigglers

FAU 0-5 Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Music, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WRIGGLE_ALN http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WRIGGLE_TC

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Aug 7,9 11:00(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Aug 13-16 10:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Aug 19 16:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Aug 20,22-25 14:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F) Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Church Hall) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Aug 17-18 10:30(40m) £8.00 (£5.00 OC) (£22.00 F)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It's the One-Liner Show – Free Entry

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

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The family-friendly favourite returns for an eighth year of sharp gags and improvised rap, hosted by Chris Turner. 'Humour for everyone... I can't recommend it highly enough' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'A great show' SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Chris Turner

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Monster Stand-Up

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Includes an audience gag-off, hosted by UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham.

Stand-up, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAABATT_V1

Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAAAAB_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry Masai Graham

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAAAAC_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-26 13:15(30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 17:15(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 15:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 15:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo Jinx Yeo / Free Festival

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'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' SSSS (AdelaideNow.com.au). Jinx Yeo (Comedy Central) presents his all-new 2018 stand-up comedy show. 'Roars of laughter' SSSS (West Australian). Nominated Best Comedy, Fringe World Awards 2018. Stand-up, International

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAABSUR_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 XAug 2 18:30(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3-26 18:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Masai Graham

AAA Stand-Up

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016 delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza.

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Bound & Gagged Comedy

Stand-up, Solo show

Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh-a-minute' SSSS (Fest). Jon Long: 'laser guided timing' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Colin Chadwick: 'An affable presence... he'll go far' (Chortle.co.uk). Peter Bazely: 'Distinctive stuff' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Book early!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAAAAD_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:00(30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 18:00(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aaaaaaaaaargh, It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Entry Masai Graham

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Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy bonanza. Showcasing a different line-up of acts every day. Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAAAAE_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-26 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aaaaaaaaand Now It's Time for... Roger Swift's Pun-U-Matic (The Second Leg) Roger Swift / Free Festival

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Puns! Lots of puns! Spoken puns, visual puns, musical puns, contrived puns. From the brain that created one of Dave's Top Jokes of the Fringe 2016. Warning! Corny alert! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAAAAA_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised Racing Minds

Tj

2013-2017 sell-out show. An improvised comic adventure based on audience suggestions, unique every day! 'Crafted by the gods of comedy' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Clever, funny and satisfying' (Sunday Times). Family friendly. www.racingminds.co.uk

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAASTAP_PI Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly Bound & Gagged Comedy

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Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugha-minute' SSSS (Fest). Jack Evans: 'clever, creative and funny' (Scotsman). James Allen: 'brilliantly whimsical' (CupOfBeans.co.uk). Stanley Brooks: 'strong comic instincts' (Chortle.co.uk). Book early! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAASTAO_UC Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:20(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 18:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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AAA Stand-Up Late

Bound & Gagged Comedy

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Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Saskia Preston: 'Interesting, quirky act' (Chortle.co.uk). Paul Savage: 'Shades of brilliance lurk here' (ThreeWeeks). George Zach: 'Truly terrific' (Melbourne Herald). Book early! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAASTAQ_PI Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAANDN_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 3 11:55(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 11:55(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 11:55(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 11:55(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Bound & Gagged Comedy

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Underbelly in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management

Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Ali Woods: 'a club-ready comic' (Chortle.co.uk). Eddie Fortune: 'a unique voice' (FunnyLooking.co.uk). Jason Neale: Best MC nominee Midlands Comedy Awards 2015-2017.

TLP

Ireland's top comedy hip hop improviser returns with his biggest show ever. Using audience interaction, razor-sharp improvisation and slick beats, Rob will transform the audience's tales into captivating hit songs. 'Genius!' (Stage).

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAASTAN_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 22:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:45(1h) £11.50 (£9.50)

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'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

Music, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABANDOM_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-27 21:30(1h) £15.50 (£14.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23 21:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

Bruce Fummey

Troll Productions

TFNP

TFMP

I’ve had accidents, mishaps, disappointments. Where's my compensation? Former Scottish Comedian of the Year vents in middle age. ‘Put simply, he is a very, very funny man’ (Skinny).

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AAAVEYO_1I Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26 21:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABIGOLI_UC Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 21:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-18,24-26 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 21:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Aaron Simmonds / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Laughing Horse Comedy

TFM

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017. 'A class act' (Chortle.co.uk).

Learn stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. Further course information is available at laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/comedy/courses2day.asp.

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AARONSI_BOQ Tollbooth Market • Gladstone's Court, 173a Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V98 GD6 Aug 4-13,15-25 18:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AART TV Live!

Andrew Bridge Presents

Stand-up, Workshop

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABOUTCO_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 4-5,7-8,11-12,14-15,18-19,21-22,25-26 11:00(4h30m) £99.00 (£89.00) Ticket covers a 9-hour course, over two consecutive 4.5 hour days.

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Absolute Improv!

AART TV Live! Mikey the Aartist returns to the Pleasance with special guests Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and Amrit Maghera from Hollyoaks! As seen on Harry Hill, and Colin Hoult’s Anna Mann. 'Endless giggles' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AARTTVL_FZ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 21 16:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 22-23 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 24-25 16:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

To Be Continued...

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Edinburgh’s own five-star, five-time Fringe sell-out improv comedy theatre company returns for more improvised comedy fun! Featuring comedy characters, stories, sketches, music, songs and more created before your eyes. Every show is unique and has something for everyone!

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Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication Aatif Nawaz / The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

You want it. You want it now. Why should you wait? You've been good. You deserve what you want. And you deserve it now. Come. Treat yourself to some Instant GrAATIFication. 'Side-splittingly hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). www.aatifnawaz.com Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AATIFNA_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-26 19:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Improv, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABSOLUT_AYK theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Round)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 XAug 3 18:20(50m) £6.00 Aug 4,6-25 18:20(50m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Abstract Stand-Up Art Nick John

TFKP

Original comedy with paintings and passion. When will babies come pre-loaded with knowledge? Did Picasso get his Maths GCSE? What are thoughts? Suitable for anyone who has ever wondered. Plus a customisable god app – Zeus 2.0. Multimedia, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ABSTRAC_JM C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13-14, 20-21, 27 13:00(45m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19, 25-26 13:00(45m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17, 22-24 13:00(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Accessibility Gala Joshua Hepple

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Disability access at the Fringe is no laughing matter with almost half of festival venues providing no wheelchair access. To raise awareness, join us for a night where there will be plenty of laughter with great accessible comedy. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACCESSI_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5

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Aug 13 20:20(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Accidental Cougar

James Seabright by arrangement with Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

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Sunday Times bestseller back for one night only. Adam Kay shares entries from his junior doctor diaries in this 'electrifying' (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. www.thisisgoingtohurt.co.uk Music, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMKAY_BDP Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 Aug 14 20:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Cath Styles

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

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Adam Larter, Sam Nicoresti, Helen Duff / Heroes

Sometimes you don't choose the life... the life chooses you! In the wake of becoming unexpectedly single and unexpectedly 50, a fierce and funny feminist's favourite joke becomes her reality! Can you live your own punchline?

TFNP

The new comedy musical from award-winning idiot Adam Larter. Just a typical medieval story told through disco. 'One of the most stupidly brilliant things you'll see' (Fest).

Storytelling, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACCIDEN_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 XAug 2-5 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-15 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Absurdist, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMLAR_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 4-14,16-26 14:00(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Adam Riches Is Coach Coach 2: Coach Harder

Ian Crawford

TFK

Fight in the Dog

Are you fork-friendly? Do you have spoon-sense? Can you safely operate a butter knife? If you use cutlery then this deadly serious presentation is for you. It could save your life.

TMP

The hotly anticipated sequel to the 2015 smash hit. This time our hero battles personal demons and the inevitable Hollywood reboot of his past life. SSSSS (Time Out). SSSSS (Skinny). SSSS (Telegraph). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMRIC_PQ

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACCIDEO_7P Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Meeting Room) B0131 226 4392 V40 GE4 Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25 20:45(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 3-4 21:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 7,11-12,19,24 21:45(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 8,15-16,23 21:45(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 20,27 21:45(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Mug and Kettle Comedy / Free Festival

NP

Plosive Productions / Tigco

Stand-up, Compilation

...you meet right after you come out of a long-term relationship. He has a nice smile, an easy manner and no car. Beware. Be very, very aware. SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Fest). SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

TMP

That's not Australian comedy... This is Australian comedy! Jim Jefferies, Steve Hughes, Matt Okine and Wil Anderson aren't doing this show but catch three great Australian comics and host Daniel Muggleton (Comedy Dynamics). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACDCAUS_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-25 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Action Figure Archive With Steve McLean

Solo show, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMRIF_BOD Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Cow Café) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:10(1h) £8.00

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Adam Riches Is The Lone Dueller

Steve McLean / PBH’s Free Fringe

Fight in the Dog

MP

TMP

Steve opens his old toybox and rediscovers your favourites from He-Man, Transformers, Star Wars and many more (about three more). Remember when toys were better? Your memory might be playing tricks on you.

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with a brand-new show unlike anything you have seen before. Expect swords. Expect sex. Expect swords having sex. (Don't expect that). SSSSS (Telegraph). SSSSS (Independent). SSSSS (Time Out). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMRID_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACTIONF_BFU 52 Canoes (Grassmarket) • 27-31 West Port, Grassmarket, EH1 2JA (Basement Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V366 GE4 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 16:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 5-6,10,17-18,25-26 21:45(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 9,22 21:45(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-14,21 21:45(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Hess: Seahorse

CKP and InterTalent Group present

Show And Tell in association with Avalon Management

TFMP

TLP

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? A stand-up show from one of the fastest rising stars in British comedy about determination, arrogance, selfishness and the sacrifices it takes to become undeniable.

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC. He can't imagine the Queen with wet hair. 'I've seen few shows that are funnier' SSSS (Times). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMHES_PH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 16:45(1h) £8.50 (£9.00)

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Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMROW_V1 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You Adam Vincent

MP

Chipper misanthropic Australian living in the UK choosing laughter over tears. Award-nominated (Buxton Fringe 2017). Writer for The Last Leg. 'Makes me laugh... more inappropriately than most people I know' (Adam Hills). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMVIN_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-20,22-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The hottest tickets in town

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Adele Cliff: Sheep NRH Management

TFMP

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut, about individuality, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2017, Pun Championship finalist 2018. 'Intelligent, witty and, most importantly, very funny' (FunnyWomen.com). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADELECL_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 16:10(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 16:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

The official Fringe app – supported by Virgin Money – helps you find ticket collection points, venues and what’s on sale at the Half Price Hut. Plus you can use the calendar to schedule your shows. Download now to find your Fringe favourites.

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Adele Is Younger Than Us Stiff and Kitsch

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We've all been there, the shattering realisation that you're not Adele. Join us for non-Grammy Award-winning songs and comedy. Limited run of the sell-out show. Winner: Musical Comedy Awards 2018. SSSSS (WestEndWilma.com). Cabaret, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADELEIS_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 21-23 21:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 24-25 21:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales Double the Bet / PBH’s Free Fringe

KP

After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. Gardel, Piazzolla, milongas, passion, and how he almost murdered for love. Unmissable! 'Hidden treasure' (Time Out). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADRIANM_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-12,14-26 15:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day Steve Day

LP

Steve's dad has Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was, to celebrate him, his life and times, and defy the scourge of dementia with music, song and laughter. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADVENTV_O3 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adventures in Menstruating With Chella Quint Chella Quint / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Bloody funny period comedy about breaking taboos and ending period poverty with ad-busting, craftivism and a bleeding ridiculous conga line. Check edfringe.com for more dates of charmingly clever Chella Quint's five-star #periodpositive show! Science, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADVENTZ_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 8 18:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

ASSOCIATION WITH www.offthekerb.co.uk PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS INUNIVERSAL AS HEARD ON RADIO 4’S MARK STEEL’S IN TOWN AND AS SEEN ON BBC1’S HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

MARK STEEL

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes Ghostwriters

TFK

No script Sherlock! Stars of Racing Minds take you on a thrilling adventure each day through the underworld of Victorian Britain – different every time and based on audience suggestions! Familyfriendly. 'Very funny' (FringeGuru.com). Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADVENTW_BKT Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 XAug 2 14:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

THE MIRROR

THE HERALD

Diamond Wave Productions / Free Festival

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A hilarious comedy, Big O entertains you with her Korean-American glasses. You'll leave with bigger eyes and a transformed, open mind.

EDINBURGH GUIDE

Storytelling, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADVENTY_BIT Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 15-26 00:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath @mrmarksteel marksteelinfo.com

PRESS AWARDS

Columnist Of The Year 2015

21:30

Njambi McGrath

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One simple invitation to a Thanksgiving meal in rural America, what could go wrong for black African student, Njambi McGrath? Stand-up

2 - 12 AUG

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFRICAN_6R

ASSEMBLY ROOMS BALLROOM

See page 140 for more information

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 3-12,14-24 13:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Afternoon Delight

Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

TFU

Sample show of different shows from within our 15 spaces, and maybe some guests. Spend an hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go and see their full show. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFTERNU_BKT Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 Aug 2 12:30(1h) £2.50 Aug 3-12,14-26 12:30(1h) £5.00

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Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour City of Edinburgh Tours

TR

Be led by a gruesome character from Edinburgh’s dark past around historic closes and wynds, then take a visit down into our underground vaults. Your guide will delight, entertain and horrify you with stories! Children's, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFTERNQ_AZL City of Edinburgh Tours • Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square , Royal Mile, EH1 1QS (Old Police Box) B0131 220 6868 V157 GE5 Aug 1-31 15:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£26.00 F)

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Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages Ray Fordyce / Free Festival

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Ray Fordyce is back again to host an afternoon of top-notch comedy and entertainment. Featuring up to five acts every day, this is a must for all Fringe goers. Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AFTERNS_ZD

See page 173 for more information

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Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Agatha Is Missing!

Fringe Management, LLC

TFKP

Agatha Christie's missing and ace detective Miss Marbles needs your help in solving the crime. Was it the cook, the husband or the secret admirer? Everyone's a suspect in this rollicking, fun-filled whodunnit. Theatre, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AGATHAI_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 14:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 14:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee Isa Bonachera

TFLP

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. A sketch show on a cocktail of steroids and rhino viagra, by the irreverent Isa Bonachera and the irrelevant Dan Wye. Sketch show, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AGENDAB_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:50(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Your Fringe on your phone The official Fringe app – supported by Virgin Money – helps you find ticket collection points, venues and what’s on sale at the Half Price Hut. Plus you can use the calendar to schedule your shows. Download now to find your Fringe favourites.

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Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy Jonny Gillam / Free Festival

MP

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. Stand-up, Adaptation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AHABORW_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-13,15-19,21-26 15:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ahir Shah: Duffer

Soho Theatre in association with Avalon

LP

2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominee Ahir Shah presents a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. SSSS (Guardian). SSSS (Telegraph). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AHIRSHA_AWF Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 XAug 2 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband Aidan Goatley with Sweet Productions

TFMP

Aidan was a divinely happy atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. With his best friend finding her path, Aidan questions his purpose amidst audio bibles, professional jealousy and cruise ship purgatory. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AIDANGO_9A Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-14,16-26 14:40(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

2

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

T H E P L E A S A N C E , N I C K M O H A M M E D A N D U N I T E D AG E N T S P R E S E N T

★★★★★

★★★★★

G UA R D I A N

T H E STAG E

★★★★★

★★★★★

METRO

E V E N I N G STA N DA R D

Aidan Goatley with Sweet Productions

TFKP

Guests for this popular podcast include Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes and Mark Thomas, who join Aidan Goatley for a lovely chat about the films they love. A different guest each day! Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AIDANGP_BKZ Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 2) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 6-10,20-24 12:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad Aidan Goatley with Sweet Productions

TFM

How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his Dad, it was films. From John Wayne to Avatar, see how two men grew up whilst eating popcorn. Now in its eighth year! Stand-up, Storytelling ( P R A I S E F O R M R . SWA L LOW – H O U D I N I )

http://www.edfringe.com/event/201810FILMS_3H

19:30

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-26 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

2R

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Aidan Greene: Stutter Island Aidan Greene / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

An hour of stand-up comedy about stuttering, being stalked by monsters and learning to love yourself. 'Aidan Greene stands alone as one of the most remarkable stand-ups working today' (TheCatLaughs.com). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AIDANGR_BGJ Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5

pleasance.co.uk

1 – 26 August

Aug 4-25 17:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 145 for more information

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Alan Ayckbourn's Farcicals Hart Players

L

Highly acclaimed contemporary Ayckbourn comedy. Hilarious double bill involving a secret liaison, a long list of misunderstandings and burnt BBQ kebabs, as two friendly couples whose marriages need some repair discover they are closer than they think! Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FARCICA_HN theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 20-22 19:15(1h20m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 23-25 19:15(1h20m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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“Blisteringly funny ”THE STAGE

“Hysterical material”THREE WEEKS

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Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian Sam Kissajukian

NP

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016, sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows 2016 and 2017. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally. Join Sam for another hour of non-stop laughter. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALCOHOL_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 17:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Alexander Bennett / PBH's Free Fringe

MP (VENUE 276)

LIQUID ROOM WAREHOUSE 9c victoria street eh1 2he

4th-26th august 5:20pm ADMISSION FREE

See page 84 for more information

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A show for the wounded. SSSS (Stage). SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). 'Refreshingly different material' (Chortle.co.uk). 'His sharp interpretations of the world around him add a sinister spin to the everyday – unique and hilarious' (TheReviewsHub.com). Stand-up, Tragedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXAND_BIQ Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 4-14,16-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

TFL

MP

Wild Pony Productions

Hot Fuzz meets Hamilton in this funk-fuelled hip hopera, as Melbourne Fringe best comedy award nominee Alex Cofield rhymes his way out of his routine rural life in the village of North Piddle shooting for intergalactic stardom. Hip hop/breakin', Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXCOF_BNR Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

TM

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with his third solo show. It’s about sign language, gorillas, Nazis and tribalism. Come. ‘Every story is a precision engineered Rolls Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXEDE_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £14.00 Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:00(1h) £13.00 Aug 13-14,20-21 20:00(1h) £10.00

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Alex Kealy

Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. 'Hilariously funny' SSSS (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Ferociously quick-witted' SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). 'Fresh, insightful and original... cerebral stand-up' SSSS (FringeGuru.com). Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXKEA_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 XAug 2-3 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-26 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition Alex Love / The Stand Comedy Club

FL

This is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Compete against other teams in this highly interactive hour. This year's theme: the 90s. Sellout 2016-2017. ‘Much hilarity’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Game show, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXLOV_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-21,23-26 12:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Alex Farrow: Allow It

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

MP

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Alex Farrow

Alex Love / PBH's Free Fringe

Stand-up and school teacher Alex Farrow presents a show about Western philosophy and teaching religious studies to East London teenagers. 'Engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!' SSSS (TheLatest.co.uk).

Find out what it’s really like as a local newspaper reporter. Alex Love (How to Win a Pub Quiz) broke his ankle trying to escape. ‘Great fun’ (Copstick, Scotsman).

Stand-up, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXFAR_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-26 12:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alex Garner – Who?!

Atomic Force Productions / Alex Garner with Sweet Productions

TFLP

Who is Alex Garner anyway? A comedian, that’s who. But who else? A show about public and private personas; online, on stage, at work, with family, and more. Puns, punchlines, and pithiness. And maybe a song. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXGAR_BLA Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-14,16-26 13:35(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same Jokes On Us

TFLP

Alex Hylton is unique. Just like everybody else. Join one of the Huffington Post's Must See New Acts of the Fringe as he tries to find out what makes him so special. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXHYM_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 13:20(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXLOW_JN Kilderkin • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT (Kilderkin) B0131 226 0000 V227 GD6 Aug 4-12,14-21,23-25 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy and Mushroom Comedy

TFM

Don't miss the latest and greatest live comedy show from the brilliantly twisted mind of YouTube sensation and the 'LoosestAussieBloke' with 500+ million video views online. Multimedia, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALEXWIL_APJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 22:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Alfie Brown: Lunatic IAM Present

TFMP

Alfie Brown’s new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. 'A British Doug Stanhope' SSSS (Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALFIEBR_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 XAug 2 21:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 21:30(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

Alistair Barrie – The InternationAL

TFMP

L

Alistair Barrie / PBH's Free Fringe

United Agents / Heroes (PWYW)

Alistair Barrie has twice been nominated for Best Show at the Fringe. Come and see him fail again. 'Properly smart comedy for grown-ups, by a properly smart comic' SSSS (Scotsman).

You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand. Expect silly characters, silly stories and even sillier voices! 'Joyously bonkers' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Tear-inducingly hysterical' (Skinny).

Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALISTAJ_AJG

Absurdist, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALIBRIC_J3 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 14:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-14,16-26 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

TFL

TFMP

Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management

Get Comedy by arrangement with Mushroom Comedy and TGA

How does a white man become great in 2018? He starts to tell the truth. Join fast-rising star Williams as he presents the brutal truth on the most dividing subjects today; race and gender.

Alice Fraser (The Bugle and BBC Radio 4) does artificial intelligence. Imagine a brilliant but naive robot mind learning about our world by watching a comedy show. A silly, funny, smart show about being human. SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com).

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALISTAI_H9

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALICEFR_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:55(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 19:55(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 17:25(1h) £7.00

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Allan Havey Stands Up

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Allan Havey

RBM Comedy

TFMP

TFM

You’ve seen him in Mad Men, you’ve seen him in Billions, you’ve seen him in Hail Caesar! Now see why he’s one of the best stand-ups in the world. 'Cocksure, irreverent... very funny' (New York Times).

The winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award returns with a brand-new show. As featured on Comedy Central UK and BBC Radio 4. 'A master of character comedy' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Solo show, Stand-up

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALLANHA_BKY

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALICEMA_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 17:30(1h) £4.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 17:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 1) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-13,15-26 19:10(1h) £9.00

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All Hail the Rat King!

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

The Skits Sketch Comedy

Berk's Nest

FKP

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The Skits, Cornell University's original sketch comedy troupe, has crossed the Atlantic to deliver some cold, hard jokes. Our brand of humor is slightly absurdist, occasionally dark and always funny.

After sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Billy T Award nominee Alice Snedden brings her debut show to Edinburgh. 'Snedden is amazing... one of the most polished first hours of standup I've seen' SSSSS (KeepingUpWithNZ.com).

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALLHAIL_AVC Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Olive Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALICESN_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13,20-21 21:45(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess Lisa Richards

TFL

Alison has a TV show. Why isn't she happy? The show equivalent of jabbing your tongue into a mouth ulcer, satisfying. Writer and star of Nowhere Fast, 'Worrier Princess is a masterclass in stand-up comedy' (Meg.ie). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALISONS_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 17:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:15(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 13-18 21:00(50m) £6.00

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All Killa No Filla Live Live Nation

FNP

Following sell-out shows around the country comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean are bringing the live version of their hit podcast to the Fringe for four nights only! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALLKILL_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 5,19 23:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 12,26 15:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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All Together Irish Conor Drum

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Following last year's sell-out run, ATI returns with a daily selection of Ireland's top comics plus guests from other countries. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALLTOGE_ABN

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-26 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brouhaha / PBH's Free Fringe

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One hour, 26 sketches stretching chronologically through 26 letters of the alphabet. A full costume, character-fuelled sketch comedy show that thrives on silliness and an escape from the modern world. Sketch show, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALPHABE_BKI BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage) B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Aug 15-19,21-25 14:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) ACMS

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A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). ACMS boasts the least traditional of double-act hosts – Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts – and a ludicrous multitude of guests. 'A great night' (Harry Hill). Compilation, Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALTERNA_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 23:55(2h35m) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane / The Stand Comedy Club

TFNP

Come on then! (To my show.) You want some? (Comedy.) You wanna go? (Buy a ticket then.) I'll be joking about you, me and this wonderfully odd time to be alive. www.aluncochrane.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALUNCOC_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-26 21:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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The Amours of Lillie Langtry

See page 182 for more information

Lemon Squeeze Productions

TFLP

Lillie Langtry, the most captivating and wicked woman of her time, has a scandalous secret. Will she reveal it and save her daughter from society's scorn? A new comedy by award-winning writer Joan Greening.

AVALON PRESENTS

JON CULSHAW

Drama, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMOURSO_U8 theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 1) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 19:05(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£2.00 SUD) (£20.00 F)

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DEADRINGERS STARS IN

FROM

THE GREAT BRITISH TAKE OFF

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

Brett Vincent for GetComedy by arrangement with Comedytrain Amsterdam

TFLP

A NIGHT OF SPONTANEOUS COMEDY, IMPRESSIONS AND CONVERSATION WITH BILL DARE

The Dutch are back! From the people who brought you tulips, euthanasia, wooden shoes, legal prostitution, Dennis Bergkamp, XTC, Geert Wilders, Vincent van Gogh, Big Brother, gay marriage and easy abortion. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMSTERD_BKM Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Bubble) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 3 18:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 18:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final Amused Moose Comedy

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Tomorrow's comedy stars showcase their Fringe shows in 2018's most significant Edinburgh final, battling for glory, fame and the shiny moose trophy. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti. 'Prestigious talent search' (Ents24.com). Line-up on amusedmoose.com/shows.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMMA SAMMS

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1.30PM

13 - 26 AUG

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMUSEDN_V6 theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Amphitheatre) B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 19 21:30(3h30m) £14.00

GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT - DEBATING HALL JONCULSHAWOFFICIAL

@JONCULSHAW WWW.JONCULSHAW.COM

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final

Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

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TFKP

Get Comedy by arrangement with CKP and Intertalent Group

Amused Moose Comedy

World-class hour of whip-smart personal and political comedy from everyone's favourite Irish funnyman. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One) and Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One).

Delight in watching 2018’s hottest breakthrough comics who beat 300+ entrants, while voting alongside international talent scouts to choose who will raise the shiny moose trophy aloft. 'Impressive’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Line-up on www.amusedmoose.com/shows.

Stand-up

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMUSEDM_V6 theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Amphitheatre) B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 12 21:30(3h) £14.00

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWM_ABA Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 21:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 21:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Amusical

Andrew Roper – What Is Best in Life?

Amusical, PBJ Management and The Pleasance

Andrew Roper

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LP

Musical theatre

Stand-up

Crush your enemies and get some laughs. '20 years experience in comedy really shines... very funny and very well delivered' (Short.co.uk). 'Irreverent and laugh-aloud funny' (PrimaryTimes.co.uk).

Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean host the comedy world's celebration of all things West End. For one night only, comedians perform their favourite songs from the musicals, accompanied by house band Dave and the Quavers. Proceeds to Waverley Care.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWX_J8

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMUSICA_PL Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 22 23:30(1h) £15.00

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Jul 30-31 19:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Amy Annette: What Women Want

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

Berk's Nest

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Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends discussing everyone's favourite topic: women. Featured in the Guardian, i and Time Out. Previous guests: Aisling Bea, Lolly Adefope, Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WHATWOM_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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Aug 16-19,23-26 14:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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And Another Thing! An Improvised Show

Andrew Silverwood

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Andrew Silverwood used to be a right naughty boy, but now he's a comedian instead. 'A must see' SSSS (FouthWallMedia.wordpress.com). SSSS (TheAdelaidian.net). Gothenburg and Stockholm Fringe award winner. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWV_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-14 18:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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UoN Improv Society

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

What’s the thing you’ve always wished you told somebody? Never seen before, never to be seen again, watch as your regret is transformed into a fantastically funny improvised play. Different every night! SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

FLP

Twisted Edge Productions / Free Festival

TFM

Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANOTHES_BJO Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 XAug 3-5 22:10(50m) £5.00 Aug 6-9,13-16 22:10(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 10-11,17-18 22:10(50m) £9.00 (£7.00)

Through a combination of storytelling, songs and surreal improvisations, Andrew Sim intends to liberate you from overthinking and explore the elusive subject of joy. ‘Relentlessly selfaware... cause of genuine hilarity!’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWU_BJQ

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Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 12:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Andrew White: Coming of Age

Glorious Talent

TFLP

Join BAFTA prize-winning writer Andrea as she very casually tries to make the world a better place. Not the whole world, of course. And only a bit. Storytelling, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREAH_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Andrew White

TFL

Newly 18, Andrew White explores what it means to be an adult and looks at the world he is now "grown-up" in. Through stand-up, poetry, and even experimental mime, it will be an entertaining hour... Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWY_BKX

XAug 1-3 14:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Andrew Lawrence: Clean RBM

TFLP

UK comedy's foremost contrarian takes a break from controversy in this new show. No politics, no religion, no smut, no swearing, just great jokes and good, clean fun. 'Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour' (Spectator). Stand-up, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDREWL_ADJ

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA Three) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 3-20,22-27 18:00(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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And They Played Shang-a-Lang Edinburgh Little Theatre

TFj

Shang is back for the seventh year! This is life growing up in 70s Scotland. Told through laughter, tears and 70s music we follow Jim's adolescent torments and victories. A must see! Theatre, Musical theatre

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-2 20:10(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 20:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:10(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018THEYPLA_BMB Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 3-26 13:50(1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Comedy

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Andy Barr / Heroes / PWYW

TFNP

Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a nightmare of Cold War intrigue. SSSS (List). ‘Delightful’ (Chortle.co.uk). Tim Key’s Pick of the Fringe 2017. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDYBAR_BLZ Black Medicine Basement & Heroes • 2 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V355 GE6 Aug 3-13,15-26 19:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Andy Field the Love Tonight CKP

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Andy returns with another fun comedy show but this time it's got a narrative and addresses feelings and stuff. Chortle Student Comedy Award winner. BBC New Comedy Award finalist. Dave's Top Five Jokes, 2017. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDYFIE_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:40(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Andy Onions – PowerPointless Andy Onions

TFK

High-octane, nonsensical, multimedia stand-up comedy show by Andy Onions (Resident MC of the Time Out recommended Freedom Fridge). 'Some say Andy put the compoop into nincompoop. I say he put the nin in there too' (Tim Shishodia). Multimedia, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDYONI_3H Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 13:10(50m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Andy Storey: Awkward MLA Talent

TFMP

Debut hour from BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 'with a slick relaxed delivery that packed the gags in' (Chortle.co.uk). A delicious waltz through a misanthropic and awkward past. 'Truly funny' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDYSTO_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 13:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers. Andy Zaltzman

FLP

Host of global hit podcast The Bugle returns to Edinburgh to (a) ask, (b) confront, (c) evade, and (d) incorrectly respond to, the biggest questions facing our rightly renowned planet. 'Master satirist' (Time Out). Political, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANDYZAL_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 15-26 15:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Angry Face Emoji

LP

Join Esther Manito (SYTYF finalist 2017) and Ryan Dalton – 'a natural' (Seann Walsh) – on a whirlwind tour of what makes them angry and what feeds the fury that they both hold.

Ryan Dalton and Esther Manito

Anesti Danelis

LP

The very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis presents his delightfully dark collection of witty and ridiculous songs about our absurdly twisted world. 'Expertly composed, freaking hilarious, and full of heart' (MooneyOnTheatre.com).

Stand-up

Music, Acoustic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SONGSFO_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-18 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack) is back with her brand-new show Rose-Tinted. 'She's just a gloriously down-toearth... extremely funny comic' (Guardian). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGELAB_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14,20-21 19:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGRYFA_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 11:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest Ania Magliano and Riss Obolensky / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Ania Magliano and Riss Obolensky are trying their hardest to make you chuckle. Join them in their debut split bill of stand-up. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANIAANE_BOQ Tollbooth Market • Gladstone's Court, 173a Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V98 GD6 Aug 4-25 15:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Angel Comedy Showcase

Anna Mann's Late Night Cheese and Sex Party

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Angel Comedy

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017 – Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh for the first time. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor! Stand-up, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGELCO_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-26 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death Angelos and Barry / PWYW

LP

TV's Angelos Epithemiou and Barry from Watford debut their new show after their recent sell-out tour. If you like comedy that makes you fall over laughing, this is for you. Drama

Berk's Nest and Colin Hoult

With special guests each night, Anna Mann hosts five nights of cheese, sex and late-night comedy. Previous guests include James Acaster, Phil Wang, Mae Martin and Rose Matafeo. 'Hugely enjoyable' SSSS (Times). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANNAMAN_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 21 23:00(1h20m) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 22-25 23:00(1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Anna Morris: Bombastic

CatFace Talent / PBH’s Free Fringe

NP

The award-winning character comedian and star of Channel 4’s Lee and Dean celebrates four sell-out shows at the Voodoo Rooms with a mash-up of her favourite creations. 'A master of character comedy' (Comedy.co.uk). SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com). Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANNAMOR_VR

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGELOS_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 13-26 19:30(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 4-14,16-21,23-26 16:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Angry Boater

Created by Anna Nicholson

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Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year. From hero-seeking teenager, to it girl blogger, to a bra saleswoman stirring up the next generation. Who will win? Creative guidance from BBC's James Cary (Miranda).

