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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Introduction

2012 is all set to be a magnificent year for creativity in Scotland and the UK. We’re delighted that the year of Creative Scotland and the London 2012 Festival – the 12 week nationwide celebration that is the finale of the Cultural Olympiad – will be part of the action in Edinburgh. 2012 will also see the fourth annual Made in Scotland Showcase and, as ever, there are artists from all over the world beating a path to our wonderful city. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and is completely open access, which is what makes it so brilliant. No one decides who should or shouldn’t, or who can or can’t, take part. Nowhere else in the world does this happen on such a scale and I’d like to thank all the wonderful, tireless, inventive people, be they individual performers, companies, venue managers, producers or promoters, who make up this marvellous festival. There’s no doubt that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is big, and we at the Fringe Society are here to help you navigate your way around. Sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with news, check out edfringe.com for the latest information about what’s on and for tips on getting around, and download our apps to browse the programme, buy tickets, and find performances happening close to you. We hope you enjoy the 2012 Fringe, where, once again, the world’s most exciting creative talent will be congregating in this great city for your delight and entertainment.

Kath M Mainland Chief Executive Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Table of Contents Box Office Information................................... 2

Cabaret............................................................ 8

Navigating the Programme............................ 3

Children’s Shows............................................ 20

Introduction from the Chair of the Board..... 4

Comedy.......................................................... 32

Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals........................ 5

Dance and Physical Theatre........................ 176

Visiting Edinburgh.......................................... 6

Events........................................................... 188

Cabaret...........................................................xx

Exhibitions................................................... 198 Music............................................................ 202 Musicals and Opera..................................... 238 Spoken Word............................................... 250 Theatre......................................................... 254 Venue Guide................................................ 338 Index............................................................ 363 Deuchars Maps............................................ 376

Copyright the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 2012. All rights reserved. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of going to print, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 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 Society Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Scotland (SC046605). Registered charity number SC002995. Registered Office: 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. 1


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Box Office Information

The Fringe Box Office is the only place to buy tickets for every show appearing on the Fringe. There are four easy ways to book your tickets: Book online at edfringe.com: Avoid the Box Office queues and book your tickets online at our secure website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full Programme on sale from 12 noon on 31 May 2012. Book in person at the Fringe Box Office for purchase and ticket collection: The Fringe Box Office counters are located next to the Fringe Shop at 180 High Street. Thu 31 May 12:00 (noon) – 18:00 Fri 01 June – Sun 03 June 10:00 – 18:00 04 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat) 12:00 – 15:00 Sun 15 July Closed 16 July – 29 July (Daily) 10:00 – 18:00 30 July – 27 August (Daily) 10:00 – 21:00

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New for 2012

Book in person at the Glasgow Box Office for purchase and ticket collection: The Glasgow Box Office is located at ScotRail’s Queen Street Station on the main concourse underneath the departure boards, next to left luggage. 27 July – 27 August (Daily) 08:00 – 20:00 Book over the phone on 0131 226 0000:

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Thu 31 May Fri 01 June – Sunday 03 June 04 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat) Sun 15 July 16 July – 29 July (Daily) 30 July – 27 August (Daily)

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12:00 (noon) – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 Closed 10:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 21:00

Book direct from your iPhone and Android phone:

Download the official Fringe App for iPhone and Android phones and get the most up-to-date and comprehensive show listings as well as Half Price Hut ticket listings direct to your phone. Available from mid-June, the app is free to download and will allow you to purchase tickets through your phone then pick them up from one of the four Fringe ticket collection points. To download, search the app stores for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (NB Friends 2for1 tickets are not available through the apps.)

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

Want to take a chance and get a great ticket deal during the Fringe? The Virgin Money Half Price Hut at the Mound Precinct is the place to grab a bargain. Thousands of half price tickets are available every day. 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 and through the official Fringe Apps. You will also be able to pick up your pre-purchased tickets at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut, so why not collect your tickets and grab a bargain at the same time? Opening Times 08 – 27 August (Daily) 2

10:00 – 21:00

Ticket Collection Points

If you have asked to collect your tickets when booking online or over the phone, or you have purchased tickets through the Fringe Mobile Apps, there are now four locations where you can pick up your tickets (during the opening hours listed). Please bring the debit/credit card that was used to buy the tickets and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your show.

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The Fringe Box Office 180 High Street, EH1 1QS

Thu 31 May Fri 01 June – Sun 03 June 04 June – 14 July (Mon – Sat) Sun 15 July 16 July – 29 July (Daily) 30 July – 27 August (Daily)

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12:00 (noon) – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 12:00 – 15:00 Closed 10:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 21:00

The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre – 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD

31 May 01 June – 31 July (Mon – Sat) 01 August – 27 August (Mon – Sat) 05,12,19, 26 August (Sun) Virgin Money Half Price Hut Mound Precinct

12:00 – 17:30 09:30 – 17:30 09:30 – 21:00 10:00 – 21:00

08 – 27 August (Daily)

10:00 – 21:00

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NEW Glasgow Box Office – ScotRail’s Queen Street Station main concourse underneath the departure boards, next to left luggage

27 July – 27 August (Daily)

Booking Advice

08:00 – 20:00

A booking fee of 90p per ticket (up to a maximum of £5.40) applies to telephone, online and Fringe Mobile App bookings. No booking fee applies to tickets purchased in person from the Fringe Box Office, Glasgow Box Office or at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut. 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. General concession prices are applicable to students, the unemployed, customers with disabilities (often with one personal assistant), senior citizens and children under the age of 18. Proof of status must be presented at the venue. Family tickets are available for some shows. Family tickets are for two adults and two children, or one adult and three children under the age of 18. Group discounts are available for many performances: a 10% discount for groups of 10 people or more.


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Navigating the Programme Show title Icons – see below

Fringe Parade TFJAPU

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Browse the visually stunning Fringe Parade merchandise based on the artwork on the cover of the 2012 Fringe Programme. T-shirts, magnets, mugs and more are available in the shop and online at edfringe.com.

Performer or company name – You can search for these in the index.

Show copy

Visual art

Fringe Shop • 180 High St B 0131 226 0000 V1GE5 Aug 1: 9:00 (12h00m) £0.00 Aug 2-31: 09:00 (12h00m) £0.00 (£0.00) (£0.00 SUF) Free (Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Calendar – A quick look at the show dates. Dates in grey have no performances and shows in red are eligible for the 2for1 offer (Aug 06 and 07).

Venue information – B and g indicate the Box Office phone number and venue grid reference numbers on the map at the back of this programme.

Sub genres – These let you know a little more about what to expect from each show.

Date, time, duration and price lines – The Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. However, Fringe days begin at 07:00 and end at 07:00 the following day. Shows in the early hours will therefore be listed for the day before. Free shows can be Ticketed or Non-ticketed. Ensure you book a ticket for Free Ticketed shows. Prices listed are for unreserved seats in almost all cases. Concession prices, where available, are offered to the following groups (with additional concessions to specific groups indicated where applicable): students (S), the unemployed (U), people with disabilities (D), senior citizens (O), and children under 18 (C). Identification will be asked for. A further concession for families (F) may be offered on four tickets purchased at the same time, where a minimum of two tickets are for children under the age of 18. X Dates for preview performances are indicated with this icon.

Icons

Age guidance – these icons give guidance as to the age group the event is suitable for. Please note that these are recommendations only. Audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group. Some venues do not allow under 18s at all or at some points in the day despite the age ratings of the shows they host. If you are planning to take under 18s to venues that serve alcohol, please check with the venue to ensure all of your party will be welcome.

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

L The black icons with 12+, 14+ and 18+ give guidance on the suitability of a show. Please note that these symbols are recommendations only. Audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves.

However, shows marked N 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 show 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 section also display additional age guidance for shows. These are recommendations only and audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group.

Other icons Accessible for non-English speakers – suitable for customers for whom English is not their first language.

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World Premiere – specifies that a show is a world premiere. Registered for the Friends of the Fringe 2for1 ticket offer. For more information about Friends of the Fringe see the advert on page 337. Eligible for the 2for1 ticket offer, available on 06 and 07 August. Tickets must be bought in pairs and for each full price ticket purchased, you will receive one free ticket. (Concession prices are not available on 2for1 tickets. The list of participating shows was correct at the time of printing but is subject to change. More information is available on edfringe.com.)

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Introduction from the Chair of the Society’s Board It can be daunting to find your way around the Fringe with tens of thousands of performances taking place in more than 250 venues across this beautiful city. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is here to help you make the most of your Fringe, whether you are taking part or in the audience. This registered charity works tirelessly throughout the year to make sure the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the place you want to be every August. The work of the Society falls roughly into three areas: helping you navigate your way round the Fringe by providing comprehensive information about what’s on and a one stop ticket shop, supporting and encouraging everyone who takes part in the Fringe, and promoting the Fringe all around the world throughout the year. Providing this support to the largest open access festival in the world is an incredibly complex operation and can only happen with the wonderful support of corporate sponsors, public funders and the many generous individuals who donate to the Society including our Fringe Angels and Friends of the Fringe. We are incredibly grateful to you all. This year is especially poignant for me as I have decided it is time for someone new to lead the Society in the future, and this August is my last as Chair of the Society. Browsing through this programme, it is clear that the Fringe continues to be a significant force in the development of entertainment and culture in this country and internationally. Serving the Fringe Society has been more fascinating than I could ever have imagined, and if I have learnt anything it is that the enduring strength of the Fringe is in people coming together and collaborating to create something truly unique and far, far greater than the sum of its parts. I know you will find something amazing in Edinburgh this August, and hope that you will come back again year after year.

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Please add a donation when you buy your tickets to support the work of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. You can also offer your support and secure great benefits by becoming a Friend of the Fringe. To make a donation or find out more about how your support helps the Fringe Society please call 0131 226 0036 or visit www.edfringe.com/support, or see the advert on page 337.

Thank you

An enormous Fringe Society thank you to our founder Fringe Angels Jane Attias Graeme and Rachel Baillie Cliff Fluet Angus and Lynne Maclennan Nicola Stanhope Richard and Susan Wolff and others who wish to remain anonymous. And a special thanks to our Best Friends Roger Allen, Carole Anderson, John Angus, Geoff Arbuthnott, Jennifer and Michael Baillie, Pauline Baldwin, Briony Bax, Jackie Brown, Carolyn Caldwell, Chris Carter, Lesley Clemenson, Neil Cunningham, Elissa Da Costa, Gerald Della-Porta, Bill Douglas, Tony Evans, Simon Fanshawe, Julian Farrand, Karen Ferguson, Lord Foulkes Of Cumnock, Duncan David Fraser, Roddy Glen, Scott Maurice Hurnauth, Barry Jacobs, Alan M Johnston, Ros Jones, David Kettle, John Kinloch, David Leibowitz, Gordon Lindsay-Bryce, Stephanie Maxwell, Bernard Nelson, Jerry Ozaniec, Elizabeth Richards, Alan Rodger, Geraint Rogers, Joan Ross, Guy Schanschieff MBE, Marion Sharp, Peter Sharp, Ian Sherwood, Richard Stamp, John-Paul Stephenson, Bridget M Stevens, David Stewart, John Taylor, Samantha Terry, Kevin Upton, Gabriel Vogt, Elaine Williams, Juls Williams CC, David Windsor, Hedley G Wright. If you’d like to know more about supporting the Fringe Society as a Fringe Angel, or a Friend, please call 0131 226 0036. 4


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Sponsors

Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals Supporters Edinburgh International Film Festival 20 June – 01 July www.edfilmfest.org.uk Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 20 – 29 July www.edinburghjazzfestival.com

Partners

Edinburgh Art Festival 02 August – 02 September www.edinburghartfestival.com Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 03 – 25 August www.edintattoo.co.uk Edinburgh International Festival 09 August – 02 September www.eif.co.uk Edinburgh International Book Festival 11 – 27 August www.edbookfest.co.uk Edinburgh Mela Festival 31 August – 02 September www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk

Want to perform in 2013?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is entirely open access which means that absolutely anyone can stage a show or event. If you’ve been inspired to take part in next year’s festival, please come and visit us at Fringe Central (Venue 2, open from 30 July to 28 August, 10:00 to 20:00) and ask to speak to a member of the Participant Services team. You can also visit www.edfringe.com/participants 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 Monday 21 August at 12:00. It’s free to attend and full details are available in the Events section of this programme.

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2013 Dates

The 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe will run from 02 – 26 August.

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Visiting Edinburgh

Travelling to Edinburgh impacts on the environment and flying from cities in the UK can often take as long as travelling by train when you consider check-in times. ScotRail (www.scotrail.co.uk) and Scottish Citylink (www.citylink.co.uk) both have extensive network routes to Edinburgh from all over Scotland and provide a range of travel options and offers across August. If you are bringing your own car please be aware that Edinburgh has limited parking and strict restrictions in place. For more information on travelling to and around Edinburgh, including public transport and car sharing, please visit www.edfringe.com/visitingedinburgh.

Navigating the Fringe

Edinburgh is a compact city and the majority of venues are located within easy walking distance of each other. During August, the quickest way to get between venues can often be on foot. Edinburgh is also a great city for cycling, with numerous shared-use bike paths and on-road routes that will get you close to most venues on the Fringe. The Fringe programme map includes information on some useful routes, but more complete cycling maps can be found at www.innertubemap.com and through Spokes (www.spokes.org.uk).

Virgin Money Street Events

Come along and witness some of the most extraordinary and spectacular events at the festival. Browse the arts and crafts market and catch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows performed daily on the Virgin Money stages. World class street shows, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable descend upon 12 performance spaces on the High Street section of the Royal Mile, right on the doorstep of the Fringe Shop and Box Office. It’s all absolutely free and runs every day of the Fringe from 11:00 to 21:00. You can also enjoy free street theatre at the Mound Precinct, and see what tickets are available for the current day’s shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut while you are there.

Access Information

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is committed to providing clear and accurate information about the reasonable adjustments which our venues and Box Office have made to improve access. However, given the temporary nature of some Fringe venues, facilities may vary.

If you are travelling from further afield, Edinburgh has an excellent, inexpensive bus network that covers the city centre and outskirts. Most venues are not far from bus stops (www.lothianbuses.com).

In the Venue Guide near the back of this Programme, you will find extensive information on each venue hosting Fringe shows. This year we have added icons to help you quickly identify facilities offered at each venue. A key is provided on each double page spread.

The city is also dotted with conveniently located taxi ranks, or you can flag down one of the distinctive black cabs (the orange light on top of the taxi means that it is available for hire).

For further details on access or contact details for individual venues, please visit www.edfringe.com/ accessibility.

Maps

The Fringe has provided a convenient map which folds out from the back cover of this Programme and includes every venue hosting a Fringe show. In addition, an Edinburgh Festivals larger-scale map is available free to pick up at the Fringe Shop, Box Office and ticket collection points and at Fringe venues around town. Our website www.edfringe.com also includes Google maps next to each show and venue listing and you can also download our Fringe Apps for iPhone and Android phones to help you navigate your way around.

If you have special access requirements or need to book wheelchair spaces, please call our dedicated Box Office access line on 0131 226 0002. A number of Fringe shows provide signed, audiodescribed and captioned performances. For further information, call 0131 226 0002, text phone 0131 226 0039 or go to www.edfringe.com/accessibility. We want to learn more about your experience of access at the Fringe and would welcome your feedback online at www.edfringe.com/accessibility or by emailing equalities@edfringe.com.

Join the Parade to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Join the Parade to the Fringe by going to www.edfringe.com/parade. You’ll be able to make a mini you and join the crowd of people coming to this year’s Fringe as well as being entered into a weekly draw to win some exciting prizes! Once you’ve joined the Parade, why not have a look around and see who else is heading to the Fringe. You might see some of your friends and possibly even a famous face or two.

The cover of the Fringe Programme is printed on FST accredited 50% recycled paper (the remaining pulp is from accredited sources) while the inside pages are printed on 100% recycled stock. Please hang on to your copy and pass it on to a friend, or recycle it when you’ve finished with it. Fringe cover design by Whitespace. Illustration: Ben Newman 6


Cabaret

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All The Men We've Never Slept With

Aurora Winterborn's Candid Cabaret

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FAN

Often the sexiest stories are the ones you don't quite finish. Join the sometimes sweet girls of Sugar & Vice (Australia) for late night songs, stories and laughs. From the writer/cast of Princess Cabaret.

Candid Cabaret. Dispelling the view that a strip club is all it is, we return for our second year of Festival frolics, comedy, burlesque and magic! See Facebook for more info. SSSS (ThreeWeeks, 2011).

Sugar & Vice

Comedy

Candid Cabaret

Comedy, Burlesque

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-25: 23:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW B 0131 226 0000 V77GE3 Aug 5,8-10,12,15-17,19,22-24: 18:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Alternative Sex Education Lashings of Ginger Beer Time

TFPL

Queer. Feminist. Burlesque? Tales of terrible teachers, songs about sub-standard shags, and plenty of alternate perspectives. It's easy as ABC (Asexuality, BDSM, and Consent). 'If only Lashings could land themselves on the national curriculum' SSSS (ScotsGay). www.lashings.org. Political, Burlesque

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 10-12,17: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50)

Best of the Fest Variety Assembly and Miss Behave

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Hosted by the sensational Miss Behave, join us in the Teatro Spiegeltent as the finest performers from across the Fringe come together to showcase their weird and wonderful talents for your delight. Circus, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH

Aug 6-9,13-16: 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 23:59 (1h) £12.00 Aug 4-5,9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 23:59 (1h) £15.00

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Annie's Room

Blues and Burlesque

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Kate Fuller

B 'n' B Group / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Award-winning songstress, Kate Fuller, tells the story of Scottishborn jazz singer and queen of vocalese, Annie Ross. Recreating 1960s London and Ross’ famed Convent Garden nightclub, this is one party you won’t want to miss!

SSSSS ‘Clever, funny, charming, friendly, elegant, sexy ... an outstanding evening delivered with charm, wit and polish’ (RemoteGoat.co.uk). 'Funny and enigmatic' (Daily Mirror). Rare chance to see this dangerously fun-packed West End cabaret show in Edinburgh.

Jazz, Swing

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 23,25: 20:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Comedy, Burlesque

Aug 24: 19:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-17: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

ArtW*nk!

The Bongo Club Cabaret (and NYE Club)

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FAN

Ophelia Bitz / PBH's Free Fringe Vintage porn, modern toss. Cabaret filth-monger Ophelia Bitz combines irreverent comedy, silver-screen smut and anachronistic pop for a gigglesome night you'll never forget! ‘Immoral genius’ (EroticReviewMagazine.com). ‘Don't miss her show!’ (Time Out). Winner – Erotic Awards, Old Vic New Voices. Comedy, Film

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 20:25 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Bongo Club and The Kitten Has Claws

The original and best cabaret returns for its 14th year. Expect to be tantalised, shocked, entertained and mocked by some of the best hand-picked Fringe acts. SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS (Fest). Satire, Variety

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5,12,19,26: 22:00 (5h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Boom Boom Club

An Audience With Tomás Ford – Free

Boom Boom Club

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Cabaret, live music, promenade performance and after-hours revelry. ‘London’s trailblazing, hell-raising cabaret troupe’ (Time Out) arrive at the Fringe to present a three-room immersive extravaganza. Dusty Limits, Kitty Bang Bang, The Late Night Shop and more. www.boomboomclub.co.uk.

Tomás Ford / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Smashing together dance music with cabaret, Australian showman Tomás Ford plays with audiences, guiding them from confusion to crowd-surfing delight. ‘A man who can make changing his shoes into an awe-inspiring sight' (Xpress).

Music, Stand-up

Music

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-26: 23:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Auntie Myra's Fun Show Myra Dubois

TFPN

Myra Dubois is to children's entertainment what Hitler was to race relations. An evening of half-arsed magic and sing-along fun. Don’t actually bring a child, they’ll be scarred for life. 'Funny to the bone' (Time Out).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 Aug 8-9,13-16,21-23: 00:30 (3h30m) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 00:30 (3h30m) £15.50 (£14.50)

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Bordello Blues Nikki Nouveau

TFAN

Isobel, a French prostitute, falls for her client in a tale of bittersweet, unrequited love. A glamorous and tragic world featuring fetish burlesque and the songs of Edith Piaf, Nina Simone and Hollywood screen legend Marlene Dietrich. Physical theatre, Burlesque

Comedy, Variety

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 1-2: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 22:45 (1h) £8.00

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SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 7-8: 21:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.50)

Aug 9-11: 21:05 (50m) £10.00 (£7.50)

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Cabaret

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Bourgeois & Maurice – Sugartits Soho Theatre By Arrangement With Tim Whitehead

TPL

An unrivalled mix of social commentary, musical comedy and fashion so high you'll wonder what you've taken, from awardwinning cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice. 'Talented to within an inch of their lives' SSSS (Time Out). Comedy

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:15 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Brazil! Brazil! Presents Favela Funk Party Assembly Room

APL

The red hot rhythms of Carnaval in high-energy late-night spectacular. Favela funk, Samba, reggae, gorgeous dancers, sensational band. Explosive, thrilling, intoxicating. ‘A huge chunk of upbeat Brazilian soul’ (Scotsman). ‘A phenomenon’ (Guardian). Dance, World music

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 Aug 2-26: 22:45 (2h) £16.00

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Breathless – A Dramatic Cantata Behsat Ahmet

TFAPN A dramatic portrayal chronicling the emotional meltdown of a singer during a dress rehearsal of a concert recital. Breathless will provoke, challenge and tease, so jump aboard the rollercoaster life that is pure Ferdi. Music

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 XAug 3-4: 19:10 (40m) £4.50 Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25: 19:10 (40m) £7.00 (£5.50)

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Briefs

Underbelly Productions / Faanana Republic

TM

‘Seriously impressive circus' (Scotsman). ‘The real spirit of burlesque’ (Hairline). Australia’s award-winning, ragtag team of skilful buccaneers reinvent vaudeville, circus, dance and clowning for a raw and savvy boylesque late-night variety show for the not-so-faint-hearted. Circus, Comedy

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 23:15 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 23:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:15 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Cabaret Nova C presents...

TFAM New nightly speakeasy at Edinburgh's most talked about new venue. The Hep Cats come out at night! Jazz, burlesque, speciality acts from across the Fringe, followed by retro mix DJ to bring out your inner rug cutter. www.cabaretnova.com. Circus, Musical theatre

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 23:55 (2h) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 23:55 (2h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 13-14,20-21: 23:55 (2h) £5.50 (£4.50)

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Cabaret Whore – Her Finest Hour

Sarah-Louise Young – Festival Highlights

TL

Brilliant character comedy, sparkling original songs. Limited run featuring favourite characters and music from three sell-out Fringes. 'Model of polished musical storytelling. Edinburgh loves her. So do we' SSSSS (Time Out, Top Ten Cabaret). Comedy, Music

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3: 19:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9: 19:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Cabaret

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Chaz Royal's Sexy Circus Sideshow

David Johnson and John Mackay present

sandi toksvig Live!

Sexy Circus Sideshow

TFN

Chaz Royal in association with London Burlesque Festival presents a carnival cavalcade of saucy showgirls, sexy sideshow stunts, neurotic novelty and vaudeville variety! New show nightly. Warning: contains nudity and strong language, 18+. Circus, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 23:45 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:45 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23: 23:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Pleasance Grand 17 Aug –23 Aug 2pm 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

Chris Cross: Loose Cannon 2012

Chris Cross Entertainment / PBH's Free Fringe

PN

The globe-trotting funny man returns with new tricks and old favourites! Expect off-the-wall magic, contortion and escapology. Not for the easily offended. It's free but not sh*t! 'Must-see show' (Stage). www.festivalcabaret.com. Twitter: @TheChrisCross. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com, 2011).

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Magic

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V161GE5 Aug 19-23: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Claire Benjamin Presents The Von Trapp Family Singers Claire Benjamin / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

So they missed their cue – no Edelweiss but the show must go on! An absurd, glamorous, multi-genre show from this one-woman powerhouse of sultry vocals and 'ace off-the-wall characters' (Time Out). www.clairebenjamin.com. Comedy, Musical theatre

See page 8 for more information

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-16,20-25: 20:40 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Club Noir Burlesque – The Games Club Noir Burlesque

AN

World's biggest burlesque club – up to 2,000 people. Biggest cabaret event at the Fringe. Lavish, glamorous, risqué. Olympicthemed shows – international sexploits. ‘Top 10 cabaret nights’ (Travel Channel USA). 'UK's best burlesque nights' (Times). www.clubnoir.co.uk. Burlesque, Variety

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road, EH1 2DJ B 0844 847 1740 V265GE3 Aug 11: 21:00 (6h) £21.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Confessions of Old Lady #2 Fanfare Theatre Ensemble

PU

Sparked by side-splitting stories and witty songs, this is an enthralling glimpse into actress Joan Shepard’s life of theatrical high (and low) jinks. Storytelling

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Aug 14-19,21-27: 13:25 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Crab House – A Bloody Cabaret Joe Kiely and Courtney Powell / PBH's Free Fringe

PN

Tim and Ruth's struggling seafood restaurant is drowning in debt – until a freak accident miraculously turns their business around. However, a wave of secrets, murder, and guilt begin to fester behind the scenes. Comedy, Drama

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B 0131 226 0000 V221GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 186 for more information 10

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The Curious Couple from Coney Donny Vomit and Heather Holliday

TFPN

Beware of frail imitations. Enjoy the authentic Coney Island sideshow experience in all its gory glory. A vaudevillian mix of carnie grit and circus spectacle from Donny Vomit, Heather Holliday and special guests. Circus, Variety

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA

B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 1-2: 00:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26: 00:00 (1h) £10.00

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 00:00 (1h) £8.00

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Das Vegas Night Frank Sanazi

TFPN

The leader of the Iraq Pack returns to the Fringe front line with a new show featuring outrageous guests and renditions of classics like Strangers On My Flight. Frank will have audiences literally nailed to their seats. Comedy, Burlesque

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA

B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 2: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,9-12: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Desert Island Discs – A 70th Birthday Salute

Captain Bottomley and His Log

TFPU

David Bottomley’s affectionate homage to a national radio treasure. Unplugged and live at the piano. A nostalgic, nautical dip into his desert island discs. Come and launch your own message in a bottle. Musical theatre, Spoken word

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 2-17,19-24,26: 18:30 (1h) £7.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Dorothy Squires: Mrs Roger Moore The Biggest Diva of Them All

FM

She was among the biggest recording stars of the 1950s, but her marriage to the future 007 ended in disaster. Now Dorothy's songs and story live on, starring Al Pillay (Channel 4's The Comic Strip). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 12,17-19,24-26: 12:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-16,21-23,27: 12:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TL

'Imagine if Derren Brown was funny' (Evening Standard). Last year's sell-out hit returns! Learn to read minds and more. SSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). SSSSS (What'sOnStage.com). SSSS (Skinny). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 2-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Dusty Limits: Post-Mortem – Free

Dusty Limits / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Life. Death. Sex. Drugs. Love. But mostly singing. Cabaret legend Dusty Limits celebrates mortality. 'Astonishing, with incredible power and subtlety' SSSS (FringeGuru.com). 'Simply the best at what he does' SSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). 'The trailblazer' (Time Out). Vocal, LGBT

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 2: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19: 20:15 (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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Cabaret

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky

The Famous Club Spiegel

TPM

APL

EastEnd Cabaret

Winners of 'Best Cabaret' award (Adelaide Fringe, 2012) and named 'cabaret superstars' (Time Out), the irrepressible musical comedy duo will captivate and titillate with their hilarious original songs. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). SSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). Comedy

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 20:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 20:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

The Famous Spiegeltent

Where were we last night...? Convivial craic, slick suits, fine spirits, lipstick and leather lounges. Subversive acts, famous cats, great hats and who was tickling the 88s? Just a dream? No… The Famous is back! Contemporary, Variety

The Famous Spiegeltent • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V87GD4 Aug 3-26: 23:15 (2h45m) £10.00

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Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights

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Fascinating Aïda

TAM

Eccentronic Presents: We Won't Rock You – Free

Britain's best comedy cabaret trio continue their smash-hit tour. 'I can't recommend this show highly enough' SSSSS (Mail on Sunday). 'Cabaret Heaven' SSSSS (Metro). 'Feckin hilarious' SSSS (Telegraph). Cheap Flights – over eight million YouTube hits!

