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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 shows 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 single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. 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 premier 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 250 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 artists 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. The Fringe Society has a full-time team of just over 30 people, who work year-round to assist all the participants and audiences who make up the world’s largest arts festival.

Want to take part in 2020? 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 29 July – 26 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 24 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 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. Fringe Angels: Graeme and Rachel Baillie, Martha Ehmann Conte, Christopher L Eisgruber and Lori A Martin, Flavio Feniello, Nick and Julie Gould, David Graham, Stephen Graham, Lynda McGrath, Jim Mellon, Andrew Pitt and Pamela Odih, JS Plank and DM Dicarlo Family Foundation Inc, Diana Richman in honour of J Watkins, Richard and Susan Wolff, and others who wish to remain anonymous. Fringe Patrons: Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Alan Barwick, Amelia Brophy, Paul Davies, Cheryl Kinney, Alan M Johnston, and others who wish to remain anonymous. Best Friends: Nigel Adams, Bert Aerts, Roger Allen, Carole Anderson, Ashing family, Jim Boyle, Matthew Boyle, Valerie Brennan, Lisa Brindle, Alan Brown, Sarah Brown, Daren Burney, Chris Carter, Carol Cheyne, Caroline Clasen, Martin Collard, Rob Cousins, Phil Creswell, Lisa DAguiar, Sean Davis, Charles de Groot, Alan Devine, Gordon Dewar, Jody Evans, Karen Ferguson, Virginia Finegold, Neil Finlayson and Geoffrey Glaister, George Forsyth, George Foulkes of Cumnock, Markus Fuchs, Mr Emily Gaunt, Harriett Gilbert, Mr Godfrey, Itzhak Golan, Merlyn Goudie, Alison Grant, Harley-Martin family, Marie Hayton, Chris Heath, John and Alison Homer, Mike Humke, Scott-Maurice Hurnauth, David Isherwood, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Nicola Julius, Henrik Kalowski, John Kinloch, Hanna Klein, Rodney Larson, Richard Linford, Greg Lovett, William Low, Elaine Marr, Elaine Martin, Roger Mayhew, Susan McGrath-Smith, Sharon Measham, Anthony Mitchell, Reza Moghadam, Andrea and Greg Moser, Jamie Munro, Brian O’Hara, Peter O’Neill, Scott Osborne, Emma Oulton, Gary Owens, Nicholas Parker, Grant, Aicha and Hollynd Phillips, Steve Pine, Chris Poppe, Tom Prew, Carol Ramsay, Graham Reed, Doug and Karen Renwick, Mathew Richardson, Philip Ridgway, Duncan and Susan Roberts, Geraint Rogers, Antonia Rolph, Steven J Rudy, Mrs K Scanlon, Guy Schanschieff, Peter Sharp, Ian Sims, Jenny Spencer, Richard Stamp, Bridget M Stevens, Ida Swearingen, Stephen Teal, John Tennant, Johnny Thompson, Steve Thompson, Judy Thomson, Ursula Tucker, Kevin and Paulette Upton, Fiona van der Vossen, Garry Watts, David Weinberger, Ged Welch, David Windsor, Paul Youdan-Smith, 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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Hello and welcome to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Fringe is, as ever, a spectacular contraption, set in motion by literally thousands of performers, producers and creators from all over the world. Our heartfelt thanks to all who continue to make the Fringe into something far greater than the sum of its (many) parts. It’s the artists creating and performing work. It’s the venues who host them and the locals who welcome them. It’s the critics and journalists who work tirelessly to spread the word; the promoters, agents and visiting curators and programmers who look to extend shows’ lifetimes beyond August. It’s the audience members too, who come from across the city, across Scotland and the UK, and from more than 150 countries around the globe and help generate a buzz that makes Edinburgh one of the most exciting, vibrant cities in the world. Massive thanks to each and every one of you. As a registered charity, the Fringe Society’s job is to act as custodian of the Fringe while also supporting this dynamic festival to continually innovate. We strive to make the festival as accessible as possible to all who wish to attend. For example, at the Virgin Money Street Events we’ve made improvements in accessibility, allowing more people to spectate and take part. And with our Fringe Days Out project, we’ve shared thousands of ticket and transport vouchers with those who might, for whatever reason, have felt the festival is not for them. We’ve bolted a few additional elements onto the great Fringe invention this year too. Our lucky dip-style Inspiration Machine was built to assist anyone who’s ever glanced at the programme and felt overwhelmed by choice – you can find it on the Mound and online at edfringe.com/inspiration. And our FringeMaker app is designed for the pioneering types who want to explore the Fringe to the full; a real-life treasure hunt that will take you to the secret spaces and hidden gems that make the festival so special. Visit edfringe.com/fringemaker for more details. One final thing: on page one of this programme you’ll find a blank ‘Recommendations’ page. We’re encouraging Fringe-goers to share the love and jot down their top tips for this year’s festival, before swapping programmes: with someone they know, with a complete stranger, or even leaving them somewhere they’re likely to be found (without littering, of course!). Seeing something phenomenal could #MakeYourFringe... sharing it could make someone else’s too. Have a wonderful Fringe.

About the Fringe.............................................. 2 Sponsors and partners.................................... 4 Box office information..................................... 5 Navigating the programme............................. 7 Accessibility..................................................... 8 Virgin Money Street Events........................... 10 Cabaret and variety...................................... 12 Children’s shows............................................32 Comedy.........................................................50 Dance, physical theatre and circus............. 196 Events.......................................................... 216 Exhibitions...................................................228 Music...........................................................234 Musicals and opera.....................................282 Spoken word................................................296 Theatre........................................................ 310 Venue guide................................................. 416 Index........................................................... 440 Fringe maps sponsored by by Johnnie Walker.......................................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 2019. All rights reserved. 2019 Fringe campaign created by Bright Signals, the programme cover artwork created by artist Bruno Mangyoku.

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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

10:00 – 18:00 12:00 – 15:00 10:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Waverley railway station EH1 1BB Card sales only, two sales counters 29 July – 26 August (daily)

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 our website and on the official Fringe App. 07– 26 August (daily)

10:00 – 21:00

Booking advice and fees

Old Assembly Close, High Street, EH1 1QS (next to the Fringe Shop) 05 – 09 June (daily) 10 June – 13 July (Mon – Sat) 15 – 28 July (daily) 29 July – 26 August (daily)

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

09:00 – 19:00

Book over the phone Telephone: +44 (0)131 226 0000 Access bookings: +44 (0)131 226 0002 Text phone: +44 (0)7860 018 299 05 – 09 June (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

10 June – 13 July (Mon – Sat)

10:00 – 18:00

15 – 28 July (daily)

10:00 – 18:00

29 July – 26 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 inperson counter sales. These fees help fund the work of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity established by artists 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.

Ticket collection

The Fringe Shop 180 High Street, EH1 1QS 05 – 09 June (daily) 10 June – 13 July (Mon – Sat) 15 – 28 July (daily) 29 July – 26 August (daily)

10:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 21:00

Virgin Money Half Price Hut The Mound Precinct, EH2 2DF 02 – 26 August (daily)

10:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Airport Arrivals, EH12 9DN 29 July – 26 August (daily)

24 hours a day

Edinburgh Waverley railway station EH1 1BB 29 July – 26 August (daily)

09:00 – 19:00

Waverley Mall 3 Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ

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Mon – Sat

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Sundays

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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 (139) Bedlam Theatre (49) C aquila (21) C cubed (50) C south (58) C viva (16) Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office (59) Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (98) Gilded Balloon at the Museum – National Museum of Scotland (64) Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose (24) Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre (76) Gilded Balloon Teviot (14) Greenside @ Infirmary Street (236) Greenside @ Nicolson Square (209) Greenside @ Royal Terrace (231) Imagination Workshop (119) Just the Tonic at The Caves (88) Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre (393) Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre (27) Leith Depot (214) Monkey Barrel at 51 Niddrie Street (515) The Old Dr Bell’s Baths (177) 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) The Stand’s New Town Theatre – Freemasons’ Hall (7) Summerhall (26) Sweet Grassmarket (18) Sweet Novotel – Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel (188) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (53) 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 Playground (186) ZOO Southside (82)


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Calendar – dates in grey have no performances and shows in red are eligible for the 2for1 offer (05 and 06 August). Purchase two (or multiples of two) full-price tickets and the discount will be automatically applied to your basket. Please note: offer does not apply if you only purchase one ticket. Concessions are not available as part of 2for1.

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 R Relaxed performance B Interpreted or signed performance 2 Wheelchair access d No sight needed e No hearing needed

Date, time, duration and price lines – the Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. Fringe days run from 05:00 in the morning to 04:59. Shows starting after midnight and before 5am will be listed for the day before. This means that if you are going out on Friday night and are attending a show at 1am, you should book for Friday, not Saturday. 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.

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.

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U The green icons are suitable for ages 0+, 3+ or 5+.

P Specifies that a show is a world premiere.

j Parents or guardians should consider the content of these shows if children are attending.

T Eligible for the 2for1 offer, available on 05 and 06 August. Purchase two (or multiples of two) fullprice tickets and the discount will be automatically applied to your basket. Please note: offer does not apply if you only purchase one ticket. Concessions are not available as part of 2for1.

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.

Shows in the children’s shows section also display additional age guidance.

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

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

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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.

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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. Every Saturday of the Fringe, there will be BSLinterpreted street performances at the West Parliament Square stage. On this stage, you’ll find a dazzling array of street performance, 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. Look out for the following 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.

A Audio description 8 Audio enhancement C Captioning R Relaxed performance B Interpreted or

2 Wheelchair access ) Access parking d No sight needed e No hearing needed

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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 or email accessbookings@edfringe.com. 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: 05 – 09 June (daily)

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29 July – 26 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 2019 Fringe!


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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe

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 last year we made significant changes to improve the experience for the thousands who gather to see the world-class street performances. These include new stages and performance areas, allowing us to present an even wider range of Fringe shows and street theatre spectacles.

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 2019

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 accessible viewing areas, BSL-interpreted street shows every Saturday of the Fringe at West Parliament Square, 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. Contactless payments for buskers are also available.

Where do I find them? We have two event spaces where you can watch 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 on the Royal Mile and Mound Precinct.

§§Daily showcases on our main stages §§Free previews of hundreds of shows §§Scottish arts and craft market §§World-class street performers, buskers and artists 11


Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe

The 5pm Cabaret

All-Star Cabaret: The Free Fringe Gala

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Shantisha and Ivan / PBH's Free Fringe

A McSorley's Production

Best of magic, dance, comedy, singing and more. Award-winning stars from around the world unite to support the movement for affordable Fringe experiences and to give you a perfect taster of the Free Fringe.

Our talented performers from every corner of the globe showcase the very best of the Fringe – comedy, circus, magic and burlesque that never fails to please. For more info see: www.mcsorleysbar.com/events.

Cabaret, Compilation

Comedy, Music

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5

McSorley's Irish Bar • 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN (McSorleys Stage) B0131 226 0000 V280 GF5

Aug 12,19 18:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23 17:00(1h) £10.00

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Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Aaron Crow: FearLess

Amy Abler

Pete Patel Productions

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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.

Aaron Crow is an award-winning international mystician and danger act. Following sensational appearances on both Britain's and America's Got Talent, Aaron brings you a unique show that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Music, Comedy

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR (Partially Seated) B0131 226 0000 V57 GE5 Stairs: 20+

Variety, Interactive

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Ballroom) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 11-13,15,19 14:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£5.00 S)

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Andrea Spisto: Butch Princesa Andrea Spisto

TFMP

Absolute Burlesque

Character comedy, dance and Latin beats guide you deep into a surreal, queer, immigrant wonderland. Unflinchingly emotional art explosion. Honest to the teeth and under-the-skin fun. Insights into gender boundaries, politics and human magic.

Sassy School of Burlesque

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Hot on the heels of last year’s five-star sell-out run, Sassy Von Sparkle returns with a brand-new show for 2019. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Absolute Burlesque. Prepare to be enthralled by Sassy and her all-star cast! Burlesque

Paradise in Augustines • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL (The Studio) B0131 510 0022 V152 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 3-10,12-17,19-25 21:30(1h) £12.50

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Clown, LGBT

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 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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Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa Accordion Fight Show

Ashton Carter / PBH's Free Fringe

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Mysteriosa blends Ashton’s love of storytelling, stage magic and the paranormal to create a world where ancient objects show their secret powers and spirits make their presence known. Wonderfully spooky magic with a bizarre edge.

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Strangely

Strangely’s 'tour-de-force' (FringeReview.co.uk) folk-punk-cabaret riot returns with new songs and shenanigans. Prepare to sing along and battle for fabulous prizes against the world’s loudest, naked-est, accordion player! See the show BroadwayBaby.com dubbed 'too big for the indoors!' Burlesque, Comedy

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 21-25 22:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Magic, Storytelling

The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street) B0131 226 0000 V239 GC5 Aug 4-16,18-24 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ask A Stripper

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Gypsy Charms and Stacey Clare / Heroes / PWYW

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Thirty years of stripping, several fiancés and a TED Talk later, Gypsy Charms and Stacey Clare are ready to pull back the G-string. Join us for an X-rated exposé of their industry. Go on, ask us anything.

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club

Comedy, Theatre

TFKP

Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe and her Psychic Duck for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery. 'Made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit... Genius.' (Sandi Toksvig). Comedy, Magic

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-13,15-20,22-25 19:50(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Assembly Gala Launch Assembly Festival

Aug 3-12,14-25 14:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. It highlights some of the biggest and best productions. A must-see for anyone that wants to get a flavour of what’s to come.

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Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

Comedy, Physical theatre

Titus Entertainment A musical comedy show with live piano, a one-man-show type of performance. It is a knockabout combination of stand-up and sit down (at the piano) comedy, non-verbal moments, songs of love and more.

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Jul 31 20:00(2h) £14.00

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Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 19:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe Ava Beaux / PBH's Free Fringe

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Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of gothic tales told through magic, dark humour and thrilling storytelling. 'Delightfully creepy' (WorldMagicReview.com). Magic, Storytelling

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5 Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bad Girls Upset by the Truth Lauren Meckel

FMP

A honky-tonk opera about a small-town Texan who turns to Jesus for the answers to life’s burning questions, like 'what are these boys for and what am I supposed to do with them?!' Comedy, Musical theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4

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Aug 9-19 22:30(1h) £8.00 (£5.00)

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Bait: Kill the Princess

Bait: Michelle Madsen and Liz Margereson

TFMP

What happens when the glass slipper doesn’t fit? Is it time to put a bullet in the princess’ head? Lecoq/LISPA-trained performers Lizzy Shakespeare and Michelle Madsen upend beliefs and defy genres. 'Perfect for clowning’ (BrightonandHoveNews.org). Clown, Theatre

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5

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Aug 1-6,8-16,18-20,22-25 15:40(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Bangkok Ladyboys Comedy Show

Miss Jojo and Miss Eddie Ladyboy Cabaret and Comedy Performers

NP

A flamboyant, hysterical and outrageous comedy show from two of Bangkok's most famous ladyboys. Amazing high-camp energy and fabulous costumes; this show cannot be missed! Former Lady Boys of Bangkok performers gone solo! Comedy, Performance art

Planet Bar • 6 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar Stage) B0131 226 0000 V429 GC6 Aug 2-25 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 2-25 20:00(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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Bear Glitz: UnBEARable Bear Glitz

NP

UnBEARable is a camp, comedic romp through those irritants in life, modern dating and the joys of living life freely. The show features comedy, music, improv and a tonne of glitter. Comedy, LGBT

Planet Bar • 6 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar Stage) B0131 226 0000 V429 GC6 Aug 5-9 17:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ben Hart: The Nutshell Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

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Award-winning magician Ben Hart triumphantly returns to Edinburgh with a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. Total sell-out 2017/18. Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Aug 8,12-15,19-22,26 17:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Blues and Burlesque

Best of Burlesque TFN

Pete Saunders, Ivy Paige, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms

Burlesque, Cabaret

Saucy, sexy, award-winning live music cabaret. The clue is in the title – great music, plenty laughs and some undressing. Original music from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders. 'Extraordinary fusion of blues, comedy and burlesque' (Heckler.com.au).

The Royals

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Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the finest in striptease, cabaret and variety from the legendary producers of the infamous London Burlesque Festival. Just go! Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Music, Burlesque

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The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 21-25 22:30(1h) £12.00

XAug 1-2 23:55(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:55(1h) £19.00 Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 23:55(1h) £16.00

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Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Best of Cabaret

JoJo Bellini / Sweet Productions

The Royals

TFN

TFMP

Join the ultimate mistress of mayhem, JoJo Bellini, as she takes you from the salacious to the sublime. A kink-alicious cabaret with 80s music, tantalising tales and much naughtiness. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (TheWeeReview.com).

For the first time in Fringe history, the absolute Best of Cabaret amalgamate for a late-night extravaganza of sultry songs, dance varieties, comedic displays and vivacious variety guaranteed to entertain at the prestigious Assembly Ballroom.

Comedy, LGBT

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4

Cabaret, Variety

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Ballroom) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

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Brewhemia's Festival Showcase Brewhemia Edinburgh

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After the success of 2018, Brewhemia is returning with our platter of showstopping acts from this year’s festival favourites and our very own Creative Clique. Join us for an evening of rotating talent of cabaret and music.

Assembly Festival

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Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens. The very best comedy, music and circus from across the festival. 'An all-round crowd pleaser, it really is the Best of the Fest!' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Comedy, Physical theatre

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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XAug 2 13:00(1h15m) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:00(1h15m) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 13:00(1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Performance art, Variety

Brewhemia • 1A Market Street, EH1 1DE (The Beer Palace) B0131 226 9560 V90 GD5

2

Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20 21:00(3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brother Sun and Sister Moon

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Batties Association

FKP

Join drag siblings Sun and Moon in their fairy tale tent. Through sensual storytelling and live music, learn to embrace your inner child and all your witchy powers. SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Best of Variety

Not So Secret Society / PBH's Free Fringe

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From the team behind the Not So Secret Society. Featuring A-list variety, magic, music and comedy from across the Fringe. 2018 line-up included: Rory Bremner, Abandoman, Tony Law, Camilla Cleese, Steve Hofstetter, Brendon Burns and many more. Comedy, Magic

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 19:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Storytelling, Drag

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens 'theSpace Tent') B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 XAug 15-16 18:45(45m) £9.00 (£5.00) Aug 17-24 18:45(45m) £9.00 (£5.00)

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Bubble Show for Adults Only Bubble Show for Adults Only

TFM

Big Band Does... Broadway BBD Productions

FKP

BBD Productions make their debut at the Fringe with Big Band Does... Broadway. Join an 18-piece band and a cast of singers and dancers to journey through Broadway hits from the 40s to current day. Musical theatre, Music

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Big) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6

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Aug 12-17 22:45(1h) £12.50 (£10.00) (£38.00 F)

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The Big Gay StorySlam Big Gay StorySlam

TFLP

The biggest, gayest tales the Fringe has ever heard come out to play in this theatrical performance-meets-storytelling competition. Featuring diverse, bold and fabulous LGBTQ+ voices telling true stories from different contestants every night! Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub)

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B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,8,14-15,20-22 22:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Bubble artistry, neo-burlesque and a soapy concoction of kinky, in-your-face theatrics. A raucous and raunchy bubble affair with a story arc that showcases the technical prowess of bubble art on a first-class level. Physical theatre, Clown

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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XAug 2 23:35(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-4,7-8 23:35(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 5-6,9-10 23:35(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (theSpace @ Venue 45) B0131 510 2381 V45 GD5 Aug 12-15 22:50(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 16-17 22:50(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Big) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6 Aug 19-22 22:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23-24 22:40(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Burlesque at Le Monde

Blond Ambition Productions

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Whether you like your burlesque straight-up vintage with a raucous bump'n'grind twist, a dash of sultry sirens or a comedic chaser on the side, our sassy lads and lassies will leave you shaken and stirred. Burlesque, Variety

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 22:30(1h) £15.00

Aug 4,8,11,15,18,22,25 22:30(1h) £12.00

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Cabaret and variety

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe C for Free C presents

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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 daily. Free performances, optional charity donation. www.cthefestival.com/free Family, Variety

C viva • 130 George Street, EH2 4JZ (cellar) B0131 581 5555 V16 GD3 Stairs: 2 - 5

2

Jul 31-Aug 26 13:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret at Le Monde

Blond Ambition Productions

TFN

Relax in our luxurious Dirty Martini Lounge and let us treat you to our pick of the Fringe artistes hosted by Bruce Devlin. 'Hugely enjoyable hour!' SSSS (FreshAir.org.uk). Comedy, Variety

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 2-25 21:00(1h) £12.00

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Cabaret of Curiosities Tatwood Puppets

TQP

Join the one-eyed magician Count Ocular and friends for a gothic, vaudeville experience in the Cabaret of Curiosities. A unique puppetry variety show for the whole family, full of laughter, wonder and mystery. Puppetry, Theatre

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens 'theSpace Tent')

2

B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 17:20(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F)

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Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates, Heroes / PWYW

TFNP

A new show that's a mix of songs, jokes and storytelling from the multi award-winning, nice review-getting, human person Carol Cates. 'Pitch-perfect singing and hilarious' SSSS (EdFestMag.com), 'Utterly intoxicating' SSSS (Time Out). SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Comedy, Music

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room)

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B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 1-11 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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Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic Caspar Thomas / PBH's Free Fringe

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Magic as stunning as the skill is hidden. 'You won't see other magicians do this stuff... because they can't! Caspar's skill is of a standard rarely seen anywhere' (Jerry Sadowitz). 'A master' (FringeReview.co.uk). Magic, Solo show

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Charlie Caper – Sleight of Hand Charlie Caper / PBH's Free Fringe

jP

Be amazed by the winner of Sweden's Got Talent! Charlie Caper has performed in 52 countries in seven languages and brings an incredible sleight-of-hand magic show that will knock your socks off. Magic, Variety

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Chris Cook: Consequences

Colonel Mustard and Friends

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TFM

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe Best show – Fringe 2017. SSSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). Five years at the Fringe. Seven sell-out shows. He said he wouldn't do it again. He's doing it again. Come see the consequences of that decision. Directed by Dave Alnwick. Magic, Comedy

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 2-25 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dijon 5 Productions

Music festival favourite Colonel John McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. Expect laughter, fun, audience participation and earworms galore. Different guests every night. Music, Comedy

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium)

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B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 Aug 6,16,18,25 22:30(1h30m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,19-22 22:30(1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Chris Cook: Entropy

Chris Cook / PBH's Free Fringe

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Chris Cook takes a break from the big stage to treat you to an intimate peek inside his imagination. 'The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience' (Stage). Magic, Comedy

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5

Comfort Food Cabaret Michelle Pearson Music

TFK

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical cooking cabaret. You'll be serenaded by the soulful songstress as she cooks you a three-course dinner. Don't miss this unique musical dining experience! 'Magnificent' SSSSS (DeadlineNews.co.uk). Food and Drink, Music

Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Kings Hall) B0131 507 0669 V119 GD4

2

Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23,25 18:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Aug 4,9,11 17:15(1h30m) £45.00 (£35.00) (£120.00 F) Aug 6-8,12-13 17:15(1h30m) £40.00 (£35.00) (£120.00 F)

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Chris Dugdale Int Ents

TFKP

Total sell-out 2017 and 2018. The only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet three times. 14 Royal Performances. 'The most unbelievable ending of any trick ever!' (ITV). 'One of the top magicians' (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic, Theatre

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

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XAug 1-2 19:40(1h) £8.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:40(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Broken Robot / So Comedy in association with Curtis Brown

TFLP

From The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Paul O'Grady Show, the 'comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice' (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh with her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups. 'A tour de force!' (New York Times). Music, Solo show

Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-2 18:20(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 18:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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CLAW: The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers

CLAW / Ingenious Fools / Heroes (PWYW)

TFN

Are you ready for some serious competition?! Welcome to the stage, the phenomenal, the whimsical, the international movement of Ladies Arm Wrestling currently sweeping the globe! We want more CLAW, grrrrrrr! Circus, Game show

Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 1-12,14-19,21-25 21:20(1h30m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Colin Cloud: Sinful

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live

TLP

Are you an honest person? Did you just lie to yourself? Colin knows the truth – we're all sinners. Cloud, alongside Chloé Crawford, will charm the demons in your head, revealing whether you are saint or sinner. Comedy, Magic

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £17.50 (£16.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 20:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Craig's Magic Show Craig Stephenson

TFKP

Magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with devilish psychological illusion. He brings his latest material to the Edinburgh Fringe for an evening of fun and mystery. Magic, Comedy

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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XAug 2-4 21:30(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 5-17 21:30(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia The Creative Martyrs / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Serious satirical silliness, songs, democratic participation and fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of our optimistic futures. Two hours, two venues, old songs and new. Retrospective foresight calls for a little cabariot. Satire, Music

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3

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Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 23:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Crystal Bollix Presents: The Bitch Ball Haus of Bollix

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Ever been called a bitch? Welcome to the Bitch Ball. Join drag artist Crystal Bollix as they discover their bitch realness in a wildly entertaining fusion of lip-sync, dance and lots of audience interaction. Comedy, Interactive

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 19-25 22:45(35m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders Daniel Cainer

TFK

Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips. Selected by SoHo Playhouse New York for Best of Edinburgh/NY Fringes 2014/15/16. You'll laugh, you'll cry. What's not to like? Musical theatre, Storytelling

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XJul 31-Aug 2 12:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 12:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe

#Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

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FM

Bosom Buddies

Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

With their astonishing singing voices, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the world’s greatest tribute to the divas show. What could possibly go wrong?

New show for 2019. Thirteen full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early. Like, really early. ‘Sell-out crowds every year’ (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). ‘Mind boggling’ SSSS (PurpleRevolver.com). ‘Constant laughter’ SSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). SSSSS (TheSphinx.co.uk).

Music, Comedy

Paradise in Augustines • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL (The Studio) B0131 510 0022 V152 GE5 Stairs: 20+

Magic, Comedy

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 16:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 19-25 23:10(1h) £12.00 (£9.00) (£30.00 F)

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An Evening Without Kate Bush

#Dave Alnwick: Literally the Best Magician

Sarah-Louise Young / PBH's Free Fringe

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Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

The chaotic cabaret cult! Howl with the Hounds of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. From the makers of Julie Madly Deeply, but completely different.

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

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Music, Theatre

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5

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Aug 3-11,13-18,20-25 16:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Exposing Edith

Burger&Wain in association with SquareSums&Co

Dragtime! Presents: Cirque du Slay Dragtime!

TFR

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Created and performed by award-winning cabaret star Michaela Burger and guitarist Greg Wain, Exposing Edith is an insightful retelling of Edith Piaf's tragic life through a stunning mix of authentic French chanson, extraordinary storytelling and contemporary sounds.

The drag kings, queens and in-betweens of Cambridge’s premiere drag troupe invite you to a whirling cabaret of dancing, singing, lip-sync, burlesque, comedy and more! Welcome to the wonderful world of the Cirque du Slay... LGBT, Drag

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

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Aug 5-10 20:35(55m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Music, Storytelling

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 1 14:20(1h10m) £10.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:20(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,26 14:20(1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Edward Hilsum: Silver

Fest on Forth

PBH's Free Fringe

A hand-picked selection of the best performers at the Fringe

KP

Intimate, heart-warming new showcase of 'absolutely beautiful illusions' (BroadwayBaby.com) from 'a hugely gifted British talent' (Katherine Ryan). 'Immaculate sleight-of-hand' (Magic Circle). 'Hilsum is a genius' (TheatreFullStop.com). 'Charming' (Guardian). 'He makes you believe in real magic' (Dynamo).

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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.

Magic, Solo show

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 3-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor • 30-34 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AD (Harvey Nichols Forth Floor) B0131 226 0000 V448 GC5 Aug 4,11,18,25 21:30(1h30m) £17.00

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The Electric Cabaret C presents

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

TFL

Various / The Stand Comedy Club

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. Late bar. 'Wonderful' (AYoungerTheatre.com). 'Explosive' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). www.electriccabaret.net

TFL

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).

Comedy, Music

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 1,12-13,19-20 00:00(1h15m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 00:00(1h15m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 00:00(1h15m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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Elliot Bibby – Magic in a Jiffy

Elliot Bibby. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production

TFNP

Join Scottish Magician of the Year 2018 in this fast-moving show full of laughs and surprises that reveals the magic in the everyday. SSSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). Magic, Comedy

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:30(1h) £8.00

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Variety, Compilation

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall)

2

B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 2-25 17:30(1h) £6.00

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Forth on the Fringe Radio Forth Ltd

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The largest showcase of Fringe entertainment. Featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Please check forthone.com for full line-up! Comedy, Circus

Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Auditorium) B0844 871 3014 V59 GC6

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Aug 9,10 20:00(2h30m) £22.00 Aug 10 13:30(2h30m) £22.00

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


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Frank Sanazi – Ocean's Nein

Frank Sanazi, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production

TFNP

The ultimate Das Vegas, a night of swinging cabaret mayhem! Leave your political correctness by the door. ‘Fantastically wrong and ridiculously funny’ SSSS (Scotsman). 'A gift of a comedy character' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Comedy, Satire

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17 22:30(1h) £12.00 Aug 4,6-8,11,13-15,18 22:30(1h) £10.00

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Frolic and Follies Precizion Dance

TFMP

A contemporary twist on the Ziegfeld Follies phenomenon, serving spectacular acts of cabaret, dance, comedy and more. Parades of girls dripping in jewels and feathers, a visual feast for the eyes. Huge hits and high kicks! Dance, Cabaret

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

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Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret / Free Festival

N

Berlin's cheekiest cabaret is back with burlesque, varieté and subversive surprises including the infamous mooning contest. Celebrate the lunacy within us all! 'Best Free Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'Full-blown madness... erotic and spectacular' (IndieBerlin.de). Burlesque, International

Magic Hour

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Experience the most magical hour of your life

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-2 22:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9 22:30(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) Aug 7-8 22:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50)

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 25 for more information

Gareth's Gay Dating Disasters Gareth Edward / PBH's Free Fringe

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Join Gareth Edward as he navigates the brave new world of digital dating. Bring high hopes and low expectations. You can even dump Gareth by text message at any point during the show. Comedy, LGBT

The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street) B0131 226 0000 V239 GC5 Aug 4-13,15-16,18-24 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Gin Show

Edinburgh Little Theatre

«BEST MAGIC»

TFN

Following on from our success last year, the gin-tasting show is back with comedy and songs interspersing our three free gin tastings. It's a great way to end your Fringe evening. Don't miss it! Comedy, Music

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Dunedin Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 2-25 20:40(1h) £12.00

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Ginger Monologues Unclaimed Treasures

TFLP

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. A hilarious retelling of one ginger's journey from shame to sass!

kevinquantum kevinquantum.com

Music, Comedy

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 2-3,5-10 20:15(45m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 23 for more information

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Good Job!

Golden Delicious / PBH's Free Fringe

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THE FEATHERS OF DAEDALUS PRESENTS

‘Settle in girls, it’s story time!’ Golden Delicious is no ordinary queen, and this far-from-ordinary one-woman show joins the Fringe hot off a streak of sold-out performances at NYC’s legendary Duplex Cabaret. Whip-smart comedy and enthusiastic yelling!

Tarot

Drag, Comedy

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 3-8,10-14,16-19,21-25 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Amanda Jane Pritchard / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

23:10

Sexy(ish), musical(ish), bipolar(ish) – no, she's definitely bipolar (with jazz hands) – Australian sex-pot singing comedian is 'f*cking nuts – non-stop brilliance – a must-see' (Tanya, Audience review).

01 - 24 AUG See page 213 for more information

Comedy, Music

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3

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Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Goose's Quizzes vs The Fringe Mahono and Goose Theatre

TFNP

Join us for this quiz-with-a-twist, pitting Goose and the audience against a different Fringe performer every night. In our unique format, the crowd’s collective knowledge means either everyone wins a prize, or goes home empty-handed... Game show, Talk

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Flick at Underground) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-2 21:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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See page 66 for more information

Official Fringe App

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The Gravel Road Show

University of Central Oklahoma

TFKP

Direct from the Wild West, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring blood and thunder melodrama, heel-kickin’ musical theatre and a twisted history all set in the American frontier. Clown, Devised

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 2-10 13:10(45m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

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The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem, contagious energy and showstopping wizardry. 'Machine-gun patter' SSSS½ (TheReviewsHub.com). 'See the show!' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Perfect' SSSS (FringeGuru.com). Magic, Comedy

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous Alfie Ordinary

TFK

Free to download for iOS and Android Search for Edinburgh Fringe

Drag prince Alfie Ordinary makes his Edinburgh debut with his five-star award-winning show. Set in a camp, queer utopia, this coming-of-age story in drag will leave you feeling fabulous. LGBT, Drag

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Herstory

Polly Clamorous

FM

Herstory chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. Get up close and personal as they name, shame and reclaim their stories in the books that have notoriously begrudged them of any space. Theatre, Music

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 12-17 22:15(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£7.00 U)

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Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret Allie Jessing

TFMP

A muse for millennia, Aspasia’s seen the rise and fall of empires. Now, she’s here sharing her thoughts on everything, in a symposium sure to entertain, allure and inspire. A bacchanal with the original classy f*cker. Drama, Historical

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Olive Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 2-10 12:50(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19-24 11:40(50m) £15.00 (£10.00)

Aug 12-17 10:20(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired Hypnotique

FjP

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? Theremin player Hypnotique explores the weird, wonderful story of electronic music. Meet its genius and ingenious, including Bob Moog, Delia Derbyshire and Kraftwerk. Time Out’s 10 Weirdest Edinburgh Fringe Shows. Multimedia, Music

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 19-25 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

2D

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See page 24 for more information

I Am Not Marilyn Viviana Zarbo

TFR

Marilyn's icon blends innocence with sensuality. Despite her bombshell fame, Marilyn contributed to set the standard of jazz and swing. Viviana Zarbo recounts Marilyn's life and songs without clichés, intertwining them with her own life. Jazz, Cabaret

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Studio) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6

2D

‘Simply phenomenal’ Mike Young, BBC Music

‘Marvellously played’ Daily Telegraph

Aug 2-10,12-17 15:55(50m) £9.50 (£7.00) (£24.00 F)

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Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!

‘Outstanding… remarkable’ Broadway World

Idris Stanton / PBH's Free Fringe

jP

Magic, music, comedy and circus! All set to a banging rock and roll sound track! SSSSS (100PerCentRock.com). SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Winner: Best Circus (Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne). Circus, Comedy

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Illicit Thrill – Where Do We Gogo from Here...

Gypsy Charms. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production

FNP

RICHARD SHELTON

SINATRA:

RAW

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 7,14, 21) 12PM

Get your tip dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe’s shadiest strip joint. 'Pure filth on the Fringe' (List). Comedy, Burlesque

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 XAug 2 23:55(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-4,8-11,15-18,22-25 23:55(1h) £10.00

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 393 for more information

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy Grove Studios – Carole Bulewski

FMP

French-born Marianne has spent most of her adult life in the UK. But now that she's called a 'migrant worker', she wants to sing about it. Comedy, Cabaret

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 19-24 22:05(1h) £10.00 (£5.00) (£28.00 F)

2D

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It's Britney, Bitches J Ashby presents

TL

It's Britney, Bitches is a new verbatim piece about the fans of international superstar Britney Spears. This show follows the fans of Britney. Stories of coming out, addiction and abuse and, most importantly, Britney Spears. Comedy, Verbatim

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 23:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 23:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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It's Miss Hope Springs Vaudelesque Productions

TFMP

Join comedy cabaret superstar Miss Hope Springs for original musical numbers live at the piano, and scandalous showbiz stories from her 'Ritz-to-the-pits' life. An unmissable 'laugh-out-loud-move-you-to-tears show' (BroadwayWorld.com). Comedy, Musical theatre

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Bijou) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4

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XAug 1-2 20:20(1h) £10.00

See page 26 for more information

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 20:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 20:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Ivy Paige – Queen of the Swingers Blond Ambition Productions

TFNP

It's the cocktail hour, its cabaret o'clock! Starring international showgirl Ivy Paige! 'Real-life Jessica Rabbit' (Sun), with legendary pianist Pete Saunders (Dexys). 'A firecracker' (Sir Tom Jones). Music, Swing

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4

‘Among the best interpreters of Brel and Dylan on this angst-ridden planet today’

Aug 2-25 19:15(1h) £10.00

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James Freedman: Moment of Truth PBH's Free Fringe

LP

VILLAGE VOICE

West End star, 'the world’s number one pickpocket' (Time Out) and 'master of the deceptive arts' (Stage) returns in this brand-new, funny and action-packed show about con men, crooks and crime. 'Genuinely jaw-dropping' (Times).

‘One of the world’s great cabaret singers’

Comedy, Interactive

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

TIME OUT

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James Phelan: Troublemaker Austin Talent

TFLP

A unique magical prank show. Audience secrets are revealed and their possessions may be at risk. A hilarious, exciting and wonder-filled rollercoaster; the debut show from star of BBC Radio and nephew of the great Paul Daniels.

150 SAT 24 AUG 4.45PM 0131 556 6550 PLEASANCE.CO.UK BARBJUNGR.CO.UK

See page 242 for more information 22

Magic, Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 18:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) (£46.00 F)

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


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Jesus L'Oreal – Still Nailing It!

The Kaye Hole

A Chris JS Wilson, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms production

PietaGoGetter

FMP

TFNP

Late night, done right. Queer, messy, fast, loose and f*cking hilarious. The Fringe's riskiest and most diverse acts let loose backed by a live band. Hosted by cabaret icon Reuben Kaye. Come correct.

Halleberrylujah! Nobody makes a comeback like Jesus L’Oreal, our sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes descends once again in a cloud of Febreeze, to celebrate highlights from his fabulous Holy Trinity.

Variety, Comedy

Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 Stairs: 20+

Comedy, Dance

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 21:10(1h) £12.00 Aug 4,6-8,11,13-15,18,20-22,25 21:10(1h) £10.00

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Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:15(1h30m) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Kevin Quantum: Neon Future

John Accardo: Method to the Magic

Everyday Miracle Productions

Otters Holding Hands

TjP

TjP

Sell-out 2016-18. Best Magic winner, Adelaide Fringe. The magician-scientist hybrid, trained by Penn & Teller, uses the only discipline able to illustrate our incredible possible futures in the present: magic. 'Epic stunts' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

You want to know how the tricks work, but John Accardo will reveal how a magician thinks! One of America's rising stars of magic brings his unique blend of astonishment and comedy to Edinburgh. Comedy

Magic, Science

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Big Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 1 13:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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2

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £8.00

Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-20,22,26 18:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) (£46.00 F)

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The John Rowe Show

Kit and McConnel

TFL

FLP

Music, Interactive

Comedy, Music

John Rowe Creative

Kit and McConnel

Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show. A superbly silly mix of funky music, dodgy dancing, spontaneous activities, chit-chat, surprise guests... and donuts! Every show’s different... every show’s a roaring hit! www.johnroweshow.com

Clutching freshly minted songs and sketches, Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel return with their usual witty and sophisticated examination of almost everything, from Putin to Pampers, with only the vaguest nod to taste and propriety.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Amphitheatre) B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 2-4 23:15(1h) £6.00

Aug 5-6 23:15(1h) £10.00 Aug 8,12-13,15 23:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-11,16-17 23:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 19-22 22:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 23-24 22:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Just Desserts

Michelle Pearson Music

FM

Song, sex and sugar! Australia's singing cook turns up the heat in her multi award-winning musical food cabaret. Featuring a live rock-pop-powered soundtrack, this sensual chanteuse explores empowerment, social pressure and desire. Includes dessert! Food and Drink, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Button) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 22:40(1h) £10.50

Aug 7-8 22:40(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

Aug 3-4,9-11 22:40(1h) £15.50 (£14.50)

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The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel • 1 George IV Bridge, EH1 1AD (Tartan Room)

2D

B0131 226 0000 V412 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 8 19:00(1h10m) £10.00 Aug 9-10,13-17,20-24 19:00(1h10m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£10.00 SC) (£40.00 F) Aug 11,18 14:00(1h10m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£10.00 SC) (£40.00 F)

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok – The Greatest Showgirls Tour The Lady Boys of Bangkok

TN

Those divas are back celebrating being 21 with The Greatest Show Girls Tour! Festival party like no other festival party, girls like no other girls, a night like no other! Comedy, Variety

Theatre Big Tops • Fountainbridge Site, Fountainbridge, EH3 9RX (Theatre Big Tops) B0844 800 4616 V189 GF2

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Aug 2-26 18:30(1h45m) Aug 2-3,5-10,12-17,19-24 20:45(1h45m) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 16:00(1h45m) Platinum Tables: £32.00 (£30.00) Premium Tables: £28.00 (£26.00) No concessions on Friday and Saturday performances

Standard Tables: £22.50

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Kanata Cabaret Hour

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

FUP

Kanata: the Haudenosaunee word for Canada. Kanata Cabaret Hour: a radical offering of dance, music and live art from uniquely Indigenous and Scottish perspectives. This isn’t your coloniser’s cabaret, it's self-determined Indigenous badassery! Contemporary, Compilation

2

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 21-24 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00 SU)

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The Lashes: Return of the Lash The Lashes Drag

FMP

The Lashes are three queens on the run from Gaylead and are now here to sing you their stories of capture, freedom, love and lust. Big hair, big lips and even bigger voices. Cabaret, Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 16-18,23-25 23:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 19-22 23:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Karaoke Saved My Life

Late Bloomers' Tales

TFM

jP

Scott Swinton

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! Comedy, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Big Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Anna Vanosi / PBH's Free Fringe Have you ever felt... late? In music, Anna never loses time. Yet the rhythm of her life seems to be off. Join this jazzy impatient late-bloomer adventure: famous songs peppered with stories full of irony. Theatre, Music

The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street) B0131 226 0000 V239 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XAug 1-2 22:50(1h) £6.50

XAug 4-5 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 22:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Aug 6-11,13-16,18,20-21,23-24 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Late Night Ceremony Berlingeles

FLP

This Berlin and Hollywood showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass in the other against the fact the world is a disaster. Embodied performance, experimental music, storytelling and a secret midnight ritual. www.berlingeles.com New writing, International

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 13-15 23:15(1h25m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 16-17 23:15(1h25m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£26.00 F)

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Late Night Lip Service Gilded Balloon presents...

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Gingzilla – the bearded belle of the Fringe's most debaucherous ball – and the infamous Late Night Lip Service are back! New line-ups every night. 'A cult classic of the Fringe' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSSS (ScotsGay.co.uk).

See page 21 for more information

Cabaret, LGBT

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Main Theatre) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XAug 2 23:30(2h) £10.00

Aug 3,8-10,15-17,22-24 23:30(2h) £12.50

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Laurie Black: Space Cadette Laurie Black / PBH's Free Fringe

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Take a trip to escape this mad world! Riotous synths, rousing beats and shining original musical comedy. Think Victoria Wood meets Gary Numan meets NIN. Not to be missed. Best Show at Newcastle Fringe Australia 2019. Music, Sci-fi

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5

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Aug 3-5,7-13,15-19,21-25 22:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See pages 415 and 27 for more information

Le Tropicalocal Coco Local

Pollyanna, Shoot Your Shot, NikNak, Braw Gigs, The Fungasm Gameshow

N

Hold onto your cocktails... Paradise Palms' raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin' tunes returns. This year hosted by Pollyanna, ShootYourShot, NikNak, Braw Gigs and Fungasm Gameshow – brace yourself! www.theparadisepalms.com LGBT, Music

Paradise Palms • 41 Lothian Street, opposite Bristo Square, EH1 1HB (Paradise Palms) B0131 225 4186 V411 GF5 Aug 1,4-8,11-15,18-22,25-26 22:00(5h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Les Quizérables

Waiting for the Call Improv

TFN

From the creators of Notflix – an interactive pub quiz for musical theatre queens. Will your team find (one song) glory? Let the nerd battle commence! May include a dance-off. Les Quizérables. Fight. Dream. Hope. Quiz. Musical theatre, Comedy

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 XAug 1-2 23:00(2h) £5.00

Aug 3-11,13-25 23:00(2h) £10.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Little Death Club

Underbelly and Dead Man Label

TM

2018's smash hit is back. Kabarett superstar Bernie Dieter (La Clique) brings you the darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin! ‘Wickedly funny, deliciously defiant punk cabaret' SSSSS (Fest). 'Outrageously naughty' SSSS (Times). Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5

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See page 86 for more information

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Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 20:00(1h) £18.00 (£17.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 20:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

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


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Little Man

Luke Jermay: Strange Power

UP

TLP

Chris Read / PBH's Free Fringe

Pete Patel Productions

Jazz musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and half of globe-trotting Harry and Chris presents his debut of comedic songs and soulful ballads, inspired by everything from starfish preservation to fatherhood. Harry and Chris Show reviews: SSSSS (Sunday Post). SSSSS (FringeGuru).

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you've probably never heard of. He knows your past, present and future! This interactive show has Jermay providing personal, intuitive readings and future predictions with amazing razor-sharp accuracy! Cabaret, Magic

Music, Comedy

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-24 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

2

XAug 1 21:10(1h) £8.00

Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:10(1h) £14.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 21:10(1h) £12.00

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The Lock-In Cabaret

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

N

The only way to end your night at Edinburgh Fringe! Join high-energy hosts Griffin and Jones for an hour(ish) of late-night chaos, decadence and mischief from some of the very best variety acts on the Fringe. Burlesque, Comedy

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera Delea Shand

MP

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, drinking games and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! 'Brilliantly memorable' (Operissima.org). 'Especially impressive' (TimesUnion.com). Comedy, Solo show

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Love Bites

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 1-18 12:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fifi LaRouge

TFMP

Love. Urgh! Nasty, pitiful emotion. Do yourself a favour and join Fifi LaRouge and her four alter egos in a jazz-fueled night of bitter ballads and break-up tales that will ward you off love for good. Comedy, Theatre

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Mint Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6

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XAug 2-5 22:00(50m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£12.00 F)

Aug 6,13,20 22:00(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£3.00 D) (£12.00 F) Aug 7-10,12,14-17,19,21-24 22:00(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£5.00 D) (£20.00 F)

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Magic Faraway Cabaret

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

N

Always packed, this 'fab lil’ cabaret party' (Time Out) returns for its sixth year with Mister Meredith 'an amazing compère' (BurlesqueBibleMag.com). 'An exciting array of the best in burlesque, comedy and sideshow' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Compilation, Magic

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Love, Loss and Cake

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The Swells

TFLP

A cabaret with songs and stories about love, and loss of love (and cake crops up too). Performed by men, of a certain age, who prize the melodies and the pure poetry of the lyrics. Cabaret, Jazz

theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 5-10 18:40(45m) £9.50 (£9.00) (£28.00 F)

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Lovinda Heart: Penetration Lucy Thomas

Paul Nathan

TFKP

Spend a magical evening experiencing magic up-close. Card and coin tricks that happen in your own hand in a tent at dusk. This will be the most magical evening of your life. Magic, Circus

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens 'theSpace Tent') B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6

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Aug 2-4,6-11,15-18,22-24 20:00, 21:00(40m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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FMP

Stand-up tantra. Lovinda is here to seduce you deeper into your juices. Ruthless with her love, she’ll make your cells hum and remind you why you came to Earth. Prepare for full penetration. Comedy, Clown

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5

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Aug 13 19:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 14 19:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lucy Hopkins: Ceremony of Golden Truth

Lucy Hopkins Goddess of Infinite Wonder

TFKP

Collective act of golden manifestation. A sacred laughter bath of an interactive symphonic ceremony, orchestrated by a preposterously dazzling goddess. ‘She plays the audience like an instrument... one you will never forget’ (Scotsman). 'Fantastic' (Guardian). Clown, Sci-fi

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 1-25 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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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Magic Hour

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry Craig Stephenson

TFKP

Using only a deck of cards and a toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has been dazzling audiences all over the world. His new show promises magic, mind reading and a lot of laughter for all. Magic, Comedy

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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XAug 2-4 20:25(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 5-17 20:25(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

Broken Robot Productions and FAB

TKP

From the BAFTAs, ITV1's This Morning and Sky's Around The World in 80 Tricks, Bones brings his explosive brand of street magic to Edinburgh for the first time. 'What's happening on stage really is magic' (Telegraph). Magic

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 18:25(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 18:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe

The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd

A Migrant's Son

KP

Enjoy a Greek feast while Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith) welcomes you into a unique and touching account of the migrant experience, which is both hard-hitting and hilarious! Direct from an award-winning Adelaide Fringe season. SSSSS (SouthsideAdvertiser.biz).

Michaela Burger

K

Look at That Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Top Fringe performers – magician Elliot Bibby, mind reader Tomas McCabe and professional nerd Tom Crosbie – bring you the best cabaret variety show in Edinburgh! Only twice a week. Magic, Comedy

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3,7,10,14,17,21,24 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Man of Mischief Presents... Living the Dream

Immersive, Musical theatre

Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Kings Hall) B0131 507 0669 V119 GD4 Aug 14-15,20-22,26 17:30(1h30m) £40.00 Aug 16-18,23-25 17:30(1h30m) £45.00 (£40.00)

2D

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Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Man of Mischief / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Magic. Juggling. Comedy. One man's story of escaping corporate life to run away with the circus. 'Absolutely fantastic... 10/10!' (Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent). 'Hilariously bamboozled... a rare treat' (TheCircusDiaries.com). Directed by David Alnwick.

Miss Candy AppleBottom / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The comedic storytelling madness of New Zealand's favourite guitar looping bearded man-princess returns... Let Candy captivate you with magical musical tales of intrigue, satire, truth and nonsense!

Magic, Variety

Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 Aug 3-24 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Music, Storytelling

Pilgrim • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY (Back Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V100 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 3-24 18:50(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mark Bunyan

Miss DQ Live

Mark Bunyan’s retrospective of 40 years as an out gay cabaret performer. 'One of the great comedians at the piano' (Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4). 'Don't miss him: he is simply superb' (Scotsman). www.markbunyan.com

NP

Comedy, Music

Comedy, Performance art

Jamie John as Miss DQ the UK's Only Dwarf Drag

TFLP

Journey of the UK's only dwarf drag queen becoming true to himself and being who he wants to be. From his coming out to heartbreaks, love and show business. Camp, fun and a little bit naughty.

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Stairs: 20+

Planet Bar • 6 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar Stage) B0131 226 0000 V429 GC6

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Aug 1,12-13,19-20,26 19:05(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:05(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:05(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

Aug 2-25 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Mason King – Sleight of Mind

Modern Māori Quartet: Garage Party

TFKP

FMP

Modern Māori Quartet in association with SquareSums&Co

Elite Entertainment

Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another trip into the inner depths of the human mind! 'Astounding' SSSSS (FringeReview.ca).

In Aotearoa (New Zealand), where you park your cars, we Māori party, drink and sing. These nights overflow with laughter, cheeky banter and hearty harmonies as we celebrate life, love and all-round good times.

Magic, Comedy

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

XAug 2-3 17:10(45m) £6.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F)

Music, World music

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 1 20:35(1h) £9.00 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:35(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8,15,22 20:35(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Aug 5-10,12-16 17:10(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£24.00 F)

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Mat Ricardo's Varieties

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex with Royal Caribbean Entertainment

National Museum of Scotland

FLP

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Variety

Event, Music

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays. Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to Wild and Majestic.