Joel Sanders / Free Festival No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. What really happens when you abandon the land to follow your dreams? Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. Spoken word, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGRYBO_WI http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANGRYBO_BJQ Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 19:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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TFKP

Solo show, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANNANIC_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 15:35(1h) £7.00 (£5.50) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Another Time Slot With Ger Staunton Ger Staunton / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

A nice, relaxed way to spend an hour of your Edinburgh Fringe with conversational-style delivery from 'one of the best comedy writers in Ireland' (Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club, Dublin). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANOTHET_BIQ Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 4-18,20-26 17:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Follow us @edfringe Anuvab Pal: Empire

Soho Theatre in associaton with Mick Perrin Worldwide Management

TL

The British Empire gave Indian comedian Anuvab Pal a colonial accent and reserve... and suddenly left. Join one of India’s top comics on a journey to understanding the original Brexit. ‘India's most intelligent comedian’ (New York Times). Stand-up, International

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANUVABP_HH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance That) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time Any Suggestions Improv

TFR

The hilarious improvised Doctor Who parody returns! Featuring a live radiophonic workshop, experience an entirely new adventure every day. Nominated for Best Show in The Barry Awards 2017. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Improv, Sci-fi

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ANYSUGG_3G Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 1) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26 16:00(50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Appropriately Inappropriate Thao Thanh Cao

MP

Thao's comedy is best described as dry, self-deprecating and politically incorrect. Not advised for the easily triggered. Thao is a multi award-winning comedian. Go see her show and make her feel like her arts degree is worth something! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018APPROPR_LC See page 122 for more information

Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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PLEASANCE PRESENTS

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick Archie Maddocks

TFMP

An hour of provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where the award-winning Archie Maddocks hilariously explores life, love, loss and his personal connection to Grenfell Tower with a candid authenticity, marking him out as a 'real highlight' (BBC Introducing). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARCHIEM_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 13:55(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ari Shaffir: Jew

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy and Heroes / PWYW

TFMP

Ari Shaffir turned his last Fringe show into a Netflix special called Double Negative. Now he returns to tackle his religious Jewish upbringing, questioning everything his rabbis would never allow him to question. Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARISHAF_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 18:00(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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“THE CLEVEREST SKETCH SHOW

YOU’LL EVER SEE” THE TIMES

★★★★

★★★★

“INGENIOUS”

“MASTERFUL”

★★★★

★★★★

THE TELEGRAPH

THE SUNDAY TIMES

“GREAT”

“DIZZYING”

★★★★★

★★★★★

THE SKINNY

THE LIST

THE GUARDIAN

CHORTLE

“MARVELLOUS” “BRILLIANT” BEST COMEDY

WINNER

NOMINATED

NOMINATED

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW

BEST RADIO COMEDY

2016

2017

2017

BBC RADIO AWARDS

RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS

PLEASANCE COURTYARD

1 ST-27 TH

WRITERS’ GUILD AWARDS

STARS OF THEIR OWN SHOW

20:00 AUGUST

See page 157 for more information

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

NP

Australia's top comedians take on England's finest in a five-test comedy series to prove once and for all who is the funniest. Nominated: Best Show at Perth Fringe World Festival.

England Versus Australia / PBH's Free Fringe

Get Comedy / Heroes

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Ari Shaffir and other funny people tell true and scintillating stories. Long-form American storytelling featuring weird true stories from some of the funniest people on earth. This Is Not Happening host. 'Ridiculously funny' (Jimmy Carr).

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASHESAC_AOX

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARISHAG_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 9,16,23 22:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 5,12,19,26 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with MLA

Arnab Chanda / PBH’s Free Fringe

NP

TMP

Arnab (Russell Howard's Good News, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2007) quit stand-up in 2011. In his debut hour, he tells stories about what happened after that: broken dreams, death, getting alopecia, and other hilarious topics.

How did a secular TV producer end up becoming a strictly orthodox Jewish comedian? How does he live between two very different worlds? As heard on BBC Radio 4. 'Has audiences on the floor' (Jerusalem Post).

Storytelling, Multimedia

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARNABCH_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-11,13-18,20-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASHLEYB_APK Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 15:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 5-7,10,12,17,19,24,26 15:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Artcoholic

Ashley Haden: We All Die C*nts

TFLP

NP

Isa Bonachera

Ashley Haden / Free Festival

A drag king show about gender, self-awareness and bad art. Created by the incomparable Isa Bonachera, finalist of Man Up! 2018, the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition 2017, Max Turner Prize 2018, and Sketch Off! 2018.

Haden’s vitriolic 'liberatingly transgressive' (ThreeWeeks) take on humanity is the antidote to the apathetic world. This may not be the show the world wants, but it might well be the show the world needs.

Cabaret, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARTCOHO_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 14:40(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Arthur Smith: Syd Arthur Smith

TM

Accompanied by the mellifluous Smithereens, Arthur's brand-new show tells the enthralling story of his father Syd, POW and PC on night duty in 1950s London – an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times.

Political, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASHLEYH_LC Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-13,15-26 20:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Ashley Storrie by arrangement for Corrie McGuire Management

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Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about what it means to be an adult, and whether or not it's worth it. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASHLEYS_LH

Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ARTHURS_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 3 16:10(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,15-16 16:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19 16:10(1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 13-14 16:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Lubna Kerr Comedy / Free Festival

MP

Lubna Kerr pays homage to the American comedian Ellen DeGeneres as her characters Aunty Jee, the agony aunt, and Mystic Jee, the ditsy medium. Lubna's comedy has been described as gentle, observational and perfect for Radio 4! Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ASIANEL_BCN Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 2-12 17:40(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Troika

TMP

The world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. Athena's noticed consistencies between the universe and herself. Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. 'Smart, impassioned comedian' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ATHENAK_APL Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Audible Presents

Bad Clowns: Hostage

NP

TFLP

Bad Clowns Comedy

Audible UK / Plosive Productions

What happens when a crazed madman takes a comedy show and its audience hostage? Come find out! Full of twists and turns as the talented actors perform for the laughs, the thrills and their very lives!

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, all recorded for audio series Audible Presents. So listen up, pin back your ears and expect big star names, Fringe favourites and the finest acts at the festival.

Sketch show, Theatre

Stand-up, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AUDIBLE_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 14-25 14:40(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Austentatious

Underbelly and Austentatious

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BADCLOW_BNT Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (Just The Meeting Room ) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-12,14-26 16:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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BADD

Austentatious returns! An all-star cast present a hilarious new Jane Austen novel every day, based entirely on a single audience suggestion. Swooning guaranteed. Limited run only – book soon! 'Joyously performed' SSSSS (Times).

Carrie Marx. Hermetic Arts.

TK

The 1980s. America, gripped by satanic panic. Come to this inaugural meeting of BADD (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons), to learn how best to protect your child from the occult. 'An incredible show' SSSSS (LondonPubTheatres.com).

Theatre, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AUSTENT_BKJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 15-16,20-23 13:10(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 17-19,24 13:10(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide Dan Willis / PBH's Free Fringe

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The funny side of Australia. British comedian Dan Willis moved to Australia six years ago. Now he’s got a bag of jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. '55 minutes of side-splitting laughter' SSSSS (Plains Producer).

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BADD_PF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 14:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,15-16,22-23 14:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 14:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Bagged

LOL Productions

FMP

Stand-up, Solo show

Bagged is a Yorkshire comedy play, based on the life of a retail manager named John, and the trials and tribulations that go off on a daily basis in his store. A humorous play everyone can relate to.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AUSTRAL_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)

B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4,6-11,13-18,20-25 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not Avocado Comedy

TMP

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TESTSHO_BKW PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA Two) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 8-12 14:00(1h) £11.50 (£7.50) (£34.00 F)

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Take a leap into the twisted little world of Dave and Max for a second helping of sketches exploring the WTFs and surely nots of life. ‘Avocado! is definitely relatable, often clever, and funny stuff' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Sketch show, New writing

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? 'Exceptionally funny' (Mark Dolan) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at pop culture. 'An hour of pure entertainment and hilarity' SSSSS (Bunbury Magazine).

Gary Sansome / PBH’s Free Fringe

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AVOCADO_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £10.50 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21 23:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

RBM Comedy in Association with Noel Gay

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BALDMAN_9L Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 557 3777 V283 GE5 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 20:20(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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TFLP

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

After Weinstein and #MeToo, women have finally united... for a good old-fashioned bitch fight! Why? What's next? And WTF, Germaine Greer? Broadcaster and ex-political adviser Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty.

Sarah Callaghan

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The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan. Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan is back with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs and fitting in. 'Fiercely impressive’ SSSSS (Scotsman).

Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AYESHAH_GH Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 2-3 18:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9 18:45(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-11 18:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Stand-up, Poetry

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Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical Baby Wants Candy

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Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, most celebrated improv shows in the world. 'Entertainment phenomenon!' SSSSS (Scotsman). Critics' Pick (New York Times). SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). Improv, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BABYWAN_AAU Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 20:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BALLADO_WI Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Barbara Nice: Raffle Barbara Nice / Heroes

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One week only. The Fringe's favourite housewife with her hit touring show. As heard on BBC Radio 2 show: Barbara Nice. Uplifting, award-winning fun for all. SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Game show, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RAFFLE1_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 13-19 15:20(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Bark and B Bark and B

TFLP

A musical comedy about ambition, anxiety and avocados, from award-winning songwriter

Bark is a tree. B is a naked cotton lady. They need to perform a whole show to inherit their theatre. Will it go to plan? Not if the spooky janitor has anything to do with it! Puppetry, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BARKAND_3T http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BARKAND_TK theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-11 13:00(50m) £8.00 (£6.50) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 13-25 17:15(50m) £8.00 (£6.50)

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‘Feminism with wit and bite set to toe-tapping, rousing music’ Musical Theatre Review

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‘Impeccable comic timing’ ‘A genuine triple threat’ The Stage

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Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit Barnardo's Scotland

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Join us for a bumper-length comedy extravaganza to help raise vital funds for Barnardo's. Acts in previous years have included Joel Dommett, John Bishop, Joe Lycett, Susan Calman, David O'Doherty and Sara Pascoe. Book today!

See page 181 for more information

‘She’s amazing’ Boy George

Stand-up, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BARNARD_AAK Venue150 at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Auditorium) B0131 226 0000 V150 GF2 Aug 8 20:30(2h) £20.00

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Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects Gilded Balloon and Steve Ullathorne present...

FKP

Our plucky pension grabbers time-travel to comedy's distant past. Barry curates his earliest parrot jokes from the Jurassic era and Ronnie discusses the origins of igneous rock (and metamorphic roll). Prehysterical sit-down comedy. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BARRYCR_AVZ Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 Aug 13 16:30(1h) £14.50 Aug 14 15:00(1h) £14.50

An hour of comedy 8:50 - 9:50pm

• The Voice 2016 - Semi finalist • ITV’s Transformation Street • Panic Award’s Comedian of the Year 2018 • Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017

Aug 2nd - 26th £5 / P.W.Y.W @Talldarkfriend

www.jordangrayofficial.com

See page 126 for more information

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Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You Barry Ferns

TFMP

An hour of entertainment on what it is like to be Barry Ferns living life in the 21st century*. Here is a review for a previous show: 'Beautifully constructed, laughter-packed hour' SSSS (Scotsman). *This century. Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BARRYFE_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 3-12,14-26 21:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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BattleActs! Improvised Comedy BattleActs / Free Festival

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As heard on BBC Radio 1. Two teams of fearless improvisers go up against a ball-busting compere, putting their minds, bodies and wit through grueling games to win the ultimate prize. The audience’s respect! Improv, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BATTLEA_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 20:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival) Laughing Panda Productions

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A changing line-up of hilarious comedians with a mixture of standup comedy and interactive debate to find out who is the greatest superhero. 'Super fun' SSSS (TheClothesLine.com.au). Stand-up, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BATTLEP_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Beach Hunks: Leg Day Beach Hunks

MP

High-energy sketch carnage from chiselled, handsome liars. Whatever you do: don't skip Leg Day. 'Bold and unusual' SSSS, Top 10 Shows of the Fringe 2016 (WestEndWilma.com). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEACHHU_1U

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Beard: Baby Come Back Fight in the Dog

TLP

Returning after their award-winning 2015 show, Beard (‘one of the best kept secrets in comedy-town’ (List)) are back with their darkly intimate comedy: Baby Come Back; a genre-defying offering from these masters of tension and surprise. Clown, Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEARDTH_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 15:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 15:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13,20-21 15:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Lakin McCarthy presents

ROBIN INCE

“THE ART OF THE BRILLIANT BABBLE” Scotsman

Bearne the Midnight Oil Martin Bearne

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This two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and master of dark comedy brings an hour of finely crafted jokes with the occasional silly pun. 'Killer one-liners' (Scotsman). 'Master of delivery' (SomethingFunnyEdinburgh.wordpress.com). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEARNET_WL Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 XAug 3-4 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-12,15-19,21-27 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Bear Pack

Fight in the Dog and Giant Dwarf

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Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie are multi award-winning improvisers. With sold-out shows across the globe, their full-length improvised storytelling needs to be seen to be believed. SSSSS (Sydney Morning Herald).

Art, Science and stupid voices. From Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA.

Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEARPAC_UA Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Button) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 8-9,13-16,21-23 22:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26 22:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

“FEROCIOUS ENERGY”

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Broadway Baby

“BURSTING WITH ENERGY AND IDEAS“

ROBIN’S NEW BOOK IS AVAILABLE

AUTUMN 2018

The Times

Photography: Timothy Ginn

@RobinInce | robinince.com

1.30pm

15 - 26 AUG

GILDED BALLOON AT THE MUSEUM - AUDITORIUM

See page 163 for more information

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BEASTS

Currer Ball and Adam Riley

TFNP

They're raw. They're wild. They're asleep 16 hours a day. Join Currer Ball and Adam Riley for a stand-up show that's low on status and high on gags. Come along and roar with laughter. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEASTS_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 23:35(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe BEASTS: Best of BEASTS

Bendy House Improv

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BEASTS in association with Hatch Talent

Dogface Improv

Sketch phenomenon BEASTS return with a special show featuring their best-ever sketches. One problem: they can't agree on what goes in. Will this be resolved peacefully? Obviously not. SSSS (Telegraph). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Metro).

From the kitchen of a Romford semi, to the ministry of weather control on the planet Zarg – where will they take you today? Two people, two chairs, no script, infinite possibilities. Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENDYHO_BLA Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEASTSB_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 16 20:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 17-19 20:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Aug 13-26 16:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Benefit in Aid of MS

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids!

The Stand Comedy Club

TjP

Incredible comics gather for MS. 11,000 people in Scotland have multiple sclerosis (100,000 in the UK). MS is more common here than most countries in the world. Incurable but progressive research is making a difference.

FMP

Full Sail Productions and Nick Williams Productions Khaos! Kastles! Kreepy krawlies! Karter thinks it's a brilliant idea. Kat just wants to have fun! And Karl wants a kebab... Kafkaesque kraziness kreated by Tom Parry (Pappy's) and Russell Bolam. For kids and big kids! Theatre, Children's

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEETLEM_PQ Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 13:15(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:15(1h) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 13:15(1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13,20-21 13:15(1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMICSA_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 8 21:10(1h10m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

The Stand Comedy Club

Sara Mason / Free Festival

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Scotland! Famous for hills and of course mountains. Breathtaking, but when things go wrong, we rely on mountain rescue (mostly run by volunteers). Fundraising night of comedy hosted by The Stand Comedy Club.

A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM. Are you fetish curious? Do you feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venita answers queries and books kinky dom sessions for her clients. Theatre, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEGINER_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 22:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENEFIT_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 7 21:10(1h10m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Be More, Do Better but Don't Change

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

Roisin Crowley Linton

Ben McCarthy Comedy

TFM

TFL

A blend of achingly honest poetry and side-splitting stand-up, Roisin's sick of pretending that love is fun. It's boring and sweaty and embarrassing and it's her civic duty to talk about it.

Join Ben McCarthy all the way from Australia on the road to his one hour stand-up show Nevermind. International, Stand-up

Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENMCCA_P3 Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEMORED_APK Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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XAug 3 21:25(50m) £15.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 O) (£32.00 F)

Aug 4-11,13-18,20-26 22:45(50m) £15.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 O) (£32.00 F)

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Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Bennet Kavanagh and Chris Jones: Two Guys Talking Shite

Ben Clover

TFM

Bennet Kavanagh and Chris Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe

A single crème brûlée can change the course of your whole life. Find out how in the latest show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 'A delight' (Chortle.co.uk). www.benclover.weebly.com

MP

One went to a London private school, one went to a Catholic School in Glasgow. Both talk absolute shite. Join Bennet and Chris for stand-up, anecdotes and ‘witty musical comedy’ (GetReading.co.uk).

Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENCLOV_BDB http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENCLOV_Z2 C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (salon) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 1-3,14,20-21,27 17:00(50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 17:00(50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 17:00(50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 14:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISAN_ABV Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

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Bennett Arron

TFMP

Bennett's revealing secrets. However, they're not all his to tell. In this personal, shocking and hilarious show, Bennett reveals intimate information about himself, famous comedians and TV executives. 'A Welsh Seinfeld' (Guardian). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENNETT_BLN Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 12:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 12:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Flanders & Swann HHHHH WhatsOnStage HHHHH ThreeWeeks ‘Classic… joyously frivolous’ SundayTimes,Critics’Choice

16–27 Aug, 1.30pm (1hr) 0131 556 6550 pleasance.co.uk

Berk's Nest in association with TGA

TLP

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast searches for a nest. 'Inspired' (Chortle.co.uk). Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2017. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENPOPE_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 20:30(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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Ben Target: Splosh!

Plosive Productions / Heroes / PWYW

TFNP

Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. No heavy petting. ‘A joy to be part of’ SSSS (Skinny). ‘Bewildering fun’ (Scotsman). ‘Unruly daftness’ (List).

See page 247 for more information

Absurdist, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENTARG_J3 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 15:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special Berk's Nest

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Complete sell-out 2017. A spectacular night of comedy celebrating the middle of the festival from award-winning production company (and your good friends) Berk's Nest. Featuring festival favourites, hot new acts and special guests. Line-up: berksnest.com. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BERKSNE_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Aug 13 23:00(2h) £14.00 (£13.00)

See page 100 for more information

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Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Shawn Jay, Ori Halevy, Francesco Kirchhoff

NP

Berlin, the capital of dark humour, dark history and dark rooms. So why not move there? See expats from the infamous Berlin comedy scene before WWIII breaks. Debuting: Francesco Kirchhoff, Shawn Jay, Ori Halevy and surprises. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BERLINS_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 3-26 23:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Best in Class / Free Festival

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Sian Davies and Guests

KP

Showcasing working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by waste grounds, knock-off trainers, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Grenfell, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, fierce mums and empowerment.

Take a bit of the Fringe home with you, get your exclusive merchandise today.

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTINC_LC Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show Joss Jones for EdCom Productions

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Lunchtime comedy showcasing the best and brightest acts hand-picked from around the Fringe in a packed hour of non-stop laughs. Changing line-ups daily. Now in its 15th successful year. Stand-up

Shop now at edfringe.com/shop or visit us at 180 High Street

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFE_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Follow us @edfringe Best of English Comedian of the Year

The Best of Scottish Comedy

TFMP

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Ha Ha Comedy

The Stand Comedy Club

A rotating line-up of three previous finalists including one winner. 'Because of its valuable prize and the kudos of the title, it attracts well-established circuit acts' (Chortle.co.uk).

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill with seasoned headliners joining. Different line-up nightly!

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFF_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 17:20(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:20(1h) £15.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:20(1h) £12.00

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Best of Irish Comedian of the Year Ha Ha Comedy

TMP

Totally sold-out shows across the globe. Three top Irish comics from the ICOTY finals. 'Sit down and roar with laughter for 60 minutes... side-splittingly funny' SSSSS (TheWest.com.au). Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFJ_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 18:40(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:40(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 18:40(1h) £12.00

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Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFS_BFH The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-26 20:20(1h30m) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Best of the Fest Assembly Festival

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The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Head to assemblyfestival.com for the line-ups of this festival favourite. Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFU_AT Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4

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XAug 3-5 00:00(1h15m) £12.00 Aug 9,12,16,19,23,26 00:00(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 00:00(1h15m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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The Best of Irish Comedy

Beta Test

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Compilation, Stand-up

Improv, Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club

Stanford Improvisors / PBH’s Free Fringe

A Fringe institution since 1999... Ireland’s finest under one roof! Excellent value Celtic showcase returns for 2018 featuring four top comics for the price of one. ‘Wonderful line-up truly justifies show’s title’ (Edinburgh Evening News).

This show will be hilarious and moving and energetic and tearjerking and heartwarming and most of all: made up completely on the spot! We are an improv group from Stanford University in California!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFI_BFH The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-26 18:35(1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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The Best of Northern The Stand Comedy Club

FLP

North East comedians on one exclusive line-up! Hot on the heels of our popular compilation showcases, it felt only right to bring you some of finest comics who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club. Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFL_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 25 13:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Best of Red Raw The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

Our long-running weekly beginner's showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. We bring together some of our favourites. Watch out for older hands trying new material too. Different line-up nightly! Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFR_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26 22:30(1h) £4.00

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Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year Ha Ha Comedy

TFM

Scotland's best. Ten sell-out Fringe years that featured previous SCOTY winners and finalists including Iain Stirling, Larry Dean, Mark Nelson, Scott Agnew and Leo Kearse. 'Hilarious' (Herald). 'Attract[s] some major talent' (Skinny). Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BESTOFV_BKT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BETATES_BFU 52 Canoes (Grassmarket) • 27-31 West Port, Grassmarket, EH1 2JA (Basement Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V366 GE4 Aug 24-25 18:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bethany Black: Unwinnable

United Agents / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

Bethany Black is back and getting personal. A show about misdiagnosis and acceptance. 'On the verge of stellar stardom' (ThreeWeeks). 'Honest, to the point, and very very funny' SSSS (VoiceMag.uk). www.bethanyblack.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CRYSTAM_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 2 15:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 15:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Heroes of the Fringe

TFMP

The mother and baby show, like you've never seen before! She's tried everything to get back on daytime TV, but never gone this far before... 'Gigantic idiot' SSSS (Scotsman). Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BETHVYS_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 XAug 1-3 15:45(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-14,16-26 15:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

The Laughing Horse Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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See a huge selection of this year's big names, stand-out performers and many of the best free acts in Edinburgh at this one-off launch night and party for the 2018 Fringe season. Event, Compilation

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 XAug 2 21:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 21:30(1h) £15.00 Aug 8-9,12,14-16,19-23,26 21:30(1h) £12.00

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGFREE_BCO Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Courtyard) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1 20:30(2h) (Free Ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Big Shop

The Biscuit Barrel

TFK

TFMP

Biscuit Barrel Comedy

Christian Moms

Armed with 55 sketches in 60 minutes, this is hyperactivity unleashed on stage. Rolling out their fearless new quickfire sketch show, experience gods chatting in pubs, a tall dwarf and a lot of biscuits.

Big Shop, not to be confused with your 'bits shop'. Join Cambridge Footlights John and Eve for some fruity-fruity character comedy. Bring the big car and big bags for life because my god you're going to need them.

Sketch show

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BISCUIT_9A

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGSHOP_UC Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 17:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-14,16-26 18:35(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare Newcastle University Theatre Society (NUTS)

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob / Free Festival

TUP

NP

Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator. With his partner Bobby, he sets out to uncover a plot that seems to go to the top of the playground.

Rising stars Bisha K Ali (BBC Radio 4 and The Guilty Feminist) and Kemah Bob (UCBLA and BBC Three) present a shared hour of whip-smart stand-up comedy.

New writing, Farce

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGTROU_HN theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 3-5 18:20(45m) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 6-11 18:20(45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

Stand-up

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Big Value Comedy Show – Early

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BISHAKA_UB Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

Bitter and Twisted

TFN

Sian Clarke and Jimmy Slim

23rd year of finding the finest upcoming comedians on the circuit, this year featuring Naomi Cooper, Hannah Platt, Huge Davies plus host Robin Morgan. Quality talent in its prime. ‘Top comedy, top value’ (List).

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Longing for something but short on luck. Disturbed but not perturbed. They’re getting tense and they’re making no sense, these unique freaks, these abnormal non-conformal alcoholic melancholics. Two personalities, two performances, one cry for help.

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGVALU_ACG Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 2 19:35(1h40m) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 19:35(1h40m) £10.00

Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BITTERT_BCN

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Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 2-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

Black White With a Hash Brown

TFN

Joe Bains, Peter Merriment, Emmanuel Griffith

Four more of the future's big names in comedy. Rosco McClelland, Danny Clives, Janet Garner and compere Amy Gledhill. ‘Undoubtedly cabaret comedy at its very best’ (Scotsman). See tomorrow’s big name acts today.

NP

A tale of three colours. Looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour.

Stand-up, Compilation

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGVALV_ACG Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 2 21:35(1h40m) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 21:35(1h40m) £10.00

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BLACKWH_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5

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Aug 2-26 00:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Blind Mirth

Avalon Management

Blind Mirth

TFjP

TFK

Best Newcomer nominee and NATYS winner is back! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate and fear. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back by spreading love and compassion.

Blind Mirth are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe. With their particular brand of witty eccentricity, ‘this is improvisation at its best’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Sit back, relax, and enjoy ‘brilliantly random’ (EdFringeReview.com) improv.

Satire, Stand-up

Improv, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BILALZA_ACK Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 15:45(1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-11,13-18 21:25(50m) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Birthday Girls: Late-Night Comedy Party

Board Game Smackdown

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A comedy panel show based on board/card/party games, hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, and featuring the funniest Fringe performers. Different guests and games every show. See website for details.

Birthday Girls

Join critically acclaimed sketch group and shit-hot party legends Birthday Girls as they host a chaotic evening of comedy guests, drinking and kissing. 'This is joy' SSSSS (Skinny). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIRTHDA_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 16-19 23:00(1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BLINDMI_HN

James Cook / Free Festival

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Game show, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOARDGA_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 2-14,16-21,23-26 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Bob Doolally

PBJ MANAGEMENT AND THE SPONTANEITY SHOP PRESENT

Bob Doolally / The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

The legendary retired football manager turned alcoholic pundit from hell is back. 'Foul-mouthed and politically-incorrect' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOBDOOL_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 20-21 21:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

‘Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius.’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Guardian

The BlundaBus Driver and Heroes of Fringe Creator presents:

TFMP

'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List) featuring a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey. 'Amazing' (GlasgowLive.co.uk). Performance art, World music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOBSLAY_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street , EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 21:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Live recording of the hit comedy podcast

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Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops BlundaBus Driver Bob Slayer presents

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Bob Slayer’s infamous late-night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Storytelling, happenings and music... Oh the music. 'Spirit of the Fringe' (Guardian). 'Brilliant off-the-cuff show' (ThreeWeeks). Latecomers welcome if you wipe your feet. Performance art, Ballet

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOBSLAZ_AOG http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOBSLAZ_BGU Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 10-17 00:10, 01:10(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths Mark Ritchie

See page 109 for more information

Dylan Moran Dr Cosmos

FKP

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life... uncles, God and of course beetroot. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOBSNOT_AAA

14-26 AUG

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Emerald Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 13-17 22:00(55m) £5.00 (£3.50) (£16.00 F)

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Bodily

Ian Lane

TNP

MICKPERRIN.COM

Ever wondered how to get the most out of the capsized gazebo that is your body? Ian Lane provides a guided tour of all your hidden features in this stand-up comedy and body art fusion. 'Inventive, cliché-phobic comedy' (Chortle.co.uk).

Assembly Hall Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre The Stand Comedy Club

Tickets and information

edfringe.com dylanmoran.com

9-18 AUG

Stand-up, Painting

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BODILY_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 12:55(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD THE GRAND 4PM 0131 556 6550 pleasance.co.uk 0131 226 0000 edfringe.com BY ARRANGEMENT WITH MANDY WARD ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Photo: Caroline Webster

mickperrin.com comedystoreplayers.com paulmerton.com

See page 97, 155 for more information

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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C ntrolled Substance

Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Neil Delamere

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Lisa Richards by arrangement with Off The Kerb presents

Dharmander Singh / Free Festival

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A humorous journey into identity, roots and nationality. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOLLYWO_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bona Fide

Watch This Space Productions

TFN

Bona Fide asks the cream of Edinburgh Fringe 2018's comics to prove their worth by performing material specifically written for the theme of the night. You will have never heard any of this before, you probably won't again! Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BONAFID_BFH The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-10 22:30(1h20m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe

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Bongo's Bingo Shut Ltd

★★★★★

ANP

THE SCOTSMAN

Bongo’s Bingo, the UK’s largest and most exciting interactive night out, is bringing its insane mix of live shows, dance-offs, raves and heads-down games of bingo to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time.

@neildelamere Facebook.com/neildelamere

Game show, Music TO BOOK TICKETS

7.30 PM

3 - 26 AUG See page 147 for more information

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BONGOSB_BFN The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (The Jam House) B07986 527947 V44 GC4 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24,30-31 22:45(3h45m) £15.00 Due to licensing restrictions, tickets for this event can only be purchased through bongosbingo.co.uk

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Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist Boogie Shoes Walking Tours

TFAUP

Silent disco returns to its Scottish roots with a magical, musical walking tour around Edinburgh. Feel-good classics and a cheeky Scottish twist. Fun for all. Headphones provided. Comedy, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOOGIEV_BNS Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just The Rowantree Bar) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 13:00, 15:00, 18:00(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 20:00(50m) £15.00 (£10.00)

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A Book Lovers Comedy Show George Dimarelos

LP

A show for book lovers. Other potential show titles not chosen: A Novel Comedy Show, The Subtle Art of Looking Down on Non-book Readers, and Harry Potter and the Book-Themed Comedy Show No One Attended. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOOKLOV_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 14:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Boy With the Pearl Necklace Ryan Matthewson

FNP

From the creator of Will He Bonk You in the Chocolate Factory and Fridged Moan's Diary comes a new stand-up comedy spectacular! Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BOYWITH_BAM The Street Bar • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Performance Space) B0131 556 4272 V239 GC5

See page 146 for more information

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Aug 3,11,18,25 21:00(1h) £8.00 (£5.00 S)

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Follow us @edfringe Brain Rinse

Brett Blake: Reckless

TFM

NP

Mike Raffone Award-nominated Brain Rinse is a bizarre, madcap, interactive sketch show starring you, the audience. War, suicide, Beethoven, sex therapy and more. Discover your inner ninja! Have a party! 'A fantastic presence on stage' (Stephanie Billen). Interactive, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRAINRI_3T theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:10(50m) £12.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-8,13-15,20-22 19:10(50m) £10.00 (£7.00)

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Bread and Geller: Prime Time Bread and Geller

TFMP

Sketch Off! 2018 finalists Bread and Geller bring their sell-out debut hour to the Fringe. There'll be songs, there'll be sketches, there'll be you? 'Absolutely commanded the audience... exuberant' (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BREADAN_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 12:10(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana / Heroes

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Look! Different show every night! In its sixth year for a reason. 'Funniest late show on the fringe' SSSS (Exact same words by: BroadwayBaby.com, ThreeWeeks, Skinny, Gigglebeats.co.uk).

Brett Blake

People call Brett reckless, but he wouldn't know because he's too busy getting kicked off reality TV shows and trying to make sure his new samurai sword matches his motorbike. 'Hilarious' SSSS (Australia Times). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRETTBL_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 18:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brett Goldstein: What Is Love Baby Don't Hurt Me Live Nation in association with Troika

TMP

Sex. Porn. Love. Addiction. Can Brett tell the difference? Recently, Brett Goldstein, award-winning comic, actor and writer, fell in love. He wouldn't recommend it. Come help him through this difficult time. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRETTGO_P8 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Brexit Stage Left

Jo Duncan and Eliza Fraser

MP

The world’s going to pot. Never mind, come and enjoy comedy pals Jo and Eliza ramble about failing to be a grown-up, romantic foibles and feminism. Funny Women One to Watch 2016. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BREXITS_AUY Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ (Canons' Gait) B0131 226 0000 V78 GD6

Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRENDON_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 3-15,17-26 23:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Brendon Burns Mansplainin' Brendon Burns / Heroes

MP

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2007. Twentieth solo hour. 90% of tour dates sold out in advance in under 24 hours. Just £6.50 to pre-book or PWYW. 'Nuff said. Warning! Contains material that some may find offensive. Stand-up, Contemporary

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRENDOO_BLL Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 3-26 20:00(1h) £6.50 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Brennan Reece: Evermore

Live Nation in association with United Agents

TLP

After the sold-out success of Everglow and Everlong, English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV's Survival of the Fittest is back with a lovely story from a loveable boy. Lovely.

Aug 4-14 16:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Briony Redman: Sketch Artist Katie Storey Productions

TLP

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Unless you're driving. Comedy with alien invasions, military zumba, an attempted murder mystery? Stories, sketch and a who-almostdunnit. 'Effortlessly feel good' (Skinny). Sketch show, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRIONYR_MV Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance This) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 13:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10,12,17-19,24-26 13:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 13:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 13:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops Bristol Revunions / PBH’s Free Fringe

LP

The Bristol Revunions return to the free Fringe with their show Hoops. Featuring a three-week rotating cast across the festival, the show promises to be a 'masterclass in student sketch comedy' (Epigram, 2017). Sketch show, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRISTOM_BOQ

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRENNAN_PH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:00(1h) £9.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 18:00(1h) £8.50 (£8.00)

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Tollbooth Market • Gladstone's Court, 173a Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V98 GD6 Aug 4-25 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay

The Bugle Live

FKP

FM

Andy Zaltzman / The Stand Comedy Club

Bristol Revunions

Live editions of the enduringly successful, globally popular topical podcast. Host Andy Zaltzman, with guests from around the world, will address the week's news with The Bugle's trademark cocktail of inventive satire and premium-grade hogwash. @hellobuglers www.thebuglepodcast.com

1988: bankruptcy struck as the treasurer absconded to Paraguay disbanding the society. A decade post-resurrection, the Revunions return for their 10th year at the Fringe to tell this foul tale of betrayal with trademark irreverent humour. Sketch show, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRISTON_CL C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (studio) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13,20-21,27 22:00(45m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:00(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 22:00(45m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

Satire, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUGLE_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 15,22 21:10(1h10m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Bumble Me Tinders

Patrick Melton and Katharine Ferns / Free Festival

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs James Nokise

NP

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Overcome the perilous woes of being single and laugh with Patrick Melton (USA) and Katharine Ferns (Canada) with a new line-up of comedians every night. Always hilarious. All Tinder, Bumble and Grindr users welcome.