Eccentronic / Laughing Horse Free Festival

AN

Eccentronic (John Callaghan and Hypnotique) present their first ‘mainstream musical’ featuring eccentric, electronic, enthralling songs about time-wasting, socks and visiting Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. A zesty melee of musical mash-ups with theremin and oddball humour. Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 2-12: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Comedy, Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 3-7,10-11,17-19,24-26: 18:30 (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 8-9,13-16,20,22-23: 18:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Friday and Sunday Fundraiser The New Town Bar

Edward Reid: Living the Dream One Song at a Time

AN

Aria Entertainments

Giving their time for Waverley Care the last five years – Margaret Cho, Jo Caulfield, Stephen K Amos, Bob Downe, Scott Agnew and lots more. Join us for more Fringe stars all for free.

The sensational Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist in an intimate performance: the story of the man who gave you nursery rhymes like never before. 'Thoroughly entertaining ... Glasgow’s got talent!' (Michael McIntyre).

New Town Bar • 26b Dublin Street, EH3 6NN

TFPU

Comedy, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 18:15 (50m) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12: 18:15 (50m) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,13-15: 18:15 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50)

Comedy, Event

B0131 226 0000 V316GC4

Aug 3,10,17,24: 20:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5,12,19,26: 16:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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From Houdini to Potter

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Great Grandmother Productions

TFPK

An Evening With Samantha

Unlike anything you've seen before and after a sell-out tour, Yorkshire sensation Chris Cassells brings his debut act to the Edinburgh stage. Uncover the driving force behind magic's most famous performers, both real and fictional. www.fromhoudinitopotter.com.

Samantha Mann in Association With saltpeter / PBH's Free Fringe

PN

Following her sell-out Sunday Night Supper Clubs at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and the Dalston Boys Hall, Samantha comes to Edinburgh with stories, games, guests and just a little bit of burlesque. www.samanthaman.co.uk. Comedy, Variety

The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B0131 226 0000 V239GC5

Magic

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 20:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11: 20:05 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Aug 4-7,9-13,15-19,21-25: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Hairy Pretty Things

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Dave the Bear, Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

Fag Ends and Families...!

AN

Simon Egerton

You’ve heard of burlesque, but have you heard of bearlesque...? Hairy growler Dave the Bear and ‘close friend’ Mister Meredith present something naughty, seductive, ‘sultry and soulful, I could have listened to him all night’ (Scotsman).

TFAPJ Songwriter and humorist Simon Egerton (Jacques Brel meets Alan Bennett) shares a journey into Englishness through songs, stories and the remembered mist of cigarettes... Wry and warm, wonderful melodies. Ticket includes free cocktail! www.simonegerton.com. Solo show

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 3-4: 19:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5-12,14-19,21-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Comedy, Music

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B 0131 226 0000V221GD3

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 17:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02


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Damsel Sophie #LittleFest at C nova

TFL

Winner 2011 and nominee 2012 Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe. After sell-out seasons the Yorkshire diva in a unitard returns with a tale of self-love gone mad and really proper theatre. 'A new shining star' SSSS (Scotsman). @DamselSophie #LittleFest. www.damselsophie.com. Comedy, Theatre

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 22:15 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 22:15 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21: 22:15 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

presents

An Hour Long Sinister Wink

Creative Martyrs / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Satire, surrealism and song. On the Creative Martyrs... 'Darkly satirical Weimar-tinged wit' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). ‘Funny, politically engaged, theatrically sophisticated' SSSS (Skinny). 'Disarming, fun, and oh-so-slightly political' SSSS (Fringebiscuit.blogspot.co.uk). Do join us... Theatre, Satire

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA

B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5

Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 21:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Humour and Heart! – Free

Jonathan Prager – The Serious Comic

PL

New York musical theatre entertainer and comedian Jonathan Prager presents a warm and humorous evening of American Songbook favourites along with exciting, unusual material and Jonathan’s original songs. Prepare to be moved and inspired. www.TheSeriousComic.com. www.FreeFestival.co.uk.

The cabaret-opera sensation returns with her brand new show, bringing a truly individual flavour to your most unlikely favourites…

Salon Elegance 2-26 Aug (not 8,13 & 20) 21:10 (22:10)

Musical theatre, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 XAug 2: 16:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3-11,15-25: 16:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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It's Not Easy Being Yellow Ria Lina

TFPN Like many superheroes Ria’s true self is hidden beneath a façade. For her it's her face and it doesn't come off. Awardwinning comedy exploring how we define ourselves and each other by how we look. Comedy, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 1-2: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.00

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 19:00 (1h) £8.00

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Jacques Brel: In Song and Dance

Salon Elegance 2-26 Aug (not 13 & 20) 22:40 (23:40)

Christine Bovill and Heels Over Head Dance Theatre (HHDT)

TFAPU

A fresh, exciting and unique interpretation of Brel’s work, including multimedia, live music and dance. Raw and intense, poetic and captivating. Mostly playful. Experience for yourself why Brel has remained such a vibrant icon. Music, Physical theatre

Institut français d'Ecosse • 13 Randolph Crescent, EH3 7TT

B 0131 225 5366 V134GD2 XAug 3: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-11: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Casus and Assembly pr

esent

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 19: 21:25 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

A breathtaking new circus show from the stars of C!RCA.

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Teatro Spiegeltent 2-27 Aug (not 13 & 20) 19:35 (20:35)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Jewbadour

Daniel Cainer / PBH's Free Fringe

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From creator of Fringe favourite Jewish Chronicles. Highly praised by Alan Bennett, Fascinating Aïda and ThreeWeeks. Opens off Broadway in October. Here’s your free preview! Brilliantly crafted stories in song. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. What’s not to like? Musical theatre, Storytelling

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA B0131 226 0000 V307GC6

Aug 3-25: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jonny Woo: Wonder Woo-Man Jonny Woo

TM

Award-winning 'Tranny Superstar' (Time Out) Jonny Woo packs a host of surreal characters, songs and tongue twisters into this rollercoaster hour of modern cabaret. 'The bastard love child of Kenny Everett and Marlene Dietrich' (Times). Comedy

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-22: 22:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 22:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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Keira Daley: LadyNerd Best of Sydney Fringe

TK

Indulge your inner (or not-so-inner) nerd with this awardwinning hit – a rollicking, fact-packed cabaret tribute to some of history's greatest minds, from Marie Curie to that woman who invented Liquid Paper. Comedy, Theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 17:20 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 17:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 8-9,14-16,20-22,27: 17:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

See page 117 for more information

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Kit and McConnel Kit and McConnel

PJ

Kit Hesketh-Harvey of Kit and the Widow, 'Cabaret royalty' (Time Out), teams with Hugh Grantalike/James McConnel singing new songs. Bargain prices. August 16th-26th, Thu-Sat 18:45 and 20:30, Sun-Weds 19:30. Beautiful gardens. Lovely loos. Free Parking! The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL B 07927 482544 V70GB3

Aug 16-18,23-25: 18:45 (1h15m) £10.00 Aug 16-18,23-25: 20:30 (1h15m) £10.00 Aug 19-22,26: 19:30 (1h15m) £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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Knickerbocker Glory! Sundaes

U

The Sundaes are back in Edinburgh for a second-year scoop in their brand new show for 2012, Knickerbocker Glory! Enjoy second helpings of stunning vocals, outrageous costumes and hilarious comedy from the biggest girl group in town! Comedy, Vocal

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5

Aug 3-25: 22:10 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Lach's Antihoot – Free

Lach's Antihoot / Laughing Horse Free Festival

‘A stunningly good magician' - Penn & Teller

AN

Infamous best of Fringe open stage! Lach discovered Beck, Regina Spektor, Moldy Peaches – who’s next? ‘Manhattan Institution!’ (New York Times). SSSSS (Herald). ‘Lach's face-ache funny!’ (Guardian). ‘Top Five Late Night Fringe Show!’ (List). Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-23,25-26: 00:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 17 for more information 14

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Cabaret

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

La Clique Royale – The Queen’s Selection

Laurent Piron – Unusual Day

APL

Narrated with magic and comedy, Laurent reveals the beginnings of his journey as a magician. This reflection takes unusual twists and turns into an introspective tale where either luck or fate play... You decide.

Laurent Piron

PU

La Clique / The Famous Spiegeltent Not The Royal Variety Show – better! The world-wide phenomenon La Clique returns to its birthplace, redux and deluxe! Stunning, awe-inspiring, sexy, funny, dangerous – a sixty 'carrot' Diamond Jubilee spectacular, personally curated by HRHerself! Unmissable!

Storytelling, Magic

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW

Circus, Contemporary

The Famous Spiegeltent • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V87GD4 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 21:30 (1h30m) £20.00 (£17.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6

Aug 13-18: 20:10 (45m) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Leo Condie Sings Brel and Brecht

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Carnival Queens Tour

Leo Condie

FAU

Lady Boys of Bangkok

Illusionist star and Low Miffs frontman wrings visceral melodrama from Jacques Brel and Weimar-era ballads of revelry and debauchery: Amsterdam, Next. 'Leo Condie's croons soar like the ghost of Billy Mackenzie' SSSS (List).

TAM

Pulsating with latin beats of fiesta, infused with chart-topping sounds. Add laughter, surprises and you have the unforgettable party that is the lady boys, returning with their new show Carnival Queens. Revue, Variety

B 0131 667 0202 V189GG5

Meadows Theatre Big Top • The Meadows, Melville Drive, EH9 1JY

Mon-Fri: 18:45, 21:00 (1h45m) / Sat-Sun: 16:30, 18:45 and 21:00 (1h45m) Additional show – Aug 24: 16:30 (1h45m) Premium Tables: £25.00 (£22.00) / Standard Tables: £22.00 (£20.00) (£15.00 S) No concession Fri-Sat

Acoustic, Music

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 21: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Lady Carol Must Die

Lili la Scala – Another F*cking Variety Show

PM

TPN

Lady Carol / Assembly Rooms

Lili la Scala

On the cutting edge of the cabaret revival Lady Carol wowed crowds from Edinburgh to the Sydney Opera House. Still, every songbird must fly away. ‘Effortless’ SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘Delicious’ SSSSS (Metro). ‘Utterly intoxicating’ SSSS (Time Out).

Lili la Scala invites her favourite Fringe reprobates to entertain at this rollicking late show stuffed full of variety. Featuring Miss Behave, Mat Ricardo, The Boy with Tape on his Face and more.

Comedy

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 16:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 18:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Lady Celeste: Exploring Down Under!

Comedy, Variety

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 2-3: 23:00 (1h20m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:00 (1h20m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23: 23:00 (1h20m) £9.50 (£8.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Little Festival of Everything

Lady Celeste for PBH Free Fringe

PN

The Flanagan Collective #LittleFest at C nova

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The Australian superstar wants you to come explore down under. Find out what makes it special for her, and discover what will make it special for you!

You need to be here. An expanding epicentre at the beating heart of the Fringe. A community, a conversation, a collision of the best art around. Come, stay, talk, drink, dance. @Little_Fest #LittleFest. www.littlefest.co.uk.

Comedy, International

The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT

Music, Theatre

B0131 226 0000 V239GC5

Aug 4-14: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 2-27: 15:00 (12h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Lady Rizo

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TPJ

Love, Lust and Lager

Lady Rizo Entertainment New York cabaret superstar combines vintage arrangements, theatrical explorations of pop songs and originals in her Edinburgh debut. This Grammy award-winning diva brings glamour, wit and charm in a fascinating mix of bawdy humour and polished hyper-femininity. Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 22:20 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 22:20 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 9,14-16,22,27: 22:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Funkier Than Alice

FAPM

An Aussie Odyssey ... to the GFC and back! 'The most intellectually and emotionally awe-inspiring cabaret act ever ... the interweaving harmonies are to die for’ (dB Magazine). 'Full of rib-tickling moments ... absolutely ingenious!' (Time Out, Mumbai). Music, Satire

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 14-18,21-25: 21:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

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Lady Sings It Better

Lynn Ruth Miller is Approaching 80!

TFPJ

TFN

Smashing expectations one soaring harmony at a time, these women reinvent tunes from the greatest male musicians. Soulful, sassy and surprising, the ladies romp through popular culture, with stellar vocals and a little ridiculous dancing.

Fringe veteran Lynn Ruth Miller is a 78-year-old cougar. She’s convinced the best is yet to come and she’s determined to get it all. Outrageous comedy and song from this San Francisco legend.

Comedy

Comedy, Music

Blackcat Productions

Lynn Ruth Miller / RwP Entertainment

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 18:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5,8-9,13,15-16,20,22-23,27: 18:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:45 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW B 0131 226 0000 V77GE3 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 20:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Made in the Shade

Mister Meredith's Christmas Crack

FAPU

PN

It’s the 1950s. Backstage, three female singers prepare for their gig. Take a peek through the keyhole of their dressing room to see and hear what’s on their minds. Jazz, probably...

Songs! Jokes! Stockings! There's a party in Mister Meredith's Christmas Crack and you're invited. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas: shopping, drinking, shagging, telly and drugs, with this New Act of The Year finalist 2012. www.mistermeredith.co.uk.

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

D.Dolls

Jazz, Music

Comedy, Stand-up

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF The Royal Scots Club • 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE B 0131 226 0000 V241GC4 XAug 14: 22:40 (1h) £8.00 Aug 15-17: 22:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

B0131 226 0000V47aGD4

Aug 4-12,14-25: 20:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Morceaux de Choix

AN

TFAU

Justine Curatolo and Elisa Bellanger

Magic Faraway Cabaret / PBH's Free Fringe

A non-conformist singing recital. Discover the menu and pick your piece of opera aria, jazz standard, traditional song. Curatolo (singer) and Bellanger (piano) will enthusiastically perform it for you. French meal (plus wine) included in the show.

The best of the Fringe's burlesque and variety join this 'fab lil’ cabaret party' (Time Out). Dave the Bear, Claire Benjamin and Mister Meredith compère enchanted worlds like Banarnia and Steviewonderland, showcasing different acts every night. www.magicfarawaycabaret.com.

Interactive, Music

Institut français d'Ecosse • 13 Randolph Crescent, EH3 7TT

Comedy, Burlesque

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 22:50 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Movin' Melvin: Me, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr

A Man Or a Muppet? Strictly Songtime

Movin' Melvin Brown (USA)

PU

TU

The latest Academy Award-winning movie song since the Oscar's 1934 inception. Four singers and a pianist explore the eclectic collection of the songwriters’ art that have won the Academy's coveted gold statuette – at the (Edinburgh) Academy!

Multi-awarded, internationally acclaimed Movin' Melvin: ‘Fantastic!’ SSSSS (NYTheatre.com). Ray Charles’ genius and Sammy Davis together through Melvin’s greatness. ‘Fabulous’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Singing, tap-dancing, comedy, robotics... ‘Exceptional, sheer brilliance!’ SSSSS (Scotsman). www.movinmelvin.com.

Acoustic, Vocal

Dance, Music

The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL B 01383 724487 V70GB3 Aug 25: 14:30 (1h35m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 23-26: 20:00 (1h35m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 26: 16:00 (1h35m) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 2-3: 22:10 (1h20m) £7.50 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20,22-23: 22:10 (1h20m) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 6-7: 22:10 (1h20m) £14.00 Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:10 (1h20m) £13.50 (£12.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Mr B's Chap-Hop Hooray!

Marcel Lucont: Cabaret Fantastique

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

FPN

AN

The gentleman rhymer returns to Edinburgh (along with Carshalton, his butler) armed with more vintage beats, banjolele-thrashing and songs of chivalry, cricket, nympholepsy and interfering with livestock. Panic not, it is educational. 'Hilarious' (Independent).

The Gallic legend presents a midnight feast of the Fringe's finest acts. Contains magic and tits. 'A perfect night out. No night's the same, but every one's a delight' SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe).

Comedy, Music

Comedy, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

Aug 10,17,24: 23:59 (1h) £12.50 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5

Aug 14-15,21-22: 21:30 (1h) £8.00

Once Upon a Time (in Space)

Mickey and Judy

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe

Michael Hughes

PN

TFAU

Old King Cole, tyrant of New Constantinople, has Rose Red seized to create an unstoppable army. Now her sister Snow, becoming General White, must lead the doomed resistance. Storytelling, music and steampunk space-pirates? Absolutely!

This hilarious musical memoir, chronicling Hughes’ childhood obsession with Judy Garland and his journey from psychiatric ward to off-Broadway, ‘will inspire you to be yourself and follow your dreams’ (Theatromania.ca). Best of Fringe! SSSSS (NOW Magazine). www.mickeyandjudy.ca.

Music, Sci-fi

Whynot? • 14 George Street, EH2 2PF

Comedy, Musical theatre

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 XAug 3-4: 20:05 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25: 20:05 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Aug 16-19,23-26: 21:30 (1h) £10.00

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B 0131 624 8633 V327GD4

Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-25: 17:30 (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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02


Cabaret

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Pandora's Box – Free

Joanne Jollie, Class Stage Productions, Free Festival

AM

Pandora, Goddess of Yorkshire, dishes the dirt through standup comedy and hilarious parodied cabaret. Experience her journey from toilet attendant to XXL stripper in a feel-good extravaganza. Sell-out previews. Sparkling writing, belting voice, must-see. Comedy, New writing

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 3-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Paul Dabek – Nothing Up My Sleeve! Paul Dabek / PBH's Free Fringe

AN

Award-winning magician Paul Dabek returns to the Fringe with his high energy one-man show. An eclectic mix of sleight of hand, illusion and quick fire comedy from a critically acclaimed international performer. Magic

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5

Aug 4-25: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Piaf – the Songs Eve Loiseau

FAPU Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf, with Fiona Barrow (violin) and Edward Jay (accordion). Featured on Radio 3's In Tune. Credits include Kneehigh Theatre. 'World-class' (Gilbert Biberian). ‘Virtuoso musicianship’ SSSS (Venue). ‘Sublime’ (Daily Nation, Barbados). Music, Musical theatre

The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL B 0131 226 0000 V70GB3

Aug 16-18,23-25: 17:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19-22,26: 17:45 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

See page 15 for more information

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PianoDivalicious!

Gandey World Class Productions

Amy Abler

TFAJ The PianoDiva is back! Enjoying worldwide sell-out seasons, Amy Abler returns with her signature Beethoven burlesque. With new music, more feathers, and the fastest fingers of the Fringe, she’ll tickle your fancy with saucy tales and astonishing virtuosity. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Music, Variety

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 4-17: 15:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Piff the Magic Dragon in ... Jurassic Bark Piff the Magic Dragon

TPL

It's 2012 – the Year of the Dragon – and Piff's back! But more importantly, so is Mr Piffles! The World's First Cannonball Chihuahua™. Total sell-out 2011. 'A stunningly good magician' (Penn & Teller).

New Show

Comedy, Magic

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

Every Year!

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 19:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Project Adorno's Record Collection Project Adorno / PBH's Free Fringe

PN

Songs about 8-bit computer games, library stamps and Newsnight. Cross between Brel, Pet Shop Boys and Camberwick Green. Retro-futurist visionaries with stylophones in their hands and Charles Aznavour on their headphones. ‘Nerd heaven’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). www.projectadorno.net. Music, Pop

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF B0131 226 0000 V47aGD4

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www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk

Box office open on site daily from Wed 1st August 9.30am until 9.30pm

See page 15 for more information

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Cabaret

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Scales of the Unexpected Scales of the Unexpected

TFL

Madcap medleys, pop parodies and literal choreography! As seen on Sky One's Don't Stop Me Now, this comedy vocal group is on a mission to save the world one harmony at a time. 'Hilarious' (Telegraph). www.scalesoftheunexpected.co.uk.

2for1

Get your Fringe off to a flying start by taking advantage of our huge 2for1 ticket deal. All shows with the symbol in the Fringe Programme offer 2for1 discounts for their performances on 06 and 07 August.* Book your tickets in person at the Fringe Box Office, over the phone on 0131 226 0000, online at edfringe.com or by downloading the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe Apps.** * Offer applicable 06 and 07 August only. Tickets must be bought in pairs and for each full price ticket purchased, you will receive one free ticket. Concession prices are not available on 2for1 tickets. The list of participating shows in the Fringe Programme was correct at the time of printing but is subject to change. More information is available on edfringe.com. **The 2012 Fringe iPhone and Android Apps will be available to download from mid-June onwards. Please visit edfringe.com for launch dates. You can purchase Fringe tickets through the Fringe Apps and collect from a choice of three central ticket collection points in Edinburgh, as well as from the NEW Glasgow Box Office at ScotRail’s Queen Street Station in August. See page 2 of the Fringe Programme and edfringe.com for all box office opening dates and times.

Putting it Together

Dance School of Scotland / Trinity College London

FPU

Comedy, Music

Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 4-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Sex, Drugs and Vaudeville Joe Black / RwP Entertainment

TFPN

One of the pioneering personalities in neo cabaret, Joe Black will drag you along his (filthy) song-filled journey, showing how bitter, jaded and indecent one becomes living on a diet of sex, drugs and vaudeville. Comedy, Music

Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW B 0131 226 0000 V77GE3 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-26: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Sex 'n' Slugs 'n' Accordion

Jet Black Pearl / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

Jet sings stories about slugs in love, criminal gurus and hallucinating butterflies while beatboxing and playing the accordion, loop-station, toy-piano and flute. ‘Hilarious, engaging, dramatic, energetic, touching and thoroughly original’ (SLO Tribune). www.jetblackpearl.com. Music, Vocal

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 18:20 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See them here, now, first! Each evening two top graduates from the Musical Theatre course at The Dance School of Scotland perform powerful, personal cabarets featuring classic and contemporary musical theatre and drama repertoire. www.thedanceschoolofscotland.org.uk.

Sh!t Theatre Present: Sh!t Theatre's JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous) Sh!t Theatre

PM

Drama, Musical theatre

A unique and humorous exploration of the (un)employment situation in the UK today. Expect song, satire and a sharing of stories. 'Beautifully harmonised and, even better, mercilessly witty' (Scotsman).

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Aug 9-11: 18:15 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Raphael Attar Variety Hour Raphael Attar / PBH's Free Fringe

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A hip hop show like no other! From dancehall to free jazz via dinosaurs, Take That, Liam Neeson's Taken and more. Combining deft wordplay with absurd comedy and absurder music. Free entry.

Comedy, Performance art

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 13-18: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 20-26: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy, Hip hop/breakin'

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA

Peter Campbell-Wells

B0131 226 0000 V307GC6

Aug 4-15: 17:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rob James: Magicana Rob James

TFK

A retro-modern magic show. Elegant sleight of hand, baffling magical apparatus and inexplicable illusions presented with humour and flair. 'Beautifully crafted show... Wowed the audience.' (Magicseen Magazine). www.magicanashow.com. Magic, Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 13:05 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 13:05 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 13:05 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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The Spirit Sideshow PN

Magician and mentalist Peter Campbell-Wells shares his passion for haunted antiques and possessed knick-knacks. Showing no respect for the spirits of the departed, Pete presents a selection of his favourite curios for your entertainment pleasure! www.spiritsideshow.co.uk. Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 19-23,25-27: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cabaret

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Sweet Release

Virginia Gay – Dirty Pretty Songs

TFAN

APL

Welcome to the biggest show to end your Fringe day with! Join amazing acts from all across the fabulous festival for a revue that changes every night! Comedy, magic, music, burlesque and much, much more! www.sweetvenues.com.

Star of ITV2’s Winners and Losers sings pretty songs real dirty, and dirty songs real pretty. Part cabaret, exposé, and guerrilla stand-up comedy, a foul-mouthed, twisted extravaganza of soul, sex and some of your favourite pop.

Revue, Variety

Comedy, Music

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

The Famous Spiegeltent • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

Virginia Gay / The Famous Spiegeltent

Sweet Venues

B 0844 693 3008 V87GD4

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4

Aug 2-17,19-24: 23:00 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 3-12,14-19,26: 20:00 (1h) £15.00 (£12.00)

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The Tom Collins Free Variety Hour

Vive le Cabaret

Tom Collins Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Pleasance, Blond Ambition and O'Connor Arts and Ents

APN

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Variety versus stand-up. In less than 60 minutes can swordswallowing comic Tom Balmont convince London Cabaret Award nominee Abigail Collins to say goodbye to boobs, boas and bravado and just be herself on stage?

The most dazzling show on the Fringe is back for three nights only! See why critics agree that this is the finest cabaret that Edinburgh has to offer. 'Funny, sexy and incredibly entertaining' (WhatsOnStage.com).

Comedy, Variety

Comedy, Variety

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6

Aug 2-26: 00:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret – Free

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 3: 22:45 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Tricity Vogue / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Voodoo Varieties

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Ukulele diva Tricity Vogue’s witty, charming and hilarious cabaret returns for its third year, with glittering stars, rousing sing-alongs, and Uke of Edinburgh Awards. 'What the Free Festival is all about' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.tricityvogue.com.

TFPN Mat Ricardo’s smash hit London Varieties Show comes to Edinburgh! Featuring the very best variety acts, archive footage and an on-stage interview with a major player in the world of entertainment. A brand new style of showcase!

Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 2-26: 21:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Triskaidekaphilia

Aug 4-5: 22:45 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Comedy, Variety

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 1-2: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,9-12,16-19,23-26: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 20:15 (1h) £8.00

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Vendetta Vain

Wet Paint: A Magic Variety Show – Free

AN

Neil Kelso Productions

Scotland’s best schlock horror cabaret burlesque sideshow spooktacular! Fresh from the grave for a special one-off show featuring many of the best kept secrets at the Fringe plus a few superstar surprises.

APU

Featuring spectacular new illusions, variety acts, comedy and live music, last year’s sell-out success is back! You might travel sideways in time, see the psychic bearded lady, or quiz a clairvoyant automaton.