'One of the greatest variety artists working today' (Scotsman) leads a cast of bona fide international superstars of circus, comedy and variety in their singular mission to drop jaws, split sides and burn the house down. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25 22:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-15,19-22 22:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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B0300 123 6789 V179 GE5 Aug 9,16,23 19:30(3h) £20.00 (£18.00)

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Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale Cheyne Productions Ltd

Oskar Schortz

TFMP

TFKP

Backed by a live jazz trio, this is a sophisticated romp through social and political satire packed with provocative original songs. 'So clever... every pun hit the mark' SSSS (Times). 'Scandalous and timely' (Vanity Fair).

After receiving a scathing audience review, failed performer Oskar Schortz attempts to explain why his arch-critic, Tim, was completely wrong – because in the 21st century, nothing really means anything anymore.

Music, Comedy

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

2D

XAug 1-2 16:50(1h) £8.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:50(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 16:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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National Museum of Scotland • Chambers Street, EH1 1JF (National Museum of Scotland)

Comedy, Solo show

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-11 21:10(45m) £5.00 (£3.00)

2

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Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Oracle

Renz ’Poet of the Impossible’ Novani

FLP

Does history repeat itself? Can we foresee the future by looking at the past? Poet of the Impossible is back with his astonishing, new, interactive journey. Don't miss your date with destiny. 'A talented magician, very compelling' (FringeReview.co.uk). Magic, Spoken word

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 19-24 22:10(50m) £10.00 (£7.50) (£26.00 F)

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Paul Zenon: Trust Me!

Blond Ambition Productions

TFLP

La Clique's master magician and mischief maker, 'C4 Countdown's wild man of the wand' (Independent), is back – hang onto your valuables and chuckle muscles. 'Unmissable' (FringeReview.co.uk). 'Contemporary master of his art' (Times). Comedy, Magic

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 2-24 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Piñata Piñata

FNP

Piñata! That DIY alternative comedy variety party sell-out sensation from South London. We show off, we show off our superstar friends, then we smash a thing with a bat. 'Come for laughs, stay for genre-defying-artsy-wonderment' (Time Out). Absurdist, Variety

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

Aug 24 23:15(2h30m) £10.00

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Poet of the Impossible

Renz 'Poet of the Impossible' Novani

FK

See pages 73 and 178 for more information

A beautifully crafted weaving of poetry, story and magic: his spoken word enchants, his magic defies explanation and gravity. 'Always engrossing and the finale is miraculous. Excellent’ (FringeReview.co.uk). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic, Spoken word

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

2

Aug 12-13 14:00(1h) £12.00 (£9.00)

DESPiTE g EVERyTHiNs t ill

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Polly: A Drag Rebellion

by

Joe Strickland

NAOMi PAUL

‘A fine comic celebration of modern Britain.’ British Theatre Guide

TFMP

Meet Polly, she doesn’t care what you think! In a whirlwind evening of live music, spoken word and drag tomfoolery, Polly will put across her manifesto for ending all the world's problems.

12-17, 19-24 August | 17:05 (50min) | £8 (£5)  British Theatre Guide

 Edinburgh 49

 Ludlow Fringe

Drag, Music

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

2

XAug 2-4 21:00(50m) £8.00 (£24.00 F)

Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24 21:00(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

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See page 92 for more information

A Queer Love of Dix

Shortcut Productions and Aletia Upstairs

FM

This five-star show returns, set in the world of expressionist painter Otto Dix, Aletia Upstairs explores Weill, Brecht and Weimar cabaret songs like Alabama Song, Falling in Love Again and Pirate Jenny. Wunderbar! Music, New writing

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 10-25 14:00(50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Official Fringe App

Free to download for IOS and Android, search for Edinburgh Fringe Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe

RanDom

The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame and Liberation

Dom Chambers / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Amber Topaz / PBH's Free Fringe

This is not your average magic show. Ditching the top hat and bunny for Tinder and beer, RanDom takes magic to a ridiculous new territory. As seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us! SSSSS (AllOverAdelaide.com.au).

NP

An arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. Highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. Best Cabaret United Solo Award, NY 2018. Critics Choice SSSS½ (AllAboutSolo.com).

Magic, Comedy

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 XAug 3 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 4-5,7-12,14 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy, Theatre

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-25 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Reba Martell: Salt'n'Sauce!

Scotland Bingo! with The Latebloomers

Reba Martell

The Latebloomers

TFNP

FNP

Scotland’s best drag queen Reba Martell serves up some deep fried fierceness in this riotous new show – dripping with camp comedy, sensational live singing and plenty of salt’n’sauce.

Join The Latebloomers for some late-night bingo... Scotland style! Wear your finest tartan and let the numbers rrrrrrooooll. Prepare for a night of high-energy chaos, comedy, singing, stomping and fun.

Comedy, LGBT

Planet Bar • 6 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar Stage) B0131 226 0000 V429 GC6 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:00(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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Reuben Kaye PietaGoGetter

Game show, Comedy

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

Aug 3,10,17 23:15(2h) £10.00

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The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

TM

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Cabaret, Comedy

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.

'The evil love child of Liza Minnelli and Jim Carrey' (BritishTheatre.com), Reuben Kaye returns to Edinburgh in an explosion of high camp and filthy humour. Obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy and rib-crackingly funny, Kaye is 'a comedy star' (Times). Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint) B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 21:30(1h10m) £9.00

Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8,12-15,19-20,22 21:30(1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Magic, Historical

Lauriston Castle • 2a Cramond Road South, EH4 5QD (Lauriston Castle) B0131 226 0000 V436 GB1 Aug 10-11,13-14,22 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C) (£50.00 F)

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The Sensible Undresser

Elsie Diamond / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Elsie’s back and ready to let you know more truths about the so-called glamorous world of burlesque. A comic, naughty and honest piece told through song and striptease! 'Not to be missed' (Reader's Digest). Theatre, Burlesque

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-13,15-25 12:35(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sex Ed: A Cabaret of Play

Duckie L'Orange / Cameryn Moore

NP

With thrilling stories, silly games and a few pervy puppets, this is the smartest, slam-bangin'-est cabaret in town. Bring your party hat and your thinking hat and your goofy hat, and wear them all. Puppetry, Comedy

The Safari Lounge • 21 Cadzow Place, EH7 5SN (Studio) B0131 226 0000 V387 GC6 Aug 19-20 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Cabaret Shameless Berlin / Free Festival

N

A hedonistic hour of weird, funny and confusing entertainment direct from queer and quirky Berlin. Infamous international artists crafting cabaret, comedy, music and puppets that will make your pants wet (in a good way). Comedy, Cabaret

See page 23 for more information

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Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern • 30-31 Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR (Upstairs Bar) B0131 221 5221 V114 GG3 Aug 21-25 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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


Cabaret and variety

Follow us @edfringe Shine

Super Hugh-Man

The Performance Academy Scotland

QP

Rutene Spooner in association with SquareSums&Co

Children's, Musical theatre

A Maori boy's musical about his Hollywood hero. A shamelessly charming and heartfelt solo cabaret show following the personal journey of a young Maori misfit as he discovers his hero Hugh Jackman's secret identity.

TFj

Shine. A variety show performed by students from The Performance Academy drama and theatre schools in Scotland. A new show packed full of drama and musical theatre songs, created to make our students shine and leave audiences wanting more! artSpace@StMarks • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP (Church) B0131 226 0000 V125 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

Musical theatre, Storytelling

2D

Aug 24 17:00(1h) £12.00

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Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 1 12:50(1h) £10.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:50(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,26 12:50(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Showtime!

Brewhemia Edinburgh

N

Here at Brewhemia, we celebrate the weird, wonderful and outright bizarre. With an insanely talented in-house team of creatives from singers, dancers, drag queens and comedians, we celebrate the unknown and undiscovered. Enjoy Showtime! Music, Theatre

Brewhemia • 1A Market Street, EH1 1DE (The Beer Palace) B0131 226 9560 V90 GD5

2

Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 19:00(6h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Singalonga Pub Quiz

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Does what it says: a sing-along pub quiz where you can test your knowledge whilst singing your favourite hits with Mister Meredith. Unwind and embrace 'the sheer pleasure of a room united in song' (Time Out). Music, Game show

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar) B0131 226 0000 V221 GD3 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 24 for more information

The Soundtrack of Life KinkyFish

FKP

Music gets you up on the dance floor and through the hard times. From Elvis to Ed and everything in between: what songs make up the soundtrack to your life? Music, Comedy

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

XAug 19 18:20(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 U)

Aug 20-25 16:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 U)

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

K

Every question the identical twin brothers have been asked during their life have been developed into the narrative of this magic show. 'Both shine individually as magicians and comedians' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic, Comedy

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Danger Dave Reubens / PBH's Free Fringe

K

Back with more outrageous stunts, jaw-dropping magic and crazy comedy in a new show that'll have you on the edge of your seat. This is one for the thrill seekers and magic lovers! Magic, Comedy

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 3-13 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 14-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 23 for more information

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Cabaret and variety

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Tap Pack

T Tickets Shows listed with T are offering a 2for1 discount on 05 and 06 August.

The Tap Pack

TFj

With sold-out shows on London's West End and the Sydney Opera House, Australia's hottest sensation; The Tap Pack is a modern-day Rat Pack with world-class tap dance mixing singing, humour and high energy entertainment. Dance, Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Main Theatre) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-15,19-22 20:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) (£48.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) (£52.00 F)

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Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks! Tracey Collins

See edfringe.com for information, T&Cs apply.

MP

Award-winning, wonderfully weird characters collide to celebrate the surreal in the real world. Featuring a Tina Turner-obsessed tea lady, Ed Cheerup and more. 'We’ve got a Caroline Aherne on our hands' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Comedy, Solo show

Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 2-17 14:30(1h) £10.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Tom Brace: Brace of Spades Play People Productions

TjP

A 2018 sold-out show. Tom returns with some brand-new magic! 'If you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it' (SittingontheFourthWall.com). Magic, Family

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:20(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 13:20(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

See page 397 for more information

MASON KING Mind Reader

SLEIGHT OF MIND

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Tomas McCabe: The Mind Reading Experiments Look At That Productions

TFKP

Master mind reader Tomas McCabe returns to recreate, live on stage, the true secret experiments conducted long ago into real mind-reading abilities... with extraordinary results! 'Astonishing!' SSSS (TheNationalStudent.com). 'Excellent!' SSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). Magic, Interactive

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 17:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out Nigel Osner

TFN

'ASTOUNDING!!!' Fringe Review, Canada

Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life's challenges for the not so young. Dating, love, holidays – even the gym! Original songs and stories by male and female characters. New writing, Storytelling

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 1) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3

2D

Aug 2-11,13-18 17:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Trump's Fake TV

2 - 16 August (not 4 or 11) 5.10pm (45 mins) £9.00 (c£7.00)

Roland Saunders, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production

TFN

Trump’s Fake TV roasts popular culture with mischievous glee. From Trump to Theresa. Politics, celebrity and television. Hilarious and wickedly naughty. Belly laughs aplenty and some delicious audience participation. Comedy, Satire

See page 26 for more information

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The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom) B0131 556 7060 V68 GD5 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 19:50(1h) £10.00 Aug 4,6-8,11,13-15,18,20-22,25 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 Two Magicians with Kane & Abel Kane & Abel / PBH's Free Fringe

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The 'comedic, contemporary and charismatic' (SSSSS (Channel 44)) conjurors perform magic, comedy and sketches while tipping the hat to the golden age of TV. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Seriously impressive' (BBC Radio Bristol). Magic, Comedy

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Two Moronnies – Brexed Off! The Two Moronnies

jP

Sophisticated wit and wordplay as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their energetic musical style. Something for everyone with new, topical lyrics set to familiar tunes targeting gaffe-prone politicians and celebrities. Comedy, Political

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-10 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Vagabonds of Comedy Faithful Fig

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An exquisitely silly variety night, featuring an eclectic selection of comedy, cabaret and musical acts from around the Fringe. Curated and hosted by erratic Fico and hilarious Frank. Expect the unexpected for this cult classic. Variety, Compilation

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 23:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

See page 26 for more information

An elegant jazzy vibe – musicians, DJs, comedy and supper

TFK

Dress up for a special night in trendy Stockbridge – a jazzy vibe of live music, tasteful comedy and dancing to DJs. Supper included. Jazz, Comedy

The Grange Club • Portgower Place, EH4 1HQ (The Main Hall)

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Wit and Mirth

David William Hughes / Free Festival

NP

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs Wit and Mirth. David Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you. 'Hilarious' SSSS (FringeGuru.com). Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 2-10,12-17,19-23 22:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees

Your home away from home Exclusively for registered Fringe participants, Fringe Central offers advice, rehearsal space, a cafe, hundreds of free events and a place to unwind. Open 29 July – 26 August 10:00 – 20:00 Visit us at Appleton Tower, Venue 2, corner of Windmill and Chapel Streets, EH8 9LE.

A booking fee of 80p per ticket (up to a maximum of £4.80) is applied to all bookings, including in person counter sales. Please note that for mobile app purchases, multiple tickets for different performances or shows will be processed as separate transactions. Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Africa Weird and Wonderful

Baby Loves Disco

U Most suitable for ages 1-9

U Most suitable for ages 0-6 Sell-out 2009-2018. Two hours of festival family day-clubbing with our resident club DJs spinning nostalgic floor-fillers, plus face-painting, chill-out zone, selfie booth, dress-up, crafts, healthy snacks, juice and more all included. Licensed bar for parents! SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Baby Loves Disco UK

Africa Weird and Wonderful is a show about African stories, facts and silliness. Compilation Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 2-11,13-23 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alice and the Little Prince

The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (The Jam House) B0798 652 7947 V44 GC4 Aug 10-11,18,24-25 11:00(2h) £8.00 (£28.00 F) Aug 10-11,18,24-25 14:00(2h) £9.00 (£32.00 F)

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Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Toby Mitchell and Co

TPR Most suitable for ages 4-10 A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. A chance encounter between two of the world's favourite fictional characters – inspired by the fantastic books by Lewis Carroll and Saint-Exupéry. Curiouser and curiouser! Theatre, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:30(50m) £6.00

Aug 3-6,10-11,16-18 13:30(50m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 13:30(50m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 12-13 13:30(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Bambino Beats

U Most suitable for ages 0-5 Amy and Clare are joining all the ocean animals in our Under the Sea adventure! Grab your goggles, find your flippers and let's go swimming under the sea! Music, Dance

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 2-3,5-9 10:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00 C) (£20.00 F) Aug 2-9 14:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00 C) (£20.00 F) Aug 10 12:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00 C) (£20.00 F)

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Broken Robot Productions, So Comedy and Basil Brush Limited

Alice in Wonderland

Riverside Theatre Company

FR Most suitable for age 5 and older Don’t be late for a very important date. Follow us down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Things will get curiouser and curiouser in our colourful, physical and hilarious retelling of a classic children’s story. Family

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Emerald Theatre) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

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TR Most suitable for ages 5-10 Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family. 'Basil is back with a boom – the children loved it' SSSS (KidsDayOut.co.uk). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:00(45m) £9.50

Aug 7-8,12-15 13:00(45m) £11.50 (£10.50)

Aug 12-17 18:40(50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

TFU Most suitable for age 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. Magic, Science

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 13:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:15(1h) £12.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 13:15(1h) £11.00 (£8.00)

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Amazing Prize Family Bingo Come and Have a Go

FPR Most suitable for ages 6-12 Jes whips up the excitement with loads of prize winners, game show style. You get three bingo tickets to play. Bring a wrapped (even newspaper) prize (around £1) for an extra ticket to improve your chances. Family, Interactive

Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ (Small Hall) B0131 339 5374 V163 GF3

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Aug 16-24 17:00(1h) £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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Aug 3-6,9-11 13:00(45m) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Beauty and the Beast Jellyfish Theatre

TFQ Most suitable for ages 3-7 On his way through the forest, Beauty's father picks a rose... big mistake. A heart-warming retelling of Jeanne Marie de Beaumont's tale about loyalty, bravery and finding friends in surprising places. Family, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

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XAug 1-2 11:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11 11:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8 11:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids The Kafkateers

TR Most suitable for age 4 and older Last year's smash hit is back! Packed with stories, puppets and laughter – it's the show that makes Kafka's short stories 'riotously cheerful' (Chortle.co.uk), 'wonderfully funny' (Times) and 'an hour of sheer joy' (Scotsman). Comedy, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:45(1h) £8.00

Aug 3-11,15-18,21-25 11:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 12-13,19-20 11:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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Annie Jr

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

R Most suitable for age 5 and older

FPU Most suitable for ages 0-12 Bring along a picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Hear lots of music, expect surprises and meet the instruments and musicians!

Edinburgh Youth Theatre

Edinburgh Youth Theatre will knock your socks off with this lively, fun and charming musical version of Annie Jr. An exhilarating theatre experience for all the family. Licensed by MTI (Europe). Musical theatre, Family

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

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Aug 2-3,5-10 10:10(55m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Family, Event

Bessy Bass Ltd.

Music, Family

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 17,24 13:00(45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Bicycle Boy

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Helen Eastman Production

R Most suitable for ages 5-10

An interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families, by Helen Eastman and Alex Silverman. Riding into Edinburgh with free performances, but we need you to pedal-power the show...

“UTTERLY HILARIOUS… A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL ALL-FAMILY SHOW”

THE PERFEC T TREAT FOR AGES 7+

The Stage

Musical theatre, Family

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (Outside) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Aug 16-18 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show Luth Wolff / Solid State Circus

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“THEY KEEP THE CHILDREN RAPT AND TRANSFORMED... A GREAT EARLY START TO THE BARD” The List

FQ Most suitable for ages 3-7

A five-star circus show made just for three to seven-year-olds! After 50 minutes of endless giggling, they'll be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their own circus adventure! Circus, Variety

Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Hanover Suite) B0131 507 0669 V119 GD4 Stairs: 11 - 20

12.30PM (1.30PM)

31 JULY-26 AUGUST 2019 (NOT 12)

See page 46 for more information

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The Blue Bird

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

TFU Most suitable for age 0 and older Follow Tytyl and Mytyl on an adventure in search of their grandparents and the Blue Bird of Happiness. Heart-warming and dynamic Broadway-style musical based on Maeterlinck’s classic. Talented young cast. The perfect blend of East and West.

Grab a half price ticket for shows on the day and the following morning.

Aug 8-18 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£32.00 F)

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Asian Arts Global with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (China)

Musical theatre

C south • St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE (main theatre) B0131 581 5555 V58 GG6 Aug 3-5 11:45(50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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A Boy and His Magic Pen

07 – 26 August (daily) 10:00 – 21:00 The Mound Precinct

H&H Performing Arts

FPQ Most suitable for age 2 and older A young boy with an enormous gift. Follow Ma Liang as he discovers a very special skill that could help his whole village as long as it doesn't fall into the wrong hands... Musical theatre

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

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Aug 2-3 15:00(40m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£14.00 F)

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Brave Macbeth Captivate Theatre

TQ Most suitable for age 3 and older Primary Times Children's Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. Catchy tunes, slapstick, sword fights, witches and warriors. 'A beautifully pitched children's musical combining The Scottish Play with tunes, humour and shameless messing about' (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). Comedy, Musical theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above)

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Stairs: 11 - 20 B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 11:50(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 11:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 11:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13 11:50(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£28.00 F)

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The Bubble Show The Highland Joker

TFPQ Most suitable for age 2 and older Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! International award-winning performance with a unique blend of magic, storytelling and bubble art. Family, Performance art

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Blue Room) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 10:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11 10:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 7-8,12-13 10:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F) Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 15,19-22,26 10:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 16-18,23-25 10:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble Bubble Laboratory

TFPU Most suitable for age 0 and older Every child goes inside their own bubble! Square bubbles, smoke bubbles, shooting star bubbles, carousels that spin, shadow bubbles, giant tubes and a million-bubble finale with Fringe family favourites Dr Bubble and Milkshake. Theatre, Circus

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 11:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 11:15(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£26.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:15(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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The Bureau of Untold Stories Brymore Productions

See page 40 for more information

Teachers! It’s easier than you think to bring your class to the Fringe.

Q Most suitable for ages 3-11 The world's stories have gone missing, but with outrageous accents, unconventional storytelling skills and your help, our inspectors are going to get them back! 'The masters of innovative and improvised children's theatre' (Winchester Discovery Centre). Storytelling, Improv

Museum of Childhood • 42 High Street, EH1 1TG (Museum of Childhood) B0131 226 0000 V444 GE6 Aug 12-18 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass Les Petits Theatre Company

TQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 Join Flinn on an action-packed adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep-sea dangers and smelly sausages. Based on the best-selling books by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

Find out more at edfringe.com/schools

Puppetry, Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 10:45(1h) £7.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 10:45(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,14-15 10:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 12,19 10:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen Stories Alive

TPU Most suitable for age 0 and older Join Jake's Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. Learn how to be a pirate as we search for the Red Queen. Storytelling, Family

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2 14:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 14:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£36.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 14:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13 14:15(1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£28.00 F)

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Your kids are the stars. Each child helps with a trick. Our 9th Year at Fringe Highest rated Children's Show at the Festival. Treat yourself and your kids The show sells out daily so get your tickets now!

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CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free! CeilidhKids / Free Festival

Q Most suitable for ages 3-7 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! Dance, Workshop

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-13 10:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 1-14,16-19,21,23-25 11:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Celeste’s Circus Faux Theatre

TFU Most suitable for ages 0-5 An award-winning delight, inviting young ones to join Celeste, where a beautiful paper big top unfolds and one endearing, magical act follows another. Perfect for age group, joyous to watch. 'Makes Mary Poppins look positively pedestrian!'(Primary Times). Family, Puppetry

Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe) B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1 10:30(35m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 2-5,9-12,16-19,23-25 10:30(35m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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See page 44 for more information

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Children are Stinky

The Clinic 4 Kidz

TFQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 A super five-star total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe sensation; you'd better book tickets in advance! High-calibre circus, lightning-fast hula hoops and loads of laughs leaving adults and children with their jaws on the floor hooting for more.

TFR Most suitable for age 6 and older Come see your drag-ony aunt Gloria and let her and some super funny comedians solve your problems. We've got comedy, great advice and ridiculous prizes to give you. Yes, you. Probably. Definitely not your parents. You.

Circus, Comedy

Comedy, Game show

Circus Trick Tease

Josh McAuley

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4

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XAug 1-2 13:30(50m) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:30(50m) £10.00

Aug 8,12-13,15,19-20,22,26 13:30(50m) £8.00

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Aug 1-11 14:30(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Dijon 5 Productions

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older Is the Big Bad Wolf really bad? Is he just misunderstood and trying to trigger his muddled memory? Is music the answer?! Laugh, play, sing and dance with music festival favourite Colonel Mustard!

Auld Reekie Tours

TFR Most suitable for ages 5-12 An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived. See if you can smell our resident ghost who goes by the name Mr Stinky. Site-specific, Storytelling

Music, Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 5-7,15-18 12:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

Auld Reekie Tours Police Box • 300 Lawnmarket, (Outside Bank of Scotland), EH1 2PH (Auld Reekie Tours Haunted Underground) B0131 557 4700 V306 GE4 Aug 2-26 13:00, 14:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

TFR Most suitable for age 6 and older Attention giggle machines! Since 2005 we've persuaded the international circuit's best stand-ups, cabaret and sketch acts to perform for family audiences, at shows that are 'great' (Scotsman), 'sterling' (Guardian) and 'absolutely hilarious' (Yorkshire Times). Join us!

Children's Silent Disco City of Edinburgh Tours

TPR Most suitable for age 5 and older Children and grown-up children, walk, dance, sing and enjoy our musical streets for one hour! Silent disco fun with our party panda. Our streets, your party! A great family day out! Music, Walk

City of Edinburgh Tours • Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS (Old Police Box) B0131 220 6868 V157 GE5

Comedy, Compilation

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 1 17:35(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-18,24-25 17:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£32.00 F)

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Aug 2-26 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£30.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

ComedySportz UK

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CSzUK

j Most suitable for age 7 and older Two teams battle it out for your 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). ssss (ThreeWeeks).

Children's Underground Ghost Show City of Edinburgh Tours

TR Most suitable for age 5 and older Help us to find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground vaults. Join mingin' Annie from Edinburgh's past and explore what is it like to have lived underground for 400 years! Be brave, be very brave! Historical, Storytelling

City of Edinburgh Tours • Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS (Old Police Box) B0131 220 6868 V157 GE5 Aug 1-26 11:00(45m) £8.00 (£24.00 F) Aug 1-26 12:30(45m) £8.00 (£24.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Improv, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 1-17 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-17 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chores

Comète

TFQ Most suitable for ages 3-14

TFPR Most suitable for age 5 and older

Hoopla Clique and Cluster Arts

Compagnie Dérivation

Chores is back! Chores is the story of two brothers who have to clean up their messy room before their mum comes in – no problem, right? A comedy circus show from Australia the whole family will love.

Covers and compositions blend into a true rock music awakening, live show for curious kids and nostalgic parents, sure to have you singing and dancing! Pop rock musicians used to the biggest stages share with you their rock galaxy! Music

Circus, Comedy

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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XAug 1-2 12:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 12:00(1h) £8.00

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Assembly Checkpoint • 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY (Assembly Checkpoint)

B0131 623 3030 V322 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 1 10:30(50m) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:30(50m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7,12,14-15,19-22,26 10:30(50m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Circus Sonas Family Show

Danny the Champion of the World

U Most suitable for age 0 and older

FPQ Most suitable for age 3 and older Danny lives with his father and learns that he poaches pheasants from Victor. One night his father doesn't return, Danny fears the worst and sets off on a courageous journey to save his father.

Circus Sonas

Martin and Logy are back in Edinburgh and ready to have some fun! This family-friendly show is suitable for all ages. Family, Circus

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 1-25 14:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Seats Back Theatre Company

Theatre

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

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Aug 19-24 11:55(45m) £8.00 (£5.00 SDOC) (£20.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Dark Room (For Kids!)

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

TFK Most suitable for age 11 and older

U Most suitable for ages 0-10 The National Theatre's adaptation comes to life in Dr. Seuss's classic story. Join Cat as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Charlotte Country Day School

Austin Talent

Winner: Best Kids Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018. You are stuck inside a video game! Now, fight the boss in this interactive comedy featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! 'Irresistibly dangerous' SSSSS (Stage).

Storytelling, Family

Eric Liddell Centre • 15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP (South Wing) B0131 447 4520 V235 GH2

Comedy, Improv

2

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Aug 3 From 10:00 for 30m until 16:30 every 1h30m (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dream Machine

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

MCS Drama

FPR Most suitable for age 5 and older This year's hottest product has just hit – the Dream Machine. But if you stop dreaming at night, what happens to your dreams during the day? Join MCS Drama and find out the power of your imagination.

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

PR Most suitable for age 7 and older

When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and Winter to get her out. A madcap adventure by Nathan Bryon (CBeebies' Rastamouse).

Family, Comedy

Theatre, New writing

ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall • Summerhall, Summerhall Place, EH9 1PL (Roundabout) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6

28C

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

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Aug 12-15 11:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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XAug 3 11:20(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25 11:20(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

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Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Underbelly and Erth

Don't Mess with the Dummies

TQ Most suitable for age 3 and older International smash hit, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™, takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre. Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to the largest carnivores to ever walk the planet! Erth's dinosaurs will delight all.

Underbelly and Dummies Corp

TQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp's all-female circus sensation Don't Mess with the Dummies.

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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Circus, Comedy

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:20(1h) £9.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:20(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 11:20(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:00(1h) £12.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 11:00(1h) £14.50 (£13.00)

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Expedition to the Arctic Circle

Doodle Pop: Woogie Boogie v2

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival and The Polar Academy

BRUSH Theatre LLC – Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd

FPK Most suitable for age 12 and older Experience Bathgate Academy's self-guided 100km, 10-day expedition in Eastern Greenland in 3D. You can feel the cold on your face, walk in deep snow and sleep in just a tent.

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older

Welcome to the eye-popping adventure presented on a magical whiteboard. The mysterious creatures that two mischievous friends draw and erase come to life by magic created by projection. Let their doodles stir up your imagination!

Visual art, True-life

Santosa • 21 Albert Street, EH7 5LH (Santosa) B0131 226 0000 V537 GLEITH

Multimedia

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 10:50(55m) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:50(55m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 10:50(55m) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 16,23 From 11:00 for 20m until 18:20 every 1h £5.00 (£4.00) (£8.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Double Bubble Trouble

Oh So Funny Comedy / The Stand Comedy Club

Act Up

TFPU Most suitable for age 0 and older

TFj Most suitable for age 7 and older Extraordinary tales, elegantly told. Fun, improvised children's storytelling, based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, duels, unicorns and castles of cheese, and all of it completely and irrefutably true.

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this story. Poppy Bubbles is back and her nephew Bert has taken over the bubble lab. He's having a bit of bubble trouble and Poppy is there to help him through it. Family, Theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4

Comedy, Improv

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 2-12,14-25 16:10(1h) £9.00 (£6.00) (£26.00 F)

2Er

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Aug 1-18 13:30(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Down with the Poetry King!

The Fablesmiths

TFj Most suitable for age 8 and older

TFPR Most suitable for age 7 and older

No Hands Theatre

Mark Grist

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems aplenty as you work together to overthrow the Poetry King with your writing skills. Will you have what it takes to defeat your poetry overlord? 'Emphatic, playful... Terrific' SSSS (Guardian).

In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales. Look forward to seeing puppets, masks, music and a lot of shenanigans!

Poetry, Comedy

Storytelling, Family

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15 11:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.50) (£26.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18 11:30(1h) £9.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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Aug 16-18 11:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Olive Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 XAug 2-4 11:40(55m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£14.00 F)

Aug 5-10,12-17 11:40(55m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It Stuart Reid – Author

PR Most suitable for age 5 and older Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his eighth book at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts. Comedy, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

Aug 1-25 15:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fantastic Magic Show for Kids Miro Kokenov

Q Most suitable for ages 3-10 Magic Show with loads of participation from the kids, which brings excitement for the children and fun for the adults. The Show includes a tutorial on how to do magic and a free balloon animal. Family, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 1-25 11:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Feast of Fools Daniel Serridge

TFPR Most suitable for age 4 and older Join storyteller Daniel Serridge at his interactive dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of disgusting banquets, salubrious suppers and measly meals. Prepare to get wined, dined and unrefined. Storytelling, Family

Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (Library at Fringe) B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1 13:30(50m) £5.00 Aug 2-6,8-12,15-18 13:30(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

2

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See page 40 for more information

The First King of England in a Dress Epic Tales

FR Most suitable for ages 4-11 Vikings, giants and magic await you in this fun-packed folk tale – a historical adventure with engaging storytelling, original music and plenty of joining in! Find out more at www.epictales.co.uk/firstking Family, Theatre

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Studio) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6

2

Aug 12-14 11:55(50m) £11.00 (£7.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 15-17 11:55(50m) £12.00 (£8.00) (£38.00 F) Aug 19-21 15:05(50m) £11.00 (£7.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 22-24 15:05(50m) £12.00 (£8.00) (£38.00 F)

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First Piano on the Moon Will Pickvance

TFPR Most suitable for age 5 and older Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been in training. From creator of Anatomy of the Piano. 'Highly entertaining maestro for young and old alike' (Stage). Music, Storytelling

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (Anatomy Lecture Theatre) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6

2D

XJul 31, Aug 1 11:30(1h) £8.00

Aug 2-11,13-18 11:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£32.00 F)

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Flamenco for Kids

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow (Spain / Scotland)

FU Most suitable for age 0 and older A unique opportunity for your child to come on stage, learn some rhythms, try some steps, then give a short performance. Fringe sell-out returns. Feel that southern Spanish energy! Costumes and olés provided! SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.ricardogarciaguitarist.com Dance, Interactive

C viva • 130 George Street, EH2 4JZ (cellar) B0131 581 5555 V16 GD3 Aug 3-4,10,17,24 10:30(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

2Stairs: 2 - 5

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Fox-tot!

A Scottish Opera and Royal & Derngate Theatres co-commission

PU Most suitable for ages 1-2 Following the success of 2017's BambinO, composer Lliam Paterson is back with a brand-new opera for 12 to 24-month-olds. Set in a magical woodland world, Fox-tot! is an interactive experience for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Music, Opera

The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL (Magnusson Theatre) B0141 248 4567 V70 GB3 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-16 10:00, 11:30(45m) £12.00 £12.00 for an adult and a baby aged 12 to 24 months (£7 additional adults)

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Funbox: How to Be a Superhero Funbox

PU Most suitable for ages 1-11 Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for singalong silliness. Pull on your spandex and capes to become the ultimate superhero! Pants over trousers encouraged but not mandatory. Family, Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 5-7 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Games With James

James Cook / Free Festival

R Most suitable for age 5 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

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-13,15-18 11:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 154 for more information

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Girl Scouts vs Aliens Escapade Productions

TFPj Most suitable for ages 7-13 Get ready for the greatest low-fi sci-fi comedy adventure on Earth! Our team: four Scouts on camp. Their team: alien invaders in the next field! Can the girls save the world and keep the gang together? Comedy, Sci-fi

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 12:10(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19,21-22,26 12:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island American High School Theatre Festival

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older A wildly fun adventure for audiences of all ages about making the best of a bad situation and finding goodness and family in the most unlikely places. Comedy, Family

Greenside @ Royal Terrace • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB (Jade Studio) B0131 557 2124 V231 GC6 Aug 3 09:20(55m) £5.00 Aug 6 17:20(55m) £5.00

Aug 5 12:20(55m) £5.00 Aug 7 11:20(55m) £5.00

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The Greatest Magic Show Showmen Productions

TFQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children's Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – with incredible illusions and circus stunts, you don't want to miss this! Magic, Comedy

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Bijou) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 1-2 11:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 11:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Grimm Tales

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Grey Dog Theatre Company

TFR Most suitable for age 5 and older Grey Dog Theatre follow the triumphant Beasts and Beauties, 'a perfectly synchronised swarm of young talent' SSSS (Young-Perspective.net) with more of Carol Ann Duffy’s magical fairy tales, brought to life using original music, puppetry and physical theatre. Family, Storytelling

Wizard Presents

TR Most suitable for ages 5-11 Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo's treasured story to life. This intimate five-star show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. Family, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 10:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£38.00 F) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.50) (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13,20,26 10:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£28.00 F)

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Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Lime Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 2-3,5-10 10:20(55m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Grumpy Pants

Kiki Vita / Free Festival

Q Most suitable for age 4 and older A hilarious mix of physical comedy, experimental juggling and fork throwing! Yes! Forks! 'Who needs words when you have a face as expressive his? A charismatic performer who can entertain the whole family' (TheCircusDiaries.com). Circus, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 1-25 11:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Happy Prince

Modl Theatre (Korea) in association with C theatre

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I Hate Children Children's Show Unusual Productions

TFj Most suitable for age 8 and older Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. Be a hero and bring your kids to the children's show that serves champagne for mums every day. Magic, Circus

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 2-11,15-18 12:10(55m) £12.50 (£11.00) (£10.50 C) (£40.00 F) Aug 12-14 12:10(55m) £11.00 (£10.00) (£9.00 C) (£36.00 F)

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I Piano

TFPQ Most suitable for age 3 and older

Adrian Hornsby

Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationally renowned Modl Theatre. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (One4Review.com).

FPR Most suitable for age 4 and older Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again. Together they set off on a magical adventure... An interactive kids show about music and love.

Theatre, Puppetry

Musical theatre, Puppetry

Pianodrome at The Pitt • Pitt Street Market, 125 Pitt Street, EH6 4DE (Amphitheatre) B0131 226 0000 V391 GLEITH

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (temple) B0131 581 5555 V21 GE4 Aug 1-2,13,20,26 13:15(45m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 3-6,10-11,17-18,24-25 13:15(45m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23 13:15(45m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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Aug 7-11 15:00(50m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£30.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Heat Transfer Printing Workshop

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!

PK Most suitable for age 12 and older Learn how to create colour, patterns and textures on fabric. Maker Kim Gunn will guide you through how to apply dyes to paper before transferring onto a tote bag or t-shirt using heat. Materials provided.

TPj Most suitable for age 7 and older The 1980s! Ska music pulses and a child’s wild imagination creates havoc. Will their hard-working single mum resort to the scariest threat of all? Directed by Catherine Alexander with stunning original animation.

A Complicité and Polka Theatre Co-Production

Craft Scotland and Kim Gunn

Theatre, Family

Craft, Workshop

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

White Stuff • 89 George Street, EH2 3ES (2nd Floor Workshop Space) B0131 226 0000 V205 GD3

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:45(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) (£40.00 F)

Aug 17 13:30(3h) £15.00

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 13:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£38.00 F) Aug 13,19-20,26 13:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F)

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Goblin

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

TFU Most suitable for ages 2-8 Join us for flying cows, jazzy cats, laughing dogs, runaway crockery, singing potatoes, farting sandwiches and dancing sausages in this hilarious celebration of nonsense, featuring original music and brilliant puppetry. From acclaimed company Goblin.

Blue Jeans Management

TFR Most suitable for age 5 and older Award-winning comedian plus champion beatboxer equals fantastic family fun! Jokes and beats collide with electrifying results! Silliness galore! Get involved, win prizes! Best Kids Show Award nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival.

Puppetry, Musical theatre

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Comedy, Family

XAug 1-2 10:45(45m) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11 10:45(45m) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,12-14 10:45(45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Huggers

Nik Coppin Productions, Dave Chawner and Free Festival

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Front Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 1-2 15:50(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 15:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 15:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2D

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Q Most suitable for ages 3-8 The popular show with a revolving line-up of performers of all varieties to entertain all the family returns after more shows at festivals worldwide.

Jelly or Jam

Ampersand with support from Gravity & Other Myths

FU Most suitable for age 0 and older Have you ever seen a giant block of jelly – wobbly, jiggly and strong enough to stand on? Jelly or Jam is an acrobatic adventure filled with real stories about friendship and what makes you, you.

Variety, Comedy

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 1-25 11:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie’s Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-25 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Circus, Immersive

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Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Beauty)

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B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 Aug 3-4,10-11 12:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Legend of Shadows

TFPR Most suitable for ages 4-12

FU Most suitable for age 0 and older Introducing traditional and modern Chinese shadow plays! Mingled with stories from Journey to the West and famous animation figures, learn about shadow play history and the basic techniques of making and manipulating puppets. www.pointviewart.org

Poppet Theatre

Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773. Join the crew of the HMS Stargazer as they make their epic adventure across the globe, discovering big dreams, new friends and mayhem! Puppets included. Puppetry, Devised

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 2-10 11:00(50m) £10.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Point View Art Association and Shadow Legends Drama Group (Macao/Taiwan)

Puppetry, Storytelling

C south • St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE (main theatre) B0131 581 5555 V58 GG6 Aug 18,24-25 13:05(45m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 19-20,26 13:05(45m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 21-23 13:05(45m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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Jo Jingles – Jo Tours Bonnie Scotland

The Listies: Ickypedia

FU Most suitable for ages 0-6

TPR Most suitable for age 4 and older Australia's kids comedy maestros return! This time they're packing 30 bubble machines, two toilet paper guns and the Snot Ness Monster. 'If the Wiggles are the Eagles, the Listies are the Sex Pistols' (Age). Sell-out 2016, 2017.

Jo Jingles

Join Big Jo and the team on their tour of Scotland. A music and movement session with instruments, lively action songs and fun props. Guaranteed fun for little ones (and their grown-ups). Children's, Music

Murrayfield Parish Church Centre • 2b Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ (Main Hall) B0131 226 0000 V104 GE1

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Aug 7-10 10:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 7-10 11:30(50m) £5.00 Aug 7-8,10 13:30(50m) £5.00 Aug 07 (13.30) for children with additional needs aged 3-10 years Aug 08 (11.30) for babies under one-year-old only Aug 10 (13:30) for babies under one-year-old only

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The Listies

Comedy, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:30(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£36.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 13:30(1h) £9.00 (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13 13:30(1h) £7.50 (£28.00 F)

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Little Top

Starcatchers and SUPERFAN

Joyce

Turtle Company

TFPU Most suitable for age 0 and older In this heart-warming tale, a father and pet hamster venture into bizarre lands inside a storybook, meeting zany characters along the way. With puppetry, music and magic from an international team, this imaginative play will dazzle the whole family! Theatre, Puppetry

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Central) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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XJul 31-Aug 1 11:25(1h) £10.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:25(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 11:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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U Most suitable for ages 0-18 A magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months. Be transported into a joyous, topsy-turvy world where patterns fill the air and anything is possible. Supported by Made in Scotland. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com. Babies and adults require a ticket. Circus

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Tinto)

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B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 1-2 10:30, 13:30(50m) £6.00 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18 10:30, 13:30(50m) £8.00 (£28.00 F)

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Little Wings Junior Jungle Rave Junior Jungle Party

Q Most suitable for ages 2-11 Hold tight for the most uplifting, funniest family rave ever! If you're not sweating, you're not doing it right! 'Junior Jungle are in my top five acts ever!' (Rob Da Bank). Underbelly, Central Hall • 2 West Tollcross, EH3 9BP (Central Hall) B0131 510 0395 V295 GF3

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PACE Rep Company

FPR Most suitable for ages 5-8 Under the light of the moon a girl sees little wings flapping inside her room. A tiny moth searching for a glow will teach Isabella that she too has wings to grow. An enchanting story exploring feelings. Theatre, Storytelling

theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Perth Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 12-17,19-24 11:10(40m) £7.50 (£28.00 F)

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Aug 17 14:30(2h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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A Long Road Home

Saltmine Theatre Company

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe Radio Forth Ltd

R Most suitable for ages 6-10 Returning for 2019, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill. Full line-up at www.forth1.com/kidsdo. Family

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) Stairs: 20+ B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4

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Aug 3 10:00(1h15m) £10.00

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FQ Most suitable for age 3 and older On Bert and Horace's junkyard they take the rubbish that nobody wants. Charlie arrives empty-pocketed and feeling worthless. Can they help her get home? 'Thoroughly enjoyable show, fun for all the family' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Family, Music

Palmerston Place Church • 12 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AA (Palmerston Place Church)

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Stairs: 6 - 10 B0131 226 0000 V254 GE1 Aug 9-10 11:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 UDC) (£24.00 F) Carrubbers • 65 High Street, EH1 1SR (The Oak Hall) B0131 226 0000 V520 GD6 Aug 12-17 11:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 UDC) (£24.00 F)

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The King of Ghosts: Zhong Kui

Looking Down on Me

TFQ Most suitable for ages 3 and older

Fj Most suitable for age 7 and older Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don't understand why they've gone. An enchanting, touching and uplifting puppetry performance for children aged 7+, their families and adults alike.

Q-fun Children Theater

This story is based on Chinese traditional myth, Zhong Kui. Family, Theatre

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 3) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5

Unexpected Places

Puppetry, Theatre

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 4-5 10:10(45m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£12.00 F)

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Aug 20-24 10:00(40m) £7.00 (£5.00 SU) (£20.00 F)

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Lost in a Book

American Performing Arts International

TFPU Most suitable for age 0 and older

Too much of a good thing is still too much! When Melissa keeps re-reading her favourite fairy tales at the expense of family and friends, she goes from turning pages to living them... Lost in a Book! Comedy, Family

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 6-8 11:00(45m) £5.00

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Make Your Own Book Workshop Craft Scotland and Lucy Roscoe

PK Most suitable for age 12 and older Transform paper into 3D forms. Maker Lucy Roscoe will guide you through traditional bookbinding skills to create three book forms and plenty of ideas! Materials will be provided at this fun beginners workshop. Craft, Workshop

White Stuff • 89 George Street, EH2 3ES (2nd Floor Workshop Space) B0131 226 0000 V205 GD3 Aug 11 13:30(3h) £15.00

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Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show Cahoots Theatre Company

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and howling jelly babies! Science

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 2 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 16:30(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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A Massaoke Night at the Musicals (All Ages)

See page 47 for more information

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Q Most suitable for age 3 and older Join the fantastic Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, to sing all your favourite show tunes! The entire crowd is the star of this show, singing together in celebration of the greatest musicals! Interactive, Music

Edinburgh Corn Exchange • 10-11 Newmarket Road, EH14 1RJ (The Exchange) B0131 443 0404 V249 GF1 Aug 17 14:30(1h30m) £18.00 (£16.00) (£60.00 F)

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Maths Madness with Kyle D Evans Kyle D Evans / PBH's Free Fringe

j Most suitable for age 8 and older The award-winning science communicator and musical comedian brings a packed hour of songs, jokes, crowd participation and fascinating hands-on maths. Family entertainment for maths-philes and maths-phobes alike. Science, Comedy

The Outhouse Bar • 12a Broughton St Lane, EH1 3LY (The Loft) B0131 226 0000 V99 GC5 Aug 3-12 11:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Maths Magic Show 2019 Jason Davison / PBH's Free Fringe

Pj Most suitable for ages 8-14 Experience and learn new mathematical magic tricks to show your friends and family. Predict the future, read people's minds, avoid cash damage, all with the power of mathemagics. PBH's Free Fringe. Science, Magic

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 3-25 12:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 36 for more information

Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Me and the Mask – Commedia dell’Arte

Associazione Culturale Bottegavaga

FR Most suitable for age 6 and older A fun opportunity to play, to move and transform yourself: Arlecchino and his friends will tell their hilarious stories. Kids will get a chance to wear traditional handmade leather masks! Theatre, Workshop

Italian Cultural Institute • 82 Nicolson Street, EH8 9EW (Conference Room) B0131 226 0000 V341 GF6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 8,15,22 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Microbodyssey Tatwood Puppets

TR Most suitable for age 5 and older Join Brenda and Charles on an unforgettable journey into the microscope as they unearth the miniature monsters and curious creatures that shape our planet. A visual theatre experience for all ages featuring puppetry, shadow and an original score. Theatre, Puppetry

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 2-12,14-24 10:00(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£26.00 F)

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

American High School Theatre Festival

TFj Most suitable for age 8 and older Boy meets girl, they fall in love and everyone lives happily ever after. If only it were that simple. Hold on to your heart. Cupid is armed and dangerous! Comedy, Theatre

11AM (12PM)

31 JULY - 26 AUGUST 2019 (NOT 12) See page 36 for more information

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 3,5 10:45(1h) £5.00

Aug 4,6 09:15(1h) £5.00

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Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret Monski Mouse Media

TFPU Most suitable for ages 0-5 Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s. Come ready to sing along! Cabaret, Music

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 5-8,12-15 11:00(50m) £9.00

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall Monski Mouse Media

FU Most suitable for ages 0-5 Why toddle, let's dance! Parents and under fives are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest disco. Created by DJ, producer and mum of two: Monski Mouse. 'Absolutely joyous' SSSSS (FamiliesOnline.com, Edinburgh). Music, Dance

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 2 11:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:00(50m) £7.50

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Monster School Jurassic!

American High School Theatre Festival

TFPQ Most suitable for age 3 and older

Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha's class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, history and being good monsters. www.midnightsunperformingarts.com Puppetry, Family

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 3,5 09:15(1h) £5.00

Aug 4,6 10:45(1h) £5.00

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Moon Dragon Babies for Under 1s Moon Dragon

PU Most suitable for ages 0-1 An interactive musical for babies under a year. Written specifically to ensure maximum enjoyment, this production will tickle the hearts and toes of every child in a nurturing safe environment. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Jul 31-Aug 13,15-20,22-26 11:05(40m) Adult Ticket £4.00, Child Ticket £8.00

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Moon Dragon for 5 and Under Moon Dragon

PU Most suitable for ages 1-5 An interactive live musical adventure for children bringing together puppets, songs, instruments and lots of audience participation. Suitable for children from a year upwards. Music, Interactive

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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Jul 31-Aug 13,15-20,22-26 10:00(45m) Adult Ticket £4.00, Child Ticket £8.00

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Moonbird

Handprint Theatre

TPR Most suitable for age 3 and older 'He doesn't listen' said a father (who happened to be king). Can the Moonbird show listening is not always about hearing? Based on the popular children's book by Deaf and hearing creatives for Deaf and hearing families. Theatre, Family

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 10:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 10:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 13,19,26 10:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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See page 47 for more information

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

TFPR Most suitable for ages 5-14 Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology! An interactive show for the whole family where experiments take place right before your eyes. Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and risk assessments that gives their stage manager chills! Science, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 1 16:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£40.00 F)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-20,22 16:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£36.00 F)

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Mother Goose

Edinburgh Little Theatre

TFQ Most suitable for age 4 and older Yes it's panto at the Fringe! Mother Goose is making its debut at the Fringe in this fast-moving Scottish comedy panto classic. From ghosts and ghouls to singalong songs, it's a family must this Fringe. Theatre, Comedy

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 2-9 13:50(1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune Mr Fibbers / The Stand Comedy Club

TFj Most suitable for ages 8-12 Mr Fibbers is back and funnier than ever with Back in Tune: a show packed with jokes, games and comedy songs that kids just love. Guaranteed to leave laughing and singing his tunes home. Comedy, Music

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 3-18 12:00(1h) £6.00 (£20.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Selladoor Family and Rockefeller Productions

TFPU Most suitable for ages 0-12

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the pages of the world-famous book series and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious stage show. Family, Puppetry

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 11:00(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 11:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Mustard Doesn't Go with Girls Bric à Brac Theatre

TPj Most suitable for age 6 and older When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail investigates further. She embarks on a music-filled adventure to uncover the town's secrets and prove that girls are made of more than just sugar and spice. Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:30(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23 11:30(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 12,19-20 11:30(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Ned and the Whale Flossy and Boo

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older A fishy tail of magic and adventure. Sail away on a quest to help Ned find his courage and discover the truth behind the mysterious Kingdom of Spies. A curiously spellbinding brand of storytelling. Family, Theatre

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens 'theSpace Tent') B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6

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XAug 3 11:00(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) XAug 3-4 14:00(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

See page 36 for more information

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Aug 5-7,9-11,14-18 11:00(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 9-11,17-18 14:00(45m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show Paul Nathan

TFj Most suitable for age 8 and older More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for the older kids and teens. Magic, Circus

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 2-11,16-18,23-24 13:25(55m) £12.00 (£11.00) (£10.00 SC) (£40.00 F) Aug 12-15,19-22 13:25(55m) £11.00 (£10.00) (£9.00 SC) (£36.00 F)

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Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg Theatre Fideri Fidera

TFPR Most suitable for age 5 and older Hail, Ogg 'n' Ugg! Heroes! Inventors of the dog! The mind-boggling comic tale of how two Yorkshire hunter-gatherers palled up with wolves and saved us all from doglessness. Perfect for dog lovers young and old. Comedy, Drama

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room)

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 12:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-13,15,19-20,22,26 12:30(1h) £9.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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“A new Complicité show... is a ticket to another world” Time Out

“Arguably the country’s best theatre company” The Times

1.45pm (1hr) 31 July - 26 August (not 12) Venue: Pleasance Courtyard - Beyond www.pleasance.co.uk | 0131 556 6550 See page 39 for more information 44

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind Olaf Falafel

PQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show from Olaf Falafel is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables! Storytelling, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6 Aug 2-11 11:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe One Duck Down

Red Riding Hood: The Panto

TPQ Most suitable for ages 3-12 One Duck Down. 7000 rubber ducks. Seven Seas. One big adventure! Join us on a five-star eco-friendly comedy adventure packed with clowning, music and puppetry. Winner of Family Show of the Year at VAULT Festival.

FQ Most suitable for age 4 and older Red Riding Hood is about to embark on a big adventure! Bursting with brilliant songs, jam-packed with jokes and crammed full of colourful characters, this pantomime is so funny you’ll be howling with laughter!