Following a critically acclaimed run at The Stand in 2017, James Nokise returns for a chat about Britain's most nefarious doll. SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (Advertiser). SSSS (Music).

Stand-up, Compilation

Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRITAIN_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-26 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUMBLEM_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 21:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

Bumper Blyton

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The picnic hamper's packed full of parody, ready for this riotous improvised spoof in the style of Enid Blyton. Each show is entirely spontaneous and features a cast of some of the UK’s best-known improvisers. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure

Bronston Jones

TFj

For fourth year, American atheist Bronston Jones reacts to the chaos of his country with a prayer: God Bless 'Merica, because it'll take a miracle to fix it. His prayers don't work.

Improv

Political, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUMPERC_BLN

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRONSTO_UB Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 2-26 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 16:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27 16:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bumpkins

Bronston Jones

Eleri Morgan, Fiona Simpson and Ruth Wright

NP

NP

They say 'don't cry over spilt milk'. Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some big ones too! 'Certifiably unique' (LA Weekly). 'Very entertaining' (BroadwayBaby.com).

An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 'Each a force of nature and a full throttled idiot' (Logan Murray). Eleri, Fiona and Ruth mix social commentary with silliness as they simplify the complex and complicate the simple.

Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRONSTP_E9

Stand-up, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUMPKIN_ABN Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 3-12,14-25 21:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Butterfly

Bryony Twydle

Jilberto Soto

TFLP

TFMP

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4, E!) presents her debut Edinburgh show. Join Bryony as she presents her chaotic collection of interconnected characters. 'Great material, sharp comic timing' SSSSS (ViewsfromTheGods.co.uk). 'Impressively dynamic' SSSS (LondonTheatre1.com).

A show about Jilberto coming out of his cocoon and spreading his wings... No, that’s gay. In all honestly, it’s a show that revolves around the butterfly effect, how the smallest change can make the biggest difference. LGBT, Solo show

Solo show, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUTTERF_BCZ

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BRYONYT_APK Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27 20:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (studio 3) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 1-3,13-14,20-21,27 18:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:30(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:30(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe By the Power of Greyskull Winter Foenander

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Secret comedic powers were revealed to me one night when I held aloft a mighty microphone and said 'by the power of Greyskull! I have the Power!' 'Well weaved jokes' (BunburyMagazine.com). Stand-up

DESPiTE g EVERyTHiNs t ill

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BYTHEPO_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 2-3,6,9-10,13,16-17,20,23-24 14:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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NAOMi PAUL

“A fine comic celebration of modern Britain.” British Theatre Guide

13-18, 20-25 August | 5:05PM (50min) | £8 (£5)

California Backstage

Smile and Nod (California, USA)

 British Theatre Guide

 Edinburgh 49

 Ludlow Fringe

TFK

Long-form improv comedy from California. Watch improvisers build worlds and characters never seen before, never to be seen again. See the world through the lens of Californian sunshine and laugh along to a show that changes every night! Improv, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CALIFOR_ADO C south • St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE (main theatre) B0131 581 5555 V58 GG6 Aug 2-3,13-14,20-21,27 17:45(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:45(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:45(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Calling My Tribe Mick and Boo

TFMP

Too young to be old and too old to be young? One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here! Middle age? F*ck, it might be! Pass the gin; let's hang! Cabaret, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CALLING_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

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Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 20:20(1h) £12.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:20(1h) £14.00

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The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

See page 106 for more information

The Cambridge Footlights

TL

Join The Cambridge Footlights, 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent), as they embark on their 2018 world tour, performing to over 20,000 people across two continents. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAMBRIE_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 17:20(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21,27 17:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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GAVIN WEBSTER

i am stand up comedy

‘Wonderfully surreal rants... few stand ups will be as palpably funny as this’ ★★★★★ Herald

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The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events The Cambridge Impronauts

‘Simply a pleasure to spend time in his company’

TK

An improvised tale of poor orphans, quirky guardians, secret organisations, hidden conspiracies and dastardly villains filled with very funny drama performed by Cambridge University students from all degree backgrounds.

★★★★

British Comedy Guide

Improv, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAMBRID_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 12:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 12:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:00(1h) £10.50 (£8.50)

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Camels

Zac Peel and Patrick McPherson

TFK

Camels is a side-splittingly funny five-star sketch comedy, coming to Edinburgh after four sold-out runs in London. See writer-performers Peel and McPherson's knock-out and 'truly hilarious' (EverythingTheatre.co.uk) show that is 'so funny it feels like a workout' (Savage).

3 - 26 Aug (not 13) £10/£9 2 Aug (Preview) £9/£8

6.20pm (1hr)

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAMELS_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

Catch of the Day (A Sturgeon Story)

FLP

A true story. Ireland, 1966. A very unusual catch. Expect Eamon de Valera, Queen Elizabeth, live music, nuns, great craic and silly jokes. One fish can make a big splash.

PME Edinburgh Live Limited

A stand-up comedy show featuring two comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad. Only 50% of these comedians were produced by John Cleese. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAMILLA_ADJ Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 14-16,20-23 15:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17-19,24-26 15:50(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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Cam Spence and Jodie Mitchell: The New Babes United Agents / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Two new, strong female comedians entertain you. Characters from Cam Spence (Channel 4’s Riot Girls, Funny Women Award winner 2017) and stand-up from Jodie Mitchell – 'blindingly obvious comedic talent' (Skinny). Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWBABE_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 5-13,15-25 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Captain 'The Butcher' Reality Stan Skinny / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Former superstar 'The Butcher' returns. Has it been all nearly naked parties and B-movies or has he discovered new hobbies? Wrestling meets poetry in the new play from twice Great Yorkshire Show-Off winner. Spoken word, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAPTAIO_BPK Three Broomsticks • 51 South Bridge, EH1 1LL (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V398 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25 15:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Carey Carey Quite Contrary Carey Marx / PBH’s Free Fringe

MP

Taking a lesson from Donald Trump, Carey's become certain and unapologetic. So this show is the best thing in history and sod anyone who disagrees. 'Anecdotally debauched' SSSSS (Herald). 'Supremely crafted comedy' (List). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAREYCA_B1 Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-26 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People Carl Donnelly / Heroes

MP

Have you ever wondered why you can't speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly. You need alcohol and a selection of inebriated comedians to really make a seance go pop! Tragedy, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CARLDOO_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 18-22 00:10(1h30m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Cassie Atkinson – Swan Songs Cassie Atkinson / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Join Cassie (second place, Musical Comedy Awards 2018) for a few ditties, a little bit of death and a whole lot of fun. Words on BBC Radio 4 and popped up on ITV and E4. Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CASSIEA_BIQ Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 4-8,10-15,17-22,24-26 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Red Fox Theatre Company

TLP

Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CATCHOF_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 XAug 2 13:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 13:00(1h) £10.00

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Catherine Bohart: Immaculate Chambers Touring

TLP

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. 'Pretty much the perfect comedy package' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CATHERI_ACF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 16:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13,20-21 16:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Cat Pictures to Music for an Hour Heroes / PWYW

TFANP

No refunds. @catpicsmusicFU #catpicsmusicFU Film, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CATPICU_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5

Aug 2-12,20-26 15:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Events (Netherlands)

TFL

A jocular experience featuring line-ups and solo shows of the world’s best touring stand-up comedians. Perfect for a lively Edinburgh crowd. International comedy that promises to be acerbic, corrosive and cutting edge. Stand-up, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAUSTIC_JM C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 3,13-14,20-21,27 21:40(45m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:40(45m) £13.50 (£11.50) (£9.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:40(45m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C)

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Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination Cristina Lark

TFjP

Devised, new-writing comedy unlike any other. You’ll either thank heavens you’re not like her, or you’ll reassess your shameful life. ‘Guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself’ (Advertiser, Adelaide). Theatre, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CAUTIOO_CL C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (studio) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13-14,20-21,27 19:40(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:40(50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:40(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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The C Bomb

Worcester Producktions

TFM

Student Chloe discovers she has chlamydia and, in the interest of economising, throws a party to tell all of her ex-lovers. A comedy about taboos, stigma and Midsomer Murders. Best New Play, OUDS New Writing Festival 2018. New writing, Modern

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CBOMB_BDM Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Ivy Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 XAug 3-5 19:35(50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 6-11 19:35(50m) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

TFMP

TFMP

Charlie V Martin

Gilded Balloon and Chris Forbes present...

A new solo show from Charlie V Martin (BBC Scotland, NFTS) with storytelling, stand-up and historical characters born on 24th July (her birthday). ‘A real renaissance woman' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Three-time Scottish Comedy Award winner Chris Forbes returns to Edinburgh to tell the extraordinary tale of how he met a man who claimed to be the son of God. 'Brilliant company, honest, insightful, very funny' SSSS (Scotsman).

Solo show, Physical theatre

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARLIF_BCZ C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (studio 3) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 1-3,13,20,27 17:25(55m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:25(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:25(55m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISFO_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 19:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

LP

TFM

Chris Henry

Charmian Hughes / Free Festival

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Chris Henry returns to take you on a whirlwind global gigglefest as he attempts to find The One. Prepare for a blind date like no other.

Bra as metaphwoar! Bust out of stereotypes that squash us, in quest to find our fit in the world and a bra that fits. Big hit down under! ‘Buxom!’ (TheatreView.org.nz). ‘Unique, insightful, funny’ (Dominion Post).

Stand-up, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISHE_APL

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARMIA_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 15:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27 20:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Chris Kent: Looking Up Lisa Richards

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

TFMP

Chortle

Spending the last year balancing comedy with being a stay-at-home dad, Chris also removed the word 'mate' from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent. SSSSS (Mirror).

M

We've scoured the country to find Britain's funniest students – but who is the very best? Find out here with host Mark Watson. Previous finalists include Joe Lycett, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey and Tom Rosenthal.

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISKE_AAX Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5

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Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHORTLE_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 13 22:30(1h30m) £11.00 (£8.00)

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Chris Betts vs the Audience Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

TFM

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts argues the opposite of anything. Topics are chosen by the audience so every show is new and different. 'Drolly original reasoning' (Scotsman). 'An enticing prospect' (Independent). Interactive, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISBE_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 17:20(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band Chris Chopping / PBH’s Free Fringe

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XAug 1-2 18:50(1h) £5.00

Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 18:50(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-27 18:50(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with HD Management

TMP

From Live at the Apollo 2018! SSSSS (FringeGuru.com). He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and more. 'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISMD_AXD Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:35(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:35(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 18:35(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Chris McGlade: Northern Monkey Chris McGlade

NP

No-holds-barred show ripping the guts out of political correctness. ‘Weaponised comedy, locked and loaded. It is awesome’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Come the next revolution, McGlade could be the next Alexei Sayle' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISMC_BIT

NP

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! 'A really good comic, tremendously clever' (Metro). 'Hilarious' (Paul Sinha). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISCH_BOM Dr Livingstone's • 10 St Mary's St, EH1 1SU (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V204 GE6 Aug 4-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads PME Edinburgh Live Limited

TFNP

From BBC Three, Dave and BBC Radio 4 Extra, award-winning comedian Chris Stokes (BBC New Talent Hot List 2017) returns to the Fringe. A stand-up show about time, space, love, reality and teeth. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISST_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

NP

TMP

Live Nation presents

Christian Elderfield

Los Angeles hasn't changed Chris – he's a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. Niche gags and eloquent freestyles from a 'virtuoso' (Guardian). 'The best show I've reviewed in seven years' SSSS (List).

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents Bolloxed. A performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations. Basically it's a fun show from a world-travelling Brit now living in Australia. 'Fantastic, intimate slap-dash comedy' SSSS½ (Advertiser, Adelaide).

Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTU_PH

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTI_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Chris Washington: You Beauty!

Live Nation

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

TFLP

TLP

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian. Best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle's Show's infamous Mad Real World sketch.

In 2017 a Wigan postman used all his annual leave to take a show to the world's biggest arts festival and was nominated for Best Newcomer. A true 'You Beauty!' underdog story... 'A revelation' (Chortle.co.uk).

Stand-up

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTJ_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,15-16,22-23 20:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:45(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 14,20-21,27 20:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISWA_PH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 20:30(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo

Christian Reilly / PBH's Free Fringe

Ciarán Dowd in association with Hatch Talent

NP

TLP

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to your laughter deficit. 'Blisteringly funny' (Stage). 'Funniest songs I’ve heard in a long time' (Scotsman). 'Hysterical' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Amazingly high-quality' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Funny sonofabitch' (Rich Hall).

Don Rodolfo is a total butthead, a shameless libertine and the greatest swordsman the world has ever seen. Ciarán is a character comedian and member of critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS. 'A ludicrous delight' SSSS (Telegraph). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CIARNDO_HH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance That) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTL_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 17:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 22:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 22:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Claire Ford: Unboxed

NP

Feel like you're stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Through heartfelt storytelling, clowning and cardboard, Unboxed promises more 'brilliant, unique and boundary-bending comedy' (TalkFringe.com.au) from this 'masterful physical theatre performer' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Christian Talbot

I'm just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. 'An absolutely engaging performer' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTK_WI Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

Gilded Balloon and Off The Kerb Productions Ltd present...

TFLP

The debut hour from the future of Scottish stand-up. Featured on BBC Radio 1 and 4 Extra. 'A charming young comic. Macarthur-Boyd's material is well-honed and well-delivered' (Scotsman). 'The personal and political housed seamlessly' (Skinny). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISTO_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 22:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Momentum Artist Management

TFN

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLAIREF_JE Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 14:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 14:00(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs Claire Sullivan

TFM

A madcap adventure through the mind of a young Australian absurdist. She hurtles the audience through dogs, a dog show, dads, gross poetry, absurd short stories and more dogs. Absurdist, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLAIRES_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27 22:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Clara Cupcakes – The Worst Clara Cupcakes / Crowded

TFM

Clara Cupcakes invented the worst 8-bit video game of all time: the unplayable tale of an octopus looking for love. Distraught, she hurled it into the garbage. Nothing stays buried forever. It's time to play... Burlesque, Clown

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLARACU_APL Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 18:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Clara Saves America Clara Bijl

FM

In her show, internationally unknown French stand-up comedian, Clara Bijl, talks about being French in America, NYC, leaving notes on people's cars, the hardship of raising cats, and about how she single-handedly saves America. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLARASA_BDM Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Ivy Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 3-11,13-18 23:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00 SUDO) (£20.00 F)

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Clash of the Tight Tens Andy Quirk / Free Festival

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Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Good clean fun – you’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! Variety, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLASHOF_E9

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around Ball of Clay

TFMP

True stories of childhood, friendship and psychosis interweave, kick stigma in the shins, and propose a revolution. Expect satire, near-death experiences (Clay's, not yours), and deeply misguided greeting cards. Storytelling, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLAYNIK_BNT Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (Just The Meeting Room ) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-12,14-26 17:50(1h) £7.00

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Clif Knight Sucks! Clif Knight

NP

Clif Knight is a trainwreck and he's bringing comedy, music and mistaken world outlooks to make you feel better about yourselves. Get early seats and buy drinks that he can't afford. Storytelling, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLIFKNI_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 3-9 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Clingfilm

Plunge Theatre

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TMP

What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit go to a funeral? A cabaret. Obviously. Welcome to Clingfilm: the dark, sparkly world of three hipsters trying to work out what the hell is going on... Cabaret

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLINGFI_PF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,21,27 23:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Cold as Icelandic

Helgi Steinar / Free Festival

NP

An internationally themed stand-up comedy show from a perpetual outsider in his late 20s. Armed only with wit and drunken cynicism, Helgi Steinar takes on the establishment, politics, marriage, nationalism and other hilarious outdated traditions. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COLDASI_AWG Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 14:10(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedians Against Humanity

Corrie McGuire Management / Carrie Hardie for Serious Comedy

TM

Join us wielding Cards Against Humanity to challenge the Fringe's best comedians to create material on the spot. Interactive, inappropriate, improvised fun! 'An hour of hysterical laughing' (GlamAdelaide.com.au). 'Mad, offensive, utterly hilarious' SSSSS (TVBomb.co.uk). Compilation, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDIA_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13,20-21 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Comedy Boxing: New Challengers New Challengers Every Night

NP

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh for its third year, now with different competitors each show! Comedians will battle over four rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and boxing. Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYD_E9

Comedy Gala 2018: In Aid of Waverley Care Waverley Care and Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

LP

Edinburgh's biggest comedy event returns. Always a complete sellout so book early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds raised from the Gala go straight to supporting the charity's life-changing work. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYH_AW Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Auditorium) B0844 871 3014 V59 GC6 Aug 18 19:30(2h30m) £25.00

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Comedy in the Dark

Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

TFN

The sell-out, unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYI_ACG Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 2 18:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 18:15(1h) £12.00

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Comedy Queers / Free Festival Sian Davies and Guests

AMP

A spicy late-night mix of outrageous queer comedians. One of the most diverse bills at the Fringe. Party with the kings, queens and non-binary royal titles of comedy. Hosted by Sian Davies. LGBT, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYQ_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 00:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 21:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A Comedy Brunch 2 JGT Comms

TFM

Breakfast of champions? Brunch of runner-ups. After a delightful 2017, Neil Harris (Hilarity Bites New Comedian 2017 runner-up) and Julie Grady Thomas (Mr Shindig's New Act 2016 runner-up) return with new jokes, stories and observations. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYB_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 10:45(1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Comedy Freak Show Lawrinson Corp

NP

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Tom Lawrinson's exhibition of comedic rarities. A rotating bill of different comedians awaits you, so step right up to be blown away by those who dare call themselves 'freak'! Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYG_AWG Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy from Salford Uni Salford Students

NP

The cream of the crop from the University of Salford showcasing the future faces of British comedy. From the UK university with the longest running full-time comedy degree. Stand-up, sketch and more! Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYF_O3 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-11 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Comedy Reserve The Pleasance

TK

Catch four of the hottest new comedians on the circuit, in the 14th year of the Comedy Reserve. Hand-picked by the Pleasance, this year's exciting newcomers are Chloe Petts, Helen Bauer, Jack Gleadow and Michael Odewale. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYR_PS Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14,21,27 21:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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A Comedy Show on Top of Arthur's Seat Barry Ferns

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A spectacular show on top of spectacular Arthur's Seat. It's only a 45-minute walk from the Pleasance Courtyard. In its 11th year. Previous performers: Josie Long, Simon Munnery, Tony Law, Joel Dommett. Spoken word, Poetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMEDYT_ACZ On Top of Arthur's Seat • On Top of Arthur's Seat, EH8 8ED (Arthur's Seat (Top of)) B07704 863286 V354 GE6 Aug 18 14:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AComedyTapas

Jesters / PBH's Free Fringe

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A selection of 10-12 acts to sample. Fresh every day. Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ACOMEDY_ABU Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Upstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5

Aug 4-25 13:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Comic Relief Live

Answering the question “Have you seen anything good?” for 26 years

Comic Relief

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Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. And the best bit? At least £5 per ticket will go to Comic Relief. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMICRE_AT Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4

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MERVYN STUTTER’s

PICK

OF THE

FRINGE

THEATRE COMEDY CABARET MUSIC DANCE

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Daily line-ups at mervspotfringe.com

The Committee: Improvised Comedy The Committee / PBH’s Free Fringe

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London's hottest improv group bring their hilarious comedy back to the Fringe. All made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4. SSSSS (Time Out). SSSSS (Skinny). Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMMITT_ATS Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 4-12,14-25 18:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Common People Common People

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Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people. They aren’t trying to educate anyone and if they were it would be dangerous to listen. Take your mind off the world and enjoy an hour of laughter.

‘It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe’

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMMONP_ZD Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5

PLEASANCE ONE Box Office: 0131-556-6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

Aug 2-11 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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4 - 26 August (not 16, 23) 12.45pm-2.15pm £12

See page 143 for more information

A Complete Waste of Time Steve Chang

TFN

Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. A stand-up comedy, storytelling, solo show. Solo show, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COMPLET_BKX

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA Three) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 3-27 19:00(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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In Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Shane Shambhu (Complicité Associate) offers a funny, honest and engaging look at his personal journey growing up in East London and performing Indian dance in the UK. Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CONFESS_ADX Dance Base • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Studio 1) B0131 225 5525 V22 GE4 XAug 22 19:45(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 23-26 19:45(1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Conor Drum: ...If Conor Drum

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A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IF_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 4-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Conscious Comedy With Samantha Pressdee Love Muffin Productions

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Ommmm. In a sacred space (not a safe space!). The comedy gurus await your presence. A compilation show raising awareness of important issues in a funny and accessible way. A third eye-opening experience. Peace! Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CONSCIP_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2,8 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cool Story Bro

Trev Tokabi / Free Festival

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Trev brings raw honesty about his upbringing in the UK and Ivory Coast, opening up about the emotional struggles he faced during his parents divorce and finally having to man up and deal with the aftermath. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COOLSTO_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 00:25(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Dharmander Singh / Neil Numb / Free Festival

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Cosmic Comedy Berlin is a fun mix of local Berlin comics with a dashing of international surprise guests sharing tales of living, partying and working in one of the most popular cities in the world. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COSMICC_BIT

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 21:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 107 for more information

Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads! MZA and CHiLL Productions

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MZA & GET SLOSSED PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

(This show is sooooo not about fit-baws!) 'Riotously funny!' (Independent). Jockstrap yourself in for a "balls-out" funny night of no-holds-barred comedy. 'High-octane, laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Irresistible!' SSSS (List). 'Flat-out hilarious' SSSSS (Mirror). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CRAIGHI_BJN Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2,5 19:20(1h) £9.50 Aug 3-4,8,14-15,21-22 19:20(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 19:20(1h) £18.50 (£16.50) Aug 9,12,16,19,23,26 19:20(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

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AS SEEN ON:

Sunday Night at the Palladium Drunk History Roast Battle Conan Netflix (Dark & Jigsaw)

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Cream Tea and Incest Benjamin Alborough

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Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new anarchic comedy set in Edwardian England. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Highly recommended show' (FringeReview.co.uk). Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CREAMTE_RD

‘BRILLIANT…DEVASTATINGLY INTELLIGENT... SLOSS IS A FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT. SEE HIM!’ THE AGE

‘FUNNY, INTELLIGENT AND CHARMING’

‘SIMPLY WORLD CLASS…HILARIOUS’

EDI NBURGH EVENI NG NEWS

‘DIRTY, SWEET AND CLEVER’

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‘STUNNINGLY POIGNANT…ACHINGLY FUNNY’

N E W YORK TI MES

THE ATR E PE OPLE

‘COMEDY PROVOCATEUR… DARK AF STAND-UP’ THEMUSI C.COM.AU

‘SMOULDERING… DELICIOUSLY DARK STAND-UP’ M A IL O N S UN DAY

2-26 AUGUST, 7 PM (Not 13 & 20 Aug, BSL interpreted 11 & 21 Aug)

PLEASANCE AT EICC, VENUE 150, 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk Daniel Sloss on Tour www.danielsloss.com See page 90 for more information

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theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 3-11,13-18,20-25 19:05(50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Criminal

Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse

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The anarchic murder mystery improv night makes its Fringe debut. Every night, four different comedians (one detective, three suspects) solve a murder through improvisation. Previous performers include Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Josie Lawrence and Miles Jupp. Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CRIMINA_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 4-5,10-12 21:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9 21:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Crizards Cromedy Show

Curried Mustard

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Crizards / PBH's Free Fringe

The Crizards boys present some spicy cromedy concerning weevils, utility bills and bronze. An offbeat double act specialising in bulletproof patter and groovy audiovisual happenings. ‘Very clever, very wry, very well performed' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CRIZARD_BIQ Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 4-12,14-26 14:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Joe Bains

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue. Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CURRIED_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-3,6,9-10,13,16-17,20,23-24 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Cutting Room

Un4Scene / PBH's Free Fringe

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

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Vivienne Smith Management

Improv comedy where a one-word audience suggestion inspires rapidly unfolding scenes. Somehow the players draw a story from the chaos. Nobody knows how it will end until the final cut.

TFLP

Stars of BBC Radio 4's The Croft & Pearce Show. Total Sell-Out Fringe Laurel recipients. 'Masters of pinpoint observation' (Telegraph). 'A laugh-out-loud sketch show' (Daily Express). 'Tomorrow's TV stars' (Herald). SSSS (List).

Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CUTTING_CZ Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ (Cellar Bar) B0131 226 0000 V78 GD6

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CROFTPE_APJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 4-26 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

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David Benson and Jack Lane produced by James Seabright

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The Crooners

Two actors play 25 characters, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry’s classic sitcom. Enjoy two vintage episodes and indulge in afternoon tea! Performed in specially created 1940s-style venue. 'Pretty much perfect’ (Times). www.dadsarmyradiohour.com

Fight in the Dog

TKP

Comedy, crooning, cocktails and class from award-winning character comedians Brendan Murphy and Kiell Smith-Bynoe (stars of BBC Radio 1's BattleActs!). 'Flamboyantly juicy' (Times). 'Fantastical, riotously funny characters' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Had the audience wailing with laughter' SSSS (Skinny). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CROONES_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Tasting, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DADSARN_BLH Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Platform 5) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 1-3 16:15(1h15m) £20.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-18 16:15(1h15m) £25.00 Aug 6-7 16:15(1h15m) £32.50 Aug 9,13-14,16 16:15(1h15m) £22.50 Non-dining ticket prices: Aug 1-3 £12.50 Aug 4-7, 10-12, 17-18 £17.50 Aug 9, 13-14, 16 £15.00

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Dad's Army Dinner Hour

David Benson and Jack Lane produced by James Seabright

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation The Chandeliers

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Join us exactly 50 years after the premiere of the classic sitcom! Witness two actors playing 25 characters in vintage episodes, and indulge in a delicious two-course dinner. Unique 1940s-style venue. 'Utterly brilliant' (Barry Cryer). www.dadsarmyradiohour.com

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back following a sell-out Edinburgh 2017 run. Who? What? How? The choice is yours. 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment' (TheWeeReview.com).

Tasting, Cabaret

Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CSICRIM_APJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 15:35(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 15:35(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 Jul 31 20:00(1h15m) £27.50 Non-dining ticket price: £12.50

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Dad's Army Lunch Hour

David Benson and Jack Lane produced by James Seabright

Cult Comics

Get Comedy / Free Festival

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Two actors play 25 characters, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry’s classic sitcom. Enjoy two vintage episodes and indulge in delicious lunch performed in specially created 1940s-style venue. ‘Impersonations are peerless’ (Daily Mail). www.dadsarmyradiohour.com

Comedians Sam Golin and Bisha K Ali return with their geek culture-themed spectacular of comedy and nerd-friendly games. If you're a gamer, comic book fan, sci-fi buff or horror movie addict, Cult Comics is for you. Sci-fi

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CULTCOM_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time Russell Arathoon / Free Festival

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DADSARO_BLH Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Platform 5)

Tasting, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DADSARM_BLH Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Platform 5) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2 13:30(1h15m) £22.50 Aug 4,11,18 13:30(1h15m) £27.50 Aug 9,16 13:30(1h15m) £25.00 Non-dining ticket prices: Aug 2 £12.50 Aug 9,16 £15.00 Aug 4,11,18 £17.50

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Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

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Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla / Free Festival

Stand-up, Solo show

An hour of stand-up featuring the talents of multi award-winning comedian Daisy Earl and BBC Asian Network comedy star Sukh Ojla. 'Hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk).

From his move from Manchester to Chelsea, life with a gluten free shih tzu and nights out with Big Fat Sarah, Russell brings an hour of ruthless put-downs and hilarious anecdotes. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CURIOUS_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 15-26 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAISYEA_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 16-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather Mug and Kettle Comedy / Free Festival

Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE, InterTalent Comedy and Live Nation present

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Britain's Got Talent and Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer act, the Malawian-born comedian stars in his debut stand-up tour after capturing the nation's hearts on television and garnering over 8 million Facebook views. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DALISOC_AVZ Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 Aug 19,23-26 19:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 20-22 19:30(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Damian Clark: Extra Show

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Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton’s blunt, honest stand-up is a breath of fresh air. Sold-out shows worldwide, encore show at The Comedy Store, Sydney and a US-produced debut album. 'Very, very funny' (Sydney Arts Guide). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANIELM_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Daniel Sloss: X

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

MZA and Get Slossed Productions

TFM

Strap in for rapid-fire jokes in this new show from the Aussie hurricane. Due to phenomenal demand, 26 shows have been added in the same room at the same time. Book now! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAMIANC_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 22:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Dan Attfield: Futureproof

TMP

‘Dirty, sweet, clever’ (New York Times). New show. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up. Eight Conans. Ten Edinburghs. Three off-Broadway seasons. Two Netflix specials. 'World class’ SSSS (Herald Sun). ‘Hilarious... Devastatingly intelligent... Festival highlight. See him!’ SSSSS (Age). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANIELU_BDP Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 Aug 2,5 19:00(1h) £9.50 Aug 3-4,8,14-15,21-22 19:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 19:00(1h) £17.50 (£15.50) Aug 9,12,16,19,23,26 19:00(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

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Dan Attfield

TFN

The first human to live to 1,000 years old has allegedly already been born. Musical comedian Dan Attfield (Abandoman, Amusical) is determined to make sure it's him. 'Extremely funny... slick and well put-together' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Music, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANATTF_AXD Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 21:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988 Daniel Connell

TFLP

Daniel Connell is quite possibly the most relaxed man in Australia. 'After an hour in his company you're chilled out and smiling, I don't know how he does it' (Age). Affable, loveable and hilarious. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANIELC_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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XAug 2-3 21:30(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Daniel Cook: Carpet

Berk's Nest in association with PBJ Management

TLP

A new stand-up comedy show from 'hilarious faced' (List) idiot Daniel Cook. 'Frenetic and hilarious... Superb' SSSS (List). 'This is excellent stand-up' SSSS (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'Had the crowd roaring with laughter' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANIELG_ACF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 18:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13,20-21 18:45(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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Daniel Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun Daniel Downie

TFM

Daniel Downie takes an irreverent look at Edinburgh’s history that’s more hysterical than historical. 'Up-to-the-minute material that had the audience in stitches' (MumbleComedy.net). Historical

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANIELD_1I

Dan Kelly's Madras Years Dan Kelly / Free Festival

KP

Join Dan Kelly as he piles into the Madras Years, a medium-spicy character comedy show designed to open more cans of worms than it keeps closed. Love/life/lager and last-minute winners. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANKELL_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-16 13:10(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dan Nightingale: Sex, Drugs and My Nanna's Bungalow Dan Nightingale

TFMP

Another great hour of stand-up from one of the circuit's very best (award-winning) comedians. *Includes tentative references to mild sex and gentle drug use, but repeated gratuitous use of the word bungalow. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SEXDRUH_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2 21:55(1h) £3.00 Aug 3-4,6-11,14-18,20-25 21:55(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Danny O'Brien: Lock-In White Ducks

TFMP

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover. A must-see. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANNYOB_UC Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 22:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 22:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Dansplaining

Danny Ward / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The Amused Moose People's Champion returns to the Fringe to explain everything in just 50 minutes. 'The whole room is laughing' SSSS (Fest). Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 2-19,25-26 14:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DANSPLA_4R Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-26 14:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

FRINGE FIRST!

Daphna Baram

TFL

FOLLOW THE FUN @interactivetheatreinternational

Love your body, get diabetes; love your red EU passport, get Brexit. A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins discovers there are no free lunches. On body, politics and body politics. 'Masterful' SSSSS (Bunbury Magazine). Political, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAPHNAB_BLA Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-25 19:00(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll Darius Davies

LP

What do Darius Davies and Donald Trump have in common? They both like trolling. Come and learn what it takes to be an infamous troll in this, Darius's hilarious new show. Multimedia, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DARIUSD_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

XAug 2-3 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 4-26 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Darren Harriott: Visceral

CKP and InterTalent Group present

TMP

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Darren returns with a brand-new show, following recent appearances on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and The Now Show. 'Properly funny' SSSS (Times). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DARRENH_P8

Show info

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 21:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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0845 1544 145 interactivetheatre.com.au

2-27 August | Time: 21:00 The Principal Edinburgh

George Street Hotel, EH2 2PB (v119)

See page 371 for more information

Darren Walsh: Massive Punt Darren Walsh

TFNP

Join Darren (UK's first Pun Champion; winner: Dave's Joke of the Fringe; BBC Comedy Presents) on a round-the-world flight, pun-packed with in-flight movies, one-liners, jingles and nonsense. 'Punbelievable!' SSSSS (Mirror). SSSS (Sunday Express). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DARRENW_ACH Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4

2

Aug 2,5-9,12,14-16,19-23,26 18:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 18:00(1h) £7.00

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Dave Chawner: Mental Dave Chawner

LP

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVECHA_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 19:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dave Green: Melt Dave Green

NP

Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him on a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt. 'A keen eye for the absurd' (TheWeeReview.com). ‘Fantastically original gags’ (Bruce Dessau). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MELT_UB Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-26 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 181 for more information

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

David Kay

MP

FLP

David Kay / The Stand Comedy Club

Davey Reilly / PBH’s Free Fringe

David Kay, one of the hidden gems of the Scottish comedy circuit, quirky and surreal, as seen on Comedy Central's The Alternative Comedy Experience and heard as Modrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard on BBC Radio 4. www.david-kay.com http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDKA_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5

Following the success of his previous shows, Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVEYRE_BGJ Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5 Aug 4-25 16:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-12 18:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest Share the Words Productions

David McIver Is a Nice Little Man

A technological comedy adventure with David Callaghan. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' SSSS (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

M

TFL

David McIver / PBH's Free Fringe

Look, it’s David McIver, the nicest little man around, having a go with his debut hour of riffs, bits and skits. Absurd and silly character comedy. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). As seen on BBC Three.