Circus, Burlesque

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA

Magic, Variety

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6

Aug 13: 22:00 (1h) £10.00

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Twonkeys Kingdom – Free

B0131 226 0000 V47bGD4

Aug 3-25: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Paul Vickers / Heroes of Alternative Comedy

PN

‘Mr Twonkey is a true comic original’ SSSS (Scotsman). Melodrama with known loon and likeable surrealist comedian/ musician, Paul Vickers. Nothing less than the Walt Disney Mark E Smith. ‘The hit of the Fringe’ SSSS (Scotland on Sunday). Comedy, Absurdist

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

World War Wonderful! Karin Muiznieks Presents

TFPM

Join the Wonderful Sisters in their classic USO show with a twist! Can the sisters survive when the unthinkable happens? All's fair in love and war, but nobody mentioned peace... ‘Fiercely intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny’ (AustralianComedyReview.com). Comedy, Political

B0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-6,8-20,23-26: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Vaudeville Schmuck Mat Ricardo

TFPN

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 3-25: 18:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Mat Ricardo thrilled Edinburgh last year with his award-winning solo show. Now he’s back with a fresh batch of jaw-dropping tricks and gravity-defying routines, plus hilarious tales from the history of vaudeville and variety.

Xtreme Sideshow

Comedy, Solo show

Freaks, wonders and curiosities! A panorama of the strange, the odd and the unusual! Spikes, sledgehammers, electricity, animal traps, broken glass, fire and water torture, kick-start the progressively innovative and alluring nightly new escapades of these human marvels.

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA B0131 226 0000 V68aGD5 XAug 1-2: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 17:45 (1h) £6.00

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Freedom Family Circus and Xtreme Sideshow

TFAPM

Circus, Burlesque

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109GF3 XAug 4-5: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25,27: 22:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Absolute Improv Stories!

Baby Loves Disco

TPU

AU

To Be Continued...

Baby Loves Disco UK Ltd

(5-12) Have great fun yelling out crazy ideas and then watch as they are transformed into a fantastic story. Will good beat evil? Will giant mice or giant bogies take over the world? Who knows? It’s completely improvised!

(0-7) Fringe sell-out 2009/2010/2011! The original and coolest dance party for kids and parents returns to Edinburgh’s funkiest nightclub. Real DJs spinning disco classics guaranteed to get little booties moving and grooving. Details at www.babylovesdisco.co.uk. ‘Frighteningly authentic’ (List).

Comedy, Improv

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3: 11:00 (50m) £5.50 Aug 4,6-7,9-12,16-18,23-25: 11:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8,13-15,20-22: 11:00 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50)

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ACE – A Circus Extravaganza

Dance, Family

Electric Circus • 36-39 Market Street, EH1 1DF

B 0131 226 4224 V98GD5 XAug 4-5: 11:00 (2h) £6.00

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 11:00 (2h) £8.00

APU

Catherine Wheels in Association With Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

(5-14) A story of a woe-begotten maid dreaming of becoming a pop star! Circus fun for all the family brought to you by talented youth circus artists from A&FIC and the UK Youth Circus Network.

TU

(9+) ‘A really touching family show’ (List). SSSS (Herald). Recently returned from Sydney Opera House, this is a coming-ofage tale about friendship, bullying and overcoming adversity.

Circus, Family

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Off Inverleith House Lawn • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway), EH3 5LP B0131 226 0000 V193GA2 Aug 12-19: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Adventures of the Little Prince (Based on Le Petit Prince d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Asylon Theatre in association with Heels Over Head Dance Theatre

Theatre

Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust • Sandeman House, off High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 228 1404 V204GD6 XAug 3: 13:30 (50m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 13:30 (50m) £10.00 (£32.00 F) Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:00 (50m) £10.00 (£32.00 F)

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Bernard the Ferret (Happy to be Himself!)

FAPU

(6+) Join the magical world of the Little Prince! Draw him a sheep, help him clear his garden of baobabs and accompany him on his travels... www.asylontheatre.org.

Spin-Off Theatre Company

APU

(5-7) This funny and magical storytelling with puppets, launches a new book by playwright Eve Stebbing. Performances are followed by a workshop. See www.spinofftheatre.co.uk for more information.

Family

Institut français d’Ecosse • 13 Randolph Crescent, EH3 7TT B 0131 225 5366 V134GD2 Aug 13-18,20-25,27: 14:00 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Oxgangs Library • 343 Oxgangs Road North, EH13 9LY

Aug 6: 10:30 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed)

TAJ

B0131 226 0000 V343GF2

(4+) Join us on an exciting and exhilarating journey through the surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic. Encounter the mad and zany characters in this original physical and musical adaptation of the Alice stories. SSSS (ThreeWeeks, 2010).

Musical theatre, Physical theatre

Paradise in Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 XAug 5: 19:15 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 6-11: 12:50 (50m) £8.00 (£5.00)

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The Amazing Bubble Show

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

TAU (0-99) All-new show from Fringe favourite Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubbleman (five sell-out Edinburgh years). Bubble magic, art, science and fun, conjuring laughs and gasps from all ages! Book early. SSSS ‘Highly recommended’ (BritishTheatreGuide. co.uk, 2011). Visual art

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH

B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 12:05 (55m) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:05 (55m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 12:05 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Andy and Mike’s... Tick Tock Time Machine Cheeky-Chap Productions

TPU

(3+) Andy Day (CBeebies’ Andy’s Wild Adventures), stars alongside comedy partner, Mike James, and a time machine! ‘If I could go back in time and watch it all over again I would’ (Justin Fletcher).

Comedy

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 11:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19: 11:00 (1h) £9.50 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-16: 11:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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B0131 226 0000 V202GH2

Alice’s Adventures

Flying High Theatre Company

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 14:00 (2h) £8.00

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Albert & Friends Instant Circus

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XAug 4-5: 14:00 (2h) £6.00

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Fountainbridge Library • 137 Dundee Street, EH11 1BG Aug 7: 10:30 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Colinton Library • 14 Thorburn Road, EH13 0BQ

B0131 226 0000 V346GG1

Aug 7: 14:00 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Wester Hailes Library • 1 West Side Plaza, EH14 2FT

B0131 226 0000 V347GF1

Aug 8: 10:30 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Central Library • George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG

B0131 226 0000 V349GE5

Aug 8: 14:00 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Newington Library • 17 – 21 Fountainhall Road, EH9 2LN

B0131 226 0000 V350GH6

Aug 9: 10:30 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Drumbrae Library • Drumbrae Drive, EH4 7ES

B0131 226 0000 V352GC1

Aug 9: 14:00 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Balgreen Library • 173 Balgreen Road, EH11 3AT

B0131 226 0000 V372GF1

Aug 10: 10:30 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) Gilmerton Library • 13 Newtoft Street, EH17 8RG

B0131 226 0000 V378GH6

Aug 10: 14:00 (1h5m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02


Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The BIG Sing-a-long!

Champion of Champions!

PU

(3+) Fresh from TV and Usher Hall performances, The BIG Project’s Children’s Choir returns with their third family-friendly Fringe show! An uplifting hour of chart hits, mash-ups, world/action songs and more – listen, join in and be inspired.

TFU (5-12) Join Macastory for a mythological Olympic Games featuring tales of sporting deeds from Viking, Greek and Celtic teams. Vote for your champion of champions!

Music, Pop

National Museum of Scotland • Chambers Street, EH1 1JF B 0300 123 6789 V179GE5

Macastory

The BIG Project’s Children’s Choir

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 4: 14:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£4.00 C)

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Musical theatre

Aug 6-10: 14:00 (1h) £3.00

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Children’s Storytelling and Activities

The Boy and the Bunnet

Charlotte Chapel and Christian Focus Publication Authors

Big Sky / The Famous Spiegeltent

AU

(4+) ‘Scotland’s Peter and the Wolf’ (Sunday Herald). Big Sky presents Gerda Stevenson and seven of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians in a captivating musical adventure written by James Robertson. Brilliant for all ages – four upwards. SSSS (Scotsman). www.theboyandthebunnet.com.

PU

(0-11) Explore the story of the Bible through fun, interactive storytelling and activities. See the Bible come alive through the eyes of biblical characters or famous people whose lives were changed by this story. More information: www.wordalive.org.uk.

Storytelling

Music, Storytelling

The Famous Spiegeltent • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V87GD4 Aug 6-12,14-19: 15:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

B0131 226 0000 V251GD3

Aug 11,13-18,20-25: 10:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 11,13-16,18,20-25: 11:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 11,13-18,20-23,25: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 24: 13:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17: 11:15 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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American High School Theatre Festival

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Children’s Underground Tour

The Brothers Grimm fairytales are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as a troupe of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories. A wild comedy with audience participation and madcap fun.

TFU

Auld Reekie Tours

(0-1) Join Auld Reekie Tours for magic storytelling in Edinburgh’s most haunted underground candlelit vaults! In our infamous underground let our guide spellbind your children with thrilling historical tales in a location dating back to the 1700s.

Family

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 18,20: 18:30 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 19: 12:30 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 21: 16:30 (1h15m) £5.00

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Bubblewrap and Boxes

Storytelling, Historical

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 3-Sep 1: 15:00 (45m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Asking For Trouble

Circus for Success

(3+) This gorgeous little story about how to live bravely in a big world is told using acrobatics, clowning and a whole lot of cardboard boxes. Winners of both 2009 and 2010 Melbourne Fringe Best Family Show awards. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

FAJ (5-14) Circus circus circus! Best day out ever! ‘Brilliantly entertaining circus school event’ (ThreeWeeks, 2011). ‘This had to be the highlight of the children’s Fringe experience this summer’ (Primary Times, 2011). Lots of fun and games!

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XAug 1-2: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16: 12:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19: 12:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Captain Codless and the Legend of Plunge Island The Lincoln Company

TFU

(4+) Captain Codless leads five pirates and a mop through cabin fever, a storm and even the Olympics to reach their final destination. A hilarious romp for the whole family. www.lincolncompany.co.uk.

Devised, Drama

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4

Charlotte Chapel • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ

C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, EH1 2PW

Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 14:25 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 14:25 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20-21: 14:25 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free CeilidhKids / Free Festival

AU

(3-7) Scottish dancing for all the family. Very 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!

Dance, Workshop

Albert & Friends Instant Circus

Circus, Workshop

Bonaly Outdoor Centre • 71 Bonaly Road, EH13 0PB B 07950 701 231 V330GF1 Aug 12-19: 10:30 (5h) £40.00 (£35.00 D)

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Circus In Hand

Hand Made Theatre / Russian Season 2012

TAPU

(3+) The colourful stripes of a big top magically transform into circus characters – animals, trainers, acrobats and clowns. Every act has its own storyline with an unexpected outcome. Delightful entertainment for all the family.

Physical theatre, Puppetry

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 11:50 (50m) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:50 (50m) £9.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 11:50 (50m) £8.00

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Cloud Man

Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker

TFU

(4-7) Cloud Men are extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. Follow the clues to the top of Cloud Mountain and you may see something very special indeed! SSSS (List).

Puppetry, Storytelling

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 XAug 1-2: 11:00 (45m) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 3-14: 11:00 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-11: 12:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Comedy Club 4 Kids Comedy Club 4 Kids Ltd

FU

(6+) Otter-ly fantastic! Now in its eighth year at the Edinburgh Fringe, we’re back and better than ever. Cracking entertainment for everyone, we have the best comedians doing what they do best... but without the rude bits!

Comedy, Family

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:30 (1h) £9.00 Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 17:30 (1h) £7.00

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean Shona Reppe

TU

(7+) A curious life unfolds before us as a scrapbook becomes the window into a secret world. ‘A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children’ (Stage).

Theatre

Aug 3: 11:00 (45m) £6.00

Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust • Sandeman House, off High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 228 1404 V204GD6 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 11:00 (1h) £10.00 (£32.00 F)

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Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger The Mason Sisters @ PBJ

TFAU (0-1) A madcap adventure of ‘tremendous physical comedy’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Think Mr Bean with added silliness’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Winner: Best Kids’ Show – Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk) Comedy, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH

B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 12:45 (50m) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 4-12,14-19,21-26: 12:45 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Dr Bunhead’s Science Education in association with Assembly

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(0-99) Rocket ride into the science of space with TV scientist Dr Bunhead (Brainiac). ‘A pyrotechnic extravaganza’ (Daily Mail) exploring the ‘silly, crazy, dirty dangerous and magnificent side of science’ (Daily Telegraph). Scary science for kids. Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-2: 10:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,7-11: 10:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Dr Seuss I Love You

American High School Theatre Festival

PU

(0-1) JT finds her only friends in Dr Seuss books. Her teacher disapproves of Dr Seuss and JT begins to doubt him. Her books come alive and JT proves to everyone how amazing Dr Seuss is.

Musical theatre

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 7,11: 18:30 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 10: 10:30 (1h15m) £5.00

Aug 8: 14:30 (1h15m) £5.00

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Drama Workshops for 5 – 12s Spotlites Theatre Productions

AU

(5-12) Different each day, including Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy, Darth Vader School, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Horrible Histories, Mamma Mia, Tinkerbell, Tangled, Roald Dahl, Pirates, Narnia. CRB-checked staff. Drop and collect! ‘Wow-tastic’ SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk.

Interactive, Workshop

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4

Jul 31-Aug 4,6-11,13-18: 09:30 (1h) £6.00

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See page 199 for more information

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Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Freedom Family Circus

TFAPU (6+)

TFAPU (0+)

Ride the winds in a land of ice and snow, for a story of enchantment, riddles and exploding trolls. An epic fairytale for anyone who’s ever lost something they loved.

Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights! This must-see premiere showcase combines the magical elements of clowns, juggling, dance and music to create a fun-filled interactive show for all ages. www.freedomfamilycircus.com.

Freedom Family Circus and Xtreme Sideshow

Homespun

Physical theatre, Storytelling

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 12:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Circus, Clown

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF

B 07531 392 327 V109GF3 XAug 4-5: 13:40 (1h) £5.00 (£3.00 C) (£12.00 F)

Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

The Elves and the Shoemaker

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Theatre of Widdershins

George’s Marvellous Medicine

TFU

(3+) Shoooooooooes! Swarthy pirate boots... delightful dancing slippers... No one makes shoes like an elf. Using puppets and fabulous footwear this colourful retelling of the classic fable returns after 2007’s sell-out. ‘Truly magical’ SSSSS (List). www.widdershins.co.uk.

Rubber Duck Theatre

TFPJ

(4+) George lives a peaceful life on the farm owned by his parents. That is, until the arrival of Grandma. Can you help George to make a medicine marvellous enough to make even the meanest Grandma better?

Puppetry, Storytelling

Adaptation, Theatre

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 XJul 31-Aug 1: 13:00 (50m) £6.50 (£4.50) Aug 2-14,16-26: 13:00 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109GF3

Aug 6-11: 12:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.50)

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The Enormous Turnip

Giddy Goat

Spotlites Theatre Productions

C theatre

AU

(2-5) Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre: little’uns come onstage throughout! 2011 sell-out! ‘So perfect’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Great’ SSSS (Herald). Magic Porridge Pot, 2009/10/11 sell-out. www.spotlites.co.uk.

Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4

Aug 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18: 16:10 (45m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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TFAU

(4+) It’s not easy being scared of heights. Especially when you live on a mountain like Giddy Goat. Will Giddy learn to be brave? Will he become a sheep instead? Find out in this all-singing all-dancing kids’ musical (pun!).

Musical theatre, Storytelling

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 12:15 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 12:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20-21: 12:15 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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Fair, Brown and Trembling

The Golden Cowpat

TFAPU

PU

Music, Storytelling

Music, Storytelling

Tucked In

Theatre Alba

(3+) Join naughty cow Betty and her farmer Hector on their magical adventure. With breathtaking storytelling and catchy folk music, Tucked In return following last year’s five-star favourite, Tim and Light. ‘Spellbinding’ (Stage).

(4-10) More earthy and magical than the future Cinderella, this Irish folk tale still has a girl, wicked sisters, a prince, a shoe and...? Find out in the beautiful gardens and help everyone live happily ever after.

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden • Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village, EH15 3PX B 0131 226 0000 V121GF6 Jul 30-Aug 12: 11:00 (1h) £5.00

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 13-16,20-23,27: 10:45 (45m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-16,20-23,27: 11:50 (45m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 17-19,24-26: 10:45 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 17-19,24-26: 11:50 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Greek Myths for Kids

Fiddlesticks

Backhand Theatre with C theatre

Garlic Theatre

TFU

(4+) Soar above the clouds with Pegasus! Help battle the fearsome Minotaur! Breathtaking journey from the Gorgon’s lair to the heights of Mount Olympus. Told using storytelling and puppetry. Family festival hit. SSSSS (Freshair.org.uk). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.backhandtheatre.com.

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(4+) Fiddlesticks is the playful spirit of a violin in this gentle, comical, musical fantasy. Beautifully carved puppets made from old instruments spring to life, birds fly out from musical scores, a horse emerges from the bow of a violin...

Drama, Puppetry

Puppetry

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 Aug 9: 14:00 (45m) £6.50 (£24.00 F) Aug 9: 11:00 (45m) £6.50 (£24.00 F)

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Flamenco for Kids

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow (Spain)

TFAU

(3+) Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even a short performance, costumes and olés provided! www.flamencoflow.com.

Dance, Flamenco

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 1-2,8-10,15-17,22-24: 13:15 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 13:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20: 13:15 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF

Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 14:15 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 14:15 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 14,20-21: 14:15 (1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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Hairy Maclary and Friends Nonsense Room Productions

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(2+) Following the Christmas season at Sydney Opera House and featuring many characters from the books with music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

Musical theatre, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 12-16,18-22: 10:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen Aireborne Theatre

TFAPU (6+) Follow little Gerda as she rescues her friend Kay from the Snow Queen, meeting a host of characters along the way. ‘Go and see whatever they put on’ SSSS (Scotsman). Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27: 14:15 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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James and the Giant Peach Eltham College

TFJ

(8-13) Richard R George’s stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic fantasy. Join orphan James Henry Trotter as he escapes from his cruel aunts and crosses the Atlantic in a giant peach full of cantankerous insects. Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 3-8: 13:00 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Hansel and Gretel

James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids

C theatre

IMWP

TFAU

(4+) Abandoned in the woods, Hansel and Gretel must escape the clutches of a hungry witch. ‘If you think there is nothing new to be found in traditional tales, C theatre’s creative approach could surprise you’ (EdinburghGuide.com). www.ctheatre.com.

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(6+) For children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without rude words, a show which might or might not discuss scooters, Scottish country dancing and what we’ll do with all these gregarious giraffes.

Storytelling, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 11:15 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 11:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20-21: 11:15 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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Comedy, Stand-up

Aug 9-12: 14:00 (1h) £7.50

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Hoof Hoof

Jo Jingles Gets Fit for the Olympics!

FAPJ

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Jo Jingles

Parker Rees Rubini

(0-5) Sing, shake along and boogie your way to a gold medal with Big Jo! Fun for the whole family in Jo’s latest musical extravaganza. Previous shows sold out so get your tickets quick!

(0+) A punk-folk opera for everyone, returning Euripides’ classic, The Bacchae, to the invigorating communal ridiculousness of ancient Athens. Featuring puppets, masks and dancing satyrs. Our ‘polished acting’ (Scotsman) ‘rivals the RSC’ (Stage). www.themovement.co.uk.

Music

Craiglockhart Parish Church • Craiglockhart Drive North, EH14 1HS B 0131 226 0000 V201GH2

Musical theatre, Clown

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6

Aug 8-12: 13:00 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00)

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Aug 10: 09:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 11: 10:00 (1h) £7.00

Aug 10: 10:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 11: 11:15 (1h) £7.00

Aug 11: 13:00 (1h) £7.00

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Huggers – Free Festival Family Fun

Joshua Seigal: We All Love Llamas!

U

(0+) More great comedy and cabaret for all the family to enjoy on the top deck of a bus at this delightful and fun afternoon show. ‘Great fun, go and see it’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).

PU

Cabaret, Comedy

Poetry, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Princes Mall • Princes Street/Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ B 0131 226 0000 V203GD5

Nik Coppin / Laughing Horse Comedy

Aug 3-26: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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The I Hate Children Children’s Show Unusual Productions

J

(0-95) Magic for teens, tweens, and hot soccer moms! Throw some whiskey in your sippy cup and bring the kids to a show that’s as much fun for parents as for kids. ‘Best Children’s Show’ (ThreeWeeks). Comedy, Magic

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 12:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Joshua Seigal / PBH’s Free Fringe

(5-11) Ever wanted to know where Johnny eats mango, or what yabbing is? If so, then this is the show for you! Joshua Seigal’s interactive and fun poetry is perfect for all the family.

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 14:15 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Jumblies

Theatre Paradok

TFAPU

‘Far and few, far and few, are the lands where the Jumblies live.’ A musical adventure into Lear’s nonsensical world featuring the Owl, the Pussycat and their friends! A fun-filled voyage about friendship, home and growing up. Musical theatre

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6 Aug 7-11: 11:15 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50)

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The Jabberwocky

The Jungle Book

TFU

U (0+) A delightful adaptation of the Kipling classic. Mowgli is brought up to be a wolf but when he learns he is a human, does he remain part of the wolf pack or return to his roots?

Pop-up Productions

(0-10) Jack doesn’t understand the Jabberwocky poem... until he starts to dream. A play about language, imagination, courage and dragons. The Jabberwocky ‘delivers the skill and creativity to keep an audience – young or old – completely captivated’ SSSSS (Broadwaybaby.com).

Family

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 09:45 (50m) £6.00 (£3.00)

Aug 6-18,20-25: 09:45 (50m) £8.00 (£4.00)

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Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

American High School Theatre Festival

Adaptation

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 17: 12:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 19: 14:30 (1h10m) £5.00

Aug 18: 16:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 20: 20:30 (1h10m) £5.00

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Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Just So Stories

Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre present:

Newbury Youth Theatre

TFAPU (7+)

Kipling’s best-loved tales told with magic, music and rambunctious storytelling. ‘An exceptional group who consistently produce terrific work’ (Scotsman). ‘Exciting and dynamic young company’ SSSSS (Herald). Critics’ Choice Independent 2010. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks, Editor’s Choice 2009).

Storytelling, Family

& other terrific tales from

Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 Aug 6-11: 14:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

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Reviews for Stick Man - Live on Stage!

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‘Wonderfully exuberant & imaginative’

HHHHH

Lapin Wants Ice Cream

Time Out Critics’ Choice

‘Zesty and delightful’ Independent

Le Petit Monde

HHHHH

Sunday Express

TFAU

(3-5) After a successful Fringe debut in 2011, Lapin returns in a summery adventure! Join the French rabbit in this fun puppet show, peppered with repeated French keywords. Lapin wants Breakfast: SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com), SSSS (Herald). www.lepetitmonde.co.uk.

Interactive, Puppetry

Institut français d’Ecosse • 13 Randolph Crescent, EH3 7TT B 0131 225 5366 V134GD2 XAug 3: 10:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 4-11,13-18,20-25,27: 10:00 (40m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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The Lost Child PPL

AU

(0-12) An interactive, fun, sad and creative experience. As the Tinker searches for his missing daughter he invites the audience to journey with him, meeting many different characters including Fire, Tree, Baby Bird and the mysterious wolves!

Multimedia

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6

11.15AM (12.05PM)

Aug 13-17: 11:00 (1h) £7.00

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Lucia and Scot and the Big Flamenco Adventure!

2 - 27 AUG 2012 (not 9th) See page 30 for more information

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Alba Flamenca

AU

(3-10) Scot wishes for Flamenco rhythm like Lucia so they travel to Spain to find his flamenco heart! Come on their magical journey of dancing, music and song. Olé! ‘Delightful ... wonderful ... infectious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

LIVE ON STAGE!

Family, Flamenco

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway, EH8 9HQ B V237GF6 Aug 9-22: 14:45 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Luminous Tales

Ripstop Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh

PU

(4+) This animated mix of shadow play and storytelling about a little old lady, a girl and some boxing hares takes you through the darkness of night, over the light of the moon and back in time for bed.

Puppetry

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 11:35 (45m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-18: 11:35 (45m) £8.00 (£7.50)

Aug 6,8-9,13,15-16: 11:35 (45m) £6.00 (£5.50)

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The Machine

Little Cauliflower

TU (2+) The Machine travels around the world planting all the trees, grass and flowers. This morning, it broke down! Two bumbling assistants have been left in charge and they need your help! ‘Packed with visual invention’ SSSS (Scotsman). Comedy, Clown

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 10:25 (50m) £5.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-25: 10:25 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 10:25 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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See page 285 for more information

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Magic Porridge Pot

Spotlites Theatre Productions

AU

(2-5) Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre: little’uns come onstage throughout! 2009/10/11 Fringe sell-out! ‘A great introduction to theatre’ SSSS (Herald). www.spotlites.co.uk.

Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4

Aug 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19: 16:10 (45m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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The Man Who Planted Trees Puppet State Theatre Company

TFU

(7+) ‘Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific’ (Guardian). Multi awardwinning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale. SSSSS (Scotsman).

Puppetry, Storytelling

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 Aug 1-14: 15:00 (1h5m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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The Many Mishaps of Mr Vinegar 2 Boards & A Passion

TFAPU (4+)

Ever had a day where everything goes wrong? Join the hilariously unlucky Mr Vinegar on his fun-filled adventures, full of infectiously catchy songs and comical puppets. An enchanting reworking of a British folktale. www.2baap.co.uk. Comedy, Theatre

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 13:20 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

Aug 6-11: 13:20 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 13-18,20-25: 11:20 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

See pages 22 and 20 for more information

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The Maroon Balloon Smash Productions

TPU

(6+) The heartwarming story of a small boy who befriends a red balloon in the streets of Paris. Together they meet happiness and run from danger in this adaptation of Albert Lamorisse’s film of 1956.

Physical theatre, Family

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12: 12:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-9: 12:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Marvellous Medicine Resonant Science

TFPU (5+) Medicine is marvellous! It fights disease, makes us feel better and makes us live longer, but how does medicine actually work? The debut show from award-winning science communicator Alistair Linsell features baseball bats, Mexican waves and dinosaurs! Puppetry, Science

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 4,6-11,13-18: 10:25 (45m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Merlin’s Dragon

Spotlites Theatre Productions

AU

(5-12) Vanquish evil knights with real battleaxes! Shoot fire bolts with the dragon! Joust with Sir Lancelot, the White Knight! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! SSSSS(BritishTheatreGuide.info). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com, Sleeping Beauty and the Time Lords, 2009/2010). www.spotlites.co.uk.

Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Jul 31-Aug 19: 13:30 (1h45m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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See the venue guide page 353 for more information


Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Mil’s Trills’ Music and Stories

Neverland

TU

FU

Mil’s Trills

Sunlight Productions

(0-5) Discover the world of instruments through interactive music experiences for families with young children. Original tunes by New Yorker, Amelia Robinson (Michael Nyman), on ukulele with musical guests. Suitable ages: 0-2 (10:30am) and 3-5 (11:45am).

(6+) An original production based on the timeless classic Peter Pan, brought straight from JM Barrie’s hometown of Dumfries. Join the creative adventure sprinkled with our own touch of fly-omite and enchanting characters, and let your imagination take over. www.sunlight-tae.co.uk.