Musical theatre, Puppetry

Family, Theatre

FacePlant Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 10:30(1h) £6.00

Pumpkin Pantos

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 12-17,19-24 11:05(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 10:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 12-13,19,26 10:30(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Rhyme Marmalade

Melanie Branton / PBH's Free Fringe

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Stage Door Enigma Theatre Company

FPR Most suitable for age 5 and older Can the terrible twins with a talent for turmoil save their school from the new headteacher with green scaly skin?! From the writer of Matilda the Musical, a comedy for all the family. 5+ Family, Comedy

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Lime Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

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R Most suitable for ages 5-10 Where do gnus do their shopping? What're you supposed to do with broccoli? Where can you go in a time machine? Very silly performance poetry for children (and well-behaved adults) from multi slam-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton. Poetry, Spoken word

Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 3-25 11:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 13-17 13:50(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)

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Rocket Girl

Ditto Theatre Company

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Betwixt-and-Between

TFPR Most suitable for age 7 and older A new adaptation of JM Barrie's 1906 prequel, introducing new characters and adventures in a family show which explores how one child named Peter became 'the boy who would not grow up'. Theatre, Family

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

2

Aug 2-10,12-17 10:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

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Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt Cadies Productions

TFPQ Most suitable for age 4 and older A brand-new show for 2019! Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy attempt to solve the mystery of the Ghostly Farting Monk. Warning: The Toilet of Truth returns!

Family, Interactive

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) B0131 270 3900 V47 GD4 Aug 2,4-9,11-12 11:00(50m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Rave & Behave

The New Victorians

TPR Most suitable for ages 4-10 Bella and Blue have one day to make the ultimate electro-acoustic pop hit... but what's electro-acoustic and who turned off the wifi? Help the sisters become legends before lunchtime in this interactive sound journey. Music, Theatre

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 3-6,18,24-25 11:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 7-8,26 11:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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The Red Balloon

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

FR Most suitable for age 0 and older Based on the classic 1956 film, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their new show to Edinburgh. Charming, funny, touching and suitable for all the family. Join Pascal and his balloon as they learn about true friendship. Comedy, Storytelling

TFPR Most suitable for age 5 and older It's 1969 and Apollo 11 has landed on the moon. Maisie Robinson dreams of becoming an astronaut. But girls don't do science, do they? Award-winning Ditto present this heart-warming tale, using an amalgamation of storytelling, puppetry and movement. Puppetry, Storytelling

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 10:50(50m) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:50(50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 10:50(50m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Romantic Romeo Captivate Theatre

TFR Most suitable for age 5 and older The masked ball, the balcony scene, the saucy nurse, Mercutio's death, the friar's cunning plan and the tragic death scene are all included in this hilarious adaptation with catchy songs, jokes and slapstick comedy. Musical theatre, Comedy

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland , EH1 1HB (Auditorium)

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B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 1-2 10:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,20-22 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 10:30(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream Rubbish Shakespeare Company

TPQ Most suitable for age 0 and older Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. Water pistols? The Dream's been 'rubbished'! The all-male, all-silly Rubbish Shakespeare Company return with more slapstick action, mischievous storytelling and belly laughs for all ages. SSSSS (FamiliesOnline.co.uk). SSSS (Daily Record). Theatre, Comedy

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XJul 31-Aug 2 11:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 11:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13,19-20,26 11:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare Take Thou That

FR Most suitable for age 5 and older A glorious celebration of the work of the world's greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs and dastardly duels. 'The perfect way to introduce your child to Shakespeare' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Theatre, Storytelling

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 22-25 13:30(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 7-8,12-15 11:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 9-11,16-17 11:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Sail Away!

Recitals for Wrigglers

FPU Most suitable for ages 0-5 A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Lucky Toy Soldier. Music, Storytelling

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Stairs: 2 - 5

28DR

Aug 10-13,15-17 14:30(35m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£22.00 F) Aug 19-20,22-24 10:30(35m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£22.00 F)

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Science Adventures Coppice Theatre

TFR Most suitable for ages 5-12 Join the science fictionaries on their quest to find the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science and maybe they will even tell you a few if they can get the computer to work! Storytelling, puppets, interactive technology. Storytelling, Theatre

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 2-10 10:00(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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Science Magic: Play with Your Food Donal Vaughan

R Most suitable for age 5 and older Science Magic is back with a new food-themed show. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off too. Queue up early as the shows fill up quickly. Science, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-25 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 1-25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 43 for more information

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms C theatre

TFPU Most suitable for age 0 and older The perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s beloved clowns. Expect more adventures, suspense and laughs aplenty. ‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Capturing the emotional heart’ SSSS (List). www.ctheatre.com Storytelling, Theatre

C viva • 130 George Street, EH2 4JZ (main house) B0131 581 5555 V16 GD3 Jul 31-Aug 2,12,19-20,26 11:20(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 3-6,10-11,17-18,24-25 11:20(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23 11:20(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Shakespearience

Debbie Hicks Productions

TFR Most suitable for ages 5-14 Five-star smash-hit Shakespearience returns! Join Shakespeare's men as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling. With tons of audience interaction, it's the perfect treat for all the family! 'Utterly hilarious' SSSSS (Stage). Family, Theatre

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 12:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 12:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Shark in the Park

Nonsense Room Productions

TFQ Most suitable for ages 2-7 Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark in the Park?! From the producers of The Hairy Maclary show – all three Shark in the Park books live on stage! Musical theatre, Theatre

1.15PM (2.15PM)

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Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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01-26 AUGUST 2019

XJul 31-Aug 1 10:30(1h) £7.00

See page 32 for more information

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Aug 7-8,12-13,15 10:30(1h) £10.00

Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18 10:30(1h) £12.00

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Baker Street Irregulars and the Case of the Stolen Portrait

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! with Dr Ben Garrod Jo Sarsby Personal Management Ltd

RP Most suitable for ages 4-11 Get ready to go on an exciting prehistoric adventure as dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod explores the biggest, deadliest and weirdest predators that ever roamed the planet.

PHTC – Putney High Theatre Company

TFPj Most suitable for age 8 and older

Come and join Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars as they crack the case of the stolen portrait in 1887 London!

Family, Interactive

Storytelling, Theatre

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 5-10 10:00(45m) £8.00 (£5.00 C) (£24.00 F)

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Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids Nebula Productions

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 9-11,16-17 10:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£38.00 F) Aug 12-13 10:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 14-15 10:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F)

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TFU Most suitable for age 0 and older World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero's sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you're aged 1 or 101!

Soundplay Dome Soundplay Projects

U Most suitable for ages 0-12 A unique interactive, musical sensory space for all. Play, roll, drum, move or sing, the Soundplay Dome wants you to experiment and have some fun with music and sound! Part of Made in Scotland Showcase. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Music, Hip hop/breakin'

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XJul 31-Aug 2 15:35(45m) £7.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 15:35(45m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15 15:35(45m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Showstopper Productions Ltd and Something for the Weekend

Music, Interactive

City Art Centre • 2 Market Street, EH1 1DE (Gallery 4) B0131 226 0000 V392 GD5

2R

Aug 12-16 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00(50m) £5.00 (£16.00 F)

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Sparkle

TQ3-10 Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids' amazing ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures, tailor-made to their imaginations. 'Prepare to be enthralled!' SSSS (EdinburghFestivalsForKids.com). 'Unbelievably good' SSSSS (Families Edinburgh Magazine). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Annie Cusick Wood, Honolulu Theatre Production supported by Catherine Wheels

TFPQ Most suitable for ages 1-8

Sparkle loves sparkly things. He loves tiaras, tutus and sparkly dresses. But some want to extinguish his sparkle. This timely show explores the magnificence of being unique and standing up for yourself – even in your own sparkly slippers! Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (TechCube 0) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6

Interactive, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 12:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 12:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£38.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 12:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (34.00 F) Aug 12-13 12:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£32.00 F)

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2EBR

XJul 31-Aug 1 10:20(40m) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 10:20(40m) £10.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Spec-tacular

Tiny T's Tiny Theatre

Slime

TFQ Most suitable for ages 4-10 When a young imaginative girl and her family are at risk of losing everything, she receives a pair of magical glasses that will change the way she sees the world forever.

The Herd and Absolutely Cultured

TPU Most suitable for ages 2-5

Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting. Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf in the garden is out of reach. Enter the undergrowth for this squelchy and surreal show for 2-5 years. Pleasance Pop-Up: Central Library • Central Library, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG (Pleasance Pop-Up: Central Library) B0131 226 0000 V462 GE5

2ER

XAug 2 11:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3,5-10,14-17,21-24 11:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 11:15(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Puppetry, Storytelling

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q2) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4

2E

Aug 5-18 10:30(50m) £11.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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Splash Test Dummies

Underbelly and Dummies Corp

The Snow Queen

TR Most suitable for ages 5-12 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!

American High School Theatre Festival

FR Most suitable for age 5 and older

Kay has retreated with the Snow Queen to not feel any more pain or sadness. To help Kay, Gerda goes on a quest, braving obstacles with the power of hope and love.

Circus, Comedy

Theatre, Family

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Fleming Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 2 09:50(1h20m) £5.00

Aug 3-4,6 11:50(1h20m) £5.00

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX (The Lafayette) B0131 510 0395 V360 GG5 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 13:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 13:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Burklyn Ballet Theatre (New Jersey, USA)

The Stinky Cheese Man... and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

FU Most suitable for age 0 and older Burklyn Ballet bring Snow White to life with dazzling costumes and energetic dancing. 'Very talented' (Evening News). 'Professional ballet company in microcosm' (Scotsman). 'Magic, mesmerizing, memorable... not to be missed' (EdinburghGuide.com). 20th Fringe. www.burklynballet.com

American High School Theatre Festival

TFU Most suitable for ages 0 and older The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales turns our most beloved fairy tales on their heads. Follow poor Jack the narrator for this hilarious trip through fractured fairy tales.

Ballet, Dance

C south • St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE (main theatre) B0131 581 5555 V58 GG6 Aug 9,14-16 10:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-11,17 10:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 12-13 10:30(1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

Comedy, Interactive

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Aug 3 12:00(1h5m) £5.00 Aug 6 14:00(1h5m) £5.00

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (theSpace @ Venue 45) B0131 510 2381 V45 GD5 Aug 4 16:30(1h5m) £5.00 Aug 7 10:00(1h5m) £5.00

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Children’s shows

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turny Journey

Story Builders

Interactive Storytelling Collective

TFR Most suitable for age 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.

The Juicy Orange

TFPQ Most suitable for ages 4-9 Joey is trapped in a magical maze! Topsy and Turvy need your help to sing and dance crazily past kooky kookaburras, giant seagulls and talking rocket ships to help find their Aussie friend!

Workshop, Interactive

Comedy, Interactive

Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ (Large Hall) B0131 339 5374 V163 GF3

2D

Aug 2-6,9-13,16-20,23-24 13:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 XAug 2-3 10:30(45m) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 5-10 10:30(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£16.00 F)

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Sunshine

Treasure Island

Stickyback Theatre

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older

Mis-Shapen Chaos

TFR Most suitable for age 4 and older Join Jim Hawkins and a ruthless buccaneer crew aboard the Hispaniola as they search for Captain Flint's hidden bounty. Will he outsmart the dastardly Long John Silver and avoid the curse of the black spot?

All Mr Sand wanted was to relax and enjoy the breeze and sunshine. Simple pleasures. He didn't know that he would have to share the beach with someone else. Mr Sand's day was about to be turned upside down. Comedy, Clown

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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XAug 1-2 11:00(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 11:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Family, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 11:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15 11:00(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£26.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18 11:00(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Valentina's Galaxy

Play People Productions

Frozen Charlotte Productions

TPQ Most suitable for ages 3-10

Q Most suitable for age 2 and older An intergalactic adventure for starry-eyed 2-6 year-olds, inspired by women in space. 'Full of eye-popping surprises' (SSSS (EdinburghGuide.com)), rocket launches and stargazing. From the makers of Paperbelle and Too Many Penguins? www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Join us to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world! The superheroes will be defeating human actions and learning ways to fight climate change through interactive storytelling, music, puppets and games! Family, Workshop

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18 15:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 12-13 15:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Theatre

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Fletcher Building • Entrance at East Gate on Inverleith Row, EH3 5LP (Fletcher Building) B0131 226 0000 V370 GA2 Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18 10:30, 12:30, 14:30(50m) £8.00 Aug 6-8,13-15 11:00, 14:00(50m) £8.00

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The Tale of Hamlet the Viking

VIKING

Little Shakespeare Company

Intrepid Fools

TFPj Most suitable for age 8 and older

TPj Most suitable for age 8 and older Intrepid Fools are back again, this time to take you far across the fjords on an irreverently epic Viking adventure. Follow Ragnarr's quest to become Skald, find storymead and save his village. With music, mayhem and monsters galore.

Ghosts! Murder! Betrayal! Revenge! A treacherous uncle and mad son. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and these vikings will show you what. Adaptation, Theatre

The Royal Scots Club • 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (The Hepburn Suite) B0131 226 0000 V241 GC4

Devised, Storytelling

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

Aug 5-10 11:00(1h15m) £12.00 (£8.00) (£20.00 F)

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Tales of Neverland

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18 11:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15 11:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Stephen F Austin State University

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Make way for the Lost Boys! Join Wendy, Michael and John as they are whisked away to Neverland by Peter Pan. Watch as they tangle with pirates and cheer for the boy who never grew up.

PQ Most suitable for age 3 and older Join everyone's favourite dynamic duo as Wallace performs his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from faithful companion Gromit and a live orchestra... What could possibly go wrong?! © TM Aardman/W&G Ltd.

Carrot Productions

FU Most suitable for age 0 and older

Dance

Central Hall • 2 West Tollcross, EH3 9BP (Auditorium) B0131 226 0000 V295 GF3

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Aug 3 13:45(1h) £5.00 Aug 7 17:15(1h) £5.00

Aug 4 13:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 8 09:15(1h) £5.00

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Classical, Family

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

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Aug 15-16 13:00, 15:15(1h) £18.00 (£15.50)

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Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

Tappuccino

Brunch Bunch

TFPR Most suitable for age 3 and older

Walter Michael DeForest, TellmeMore Ventures LLC / PBH's Free Fringe

Tappuccino is an interactive, playful and joyous production that tells the story of a tap-dancing coffee bean on her quest to befriend a barista and save the rainforests! An adventure told through song, dance, puppetry and circus.

PQMost suitable for ages 4-8 Fun children's book reading, followed by an interactive colouring session of the countries and animals Walter meets on his adventures. Walter the otter teaches us how to lead with love and celebrate diversity.

Family, Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 11:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 11:00(1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:00(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£26.00 F)

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Visual art, Storytelling

Natural Food Kafe • 55 Clerk Street, EH8 9JQ (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V415 GG6 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-3 11:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-9,11-25 11:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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


Children’s shows

Follow us @edfringe Wee Seals and Selkies Janis Mackay

TFR Most suitable for age 5 and older Be transported to the northern seashore, where waves lap, gulls cry and a seal is born in a garden! Join award-winning children’s author/storyteller Janis Mackay as she weaves two enchanting tales, accompanied by live fiddle music. Storytelling, Traditional

Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)

28D

B0131 556 9579 V30 GD6 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1 12:00(50m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 2-11 12:00(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

Wriggle Around the World Recitals for Wrigglers

FU Most suitable for ages 0-5 Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man. Music, Interactive

Stockbridge Church • 7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN (Young Room) B0131 226 0000 V317 GB3 Stairs: 2 - 5

28DR

Aug 10,12-13,15-17 10:30(35m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£22.00 F) Aug 18-20,22-24 14:30(35m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£22.00 F)

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When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish Dommy B / PBH's Free Fringe

R Most suitable for age 5 and older

Help award-winning poet Dommy B through an adventure to rescue all the animals! 'A rare show that delighted and engaged Reception, got Year 6 cheering, had the adults in stitches!' (Head Teacher review). Comedy, Storytelling

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 3,5-10,12-17,19-24 11:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Xchange

Shenzhen Dramatic English Theatre Company

FPQ Most suitable for age 2 and older A musical combining a traditional Chinese story Raccoon for Prince and Mark Twain’s Prince and Pauper with different genres of Chinese music and humorous sense. Performed by children from Shenzhen, China. An artist atmosphere and different cultural heritages. Musical theatre

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (theSpace @ Venue 45) B0131 510 2381 V45 GD5

2

Aug 8-10 17:40(1h) £10.00 (£6.00 SDO) (£24.00 F)

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Wind in the Willows Quantum Theatre

Q Most suitable for age 3 and older Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and hijinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their madcap adventures, performed outdoors at Inveresk Lodge Garden. Theatre

Inveresk Lodge Garden • 24 Inveresk Village Road, EH21 7TE (Garden) B0131 6652240 V377 GD6 Aug 17 15:00(1h40m) £10.00 (£9.00 C) (£36.00 F)

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Window

Embracive

FPU Most suitable for age 0 and older Follow the journey of the boy from the stars, as he struggles to find a sense of belonging in his brave new world. Will seven Chinese children share ways for us to sing together? Where words fail, music speaks. Musical theatre, International

Paradise in Augustines • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL (The Sanctuary)

2CR

B0131 510 0022 V152 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 13 10:00(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£1.00 D) (£16.00 F) Aug 14-17 10:00(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£1.00 D) (£16.00 F)

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The Wizard of Oz

Flying High Young Company

TFQ Most suitable for age 3 and older A new, colourful, lively adaptation of Dorothy's journey to Oz with original songs and music brought to you by a vibrant, talented young company who had sell-out shows for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Join us! Music, Family

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Lower Theatre) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5

2

XAug 2-4 12:40(50m) £6.00 (£20.00 F)

Aug 7-10 12:40(50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

Aug 5-6 12:40(50m) £12.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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The Wizard of Winterbourne Newbury Youth Theatre

TFPj Most suitable for age 7 and older Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Can Wizard John Palmer break a powerful felonious curse? NYT use their 'finesse and artistry' SSSS (EdinburghGuide.com, 2018) to uncover a Berkshire legend. SSSS (The730Review.co.uk, 2017). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Devised, Physical theatre

Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Theatre) B0131 226 4392 V40 GE4 Stairs: 20+

28

Aug 5-10 14:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 33 for more information

Look out for... A Audio description 8 Audio enhancement C Captioning R Relaxed performance B Interpreted or signed performance

2 Wheelchair access d No sight needed e No hearing needed

in show listings for accessible Fringe performances. 49


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe 1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

FNP

30 Minute Musicals brings Top Gun, Die Hard, Jurassic Park from their roster of musical parodies performed in 30 minutes. We're letting the audience choose which show they want to see in our thrilling roulette!

30 Minute Musicals

TFL

Jeanne Whitney, Carter Morgan and Mike Lemme How personal is too personal? Don't miss this rare opportunity to get intimate with three Americans at the Fringe. You're not as crazy or alone as you think.

Musical theatre, Theatre

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Flick at Underground) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 22:50(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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2

XAug 1-2 18:30(50m) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:30(50m) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 18:30(50m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Samantha Baines

Michelle Aldridge

TFN

FMP

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Magic Mike Live) brings you a supersized cup of comedy with TV names, the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs. 'The gift that's keeps on giving' (Huffington Post).

Help Michelle celebrate her first time... at the Fringe! The 30-Year-Old Virgo is a hilarious blend of stand-up, sketch and oversharing about love, labels and lack of intimacy. Come laugh at this 30-year-old virgin... we mean Virgo!

Compilation, Stand-up

Solo show, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 22:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3)

2

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B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 2-4 22:00(45m) £11.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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The 2 Mouthed Men Show

60 Minutes to Save the World – Vladimir McTavish

2 Mouthed Men

TFL

Vladimir McTavish / The Stand Comedy Club

They may not be the best beatboxers. They may not be the best sketch comedy duo. But they’re definitely the only two people stupid enough to combine the two.

TFMP

Is the planet on the brink? Two-time Scottish Comedy Award winner, 'Scotland’s top satirical stand-up' (Morning Star) offers positive comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss. 'Superb' (Scotsman).

Cabaret, Music

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1

Stand-up, Solo show

2D

XAug 3 19:20(50m) £5.00

Aug 4-11,13-17 19:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.50)

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 2-12,14-25 18:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2

XAug 1 18:50(1h) £5.00

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3's Comedy – Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free The 99 Club / Free Festival

Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones / Free Festival

NP

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a selection of four top comics daily. The Chortle Award winner for Best London Club nine years running and featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4.

K

3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones: three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. Stand-up

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-25 21:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 11:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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99 (First World) Problems feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

Free Festival

K

Gillian English / PBH's Free Fringe

MC Andy Quirk and his surly lead backup dancer Anna J invite you to join their crew for their latest genre-busting musical-comedy show tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living!

M

Come back to the good old days, we had butterfly clips and Y2K, or the even older days with massive wigs and the plague – women weren't allowed on stage anyway. Storytelling, Solo show

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-14,16-25 17:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Liz Cotton

Rosy Beard Comedy

TFMP

UP

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school, while also analysing emotions to do with failure and success. Stand-up, Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 22-24 16:25(35m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

100% Cotton

11+

Aug 20-21 16:25(35m) £8.00 (£6.00)

Music

Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other. Classical guitarist with a penchant for sex and satire. 'Sharp, rude and very, very funny' (George Jeffrie, The Windsors). Cabaret, New writing

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

XAug 2 19:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-10,12-17,19-25 14:50(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe 101 Comedy Club – Free

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

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Tj

Ian Miller / Mat Wills / Laughing Horse

Chris Turner Productions presents

'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.

The family-friendly favourite returns with a ninth year of entertainment for all ages, featuring three hilarious comedians. 'Humour for everyone... I can't recommend it highly enough' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'A great show' SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Stand-up, Compilation

Stand-up, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 1-25 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 1-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

2D

XAug 1 15:00(1h) £4.00

Aug 2-11,13-25 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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110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

AAA Stand-Up

Plosive Productions

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Bound & Gagged Comedy

I, John Kearns, and I, Pat Cahill, join hands to present our messy, loving, self-flagellant Off-Broadway show. Come down and become part of a conversation between two idiots and the rest of their liiiiiives.

TMP

Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Sarah Iles: 'Astute comedy storyteller' (VoiceMag.uk). Will Hall: As seen on BBC Three. President Obonjo: 'A great comic construct' (Chortle.co.uk).

Absurdist, Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

Aug 6,13,20 23:55(2h5m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:15(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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1,000 One-Liners in Support of MS Society

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly Bound & Gagged Comedy

MS Society / The Stand Comedy Club

TMP

MP

Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Adam Coumas: Heard on BBC. 'Taut, muscular delivery' (Chortle.co.uk). Mo Saffaf: Dark, charmingly satirical material. Elie Kraft: Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist.

Some of the funniest one-liner comedians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe rise to this MS Society fundraising challenge. Can 20 comedians perform 1,000 of their best one-liners in less than five hours?

Stand-up

Stand-up, Compilation

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 13 14:50(5h) £5.00 Ticket holders are welcome to attend at any point during the show and come and go as they please, as this is a five-hour comedy marathon featuring multiple acts.

2D

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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XAug 1-2 18:20(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 18:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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AAA Stand-Up Late

Bound & Gagged Comedy

2001: A Sketch Odyssey

TM

Exeter Comedy Society

FLP

Ever wondered what keeps yoga instructors so calm? Or what real magicians thought of Jesus? Answered yes or no to either of these questions? Come and see the sketch show everyone's describing as 'happening'. SSSS (Exeposé.com). Sketch show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 19-24 15:05(50m) £6.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Tom Elwes: Quick wit, high-energy storytelling. Joe Hobbs: 'Performs with skill and irony' (Chortle.co.uk). Marise Gaughan: 'Scalpel-sharp, dark comedy' (TheArtsReview.com). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Cellar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 23:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon 2019 Greek Comedian of the Year

Bound & Gagged Comedy

MP

Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Laugh a minute' SSSS (Fest). Nicole Harris: NATYS finalist 2019. Pope Lonergan: 'Fearless and funny' (Evening Standard). Adam Riley: Chortle Comedian to Watch 2017.

George Zacharopoulos / PBH's Free Fringe Greek-born, Newcastle-residing. An hour of award-winning stand-up. As seen on BBC One and Sky. Sold out Melbourne, Adelaide Festivals. 'Jokes are well-written, well-polished and welllayered' SSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Truly terrific' (Herald Sun, Melbourne). Stand-up, Storytelling

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Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs)

B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-25 21:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aled and Eleri

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 22:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Masai Graham

NP

Life threw a heart attack at Aled which he found to be most inconvenient. Everything had to be put on hold as he embarked on his darkly humorous journey to recovery. Eleri is single which is just as bad. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Stand-up

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's the One-Liner Show

A&E

Aug 17-25 00:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

TNP

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Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Expect jokes galore in the best free hour this year. Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)

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Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Piss Off represents the dark side of Aaron: evil and mean. And Just Kidding represents that after every bitter there's a sweet. Do you believe me?

Fight in the Dog

TMP

Masai Graham

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 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

Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 1-25 13:15(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 1-25 17:15(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Three) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 22:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12,19-20 22:45(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Aaron McCann: Happy Enough?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaron McCann

TFNP

When you spend a year in Los Angeles living in a house with 40 other people, you'll learn a thing or two about yourself as Aaron McCann did.

Masai Graham

N

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza.

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 1-25 14:00(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 1-25 18:00(30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £4.00

Aug 3-25 20:00(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut Andrew Roach Talent

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

TFMP

Join BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds as he discusses how it feels being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Jewish Comedian of the Year 2017. 'A class act' (Chortle.co.uk).

Masai Graham

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Storytelling

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning host Wes Dalton, featuring a different line-up everyday. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 1-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 13:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 13:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Aaron Twitchen: Can't Stop a Rainbow... Aaron Twitchen / Free Festival

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

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Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special about friendship, love and wine from Aaron Twitchen (Luisa Omielan tour support). 'Positive, fun, feel-good' (ScotsGay.co.uk). May feature Celine Dion music.

Roger Swift / Free Festival

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LGBT, Pop

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

Puns! Lots of puns! Spoken puns, visual puns, musical puns, contrived puns and lots of props. Come and enjoy an hour of visual lunacy and all-round madness from the demented genius of wordplay. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Bier Keller • 14 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Courtside) B0131 556 1289 V154 GC5 Aug 1-12,14-25 16:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

Aug 1-24 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – The Road to Coachella

Underbelly and Dawn Sedgwick Management

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

TMP

Rob uses his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to create a 60-minute fully improvised music festival. 'Relentlessly hilarious' SSSS (Times). 'A mind-blowing musical comedy experience' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Teknicolour Smoof / Free Festival

NP

Seven comedians, but you, the audience, decide their fate. Each evening a different set of comics try to last five minutes, but how far will they get? You decide! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 1-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Music, Improv

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £15.50 (£14.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 21:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

'Aaaaaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault Again?

Abbie Murphy

TFL

Tales of youth, growing up in Essex/suburbia, a professional dance career and life now as an ex-showgirl. 'Deadpan anecdotes of the industry is a hidden gem' (Skinny). 'Impeccable comic insight' (TheWeeReview.com).

Bruce Fummey

TFN

Hilarious stories old and new as Bruce looks into the abyss of middle age with the maturity of a teenager. There will be swearing!

Stand-up, Storytelling

Stand-up, Storytelling

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-11,13-18,22-25 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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Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top)

B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 13:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-13,15-25 13:00(1h) £6.00 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 Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

TFMP

From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest, fiercest and funniest stand-up around. Cheeky, loud, black and proud, featuring the brightest stars in Australian comedy: Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders and Steph Tisdell (winner: Pinder Prize 2019). Stand-up, Storytelling

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

XJul 31-Aug 1 15:55(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:55(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 15:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Your Fringe on your phone

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About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses Laughing Horse Comedy

TFM

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: www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/comedy/courses2day.asp Stand-up, Workshop

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.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 3-4,6-7,10-11,13-14,17-18,20-21,24-25 11:00(4h30m) £99.00 (£89.00) Ticket covers a 9-hour course, over two consecutive 4.5 hour days.

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About Time / Bully

Sian Davies and Thanyia Moore / Free Festival

LP

Join Funny Women Award winner Thanyia Moore and Hilarity Bites New Act winner Sian Davies as they journey into their pasts to answer some important questions in this hilarious split-bill comedy show. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 1-25 19:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Absolute Improv! TBC Improv

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The acclaimed five-star, sell-out improvised comedy variety show for all the family returns! With comedy sketches, characters, songs and more created before your eyes, there’s something for everyone and every performance is unique! Improv, Family

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Round)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 XAug 2 18:20(50m) £7.00

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Aug 3-10,12-24 18:20(50m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Absolute Zero: Jez Watts Jez Watts

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Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. This is his new stand-up hour for 2019. Complete sell-out, Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and 2019. Stand-up, Music

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 17:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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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. Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5

28DECR

Aug 12 19:00(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users Ian Crawford

FK

Are you fork-friendly? Can you safely operate a butter knife? Do you have spoon-sense? If you use cutlery, or know someone who does, then this deadly serious cutlery safety training session is for you. Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Theatre) B0131 226 4392 V40 GE4 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 19-24 12:45(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 S) (£20.00 F)

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AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Mug and Kettle Comedy / Free Festival

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That's not an Australian comedy show, this is an Australian comedy show! A sell-out hit in 2018, catch three of the best Aussie and Kiwi comedians with host Daniel Muggleton (Comedy Dynamics).

See page 98 for more information

Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 22:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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ACID!

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs!

NP

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! is Leeds’ infamous, illicit, alternative comedy night/cult. Take a trip downstairs with us and witness an ever-changing line-up of brilliant alternative comedy from across the Fringe. (No spitting). Absurdist, Cabaret

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 4-24 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 147 for more information

Legendary host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute

PLEASANCE PRESENTS

Acting Natural

George Dimarelos

MP

Why is it so hard to do anything when people are looking? Come along and find out. SSSSS (Dircksey.com.au). SSSS (GlamAdelaide.com.au). Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 1-12,14-25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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An unmissable comedy & chat show with some very special celebrity guests

Action Figure Archive with Steve McLean

Steve McLean / PBH's Free Fringe

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The 2018 critically acclaimed show is back. Steve opens his toy box and looks at your childhood faves through adult eyes. Star Wars, He-Man, My Little Ponies and many more (about three more). Stand-up, Sci-fi

Previous guests include John Bishop Sue Perkins Shappi Khorsandi Gyles Brandreth Michael McIntyre

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 14:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Actually, Totes Amaze

Lorraine Hoodless and Rachel O'Connor / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

5:15pm, Cabaret Bar 2nd - 11th August (not 6th & 7th) Box Office 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk See page 152 for more information

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Forget snowflakes – come witness the avalanche. Join Lorraine and Rachel as they hurtle through midulthood, life choices and sanity. Real life experiences that will have you ROFL. YOLO! #actuallytotesamaze #totebagsforamazeaudiencemembers Stand-up

Kilderkin • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT (Kilderkin)

2D

B0131 226 0000 V227 GD6 Aug 3-18,20-24 20:45(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 Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe Show And Tell in association with Avalon Management

TLP

More rapid-fire jokes from the Live from the BBC star and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. 'For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian on the Fringe' SSSS (Independent). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 19:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

The hottest tickets in town

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 19:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20 19:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) James Seabright by arrangement with Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

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Million-copy bestseller back at the Fringe for two nights only. Adam shares his junior doctor diaries in this 'electrifying' (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. www.adamkay.co.uk Stand-up, Music

Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Auditorium) B0844 871 3014 V59 GC6 Aug 18-19 20:00(1h10m) Band A: £23.50, Band B: £17.00

28D

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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.

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant Adam Larter

TFNP

Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket. Absurdist, Visual art

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5

Aug 3-12,14-25 19:20(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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Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders Show And Tell

TMP

The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning twonk returns with an interactive whodunnit. Last night, one of you killed 10 tortoises. Tonight, he's gonna find out who. SSSSS (Telegraph). SSSSS (Independent). SSSSS (Scotsman). Interactive

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:50(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:50(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:50(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 19:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

CKP and InterTalent Group Present

TFMP

A brand-new hour of opinionated, no-holds-barred stand-up from Liverpool Comedian of the Year Winner, English Comedian of the Year Finalist and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe Winner. SSSSS (Herald). SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

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 1-11,13-25 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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Adele Cliff: Undershare Adele Cliff

TFNP

Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018, 2017, 2016. UK Pun Championship Finalist 2019, 2018. One-woman joke machine Adele talks lions and sharing, but not the lion's share. 'No doubt she's a nifty writer' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 15:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 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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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention Soho Theatre

TLP

Ghostwriters

Joining an illustrious line of shows by straight white men about their daddy issues, this is a show by a straight brown woman about her mummy issues. Star of Netflix's Comedians of the World.

TFK

No script, Sherlock! Stars of UK improv take you on a thrilling daily adventure packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London's greatest detective. Family friendly. 'Beautifully devious' SSSS (FringeGuru.com).

Stand-up, International

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

2D

Improv, Adaptation

XJul 31-Aug 1 17:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 16:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 3-11 16:30(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

After Hours Mirth Meltdown

Double the Bet / PBH’s Free Fringe

Mirth Meltdown Productions

LP

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The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege. Still, if you are racist, perhaps this show is not for you.

Edinburgh's rawest weekly comedy show comes to the Fringe. Come and mix it with our regular audience and enjoy an intimate showcase of the best acts of the Fringe with drinks prizes to be given away!

Stand-up, International

Compilation, Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den)

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Aug 3-11,13-25 15:55(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get a Room

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B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4 Aug 2-24 22:40(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Afterlife of a Soap Star

Sasha Ellen and Adrian Tauss

Andrea Gordon

LP

Adrian and Sasha are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. SSSS (TheMumble.net). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-13,15-25 16:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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MP

The Afterlife of a Soap Star is a semi-autobiographical one-woman show depicting the madness of the media, maddening politics and madness itself. From a woman who’s experienced it all! Storytelling, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 1-7 14:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day Steve Day

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Steve's dad died of Alzheimer's. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was before dementia and celebrate a life with laughter, song and dancing. Storytelling, Pop

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4

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Aug 1-10 16:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Adventures of Leonard Biscuit Radio Show William Samson and Samson Video Productions

K

New to the Fringe! A hilarious farcical radio show about Leonard Biscuit, the most put-upon man in the land, and his escapades. A traditional comedy full of clever, witty dialogue and outrageous characters. Farce

theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 13-17 13:40(40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Agatha Is Missing!

Fringe Management, LLC

TFK

Sold out 2018! Agatha Christie is missing and ace detective Miss Marbles needs your help in solving this fun-filled interactive murder mystery. Was it the cook, the husband, the secret admirer? Everyone's a suspect! Theatre, Interactive

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 14:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 14:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Age Fright: 35 and Counting Jaleelah Galbraith

TFNP

Jal was a baby in the 80s, a kid in the 90s, a teen at the millennium and is now an adult. What has she learnt? No, really, what? Stand-up, Solo show

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4

2D

Aug 2-26 17:00(50m) £11.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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The Adventures of the Bearded Lady Theodora van der Beek

TFKP

Dream job, huge fanbase and in a committed relationship with a sexy dancing bear. Everything was going right for the bearded lady, until her secret came out... 'Brilliantly understated comic writer and performer' (Scotsman). Theatre, Drag

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy)

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B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-13,15-25 21:15(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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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

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 1-12,14-19,21-25 15:30(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 Ahir Shah: Dots

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

TMP

TFMP

Ahir Shah

Stamptown

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah returns to the Fringe with a new hour of funny and good stand-up. 'A blazing talent firing on all cylinders' SSSSS (Telegraph).

After five years on tour as the lead in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, London's West End, San Francisco and Sydney, award-winning actor, writer and composer, AJ Holmes makes his Edinburgh debut!

Stand-up

Music, Storytelling

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 3) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

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XAug 1-2 16:30(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 16:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

XAug 1 13:45(1h) £5.00

Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:45(1h) £8.00 Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22 13:45(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Aidan Greene: Did I Stutter? Lisa Richards

Avalon Promotions

TFKP

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Yes, I absolutely did stutter. I'm award-winning comedian Aidan Greene and I stutter. Let's clear up any misconceptions you have about it. Fast-hitting comedy from one of the most unique comedians working today.

Citizens of Hope and Glory! A new tomorrow beckons, one that smells reassuringly of yesterday... with wifi. Join the Pub Landlord and step backwards into the future. 'Stand-up gold' (Guardian). Contains rude words. Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

2D

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Aidan Greene: Eternal Sunshine of the Stammering Man Aidan Greene / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene brings a stand-up comedy show about fate, not talking so good, science fiction and living with a low-key disability. Sci-fi

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-25 13:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days Aidan 'Taco' Jones

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In 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of cards, one per week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents. Heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James Aidan 'Taco' Jones

MP

For most of 2017 I received taunting messages from a fake Facebook account. Lightfoot James made veiled threats about my family, but then some weeks just asked about the tennis. Help me find him. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 14:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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2D

Aug 2-11 17:00(1h30m) £19.50

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Alan Shed's Music, Comedy and Everything Else Interactive Quiz Show Alan Leach

TFNP

Alan Leach (the drummer from Britpop band Shed Seven) hosts a live interactive quiz about his three favourite things. Music, comedy and everything else! Music, Interactive

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 14:25(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK Mick Perrin Worldwide

TLP

Multi award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Stand-up, Multimedia

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) Stairs: 20+ B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:50(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 18:50(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,20,26 18:50(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian Sam Kissajukian

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Nominated: Best Comedy, Fringe World 2016. Sold out, Edinburgh 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this brand-new show is his best yet. SSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine, 2018). SSSS½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com, 2017). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 17:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Alex Black's Record Collection

FMP

LP

Shtax and Heroes / PWYW

Alex Black / PBH's Free Fringe

Legendary performer and well-travelled fiddle player Aindrias de Staic (AKA Shtax) is back on the Fringe after winning a few awards seven years ago and being busy with TV and film.

Birmingham Breaking Talent nominee Alex Black puts his teenage heroes to the test, attempting to help pop music save his life. With parodies of The Smiths, NWA, Black Sabbath, The Police, Blur, Oasis and more...

World music, Storytelling

Heroes @ Black Medicine • 2 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V355 GE6 Aug 14-25 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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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Music, Rock

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 3-10,12-17,19-24 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

Alex Cofield: Supernova Alexander Cofield

TFL

Alexander Bennett / PBH's Free Fringe

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 and shoots for intergalactic stardom.

MP

Rising cult comic's new show. Expect oversharing. Often dark, silly, filthy and thoughtful. Come if you like the sound of those adjectives. SSSS (Stage). SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). 'Courageous and thought-provoking' (Scotsman).

Storytelling, Hip hop/breakin'

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Dram) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Stand-up, Satire

Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-13,15-25 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox in association with Hannah Layton Mgt

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level Alex Farrow

TMP

A stand-up comedy show about education, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching philosophy to teenagers. 'Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed' SSSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine).

Storytelling, Music

'Mrs Richardson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?' Set in a recording studio around an electronic drum kit, Whiplash meets The Graduate in this innovative comedy experience. 'Brilliantly funny and inventive' (David Walliams). 'Excellent' (Jack Dee).

LP

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green)

28D

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 18:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 1-25 12:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alfie Brown: Imagination Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

IAM Presents

TFL

A brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. 'Tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F*ck! Wow!'' SSSSS (Scotsman). 'The British Doug Stanhope' SSSS (Guardian).

TMP

Alex Hylton

Not sure whether he's destined or just desperate for the big time, Alex Hylton tries his hardest with this hilarious debut hour to make a million quid and all his problems go away. Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4

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Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 22:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 4,8,11,15,18,22,25 22:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 5-6 22:30(1h) £9.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21 22:30(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Alex Kealy: Rationale

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Alex Kealy

Heroes of Fringe / PWYW

TFMP

Political comedian and 'rising star of the British stand-up scene' (List) Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though. 'A storming show' (Sunday Times). 'This is clever comedy' SSSS (ShortCom.co.uk). Stand-up, Political

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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XAug 1-2 18:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 18:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – British Edition Alex Love / The Stand Comedy Club

FM

This starts off as stand-up, then becomes a pub quiz. Get into teams and compete for prizes. Theme: Britain. Sold out 2016, 2017 and 2018. 'It is hilarious' (ArtMurmurs.nz). Game show, Interactive

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 2-11,13-25 12:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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TFMP

Ali Brice has been in a wheelie bin. He's tried to throw a lot away – including himself. How's he coping with his second chance at life? 'A hidden gem of an hour' SSSS (Skinny). Variety, Absurdist

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 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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Alice Fraser: Mythos

Gag Reflex in Association with TGA and Frontier Comedy

TFLP

Alice Fraser has been lying to herself. But aren't we all? In Mythos, Alice (co-host of The Bugle) takes on the stories and lies that we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 20:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – Late-Night Edition Alex Love / The Stand Comedy Club

FN

Part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Now also in a late-night setting. The theme: the 2000s. Sold-out 2016, 2017 and 2018. ‘A brilliantly fun show’ (DenofGeek.com). SSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Game show, Interactive

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 4-8,11-12 23:40(1h30m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Berk's Nest in association with Avalon Management

TL

After a sell-out 'barnstorming debut' (SSSS (Fest)) in 2018, New Zealand's Alice Snedden returns to Edinburgh. 'Alice Snedden should be listed as one of New Zealand’s top outputs' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Directed by Rose Matafeo. Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One)

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B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 21:45(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 Alison Spittle: Mother of God Lisa Richards

TFLP

2001, the world's changed irreparably and somewhere in Ireland a girl fights for the role of Mary of Nazareth. That battle never ends. SSSSS (Irish Times). As heard on The Guilty Feminist, RTÉ's Nowhere Fast. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 17:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame Alison Thea-Skot

FM

Alison Thea-Skot returns with her smash-hit character comedy. Evening Standard's Best Comedy Shows to See in 2019. As heard on BBC Radio 4. 'A fabulous, joyful riot' SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk).

See page 141 for more information

Absurdist, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 13 18:40(55m) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 14 16:00(55m) £6.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Alistair Williams: How to Lose Weight and Be Less Racist Alistair Williams

TFNP

If the title of this show doesn't let you know that I'm a real stand-up comedian, I don't know what will. Tickets cost £10 x Food and Drink, Political

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 3-11,13-25 19:45(50m) £10.00 (£5.00 S) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff Freddie Folkston

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See page 171 for more information

H BRAND NEW SHOW H

Freddie Folkston takes a whimsical look at three decades and the generations which helped shape a brave new world for millennials. Did we get it right or has it all gone horribly wrong? Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 14:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THEMED IN D NER SHOW

All Together Irish All Together Irish

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A compilation show featuring a some of Ireland's hottest comedians with international guests, all for the low, low price of free. Comedy, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Aug 1-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 1-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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All-Star Comedy Cabaret

WITNESS THE MAYHEM!

ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL TV SCRIPTS BY

JOHN CLEESE & CONNIE BOOTH AUG 2-13 & AUG 15-26 2019

HILTON EDINBURGH CARLTON HOTEL (19 NORTH BRIDGE, OVERLOOKING THE ROYAL MILE)

SHOWING TWICE DAILY AT 13:30 (2h30m) &19:00 (2h30m)

Tickets £62.50 (£55.00 concessions) includes a 3 course meal. £210.00 family package for four available.

BOOK TICKETS NOW ON

Jody Kamali / Free Festival

0131 226 0000 OR EDFRINGE.COM

A spectacular mixed bill variety show bursting with the best stand-ups, character comedians, musical acts and the most original performers at the Fringe. Think modern-day music hall. Hosted by character comedian Jody Kamali.

FAWLTYTOWERSGOURMET.COM

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Compilation, Variety

0844 844 0444

The Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show is produced by Fawdinex Limited, based on the scripts of the original TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth and performed under exclusive licence from them. It is not an immersive theatre show or an interactive dining experience, and is not connected with such events nor the companies behind them.

Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-24 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

TORQUAY 1975

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Alternative Comedy Cabaret Pete Nash / PBH's Free Fringe

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Amused Moose Comedy

Fancy an alternative comedy variety show? Then they don't get much better than this! Award-winning breakthrough acts playing in an intimate venue and all for free!

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Tomorrow's comedy stars showcase their Fringe in 2019's most significant Edinburgh final, battling for glory, fame and shiny moose trophies. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti. 'Prestigious talent search' (Ents24.com). Line-up on amusedmoose.com/shows.

Compilation, Stand-up

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5

Stand-up

Aug 20-23,25 14:40(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 21 22:00(2h30m) £14.00

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ACMS

Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award: Final

TFN

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical), we present a ludicrous plenitude of guests, hosted by Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts and other ACMS favourites. Plus Mr Fruit Salad. 'A great night' (Harry Hill).

Amused Moose Comedy

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Delight in watching 2019's hottest breakthrough comics who beat 400+ wannabees, while voting alongside international talent scouts to choose who raises the shiny moose trophy aloft. 'Impressive' (BroadwayBaby.com). Line-up on www.amusedmoose.com/shows.

Compilation, Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 2,5-9,12-16,19-23 00:00(2h45m) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 19 22:00(2h30m) £14.00

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Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present

Amusical

TMP

Strap. The heck. In! No more Mr Nice Person! Alun (The Cockerel*) Cochrane intends to drop truth bombs and articulate thoughtcrimes about vegetables, gender, religion and washing machines. *Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio.

Amusical, PBJ Management and the Pleasance

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Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean host a comedy celebration of all things West End. For one night only, comedians perform their favourite songs from the musicals, accompanied by house band Dave Cribb and the Quavers. Proceeds to Waverley Care.

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:20(1h) £6.00

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:20(1h) £13.00

Musical theatre, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £14.00 Aug 13,19-20 21:20(1h) £10.00

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Am I Blue

28D

Aug 21 23:30(1h30m) £15.00

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Elizabeth Blue

TFNP

This Just For Laughs Award-nominated show takes you on the modern girl’s hilarious search for enlightenment (and a hot boyfriend). Bring your vision board. 'A criminally funny performer' SSSS (Charpo-Canada.com). 'Laugh-out-loud funny without sacrificing warmth' (TheVisitorium.com). Solo show, Theatre

Champions of Festival @ The Scotsman • 20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR (Drawing Room) B07729 390 674 V445 GD5 Aug 2-11,13-26 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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Amazing Adventure of Her Majesty at 90+

NP

Dance the night away to your favourite songs from the musicals – featuring live music from Amusical house band Dave and The Quavers, plus guest DJ sets from the best comedians in the UK. Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

28D

Aug 23-24 00:30(1h30m) £10.00

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Amy Annette: What Women Want

Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. This powerful, colourful lady head of state reveals a riotous ride into her life's unseen aspects. Join the singing, dancing Queen for tea, cake... and more.

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Interactive, Musical theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4)

2DR

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 21-25 11:50(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Show & Tell

Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends discussing everyone's favourite topic: women! Previous guests include Aisling Bea, Lolly Adefope, Nish Kumar and James Acaster. As featured in Guardian, i, Time Out. Talk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28D

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25 12:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

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MP

Amelia Bayler

Amy Howerska

A light-hearted musical trip through the big issues du jour: addiction, narcissism and compulsive snacking. 'Rising star of the Scottish circuit' (Skinny). Twitter: @ameliabayler.

Non TV-famous, non award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she has not yet learnt her lesson. However, she does have a ruddy new show and God loves a trier. 'Sardonic, charismatic and teasing' (Scotsman).

Stand-up, Music

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den)

B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4 Aug 1-13,15-26 12:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Amusical and the Pleasance

Carole Shaw

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Amusical Club Night

Satire, Clown

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 1-25 19:30(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 Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews Amy Matthews

TFK

Amy wants to live on the seabed. Join her. Matthews blends observation and whimsy, resigning to the absurdity of modern life. SYTYF 2018. BBC New Comedy Award 2018. BBC One's Comedy Underground. Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 5) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-12,14-25 13:10(30m) £3.00 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

TFK

Shang is back for its eighth year. This is life growing up in 70s Scotland told through laughter, tears and 70s music. We follow Jim's adolescence journey through his formative school years. A must-see show. Theatre, Musical theatre

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Alba Theatre) B0131 226 0000 V41 GD3 Aug 2-25 12:25(1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Andrew Doyle: Exodus

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present

MP

Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. Exodus is his eighth solo stand-up show. ‘Fantastically funny’ (GQ). ‘Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter’ (Independent). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

28D

Aug 19-20 22:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 23-25 22:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 21-22 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof Andrew Frank

NP

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof is an hour of cerebral stand-up comedy. Belief systems, social constructs, the human mind, technology, the biosphere and the cosmos are all one grandiose and hysterical joke. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-25 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Andrew Maxwell: All Talk

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy in association with Intertalent Group

TMP

The king of comedy is back! A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos. Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate, current affairs comedy. Book early! SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Political

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:40(1h) £7.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:40(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:40(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

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Andrew O'Neill – We Are Not in the Least Afraid of Ruins; We Carry a New World in Our Hearts Andrew O'Neill / PBH's Free Fringe

KP

After the apocalypse, hope. Also, jokes. 'Absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman). 'The very definition of alternative' (Time Out). Absurdist, Political

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-25 17:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Andrew Roper – Break Point

Andy Field's Funeral

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NP

Andy Field

Andrew Roper

Andy, award-winning comedian and beloved son, has died. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology he's back (as a hologram)! From ITV2, Comedy Central and Radio 1. 'A joyous insight into a truly bizarre mind' (Telegraph).

What happens when you take a comedian from a London winter into an Aussie summer? Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. '20 years’ experience in comedy really shines... Very funny and very well delivered' SSSS (Short.co.uk).

Stand-up, Hip hop/breakin'

Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 1-25 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andy Smart: 40 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

Andrew Silverwood

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Andy Smart

SSSS (TheAdelaidian.net, WeekendNotes.com). Andrew Silverwood got dumped, accidentally took a date to a concentration camp and had a girl ask him to call her his mum's name. Truthful and stupid storytelling. Floccinaucinihilipilification is...

TFL

In his 40th consecutive year, this Fringe legend has plenty to talk about! Hear Andy's hilarious stories and memories from over the years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

Storytelling, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

Aug 1-25 22:15(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 13:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 13:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Andrew Sim: Am I Queer Enough?

Andy Zaltzman: CTRL+Z

Twisted Edge Productions

Andy Zaltzman / The Stand Comedy Club

NP

LP

With upbeat optimism Andrew brings his second solo show to the Fringe. Silly songs, dark jokes and an energetic queerness, Andrew Sim is here to play! 'Killer punchlines with a likeable persona' (TheWeeReview.com). Stand-up, LGBT

'Might be worth another pop at some of that' said Future to Present. 'Really?' harrumphed Present. 'What if Andy Zaltzman did a show about it?' 'Fffmmmmphfff.' 'I blame Past.' 'Oh, you're as bad as each other.' www.andyzaltzman.co.uk

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den)

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5

B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 20:40(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Political, Satire

Aug 13-25 16:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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 29 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

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Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Andrew Sim’s Midnight Showcase

Anesti Danelis

Twisted Edge Productions

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TFNP

Witty and ridiculous comedic songs that tackle the happy highs and lousy lows of our everyday lives. 'Perfectly dark humour' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). 'Expertly composed, freaking hilarious' (MooneyOnTheatre.com). Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist 2018. #sixfretsunder @anestidanelis

Bringing you some of the best and brightest acts of the festival for a fantastic midnight showcase hosted by Andrew Sim. 'Killer punchlines with a likeable persona' (TheWeeReview.com). Stand-up, Compilation

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4

Music, Acoustic

Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 1-5,8-12,15-19,22-25 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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Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Ange Lavoipierre: Final Form

TFM

TFM

Andrew White

A brand-new show from 'one of the most talked about rising star comedians' (EssexMagazine.co.uk). Weighing up his future, 9-year-old Andrew White takes a hilarious look at the value of comedy vs the benefits of university. Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

D

Aug 2-11,13-25 13:05(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Angela Lavoipierre

Two parts fever dream and one part personality quiz, Final Form examines the desperate lengths we go to in our eternal quest to be liked. Expect ghosts, a cello and sociology in this acclaimed comedy debut. Stand-up, Theatre

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 22:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 22:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Andy Barr: The Ruby

Angel Comedy Showcase

TFNP

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Storytelling, Stand-up

Stand-up

Heroes / PWYW / Andy Barr

Angel Comedy

His father recently deceased, minor aristocrat Andy Barr stands to inherit his fortune, his estate, his magnificent ruby and its terrible curse. 'Innovative rising star' (Time Out). An 'off-key delight' (Skinny). SSSS (List).