Multimedia, Stand-up

Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDCB_AEH Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 11:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDMC_ABU Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Upstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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David Mills: Focus People!

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

Vivienne Smith Management

TFMP

David Callaghan

Smart, sharp, laugh-out-loud comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. Mills gets you through the coming apocalypse feeling dynamite! 'Politics to surrealism... A superior act' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). 'Essential viewing' (BroadwayBaby.com).

LP

'One of my highlights of the Fringe' SSSS (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). 'He really hits the mark' SSSS (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Very funny routines' (Chortle.co.uk).

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDMI_4K

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDCA_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 15-26 21:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 14:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 14:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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David Correos: The Correos Effect

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Notorious* Management Ltd

Lisa Richards in association with Chambers Management

TFM

New Zealand's David Correos has blown away audiences from Auckland to Adelaide, now he returns to Edinburgh with his debut solo show. This is full noise, powerful, messy comedy. The risk assessment is always difficult.

K

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

Absurdist, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDCO_GI

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDOD_ABA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 21:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

2

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David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

Brian Gittins / United Agents / Heroes

TFMP

Seen on Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Sky’s Rovers and Channel 4’s Gittins. Brian Gittins is a complete berk and according to the Sussex Argus, ‘the world’s worst comedian'. Sponsored by Rampoo. Absurdist, Ballet

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDEA_BLL Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 2-7,9-21,23-26 18:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall Doggett and Ephgrave

TFMP

The 1991 holiday camp talent show winner, frontman of Best Hertfordshire Band 1998 and Most Promising Student 2002 pinpoints where things went wrong. Telegraph's 20 Funniest OneLiners and Comedy Central's 35 Funniest Jokes. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDEP_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 12:00(1h) £3.00 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-26 12:00(1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 19:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 19:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

2

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David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two David Tsonos / PBH’s Free Fringe

LP

Comedy veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to 2015's Walking the Cat. This time his new cat, Mitzy, has centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and murder. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDTS_BGJ Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5 Aug 4-14,16-25 18:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Day Drinking With Yanks and Hosers Box of Bees

NP

A large pond separates us but drinking in the afternoon brings us together. A grab bag of up-and-coming stand-up comics from the US and Canada. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAYDRIN_BCN Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 2-19 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Follow us @edfringe

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Comedy

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Dean Hendry: Smells Like Dean Spirit

‘ARGUABLY THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED ACT IN THE COMEDY SECTION OF YOUR BROCHURE’

Dean Hendry

TFMP

THE SCOTSMAN

Low self-esteem doesn't grow on trees, but it grows funny fruit *coughs*. Let’s explore how, underneath, Dean's spirit smells like a fire in a diarrhoea factory, and why he's finally unapologetically OK about it. LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEANHEN_BDJ Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Death Ray Cabaret

Kevin Matviw, Jordan Aromstrong

L

After performing to sold-out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with their special brand of fast-paced, darkly hilarious musical comedy. 'Saturday Night Live worthy' (Globe and Mail). Cabaret, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEATHRA_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-14 22:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Death to America Sean Bedlam

N

It's 2018 and the world may have already ended. One of Australia's best political comedians and activists, Sean Bedlam, has no answers* but a lot of hilarious, intelligent insights. *He has some answers. Political, Stand-up

1-26 AUGUST

REGINALDDHUNTER.COM

8:30PM

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH MANDY WARD ARTIST MANAGEMENT

PLEASANCE.CO.UK 0131 556 6550

MICKPERRIN.COM See page 161 for more information

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEATHTO_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 15-26 16:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Def Comedy Space Jam

AVALON PRESENTS

Lawrinson Corp

NP

Tom Lawrinson and Josh Jones present an hour of stand-up comedy direct from outer space! Jokes that are absolutely raw and positively looney. In terms of free shows, this one is a guaranteed slam dunk! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEFCOME_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-26 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage / Heroes

TFMP

3 NIGHTS.

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. A multimedia adventure for fans of economic recession, blue top milk and Bigfoot. 'Inventive and increasingly hysterical' SSSS (Skinny). 'Brims with ideas and creativity' SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

30 COMEDIANS. 100s OF LAUGHS.

Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DELIGHT_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-26 12:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton Laughing Stock Productions

TFMP

Winner – Directors' Choice Award, 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Demi Lardner is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals. A good serve of Demi Lardner can make your bones strong and handsome.

AT

22, 23 & 24 AUG

150

150 MORRISON ST, EH3 8EE WWW.PLEASANCE.CO.UK 0131 556 6550 See page 114 for more information

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Absurdist, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DEMILAR_AAX

22:00 £15

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-2 20:05(1h) £7.50 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 20:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:05(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Denim: The Reunion Tour

DF Comedy Jam

TMP

MP

Soho Theatre and United Agents

Dan Fardell and Dave Fensome

After a sell-out global stadium pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up. Humanity's been in mourning. The five queens will reunite for one night only. All month.

Join Dave Fensome and Dan Fardell, two award-wanting comics with nothing in common but their initials, as they present an hour of comedy that has nothing to do with their initials. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DFCOMED_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5

Cabaret, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DENIMTI_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 22:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 22:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24,26 22:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Aug 17-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Diamond Comedy Club Diamond Comedy Club

NP

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Fringe for an unmissable late-night party! Every show is different, so come on down for a good time!

Desiree Burch / Heroes

TFMP

Seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle and QI. Comedian Desiree Burch presents her nearly eponymous third stand-up hour. 'Deservedly on the rise' SSSS (Guardian). SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DESIREE_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 XAug 2 22:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-13,15-20,22-25 22:30(1h) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIAMONE_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil Token Events

TFL

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It's been a big year for Dilruk Jayasinha, selling out comedy festivals and being all over the TV in Australia. Don't miss his Edinburgh debut. 'A brilliant hour' SSSS (Herald Sun).

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DILRUKJ_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

Andyland Productions

2

TFK

Following sell-out Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe shows, Des (Gulags Got Talent) storysings Mao’s China, using music by Adele (Hellish), The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), and lots more! Simply Red. Music, Storytelling

XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DESKAPI_3I Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 16:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Dirty White Boys: Manners

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Dirty White Boys

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The 'spectacularly and compellingly funny' (List) duo are back to bring their trademark high-energy nonsense to a variety of topics. Expect shouting, quizzes, and maybe even a musical finale. SSSS (MumbleComedy.net, FringeBiscuit.co.uk, Young-Perspective.net, LondonTheatre1.com).

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Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DIRTYWH_JC

Stags and Hogg

MP

What is motivation? Where does it come from? Most importantly, how on earth can we all get some?! Join two master procrastinators striving to discover that elusive magic formula for a more productive life. www.the-bite.co.uk True-life, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DESPERA_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 XAug 2-5 11:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-26 11:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Doctor Whosical

TwoBox Productions

TFL

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Fringe sell-out company. Join the Doctor and his companions for a musical adventure in space! After the TARDIS crashes, the Doctor must save the universe from his greatest enemy! Expect camp musical numbers and drag queens galore!

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Musical theatre, Sci-fi

Naomi Paul

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOCTORW_AMD

FL

Satirical, poignant and funny four-star show with original songs, stories and biscuits. ‘Terrific deadpan delivery of material... topical and relevant. Audiences loved it!' (Alexa Kelly, Pulse Ensemble Theatre). SSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info, 2015). SSSS (Edinburgh49.org, 2016). Theatre, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DESPITE_3T theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 13-18,20-25 17:05(50m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Forest Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 4,6,8,10 23:05(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£26.00 F)

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Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show CKP and InterTalent Group present

TFjP

A classic game show full of fascinating financial facts. Dominic Frisby, the world's only financial writer and comedian, is quizmaster. Contestants (willing volunteers) can win big prizes. Funny, exciting, informative – what's not to like? Game show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOMINID_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23 17:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Dominic Holland – The Glory Year Dominic Holland / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Despite his best efforts, this multi award-winning stand-up is best known as the dad of Tom Holland (Spider-Man). Total sell-out 2017 with eight four-star reviews, including the Scotsman, the Herald and the Sunday Times. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOMINIC_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-13,15-26 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dom O'Keefe: Free Willy from the Perspective of the Whale Dom O'Keefe

TFjP

Multimedia make-believe from Dom O'Keefe. 'A supreme talent' SSSSS (EdFringeReview.com). 'Charismatic and charming' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A rare delight to laugh this much' (Oxford Student). Theatre, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREEWIL_ACJ Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 15:30(1h) £3.00 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-20,22-26 15:30(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Don't Be Terrible

Ellen Waddell and Oliver Milburn / Free Fringe

MP

Can stand-up save your love life? Nice guy Steve hopes so. But misanthropic Alice thinks he’s an idiot. A comedy about comedy, that asks whether nice is ever funny, and whether sexy is ever nice. Stand-up, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DONTBET_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 185 for more information

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Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

OFFICIAL FRINGE APP

Douglas Walker

TK

The sinister, absurd true story of Christmas. The only thing more devastating than finding out that Santa doesn't exist is finding out that he does. 'A truly fascinating hour of comedy' SSSS (List). Historical, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DOUGLAS_APL Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23 22:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Dragprov Revue

The Dragprov Revue

TFKP

Drag double act Christian Adore and Eaton Messe dream of stardom, and tonight's the night. 'Dazzling' (Pink Times) improvised songs, sketches and raps. RuPaul meets Whose Line Is It Anyway, as drag and improv try each other’s clothes. Improv, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DRAGPRO_BKY Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 1) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-13,15-26 22:00(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

2

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Dreamgun: Film Reads Lisa Richards

TFK

Getting it wrong has never felt so right! Irish comedy weirdos amuse and exasperate cinephiles with joke-stuffed takes on cinematic favourites. Dreamgun brings Film Reads to Edinburgh for the first time, performing a different movie every night. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DREAMGU_BMR Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

Free to download for iOS and Android Search for Edinburgh Fringe

2

XAug 2-3 20:45(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23 20:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

Eau de Munro

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Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. A journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind, calling on personal experiences and observations that build the audience into equal parts suspense and hilarity.

Eau de Munro / Free Festival

NP

Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

'In my view, best new show at Leicester Comedy Festival' (Tony Booth, Leicester Comedy Festival Judge). 'Fantastically funny' (Arts In Magazine). It'll make all your dreams come true. #noneofyourdreamsmaycometrue

Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EAUDEMU_AWG

Cabaret, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DREAMON_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 20:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Duke Pop

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

TFLP

TFLP

Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

Sophie Duker / Lulu Popplewell

RBM Comedy

Two rising stars, Sophie Duker and Lulu Popplewell, split an hour of scorching hot stand-up. As seen/heard on: Comedy Central, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4.

1988, a teenager lost control of his car. 2014, a Halloween party took an unexpected turn. 2017, there was a thunder storm in a village. Edd returns with another unique hour of storytelling.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DUKEPOP_BD Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5

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XAug 1-13,15-26 18:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDDHEDG_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 16:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Durham Revue present: Zeitgeist

Eddy Brimson: Fidgety Tits

TFjP

FNP

Eddy Brimson

The Durham Revue

Fifty minutes of stand-up and stupidity from this in-demand UK/ international headliner. Review from 2017: 'Sure-fire laughs, breathtaking confidence and more. As close as you get to the perfect Fringe comedy hour' (Associated Press). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDDYBRI_1I Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4

Come and see the renowned Durham Revue perform their own brand of 'masterful' (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy! As seen on stages across Durham, Oxford, Cambridge, London, Leeds, and Edinburgh, this is student comedy at its finest! Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DURHAMR_UG Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 13:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:20(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 13:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 2-13,15-21,23-26 20:15(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ed Gamble: Blizzard Avalon Promotions

TLP

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

Mick Perrin Worldwide

LP

BAFTA and Perrier Award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show to Edinburgh – Dr Cosmos. ‘Funny and fascinating, and utterly deserving of his place in the modern classics' SSSS (Times). Stand-up

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDGAMBL_PC Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 19:40(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 19:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DYLANMO_BFG http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DYLANMO_ST http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DYLANMO_BDI http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DYLANMO_AU The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 14 19:20(1h) £17.50 The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 15-19 18:30(1h) £17.50 Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Main Theatre) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 Aug 22-26 19:30(1h) £17.50 Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Aug 23-25 21:10(1h) £17.50

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EdinBra Fringe Comedy

Nik Coppin and Jeannie Jones

MP

A revolving line-up of female comedians from around the Edinburgh Fringe. A great opportunity to see a selection of the best female comedians all in one show. This show is also supporting the Against Breast Cancer charity. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BITCHEU_O3

2

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Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Abbie Murphy

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Anecdotes from ex-showgirl Murphy's journey from corduroys and football shirts to feathers, tits and teeth, all the while contemplating what it is to be female. ‘Laugh aloud funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist 2015.

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Storytelling, Stand-up

Stand-up

Underbelly Productions

LP

The biggest, brightest comedians at the Fringe all in one huge show, staged in the famous Udderbelly. A one-stop shop for your comedy fix right in the festival's beating heart. Every show sold out in 2017!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EATSLEE_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-23 13:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDINBUT_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 3 23:30(1h) £10.00

Aug 4,23 23:30(1h) £12.50 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 23:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala Show Edinburgh Comedy Awards

K

The 38th Edinburgh Comedy Awards. The UK's first and premier awards celebrating live comedy brings you the 2018 winner and nominees on one bill for one show only! For line-up announcement follow @comedyawards. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDINBUK_BDP Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

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Aug 26 16:30(1h30m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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The Edinburgh Revue Is All at Sea

The Edinburgh Revue / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The Edinburgh Revue – the Titanic of comedy. Stately, sophisticated and with an iceberg in it. As the ship goes down, the orchestra plays one last tune. And that tune is sketch comedy. Sketch show, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDINBUC_CZ Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ (Cellar Bar) B0131 226 0000 V78 GD6 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 21:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018 The Edinburgh Revue

NP

The Edinburgh Revue returns to the Fringe with a collection of its best and brightest local talents from throughout the year in this stand-up showcase. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDINBUA_1I Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-27 12:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ed Night: An Aesthetic

Mick Perrin Worldwide by arrangement with Troika

TMP

'Ed Night stands at the dawn of the new age of stand-up' SSSS

(Fest). Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017. Star of BBC Radio 1's Ed and Lauren Get On. Tour support for Simon Amstell. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDNIGHT_ACF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

M

Comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick returns this Fringe with a limited run of his show – comedians talking health. Expect frank tales and guest comedians who had to book an appointment ages ago. True-life, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EDPATRI_PB Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 11-12 18:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Egg: Richard Pictures Berk's Nest

Eleanor Colville / Free Festival

MP

A sweet late-night mix of up-and-coming sketch, stand-up and character comedy hosted by rising star Eleanor Colville. 'Catch her while you have the chance' (BroadwayBaby.com). Sketch show, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELEANOV_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 18-26 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eleanor Conway: WIP Eleanor Conway

NP

‘Chaotic and electric’ SSSS (Skinny). Fresh from a sell-out 100 date, 10 country tour, Conway showcases her hotly anticipated sequel. Expect raw, charismatic honesty from this award nominee. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELEANOT_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-11,13-26 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions / Eleanor Morton

TFMP

‘Inventive rising star’ (Time Out) Eleanor Morton becomes the sexy, confident comedian she always knew she probably was. It'll definitely work. Refreshingly weird, offbeat, alternative comedy. 'Enjoyable hour of accomplished and skilful stand-up' (Skinny). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELEANOR_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XAug 1 12:05(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 3-12,14-19,21-25 12:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape

Eleanor Tiernan / PBH's Free Fringe

LP

Chronic Irish over-thinker still can't see the wood for the trees. 'Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice' (Sunday Times). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELEANOS_4R Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-26 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Electric Frog

Stags and Hogg

NP

Join Dr Electric-Hogg (Dark Master of Dada) in this offbeat production of his career retrospective as his interviewer asks the question on everybody’s foaming lips: 'what the hell’s been going on?' www.dadarts.co.uk Absurdist, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELECTRJ_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 XAug 2-5 00:15(40m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-25 00:15(40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

TLP

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management

Sketch show

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let's get fiscal. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. 'Hysterical tour de force' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsman).

Stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1), Egg are bringing you sketches plus big strong women tings. 'Hilarious, silly and ab-achingly beautiful' SSSS (FunnyWomen.com). 'Off-kilter and completely fresh' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EGGRICH_PI Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14,20-21 18:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

TLP

Stand-up, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELFLYON_PS Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 18:50(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:50(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:50(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 18:50(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking Eli Matthewson

TFM

Millennials are having less sex than our parents. Fact. Eli Matthewson isn't going to take this lying down. The little gay rock star of New Zealand makes his Edinburgh debut. Fred Award nominee. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELIMATT_4K Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 21:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 21:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Ella Woods: Wing Defence Ella Woods

FMP

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4 Extra. Nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards. Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex (Third place, Girls Under-12s, 2000). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELLAWOO_JC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 14-26 14:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Elsa

The Pleasance

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With song and satire, an aspiring actress (and part-time waitress) delves beneath the stereotypes of her flat white-drinking customers to serve up a straight-talking look at the expectations of – and on – millennial women. Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELSA_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 16 21:40(50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17-19 21:40(50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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See page 138 for more information

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Lakin McCarthy presents

RUBY WA X

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket Elvis McGonagall / PBH's Free Fringe

L

A man who can't write 40 words of blurb wants you to come and hear him shout satirical verse. Twat. Tempted? Nah, me neither. And his cats are completely disinterested. I'll be in the bar. Stand-up, Poetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ELVISMC_4Q Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-13,15-26 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Berk's Nest in association with Curtis Brown

TLP

Outrageously witty and accessible, once crazy and now less so, Ruby gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it.

Success. Humility. Beauty. Grace. Emma Sidi's characters want them all, but it looks like they ain't gonna get 'em. A third show from the critically acclaimed comedian. Seen in W1A, Pls Like and Drunk History. Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EMMASID_PF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24,26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 20:30(1h) £7.50 (£7.00)

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" RUBY WAX HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY MIND, TRADEMARK WIT AND SEARING HONESTY... A RUBY BEYOND PRICE"

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Empathetically Challenged Dimitri Bakanov

TFN

Empathy is overrated and overused. If you weren't hugged enough as a child (or hugged too much) this show isn't for you. Comedy for those that appreciate a risk. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EMPATHE_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 19:35(1h) £2.00 Aug 4-12,14-25 19:35(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Stephen Fry Photography: Steve Ullathorne

rubywax.net |

@RubyWax

7 SHOWS ONLY

20-26 AUGUST

PLEASANCE COURTYARD @ 4PM pleasance.co.uk | 0131 556 6550 See page 166 for more information

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade Joseph Emslie and Chris Cooke / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

You can’t choose your family, but you can create 30 minutes of comedy about them. That’s exactly what Joseph Emslie (Amused Moose finalist 2017) and Chris Cooke (BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack) have done! Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EMSLIEB_2Y Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF (Southsider) B0131 226 0000 V148 GF6 Aug 4-12,14-25 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Enter the Dragons A&E Comedy

TL

Embark on a fantastical odyssey and give ageing a kick up the arse. Bobby winner Best Show Brighton Fringe. 'They marry hilarity and sincerity with remarkable precision' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious' SSSS (TheReviewsHub.com). Clown, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ENTERTH_PS Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 16:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 16:10(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether Eric Davidson

FMP

One of Scotland's finest comedy performers returns to Edinburgh with his most powerful, fast-paced poetry and parody show to date. Fasten your seatbelts! 'Eric Davidson commands attention' (Edinburgh Evening News). Poetry, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ERICDAV_JH theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Studio) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 Aug 3-4,8-11,14-18,22-25 21:05(50m) £10.00

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Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn Eric's Tales of the Sea

TFU

Award-winning Fringe favourite since 2008. Insider's view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Poignant and unique. 'Mesmerising' (Guardian). 'Quietly wonderful show' SSSS (Times). 'One in a million' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Storytelling, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ERICSTA_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 3 14:50(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23 14:50(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26 14:50(1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Escaping Trump's America

Shafer Ward, FrancoDanger, Kate Nichols and Friends

M

Back for a second year, hang out with American comics as they take a much-needed break from the craziness back home. Different lineup each night with comics, singers, drag performers and more.

The Establishment: Fool Britannia Mad Etiquette / Heroes

TFLP

Dan Lees and Neil Frost take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly history lesson. 'A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'Silliness as an art form' (Scotsman). Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ESTABLI_BLL Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 2-13,15-20,22-26 17:30(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange Mad Etiquette / Heroes

FNP

Side-splitting, stiff-upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost, plus very special guests. 'Fast becoming Fringe favourites' (FringeReview.co.uk). 'One of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable' (BritishTheatreGuide.info). Variety, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ESTABLJ_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 8,15 22:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender Ruven Govender

M

One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic-based comedy. 'Punchline power' SSSS (Music). 'Pocket rocket of Australian comedy' SSSS½ (Australia Times). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ETHNICC_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 20:35(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eurosceptic Song Contest The Iain Duncan Smiths

MP

A Eurovision for Brexit, featuring intimate performances from such eurosceptic pop sensations as The Iain Duncan Smiths, Borrissey, Snoop Mogg, David Davis Bowie, Corbzy, Maydiohead and more. Music, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EUROSCF_AFC Lebowskis Bar • 18 Morrison St, Morrison St, EH3 8BJ (Lebowskis) B0131 466 1779 V233 GF3 Aug 3-5,9-12,21-26 20:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Eve Complex The Radio Collective

LP

Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures. Collide with famous historical faces and festival acts of the future. Every night's a new adventure! Improv, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EVECOMP_AME

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ESCAPIN_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 2-27 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot CKP and InterTalent Group present

TFLP

Following his sell-out run in 2017, Akbar returns armed with a copy of the Qur'An in his hand – it's a much funnier book than people give it credit for. SSSSS (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ESHAANA_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 14:45(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23 14:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Mint Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 3-11,13-17 18:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

TMP

The award-winning Swedish stand-up explores responsibility, blame and cake, in this much-anticipated second hour. As seen on Comedy Central, Sky and BBC’s New Talent Hotlist. 'A refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up' SSSS (Skinny). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EVELYNM_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 18:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Fake TV

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

MP

NP

Roland Saunders

Miranda Kane / PBH's Free Fringe

Uniquely individual impressionist roasts current and past celebrities and politicians using their own words underscored with music and sound effects. This show is surprising, original and hilarious in equal measure. New Acts of the Year 2017 runner-up. Performance art, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROLANDS_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 2-27 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

A show for losers, underdogs and also-rans. This is Miranda Kane’s struggle to win at one – just one – thing in life and, in doing so, she uncovered the biggest scandal you’ve never heard of! Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FATGIRL_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Father in the Hole

The Circus Theatre Group

FKP

Falling With Style David von Jones

LP

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humorous glance at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVIDVO_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 23:10(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The father was gone, the daughter had to step up to take charge of the Hong Kong-style funeral. Social, political problems in daily life just didn't let you go. Could we really rest in peace? Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FATHERI_M7 Greenside @ Royal Terrace • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB (Jade Studio) B0131 557 2124 V231 GC6 Aug 13-18,20-25 16:10(50m) £8.00

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Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

TLP

The Family Guy

Star of her BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes and Netflix special Live from the BBC, regular co-host of the Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward, returns smaller and funnier. 'She’s so bloody funny’ SSSSS (List).

Cornelius Patrick O' Sullivan / PBH’s Free Fringe

MP

A regular feature on Irish television and the comedy festival circuit, Cornelius' new show The Family Guy is a surrealist twist on the traditional role of fatherhood and family. He is not your regular everyday Family Guy! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FAMILYG_ANX Sneaky Pete's • 73 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Performance Space) B0131 226 0000 V437 GE5 Aug 4-12 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FELICIT_PC Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Famous First Words

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

FAN

TFL

Michelle Christine Comedian

Live Nation

The devilishly addictive live music experience is back! Join TV presenters and best friends Tim and Gendle for their high-paced game that gives you a show and a party rolled into one! Music, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FAMOUSF_V1 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:45(1h) £10.00

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Fanny's @ Five

Susan Morrison and Jojo Sutherland / The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return, just as funny and feisty as ever. They boldly go where no fanny has gone before. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FANNYSF_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-26 17:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Fast Fringe

Chortle in association with Gag Reflex

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Comedy about adventure, taking risks and embracing change. Michelle takes you into her world, a journey from Toronto to Edinburgh. We all get dealt a few curve balls. Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/201850CANAE_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 21:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones

LP

In 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/201852DAYSD_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 22:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally The Pleasance in association with PBJ Management

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. Exhilarating new line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle. Check chortle.co.uk for today's. 'Mad!' (BroadwayBaby.com).

TLP

Compilation, Variety

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FASTFRI_PW Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 18:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 4,6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 18:40(1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 5,8-9,12,15-16,19,22-23 18:40(1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-14,20-21 18:40(1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

'The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh' (EdFestMag.com) is back! His finger's still on the pulse, except now he doesn't know whether that's flirting or harassment. As seen on Comedy Central. SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FINTAYL_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown First World Problems

Andy Quirk and Anna J / Free Festival

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East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fistpumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living! Music, Pop

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FIRSTWO_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fitting Image Lisanne Fridsma

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Fitting Image is a show about fitting in and trying to be the person you want to be, especially when that is not exactly who people expect you to be or who you were destined to be. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FITTING_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 20:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage Avalon Promotions

TLP

Following 2017's critically acclaimed sell-out The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan return with a new hour of dark and witty songs. 'Intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers' SSSS (Telegraph). Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FLOJOAN_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XAug 1-3 16:00(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-7,10,12,17-19,24-26 16:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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See page 148 for more information

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling WhiteDucks and OTK

WRITTEN BY MICHELLE McMANUS & BRUCE DEVLIN

ANUS M c M E L L E H MIC

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Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato... you racist. Sold-out Fringe 2009-2017. One hundred million hits on YouTube. Foil, Arms and Hog celebrate a decade at the festival. SSSSS (Irish Times). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FOILARM_BKJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 21:00(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

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Fopical With Peter E Davidson Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

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Peter E Davidson (BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game and Live at the Sunflower) returns with his brand-new show Fopical. A guide on how to relax in the modern world without spilling your rosé! Stand-up, Contemporary

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FOPICAL_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 2-20 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

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Test Tube Comedy

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We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, we celebrate him. Join dream team co-hosts Nish Kumar and Ed Gamble, plus Felicity Ward, Sofie Hagen, Stu Goldsmith and more TBC. Bangerang! Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FORROBI_ABA Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Aug 11 00:15(1h45m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

Perfect Strangers Comedy

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Fred MacAulay and John Moloney / The Stand Comedy Club

Multimedia

Two award-winning comedians. They’ve done radio, telly... Anecdotes. Jokes. Hilarity. A song. Sixty years of stand-up experience in 60 minutes from two of the finest comedy craftsmen. MacAulay: 'Brilliant' (Scotsman). Moloney: 'Who?' (Scotswoman).

TFMP

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are back after their smash-hit Fringe debut, serving up their dirtiest, most disturbing and patently misguided VHS finds from 25 years of collecting. 'Comedy sensation' (Guardian). 'Hysterically brilliant' (Time Out). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FOUNDFO_UG Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 17-19,24-26 22:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 20-23 22:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREDMAD_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-27 20:05(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Foxdog Studios / Heroes

Gilded Balloon and Fred MacAulay present...

FALP

TFL

Chortle Award nominees Pete and Lloyd are back with their most ambitious show yet after a sold-out Fringe run in 2016. Expect baffling technology, music, characters and an audience-controlled robot chef. SSSSS (Skinny). SSSS (Time Out).

After the success of 2017's In Conversation, comedian Fred MacAulay is back with his chat show, featuring guests from the worlds of sport, politics and entertainment. 'One of the best comedians Britain has produced' (Richard Osman). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREDMAC_AVZ

Multimedia, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ROBOTCH_BLL Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 2-8,10-26 13:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I'd Cry

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-3 13:30(1h) £7.50 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14 13:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12 13:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 20-23 12:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 24-26 12:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Mike McCabe

The Free Association: Jacuzii

TFL

The Free Association

Irish comic Mike McCabe knew Frank. Was the key moment when Frank was forced to take another man's life to save himself? It's the way he tells 'em. It's a cracker!

TLP

The FA returns with the hottest show on the Fringe! Each night a special guest joins an all-star team of improvisers for an hour of spontaneous hilarity. 'This is what proper improv looks like' SSSS (Fest).

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRANKCA_Y9 Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Baillie Room) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4

Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREEASS_PH

XAug 2-3 13:40(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Frank Foucault: Shoes Frank Foucault

TFLP

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13,20-21 23:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Frank was told it was a good idea to do a theme show, so he's doing it about shoes. I imagine that he's beginning to regret this decision. 'A tiny work of comic genius' (Scotsman).

The Freedom Machine Elaine Gallagher (Ireland)

Absurdist

FK

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRANKFP_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

Charting the origins of the bicycle and its role in granting freedoms to women, including its role in female suffrage. Mixing past and present, fact and fiction, personal, political and historical, to explore cyclists, motorists and feminists.

Aug 2-12,14-26 20:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Historical, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREEDOM_BCY

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Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

So Comedy / Broken Robot Productions / Corrie McGuire Management

MP

Following his mother's tragic death (freak accident with a Bic razor), the misogyny apologist and comedian par excellent presents his debut hour! 'Works the crowd like an Italian mama with pizza dough' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRANKLA_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 XAug 2-3 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-17,19-26 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh Lisa Richards

TFL

Fred Cooke delivers a unique brand of musical prowess and wild, crafted physical storytelling that cannot be imitated. After supporting Tommy Tiernan on his nationwide tour, Fredinburgh shows us this Irish comic at his best.

C royale • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 George Street, EH2 2PQ (studio 2) B0131 581 5555 V6 GD4 Aug 1-3,13-14,20-21,27 14:30(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-26 14:30(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24 14:30(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Free Footlights

The Cambridge Footlights

TFL

The Cambridge Footlights present an hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more. Come and see some of the brightest up-and-coming comedians around for free! Or book in advance to guarantee entry! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREEFOO_ACK Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 21:05(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREDCOO_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 20:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Free Stand-Up Will Never Die

Friz Frizzle: Keyboard Warrior

LP

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Steffan Alun / PBH’s Free Fringe

The hilarious Welsh optimist returns to the Fringe, working through his latest identity crisis the only way he knows how – with 40 minutes of excellent free comedy. Show includes 15-minute support act. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREESTA_BPL Three Broomsticks • 51 South Bridge, EH1 1LL (Room 2) B0131 226 0000 V398 GE5 Aug 4-12,14-25 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ)

FM

It's stand-up, but not as you know it. No rules, no backup, no script, no set-list, just pure comedy. This international double act deliver '60 minutes of never to be repeated punchlines' (STV.tv) every single show. Improv, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FREESTY_WL Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 16:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy Kyle Legacy

MP

Master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. Strap in for an hour of non-stop hilarity. 'Downright funny' SSSS (Music). Stand-up, Clown

Friz Frizzle / PBH's Free Fringe

Friz Frizzle is a songruiner. He'll take the tunes you know and love and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them any more. It's better than it sounds. Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRIZFRI_ZY Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 15:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Full Irish Jesters

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Chris O Neill presents the increasingly annual showcase of excellent Irish talent. Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FULLIRI_B1 Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Aug 4-26 11:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Full Velvet Jacket (WIP) Alasdair Beckett-King

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Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand-up comedy show. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (Fest). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Multimedia, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALASDAI_U7

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRESHPS_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 18:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Fresh Prince of Healthcare Malignant Humours

LP

After seven years of sell-out shows, St George’s Medics’ Revue return with a prescription for the Malignant Humours and their fast-paced, medically based, comedy sketch show that will leave you in stitches! Sketch show, Revue

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRESHPR_HN theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 6-11 17:20(45m) £7.50 (£5.00)

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Fright Bus Service The Ghost Bus Tours

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-14 21:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free Ian Fox

N

Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FUNNYCL_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 3-26 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Funny Dubz

TFj

Mamoun Elagab, Livs Hunter, Alex Theo

Theatre, Immersive

Three up-and-coming stand-up comedians with the diverse combination of Yellow Comedian of the Year Finalist, O2 Indigo host and BAME and LGBTQ comedy, this stand-up trio has appeal for everyone.