Music, Family

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 10:30 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) XAug 1-3: 11:45 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 4-5,10-12: 11:45 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 4-5,10-12: 10:30 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 7-9: 11:45 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 7-9: 10:30 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00)

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Musical theatre, Theatre

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4

Aug 12,18-19,25-27: 12:00 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13-14,20-21: 12:00 (1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C) Aug 15-17,22-24: 12:00 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show

Nick Cope: Family Songs and Music

PU

U

Mr Snot Bottom

Nick Cope

(4-10) A deeeesssgusting kids’ comedian brimming with the topics kids love: boogers, bottoms and pop-offs! Expect gross gags, horrible stories and wrong routines in this rollercoaster of weirdness! ‘Kiddy stand-up at its best’ (Adelaide Advertiser).

(3+) Nick sings about things that really matter to kids – monkeys, fluffballs, jumping in mud, howling wolves, drums and goodnight kisses. ‘If only all music for under fives was made by indie-pop geniuses’ (Schofield family). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Stand-up, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 11:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,23: 11:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 13-16,20-23,27: 11:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 24-26: 11:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Once Upon A...

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

Pipe Up Productions and New Celts Productions

Monski Mouse Media

TFPU

(0-5) Retro-fabulous DJ Hostess, Monski Mouse, unleashes high-energy smiling in this disco for under fives. Bop along to lashings of swing, pop, soul and more! Adelaide Fringe sell-out, 2012!

Improv, Interactive

(3+) Enter a world where books come to life at the turn of every page. Once Upon A... is an interactive, storytelling children’s show which gives its audience the opportunity to get involved.

PJ

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6

Music, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3: 11:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26: 11:00 (40m) £7.50

Aug 8-10: 11:00 (40m) £6.00

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XAug 3: 10:30 (45m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£15.00 F)

Aug 4,6-11,13-18: 10:30 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Our Island

Kipper Tie Theatre and I Theatre (Singapore) with C theatre

Monsters Got Talent

TFAU

(0+) Three characters are washed up on an island... Can they overcome their fears to work together and share their new home? With physical theatre, comedy and music, this is an international collaboration about international collaboration! www.kippertietheatre.com. www.itheatre.org.

Toby Mitchell

PU

(5-9) Once upon a time a little monster enters a talent competition. The contestants include a singing dragon, a joke-telling dinosaur and a tap-dancing unicorn. Who will win? The audience decides, in this comical interactive puppet show... www.tobymitchell.com. Comedy, Puppetry

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 1-19,25-26: 13:00 (45m) £5.00

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Physical theatre, Puppetry

C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 13:20 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 13:20 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20: 13:20 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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Paperbelle

Music Bugs Presents It’s Carnival Time...

Frozen Charlotte Productions with Made in Scotland

Music Bugs

AJ (2-5) Paperbelle’s world is blank. She’s heard of colour, but she likes her world the way it is. The colours, however, have another plan... ‘Beautifully engineered’ SSSS (Herald). For children aged 2-5. Part of Made in Scotland 2012. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com.

AU

(0-5) After 2011’s sell-out success, we return to the Fringe with a fun-filled, musical fiesta for under fives. Join us for lots of instrument bashing, puppets, fun props, singing, dancing and carnival capers.

Music, Family

Family

Dancemaster Studios • 40 Restalrig Drive, EH7 6JF B0131 226 0000 V228GC6

Aug 6-10: 10:00 (1h) £8.00 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max two accompanying adults per child. Adults do not require a ticket.

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Assembly Royal Botanic Garden • Royal Botanic Garden. See ticket for correct gate entrance., EH3 5LR B 0131 623 3030 V140GA2 Aug 10-13,15-20,22-27: 10:30 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10-13,15-20,22-27: 11:45 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10-13,15-20,22-27: 13:30 (40m) £7.00

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Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Purves Puppets

AU

(5-12) Defeat the T-rex with Peter and real swords! Bombard Captain Hook with dinosaur droppings! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! 2011 Fringe sell-out! ‘Exactly what every show for kids should be like’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.spotlites.co.uk.

AU

(5+) Purves Puppets ultraviolet spectacular tells the story of Hughie McDhui and Mairi Glengarry, escaping from her wicked uncle, Naggie McCraggie. We also meet Nessie, the famous monster from the loch! Scottish toe-tapping music too!

Interactive, Theatre

Puppetry, Theatre

Fairmilehead Parish Church Hall • 1a Frogston Road West, EH10 7AA B 07896051826 V81GH2 Aug 4,6-11,13-14,18: 14:00 (1h30m) £8.00

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Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4

Jul 31-Aug 19: 10:45 (1h35m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Petya and the Wolf

The Remarkable Rocket

TPU

(4+) Musical fairytale for children aged 4-99. A dramatic story retelling by two clowns. A puppet theatre without puppets. A mute opera. A pocket circus.

TFAPU (2+) The story of a sensitive firework who ends up thrown in a ditch. Based on the famous tale by Oscar Wilde, this is a fun and colourful piece of interactive children’s theatre. Come join the fun.

Musical theatre, Clown

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 6-10: 09:30 (50m) £2.00 (£1.00)

Theatre La Pushkin / Russian Season 2012

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 10:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 10:30 (1h) £9.00

GHS Drama Academy

Interactive, Family

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Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 10:30 (1h) £8.00

The Road That Wasn’t There – Free

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Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ) / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Pips and Panda Meet the Three Bears

PJ

(8+) This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world... A curious tale for intrepid children and adventurous adults. www.trickofthelighttheatre.tumblr.com.

Purves Puppets

AU

(1-6) Black Light performance for little ones! Pips and Panda meet the Three Bears. Panda flies through the air with Goldilocks’ kite! Songs, laughter and fun for everybody! Twenty-six years at the Fringe!

Puppetry, Theatre

Fairmilehead Parish Church Hall • 1a Frogston Road West, EH10 7AA B 07896051826 V81GH2 Aug 15-17: 14:00 (1h30m) £8.00 Aug 4,6-11,13-18: 11:00 (1h30m) £8.00

Puppetry, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-4: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ronnie Le Drew’s Brilliant Bag Show Pleasance Theatre Trust

AU (0-6) Ronnie’s show delights young and old first-time audiences to puppets! Each puppet performs a turn to inspire new audiences to the wonders of puppetry. 14:30 (six months – two years). 15:45 (two – six years). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Polly

The Flanagan Collective #LittleFest at C nova

FU

(5+) When an angel falls through the ceiling into Polly’s secret attic, she journeys on an adventure into the magical world she has longed to be a part of. A story about stories, built by the audience. @FlanCol #LittleFest. www.theflanagancollective.co.uk.

Storytelling, Theatre

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 12,19: 16:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

Aug 20-25: 14:30 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00)

Rumpelstiltskin’s Grimm Tales

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BG Touring Ltd

FAJ

(3+) Join the magically mischievous Rumpelstiltskin and rambunctious Little Red-Cap on the ever enchanting trail of the Golden Goose as this award-winning company weave the magic of the Grimm Tales. Fringe sell-out 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011. SSSS (EdFestMag.co.uk).

The Prince and the Pauper Newman Theatre Company

FPU

(5+) A lonely Prince, fed up of his cloistered life, uses a chance meeting with his apparent double to experience a whole new life beyond the castle gates. Fast-paced, energetic adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic.

Drama, Storytelling

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 8-9: 13:00 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Aug 20-25: 15:45 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Puppetry, Storytelling

Paradise in Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 21-24: 09:25 (50m) £7.00 (£4.00) (£20.00 F)

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Salvi and the Box of Dreams Hinge Productions

The Rabbit and the Rose

APU

(4-10) Join Salvi as he reveals a world of dreams hidden inside a special box... Inspired by Salvador Dali, Hinge explores the magic of imagination through varied forms of performance. Workshops available afterwards.

Flyaway Theatre

PJ

(7+) A strange band of friends have gathered to tell you a story. A story of love, pain, average musicians, fennel, small mammals and one very terrible flower. Trouble is, they’ve never agreed on the ending...

Physical theatre, Storytelling

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP

Theatre, Family

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 XAug 2-3: 10:30 (45m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26: 10:30 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£6.50 SC)

Aug 6-10,13,15-17,20-24: 10:30 (45m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.50 SC)

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4

Aug 12-17,19: 15:55 (50m) £8.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Scotch Broth

Dennis Alexander

The Red Bus Puppet Shows

FPU

(4-11) An entertaining mixture of Scottish family songs at the Fringe for the first time. Come and join the best sing-along in Edinburgh! Scotch Broth is funny and engaging and gets everyone joining in. Not to be missed!

Red Bus

AU

(0-5) Charming entertainment for children under six aboard our 1962 red double-decker Routemaster bus in the Meadows. Puppet shows on the top deck from Celeste’s Circus and Free Range. Rides for all ages every day. www.theredbus.co.uk.

Comedy, Family

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD

Puppetry

The Red Bus • The Meadows (by the cricket pavillion), EH9 1JZ B 07599 912 687 V277GG4 Aug 6-10,12-15: 11:30 (35m) £5.00 Aug 6-10,12-15: 10:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 12-15: 15:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 6-10,12-15: 13:00 (35m) £5.00

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B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5

Aug 6-11: 13:10 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Chunky Woollen Nits Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

FU

(7+) Stars of stage, screen, and Doctor Who DVDs present a show for kids aged seven upwards (and their pet grown-ups). Songs, sketches, socks and violence. ‘Filthy wee tykes’ SSSS (Scotsman).

Comedy, Puppetry

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 2-5: 11:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

Aug 9,16,23: 11:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Sesame Street Live – Elmo Makes Music Sesame Street Live

TFAPU (2-8) Monsters make music? Yes and in wonderful ways too! Your family’s favourite Sesame Street friends are coming to the Meadows Theatre Big Top to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live. Musical theatre, Family

B 0131 667 0202 V189GG5

Meadows Theatre Big Top • The Meadows, Melville Drive, EH9 1JY

Aug 5-12: 14:00 (1h15m) £11.00 (£40.00 F)

Aug 11-12: 11:00 (1h15m) £11.00 (£40.00 F)

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Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure... For Kids! Shlomo

U

B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5

This legendary beatboxer makes all kinds of music just using his mouth and a microphone. Join this sonic superhero in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re five or 105. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG

Aug 13: 16:55 (1h) £8.00 (£6.50)

See page 20 for more information

Aug 15: 15:35 (1h) £8.00 (£6.50)

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The Snail and the Whale Tall Stories

TU

(4-10) Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) present their latest Julia Donaldson adaptation. Follow the amazing journey of the tiny snail, through storytelling, laughter and live music. www.tallstories.org.uk.

Musical theatre, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:00 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 15:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Spook Circus

Peter Campbell-Wells

U

(3-10) Magician Peter Campbell-Wells presents his dazzling troupe of eerie entertainers! These are the most highly-trained and talented spooks working in entertainment today – although that, admittedly, isn’t saying much! Visit www.spookcircus.co.uk for more details and fun stuff!

Comedy, Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 19-26: 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See pages 26 and 27 for more information

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Superjohn

Firehouse Creative Productions

TPU

(6+) Superjohn loves to fly through outer space. But one day... crash! His superpowers are stolen and he has to travel to a dangerous world to get them back. Laugh, shout, cry and join this brand new family adventure.

Theatre, Family

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 11:25 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:25 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 11:25 (1h15m) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Ta Daaa!

Frehd Astarr and Tim Eee Presley

U

(3+) All the way from Eleventy 5 Jellybean Drive, Clown Town, best friends, Frehd and Tim Eee invite you to a packed hour of magic making, mirth giving, bubble blowing, song singing fun. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 11:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,18-19,25-26: 11:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

TU

(3+) Adapted from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved books including Tiddler, Smartest Giant in Town, A Squash and A Squeeze. Live music, songs, puppetry and delightful characters! From the team behind Stick Man. www.scamptheatre.com. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 2-3: 11:15 (50m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8,13-16,20-23: 11:15 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 11:15 (50m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Treasure Island Uncontained Arts

See page 296 for more information

TFU

(4+) Join honest Jim Hawkins as he sets sail on a frantically funny high seas adventure. Outsmarting Long John Silver in search of buried treasure with barrels of laughter and lots of joining-in for the whole family to enjoy!

Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 12:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 12:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Twelfth Night

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

TFAU

(4-14) An introduction to Shakespeare. Fools in love, cross-dressing and skiffle music… at the seaside! ‘The precision, nuance and comic brio was remarkable’ (John Retallack, Associate Director, Bristol Old Vic). A healthy dose of old-fashioned nonsense for all ages.

Theatre, Family

Paradise in Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5

Aug 6-11,14-18,21-25: 11:35 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

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The Ugly Duckling

Kipper Tie Theatre with C theatre

TFAU

(0+) Kipper Tie Theatre are back with the musical tale of an unhappy duckling who turns into a beautiful swan. Lashings of catchy tunes, magical storytelling and a heap of farmyard fun. It’s a quacking good time! www.kippertietheatre.com.

Musical theatre, Storytelling

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 10:00 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 10:00 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 13,20: 10:00 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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See page 29 for more information

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Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Velveteen Rabbit

Backhand Theatre with C theatre

TFU

(4+) 2011 hit returns. The enchanting story of how a toy was loved so much he became real. Puppetry, poetry and physical theatre bring this children’s classic to life. Laugh, shout, cry and join the adventure. SSSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). www.backhandtheatre.com.

Drama, Puppetry

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 1-2,8-10,15-17,22-24: 10:45 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 10:45 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 14,20-21: 10:45 (1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)

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The Very Scariesome Lollipop Lady Martha McBrier / PBH’s Free Fringe

PU (3-8) A tale told in rhyme. A story of bravery, busy roads, friendship, a magical lollipop stick, and a really, really, really scary road crossing patrol officer. ‘Unbelievably brilliant’ (Scotsman).

See page 27 for more information

Storytelling, New writing

Ryan’s Cellar Bar • 2 Hope Street, EH2 4DB B0131 226 0000 V6GD2 Aug 4-25: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be...

Springboard Theatre Company – University of Gloucestershire

TFAPU

(3-8) An energetic family-friendly piece, exploring the wonders of the imagination and where it takes an audience. Primarily a physical theatre performance that includes feel-good toe-tapping musical numbers.

presents

Acoustic, Physical theatre

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE

B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 XAug 3-4: 09:50 (45m) £3.00 Aug 6-11: 09:50 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£3.00 C) (£12.00 F)

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William

The Flanagan Collective #LittleFest at C nova

Rocket ride into space with TV scientist Dr Bunhead (Brainiac). The science of space travel unravelled. A pyrotechnic extravaganza (Daily Mail) exploring the “...silly, crazy, dirty, dangerous and magnificent side of science.” Scary science for kids.

FU

(5+) Back by popular demand. In a magical bookshop, William stumbles into an adventure which takes him to the end of the world... Interactive family theatre where the audience is right at the heart of the story. @FlanCol #LittleFest. www.theflanagancollective.co.uk.

George Square Theatre

1-11 Aug (not 6) 10:30 (11:30)

Storytelling, Theatre

B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX

Aug 11,18: 16:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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You, Me, the Witch Makes 3 Oli, Janet and Jayde

APU

(3-8) Kids! Help Jaydey and Fartypants stop the laughter-hating Wicked Witch turning their patch into a multi-storey car park. Whose side is Morty the Werewolf on? Come and find out!

Comedy, Puppetry

Louis Pearl’s brand new show is a mesmerising 45 minutes of bubble magic, art and science and bubblefuls of fun, which conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages!

George Square Theatre

1-27 Aug (not 14) 12:05 (13:00)

‘Just brilliant’ Guardian

See pages 22 and 20 for more information

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

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

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free

AAA Stand-Up

Monster Comedy

TM

N

Feast on four tasty new comedians including your awardwinning headliner Masai Graham. ‘Flashes of proper genius’ (Chortle.co.uk). With different flavours every night.

Total sell-out 2005-2011, returns with a brand new line-up. Tom Toal, ‘True talent’ (Hairline.org.uk). Rhys James, ‘Highly amusing’ (TheStage.co.uk). Joe Wells, ‘A star of the future’ (Guardian). Book early!

Compilation, Stand-up

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX

Aug 2-26: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bound and Gagged Comedy

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 19:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Greatest Show on Legs

AAA Stand-Up Late

Bound and Gagged Comedy

Martin Soan / Heroes of Alternative Fringe

TM

FAPN

Total sell-out 2010-2011, returns with a brand new line-up. Lloyd Griffith, ‘The next big thing’ (FHM). Tommy Rowson, winner So You Think You’re Funny?, 2011. Tom Webb, ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner 2011. Book early!

Famed naked balloon dancers, The Legs return to Edinburgh with extraordinarily eccentric comedy sketches and surprise guests. ‘Surreal and anarchic comedy’ (HuffingtonPost.co.uk). ‘Anarchic high point’ (Guardian). ‘Manic and riotous’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Stand-up

Cabaret, Absurdist

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5 Aug 22-26: 21:00 (1h) £5.00

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 23:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 23:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show with Miss Behave – and It’s Free!

Aaron Twitchen’s Quarter Life Crisis Aaron Twitchen / PBH’s Free Fringe

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John Fleming and The Laughing Horse Free Festival

Ever felt crazier than Mel Gibson in a synagogue? You may have had a Quarter Life Crisis! More than just interactive stand-up, help Aaron tackle his issues and diagnose yours.

PN

Outrageously bizarre free two hour show including Fringe Alternative Comedy Awards, hosted by Olivier award-winning La Clique’s, ‘fabulous courtesan of comedy’ (Times). Details – www.malcolmhardee.com/award. Cabaret, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 24: 23:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stand-up, LGBT

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B0131 226 0000 V148GF6 Aug 4-25: 19:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Abandoman – Party in the Key of C Major

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Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised – Free

Bound and Gagged Comedy

TPM

Racing Minds / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Fresh from touring with Ed Sheeran, the award-winning Abandoman’s looking to score a chart-topping hit with your help. ‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile ... nothing short of genius’ (Chortle.co.uk).

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An improvised comic play based on audience suggestions, unique every day! No.1 Improv Pick of the Fringe (WhatsOnStage.com, 2011). ‘Genuinely reach the heights of early Python’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). For all ages. www.racingminds.co.uk. Improv

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 2-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Improv, Music

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-25: 21:45 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 21:45 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50)

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Aberdeen vs. Glasgow vs. The World II – Free

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Wireless – Free

FGC Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Racing Minds / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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We’re bigger, better, and more insane than ever! Through the entire festival we will bring you stand-up comedians, ventriloquists, character acts, games, fun and general mayhem. SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

No wires – no script! A completely improvised 50s radio-play adventure, unique every day. Hold onto your trilbies, the radio just went live! ‘Genuinely reach the heights of early Python’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.racingminds.co.uk. Improv

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP

Aug 2-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Game show, Stand-up

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

Aug 2-26: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AAA Batteries (Not Included) – Free

Abigoliah Schamaun: Girl Going to Hell

Adam Hess and David Elms / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Abigoliah Schamaun

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PJ

Abigoliah confesses sins and transgressions she’s made through her life. May you forgive her, and find her hilarious. ‘Her cheeky honesty is disarming and delightful’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Curiously disturbed’ SSSS (Skinny). SSSSS (TalkFringe. com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 

Sharp gags, intelligent observations and comic songs, featuring Chortle Student Comedian of the Year. ‘A great show’ SSSS (Skinny). ‘Intelligently comic and joyously silly’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Laughter here is guaranteed’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Family friendly.

Stand-up

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 XAug 2: 14:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 3-26: 14:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT

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

Aug 2-14,16-27: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

About Comedy – Stand-up Comedy Courses

Adam Strauss: Varieties of Religious Experience

TFL

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Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are comedians and writers. Course includes a performance in a Fringe show. Further information at www.aboutcomedy.co.uk.

Award-winning NYC stand-up Strauss takes you* on a journey through madness and redemption, with a side trip for Chinese. Guaranteed to change your life, albeit not necessarily for the better. *presuming you go, obviously.

Adam Strauss / PBH’s Free Fringe

Laughing Horse Comedy

Stand-up, Storytelling

Event, Workshop

Leith Walk, EH1 3AF

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place,

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6

Courses last two days, 4h30m per day Aug 4-5,7-8,11-12,14-15,18-19,21-22,25-26: 12:15 (4h30m) £99.00 (£89.00) (£79.00 S)

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The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 18:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Absolute Improv!

After Hours Comedy

TFAU

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Pleasance Theatre Trust and Amused Moose Comedy

To Be Continued...

Scottish group create witty improvised sketches based on your suggestions. Come shout zany ideas, or bring unique items and see them transformed into fabulous scenes! Fringe 2011 smash hit returns! ‘Had me laughing uncontrollably’ SSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). www.tbcimprov.co.uk.

Legendary and unmissable, After Hours celebrates its 10th birthday! Showcasing this year’s biggest stand-ups, some so hot we mightn’t be allowed to mention them beforehand. ‘The best late night show on the Fringe, brilliant’ (Jason Byrne). Compilation

Improv, Family

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 18:45 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 18:45 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 13-14,20-21: 18:45 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3: 00:40 (1h) £9.00

Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 00:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 9,16,23: 00:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Absolute Stripping!

Afternoon Delight

TPN

TJ

To Be Continued...

Just the Tonic

A crazy hour of improvised comedy. Come shout out ideas and watch the comedy magic. But when performers make mistakes you get to yell ‘strip!’, and off comes an article of clothing. Grab your pint and get ready!

A sample show of different acts from within Just the Tonic venues, and maybe some guests. Spend an hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go to their full shows. Good idea!

Improv, Sketch show

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 XAug 3: 23:05 (50m) £7.00 Aug 4,6-7,9-11,16-18,23-25: 23:05 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8,13-15,20-22: 23:05 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Activism Is Fun

Chris Coltrane / PBH’s Free Fringe

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When the government makes you sad, fight back with love and mischief! Chris Coltrane presents an hour of political stand-up comedy that will leave you informed, inspired and ready to protest. (Directed by Josie Long). Comedy, Political

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V161GE5 XAug 4-6: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,14-25: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adam Hills: Mess Around

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency

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In 2010 Adam based his show around the audience, made a stuffed toy a hero, raised cash for Sick Kids. He’s back again. ‘Hills is astonishingly good at what he does’ (Chortle.co.uk). Sundays BSL interpreter. www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 19:40 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19: 19:40 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16: 19:40 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Compilation

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 13:15 (1h30m) £2.50

Aug 3-13,15-26: 13:15 (1h30m) £5.00

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Aidan Killian: Free to Obey – Free Free to Obey

FPK

Ignorance is bliss? Good news! Your government has your best interest at heart, the media focuses on truth, and your tax doesn’t support war. So keep calm and don’t go to this show. Stand-up, True-life

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5 Aug 3-20,22-23,25-27: 18:45 (50m) (Free Ticketed)

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Air Guitar Can Save the World Dan Crane / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Dan Crane, star of cult documentary Air Guitar Nation debuts his one-man show featuring original music, stand-up, spandex, booze ... and air guitar. ‘Bill Murray trapped in the body of Sid Vicious’ (NY Times). Music, Stand-up

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA B 0131 226 0000V307GC6 Aug 4-18: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Adam Larter: Happy New Year – A Free Comedy Show

Alan Anderson: Whisky Fir Dummies 2.0

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Six malt whiskies to be tasted, many laughs to be had. ‘Inventive, fun, light-hearted way to learn about whisky’ (Scotsman). ‘Warm and hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Very humorous ... good night out for anyone’ SSSS (Adelaide Advertiser).

Adam Larter / Laughing Horse Free Festival

An insane, musical, exploding, puppeting, dramatic comedy count-down to midnight with oddball stand-up Adam Larter. ‘The sheer volume of his daft ideas is stunning ... a very disorganised genius’ SSSS (Skinny, 2011). Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 4-26: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ha Ha Comedy

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Stand-up, Tasting

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,15-16,20-23: 21:00 (1h) £9.00

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:00 (1h) £12.00

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Alfie Moore – I Predicted a Riot

Alan Davies – Life is Pain M

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with MIG Management

Alan Davies, one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and actors (star of Jonathan Creek and QI) returns to Edinburgh after a completely sold-out tour in Australia with his new show Life is Pain.

Serving cop Alfie’s thrilling insight into life on the frontline will alter your perspective on the boys in blue and reveal what it’s (really) like on the other side of the riot shield.

Fox In The Snow And Marnie Foulis

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Stand-up, True-life

Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 9-14: 19:40 (1h) £20.00 (£18.00)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 21:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Alan Francis Expands

Alistair Barrie: Urban Fogey

RBM

TFPL

CKP

After twenty years on the circuit eating pies from petrol stations there’s no doubt he has expanded. ‘Timing that could give Accurist a run for its money’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Delivery is pitch perfect’ SSSS (List).

TFPL The List called Alistair Barrie a ‘Comic Dandy’. He prefers ‘Urban Fogey’. The Independent went with ‘Excellent’. Come and see why. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Metro). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.alistairbarrie.com.

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Alan Hudson’s Not So Secret World of Magic

Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 18:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Alistair Green: Jack Spencer – Why Anything?

Alan Hudson

TK

Alistair Green

Quirky illusions and hilarious tales from Alan’s magical life, mainly about tricks going horribly wrong. From ITV’s Fool Us, ‘We loved your act’ (Penn & Teller). Warning: may contain LOLs. No refunds.

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Join controversial UK stand-up Jack Spencer as he talks about his devastating sex addiction, global politics, and performs extracts from his extraordinarily moving one-man play. Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

Stand-up, Magic

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 16:55 (1h) £4.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 16:55 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 16:55 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Aug 2-14,16-26: 22:45 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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All About the Craic

Alan Sharp: Careful What You Wish For

Close To The Bone Comedy Club

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Alan Sharp / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Alan Sharp spent the first half of his adult life as a model citizen and part of the corporate machine. But life had other plans. ‘Packed with quality material’ (One4Review.com). www.alansharpcomedy.com. Stand-up, Solo show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-25: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Showcasing four of the brightest stand-up comedians Ireland has to offer! Including special guests every day. This free show has something for everyone so why not come along and see why, Irish comedy at its best! Improv, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-26: 20:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alexis Dubus: Cars and Girls

All My Friends

TFPK

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Danny O’ Brien

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

A comedic collection of stories on the trials, tribulations, happiness, hangovers and horrors that are the friendships of an Irish man in his late 20s, who is trying to make sense of his friend choices to date. Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE B 0131 524 1989 V151GE5

Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award – Top 10 Fringe Experiences. Selected travel tales. May include traces of UFOs, truckers, cockneys, the Nevada desert, bean festivals and the Dutch. ‘Brilliantly fascinating’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.alexisdubus.com. Storytelling

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Alfie Brown: Soul for Sale Something for the Weekend

TFPL

An observational comedian, Alfie observes (occasionally screaming) hypocritical standards of censorship in popular music, the unscrupulous homogenisation of comedy and a world where greed comes before truth. Alfie Brown is truly funny. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 18:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Aug 3-26: 21:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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All Star Stand-Up Showcase – Free Punch Comedy

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Resident host and festival regular Rick Molland introduces a selection of his favourite comedians from all over this year’s Festival. Come along to see three top comedians every night. Guaranteed, something for everyone. @MrPunchComedy. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 2-26: 18:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Bum Notes

All the Fun of the Unfair 2012

Pete Starr, Henry Perryment and Guests / PBH’s Free Fringe

Bound and Gagged Comedy / Mandy Ward Artist Management

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TPM

Pete Starr and Henry Perryment will be joined daily by some of the most exciting new acts on the circuit as they serve up 55 minutes of cracking free stand-up.