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Venue in the UK 2015, 2017, 2018 Chortle Awards). Sell-out showcase 2016, 2017, 2018. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor!

Heroes @ Black Medicine • 2 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V355 GE6 XAug 1 20:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-13,15-25 20:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Aug 1-11,13-25 14:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 3-12,14-24 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 Angelos Epithemiou: Can I Just Show You What I've Got? Angelos Epithemiou

TFLP

In this show, Angelos will take us through everything that is going on right now. All the big stuff. Everything. The works. Absolutely everything what's going on. OK? Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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XAug 1 15:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 2-13 15:00(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Angry Boater Joel Sanders

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Comedy the way you like it... up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from the security of suburbia to the chaos of living afloat. 'Compelling!' (Reno Gazette-Journal).

See page 30 for more information

Spoken word, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6

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Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit Angus Dunican

LP

Angus returns to Edinburgh with a new stand-up hour about masquerading as a functional person, tie-in novelisations and discovering you were sexy all along. 'Brilliant' SSSSS (VoiceMag.uk). SSSS (ScotsGay.co.uk). SSSS (List). SSSS (ExeuntMagazine.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-15,17-25 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 157 for more information

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape Hannah Layton Management and Dissecting the Joke

TFMP

Ania’s a bright young comedian making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition). Matt’s a doctor, comedian (finalist: Leicester Square Comedian of the Year, NATYS) and DJ desperately clinging to youth.

Impatient Productions in association with Curtis Brown present

JOSIE LON G TENDER

Stand-up, Music

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-5,7-11,13-18,20-25 21:05(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

1–25 AUG 2019 20:20

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Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat Fight in the Dog in association with United Agents

TLP

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn't it? Anna and Helen's debut show can help you get out. If you've got the questions, they've got the answers*. *Depends on the questions. Sketch show, Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hardto-pin-down-indie-underdognightmare Josie Long is back with a new show for the first time in five years.

XJul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

★★★★

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THE TIMES

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12,19-20,26 17:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

★★★★ TIME OUT

Berk's Nest

★★★★

The Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of Reductress.com brings her debut show to Edinburgh. 'Like Tina Fey before her, Anna Drezen is setting the tone for [SNL]' (PasteMagazine.com). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

CHORTLE

TLP

Photo: Idil Sukan

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!

(NOT 12 + 19)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 16:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 16:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy Anna Nicholson

TKP

Following her critically acclaimed Woman of the Year, meet Anna's brand-new characters and old favourites all trying to Get Happy. Winner of Best Comedy Weekly at Adelaide Fringe 2019. 'Hilarious' SSSSS (AllOverAdelaide.com.au). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Sketch show, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 17:05(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year Anna Nicholson

TFK

'Character comedy at its finest' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Winner: Best Comedy Weekly, Adelaide. Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year. Instagram star to competitive vicar. Who will win? Developed with BBC's James Cary (Miranda).

Sketch show, Solo show

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1 XAug 1-2 13:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-18 13:30(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Annie McGrath: Shepherd

Strip Light Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Deadpan comic Annie McGrath (ITV2, BBC Three, Channel 4, Sky Sports) returns with her third stand-up show. Dark and charmingly offbeat, Annie tackles issues of male toxicity, consent and sheep herding. The big three! 'Hilarious' SSSSS (EdFringeReview.com). Stand-up

Sneaky Pete's • 73 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Performance Space) B0131 226 0000 V437 GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Antique Jokes Show Strip Light Productions

Bound & Gagged Comedy

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The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is back! Travel anywhere in time and space on an adventure made entirely from your suggestions, featuring a live radiophonic workshop. Allons-y! SSSS (BroadwayWorld.com). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Improv, Sci-fi

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) Stairs: 20+ B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 19:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 13,19-20 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Anything F*cking Goes... Gus Lymburn

TFNP

Gus Lymburn invites you to join him for an anarchic hour of nonsense. It’s live. It’s raw. It’s really f*cking funny. 'His witty alternative-meets-python material brought unbridled tears of joy' (Scotsman). Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap) B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 21:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair Beach Comet

TFK

Beach Comet return with their batshit, smash-hit comedy B-musical sequel to Vampire Hospital Waiting Room, featuring brand-new material, a live band, nuns and the end of the world. 'Utterly, utterly brilliant' SSSSS (PlaysToSee.com). Musical theatre, Horror

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

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XAug 1 14:15(1h15m) £6.00 Aug 3,8,12,14,20,22,26 14:15(1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 4,11,18,25 11:30(1h15m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6,10,16-17,24 14:15(1h15m) £10.50 (£9.50)

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TFLP

Top comedians dust off their most out-of-date material. What happens when the world moves on and your favourite comic's freshest material is no longer relevant? Come rediscover comedy gold that's been kept in storage... until now! Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1 XAug 1-2 22:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 22:15(1h) £6.50 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Disco Dancing Mick Perrin Worldwide

TMP

Anuvab is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his carefully cultivated corrupt lens and is confused. 'This isn't just witty humour – it's genius' SSSSS (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). Stand-up, International

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 1 17:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2D

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Anxiety Club

Three Massive Dicks

FK

Hilarious. Mind-blowing. Sassy AF. Welcome to Anxiety Club. Majestic gazelles of improvised comedy – Briony Redman (The Free Association), Charlotte Gittins (Austentatious) and Lauren Shearing (Showstopper) – smash the one thing that gives them stage fright: real life. Improv, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 16-18 23:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 19-20 23:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This? Berk's Nest in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

FKP

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. It's funny because it's true. 'Comedy gold' (Guardian). Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 12-15,19-22 16:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu Archie Henderson

TL

After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie's facing an artistic crisis. It's time to break the cycle. 'Immense talent and fantastic energy' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Music, Multimedia

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £4.00

Aug 3-13,15-25 18:45(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy Archie Maddocks

TFMP

Award-winning Archie Maddocks tackles the struggles of being alive while it's all a bit serious in his latest provocative, exhilarating and, crucially, hilarious comedy. Daily Mirror Funniest Jokes, Evening Standard’s Top Jokes, Fringe 2018. Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 16:50(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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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Ashley Haden: F*ck You, and F*ck Your Beliefs

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

Monkey Barrel in association with Mick Perrin Worldwide Management

Ashley Haden

TFLP

As seen on Mock the Week. Iceland's biggest comedian returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. Sold-out debut runs in Edinburgh, Soho Theatre and Melbourne 2017-2018. 'Very talented comic. An Icelandic treat' (Jim Gaffigan). Stand-up

NP

Are we good people or just arseholes who are good at lying to ourselves? Satire, Political

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-12,14-25 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 2-3 19:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 4-11,13-25 19:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ashley Storrie: Hysterical Ashley Storrie

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

MP

Star of Scottish television and radio, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain.

Arnab Chanda / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

The debut stand-up hour from Arnab Chanda (Russell Howard's Good News, BBC's Pls Like, 2018 Writers Guild nominee), who was born in Yorkshire, but grew up abroad, but lives in London, but who cares. Stand-up, Solo show

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 19:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A**Hole New World Brian Gallagher

Arson in the Queen's Swans

TFK

Peter Buckley Hill / PBH's Free Fringe

At 17, Brian ran away to New Zealand. Bikers, Nazis, Iraqi refugees, the UVF, Mossad, cults and a porn star named Desire all feature in a chaos-filled year of discovery! 'The big stage beckons' (City Limits).

NP

Free Fringe founder PBH returns after illness to serve up waffle, scrud, bilge, tosh and gibbering drivel. SSSSS (Scotsman, past show). This blurb written in March. Show writing scheduled April. I’m not the only one. Stand-up

Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-24 19:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, Storytelling

Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap) B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Aug 2-15,17-26 16:45(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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An Atlantic Disaster – Titanic

Arthur Smith: SYD

James Frinton / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Arthur Smith

As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket.

TM

The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song . 'A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith's own father. Beautiful' SSSSS (Young-Perspective.net). 'Rather lovely' (Times).

Tragedy, Performance art

Kilderkin • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT (Kilderkin) B0131 226 0000 V227 GD6

2D

Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28D

XAug 2-4 13:40(1h) £7.50

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-17 13:40(1h) £13.50 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,14-15 13:40(1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 12-13 13:40(1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

Aug 17-24 19:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Attention, Seeker

Gerard Harris / That's Enough Drama / Free Festival

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

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The anxiety-riddled writer/doormat for a famous comedian stumbles into the stand-up spotlight and decides to stay, with hilarious conseq... etc. Best Comedian, Buxton. Best of Fest, Ottawa. Best Comedy, Dunedin. SSSSS (Edmonton Journal). 'Ronnie Corbett with tourettes' (ThisIsStephenWalker.wordpress.com).

Chris Chopping / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Chris is a writer and performer for BBC Sesh, this is his third solo show. A pithy, witty hour of stand-up full of insecurity and self-doubt with a happy ending. Stand-up, Solo show

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 2) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 3-24 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

Audible Live

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Best of British Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five-test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Nominated: Best Show at Perth's Fringe World 2016. Winner: Best Show at Launceston International Comedy Festival 2019 (Tasmania). Stand-up

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 4,11,18,25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Storytelling, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 19-25 11:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Audible UK / Plosive Productions Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows recorded for the audio series, Audible Live. So listen up, pin back your ears and expect big star names, Fringe favourites and the finest acts at the festival. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 13-24 14:40(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe An Audience with... That Never Was, but Is 'An Audience with... Jimmy Whobblers' (with Jimmy Whobblers) Richard Hanrahan

TFLP

Showbiz stalwart and Wheezing Dragon Best Newcomer (1980, 1982), Whobblers returns for one last debut show. 'First-rate character comedy' SSSS (Skinny). SSSSS (TheFountain.eu). Stand-up, Historical

Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap) B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-2 13:00(1h) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 3-12,14-26 13:00(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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An Audience with Yasmine Day Jay Bennett

TLP

Failed 80s diva and pub singer Yasmine Day attempts to revive her flagging career with a last-ditch concert extravaganza. Finalist: London Cabaret Awards; nominated: Best Comedy Event, Buxton Fringe. Cabaret, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:30(1h) £9.50 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 22:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 12,19 22:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Aunty

Zanetti Productions

TFL

'HELLO IT’S YOUR AUNTY HERE. FAMILY BBQ WILL BE AT MINE THIS YEAR. BRING A PLATE, BOOZE AND DURRIES. NO SCABS THANK YOU.' It's the family reunion you never knew you wanted or needed! Clown, Theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

2

XJul 31-Aug 1 18:45(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 18:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aussiental

Arnie Pie / Laugh Mob / Free Festival

NP

Laugh Mob presents Arnie Pie's new show; Aussiental. A show about how conflicting it was growing up in Australia as an Oriental. If you're in for an original spin on ethnic humour, this is the show for you. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Austentatious

Austentatious and Underbelly Productions present

K

The award-winning West End smash-hit comedy 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). Theatre, Improv

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 16-18,23-25 13:00(1h) £17.00 (£16.00) Aug 19-22 13:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

2

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Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care Austentatious

K

For one night only, the award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches for Waverley Care. Book now for a riotous evening of cross-dressed Regency comedy, all for charity! Improv, Theatre

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 19 21:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

2

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Australia: A Whinging Pom’s Guide

YOU DON’T NEED A SPECIAL OCCASION, JUST EACH OTHER.

Dan Willis / PBH's Free Fringe

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The funny side of Australia. Comedian Dan Willis moved to Australia six years ago. Now he’s got jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly laughs-a-minute stand-up' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Side-splitting laughter' SSSSS (Plains Producer). Stand-up, Solo show

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3,5-6,8-10,12-17,19-20,22-24 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen Auto-Correbt

FL

Auto-Correbt are performing every other show at the Edinburgh Fringe without seeing or discussing them beforehand. The sell-out hit of the Dublin Fringe is an improv joyride through theatre and beyond. Improv

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Olive Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Aug 19-24 16:20(50m) £9.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Axolotl: A Poetry Reading Ryan Ward

FMP

A collection of poems – nay, vignettes – exploring a wide range of subject matter, expertly read by whimsical raconteur, philosophical wordsmith and all-round good guy: Ryan Ward. Poetry, Stand-up

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4

2D

Aug 15-26 14:00(50m) £9.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to... Rap Guide Media

FK

Fringe First-winning, mind-blowing, enlightenment-spreading science comedy rap. Evolution, religion, and consciousness. Catch all three! 'Astonishing and brilliant' (New York Times). 'Not the coolest rapper, but may be the funniest and most well-read' SSSS (Evening Standard). Science, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 15,19-21,26 22:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 16-18,23-25 22:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

2

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Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture Rap Guide Media

TFKP

Music, poetry, art, science, politics, relationships, strange behaviors found in a species of (mostly) hairless primate. Catch the latest in Brinkman's unique series of award-winning science rap comedies. 'Astonishing and brilliant' (New York Times). Science, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 16:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Babes / Pigs in the City

Amy Xander and Ginnia Cheng / Free Festival

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Silly, sassy stand-up from Amy Xander and Ginnia Cheng. Ginnia's a 2019 Max Turner Prize semi-finalist, both were 2018 So You Think You're Funny semi-finalists and Amy has written comedy for BBC Radio 4.

OFFICIAL WHISKY OF THE FRINGE

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

Aug 15-16,19,22-23 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Bananas

TL

Comedian Anna Clifford brings you hilarious stand-up comedy weaved together with clever spoken word, to leave you feeling like you too can grab life by the Bananas! Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2018. Funny Women regional finalist 2017.

Anna Clifford

TFMP

Baby Wants Candy

Total Fringe sell-out 2015-2018. One of the world's most popular comedies returns! Buy now. Will sell out. 'Entertainment phenomenon. I have one word for them: Go!' SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Time Out).

Spoken word, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt)

Musical theatre

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 20:00(1h) £12.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 2-11,13-25 18:40(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Bad Aunts

Barely There

Untoward Productions

Uninterested Comedians

TM

LP

Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of 40 – your chat show hosts. Friends and neighbours drop into the Aunts' living room to offload agonies, with hilarious consequences!

Up-and-coming stand-ups from the London circuit Mary O'Connell and Patrick Healy join forces for an hour of laughs and insights into their collective misery, frustrations and racial ambiguity. SYTYF and NATYs finalists. We got jokes. Come.

Theatre, New writing

Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom)

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Stairs: 1 B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:30(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 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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Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3

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Aug 3-25 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Bad Boys

Barnardo's Scotland

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Chelsea Birkby and Jamie D'Souza / Free Festival

Join us for an evening of stand-up comedy with some of the Fringe’s best comedians to raise funds for Barnardo’s. Previous support includes Russell Howard, Joel Dommett, John Bishop and more. Get your ticket today!

NP

Bad Boys Jamie 'engaging presence' D'Souza and Chelsea 'good gags' Birkby (Chortle.co.uk), cover 'mental illness' (Oxford Times) and 'mixed-race heritage' (Steve Bennett) with 'cheeky adulthumour' (Oxford Mail) and 'very original material' (Bruce Dessau). SSSS (Oxford Times). SYTYF finalists. Stand-up

Stand-up, Compilation

Venue150 at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Auditorium) B0131 226 0000 V150 GF2

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious Bart Freebairn

TFM

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom (nom) nom. A very funny stand-up comedy show about food. 'Nom nom nom' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

Bad Clowns

TFLP

The audience finds themselves in the hands of three members of a demonic cult. With rituals and laughs aplenty, the Bad Clowns hope to save/damn your souls. SSSSS (LondonTheatre1). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Improv, ImmersiveJust the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 18:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

D

Aug 1-11,13-25 15:45(55m) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Basil Brush: Unleashed

Broken Robot Productions, So Comedy and Basil Brush Limited

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

TMP

Matt Davis

Fresh from appearances on Comic Relief, The Last Leg and Celebrity Juice, Basil goes prime time in his much-anticipated Fringe debut. Different guests nightly. Must-see for children of the 2000s, 1970s and everything in between. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

TFNP

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional customs.

2

Stand-up, Storytelling

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den) B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4

D

Aug 2-25 14:30(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 18:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Nik Coppin, Laughing Horse Productions and Free Festival

Gary Sansome / PBH's Free Fringe

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Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show. 'An hour of pure entertainment and hilarity' SSSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine).

Many comedians converge to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all in a mixture of stand-up, improvisation and interactive debate. 'Super fun' SSSS (TheClothesLine.com.au). Stand-up, Sci-fi

Stand-up

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-24 20:20(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

28D

Aug 7 20:30(2h) £20.00

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-13 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe BY ARRANGEMENT WITH

BattleActs!

LISA THOMAS MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

BattleActs!

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wrecked

but ready

A high-octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality, and no two shows are the same. Two teams attempt to prove their worth and battle it out for the ultimate prize: the audience’s respect! Improv, Sketch show

D

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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BBC at George Heriot's School BBC

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Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences with live and recorded BBC broadcasts. It's free to come along and see what's going on. Follow @BBCEdFest for updates and visit bbc.co.uk/tickets for line-ups.

'THE OUTR GHT K NG OF L VE COMEDY' THE TIMES

Music, Spoken word

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Garden) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

2

THE MIRROR

METRO

'UNM SSABLE' EVENING STANDARD

Aug 2-23 From 09:00 for 1h until 01:00 every 1h (Free Non-ticketed)

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BBC: British-Born Chinese Matthew Fong

MP jasonbyrne.ie

21:00

@theJasonByrne

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice! Must see! Solo show, Storytelling

5 - 25 AUG

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 23:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 121 for more information

BBC: Fresh from the Fringe BBC Radio 4

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A showcase of the best new and up-and-coming acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 19 16:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 19 21:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Front Row BBC Radio 4

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BBC Radio 4’s magazine programme broadcasts about arts, literature, film, media and music from the Fringe. Talk, Music

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 13,16 19:15(30m) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award Final BBC Radio 4

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Join us for the live final of the BBC’s prestigious stand-up comedy competition. Previous winners of this coveted award include Rhod Gilbert, Lucy Beaumont and Alan Carr. BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent)

28D

Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4 Aug 15 18:00(1h45m) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award Semi-Finals

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

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Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. Join us for a show jam-packed with comedy, irreverent banter, gossip and outrageous chat, all with a sprinkling of glamour.

BBC Radio 4

Join us for the semi-finals of the BBC’s prestigious stand-up comedy competition which has previously helped launch the careers of comedians such as Sarah Millican and Peter Kay. BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 4 21:00(1h15m) (Free Ticketed) Aug 7 19:30(1h15m) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC Scotland

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Music, Talk

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 3,10,17 16:00(2h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Afternoon Show

BBC: Jazz Nights

BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland

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Award-winning musician Seonaid Aitken presents a special live edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazz Nights, featuring Edinburgh Festival Fringe regular Richard Michael on piano, plus a lively mix of jazz performances and interviews. Music

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 11 19:00(2h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Join Janice Forsyth and Grant Stott from the festivals as they showcase the best acts and talk to the biggest names in town. Recorded and filmed for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Scotland. Music, Talk

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 5-8,12-15,19-21 10:00(2h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Jo Whiley

BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour

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BBC Radio 2

BBC World Service

Jo Whiley broadcasts live from the Edinburgh Fringe, with special guests, music and performances.

A comedy special featuring a feast of worldwide laughter from some of the brightest, newest and best comics around the globe, recorded in the BBC’s big Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Fringe. BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

Talk, Music

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 8 19:00(2h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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28D

Aug 21 19:00(1h30m) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: The Now Show

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

Come along to Just a Minute’s special recordings in Edinburgh. Witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Game show, Talk

Comedy sketches and satirical comments with an Edinburgh twist from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests. BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 6 17:30(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 6 19:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Loose Ends

Aug 22 20:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

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Join us in Edinburgh as we tie up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. Music, Talk

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 16 11:30(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 20 15:30(1h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Tim Vine hears the life stories of the public while showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and silly songs. Talk, Music

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 5 21:00(1h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Sara Cox

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

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BBC Radio 2

Bec Hill with PBJ Management

Sara is live at the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special All Request Friday, with special guests and live music.

Award-winning comedian (and time-traveller) Bec Hill has returned from the future to do some stand-up. There will be a Q&A element to the show for anyone with pressing queries.

Music, Talk

BBC • George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, EH3 9EQ (Blue Tent) Bwww.bbc.co.uk/tickets V25 GF4

28D

Aug 9 17:00(2h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Stand-up, Sci-fi

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:40(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 17:40(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Becky Fury's One Hour to Save the World (in 55 Minutes) Becky Fury / PBH's Free Fringe

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And other noble-minded nonsense... A topical tickle tonic for troubled times from your local, award-winning, anarchic, artisan joke monger and free-range rant retailer: Becky Fury (pronoun: the). Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 3-11,13-25 22:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests) Ben Gosling with special guests / Free Festival

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A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. 'One to watch... naturally hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 2-12,14-25 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ben Pope: Dancing Bear Berk's Nest

TLP

Ben Pope is a comedian. But he's also been a ghost tour guide, a teacher, an actor. He's worked in cafes, toyshops and bakeries. His new show is all about work. Clock in. 'Undeniably funny' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 20:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 12-13,19-20 20:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.50)

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See page 124 for more information

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning Ben Target

TFNP

Mining for gold in this work-in-progress show from 'one of very few comics who manages to do something new with the art form while keeping an audience thoroughly entertained' (Guardian). Absurdist, Storytelling

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 2,4-9,11-16,18-23 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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Ben Van der Velde – Fablemaker Ben Van der Velde / Free Festival

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Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this 'master of audience interaction' (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales. Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 1-13,15-25 17:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist Ben Verth

TFMP

Ben is millenni-ill. A show about anxiety, identity, your 30s and keeping up in a world where society now is just folks screaming at each other on Twitter. 'Sharp writing' (Scotsman). 'Clever, acerbic' (Skinny). 'Enjoyably naughty' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR Monkey Barrel 5) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 2-12,14-25 21:55(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

See page 192 for more information 72

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Benefit in Aid of Silver Line

Best of Musical Comedy Awards

Silver Line / The Stand Comedy Club

Musical Comedy Awards and Strip Light Productions, sponsored by WeGotTickets

FMP

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The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day. Join for an evening of comedy fundraising with Dame Esther Louise Rantzen.

Join us for a riotous celebration of the Fringe's best musical comedians! Since 2009, the MCAs have helped to launch the likes of Rachel Parris, Abandoman and Frisky & Mannish. Sell-out shows from 2009-19. Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Compilation, Variety

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall)

2D

B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 5 21:10(1h20m) £15.00 (£13.00)

Aug 24-25 22:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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The Best of Northern

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Various / The Stand Comedy Club

Berk's Nest

TFN

Complete sell-out 2017 and 2018. Spectacular night of comedy celebrating the middle of the festival from award-winning production company (and your good friends) Berk's Nest. Festival favourites, hot new acts and special guests. Line-up: berksnest.com. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

Stand-up, Solo show

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 stand-up at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club.

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The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5

28D

Aug 13 23:00(2h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Aug 4-8,11-15,18-22 22:30(1h20m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Best of Red Raw

Various / The Stand Comedy Club

Best Boy in Ireland

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Michael Rice / PBH's Free Fringe

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!

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Michael Rice takes you on a hilariously raw and honest journey from a farm in rural Ireland to the big city lights of Chicago and back again.

Stand-up, Compilation

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5

Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5

2D

Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 22:30(1h30m) £5.00

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Aug 3-12,14-19,21-24 19:30(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 29 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

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year Scottish Comedy Awards / Rotunda Comedy

Best in Class

TFM

Sian Davies and Guests / Free Festival

Twelve sell-out years at the Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent. SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (List). SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Festival institution' (Glasgow Evening Times). Scotland's funny.

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Showcasing working-class comedians. Sponsored by waste grounds, knock off trainers, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, failed MOT's, failed GCSE's, bus stops, payday loans, fierce mums and empowerment. A crowdfunded profit-share.

Stand-up, Variety

Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6

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Aug 1-25 15:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show Joss Jones for EdCom Productions

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 XAug 1-4 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-10,16-17,23-24 21:30(1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,11,13-15,18-22 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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The Best of Scottish Comedy Various / The Stand Comedy Club

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Lunchtime favourite showcasing comedians you must not miss! New line-ups daily hand-picked from across the Fringe. Great value, great venue and great fun. 'A brilliant way to discover new talent' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Compilation, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28D

XAug 1 13:20(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:20(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20 13:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 13:20(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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TFN

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

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall)

2D

B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 2-25 20:20(1h30m) £15.00 (£13.00)

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The Best of Irish Comedy

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

TFMP

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Various / The Stand Comedy Club

Gilded Balloon presents...

A Fringe institution since 1999... Ireland’s finest under one roof! Excellent value Celtic showcase returns for 2019 featuring four top comics for the price of one. ‘Wonderful line-up truly justifies show’s title’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up, Compilation

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3

2D

Aug 2-25 18:25(1h10m) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Featuring the very best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition. A great night of Fringe favourites spanning 32 years of the So You Think You're Funny? competition! Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 2-3,7-10 22:15(1h15m) £10.00

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Best of the Fest

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

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TFN

Assembly Festival

Just The Tonic in association with Darrell Martin

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. A perfect way to experience the festival! Full line-up at assemblyfestival.com.

Established as one of the best shows of the Fringe. Tomorrow's stars at yesterday's prices... today. Laugh at James Alderson, Maggie Kowalski, Eric Rushton and Jamie Hutchinson as they join our pantheon of stars.

Variety, Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

Stand-up, Compilation

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XAug 2-4 23:55(1h15m) £12.00 Aug 8,11,15,18,22,25 23:55(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 23:55(1h15m) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Best of the Fest... Later

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room)

2D

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 XAug 1 21:45(2h) £3.50 XAug 2 21:45(2h) £5.00 Aug 3,9-10,16-17,23-24 21:45(2h) £10.00 Aug 4-8,11,13-15,18,20,22,25 21:45(2h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Assembly Festival

LP

Big Wendy

You loved the original, so we're doing it twice! The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh heads back to its birthplace, so now there's two late-night chances to catch your comedy favourites. Full line-up: assemblyfestival.com.

Emily Benita

TFNP

2018 was going to be Emily’s year, finally doing stand-up. But when her mum’s cancer diagnosis becomes terminal, she finds herself on an awfully big adventure. Featuring grief, boys who never grow up and jokes, promise.

Stand-up, Variety

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Music Hall) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

2

Solo show, Stand-up

XAug 2-4 00:05(1h15m) £12.00 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 00:05(1h15m) £16.00 (£15.00)

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3

2D

Aug 11,18,25 00:05(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 12:40(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Fish Girls

Biscuit Barrel: Double Stuffed

TFLP

The Biscuit Barrel

Two 10s, one absolutely good show. A range of rogue and resplendent characters make for a rousing 50-minutes of sketch.

TFM

Sketch show, Storytelling

Biscuit Barrel return to Edinburgh with an even naughtier 69 sketches in the space of an hour! Mercilessly outrageous; always hyperactive. 'Fast, slick and very funny' SSSSS (The Derek Awards, Special Merit Award winner 2018).

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 2-26 12:00(50m) £11.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

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Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It! Beth Vyse

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Beth Vyse returns as Olive Hands, where she finds herself running for leader of the Western world. What do we want? Hands! When do we want them? Now! SSSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Sketch show

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 3) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Aug 2-4 23:10(55m) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 5-10 23:10(55m) £8.00 (£6.50) (£20.00 F) theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 1) B0131 510 2382 V39 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 12-17,19-24 22:50(55m) £8.00 (£6.50) (£20.00 F)

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Bitch and Nerd

Solo show, Absurdist

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 12 20:05(55m) £5.00 Aug 13 17:20(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Elie Kraft and Emily Woods

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Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family and dildos.

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

Better Than Dying Alone Ros Ballinger

TFN

Ménage à trois. Dungeon parties. Amorous vicars and improper use of Twitter. Ros is busy in the bedroom, but nowhere near love; armed with questionable hair and a millennial railcard, she’s on the hunt for it.

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Aug 1-25 20:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Black Sheep

Solo show, Stand-up

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3)

Eddie Mullarkey and Mags McHugh / Free Fringe

2D

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-24 21:30(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep. Eddie is trying to stay woke. Mags just wants a nap. What's normal anyway? Reject your Facebook likes, you're grand.

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Stand-up, True-life

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Just The Tonic in association with Darrell Martin

TFM

Four of the best new acts on the circuit, selected by Just the Tonic. The 25th year of the recognised launch pad for future stars. Featuring Tom Toal, Matt Bragg, Tom Taylor and Simon Wozniak.

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Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar)

B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-12,14-25 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, Compilation

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room)

2D

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 XAug 1 19:30(2h) £3.50 XAug 2 19:30(2h) £5.00 Aug 3,9-10,16-17,23-24 19:30(2h) £10.00 Aug 4-8,11,13-15,18,20-22,25 19:30(2h) £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 Blindingly Obvious

Richard Wheatley BSc BPBH

TFK

Britain’s friendliest blind physicist turned stand-up comedian; awardwinning newsreader with a Blue Peter badge, Richard Wheatley is bringing his signature blend of unique anecdotes and charming audience interaction back to Edinburgh. Mostly clean, always funny. Stand-up, Solo show

C cubed • Celtic Lodge, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, EH1 2PS (main space) B0131 581 5555 V50 GE4 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 1,12,19-20,26 21:00(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:00(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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AS SEEN ON

Bloom

Becky Brunning

‘DARK’ & ‘JIGSAW’

MP

(NOW STREAMING WORLDWIDE)

Becky accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. The Funny Women finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998 brings her new 'nigh-octane' show to reckon with that early potential and asks: err, what now?

‘CONAN’ WITH SPECIAL GUEST

KAI HUMPHRIES

Stand-up, LGBT

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 XAug 1-2 15:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-4,6-18,20-25 15:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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‘COMEDY PROVOCATEUR… DARK AF STAND-UP’ THEMUSIC.COM.AU

‘DAZZLING WIT… UNSTOPPABLE’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Board Game Smackdown James Cook / Free Festival

‘BRILLIANT… DEVASTATINGLY INTELLIGENT ...SLOSS IS A FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT. SEE HIM!’ THE AGE, AUSTRALIA

‘DIRTY, SWEET AND CLEVER’ NEW YORK TIMES

HERALD SUN

‘NOTHING SHORT OF HYSTERICAL… STUNNING’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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The cult hit of 2018 is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage. Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. See website for details and podcast.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

THREE NIGHTS ONLY - BOOK EARLY!

Game show, Improv

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-13,15-20,22-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Daniel Sloss on Tour danielsloss.com

GETSLOSSED

Daniel-Sloss

danielsloss

@Daniel_Sloss

See page 89 for more information

Bob Doolally / The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

The man who put the foot into football, previews the 2019-20 season with some more ugly musings on the beautiful game. Fringe institution, outrageous as ever. 'Almost better than football' (Independent). 'Foul-mouthed, politically incorrect' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 19-20 21:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Bob Slayer: Wrote the Copy for This Show in March When He Didn't Have the Foggiest Notion of What Might Happen on Any Given Day in August, He Still Doesn't Really, but At Least He's Found This Snappy Title Bobby the Beat Poet and The Velvet Wonderground / Heroes

TFMP Hooray! Spoken word, Jazz

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 1-13,15-25 22:20(1h) £5.00 (£99.50 S) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Bobby Mair: Cockroach United Agents

TFMP

He’s survived adoption, both his moms dying, mental breakdowns, addiction and getting diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can anything kill Bobby Mair? An hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country. Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 22:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 22:30(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

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

The Brand-New, Full-Throated Adventures of Reginald D Hunter

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TNP

Dharmander Singh / Free Festival

Mick Perrin Worldwide

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity. A humourous journey into nationality and identity!

Reginald returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated new show. 'Arguably the most accomplished act in the comedy section of your Fringe brochure' (Scotsman). 'Comedy of a rare scope' SSSSS (Times).

Storytelling, Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Bunker)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 17:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:40(1h) £9.00 Aug 3-4,6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:40(1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:40(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 12,20 21:40(1h) £15.50 (£14.50)

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Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour with a Scottish Twist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

TFR

TFL

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tours

Brett Johnson

Silent disco returns to its Scottish roots with a magical musical walking tour around Edinburgh. Feel-good classics live commentary and a cheeky Scottish twist. Fun for all. Headphones provided.

Brett was a 21-year-old, married, monogamous American Evangelical. Then he became the opposite. After sell-out runs across the US, stand-up Brett Johnson's solo show about non-monogamy, God and KFC hits the Fringe. 'Boundless charm... definition of more-than-meets-the-eye' (PGHintheRound.com).

Music, Immersive

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Courtyard Bar (Meeting Point)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25,27-31 14:00(50m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24,30-31 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£12.50) (£50.00 F) Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25,27-31 15:30(50m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25,27-31 17:00(50m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24,30-31 18:30(50m) £15.00 (£12.50) (£50.00 F) Aug 4,6-8,11,13-15,18,20-22,25,27-29 18:30(50m) £12.50 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 1-11,13-19,21-25 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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Bring Back the 80s James Alderson

A Booklover's Comedy Show

TFNP

George Dimarelos

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SSSSS (Dircksey.com.au). A bookish compilation show for fans

of wit. Alternative show titles not chosen: A Novel Stand-Up Show, Girls Gone Wilde (Also Featuring Boys), Harry Potter and the Book-Themed Comedy Show No One Attended. Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6

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Aug 1-12,14-25 14:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Award-winning comedian James Alderson takes a hilarious trip down memory lane to see if it really is better now than in the 80s! 'Lights up the room like a pyromaniac in a fireworks shop!' (Russell Kane). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Aug 4-11,13-25 19:20(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 is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Borne of Chaos Eric Lampaert

MP

From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. From homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now. Storytelling, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 2-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

David Kilimnick, Gil Rosenberg and Ofir Kariyo

TFLP

Bringing you the funny part of life in Israel and perspective of Jews in the Middle East. Starring: Gill Rosenberg, David Kilimnick (Israel's Father of Anglo Comedy) and Ofir Kariyo, the most Arab Jew you'll meet. Stand-up, Satire

Champions of Festival @ The Scotsman • 20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR (Drawing Room) B07729 390674 V445 GD5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 2,4-9,12-16,18-23,25-26 12:40(1h) £7.50 (£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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Brain Rinse

Katie Storey Productions

TLP

Life is short. There's no time to debate options, consider details or use spellcheck. At some point you have to make a choice. So choose this comedy shoe, it'll be fin! Storytelling, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Three) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 12:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 12:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 12,19-20,26 12:45(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite! Bristol Improv / PBH's Free Fringe

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Dynamite! features Bristol Improv bringing their regular comedy showcase to the Edinburgh Fringe. Jam-packed with our favourite improv games, join us as we craft scenes wielding only our wits and your suggestions! Improv

BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage) B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 3-24 20:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!

Mike Raffone

Bristol Improv

TFM

Brain Rinse turns the idea of audience participation on its head. Epic themes, semi-improvised, starring you, the audience. Mike Raffone is the puppet master, but who's really pulling the strings? Winner, Buxton Spirit of the Fringe, 2018.

TFK

Improv, Interactive

Improv

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 19:10(55m) £10.00 (£7.00) Aug 4-7,12-14,18-21 19:10(55m) £9.00 (£6.50)

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Stand-up, Solo show

When you watch a show, you only see half the action. Join Bristol Improv for the drama, both onstage and behind the scenes, of a play with no script – all fuelled by your suggestions! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

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XAug 2-3 22:10(50m) £7.00 (£5.00 S) Aug 4-10,12-17 22:10(50m) £7.00 (£5.00 S)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Bristol Revunions: Party

Bugle Boys

TFKP

TFK

Bristol Revunions

Bugle Boys / The Stand Comedy Club

The Bristol Revunions return to the Fringe to celebrate their 11th year at the festival! It's a party and you're invited (provided you pay the entry fee). Given the excitement of everyone involved, what could go wrong?

Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, Bugle Boys dance their shapely legs off and sing (not lip-sync) the songs of The Andrews Sisters plus Little Mix, Madonna and more in this hilarious comedy/cabaret drag show.

Sketch show, Comedy

Cabaret, Music

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 17:00(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) (£12.00 F)

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall)

2D

B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 3-12,14-25 15:20(1h) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Bristol Revunions: Roadtrip

The Bugle Live

Bristol Revunions

Andy Zaltzman / The Stand Comedy Club

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LP

The award-winning Bristol Revunions are back on the road with their new free Fringe show, Roadtrip! It's not just the scenery that changes as Roadtrip features a three-week rotating cast each with their own unique take!

Global smash-hit podcast returns with its unique live cocktail of upto-the-second satire, powerhosed hogwash and on-demand puns. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman. With global guests. And a big screen. 50-odd million downloads could be wrong, but probably aren’t.

Sketch show

Satire, Political

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4

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Aug 1-11,13-25 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall)

2D

Stairs: 6 - 10 B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Aug 16 21:00(1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

Brodi Snook: Handful

Bumble Me Tinders – Dating Horror Stories

Mick Perrin Worldwide

TMP

Hotly anticipated debut from a distinct new voice in comedy. With low-energy Australian charm and laser-sharp writing, Snook's hour is wall-to-wall gall. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Tour support for Ardal O'Hanlon.

Patrick Melton / Free Festival

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Comedian Patrick Melton (USA) hosts a new line-up nightly. Comedians share dating/sex horror stories, play audience games, dispense good (and sometimes bad) dating advice and more!

Stand-up, International

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room)

2D

Stairs: 6 - 10 B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Storytelling, Interactive

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Broken Toys

Bumper Blyton

Broken Toys / Free Festival

The Improvised Adventure

MP

TFK

Comedians are the broken toys in this toy box we call life. Wow, what utter shite! Three dysfunctional toys take turns telling jokes.

The picnic's packed for a hilarious tongue-in-cheek escapade based on audience suggestions and invented on the hoof. Grab a cheeky tongue sandwich or get your lips round a nice spotted dick. It's Enid Blyton... for grown-ups! SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5

Theatre, Improv

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Aug 1-25 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 2 17:05(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:05(1h) £11.00 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 17:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Brown Panther – Ruven Govender

Business Casual

Ruven Govender

Stamptown

MP

TFMP

One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia returns to bring you an hour of brilliant ethnic-based comedy. 'Australia’s Kevin Hart’ SSSS (FunnyTonne 2019). 'Pocket rocket of Australian comedy' SSSS½ (Australia Times 2017).

Fresh off the grill, Oscar-winning comedy group Business Casual brings their debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sold-out run on Broadway, the West End and the Mumbai Fringe. These boys are hot. So hot.

Stand-up

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Absurdist, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 19 13:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 19:05(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:05(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:05(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Buffering

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

FMP

TFMP

Jenny Laville and Pauline Eyre

Caitlin Cook

Buffering: when you’re waiting for life to load. Jenny and Pauline are stuck between kids and elderly relatives, juggling everyone else’s needs with their own. If you wet yourself laughing, this is one show where they’ll definitely have wipes!

Caitlin Cook lives by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Join this LA-born, NYC-based, Oxford-educated, hyphen-addicted raconteur for a raucous hour of comedy, music and bathroom graffiti to find out why.

Sketch show, Stand-up

Solo show, Music

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4)

2D

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-11 16:00(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 17:50(1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 2-11,13-25 17:50(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 #MakeYourFringe Cally Beaton: Invisible

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Hannah Layton Management

TMP

Invisible is an unflinching and hilarious insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. As seen on QI. 'Clever running gags’ SSSS (TheArtsDesk.com). ‘Properly funny’ (Sandi Toksvig). Stand-up, Storytelling

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 17:10(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:10(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 17:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Calum Ross Presents Ross: After the Screaming Stops Calum Ross / Free Festival

MP

A comedy show about getting over anxiety, and fart jokes. As Luke Goss said: 'Once bitten, twice shy. Twenty times bitten, a little shy.' 'Talented and experienced' (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-25 18:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cam Spence: The Sunshine Clinic United Agents

TKP

Cam Spence presents her debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy in an untherapeutic group therapy session. 'Supremely talented and smart' (Telegraph). As seen on Channel 4’s Riot Girls. Funny Women Award winner 2018. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Three) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13,19-20 16:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

See page 148 for more information

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The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2019: Look Alive! The Cambridge Footlights

TL

Join 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent) as they embark on another exceptional world tour. Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:20(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 17:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 17:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually The Cambridge Impronauts

TFK

Let the Cambridge Impronauts steal your heart with a brand-new romantic comedy full of first dates, faux pas and happily ever afters, leaving your heart warm with love and your belly aching from laughter. Improv

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 12:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 12:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Cameron Esposito: Separately Live Nation presents

LP

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada. Solo show, Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 3) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 18:15(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:15(1h) £10.00

Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22 18:15(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

See page 152 for more information 78

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

NP

LP

Ori Halevy / Free Festival

Caspian and Ciaran

An English lawyer, a German IT guy and an Israeli TV writer throw away their life to entertain you. The least you can do is throw their flyer in the trash.

Ciaran (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 finalist) and Caspian (Radio 4 and 4 Extra) deliver a stand-up show brimming with creamy stories, semi-skimmed rants and dairy-alternative one-liners straight to your ear-doors.

Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 4-8,11-15,18-22 23:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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2

Aug 2-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Canadian Club

Catching Rainbows

Brad Bryans

Kerry Leigh

NP

TFM

Be sure to come and see Canadian Club while you’re in town and watch some of Canada's hilarious mix of stand-up comedians. Laughing Horse @ The Bier Keller • 14 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Courtside) B0131 556 1289 V154 GC5

Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people. In this funny, feel-good solo show she blends stand-up, song parody and literal dance into an inspiring rainbow of comedy. Winner of L Fest Comedian 2018 award.

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LGBT, Solo show

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

2

Aug 1-25 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-9 19:50(50m) £7.00 (£5.50)

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Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Catching Up

TFNP

LP

Robertson Matthews Productions / Free Festival

Candy Gigi

Candy Gigi ('sheer audacious lunacy' (Chortle.co.uk)) stars in a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about life as a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know). 'Magnificently insane' SSSSS (List).

Fresh from the Oxford Revue, Elaine ('effortless and off the cuff' (Cherwell)) and Olley ('fabulously funny lyrics' (OxfordOpeningNight.com)) bring their stand-up and musical comedy to Edinburgh. 'The funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe so far' SSSS (EdFringeReview.com).

Cabaret, Musical theatre

Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 5) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-11,13-19,21-25 20:35(1h) £5.50 (£4.50) (£4.00 SD) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

D

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 2-13,15-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

TFLP

After 2018's 'funny, warm... perfectly structured debut' SSSS (Times), Catherine's back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. From The Mash Report, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Roast Battle. 'Destined for stardom' (Evening Standard).

Carl Donnelly

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly returns with a new show about how difficult it is to be a good person in the modern age. 'Observational genius' (Guardian). Stand-up, Storytelling

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Stand-up, Solo show

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XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 19:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12,19-20 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This... Carl Hutchinson / The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show. Sold-out tour 2018/19! 'Captivating... Outstanding... An all-round comic' SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). 'Joyously funny... Brilliant... Expert timing' SSSS (TheatreBath.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 2-11,13-24 18:40(1h) £12.00

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Caroline Mabey – Hair of the Dog Caroline Mabey

NP

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. ‘Hilarious... Funny and touching and brilliant’ (Guardian). ‘Oddball genius’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6

D

Aug 2-11,13-25 15:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

TLP

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt)

XAug 1 15:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Chambers Touring

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Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous Berk's Nest

TLP

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. Debut Fringe show from the New York sensation and one of the Guardian's Comics That Sum Up 2019. Cabaret, Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:45(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8,14-15,20-22 22:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

28D

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Cave Women: Work in Progress

Jessie and Bebe Cave in association with Curtis Brown

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Jessie and Bebe Cave. Sisters. Working out a new show. Stand-up, Theatre

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Aug 15,19-22 12:05(55m) £5.00 Aug 16-18,23-25 12:05(55m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Children of the Quorn™

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TFKP

Megan from HR.

Live Nation presents

Former stars of the multi award-winning Durham Revue, 'comedy geniuses' (Jeremy Vine) and future Fringe legends Andrew and Ambika's new sketch/séance show. An intelligent, original, highenergy hour that will raise the roof and the dead.

Actor, comedian and social media superstar Celeste Barber is the self-proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low-budget lifestyle aspirations. Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

Sketch show, Horror

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5

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Aug 3 20:00(1h) £16.50

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XAug 1-2 15:30(55m) £5.00 (£18.00 F) Aug 3-11,13-25 15:30(55m) £5.00 (£18.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Centaur

Chloe Green and Ella Woods: VENN

Mark Cram / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Chloe Green and Ella Woods

Stand-up

Jokes about the patriarchy, working for Labour and nudity. It'll be late and fun. Please come? Heard on BBC Radio 1, 4 Extra. BBC New Comedy semi-finalist. 'So much relatable content' (Comedy.co.uk).

TFLP

Join Mark Cram for an hour about sexuality, sibling rivalry, poor choices and feeling not like half a man, but a magnificent Centaur. Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5

2D

Stand-up, LGBT

Aug 3-11,13-18,20-24 18:15(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 29 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

Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 23:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-13 23:00(1h) £6.00

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Cerys Nelmes

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

LP

Chortle

Cotswold comedian Cerys Nelmes presents a fun-packed hour of your favourite 80s gameshows – all mashed up! With a real cult comedy feel, experience our house band Stinky Bunting and special guest comedians! Instagram: @80sgameshowmashup.

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We've scoured Britain for the funniest new comedy talent, but who's the best of the best? Find out tonight, with host Mark Watson. Previous finalists include Joe Lycett, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey and Tom Rosenthal.

Game show, Interactive

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party)

Stand-up, Compilation

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28D

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 19-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 12 22:15(1h30m) £12.00 (£8.50)

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Character Building Experience

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Sasha Ellen

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

KP

TFM

A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, interactive, role-playing game comedy experience. A unique mini-adventure with gamemaster Sasha Ellen. 'Always engaging' (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (TheMumble.net). Material heard on BBC Radio 4.

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything anyone says. Each show is completely new. 'Amazingly funny' SSSS (List). 'A proper Fringe experience' SSSS (ShortCom.co.uk).

Game show, Interactive

Event, Improv

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

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Aug 1-13,15-25 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

D

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck)

B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 15:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Charlie Vero-Martin

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

TFMP

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. Expect trips down dodgy memory lanes, opinionated puppets and a showstopping finale! 'A real renaissance woman' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Charming, hilarious and beautiful' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

TFMP

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette. 'Amazingly funny' SSSS (List). 'Prepare yourself to laugh at some pretty morally corrupt stuff' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Top 25 Jokes of the Fringe (Telegraph).

Solo show, Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 12:45(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 12:45(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Charmian Hughes: Whatnot

B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 17:10(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Charmian Hughes / Free Festival

Chris Kehoe: The Second Coming of Chris

Charmian self-identifies as a whatnot, the word for people who don’t have a word. Also as a funny comedian to packed houses. 'Captivating, irresistible' (Scotsman). 'Best gags' (Independent). 'Charming ribaldry' (Guardian). 'I love Charmian Hughes' (Bridget Christie).

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Stand-up, Storytelling

Satire, Stand-up

LP

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-11,13-25 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck)

Chris Kehoe

Barrister turned acerbic comedian delivers a heady mixture of half-assed philosophy, surreal ramblings and utter bafflement at the state of the world. 'So funny he almost turned me left wing' (Geoff Norcott). Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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Aug 18-25 16:35(1h) £5.00 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 Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness Chris McGlade

NP

Following the murder of his father, acclaimed comic McGlade attempts to lay to rest the ghosts that have since haunted him. Funny, un-PC and sincere, it's a must-see show! 'It is awesome' (Scotsman). Solo show, True-life

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 1-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Parker: Camp Binch Berk's Nest

TFL

Winner of Best Show at NZ International Comedy Fest 2018. A poignant and hilarious retelling of growing up gay from a New Zealand rising star. 'Leaves you inspired to make a difference' (New Zealand Herald). Stand-up

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 1 18:50(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 18:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Chris Washington: Raconteur

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present

TLP

Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show with one aim; to make people laugh (what a bloody maverick!). As seen on Live from the BBC (BBC One). 'A mainstream comedy star in the making' (Chortle.co.uk). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Baby Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Christianity and Me

See page 123 for more information Lisa Richards in association with Chambers Management

Nick Dixon

David O’Doherty

TFLP

Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed by the comedy community, his family and most of the country... He is thinking of returning to Christianity. 'Hugely engaging' (Times). 'Disappointing' (Satan). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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XAug 1-2 19:15(1h) £2.50

Aug 3-11,13-24 19:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

U LT R A S O U N D

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Christopher Bliss: The Man Who Turns Wives Into Widows United Agents

FK

Rob Carter’s cult hit creation, Christopher Bliss, is back with a glossy revamp of his 2016 debut show. 'This is how character comedy should be done' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 14-24 15:00(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Christopher KC: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Rice Christopher KC

TFMP

Christopher KC brings his hilarious debut show to the Fringe, addressing racism and his inability to see soup. 'Great wit and sharp punchlines!' (Crossmylaff Comedy). Political, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 16:15(1h) £6.00 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

19:30

31 July - 26 AUG (NOT 13)

See page 91 for more information

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Dreamboat

Clash of the Tight Tens

TFLP

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. You’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material!

Free Festival

Off The Kerb Productions

K

The wee speccy future of Glaswegian stand-up returns with a brand-new hour. Star of BBC Scotland's Up For It. 'Intelligent, articulate, and incredibly funny' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). 'Endlessly enjoyable' SSSS (Skinny).

Variety

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Classic Joke Club

Ben Van der Velde / Free Festival

The Chronic Complainer

K

Ryan Bicheranloo

FN

Observational stand-up comedy about modern-life oddities delivered with sarcastic, dry and witty humour. Ryan is a modern guy struggling in the modern world but the more frustrated he gets, the funner it gets! Stand-up

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q1) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4

2D

Aug 13 17:00(40m) £11.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

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Chubby White's Variety Night Chubby White's Variety Night

Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

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Aug 1-25 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I Broken Robot / So Comedy in association with Curtis Brown

TFLP

N

After three years of genre-bending shows to sold-out crowds in Bristol, the cult smash make their Fringe debut. Join mythical 1970s comedian Chubby White as he takes an absurd adventure through his failed career. Variety

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo Katie Storey Productions

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Loose Ends and Talks Back makes his much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe stage with a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. Solo show

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

2D

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Clothesline

UCL Graters and UCL Runaround

TMP

World-famous lothario, swordsman and butthead Rodolfo is back! Battling his own and some actual demons. Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2018. 'The funniest show you will see this year' SSSS (Telegraph). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 21:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

TFKP

Join UCL’s premiere utensil-based sketch group for their eighth year at the Fringe. Fresh out the washer, this play/sketch hybrid explores all manner of laughs that lurk in the depths of a student laundry pile. (Drip-dry only). Absurdist, Revue

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 5-11,13-18 11:30(50m) £5.00 (£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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Club Sets

Watch This Space Productions

Circus Sonas

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NP

What happens when two circus performers are sent to prison? They write a new Fringe show of course. Circus in a cell. Adults only. 'Dangerous and hilarious' (TheClothesLine.com.au). Circus, Cabaret

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 22:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

E

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In a festival that pours scorn on comedy without a poignant ending, one show dares to celebrate the purity of the undiluted, unadulterated and altogether far funnier club set. Big laughs with Jay Lafferty and Keir McAllister. Compilation

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 2-18,20-25 16:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Claptrap

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

MP

MP

Becky Povall and Jessie Nixon

Maggie Lalley

Claptrap /'klaptrap/ noun: absurd, nonsensical talk or ideas. Pithy, precocious stand-up from up-and-coming comedians Becky Povall and Jessie Nixon. Expect a warm welcome, zesty observations and a dollop of wit and whimsy from two women who cannot be pigeon-holed.