A theatrical sightseeing tour onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus. Join your creepy conductor and a peculiar psychic investigator on a hilarious journey around the darker side of Europe’s most haunted city. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRIGHTB_NV Necrobus • Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ (Necrobus) B08445 678666 V115 GD5 XAug 1-2 22:30(1h) £10.00 (£7.50) Aug 3-26 22:30(1h) £13.00 (£10.00) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 22:45(1h) £13.00 (£10.00) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 23:55(1h) £13.00 (£10.00)

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MP

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FUNNYDU_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-26 21:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery The Furies

TFMP

Winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2018 and named in the Guardian’s Top Five Shows, this furious, fierce and ‘irresistibly energetic’ (Chortle.co.uk) debut is ‘a cult feminist disco not to miss’ SSSSS (Fest). Cabaret, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRINGEW_9C Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 1-2 20:50(1h) £9.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 20:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:50(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Funny Women on the Fringe Funny Women Ltd

FM

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, chat, sketch and more as we showcase 15 years of the Funny Women Awards. Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FUNNYWO_BNQ Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (The Blue Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Aug 20-24 19:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Gamarjobat

Gilded Balloon and Komedia Entertainment present...

TFQ

One of the few acts that can truly claim to be a global sensation are back with a show packed full of their world-conquering, fast-paced comedy! 'Cartoon characters come to life' (New York Times). 'A physical comedy masterclass' (Guardian). Physical theatre, Family

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GAMARJO_AVZ Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-3 19:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-18 19:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F) Aug 7 15:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time Gareth Berliner

NP

Stand-up comic Gareth Berliner was cast in Coronation Street four years ago to play dodgy drug dealer Macca and was told he didn't need make-up! He's also very funny. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARETHB_ALY Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More Gareth Mutch

TFLP

Mutch woke up aged 24 and realised he had seen, done, experienced, and achieved nothing. He made a list: a roadmap to sorting out his life and figuring out what it is he actually wants. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARETHM_BDJ Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 20:30(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

A DA M K AY ★★★★★

★★★★

‘BLISSFULLY BRILLIANT’ Mail on Sunday

‘ELECTRIFYING’ The Guardian

THIS IS GOING TO HURT ‘BLISTERINGLY FUNNY’ Jo Brand

‘HILARIOUS AND HEARTBREAKING’ Charlie Brooker

Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

ONE NIGHT ONLY Pleasance at EICC 14 Aug 20:30 See page 56 for more information

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Gareth Richards: Prophet

Gareth Richards / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Join Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010 Gareth Richards (BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News, Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show) for his eighth funny, stupid, stand-up show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q-Chord. Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARETHR_B1 Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Aug 4-26 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Gilded Balloon and MZA present...

TMP

Sequel to 2017's smash-hit sell-out debut about honesty, this one's all about the law of the playground, traveling companions from hell and accidentally fulfilling your teenage bucket list. 'Excellent!' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Smart, witty... very funny!' (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARETHW_GF Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 15:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 15:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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See page 77 for more information

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2018

Rabbit Rabbit in association with PBJ

TFLP

Phil McIntyre Management proudly presents

Join me in a pub basement to collectively ignore what a nightmare this year has been. I promise you’ll learn nothing, it’s just jokes and stories. ‘A genuinely impressive stand-up, with real comic brain and brawn’ (Chortle.co.uk).

ALEX EDELMAN

Stand-up

JUST FOR US

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARRETT_OH

8:00PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

CHRIS STOKES WE DON’T NEED ROADS 7:40PM • JUST THE TONIC - TRON

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-26 17:00(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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CHRIS WASHINGTON

Garry Starr Performs Everything

8:30PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

Garry Starr is going it alone. Following his dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Company due to "artistic differences", he is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in under 60 minutes.

Plague of Idiots and Stamptown presents

YOU BEAUTY!

TFM

EVELYN MOK

Theatre, Clown

BUBBLE BUTT

6:00PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

FELICITY WARD BUSTING A NUT

9:00PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARRYST_UF Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 20:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 20:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

GEORGE EGG

CKP, Impatient and InterTalent Group present

MP

DIY CHEF

New show from Mock the Week regular and star of Live at the Apollo, Gary's known for his unrivalled volume of high-class gags. Not for people who get offended by jokes. Doesn't feature Coolio.

4:30PM • ASSEMBLY - GARDEN

HEIDI REGAN

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARYDEL_PN Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

HEIDI VS. SHARKS

7:15PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

HELEN DUFF

HOW DEEP IS YOUR DUFF? 9:00PM • HEROES OF FRINGE - HIVE

MASUD MILAS MASUD ABIDES

7:40PM • JUST THE TONIC - MASH HOUSE

MAT EWINS

MAT EWINS WHAT SORRY? MY MISTAKE! THE DOORS ARE NOT OPEN; THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. DO NOT HAVE YOUR TICKETS READY! 7:15PM • HEROES OF FRINGE - HIVE

NISH KUMAR

Aug 3-5,10-11 21:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-7 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9 21:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Gary Little: Big Mouth Gary Little

NP

Gary returns with more great stand-up. 'Born raconteur' (Scotsman). 'Hilarious, a f*cking riot!' (Bill Burr). 'Runs rings around his comedy peers' (Herald). 'All you’ll remember is how much you laughed, and how good that felt' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ALMOSTD_WL Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-27 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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IT’S IN YOUR NATURE TO DESTROY YOURSELVES (WORK IN PROGRESS) 4:30PM • MONKEY BARREL COMEDY CLUB

Gary Meikle – Before All This

RHYS NICHOLSON

Scottish comedy award winner Gary Meikle lays bare his remarkable life story and how he's defeated the odds from surviving children's homes to raising his daughter alone in this unique yet uplifting show. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARYMEI_BDJ Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3

SEMINAL

9:05PM • UNDERBELLY - BRISTO SQUARE

SINDHU VEE SANDHOG

4:30PM • PLEASANCE - COURTYARD

Gary Meikle

TFMP

XAug 1-3 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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TOM HOUGHTON

Gary Tro: Idoit

8:10PM • PLEASANCE - DOME

Guys! I do it. You do it. We all do it. Idiocy. Let's bloody celebrate it. Idoit is the hilarious new stand-up comedy show from Gary Tro. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). SSSS½ (PerthHappenings.com.au). 'Expect comedic genius' (LondonCalling.com).

THE HONOURABLE

TOM TAYLOR ABRIDGED

4:55PM • FREE FRINGE - CITY CAFÉ

www.mcintyre-ents.com/represent See pages 60, 83, 84, 100, 101, 107, 112, 112, 141, 141, 149, 161, 173, 184, 185, for more information 106

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XAug 2 21:20(1h) £8.00

Momentum Artist Management

TFM

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GARYTRO_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 20:35(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 20:35(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

George Rigden: George-ous

TFMP

If you like 'very funny stuff' (Chortle.co.uk) and want that stuff to be 'deliciously dark' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk) then book a date with Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee, George, for his hotly anticipated debut show! http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEORGER_MV Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance This) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

Live Nation

TMP

Gavin Webster / The Stand Comedy Club What type of comedian are you Gav? Hard-hitting, surreal, an observational charlatan, a punsmith? No, I’m not a subgroup, I am stand-up comedy! 'Funny, clever and brilliantly observed' (Scotsman). www.gavinwebster.co.uk

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Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GAVINWE_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 2 18:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 18:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 21:45(1h) £7.50 (£7.00)

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Georgia Tasda Means Business

Generation Y Us?

Georgia Tasda / PBH’s Free Fringe

NP

Fiona Ridgewell

Join prize-winning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda for a business masterclass, as she reveals the tricks of the trade she used to build her business empire. Expect queer capers, gender-bending and of course, funny business!

TFMP

Tom Elwes and Fiona Ridgewell chat about being born into a generation where they're too old to own a house but too young to laugh along with Amazon's Alexa. Join them for a hilarious hour.

LGBT, Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GENERAT_ACK Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 13:05(1h) £4.00

Aug 4-12,14-26 13:05(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEORGIA_ACM CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 4-23 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Willy Cannelloni

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Troika

TFMP

Get silly with Willy and his many alter egos, as they take you on an unforgettable, mind-bending visionquest – an evening of trance-inducing stories, songs, raps and monologues based on your suggestions.

M

Last year's sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. Star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Question Time and his own BBC Radio 4 special. 'Funny regardless of your political leanings' SSSS (Fest). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEOFFNO_GH Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 13-16 18:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 17-19 18:45(1h) £12.00 (£9.00)

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Improv, Farce

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GETSILL_JI theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Main Theatre) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 Aug 6-11 21:20(50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Getting Higher

Hannah Deasy / Free Festival

NP

George Egg: DIY Chef

Lost and without purpose, Hannah decided to ask the Spirit of Ayahuasca for guidance. She was reunited with her inner child who dared her to quit her job, go travelling and write... this. 'Very funny' SSSS (FringeGuru.com).

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

FK

Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools. The total sell-out from 2017 returns with a few new surprises. Five dates only! 'Brilliantly funny' (Observer).

Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GETTING_BNV

Stand-up, Tasting

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEORGEE_AAS Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5

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Aug 22-24 16:30(1h) £10.00

Aug 25-26 16:30(1h) £12.00

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-16 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Girlfriend from Hell

Girlfriend from Hell / Gabby Killick

George Lewis: A Man, a Plan, a Girl With Fake Tan

TFLP

GFH offers advice on everything from what to do when you lose your skirt, to how to walk when you've taken too much Ketamine. Plus Gabby's belief that it's never too early to start stalking your boyfriend.

Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

To impress the prettiest, orangest girl in Stockport, a young George started acting less like a boy and more like a man. Specifically, Liam Gallagher. 'An expert craftsman' (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEORGEL_PE Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 17:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21 17:45(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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George Michael Is Greek George Dimarelos

MP

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GIRLFRI_4K Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 13:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Glen Davies – Gagging

The Norbert and Cedric Project

TFMP

Why do Greeks love to claim things? How much are we our nationality? What is a George Michael? A show not just for Greeks... and George Michaels.

Enjoy comedy in its rawest, most honest form; Glen Davies form. Conspiracies, puns, nightmares and pet hates, he's bringing silly back. A face you know, but not sure where from. Glen's foolery will brighten your day.

Stand-up

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GEORGEM_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 20:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GLENDAV_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-27 18:20(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

TFNP

I prefer to climb the Himalayas instead of being with you! Is it possible to keep laughing in a bad clown show? Yes, it is! With Claudio Del Toro and Armando Gonzalez.

La Barca dei Soli

TFNP

Avalon Management

Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept.

Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOODBYF_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GLENNMO_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 XAug 2 18:20(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 18:20(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy / Heroes

TFMP

Award-winning comedian and new dad Glenn Wool delves into the archives to see how far he’s come in 25 years. Does he still agree with himself, or has he finally grown up? Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GLENNWO_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 19:30(1h) £7.50 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic Josh McAuley

TFN

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. Join Gloria Hole and a panel of top comedians as they solve your problems. Expect shots, laughs, games and sheer chaos. LGBT, Game show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GLORIAH_9A

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 23:10(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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The Godfather of Comedy Craig Ricci Shaynak

MP

Don't worry about nothing. Tony Corleone is gonna explain everything. Brexit, Trump, terrorism, gays, #MeToo, and how to talk American. If he don't tickle your funny bone, he'll break your fuggin' legs! Fuggetaboutit. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018APPRENT_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Godley's Cream 20 Years and Counting Janey Godley

NP

XAug 5-7 00:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 8,12,14-15,19-22,26 00:00(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian Sam Kissajukian

NP

Sam (Australia) was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World. Now enjoy this hilariously silly mock talk show inside his mind. 'Unceasingly funny' SSSS½ (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Comedic virtuoso' SSSS½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Brilliantly twisted absurdity' SSSS½ (WinningAtFailing.com). Farce

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOODEVE_O3 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 21:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Good Manners Gone Bad James McLean

TFL

What happens when nice manners go head to head with a gangster? James fuses theatre, comedy and cabaret to conjure up six characters in a delightfully schizophrenic, storytelling farce. 'Original, quirky and consummate' SSSS (Advertiser). #MadeInAdelaide Theatre, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOODMAO_BNR Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 15:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20,22-23 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Goose: Golden Eggs

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

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One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows. Come see what all the fuss has been about. 'Brilliant stuff' SSSS (Guardian). 'Excellently crafted' SSSS (Sunday Times). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOOSEGO_AAU Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 17-19 23:00(1h) £12.00

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Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons Gordon Southern

FL

Meet the man who conquered the seasons. Gordon's new show shares the secrets of weather, fame and therapy. It may even save your life. 'Top class all round' (Sunday Times). Stand-up, Storytelling

20 years of Fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. From LA to New York to Newcastle and Glasgow. Old and new tales from your favourite chief Trump annoyer. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GODLEYS_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MANFORT_AOR Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 3-13,15-20,22-27 18:15(55m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Golden Path

Vanessa Hammick for Croydon Cycle Theatre

TFL

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are leading you the right way? Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOLDENP_JH theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Studio) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6

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Aug 7-11 15:10(45m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£10.00 F)

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Follow us @edfringe Go Slay Dragons!

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

Dan Cardwell versus The Choir of Voices in his Head!

Gráinne Maguire

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Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest.

Hosted by Gráinne Maguire, every day three different comics bring along the story from the news they think is the most important. Like Question Time but sexier.

Stand-up, Storytelling

Satire, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GOSLAYD_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 12-26 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRINNEM_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 11:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Grace

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

MP

TFM

Bloody Livid Theatre Company

Grant Busé

A bold and outrageous comedy about the adventures and mishaps of a devious priest. After his tricks result in the destruction of his village, he seeks shelter with a naive young religious couple.

We need to talk about 'the talk'. Inspired by his experiences teaching sex education to special needs students, Grant Busé delivers hip hop sing-along sex ed for adults. Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe winner.

New writing

Cabaret, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PRIESTW_HN theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRANTBU_GF

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Aug 13-18,20-25 14:15(50m) £6.00 (£4.00)

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Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 23:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,9,13-14,16,20-23,27 23:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Grace the Former Child / Heroes

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Grace the Former Child was diagnosed at 14 with bipolar disorder. Luckily she saw the funny side. Join the Fringe's youngest stand-up comedian on a surreal journey through adolescent mental health services.

TLP

FLP

Great British Mysteries? / PBJ Management

Stand-up, Solo show

The follow-up to 2017's sold-out show, but set 400 years earlier... Mystery addicts Olive and Teddy are going on a witch-hunt. Expect more gags than Henry VIII had wives. Seven? 'Gloriously silly, wonderfully observed' (Time Out).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRACETH_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street , EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 9-13 14:30(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Theatre, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GREATBR_PF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 16:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Graham Dickson: Timber Graham Dickson

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

TFLP

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off Team

Hollywood has fallen. All the women have left – except for one. Nonsense, danger and mystery in this dystopian fantasia of character comedy. A hilariously dark exploration of men, movies and loneliness. 'Mind-bending theatrical experience' SSSS (Scotsman).

NP

A free Irish comedy show. This year's contestants include John Sheehan (Longitude), Lisa Casey (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017), Totally Wired! (The Stand: Best of Irish) and Gary Lynch baking a comedy cake.

Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRAHAMD_UF Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 17:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23 17:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character RBM

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GREATIR_WI Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-26 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Guilty Feminist

Guilty Feminist Podcast

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Songs and stories from the man behind John Shuttleworth and Jilted John, including the tale of the Hollywood actor and bread sauce: Mark Rylance was my lodger. 'The finest lyrics known to Man' (Independent). Music, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRAHAMF_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 16-26 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Live Nation in association with Troika

Deborah Frances-White and special guests record her hit comedy podcast about noble feminist goals and the hypocrisies and insecurities which undermine them. 'Hilarious, irreverent, classy as hell... and screamingly funny' (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Guardian). Political, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GUILTYF_BKJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 25-26 13:00(1h10m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Gusset Grippers Gusset Grippers

TFK

TMP

Comedian, physiotherapist, mother and recovered incontinent wants you to laugh, not leak! The show's mostly sciencey bits, with some nonsense. 'See this show, your knickers will thank you' (One4Review.co.uk). 'Howls of laughter' (Guardian).

Stand-up, Solo show

Science, Stand-up

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all relax. As seen on Dave's UnSpun with Matt Forde. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRAINNE_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 15:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 15:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GUSSETG_BDJ Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 16:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg! Bound & Gagged Comedy

TKP

His last three Edinburgh shows were five-star sell-outs. The joyful Just a Minute regular and One Show reporter is back with a riotous celebration of all things theatrical. 'A master raconteur' (Telegraph). 'Absolute joy' (Scotsman). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GYLESBR_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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XAug 1-3 16:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:30(1h) £19.00 (£17.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:30(1h) £17.00 (£15.50) Aug 14,20-21 16:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.50)

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Hal Branson: Mbolo Dissected Frog Ltd

TFMP

Debut hour from one of comedy's rising stars. Join Hal as he relives a 2003 trip to Uganda to get over a nervous breakdown and nagging ganja habit. And help build a school. 'Understated comedy gem' (HuffingtonPost.co.uk).

See page 153 for more information

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HALBRAN_ACJ Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:10(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 4-12,15-26 18:10(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

CKP and InterTalent Group present

TLP

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News for You and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet. 'Hilarious' SSSS (Evening Standard). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HALCRUT_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 21:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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See page 190 for more information

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS CORDUROY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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www.offthekerb.co.uk

The Hangover Cure Ophelie and Ruby

TFL

BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017. 'One to watch' (FunnyWomen.com, 2018). In this observational and feel-good stand-up comedy show, Ruby Carr and Ophelie Hocquard are the vitamins you needed to survive the Fringe! Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HANGOVE_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26 12:35(1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Devil May Care

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Hangry Americans

Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton / Free Festival

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Exploring the intersection of food and fury, we confuse carbs with love and hunger with boredom. We will show you how to eat your angst, with a combination of stand-up comedy and a chaotic interactive cooking show. Interactive, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HANGRYA_U7

6:30pm 1-26 August (NOT 13 AUGUST)

0131 556 6550

@marcusbrig

www.pleasance.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 15-26 21:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hannah and Charlie: Making It

Hannah Cameron and Charlie Miller / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Hello! Hannah invites you into her 3D printing adventures and Charlie tries to make friends whilst dressed as a vampire. Two alternating, alternative comics present to you their best jokes. Stand-up, Science

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HANNAHA_CZ

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See page 139 for more information

@AngelaBarnes

Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ (Cellar Bar) B0131 226 0000 V78 GD6 Aug 15-26 16:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe

Harry and Chris Save the World

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

Avalon Promotions Ltd

TFKP

Comedy by Kate Rigg Music by Slanty Eyed Mama

Last year we prevented an apocalypse and almost got a panda pregnant, now we're drunk with comedy-rap-jazz power. 'Blisteringly talented' SSSSS (FringeGuru.com). 'A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay' (SundayPost.com).

FK

Killer comedy, electric violin, political sketches, spoken word and epic Hello Kitty puns from AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama. 'Bracingly funny' (Huffington Post). 'Hilarious and sharply pointed' (Boston Globe).

Music, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRYAN_ACK

Spoken word, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HAPPYLU_HN theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 20-25 20:50(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 DOC) (£22.00 F)

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Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2 14:25(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 14:25(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

TMP

TwoBox Productions

Solo show

Danger! Magic! Camp musical numbers! Double entendres! The world’s most evil drag queen! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their quest to overthrow the dastardly Lady Voldemay! Will our heroes survive? Fringe sell-out 2017.

TFAL

The host of BBC Radio 4's Sketchtopia and regular on BBC One's Question Time and This Week, follows up his acclaimed 2017 hit with brand-new show mixing his trademark 'worldly wit and fabulous punchlines' SSSS (Fest). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARDEEP_ADJ Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:15(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 17:15(1h) £11.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25 17:15(1h) £13.00

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Musical theatre, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRYPO_AMD Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Forest Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 3,5,7,9,11 23:05(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£26.00 F)

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Hate 'n' Live Hate 'n' Live

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

NP

Harriet Braine / Free Festival

The smash-hit show returns for a fifth year with top TV comedians improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience: Trump... millennials... or the dating rituals of gerbils. 'Brutally funny... absolutely brilliant!' (Scotsman). 'Raucous, dick-swinging comedy' (Chortle.co.uk).

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A work-in-progress musical comedy show set in a library at the end of the world. Winner Funny Women Award 2016. 2017 debut hour was winner of Buxton Fringe Comedy Award and finalist in Amused Moose Comedy Award.

Improv, Stand-up

Music, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HATENLI_J7

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRIET_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-19 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 00:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

MP

TFMP

United Agents / PBH's Free Fringe

Avalon Management

Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming. Star of Bobby and Harriet Get Married and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. ‘At the dawn of her TV career’ (Radio Times).

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Hayley Ellis is back with a brand-new show about patience and perseverance, but mainly pigeons. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HAYLEYE_AEH

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRIEU_4Q Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-12,14-25 17:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 18:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Head Sets

Suzanne Lea Shepherd / Free Festival

N

Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads. 'An incredibly unique and clever concept' (EdFringeReview.com). Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HEADSET_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 22:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

Henry

TFMP

Have you heard about Henry? A split hour of stand-up comedy from Kirsten Brown (So You Think You're Funny finalist 2017), and Guy Woodhouse ('A unique relaxing energy, like jazz' (Barry Ferns)).

Brown and Woodhouse

MP

Silly Papi Ltd / The Stand Comedy Club

This Welsh comedian lost everything to ID theft. He made a documentary about it, was arrested for stealing the identity of the Home Secretary and shortlisted for a BAFTA.

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HENRZ_BGL Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 6) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HEARDTH_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 2 20:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 3-12,15-26 20:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 4-19 13:40(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Henry Café: Quiz Machine Harry Carr / PBH’s Free Fringe

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

NP

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

Henry Café, quiz host and death investigator, investigates death, hosts quiz. 'Baffling but really kind of wonderful' SSSS (List). 'Hysterical and bizarre' (BarcelonaConnect.com). 'Time well spent indeed' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (BunburyMagazine.com). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

TMP

Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2016. Heidi Regan brings her debut show exploring our relationship with an increasingly confusing world via the medium of bad shark films.

Absurdist, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HENRYCA_B1

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HEIDIRE_PF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 19:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24 18:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

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Henry Ginsberg / Free Festival

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff? Helen Duff / Heroes

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'Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com) dives to a 'level of intimacy most acts wouldn't dare' SSSS (Skinny) and 'it's a joy to behold' SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Stand-up, Solo show

Henry Ginsberg probably isn't what you imagine when you think of a 'real man'. In this show, he explores toxic masculinity, sexual shame and self image, loneliness and spunk.

TFNP

Storytelling, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOWDEEP_J3 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-20,22-26 21:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HENRYGI_LC Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Here Be Improv Shellshock!

Helen Lederer Asks Why The Fuss?

FRP

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

Join the knightly improvised quest for shenanigans and hilarity. A medieval adventure for all ages – young, old, and Middle.

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Improv, Family

Following a sell-out residency at London’s St James’ Theatre, Helen brings her chat format to the Fringe for the first time. Helen’s previous guests include Joe Lycett, Jeremy Hardy and Kimberley Walsh.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HEREBEI_JI http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HEREBEI_RD

Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HELENLE_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 21-25 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

TMP

TFMP

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it's time to spill. Can she be honest about stand-up, Big Brother, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? She might lie. 'Divinely witty' (Guardian). Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HELENLF_BLP Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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Henning Wehn: Get on With It IMWP

LP

Surely the German Comedy Ambassador hasn't botched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Come and find out. Or else. 'As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston' (Everyone). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HENNING_V1 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 18:00(1h10m) £10.50 Aug 3-5,8-12,15-19,22-26 18:00(1h10m) £12.50

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theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Main Theatre) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 Aug 13-18 20:20(50m) £3.50 (£2.50) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 20-25 12:05(50m) £3.50 (£2.50)

Fight in the Dog Ltd

Madonna or Whore? It's complex. Holly Morgan is going to sort this whole misogyny mess out once and for all using the greatest pop songs of all time. Sigmund Freud: analyse this. SSSSS (LondonTheatre1.com). Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOLLYMO_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 1-2 19:35(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 19:35(1h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:35(1h) £12.00

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Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism Holt and Talbot

NP

Rosie is unable to grasp some of the concepts of feminism but over the course of an hour, through bickering, sketches and an audacious bit of mansplaining, Christian attempts to set her straight. Satire, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOLTAND_BJP Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo Matt Griffo

FM

What you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Concords had a lovechild. He combines music with comedic lyrics, ukulele, guitar and piano. 'Both toe-tapping and rib-tickling' (Chicago Sun-Times). Music, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOLYITT_O4 ZOO Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER (Studio) B0131 662 6892 V82 GF6 Aug 19-27 19:45(55m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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A Holy Terror

Joe Rooney / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

Joe Rooney, best known as Father Damo from Father Ted, in a show about Jesus, guilt and praying for a spider. 'Rooney is very funny, but with his guitar in his hands he becomes unmissable' (Stage). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOEROON_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 1 14:35(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-4,6-12,14-26 14:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

Kieran and The Whale / The Stand Comedy Club

TFNP

Recognising that land is a busted flush, comedian John Whale and musician Kieran Rafferty decided to ditch the dry stuff in favour of a life slightly under the sea, producing thrilling pirate radio. Come aboard! Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOMESIC_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XAug 2 22:35(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 22:35(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Hoo-Ha!

Blonde Kong Productions

TFMP

What happens when the beguiling meets the bewildered? A whole lot of hoo-ha, that's what. Join award-winning comedians Stephen Trumble and Lily Phillips for an hour of no-holds-barred, all-soulsbared stand-up comedy. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOOHB_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-11,14-19,21-26 12:05(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Hot Gay Time Machine

Zak Ghazi-Torbati, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

TFN

A multi award-winning extrava-gay-nza of ridiculous dances, outrageous comedy and 'hilarious original musical numbers' (Stage). What are you waiting for? Gay marriage? Well, we got that already so come party with the gays. Cabaret, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOTGAYT_N6 Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 22:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 22:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates Hot Mess

TFLP

Anna and Max spend a lot of time together – like, too much. So they filmed themselves for a year to make sure they didn't miss any funny ideas. Finalists, Leicester Theatre Square Sketch Off 2018. Sketch show, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HOTMESS_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 20:05(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 20:05(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown HUB Fresh

I Can't Do This

K

TMP

Lewis Goody

The Pleasance

A glimpse into the mind of a 29-year-old boy/man. The making of an Edinburgh show from the POV of a terrified performer. With music, fear, dance, fear, comedy, fear, terror and fear. Exploring the theme: fear.

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. Expect sketches, characters, stand-up and everything else in-between! All for free!

Theatre, Solo show

Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICANTDO_JI

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HUBFRES_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 8 17:15(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 11 16:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 13 18:40(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Main Theatre) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 XAug 3-4 18:25(45m) £6.00 Aug 5-8,13-15,20-22 18:25(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 18:25(45m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Huge News

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Cackling Jackal

Comedy Sheep

TFNP

FMP

Two parts farce-facts panel show, three half pints of Fringeland Parky, with a drizzle of audience participation. Mix well. Served warm on a podcast platter (best taken with a grain of salt). radioadelaide.org.au/program/huge-news #MadeInAdelaide

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups. 'Unique and hilarious' (BuzzMag.co.uk). 'Charismatic with waspish charm' (Chortle.co.uk).

Event, Interactive

Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HUGENEX_BDJ

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IGNACIO_ACJ

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 19-26 14:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Avalon Promotions

I Love You

LP

Michael Malone

Three nights, 30 comedians, hundreds of laughs. Voice of ITV's smash-hit Love Island, Iain Stirling returns to his home town to host three special shows featuring some of the Fringe's best comedians.

ANP

Comedian Michael Malone (Comedy Central, FOX, Showtime) breaks down the idiotic ways we deal with life, death, love and sex in his new unforgettable and moving show, I Love You.

Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IAINSTI_BDP Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

Stand-up

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ILOVEYQ_BCN Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3

Aug 22-24 22:00(2h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Aug 13-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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I Am Ross Smith Ross Smith

TFMP

Imaginary Porno Charades

March 20th, 7:13pm. Ross Smith receives a message from a stranger, with an even stranger invitation. I Am Ross Smith is the incredible story of an ordinary name inspiring an extraordinary adventure. 'Hilariously original' (Nish Kumar).

Sweet Productions

TFN

Sixty minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem featuring teams of performers from across the Edinburgh Fringe. It's a game show that's strictly adult, and if we find any prizes, we'll give you one... SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com)

Stand-up, Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IAMROSS_JE

Game show, Interactive

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12, 14-26 12:40(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMAGINA_3G

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Bound & Gagged Comedy

TMP

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith returns to shout about some things. Amused Moose Comedy Award and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner 2017. 'A riot of sprightly silliness' (Chortle.co.uk). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (Mirror). Book early! Stand-up, Craft

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IANSMIT_AXD

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I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison. Charlie Partridge

TFLP

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. Charlie tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him on an adventure. Charlie has appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music. Music, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICANMAK_JC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 16:50(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 16:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ian Smith: Craft

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:15(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 1) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 22:00(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Immigrateful

George Zacharopoulos / PBH’s Free Fringe

MP

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMMIGRA_ATS Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 4-25 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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An Imp-Revised History of the World Smoky Monkeys / PBH's Free Fringe

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What happened when Beyonce met Da Vinci? These full-house sensations return for a third year to rewrite history with a different improv show (and songs) nightly. 'Exactly what an improv group should be' (EdFringeReview.com). Improv, Musical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPREVI_ATU Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 2) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 4-25 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Follow us @edfringe Impromptu Shakespeare

Back for the 8th year

Impromptu Shakespeare

TFK

An improvised Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions. Bursting with comedy, love, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. 'Sublime... side-splittingly hilarious' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Riotous fun' SSSSS (PlaysToSee.com). 'Impressive' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROMP_V1 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 13:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 13:30(1h) £9.00

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Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets Improvable / Free Festival

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Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets is an improvised magical story in the style of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-For-CopyrightReasons. Come with us as we play an entirely new chapter of wizarding history! Children's, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVB_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 20-26 10:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Improvabunga!

The Watch This Improv Troupe

TFK

Improvabunga: the totally improvised movie mash-up. Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers that you can use to control the performers. There’ll be songs, there’ll be tears, there’ll be kisses (or slaps) and there'll be funny. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVA_AYL theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 XAug 3-4 21:20(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 6-11,13,16-18,20-21,25 21:20(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 14,23-24 21:20(50m) £6.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 15,22 21:20(50m) £6.00 (£5.00) (£4.00 DO) (£16.00 F)

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Improv Cage Match

Hat On Dog / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Improv Cage Match pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner. Previous teams include Baby Wants Candy and The Free Association. This is an improv show you haven’t seen before. Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVC_BGJ Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5 Aug 4-12,14-25 20:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Improverts The Improverts

TN

The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy troupe enters into its 29th year at the Fringe! Returning for another year of fast-paced, high-energy and consistently enjoyable comedy based entirely on audience suggestions. Always different, always funny. Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVE_BD Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5 XAug 1-2 00:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-27 00:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Improvised Improv Changing Jennifers

FANP

Australia's best improvisers! After acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy and Adelaide Fringe festivals, Changing Jennifers are excited to bring you an hour of wall-to-wall laughs with their heart-stopping and hilarious improv extravaganza! Don't miss it! Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVI_OU Outhouse • 12a Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY (The Loft) B0131 226 0000 V99 GC5 Aug 12-16 22:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£20.00 F)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown The Improvised Panto! Very Serious People

FM

A brand-new musical pantomime improvised on the spot every single night. Boo villains, cheer heroes and beware the dame as you help your characters get their happily-ever-after! Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPROVK_P4 Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Annexe) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Aug 13-18,20-26 21:40(45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf / The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

Everyone is offended, no one is happy. A show for hearty liberals and angry victims. A show cognisant of human patterns, taking ownership of my own hypocrisy and realising that we become who we judge. Stand-up, Solo show

See page 89 for more information

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMRANYU_BFI The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 XAug 2 17:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-5,7-12,15-19,21-26 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant Sam Broadley

TFMP

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be... Think Pope, Prime Minister, James Bond... and more! New writing, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMYOURM_JH http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMYOURM_RD theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Main Theatre) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18 16:15(45m) £8.00 (£6.50) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 20-25 17:10(45m) £8.00 (£6.50)

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In Conversation With Standard Issue Standard Issue / The Stand Comedy Club

FLP

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women's magazine for your ears – as it hosts a line-up of brilliant women, from the world of comedy and media, chatting about funnies and feminism. Event, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INCONVY_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 12-13 13:35(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Infamous Five Sketch Show The Five Guys Revue

FLP

Publishers have released all the children's stories too filthy for the page! The Infamous Five Sketch Show brings classic fables face-toface with the dark mundanity of Nottingham's suburbs. Come along to ruin your childhood retrospectively! Sketch show, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INFAMOU_BLC theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Aug 21-25 21:35(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

Ingrid Dahle / Heroes / PWYW

TFMP

Surely there’s more to it than simply putting a W in front of your name to becoming the winner you were meant to be? Wingrid – superior human being, excelling at life. 'Fast rising comedian' (Sunday Times).