Smutty songs. Twenty million YouTube hits. Telegraph Pick of the Fringe 2011. ‘This is wonderfully funny. And yes, he does The London Underground song’ (Scotsman). ‘This made me very, very happy’ (Stephen Fry). www.amateurtransplants.com.

Stand-up

Siglo • 184-186 Cowgate, EH1 1JJ B0131 226 0000 V263GE5 Aug 4-25: 14:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Al Murray the Pub Landlord: The Guv’s Olympic Pub Quiz

Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Avalon Promotions

American Girlfriend: Laura Levites

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Laura Levites / Alternative Fringe

The ultimate Olympics pub quiz for three nights only. Don’t miss the gold medal standard of pub quizzes, all in aid of CamKids. Pub quiz questions, pub landlord rules!

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Being American is problematic. Is the pursuit of happiness really possible? Can Laura navigate the cultural differences in a transcontinental relationship? ‘Her infectious enthusiasm will make you glad she found her way to Edinburgh’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Interactive

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

Stand-up, True-life

Aug 16-18: 23:45 (1h30m) £15.00

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Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: The Only Way is Epic (Special Previews)

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-13,15-26: 14:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Amused Moose Comedy Awards Final

Avalon Promotions

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A.M. Entertainments in Association With 2entertain

Britain’s favourite pub philosopher will be polishing his brass neck banter in two weeks of special Edinburgh previews, ahead of his brand new 2012 stand-up tour. Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

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Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti for breakthrough stars of tomorrow, who battle brilliantly for fame, fortune and shiny moose trophies in the prestigious finals of Amused Moose’s Laugh Off and Laughter Awards 2012. www.amusedmoose.com/laughoff.

Aug 13-16,20-23: 20:55 (1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 17-19,24-25: 20:55 (1h10m) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Alpine Horn with Flange Krammer – Free Flange Krammer / Free Festival

Compilation

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 19: 14:05 (2h55m) £12.00

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Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcases

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Olympic skiing sensation and world class ladies’ man, Flange Krammer, brings his internationally renowned lecture on the importance of squat thrusts in ski training to Edinburgh. Character comedy.

A.M.Entertainments in Association With 2entertain

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Al Pitcher – Tiny Triumphs Gilded Balloon in Association With JBJ Management

TPJ

Grab your hot tickets to talent spot this year’s stellar crop of industry approved breakthrough comedians, plus some discovered before who are now rather famous! Every showcase is different, so keep coming back. www.amusedmoose.com/shows. Compilation

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,10-11,17: 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,15-16: 20:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top Ten Semi-Final

Now living in Sweden, the Kiwi returns. With awards from Australia, the UK and Sweden, this ‘hysterical comedy force’ (Time Out) and ‘freewheeling genius’ (Sydney Morning Herald) brings his tall tales of tiny triumphs.

A.M.Entertainments in Association With 2entertain

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Vote alongside international talent scouts for 2012’s Top Ten comedy shows, which outshone hundreds of other entries from undiscovered/unsigned performers, to select three finalists eager for fame and £5000. www.amusedmoose.com/laughoff.

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Always Be Comedy

James Gill, Ben Morgan

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Compilation

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 17: 14:05 (2h55m) £10.00

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And Now for a Nice Evening With Wallan

For two weeks only, Always Be Comedy is moving from its successful south London home to the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect to see rising stars of stand-up alongside TV comedians every night, for free.

Lou Sanders

TPL

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 12-26: 21:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Imagine your favourite thing, replace it with this show. Great highs, no real lows, all begins with a really nice walk. ‘She rips it, always ensures a memorable live performance’ (Sun). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

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XAug 1-3: 21:30 (50m) £5.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (50m) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-14,16,20-23: 21:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Andrew Bird’s Global Village Fete

Andrew Ryan: Ryanopoly

TFPL

TFPN

Andrew Bird returns to lift the gloom of the modern world with the delightful madness of the village. This time it’s global. Total sell-out 2011. ‘Comedy gold’ (Scotsman).There will be a raffle. www.andrewbirdcomedian.com.

Is life a board game? Is money moving us where we don’t want to go? Irishman Andrew Ryan wants to take back control of the game. ‘Utterly brilliant, going to be a huge star’ SSSS (Time Out).

CKP

CKP

Stand-up

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 18:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25: 18:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:40 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Andrew Doyle: Whatever It Takes

And Still Rarely Rong

Talented Artists Ltd.

Gary Colman / PBH’s Free Fringe

TPM

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‘Britain’s hottest young comedian’ (GQ Magazine) returns to Edinburgh following his 2011 sell-out show. ‘One of the funniest, sharpest, cruellest comedians out there’ (Independent). ‘Excellent one-liners’ (Times). ‘Fierce stand-up comedy ... fantastic’ (Metro). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:00 (1h) £6.50

All men are born equal ... then some have kids. A heartwarming show about the disembowelling horror of family life. ‘Fearlessly funny... Best deadpan act since Jack Dee’ (GQ). ‘Highly inventive and very funny’ (Frank Skinner). Stand-up

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 Aug 4-25: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Andy Wilkinson: ‘My Name is Not Smug Roberts’

Andrew Lawrence is Coming to Get You

Andy Wilkinson

Chambers Management

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TPL

I’m a comedian and for years I’ve been going around calling myself Smug Roberts. Then I realised it was absolutely ridiculous. What was I thinking? ‘An extraordinary comic’ (Manchester Evening News).

Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, now a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week, one of the UK’s foremost comedians performs an hour of top-class stand-up.

Stand-up

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:50 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 20:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 18:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-11,17-19,24-26: 18:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Angela Barnes and Matt Richardson

Andrew Maxwell: That’s the Spirit

Angela Barnes and Matt Richardson

Get Comedy by arrangement with United Agents

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Join two of the hottest rising stars of comedy – Angela Barnes (BBC New Comedy Award winner) and Matt Richardson (SYTYF? and Chortle Student finalist) for an hour of pure, no-nonsense and hilarious stand-up.

TPL

Maxwell returns after 2011’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. You’ve seen him on Wall of Fame, Live At The Apollo and Celebrity Juice – now see him live. ‘Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating’ (Times).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX

Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:05 (1h) £9.00 Aug 4,6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:05 (1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

Aug 5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:05 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 2-14,16-26: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Angus and Cameron: Village Idiots – Free

Andrew O’Neill and Marc Burrows Do Music and Comedy and Hideous Murders

Angus Leigh and Cameron Anderson / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Blamed For Nothing / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Two men, tall men ... sorry, that’s two mental men, present a show filled with jokes, nerdiness, sketches and a pantomime cow. Described as ‘punbelievable’ by their friends and ‘up for adoption’ by their parents.

Comedy half of Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing present a right gruesome steampunk knees-up, with songs. SSSS (Independent). ‘Genius ... side-splitting’ SSSSS (Big Cheese). Music, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B0131 226 0000V78GD6 Aug 4-12,14-26: 19:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sketch show, Family

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE B 0131 524 1989 V151GE5 Aug 3-14: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Anne Edmonds in My Banjo’s Name is Steven

Andrew O’Neill is Easily Distracted

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Best Medicine Management

Anne Edmonds

TFN

TPM

Borderline ADD sufferer Andrew O’Neill tries to stop looking at Slayer videos on YouTube long enough to write another very funny, very odd show. ‘Absolutely hilarious’ (Neil Gaiman). ‘Comedic brilliance’ (Time Out). Sponsored by Withered Claws. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 22:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australia’s rising comedy stars, Anne Edmonds (Best Emerging Comedy nominee, Adelaide Fringe) makes her Fringe debut. ‘Still laughing the next day...’ SSSS½ (Age). Music, Stand-up

B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 12:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 1-3: 12:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Anthony King: Songs of Love and Death

The Aspidistras – Hi Noon!

Anthony King

FPK

TM

Experienced comedian Anthony King brings his dark, dead-pan songs and stand-up to the Festival for the first time in this new show. ‘Outstanding’ (Scotsman). ‘The gags get better and better.’ (Guardian).

For two weeks only, catch semi-musical comedy duo The Aspidistras on their annual Edinburgh holiday/business trip. Crisps provided. SSSS ‘Fantastically funny’ (Big Issue, Scotland). SSSS ‘Delightful’ (ThreeWeeks) ‘Leaves you feeling doused in sunshine’ (Stage).

Aspidistras

Sketch show, Stand-up

Music, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:00 (1h) £9.50 Aug 2-4: 13:00 (1h) £4.00 Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 13:00 (1h) £8.00

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Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 13,15-26: 12:00 (1h) £5.00

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Applause

Assembly Gala Press Launch

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Robin Grainger and Gregor Wappler

Assembly

Join storyteller Robin Grainger, ‘an impressive range of talents ... his versatility should take him far’ SSSS (Skinny), and slick, brilliant gag-merchant Gregor Wappler, as they endeavour to make you laugh for an hour. Includes special guest hosts every day.

Join us as we celebrate our 32nd year and rocket into another season of the Fringe’s best shows. The gala launch lets you take a sneak peek at the selection of shows from our 2012 programme.

Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4

Cabaret, Circus

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR Aug 1: 20:00 (2h) £10.00

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4

Aug 15,17-26: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Arguments and Nosebleeds – Free

The Assembly Rooms The Very Best of the Fest

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Arguments and Nosebleeds

Assembly Rooms

Warning: excessive side-splitting may lead to blood loss. A craic squad of performance poets tackle life’s major issues (scary schoolteachers, body hair, missing teapots etc) pausing only for laughter and medical emergencies. www.argumentsandnosebleeds.com.

Three superb showcases featuring the very best comedy from across the Fringe. The biggest names, the hottest new acts, together in one stunning show. Five major acts for the price of one. Stand-up

Poetry, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 26: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Armageddapocalypse: Threat Level Dead Exploding Fist Productions

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Maverick agent Jack Lang has 24 hours to save the world – and 23 of them are already gone. Can he stop the Armageddapocalypse? Yes. ‘See this show’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). ‘Brilliantly executed ... Inspired’ SSSS (Skinny). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 21:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Art of Procrastination UCLU Comedy Club

TFPJ

Welcome to Crackston University, where hoards of laser-vision equipped mice are almost certainly not on a manic rampage. Mad professors and fledgling students alike navigate the world of £9,000 fees in this blockbuster from UCL’s finest comedians. New writing

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Aug 6-12,14-19: 22:00 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Asher Treleaven: Troubadour

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

Aug 11,18,25: 23:59 (1h15m) £15.00

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An Audience with the King Andre King

TPN

Andre King leads the audience on an uproarious journey, from the antipodes to the motherland, from which no traveller returns unchanged. Once a King, always a King ... but once a night is enough! Stand-up

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B0131 226 0000 V324GD3 XAug 1-2: 20:48 (57m) £5.00 Aug 3-9,12,14-16,19-23: 20:45 (1h) £9.00 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 20:45 (1h) £10.00

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Milk Monitors / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PU

Come see a new, hilarious, improvised Jane Austen novel every day – it’s free! Starring 2011 Best Newcomer nominee Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris. ‘Rare wit and grace … masters of their craft’ (TheatreBubble.com). Improv, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-13,15-26: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Austerity Pleasures

TPL

Alex Chapman, Ben Morgan

An autobiographical show that ponders the question, ‘is my life actually interesting enough to talk about for a whole hour?’ Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, SSSSS, (Mirror), (Age), (ThreeWeeks). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Fringe veteran Ben Morgan and virgin Alex Chapman team up for the free show Austerity Pleasures. Start your day with their distinct brand of political and social satire. Expect jokes about parliaments, policies and leader lampooning.

XAug 1-3: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 16:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 13-18,20-25: 12:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Bad Advice – Free

An Austrian and Someone from Slough

Lauren Shearing and Sarah Pearce / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Cecilia Delatori and Alice Frick

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Cecilia Delatori, ‘Hugely talented’ (List) and Alice Frick, ‘Refreshingly streetwise humour’ (Austrian Times) present stand-up and songs about coasters, Slough, pleasure aids, uptight landladies and ‘fun’ musical house rules in German.

Lauren Shearing, Laughing Horse finalist 2011, and Sarah Pearce, SSSSS (ThreeWeeks), have been given horrible life advice, and they’re ready to share it. So run with scissors, smoke while you’re pregnant and enjoy these excellent standups.

Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 XAug 2-3: 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-13,15-20,22-26: 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Axis of Awesome: Cry Yourself A River

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-12,14-26: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Axis of Awesome

Bad Bread: 2012 – The Survival Guide

A brand-new hour of musical comedy from those guys off of the internet. Sold out four years in a row, all new songs, Jordan, Lee, etc. ‘Fringe legends’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

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Bad Bread

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2012 – the end of the world and there’s nothing you can do about it, or is there? Bad Bread know how you can save yourselves! ‘Wonderfully funny. Excellent comedians’ (Comedy. co.uk).

Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Sketch show

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Aug 6-9,13-16: 18:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical!

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 17:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Baby Wants Candy and Assembly with Marshall Cordell

Bad Musical

The Trap – Festival Highlights

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Critics’ Pick, ‘Truly amazing’ (NY Times). SSSSS ‘An entertainment phenomenon ... I am in awe of their talent!’ (Scotsman). The multi award-winning Festival favourite returns having sold out six previous Edinburgh Fringes.

The worst musical ever written. The culmination of a decade creating theatrical cack, including multiple sell-out Fringes with Bad Play. Sing along to the ultimate in entertainment poison! ‘Superb comedic trio’ (Time Out). ‘Extremely funny’ (Guardian). www.thetrap.co.uk.

Improv, Musical theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 19:30 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-22,27: 19:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Back and to the Left in the Turkish Prison

Musical theatre, Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7: 17:00 (1h) £11.00

Bairns’ Night

Back and to the Left

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Barnardo’s / The Assembly Rooms

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Two fools sent to prison for a crime they probably did commit, rehearse a sketch show in which one gets sent to prison, a different prison, confused? So are they.

A gala comedy evening to raise funds for the UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s. A star-studded line-up, hosted by Jo Caulfield, with performances from Jimeoin, Daniel Sloss, Fred MacAulay and many more, in a bumper length show.

Sketch show, New writing

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Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE

Stand-up, Variety

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4

Aug 3-15: 23:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Back to School

Arty Kamikaze and Take 3 Management

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Relive your student days and return to the 80s in this sitespecific, interactive comedy. You’ll receive a top-notch education with life-drawing classes, school hamsters ready for dissection and school dinners that’d make Jamie Oliver weep. www.backtoschooledinburgh.com. Interactive, Site-specific

Pleasance at Braidwood Centre • 69 Dumbiedykes Road, EH8 9UT B 0131 556 6550 V162GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:00 (1h30m) £8.00

XAug 3: 13:30 (1h30m) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:30 (1h30m) £15.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h30m) £15.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23: 16:00 (1h30m) £10.00

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Back to School’s Disco

Arty Kamikaze and Take 3 Management

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Dance the night away at this rollickingly retro School Disco! Alongside a gloriously cheesy pop soundtrack, there’ll be prizegiving, prom king and queen election and a potent punch. DJs to be announced. www.backtoschooledinburgh.com. Pop, Site-specific

XAug 3: 22:00 (3h) £8.00

Pleasance at Braidwood Centre • 69 Dumbiedykes Road, EH8 9UT B 0131 556 6550 V162GE6 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:00 (3h) £10.00

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Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 13: 20:00 (2h) £20.00

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Barbara Nice: Mrs Nice

Barbara Nice / The Assembly Rooms

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Barbara Nice. International fun smuggler and mother dealing in the naturally occurring comedic highs of daily life. ‘Warm and spontaneous ... brings out the hidden joy in us all’ SSSSS (Independent). Starring Phoenix Nights’ J anice Connolly. The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 1: 16:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-25: 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers Barbershopera

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Barbershopera are back! This time with swords, reinventing the classic adventure story with fresh four-part harmonies. Musical Theatre Matters award winners three years running (20082010). ‘A feast of frenetic ridiculousness and superb singing’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Musical theatre, A cappella

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 23:05 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:05 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 23:05 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Comedy

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BattleActs! Presents...

Barely Legal: The 18-Year-Old Democracy

BattleActs! Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Assembly and Marshall Cordell

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South Africa’s best comedians give their unique spin on the postapartheid years, from teething tears through teenage angst. Starring South African Comedy Award winner Loyiso Gola and ‘King of Improv Comedy’ Dave Levinsohn (ComedyCentralAfrica.com). Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 21:10 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:10 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:10 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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An ever-changing line-up of the most blistering comedy around, in a late-night revue hosted by Time Out Critics’ Choice improvisers BattleActs! SSSSS (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). SSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). ‘Top Ten Comedy Shows’ (Independent). Visit www.battleacts.co.uk. Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-27: 00:30 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Barry Castagnola in Where’s Barry Barry Castagnola / EdCom Productions

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Barry Castagnola (Cyderdelic, 11 O’Clock Show, The Swingers) is late for his gig... ‘Fantastically innovative and astonishingly funny’ SSSSS (List). ‘A hugely entertaining and intelligent piece of character comedy’ SSSS (Metro). ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-4: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Battle Ducks: Activate! The Lincoln Company

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Brand new stand-up showcase from four young comedians who are quickly rising on the comedy circuit. Exploring themes ranging from masculinity to parental tyranny, pop culture, sex and crushing loneliness, there’s something for everyone. www.lincolncompany.co.uk. Stand-up, Contemporary

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 23:30 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 23:30 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 13,20-21: 23:30 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden – Going Gaga Gilded Balloon

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Unexpectedly available after failing to qualify for the Olympic synchronised slimming event (Barry refused to surrender his pie at the weigh-in). Songs of rioting, mobility scooters and Ronnie’s ongoing Cornetto hell. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 3-10: 17:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Barry Morgan’s World of Organs Strut & Fret and Liblab Music

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Australia’s ‘fast-becoming-a-celebrity’ organ salesman Barry Morgan is packing up his Toyota Crown and crossing the Pacific! He will delight and entertain you with the Golden Syrup sounds of his 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:20 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 19:20 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:20 (1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

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Basic Training

Underbelly Productions and Kahlil Ashanti

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Hip hop, family secrets, the US Air Force and non-stop laughs come together in Kahlil Ashanti’s Fringe First-winning production. ‘Flawless, dynamic, utterly captivating, life affirming’ SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Hilarious ... engaging ... Ashanti delivers’ (New York Times Critics’ Pick). Theatre, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:10 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27: 18:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-18,24-26: 18:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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BBC: Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section BBC Radio 4

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Fringe favourites The Horne Section present a one-off Edinburgh special after their first series on Radio 4. Comedian Alex Horne marshals his talented band in a joyous, life-affirming combination of music and comedy. Music

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 19: 20:15 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

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BBC: Christopher Brookmyre’s Comedy Bookcase BBC Radio Scotland

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Much loved Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre is returning to the Edinburgh Festival for a second year with his Comedy Bookcase. Christopher will be chatting to some of the biggest comedy names at the festival. Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 6-9: 16:00 (1h) (Free) Aug 6-9: 14:30 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC Comedy Presents BBC Comedy

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Three weeks of live comedy including special themed shows, stand-up, musical laughs, sketch, improv and more. Featuring the biggest names and hottest new talent from the festival. Follow @bbccomedyprsnts or check facebook.com/bbccomedy for line-ups. Sketch show, Stand-up

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 3,5-12,18-20,22,24-26: 23:00 (1h30m) £12.00

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

BBC: John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme

BBC: Comic Fringes BBC Radio 4

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Laugh yourself silly as BBC Radio 4 invites you to be part of the audience for recordings of three short stories created by leading comedians. The stories will broadcast at the end of August.

John Finnemore records a special edition of his hit sketch show. ‘Sparklingly clever’ (Daily Telegraph). ‘One of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time’ (Guardian).

Storytelling

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

Sketch show

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

Aug 18: 14:15 (1h15m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 18: 18:30 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Crossing the Media

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC Radio Drama and The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

BBC Radio 4

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BBC Radio Drama and the Traverse Theatre are major forces in developing new writing. Orla O’Loughlin, Artistic Director of the Traverse and David Ian Neville, Drama Producer lead a discussion on writing for theatre and radio.

Chaired by Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Discover why this show has been attracting the best comedians for 45 years. BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

Drama, Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

Aug 26: 15:00 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 14: 17:30 (1h) (Free) Aug 14: 16:00 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Dilemma

BBC: Late Junction

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 3

Sue Perkins returns for a special episode of Dilemma, the show that puts moral quandaries to a panel until they admit that they’d behave appallingly. There are no right answers, but there are deeply damning ones.

Verity Sharp hosts a special show with interviews and live performances by musicians appearing at the Fringe and others for this night only. Expect an eclectic mix of styles encompassing world, folk, alternative, electronic, jazz and more. Music, Talk

Game show

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

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Aug 16: 17:15 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 21: 23:00 (1h30m) (Free) Aug 23: 23:00 (1h30m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Screening

BBC: Four Thought BBC Radio 4

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Live, unscripted, thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension. Hear our speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect us today. Music, Talk

Join BBC Comedy as we screen the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games live with special Fringe guests. Keep up with the Olympic action on our big screen on site.

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

Aug 20: 15:30 (1h30m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Front Row BBC Radio 4

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BBC Radio 4’s daily arts show with the hits, misses, debates and talking points of the Festivals and Fringe so far, along with interviews with writers and performers, and live performance. Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 15: 15:15 (1h) (Free) Aug 22: 10:15 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 12: 19:30 (3h) (Free Ticketed) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Loose Ends BBC Radio 4

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Clive Anderson ties up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. Recorded for BBC Radio 4. Music

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 18: 11:00 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: In Tune

BBC: MacAulay and Co

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BBC Radio Scotland

Join Sean Rafferty for BBC Radio 3’s drivetime programme, live from the BBC’s Edinburgh venue. Live classical music, guests including Jonathan Mills, Director of the Festival, and the buzz around this year’s Festival and Fringe.

Broadcast simultaneously live on BBC Radio Scotland and sold out every year for the last decade, Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the very best comedy from the Fringe.

Music, World music

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 24: 16:30 (2h30m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Talk

Aug 6-10,13-17: 10:30 (1h30m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

BBC: Off the Ball

BBC: The Radio 2 Arts Show

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Enjoy your Saturday lunchtime with Scotland’s brightest little rays of sunshine, Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove. The petty and ill-informed duo have been freed from their Glasgow confines and let loose on the Edinburgh public.

Live from Edinburgh, The Radio 2 Arts Show captures all the excitement from Europe’s most significant cultural event, Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, with guests from the world of comedy, theatre, dance, literature and music.

BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio Scotland

Talk

Music, Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

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Aug 4,11: 12:00 (2h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 4: 22:00 (2h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Richard Bacon Programme

BBC Radio 1’s Fun and Filth Cabaret

BBC 5 live

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Scott Mills and Nick Grimshaw return to present their Fun and Filth Cabaret. Expect late-night outrageousness with a dangerous mix of celebs, comedy, music, dancing and the weirdest cabaret from the Fringe.

Talk

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Cabaret

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

Aug 13-16: 23:00 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

Aug 22-23: 13:15 (3h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Unbelievable Truth BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award

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David Mitchell hosts the acclaimed panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents. BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

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The most prestigious new comedy talent search in the UK. See the best acts battle it out for a place in the semi-finals. Hosted and judged by the hottest talent at the festival. Stand-up

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 11: 21:00 (1h30m) £7.00

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Aug 13: 15:15 (1h30m) (Free) Aug 13: 17:00 (1h30m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: Tonight With Rory Bremner

BBC: The Festival Cafe

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Rory Bremner hosts BBC Radio 4’s topical satire show which includes a blend of stand-up and sketch from the Tonight team, investigative satire and incisive interviews with people who really know what they’re talking about.

The cream of the talent from all the Edinburgh festivals join Janice Forsyth and Clare English. Prepare to be entertained by the sharpest minds and the top performers in town. Witty, sharp and frequently funny.

Sketch show, Stand-up

Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 6-10,13-17: 13:15 (45m) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

Aug 22: 19:00 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Kitchen Cabinet

BBC: Vic Galloway

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Jay Rayner hosts a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s new food and cookery panel show. Witty, irreverent, but full of information that will change the way you think about what you do in the kitchen.

Vic Galloway breaks out of the studio to bring his alternative new music show to the Fringe. He’ll be live on air from 8pm with two hours of live performances from the best new Scottish acts. Music

Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 26: 17:45 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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Aug 6: 20:00 (2h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BBC: The Philosopher’s Arms

BBC: Wondermentalist Cabaret

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The Philosopher’s Arms is a special pub where moral dilemmas, philosophical ideas and the real world meet for a chat and a drink. Matthew Sweet relates real life to some of the trickiest philosophical problems conceived.

Poetry, comedy, bonhomie and music in the company of Matt Harvey and guests. This Festival edition of the slightly interactive, comedy-infused poetry cabaret includes one-man band Jerri Hart with guest poets Kate Fox and Elvis McGonagall.

Talk

Poetry

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT

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Aug 21: 18:15 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

Aug 9: 20:15 (1h) (Free) This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

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BDOOL (Best Days of Our Lives) – Free

Becks Dugs and Rotten Hole

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Craig and James meander through stories from their childhood and education together in their solo stand-up shows. They then come together with sketches to bring a happy show to a conclusion.

Matthew Finlayson a comedian in his fifth year of comedy and he’s already fed up with the crushing realities of life... Debating whether to commit homicide or suicide. Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 14-18: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Craig Skerry and James Purdy / Free Festival

Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 XAug 3-4: 13:05 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-6,8-13,15-26: 13:05 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Matthew finlayson

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Believe – Starring Shane Dundas from the Umbilical Brothers

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Assembly and Marshall Cordell

Beard

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Joan of Laugh

A legend in the comedy world as one half of the hugely popular Umbilical Brothers, Shane Dundas is about to leap into the unknown, as he performs his own solo show, Believe.

TFK

If you like two-woman comedies called Beard, you’ll love this: a new two-hander from young upstarts Rosa Robson and Matilda Wnek, who have been variously described as ‘exquisite’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and ‘sickeningly talented’ SSSSS (Varsity). Sketch show

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Physical theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:10 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 22:10 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Aug 8-9,14-16,20-22,27: 22:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Bellylicious the Sequel – Confessions of a Belly Dance Diva

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Galit Mersand

Beast of the East – Free Comedy Showcase

TFAPM Enter the delirious world of the belly dance diva. Watch her move in mysterious ways and laugh to tears as she shares her off the wall experiences and unexpected insights.

UEA Headlights Comedy Society / Free Festival

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Taming the lion of mundanity with the whip of giggles. Standup and sketch showcase. The ringmaster brings his comedy menagerie – bright new talent from the UEA Headlights – all the way from East Anglia. Sketch show, Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA

Cabaret, Dance

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109GF3 XAug 3-4: 20:25 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11: 20:25 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 13-17: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ben Hustwayte & Jack Campbell: Get It On

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Ben Hustwayte & Jack Campbell / PBH’s Free Fringe

BEASTS

Gravel Comedy

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Enticed down from the mountains with the promise of raw meat, these savage creatures were washed, shaved and taught to use stairs. Now, dressed like gentlemen and schooled in the twin arts of humour and needlework, BEASTS are coming!

Stand-up

Growing up on the streets of rural Cambridgeshire, Ben Hustwayte and Jack Campbell only had their wit to survive, now they bring you an hour of hilarious comedy!