Maggie Lalley's one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented journey through teen witchcraft, magical cunnilingus and the conjuring of Rupert Grint's warlock penis!

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-12,15-25 23:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

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Join the funniest acts on the Fringe as they share classic pub jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) are all welcome to walk into this bar.

Musical theatre, Cabaret

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-16 00:15(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 Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker Colin Chadwick / PBH's Free Fringe

LP

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker... but not a quality thinker. Think Wile E Coyote but instead of Road Runner, he's wildly pursuing normal social interaction. 'Thick and fast' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

Sneaky Pete's • 73 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Performance Space) B0131 226 0000 V437 GE5

D

Aug 3-24 14:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches John Hastings and Colt Cabana

TL

Cabana (WWE, BBC) and Hastings (Comedy Central, ITV) bring back this Fringe staple for its seventh year. Different show, clips and guests every night. Always fun wrestling! Interactive, Improv

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 2-25 23:00(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy Auction

ThisIsYourLaugh presenting with Tony Law, Ed Aczel and Joz Norris

“A virtuoso” Frankfurter Rundschau

FRP

What is anything really worth? Tony Law (Chief Auctioneer) is seeking answers. Collectible and charismatic curiosities are sold under auction. Guest comedians are "experts", explaining why you should bid. Only two shows! Don't miss out. Event, Family

Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Aug 18,25 11:15(1h15m) (Free Ticketed) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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See page 363 for more information

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best Hosted by Kyle Legacy

N

Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of standup, improvisation, heckling and boxing. Come see one of the most exciting comedy shows at the festival. 'Comedic brilliance' SSSS½ (Australia Times, 2017). Stand-up, Improv

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 19:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A Comedy Brunch 3 Neil Harris

TFMP

Start your day with a third installment of comedy from Neil Harris, a quickly ascending comedian who finished runner-up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017 and supported Tom Stade on tour in 2019. Stand-up

Champions of Festival @ The Scotsman • 20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR (Drawing Room) B07729 390674 V445 GD5 Aug 2-14,16-26 10:00(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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Comedy Freak Show Lawrinson Corp

N

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! A rotating line-up of comedians awaits you, so step right up to be blown away by those who dare call themselves 'freak'! Hosted by the nation's sweetheart, Tom Lawrinson. Stand-up, Thriller

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room)

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B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-25 17:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Comedy Gala 2019: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Shorts

LP

Back for its fourth year, Tom Short (Funhouse Champion of Champions 2014, Harrogate Comedian of the Year finalist) presents a selection of short comedy sets from some of the best acts at the Fringe.

Tom Short

Waverley Care and Off The Kerb Productions Edinburgh's biggest comedy event returns. Always a complete sellout so book early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds raised go straight to supporting the charity's life-changing work. Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

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Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 1-25 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 20 19:30(2h30m) £25.00 (£90.00 F)

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Comedy Striptease Laugh Mob

Comedy Gobbledygook Showcase / Free Festival

NP

The best, most daring comedians of the Fringe showcase their skills, but if they're not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. Expect high-calibre stand-up mixed with loose, wild and sexy late-night antics.

Kuan-wen Huang

jP

London Bermondsey's beloved comedy show comes to Edinburgh! Quirky comedy show that caters to BBC Radio 4 audiences as well as Hello! magazine readers; a perfect show to start your day at the Fringe! Stand-up, Compilation

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 1-25 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

Stand-up, Improv

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 22:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy Village

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Village Idiots

N

Montreal, Canada’s premiere stand-up comedy show for tourists visiting Edinburgh. Roles reversed, these Canadian comedians have travelled a long way and brought some well-polished jokes with them. Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Old Foundry Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 XAug 1 18:10(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:10(1h) £12.00

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Aug 1-25 00:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comic Relief Live Comic Relief

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FL

Comedy Night at the Museum

Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. And the best bit? The profits will go to Comic Relief (company number: 01967154).

TFM

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Music Hall) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon presents...

Join comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in an improvised set prompted by outrageous objects found in the National Museum of Scotland archives! 'Hugely enjoyable' SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Improv

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium)

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B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XAug 2 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,12-15 22:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 5,9-11,17,24 22:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50)

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Aug 19 18:30(2h) £16.50

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Common People (Again) Common People Comedy

MP

Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! Take your mind off the world and enjoy an hour of belly laughs. Stand-up

Comedy Queers

Sian Davies and Guests / Free Festival

M

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. The 2018 sell-out show returns, Sian Davies hosts. LGBT, Compilation

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-24 23:30(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

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Aug 1-9 14:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Community Centre! The Community Centre!

FL

The Community Centre! is an original, diverse, feel-good, laugh-a-minute comedy show. Hilarious characters of different cultures hang out in a downtown hub. The flavour's Caribbean with a pinch of Bollywood and a shake of Afro-beat! International, New writing

The Comedy Reserve The Pleasance

TK

Catch four of the hottest new comedians on the circuit in the 15th year of the Comedy Reserve. Handpicked by The Pleasance, this year's exciting newcomers are Josh Jones, Lily Phillips, Mamoun Elagab and Mo Omar.

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre • 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP (The Helen Duncan Room) B0131 226 0000 V290 GE1 Aug 22-24 19:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 D) (£24.00 F)

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Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (JackDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13,20,26 21:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Concerning Bennet

Bennet Kavanagh / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Bennet's concerned. Sometimes about the world and dying alone, but primarily about cats and lift music. Watch him worry in real time. Musical Comedy Awards and Leicester Square New Comedian finalist. Phoenix Artist Club Cabaret Awards runner-up. Music

Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10

D

Aug 3-12,14-25 20:30(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Confessions of a Taxi Driver Andrew Gilmore

MP

People tell their darkest secrets to the taxi driver after a night out. Comedian Andrew Gilmore spends a year in a taxi to find out. Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5

D

Aug 1-12,14-25 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Connie Wookey: Denied Constance Wookey

TFKP

My cousin died in a plane crash. I flew to the funeral. My plane stopped working mid-flight... Good. This is a true story. Laugh, cry and build your own plane at this award-winning music-comedy. 'Incredible show!' SSSSS (StagedoorApp.com). Theatre, Music

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Conor Drum: Solo Conor Drum

NP

A show about growing up and becoming a man. Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band's demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do. 'Highly entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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XAug 1 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 2-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale Marlon Solomon

TFK

Best Spoken Word winner, Greater Manchester Fringe. Marlon's Jewish. This didn't bother him until he discovered people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened. Darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld. Political

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Aug 1-11,13-25 17:20(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Conversation Garden on Love Island (A Decide Your Own Misadventure) Conversation Garden

Every journey starts a story. Begin yours today. Set sail at calmac.co.uk/stories

FM

Winners of Best Improv Leicester Comedy Festival 2018, Conversation Garden are marooned on Love Island, looking for love, money and maybe survival. In this show, you decide what happens. Improv, Game show

2

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk)

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 18-25 23:20(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 #MakeYourFringe Cool Jokes/Hot Takes

Craig Campbell's Joyful Pain

NP

TFNP

Craig Campbell / The Stand Comedy Club

Two Great Comedians

The craziest third of The Dinks and The Lumberjacks comedy trios, this 'fantastic yarn weaver' (Time Out) surges into his 30th year of stand-up and 20th since first performing at the Fringe with Joyful Pain!

Two award-winning comics in one show! We can't tell you who they are... But we can tell you that they're multi award-winning, internationally performing, five-star reviewed comics. As seen on the BBC!

Stand-up, Solo show

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-12,14-24 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio)

2D

B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 XAug 1 21:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-12,14-25 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Cool Story Bro

Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous

MP

LP

Stand-up, Storytelling

Stand-up

Trev Tokabi

Gilded Balloon presents

So you're eight, your parents divorced, you get sent on a school trip back home to Cote d'Ivoire and you join its military academy because frankly emotional stability is overrated! Come ride with me through memory lane.

The Grammy-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian brings Hobo Fabulous, his smash-hit US tour, to the Gilded Balloon for its European premiere! This is Ferguson's first UK stand-up show in over 25 years. Don't miss it!

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

D

Aug 1-13,15-25 20:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Edinburgh Playhouse Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 / 0844 871 3014 V59 GC6 Aug 11 20:00(1h30m) £30.00 Band A: £30.00, Band B: £26.00, Band C: £23.00

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Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

MP

TMP

MZA and CHiLL Productions

Cordelia and Dimple / Free Festival

If you're a gin, he's a tonic! 'Hilarious... delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes... Brilliant!' (Daily Record). 'Upbeat and always hilarious' SSSSS (Mirror). 'Riotously funny!' (Independent). 'Irresistible... laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end!' (List). Cheers!

Cordelia loves cultural references. She admires Jean Brodie, but she’s more Susan Kennedy. Laughing Horse finalist 2018. Dimple loves eggs. And chicken. She self-deprecates about being 33 and the A word. Soho Young Company 2018. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

Stand-up

D

Aug 1-13 16:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Dharmander Singh / Neil Numb / Free Festival

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2-3 19:20(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) XAug 4 19:20(1h) £9.50 Aug 5-6,9-10,16-17,23-24 19:20(1h) £18.50 (£16.50) Aug 7,13-14,20-21 19:20(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 8,11,15,18,22,25 19:20(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

2DB

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Crime of the Hour

N

What's the Deelio Productions

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. Laugh your lederhosen off at a wide range of topics from the flourishing Berlin English comedy scene.

TFM

Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show. The host reports the facts of a famous crime and improvisers use those facts to create original scenes. We are covering the UK's worst killers!

International, Stand-up

D

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Bunker)

Improv, Horror

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Ivy Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Stairs: 20+

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 21:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 2-10 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£8.00)

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Criminal

Could It Be Magic?

Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse

Paul Aitchison

TFL

TFLP

A suspicious death. One detective and three suspects. Welcome to an anarchic night of murder mystery improvisation. Confirmed performers include Deborah Frances-White, Mike McShane and Suki Webster. 'Improv doesn't get better than this' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com).

Mind-melting magic tricks and top-draw bamboozlement meet bonkers character comedy. One performer plays all four magicians competing in a hilarious and chaotic magic competition. 'Aitchison is one to watch, a real talent' (Chortle.co.uk). Magic

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 15:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

Aug 3-11,13-25 15:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Improv

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey)

2

B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2 22:25(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-10 22:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8 22:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Crown Dual

Courtney Pauroso: Gutterplum

By Daniel Clarkson, Director Owen Lewis, Presented by James Seabright

Soho Theatre

TNP

TLP

Developed with Dr Brown and from the producers of the awardwinning shows Nate and Laid, Courtney Pauroso makes her Edinburgh debut. A character clown show (definitely), burlesque show (eventually) and feminist allegory (probably) all rolled into one.

Two actors farcically reimagine how Elizabeth Windsor became QE2. By cocreator of Olivier Award-nominated hit Potted Potter. 'Glorious parody of the Netflix series reminds us what theatre is all about' SSSS (Telegraph). 'Inventive fun' SSSS (Guardian). Farce, Theatre

Clown, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 21:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 21:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Big Yin)

B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:20(1h10m) £7.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-13,15,19-20,22,26 16:20(1h10m) £12.50 (£11.50) (£46.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:20(1h10m) £13.50 (£12.50) (£50.00 F)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Crybabies: Danger Brigade Crybabies in association with PBJ Management

TFLP

Join Michael Clarke ('nothing short of genius' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks)), Ed Jones ('ripe with wit' SSSS (Skinny)) and James for Crybabies' debut hour of surreal comedy, action, singing, dancing, WWII, crisps and concerns of the heart. Absurdist

Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 1-13,15-25 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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Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) Live! United Agents

TFMP

DENIM's Crystal presents the show of a lifetime. 'Makes Beyoncé sound like a mewling kitten' SSSSS (Scotsman). Cabaret, LGBT

2

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer)

B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 17:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:50(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 17:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation The Chandeliers

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back following three sell-out years. Who? What? How? The choice is yours. 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Improv

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 14:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Cülture Elité

Martin Beyer Olsen and Lars Berrum / Stand Comedy Club

TFN

Cülture Elité. A comedy show with Norwegians Martin Beyer-Olsen and Lars Berrum. The culture elite is under attack, but Lars and Martin don't give a f*ck. They will never stop talking about good grapes, literature, art and titties. Stand-up, Compilation

TFUP

Come and enjoy Bony Tony performing his utter nonsense, if you're daft enough. Why? It's the daftest show anyone's ever seen or heard. And you can join in, if you're daft enough. www.bonyproductions.com Family, Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

XAug 2-3 12:05(50m) £5.00 Aug 5-10,12-17 12:05(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

Aug 19-24 11:55(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant Blue Jeans Management

TFMP

Winner: Scottish Comedian of the Year, Chortle's Best Newcomer. Daisy awoke on her 30th birthday, deeply dissatisfied. Why isn't she thinner, blonde, more successful? One woman's attempt to change everything. 'Impressive. Vulnerability but awakening steeliness' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Nip)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 16:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist CKP and InterTalent Group present

Britain's Got Talent finalist and star of BBC Radio 4's acclaimed Citizen of Nowhere, Daliso presents a hilarious and daring new show. Featured on The Apprentice: You're Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 18:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Dan AG: Sloth

Dan AG / Tepid Productions

TFL

About humanity, mortality and the difficulty of eating meringues, from Cambridge Footlight Dan AG. 'As a show it is a triumph, as a debut it is extraordinary' (Exepose.com). SSSSS (Varsity.co.uk). SSSSS (EdFringeReview.com). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (Just The Meeting Room )

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 1 22:05(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 22:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Paul Currie and Ali Brice are Kraudwerk / Heroes

FMP

Salt and pepper? Ham and mustard? Belt and braces? Slap and tickle? No! No! Nooooooooooooo! Currie and Brice! The future wave of comedy. One hairy Irish wacko and a bald-bodied English weirdo unite. Two shows only. Absurdist, Performance art

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt)

B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 18,21 01:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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2D

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-2 21:50(45m) £3.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 21:50(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell / Free Festival

NP

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: 'Who am I?' You're invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit. Stand-up, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-25 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Dan Clark: Work in Progress Dan Clark

Cyclopath

FLP

Dion Owen

NP

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand-up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Stairs: 1

2D

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Bony Tony

TFLP

TL

Aug 1-25 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Daft Show with Bony Tony

Dan Clark (How Not To Live Your Life, BBC Three) performs brand-new material, older routines and songs from his TV show. Book early. Two nights only! SSSS (Time Out). SSSS (Telegraph). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 13-14 16:30(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Dan Soder: Son Of Gary

GAVIN WEBSTER

Live Nation presents

TLP

Dan Soder addresses the many questions the mid-30s bring. From screaming babies on airplanes to remembering what his single mum had to go through, emphasising humour is best used when life gets tough... or boring. Stand-up

AND OTHER SUCH RUBBISH ‘Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find’ Scotsman

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 19:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 19:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Dan vs Food

Alexander Bennett, Dan Cardwell and The Pleasance

★★★★★ One4Review.co.uk

MP

A man eats a meal on stage. This is the greatest cultural event of the year. A team of Fringe favourites and special guests encourage Dan to eat his lunch. A charity event in aid of FareShare. Event

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28

Aug 14 13:30(1h10m) £6.00

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2 - 25 Aug (not 12) (16+) £10/£9 1 Aug (Preview) £6

Daniel and Ralph Won't Talk About Brexit Brown Conlan Comedy

19.35

NP

After selling out their Glasgow Comedy Festival show for two successive years, Daniel and Ralph are heading to the Fringe. Join these two Scottish comedians for an hour of non-stop laughs.

(1hr)

Stand-up

D

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den)

B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4 Aug 2-12,14-26 21:40(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 106 for more information

Daniel Audritt: Better Man Daniel Audritt

TFLP

Award-winning comedian Daniel Audritt questions love, relationships and masculinity. Writer: Comedy Central, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, Comic Relief and BBC Radio 4. Dave's fourth Best Joke of the Fringe 2018. Stand-up, Spoken word

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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XAug 1-2 13:05(1h) £5.00

Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 13:05(1h) £6.00 Aug 5-9,13-16,19-23 13:05(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Daniel Connell: Piece of Piss Daniel Connell

TFM

After a stellar 2018 debut, Australian Daniel Connell has a new show. Grabbing tickets and organising a night out will be a Piece of Piss. 'Taking the ordinary and making it magical' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:10(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 20:10(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Daniel Cook and Rose Johnson: Two Gorgeous Stand-Ups Daniel Cook and Rose Johnson / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

An hour of gorgeous stand-up from two gorgeous comedians. Dan is an excitable man-child, and Rose absolutely guarantees to overshare. 'This is excellent stand-up' SSSS (EdFestMag.com). 'Superb' SSSS (WhatsOn.london). Stand-up

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-12,14-24 20:45(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 Daniel Downie: Hour of Scotland

Danny O'Brien: Reformer

TFMP

TFMP

Daniel Downie

WhiteDucks

Scottish comedian Daniel Downie – 'one to watch' (MumbleComedy.net) – takes an irreverent look at Scotland’s history, people, culture, language and the f*cking weather – plus plenty of jobby jokes.

What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? A new show from the award-winning Irish performer! A hilarious hour where self-destruction and self-discovery meet from one of the Festival’s best live acts. Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Historical

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2)

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 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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XAug 1-2 22:20(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:20(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 22:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Daniel Lobell: Tipping the Scales

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

TLP

The 'enthralling and hilarious' SSSS (One4Review.co.uk) comedian reflects on his life-long struggle with weight loss in this hilarious yet moving hour. Heard on This American Life, Howard Stern Wrap Up Show. SSSS (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 17:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 4-6,9,16,18,23,25 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Danny Posthill

LP

Danny Posthill tells us how Johnny Vegas helped him get over his anxiety, Dianne Abbot blocked him on Twitter and why Trump will be a rapper after his presidency. Solo show

Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 20:45(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent Danny Ward / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Don't just take my word for it. As one audience review said last year: 'Hilarious. Pro. Why haven't I heard of him before? Sort it out'. That's me told. We'd best get to work!

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy / Free Festival

MP

Australian Daniel Muggleton’s just woke enough to know he’s an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? 'Very, very funny.' (SydneyArtsGuide.com.au).

Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-25 15:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

Daniel Nicholas: Lessons in Nostalgia

Daphna Baram

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Daniel Nicholas

Daphna Baram takes on mass and time, AKA weight and age, while raging against the dying of her light. 'Supremely talented' (DailyInfo.co.uk). 'Masterful' SSSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine). 'Fresh and enlightening' (List). Director: Amanda Baker.

TFL

Remember MSN and video game soundtracks from the 90s? Daniel Nicholas, the 'Prince of Peculiar’ (GreatCentral.co.uk) takes you on a journey to work out whether nostalgia is a good thing. Game show, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 14:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 14:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 11:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Darcie Silver – I Know You Are Darcie Silver / Free Festival

Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour

NP

A hilarious hour of one-liners and observational comedy that will leave your face aching from laughing. 'Very funny stuff' (Russell Kane). 'Very talented joke writer' (Gary Delaney). Not to be missed! Laughing Horse @ The Brass Monkey • 14 Drummond Street, EH8 9TU (Cinema Room) B0131 556 1961 V153 GE6 Aug 1-16 15:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Daniel Nils Roberts

TFL

An absurd multimedia pelt through all of history, from a star of West End smash-hit Austentatious. As heard on BBC Radio 4. 'Devastatingly funny' SSSS (Fest). 'Sheer genius' SSSS (Scotsman).

D

Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:10(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 16:10(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Planet Bar • 6 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF (Planet Bar Stage) B0131 226 0000 V429 GC6 Aug 2-11 13:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17-18 17:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Daniel Sloss: X

Darius Davies: Persian of Interest

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TFM

MZA and Get Slossed Productions 2018’s smash-hit show returns! Award-winning Netflix star (Jigsaw, DARK). Eight Conans. 'Stunner of a show... Brilliant!' SSSSS (Mail On Sunday). 'Dirty, sweet, clever' (New York Times). Eleven fringes. Multiple seasons off-Broadway. 'Hilarious... Festival highlight. See him!' (Age). Stand-up

Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (Auditorium) B0844 871 3014 V59 GC6 Aug 15-17 19:30(2h30m) £20.50

28DB

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Darius Davies

Anglo-Iranian, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, Darius Davies returns with 'one of the funniest, most thought-provoking stand-up shows this Fringe' (FringeFeed.com.au). As seen on the BBC and Channel 4. Multimedia, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 14:20(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Darkness Distillery Craig Fridey

NP

Few topics are taboo when an acerbic Australian dissects the flaws in society's design. His failed marriage, Ted Bundy and celebrity funerals are within his sights as his moral outrage takes aim, seeking humour within the darkness. Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar)

B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 00:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute CKP and InterTalent Group present

TMP

Best Newcomer nominee Darren considers himself to have a good heart but he’s 30 and never been in love. From Live at the Apollo and Don’t Hate The Playaz. SSSS (Sunday Times). SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 20:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm Darren Walsh / Free Festival

NP

Like puns? Think you've seen it Orwell before? Join Darren (ITV's Out There) on the farm for a pun-packed, video-abundant, one-liner heavy adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel. 'Punbelievable!' SSSSS (Mirror). SSSS (Sunday Express). Stand-up, Multimedia

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2

Aug 1-25 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 164 for more information

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Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y

Dave Bibby / PBH's Free Fringe / Momentum Talent

MP

A carousel of comedy: characters, stand-up, sketches, storytelling and songs from award-winning idiot, Dave Bibby. And cat stories. My cats made me write that. ‘Simply hilarious’ SSSS (Entertainment-Focus.com). 'Self-deprecating brilliance' SSSS (MumbleComedy.net). Sketch show, Cabaret

Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 3-12,14-25 16:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dave Chawner: Mental Dave Chawner

K

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. 'Hilariously entertaining’ (Mail on Sunday). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

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Aug 1-25 18:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dave Fensome: ADHDave Dave Fensome / Free Festival

MP

Highly tipped comic Dave Fensome makes his debut with a darkly comic journey through his life, reframed through an ADHD diagnosis aged 42. Not the mid-life crisis he was expecting. 'Energetic and relatable, don’t miss it' (BrightonSource.co.uk). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 1-25 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 Dave Green: Guest Bed

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

TFNP

TFMP

Dave Green

Strip Light

Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he's trying to find out why. Join him on an absurd tale of shape-shifting identities. 'Fantastically original gags' (Bruce Dessau). Time Out’s One to Watch.

Focus people! Shit's about to get real. Comedy for a world in crisis from a comic who's not kidding around. 'A class act' (Scotsman). 'Hysterically funny' (San Francisco Bay Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

Stand-up, Storytelling

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Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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XAug 1-2 19:55(50m) £5.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 19:55(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 16:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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David Callaghan: Dance Like No One's David Callaghan

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

Lisa Richards in association with Chambers Management

David Callaghan / Share the Word's Productions

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TFMP

The hairy Enya is delighted to return to Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation.

A new stand-up show from David Callaghan. SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSS (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Does an excellent job... very funny routines' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Smart, rich, hilarious storytelling, underpinned by some fantastic jokes' (NARC. Magazine). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 11:55(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

2D

Stairs: 20+ B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 19:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 5-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 19:30(1h) £15.00

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do? David Tieck: Two Little Dickheads

TFL

Notorious*

David Tieck is a big absurdist, idiotic, teddy-bear type person. In this show, he's promising at least 37 moments of stupid, silly, nonsense fun and potentially even one moment that’s possibly profound.

TFM

David returns after a heck of a year, one that saw him put his body on the line for your entertainment. Looking back over the nonsense, what the hell actually happened?

Absurdist, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4

Absurdist, International

2

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2D

XAug 1-2 18:00(50m) £5.00 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 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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David Ephgrave: Niche

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

David Ephgrave

TFMP

David's not for everybody, but is being an acquired taste an advantage? Among best jokes lists 2017/18: Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News. 'Devastatingly witty' (EdFestMag.com). 'As smooth as they come' (BBC.co.uk).

PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Come see David’s show about his around-the-world adventures as he does his nephew's class project on Flat Stanley. From Europe to Asia to Australia to North America back to Europe.

Stand-up, Solo show

B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 14:40(1h) £3.00

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) Aug 3-11,13-18,20-25 14:40(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)

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Stand-up, Storytelling

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Aug 3-13,15-24 17:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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David Kay

Daz Black Live

David Kay / The Stand Comedy Club

Kilimanjaro Live

FL

FLP

David Kay, one of the hidden gems of Scottish stand-up comedy, laconic, quirky and surreal. As seen on Comedy Central's The Alternative Comedy Experience and as heard on Mordrin McDonald: 21st Century Wizard on BBC Radio 4. @davidkaystandup

Daz Black heads to the Fringe for the first time ever, off the back of his UK tour. For one night only, he will share his weird, wonderful and often wild stories from the world of YouTube. Multimedia

Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1 16:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 2-12 16:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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David McIver: Teleport

David McIver / PBH’s Free Fringe / Objectively Funny Productions

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Come! Escape into the Realms of Warquest, where you can level up, complete quests, defeat monsters and watch a cheeky little man do some stupid character comedy. 'Uniquely inventive in its approach to comedy' SSSS½ (ShortCom.co.uk). Absurdist, Solo show

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-11,13-25 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:30(1h) £16.00

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David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Nip) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 22:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre)

2

Aug 22 22:30(1h) £15.00

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DCGK's Chicken Box Pencil Case Dan Cadey

FMP

Dan Cadey and Gary Knightley's multipurpose chicken box boasts a lunchtime set menu of stand-up, musical comedy, rehashed game show formats and fridge magnet philosophy. Stand-up, Variety

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 13-25 12:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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91


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

TFLP

TFKP

Andy Thomas / Andyland Productions

Dead Duck Productions

Des celebrates world communism in his hilarious, interactive, cult history karaoke show using the music of Robbie, Elvis, Beatles, ABBA, Taylor, The Smiths, Bowie and more! Sell-out shows at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe!

Dive into this carnival of comedy and enjoy an hour of original and hysterically funny sketches! Expect nothing but the unexpected from the University of York’s premier sketch troupe and prepare to be amazed...

Music, Storytelling

Sketch show, New writing

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 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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B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-8,12-25 16:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

The Death Hilarious: Razer Bound & Gagged Comedy in association with TGA

Desiree Burch / Ebdon Management / Heroes

TFNP

TMP

She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. SSSS (Guardian).

Quitting comedy for spiritualism, TDH allows the spirits of the Philip Schofield Memorial Tower to enter him through any orifice. Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2018. 'A bold and unique new voice in comedy' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £6.00 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:30(1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 13,19-20 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Stand-up, Storytelling

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-19,21-25 19:40(1h) £10.00 (£7.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Decree Absolute Vodka

Deskchair Burlesque

MP

NP

John Rayner / Free Festival

Sarah Iles

Oxford Revue alumnus John Rayner ('laugh-out-loud... and unexpectedly poignant' (Cherwell.org)) presents his first solo comedy show/erotic novel masterclass. With sketches, stand-up and stories, Deskchair Burlesque is a celebration of the awkwardness of the erotic. SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). SSSS½ (Cherwell.org).

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute (vodka) joys of being divorced in her early 30s. 'Left the room quaking with laughter... a deeply astute comedy story-teller' (VoiceMag.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

Stand-up, Solo show

D

Aug 1-13,15-25 12:50(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 12-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Brightside Entertainments

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

jP

A satirical stage show poking fun at the acting profession. With botched lines, technical glitches and bad acting, comedy ensues in this formally tragic play. Despite what anyone says, it’s Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet!

Matt Stags and Josie Ettrick-Hogg

NP

Overcoming lethargy, procrastination and a plethora of mental health issues, Matt Stags and Josie Ettrick-Hogg took on a series of grueling challenges. Did they triumph? Did they give up and go home? Find out what happened.

Satire, Farce

theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5

True-life

Aug 19-24 16:35(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 XAug 1-4 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

The Delightful Sausage

TFNP

A gag-packed sketch comedy nightmare from Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act. Surreal, unsettling and full of gristle. ‘Very smart writing’ (Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, Guardian). SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (TheWeeReview.com).

Naomi Paul

FL

Satirical four-star show: original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. Poignant, funny and ultimately uplifting. With biscuits. Of course. 'Fine comic celebration of modern Britain' SSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). SSSS (Edinburgh49.org). SSSS (Chloe Alexander, Ludlow Fringe).

Sketch show, Absurdist

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2-3 12:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25 12:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 5-7,12,14,19-21 12:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 12:00(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Theatre, Cabaret

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 12-17,19-24 17:05(50m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

2

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Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

TM

FMP

Century

Berk's Nest

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Demi Lardner (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude was suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters.

The cult songstress(/ex-con) brings her iconic 1980s nightclub back to life for a run of late-night weekend parties, with special guests. 'Had the audience on their feet' SSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). SSSS (Times).

Absurdist, Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 21:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3)

Music, Drag

2

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Flick at Underground)

B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:00(1h30m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Diane Chorley: Modern Love Berk's Nest

TFMP

The Duchess of Canvey is back, this time attempting to discover what makes modern Britain tick. 'The most fun I had in a comedy show this summer' (Stewart Lee). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Evening Standard). Music, Drag

2

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Flick at Underground)

B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-2 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 20:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s) Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

TFLP

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia's favourite comedians. So much so that he won the 2018 Logie for Most Popular New Talent. 'Brilliant hour' SSSS (Herald Sun). 'Confident talented performer' SSSS (Age). Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-21,26 21:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

2

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Dinner for One oder Der 90. Geburtstag Michael Brunström / Phil Jarvis

FN

The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie? The same procedure as every year, James! Sketch show, Performance art

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 13 20:40(30m) £5.00 Aug 21 15:20(30m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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See page 86 for more information

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Dino Wiand / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Inspired by Andy Kaufman, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright and Tommy Cooper, Dino uses surrealist madcap experimental stand-up comedy as the catalyst to tell stories and thoughts including a botched gender transformation. Stand-up, Performance art

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5

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Aug 3-24 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Divet Show: The Greatest Divas Divet Productions

TFKP

Divet Show will bring glitter, glamour, fun and over 30 world-class stars like Adele, Whitney, Celine, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Cher... all impersonated by one man, Marko Vainio, accompanied by his drag dancers! Drag

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 23:10(1h) £10.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 23:10(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 23:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Dog in the Manger Wide Eyed Theatre

TFjP

Betty enjoys controlling others. They don't like it at all. When her non-identical twin sister dies, she starts to lose control of her own life. She will now have to adapt or be miserable. Theatre, Physical theatre

artSpace@StMarks • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP (Church) B0131 226 0000 V125 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

2

Aug 5,7-10,12,14,19,21-24 12:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 15-17 14:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

THE BOX See page 157 for more information 93


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Dog Tales

Rich Egan / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

People have much to hide. Their dogs hide nothing. This New York City dog, irascible, insightful, lovable, is having some trouble adjusting to his new paradigm, a world that celebrates dog teeth whitening and cage-free kibble delivery services. Cabaret, Improv

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5 Aug 18-23 15:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dolly Di*mond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks Dolly Diamond

TFN

Reigning queen of Australian cabaret, Dolly Diamond, hosts a live version of this top-rated TV classic. Including a line-up of celebrity guests, its a bit risqué and definitely filled with innuendo. SSSSS (TheatrePeople.com.au). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Aug 5,12,19 20:35(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

Dominic Frisby / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Comic songs, stories and stand-up from 'mercurially witty' (Spectator) creator of 17 Million F*ck Offs. For people who don't have issues with things like free speech, free trade, bitcoin and Brexit. Music, Satire

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-13,15-25 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Donald Alexander: The Great

See page 81 for more information

Keep Supporting Live Comedy Productions

TFNP

Lanky Don was on the telly (The Comedy Underground, BBC Two) doing stand-up and stretching this year. Come and see him perform more long-limbed and surreal comedy. 'One to watch' (Edinburgh Evening News). Work in progress. Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 5)

D

B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 23:15(45m) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 23:15(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Don't Bother

Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin

TFLP

Support the Fringe Help the Fringe thrive by donating to the Fringe Society, the charity that supports artists and audiences at the festival. Donate now at edfringe.com/donate

A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin blends surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word for a unique hour of comedy. 'At the top of his game' SSSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine). Poetry, Spoken word

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 12:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 12:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Dots The Dots

FKP

Slick and sophisticated cabaret trio. Well, they were 'til the soprano stormed out. And the mezzo died. Remaining Dot Helen finds emergency understudies, falling into an under-rehearsed whirlwind of musical mayhem, major malfunctions and minor injuries. Cabaret, Variety

2

Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Hanover Suite)

B0131 507 0669 V119 GD4 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 3-4 20:00(50m) £8.50 (£6.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25 20:00(50m) £8.50 (£6.00) (£28.00 F) 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 Double Denim: Adventure Show

Dummy

TFM

K

Hey Boss

Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew’s critically acclaimed safari party. Jumanji meets Absolutely Fabulous. Winner: Directors' Choice, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018. 'If Aunty Donna and Broad City got dissolved into the Gilligan's Island canon' SSSS½ (TheMusic.com.au). Sketch show, Clown

2

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer)

B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 20:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 20:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Anders Lee Diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, American comedian Anders Lee dives headfirst into questions of education, social cues, diagnosis and what it truly means to be dumb. 'Funny, heartwarming and thought-provoking' SSSS (LiveLondonPost.com). Solo show, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,14-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

DR

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Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

The Durham Revue: Unnatural Disaster

MP

TFKP

Claire Ford / Momentum Artist Management

The Durham Revue

What is love? Love guru Dr Lara Love heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. Brand-new character comedy from the 'brilliant, unique' (TalkFringe.com.au), award-winning Claire Ford.

Join the award-winning sketch comedy troupe which launched Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar and many more, as they celebrate the final hour before the apocalypse. This is an hour of cutting-edge comedy not to be missed.

Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 XAug 1-11,13-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 16:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 16:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

Gillian English / PBH's Free Fringe

Dylan Dodds

M

At 24 years old, Gillian English called off her wedding. Now, a decade later, she's still sorting it all out. And she's getting her money's worth out of that dress, whether it fits or not. Spoken word, Storytelling

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5

D

TFMP

Every fortnight, Dylan Dodds (comedian) writes a blog about Friends (sitcom). Four years in, what’s changed since the 90s? How does his life compare to Friends? And is the show even any good?? Absurdist, True-life

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (Just The Meeting Room) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-4 23:10(1h) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 5-11,13-18,20-25 23:10(1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

Aug 3-14,16-25 19:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dreamgun: Film Reads

Ed and Joz's Deleted Scenes

Lisa Richards

Ed and Joz

TFK

Your favourite movies, except an hour and full of jokes! Irish comedy weirdos amuse cinephiles with their joke-stuffed takes on cinematic favourites. Dreamgun brings Film Reads back to the Edinburgh Fringe, performing a different movie every night! Film, Comedy

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2

XAug 1-2 22:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 22:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Drunk Women Solving Crime

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

TM

Fringe debut from one of 2018's top-rated new comedy podcasts. Join your boozed-up hosts and their special guest as they test out their drunk detective skills in the true crime podcast with a twist... of lime. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

TFNP

Comedy stars and soon-to-be legendary double act Ed Aczel and Joz Norris present a selection of sketches, characters and ideas that somehow didn't make it into their acclaimed short films. Sketch show, Film

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4

2

Aug 1-8,11-12,14-25 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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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Vivienne Smith Management

FLP

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children. 'Masterful... Go see!' SSSSS (Sunday Times). Stand-up

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Music Hall) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 Stairs: 20+

2DB

XAug 1-2 21:00(1h) £12.00 Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £18.50 (£17.50)

Aug 3-6,9-11 19:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8 19:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 5-8,13-15,19-22 21:00(1h) £17.00 (£16.00)

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Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with IAM

The Duality of Man Niall McCarthy

TMP

TFMP

Niall McCarthy is obsessed with the duality in all of us: he looks confident but feels anxious, he loves questions but hates answers, he has a restless leg and a lazy eye... and he's funny! Stand-up

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 2-10 23:10(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

'Spell-bindingly funny' SSSS (Herald). 'Night is a prodigiously talented young comic' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Edinburgh Fringe sell-out run 2018. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017. As heard on BBC Radio 1. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside)

28D

B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 21:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Eddy Brimson: Life Coaching for Arseholes Eddy Brimson Comedian

NP

They say 'There's no 'i' in team', but that's just basic spelling. Let me help you discover your unique individuality, so that you can become exactly the same as me. Oh f*cking yeah! www.eddybrimson.com Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 2-12,14-19,21-25 20:15(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

D

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EdinBra Fringe Comedy

Nik Coppin Productions and Over The Lyne Comedy

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A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4

D

Aug 1-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Edinburgh Comedy Allstars Underbelly

N

The biggest, boldest 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 a sell-out since 2017! Stand-up

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XAug 2 23:30(1h) £10.00

Aug 3,22 23:30(1h) £12.50 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 23:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala Edinburgh Comedy Awards

K

The 39th Edinburgh Comedy Awards. The UK's first and premier awards celebrating live comedy brings you the 2019 winner and nominees on one bill for one show only! For line-up announcement, follow @comedyawards. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28D

Aug 25 15:50(1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show The Edinburgh Revue

NP

The Edinburgh Revue returns for its 10th Fringe, bringing you 50 minutes of 'intelligent and inventive' (BroadwayBaby.com) stand-up, showcasing the best of the local scene and 'the comic talent of the future' SSSS (Skinny). Stand-up, Comedy

D

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2)

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 2-26 11:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Robin Cairns as Morningside Malcolm

TM

When Edinburgh's pandas disappear, suspicion falls on Glaswegian gangsters. When the pandas return, they begin behaving in strange ways. Only Morningside Malcolm can restore order. 'An absolute wee gem of a show' (FringeReview.co.uk). Solo show

WITH DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE 4PM Pleasance Courtyard. The Grand 2-4th August See pages 172 and 110 for more information 96

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre • 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP (The Helen Duncan Room) B0131 226 0000 V290 GE1 Stairs: 20+ Aug 5-7,10,21 19:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8 20:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 10 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Arthur Conan Doyle Centre • 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP (The Sanctuary) B0131 226 0000 V290 GE1 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 9,15-17,22-24 19:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 11,17,18,24 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14 20:00(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 Edward Aczel – Artificial Intellect

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

Edward Aczel

TFLP

Eleanor Tiernan

Another failed attempt at comedy from a so-called "veteran". For Ed, it's either superstardom or becoming a fully signed-up member of Zombieland. You choose. SSSS (Scotsman).

NP

In bed gorging on true crime while outside actual crime fails to tantalise? Tiernan (BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz) is back to spark joy. 'Amiably acerbic' (Stewart Lee). 'Funny, fanciful and fearless' (Graham Norton).

Stand-up, Clown

Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 1-12,14-25 13:20(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-12,14-25 14:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Edy Hurst

Eli Matthewson – An Inconvenient Poof

TFLP

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the age-old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Where am I? What?’

Carrie Hardie for Serious Comedy

TFM

It's been 10 years since Eli was Head Environment Prefect at high school, but he still hasn't saved the world. Can one inconvenient poof save our planet? 'Nails every punchline' (New Zealand Herald).

Stand-up, Absurdist

D

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room)

B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 12:50(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Eh?

Stand-up

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 21:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

2D

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Connor Burns (Free Fringe)

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

NP

From a no-holds-barred dissection of his own laughable life to a skewed look at the absurdity of the everyday. Let one of Scotland's rising stars of comedy tell you about the year he's had.

Susie Steed / Ella Al-Shamahi

MP

Stand-up

D

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee)

Join the digger, British-Arab archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter, 'erudite and funny' (Times)) and gold-hating economist, Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women regional finalist 2018) for some political stand-up and jokes about life.

B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Political, Satire

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Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 XAug 1-2 11:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-18 11:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb Do Wap Art Flop

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

FMP

Two young, naive St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy. Expect props, mistakes, scattered ideas and at least one breakdown. 'Very clean and friendly host' SSSSS (Simon, Airbnb).

Elliot Wengler

LP

Hyperactive storytelling and fast-paced musings from a proud loner. Topics include dating, retail work, video games, Malaga. Classic Elliot Wengler. 'Truly funny stories' (Concrete).

Absurdist, Performance art

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 8,15,20,22 01:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 14 22:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 10-13,15-25 15:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Emancipation

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Lorraine Chademunhu

TFMP

One woman struggles to overcome the challenges of having a 'man's voice'. Accused of being a fraud, Lorraine attempts to break free from the confines of society to prove that she is indeed all woman.

Oxygen Entertainment / Free Festival

NP

Fresh from a 100-date, 10-country, sell-out tour with the multi award-winning sell-out smash Walk of Shame, Conway serves up a new show about sexual boundaries and how she doesn't have any.

Sketch show

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber)

2D

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-25 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 2-25 21:00(50m) £10.00 (£7.50)

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Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans

TFMP

FLP

Eleanor Morton / The Stand Comedy Club Dissection of one of comedy’s rising stars. Razor-sharp wit from someone who doesn’t want to be the voice of her own opinions, let alone her generation. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). ‘A thoroughly enjoyable hour of accomplished, skilful stand-up' (Skinny). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

XAug 1 12:05(1h) £5.00

2

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3)

Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 12:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Emer Maguire

Award-winning BBC presenter Emer Maguire takes a hilarious (and sometimes scientific) look at the oddities of human behaviour through her ingenious musical comedy. 'One of the most unique comic prospects in the country' (Daily Mirror). Music, Science

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Ivy Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6 Stairs: 20+

D

Aug 19-24 15:00(45m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)

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97


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Eric

Emma Shaw needs help. Emma chats about life, death, growing old and also there's a bit about running up the stairs on your hands and knees like a dog (remember?!). Seen on BBC Three.

TFK

Award-winning Fringe favourite since 2008. An insider’s view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Poignant and unique. ‘Mesmerising’ (Guardian). ‘Quietly wonderful show’ SSSS (Times). ‘One in a million show’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Stand-up, Solo show

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5

D

Aug 4-9 15:50(35m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Storytelling, True-life

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 2 14:50(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 3-4 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 5-8,13-15,19-22 14:50(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 14:50(1h) £10.50 (£9.00) (£34.00 F)

D

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Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights Live Nation and Avalon presents

TLP

In 2015, Nicki Minaj was paid approximately $400,000 to appear at a New York City bar mitzvah, where she was photographed flanked by eight 13-year-old Jewish boys. This beautiful human menorah best summarizes Emmy Blotnick's comedy. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2D

Escaping Trump's America

Variety of American Comedians

N

Back for a third year, hang out with a hilarious line-up of American comics each night as we all enjoy our month away from the craziness back home. Come drink, watch and laugh! Stand-up, Variety

Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

XJul 31-Aug 2 19:55(1h) £7.00

D

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:55(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 19:55(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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English Speaking Comedy Borsch Eastern European Comedy Festival

Aug 2-26 23:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity CKP

M

The Eastern European Comedy Festival presents English Speaking Comedy Borsch – the series of shows where some of the biggest acts from Eastern European countries translate their jokes for the rest of the world to enjoy. Compilation, International

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den)

D

B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4 Aug 2-26 18:40(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eric André: The Stand Up Tour

TFLP

What does it take to be a man these days? Eshaan returns after sell-out Fringe runs in 2017, 2018 and appearances on BBC Two, Channel 5, BBC Radio 4 and Asian Network. SSSSS (Fresh Fringe). SSSS (VoiceMag.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 15:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

Rabbit Rabbit

NP

The host of Adult Swim's top-rated programme The Eric Andre Show comes to the Fringe's (true) final night to tear sh*t the f*ck up. 'They should let Eric André host the Oscars' (Vice). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5

28

Aug 25 21:00(1h) £20.00

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Mad Etiquette

TFNP

Expert stupidity from multi award-winning comedy duo. 'Silliness as an art form' (Scotsman). 'You can imagine this going down very well indeed at the Palladium or the BBC' (Stage). 'An unrivalled charm' (Fest). Sketch show, Clown

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 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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Eric Davidson: Across the Loony Verse Eric Davidson

Esther Manito: Crusade

TFMP

One of Scotland's finest comedy poets returns with 50 minutes of classic doggerel. 'I’ve seen better looking faces on an Easter Island postcard' (Polynesian Enquirer). Poetry, Storytelling

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Studio) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6

2D

Bound & Gagged Comedy

TLP

Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don't work! So You Think You're Funny finalist (2017) brings her debut hour tackling the boundaries of her identity. 'A lot of hair and a lot of talent' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2D

Aug 2-10,12-24 20:45(50m) £10.00

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XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22 16:00(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist Erich McElroy

ET The Extra Testicle

MP

With politics moving to extremes, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. 'Stand-up at its best' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). @erichmcelroy Stand-up, Satire

The Malignant Humours

FLP

The Malignant Humours have written you a prescription for some medical-grade sketch comedy! Returning for their 20th year at the Edinburgh Fringe after eight years of back-to-back sell-out shows – they'll have you in stitches! Sketch show, Revue

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 1-11,13-25 14:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

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98

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 1) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 5-10 17:10(45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Follow us @edfringe Eurosceptic Song Contest The Iain Duncan Smiths

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A Eurovision for Brexit curated by The Iain Duncan Smiths, featuring live performances from Borissey, Farage Against the Machine, Snoop Mogg, Maydiohead, David Davis Bowie, Corbzy and many more. Cabaret, Political

Lebowskis Bar • 18 Morrison St, Morrison St, EH3 8BJ (Lebowskis) B0131 466 1779 V233 GF3 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 22-26 20:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Evan Desmarais: Pizza and Ice Cream Evan Desmarais

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Stand-up comedy from seasoned Canadian comedian, Evan Desmarais. Highbrow dick jokes with heart from a balding man in a backward cap. ‘One of the funniest, quick-witted and confident comedians' (TheAdelaidian.net). Stand-up, Clown

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Bunker)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 20:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Even More Twisted Aaron Ayjay

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Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy with his not-so-trusted six-string, Lola, taking on topics such as dating, postmen, sailors, urban legends, letters and whatever... Music, Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 14-18 21:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 74 for more information

An Evening With Lee Trundle Francis Breen

TFNP

Lee Trundle is cancelled. His replacement? Absurdist stand-up Francis Breen, a comedian for the @dril generation. Alternative comedy which is definitely not about former Swansea City strikers. Stand-up, Absurdist

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 00:10(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 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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An Evening with Savvy B

Hannah Walker / The Stand Comedy Club

FNP

Hannah Walker and her alter ego, Savvy B, take a comic look at who we become when we drink and what it takes to sparkle. www.thehannahwalker.com Stand-up, Interactive

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 5,12 22:05(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 2-3 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 2 18:20(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 19 20:20(1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Mary Flanigan / Free Festival

MP

An accidental one-woman show! Standing in the wreckage of a five-piece sketch troupe, one comedian is determined to keep going. Watch her as she fails, tries, fails and tries some more. Stand-up, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-13 14:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Evil Queen Rules!

Janis Haves / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Music and comedy. Forget the Disney princess, the evil queen takes centre stage at last. Find out why every princess becomes an evil queen in the end. Razor-sharp comedy and top-shelf lyrics. Fascinating Aida meets Jake Thackery. Music, Stand-up

Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 14:20(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ew Girl, You Nasty

Katharyn Henson / Free Festival

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Katharyn Henson looks like a librarian but sounds like Al Capone's hooker as she jokes about her days smoking meth, working in a sex dungeon and eating dog food in her Fringe debut comedy hour. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern • 30-31 Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR (Upstairs Bar) B0131 221 5221 V114 GG3

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Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver – Free The Sheffield Revue

NP

Behold, beware, behave! A brand-new sketch show from some comedians you don't know! You'll laugh, or absolutely none of your money back! Free show. Sheffield Alumni Foundation funded. Sketch show, Revue

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 11-18 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Expelled from Eton George Callaghan

NP

George is the poshest chav. Macabre, mirthful, merciless. An equal opportunity offender. Smooth-talking as Harvey Weinstein. The most comedic car crash since Princess Diana. The most child-friendly show since Jimmy Saville. If easily offended – f*ck off. Laughing Horse @ The Bier Keller • 14 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Courtside) B0131 556 1289 V154 GC5

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Aug 13-17 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Explainers The Explainers

MP

Find an answer to all of your burning-est questions with The Explainers. Stand-up, Interactive

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 1-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Faking It BBC

FLP

During a BBC Radio 3 live broadcast, a private detective stuns the audience by accusing a best-selling author of murder. The author denies the accusation and sets out to prove her innocence to the audience. Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (Radio Studio) B0131 560 1581 V26 GG6 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

Aug 23 18:00(30m) £6.00

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Follow us @edfringe Falling with Style

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

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David von Jones

Fat Roland

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humorous glance at popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. 'All the makings of a future comic triumph' (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 1-25 21:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Family Secrets

The House of Improv / PBH's Free Fringe

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A family inspired by your suggestions has an entirely improvised reunion! A night of comedy and chaos: you can expect revelations and riotous relations. This is one reunion you don't want to miss. 'Terrific, sharp wit' (DailyInfo.co.uk). Improv, Theatre

BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage) B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 14-24 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. A five-star, one-idiot commission for The Lowry, adapted especially for the Edinburgh Fringe. Spoken word, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 1-13 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death Dave Maher

TFKP

Confront the mystery of our lives, deaths and afterlives through interactive bits, vulnerable personal stories and surreal comedy rituals. A cross-genre comedy show that is unequal parts silly, smart and sacred. Interactive, Absurdist

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1 12:55(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 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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The Fanny’s

Susan Morrison and Jojo Sutherland / The Stand Comedy Club

TFL

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return at a new time, just as funny and feisty as ever. They boldly go where no fanny has gone before. Stand-up, Compilation

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 2-11,13-25 18:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

XJul 31 18:20(1h) £5.00

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Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous Get Comedy Ltd

TFLP

Granting you, the audience, access all areas! Pop-star celebrities Luke Warm and Lee De La Mer welcome you behind the velvet rope to a self-help masterclass. 'A masterclass as great as 2008!' (Chico). Sketch show, Farce

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9,11,16-18,23-25 16:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 16:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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The Fannytasticals

The Fannytasticals / Sweet Productions

TFN

Brighton's rude and raucous female comedy troupe hit Edinburgh! With songs, sketches, and wry musings on the female experience, their original and bold material takes you into the wilderness of the female psyche, leaving you gasping for breath! Sketch show, Music

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2)

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-11 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Fern Brady: Power and Chaos IAM Presents

TM

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo. Fern is one of the UK’s most important and exciting comedy stars! Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 XAug 1 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 18:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 4,7-8,11,14-15,18,21-22,25 18:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 5-6,13,19-20 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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Fast Fringe

Chortle in association with Gag Reflex

TM

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. Compilation, Variety

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 18:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 2,12-13,19-20 18:40(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3,5-6,9-10,16-17,23-24 18:40(1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 4,7-8,11,14-15,18,21-22 18:40(1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Dan Willis / PBH's Free Fringe

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... Love the movie, live the life. Dan Willis looks for life answers in a 1986 feel-good movie. 'Total side-splitting laughter' SSSSS (Plains Producer). Stand-up, Solo show

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-6,8-20,22-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fat Blast and Crackers: 101 Sketches in 50 minutes!