Fight in the Dog in association with United Agents

Stand-up, International

TKP

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INGRIDD_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 3-7,9-26 21:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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'This is how character comedy should be done' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). #ISWMLESBWWHYBSWMW Drama

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ISPYWIT_PT Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24,26 19:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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InsTed Talks Mark Vigil

Is That Right Aye?

FMP

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk, sort of. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers. Sketch show, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INSTEDT_V1 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INSTEDT_BKT

Weegie Hink Ae That? and New Celts Productions

TFMP

The Weegies are back! This time with a brand-new sketch show sure to be even bigger, even better and even more Glaswegian than their sold-out show Where Ye Fae? at last year's Fringe. Sketch show, Modern

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ISTHATR_AMW Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 20-21 18:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 Aug 22-23 15:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Interdependent Woman Siân Docksey

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 3) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 XAug 4 20:05(1h5m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 5-14 20:05(1h5m) £9.50 (£6.50)

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It'll Probably Be Alright Dan Collins / Free Festival

MP

One man's struggle against adulthood, responsibility and reality. This show is 96% energy, 1% planning and the rest is spare, just in case. Stand-up, Storytelling

LP

Siân's mum is worried about her. So Siân has told her she's a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that aims to maintain that lie. 'Very funny' (TheFWord.org.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INTERDE_ZD Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 13:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Interruption Show Dalia Malek

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ITLLPRO_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-15,18-26 19:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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It's a Joke Life

James Rankin and Kirthy Iyer / Free Festival

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A hilarious hour of stand-up comedy from two comedians that have thrilled audiences throughout Europe with their show It’s A Joke Life. Touching and clever, this performance portrays the "joke" of life from a different perspective. Stand-up, Storytelling

The interactive show where Dalia Malek (CKP's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, SF Sketchfest) and rotating co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, find out what happened next and dig into backstories of jokes. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018INTERRU_ZD Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 12-26 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ismo Leikola: Words Apart Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

Ismo will challenge your perception of words – and the world – and neither will remain the same. The #1 comedian of Finland recently appeared on Conan and was a big-ass viral hit: over 62M views. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ISMOLEI_PT Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ITSAJOK_ZD Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-13 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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It's All My Mother's Fault! Romina Puma

TN

Romina Puma comes back darker than ever! A show about love and the lack of it. About selfishness as a last means of survival. 'Personal, funny and frank!' (Kate Copstick). Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ITSALLM_JH theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Studio) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6

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Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25 18:05(50m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23 18:05(50m) £7.00 (£6.00)

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It's Not Cute Anymore Mum Brigade

TFL

Giving up on your dreams isn't always the worst thing in the world... This fresh and vulgar comedy follows two deluded girls who face the indignities of reaching for the stars and fears of waning potential. Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ITSNOTC_UE Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 13:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown

Moo-sive comedy in the magnificent McEwan Hall

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy

Soho Theatre in association with Laughing Stock Productions

TL

Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan escapes his country to make his Edinburgh debut. Say 'hola' to your new favourite comedian! He’s one happy immigrant, squeezing all the privileges the First World can give. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IVANARI_HP Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 19:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21 19:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

AUSTENTATIOUS 1.10PM (2.10PM)

Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

‘JOYOUSLY PERFORMED’ HHHHH

A feisty new hour about facing the future named after my fourth favourite Hot Chip song. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IVOGRAH_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

THE TIMES

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Ivor Dembina Show Ivor Dembina

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Jewish comedian's truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. A delightful mixture of new, old and very old material. Adult humour in the true sense of the words. Perfect early evening entertainment. SSSS (Guardian).

NINA CONTI IS MONKEY ‘DEVASTATINGLY WITTY’ HHHHH

7PM (8PM)

THE TIMES

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IVORDEM_WI Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 18:15(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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I Want an Irish Passport

Mary Bourke / The Stand Comedy Club

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There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were. Since Brexit everyone wants an Irish passport but what does it really mean to be Irish? Stand-up, Solo show

FOIL ARMS AND HOG - CRAICLING HHHHH

9PM (10PM)

IRISH TIMES

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IWANTAN_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 2 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jack and Claire / Free Festival Jack and Claire / Free Festival

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Long-form improv by Chicago-based comedians Claire McFadden and Jack Morning-Newton. Straight from iO Theater in Chicago, Jack and Claire perform an improvised 40-minute play followin’ a few intriguing characters. Funny and good. Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACKCLA_PY

SHIT-FACED SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET 10.50PM (11.50PM)

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-11 12:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack Barry: Tango

Berk's Nest in association with Avalon / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

This year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry's been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's read up on sex, love and relationships. He’s definitely still no expert. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSS (Sunday Times). Stand-up

1-27 AUGUST 2018 See pages 70, 149, 102, 172, for more information

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACKBAR_ZY Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 4-24 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan – Serious Men

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

TLP

MP

The Comedy Unit presents...

Jack Docherty returns to the Fringe in this hilarious show uniting two of his best-loved comedy creations: Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson from BBC One's Scot Squad and McGlashan from Channel 4's Absolutely. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACKDOC_AVZ Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-3 21:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27 21:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £16.50 (£15.50)

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Jake Donaldson / Free Festival

Jake returns to the Fringe with his debut hour-long solo show! One of Huffington Post’s Ten Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAKEDON_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-26 10:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack Evans: Work

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

TMP

FMP

Jack Evans

Unavoidable PR

Workers of the world: please stop! Jack Evans' new hour about work: its history, its present and a future without it. 'An alternative tour de force' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). 'Absolutely the best Noam Chomsky material ever' (Scotsman).

There has never been a better time to get lippy. Join Jake, an eternal optimist, as he tries to grapple with the wild, wacky realities of this crazy moment in time.

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACKEVA_AEH Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2 14:20(1h) £3.00 Aug 3-12,14-26 14:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias Jacob Hatton

TFLP

Megastar millennial messiah, thinkfluencer and idiot Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) cordially invites you to a riotous morning of silliness about life, death, loss and legacy. 'Attuned to the human psyche' (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACOBHB_JE Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 11:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jacob Hawley: Howl Avalon Management

TFLP

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley's debut hour. From a working-class Brexit town, now boasting an arts degree, vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change. 'Clever, different... an undertow of political passion' (Bruce Dessau). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACOBHC_AEH Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-3,5-10,12,14-17,19-24,26 15:40(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 4,11,18,25 15:40(1h) £6.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her Live Nation

TM

Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing... except for the obvious. How Embarrassing for Her weaves Novak's personal stories with completely original stand-up to parse what does and does not deserve our embarrassment. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JACQUEL_HH Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance That) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 17:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 17:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018READMYL_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 21:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

A beginner's guide to Jake Lambert (you'll need one). Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats. Tour Support for Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen. 'He's got gags to burn' (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAKELAM_MV Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance This) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21 18:00(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord IAM presents

TMP

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix returns to Edinburgh. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4) and Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit (Dave). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMALIM_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 XAug 2 18:00(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 18:00(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free James Barr / Free Festival

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Dating in 2018 is a disaster. James Barr (MTV) unleashes a hilariously honest and desperate attempt to finally meet The One – and it could be you. It's time to let the crazy out! LGBT, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESBA_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-14 21:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Cook: Sarcasmic James Cook / Free Festival

NP

'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Can an award-winning comedian elevate the lowest form of wit to the highest form of art? Probably not, but it’ll be fun. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SARCASM_ALY Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 2-14,16-21,23-26 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat James Farmer / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Jamie Dalgleish / The Stand Comedy Club

Join James (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Last Leg) for an hour of jokes about being a big scaredy cat. Be very afraid. Because he is.

TFMP

Former Scottish Comedian of the Year's metamorphosis from chav/ ned to educated professional. Just don't expect him to drop his Glasgow accent or tonic wine habit. 'Dalgleish has a bright future in stand-up' (Scotsman).

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESFA_4Q Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-23,26 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Satire, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMIEDA_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XAug 1 16:45(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 16:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Sharon Burgess Productions

Jamie MacDonald

TFKP

TFMP

Self-appointed Sportsman Of The Year James Hancox is rubbish at sports. As a response he's invented his own and plans to unveil them to the world. Nominated: Best Comedy, Perth Fringe World 2018.

Blind Jamie is taking a long hard look at this Blinkered world. Razorsharp comedy delivered with a jaunty smile and a squinty eye. 'Not afraid to milk his disability' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Pure confidence and wit' (Skinny).

Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESHA_BKM Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Bubble) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 2-3 16:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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James Loveridge

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMIEMA_BEX Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 2-3 20:25(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 20:25(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10,12,17-19,24-26 20:25(1h) £11.50 (£9.50)

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Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Avalon Management

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Jamie Oliphant

Back with his sold-out 2017 show, James is still happy, in love and determined not to f*ck it up. Best Show nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 (Amused Moose). 'Undoubtedly the best free show... at the Fringe' (BroadwayBaby.com).

MP

Piccadilly Comedian of the Year finalist Jamie explores his frustrations working as a teacher as he tries to find the inner source of his delicate rage. 'Very funny' (Stephen K Amos).

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESLO_AEH

Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMIEOL_2A Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 21:00(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 3-26 19:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Meehan – Gaz

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

TFMP

TFKP

James Meehan

Live Nation

2017. I'm an angry insufferable mess, don't leave the flat for six months. 2018. Same. Now I call it working from home. Comedy show for hermits. Edinburgh Panel Prize winner. Chortle Best Newcomer winner. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Actress, comedian and American institution since bursting on the scene in 1992. Many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs and Wet Hot American Summer. Stand-up

Stand-up, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JANEANE_GH

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMMEEH_JE Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 18:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16 21:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19 21:15(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

TFM

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Jane Hill / Free Festival

James Nokise / The Stand Comedy Club

Jane used to be fun (she means drunk). Jane’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz. A show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder.

He’s tackled gangs and golliwogs: now James Nokise returns with... sports! Yep. Sports. The world's too crazy, so it’s world cups, world champions but no world events.

Stand-up, True-life

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADDICTE_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESNO_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XAug 2 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 2-13,15-26 15:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show James and the Giant Veitch

Gilded Balloon and Blue Jeans Management present...

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James Veitch brings regular updates to improve speed and reliability, and provide a consistent user experience. The latest version includes small visual changes, general bug fixes and performance improvements. An unreliable beta release.

TFLP

I had a DNA test and the results were disappointing: there's nothing remarkable about my genetics whatsoever. I'm dealing with my own averageness; it's been tough, but it won't stop me putting on a show.

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAMESVE_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 18:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JARREDC_GF Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

Jeffrey Baldinger / Free Festival

NP

TLP

A show about someone who doesn't need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures.

Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), is opening the doors again to comedy chaos, all welcome (unless you're under 14) so shuffle on in!

Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JEFFREY_ZD

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JASONBY_AT Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 XAug 2 21:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-4,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £19.50 Aug 5-7,14,21 21:00(1h) £17.00 Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:00(1h) £18.50

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Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 14-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jason Neale: Happy to Help

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jason Neale / Heroes / PWYW

Jem Brookes / Free Festival

TFMP

NP

A comedy show of searing honesty – too much honesty if anything! Delivered in his usual no-nonsense style and jam-packed with plenty of laughs throughout, Jason questions why he's so Happy to Help.

Schizophonic is a fast-paced cacophony of characters and voices that come out of one man's head. Quick-fire skits, sounds, recurring characters and topical bits all interlaced together. Imagine your favourite late-night radio show – but live. www.freefestival.co.uk

Solo show, Stand-up

Sketch show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JASONNE_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 2-7,9-26 16:00(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) (£14.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JEMBROO_LC Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-26 23:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

Jen Brister / Ebdon Management / Heroes

Johnson, Mackay, Soho Theatre and United Agents present

TFMP

Ever pondered the meaning of life? Neither has Jen. Join Brister as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all. 'Blisteringly funny' (List). 'Confident and charismatic' (Edinburgh Evening News).

TLP

Comedian Jayde Adams is going full diva with glorious gowns, acerbic charm and show-stopping music by Olivier Award winner Richard Thomas. Sold out 2017. 'Third funniest woman in the world. Fact' (Dawn French).

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JENBRIS_BCK

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAYDEAD_PB Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £7.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 13:45(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Jay Handley: White Jesus

Jenny Collier / Free Festival

Jay Handley / PBH’s Free Fringe

MP

NP

Multi award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, is back and gooder than ever. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold' (VoiceMag.uk). 'Joyously liberating' (List).

Jay Handley shares wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone. 'Moments that can go toe-to-toe with the best stand-up I've seen' (EdFringeReview.com). www.jayhandley.com @JayWHandley

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FEWGOOD_E9

Satire, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAYHAND_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-26 23:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career

Gilded Balloon and Watch This Space Productions present...

TFLP

Talking Toolbox

Top 10 best-reviewed comedy shows Fringe 2017. Jay returns with a new hour. After a lifetime of being told to pipe down, she never expected the trouble that would come from holding her tongue. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com).

TFKP

Sony Award-winning broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas brings his hilarious debut hour. Based on true-life stories from 27 years of trying not to get fired on TV and radio with the BBC.

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JAYLAFF_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-19,21-27 18:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2R

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JEREMYN_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again!

PICK UP OUR

Jerry Sadowitz / The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

Celebrating 33 years of denied show business existence! Baffling comedy and offensive card tricks! Five-time Perrier Award winner! This way to the egress!

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26 21:10(1h) £16.50 (£15.00)

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Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising

Jessica Michelle Singleton / Free Festival

NP

Comedian Jessica Michelle Singleton shares her erratic brain’s hysterical journey through a 10-day silent meditation designed to heal the soul. Based on a real internal rollercoaster. Multimedia, Performance art

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CODEPEN_AWK Laughing Horse @ The Mockingbird • 72-74 Newington Road, EH9 1QN (Upstairs) B0131 466 2041 V441 GH6 Aug 2-26 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave with Soho Theatre c/o Curtis Brown Ltd

TFMP

Following on from her first two sell-out and critically liked shows, here she is, with her third, oversharing like she does best. As seen in 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Black Mirror and Harry Potter. Solo show, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JESSIEC_M4

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DANS NEDERLANDS SET THEATER GET TO ILLUMINATE THE FESTIVAL

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-26 14:25(1h) £10.00

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Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins Jessimae Peluso

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TFNP

Jessimae Peluso is an American stand-up comedian and television personality. Best-known for being an outspoken cast member for MTV's Girl Code. She hosts both the Sharp Tongue and Highlarious podcasts. Fun, raw and ridiculous! Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JESSIEM_BFI The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 7-13 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2

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Jess Robinson: No Filter

Live Nation by arrangement with TROIKA

1, 8 & 15 AUG KEEP UP TO DATE AT LIST.CO.UK/FESTIVAL

TFKP

Multi award-winning Jess Robinson and her incredible live band return with another hour of impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. 'Naturally funny. Pitch-perfect' (Telegraph). Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JESSROB_ATT Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 XAug 2-3 20:30(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23 20:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

2

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Jew-O-Rama

Aaron Levene and Philip Simon / PBH's Free Fringe

N

After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and the Leicester Comedy Festival 2018, Jew-O-Rama makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country. Performers include Aaron Levene and Philip Simon. Stand-up, Compilation

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JEWORAM_ABV Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Aug 4-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Keepers Comedy

Lisa Richards by arrangement with Off The Kerb

TFNP

TFM

Engagement ring for sale! Jim Campbell had a breakdown so that you don't have to! Learn from the award-nominated stand-up's mistakes in this gag-packed, confessional show. Bring cash. SSSS (List). SSSS (Fest).

Ireland's brightest new comic, Joanne McNally, returns to Edinburgh after her sell-out debut Bite Me last year. 'Intoxicating' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'The most exciting thing to happen to Irish comedy in years' (Irish Times). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOANNEM_AAX

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMCAMP_ACK Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2,6-9,14-16,20-23 17:05(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:05(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-2 17:35(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 17:35(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:35(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield / The Stand Comedy Club

Jimeoin: Result!

TMP

MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

Award-winning comedian with own microphone seeks audience for friendship. Possibly more. Razor-sharp. Hilarious. Sarcastic. Featured on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow, John Bishop Show. SSSSS (Herald). SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Observer). Can accommodate. Swingers welcome. www.jocaulfield.com

TLP

Hilarious, world-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo, Royal Variety. 'Exhilarating! SSSS½ (Age). 'It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out). 'Awesome!' (List). 'Inspired!' (Independent). 'Stand-up comedy at its best' (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMEOIN_BJN Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2,5 20:40(1h) £9.50 Aug 3-4,8,14-15,21-22 20:40(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25 20:40(1h) £18.50 (£16.50) Aug 9,12,16,19,23,26 20:40(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

2B

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOCAULF_SV The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26 19:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical Joe Foster

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MP

Eagerly anticipated debut show from the South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015. From weddings to Robert Mugabe, nothing is safe in this hilarious hour-long critique of modern day living.

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result! MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

Stand-up

MP

Later! Ruder! Sillier! More hilarious world-class stand-up from one of comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! 'Exhilarating! SSSS½ (Age). 'It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out). 'Awesome!' (List). 'Inspired!' (Independent). 'Stand-up comedy at its best' (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOEFOST_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-26 16:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMEOIO_BJN

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 Aug 9,16,23 22:00(1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 22:00(1h) £15.50 (£13.50)

United Agents

2

TFMP

Growing up Joe felt less like a boy, more like a Spice Girl. A show about embracing girl power to create your own brand of manhood. 'Richly entertaining' SSSS (ScotsGay.co.uk). 'Edgy and unpredictable' (ToDoList.org.uk).

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Jimmy McGhie

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOESUTH_BLN

Jimmy McGhie

MP

The poster boy for white privilege is back to complain about things for no real reason. 'He is a brilliant talent who really ought to be much better known than he is' (Scotsman). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMMYMC_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 20:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 20:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

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Rabbit Rabbit

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

TFNP

Jim Smith / The Stand Comedy Club

'Spaced out magical humour' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Fans of the surreal and ridiculous will love this' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Australia Times). SSSS (Scotsman).

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Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMSMIT_SU The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 1 19:35(1h) £9.00

Aug 3-12 19:35(1h) £10.00

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Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOEYPAG_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 14:20(1h) £6.50 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

LP

TFNP

Get Comedy / Free Festival

Returning to the Fringe for the first time in 20 years, Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré tells the story of the car accident that changed his life forever. 'Fresh, funny and imaginative' (Guardian). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JIMTAVA_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

2

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Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 17:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world.

2

Johannes Dullin / Heroes

Johannes Dullin’s comedy is absurd, silly, postmodern and completely unpredictable. With his insistent pranks, he infinitely potentiates the absurd, and even the biggest inanities exude existential power in his piece. Absurdist, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHANNE_AWX Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 2-7,9-21,23-26 15:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Johnny Irish

TM

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one-liners, musical comedy and tales of his romantic failings.

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Last year John Hastings almost died, broke his arm and became homeless. Don't worry, there are jokes about it. As seen on Comedy Central. SSSSS (Mirror). SSSS (Fest). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) Stairs: 11 - 20 B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 20:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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John Hegley: New and Selected

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions

TKP

An afternoon of revelling in each other and in language. Devised for adults but of interest to some nine-year-olds, just sit backwards and let your front soak up a wash of rhyme. Poetry, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNHEG_AAV Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 16:20(1h) £11.00

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John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here Show And Tell and United Agents

TM

The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for an encore of his 2017 hit. 'Roaringly funny' SSSS (Scotsman). 'Richly idiosyncratic comedy' SSSS (Guardian). SSSSS (Evening Standard). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNKEA_PQ

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Mockingbird • 72-74 Newington Road, EH9 1QN (Upstairs) B0131 466 2041 V441 GH6 Aug 2-26 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party CatFace Talent

TFN

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band. Different show every night! ‘John strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks’ SSSSS (Skinny). SSSS (List). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNROB_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 XAug 2-3 22:20(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 22:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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John Robertson: The Dark Room CatFace Talent

TFK

You're trapped in The Dark Room! Pick an option: A) Find light switch? B) Cry? C) Go north? Play a live-action, text-based adventure game! SSSSS (Skinny, ThreeWeeks, Comedy.co.uk). 'Not to be missed' (Guardian). Game show, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNROC_UG

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 20:20(1h) £9.50 Aug 4-7,10-12 20:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9 20:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! Impatient Productions Ltd

TFLP

Extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. SSSS (Telegraph). 'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle'

SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

Absurdist, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNLUK_AAY Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-2 17:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-9,13-14,16,20-23 17:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-27 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 20:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Joke Addict

Julian Deane / PBH’s Free Fringe

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As seen on Russell Howard's Hour and fresh from touring via Wembley with Paul Chowdhry. Roguishly hilarious comedian and writer (Mock the Week, Buzzcocks) Julian Deane presents his relentlessly funny new show. 'Masterful joke writer... sublime' (Scotsman). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOKEADD_AJG Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-12,14-26 18:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Jokes from a Shithole

LP

Jokes from a Shithole is laughter, thoughtfulness, then more laughter. An hour of sharp material about anything and everything from the perspective of two Haitian immigrants in North America.

Tanael Joachim and Garihanna Jean-Louis

Impatient Productions

ANP

After 2017's catastrophic attempt to stage Francis Fukuyama's discredited political treatise The End of History, John-Luke Roberts returns with an all-star cast of the Fringe's best comedians/idiots and three more adaptations of unadaptable texts.

Stand-up, Storytelling

Absurdist, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNLUL_PV Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 10,17,24 23:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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John Lynn: Addiction Diction

Joke Thieves

Will Mars / Free Festival

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Live Nation / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

John is not a drug fiend. He doesn’t have a (serious) gambling problem. He’s not even that fond of coffee. However, like all of us, he has many other addictions in his life, some he likes! Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNLYN_BFI The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3

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Aug 3-13,15-26 16:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOKESFR_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-26 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNNYI_AWK

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNHAS_PI

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:20(1h) £13.00

Duffy Connors / Free Festival

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 shows at the Fringe (Time Out). 'A brilliant format' (Guardian). www.jokethieves.com Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOKETHI_AWF Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Follow us @edfringe #Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity Jollyboat / PBH's Free Fringe

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Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the first JollyCon fan convention. Come see what all the buzz is about. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (GeekChocolate.co.uk). SSSSS (InformedCities.co.uk). Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOLLYBO_AJG Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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#Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear? (The Best Of Jollyboat) Jollyboat / PBH's Free Fringe

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It's not the Fringe without Jollyboat! The cult hit, back for their ninth year. Arrive early – Jollyboat sell out more than Metallica. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSSS (TheatreReviews.co.uk). SSSSS (LSMedia.co.uk). Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOLLYBP_F5 Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 Aug 4-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jon & Nath Like to Party Jon & Nath

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Action-packed sketches, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and very real slapstick – including the hottest Jehovah's Witness act in town. 'Comic brilliance!' SSSS (TheatreReviews.design). 'Tightly written, suitably anarchic, and compulsive viewing' (Latest Brighton). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JONNATI_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 17:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off Avalon Promotions

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Join comedian/impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy writer/producer Bill Dare from BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, for spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians and celebrities are up for roasting. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JONCULS_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 13-26 13:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Noel Gay

TFLP

Pop-culture archaeologist Jon is taking a video odyssey into the unexpected, hunting gems for his treasuRETROve of the world’s most unintentionally ingenious films/TV. Jon’s an award-winning writer/producer (credits include Only Connect, Time Trumpet). 'Deserves quotes' (Andy Hamilton). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JONHARV_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1 XAug 1-2 21:40(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 21:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Jon Long – Troubadour

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

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TFLP

Jon Long

Glorious Management Ltd

Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016) is out to entertain you and he’ll be using all the tricks of the Troubadour trade. 'Clever gags and witty songs... delivered with laser-guided timing' (Bruce Dessau).

What defines us? The clothes we wear? The jobs we do? The people we hate? English Comedian of the Year 2016 Josh explores all through his unique brand of stand-up. 'Flashes of genius' (Ticketmaster.co.uk).

Music

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JONLONG_ZD

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOSHPUG_JF

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-26 23:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:50(1h) £4.00 Aug 4-12,14-26 18:50(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

Fight in the Dog

TMP

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns with more loosely justified nonsense. Hope you like comedy, because boy has he got some comedy to perform for you. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. 'Wildly entertaining' SSSS (Guardian).

Heroes and Joz Norris

FNP

Hi, I'm award-winning comic Joz Norris. I'm not doing a show this year but I think my good friend Mr Fruit Salad is going up. Absurdist, Verbatim

Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOZNORR_BMA Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street , EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JORDANB_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13,20-21 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 18-19 21:00(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Jordan Gray: People Change

Just The Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

Gilded Balloon presents

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Stand-up, Music

Stand-up

In his follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2017 stand-up performance film on Netflix, Judah continues to satirise American exceptionalism and its response to all the serious human rights issues of the day.

After 10 years in the music biz, recording artist Jordan Gray announced a leap into stand-up comedy... Why? In her debut comedy special, the transgender comic attempts to justify her life's second-biggest change. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JORDANG_JC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12, 14-26 20:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUDAHFR_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 19-22 22:30(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

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Julia Sutherland: Exposed

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Dabster Productions

TFMP

Josh Baulf and Louise Atkinson

Having interviewed dozens of other comedians for her BBC Radio 4 (It's Funny and It's True) and Radio Scotland (Funny Life of...) series, she now faces her toughest subject yet: herself! Unique and surprising multimedia stand-up comedy. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EXPOSED_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Josh drinks Stella before yoga. Louise has gravy on her avocado. Both find themselves uncertain of their social hierarchy. Some say it’s an exploration of class identity, really it’s just a laugh over a pint. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOSHLOU_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 12-26 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XAug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

TLP

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Noel Gay Organisation

Juliet Meyers / Free Festival

Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg or Prince Harry – Josh Berry's hilarious impressions leave you wondering whether he has stolen these voices from the people themselves.

The dog got a sitcom. She got rabies cycling in Central America. The ongoing adventures of Homer (who’s at the show) and Juliet (writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme). 'Smart... Very funny' (Independent).

Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOSHBER_Y9 Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Baillie Room) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JULIETM_LC

XAug 2-3 17:35(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-9,13-16,20-23 17:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26 17:35(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Laughing Horse @ Harry’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 662 0974 V264 GF6 Aug 2-13,15-26 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fight in the Dog and Knock2Bag Ltd presents

TFM

Winner: Best Comedy, Perth Fringe 2017. Named 'one of the most exciting emerging [Aussie] talents' (TheAge.com.au) and fresh from a total sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOSHGLA_BLN Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Follow us @edfringe Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with ART

TFL

Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns with a limited run of her sell-out show (2015/2016/2017) exploring whether kindness can change the world. Would you #DareToBeKind? ‘Huge talent’ SSSSS (Mirror). ‘Hilarious’ SSSSS (EdfestMag.com). ‘Powerful’ SSSS (Sunday Express). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JULIETT_GF Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 16:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12 16:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-15 16:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think Justin Matson / Free Festival

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Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Los Angeles-based comedian Justin Matson has been kicked off of three rollercoasters for being too fat. Now he’s finally ready to talk about it! Stand-up, LGBT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTINN_ALY Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker CKP and InterTalent Group present

TFLP

Self-confessed shameless Northern Joker Justin Moorhouse is back. Expect tales of comic books, puffins, bad decisions, effluent pipes and geriatric dressing up. 'Charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times). 'Belly laugh funny' (Manchester Evening News). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTINM_GD Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Hambledon Productions

Fj

The UK's number one Tommy Cooper tribute returns to the Fringe! Tommy, with his misfiring magic and trademark gags, was a comic genius. Starring John Hewer delivering the ultimate performance. Theatre, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTLIK_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 13-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Just These, Please Just These, Please

TFLP

Charming new sketch group seeks friendly audience. Looking to share one hour of passion followed by a lifetime of mutual appreciation. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTTHE_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 12:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,21-23,27 12:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 12:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

FN

'Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and muck about and make you laugh at midnight. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTTHF_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25 00:00(1h15m) £7.50 (£5.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown The Kagools: Kula

Momentum Artist Management

TFARP

Multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools (Best Comedy Award winner: Adelaide Fringe Weekly and Amused Moose Edinburgh 2017), propel silent comedy into the 21st century with their new show, Kula. 'Joyfully unique experience' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Clown, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KAGOOLS_V1 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 16:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 4-12,14-26 16:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Kai Humphries: Team Smug

Gilded Balloon and MZA present...

TMP

Multi award-winning Geordie comedian premieres his hilarious new show about celebrating life and the true value of having pride in oneself. 'Side-splittingly funny' (Fest). 'Awesome... amazing... a festival highlight' SSSSS (Australia Times). 'Massively funny' SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KAIHUMP_GF Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:45(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,12-16,19-23,26-27 18:45(55m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7 18:45(55m) £13.50 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 18:45(55m) £13.50 (£11.50)

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Kai Samra – Brothers (WIP) Avalon Management

TFK

Winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award 2017, Kai Samra is on a mission to subvert lazy stereotypes based on his personal experience of life as a working-class British-Asian. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KAISAMR_AEH Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 13:00(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Karoshi

Mel Byron

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Karoshi means death by overwork. What about the little deaths we experience every working day? Comedian (and tired worker) Mel Byron returns with the hilarious, fact-filled show that mocks the absurdities of today’s workplace. Storytelling, Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KAROSHI_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 3,6,9-10,13,16-17,20,23-24 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kate Berlant: Communikate Rabbit Rabbit

TFKP

A leader of America's alternative comedy scene, Kate makes her highly-anticipated Fringe debut with a surreal, freewheeling hour. Also, she's psychic! Or is she? As seen on Netflix Presents: The Characters, and Channel 4's Search Party. Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATEBER_AAY Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 21:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

KEITH. Presents KEVIN.

PBH's Free Fringe

Buttered Toast

NP

KP

Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks. The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and writer for Have I Got News For You, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.

'Unbeatable comedic timing' SSSSS (DurhamStudentTheatre.org). 'KEITH. is shaking up the status quo with a mirth that is hard to match' SSSS (Palatinate). Surreal, high-energy sketch comedy with hilarious original songs and beats.

Satire, Political

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATESMU_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEITH_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-12,14-19 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Katharine Ferns / Free Festival

CKP and InterTalent Group present

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TFLP

'Perky, charismatic performer with an acute sense of irony' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Observant and witty, Katharine Ferns is a modern, 21st-century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com).

Dave Joke of the Fringe winner Ken Cheng returns with his second show! As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Ken is the writer and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series. Stand-up, Solo show

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KENCHEN_BD Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATHARI_6R Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-14,16-26 14:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-14,16-26 15:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

Kevin Matviw

TFM

Canadian comedy veteran and perpetual white belt Kevin Matviw (The Second City) returns to the Fringe with an unhinged solo sketch show. 'Saturday Night Live worthy' (Globe and Mail).

Lakin McCarthy

LP

It's a psychological striptease with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage daughter wrangling, ageing, toy boys and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind!

Absurdist, Solo show

Talk, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATHYLE_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 4-7,10-11 15:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9 15:30(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINMA_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-26 18:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

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Barnstormers Comedy / Free Festival

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

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Katie Pritchard / PBH’s Free Fringe

Former religious studies teacher tells jokes and stories about teaching religious studies as a non-believer, being a humanist, the God-shaped hole and little bits relating to the philosophy of religion.

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Music, mayhem, chaos and carnage in this tidal wave of a show. 'Always original and entertaining' SSSS (FemaleArts.com). 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Mind-blowing' (Herts Advertiser). Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2017. Hilarity Bites 2016 winner. Music, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KATIEPR_BFU 52 Canoes (Grassmarket) • 27-31 West Port, Grassmarket, EH1 2JA (Basement Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V366 GE4 Aug 4-12,14-25 15:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINPR_UB Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick

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Kevin Quantum

TFL

Comedy sketch-magic show with more tricks than you can shake a wand at. From magician-scientist hybrid, Kevin Quantum. 'Will take your breath away, then make it appear in someone else's pocket' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed! Blue Eyed Lassie Productions

Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINQU_GD

LP

Featured twice on BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week. 'Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comic Genius' (List). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEARAMU_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 XAug 2 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Keith Fox is... Here and Now? Keith Fox / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Irish comedian Keith Fox returns with another solo stand-up show. Looking back on life, from pant-wetting school days to mindfulness over a pint... one man tries to make sense of things... and laugh. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEITHFO_BFU 52 Canoes (Grassmarket) • 27-31 West Port, Grassmarket, EH1 2JA (BasementLounge) B0131 226 0000 V366 GE4 Aug 4-14,16-25 17:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20,22-23 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Kieran Hodgson: '75

Berk's Nest and United Agents

TKP

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson returns to the Fringe with the epic tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. SSSSS (Guardian, Telegraph). SSSS (Times, Scotsman). Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIERANH_P8 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 20:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Kimono My Comedy Show

Dave Chawner;

Mental

The Counting House 2-26th Aug, 19:20 Free - pay on donation

Martin Angolo / PBH’s Free Fringe

KP

An hour of stand-up comedy from one of Ireland's best joke writers. Award-winning comedian Martin Angolo brings his second fulllength show to the Fringe. Laughter is guaranteed. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIMONOM_BFU 52 Canoes (Grassmarket) • 27-31 West Port, Grassmarket, EH1 2JA (BasementLounge) B0131 226 0000 V366 GE4 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

As seen on:

No Sex, No Swearing, No Mocking the Audience, No Brexit

FKP

Is it weird to buy a house where someone has just been murdered? Also, Buck O'Neil and some Rush lyrics. Parents dying and pacifist politics. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes and me.