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Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 14:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 14:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Because I Felt Like It – Free

Arnie Pie / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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‘Immediately likeable, relaxed, sharp. Perhaps think an Asian Jim Carrey’ (Bruce Griffiths, winner, Australian Comic of the Year 1996, Writer for Good News Week [Australia’s Have I Got News For You]). Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 11-17: 12:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bec Hill is More Afraid of You Than You Are of Her! Bec Hill

TFPM YouTube star and one of Time Out’s Top 5 Funniest Comedians on Twitter, Bec is back with a brand new show about her biggest fear: you. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,13-14,16,20-23: 14:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

Aug 4-25: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Benny Boot: Def-Con 4 Get Comedy

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Considered as one of the best joke writers of his generation Boot delivers the perfect combination of one-liners, observations and non sequitur statements. ‘Brilliant gags’ (Guardian). ‘Charming, disarming and proper f*cking funny’ (Tim Minchin). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 17:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Ben Verth: Alsatian and Chips

Ben Verth / Scottish Comedy Festival

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Intelligence and observation, anecdotes and endearing silliness from The Beehive Comedy Club’s resident host and writer/star of the INWCDT podcast. ‘Sharp writing ... a real talent’ (Scotsman). ‘A rising star’ (Skinny). www.benverthcomedy.com. Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-8,10-15,17-26: 17:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

Best of Edinburgh – The Showcase Show EdCom Productions

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Whipping up a selection of the best comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast, The Showcase Show returns for its ninth triumphant year. ‘Perfect bite-size flavour of the Festival, a must see’ (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 3,6-9,13-16,20-23: 13:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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The Best of Irish Comedy The Stand Comedy Club

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Ireland’s finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring three top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. ‘Wonderful line-up truly justifies show’s title’ (Evening News). Great craic, different line-up nightly. www.thestand.co.uk. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5

Aug 3-26: 18:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year Ha Ha Comedy

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Multi award-winning Scottish comedy. A selection of Scotland’s best. ‘Hilarious’ Alan Anderson (Chortle.co.uk) introduces previous SCOTY winners and finalists. ‘Genuinely prestigious affair... with a genuine sense of occasion’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Major talent’ (Skinny). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 22:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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The Best Of Scottish Comedy The Stand Comedy Club

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Fifteenth side-splitting year. Quality showcase with Caledonia’s finest. Old favourites and rising stars. Four great comics for 12 quid. Changes nightly. ‘Great value in a relaxed environment’ (Scotsman). ‘Best in the country’ (Evening News). www.thestand.co.uk. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5

Aug 3-26: 21:45 (1h50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Best of So You Think You’re Funny? Gilded Balloon / Sponsored by Fosters

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See the best of previous contestants and winners from the UK’s best comedy competition. A guaranteed big night of Fringe favourites spanning 24 years of So You Think You’re Funny? Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3: 22:30 (1h30m) £6.00

Aug 4,8-11: 22:30 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Best of the Fest Assembly

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The biggest and best line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be ‘round midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 3-4: 23:59 (1h15m) £10.00 (£10.00) Aug 9,12,16,19,23,26: 23:59 (1h15m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:59 (1h15m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Best of the Fest Daytime Assembly

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The perfect way to kick start your day sampling the very Best of the Fest! Join us for the best comedy, music and cabaret on offer. Suitable for all ages. Daily line-ups at www.assemblyfestival.com. Cabaret, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3: 14:15 (1h15m) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:15 (1h15m) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23: 14:15 (1h15m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Best of Waterloo Comedy Club Waterloo Comedy Club

APM

Not sure who to see tonight? Showcasing a selection of top comedians who’ve appeared at our club, look out for TV regulars, award winners and Fringe favourites – all offering tasters of their show’s best bits. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 18-26: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Beta Males in... The Space Race Ditto Productions

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Chortle Award-nominated sketch storytellers return after two sell-out Fringes with the secret history of the British Space Programme. A sketch-comedy blasting off in T-minus... 1969. ‘Genius’ (Sunday Times). ‘Gloriously funny’ (Time Out). Sketch show, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) See page 173 for more information

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The Beta Males’ Midnight Movie Theatre Ditto Productions

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Scream yourself hoarse with a galaxy of Fringe stars and critically acclaimed hosts The Beta Males at this thrill-tacular. Using patented Immerso-Vision they’ll transport you inside a late-nite horror movie! ‘Genius’ (Sunday Times). Film, Horror Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Aug 10-11,17-18: 00:20 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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A Betrayal of Penguins – Harmed and Dangerous A Betrayal of Penguins

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Comedy’s sweatiest trio return with their most white-knuckle, frenetic hour yet, as they (consensually) take you places you’ve never been before. ‘The Perfect Sketch Show’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Unmissable’ (List). Comedy, Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9: 18:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-11: 18:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support The Big C

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Hosted by Roy Walker (ITV’s Catchphrase). Last year’s sold-out show featured Ed Byrne, Sarah Millican, Danny Bhoy, The Boy with Tape on his Face and more. Line-up TBC. @bigcomedygala. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2

Aug 13: 21:30 (2h) £22.00

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Big In Dubai!

Johnson, Liccione, Addison, Al Sayed / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Stars of the Dubai comedy scene chance their arm in Edinburgh. We don’t pay tax so expect 40% more laughs! Join two Brits, an Arab and a Yank for an evening of international stand-up comedy! Stand-up

GHQ • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT

‘Can’t be long before he begins to break over here.’ - Chortle ‘Betnér is the best Swedish export since Bergman.’ -Festmag

B0131 226 0000 V275GC5

Aug 4-11: 19:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Big Value Comedy Show – Early Big Value Comedy Shows

TM

Our 18th year as the recognised launchpad for future legends, featuring four top comedians. Tomorrow’s stars are born here. Every year we strike gold. Come speculate. ‘Cabaret comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). Compilation, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 18:00 (1h10m) £5.00

Aug 3-4: 18:00 (1h10m) £7.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:00 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Big Value Comedy Show – Late Big Value Comedy

TM

Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Four different comedians to the earlier shows. The most exciting of the new talent package shows on the Fringe. ‘Top comedy, top value’ (List). Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 3-4: 21:00 (1h10m) £7.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:00 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 21:00 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00)

´ MAGNUS BETNER 3 - 27 Aug (not 13, 16), 8.45 pm

XAug 2: 21:00 (1h10m) £5.00

See page 120 for more information

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Big Value Comedy Show – Middle Big Value Comedy

TM

Four acts for the price of one. The hottest acts on the first step to success. We audition all year for these shows. So much great new talent that we’ve created an extra show. Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 19:30 (1h10m) £5.00

Aug 3-4: 19:30 (1h10m) £7.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:30 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Big Value Comedy’s Lunchtime Club Just the Tonic

TM

An early afternoon, discount show with another four of the hottest unknown acts on the first step of the ladder to success. Midday giggles at the future stars of comedy. Handpicked by experts! Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 12:30 (1h10m) £3.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:30 (1h10m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 12:30 (1h10m) £5.00 (£4.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Billy The Mime

Bonehead Productions

TFAPM

‘Politically incorrect! Uncomfortably funny! Twisted! Chilling!’ (New York Times). ‘A one-man variety show depicting the most taboo and controversial stories of our culture. It absolutely should not be missed!’ (NewYorkTheater.com). Not for children or the easily offended. Theatre, Satire

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 18:15 (1h) £4.00 Aug 5,8-9: 18:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 20-23: 18:15 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,10-13,15-16: 18:15 (1h) £7.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Billy Watson – Sex, Drugs and Marriage – Free Billy Watson

PN

Join Billy on his journey from drugged-out loser in search of pussy through marriage to a psychotic Turkish woman and beyond. www.billywatson.tv. Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Binge Thinking

Showdown Productions (Australia)

TFK

People no longer read books, still invest in the stock market and live on junk food. We’re getting dumber. Why? Sell-out Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe. Directed by Adam Richard. SSSS (Adelaide Magazine). www.xaviertoby.com. Stand-up, Contemporary

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

AD 211_Print_Comedy 5:37 pm See page27/4/12 123 for more information

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Something for the Weekend presents

HOW TO SUCCEED AT INTERNET DATING MARK RESTUCCIA

The Birmingham Footnotes Drop Their Trousers

The Birmingham Footnotes / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

The Birmingham Footnotes are the University of Birmingham’s sketch troupe. Expect absurd, dark and silly humour including a sombre reinterpretation of Grease and obscure mid-90s references from the Fringe debutantes. ‘Lovely dear’ SSSS (Mum). Sketch show

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B0131 226 0000 V56GE5 Aug 4-11: 14:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Birth Order

Rachel Anderson

PN

Oldest child of five and comedian Rachel Anderson – ‘Innate Geordie charm with increasingly assured writing’ (Chortle. co.uk) – explores whether your birth order really does impact the person you are. Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-26: 17:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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‘CORKING LINES’

Black Country Cider Lions – Free

Chortle Chortle

Leon Clifford, Rob Jackson and Rob Kemp / Free Festival

‘LIKE JIMMY CARR WHEN HE WAS FRESH’ ★★★★

PM

Leon Clifford, Rob Jackson and Rob Kemp take it in turns to assault your brain for an hour of focused comic meanderings jokes about the Black Country, cider and lions, guaranteed. Roar entertainment!

Three Three Weeks Weeks

1-27 AUG

21:30 (1hr)

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon at Third Door Box Office 0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk See page 122 for more information

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Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE B 0131 524 1989 V151GE5 Aug 3-26: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Black Monday – The Longest Laugh All Day Gong Show The Shack Comedy Club

FPN

Who beats the gong, you decide! Pop in and out or stay for the duration of this massive all-day show. Winner announced at midnight. All proceeds to charity. Stand-up

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B0131 226 0000 V324GD3

Aug 13: 12:00 (12h) £10.00

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The Blanks

CKP in association with Hyper Agency and Sloat Entertainment

TFAL

The Blanks (Ted’s Band from TV’s Scrubs) perform hilariously entertaining a cappella music and sketch comedy. An online phenomenon with over eight million YouTube views. For their Edinburgh debut expect skits, antics and talking toys. Book early! www.theblankswebsite.com. Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-22,27: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Bless You In Advance

Three Stand Ups And A Sit Down

PL

A show categorically not about nuns. Or sneezing. Forty-five minutes of silliness from the quartet who believe that sitting down is the new standing up, but couldn’t afford four chairs to prove their point. Sketch show, New writing

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 17-26: 13:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Blind Date Ruined My Life Taylor and Bird

a REGULAR MUSIC & MZA presentation

TFPL

How a popular 1980s TV show shattered the hopes and dreams of a future financial whizz kid, and ultimately led to the collapse of the banking system (probably). Sketch show, True-life

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 6-17,19-24,26: 17:05 (55m) £7.50 (£5.50)

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Bob and Jim – Go Bob and Jim

TFJ

‘I laughed like a loon. This offbeat duo’s updated take on vaudeville is a delight’ SSSS (FringeGuru.com). ‘An all-singing, all-dancing variety extravaganza with lashings of triumphant tomfoolery. Truly inspired’ SSSS (Comedy.co.uk). www.bobandjim.co.uk. Music, Variety

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 12:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 12:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society Presents – Free Bob Blackman Appreciation Society / Laughing Horse Free Festival

N

Variety with the leading fans of Bob ‘The Tray’ Blackman – Sir Richard Swan and Johnny Sorrow, winner Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. ‘It’s great fun’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Variety

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 2-12: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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WED 8TH • THU 9TH • FRI 10TH AUGUST

EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HALL

Show 7pm (8:30)

0131 226 0000

WWW.HENRYROLLINS.COM

WWW.EDFRINGE.COM

0131 668 2019

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Bobby Carroll: Low Voltage – Free Bobby Carroll / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Misanthrope stand-up Bobby Carroll’s debut hour, like Curb Your Enthusiasm but without the production values. ‘Brilliance and originality’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘A rare find ... fresh and funny’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). www.comedyknights.co.uk. Stand-up, Tragedy

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5

Aug 4-25: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bob Doolally’s Euro Crisis

Bob Doolally / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Scotland may have failed to reach the Euros, but the alcoholic soccer pundit returns from Poland with some outrageous musings on the beautiful game. ‘Needle-sharp observations on the British psyche’ (Guardian). ‘Almost better than football’ (Independent). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 13: 19:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 21: 21:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Bob Downe ... Smokin’

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

TPL

More classic hits! More great prizes! Same hair! Lighter in the loafers and funnier than ever, Australia’s Clown Prince of Polyester topped the Edinburgh pop chart in 2011 and he’s back by popular demand with more golden greats! Music, Solo show

See page 16 for more information

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-22: 20:00 (1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

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Bob Graham Work Ethic

Bob Graham / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Hard work never killed anyone. It didn’t kill Bob, though it did put him off hard work. Join him for his debut solo show. ‘Wonderfully anarchic’ (Skinny). ‘Too intelligent for Perth’ (some woman from Perth). Blues, Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4

Aug 1-5,8-12,14-18,21-26: 13:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bob Slayer: He’s A Very Naughty Boy Master of Chaos / This is Gonzo Comedy

TFPN

So funny it was banned in Norway, Australia and beyond... What happened? Why? What next? Hilariously misunderstood award-winning idiot. ‘Good-natured bad behaviour from very funny man’ (Scotsman). ‘Shambolic genius’ SSSSS (ABC Adelaide). www.bobslayer.com. Storytelling, True-life

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:00 (52m) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 4-13,15-20,22-26: 19:00 (52m) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Bogan Bingo / Free Festival Bogan Bingo

PN

All the way from the suburban backwaters of Australia and direct from a string of sell-out shows in London, comes a full throttle, high octane game show with balls. www.freefestival.co.uk. Game show, Rock

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 9-12,14-19,21-26: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Boom Jennies: Mischief The Boom Jennies

TPK

Riotous sketch comedy from this critically acclaimed, feel-good fun confederacy. Stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, these girls radiate so much energy you’ll need sunglasses. SSSSS (Argus). SSSSS (Scotsgay). SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (NewCurrent.com). Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Born to be Mild Andrew Watts

TFPN

Andrew Watts used to be single, and he used to tell jokes about being single. Now he isn’t, and he doesn’t. ‘Stand-up laced with a cerebral cutting edge’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). As seen on ITV’s Stand-Up Hero. Stand-up, Solo show

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B0131 226 0000 V324GD3 XAug 1-3: 17:00 (50m) £3.00 (£1.50) Aug 4-12,14-25: 17:00 (50m) £7.00 (£3.50)

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Bowling and Todd +1

Bekka Bowling and Shane Todd / PBH’s Free Fringe / DAA Management

T Ne The Th New ew Yorkk Ti TTimes mes ess

PN

Bekka Bowling and Shane Todd are hotly-tipped newcomers. See them here first and for free with a host of comedy names. Featuring a different star headliner every day (not Jim Davidson). Stand-up

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-25: 13:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Boy With Tape On His Face – More Tape Boy with Tape on his Face

TPM

Brand new show! As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, BBC2’s Comedy Prom and BBC3’s Live at the Fringe. ‘Spectacular! Hysterically funny – fight for a ticket!’ SSSSS (Time Out). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 2-3: 21:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:40 (1h) £13.50 (£11.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 21:40 (1h) £12.50 (£10.00)

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Brendon Burns, Home Stretch Baby Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPM

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2007 and world-renowned cult comic returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. Book early. Will sell out. SSSSS (Times). SSSSS (Guardian). SSSSS (Time Out). SSSSS (Telegraph). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:00 (1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22: 22:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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Brides of Comedy

Williamson and Jones

TFPL

Williamson and Jones learnt some valuable lessons touring with Paddy McGuinness in 2011 – but failed to grasp ‘everything in moderation’! Sketch show with a difference! ‘They make me piss my sides, very very funny!’ (Paddy McGuinness). www.bridesofcomedy.com. Sketch show, Stand-up

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4

Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 19:45 (55m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 19:45 (55m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21: 19:45 (55m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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PHIL and NIGEL McINTYRE Presents

I’VE JUST TURNED 50, THE KIDS HAVE LEFT HOME, AND MY CAT JUST DIED...

SUGGS MyLifeStory IN WORDS AND MUSIC

Written by Graham McPherson and Toby Follett Directed by Owen Lewis WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AND UNCALLED FOR INTERJECTION FROM DEANO HIS LOYAL MANSERVANT-CUM-PIANIST “VERY FUNNY, AND DELIVERED WITH A SENSE OF TIMING AND PHRASING THAT MANY COMMON-OR-GARDEN COMICS COULD LEARN MUCH FROM” Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph  “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE CHARMED BY THIS ONE MAN SHOW” Jessica Hayes, Time Out  “FUNNY AND MOVING SUGGS HAS MADE HIS LIFE STORY INTO A GREAT NIGHT OUT” Simon Price, Sunday Independent

Tues 21st AUG at 7pm THE QUEENS HALL 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Weds 22nd AUG at 7pm Tickets £22.50 (subject to booking fees) Thur 23rd AUG at 7pm available from: The Queen’s Hall Box Office Fri 24th AUG at 7pm 0131 668 2019 Fri 24th AUG at 10pm www.thequeenshall.net JUST 5 PERFORMANCES www.suggslive.com See page 166 for more information 49


Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Bridget Christie: War Donkey

Bridget Christie / The Assembly Rooms

TPL

How did Hitler choose soups in restaurants? What are Tory feminists? Why no Spielberg donkey blockbuster? Bridget Christie knows. ‘Avant-garde comedian of prodigious talent’ (Guardian). ‘Beautiful insanity’ (Sunday Times). ‘Excellent’ (Telegraph). Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 1: 14:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 13:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Bristol Improv for Hire

Bristol Improv / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Graduates desperately looking for employment. Skills include: ability to improvise (comedy) under pressure, team-working, range of funny accents. Interview: completely improvised on the spot. References: SSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Blown away by the speed of it’ SSSS (IntermissionBristol.co.uk). Improv

Whynot? • 14 George Street, EH2 2PF B 0131 624 8633 V327GD4

Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-25: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bristol Revunions: Destination Adventure Bristol Revunions

TPL

Hello friends! Us sketch comedy cub scouts have packed characters and Kendal mint cake, so come climb the comic foothills with us for one destination… adventure! SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Top notch comedy’ (London Theatre Guide). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 14:00 (1h) £5.50 (£4.50) Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 14:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Britain’s Got F*ck All Talent! Flick Ma Beens

TFAPL Join Anthony the bouncer, Scorchka O’Finnegan, Kenny Boyle (SuBo’s cousin) and the world-famous JellyBeen Martinez as they take part in this latest talent show. Britain’s got talent? You be the judge! Interactive, Stand-up

“a masterpiece” Edinburgh Spotlight “utterly delicious entertainment” Edinburgh Evening News

“outstanding” FringeReview

2-28 Aug Performances 2pm and 8pm • The acclaimed international show, touring since 1997 • • 2-hour show includes 3-course meal •

B’est Restaurant, 16 Drummond Street, EH8 9TX Info and tickets: 0131 556 6040 or www.interactivetheatre.com.au See page 278 for more information 50

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B0131 226 0000 V324GD3 XAug 1-2: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-25: 17:00 (1h) £7.00

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Bruce Hammers’ Bananapocalypse Mat Ewins

TPM

Mat Ewins presents a fun character / sketch show about actor Bruce Hammers and his 1982 blockbuster Bananapocalypse. Discover a movie star you never knew existed, but won’t be able to forget. ‘Never far from a solid punchline’ (Chortle.co.uk). Film, Sci-fi

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 15:35 (55m) £4.00 Aug 5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 15:35 (55m) £5.00

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:35 (55m) £6.00

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Bungo Menebla!

Bungo Menebla / Free Festival

APN

Idiocy, sketches and silliness from the combined talents of top stand-up Kevin Dewsbury, ‘a real treat’ (ThreeWeeks), ‘sheer talent’ (Time Out), and comedy actor Mark Sparkler (star of recent film Surprise and one-time writer for Steve Coogan). www.bungomenebla.com. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 13-26: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Bus-ting to Laugh – Free

Diane Fitton and Joe Bains / Free Festival

J

Joe, a London Sikh, so naturally pro-BNP, and Diane, having exasperated every dating agency in England, launch themselves upon an unsuspecting Edinburgh. Board this bus for a mystery tour of mirth. Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-26: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Caimh McDonnell: The Art of Conversation Fluid Thinking

TFN

Join Caimh (Bafta nominee, writer on Sarah Millican Television Programme) on a whistle-stop tour of his own social ineptitudes. If small talk is your kryptonite, then this is the show for you! ‘Outstanding’ (Telegraph). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW

B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-4: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:20 (1h) £7.00

Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:20 (1h) £6.00

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California Beach Bungalow Smile and Nod (California)

TFK

Chicago-style improv, with a Californian flair! Audience suggestions will fuel the sketches and games. Watch as we perform a new show every night. Sit back, relax, and let that sweet California sun shine on it. www.smileandnod.org. Improv, Contemporary

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 13:30 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 13:30 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 14,20-21: 13:30 (50m) £6.50 (£4.50)

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The Cambridge Footlights: Perfect Strangers The Cambridge Footlights

TJ

Celebrating 50 years at the Fringe, the award-winning Cambridge Footlights are still a ‘must-have ticket’ (Times). Don’t miss 60 minutes of new material from the ‘most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (Independent). Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 2-3: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Cammy’s Teatime Cammy Sinclair

FAPJ

BBC Best of Red Raw comedian Cammy Sinclair is known for his high-energy stand-up performances featuring musical comedy, clowning and lighthearted audience interaction. Loveable, fresh and unique. ‘A comedian’s comedian’ (Scott Gibson). ‘Funny songs’ (Scotsman). Clown

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5

Aug 22-26: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Can You Put This in the Bin for Me? – Free Bin for Me / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Three stand-ups: Michael Mooney (wandering ponderer) Anthony Ayton (himself but funnier) and Rue Barratt (tattoos in strange places). Will make you laugh so hard, you’ll keep the flyer! Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 14-26: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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ASSOCIATION WITH OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS INUNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

Car Crash Comedy 2012

www.offthekerb.co.uk

Sarah May Philo and Gus Lymburn / Scottish Comedy Festival

Star of BBC1’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, THE ROB BRYDON SHOW Channel 4’s STAND UP FOR THE WEEK and 8 OUT OF 10 CATS

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Seatbelts on. Join Sarah-May Philo and Gus Lymburn in watching a host of Fringe comedians try to avoid a car crash as they freewheel on any audience-chosen theme for five minutes. How bad can it get? Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-25: 22:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cardinal Burns

Pleasance Theatre Trust

‘This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year.’

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Fresh from their E4 series, Cardinal Burns invite us into their surreal and offbeat world, and unleash a cast of uniquely funny characters along the way. ‘Endlessly creative and wonderfully funny’ (Time Out). Special guests: Worm Hotel. SSSS (Guardian). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

NOMINATED

BEST NEWCOMER

‘His talent for comedy is priceless.’

EVENING STANDARD

‘Excellent’ THE GUARDIAN

THE SCOTSMAN

Aug 20-23: 20:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 24-25: 20:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Card Ninja: ReDeal Javier Jarquin

TJ

Following the success of last year’s Festival Javier Jarquin returns with an all-new show for 2012. Combining killer wit and cards as weapons, Card Ninja: ReDeal brings more comedy, more Ninja and many more cards. Variety

7.00PM

MON 13 & THUR 23 AUG) 1-26 AUGUST (NOT

PLEASANCE BENEATH 0131 556 6550

www.pleasance.co.uk www.joshwiddicombe.co.uk

See page 106 for more information

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 11:20 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4-12,14-19,21-26: 11:20 (1h) £9.00

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Carey Marx in Sane Carey Marx

TN

Do you have a problem with me? I’m here to help. A maelstrom of sanity, by Carey Marx. ‘A real joy’ SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (Skinny). ‘A solid cascade of laughs’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 22:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 22:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Cariad Lloyd – The Freewheelin’ Cariad Lloyd Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPU

Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee Cariad returns with Andrew (the child stand-up), Mrs Lynch (David’s mum) and other bizarre delights, in her follow up to last year’s smash hit. ‘A comic pocket dynamo’ SSSS (Guardian). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Carl Donnelly: Different Gravy Avalon Promotions

TL

Join Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News) as he reads and discusses choice excerpts from his unpublished and hugely embellished autobiography. ‘Gripping unmissable stand-up ‘(Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) See page 175 for more information 52

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Carl-Einar Häckner: Handluggage Gilded Balloon

J

Guaranteed to tickle you with more than just his Ikea props, marvel at this Swedish sorcerer as he performs underwhelming feats of magic, sings completely ridiculous songs and proves that foreign accents are almost always funny. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Carl Hutchinson: Acceptable? Carl Hutchinson

TFPM

No skinny jeans or fancy hair for this young rising star. World Series winner, SYTYF? Finalist, Mercury nominee and seen on ITV’s Stand-Up Hero. Join Carl as he attempts to comprehend the world he feels isolated from. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 18:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Casual Violence: A Kick In The Teeth Casual Violence! Comedy

TFM

The award-winning ‘next stars of the genre’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks) return with new tales of tragicomedy sketch terror. Deadly board games, sinister poppymen and lazy detectives guaranteed... ‘A weird and wonderful show’ SSSS (Skinny). Sketch show, Absurdist

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-5: 22:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 6-13,15-20,22-26: 22:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

For tickets and information www.venue150.com 0844 847 1639 See page 361 for more information

Catch Comedy Presents: Edinburgh Fringe Showcase Catch Comedy

PM

Showcase of north-east England’s finest comedic talent. Individual acts but all with something in common – they’re bloody hilarious! Varied line-up every day – expect jokes, dodgy anecdotes, music, special guests and brilliant humour. Music

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 13-17: 16:30 (1h) £3.50

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Catie Wilkins: Joy Is My Middle Name Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

TFL

Did the name your parents gave you reflect their unrealistic expectations? Hope? Faith? Moon Unit? Catie Joy Wilkins hates smiling. Her middle name makes things worse. ‘Very funny’ (Jimmy Carr). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Champagne Café Bar

at

The Signet Library 3rd – 27th August

Exclusive Offer: Glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne £5 normally £7

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Catriona Knox – Hellcat

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPL

Critically acclaimed, red-blooded and acutely well-observed character comedy. ‘Hilariously executed with commitment, verve and a cracking script’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (FestMag.co.uk). ‘Near ridiculously pitch perfect’ SSSS (TheNewCurrent.com). ‘Deliciously entertaining’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). www.catrionaknox.com. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 17:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Find out about our Fringe Champagne Tasting Tutorials at thesignetlibrary.co.uk Show this advert to redeem your offer. Offer is subject to availability and valid for one glass, per person, per day.