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

TFMP

A collection of (im)possible romances, childhood chickens and George Clooney's corruption of Lake Como’s coffee industry. Debut hour from the moonstruck, vagabonding Italian comedian and clown. ‘Eclectic, erratic, mispronounced, talented and absolutely hilarious’ (ItalianBrew.co.uk).

The Scribbling Ape

A brain-boggling quest to wreak havoc on the humdrum! Join The Scribbling Ape as we attempt a record-breaking 101 hilarious comedy sketches in just 50 minutes! Sketch show, Devised

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 2-11 23:20(50m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Faithful Fig

MP

Stand-up, Performance art

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 19:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FootDarks

TFLP

TFMP

Eggbox Comedy

Final Cut

Danny Baalbaki, Patrick Sylla and Hasan Al-Habib are three stand-up comedians/best friends who challenged themselves to create a show capable of giving Daily Mail readers an instant aneurysm. Presenting FootDarks: from three BME members of The Cambridge Footlights.

Trevor Brierly – writer, director, occasional cat-sitter – has died. Comedians John Tothill and James Coward host Trevor's memorial service, featuring his films and many guests, each with a story to tell. 'Triumph of character comedy' (EdFringeReview.com). Theatre, Multimedia

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Dancer) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

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XAug 1-2 12:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 12:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 23:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-15 23:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18 23:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

Eamon Goodfellow / PBH's Free Fringe

Fiona Ridgewell

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TFMP

From standstill to stand-up in two years. Eamon Goodfellow's debut Fringe show. NATYS: New Act Of The Year runner-up 2019. 'Instantly engaging. A natural storyteller we will hear more of' (Evening Standard).

Fiona is the epitome of positivity... but she's struggling to keep a PMA as she stumbles through life trying to achieve the ultimate fairy tale. Stories and gags from Piccadilly Comedy finalist 2018. Stand-up, Storytelling

Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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XAug 1-2 12:35(45m) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 12:35(45m) £5.00 (£4.00)

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage) B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

Aug 3-24 18:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

Avalon Promotions

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight we will celebrate him... in fine company! Previous acts include Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Sofie Hagen, Nina Conti and Sam Simmons. Bangerang!

After a sell-out run in 2018, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan are back baby, they're back. Best Music and Variety Act 2018, Chortle Awards. SSSSS (Sunday Post). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Music, Stand-up

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-2 18:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9,11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 18:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Variety, Compilation

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 11 00:15(1h45m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Flora Anderson: Romantic

Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

TMP

FMP

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

Rabbit Rabbit

Ridiculously self-aware middle-class dreamer Flora ponders whether she's an epic Romantic vagabond or just an entitled pr*ck? She's chasing dreams, but the chase might be much funnier. 'A promising comedian' (Guardian) with a 'well-tuned political antennae' (Chortle.co.uk).

Joe Pickett (Onion) and Nick Prueher (Colbert Report) are back with an all-new guided tour through their latest and weirdest VHS finds. There's no show quite like it. 'A comedy sensation' (Guardian). Multimedia

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:10(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:10(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 15:10(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 15,19-22 22:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed... Forcibly

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

Ali Kennedy Scott

MP

The FOC It Up Comedy Club

Roberta Roberts: distant cousin of Julia, former child star (Vegemite commercials) and experimental theatre visionary, determined to make her mark... or claim someone else’s. From award-winning writer/performer Ali Kennedy Scott comes this stand-up/storytelling/ character mash-up.

TFL

Fighting tokenism and spilling diversi-tea, FOC It Up is here to recognize and represent the fierce, fabulous and funny femmes of colour in comedy. Check your privilege at the door! Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 Aug 4,9,11,16,18,23,25 23:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2D

XAug 2 23:15(1h) £7.00

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern • 30-31 Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR (Upstairs Bar) B0131 221 5221 V114 GG3 XAug 1 15:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-4,7-11 15:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Foil Arms and Hog – Swines

Foxdog Studios: Tomorrow's Office

TFLP

NP

WhiteDucks

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato... you racist. Sold-out Fringe 2009-2018. Over 100 million hits on YouTube. Foil Arms and Hog return to the magnificent McEwan Hall with their brand-new show, Swines. Sketch show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:00(1h) £9.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £17.50 (£16.50)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 21:00(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Aug 16-18,23-24 22:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Foxdog Studios

An eclectic mix of tech, comedy and music. Bring your phone to control Lloyd and Pete’s office of tomorrow. Featuring a musical mop, a souped-up sausage cannon and light-up bongo boots. Interactive, Multimedia

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 XAug 1-2 17:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-25 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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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Francesco De Carlo: Winning Hearts and Minds Mick Perrin Worldwide

TLP

Francesco's brand-new hour covers the changes of hearts and minds. As seen on Netflix, Dave and BBC Two. 'English may not be his first language... but he is fluent in comedy' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, International

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 17:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2D

Free Footlights

The Cambridge Footlights

LP

An hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more, from the world famous Cambridge Footlights, for free, with a different line-up every night! Stand-up, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

D

Aug 1-11,13-25 22:10(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Francis Boulle and Friends United Agents

MP

Star of Made In Chelsea, business tycoon, man of the people. Francis Boulle brings you a late-night comedy extravaganza featuring the best comics that Edinburgh has to offer (who happen to be free at 11pm). Compilation

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 23:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 12,19-20 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-15,21-22 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault and Shmuck Theatre

FMP

Thump. This is not a stand-up show. Thump. But it's written and created by my stand-up comedy persona. Thump. What's not to understand? 'Baffling and daring' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'His real name is Luke Smith' (Chortle.co.uk). Absurdist, Storytelling

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Annexe) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5

cameron blair

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

August 1-25 (not 12) 10PM

XAug 3 21:55(1h) £8.00 (£5.00) Aug 4-10,12-17,19-25 21:55(1h) £8.00 (£5.00)

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See page 155 for more information

Frank Skinner Live Avalon Promotions

TM

The comic legend and 1991 Comedy Award winner returns to Edinburgh, performing 60 minutes of fresh material ahead of the launch of his new tour show Showbiz this autumn. 'Provocative, remorseless, and very, very funny' (Times). Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 1 21:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18 21:00(1h) £17.50 (£15.50)

Aug 7-8,12-15 21:00(1h) £16.50 (£15.50)

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Fred Cooke: Fred Space Lisa Richards

TFLP

Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him after Dancing with the Stars and is coming to Edinburgh with his new show of musical madness. 'Irish Comedian of the Year 2018' (Irish Tatler). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Nip) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 18:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Gilded Balloon and Fred MacAulay present...

FK

One of Scotland's best-loved stand-ups, Fred MacAulay is back with his live chat show, featuring guests from the worlds of sport, politics and entertainment. 'One of the best comedians Britain has produced' (Richard Osman). Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5

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XAug 1-2 13:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-15 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

Aug 7 15:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 9-11,16 13:30(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) (£44.00 F)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See page 124 for more information

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Free Money from the Government: A Play About a Squid Brian Quagan, Patrick McGuire and Nate Gagnon

FLP

This play follows podcasters who set out to investigate the disappearance of an infomercial grifter, but are unprepared for what they find: a squid who wants to kill them. Sketch show, Sci-fi

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5 Aug 19-24 12:50(50m) £8.00

2

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FreeStyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ)

TFM

It's stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no script, just pure comedy. This international double-act deliver a unique hour of improvised stand-up every show. 'Sixty mins of never to be repeated punchlines' (STV). Stand-up, Improv

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 16:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

D

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Freshly Squeezed Comedy Free Festival

LP

Wake up, stand-up, grab a coffee and join BBC New Comedian of the Year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, 'bitingly funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) Alexandria Macleod and Abigail Weinstock. Deliciously hilarious breakfast comedy. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 10:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Freya and Will in Discussion with ABBA University of Winchester Comedy and Production

TFMP

A comedy show in which two comedians host the prodigious pop ensemble in a hilarious and revealing interview. In the unlikely event ABBA fail to appear, Will and Freya perform stand-up. Music

D

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy)

B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 15:00(1h) £6.00

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Friend

Brendan Murphy presented by James Seabright

TKP

One man, ten seasons, one hour! The entirety of Friends as seen through the eyes of Gunther and reimagined by acclaimed comic Brendan Murphy. Performed in a specially created coffee shop venue. 'Quick wit... excellent comic timing' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Compilation, Site-specific

2

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Platform 5)

B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2 13:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-17 13:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8,12-13,15 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Fright Bus Service The Ghost Bus Tours

Tj

A theatrical sightseeing tour on-board 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. Theatre, Immersive

Necrobus • Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ (Necrobus) B0844 567 8666 V115 GD5 XAug 1 22:30(1h) £10.00 (£7.50) Aug 2-25 22:30(1h) £13.00 (£10.00)

Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 22:45, 23:55(1h) £13.00 (£10.00)

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Frisky & Mannish's PopLab Frisky & Mannish

TFLP

Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs since 2009, the five-star, critically acclaimed pop PhDs Frisky & Mannish are back to put the most explosive elements of music under the microscope. 'Riotous' (Guardian). 'Wildly talented' (Independent). 'Unbelievable' (Sun). Music

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Palais du Variete) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

XAug 1-2 19:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 19:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Funny Cluckers: Best of the Fest – Free Some Funny Cluckers

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. Cockmungously not suitable for the family. Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room)

2D

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-25 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Funny Feckers

Wes Dalton and the best acts at the Fringe

NP

Irish comic Wes Dalton brings one of London's most popular comedy clubs to the Fringe, showcasing the best stand-ups from Ireland and beyond. Different acts daily. Free! Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR (The Wee Tap) B0131 225 2022 V259 GC4 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

Aug 1-25 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Funny for a Girl

Mary Bourke / The Stand Comedy Club

TFN

Four fantastic comediennes on one amazing show! We’ve selected the funniest women we could find at the Fringe and brought them together for an evening of comedy you’ll never forget! Stand-up, Compilation

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 2-11,13-25 22:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Funny Stories About Pain Troy Alan

TFMP

Funny Stories About Pain is a journey through some of the most painful episodes in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would just be a depressing TED Talk if Troy couldn't write jokes. Storytelling, Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 3) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 2-10 22:15(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 SUDO) (£24.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final Funny Women

FM

The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards. The best new female comedy acts compete for the coveted Stage Award and a place in the final. Hosted by 2017 winner Thanyia Moore. Stand-up, Cabaret

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 24 14:05(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Funny Women on the Fringe

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Funny Women

FM

Gareth Richards / PBH's Free Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of female comedy talent drawn from 16 years of the Funny Women Awards and beyond. Enjoy stand-up, sketch, musical comedy and more, celebrating women in comedy.

NP

Join Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010 Gareth Richards (Russell Howard's Good News, Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show) for his ninth hilarious show of stand-up and songs.

Stand-up, Variety

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 19-23 17:35(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Stand-up, Music

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 3-25 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep

Gareth Waugh: Just Me...?!

United Agents

MZA and Two Mic Productions

NP

TLP

Best can't sleep. She feels like a ghost and looks like a shoe... A whip-smart hour for anyone who's ever stared wild-eyed at a ceiling. Funny Women Award winner. As seen on BBC and Netflix.

New show! Two sold-out Fringes! More excruciatingly hilarious revelations! Gareth's recently stormed New York's Off-Broadway, toured with Katherine Ryan and with Daniel Sloss. 'This is proper stand-up... excellent!' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Smart, witty... very funny!' (Scotsman).

Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5

Stand-up

Aug 3-12,14-25 18:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 14:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:45(1h) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 14:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing Gabe Mollica

Garrett Millerick: Smile

TFLP

Rabbit Rabbit

Gabe started doing stand-up in Edinburgh after he got dumped for his best friend. Five years later, this NYC comedian returns with a debut show about embarrassment, what it means 'to comedy' and rice cakes.

TFLP

The critically acclaimed Breakthrough Act 2019 Award nominee returns with a defiant battle cry against the gloom. Critics Choice: The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The i, The Metro and Time Out. 'Wickedly funny' SSSS (Scotsman). Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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XAug 1-2 23:15(1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 3-11,13-25 23:15(1h) £5.00 (£3.50)

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Aug 1-11,13-25 17:00(55m) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Galway Comedy Carnival Showcase

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway

MILKE

FMP

TFL

Official launch of Ireland's premier comedy festival, featuring top acts from the 2019 programme, including Terry Alderton, Danny O'Brien and Andrew Maxwell. See vodafonecomedycarnival.com for information.

Having single-handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi award-winning debut solo show, comic wunderkind Garry Starr delivers another anarchic drama masterclass to remember. 'Garry Starr is back with a vengeance' SSSSS (GlamAdelaide.com.au).

Stand-up, Event

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

Aug 12 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Theatre, Physical theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Button) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 20:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 20:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Gaming Under the Influence

Gary Lamont: Fancy a Stiff One?

Patrick Melton / Free Festival

Gary Lamont

MP

TFNP

Drunk comedians compete for audience accolades with stand-up, drinking games and a variety of different video game challenges nightly. No skill required to enjoy this nightly dose of live arcade-style chaos.

He left BBC's River City in a limo with Claire from Steps; now Gary's taken up a sideline putting the fun in funerals – no, seriously! You'll die laughing! LGBT

Game show, Interactive

2

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room)

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 00:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22 20:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Gary Little – Kidding Myself On

Gareth Mutch: The Old Man in the Carvery

Gary Little

MP

Top Scottish comic returns with more brilliant stories and jokes showing why he's one of the best around. Take a chance. 'A master storyteller' (Herald). 'Born raconteur' (Scotsman). 'A f*cking riot, hilarious' (Bill Burr).

Gareth Mutch

TFLP

Mutch returns to the Fringe with a hilarious new hour chock-full of his trademark comedic tales of personal woe. 'Among the big hitters of Scottish stand-up' (DailyBusinessGroup.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 20:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22 20:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Storytelling, Spoken word

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1)

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-11,13-26 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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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Gary Tro: The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made Momentum Artist Management

TFMP

Finally, after years of toil, Gary Tro, 'comedic genius' (LondonCalling.com), has perfected quite possibly the greatest screenplay for a superhero movie ever written. He's never shared it with anyone... until now. Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:30(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 15:30(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish Gavin Webster / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

Buddhism, loada rubbish! Mental health?! I could easily sort that out. Veganism, Brexit, fracking?! I’ve got correct opinions on all those. Look mate, I’ve watched a few documentaries. ‘A cracking hour’ SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 19:35(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 19:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Gavin Webster's Comedy Results Gavin Webster

TFNP

How did everyone's show go at the Fringe today? Who tanked? Who triumphed? Who was bang average? Gavin Webster and guests discuss the day's comedy news in a lighthearted, unscripted, chaotic way with a drink. Stand-up, Multimedia

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1)

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 2-11,13-25 23:30(30m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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A Gay and a NonGay gaynongay.com

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Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson bring their hilarious award-winning comedy podcast to Edinburgh. 'The most fundamentally kind and funny podcast in Britain' (Radio Times). LGBT, Interactive

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

Aug 17-18,23-25 22:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 19-22 22:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Gay Not Straight

Keenan Steiner / Free Festival

MP

Former "straight" and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) gives a personal, disarming and sharply written look into the hilarity of coming out late and living life gay (hint: it's very funny). Fringe debut. Stand-up, LGBT

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3

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Aug 1-11 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Geeks, Stand Up!

Nik Coppin / Laughing Horse / Free Festival

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Following its opening season success at the Adelaide Fringe, this show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

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Aug 14-25 17:00(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 General Loledge: The Best Pub Quiz on the Fringe

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

TFNP

Award-nominated Georgie (as seen on BBC Two) has somehow become an icon; she doesn't remember agreeing to this. Has she sacrificed who she is to be the poster girl of disability? 'Riotous and side-splittingly funny' (DisabilityArts.online).

Andrew Roach Talent

TFMP

General Loledge

A raucously competitive late-night feast of trivia, festival in-jokes, physical challenges and offensively tacky prizes, all hosted by some of the finest comic talent in Edinburgh.

Storytelling

Game show

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-25 22:20(1h) £6.00 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 (Wee Room)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 14:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Gerry Carroll – Crock or Gold

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

Gerry Carroll

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

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Come and laugh at me and my leprechaun, stories from my 66 years and velcro trousers. I was Angel of the Month once. Am I a crock or am I gold?

MP

Star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Question Time has a limited run of Fringe performances. 'A class act with a sharp, mature take on modern politics' (Times).

Clown, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5

Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

Aug 12-15,19-22 19:20(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 16-18,23-25 19:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Aug 1-25 22:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Gethin Alderman is: Sublime

TKP

FRP

Gethin Alderman

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

A gloriously silly mash-up of clown and character comedy in celebration of the humble lime. You'll never look at fruit the same way again. 'Impeccable comic timing' (CampaignLive.co.uk/Thinkbox). 'A boundlessly energetic presence' (WalesOnline.co.uk).

More inspiration, more instruction, more ingredients. Brand-new comedy from the stand-up who cooks. In this show, he's on the road so it's time for planes, trains and automob-meals. 'Brilliantly funny' (Jay Rayner, Guardian).

Absurdist, Clown

Stand-up, Tasting

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6

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XAug 1-2 16:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £12.00

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 16:30(1h) £10.00

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Aug 1-11,13-25 12:00(55m) £5.00

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Ghost Orgy George Fouracres: Gentlemon

Ghost Orgy / Free Festival

TLP

A late-night stand-up comedy show that explores sex and the supernatural. We'll be tackling spirits and safe words while featuring hilarious guest acts from across the globe. It's the most fun you can have while being haunted!

NP

Fight in the Dog presents

Wolverhampton's fancy-pantsiest son tells stories of a Black Country childhood, sings ancient ballads, impersonates ghouls and disgorges his odd brain onto the stage in this debut stand-up hour from 33.333% of critically acclaimed sketch trio Daphne.

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki)

Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 15:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-17,23-25 15:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 15:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 15:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 00:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Giants Are Fjörd

Fight in the Dog in association with United Agents

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri George Rigden

TKP

TFMP

As a child, George was friends with Uri Geller for two years. This is the hilariously bizarre but true story of that friendship and a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

It's 2019. Iconic Norwegian Eurodance duo Fjörd are back. And they're recording a live studio album... From Giants; Writer's Guild Award nominees. ‘Fresh, original and superbly written and performed’ (Guardian). ‘Nothing short of genius’ (Telegraph).

Stand-up, Storytelling

Music, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 18:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 18:15(1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

Aug 5-9,13-16,19-23 18:15(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 • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Baby Grand)

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B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:30(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 16:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12,19-20 16:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Girl Code

Sikisa and Friends

Georgia Tasda's School Of Magic

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Georgia Tasda / PBH's Free Fringe

Join prizewinning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda as she battles to save her failing witchcraft academy from impending closure – and she's got a trick or two up her wizard sleeves!

Girl Code is a comedy show hosted by Sikisa and featuring outspoken female women who are all going through varied life experiences which include changing sexualities, everyday pressures, relationships and stereotypes. Imagine if Loose Women was more outrageous.

Drag, LGBT

Compilation

NP

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms) B0131 226 0000 V171 GC6 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 14-25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Girl Stuff

Glitter Business

MP

TFM

Louise Bastock and Liz Guterbock

Josefin Johansson

In their second split-hour of stand-up comedy, Louise Bastock (‘confident, articulate and utterly shameless’ (DailyInfo.co.uk)) and Liz Guterbock (So You Think You’re Funny semi-finalist 2018) unpack the big data around sex, power and identity.

Sweden's top female comedian Josefin Johansson goes abroad with her Girl Stuff! A show about everything girls love – makeup, ponies and boys. And yes, there will be naughty bits. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum)

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Aug 11-20 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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2D

B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-11,13-19,21-25 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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Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch is Back Gabby Killick

Global Comedy Club

Offering a new take on today's party scene from how to resist sweet Chardonnay to walking when you've taken too much ketamine. Remember, it's never too early to stalk your boyfriend.

MP

TFMP

Joe Bains Comedy

Global Comedy Club: showcasing some of the best up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. As seen/heard on talkSPORT, Soccer AM and BBC Radio 4. Hosted by: Joe Bains, Peter Merriment and Rhodders. #joebainscomedy #biohackingjoebains @topicalcomedian #comedybeast #topicalcomedian #thisisrhodders

Storytelling

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Wee Coo) B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10

2

Stand-up

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 20:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 00:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Glamrou: From Quran to Queen Fight in the Dog and United Agents

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

TMP

Josh McAuley

Drag sensation Glamrou battles to merge their queer identity and Islamic heritage. In this blisteringly funny and political debut solo show, watch Glamrou serenade their lover, Allah, with love songs, break-up songs and minaret-sized wigs.

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!

Cabaret

LGBT, Game show

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Front Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4

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XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 21:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 23:10(1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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The Glang Show

Glowed Up

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Nathan Roberts

The Glang Show

Glowed Up is anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts (writer for The Now Show and The News Quiz, 2018 winner of the BBC's prestigious Felix Dexter Bursary, BBC Radio 4 New Comedy Award nominee).

Earth's most prestigious comedy anti-competition returns. Who will brave the gauntlet of interactive challenges and challenging interactions and win big?! The Glang Show is nothing at all. There can only be one winner. 'Laughing' (Guardian).

Stand-up, Storytelling

Game show, Tragedy

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Big Cave) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 7,14 21:00(1h30m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 12:40(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Goblin and Fiends

Glenn Grimwood / Free Festival

Simone Belshaw

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Glenn Grimwood has never been on TV, so you know what he's doing must be good. Perth's most creatively dirty act presents an hour of filth from a man who's well and truly unf*ckable.

Simone Belshaw ('Brilliantly offbeat' (FunnyWomen.com)) presents Goblin and Fiends, a surreal romp into femininity, foxes, omelettes and idiocy. Joining Simone each show will be one of her favourite comedian fiends.

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

Stand-up

2

Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 15-25 22:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Goddess

TKP

Comedy storytelling show based on Jacqueline Haigh’s true experiences of working as a receptionist in a tantric massage parlour. Directed by the award-winning Alan Short (co-director Watership Down, Netflix / BBC). 'Well written and conveyed... great characters... heartwarming' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com).

Jacqueline Haigh

Avalon Management

TFN

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Glenn Moore (Mock The Week, Absolute Radio) stays just the right side of plausible with a new hour of 'brilliantly original punchlines' (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Guardian, Chortle.co.uk, Evening Standard).

Storytelling, Theatre

Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) Stairs: 2 - 5 B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 16:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

28D

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box)

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-25 19:45(50m) £7.50 (£6.00)

2

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Godley on the Fringe

Google Me

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Janey Godley

Eleanor Colville

Godmother of Scottish comedy. Chief Trump annoyer. Back at the Counting House bringing you the best of 22 years of touring. New stories, old stories and stuff that happens on the day. Queue early, it's free. Storytelling, Solo show

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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From BBC Three and BBC Radio 4 comes Eleanor Colville’s latest hour of character comedy, all about big scary data. 'If Fleabag did computing' (OutcastStudios.co.uk). 'Catch her while you have the chance' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). New writing, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 16:40(1h) £6.50 (£5.50) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Golden Path

Goose: Ctrl+T

TFKP

TFMP

Vanessa Hammick

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

From learning to cycle on a cliff to being pushed off a bridge and accidentally left on a mountain; no one taught me gratitude for survival like my Dad. This is about him. And that.

One-man sketch (but good). Co-star of #1 podcast Capital. 'Brilliant stuff' SSSS (Guardian). 'A distilled version of the most interesting developments in British comedy' SSSS (Sunday Times). 'Irrepressibly funny' SSSSS (Fest). 'A fabulous, breakneck performer' (Independent).

Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 12:00(55m) £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 Sam Kissajukian

NP

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. Sam Kissajukian (Australia) brings wild fun and laughter to an hour of non-stop hilarity. 'Extremely talented' SSSSS (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine, 2018). 'Unceasingly funny' SSSS½ (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Comedic virtuoso' SSSS½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com, 2017). Stand-up, Interactive

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Blue Room) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 17:20(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 17:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Got a Text: A Musical Parody Round Three Productions

TLP

Join our six singletons as they try to find fame, fortune and the ideal Instagram filter. Expect to laugh out loud and leave singing new lyrics to your favourite songs. Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Good Morning Nation

XJul 31-Aug 2 13:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 13:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Spoilt Ballot Theatre

TLP

Welcome to Good Morning Nation – the show that brings you the day’s news by the purveyors of the day’s views. Featuring special guests, every show is different and no public figure is safe from the satire. Satire, Improv

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 XAug 1 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.50) (£26.00 F) Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:00(1h) £13.50

Aug 5-8,13-15,19-22 14:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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The Good, the Bad and the Irish The Good, the Bad and the Irish!

TM

Entertaining audiences all over the world since 2012, with sell-out shows in Holland, Germany and more. Showcasing the best acts from all over the Emerald Isle and beyond. 'Highly recommended!' (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 18:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Goodbear: Dougal

DugOut Theatre and Noel Gay Management

TLP

Critically acclaimed sketch duo Goodbear are back! Join Henry Perryment and Joe Barnes for their biggest show yet. 'Very funny' SSSS (Telegraph). 'Incredible' SSSS (List). 'Ones to watch' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). 'Excellent' (Guardian). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSSS (AYoungerTheatre.com). Sketch show, Theatre

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome)

28

Stairs: 2 - 5 B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:40(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 21:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 21:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Sketch show

Mick Perrin Worldwide

TMP

After surviving a childhood in British politics (her dad, Alastair Campbell, worked closely with Tony Blair), debutant Grace explains why she’ll never seek a career in Westminster. As seen on Channel 4. Stand-up, Political

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 15:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2

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Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic Gráinne Maguire

MP

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave's UnSpun and BBC Radio 4's Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic. 'Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk) Storytelling, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-25 14:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gráinne Maguire – What Has the News Ever Done for Me? Gráinne Maguire

M

Three comedians bring along the news story they "think" is the most important and persuade the audience why it's the most important of the week. Fifth sell-out year! Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Lounge) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

Grant Busé: Touché Busé Grant Busé

TFMP

When duelling with life, it's the blows that make shows. There'll be no stopping this Australian comic's disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes. 'Must see' SSSSS (Scotsman). Winner 2018 Best Cabaret Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe. Cabaret, Music

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 22:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,8,12-13,15,19-22,26 22:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Grave St Claire: Hard Bop

Paul Wady of the Stealth Aspies Theatre Company

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Year five and things have hotted up. The world-unique autism audience conversion show now addresses new issues, with the same fun. Paul Wady is not your autistic puppet. True-life, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-3,10-16 12:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

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The Guilty Feminist: Live Podcast

Grave St Claire

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present

jP

A silly show – mixing stand-up, dance and fancy dress – about overcoming the challenges of life and learning to skateboard at age 32. Stand-up, Multimedia

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-25 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Deborah Frances-White and her special guests record her hit comedy podcast about the noble goals of 21st-century feminists and the hypocrisies and insecurities which undermine them. ‘Hilarious, irrelevant, classy as hell’ (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Guardian). Political, Spoken word

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand)

28D

B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Aug 2-4 16:00(1h) £17.50 (£15.00)

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The Great British Bake Offenders

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ)

TFMP

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ) compete to create the most offensive cake the world’s ever seen. 'An epic comedy battle' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'Taboo-busting humour' (List). This show contains cakes some viewers may find offensive. Stand-up, Satire

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 17:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Adam Brides and David Anthony present

NP

Adam Brides and David Anthony join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling. Come and spend an hour of fun with two men who look like they never sleep for tales of daring escapades and crippling defeat. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3

D

Aug 8-14 14:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gusset Grippers

The Great Health Con

Gusset Grippers

TFL

Phil Hammond

TFLP

We spend trillions on health but, like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. So who’s conning who? Is anyone sexually healthy? Is death healthy? And who’s most likely to kill you: doctors, druids or the DUP? Stand-up, Storytelling

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Amphitheatre) B0131 510 2385 V43 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 18:05(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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The Great Outdoors Matt Watson

MP

I moved across an ocean to chase my passion in a white van... if comedy was a woman, I would have been given a restraining order. Come hear what living the dream really looks like. Stand-up, Storytelling

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den) B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4

D

Aug 2-26 16:30(45m) £5.00

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Frank, factual and funny fanny physio tells you to #laughdontleak! Continence, orgasms and prolapses are funnier than you think. 'Absolute must' SSSSS (Scottish Field). 'Not just non-stop entertainment, a way to a better life' (Scotsman). Features #makemelaugh challenge! Science, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Guy Montgomery: I Was Part of the Problem Before We Were Talking About It Berk's Nest

TFL

The debut Edinburgh show from the NZ International Comedy Festival 2017 Best Show nominee. SSSS (KeepingUpWithNZ.com). 'Intoxicating, enveloping and absurdly entertaining' (NZ Herald). Stand-up

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 1 20:55(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 20:55(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

2D

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Greg Proops: The Smartest Man in the World

Haha Cool

FL

KP

Stand-up

Stand-up

Talented Artists Limited

Luka Muller / Free Festival

See the Proopcast Live in hot Edinburgh. Greg will record the podcast with the usual mix of drinking, so-called jokes, singing, poor dancing and boring preachy parts.

Last year, Luka lost 60lbs, a grandparent and the roof of his house. He has more than an hour worth of jokes, come and pick the ones that will make up this show. One of Australia's best newcomers!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 14,19 16:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

2D

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Gummy Bears

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

Aug 1-25 16:45(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 Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

CKP and InterTalent Group present

TFL

Last year’s smash-hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. From Have I Got News For You and Live At The Apollo. 'The funniest he’s ever been' SSSS (Times). SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up, Solo show

2

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XJul 31 19:30(1h) £9.00 Aug 2-4,7-8,12-14 19:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 5-6,9-11 19:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Half the Man – Michael Livesley Michael Livesley / Free Festival

LP

Obese, drunk and miserable, Michael decided to lose half his body weight and regain his life. A hilarious and poignant voyage through his life's peaks, troughs and ultimate redemption. 'An outrageous talent' (Stephen Fry). Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber)

2D

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-25 20:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hancock and Hooper's Excellent Adventure

Ali Hancock and CJ Hooper / PBH's Free Fringe

N

At Miskatonic Time Travel University, two lecturers await news of a study grant. A silly, joyous jaunt through the space-time continuum. Part of the PBH Free Fringe. Download the app at freefringe.org.uk. Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF (Southsider) B0131 226 0000 V148 GF6 Aug 3-13 22:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Hard Truths – An Improvised Play UoN Improv Society Troupe

TFMP

UoN Improv Society presents Hard Truths, a completely improvised one-act play! The show's about finding the funny in our real lives; our performers giving completely honest confessions to inform the play. Improv, Theatre

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Fern Studio) B0131 557 2124 V209 GF5

2

Aug 2-10,12-17 22:05(1h) £8.00 (£7.00 SDO)

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Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

TMP

The Sketchtopia (BBC Radio 4) host embarks on one man's mission to find a philosophy that explains and engages the malaise of modernity. 'Immensely funny' (Daily Express). 'Something quite special' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Solo show

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Three) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:15(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 17:15(1h) £14.00 Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 17:15(1h) £12.00

2D

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Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here Broken Robot Productions and So Comedy

MP

A show about definitely not wanting kids... I think? More stand-up from the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and presenter of BBC Brit’s Socially Awkward Situations. ‘Achingly funny’ (Young-Perspective.net). ‘So bloody good’ (Skinny). Stand-up, Solo show

D

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room)

B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 15:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See pages 86, 195, 135 and 24 for more information 111


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Harry Stachini – Tigers Don't Cry

KP

TFNP

Harry Stachini

Harriet Braine

Harry Stachini, an easy-going guy with charming stage presence and sharp delivery, brings us his thoughtful yet hilarious debut show. Turning the choices we make inside out with 'compelling, inventive storytelling' (Spotlight Comedy). Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet unites a team of rebellious women from yesteryear to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. Funny Women Award winner 2016. 'Marvellous' (Chortle.co.uk). Music, Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 18:00(1h) £6.00

D

Aug 1-11,13-25 19:35(1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun Harun Musho'd / PBH's Free Fringe

Gilded Balloon and Low Flying Pigeon present...

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Harun Musho'd compares life and politics in the 70s and today: terrorism, conspiracy theorists, referendums, presidents. SSSS (ViewsFromTheGods.co.uk). SSSS (Creek FM). 'Provocative' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A likeable and funny comic' (TheReviewsHub.com).

MP

When the thunder calls you, from the mountain's high, it's time to spread your wings and fly. An hour of beautiful, improvised, storytelling goodness from award-winning comedians.

Stand-up, Solo show

Improv, Storytelling

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Downstairs)

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-25 16:00(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

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B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 18:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hate 'n' Live

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Hate 'n' Live

Gilded Balloon and Harriet Dyer present...

TFN

TFMP

The smash hit returns for a sixth year. Top comedians improvising rants on audience-suggested topics: Trump... vegans... the mating rituals of gerbils... you decide! Anarchic, surreal edge-of-yourseat improvised comedy! 'Brutally funny... absolutely brilliant!' (Scotsman). 'Raucous, dick-swinging comedy' (Chortle.co.uk).

Harriet (BBC Three, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC – Knock Knock, BBC – Ouch!, Absolute Radio) loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos. Solo show, Absurdist

Stand-up, Improv

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Dram) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 22:30(1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

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Harry and Chris: This One's for the Aliens

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Avalon Promotions

Hayley Ellis

TUP

The world's greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo take on the biggest PR task of all time – spinning planet Earth. Sold-out 2016-2018. 'Thoroughly feelgood' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Magnificent' SSSSS (Sunday Post). 'Blisteringly talented' SSSSS (FringeGuru.com). Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 18:40(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 18:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 18:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Harry Baker: I Am 10,000 Harry Baker

New stand-up show from Sarah Millican’s international tour support and regular on Jason Manford’s Absolute Radio show. 'Sharp, clever, and very funny' SSSS (Sunday Post). SSSS (Funny Women). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 9-11,13-18 18:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Headless

TFjP

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one. "Ferociously intelligent" SSSS (Scotsman). 'Spectacularly witty' SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). Theatre, Spoken word

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FNP

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh)

B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Stairs: 20+ XAug 1-2 11:40(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 11:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 11:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Chris M'Gra

TFNP

Enjoy the funny, macabre, scary ways down the centuries we've separated the head from the body as the ultimate symbol of a divided self in a fractured world's search for identity, mostly with our heads up our own arse. Stand-up

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Mint Studio) B0131 557 2124 V236 GE6

D

Aug 2-10,13-17,19-24 20:45(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) (£0.00 U) (£16.00 F)

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Harry Carr: Neighbourhood Watch

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

NP

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Harry Carr / PBH's Free Fringe

Hi neighbours, key agenda items for tonight’s meeting: 1. Vote on the communal planters. 2. Ken from next door is missing. Biscuits not provided. 'A hidden gem of a show' SSSS (ShortCom.co.uk). SSSS (List). SSSS (Entertainment-Focus.com). Stand-up, Absurdist

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Heavenly Comedy in Edinburgh

Compilation show featuring the hottest stars of comedy. Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4

D

Aug 4-9,11-15,18-23 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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112

Aug 2-11,13-23 22:15(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 Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

TMP

NP

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present

Henry Ginsberg

2018 Fringe sell-out, Heidi Regan dares to tangle with the taboo subjects of time travel and relationships. Finally a show that actually is for the ‘faint-hearted’. No idea why people hate them so much.

Henry Ginsberg didn’t lose his virginity or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late 20s. Now he’s making up for lost time.

Stand-up

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4

28

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 16:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 16:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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D

Aug 1-25 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Henry Wilkinson: See Me at Lunch!

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Henry Wilkinson

TFKP

CKP and InterTalent Group present

Ms Ratchet has requested that you see her at lunch for detention! This one-man, hyper-immersive, character comedy extravaganza will send you back to school for an hour of nostalgic hilarity. SSSSS (CambridgeTheatreReview.com).

TLP

Helen's her mother's daughter, making a big scene out of anything. Just like all the best reality TV. The highly anticipated debut hour from the 2018 BBC New Comedy Award finalist.

New writing, Interactive

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5

Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 18:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 18:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

28

Aug 1-11,13-25 12:30(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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Hero Worship Joel Sanders

MP

Helen Duff Is the Tits

If you had a chance to spend time with your idol, would you take it? Joel has hung out with all of his heroes, but did they want to hang out with him too?

Helen Duff and the Heroes of Fringe

FLP

'Bold, subversive and very funny' SSSS (Scotsman). Helen Duff makes a tit of herself daily. 'Deserves any and all praise that comes her way' SSSS (Skinny).

Spoken word, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6

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Clown, Storytelling

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street , EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 2-6 14:20(50m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 16:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hesitation Remarks Chrissy Ross

TFNP

Hell To Play: Dante Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me

Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist 2019, Chrissy Ross brings his debut show of fast-paced, surreal, adult-themed and anecdotal stand-up to Edinburgh.

Hell To Play / PBH's Free Fringe

Stand-up

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3) B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4

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Award-nominated cult-hit bad-taste comedy game show set in Hell returns to Fringe. Featuring the worst people in history. 'Hugely fun: a very silly, very funny show' SSSS (Stage). Game show, Tragedy

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-13,15-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2D

Aug 2-16,18-26 18:00(50m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her! Dark Mutters and Victoria Gagliano

TFMP

Hello, Daddy!

Witch, Please! Celebrated comedian Holly Morgan puts a hex on the patriarchy, one (barely researched) historical anecdote at a time. 'A young Caitlin Moran' SSSS (LondonTheatre1.com). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com, for Madonna and Whore).

Sam Morrison

TFMP

Featured in NY Times and Time Out, Morrison's a master at finding hilarity in the awkward adventures of being a closeted gay man... who wants to have sex with your dad. This 24-year-old American sensation makes an eye-popping debut. Solo show, Theatre

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34a Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 17:25(1h) £5.00

Cabaret, Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 22:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew Jessica Fostekew

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

FL

Henning Wehn

The podcast all about eating: live. Host Jessica Fostekew (Cuckoo and Motherland) joins a panel of celebrity guests to share their best stories, jokes and dinner. 'Much more than a foodie podcast' (Guardian).

L

Surely the German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Come along and find out in his much needed, hilarious call to arms. The Queen's Hall • 85-89 Clerk Street, EH8 9JG (Queen's Hall) B0131 668 2019 V72 GG6 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

XAug 1 19:00(2h) £13.50 Aug 2-4,8-11,15-18,22-25 19:00(2h) £16.50

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Event, Food and Drink

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 13-14 15:00(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

D

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness Lily Edwards

TFKP

Dracula can return to his crypt. Jaws can return to the water. The Babadook can Babado one. As the zombie apocalypse destroys our world, only The House of Influenza will survive. Drama

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-11,13-25 12:40(1h) £5.00

2

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How to Hide a Body in New York SisterWives

FLP

NYC's acclaimed sketch group travels across the pond to perform their outrageously funny jam-packed show... and escape the authorities. Join their Edinburgh debut where they'll prove that Americans really are the worst! Sketch show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 12-17 17:25(45m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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How To Not Die Bylgja Babylons

TFNP

What's it like being an Icelandic anxiety-ridden hypochondriac who, at the same time, is so extremely clumsy she requires monthly hospital visits? Can she find a way to avoid death? Let's find out. Stand-up

Mirth Meltdown @ 52 Canoes • 52 Canoes Tiki Den, 27-31 West Port, EH1 2JA (The Den) B0131 226 0000 V452 GE4

D

Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 13:30(40m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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HUB Fresh

The Pleasance

K

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a changing line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. See established acts performing alongside the very best comedy newcomers. All for free! Stand-up, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28D

Aug 6-7 17:15(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Huge Davies: The Carpark

CKP and InterTalent Group present

TLP

Huge (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store) makes his highly anticipated debut. Expect dark humour, surreal material and a full size keyboard... which he's decided to wear round his neck. 'Jet black, funny and unsettling' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Three) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,15,21-22 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 20:15(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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The Human Show / Free Fringe Those Big Bois

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Join Those Big Bois for the award-submitted, The Human Show – a journey inside the mind of one confused human and the two voices in his head as they experience a particularly difficult day. Absurdist, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern • 30-31 Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR (Upstairs Bar) B0131 221 5221 V114 GG3 Aug 1-9 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 Humoresque

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

KP

FKP

Ed MacArthur / PBH's Free Fringe

Marie Forrest

Join award-winning Ed MacArthur in this madcap, multiinstrumental, one-man musical comedy show. Star of hit shows Inheritance Blues (SSSS (Scotsman)), Swansong (SSSS (Stage)) and Stack (SSSS (Fest)), MacArthur returns to delight audiences with his razor-sharp wit and stunning musicianship.

Remember OMD before OMG, Phil Oakey’s fringe and onyx ashtrays? Tales of Leeds life and beyond with interwoven threads of a Catholic upbringing, Irish mother and our Kelly – sister, not the rapper! Storytelling, Solo show

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3)

Music, Theatre

D

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)

B0131 226 0000 V68 GD5 Aug 3-12,14-25 14:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hunt & Murphy: Beg Borrow and Bitch Hunt & Murphy

B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 15-17 13:00(30m) £5.00

2D

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I, Tom Mayhew Tom Mayhew

TFL

TFLP

A bitchin' comedy sketch show! 'Old fashioned British camp, retro 80s nostalgia and a slightly demonic creepiness brew a wholly original concoction' SSSS (TheWeeReview.com). 'You will probably love it' SSS (MumbleComedy.net). Sketch show

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:30(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 22:30(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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A story of rejections, the JobCentre, being working class and fighting for your place in the world. With lots of jokes. 'From the heart; spellbinding, raw and telling... a genuine joy to watch' (Kate Copstick). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

D

Aug 1-11,13-25 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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I Want an Irish Passport Hyper-Nice

Mary Bourke / The Stand Comedy Club

FMP

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?

David Watson

L

Aspiring to be more vacuous? Thanking strangers for no reason? Hyper-Nice is a new, original, one-person stand-up show in which David Watson mostly apologises for breathing and tries to be "nice".

Stand-up, Solo show

Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2D

Aug 19-24 17:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00 S) (£20.00 F)

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The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 XAug 1 14:35(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 14:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Iain Stirling: Work in Progress I Can Cure... (With Subtext) Mark Silcox / PBH's Free Fringe

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Anti-identity-milking comedian and life and soul of parties Dr Mark Silcox was invited to the BBC Sound Launch Party, BBC Radio Talent Party and Nick Helm's and Lolly Adefope's birthday parties. You decide... Stand-up, Satire

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V96 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

D

Aug 3-24 13:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gilded Balloon and Avalon present...

LP

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Iain Stirling returns to the Fringe with a load of new jokes, read off notes. Some great, some terrible, who knows. Come along and find out. I love you. Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Aug 5-17 17:30(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ian Lane – Paperweight I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues James Coon / Free Festival

MP

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American's nearly seven-decade search for his place in the world. Where is home, and how do we know we have found it? Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

D

Aug 1-25 16:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ian Lane

TFNP

Remember Bravo Two Zero? Of the First Gulf War fame? Ian Lane's dad was in that. This stand-up comedy show applies the SAS's military techniques to the running of a domestically pleasing family household. Stand-up, Multimedia

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 20:35(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: Half-Life

Bound & Gagged Comedy

I Predict a Wyatt!

Sam Wyatt / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

TV pilot. A polished, cheesy grin, Saturday night game show seems great fun for all the family. But what goes on off-camera isn’t! Will it be his big break or just his big breakdown? Game show, Interactive

Kilderkin • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT (Kilderkin) B0131 226 0000 V227 GD6

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Aug 3-21,23-24 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

TMP

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith returns with his sixth solo show. Amused Moose Comedy Award and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner 2017. 'A riot of sprightly silliness' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Very funny man indeed' (Time Out). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (Mirror). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup)

2D

B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:15(1h) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 17:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Iceberg Effect

I'm OKayfabe

KP

TFMP

Fake Heat

Camilla Borges / Free Festival

Pro wrestling: two women smash the lights out of each other, trying to pin down what it is to be a woman in an hour of silly dumb fun with an exceptionally smart narrative and guest comedian commentators.

In the 90s, everything was great. It was great. It was great, right? We had Titanic. That was great. We had young Leo. That was really great. So great. Oh wait, I think I see an Iceberg. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

Theatre

2D

2

Aug 15-16,19,22-23 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum)

B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-11,13-25 22:00(1h) £8.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ignacio Lopez: EspañYOLO

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Ignacio Lopez

Frank

TFLP

TFMP

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (as seen on BBC Sesh), slams Spanish and British culture in a relentlessly funny show about invasions, history and tapas. An armada of sarcasm, silliness and songs!

Jovial, charming, disarmingly honest and with a philosophical streak, Frank returns to the Fringe for an enchanting show larger than himself. 'Has his audience hooting with laughter' SSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). 'Quite outstanding' SSSS (MumbleComedy.net).

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

2D

Aug 1-11 13:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Stand-up, Storytelling

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B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 18:30(50m) £5.00

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Imaginary Porno Charades

I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas with Jeffrey Baldinger

Sweet Productions

TFN

Jeffrey Baldinger

Why have a single entendre when you can go for the double?! Unstoppable panel show mayhem featuring performers from across the Edinburgh Fringe, all ready to charade their audiences hard. It’s a game show that’s strictly adult!

NP

Jeffrey Baldinger performs the music and story of a brand-new musical from the minds of himself and Jessica Michelle Singleton. Musical theatre

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 2-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Game show, Interactive

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 1)

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-23 22:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 24 22:30(1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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I’m Afraid of Americans

Immigrant Diaries – Sajeela Kershi and Guests

TFL

TFL

International, Political

Spoken word, Compilation

Guythecat Productions (North Carolina, USA)

Sajeela Kershi / The Stand Comedy Club

Comedic musings from an American who moved from Ohio to Brooklyn to Iceland. Discussing the current disturbing political state of the USA, living with Icelandic elf-people, dating as a bisexual and going to jail in America.

Award-winning show returns. Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis: hot topics dividing a not so United Kingdom of Brexit. True, sublime stories from a Fringe full of bloody foreigners. SSSSS (Argus). SSSSS (CultureVulture.net).

C viva • 130 George Street, EH2 4JZ (cellar) B0131 581 5555 V16 GD3 Stairs: 2 - 5

2D

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 2-12 15:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Jul 31-Aug 1,13,19-20,26 17:45(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 17:45(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Immoral Maze LP

Molly Brenner

TFN

Molly finally had an orgasm. What’s her secret? The answers may surprise you! I’m Coming chronicles comedian Molly Brenner’s long, harrowing and strangely expensive journey to the Big O. ‘Enlightening’ and ‘boldly personal’ (TheaterInTheNow.com). Storytelling, Solo show

As more subjects aren’t talked about, Immoral Maze deals with them in the most morally possible way: comedians ripping them apart. Featuring Steve N Allen (BBC Two’s The Mash Report) and Erich McElroy (BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News). Satire, Political

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove)

2D

B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 15:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 3)

2D

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B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-25 17:30(50m) £8.00

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Impromptu Shakespeare Impromptu Shakespeare

TFK

I'm Here, All Weak

Suren Jayemanne (Aus) / Free Festival

MP

One of Australia's rising comedy stars Suren Jayemanne is brown and has eczema. Both skin conditions that make flying challenging. Yet he's here in Edinburgh, just for you! Don't miss out! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5

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Aug 1-25 15:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Steve N Allen and Erich McElroy

I'm Coming

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Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck)

An entirely improvised Shakespeare play based on audience suggestions, to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. 'Side-splittingly hilarious' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘It's intelligent, it's funny, it's all of the adjectives for brilliant.’ SSSSS (PocketSizeTheatre.com). 'Ingenious' (Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor). Improv, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 13:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 13:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Improv On Demand

Improvisers Assemble!

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ImproQuo / PBH's Free Fringe

Shellshock!

Ever wanted to see someone on Dragon's Den with a stolen nuclear warhead? On Demand is back from last year's sell-out run with a whole host of new shows!

In the world's darkest hours, when everything seems comedyless, only one troupe of comedians can save us all. Improvisers, assemble! Come and join us for a superhero movie made up entirely on the spot, inspired by your suggestions!

Improv

BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage) B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5

Improv

2

Aug 3-24 14:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Fife Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Aug 2-3,5-10,12-17 21:35(50m) £5.50 (£4.50)

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Improv, She Wrote

Impulse Control

Improv, She Wrote

TFLP

Baba Brinkman and Heather Berlin / PBH's Free Fringe

Trinity College Dublin's best and only improv group arrive at the Fringe to bring you brand-new characters, storylines and songs every night, using nothing but audience suggestions!

KP

A rapper and a neuroscientist go head to head on the fine art of losing control. This is your brain on love, comedy and freestyle rhymes. 'Geek heaven' SSSSS (TheEdinburghReporter. co.uk). 'Wonderfully entertaining... An absolute jewel' SSSSS (MumbleComedy.net).

Improv

theSpaceTriplex • The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP (Big (End On)) B0131 510 2395 V38 GF6

2

Aug 2-10 22:40(55m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Improvabunga!

The Watch This Improv Troupe

Science, Improv

Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room) B0131 226 0000 V224 GE5 Aug 4-9,11-16,18-21,23,25 12:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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TFK

Improvabunga: the totally improvised movie adventure. 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).

In Bread with Joseph Emslie (Work in Progress) Joseph Emslie / Free Festival

NP

Improv

theSpace @ Niddry St • Niddry Street, EH1 1TH (Upper Theatre (Thrust)) B0131 510 2383 V9 GE5 XAug 2-3 21:20(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) Aug 5-10,12-13,15-17,19-20,22-24 21:20(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 14,21 21:20(50m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 D) (£20.00 F)

In this show, Joseph separates the wheat from the chaff. It might not sound exciting but, as a coeliac, Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought! Plus special guests!

2R

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Improvengers: Pretendgame

Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room)

B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 3-11,13-25 12:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hivemind

FKP

You create a superhero and we’ll create a fully improvised Marvel blockbuster, full of dizzying action sequences and special effects. Family friendly! Praise for Hivemind's sell-out London run: 'Feats of mental elasticity were awe-inspiring' SSSSS (LondonTheatre1.com). Improv, Sci-fi

Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5 Aug 13-25 18:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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The Improverts

Standard Issue Podcast / The Stand Comedy Club

FM

Join the Standard Issue Podcast team as it hosts a line-up of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media, chatting funnies, feminism and more. Line-up TBC. Talk, Spoken word

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Aug 11-12 13:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Improverts

Inside the Comedian

The Fringe's longest-running improvised comedy troupe is back for its 30th year! Returning for another sold-out run of fast-paced, high-energy and consistently enjoyable short-form improv comedy based entirely on audience suggestions. Always different, always funny.

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Improv, Sketch show

Improv

TFN

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In Conversation with Standard Issue

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre)

B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 1 00:30(1h) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 2-25 00:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Improvised Director's Cut

Steve Worsley and Charles Hindley / PBH's Free Fringe

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A fully improvised, Hollywood-style musical blockbuster created from your favourite movie titles! A different Director’s Cut every time by Steve Worsley and Charles Hindley from the multi awardwinning, sell-out show Men with Coconuts. Improv, Musical theatre

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 18:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

David Reed

In this spoof chat show, David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) interviews comedians about the career they never had, making up their alternate life story as they go along. 'Reed is a master' SSSS (Independent). Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

28D

Aug 19-23 23:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Internationally Unknown Clara Bijl

TFMP

Clever, hilarious and original. San Francisco-based, internationally unknown French-American stand-up comedian returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new hour of jokes. Stand-up, International

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 14:10(55m) £5.00 (£4.00 SUDO) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Interviewing Electric Frog

It Takes Three to Tango

NP

TFLP

Eggbox Comedy

Electric Frog & Matt Stags

Frenemies Amaya, Lottie and Will tried everything to get noticed, except the unimaginable: working together. Join these Cambridge Footlights (self-proclaimed third wheels) in their three-person double act, navigating a world obsessed with being the best.