See page 91 for more information

Storytelling, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KINDERG_BJO Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 13-18,20-25 12:45(1h) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

Live Nation in association with PBJ Management

TMP

Double Chortle Award winner Kiri Pritchard-McLean (The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store) thinks it's time to talk about victims, love and lies. You might not believe her, but she's used to that. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIRIPRI_ACF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £10.50 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:00(1h) £8.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 20:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.50)

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Kirk Smith's Stand-Up Showcase Kirk Smith / PBH’s Free Fringe

LP

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by LA-based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians as well as rising stars on every show. You'll laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KIRKSMJ_ATV Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 3) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 3-25 15:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kitchen Party Action Anthony Ayton

MP

Whose party is this? Anthony Ayton is a way better conversationalist when Jack Daniels is involved. Let's chat in the kitchen and pray the DJ/lord of anti-music goes home. 'Bloody funny' (Angela Barnes). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KITCHEN_BIT Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 22:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan / Heroes

TFNP

Kit Sullivan is a boy in a boy's body. But he wants to be more, much more... Spoiler: he won't. He’s a complete sandwich. 'This act came out of nowhere' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Directed by Spencer Jones. Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KITSULL_AWX Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4

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Aug 2-7,9-15,17-21,23-26 16:40(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

Last Orders

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FNP

Kriss Foster / PBH's Free Fringe

A Lancashire man attempts to find enough thimbles to fill a novelty thimble rack found in a seaside charity shop. For fans of Victoria Wood and Frank Sidebottom. 'Sweet, mild mannered, very funny' (Scotsman). Storytelling, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KRISSFO_ZY Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 4-26 18:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob CKP and InterTalent Group present

TLP

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame Asante reflects on his personal and professional experiences of weighing more than you'd like to. SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS (TheatreBubble.com). 'Joke-heavy... Impeccable delivery' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KWAMEAS_PI Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21 21:45(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Cows and Kisses Theatre Company

TFALP

The Ladies Loo Chronicles is a fun, feisty and female-powered performance. Join us, as we take you for a trip around the U-bend. Ever wondered what happens in the ladies loo? Drama

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LADIESL_BLC theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18 12:35(50m) £7.50 (£5.00)

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Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette Louise Beuvink

FM

From the art of passive aggressive Facebook comments, to the science of making champagne with cask wine and a SodaStream, join Louise Beuvink for a masterclass in etiquette and housewifery for the modern age. Stand-up, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LADYLIK_AXD

Scottish Comedy Festival Anything goes at the Scottish Comedy Festival’s official late-night pick of the Fringe showcase, where Rick Molland presents a handpicked selection of our favourite Fringe acts still sober at midnight. 'Molland’s the perfect compére' (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SCOTTIW_1I Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-5,8-12,15-19,22-26 23:55(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Last Sesh Ball Pit Theatre

TFMP

Sitting on bean bags in their friend's bedroom, a group of lads attempt to plan their big summer holiday before they all leave for uni. Five mates. Two unwanted guests. One last sesh. Theatre, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LASTSES_TK theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 8-11 21:25(50m) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7 21:25(50m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Late Night

Bedlam Fringe

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Late Night features one-off takeovers from the best of the fest, cabarets stuffed to the gunnels with LOLs and even a couple of token straight white comedy dudes! Weird, hilarious stuff every night in a Gothic church. Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIM_BD Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5 XAug 1-2 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-26 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Late Night Comedy Death Camp Henry Ginsberg / Free Festival

NP

Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy at this year's Fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive! Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 13-16,20-23,27 22:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17-19,24-26 22:35(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill RBM Comedy

TLP

The absurd and bizarre late-night comedy! A hilarious homage to a Hollywood classic. Portuguese ghost cats. Killer pickles. Vincent Price's moustache. If you find a more haunted house, we'll double it! SSSSS (Time Out). Theatre, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAMPOON_PT Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 23:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14,20-21 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIG_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-19,21-26 00:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Late Night Disco Fight

Kissing Cousins / PBH´s Free Fringe

MP

Stamptown presents: an anarchic hour of nonsense from four international critically acclaimed performers who were trained by the same guy who taught Sacha Baron Cohen, leaving you baffled and wanting more without ever understanding why. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENII_ACM CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Larry Dean: Bampot

The Late Night Evil Show

TFMP

MP

Chambers Touring / Heroes Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' SSSSS (Herald). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LARRYDE_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 16:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Hot Air Baboon

An hour of horror comedy and cabaret by the irreverent Isa Bonachera, finalist of Man Up! 2018, the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition 2017, Max Turner Prize 2018 and Sketch Off! 2018. Cabaret, Horror

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIJ_ZD Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-26 00:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Late-Night LOLs Late-Night LOLs

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Laughing Horse Free Festival

Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late-Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. The best show you'll find at this hour. Hosted by Aatif Nawaz.

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See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK's best comedy newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. A different line-up every night and a sell-out show at Fringes 2004-2017.

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIO_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 3-26 01:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Late-Night Lucky Bag Various

NP

Late-Night Lucky Bag is an unpredictable extravaganza of exciting comedy talents, where no two shows are the same! Every night, a rising star of the comedy scene will curate their own unpredictable night of comedy. Stand-up, Immersive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIK_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-26 00:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIP_BIT http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIP_J8 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIP_U7 http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIP_BNV Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 20:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-3,8,15,22,26 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21 15:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 20-26 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show Sensitive Bricks

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse Free Festival

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A variety show of absurdist comedy. Join this international group of weirdos as they risk their dignity for your laughs. 'You might have trouble explaining to your friends what you just witnessed' SSSS½ (TheAdelaidian.net).

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe. Different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. The best way to see great Fringe comedy and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017. Stand-up, Compilation

Absurdist, Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENIN_UB Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Late'n'Live

Gilded Balloon presents...

TN

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows! One hysterical compere, four brave acts, an electrifying live band and hours of laughter! Different line-ups every night. 'The best latenight show on the Fringe' (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LATENLI_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 3 01:00(4h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27 01:00(4h) £12.50 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 01:00(4h) £16.00

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Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show Laughing Horse / Free Festival

MP

Hosted by one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit, this late-afternoon soiree brings you the very best in chat and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers. Compilation, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIQ_O3 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Mata Hari) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIN_1U http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHIN_AWH Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 18:15, 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 16:00, 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

Ben Behrens, Rob Cooper, Jessie Nixon, Jessie Johnson

LP

An hour of stand-up from future legends Johnson, Nixon, Cooper and Behrens. You'll be an 80% better person just by turning up. With material featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HAHALAO_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-13,15-26 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase Laugh Train Home

FM

For six years, four and five-star Fringe comics have been coming together for this premier comedy showcase. It's a fun atmosphere, a fantastic stand-alone show and an amazing guide for who to see in Edinburgh. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAUGHTR_ALY Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 2-26 14:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Laura Davis: Ghost Machine Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

TFM

A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of God. Winner: Best Indie Show at Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'An original and provocative hour in the company of a unique mind' SSSS (List). Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAURADA_N6 Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 17:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:40(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 17:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Laura Lexx: Trying Andrew Roach Talent

TFMP

'One can only hope there's some life-altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx' (BroadwayBaby.com). Luckily, the awardwinning comedian with 'superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality' (SSSS TheWeeReview.com), has had a breakdown. Yay! www.lauralexx.co.uk Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAURALE_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 17:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23 17:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting Delphine Manley

TFKP

Tackling important issues like how best to balance crutches on his son’s baby-walker to make him look like a Dalek! ‘Wickedly funny’ SSSSS (Herald). ‘Intelligent and incredibly mischievous’ SSSS (Metro). www.laurenceclark.co.uk http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAURENC_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1 XAug 2-3 17:40(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 17:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Soho Theatre and United Agents

TMP

Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back in Edinburgh to deliver some new home truths. 'Razor wit and brutal honesty' SSSSS (List). 'Spiky, deliciously bawdy and remarkably assured' SSSS (Telegraph). SSSSS (Herald). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAURENP_PE Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14,20-21 19:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother! Live Nation

TLP

Two stunners, one hour. Writers of critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The East Coast Listening Post. Seen on: The Windsors and Mash Report. 'Everything sketch shows should be' SSSSS (Mirror). SSSS (Sunday Times). Sketch show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LAZYSUS_AAZ Assembly George Square Theatre • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1 XAug 1-2 16:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 16:20(1h) £9.50 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:20(1h) £10.50

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Lead Pencil Lead Pencil

TFMP

A sketch show packed with characters, songs and sketches from Lead Pencil – as seen on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central. Fast-paced and sprinkled with insanity. 'Well made finelytuned comedy' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Offensively funny' (BoxDust.com). Sketch show, Flamenco

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEADPEN_UC Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 19:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:40(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23 19:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale The Leeds Tealights

TFK

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview.com) at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, the Tealights are back presenting an hour of fastpaced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Souls for Sale. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEEDSTE_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 3-4 16:05(50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

Aug 5-12,14-26 16:05(50m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea Lee Kyle

MP

There are definitely times in life where you could do with kicking potatoes into the sea. You'll enjoy it but it probably won't help. Unless it does. SSSSS (VegasSeven.com). SSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEEKYLE_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 3-14,16-18,20-26 10:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 57 for more information ASSOCIATION WITH PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS INUNIVERSAL

www.offthekerb.co.uk

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4’S NEWSQUIZ, HOST OF RADIO 4’S SIMON EVANS GOES TO MARKET AND STAR OF BBC1’S LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Lemons

Lisa Klevemark / Free Festival

MP

Doctor Klevemark isn't a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking. Her own depression is not going to stop her from telling people how to be happy and what they've been doing wrong so far. Clown, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEMONS_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 10-26 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place Lenny Sherman

TFMP

'Power-packed performance jammed full of gags – a real blast' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'Deft Joke Writer' (Loaded Magazine). Lenny was the support act for Jerry Sadowitz at Leicester Square Theatre. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LENNYSH_ACJ Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 23:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian Leo Kearse

HHHHH ‘A MASTERCLASS IN SOCIO-POLITICAL COMEDY... THE SHOW IS CALLED GENIUS. IT COMES VERY CLOSE’ THE SCOTSMAN

@TheSimonEvans

20:20

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RIGHTWI_LE

See page 173 for more information

21:00

3 - 27 AUG (NOT 14)

The Scottish Comedian of the Year pokes more fun at liberal sanctimony, taking on millennials, #MeToo and Jeremy Corbyn, while praising Trump. 'A giant of the art' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Seriously good... funny, smart, hilarious' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Satire

1 - 26 AUG (NOT 13) STUDIO TWO

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PICCOLO TENT

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe The Lesbian Whisperer

Limmy’s Vines

Frank Hadchiti

Permo Productions and RiotBox Productions / The Stand Comedy Club

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Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity and machismo is bullshit and that he's not defined by words. 'A performer at the top of his game' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Limmy introduces a screening of his Vines, followed by an audience Q&A. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIMMYSV_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3

Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LESBIAN_J8 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-12 19:10(1h15m) £16.00

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Linda

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Freya Slipper / Keepers Comedy

Lewis Schaffer

TFLP

MP

Funny Women winner Freya Slipper's debut character show explores the power of social media and what happens when someone ordinary does something extraordinary – like going to space. 'Glorious understatement... superbly conceived' (Skinny). 'Superlative talent' (ThreeWeeks).

Something's up with Lewis Schaffer. 'Disturbingly hilarious' (FringeGuru.com). 'You have to admire the gall of the man' (List). 'Unique combination of supreme arrogance and gnawing selfdoubt' (Chortle). SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Political

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LEWISSC_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-5, 7-12,14-19,21-26 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LINDA_4K Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 20:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 20:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Liam Jeavons

FLP

Described by his nan as the best comedian in the world, the award nominee and gong show winner, Liam Jeavons, plans to go from nobody, to somebody with his new show.

Joe Hullait and Ewan Denny / The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

Stand-up, Storytelling

One is the creator of Scot Squad. The other is Scotland’s eighth best TV editor. Join the BBC Short Stuff stars for this unmissable masterclass in television.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIAMJEA_BKX

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (PQA Three) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 10-23 15:00(45m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Liam Withnail: Homeboy Liam Withnail

Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LINKAND_BFI The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 15-26 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Liverpool Revue

TFMP

The time of the straight white male is over. Where does that leave the straight white men? 2018 Scottish Comedy Award nominee. English Comedian of the Year finalist. 'Fringe shows you need to see' (Wow247.co.uk). 'Fantastic' (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIAMWIT_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 17:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

The Liverpool Revue

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Liverpool's acclaimed sketch-comedy show hurtles back to the Fringe for its fifth year of unmistakable whimsy and Merseyside wit. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIVERPO_AMW theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 3) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Aug 20-25 20:25(45m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Life Coach (Age 14)

Live the Laugh

NP

LP

Anthony Jeannot / Free Festival

Dan Willis / PBH's Free Fringe

A show about a letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the time I accidentally slapped a girl with my man boob. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIFECOA_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 2-14 22:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night Patrick Monahan

TFKP

Join Lily and Patrick at the premiere of their brand-new, live dating show that connects singles and tests couples. This real-life couple offers up their relationship and dating advice. Game show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LILYLOV_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14,16-26 21:25(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). '55 minutes of side-splitting laughter' SSSSS (Plains Producer). Dan Willis brings 18 years of comedy experience to the table, out to prove that laughter truly is the best medicine. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIVETHE_AJG Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Live Your Best Life Emmy Fyles

MP

Join Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) as she follows the best, worst and weirdest life advice the internet has to offer, and discover how you too can learn to #liveyourbestlife. Stand-up, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIVEYOU_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-18 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Loose Brie Solve Everything

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

Loose Brie

NP

The world’s ills. All of them. In an hour. We’re not going to talk about our feelings though. Feelings are gross. 'Promising twosome' (Evening Standard). 'Bold performers' (Chortle.co.uk). 'I laughed – a lot' (MumbleComedy.net).

LJ DA FUNK / Free Festival

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Trump. May. Farage. Internet twats. Your mum. Join mouthy Marxist snowflake LJ DA FUNK as he fists those fascist f*ckers in the face!

Sketch show, Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOOSEBR_ZD

Stand-up, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LJDAFUN_ANU

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 21:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

PGJ Managements presents Lloyd Langford / Lloyd Langford / PBH's Free Fringe

Hivemind Production

LP

FKP

Free new show from one of the biggest faces in comedy. Winner: Best Show 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival. As heard on The Unbelievable Truth. Seen on QI and Celebrity Mastermind. 'Absolutely top-class standalone jokes' (Guardian).

Want to see your very own fantasy epic brought to life? Help Hivemind improvise a new fantasy show every night! 'The envy of any improv troupe' (BroadwayBaby.com). Improv

Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LORDOFT_BKT

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018WHYTHEB_NI Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-9,13-26 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lola and Jo: Focus Groupies

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 Aug 14-26 18:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Lost Matriarch 2

Berk's Nest

MosuoMosuo

TFKP

TFMP

Lola and Jo focus group their potentially revolutionary show. Research purposes only, no refreshments, travel reimbursements or life-affirming insights. Laughter not guaranteed. 'Female duo you need to see' (Independent). SSSS (ShortCom.co.uk). SSSS (List).

Chuckle Award runner-up (1998) Berlinda will take you on a journey to The Lost Matriarch, leaving behind all you have ever known about gender. But in the upside-down world of TLM2, who am I? Sketch show, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOSTMAT_BLC theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOLAAND_UE Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 2-3 16:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 3-5,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:20(55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22 19:20(55m) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lolly Adefope: Lolly 3

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Andrew Roach

Berk's Nest in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management

TFM

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star of Ability (BBC Radio 4) is sick of motivational memes making him an unintentional porn star just because he's disabled. He thinks they're bollocks. 'Laugh-outloud funny' SSSS (Independent).

TMP

The hotly-anticipated new show from the multi award-winning character comedian and star of Taskmaster, Loaded and Damned. Observer Rising Star 2017. SSSSS (Mirror). SSSS (Evening Standard). SSSS (Independent). SSSS (Time Out). 'Nothing short of outstanding' (ITalkTelly.com). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOLLYAD_P8 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 17:45(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-12,15-19,22-26 17:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13,20-21 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May Lolly Jones

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOSTVOI_GI Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (The Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 16:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren Lou Conran

TFMP

Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show. A suspender-clad Theresa May revels in fields of wheat. 'A blast to spend an hour with' (Scotsman). Satire, Burlesque

TFMP

Lou Conran returns with a show about presumption, misunderstandings and misgivings. Oh, and a bloke called Darren. SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com). 'Laugh out loud hilarious' SSSS (Scotsman). As seen on BBC and ITV. Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOLLYJO_9B Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XAug 1-2 20:50(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24 20:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 20:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The LOL Word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOUCONS_JE Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 15:20(55m) £5.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25 15:20(55m) £7.00 Aug 5-9,12,14-16,19-23,26 15:20(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Louise Reay: Eraserhead

The LOL Word / PBH's Free Fringe

Louise Reay

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Like comedy and queer women? Then you’ll love these stand-up stars who are rising through the comedy ranks faster than you can say Ellen Degeneres. BBC New Comedy Award nominees, Funny Women finalists. 'Smart, insightful, hilarious' (DIVA).

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LGBT, Stand-up

Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOLWORD_BGG Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5 Aug 4-25 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, Multimedia

It’s a free country, isn’t it? Currently facing legal proceedings for her last show, Louise explores censorship in modern Britain. 'Truly fantastic' (Al Murray). 'Unique' (Independent). SSSS (Skinny). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOUISER_AWG Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Plosive Productions in association with Avalon / Heroes / PWYW

TFLP

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. This mucky little pig rolls around in her own filth for your delight. ‘Destined for hugeness’ (Time Out). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOUSAND_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 12:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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DAVID MILLS:

FOCUS PEOPLE! HHHHH ESSENTIAL VIEWING Broadway Baby

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere LoveHard / Free Festival

MP

1984. Three young whippersnappers. A deadly secret. Nondescript Midwest America. Don't play the tapes. Two actors. 47 characters. 'Tear-jerkingly funny' SSSSS (@fringebiscuit). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

See page 92 for more information

Sci-fi, Horror

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOVEHAR_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Love Like 90s R'n'B

Larissa Moran – Free Festival

LP

A rump-shaking stand-up comedy hour of phat beats, funky rhythms, ukulele and fun. Join Larissa as she tells of growing up according to 90s timeless R'n'B wisdom. Music, Hip hop/breakin'

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOVELIK_BKQ Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 XAug 2-4 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-11,13-18,20-25 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 144 for more information

Luca Cupani: God Digger

Mick Perrin Worldwide Artist Management

TMP

Luca is Italian, Catholic and an observant hypochondriac; after a fairly sin-free life made of unfulfilled dreams, he is now asking God for answers. 'Funny, fresh and moreish' SSSS (Scotsman). So You Think You're Funny winner. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUCACUP_4K Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 17:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27 17:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Lucille and Cecilia

Bang Average Theatre

TFLP

In this comedic escape adventure, two sea lions try to break free from the confines of the circus to discover the freedom of the world beyond. Cod only knows what to expect in this flippin’ good show. Physical theatre, New writing

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUCILLE_CL C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (studio) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 2-3,13,20-21,27 17:25(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:25(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:25(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked Vivienne Smith Management

TFLP

Some years ago, Lucy appeared in a reality TV show where she had to get naked. No socks or anything. Alarming? Yes. But that was just the beginning... Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUCYFRE_APL Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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XAug 1-3 14:50(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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See page 88 for more information

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop United Agents / Heroes

TFMP

2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Lucy Pearman brings the story of a worm who has misunderstood her existence. (BBC’s The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, BBC Radio 4's Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme). Clown, Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUCYPEA_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 XAug 2 18:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-13,16-27 18:30(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Fringe Box Office is the only place to buy tickets for every show on the Fringe.

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Debi Allen

TLP

A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite. As seen on QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. 'Impeccably punchlined anecdotes... genuinely delightful' (Telegraph). 'A treat from start to finish' (Herald).

Book online at edfringe.com Book your tickets online via our secure website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Book via the official Fringe App

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUCYPOR_PO Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 17:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:30(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) Aug 14,21 17:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Download the free official Fringe App for iPhone and Android, purchase tickets on the go, and pick them up from one of the many Fringe ticket collection points. Search your app store for Edinburgh Fringe.

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches CatFace Talent

TFM

After What Would Beyonce Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?! Luisa’s back with a new show. It’s time to wake up and pay attention. Welcome to Politics for Bitches. Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUISAOM_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

Book in person

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The Fringe Box Office

XAug 1-2 21:00(1h) £9.00

Old Assembly Close, High Street, EH1 1QS (next to the Fringe Shop) 06 – 10 June (daily) 11 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat) 16 – 29 July (daily) 30 July – 27 August (daily)

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Luke Kempner: House of Faces

10:00 – 18:00 12:00 – 15:00 10:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Waverley railway station Edinburgh, EH1 1BB Card sales only, two sales counters 30 July – 27 August (daily)

Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-22 21:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

09:00 – 21:00

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

Mick Perrin Worldwide

TLP

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no celebrity is off limits. 'Gloriously funny' (Independent). 'Remarkable tour de force' SSSS (Telegraph). 'Blummin genius' (Dawn French). Stand-up, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUKEKEM_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13,20-21,27 16:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Luke McQueen: Monster Heroes / PWYW

With thousands of half price tickets available every day, the Virgin Money Half Price Hut at The Mound Precinct is the place to grab a bargain. 08 – 27 August (daily)

Telephone: +44 (0)131 226 0000 Access bookings: +44 (0)131 226 0002 Text phone: +44 (0) 7860 018 299

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUKEMCQ_J3 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 17:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Made in Spain

TFKP

TFK

Heroes / PWYW

Sonia Aste

The BBC is bust and the planet is too. But one man, armed with office supplies and a surreal imagination, is bringing nature's weirdos back to life in this 'hugely entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk), low-budget, one-man nature documentary.

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists it’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too! Nobody’s listening. Don’t miss her "sunny" journey through British/Spanish connections. Foot-stomping laughter! Olé!

Clown, Solo show

Spoken word, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUKEROL_BCL Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 14:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MADEINU_BLA Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 17:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Luxury Split Bill

Maisie Adam: Vague

TFM

TFKP

Angela Lavoipierre

Gilded Balloon and Maisie Adam present...

Ange Lavoipierre and Jane Watt have prepared a luxurious split bill of stand-up comedy for you. Expect unsolicited and graphic insights into life as a young woman in small-town Australia.

Winner of So You Think You're Funny? 2017, Maisie presents her debut about navigating the recklessness of youth with a medical condition that requires you to be a "Sensible Susan". 'Exudes an appealing, quirky energy' (Chortle.co.uk).

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUXURYT_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 20:55(55m) £5.00 (£4.50) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAISIEA_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-27 16:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Mandy Knight: The Dark Knight

Madame Señorita / Heroes

TFAMP

Mandy Knight / PBH's Free Fringe

Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions. Chaotic, funny and at moments heart-breakingly sad. 'A physical comedy talent' (Chortle.co.uk). Best Female Act at London International Solo Festival. 'Mesmerising silliness' (Fest).

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Mandy never had a birthday party. So she’s socially inappropriate. All the therapists she’s sacked said she had 'abandonment issues', but it’s because she didn’t blow out any candles on a cake. 'Brutally funny' (Guardian).

Clown, Absurdist

Spoken word

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MADAMES_BGM Black Medicine Basement & Heroes • 2 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH (Black Medicine Basement) B0131 226 0000 V503 GE6 Aug 3-13,15-27 21:30(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MANDYKN_K6 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-25 19:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Manhunt

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

Eggbox Comedy

Mad Craic Comedy / Free Festival

TFLP

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Best friends Emm and Leo are incredibly lonely and distressingly available. So... would you maybe want to hang out later? Join this Cambridge Footlights double-act for an hour of 'the highest standard of new comedy' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Irish stand-up comedy show, featuring some of the best comedians around, performing a short best-of set to advertise their solo shows. New comedians every night, and some surprise guests. It'll be Mad Craic.

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MANHUNT_BLO

Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MADCRAI_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 15-26 21:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 15:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 15:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Man Presents: Women

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Eggbox Comedy

TFL

Fresh from every screen and stage ever, the cast-offs, the sidekicks, the non-specific love interests and the straight-up plot devices come together to stick it to the man. Specifically, one man in particular. Their writer. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MANPRES_AAX Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5

Maddie Campion

TFMP

Maddie Campion (Funny Women regional finalist) has always wanted to be in a double act. LD, a lovedoll, is tired of being seen as a sex object. Together they form a comedy duo...

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Multimedia, Puppetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MADDIEC_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2-3 18:15(40m) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 4-12,14-26 18:15(40m) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 21:20(1h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:20(1h) £11.00

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Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

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Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TLP

It's time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Brigstocke, multi award-winning stand-up, returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new hour of hilarious comedy. 'Sharpest one-liner merchant' (Sunday Times). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARCUSB_PN Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 14,20-21 18:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

James Seabright by arrangement with Áine Flanagan Productions

TL

Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s drag cabaret extravaganza! 'Glorious camp with political punch' SSSS (Times). 'Rollicking good laugh' SSSSS (Attitude). Cabaret, LGBT

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright Off The Kerb Productions Ltd

TFL

The star of Mark Steel's In Town (BBC Radio 4) brings back his 2017 sell-out show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is. 'True comedy gold' (Herald). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKSTE_BEU

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARGARF_PO Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 22:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:00(1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 9,13-14,16,20-21,23,27 22:00(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Ballroom) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 2-3 21:30(1h10m) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12 21:30(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9 21:30(1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress) FKP

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Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARJOLE_BGG

Last year, Watson (prone to anxiety, phobias and piss-poor selfesteem) went on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It changed him: now he’s writing a motivational talk about it, with jokes. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKWAU_ST The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 14-23 13:35(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose Heroes / PWYW

TNP

Sometimes life is just the toss of a coin. You might win £1,000 and there will be sweets, crisps and giant cuddly toys. Some of these things are imaginary, but not the £1,000. Stand-up, Game show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show Impatient Productions

TKP

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns to what he's best at, being indoors, with a show about empathy. Every ticket sold 2014-2017. 'Unstoppably funny' (Times). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKWAT_PO Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,26 19:00(1h) £16.00 (£14.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKDEA_AWX Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4

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Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 22:00(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Marny Godden: Marny Town Marny Godden / Heroes

TFAMP

Mark Nelson: Irreverence MZA and Live Nation

FM

2017’s smash-hit show: three nights only! Scotland’s awardwinning stand-up and creator of BBC’s sensational News at 3 (130 million views!). ‘Pithy-but-charming delivery, great jokes, lots of them’ (Telegraph). ‘Profoundly hilarious.... This is irreverence done right’ SSSS (List). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKNEL_AWB Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 23 20:20(1h) £12.50 Aug 24-25 20:20(1h) £14.50 (£13.00)

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Mark Watson / The Stand Comedy Club

Marjolein Robertson / PBH's Free Fringe

Black Market • 32 Market Street, EH1 1QB (Room 1) B0131 226 0000 V399 GD5 Aug 4-13,15-25 19:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Come on down to Marny Town! Take the hand of a spinning lampshade and journey through the coloured clouds of her imagination. 'A highly entertaining journey through the mind of a wonderfully creative comedian' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Clown, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARNYTO_J3 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-27 18:20(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Marriage and Mayhem Brad Tassell / Free Festival

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure...

Dr Mark Silcox / PBH's Free Fringe

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Don't kill yourself, Mark, by bringing a new show every year if people are not getting it. Repeat, repeat, repeat and make sure the hydrogen balloon flies and explodes. Hard work is the key.

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Marriage and Mayhem! Brad Tassell brings the answers you need and the laughs you crave. A powerful, funny show of epic proportions! A tour de force for marriage, kids, and the solutions to the mayhem of life. Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARRIAG_PY

Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICANCUR_9L Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 557 3777 V283 GE5 Aug 4-25 14:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mark Simmons – One-Linererer Mark Simmons / PBH’s Free Fringe

NP

Following last year's Amused Moose: Best Show nomination for One-Linerer, Mark Simmons presents the hotly anticipated OneLinererer. This is a show for people who like jokes. Lots of jokes. Rob Brydon Tour support 2018. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKSIM_4R Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 4-25 16:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 2-10 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers Martha McBrier

MP

Please note – this is not a dress code. A show about growing up poor and trying to forget your past. But can you? ‘Funny like Chic Murray was funny’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FURCOAT_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-26 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Martin Mor Is Blocked Martin Mor

MP

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. That’s three good reasons to see this show. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARTINM_AWF Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 19:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018 The Just Us League

TFKP

The world's premier nerd-culture double-act return with a new show, squeezing even more MARVEL movies into one action-packed hour of comedy. Nominee Best Comedy Show, Fringe World 2018. SSSSS (WhatsupNZ.com). ‘Hilarious' (Scotsman).

ASSOCIATION WITH PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS INUNIVERSAL

www.offthekerb.co.uk

‘Not an ounce of flab on his routines... a joy’

AS SEEN/HEARD ON: LIVE AT THE APOLLO BBC2

HHHH TELEGRAPH

MOCK THE WEEK BBC2

‘On the brink of comedy’s Premier League’

JON RICHARDSON’S ULTIMATE WORRIER

EVENING STANDARD

THE NOW SHOW

DAVE

AS YET UNTITLED

HHHH

DAVE

BBC RADIO 4

‘Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy’

FIGHTING TALK BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW BBC RADIO 4

HHHH THE i

Sketch show, Film

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARVELU_GE Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 18:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Masud Milas: Masud Abides PME Edinburgh Live Limited

TMP

Masud Abides is the exciting follow-up show to Masud's 2016 debut Edinburgh show, Routes. Now living in the UK, this fly half-Kenyan, half-English, leather jacket-wearing cat has found his place but what does he abide? Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MASUDMI_AEH Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 19:40(1h) £5.00

6.40PM

1-26 AUG (NOT 13 AUG)

www.pleasance.co.uk

0131 556 6550

See page 118 for more information

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No Guilty Bones / Free Festival

ALP

"Love expert" and award-winning clown Kiva brings you on a wild, absurd journey about the hilarious things people do to find their ideal match. Speed dating marathons, blind-date battles and a romantic, plastic, rooster. ‘Utterly Hilarious’ (TheatreBubble.com). Clown, Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOVESHO_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-15 21:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready! Bemused Goose Comedy in association with Girth Control

‘A MOST MEMORABLE EVENING.’ THE MUMBLE THEATRE

‘IT’S NOT A FIRM

FRINGE SELL-OUT FOR NOTHING’ BROADWAY BABY

NP

'Refused to explain where the rest of the cast were, merely claiming they were dead' (ThreeWeeks). Puppetry, Jazz

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATEWIN_J2 Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2-26 19:20(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Matt and Ollie Are... Dads! Of Mice Theatre

TFL

Things go from dad to worse for new fathers Matt and Ollie in this kaleidoscopic gallop through the history of one awful family. 'A sublime comedy duo' (TheReviewsHub.com). Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTAND_BLO Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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XAug 1-3 18:35(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 18:35(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Show info

2-27 August | Times: 14:00, 19:30, 21:00 The Principal Edinburgh

0845 1544 145 interactivetheatre.com.au

George Street Hotel, EH2 2PB (v119)

See page 335 for more information

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

Matt Watson and Friends

TLP

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. The story of a man who stopped letting his passion fall to the side by putting everything on the line to start living the dream.

Matt Watson and Friends / Free Festival

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Avalon Promotions

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian for his last show as an EU citizen. Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTFOS_PO

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Stairs: 20+ Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 20:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:30(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 20:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Avalon Promotions

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Following five years of sell-out London shows, Matt Forde returns to Edinburgh for two live shows! Previous guests include: Tony Blair, Nigel Farage, Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall and, in Edinburgh last year, Alistair Darling.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LIVINGT_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Matt Winning: Climate Strange Impatient Productions Ltd

TMP

Matt Winning explores what you can do about climate change. As seen on Dave's Unspun with Matt Forde as environmental correspondent. 'Excellent stand-up seminar' SSSS½ (Sunday Post). 'Very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy' SSSS (ShortCom.co.uk). Stand-up, Seminar

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTWIO_AEH

Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTFOR_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 9 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 15 15:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory Matthew Highton / Heroes

TFLP

After his gran got dementia (funny start) Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us? Joy, silliness, revelation, shame and bits that make you go awwww. 'Highton has the storytellers gift' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTHEW_AWX Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 2-7,9-21,23-25 20:40(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Matt Hutson: Brittle Boned Matt Hutson / PBH’s Free Fringe

NP

When Matt Hutson (third place, Musical Comedy Awards 2017) feels, he really feels. Armed with his guitar and a few poorly conceived coping strategies, Matt desperately tries to keep his shit together. ‘It’s proper songwriting’ (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMPRESS_ABV Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Aug 12-25 16:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life Bound & Gagged Comedy

TMP

Matt spent a year looking like the world's worst stalker. Then a Glaswegian woman saved his life. 'Genuine, ordinary guy spinning some yarns, extraordinary in their telling' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTPRI_GG Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Matt Rees: Happy Hour RBM Comedy

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 17:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with PBJ Management

TMP

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. Supported Simon Amstell on tour, star of Carnage: Swallowing the Past, ITV's Next of Kin and BBC's How Gay is Pakistan? Stand-up, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAWAANR_PS Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21,27 17:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Max and Ivan's Prom Night

Max and Ivan / Assembly / Dawn Sedgwick Management

NP

You are invited to an epic, one-night-only prom! Featuring: your favourite comedians, rock'n'roll, dancing, punch, and good old fashioned makin' out. Dress code: 50s prom realness. From the creators of The Wrestling: 'Genius' (Times). Music, Immersive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAXIVAN_BOF Assembly High • 10 Bowmont Place, EH8 9RY (Assembly High) B0131 623 3030 V540 GF6 Aug 24 21:00(4h) £16.00

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Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

LP

Running for Ireland, raising sons, matching socks, going on Countdown – Maxine has faced life’s challenges. Now 62, she’s leaving home on a bicycle. It’s downhill from here. BBC, RTE. 'Outstandingly funny' (Entertainment.ie). 'Razor-sharp' (VisitDublin.com). Solo show, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAXINEJ_B1 Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Aug 4-26 16:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Megalodon

TLP

Sunil Patel

Stand-up, Spoken word

'Man is wolf to man.' Sounds pretty clever doesn't it? I will do about five minutes on bumholes first though. As seen on BBC Asian Network Comedy, Channel 5 and Viceland. 'A clearly gifted comedian' (EdFestMag.com).