The Signet Librar y, Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF Mon – Sat 11am – 11pm Sun 12.30pm – 11pm Reservations: 0131 225 0652 www.thesignetlibrary.co.uk See edfringe.com 53


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Celia Pacquola – Delayed

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS Star of BBC 1’s

‘MICHAEL McINTYRE’S COMEDY ROADSHOW’ and BBC 2’s

‘MOCK THE WEEK’

‘Sizzlingly entertaining... devastatingly funny gags’

Something for the Weekend

TL

‘Sardonic wit, dripping disdain’

The smallest thing can change a life. In 2010, the award-winning Aussie comic moved to London and learned the word ‘bellend’. This and other stories. SSSS (Scotsman), SSSS (Guardian), SSSS (Time Out), SSSS (Telegraph), SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

CHORTLE CHORTLE

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Charlie Baker Freshly Baked

THE THE GUARDIAN GUARDIAN

Off The Kerb Productions in association with Debi Allen Associates

TL

Stand-up from award-winning comedian, singer, actor, writer and tap dancer. Also husband, father, son, runner, Devonian and overeater. A fresh comedy hour from ‘Devon’s answer to Frank Sinatra’ (Guardian). SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Charmian Hughes: Charmageddon! Charmian Hughes / PBH Free Fringe

PN

9.30PM www.offthekerb.co.uk

OLLO W 1-26 AUGUST (NOT MON 13 AUG) @TheSFim ON TW onEva IT T ER ns PLEASANCE BENEATH 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

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End of the world? Cheer up! Apocalyptic fashion tips, romantic advice, last wish fulfilment, plus forbidden performance of the Dance of the Seven Cardigans. ‘The best gags’ (Independent). ‘Obviously talented’ (Telegraph). 2012 Silver Stand-Up Award finalist. www.charmianhughes.co.uk. Stand-up, Absurdist

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V156GE5

Aug 4-13,15-20,22-25: 18:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cheap Laughs (Are Better Than No Laughs) – Free

Eric Gudmunsen / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Following the rip-roaring success of Ryanair Lost My Baby last year, Eric returns with another hour of the same old un-pc, critic-baiting sh*te jokes and songs. Not suitable for children or miners. Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 2-26: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Checkley and Bush’s Comedy Riot! Checkley and Bush

TFL

These women are very funny and should be ringed in the Fringe programme with a note saying ‘book tickets ASAP’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Brilliantly boisterous sketch duo – dark wit, snappy banter and hilarious song parodies! Music

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 20:55 (1h) £4.00 (£3.00)

Aug 4: 20:55 (1h) £5.50 (£4.50) Aug 5,8-9,12,15-16,19-23,26: 20:55 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,10-11,13,17-18,24-25: 20:55 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Cheese-Badger presents... Midge (a Two-Man Musical) – Free Cheese-Badger / Free Festival

PK

Cheese-Badger returns with the dark tale of orphaned 13-yearold Midge and his mad uncle Clive... Spaceships, explosions and ferocious bears, brought to life by a guitar, a balalaika, and two bespectacled men. Music, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 XAug 2-5: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

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Chilly Gonzales Chilly Gonzales

L

Underground prankster rapper, workaholic Grammy-nominated producer, melancholic piano virtuoso and Guinness World Record holder, the unspeakable, unmissable Chilly ‘Gonzo’ Gonzales returns to the UK with his piano talk show after two sold-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Music

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 XAug 3: 21:45 (1h15m) £10.00

Aug 26: 21:45 (1h15m) £14.00

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Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe Chortle

TL

Sample 12 top comedy / variety acts in one speedy showcase, selected by Britain’s leading comedy website. Different line-up every day, published on www.chortle.co.uk. 2011’s guests included Mark Watson, Richard Herring, Todd Barry, Tom Stade, Terry Alderton etc... Compilation, Variety

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 18:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23: 18:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Chortle Student Comedy Award Final Chortle

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Hundreds entered, only eight survive. Who will be crowned Britain’s funniest student comedian? Organised by top comedy website Chortle, previous finalists include Simon Bird (Inbetweeners) and Tom Deacon (Radio 1). Powered by The Sims 3. Compilation, Stand-up

‘Smart and properly funny’ Guardian

★★★★ ★★★★ Chortle

List

2-26 Aug

(not 13)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 13: 22:30 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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The Chris and Paul Show Just the Tonic

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Best Newcomer (Montreal Festival) nominees 2011 return with a new show. ‘Reminiscent of the best silent comedy stars ... one of the best single moments of the Fringe’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Work together like salt’n’sauce’ (Scotsman). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Chris Brain: A Better Place Chris Brain

TFPN Winner NZ Billy T Award for Comedy 2009. The funny story of all the dumb things I have done whilst self-medicating myself normal. ‘Wry turns of ironic observation and rug-pulling oneliners’ (TheatreReview.org.nz). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20,22-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Chris Corcoran and Elis James – The Committee Meeting Phil McIntyre Management

TPL

Chris Corcoran (Radio Wales, Rhod Gilbert Show) and Elis James (BBC2, 8 Out of 10 Cats) bring the best of their 21st-century take on working man’s clubs to Edinburgh. Stand-up, Theatre

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 13:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 13:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Chris Dangerfield: Sex Tourist Chris Dangerfield

PN

My name is Chris Dangerfield and I went to Thailand for a seven-week sex holiday. It didn’t go according to plan. Whores, drugs, guns, anal issues, ladyboys, occasional crying. This show is free. ‘Something special’ (FringeGuru.com). Solo show, True-life

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5 Aug 6-26: 17:45 (50m) (Free Ticketed)

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Chris Dugdale’s 2 Faced Deception Middleton Enterprises

TK

As seen on ITV’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Discover the cheek and charm of Dugdale’s devious deceptions. ‘More jaw-dropping in 20 minutes than two hours and 20 minutes of Derren Brown’s Svengali’ (BroadwayWorld.com). www.2faceddeception.com. Theatre, Magic

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 18:10 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-22,27: 18:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Chris Henry: We Need to Talk! Chris Henry

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‘He was good, he was very good, he was exceptional’ (Evening Express). Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist 2009. Sadly, he’s lost friends, jobs, relationships, family, religion and a little dignity, chasing ‘the dream’. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-23,25-26: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris Kent – Plugged In

Danger Overhead and Lisa Richards

TM

What do you get when you cross a burnt-out electrician with a stand-up comedian? You get the most high-voltage act on the Irish comedy circuit at the moment. ‘Compelling storyteller ... beautifully delivered’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 21:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Chris Martin – Spot the Difference

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

TPL

After a debut sell-out show, Chris (as seen on Dave’s One Night Stand) explains how to wind up squirrels and shows techniques to confuse a pervert. ‘Destined for greatness’ (Sunday Times). ‘Hilarious’ (Metro). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Chris McCausland: Not Blind Enough

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Beyond Compere

TPM

Back for a fourth consecutive year, McCausland confronts the stereotype he’s worked hard to avoid, kicking it squarely in the... ‘Balls-Out Funny!’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘His language is a treat’ (Hairline.org.uk). ‘Fantastical words and imagery’ (ThreeWeeks). www.chrismccausland.com. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 16:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) See page 122 for more information 56

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Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky Avalon Promotions

TL

Following two consecutive sell-out Edinburgh shows and a sellout UK tour, Foster’s award nominee and panel show regular, Chris Ramsey, returns to the Fringe with his new stand-up show. ‘A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller’ (Evening Standard). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 19:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Chris Stokes: An Opera Written On Napkins Fluid Thinking

TM

Award-winning debut show (Best Show, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012) from Milton Jones Tour support Chris Stokes. ‘Hilarious’ (Scotsman). ‘Very smart material’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘His playful and mischievous daring was intoxicating’ (Leicester Mercury). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £9.00 Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Christian Reilly: This Is Not A Love Song Christian Reilly / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Perrier / Chortle winner. Come, feel the noise. Not necessarily in that order. ‘Seriously cool, seriously funny’ (Richard Herring). ‘If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey / Rich Hall, you’re a Reilly fan already’ (Guardian). Music, Stand-up

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 Aug 4-18: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cirque du Charlie Chuck Charlie Chuck

FAPM

Vic and Bob’s sidekick, Fringe legend Charlie Chuck’s back with mixed magic, cabaret, organ-playing, drum-smashing, burlesque bits, French songs and lady assistant. ‘Masterpiece of oddity’ (Scotsman). More scary, more weird. Plus unexpected latex suit. Cabaret, Absurdist

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 13-25: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Claudia O’Doherty – The Telescope The Invisible Dot Ltd.

TPK

No more jokes. No more laughter. Please join Claudia for her first foray into confronting, upsetting theatre. This show will not be funny. ‘Refreshingly different - outlandishly funny’ (List). ‘Wickedly funny… stunning and bizarre’ (Guardian). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,9-12,16-19,23-26: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8,14-15,20-22: 19:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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A Coach Load of Lesley

Lesley Evans / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Climb aboard Lesley’s chemical toilet-equipped Megabus to London. Fellow passengers include ex-Eastenders star Sonia Jackson (with trumpet) and eccentric war hero Geoffrey Toot. SSSS ‘Excellent comic timing’ (Edinburghguide.com). ‘Hugely inventive’ (Alistair McGowan). ‘Wonderful’ (FringeGuru.com). Solo show

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The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Aug 4-12,14-25: 13:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Colin Mars: A Life Full of Lemons Colin Mars

TFPN He’s not trying to be big or clever, he’s just trying to be funny (and succeeding). His energy and guaranteed stage presence make Colin Mars a stand-up comedian to look out for. Stand-up, Solo show

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 21:50 (50m) £5.00

Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25: 21:50 (50m) £7.50

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The Colour Ham Colour Ham

TPM

Eleven nights only – will sell out. Mind-blowing sketch show full of magic, mentalism and comedy wrapped up in a big ball of rock‘n’roll silliness. ‘Gobsmacked ... Blows the audience away’ SSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). Sketch show, Magic

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 21:15 (1h) £5.00

Aug 5,8-9: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 3-4: 21:15 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,10-12: 21:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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The Comedian’s Comedian Live with Stuart Goldsmith

CKP in association with Red Comedy Comedy and DAA

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Goldsmith grills one headliner per show, in depth, on exactly how they create funny things. Warm, witty, educational – it’s like Inside the Actor’s Studio for comedians. But marginally less pompous. www.comedianscomedian.com. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

Aug 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:15 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

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Comedy Brass – Free

Adams and Neagle / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

No brass or knickers? Putcha purse away and come watch stand-up from Scott Adams and Anthea Neagle, plus a surprise act daily from the London circuit. You’ll leave like you’re made of funny. Kaboom. www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6

Aug 2-26: 15:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy Film Nights Universal Comedy

TFAPM

Watch classic and cult films, some with a modern comedy twist – live dubbing by improv expert comedians. Improv, Film

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Aug 2-26: 23:30 (1h30m) £8.00

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Comedy Gala 2012: In Aid of Waverley Care Off The Kerb Productions

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Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast, hosted by Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe. Previous years have included, Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock among others. Book early. Recorded for television. www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up

Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 Aug 23: 19:30 (3h) £25.00

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The Comedy Manifesto PBH’s Free Fringe

PJ

The most popular live political panel show in Britain. Back at the Fringe for the fifth year. Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite with team captains David Mulholland and Rick Molland. SSSSS (Scotsgay). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Free, arrive early. Game show, Political

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5

Aug 4-13,15-25: 15:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Comedy Reserve Pleasance

TU

Catch four of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit – Matt Rees, Suzy Benett, John Kearns and Chris Turner – in the eighth year of Pleasance’s Comedy Reserve, supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve. Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.50)

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The Comedy Sandwich McKee and Tuck

PN

Lunchtime stand-up comedy from Reading New Act finalist Laurence Tuck, ‘Inventively offbeat’ (Chortle.co.uk), and Bath New Act runner-up Dan McKee, ‘had the crowds in riots of laughter’ (Concrete-online.co.uk). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Comedy Zone Avalon Promotions

See page 133 for more information

TM

The Fringe’s longest-running and most prestigious comedy showcase returns for its 22nd year. The electrifying rising stars of 2012 are Kieran Boyd, Hayley Ellis, Ahir Shah and Mark Smith. ‘Comedy’s finest new additions’ (Observer). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Comic Strip

Assembly and Marshall Cordell

TM

Fresh from the sell-out Adelaide run, Comic Strip returns featuring the hottest burlesque performers and funniest comedians from the Fringe. Previous guests include Jimeoin, Pajama Men, Zoe Lyons and Jason Byrne. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Adelaide Now). Burlesque

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 22:40 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 22:40 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-22: 22:40 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Computer Programmer Extraordinaire Raph Shirley / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

So You Think You’re Funny? finalist Raph Shirley presents a comedy about a geek in denial. ‘Brimming with ambition and potential’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘Hilarious’ (London Evening Standard). www.raphshirley.com. Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V161GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 16:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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COMX COMX

TPN COMX returns with more of the best acts on the Fringe and latenight shenanigans at the Caves. Last year’s performers included Richard Herring, Boy With Tape On His Face, Dr Brown, Joe Lycett and Piff The Magic Dragon. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 23:20 (2h10m) £5.00 Aug 4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 23:20 (2h10m) £10.00

Aug 5-8,12-13,15,19-22,26: 23:20 (2h10m) £8.00

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Conor Drum – A Sense of Humour Conor Drum / Free Festival

PN

Conor Drum – A Sense of Humour. An exploration of the value of a sense of humour in surviving the modern world. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 XAug 3-4: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-27: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Constant Craving – Free Sarah Archer / Free Festival

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Are you satisfied? Do you want to be more than just another noodle in a big bowl of pasta? Join the club! ‘Insightful jagged barbs’ (List). ‘A surreal edge, terrific original ideas’ (Scotsgay). www.saraharcher.co.uk. Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 3: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24,26: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 119 for more information

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Control Alt Delete – The Funny Side of Computers Dan Willis

TL

The Funny Side of Computers – after 10 years in IT, Dan became a comedian. Two thousand gigs later he’s looking back and mining the data for laughs. ‘Wonderful hour’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (List). Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 13:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Convicted

PBH’s Free Fringe / Pinder, Wight, Choyce and Davies

PN

Australians. Convicts. We know. We’ve heard your jokes about us, now you can hear ours about us, and a few about you thrown in. Four comedians from Australia give you a free show. Bring wallets at your own risk. Compilation

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B0131 226 0000 V338GE5

Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 14:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Cracking Yolks – Free Range Comedy Jo Ogden / Nena Edwards / Ruth Bruce / Free Festival

PL

Free-range comedy from three spring chickens – Ruth Bruce, Nena Edwards and Jo Ogden. You’ll be cracking up as they scramble together disaster stories of love, life and breakfast foods. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 12-26: 13:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Craig Hill – Jock’s Trap!

MZA and CHiLL Productions

TPM

Indulge yourself in a deliciously wicked evening of gloriously camp no-holds-barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun. ‘Funny as hell’ (Scotland on Sunday). ‘Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming and charismatic’ (Metro). ‘Absolutely hilarious’ (Evening News). Sell-out 2002-2011! www.mrcraighill.com. Improv, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 2: 19:30 (1h) £7.50 XAug 3: 19:30 (1h) £10.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,26-27: 19:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25: 19:30 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00)

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Croft & Pearce Do It Like A Lady Vivienne Smith Management

TL

Alistair McGowan called them ‘excellent sketch comedians’. The Sunday Express hailed them as ‘promising’. By their own admission, they’re ‘worth getting out of bed for’. Don’t miss their midday show! www.croftandpearce.com. Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 12:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Crunch the News

Bright Green and Lampoon Apathy / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Get your daily helping of bite-size news packed full of wholegrain comedy nuggets. Politicians and commentators join the Fringe’s best comedy acts (Josie Long, Chris Coltrane plus many more) for political chat, show snippets and special features. Political, Variety

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-18: 12:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

See pages 172 and 126 for more information

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Cucu-rucu-cu in the French Alps

Marie Connolly / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Snow, ski and a little Julio Iglesias. Tales of Marie’s different jobs over five seasons in the beautiful French Alps. Five seasons? She must be a good skier? Well. Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 3-26: 12:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Damian Kingsley: Work in Progress – Free Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Work in progress stand-up from Bath Fringe Finalist, Newbury Fringe Finalist, Laughing Horse Finalist. ‘Considerable talent with strong anecdotal humour’ (ThreeWeeks, 2011). ‘Super Storyteller’ (Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 12-26: 18:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Damien Crow: The World According to Damien Crow Damien Crow / The Assembly Rooms

PL

Ever wondered what is going on inside the mind of a Goth? Join Damien Crow as he lays bare his soul with devastating, unexpected and hilarious consequences. ‘Gloriously miserable’ (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 1: 16:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Dana Alexander: Breaking Through Get Comedy

TPL

From media scandal to national riots, this is a funny, fresh and foreign perspective on British life, because if we don’t laugh we’ll cry. ‘A gift from the comedy gods’ SSSS (Herald). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 22:35 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Dancing About Architecture Mark Olver

TM

Mark Olver hosts a discussion show where the best performers at the Fringe talk about how they write and why they love comedy. For anyone who loves, or has an interest in, the art of being funny. Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 12:00 (1h) £4.00 Aug 4-6,11-12: 12:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-10: 12:00 (1h) £5.00

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Danielle Ward – Speakeasy / Playdead Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPL

Take a lucky dip with Danielle Ward’s shows and you might get stand-up about politics, sex and Ryan Gosling or extremely silly tales of horror. See Pleasance.co.uk for details! SSSSS (List). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6,8-9,13-16,20-23,27: 20:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Daniel-Ryan Spaulding: How Dare You! Daniel-Ryan Spaulding

PN

Provocative, intelligent, with the right amount of sass, internationally touring Canadian stand-up comic DanielRyan Spaulding welcomes you to the world of a fearless, lovable, young gay man, who doesn’t take sh*t from anyone! SSSS (Scotsgay.co.uk).

by arrangement with Mandy Ward Artist Management presents

AMATEUR TRANSPLANTS Adam Kay’s Bum Notes

Stand-up, LGBT

The Hudson Hotel • 9-11 Hope St, EH2 4EL B 0131 247 7000 V184GD2

Aug 4-9,12-25: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Daniel Simonsen – Champions

“Wonderfully funny, a comedy classic”

The Mason Sisters @ PBJ

TL

SCOTSMAN

Fresh from Russell Howard’s Good News, the Simon Amstell tour and the benefits office in Bethnal Green. ‘You knew he was funny before he even opened his mouth’ (Scotsman). ‘Brilliantly offbeat’ (Guardian).

“Filthy at best, depraved at worst and great, guilty fun”

Stand-up, Solo show

TELEGRAPH

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

“This made me very, very happy”

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STEPHEN FRY

Daniel Sloss – Extra Shows!

MZA and Get Slossed Productions Ltd

PL

Later and probably ruder shows from comedy’s half-man-halfXbox star of Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, 8/10 Cats and his own BBC show. ‘Meteoric’ (Scotsman). ‘Genuinely funny’ (Time Out). ‘Nothing short of hysterical ... stunning!’ (Sunday Express). Sold-out 2008-2011! Stand-up

7PM

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE

AUG 1-27 Not 8, 14 Previews 1, 2, 3

Box office: 0131 556 6550 | www.pleasance.co.uk

Pick Of The Fringe 2011

TELEGRAPH

twitter @amateuradam www.amateurtransplants.com www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

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B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 20:00 (1h) £15.50 (£13.00)

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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Comedy

Daniel Sloss – The Show

MZA and Get Slossed Productions Ltd

TPK

New show from comedy’s half-man-half-Xbox star of Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, 8/10 Cats and his own BBC show. ‘Meteoric’ (Scotsman). ‘Charming, self-deprecating and genuinely funny’ (Time Out). ‘Nothing short of hysterical … stunning!’ (Sunday Express). Sold-out 2008-2011! www.danielsloss.com. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 XAug 2: 18:30 (1h) £8.50 XAug 3,5: 18:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 4,8-9,13-16,20-21,23,26: 18:30 (1h) £13.50 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25: 18:30 (1h) £15.50 (£13.00)

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Dan Mitchell – Free Egg

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with MIG Management

TPL

Trapped in his house, with nothing to entertain him, Dan Mitchell has no option but to free his mind. Once free, it wanders up and down, poking squirrels and visiting strange places. Fate. Destiny. Breakfast. Stand-up, Solo show

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 22:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Dan Nightingale: The 11 and a ½ Ill-conceived Edinburgh Shows of Dan Nightingale Dan Nightingale

TPM

AKA can’t pick one concept? Then attempt them all. AKA a fractured insight into the idiocy of a comedian. ‘Could be unstoppable’ (Independent). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:50 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 18:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Danny Bhoy: Dear Epson

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

PK

A few years back I campaigned successfully to reinstate roast beef Monster Munch. You’re welcome. I have since written some other letters aimed at slightly changing minor aspects of our lives for the better. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2

Aug 3-8: 19:25 (1h15m) £16.50

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Dan and Tom: Two for the Price of None

Dan Schreiber and Tom Davis / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Tom Davis (Bo Selecta! / The Morgana Show) and Dan Schreiber (Former QI elf / co-creator BBC’s Museum of Curiosity) copresent an hour of characters, stand-up and factual nuggets of awesomeness. Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B0131 226 0000 V148GF6 Aug 4-25: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Danny Buckler: The Phantom Best Medicine Management

TPM

Danny Buckler rises from his lair beneath the opera house for his debut show, an hour of killer theatrical comedy only he can deliver. ‘A Hancockian treasure’ (Russell Brand). ‘An endearing air of parodic grandeur’ (Metro). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-26: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Danny McLoughlin – The Truth, the Half-Truth and Nothing Like the Truth Phil McIntyre Management

TPM

Join one of the brightest new stars of stand-up and see why he’s widely tipped as a name to look out for. ‘McLoughlin’s main weapon is his audacity’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Dan Willis: A Comedian’s Life Dan Willis

TPL

Willis presents his brand new show, an hour of no-nonsense stand-up comedy based around the Willis working week - a comedian’s attempt to perform his arse off ‘PMAO’. ‘Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute standup’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (List). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 19:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

See page 100 for more information

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Dan Wright: Michael Jackson Touched Me CKP by Arrangement With CHP Artist Management

TFPM

Dan’s (Big Cook Little Cook, Big Brother’s Big Mouth C4) hilarious story about how being an obsessive ambassador for Jacko affected his relationships with everyone around him. Best Show nomination, Leicester Comedy Festival 2012. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Darkness Rising

Heretical Productions

TFPM

The cult sketch comedy group returns with a bizarre tale of hilarity and horror. Hot Fuzz meets The Woman in Black with an original live score and fantastical characters. ‘Incredibly energetic … thoroughly entertaining (ThreeWeeks, Deemed Unsafe 2011). Sketch show, Horror

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5

Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 21:10 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Dave McNeill: Canoe Ride 3000 Feature Spot Productions Ltd

TPU

Come jeer at this feckless fool in his homemade canoe striving to answer questions he’s as yet unsure of … and to find the Chinese man who urinated through his letterbox at 1am two weeks ago. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:30 (50m) £5.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:30 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 15:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Dave Thornton – The Some of All the Parts Token Events

TL

Australian comedy’s star on the rise, Dave Thornton was invited to inspire a class of 12-year-olds, picking a stand-up comedian may have been a mistake. ‘Don’t miss this’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 21:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Davey Connor, Lucy Beaumont and Ed Patrick – The Big Comedy Showcase Show Vivienne Smith Management

TL

Three shining young stars of the circuit join funny forces to give the best comedy deal in town! ‘Hits the nail on the head’ (Glasgow Herald). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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David Longley: My Favourite Things David Longley / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

A late-night show in the afternoon. Bring your immaturity. ‘A festival must-see’ (Steve Bennet, Chortle.co.uk). ‘Wonderfully satisfying, thinking man’s comedy’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk, Metro, ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 2: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 16:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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David Mills is Smart Casual – Free David Mills

PM

Droll raconteur and 2011 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, known for sharp, hilarious banter, cutting commentary, stylish delivery. Ruthless and hysterical. ‘His talent for whip-cracking one-liners is audaciously thrilling’ (Time Out). Stand-up

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-27: 15:45 (50m) (Free Ticketed)

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David O’Doherty: Seize the David O’Doherty EdCom Productions

TPL

by arrangement with

presents

OLDER BETTER BITTER BACK IN SCOTTISHLAND “Cynical and fantastically self-satisfied” The Times

“ A bit of a lefty, elitist snob” Time Out Chicago

Winner, 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. But it is a sort of marathon that you really have to sprint. ‘A national treasure’ (Irish Times). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:20 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:20 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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David O’Doherty Presents 403 Second Masterworks Fine and Dandy Productions

L

Aug 14: 13:30 (1h) £11.50

David introduces very short presentations delivered by top comedy talent on specialised subjects they have chosen. Each one may be informative. It may be eye opening. It will definitely be over after 403 seconds. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 20: 17:15 (1h) £11.50

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AUG

16 -25 @ gregproops

6.15PM

@proopcast.com www.gregproops.com

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

David Trent – Spontaneous Comedian Phil McIntyre Management

TPM

David Trent makes phenomenal comedy. This is his Edinburgh debut. It will blow your mind. He wrote this himself. ‘His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘Bold, category-defying comedy’ (Stage). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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David Whitney – Struggling to Evolve David Whitney

TM

Taking his first steps out of the primordial soup, Whitney provides a guide to sex, drink and violence, and not getting away with it. ‘Genuine spirit of fun’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Huge laughs ... silver-tongued warrior’ (Spectator). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 22:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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DeadBadgers Sketchy Bits

DeadBadger / Jimbo Dryden / Mathew Lloyd

PN

Funnier than a gerbil with a deerstalker, harder than Van Dam’s nips, more flesh than a gypsy wedding, sexier than a panda in a onesie, two nut-jobs, one badger. This Fringe… never leave a badger behind! Sketch show, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 13-26: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dead Cat Bounce... Howl of the She-Leopard

Off The Kerb Productions by Arrangement With the Lisa Richards Agency

TL

Comedy-rock powerhouse return to rock Edinburgh’s knickers off. ‘One of the funniest damn acts on the planet.’ SSSSS (Time Out). Sydney Comedy Festival People’s Choice 2011 winners. Seen on Channel 4 and BBC3. Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 22:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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DeAnne Smith: Livin’ The Sweet Life DeAnne Smith

TPM

Life’s great when you’re rich(er than most people on the planet)! Nerdy-hot Canadian/American charms and disarms. Ukulele! Free candy! SSSS ‘Fearsome talent’ (FestMag). SSSS ‘Brilliant’ (Skinny). SSSS ‘Lively and original’ (Chortle.co.uk). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 19:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 19:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Dear Dan Brown...