Join Electric Frog and Matt Stags for a retrospective of this strange, pudding-faced, Dada-esque character's career. A melange of sound and vision; an assault on the senses. Come with an open mind; leave with a broken one.

Sketch show

Absurdist, Theatre

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Friesian) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 XAug 1-4 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 14:00(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Irish Comedy Invasion

Gary Lynch, Josephine McCaffrey, Alan Henderson, Paul Marsh, Laughter Lines

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero Joe Palermo

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Irish comedians and improv performers will be filling the room with all sorts of nonsense and tomfoolery. They hail from Dublin via Leitrim, London, Devon, Tipperary, Donegal and even an IrishAmerican from Bratislava! Bring hugs.

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2017. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! Improv, Storytelling

Improv

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Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 7-11 20:00(55m) (Free Non-Ticketed)

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Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness Isa Bonachera

It's Aboot Adam

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Throw Down the Gauntlett Productions

Isa spent years trying to become an astronaut. Did she ever get any closer? BBC New Comedy Award finalist Isa Bonachera will take you on a tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams.

TFKP

Scots comedy, with a Dundonian twang, about Adam and Eve and how the world came to be; featuring a cross-dressing God and a mischievous Lucifer. Does this show even get completed? You'll have to come and see! Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (La Belle Angele) B0330 220 1212 V301 GE5

Stand-up, Science

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:45(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-25 16:45(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

XAug 1 18:30(30m) £4.00 Aug 2-11 18:30(30m) £5.00

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant! / Free Festival

It's All Going To Be OK – Free Festival

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Migration, Brexit and Windrush stories leave award-nominated comedienne Ishi wondering if being a British comedienne, born in Zambia with Indian ancestry, makes her Brizambdian! A show suitable for migrants, non-migrants and strawberries. Warning: includes Bollywood dancing.

Ophélie Hocquard and Kuan-wen Huang

NP

The world is going to sh*t! So it seems. Ophélie (BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017) and Kuan-wen (NATY finalist 2019) share with you why everything is going to be OK.

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Cuckoo's Nest • 69 Home Street, EH3 9JP (Basement) B0131 629 0509 V106 GG3 Aug 15-25 14:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5

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Aug 1-13,15-25 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

TFLP

TLP

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Off The Kerb Productions

Isma's son is adopted. In About a Buoy, she explores the realities of transracial adoption, taking the scenic routes of gender, religion, sexuality, race, one homophobic Muslim mother and Freddie Mercury.

Has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? 'A hugely enjoyable hour' SSSS (Times). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 14:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 14:45(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

2

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XJul 31-Aug 2 19:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 12-13,19-20 19:00(1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)

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It Just So Happened – An Alternative History Show

Izzy Mant: Polite Club

FM

TFLP

Stand-up, Historical

Stand-up

Mirth of Forth Productions

Get Comedy Ltd

Panellists perform stand-up sets based on historical events which happened on the same date as the show, then speculate on alternative endings to events in Edinburgh’s history. Hosted by Richard Pulsford.

TV producer Izzy (Cuckoo, Gameface, Peep Show) smashes politeness addiction. The first rule of Polite Club is: You do not talk about Polite Club. Unless someone asks you nicely. 'Izzy is very funny' (Paul Whitehouse).

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 1) B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 13,20 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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28D

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 14:50(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 14:50(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 Jack and Barney Are in the Background Big Brass Productions

LP

Jack Chisnall (BBC Radio 4 writer) and Barney Iley (Amused Moose New Act finalist) need background stock footage of a stand-up show. With your help and some mystery guests, it'll almost feel real. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Aug 1-11,13-25 11:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack Barry: Alien

Berk's Nest in association with Avalon / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

It's called comedy, ever heard of it? Then come and shove a steaming hot plate of it in your faces. You know Jack, he's from The Russell Howard Hour, Catastrophe and Cuckoo. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). SSSS (Sunday Times). Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-25 20:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Jack Carroll and Friends

Jack Carroll / Chambers Touring

FLP

Join the star of Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium and Britain's Got Talent as he and some of his comedian friends try out new material. 'A comedy genius' (David Walliams). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1

2D

Aug 19-25 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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Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night RBM Comedy

TLP

Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year makes his Fringe debut. Part of prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2018. 'Wonderfully surreal visual and physical comedy' (TheArtsDesk.com). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28

XJul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 17:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13,19-20 17:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia: The Squeeze

Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia / PBH's Free Fringe

LP

Squeeze in with teacher-by-trade Jack (Amused Moose finalist 2018, 'Funny bones' (Chortle.co.uk)) and reluctant hipster Rajiv ('The gem of the night' (Intermission Bristol)) for subversive standup, gleeful gags and, of course, teacher training. Stand-up, Multimedia

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF (Southsider) B0131 226 0000 V148 GF6 Aug 3-12,14-24 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

2

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Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Berk's Nest and Daisy Dockrill in association with Curtis Brown

TFMP

Dear reader, you might've seen my shows on grief/suicide (BBC Three, Radio 4) but this one's about shagging alongside a live harpist. Come! Top 10 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows Edinburgh 2017. 'Awfully funny!' SSSSS (Gay Times). LGBT, Storytelling

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-2 19:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 19:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 19:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

2

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

TFN

M

Stamptown

IAM Presents

Jack Tucker is here, here to stay! After winning at stand-up comedy in New York, he decided to take Edinburgh! Forget Best of the Fest, this is Best of the Jack! Tucker, that is ;)

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Hate Thy Neighbour (Viceland) and Adventures in Futureland (Channel 4), critically acclaimed comedian Jamali Maddix is working out new material for his next show.

Stand-up, Absurdist

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Button) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Solo show, Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2)

D

XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 21:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-24 20:05(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jackman and Bones

James Barr: Thirst Trap

J&B Productions

James Barr

TFLP

TFMP

A fast-paced sketch show starring a 'simultaneously imaginative and instinctive' (EdFringeReview.com, 2018) pair. Debuting with an hour of madcap, energetic, Oscar-worthy shenanigans. Catch them while you can! (Jackman is a tax evader.)

James Barr, as seen asking Justin Bieber about his penis (MTV, A Gay and A NonGay podcast), in a hilarious desperate attempt to meet 'The One'. You'll never look at an avocado the same way again.

Sketch show, New writing

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-18 18:50(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

LGBT, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Stairs: 20+

D

XAug 1-2 17:20(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 17:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

James Bran: Hack

TFLP

TFL

Jacob Hawley

James Bran / Momentum Artist Management

Stevenage soft lad Jacob Hawley presents ruminations on love, youth and mental health. Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts, self-care for those who don’t. 'Intelligent and important' SSSS (Sunday Post). 'Impressive' SSSS (List).

Technology is making life easier, though at what cost? Phone addiction; privacy paranoia and rigged elections, there seems no limit to it's powers. But... can you hack comedy? SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Hilarious' SSSS (MumbleComedy.net).

Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 17:15(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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Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Jake Farrell: Limits Jake Farrell

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

TFLP

Limits is 40 minutes of stand-up from Soho Theatre Comedy Lab alumni Jake Farrell about carrying on, fear and the future. 'A nuanced exploration of youth, half-hearted liberalism, family ties and artistic expression' (VoiceMag.uk).

James Cook / Free Festival

NP

You can't say anything anymore. Except you can. Join 'a top class comic' (Birmingham Mail) shouting 'Fire!' in a crowded theatre. Tour support for Paul Sinha and Gary Delaney.

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4

2D

Aug 1-11,13-25 19:20(40m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jake Lambert: Never Mak the Same Mistak Twice Off The Kerb Productions

TLP

After his sold-out, 'solidly entertaining debut' (Scotsman), Jake is back! As seen on Comedy Central, writer for Mock The Week. 'Catalyses laughter that cannot be contained' (EdFestMag.com). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 13,19-20 20:15(1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£26.00 F)

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The Jam Society

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Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room)

B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 1-13,15-20,22-25 18:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives Sharon Burgess Productions

TFKP

James had planned an epic, thought-provoking stage spectacular. However, with the cast missing and budget running low, he might have to think on his feet. Nominated: Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World 2018. Sketch show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Blue Room) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 XAug 1-2 16:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £12.50

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 16:00(1h) £11.00

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Jam with Humans

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

This hilarious cabaret/variety extravaganza straight from the theatres of Amsterdam brings you a stellar line-up of silly, smart, sexy and uplifting international variety acts. Presented by an absurd human and featuring a live improvisational band.

FM

Cabaret, Variety

Music, Cabaret

TFM

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum)

2

B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-8 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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120

Stand-up, Solo show

James Harvey

Armed with only a piano, musical comedian James Harvey tackles such timely issues as porn addiction, the #resistance, cats and male pattern baldness. Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 11,13-14 12:05(1h) £8.00 (£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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For Fringe tickets visit edfringe.com or call +44 (0)131 226 0000


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe

James McNicholas: The Boxer

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

TLP

TFLP

Stand-up, Storytelling

Solo show

CKP and InterTalent Group present

Katie Storey Productions

How did Janet from Hoylake end up taking down the people running the country? Impressions of public follies and private anxieties from the Dead Ringers star. Total sell-out 2017/18. 'World class' (Times).

In 1961, James' grandad became world middleweight champion. If James boxed, his glasses would fall off. A story about fighting told by someone who's never fought. Solo debut from one of BEASTS (SSSS (Times), SSSS (Telegraph)). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 16:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 16:15(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium)

28

B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 18:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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James Meehan – Never Better

Jane Hill: Addicted to Fun

Ebdon Management

Jane Hill

MP

M

How am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour from multiple comedy award winner James Meehan. ‘Passionate, heartfelt, and very funny’ (Comedy.co.uk). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She's been sober for 16 years but still misses the buzz. A show about sex, booze, anxiety and nearly vomiting over Noddy Holder. SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 XAug 1 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-25 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6

D

Aug 1-12,14-25 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Jane Hill: All I Want

TM

MP

James Nokise / The Stand Comedy Club

Jane Hill

Joyful, daring and undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the hotly anticipated new show from critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' SSSSS (Scotsman).

I'm 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately, I still don't know what that is. This work in progress may contain adult material like pensions and the menopause. 'Empowering' (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Solo show

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31 19:05(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 19:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 14-25 16:55(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

Jamie Dalgleish / The Stand Comedy Club

FKP

Kilara Sen

Historical, Storytelling

Kilara Sen from Tokyo debuts on the Fringe! Truth of Japanese female life and Asian-remixed impressions, as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person in the World. No mask over the mouth.

LP

A history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters of the past. Four separate shows changing daily, with three mind-blowing subjects each, covering genocide, rebellion, persecution, human sacrifice, witch trials and battles. The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 13-25 17:55(1h) £9.00

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Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 5-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom is Girl

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Live Nation in association with UTA presents

TLP

Blue Jeans Management

Learn how to empower yourself by participating in capitalism in this fabulous keynote speech from Silicon Valley girlboss and founder of Pee-Pee Smarthomes, Shell Gasoline-Sandwich, as played by LA comedian Jamie Loftus.

MP

New Zealand sensation and star of the stand-up circuit with a riproaring hour of jokes and stories. A master of audience interaction, consummate raconteur and all-round brilliant comedian. 'Dynamite. Master of Comedy' (EdFestMag.com).

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Baby Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 22:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 22:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Stand-up, Solo show

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-24 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

TFMP

TLP

Jamie Oliphant

Affable dweeb Jamie Oliphant brings his debut show about teaching and conflict to the Fringe. 'An original way with words' (Bruce Dessau). 'Very funny' (Stephen K Amos). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-18,20-25 11:40(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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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready. After 23 consecutive years, Jason is wrecked but he is, as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready). Stand-up, Improv

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

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Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £19.50 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:00(1h) £18.50 Aug 12-13,19-20 21:00(1h) £17.00

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

Jayne Edwards Is Top Bodybuilder Brian

Joe Bor

Jayne Edwards

LP

TFNP

Famous adventurer and posh idiot Jasper Cromwell Jones (played by award-winning comedian Joe Bor) presents an Alternative Book Festival with other weird and wonderful authors. Sketch show, Theatre

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Top Bodybuilder Brian will demonstrate that shadow boxing outside Paddy Power can be a lifestyle choice in his show from the mind of weird comedian Jayne Edwards. 'A unique comic' (Skinny). Drag, Stand-up

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 1-14,16-25 22:00(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Jen Brister

Javier Jarquin

TFMP

LP

Brister has it all: a family, a house, a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she tackles privilege head on. 'A powerhouse performance' SSSS½ (Chortle.co.uk).

Javier is boring. An utterly painstaking and underwhelming human being. You're already bored reading about him and that's a good thing. A show for anyone who's ever failed to shine and accepted it.

Solo show, Stand-up

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4

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Aug 1-11,13-25 20:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jay Handley – White Jesus 2: Resurrection Jay Handley

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Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 3)

B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-2 19:45(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-8,13-15,19-22 19:45(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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Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice Soho Theatre

TMP

NP

He's back and he's whiter than ever! Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone. www.jayhandley.com Stand-up, Satire

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-25 23:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jay Lafferty: Jammy

Gilded Balloon and Watch This Space Productions present...

TFLP

After a rollercoaster few years with more ups and downs than the Olympic Trampoline team, the concept of luck has become Jay's obsession. Will she take a fresh look at fortune or continue just chancing it? Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2

As America slips into fascism, Jena (The Daily Show, Adult Swim) celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetic political stand-up show. The US comic's long-awaited return after her critically-acclaimed 2015 debut. Stand-up, Political

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 21:20(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Jenny Bede: The Musical

Jenny Bede in association with Curtis Brown

MP

Brand-new show from the self-appointed Greatest Showman of Musical Comedy, Jenny Bede. As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV, Netflix, Channel 4 and E4. 'Absolutely set on a collision course with stardom' SSSSS (Mirror). Music, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 18:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,20-22,26 18:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

XAug 1-2 17:05(55m) £5.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 17:05(55m) £5.00

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Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Jay Light: Fake It ‘Til You Make It Jay Light / Free Festival

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments Jenny Collier / Free Festival

NP

NP

'One of the best roasters in Los Angeles' (Jeff Ross). Comedian Jay Light digs deep to uncover the hilarious mean streak beneath the sweet demeanour created by a lifetime of faking it. Comedy, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-25 23:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face Produced by Angelo Constantinou and Max Blackman

'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold' SSSS (VoiceMag.uk). 'Filth!' (Rhod Gilbert). 'Hilarious... An excellent comedic work... Unlike any other comedian' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). 'Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend' SSSS (VoiceMag.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-25 16:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About? Talking Toolbox

TFK

TLP

This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from "experts" and thinks, ‘there must be a better way of communicating than this'.

Stand-up

Storytelling, True-life

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) Stairs: 20+

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B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Fleming Theatre) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-24 20:25(55m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£28.00 F) Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22 20:25(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

2D

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath 2019

Jim and Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room

NP

LP

Jerry Sadowitz / The Stand Comedy Club

Britain's favourite comedian, magician and psychopath returns to upset you while parting you of hard-earned cash. Winner of BBC New P***ophile of the year 2017. Strictly over 18s! Magic, Stand-up

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 2-4,23-25 21:10(1h) £17.50 Aug 8-11,15-18,22 22:25(1h) £17.50

2

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Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Live Nation in association with Troika

TFKP

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with her fabulous live band and a brand-new show! 'Comedy, impressions, vocal fireworks... mind-blowing' (Scottish Sun). 'Spot on diva takedowns... spectacular' (Mail On Sunday). Cabaret, Music

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Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Bijou)

B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 1-2 19:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 19:00(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:00(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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A comedy show about the beautiful game. Songs, stand-up, sketches, prizes and special guests. By Jim Daly (15 million views on YouTube) and Dave Bibby (Channel 4, Netflix, Comedy Central). Free entry! Stand-up, Cabaret

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Aug 3-12 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jim Campbell: Beef Jim Campbell

TFMP

Jim descends from the infamous Scottish clan who inspired Game of Thrones' most brutal incident. 300 years later he's on a journey to inner peace via complete and utter rage. 'No punchline is left behind' SSSS (List). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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XAug 1-2 17:20(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24 17:20(1h) £6.00

Aug 5-9,13-16,19-23 17:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jimeoin: Ramble On!

MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

TLP

Jessica Fostekew

TFLP

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Star of BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning Three Girls. 'Consistently hilarious' (Fest). 'Smarts on her sleeve, great' (Guardian). Stand-up, Storytelling

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 13:30(1h) £4.00

Jim Daly and Dave Bibby / PBH's Free Fringe

Aug 3-11,13-25 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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Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Soho Theatre in association with Curtis Brown

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Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order – before her kids wake up. Cave's critically acclaimed blend of confessional comedy and DIY performance art returns after sell-out 2018. Theatre

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 14-15,19-22 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 16-18,23-25 18:30(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

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'Inspired ramblings... comedy of the highest order' (Independent). 'Wickedly funny... Exhilarating!' (Age). Palladium, Royal Variety, Apollo. 'Comic masterpiece... Brilliant!' (Mail on Sunday). 'Hilarious... gets no better than this' (Time Out). 'Don't miss it!' (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2 XAug 2-3 20:40(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) XAug 4 20:40(1h) £9.50 Aug 5-6,9-10,16-17,23-24 20:40(1h) £18.50 (£16.50) Aug 7,13-14,20-21 20:40(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 8,11,15,18,22,25 20:40(1h) £14.50 (£12.50)

2DB

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Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More! MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

LP

Later! Ramblier! 'Inspired... Comedy of the highest order' (Independent). 'Wickedly funny... Exhilarating!' (Age). 'Comic masterpiece... Brilliant!' (Mail On Sunday). 'Hilarious... Gets no better than this!' (Time Out). 'Don't miss it!' (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up

Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre) B0131 556 6550 V150 GF2

2D

Aug 9,16,23 22:00(1h) £17.50 (£15.50) Aug 10,17,24 22:00(1h) £18.50

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Jew-O-Rama

Jimmy McGhie

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Jimmy McGhie

Aaron Levene / PBH's Free Fringe After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Jew-O-Rama returns to Edinburgh, bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy at the Fringe. Stand-up, Compilation

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 3-25 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar A Henry Churney and John Wilson (AKA Dickie Dido) Production

MP

Henry Churniavsky and Dickie Dido met in a Liverpool bar. One is a grumpy Jewish sexagenarian, the other a Liverpudlian plumber to the stars; you decide which is which. Stand-up, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-4 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Jimmy McGhie brings show number nine to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Last year's show received four stars in the Scotsman and he only started writing it in June. Do pop in x Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD (Main room) B0131 667 7533 V257 GF6

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Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-24 17:20(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield: Scratch and Sniff

Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield / Heroes / PWYW

TFNP

What’s that smell? It’s Lewis and Jim's new droppings and they positively stink of a great night out. Expect a hilariously chaotic hour of anarchic character comedy. 'Frightening new talent' (Omid Djalili). Sketch show, Absurdist

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-13,15-25 22:30(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

TFMP

LP

Joe Bor

JJ Whitehead

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of friendship between his grandad (town planner Walter Bor) and his grandad's best friend (comedy actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

Nobel Prize-winning comedian JJ Whitehead returns with a show about lying. Featured on The Jim Jefferies Show, The Comedy Store. BBC Comedy Award winner. 'Few late night comics look this good' (Scotsman).

Storytelling, Theatre

Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 22:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 22:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

2D

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Carnival) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Joe Jacobs: Grimefulness

Jo Caulfield / The Stand Comedy Club

Joe Jacobs

TMP

TFMP

Wicked one-liners. Outrageous observations. Devilishly sarcastic. 'Totally unmissable' (Herald). 'Comedy gold' (ThreeWeeks). Featured on HIGNFY, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre Show, John Bishop Show and Breaking The News. SSSSS (Herald). SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (SGFringe.com). SSSSS (Observer).

Reach a zen mood guaranteed to offend prudes. Mixing sardonic stand-up with rap, join Joe as he deep dives through a sea of toxicity and touchy times, surfacing only for air. ‘Mike Skinner with jokes’ SSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Hip hop/breakin', Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 19:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Lisa Richards by arrangement with Off The Kerb

Beach Comet

TFMP

KP

Stand-up

Stand-up, Improv

The award-winning co-creators of smash-hit Fringe comedies Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair bring their debut split hour of stand-up comedy, topped off with a squelching improvised finale. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Ireland’s comedy sweetheart (self-titled) and Dublin Fringe Best Performer nominee is returning to Edinburgh on The Prosecco Express, fresh from her international tour. 'Joyously nuts' SSSSS (Irish Examiner). 'Hilarious and brutal' (Lyn Gardner).

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Four)

2D

Stairs: 11 - 20 B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 18:25(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:25(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 18:25(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Aug 1-25 17:00(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Joby Mageean – Shanty Prince

Joe McTernan: What's Up with My Head?

Joby Mageean

TFLP

Joe McTernan

A swashbuckling hour of musical and stand-up comedy with Joby Mageean as he takes you on an adventure of the seven seas, recounting his life as heir to the shanty throne! 'Inspired daftness' (Chortle.co.uk).

TNP

If you love sitting on a chair and watching stand-up comedy, then this is the show for you! As seen on BBC's Short Stuff. 'Sure to delight with his amusing frustration' (EdFestMag.com).

Multimedia, New writing

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-11,13-25 19:40(1h) £5.00 (£3.00 SUDO) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

Best of British Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

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The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan Willis, 'uber-Jock' Obie and Aussie Mick Neven. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23,25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All Jody Kamali

TFL

Bristol's bumbling ex-darts champ is back. A calamitous Q&A and whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot. The beer-swigging, pie-munching fallen star sets the record straight. 'Hugely inventive' (Total Theatre). Solo show

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Powder Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 1-2 17:35(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 17:35(1h) £10.50 Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 17:35(1h) £9.50

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2) Stairs: 20+

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Aug 1-26 22:45(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole Joe Rooney / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

Joe Rooney (Father Ted’s Father Damo) returns to the Fringe with an evening of stand-up and music. 'Unmissable' SSSS (Stage). 'Brilliant' SSSS (Scotsman). 'Enthralls the audience' SSS (Skinny). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 XJul 31 21:25(1h) £5.00 Aug 2,5-8,11,13-25 21:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Joe Sutherland: Sour United Agents

NP

Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh 2018 (Comedy.co.uk). Joe returns with razor-sharp truths about things once loved which have now gone sour: a country, a friendship and a beloved 90s pop group. SSSSS (VoiceMag.uk). Stand-up

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-11,13-25 22:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Joe Wells Doesn't Want to Do Political Comedy Anymore! Joe Wells / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

The news is too horrible to joke about, so Joe's looking for a new shtick. Support for Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle. 'A star of the future' (Guardian). Stand-up, Political

Sneaky Pete's • 73 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Performance Space) B0131 226 0000 V437 GE5 Aug 3-24 12:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Joel Dommett: Work in Progress Off The Kerb Productions present...

LP

Joel (credits, credits, credits) is returning to Edinburgh with some new sweet ideas for you to potentially enjoy. 'Hilarious... delightful tales' (Scotsman). Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Aug 18-25 17:30(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Joey Page – Afterlife (An Idiot Considers a Series of Distractions Before Death) Joey Page and Rabbit Rabbit

TFMP

Joey Page, 31, is having a hilarious midlife crisis. Watch it live, bring a friend. 'Controlled chaos at it's best' (Harry Hill). 'Comedy joy' (Scotsman). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-14,16-25 18:45(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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Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil Johannes Dullin

TFMP

Don’t read this! These words will force you to see a German/Swiss character-sincere-existentialist stand-up comic taking an exhilarating ride on the dark side of human existence. 'Bloody brilliant' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A true discovery' (Der Tagesspiegel). Stand-up, Solo show

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-25 19:20(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

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John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You Brett Vincent for GetComedy

TMP

Comedy Central's Hastings started from the bottom (Canada), moved to the bottom (Britain) and found a new bottom (America). See it! No ifs, ands or bottoms! SSSSS (Mirror). Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 XAug 1 21:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-25 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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John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away John Kearns

TMP

The fourth show from the only winner of two Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Stand-up, Absurdist

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 3) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 2-24 16:45(1h) £9.00 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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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

As seen on The Chris Ramsey Show & Stand-Up Central

CARL HUTCHINSON I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This... @ CPHutchinson

carlhutchinson.net

Impatient Productions

TFK

Blam blam! Not again! Daft-hearted comedy from the critically acclaimed idiot. 'A hit' SSSS (Times). 'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' SSSS (Guardian). Absurdist

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 17:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-20,22,26 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations Impatient Productions ‘ Captivating... Outstanding... An all-round comic’ One4Review, Edinburgh

‘Joyously funny... Great self-effacing warmth... Brilliant characterisations and expert timing’ Theatre Bath, Bath

FL

Last year's mind-bogglingly awful, disquietingly successful hit returns. John-Luke Roberts wrangles an all-star cast of the Fringe's best comedians and worst idiots to create three more adaptations of unadaptable texts. SSSS (Telegraph). Absurdist, Cabaret

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Aug 9,16,23 23:30(1h) £12.00

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6.40 PM 02 – 24 August (not 12th)

John Pendal: Monster John Pendal

TFNP

The critically acclaimed storyteller and stand-up comedian returns with his fourth solo show, looking at sex, sexuality, shame and guilt. What would our lives be like without shame? 'Fringe brilliance' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Hilarious' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Storytelling, LGBT

See page 79 for more information

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 19:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 19:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,17-18,24-25 19:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2DR

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John Robertson: The Dark Room Austin Talent

TFL

The cult hit returns for its eighth year at the Fringe! Audiences are trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic end-of-level boss. Escape and win £1000 or be destroyed by the crowd! SSSSS (Comedy.co.uk). Improv, Interactive

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 21:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 21:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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John Robins: Hot Shame

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd

TMP

2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, digital DJ, vibe magnet, yells into a well. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping-hot shame. 'He fills the room with complicated joy' (Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 19:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Johnny Irish

Duffy Connors

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A fantastic show full of comedy, from one-liners to musical comedy from an eccentric Irishman. Johnny Irish is a show about a man who functions with about as much grace as the title suggests. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (The Back Room) B0131 225 9348 V101 GE4 Stairs: 1

2D

2018

Aug 1-25 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment!

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

TFUP

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the second JollyCon fan convention. Come see what all the buzz is about. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSSS (GeekChocolate.co.uk). SSSSS (InformedEdinburgh.co.uk).

Jollyboat / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Johnny White Really-Really, Heroes / PWYW

Pretty sure there's a ghost watching me write this. Incidentally, I respect and admire ghosts enormously. Anyway, come to my show! 'Watching this show is like having a very good dream' (Liam Williams).

Music

Stand-up, Poetry

Heroes @ Black Medicine • 2 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V355 GE6 Aug 1-25 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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Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-25 20:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

TFMP

TMP

Stand-up, Storytelling

Stand-up, Music

Gilded Balloon and Jojo Sutherland present...

Mick Perrin Worldwide

Does dealing with life's unpredictability make you happier? Is laughter the route to eternal happiness? This is Jojo's first solo show for five years. Tragedy plus time equals comedy. The time is now.

Is it too late? Can we be saved? Do we really have to give up straws? Tonnes of big questions and barely any answers in this debut hour from an award-winning comedian and troubadour. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 16:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 21:30(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jonathan Hipkiss – At Least We're Out the House

Joke Thieves

Purple Martian / Free Festival

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Jonathan Hipkiss / Free Festival

Stand-up, Improv

Nominated for Best New Show at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Jonathan reclaims the wildness in the joyfulness of laughter. Alumni of Chicago's The Second City. 'Great work' (Jack Whitehall).

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Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'A brilliant format' (Guardian). www.jokethieves.com Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 14-25 00:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jokers in the Pack

Busted Comedy / Free Festival

Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards

NP

Four of the best jokers from the Fringe pack perform the finest material from their club sets. Each day the pack will be shuffled, guaranteeing you a great deal no matter who you see!

Avalon Promotions

TLP

It's a divided world. We want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now 'populist' means 'I'm a shit'? Answer: we love everyone. Except bastards. 'Excellent' SSSS (Guardian).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT (The Basement) B0131 557 5830 V93 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Political

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Upstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 1 19:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Jokes with Mark Simmons Podcast: Live

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

NP

TFMP

Mark Simmons / PBH's Free Fringe

Jonny Pelham

Mark Simmons (ITV's Out There) brings his hit podcast to Edinburgh for a series of special live recordings. Watch as some of your favourite acts reveal jokes that didn't make it into their shows.

In this personal, provocative and hilarious hour, Jonny has something to say that’s usually off limits. 'The laughs are explosive' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Live from the BBC.

Comedy

Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room) B0131 226 0000 V56 GE5 Aug 3-24 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up, Storytelling

2

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#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity (The Best of Jollyboat)

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Out of the Box) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

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Aug 1,5-8,13-15,19-22 15:20(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:20(1h) £7.50 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Jonny's Panel Show (Really Good)

Jollyboat / PBH's Free Fringe

Stamptown

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FNP

Cult hit Jollyboat (the geeky Flight of the Conchords) present their best comedy songs from 10 years on the Fringe. Arrive early. Queues go round the block. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSSS (GeekChocolate.co.uk).

After directing ungrateful clown duo Zach & Viggo, starring in a funk opera, and touring the world, Jonny Woolley (AKA Mr X) rolls the dice on late-night entertainment with a (really good) panel show.

Music

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse) B0131 226 0000 V276 GE4 Aug 3-25 17:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Variety, Absurdist

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Button) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 Aug 11,18 23:55(1h) £10.00

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Jordan Brookes: I've Got Nothing

Josh Pugh: Maybe the Real Comedy Awards are the Friends We Made Along the Way

Fight in the Dog

TNP

Things will be over soon. But before we all go, I'm having one last attempt at finding joy in this world before it's too late. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2017. 'Deeply unsettling' SSSS (Guardian).

Josh Pugh

TFMP

Award-winning comedian Josh Pugh brings an hour of comedy and dispels any rumours you may have read online. 'Wonderfully off-kilter' (List). 'Genius' (Blog.Ticketmaster.co.uk). SSSS (EdFestMag.com).

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beneath) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12,19-20 21:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly: The Student and the Shoplifter

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 18:25(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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J Wistuba Comedy

Josie Long: Tender

An embittered student with an unused degree and a 19-year-old in unlawful ownership of fresh produce. Two of the freshest voices in Scottish comedy lament life so far.

TFKP

Impatient Productions / The Stand Comedy Club

TMP

The multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns to the Fringe after five years. A new show about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, kindness, gentleness, joy and optimism for the future. Also, some silly voices. SSSS (Times).

Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:45(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 21:45(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Stand-up, Solo show

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The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1)

B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1 20:20(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-18,20-25 20:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

The Joy of Jokes

Joseph Parsons

Ivor Dembina

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Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) presents his uplifting, sell-out stand-up comedy show, Baggy Point, which tells his story of love, sexuality and moving country.

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina (SSSS (Guardian)) presents a glorious mixture of brand-new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it.

Stand-up, LGBT

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

Stand-up, Storytelling

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Aug 13-17 16:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 18:45(1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Josh Baulf: Boy

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Josh Baulf

TFMP

Joz Norris

Award-winning newcomer Baulf discusses childhood, small towns and lads’ holidays. Winner, Get Up Stand-Up 2018. Finalist, Amused Moose New Comic. BBC New Comedy shortlist. 'A cross between Micky Flanagan and Russell Howard' (Chortle.co.uk).

TFNP

A sort of absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who doesn't exist. 'A comedy legend' (ToDoList.org.uk).

Stand-up

Absurdist, Solo show

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Annexe) B0131 510 0022 V29 GE5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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Aug 3-10,12-17,19-25 19:00(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 1-8,11-25 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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Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Julia Rorke

TFLP

TFNP

RBM Comedy in association with Noel Gay

Julia Rorke

Star of Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Dead Ringers and Newsjack. Rob Brydon calls him 'remarkable new talent'. The pretentious 23-year-old likes to agree. An hour full of impressions and amusing self-delusion.

Jeneane is here to tell you some shit about life: buckle up. Strap in. Get over it. Bring the exact hour you were born. Prepare to be throttled. She loves you. Absurdist, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Iron Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Solo show

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XJul 31-Aug 1 16:10(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:10(1h) £11.50

XAug 1-2 23:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 23:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 16:10(1h) £10.50

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 23:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Juliette Burton: Defined

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with ART

Josh Glanc

TFL

A 'master of craze ceremony' SSSS (Guardian). 'Absurd and dynamic' SSSS (Fest). Don't miss the exciting Aussie oddball after his smash-hit last year. Winner: Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award. Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 XAug 1 17:20(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-8,11-12,14-15,18-22,25 17:20(1h) £5.00

Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 17:20(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

TFLP

Award-winning comedian Juliette's a contradiction: introverted extrovert, city-loving country girl, happy and sad. Why must she choose one or the other? Why can't we be everything all at once? Sold out 2015/16/17/18. SSSSS (Daily Mirror). SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Stand-up, Multimedia

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Annie Sheppard and Victoria Olsina / Free Festival

KP

There's no such thing as a free lunch but there's free comedy at lunchtime! WhatsApp group dynamics, Instagram validation and threesomes with Siri and Alexa. Stand-up and piano bits about all your favourite contemporary bandwagons. #pleaseloveme Stand-up, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 20-25 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show Just the Tonic

FN

'Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and mooch about and make you laugh at midnight. Stand-up, Compilation

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 3,9-10,16-17,23-24 00:00(1h30m) £10.00 (£5.00)

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The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

The Kagools / Momentum Artist Management

TFR

The multi award-winning physical comedy duo bring a brand-new hour of pure joy and anarchic buffoonery 'brimming with wit and imagination' SSSSS (TheWeeReview.com). Join these dazzling idiots for (probably) The Greatest Show on Earth. Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 18:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 18:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Kai Samra: Underclass Soho Theatre

TMP

Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour. Kai hilariously dissects life as a young, working class, British Asian in the 21st Century. Featured on ITV2, BBC Three, BBC Asian Network and Radio 4. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Three) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13,19-20 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Kaned Laughter Russ Kane

Just These Please: Suitable Just These Please

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Just These Please are back to knock your socks off. Then neatly fold them. Charming sketch comedy sensation looking to share one hour of passion followed by a lifetime of mutual appreciation.

Stand-up, Solo show

TFLP

Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

Kaned Laughter – Russ Kane brings his sell-out London and LA show to the Fringe. It's a walk through Russ's bizarre encounters with people, inanimate objects and how he missed meeting David Bowie, but should've. Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-11 12:00(55m) (Free Ticketed)

XJul 31-Aug 2 12:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 12:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 12:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Karam Deo: Table for One Colla Voce Theatre

Justin Heyes – White Muslim Justin Heyes

MP

Join Best Comedy Award-nominated comedian Justin Heyes as he hilariously explores living as a Muslim, and a straight white male, in an increasingly divisive world and celebrates how we are all alike. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-11 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

TFMP

Single and completely unable to mingle, Karam Deo delves into the twisted world of modern romance through a hilarious combination of musical over-sharing and romantic underachieving, accompanied by his longest-standing partner: his ukulele. Musical theatre, New writing

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Delhi Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 21:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11 21:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15 21:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself UTC Artist Management

TFNP

Justin Matson: Try Harder Justin Matson / Free Festival

NP

Los Angeles-based comedian and self-help guru Justin Matson returns to Edinburgh with a new one-hour motivational seminar of immersive stand-up comedy to help turn your life around, but better! Stand-up, LGBT

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

XAug 1-2 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more. So now she is. Literally. Join this award-winning musical comedian as she tries to figure out how much she’s worth. SSSSS (ToDoList.org.uk). Music, Cabaret

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Kate Smurthwaite: Bitch PBH's Free Fringe

NP

What do you do when after 15 years of making people laugh and campaigning for human rights, you're still best known as 'that feminazi bitch off the telly'? Two words: Own. It. Political, Satire

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5

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Aug 3-12,14-25 19:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP) Katie Mulgrew

FLP

Katie Mulgrew used to be a card-carrying God botherer. Now a mother, the decision whether to raise her kid as a Catholic has given her a crisis of faith. SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (Fest). Storytelling, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1

2D

Aug 19-25 13:30(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Katie Pritchard / PBH's Free Fringe

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Brand-new musical comedy show from carnage-wielding, storm stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard. 'Mind-blowing' (Herts Advertiser). 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Always original and entertaining' SSSS (FemaleArts.com). 'A veritable Sizewell B' (Chortle.co.uk). Musical Comedy Award winner. Music, Stand-up

Globe Bar • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Globe) B0131 226 0000 V161 GE5 Aug 3-13,15-24 18:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised Kayla MacQuarrie

TFM

PICK UP OUR E D I N B URG H

FESTIVAL

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Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. Young, trans, broke, broken down. She's ready to joke about it though, in a friendly and confessional style, so stick with her and we'll all be okay. LGBT, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 11:45(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Keith Carter: Dog Man Stars Keith Carter

TFMP

The recovering songwriter now hooked on happiness, the absurdist with an identity crisis and the Manson Family-friendly entertainer: Keith Carter is Dog Man Stars. It's a character comedy showcase kind of thang. Stand-up, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 20:10(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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Kelly Convey: Telephone Voice Off The Kerb Productions

TLP

Kelly Convey 'Chatham girl done good' went from social moth to social butterfly. If you'd met 15-year-old Kelly, you would've sworn down on your nan's grave that she'd never be where she is today. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

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XJul 31-Aug 2 19:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) Aug 13,19-20 19:15(1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£26.00 F)

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Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

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Kelsey De Almeida

MP

A show all about being different. Join Kelsey (tour support for Russell Kane) as he explores how we can all connect despite our differing views. 'Destined to be absolutely huge' (Julia Chamberlain). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-25 18:10(40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

CKP and InterTalent Group present

TFLP

Star of BBC Radio 4’s Chinese Comedian, E4’s The Hangover Games and winner of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, Ken returns with a love letter to Twitter trolls he’s blocked before. Stand-up, Solo show

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 1 18:30(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 2-13,15-25 18:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid Kevin James Doyle

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First kisses, weird hairs, the cool group: navigating adolescence was challenging. These painfully hilarious stories of growing up will make you thankful you never have to go back. Best Comedy, FRIGID Festival NYC.

See page 91 for more information

Storytelling, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 13:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kevin McGahern: Taking Off Lisa Richards

TFLP

signed performance Wheelchair access No sight needed No hearing needed

Star of Republic of Telly and Hardy Bucks comes to the Fringe. Mixing traditional stand-up with character-based comedy, Kevin's laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way. Stand-up

in show listings for accessible Fringe performances.

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

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XJul 31-Aug 2 22:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 22:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick 2 Everyday Miracle Productions

TFLP

Back with new illusions and reimagined favourites that will rock your socks off! And you won't even have to take off your shoes. 'Part magic, part comedy and all genius' SSSSS (CreamMagazine.com). Magic

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5 XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,12-15,19,21-22 21:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour Sharon Burgess Productions and Tommy Bradson Tours

TFNP

An expat-antipodean pretending to be a vampyr called Kevin pretends to be all the friends he always wanted and hasn’t yet had. Laugh. Cry. Rinse. Repeat. Cabaret, Absurdist

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1 XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 21:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Kieran Boyd – Crashing the Party Kieran Boyd

TFLP

imagination workshop the home of interactive and immersive theatre

Kieran spent his 20s living fast and doing sketch comedy with WitTank – 'Masterful' (Sunday Times). A stand-up show about a never-ending party and what happens when it, erm, ends. 'Exquisite' (Kate Copstick). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-25 14:45(55m) £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 Kieran Hodgson: '75

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Berk's Nest and United Agents

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Lisa Richards in association with Anita Elizabeth Holmes

Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson goes on a hilarious and far-too-detailed journey into the UK's European history. Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018. SSSS (Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Chortle.co.uk, Sunday Times). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond)

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B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 17,25 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 21 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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TFMP

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at freedom of expression and "wokeness" in his debut show. Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wee Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 19:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange Berk's Nest and United Agents

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

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Krystal Evans

In 2003 a US-led coalition went to war with Iraq and Kieran Hodgson spent 10 days living with a very nice French family. The hit 2014 character comedy show from the triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

FMP

Krystal Evans is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as "one to watch" mostly because she steals drinks. Let Krystal serenade you for 30 minutes with her toasty sass.

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Aug 14,22 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 18 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Kieran Hodgson: Lance

Berk's Nest and United Agents

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In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France title, and in Yorkshire a young Kieran Hodgson believed in him. Character comedy finally meets cycling. Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015. SSSSS (Guardian). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 15,19 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 23 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Berk's Nest and United Agents

Stand-up, True-life

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 5)

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B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 12:30(30m) £3.00 Aug 2-13,15-25 12:30(30m) £3.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Ladylikes: Top Secret House Party! Ladylikes

TFLP

Join Ladylikes, the hottest new comedy duo in town, for a party like no other... unless the last party you went to was a sketch show... Sketch show

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5

Aug 1-11,13-25 21:25(1h) £8.00

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In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. An epic comic tale about finding love and being overambitious. Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016. SSSSS (Telegraph). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20

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Aug 16,24 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 20 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Kill Tony

Avalon Promotions

MP

The #1 live weekly podcast in the world! Tony Hinchcliffe hosts his wildly popular podcast with his co-host Brian Redban. Rising or failing older comics get their name pulled from a bucket and do one minute of material. Thriller

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly)

2D

Stairs: 11 - 20 B0131 510 0395 V300 GF5 Aug 20-21 23:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Work in Progress

Live Nation in association with PBJ Management

TFMP

Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News For You, The Russell Howard Hour) is working up a new show. It’s all new jokes and it’s probably about empathy, which you might have to have. Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XJul 31-Aug 1 13:40(55m) £5.00 Aug 2-4,9-11 13:40(55m) £7.00 Aug 5-8,12-13 13:40(55m) £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

Langston Kerman: The Loose Canon Rabbit Rabbit

TFNP

Langston explores the unexpected revelations coming from living with a convicted sex offender. As seen on Comedy Bang! Bang! and HBO's Insecure and High Maintenance. You'll want to hear what the man has to say. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 19:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Larry Dean: Bampot Chambers Touring

FM

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2018's smash-hit show back to the Fringe. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre's Big Show. SSSSS (Herald). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Sunday Times). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

28D

Aug 25 18:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Larry Dean: Fandan Chambers Touring

FM

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2017's smash-hit show back to the Fringe. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre's Big Show. SSSSS (Herald). SSSS (Times). SSSS (Sunday Times). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

28D

Aug 22 18:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Laser Kiwi

THE HIT IMPROVISED C OMEDY ARRIVES STRAIGHT FROM THE WEST END

Colossal

TFM

New Zealand's favourite surreal sketch circus troupe bring their smash hit to Edinburgh. A wonderfully bizarre and thoroughly entertaining masterpiece, you will never predict what's coming next! 'Fall-down funny, and absolutely top-shelf' SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide).

HHHHH

“Ridiculously silly... wickedly funny” TH E TIMES

Circus, Physical theatre

Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo) B0131 623 3030 V3 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 XAug 1-2 22:30(1h) £10.00 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 22:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins The Last Supper / Free Fringe

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Austentatious AU S T E N TAT I O U S & U N D E R B E L LY P R E S E N T

Come, child, and confess your deepest, funniest sins. Let our Sisters and Brothers absolve you live on stage! Improv comedy based on your confessions. A new deadly sinful sermon every night. Better than church! Improv

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 12-18 18:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Late Night Comedy Death Camp

AN IMPROVISED JANE AU STEN NOVEL

Henry Ginsberg

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Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy from this year’s Fringe. Hopefully everybody makes it out alive!

“One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe” T H E GUAR DIAN

As heard on BBC Radio 4

Stand-up

@AustenImpro AUSTENTATIOUSIMPRO.COM 1PM (2PM)

16 - 25 AUGUST 2019

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B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 67 for more information

SUP POR TED BY THE CHA RLI E HAR TILL SPE CIAL

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Late Show Great Show / Free Festival

RES ERV E FUN D

THE PLEASAN CE

COMEDY RESERVE Mamoun Elagab

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS 2019 Lily Phillips

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki)

Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

LP

The night is young and some of the best stand-up comedians at the Fringe are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Attic) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6

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Aug 1-25 00:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Latebloomers: Scotland!

The Latebloomers and Cluster Arts

TFj

Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! A hilarious, high-energy three-man physical comedy. Winner, Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2019. Physical theatre, Clown

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Bijou) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4 XAug 1-2 16:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 16:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

21:30 | 31st July - 26 August

www.pleasance.co.uk | 0131 556 6550 See page 84 for more information

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Lateef Lovejoy – Life, Times and Society's Crimes

Mo Omar

Josh Jones

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Lateef Lovejoy

NP

HD Management presents multi award nominee and the official face of the ITV Hub and uSwitch, Lateef Lovejoy with his solo stand-up show Life, Times and Society's Crimes. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-16 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Late'n'Live

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Gilded Balloon presents...

TFN

Laughing Horse Free Festival

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows! One hysterical compere, five brave acts and hours of laughter! Different line-ups every night. 'The best late night show on the Fringe' (Scotsman).

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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 2004-2018.

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

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B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 2-4 01:00(4h) £12.50 Aug 8,11,15,18,22,26 01:00(4h) £14.00 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-25 01:00(4h) £16.00 Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21 01:00(2h) £12.50

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Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Bunker) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 1-25 19:00, 22:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Place • 34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU (The Baird) B0131 556 7575 V532 GC5 Aug 1-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laufey Haralds: Nordic Noir Laufey Haralds

Laughing Horse Free Pick of The Fringe

TKP

Iceland, safest country on earth, is obsessed with stories about murder, and Icelandic comedian Laufey Haralds wants in on the joke. In her solo debut, Laufey invites you to help create the next smash-hit Scandi-noir show.

Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Theatre, Stand-up

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe. Different line-ups at every show and five performances daily.The best way to see great Fringe comedy and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2018.

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Attic) B0131 622 6552 V76 GD3 XJul 31-Aug 2 14:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show Redacted Bristol Comedian

TFN

Like 50 Shades Of Grey, but funny on purpose. The story of one comedian's adventure into the bizarre world of fetish and kink. Suitable for experienced kinksters and curious newbies alike.

Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-25 17:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 1-25 19:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 1-25 15:45, 18:15, 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, Storytelling

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Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) Stairs: 2 - 5

B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Aug 1-11 00:00(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Laura Davis

TFNP

One of the most unique comedic voices around, Laura Davis is unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious. This is her brand-new hour. 'Different kind of provocative... smart, challenging, ambitious, playful and funny' (Chortle.co.uk).

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Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Stand-up

Laugh Train Home

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For seven years running, this premier comedy showcase features the best four and five-star comics, creating the perfect guide for who to see at the Fringe, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6 Aug 1-25 13:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse Free Festival

KP

See the best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups daily in this new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase. Great line-ups, top laughs, just less naughty bits! Compilation, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 2-25 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Hosted by Vladimir McTavish, one of Scotland's finest stand-ups, this early evening soiree brings you the very best in chat, laughs and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers. Compilation, Talk

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room)

B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5 Aug 2-12,14-18,20-25 17:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (Top Deck) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 1-25 21:10(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk Andrew Roach Talent

TFMP

This award-winning star of Live at the Apollo is 'stomach-achingly funny' (Entertainment-Focus.com). She's taking on society's big issues, but come for jokes not answers. 'A masterpiece' SSSSS (VoiceMag.uk). 'Stand-up star' SSSS (Telegraph). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 17:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22 17:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight Will Hall and Laura McMahon

TFMP

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. Two rising stars of the stand-up world, Will Hall and Laura McMahon split an hour of comedy. 'The highest standard of new comedy' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 21:20(1h) £3.50 Aug 3-11,13-25 21:20(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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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

LEGMEAT

FU

MP

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

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. Family

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 1)

2

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 22-25 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure Laurence Tuck

LEGMEAT / Heroes / PWYW LEGMEAT is an ill-considered yet high-concept sketch show. Get ready for a wild ride to Lourdes and prepare to dip yourself in silly water. Performer credits include: The Improverts, Bedlam Late Night, The Understudies and UCB NY. Sketch show, Absurdist

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5 Aug 12-13 01:00(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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Legs

Julia Masli and The Duncan Brothers

LP

Laurence Tuck is turning 40, and what has he done? Bugger all! This show is about failure, lost dreams, success, turning 40, reluctant fatherhood, suffering from OCD, bar charts and Football Manager. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Cinema Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

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Aug 1-9 18:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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(L)awfully Wedded

Kenny De Maertelaere and Katrien Vandepitte

TFKP

It's a Belgian treat: sweeter than chocolates... more intoxicating than Belgian beers... more appropriate than Manneken Pis. (L)awfully Wedded is a comedic tour de force performed by a married couple. You give the suggestions, they make the story! Improv, Theatre

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre • 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP (The Helen Duncan Room)

B0131 226 0000 V290 GE1 Aug 5-9,11-12,14-18 16:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Lee Kyle – ConQuest

TMP

Legs*. If at any point in your life you have used your legs or if you know someone with legs, then this is the show for you. Legs. *Warning: this show may contain legs. 'Massive fun' (Kate Copstick). Clown

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1 21:05(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-5,8-11,15-19,22-25 21:05(1h) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21 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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Len Blanco: Firing Blancs Len Blanco

TM

Len Blanco is the drag king of your dreams. Woke. Feminist. Vegan (Monday to Thursday). This ex boy-band member is making a glorious solo comeback, just for you, girl. Back off Backstreet Boys, Len’s got this. Theatre, Cabaret

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Crypt) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Aug 1-11,14-24 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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Lee Kyle

MP

Lee didn't have ideas for a show this year, until, out of nowhere, an actual adventure changed his life. Luckily. Second best comedy show of 2018. SSSSS (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). SSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

D

Aug 1-13,16-25 10:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Leeds Tealights: It's Not That Serious

Lenny Sherman

M

Fresh from his recent roles in Channel 4's comedy Ministry of Justice and numerous BBC Three Quickies, loveable Cockney geezer Lenny Sherman brings his barrel of laughs to the Edinburgh Fringe. 'Deft joke writer' (Loaded). Stand-up

Frankenstein Pub • 26 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN (Bier Keller) B0131 226 0000 V304 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

Aug 2-26 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Leeds Tealights

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview.com) at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, the Leeds Tealights are back, presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show: It's Not That Serious.

TFLP

TFK

Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2 19:45(50m) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 19:45(50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:45(50m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

2

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Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2 Don Biswas

MP

After the success of his debut hour, political comedian Don Biswas returns to the Fringe with a brand-new WIP show: Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia 2. As seen on BBC Asian Network. Plus, host. Political, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 11-18 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Lenny Sherman: Have Fun

PME Edinburgh Live Ltd present Leo's previous show Right-Wing Comedian was banned in Australian venues. New show from Scottish Comedian of the Year looks candidly at sex, censorship, ripping into political correctness, environmentalists and people signing online petitions. 'Seriously good... Hilarious' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Satire

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 21:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

2D

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Leo Mohr: When I Was Zorro Les Amis Savoureux / Leo Mohr / Heroes / PWYW

TFLP

Hello. When I was a child of six, I had many dreams. The show includes several examples proving this. I also like Marilyn Monroe. 'It was funny' (Philippe Gaulier). 'It was funny' (Ari Shaffir). Cabaret, Clown

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room) B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4

2

Aug 1-12,14-25 23:20(45m) £5.00 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 Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse / Free Festival

MP

A remarkably tall, bright-coloured person (Leslie) takes it upon herself to recover from a lifetime of insecurity, accidentally goes too far and ends up convincing herself (and you!) that the world centres entirely around her (it does). Absurdist, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 1-12,14-25 14:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Let’s Get Tough Sons & Co.