Happy Hour is Matt Rees's highly anticipated debut show. The multi award-winning Welshman and sober drunk brings 60 minutes of 'very funny lines with a compelling, unforced lugubriousness' (Chortle.co.uk). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATTREE_PI Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21 16:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Stand-up, Storytelling

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Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018APEXPRE_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 17:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Men With Coconuts

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

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TFMP

Men With Coconuts / PBH's Free Fringe One of the UK's leading improv troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts are back! An hour of improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale – an entirely improvised musical. Unplanned, unscripted and unbelievable! Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MENWITH_AOX Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4-26 13:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond Men With Coconuts / PBH's Free Fringe

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One of the UK's leading improv troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts, return with their fully improvised Bond film! Expect villains, gadgets, femme fatales and sobering reflections on masculinity – all improvised live onstage! Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MENWITI_F5 Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 Aug 4-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe Mervyn Stutter

TK

Ninety minutes of top talent in this legendary daily showcase. Comedy, theatre, music, cabaret, dance, circus, the indefinable: carefully researched by Merv's dedicated team. Daily line-ups: mervspotfringe.com. 'A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent' (Scotsman). Variety, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MERVYNS_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 4-15,17-22,24-26 12:45(1h30m) £12.00

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Me Talking, Mostly Mick Cohen-Carroll

TFLP

Mick dives into the absurdity of being an onstage performer and gives the audience a chance to sit in the director's seat. Be prepared to laugh, cry and experience unbridled joy! Absurdist, Physical theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018METALKJ_P4 Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Annexe) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 XAug 4 20:10(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£32.00 F)

Aug 5-11,13-18 20:10(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£32.00 F)

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Michael Hackett

After a sell-out world tour, Michael Hackett brings his unique brand of storytelling and raucous comedy to the 2018 Fringe. The Late Mike Show is perfect for the late-night reveller. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICHAEN_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 22:45(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Mickey Sharma – Filthy Club Comic Mickey Sharma

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With five Edinburgh shows under his belt and nine years experience as a professional, Mickey brings his best material. No feelings, just good jokes. Interactive, International

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICKEYT_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-14,16-21,23-25 19:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings Mickey Sharma

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We live in an increasingly mixed world when it comes to race, sexuality, gender and families. After realising that when it comes to dating, Mickey sees he has a definitive bias towards white women. International, Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICKEYS_BIT

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-14,16-21,23-25 12:45(40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal Gilded Balloon and MZA present...

TMP

'Consistently funny' (Adam Hills). 'Bartlett delights... anyone who can successfully make a comedic link between anal sex orgasms and Joe Pesci deserves credit' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Genuinely hilarious' (VoiceMag.uk). 'Impressive... joyously spirited... a stand-up natural... masterful' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICKYBA_GA Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:50(55m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,12-16,19-23,26-27 19:50(55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7 19:50(55m) £11.00 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 19:50(55m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Micky Overman: Role Model IAM

TMP

MetaMafforphosis Maff Brown

MP

Maff Brown is an award-nominated comedian. He writes for Mock the Week and GQ magazine have put him in the top ten acts to see at the Fringe, twice! Follow me on Twitter/Insta @maffbrown. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAFFBRO_AWH Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 3-12,14-22,24-26 13:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Michael Clarke: Felt

PBJ Management / Heroes / PWYW

TFLP

Michael Clarke has felt something. He'd love to share that with you. Debut hour from 2017 Amused Moose and NATY finalist about childhood, memory and a terrifying darkness woven into the fabric of reality. 'Genius-madman' (Bruce Dessau). Absurdist, Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICHAEM_BLZ Black Medicine Basement & Heroes • 2 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V503 GE6 Aug 6-13,15-26 22:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Rising star Micky Overman (Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2018) presents her debut hour about celebrating our (mostly her) mistakes and setting an example for a new generation. 'A keen comic mind' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MICKYOV_ACF Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 22:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21 22:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Mike's Back

Michael Hackett / Free Festival

NP

After a sell-out world tour and best-selling book Gobsmacked, the former dentist turned comedy giant is back to share more unthinkable stories delivered with his outlandish brand of humour. 'Guaranteed raucous laughter' (TalentAcademy.com.au). www.michaelhackettcomedy.com Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MIKESBA_AWG Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown The Miles Jupp Interviews

Miles Jupp / The Stand Comedy Club

FLP

The host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, actor, writer and comedian Miles Jupp will be having an ideally in-depth conversation with a different person of interest each day. Serious. Silly. Sad. Funny. Loud. Clear. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MILESJU_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-12 15:40(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke! Milo McCabe

MP

Troy Hawke returns with another riotous hour, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble values. 'Spectacular character... Razor-sharp wit... a touch of the surreal' SSSS (Fest). Stand-up, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MILOMCC_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mind the Gap Stand-Up Richard Glynis Jono

MP

The blindest physics graduate, the grumpiest Channel 5 TV presenter and the most well-meaning woman called Glynis are the freshest acts on the Fringe. See the stars of tomorrow, today! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MINDTHE_PY Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 See page 75 for more information

Aug 2-26 13:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mirth in the Morning With Rhodders Stand and Deliver Comedy / Free Festival

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Start the day with stand-up comic, radio host and oddball Rhodders, for an hour of Mirth in the Morning. From seasoned comics to up-and-coming talent. You never know who might turn up! Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MIRTHIN_Z2 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 20-26 11:10(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Miss Venezuela Andrea Spisto

TFAMP

Miss Venezuela is a passionate rebellion against perfect womanhood which ignites into a celebration of love and power and the destruction of machismo culture. Liberate your spirits and join Miss Venezuela in an intimate queer carnival. Clown, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MISSVEN_ACJ Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:10(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose Mitch Benn / IMWP

TFLP

He’s back, with guitar in hand, a spring in his step, a bee in his bonnet and giving a piece of his mind (there’s enough to go around)! 'Country’s leading musical satirist' (Times). Music, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MITCHBE_BFH The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3

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XAug 2 15:25(1h) £8.50

Aug 3-13,15-26 15:25(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe The Moa Show

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Gilded Balloon and Tikapa Productions present...

Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend

TFM

When three lonely men are magically transported to another dimension, they must seek out the mighty Moa (extinct New Zealand bird) and overcome the powers of a racist spotted Kiwi to get home.

TK

A classic murder mystery is created instantly in this ingenious show. Will you guess whodunnit? ‘Everything a Fringe comedy should be: original, professional, and very, very funny’ SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). ‘Fantastic’ SSSSS (VoiceMag.uk).

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MOASHOX_GD Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 22:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 22:45(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Improv, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MURDERS_PN Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-3 17:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 5,12,26 23:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 17:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 17:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Moon Moon

Murray Hill: About to Break

TLP

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Alan Cumming

Join Leicester Square Sketch-Off 2018 finalists Moon as they hawk up their debut hour of dark and immersive sketches. Featuring soundtrack trickery and acting chops. Writers for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. 'Excellent writing... ridiculous and amusing' (Chortle.co.uk).

TMP

A rip-roaring Edinburgh debut from a showbiz legend who lives to perform, and performs to live. 'He is one of the best comedians I've ever seen; he has mastered the art of improv' (TheaterIsEasy.com).

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MOON_PE

Cabaret, Improv

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £9.50 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 21:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MURRAYH_GF

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Mr Joshua Plummer's Comedy Showcase

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 21:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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The Museum of Tat Roadshow

Bootcamp Productions

Milk Bottle Productions

FM

TFKP

A series of sketches and vignettes exploring misunderstanding and mistaken identity, miscommunication, sexuality and people’s fantasies. Written by Joshua Plummer. Script editor Stefan Antoniuk. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRJOSHU_BLC theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Aug 23-25 13:35(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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We're just like your favourite antiques-based telly programme off the telly, just not on the telly, and devoted to Tat. Bring your Tat along for live valuation and certification that you own genuine Tat! Sketch show, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MUSEUMO_ACK Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2-3 11:45(1h) £5.00

Aug 4-12,14-26 11:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Mr Lorraine

Lorraine Chademunhu

FMP

Some choose their alter ego. As for Mr Lorraine, it chose her. This one-woman show takes you on a hilarious journey with some WTF moments. 'You're a man because you sound like one!' Really? Solo show, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRLORRB_JH theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Studio) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6

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Aug 13-18,20-25 19:25(45m) £5.00 (£3.50)

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Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

The Pleasance, Nick Mohammed and United Agents

TRP

Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed's alter ego Mr. Swallow is back with another hour of magic, music and elephants. SSSSS (Guardian, Stage, Evening Standard, Metro). Book early to avoid! Magic

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRSWALL_PA Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 19:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:30(1h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 13-14,20-21 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Dave Nattriss's Musical Comedy Guide / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year's Edinburgh Festival, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings). Expect funny songs, satirical parodies, musical experimentation and lots of laughs! Music, Variety

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MUSICAL_ZY Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 5-26 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside Soho Theatre

TFKP

New York's cosmic comedian Myq (Mike) Kaplan takes you on a journey of kindness in his Edinburgh debut. As seen on Netflix, Last Comic Standing, America's Got Talent, The Tonight Show, Conan, Letterman and more... International

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MYQKAPL_BLO

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 21:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 21:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21 21:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Mr Thing

wearething

TM

The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing. Join the late-night mayhem of Mr Thing and the house band as they dive into a world of special guests, live music, interviews, sketches, games and jingles. Every night is different! Variety, Game show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRTHING_PO Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 23:40(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-13,15-22,24-26 23:40(1h) £10.00

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas So Comedy / Broken Robot, arranged by Corrie McGuire Management

TMP

The self-declared siren of south Yorkshire presents a festive spectacular! In August. Expect off-season seasonal singalongs and summertime yuletide anecdotes! 'A display of caustic sensibility and razor-sharp wit' (Scotland on Sunday). Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MYRADUB_4K Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 16:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17,19,24-26 16:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Mystery Meat (Showcase) Anthony Ayton

MP

Mystery Meat is a monthly cult stand-up show regularly performing to sell-out audiences in Brighton. This is no accident. Get involved. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MYSTERY_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 10:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Naked Truth Tommy Helme

NP

Listen to an uncommonly candid view of the world. Sharing his own shambolic experiences, Tommy Helme reveals an alternative perspective on politics, race, religion, sex, animals and children... although not all at the same time! Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NAKEDTR_ANU Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-26 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Naomi McDonald: Stardumb Naomi McDonald

LP

Impressionist Naomi McDonald lets celebs battle it out live on stage! Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump hits the bottle hard and Adele sings her heart out over a custard cream. Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NAOMIMC_BKQ

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 The Rat Pack Productions Ltd

TFNP

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker's explosive show exposes the secrets behind the 2008 crash. It was all down to him. If he did it. 'Smart mischief... Piercingly sarcastic jibes' (Chortle.co.uk). www.nathancassidy.com/if Stand-up, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NATHANC_JG Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 20:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-4,6-7,10-11,17-18,24-26 20:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5,8-9,12,14-16,19-23 20:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature Nathaniel Metcalfe / Free Festival

LP

Mildly anticipated new show from the 'delightfully silly' (Time Out), Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show regular, who has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Directed by James Acaster. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NATHANI_U7 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-13,15-26 13:10(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nathan Lang: The Stuntman Momentum Artist Management

TFAK

Nathan (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of The Stuntman through physical comedy and real onstage stunts. Evel Knievel meets Wile E Coyote in Technicolor! 'Electric, hilarious' (WhatsOnStage.com). 'Remarkable piece of clownery' SSSSS (MumbleComedy.net). Clown, Absurdist

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NATHANL_H9 Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14,16-26 14:45(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Neal Portenza's Final Edinburgh Show Will Be a Bad Magic Show on a Bus. BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix and Amazon Prime Are All Welcome Neal Portenza / Heroes

Fireside • 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE (Arch III) B0131 226 0000 V75 GD6 Aug 2-14 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Nasty Show

Infinite Jest Comedy / Free Festival

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'A masterclass in smut' SSSS (TheAustraliaTimes.com). Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring some of the best comics of the festival delivering their filthiest material. Hosted by Jez Watts. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NASTYSH_1U Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room)

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 22:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Natalie Palamides: Nate Soho Theatre

TMP

For the first time in history, it's hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer) doesn't understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate. SSSS½ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Telegraph). SSSS (Times).

TFLP

'Brilliant' SSSSS (Sydney Morning Herald). Absurdist, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEALPOR_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 2-26 22:40(55m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Neighbours Are Worried Omobitan and Fitz

TFMP

Ever worried about noises from next door? Meet your neighbours! Akin Omobitan, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, and Lew Fitz, 'as a newcomer he's ticking lots of boxes' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEIGHBO_AUC Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Clown

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NATALIE_PK Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 18:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 18:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,20-21 18:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Follow us @edfringe Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Lisa Richards by arrangement with Off The Kerb

TFMP

Star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil thinks he has that "illusion of control" idea sussed. It's doubtful. 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEILDEL_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 3 19:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50)

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Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer

TFL

Stand-up comedians Neil O'Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 nominee) are (p)residents of the coolest island off the Edinburgh coast. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEILORO_JE Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 22:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Nerd Time's a Charm

Tom Crosbie / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Tom Crosbie's first Edinburgh show saw his nerdiness deliver a sell-out run. His second made him a nerd squared. Armed with Rubik's Cubes and his wit, this year Tom is truly a nerd cubed! Variety, Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TOMCROS_V2 Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5

See page 137 for more information

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Audio description Audio enhancement Relaxed performance Signed performance

in show listings for accessible Fringe performances.

Aug 4-26 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Never Ending Cycle May Cause Mild Irritation

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May Cause Mild Irritation – The Never Ending Cycle. Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEVEREN_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-14 22:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman Markus Birdman

MP

Come laugh, marvel and cry at the best bits from the best comedian you’ve never heard of. 'How the f*ck is Markus Birdman not famous?' (Paul Sinha). 'Completely spellbinding' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BEAUTYI_LE Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Pravda) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 15:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life The Newcastle Revue

MP

A hilarious, chaotic mix of stand-up and sketch from Newcastle’s best student comedians making their debut on the Edinburgh Fringe! Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWCAST_BCN Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 2-14 15:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A New Political Comedy Show

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ)

FNP

'Social barriers will dissipate as Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan go head-to-head in an epic stand-up comedy battle' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'No-holds-barred comedy' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Taboo-busting humour' (List). 'Clever and provocative' SSSS (@FringeMonkey). Stand-up, Political

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWPOLI_1I Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 17:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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NewsRevue

Canal Cafe Theatre / Emma Taylor

TFL

NewsRevue is a Guinness World Record-breaking, news-based song and sketch show, flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed. 100% new content every year. 'One of the slickest, most professional, hilarious shows you will ever see' SSSSS (Sun). Satire, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWSREV_UK Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2-3 17:45(1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:45(1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27 17:45(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour The Pleasance and Nicholas Parsons

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Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute, for fun and laughter with some very special guests in this unmissable comedy chat show. Total sell-out 2017: don't miss out! Stand-up, Talk

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICHOLA_PD Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 3-5,10-12 17:15(1h10m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 6-7 17:15(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Nick Dixon: Marriage Material Nick Dixon

TMP

Nick Dixon (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, joke writer for Hollywood’s Will Smith) arrives with his neurotically hilarious debut stand-up show about his attempts to become a normal, married adult man. 'Hugely engaging' (Times). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKDIX_ACI Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 2 19:15(1h) £3.50 Aug 3-12,14-26 19:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Nick Doody: PG

Nick Doody / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

For his 10th solo Fringe hour, acclaimed stand-up Nick Doody faces a challenge: to come up with a PG-rated show. Can he succeed? Come and find out. Over 18s only. No diabetics. Stand-up, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKDOO_F5 Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 See pages 123, 157, 108, 166, 64, 61 for more information

148

Aug 4-13,15-20,22-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Night at the Museum

TFMP

FM

Nick Elleray

Gilded Balloon presents...

'An engaging stand-up with an inventive mind' (List). A dry, smart(-ish), stand-up show from Aussie Nick Elleray about intimacy, family and stoned cats. 'Quality downbeat comedy' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner of Old Comedian of the Year 2017. Stand-up, Solo show

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arte-fact and arte-fiction in an improvised set prompted by objects found in the National Museum of Scotland archives! 'Hugely enjoyable' SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKELL_ACH

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NIGHTAT_AVZ

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 XAug 2 16:40(50m) £2.50 Aug 3-12,14-26 16:40(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 3 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,9,12,16,19 22:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-11,17-18 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nina Conti Is Monkey

LP

TL

Nick Hall / PBH's Free Fringe

PBJ Management

No man is an island. But Nick Hall might be a peninsula. Hilarious and inventive stand-up, as seen and heard on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. ‘Crackingly original’ SSSS (List). ‘Side-splittingly funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Solo show, Stand-up

Admitting defeat at becoming the sidekick in her own life, Nina has allowed herself to be consumed by monkey. This is what happens when he is off the leash and fully autonomous. ‘Devastatingly witty’ SSSS (Times). Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKHAN_9L

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NINACON_BKJ

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 557 3777 V283 GE5 Aug 4-13, 15-25 15:20(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nick Hall: Spencer

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 19:00(1h) £12.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-27 19:00(1h) £19.00 (£18.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 19:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

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In Association with Noel Gay

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He's the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Unfortunately, no one's heard of him. 206 years later, Nick tells his story. As seen on BBC Two and Three.

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Solo show, Theatre

Stand-up

99 Club / Free Festival

TFKP

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKHAL_APL Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher Nick Revell / The Stand Comedy Club

FLP

Variations on the BBC Radio 4 series, including the tales: Vladimir Putin’s Bottom Is Missing and Clash of the Hipster Shamans. 'As if JG Ballard has written an Edinburgh show... profound and impressive and expertly delivered' (Chortle.co.uk). Satire, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKREV_M4 The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XAug 2 15:35(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 15:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson / Momentum Artist Management

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Nicky returns to Edinburgh with her hotly anticipated new show, Happy: a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies and party games that celebrates all that is great in the world. 'Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Cabaret

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NICKYWI_BIT Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (The Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 XAug 2-3 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-12, 14-26 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Off The Kerb Productions Limited / Free Festival

NP

Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your western ways (he just started recycling!). Amused Moose Laugh Off winner 2016. 'Brilliant... go see him' SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MALAYSI_BKH Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 19:10(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

2

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a selection of four top comics daily. The Chortle Award winner for Best London Club eight years running and featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4. http://www.edfringe.com/event/201899CLUBS_J7 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 2-26 21:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress) Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes

KP

New material from double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times). 'A masterclass' (Guardian). Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NISHKUM_BCK Monkey Barrel Comedy Club • 9-11 Blair St, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0131 225 5149 V515 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-26 16:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Niteskreen Niteskreen

MP

Once, Britain knew to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes and started showing pictures of the programmes that were on in the future. But one man didn't go to bed. He got ideas instead. Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NITESKR_JF Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 6-12,14-26 00:10(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Njambi McGrath and Guests Njambi McGrath

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Njambi McGrath, star of the BBC World Service's International New Year Comedy Celebration and author, will be showcasing the best comedy talent. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NJAMBIM_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-12,14-24 22:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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149


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown Northern Power Blouse – Up Your Promenade

No Funny Business Sketch Club 7

FK

Northern Power Blouse / PBH's Free Fringe

Comedy legend Simon Hall finds himself arrested under suspicion of never having told a joke. Through the medium of his past sketches, the jury must decide if he is guilty of crimes against comedy.

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A show bursting with sketches, silly songs and larger-than-life characters. Between them they've written for BBC Radio 4, Comic Relief, Comedy Central. Finalists for BAFTA Rocliffe and Musical Comedy Awards 2018.

Contemporary, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOFUNNY_JM C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 12,18-19,25-26 14:00(45m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 13-14,20-21,27 14:00(45m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 15-17,22-24 14:00(45m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NORTHER_BIQ Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-18 18:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Notflix

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

CatFace Talent

TFL

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Five-star, total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Vaults 2017. Movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a live band. Notflix, because everything is better as a musical! 'Roaringly funny, incredibly talented' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

TM

The 10-time sell-out sensation returns to Edinburgh with a jaw-dropping, side-splitting evening of finely-tuned anarchy, featuring a cavalcade of incredible special guests. 'Hilarious' (Telegraph). 'Comedy gold' (Guardian). www.thenoisenextdoor.com

Improv, Musical theatre

Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOISENF_PB Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-3 22:50(1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:50(1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 8-9,16,22-23 22:50(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 13-14,20-21 22:50(1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!) Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

TFjP

The 10-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an epic new show for just about everyone. As seen on ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium. 'Hilarious' (Telegraph). www.thenoisenextdoor.com Family, Improv

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOISENE_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1-2 15:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23 15:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

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(No) Money in the Bank

Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh

TFM

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh. Join this duo as they explore the bizarre world of professional wrestling, as they form the first ever comedy tag-team. Stand-up, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOMONEY_BKZ

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 2) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-12 13:35(1h) £7.00 Aug 13-19 12:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 20-26 19:20(1h) £7.00

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Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch CKP and InterTalent Group present

TMP

Debauched late-night sketch comedy for lovers of the strange, the sordid, the musical and the dark. The witching hour is upon you. SSSS (Guardian). SSSS (Telegraph). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSSS (Skinny). Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NORRISP_P8 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-3 22:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 22:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 22:45(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-14,20-21 22:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTFLIX_GC Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XAug 1,3 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 18:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Not My Audience! The Stand-Up Showcase with a Twist: You Decide the Material! Free Festival

NP

Which comic belongs in your bubble? Send your suggestions through our app: comedy gold or utter crap? Three top comedians compete to impress with tailor-made jokes! Interactive

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTMYAU_LH Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 2-14,16-26 23:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Not Quite Mass Steve Bennett

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Join the cult of happiness. Save your soul with laughter. See top Irish comedians doing short sets along with blessed games and holy craic. Hand-picked by Irish comedian of last year, Reverend Steve Bennett. Compilation, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTQUIT_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-26 14:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler

N

Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler bring the UK’s finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret back to the Fringe for a prime time dose of multimedia hilarity. 'A unique treat' (EdFestMag.com). Multimedia, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTSOLA_ABN Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-20,22-26 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Now That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

Archie Henderson / PBH's Free Fringe

LP

On 12th November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached #98 in the UK Singles Chart. It’s 2018, and this time he’s heading straight for number one. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). ‘Radiated a delightfully daft energy' (Chortle.co.uk). Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOWTHAT_ZY Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-26 16:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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150

For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe #1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

Olga Koch: Fight

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TLP

Berk's Nest in association with Hannah Layton Management

Jez Watts / Free Festival

In 2014, Olga's father was mysteriously stopped on the Russian border. Join this Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist as she dissects her family's spy drama with nothing but a projector and 'a naturally comic mind' (Bruce Dessau).

SSSS½ (PerthHappenings.com). SSSS (TheMusic.com.au).

West Australian stand-up comedy veteran Jez Watts has a fresh hour of material, his online search criteria covered and a loop machine. Completely sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Stand-up, Multimedia

Stand-up, Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/20181COMEDY_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 17:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLGAKOC_MV Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance This) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13,20-21 19:15(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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Odd Two Out

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Matt Hobs and Chelsea Birkby / Free Festival

Oliver Coleman

MP

MP

Making sense of the world around them, Matt (‘West country Emo Philips for the 21st century' (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club)) and Chelsea ('Talked frankly about mental illness’ SSSS (Oxford Times)) explore why they're the odd two out.

This Australian funny man brings a fresh hour of frenetic silliness to the Fringe. Fun, strange, unexpected! Mmmmmmm... Delicious! Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VARIATI_BOB The Coffee House • 144 High Street, EH1 1PE (The Comedy House) B0131 226 0000 V533 GE5

Stand-up, Comedy

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ODDTWOO_BNV Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 17-26 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 2-12,14-26 17:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Ollie Horn Made Some Funny Friends in Japan

LP

LP

Ollie Horn / Free Festival

Olaf Falafel

Ollie Horn ('always a crowd pleaser' (Edd Daggers, ROR Comedy)) tells fast-paced tales of life as an unlikely Japanese TV star and touring comic around Asia's weirdest comedy clubs. Guest comic daily. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLLIEHO_AWG

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. You'll laugh, you'll be confused, you'll enjoy most of it. Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLAFFAL_BCS Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 2-13,15-20,26 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 21-25 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 2-14,16-26 12:10(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Old Jewish Jokes

On Earth As It Is

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Ivor Dembina / Free Festival

James Coon / Free Festival

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS (Scotsman). Admission free, gentiles half price.

This tour de farce of satire, parody and general comic mayhem chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of communism.

Stand-up, Storytelling

Storytelling, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLDJEWK_WI Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 13:15(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Old Movies Saved My Life Mel Byron

TFLP

Where does a Lancashire lass learn about life, love, fashion? Old movies! If you love those b/w classics, join Mel for an affectionate look at the films that taught her everything a girl should know. Spoken word, Storytelling

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLDMOVI_JI theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Main Theatre) B0131 510 2381 V260 GD6 Aug 3-11,13-25 17:10(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

Just the Tonic Edinburgh C/O Yippee Productions Ltd

FMP

Moscow's top satirical stand-up, the 'quick-fire funny' (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian returns! Political animal from Putin's petrified forest, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and test the limits of identity and knowledge. Stand-up, Satire

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLEGDEO_OH Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26 23:40(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEARTH_2A Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-26 10:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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101 Comedy Club – Free

Ian Miller / Mat Wills / Laughing Horse

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'Funny. Fast. Free' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. Stand-up, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018101COME_BBE Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-26 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Plosive Productions in association with United Agents

MP

Old friends John Kearns and Pat Cahill have gathered together 110% of their very best talking points, bloopers, songs, fighting talks and special guests to discuss at the Blundabus. Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018110JOHN_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 7,9 00:10(1h20m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Share your Fringe experiences #intotheunknown One-Man Pride and Prejudice

Only Fools and 3 Courses

TFLP

TFAK

Comedy Dining

The Leighton Pope

Only Fools and 3 Courses dining invitation. Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines a three-course meal and comedy action.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman's story must be in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. Charles Ross gives Pride and Prejudice the one-man treatment.

Interactive, Event

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONLYFOO_BOW Karma Sutra • 16 Drummond Street, EH8 9TX (Function Space) B0131 226 0000 V136 GE6

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEMANP_ADJ Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5

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XAug 2 15:50(1h) £10.00 Aug 4,8 15:50(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 6,10,12 15:50(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Aug 3-4,6-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 18:00(2h) £49.50 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-27 14:00(2h) £44.50

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Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical

One-Man Stranger Things

Andrew Blackwell

LPO

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TKP

Orwell That Ends Well is a comedy musical, combining 1984 and Animal Farm. The show sees Big Brother teaming up with Napoleon's pig army, complete with satire, puns and original songs.

Charles Ross and Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things. Prepare to have your Upside Down turned right side up. You'll laugh until you bleed from your nose, just like Eleven.

Music

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ORWELLT_BKT Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5

Solo show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEMANS_ADJ Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XAug 1 15:50(1h) £10.00 Aug 3,5,9 15:50(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7,11 15:50(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Aug 14-19,21-26 11:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

Hatch Talent

TKP

Majk Stokes

Owen has decided to let a child write his show for him. What could possibly go wrong? One third of sketch legends BEASTS: 'A tsunami of silliness' SSSS (Telegraph). http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OWENROB_MV

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Majk Stokes presents a new collection of comedy songs and poems covering the environment, coffee and everything in-between. 'A very individual and versatile songwriter' (Jude Hines, Stagewhispers). Music, Poetry

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEMORE_7P Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Meeting Room) B0131 226 4392 V40 GE4 Aug 14-18 18:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance This) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XAug 1-3 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 16:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14,20-21,27 16:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The Oxford Imps: Class of 2018 The Oxford Imps

One of Them, One of Us

TFR

Daniel Vezza

The Oxford Imps return to Edinburgh with their original, Whose Line Is It Anyway-style comedy, from Shakespearean scenes to Broadway ballads. Invented on the spot and based entirely on your ideas. So, any suggestions? http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OXFORDI_GB Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Caught between Berlin and New York, Daniel Louis Vezza explores and takes on the differences between these two cities and the lifestyles that come with them, in an hour of observational and biographical stand-up. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEIFTH_BMW Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (Room) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 2-11 11:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

Enjoy a showcase of the best comedy talent to kick-start your day with our hand-picked selection (and watch what you should be seeing more of!). Great fun, great value! What's not to like? Different line-up daily. Cabaret, Compilation

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONETHIR_BFG The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-26 13:30(1h) £6.00

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One Woman Sex and the City

Brooke Mauchline presents Kerry Ipema

Aug 4-27 13:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue / Free Festival

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The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill, presenting stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent. 'I was honestly devastated when the hour had to end' (EdFringeReview.com). Stand-up, Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OXFORDS_BJP http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OXFORDS_PY Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-11,21-26 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA (Phoenix Below) B0131 557 0234 V146 GB5 Aug 12-21 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Oxford Revue: Group Work

TFL

The Oxford Revue / PBH's Free Fringe

Drama, Cabaret

The Oxford Revue’s finest present a free hour of stand-up and musical comedy. Join Olley, John and Elaine as they follow in the footsteps of Revue alumni like Rowan Atkinson, Sally Philips and Stewart Lee.

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. A loving send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused six seasons of the beloved show. Kerry Ipema portrays Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they brunch, banter and argue. http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ONEWOMD_APJ Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XAug 1-3 18:55(1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:55(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27 18:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OXFORDT_BPL Three Broomsticks • 51 South Bridge, EH1 1LL (Room 2) B0131 226 0000 V398 GE5 Aug 4-25 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Follow us @edfringe The Oxford Revue: Wasted

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENTS

TFM

Star of LIVE AT THE APOLLO, MOCK THE WEEK, BBC R4’s THE NEWS QUIZ and host of NEWSJACK on BBC R4Extra

The Oxford Revue

The Revue return to the Fringe following an international tour. Expect an hour of high-octane sketch and musical comedy, with an absurdist and political bent from the best and brightest of Oxford student comedy. SSSSS (EdFringeReview.com).

www.offthekerb.co.uk

Sketch show

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OXFORDR_AAV

ROSE-TINTED DIRECTED BY DEC MUNRO

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 2-3 17:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23 17:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-27 17:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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A Pair of Jokers

Donal Vaughan / Free Festivsal

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Laughing Horse NATY winner Donal Vaughan and fellow Irishman Pat McDonagh are here to make you laugh. And that's it. A show about two comedians telling jokes. Come along, laugh... and possibly pee yourself a little. Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PAIROFJ_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-26 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pals

William Stone and Simone Belshaw

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‘A GLORIOUSLY DOWN-TO-EARTH, STRAIGHT TALKING AND EXTREMELY FUNNY COMIC’ THE GUARDIAN

‘FEELS LIKE A SURE-FIRE BET THE INSTANT SHE UTTERS HER OPENING LINES’ THE SCOTSMAN

William Stone (Leicester Square New Comedian 2017) and Simone Belshaw (South Coast Comedian 2017 finalist and Funny Women Regional finalist 2018) are just two pals trying to make sense of life and it’s many facets. Stand-up, Multimedia

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PALS_E9 Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Kasbar) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 15-26 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

7.15PM 1-26 AUGUST (NOT 13 AUGUST) 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

@AngelaBarnes

See page 66 for more information

Jenny May Morgan

TFM

DeMenthe delivers erotic fiction that will make you weep from every orifice. '50 Shades of Grey meets Alan Partridge' (ExeuntMagazine.com). SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). 'Verbally dexterous funniness' SSSS½ (UKTheatre.net). Storytelling, Theatre

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PAMELAD_ACH Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 3-12,15-26 20:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed Pam Ford Comedian / Free Festival

LP

Following last year's standing-room-only show, Pam's ready to see if she can clean up her potty mouth. Can you help her get shipshape? Comedy queen. Stand-up, True-life

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PAMFORD_BJQ Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 17-26 13:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pat Cahill: Clagnut United Agents

FMP

Watch Pat Cahill ride the midnight Blundabus with a selection of daft neo-music hall entertainment, old clags, new dingles and some lovely chunks he just can't jiggle away. 'A near perfect absurdist hour' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Absurdist, Stand-up

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLAGNUT_AOG Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 2-6 00:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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