KP

Sons & Co. present assertiveness and self-defence training. For everyone: from the strong and powerful to the weak and dweeby. Two geniuses teach you how to grab life by the knackers. Sketch Off 2019 semi-finalists. Sketch show, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space) B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Aug 1-11,13-25 12:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lew Fitz: Chucky Egg (Work in Progress) Lew Fitz

MP

With his first solo show, stand-up comedian Lew Fitz (BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2018) covers a hilarious journey from his northern, working-class background, all the way to the Deep South of America. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11 16:35(45m) (Free Ticketed)

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90.5mm x 61mm.qxp_Layout 1 23/04/2019 06:25 Page 1 See page 149 for more information

Flanders & Swann

OK EARLY! LIMITED RUN - BO

HHHHH WhatsOnStage HHHHH ThreeWeeks ‘Classic… joyously frivolous’ SundayTimes,Critics’Choice

31 Jul–11 Aug, 2.40pm (1hr) 0131 556 6550 pleasance.co.uk See page 255 for more information

Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark Lewis Costello and Hayden Dean Allmark

NP

In this unique stand-up show that sees two friends performing together on stage, expect to hear hilariously unpredictable tales from two very different raconteurs. An evening of side-splitting stories you won't believe! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull • 161 Lothian Road, EH3 9AA (Performing Space)

D

B0131 228 5558 V332 GF3 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-25 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lewis Schaffer is Mr Diabetes – Free Lewis Schaffer

MP

Lewis Schaffer is a New York Jewish comic. He is not a doctor. For entertainment and information purposes only. 'Electrifying' SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Something magnetic in the tragedy of his performance' (List). Stand-up, Science

Laughing Horse @ 32 Below • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room) B0131 662 1757 V442 GF6

D

Aug 1-11,13-18,20-25 19:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Liam Malone: No Limbits Liam Malone

TFLP

Paralympic gold medalist Liam Malone assassinates his own "inspirational" image with his one-hour dark comedy show, delivering hilarious stories from the Paralympics, his family issues and more. Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom)

2

B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:45(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 19:45(1h) £6.00 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

See page 73 for more information

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Liam Withnail: Homecoming

A Little R and R

TNP

FMP

Rachel Dingle and Ruth West

Liam Withnail

The award-winning Fringe favourite is back with a brand-new hour of his trademark thoughtful, exciting comedy. Three weeks in Japan with his wife – what could go wrong? Amused Moose Best Fringe Show nominee 2018. Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 2) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

D

XAug 1-2 18:40(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 18:40(1h) £5.00

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Liberty Hodes – Hot Commodity

Liberty Hodes / Heroes of the Fringe / PWYW

FNP

Hot Commodity is a one-woman show which interrogates the dystopian effect of capitalism on everything around us and what that means as a young woman trying to find her place in the adult world. Performance art, Theatre

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 13 18:00(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue Heroes @ Black Medicine • 2 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V355 GE6 Aug 14 20:15(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please! Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi

MP

Soho Theatre Young Company alumni and (future) BAFTA winners Alissa and Lily present a brand-new bill of foul-mouthed smut and highbrow satire. Suitors heavily discouraged. 'Intelligently comic' (List). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP (Upstairs Bar) B0131 285 8400 V264 GF6 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 21-25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Limmy: Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny Limmy / The Stand Comedy Club

L

Join Limmy for an hour of anecdotes and chit-chat as he introduces his autobiography, featuring true stories of how this permanent tripper ended up on the telly. Q&A and book signing. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall) B0131 558 9005 V7 GD3 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 2-8 19:10(1h10m) £16.00 Aug 16-18 15:40(1h10m) £16.00

2

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Linda: Easy Killing

Twisted Edge Productions

NP

The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death. Linda is here to make you laugh at it. Enter the dark and twisted mind of this old crone as she plays with the taboo. Satire, Clown

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Marquee) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lisa Richards presents Irish Comedians Lisa Richards

TFM

With 25 years of experience at the Fringe, Lisa Richards is excited to showcase some of our new and established talent. A different Irish comedian each week! See www.gildedballoon.com for who is on when! Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 18:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2

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Shelter from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out. Ruth sings songs. Rachel plays chords. Expect chat about life, ace projection and some feminist rants, along with original (and hilarious) tunes. New writing, Musical theatre

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3)

2

B0131 226 0000 V277b GE4 Aug 18-24 13:00(50m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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Liza Treyger: In the Weeds

Live Nation and Avalon present

TMP

Liza has been living her dream: partying, spending money, snacks, drugs, lounging and not cleaning her apartment. Then she woke up at 31 as a cliché Bridget Jones who needs to fit in her pants. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 22:35(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:35(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 22:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The LOL Word The LOL Word

TL

Love comedy? Love queers? Then you'll love this mixed bill of hilarious LGBTQ+ women and non-binary comedians. As seen on BBC Three, BBC New Comedy Award nominees, Funny Women finalists. 'Smart, insightful, hilarious' (DIVA). Stand-up, LGBT

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 19:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 19:15(1h) £7.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lola and Jo: Escape Berk's Nest

TFKP

Clock's ticking. We're all heading for the grave. Don't panic, Lola and Jo ('Bloody brilliant' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk)) are confident they'll find answers to the big questions before the hour is up. 'Pitch-perfect' SSSS (Fest). Sketch show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box) B0131 623 3030 V8 GF5 Stairs: 1

2

XJul 31-Aug 1 16:15(1h) £7.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 16:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Lolbot Wars

Elliot Wengler

M

Unmissable comedy combat carnage returns! Comics battle with roasts, rap battles, improv, joke-offs and inflatable weaponry. Activate! 'Craig Charles would be proud. Don’t stay home like boring bores. Get to the Fringe and see Lolbot Wars' (BroadwayBaby.com). Game show, Improv

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys • 7 Merchant St (off Candlemaker Row), EH1 2QD (Main Room) B0131 225 2002 V289 GE5 Aug 1-13,15-20,22-25 20:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels Lolly Jones by arrangement with Corrie McGuire Management

TFMP

EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this 'razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy' (EdFestMag.com). As seen on BBC Three, ITV and Comedy Central. 'Astounding' (List). Satire, Burlesque

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs) B0131 623 3030 V139 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 1 20:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 20:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

Broken Robot / So Comedy in association with Curtis Brown

TMP

From TV's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Mock the Week and Celebs Go Dating, London explores how as a woman, you can be incredibly awesome yet terribly single, and how f*ckin' ridiculous that is! Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Attic) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28D

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:15(1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13,19-20 20:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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BIRDS DON’T FLY TO LONDON VIA HEATHROW

Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes Josh Massen and Phil Green

FM

A stand-up showcase featuring purveyor of one-liners and 'Long Man', Josh Massen, and storyteller and 'Short Man', Phil Green. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

D

Aug 13-25 11:35(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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A Long Time Coming Harry Thompson

TFNP

A mix of comedy, storytelling and even a poem or two. This show has been put together over many years inside the head of Harry Thompson and it's now ready for general release! Stand-up, Poetry

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 2) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3

2

Aug 1-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 21:00(50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Look Up

Ruth E Cockburn

LP

The songs and stories you'd miss if you didn't look up and listen. A selection of funny stuff I've heard along the way. 'Hard not to be won over by this host's charm' SSSS (One4Review.co.uk). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Spoken word, Music

D

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18-20 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU (Beehive 2)

B0131 226 0000 V178 GE4 Stairs: 20+ Aug 1-11,13-19,21-25 12:45(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones Hivemind

EDINBURGH TO ACTUAL LONDON FROM 4 HRS 19 MINS

FK

With only a map you’ve drawn to guide us, we’ll improvise an epic adventure full of swords, spells and intrigue. Family friendly! Sell-out London run. 'Awe-inspiring' SSSSS (LondonTheatre1.com). Improv, Theatre

2

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room)

B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 13-25 13:30(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lorna Shaw: Shaw and Order Momentum Artist Management

TFMP

Whilst the world's in the grip of thrilling true crime stories, critically acclaimed comedian Lorna (Plebs, Newsjack) is in the midst of her own. A new hour of stand-up and storytelling. 'Brilliance' SSSS (Times). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Top) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 XJul 31-Aug 2 14:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 14:15(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

LNER.co.uk

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Louise Young and Anja Atkinson: Big Div Energy

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes The Lost Works

TFLP

Louise Young and Anja Atkinson / The Stand Comedy Club

It's 1616. Shakespeare and his Fair Youth have set about spicing up his plays with one missing ingredient: showstopping musical numbers. Expect busting tunes, scandalous backstories and hot Tudor gossip.

TFMP

Rising stars Louise Young and Anja Atkinson make their Fringe debut. Regulars on the North East comedy scene and at The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle, these fiery lasses shouldn’t be missed.

Musical theatre, Cabaret

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Front Room) B0131 623 3030 V20 GD4

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XAug 1-2 22:40(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 22:40(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 22:40(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Stand-up, Compilation

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Aug 2-11,13-25 16:45(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Love/Hate Actually Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Act/React

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Theatre, Satire

TFLP

Amy loves it. Natalie hates it. Who's right? This two-woman comedy showdown asks whether Love Actually is the ultimate romcom, or ultimately terrible. What will you decide?

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with ART

Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Princes Suite) B0131 507 0669 V119 GD4

Following his unprecedented success winning Britain's Got Talent 2018, Lost Voice Guy is back in Edinburgh again. He may not talk, but his comedy will leave you speechless. Stand-up, Multimedia

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XAug 1-2 18:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-11,13-26 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium) B0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 Aug 11,16-18,23-25 19:30(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) Aug 12-15,19-22 19:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50)

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Love is a Work in Progress with Tara Rankine

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Tara Rankine

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

TFN

'Tender, raunchy, uplifting, hilariously funny' SSSS (GLAMAdelaide.com). Award-winning cabaret: hilarious and poignant love stories, embarrassing sexual encounters and soulful songs. It's a party in Tara's heart!

Plosive Productions in association with Avalon

TLP

The face that launched a thousand dicks examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people's, I'm fine) and perverts (that's mainly me, actually). As seen on Taskmaster and QI. Stand-up, Solo show

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 3) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1 15:15(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-13,15-25 15:15(1h) £8.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Cabaret, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum) B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 XAug 1 20:40(1h) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 20:40(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 4-8,11,13-15,18-22,25 20:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2D

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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture Mick Perrin Worldwide

Louisa Fitzhardinge: Comma Sutra

TLP

Carrie Hardie for Serious Comedy

Two-time Emmy-nominated comedian Loyiso Gola takes you on a whirlwind through the pop culture moments that have shaped his and our lives. As seen on Netflix, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

TFL

Louisa's in love with language, but it's hard being a grammar nerd amidst signs advertising 'fresh strawberry's'. She just wants someone to whisper sweet, grammatically correct nothings into her ear; is that too much to ask?

Stand-up, International

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

28D

Cabaret

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Nip) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

XJul 31-Aug 2 19:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 19:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12,19-20,26 19:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived Luca Cupani in association with MPW Management

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

TFMP

French legionnaire, Japanese swordsmith... In his new show, Luca describes the lives he never lived! Bizarre and informative storytelling with an Italian accent. 'See him now' SSSS (Scotsman). So You Think You’re Funny winner.

Louise Atkinson

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Louise recently received two reviews. One was: 'A strong flavour of Victoria Wood' and the other: she 'sounds good, looks a mess'. For some reason, she concentrated on the latter. Find out why. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Nineties) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Aug 2-13,15-25 15:40(40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Louise Leigh Identifiable Louise Leigh / Free Festival

LP

Can you be a perfect wife and mother and stay true to your inner weirdo? Or maybe a triathlon would be a better way to express a mid-life crisis, Susan. 'Imaginative, brilliant' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-13,15-25 10:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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140

Storytelling, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 15:55(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real Great Pretender Productions

TFLP

New show by NYC comedian Lucie Pohl (Overwatch's Mercy). What's real and what's fake when you're a video game celebrity with a bathtub in your kitchen? 'I love Lucie!' (Steve Coogan). Storytelling, International

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+ Jul 31-Aug 2 21:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 21:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

2

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Comedy

Follow us @edfringe Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Gilded Balloon presents

In association with Bound & Gagged Comedy and Curtis Brown

FLP

TLP

German-born, NYC-raised comedian Lucie Pohl brings her NY Times Critic's pick Immigrant Jam fresh off the streets of NYC to Edinburgh featuring the best immigrant stand-ups, storytellers and character comics to celebrate being from somewhere else. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

Fringe favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show. Recent TV appearances include Would I Lie to You, QI and Insert Name Here, and on radio; News Quiz and The Now Show. Limited run, book early!

2

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar)

28D

Aug 8,15,22 16:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

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Lucky Maclean: Festival in the Bin – Walking Tour/Show

Stairs: 2 - 5 B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:40(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-17 18:40(1h) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,14-15 18:40(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) Aug 13 18:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Theatre in the Bin

TFjP

A hilarious street cleaner sweeps you off into the unknown festival, making an ingenious show out of rubbish with his extraordinary dustbin.'Character comedy at its best' (BroadwayBaby.com for Freakshow).

Austin Talent

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Luisa returns for three nights only with her smash-hit show, but this time it’s the unedited, uncut and uncensored version. Sell-out 2018. As seen on BBC One. SSSSS (Telegraph). SSSS (Independent). SSSSS (EdFestMag).

Walk, Theatre

Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (The Bus Stop) B0131 226 0000 V212 GE5 Aug 4-15,17-24 15:15(1h15m) £5.00 (£18.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam Avalon Promotions

Solo show, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 23-25 21:00(2h) £20.00 (£18.00)

2

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Luka Muller's Gong Show

TLP

Award-winning comedian and Best Newcomer nominee Lucy Beaumont feels she's finally turned into a real woman and she's ready to shout about it. 'The stage Beaumont is a riot' (Scotsman). 'Devastating comic-timing' (Stage). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Upstairs) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28

XJul 31-Aug 2 16:45(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 16:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Lucy Farrett: Lois

Luka Muller / Free Festival

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A parade of comedians have 90 seconds of safety to impress the crowd, before facing the gong and the wrath of special guest judges! Always fun and loose, don't miss this fast-paced comedy cavalcade. Stand-up, Talk

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft) B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Luke McQueen: Bad

Lucy Farrett

TFLP

Lucy Farrett is Lois. Join her action-hero character comedy as she throws an actual kitchen sink at the world and blends some bad guys into a bullet smoothie of justice. 'Impeccable delivery' SSSS (List). Solo show, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (Belly Laugh) B0131 510 0395 V61 GE5

Luke McQueen

MP

Nobody reads the printed programme. Luke Daniel McQueen. Barclays. 20-32-09. 12298774. Stand-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 5) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 17:00(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 17:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Aug 1-13,15-25 17:55(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Vivienne Smith Management

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Three years ago Lucy – 'Genuinely gifted' SSSS (Scotsman) – was ordering another gin; now she's ordering fish fingers. A stand-up show about the modern blended family with its wicked pitfalls and steep step-parenting learning curves.

KP

TFLP

Solo show, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 14:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Lucy Pearman: Baggage United Agents

TFMP

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Leicester Comedy Award nominee and 'star in the making' SSSS (Telegraph), Pearman needs to check if the bag is a bit heavy before we can go. (BBC Two's BAFTA-nominated Herbert Clunkerdunk). Absurdist, Clown

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 XAug 2 16:30(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,15-25 16:30(1h) £8.00

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

Luke Rollason / Bright Buoy

A slapstick Black Mirror guaranteed to make us all mutual friends. An idiot enters the cloud and puts his mind on a spin cycle for your entertainment. Everybody wins an iPad. 'Amazingly entertaining' SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Absurdist, Clown

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 4) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 XAug 2-3 12:00(1h) £5.00 Aug 4-13,15-25 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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Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole Lulu Popplewell

TFLP

This should be good! Its got the word 'bumhole' in the title! I bet it's very funny and clever! 45-minute work-in-progress show. Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Attic) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-18,20-25 22:35(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Lusty Mannequins: Uncommonwealth

Made in Spain 2

TFLP

TFK

Sonia Aste

Lusty Mannequins

Have you ever been to Spain? Did you think things were "interesting"? After sold-out shows in 2018, this energetic Spaniard is back with her highly anticipated sequel. Foot-stomping comedy! ¡Olé! SSSS (MumbleComedy.net).

'Lots of smart comedy with an impeccable sense of drama and surprise' (NOW Magazine). Think Dylan Thomas throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr Bean showing up.

Spoken word, Stand-up

Sketch show

2

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4)

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans)

2D

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 15:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 15:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 17:30(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Lydia Hirst: I'll Be Your Dog

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Lydia Hirst

Maisie Adam and PBJ Management

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TKP

Arrested and kicked out of France, Lydia tell stories with refugees, migrants and anarchists. It's about humanity. Told through gonzo stand-up and cabaret. Like Orwell with jokes, techno and vodka. 'One to watch' (Chortle.co.uk).

2018 Best Newcomer nominee and Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 winner Maisie Adam returns to Edinburgh with her second hour. 'Go see Maisie now and have bragging rights for years to come' (Herald).

Stand-up, Political

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5

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Aug 1-11,13-25 23:45(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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XJul 31-Aug 2 17:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 17:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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A Mad Ron Rhodes Show

Making Europe Grant's Again

MadRon Comedy

Grant Gallacher

TFMP

NP

Uxbridge's third hardest man, Mad Ron, presents his motivational talk for the young. Live without the distraction of work and responsibility. Will hippy son-in-law Sam Rhodes (as seen on BBC Three) adopt the criminal lifestyle? Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5

Hilarious Scottish comedian Grant Gallacher returns to Scotland with his third solo show, Making Europe Grant's Again, diving into his foreign escapades with sidesplitting results. 'One of Scotland's best up-and-coming comedians' (Skinny). Satire

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Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Madame Komondor Will See You Now Krista Komondor

B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 2-18,21-26 23:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Man

Beige Company Productions

TFNP

Treat yourself to a one-night stand with love and men’s health sexpert Madame Komondor! Sit back, relax, get your mind into the gutter as Madame shares her twisted wisdom and answers your burning questions. Solo show, Interactive

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 4)

2D

B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 Aug 2-13,15-20,22-24 22:00(50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Madame Señorita: Espousa Madame Señorita

TFMP

Your favourite award-winning Spanish clown's attempt to experience her own (mis)interpretation of perfect, romantic love. 'A physical comedy talent' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Clowning at its purest and best' (Skinny). 'You’d definitely come back for more' (TheWeeReview.com). 'Comedy genius' (GScene.com). Clown

Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-25 14:40(45m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply Maddie Campion

TFKP

The team behind last year's sold-out, hit sketch show Camels are back with a brand-new one-man show for 2019, with all the same great comedy but something a little more profound at its heart. Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 13:05(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 13:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman Mandy Muden

TFjP

Mandy Muden is a multi award-winning comedian and magician, widely known for her sensational appearances on Britain's Got Talent. 'You’re very unique, you’re so likeable, you’re very naughty too' (Simon Cowell). Magic, Variety

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,20-22,26 16:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

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Manhunt 2: Big Mood

TFMP

Manhunt

Stand-up, Storytelling

Last year Emm and Leo were searching for men. This year they’re searching for themselves. And also men, still. Strap in, because this Footlights double-act guarantee that ‘you will be completely seduced’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Hot gossip about a ghost. 'Very inventive and dry writer' SSSS (FunnyWomen.com). As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bothy) B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XJul 31-Aug 2 14:00(45m) £4.00

Aug 3-12,14-25 14:00(45m) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap)

TFLP

Sketch show, New writing

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ (Bedlam Theatre) B0131 629 0430 V49 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

XJul 31-Aug 1 20:00(1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 2-14,16-25 20:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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


Comedy

Follow us @edfringe A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing / Free Festival

Back for the 9th year

NP

Feeling heartbroken? They say laughter is the best medicine! Throw in some music, and now you're really talking. Come join Rena Hundert on a comedic musical journey from heartbreak to self-love. Music, Improv

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

Aug 1-2,5,8-9,12,15-16,19,22-23 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Marc Jennings / The Stand Comedy Club

TFMP

Join rising star of Scottish comedy and BBC Scotland Breaking the News panellist in his debut solo show at The Stand. 'An astute observer who’s accomplished at channelling his frustrations into a wider social critique' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 4) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1 20:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 20:15(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Marcel Lucont: No. Dix Impatient Productions

TMP

The Fringe's favourite Frenchman (Comedy Central, Sky Atlantic's Set List) returns for his tenth year with deadpan wit, exquisite sex poetry and live band to abuse. 'Fresh, accessible, hilarious' (Guardian). 'Comedy at its best' SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). Cabaret

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

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Hosted by Robin

Morgan

XJul 31-Aug 2 22:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:00(1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 22:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13,19-20 22:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

See page 84 for more information

Off The Kerb Productions

TL

Multi award-winning comedian Brigstocke returns for a limited run of his stunning show Devil May Care. An hour of blistering stand-up in the company of Lucifer himself. 'Sharp and loose, acid-tongued satirical comedy' (Times). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-6,9-10 18:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8 18:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

28D

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Maria Shehata: Hero PBJ Management

TFLP

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. Not exactly what Maria had in mind when she left LA for the UK. ‘A slick, gag-driven US-approach’ (Chortle.co.uk). 'A charming, engaging storyteller' (BroadwayWorld.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

2

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market • 179a Gladstone Court, Canongate, EH8 8BN (Bottom)

B0131 622 6552 V98 GD6 Stairs: 1 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:15(1h) £4.00 Aug 3-12,14-25 17:15(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Marjolein Robertson: Da Shetland Spree Marjolein Robertson / The Stand Comedy Club

TFLP

Shetland comedian Marjolein, seen on BBC, transports you to her home with tales and truths of what life is like 60° north. A spree (party) of jokes, surreal and observational, from a whole other perspective. Stand-up, Spoken word

The Stand Comedy Club 2 • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ (Stand 2) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Jul 31 15:50(1h) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-25 15:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Mark and Haydn: Llaugh

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

TFKP

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Impatient Productions

StraightUp Productions

Top ten best-reviewed comedy show of last year's Fringe, where it sold out all 30 performances. A show about empathy. Returning for three final outings: the last ones ever. You'd better come. SSSSS (Telegraph).

Described as 'brilliant' by their guardian, Mark and Haydn bring their fast-paced, gag-filled sketch show Llaugh to Edinburgh. Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! finalists 2019. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Smart comedy operators' (Chortle.co.uk).

Stand-up, Solo show

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One)

B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 17:30(45m) £6.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6

28

Aug 9-10,23-24 23:15(1h) £16.00 (£14.50)

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Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Mark Dean Quinn Knits: A Comedy Show

Markus Birdman

Mark Dean Quinn

MP

TNP

Birdman returns with a deliciously dark, comedic and illustrated alternative take on the Nativity. 'Twistedly brilliant cartoons accompanying a master storyteller, charming the audience into the palm of his hand' SSSSS (KeepingUpWithNZ.com).

A knitting show. Two people fall in love. Hopefully we can all become better people. 'There are no words to explain Mark Dean Quinn' (Kate Copstick). 'Unlike anything else on the Fringe' (TheReviewsHub.com).

Storytelling, Painting

Site-specific

Heroes @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG (The Bunka) B0131 226 0000 V313 GE5 Aug 4-8,11-15,18-22,25 22:00(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Cinema Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 14:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male

Live Nation and MZA

Off The Kerb Productions

TFMP

TLP

New show! Award-winning stand-up, renowned for brilliantly dark material, host of BBC Radio's smash-hit The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected and creator of News at 3 (180+ million views!). 'Blistering material' (Sunday Times). @marknelsoncomic

As seen on Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central's Comedy Store Live, Marlon returns to Edinburgh with a hilarious new show. 'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' (Scotsman).

Stand-up, Solo show

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans)

2D

Stairs: 11 - 20 B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £7.00 Aug 3,7-8,12-15,20-22 20:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 4 20:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 5-6 20:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 20:00(1h) £14.50 Aug 11,18,25 20:00(1h) £12.50

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Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Dexter) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:50(1h) £6.50

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 18:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Mark Simmons – One-Linerererer

Mark Simmons / PBH's Free Fringe

The Mars & Lee Show

Jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesfortyminutelulljokesjokesjokesjokes.

NP

Purple Martian / Free Festival

NP

Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG (Chamber Room) B0131 226 0000 V156 GE5 Aug 3-24 16:50(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

D

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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

A no-holds-barred comedy chat show starring Will Mars (FOX's Showtime at The Apollo) and Sarah Lee (Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2018). 'Brutally humorous repartee' SSSSS (DesignMyNight.com). Stand-up, Improv

2

B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-12,14-25 16:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Impatient Productions

Martha McBrier

TFK

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In 2017, Watson – prone to anxiety, phobias and piss-poor self-esteem – went on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. It changed him: now he's written a motivational talk about it, with jokes. SSSSS (Telegraph).

Don't be bullied into cheering up or thinking positive. Frown, it's already happened. Come and celebrate misery and country music, but don't jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge. 'Pure, dead, brilliant' SSSSS (Scotsman).

Solo show, Storytelling

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 1 16:00(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-5,9-11 16:00(1h) £15.00 Aug 6-8 16:00(1h) £13.00

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Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress) Impatient Productions / The Stand Comedy Club

FKP

Watson presents a show that’s approximately 50% ready for public consumption and hopes the festival’s legendary supportive vibe will carry him through. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 Aug 13-25 13:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (The Alcove)

Stand-up, Solo show

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft)

B0131 667 7533 V170 GF6 Aug 1-25 19:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Martin Angolo – Q: Is It Comedy? A: Well It's Martin Angolo! Martin Angolo / PBH's Free Fringe

MP

Ireland's best joke-teller returns to the Fringe with his new show full of one-liners and silly observations. This joyous comedy show is not to be missed! Waverley Bar • 3-5 St Mary's St, EH1 1TA (Upstairs Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V438 GE6 Aug 3-12,14-25 16:45(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 Bearne and Joe McTernan: Milk and Two

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

TNP

NP

Joe McTernan

Join two of Scotland's fastest rising comics for a fun hour of stand-up comedy. 'Punchlines hit home' (EdFestMag.com). With a special guest everyday. Stand-up

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap) Stairs: 6 - 10

B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Aug 1-26 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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Martin Marki

CAA / WME / ICM / Mirth Control

'I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds' (Audience review). Tragedy, World music

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1,4-8,11,13-15,18-22,25 21:00(1h) £8.00 Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 21:00(1h) £9.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

2

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Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear

Martin Marki

Avalon Promotions

TFNP

Martin Marki explores the expectations around always being the "funny" guy. And he is also from Norway, so he talks really stupid, and that's fun. Clown, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Daisy) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 21:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 21:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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TLP

Britain's leading political comedian once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). Complete sell out, 2018 Fringe. 'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' SSSSS (Telegraph). Political

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Forth) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+

28

XJul 31-Aug 2 20:30(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-25 20:30(1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Martin Mor – Instigator

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

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L

Avalon Promotions

Martin Mor

Instigator, initiator, prime mover, motivator, agitator, troublemaker, provocateur, shaper, inventor, contriver, originator, pioneer, inciter, ringleader. A new hour of stand-up. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). Stand-up, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5

D

Aug 1-25 19:15(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Martin Pilgrim: I Write Jokes Not Tragedies Martin Pilgrim

TFM

Martin Pilgrim is tired of his sad millennial shtick. Can he do the impossible and manage an hour of stand-up without whingeing? 'Adept and Funny' (Guardian). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk)

2D

B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 1-11,13-25 16:40(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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 29 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

Following a five-year sell-out residency in London, Matt Forde returns to Edinburgh for two live shows! Previous guests include: Tony Blair, Nigel Farage, Ruth Davidson, Anna Soubry, Ken Clarke, John Swinney and George Osborne. Political

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

2D

Stairs: 2 - 5 B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Aug 14 15:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 20 13:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50)

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 29 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

Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science) Matt Hobs

TM

A stand-up comedy show about Matt's hilarious journey in the world of science. 'Simply spectacular. Equipped with an adorable Bristol accent, Hobs (also a biochemist) wowed us all' (DailyInfo.co.uk). Science, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 12:10(50m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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 29 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

MARVELus: Awww Snap!

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

TFKP

TFMP

Improv, Sketch show

Stand-up, Storytelling

Momentum Artist Management

Matt Hoss

Superhero landing for their third show at the Fringe, the UK's premier nerd culture comedy duo, The Just Us League, return with a brand-new hour of nerdgasms based on your favourite MARVEL movies... and Fantastic 4. Excelsior!

Matt is a hopeless romantic (with hopeless being the operative word). This emotionally honest and hilarious debut show discusses romance, awkward sex and heartwarming tales of failing in love. 'Warm and endearingly funny' (NARC. Magazine).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub)

2

B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XJul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,19-22,26 18:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

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Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (Just The Meeting Room)

2D

Stairs: 11 - 20 B0330 220 1212 V27 GE4 Aug 1-11,13-25 19:10(1h) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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 29 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

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

Matt Jones: Pandora's Box – Free

KP

LP

The Just Us League

Matt Jones

The UK's premiere nerd-culture comedy duo, The Just Us League and guests present a brand-new MARVEL movie trilogy made up on the spot. Get your geek on as these improvisers make up a whole new MCU.

One man opens up Pandora's Box and discovers a wardrobe of people he can try on to cope with life, but opening up the box has a dark side.

Improv, Sci-fi

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 13:20(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

Drama

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street, Within Safestay Edinburgh, entrances on Blackfriars Street and Cowgate, EH1 1NE (Upstairs) B0131 524 1989 V151 GE5 Aug 1-25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Matt Parker: Humble Pi

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

TMP

MP

Mawaan Rizwan

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

After a sell-out Fringe, Mawaan (BBC Three, Netflix) is back, shaping a new bonkers show. 'His combination of confessional comedy and skillful physicality mark him out as a definite name to watch' (Evening Standard).

Explore the world's greatest mathematical near misses and mishaps... and Matt Parker's attempts to fix them. At last: a rigorous comedy show not afraid to show its working out. Being wrong has never felt so right.

Stand-up, Cabaret

Stand-up, Multimedia

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt • Potterrow Underpass, South College Street, EH8 9AA (SpiegelYurt) B0131 226 0000 V327 GE5

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (10Dome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:20(1h) £7.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:20(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 20:20(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 20:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Aug 8-12 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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Max & Ivan: Commitment

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Berk’s Nest in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management

Bound & Gagged Comedy

TLP

TMP

Say 'I do' to the triumphant return of Comedy Award nominees Max & Ivan. A show about dreaming big, growing up, and trying – but spectacularly failing – to make it in the band. SSSSS (Times).

Cornish comedian Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. This is the very silly story of what happened next... 'Fearlessly funny' SSSS (Scotsman).

Sketch show, Storytelling

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 2 - 5

Stand-up, Storytelling

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Clover) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 18:50(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:50(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 18:50(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:20(1h) £8.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 7-8,15,21-22 20:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 20:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory!

TFMP

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MC Hammersmith / PBH's Free Fringe

Matt Richardson

An hour of improvised hip-hop comedy from award-winning rap comedian MC Hammersmith. Blisteringly fast freestyle raps entirely based on audience suggestions. 'The world's leading freestyle rapper' SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). Scottish Comedy Award winner 2018.

Multi award-winning Matt brings a brand-new 'high wattage' (Guardian) show to Edinburgh. As seen on Roast Battle and presenter of The Hangover Games (E4) and Virgin Radio's Drive-time show. SSSSS (TheatreWeekly.com). SSSSS (VoiceMag.uk).

Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW (Just the Tonic at The Tron) B0330 220 1212 V51 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 1-11,13-25 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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Improv, Hip hop/breakin'

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS (Downstairs) B0131 226 0000 V283 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20 Aug 13-24 13:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Meddlin' Kids

Chuck Salmon Productions

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

TFjP

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

That long-running show about four mystery-solving teens (and their infamous dog) is on its last legs. When a real mystery rears its head, can the Meddlin' Kids put aside their differences to unmask the villain one final time?

MP

Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf as he searches for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD to his obsession with Wikipedia. Is there joy to be found in uselessness? Maybe...

Theatre, Family

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Sportsmans) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It Matt Winning

TLP

A storytelling lecture about climate change from the 'attractively impish' (Guardian) Matt Winning. As seen on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave and BBC Radio 2. SSSSS (EdFestMag.com). Storytelling, Seminar

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5 XJul 31-Aug 2 16:25(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 16:25(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13,19-20 16:25(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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XJul 31-Aug 2 11:15(1h) £6.00

Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 11:15(1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:15(1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Medium Rare Improv Beard of Zeus

TFL

Beard of Zeus returns for their fourth year! Come and see this amazing improv troupe perform their newest show: Medium Rare Improv. Be sure not to miss out! 'Distinguish themselves on sheer talent' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Improv, Comedy

theSpace on North Bridge • North Bridge, Royal Mile, EH1 1SD (Argyll Theatre) B0131 510 2386 V36 GD5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2

Aug 2-3,5-10,12-17,19-24 22:35(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Megazoid

Megan Shandley

Maureen Younger: Out of Sync

Maureen Younger / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Ever felt at odds with the world? Does it matter? Join Maureen as she celebrates being unapologetically true to yourself, even if it means being out of sync. 'Engaging and funny' (ThreeWeeks).

TFLP

Megan Shandley (Funny Women Grand finalist 2018, as seen on BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground) brings observational tales of nostalgia and things forthcoming to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. 'Effortlessly witty manner... among Scotland's youngest rising comics' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). Stand-up, Storytelling

Stand-up

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1LL (Binkies Lounge) B0131 226 0000 V158 GE5 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 3-11,13-25 16:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap • 3 York Place, EH1 3EB (Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap) B0131 226 0000 V383 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10 XAug 1-2 20:30(45m) £5.00 Aug 4-18,20-26 20:30(45m) £5.00 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 Men With Coconuts Men With Coconuts

TFL

One of the UK's leading improv troupes, the award-winning Fringe favourites are back! Improvised comedy sketches culminating in a showstopping finale – an entirely improvised musical. Unplanned, unscripted, unbelievable! 'Lightning quick... so damn hilarious!' SSSSS (TheAdelaidian.net). Improv

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Other Yin) B0131 622 6552 V24 GE5 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 17:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

2

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Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe Mervyn Stutter

TL

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. Line-ups: mervspotfringe.com. 'A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent' SSSSS (Scotsman). Compilation, Variety

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One)

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B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ Aug 3-14,16-21,23-25 13:30(1h30m) £12.50

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Michael Brunström: World of Sports Michael Brunström

FjP

[SFX: FANFARE] Michael Brunström is an Olympic athlete striving for gold medal glory. Surrealist caper. 'Hilariously silly' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Serial innovator' (Time out). 'An artistic genius' SSSS (Skinny). 'Sense-bendingly entertaining' SSSS (Scotsman). Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Absurdist, Solo show

2

Heroes @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD (Room)

B0131 226 0000 V414 GF4 Aug 12-25 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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Michael Fabbri: Rebooted Michael Fabbri / Free Festival

NP

Michael Fabbri, star of BBC Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years. Furthermore, you are most welcome to his new stand-up show. ‘Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable‘ (Scotsman). ‘Startlingly insightful‘ (Guardian). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Main Room) B0131 247 4704 V338 GE5 Aug 1-25 15:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Michael Legge: The Idiot

Michael Legge / The Stand Comedy Club

TLP

'The angriest man in UK comedy is back at the Fringe for another hour of spleen-venting, more misanthropic, bitter and agitated than ever' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). 'Big laughs and ranty surrealism from gripe-happy comic' SSSS (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB (Stand 1) B0131 558 9005 V5 GC5 Stairs: 6 - 10

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XAug 1 12:00(1h) £6.00 Aug 2-11,13-26 12:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Michael Odewale: Black Bears Matter Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management

TMP

Join Michael Odewale as he tries to figure out what matters, and what's just noise, in his highly anticipated debut show. BBC New Talent Hotlist. Winner of Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 17:30(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 17:30(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13,19-20 17:30(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

28D

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Booking fees apply, see page 5 for details

See pages 193, 61, 118, and 125 for more information 147


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Miller and Salmon: Genesis

TFL

TFLP

Miller and Salmon

Michelle McManus / The Stand Comedy Club

The Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene of sketch comedy have arrived on the moors of ye olde Edinburgh. Expect big fat massive laughs, synchronised swimming, Dirty Diana Spencer, lip-syncing, choreography and sexy Bette Midler.

The next instalment in the Glasgow-based life of a glittering global megastar, from possibly being a new Spice Girl to Bono throwing her out of his Dublin nightclub. A hilarious musical show! Music, Cabaret

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand 3) B0131 558 9005 V12 GC5

Sketch show, Satire

2

Aug 2-11,14-18,21-25 18:10(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre • 138-140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR (Just the Sanctum)

B0131 226 0000 V393 GE6 Stairs: 1 Aug 1-2,4-11,13-25 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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Mickey Sharma – Pervert! Mickey Sharma

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

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I've been single for three years, and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. The result...? Apparently, I'm a sexual deviant!

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with NRH Management present

TKP

Interactive, International

One man. One mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4. 'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (Guardian).

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Hollywood) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+

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Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Main Hall) B0131 623 3030 V35 GE4 Stairs: 20+

Aug 1-13,15-20,22-25 14:05(40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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28D

Aug 1-11,13-18 18:00(1h) £18.00

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Micky Bartlett: Love It!

MZA and Nunchuck Productions

TMP

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Ireland's star of BBC's Blame Game, Monumental, the General Banter Podcast and fluffer for Netflix show Flinch. Strap in, you're gonna love it! 'Accomplished... intelligently done... always funny' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Impressive... a stand-up natural... masterful' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

Mimi Hayes / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

After an (unfunny) traumatic brain injury, Mimi Hayes turned her brush with death into a comedy routine. Deep she must go into her neurons to uncover: is this funny? And will she really be OK?

Stand-up

2

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup)

B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:15(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 21:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Storytelling, Tragedy

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 4) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5

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Aug 3-11,13-24 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Micky Overman Presents: Presenting Miss Micky Overman

Misspelled Youth

TMP

MP

Galacticsteele / PBH's Free Fringe

IAM presents

This brand-spanking-new hour from the 2018 Chortle Best Newcomer nominee answers the question: 'where is she from?!'. Come celebrate her roots, dive into friendship, the importance of agency, creeps and terminally ill toys. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Bunker Two) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 XJul 31-Aug 2 21:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:15(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20 21:15(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

An action-packed hour combining elements of storytelling, clown and cabaret, themed around coming-of-age sexual awakenings and queer adolescence. Lauren and Giulia will take you on the ride of your life. 'Standout performance' (Guardian). LGBT, Cabaret

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Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 5) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5 Aug 3-24 23:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

Mista Lorraine

Brett Vincent for GetComedy

Mr Lorraine / Free Festival

TFLP

MP

The hilarious tale of one man's attempt to make it as a "proper" musician. You'll laugh, you'll sing and you'll wonder why Micky isn't a global phenomenon by now! 'So funny' (Simon Cowell).

Some people choose their alter ego, as for Mista Lorraine it chose her. Lorraine invites you to see the funny side of being a woman with a deep voice. Sometimes you have to play along!

Stand-up, Music

Stand-up, True-life

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 20+

2

XJul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22,26 17:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Bier Keller • 14 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (Courtside) B0131 556 1289 V154 GC5

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Aug 1-25 13:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mike Newall: Re:Newall

Mistaken

TFLP

MP

Mike Newall / Fluid Thinking

Anthony Ayton

I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this title before. Having to move back home at 36 and "start again", maybe this is the right time.

Was Liam Neeson, the star of Taken, mistaken to say what he said? Is he racist? Was he racist? What is racist? Does any of this matter? After painstaking research on Facebook, Anthony Ayton has the definitive answer... probably.

Comedy, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Snifter Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5

Stand-up

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Aug 1-11,13-25 17:55(1h) £6.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Tiki)

B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 14:45(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 Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World IMWP

TMP

One man, one guitar, one broken world; ten funny songs to fix it. Can 'the country's leading musical satirist' (Times) heal our planet with tunes, rhymes and jokes? Come and find out... Music, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 1-2 15:45(1h) £6.50 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:45(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 15:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

2D

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Mix and Match Wine Package

Pravanya Pillay, Imogen Trusselle, James Trickey / PBH's Free Fringe

KP

An hour of stand-up featuring James Trickey (Chortle Student Comedy runner-up 2018), Imogen Trusselle (Comedy Virgins Max Turner Prize 2019 semi-finalist) and Pravanya Pillay (founder and host of Quipped Comedy). Stand-up

2

BrewDog Lothian Rd • 50 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BY (The Garage)

B0131 226 0000 V102 GE3 Stairs: 2 - 5 Aug 14-24 13:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell / PBH's Free Fringe

NP

Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. He also knows too much about serial killers. He also thinks that being a stand-up comedian would be the ideal profession for a murderer. This comedy kills! Stand-up, Storytelling

Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 2) B0131 226 0000 V32 GE5

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Aug 3-24 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 157 for more information

The Moon Under Water

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH VIVIENNE SMITH MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

Andrew James Brown

TFK

Taking Orwell’s 1946 essay as a starting point, this show travels through pubs, across polished parquet and sticky carpet in search of the perfect pub. A must for anyone who loves pubs. Poetry, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Aug 1-9 12:05(1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Moon: We Cannot Get Out Show And Tell

TMP

Two provincial louts perform grotty sketches while their venue tries to kill them. Responsible for 'one of 2018's best-reviewed Fringe shows' (Comedy.co.uk). 'Wonderfully warped' SSSS (Scotsman). 'No ordinary duo. Magical stuff' SSSS (List).

face ‘my hurts Still from laughing so much. bravo, Ed’

a ‘he ispro Total and terrific company’

‘His packed audience are well Entertained’

of ‘ onefinest Our comedians’

THE TIMES

STUDENT NEWSPAPER

Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Below) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 2 - 5

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Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 21:30(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13,19-20 21:30(1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Morgan Rees and Riordan DJ: Coming to Terms

MORNING STAR

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Morgan Rees Riordan DJ

TFKP

An hour of stand-up comedy featuring two award-nominated and winning acts: Morgan Rees (BBC New Comedy finalist 2017) and Riordan DJ (Chortle Student Comedy winner 2017). Stand-up

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs)

(previous Edinburgh show) 2019/20 TOUR: www.edbyrne.com

@MrEdByrne

Ed.Byrne.Comedian

21:00 1 - 25 AUG

B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 11:45(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

See page 95 for more information 149


Comedy

Share your Fringe experiences #MakeYourFringe MOTHER

MOTHER Comedy

TFLP

Low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy duo MOTHER present an unapologetically hilarious hour of trashy treasure. An 'inspired slice of sketch comedy' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A force to be reckoned with' SSSSS (WithinHerWords.co.uk). 'Future stars' (ToDoList.org.uk). Sketch show, LGBT

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Turret) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 22:15(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 22:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 22:15(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Motherhood: A Comedy Tara Newton-Wordsworth

02 – 25 AUG 13:00 | Assembly GeoRGe squARe

TFLP

Delving into the hilarious (often sanity-threatening) world of parenthood, Tara muses on raising kids in the modern UK, versus growing up in outback Australia. 'Hilarious' SSSSS (Sun). 'Very talented and very of the moment' (Stephen Fry). www.taranewtonwordsworth.com Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 XAug 1-2 15:30(55m) £3.00 Aug 3-11,13-25 15:30(55m) £5.00 Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh Daniel Downie

TFMP

A hilarious comedy walk with local comedian Daniel Downie that promises to be more hysterical than historical. It’s everything you need to know about Edinburgh and everything you didn’t want to know about Daniel! Historical, Walk

02 – 25 AUG (THU - SUN) 23:55 | Assembly HAll

Monkey Barrel Comedy • 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Monkey Barrel 1) B0845 500 1056 V515 GE5 Aug 1-24 16:00(2h) £10.00

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Mr Thing

2019 NEW FOR

wearething

TM

The comedy chat show thing is back! Join Tom and Owen, puppet Steve, the live house band and special guests as they dive into a chaotic universe of multimedia mayhem. 'Has cult in its genes' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Variety, Game show

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) B0131 556 6550 V23 GF5 Stairs: 20+

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XJul 31-Aug 2 22:20(1h10m) £6.00

Aug 3-12,14-19,21-25 22:20(1h10m) £10.00

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Mumblebrag

Alex Perkes, Charlie Hunt, Paul Hilleard

NP

Some comics would brag. They’d mention the four-star shows they’d been in. And the five-star shows. They’d say they’d been in the finals and semi's of several competitions. But we wouldn’t. We’re just comedians. On stage. Doing our best. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Brass Monkey • 14 Drummond Street, EH8 9TU (Cinema Room) B0131 556 1961 V153 GE6

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02 – 25 AUG (FRI - SUN) 00:05 | Assembly Rooms

CATCH YOUR FRINGE FAVOURITES Daily line-ups at assemblyfestival.com

Aug 1-5,7-12,14-19,21-25 11:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend

TK

A classic murder mystery is created on-the-spot in this ingenious Fringe favourite. Whodunnit? You decide! 'Very, very funny' SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). 'Hilarious... The show is a riot' (Scottish Daily Mail). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Improv, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One) B0131 556 6550 V33 GE6 Stairs: 20+ XJul 31-Aug 2 15:45(1h) £6.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 4,11,18,25 23:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 15:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26 15:45(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 Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

TFL

TFL

Dave Nattriss' Musical Comedy Guide

Austin Talent

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!

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi smashes down the dressing room doors of the rich and famous, presenting them in scenarios you never dreamed you’d see. This master mimicker takes on Adele, Lady Gaga, Kim K and more!

Music, Compilation

D

Solo show, Cabaret

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Cask Room)

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-2 20:50(1h) £5.00 Aug 3-8,13-15,20-22 20:50(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

B0330 220 1212 V288 GE5 Aug 1-11,13-25 15:45(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 20:50(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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The Nasty Show Australia

Musicedy

Infinite Jest Comedy

Musicedy

N

NP

Join us for an experiment in music and comedy! Musical comedians accompany stand-ups in their sets live on stage! Will it work? We'll have to see... New line-ups every day.

Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show Australia features headliners doing all the material too filthy or offensive for their regular shows. Tours the world. Sells out everywhere. Hosted by Jez Watts (Absolute Zero).

Music

Stand-up, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

Aug 1-2,5,8-9,12,15-16,19,22-23 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 22:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

My Finest Hour

Off The Kerb Productions

Iain FM Smith

TFL

TFK

Edinburgh! Your favourite show pony is back with a brand-new hour. Come hear Nath tease people that make good life choices.'Gags that will leave you gasping' SSSSS (Herald Sun).

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero; Iain definitely isn't! This funny and heart warming story reveals how Iain struggled to live up to his prestigious family history and faced his own enemy on the beach.

Stand-up

Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Five) B0131 623 3030 V17 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20

2D

Storytelling

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court • Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, EH1 2PG (Q3)

2D

B0131 226 0000 V277 GE4 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-25 15:00(50m) £5.00

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XJul 31-Aug 2 20:05(1h) £7.00 Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:05(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 20:05(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe Natasha Dodsworth

The Rat Pack Productions Ltd

FMP

N

Tash is trying to fit into her clothes as well as her role in society. Can she deal with dressing for the five scheduled events that she has to cram into her week?

Award-winning comedian Cassidy's crazy year. He joined a gym and a big man changed his life forever. Malcolm Hardee nominee. 'Stormingly good' (Kate Copstick, 2018). 'Smart... relentlessly laugh-out-loud hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News, 2018).

Solo show

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall Place, EH9 1PL (Bruford at Summerhall) B0131 560 1580 V26 GG6 Aug 20-22 14:30(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas) B0131 220 0125 V85 GE5 Stairs: 20+ Aug 17-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Myra DuBois: Dead Funny

Broken Robot Productions / So Comedy / Corrie McGuire Management

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind / Free Festival

TMP

NP

Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, Myra brings forward her funeral in an 'incredibly quick-witted' SSSS (Scotsman) side-eye at death. 'Proper stand-up... brilliantly delivered' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Buttercup) B0131 510 0395 V302 GF5

Come see Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind! You'll laugh, you'll cry (mostly from laughter) and you'll get to see a black albino do stand-up comedy, which, let's be honest, you have never seen before! Stand-up, Solo show

2D

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room) B0131 622 6801 V272 GE5

2D

XJul 31-Aug 2 15:55(1h) £7.00

Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 15:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 15:55(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 1-25 00:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Naz Osmanoglu – Scandinaveland

TFMP

TLP

Naomi Karavani

Naz Osmanoglu

Whoever said that women should rule the world clearly hadn’t met Naomi. Expect dark, sardonic satire – and archaeology – from the star of TV’s Redacted Tonight.

Every case in Sweden is a cold case... Stand-up/sketch tycoon, Naz Osmanoglu, does Nordic noir: brutal murders, far-fetched twists, red herrings, actual herring and, of course, overwhelmingly polite and reasonable law enforcement officers. 'Particularly magnetic' (Guardian).

Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at Marlin's Wynd • 34A Blair St, EH1 1QR (Just the Wyndy Room) B0131 226 0000 V296 GE5 Stairs: 11 - 20

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XAug 1-2 20:05(1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

Aug 3-11,14-25 20:05(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£4.00 SUDO) 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

Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1 16:50(50m) £5.00 Aug 2-11,13-16,18-25 16:50(50m) £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 #MakeYourFringe Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne and Tyne Again

TFM

The Newcastle Comedy Society have decided the one thing the Fringe is lacking is student comedy. Featuring two Chortle Student Comedy semi-finalists as well as 'hilarity and originality' (Courier, Newcastle).

Joshua Ladgrove was Neal Portenza

Please note: this is not a comedy show. This is a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps accidentally booked during the Fringe. Winner Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne. Performance art, True-life

Heroes @ Boteco • 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB (Basement) B0131 226 0000 V516 GF5 Aug 1-25 18:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

The Newcastle Revue / Free Festival

LP

Stand-up, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern • 30-31 Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR (Upstairs Bar) B0131 221 5221 V114 GG3 Aug 12-25 15:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Needle Dicks

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News@1066

Hatton Stern

Alice Roberts

MP

Funny, young, hot and one of them is ethnic. Character and standup comedy from burgeoning legends Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, 'endorphin-milking titterfest' (MumbleComedy.net)) and Joel Stern (Third Leg Studios, BBC Three, ITV). Clown, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (Party) B0131 477 7007 V185 GE4 Aug 19-25 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Fj

Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history's biggest stories. Fast-moving and wacky, this one-woman comic show races across time from one breaking story to the next! Jolly good fun! Historical, New writing

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2) B0131 510 2384 V53 GE6

2

Aug 12-17,19-24 12:10(40m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Neighbourhood Watch

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NewsRevue

Bendy House Improv

Canal Cafe Theatre / Emma Taylor

FL

Journey through the keyhole with Bendy House Improv and find out what really goes on behind the closed doors of today’s neighbourhood. Entirely improvised fresh each day and all inspired by a single audience suggestion. Improv, Theatre

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 2) B0131 243 3596 V188 GF3

2

Aug 12-25 11:40(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

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Neil Delamere: End of Watch Lisa Richards by arrangement with Off The Kerb

TFMP

Star of BBC's The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show. 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) B0131 622 6552 V14 GF5 Stairs: 11 - 20 XAug 2 19:30(1h) £10.00 Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Neon Hangover

Clean Slate Productions

TFKP

Neon Hangover. The one-cure-fits-all show. See the show, get the glow! Free glow sticks to kick-start your morning! 'Promising newcomers' (Buzzfeed.com). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Spare Room) B0330 220 1212 V88 GE5 XAug 1-3 11:35(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 4-11 11:35(1h) £10.0