Robert Finn / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

How do you turn a rubbish novel into literary gold? Who better to ask than someone who’s been there and done it? Robert Finn presents an open letter to the world’s best-selling bad author. Storytelling, New writing

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B0131 226 0000 V63GF4 Aug 5-24: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Death of Comedy Danger Overhead

TFM

Ireland’s top alternative comedy night takes a holiday to Edinburgh for the Fringe and a series of very special midnight shows. Expect the night to be fresh, experimental, a little weird, and very wonderful. Bring snacks! Compilation

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 00:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 00:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 00:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Deborah Frances-White: Cult Following Deborah Frances-White / SO Comedy

TPM

Atheist comedian Deborah Frances-White used to be a Jehovah’s Witness. This is the surprisingly hilarious story of what she learnt knocking on your door and how it prepared her for stand-up comedy. ‘Gloriously talented!‘ (Time Out). Stand-up

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 16:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 16:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-22,27: 16:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Dec Munro’s Got Chutzpah Dec Munro

PN

Nobel Prize nominee Dec Munro brings his first 38 minute show to Edinburgh. ‘Brilliant’ (Noel Fielding). Come along! Stand-up

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 15-25: 15:50 (38m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 246 for more information

Demitris Deech: Stop, Collaborate and Listen – Free Demitris Deech / Free Festival

PN

Demitris was almost recruited as a spy for Her Majesty’s Government. Now a stand-up and BBC Radio panellist, he brings his hilarious show to Edinburgh. ‘Amusing … A gently nerdy voice ... Blessed...’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-25: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Denise Scott – Regrets Token Events

TL

This is multi award-winning Australian comedian Denise Scott’s Fringe debut. Scotty is Australian comedy’s next big thing and she’s been around for a while. ‘A fresh, funny and exquisitely delivered masterclass of frill-free stand-up’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Denis Krasnov’s Hour of Intellectual Filth Denis Krasnov

TN

So filthy it’s poetic. Some ideas simply can’t be expressed without swearing. Don’t come, if mentioning human body-parts makes you uncomfortable. Don’t expect simple d*ck jokes either, expect d*ck jokes about Large Hadron Supercollider. Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 23:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,13,15-16,19-23,26: 23:45 (1h) £7.00

Aug 10-12,17-18,24-25: 23:45 (1h) £9.00

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Derek Ryan: Time Lord – Free Derek Ryan

PL

Irish comedian Derek Ryan reveals how much time is needed before humiliation becomes funny, why the Irish are always late and the secret to time travel. Time flies. We’re going to crash and die. Meet the pilot. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 XAug 2: 20:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 20:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Des Bishop Likes to Bang

Off The Kerb Productions by Arrangement With Lisa Richards Agency

TL

Combining his love of hip hop, beatboxing, audience participation, and a newfound passion for drumming, the Queens native, bred in Dublin, has fun playing with words in this brand new show. SSSSS (Guardian). www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23: 20:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Des Clarke: Final Destination

Bound and Gagged by Arrangement With Debi Allen Associates

TPM

Scotland’s star of stand-up and the Capital Breakfast Show takes us on a wild journey of enlightenment and jokes. Will we ever reach our Final Destination? Chortle Award Winner. SSSS (Metro). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (List). Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH See page 104 for more information

B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

Aug 9,13,15-16,20-22,27: 20:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Devvo Dole Queue Hero is Free Devvo / Donny Soldier

PN

Been on E4, C4, BBC3, massive on YouTube, massive in Yorkshire. Job quitters guide to becoming a Dole Queue Hero. Make millions. Bring yer drugs, buses are gay. ‘Vilest man in UK’ (Sun). www.devvo.tv. Stand-up

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V313GE5 Aug 2-26: 20:45 (45m) (Free Ticketed)

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Diane Spencer: Exquisite Bad Taste Gag Reflex

TPM

Award-winning comedian Diane Spencer returns with her hilarious new show about perspective. Part autobiography, all comedy from a rising star compared to Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican. ‘Raucously entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Indiscreetly brilliant’ (Scotsman). Possibly offensive. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-12,14-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Dirty Thirties

Lady Melville and Rosie Rebel

PL

Growing down, looking up. Two friends from opposite sides of the globe get together at random intervals creating madness, mayhem! Rosie Rebel (USA) and Lady Melville (Australia) reluctantly say goodbye to their youth and enter adulthood! SSSS (Heraldsun.com.au). Cabaret, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 3-26: 18:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) See page 140 for more information 68

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Comedy

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The Dirty Uncle Comedy Roadshow – Free

Tomas Ahlbeck, the Dirty Uncle of Comedy, and Friends

PN

The Dirty Uncle Comedy Roadshow presents fresh Swedish stand-up on the edge. Tomas Ahlbeck and friends share what is going on in dark and surreal Scandinavian comedy. British guest appearances. www.dirtyuncle.co.uk. Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 14-17: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Discograffiti – Free Ashley Frieze

L

A comic look at the art of songwriting. An instrument wielding joker confesses all about writing that tricky second album. ‘Simply the best!’ (Tina Turner), ‘It’s a little bit funny’ (Elton John), ‘Why, why, why?’ (Tom Jones). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 11-26: 15:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Discover Ben Target

Phil McIntyre Management

TPK

The words ‘genius’, ‘unique’ and ‘the best’ are often misused. Ben Target is a comedian. He will be with you for 53 minutes. ‘Hugely gifted ... delightful and unsettling’ (Guardian). ‘Impressively funny’ (Scotsman). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 16:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,9-12,16-19,23-26: 16:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8,14-15,20-22: 16:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Dissecting Comedy – Free

Mags Woodward and Adam Russell / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

EB White once wrote ‘humour can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.’ Get your hands dirty. www.tomorrowsstanduptoday.co.uk. Seminar, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 2-5: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-26: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Distract and Conquer Elleray, Ross and Foes

PN

Nick Elleray and Joshua Ross present offbeat wordplay and lo-fi storytelling with the chance for the audience to take them on in the daily test of mettle. For clips and details of special guest acts visit distractandconquer.co.uk. Stand-up

Amarone • 12-13 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AF B V290GD4 Aug 4-25: 18:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Dixon of Fogg Green – Free

Nick Dixon, Dave Green, Ben Fogg

APM

Like the title? Then you’ll love the 15,681 other words in our three-man stand-up show. It’s awesome. We’ve won awards and everything. Treat yourself. You deserve it. PS There may be bacon. @dixonoffogggreen. Event, Stand-up

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V313GE5 Aug 19-26: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See pages 72, 152, 103 and 36 for more information 69


Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Doctor Brown – Befrdfgth

Soho Theatre and the Mason Sisters @ PBJ

TPL

International comedy sensation Doctor Brown returns with a new hour of absurd visual humour. ‘The clowning, oddity and low-level menace constitute one of the funniest shows on the Fringe.’ SSSS (Guardian). ‘So visceral it’s addictive’ SSSS (Scotsman). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:05 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23: 21:05 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:05 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Dodger’s Comedy Presents... – Free

Dodger’s Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

A jam-packed hour of stand-up from five up-and-coming comics, shortlisted for So You Think You’re Funny?, Laughing Horse, Chortle Student Comedian and Funny Women. ‘Exciting, unpredictable and rip-roaringly funny’ (Platform, Future Radio). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-11: 21:30 (1h) (£4.50) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Amazing, Now Look at Me Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

TFAL

Anarchic funnymongers The Dog-Eared Collective unleash more supercharged silliness. ABBA in a steam-room smackdown and Paddington Bear meets 8 Mile. ‘Hilarious’ (Sunday Times). ‘One to watch’ (Metro). ‘Simply Inspired’ (TheArtsDesk.com). www.dogearedcollective.co.uk. Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 15:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 15:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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See page 130 for more information

Dolly Mixture

Anna Morris / PBH’s Free Fringe

AN

Acclaimed character comic, Anna Morris, presents her debut solo show. A darkly sweet collection of comedy treats and delightful dolls. Batteries not included. Some may bite. ‘Comedy gold’ (RemoteGoat.co.uk). ‘Fearless ... terrifying and hilarious’ (OnTheFringePaper.co.uk). ‘Breathtaking’ (CamdenPeople.co.uk). www.annamorris.co.uk. Solo show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-14,16-25: 15:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Domestic Science

Helen Arney and Rob Wells / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Join Helen and Rob for a lunchtime hour of home-cooked science and comedy. They’ll be investigating cosmological conundrums, solving microscopic mysteries and trying to maintain their own domestic bliss. Fingers crossed then. New guests daily, see www.domesticsciencecomedy.com. @DomesticScience. Science, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 12:10 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Do Not Adjust Your Stage

Do Not Adjust Your Stage / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Ever wanted to be the Director General of your own television network? Join us as we improvise a bespoke TV schedule based on your suggestions! A fast-paced comedy improv show that puts you in control! Improv

Whynot? • 14 George Street, EH2 2PF B 0131 624 8633 V327GD4 Aug 4-13,15-20,22-25: 16:15 (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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Do Not Trust the Animals – Free

Paddy Magee / Laughing Horse Free Festival

APN

Aesop’s fables! Grimm’s fairytales! That time my Dad said that eels could chase me home! Paddy’s taking apart all the most beloved stories of childhood and putting them back together again. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2: 17:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-15,17-27: 17:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Don’t Like Each Other – Free Patrick Lappin, Angus Dunican and Tom Clutterbuck

PN

Three rival comedians take it in turns to air their differences on stage and show off for your approval. They want your love, because they’re sure not going to get each other’s. Stand-up, Tasting

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-14: 21:30 (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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Do The Right Thing

Fuzz Productions Limited

L

The hit panel game podcast (nominated for Chortle and Sony Awards), hosted by Danielle Ward, Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. Previous guests include Al Murray and Rich Fulcher. ‘Very funny’ (Guardian). For info/hear past podcasts, www.comedy.co.uk/pfs-dtrt. Game show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 8-9,13-14: 23:20 (1h10m) £8.50 (£7.00)

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See page 101 for more information

Dr Ettrick-Hogg’s Manly Stand-Ups – Free Dr Ettrick-Hogg and Mags Woodward / Laughing Horse Free Festival

N

Don’t miss out on Dr Ettrick-Hogg’s nightly selections of standups let loose in this intimate venue. Wild, raucous and full of Fringe spirit. Anything could happen. Be there. www.ettrick-hogg.co.uk. Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-3: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-26: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Durham Revue Durham Revue

TFK

Enjoy the Great British Summer with ‘sublime’ (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy from the award-winning Durham Revue. No socks/sandals combos please. Remember to pack all the essentials, but mostly deckchairs. You’ll need to sit down amidst all the hilarity. Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,20-21: 18:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-11,19: 18:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12,17-18,24-26: 11:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,16,22-23: 11:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Dylan Moran: Yeah, Yeah

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

L

See page 145 for more information

Following his critically acclaimed 2011 sell-out tour, ’The Oscar Wilde of Comedy’, Dylan Moran returns to the Festival for two dates only. ‘In a class of its own’ (Independent). ‘Razor Sharp’ (Times). Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA B 0844 871 3014 (Booking fees apply) V59GC6 Aug 15,23: 20:00 (2h) £24.00

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Phone tapping, bribery, extortion, libel and lies. Can the British press get any worse? Well, of course it can, and The Early Edition is back to flag up its faults. Their headlines are our punchlines. Book early! Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 2-3: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 14:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25: 14:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Eat a Queer Fetus 4 Jesus – Free

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Richard Coughlan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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The human race is doomed and this show proves it. ‘The man is a killer’ (Reginald D. Hunter). ‘Devastatingly funny and poignant’ (UKTheatre.net). ‘The King of Filth ... comedy genius’ (ThreeWeeks).

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-26: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eddie Naessens: The Thing Is This... Eddie Naessens / PBH Free Fringe

PN

Please, please, please, don’t make me pander! ‘Talented, sexy, and funny’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Thoroughly enjoyable’ (Stage). ‘A brave comedian who finds comedy material in places most would be afraid to look’ (Irish Independent). Stand-up

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Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 4-25: 22:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 151 for more information

Eddie Pepitone’s Bloodbath Eddie Pepitone

PN

Eddie Pepitone is an apocalyptic American master of the dark art of stand-up. Hailed as Don Rickles meets Eckhart Tolle, the Bitter Buddha switches onstage between social rage and self-doubt. ‘Directly descended from Bill Hicks’ (AV Club). Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 23:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:40 (1h) £10.00 Aug 5,8-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 23:40 (1h) £8.00

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Ed Eales-White: Champions Whitebone Productions

TL

Writer/performer in sketch group Clever Peter (BBC Radio 4) presents a collection of characters in his debut one-man character sketch show. ‘Suffering little in comparison to Peter Cook’ (Scotsman). ‘Have you thought about teaching?’ (Ed’s mum). Sketch show, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

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Edinburgh Comedy Tour

Walking Heads, Harry Gooch, Jamie MacDonald, Bruce Morton, Susan Morrison

N

Download Harry’s attempts to help blind tour guide Jamie find Edinburgh’s comedy venues. Historical fact takes unexpected turns during this hilarious journey round the Fringe, spiced with anecdotes from comedians Bruce Morton and Susan Morrison. www.walkingheads.net. Sketch show, Walk

www.walkingheads.net • Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B0131 226 0000 V299GN/A Jul 30-Sep 2: (1h30m) £3.99 (app) £3.49 (MP3) to download (Non-ticketed) See page 162 for more information 72

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Edinburgh Revue Sketch Show PBH’S Free Fringe

AN

Some Edinburgh University alumni have been to space, some have won medals and some have run countries. Now five silly students will perform sketches for your enjoyment. ‘Laugh-outloud funny’ (FringeReport.com). SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). SSSS (Journal). Sketch show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V156GE5

Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Revue / Scottish Comedy Festival

AN

Some Edinburgh University alumni have been to space, some have won medals and some have run countries. Now five silly students will perform stand-up for your enjoyment. ‘Laugh-outloud funny’ (FringeReport.com). SSSS (EdFringeReview.com). SSSS (Journal). Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-15,17-26: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

PHILL JUPITUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS www.offthekerb.co.uk

YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY I’VE ASKED YOU HERE... 3-12, 14-27 Aug

6.45pm

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E4 Udderbelly Podcalf 2012

Underbelly and Dabster Productions

U

Stand-up, sketches, music and conversation make this the best lunchtime show in town. Five new guests recorded daily and broadcast to millions. A brilliant chance to see who’s hot at the Fringe this year for only £6! ‘A must-see’ (Guardian). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5

PHILL JUPITUS

QUADROPHOBIA LIVE COMEDY GOLD EDITION DVD AVAILABLE NOW

Aug 3-5,8-12,15-19,22-26: 13:00 (1h) £6.00

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See page 144 for more information

Eggball

Douberful / Free Festival

PM

Come to the ugly bug ball where quirky characters such as Egghead, shark and weird creepy bird girl share stories, songs, silly dancing and much merriment. A high energy performance offbeat, surreal humour with a bit of edge. www.freefestival.co.uk. Absurdist, Clown

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 5: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-13,15-26: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Ejaculate Conception The Gubernaculum

FPL

Irreverent, satirical and occasionally surreal sketch show from The Gubernaculum, a group of Oxbridge doctors who are ditching their impeccable bedside manners for a week. Stars include an ovary clock, Jesus, and some terribly good chaps. www.gubernaculum.co.uk. Sketch show, New writing

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

Aug 19,24-27: 20:40 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 22-23: 20:40 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50)

Aug 20-21: 20:40 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Elaine Malcolmson: Relevant Experience

Elaine Malcolmson / The Stand Comedy Club

N

Why I’ll probably never be able to get a job. Stories about death, terrorism, disability, assault, racism, and fraud (as well as hopes, dreams and destiny). ‘Bone-dry and talented ... exquisite material’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 Aug 20: 21:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Eleanor Conway’s Midnight Rumble

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH IAN FRANKLIN AT COMIC VOICE MANAGEMENT PRESENTS



“Hilarious” The Daily Telegraph



“Masterpiece” Three Weeks



“Genius” Fringe Review



“World-Class” USA Weekly

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR

Oxygen Entertainment / The Comedy Lounge



“Astonishing”

TFM

Edinburgh Evening News

Popstar stalker and BBC 5 live regular, Eleanor Conway hosts this unpredictable, knockout chatshow with a punch. Expect audience banter, top Fringe guests and raucous chit chat at this must-see late-night show.



“Sublime” Chortle



Talk

“Astounding” Broadway Baby



“Refreshing” The List

Bring The Noise

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 23:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 23:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Eleanor Tiernan – Rogue

Eleanor Tiernan / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

Stand-up comic / ex-civil servant talking on stage. A humorous hybrid of Sinead O’Connor and Carol Vorderman. Expect gags, diagrams and blistering logic. May contain useless information. ‘A touch of whimsy grounded in astute observation’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 17:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 14:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Elis James: Speaking As a Mother... Phil McIntyre Management

TPM

AUG 1- 27

( 8NOT & 14 )

PREVIEWS 1, 2 and 3

5PM

0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

www.comicvoice.com | www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com | www.thenoisenextdoor.com

Star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard’s Good News and the Rob Brydon Show, returns to Edinburgh. ‘Excruciatingly funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Complete joy’ (Time Out). ‘Hugely appealing’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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End of the World Show 2012 Mark Speed / PBH’s Free Fringe

AJ

How will the end of the world affect you? Is it nigh? Which religion gives you the best and most convenient experience? Join nice Mr Death for this engaging and insightful comedy exposition. www.endoftheworldshow.com. Absurdist, Solo show

Ryan’s Cellar Bar • 2 Hope Street, EH2 4DB B0131 226 0000 V6GD2 Aug 4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Eric Davidson – The Only Way is Eric’s Eric Davidson

FAPN

It’s not only the giant pandas that are the talk of Edinburgh. Eric returns for five shows only. This year’s sure to be another hit. Sit in comfort and enjoy! Cabaret, Solo show

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6 Aug 7-11: 20:05 (50m) £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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Erich McElroy: The Brit Identity

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Beyond Compere

TPM

American Erich McElroy is more British than you. He revised for it, swore an oath and learned the national anthem. If you wish to complain ... join the queue. ‘Great gags’ (TheStage.co.uk). ‘Hilariously insightful’ (List). www.erichmcelroy.com. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Eric Hutton: Every Other Show in the Fringe Sucks – Free Eric Hutton

PN

This show may also suck. ‘My favourite up and coming comedian is Eric Hutton. He’s like a mix between Daniel Kitson and H.G. Nelson. Brilliant!’ (Sam Simmons). Comedy, Stand-up

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

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

Aug 2-26: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Eric’s Tales of the Sea – A Submariner’s Yarn Eric

TFK Award-winning Fringe favourite (fifth consecutive year) insider’s view of life on a nuclear submarine. Unique, riveting, funny and poignant. ‘Mesmerising’ (Guardian). ‘Quietly wonderful show’ (Times). ‘One in a million show’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

See page 51 for more information

Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 14:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-4: 14:20 (1h) £7.00 Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 14:20 (1h) £9.00 Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 14:20 (1h) £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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

An Evening with Jay Sodagar

Jay Sodagar A & J Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Fringe veteran Jay Sodagar returns with a brand new show. ‘A country cannot be Conservative and Liberal at the same time no wonder we’re going into another recession!’ Brand new, sharp, edgy stand-up comedy. Free. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-13: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 127 for more information

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The Expeditionary Force in The First Supper

Laughing Horse Free Festival / Ten in a Bed

M

‘Brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud funny and intelligent comedy’ (Frost Magazine). Ancient gods, modern foibles and the nature of infinity collide to create an hour of the slightly sinister and the very silly. Sketch show, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 6-12: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Failure and How to Achieve It Max Fletcher and Nick Davies / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

In this fast-paced comedy from Max Fletcher and Nick Davies of the Oxford Revue, two pastry chefs search for the perfect marriage of cake and frosting. ‘Pastry chefs ... nowhere to be found’ (Oxford Student). Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5

Aug 15-25: 12:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Fairytale Forest

Kabaret Mimika / Lion Stage UK

APN

Gummi Bears forest, gym obsession, clubbing till 5am, Olympic Games, drunk doctors... Two Polish mimes, performing since 2004, have prepared, especially for their Fringe debut, a good portion of European humour – making the most serious faces laugh. Mime

Ukrainian Club • 14 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B0131 266 0000 V238GC6

Aug 16-20: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Fark

Madeleine Culp / Free Festival

PM

Winner – Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival 2010! Madeleine Culp will show you the art that’s everywhere. Finally! A surreal multitude of characters, stand-up and sketches inspired by humanity. Come! ‘Funny but she’s a weirdo’ (Barbara and Ken Culp). Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 3: 15:45 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-14,17-26: 15:45 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Fat Kitten Goes Speed Dating

Fat Kitten Improv / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2011 winners Fat Kitten Improv bring their exciting new improv comedy speed dating show. Three minutes. Two actors. One suggestion. No escape. Improv, Theatre

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-7,9-14: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fat Kitten vs. the World

Fat Kitten Improv / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2011 winners Fat Kitten Improv take on guest groups in a furious improv comedy smackdown to the death. Actual death not guaranteed. Sold-out 2010, 2011. Improv

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 16-21,23-25: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Fat Whore

Kristine Levine

See pages 170 and 158 for more information

PL

Thirteen years as a Portland, Oregon sex shop worker has taught mother of three Kristine Levine several things including: how to quickly dispose of a dead body, some sights can’t be unseen, it probably goes in your bum. Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 21:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 22:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Felicity Ward: The Hedgehog Dilemma Get Comedy by arrangement with Buxstock Comedy Management

TL

What is it? Trying to wear tiny jackets over your spikes? Or every time you get close to somebody, you might get hurt? Sound familiar? 2012 nominee, Best Show: Melbourne Comedy Fest and Adelaide Fringe. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 22:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Ferret’s Free Live Comedy Podcast Ferret / Free Festival

PL

TheFerret.co.uk hosts live recordings of their number one rated podcast, featuring chat, satire and stand-up from Ferret regulars Nicholas Barber, Charlie Murrell and Alex Worrall. Hosted by Paul Wogan. ‘Extremely funny’ SSSSS (David Cameron). Stand-up, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 3-11: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ferris Bueller’s Way of... Dan Willis

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Love the movie, live the life. Dan looks for life answers in a 1986 feel-good movie. ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.’ Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Helen Arney, Matt Parker, Steve Mould with Phil McIntyre Entertainments

TL

Are you sci-curious? Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, geek songstress Helen Arney and experiments guy Steve Mould host a variety hour for the fearlessly inquisitive. Expect comedy, science, music, maths, and unashamed geekiness. www.festivalofthespokennerd.com. Science, Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 XAug 1-2: 20:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 3-7: 20:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Firenado! The Sketch Show

Firenado! The Sketch Show / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

What is a Firenado? Find out the answer to this and other questions you had never imagined would be worth asking. Prepare yourselves for the hilarious onslaught of entertainment that is... Firenado! www.firenado.com/thesketchshow. Sketch show

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B0131 226 0000 V38GD5

Aug 4-13: 17:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 101 for more information

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Fitzrovia Productions – Festival Highlights

TPJ

Recreates the unique spirit of 1940s’ radio plays, evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips. New scripts, including Ava Carter – Girl Pilot! and Cycle of Violence. ‘Highly engaging, thoroughly enjoyable’ SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). Cabaret, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Aug 1-3: 17:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7: 17:45 (1h) £11.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £10.00

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5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0 – Free Paco Erhard / Free Festival

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Funnier than ever, the German comedian’s hit show returns after its world tour. Hilariously honest. You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order. SSSSS ‘Genius’ (EdinburghGuide.com). SSSSS ‘Hysterical’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 2-3: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fliss Russell – Life is Fliss

Fliss Russell / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

Hilarious debut character comedy show, innovative writing with characters including a time travel expert, pirate Claire and a visit from Welsh cousin Beverley. Perfect post-lunch treat! ‘Engaging effervescence’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘One to watch’ (LondonIsFunny.com). Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B 0131 226 0000 V63GF4

Aug 4-15,17-25: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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TOP COMICS are given outrageous topics the moment they walk onstage to create stand-up on the spot and p under pressure. setlist.com

J UST THE TONIC at The Caves

Preview Aug 2 Aug 3-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 Aug 6-7 (2 for 1) Aug 3-4, 10-11,17-18,24-25

11:59 PM £7 11:59 PM £9 11:59PM £11 01:15AM £11

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

FNT Live presents... The Jingling Lane Family Singers

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LISA RICHARDS AGENCY AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

Star of BBC1’s MICHAEL McINTYRE’S COMEDY ROADSHOW and Comedy Central’s THE WORLD STANDS UP & THE COMEDY STORE

FNT Live

TFPK FNT = Friday Night Therapy = Belfast’s newest sketch comedy sensation, showcasing new stand-up comics, new writers and new directors. Don’t miss their first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sketch show, Satire

‘If you’ve yet to see Delamere live, make this the year... A master’ ★★★★★

‘...the rising star of Irish comedy and a wryly brilliant live performer’ SUNDAY TIMES

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Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 20:15 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21: 20:15 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Foil Arms and Hog – Late Night Sketch Comedy Foil Arms and Hog

TFPM

★★★★★ THE HERALD

THE SCOTSMAN

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW

Irish sketch comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, pot of gold, potato. You racist. Sold-out Edinburgh shows ‘09, ‘10, ‘11. ‘Deliriously funny and at times unexpectedly dark’ (List). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 22:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Folken Britain

Susan Harrison / PBH’s Free Fringe

9.00PM www.offthekerb.co.uk

PN

Winner of a 2010 ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award, Susan is back with a new character show. ‘Smart ... original absurdist comedy’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘One of the most entertaining hours of the Festival ... really impressive indeed’ SSSS (Comedy.co.uk).

1-26 AUGUST (NOT MON 13 AUG) PLEASANCE ABOVE 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

See page 130 for more information

Cabaret

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF B0131 226 0000 V47aGD4

Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 17:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ford and Akram: Bamp! Live Nation and MHA

TPL

An adventure story told with panache and homemade props. Ford and Akram return with more sketches and bad impressions of people you don’t know (ie Yasmine’s mother). SSSS (List). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 15:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Forget Therapy – Just Drink – Free Pauline Curtin

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After 20 years of therapy and New Age trips to Greek islands, Pauline discovered that her inner child was not a goddess with healing abilities but a slut with a fondness for drink. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 15:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

The 32nd Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

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The winner and nominees on one bill for one show only from the UK’s first and premier award for live comedy. We bring you the stars of tomorrow. For breaking news follow @comedyawards. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 26: 15:30 (1h30m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Four Screws Loose in #screwtheworld James Grant Comedy

TK

Last year’s big ‘word of mouth underground hit’ (Time Out) returns with their hotly anticipated new show. ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Fearless’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Simply brilliant’ SSSS (BritishComedyGuide.co.uk). ‘Go see!’SSSS (Skinny).

2011

Music, Sketch show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10,12,17-19,24-26: 15:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27: 15:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Join us for the best

Expect

live comedy

top names and upcoming talent

at the Festival

Fragments of Monotony / An Audience With Sir Dickie Benson The Brethren of Levity / PBH’s Free Fringe

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The Brethren of Levity cordially invite you to two sumptuous discourses of character comedy with semi-amateur de-motivational speaker Johnny F Monotone and three-time Academy Award winner Sir Dickie Benson. Stand-up

B 0131 624 8633 V327GD4

Whynot? • 14 George Street, EH2 2PF

Aug 4-25: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fran Moulds: Significant Human Error Avalon Promotions

TL

Debut solo show from Radio 4 comedian, featuring six original characters including a horndog theologian, a base-jumping legend and a teenage Muslim convert from Bolton. ‘Versatile and accomplished’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Talented and extremely funny’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 14:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 14:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Tickets £12 Book now at edfringe.com

Follow

@bbcomedyprsnts or check facebook.com/bbccomedy for latest line-ups

Find us at Fringe Venue 25

at the corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street

See page 39 for more information

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Fred Cooke: Standing, tilted

Danger Overhead and Lisa Richards

TL

‘The Edinburgh Fringe creates many comedians in the same sea. If Jimmy Carr has a cruise ship, Fred Cooke has a canoe with a hole in it’ (Fred Cooke). ‘Stupidly enjoyable’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 16:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Fred MacAulay: Legally Bald 2

Fred MacAulay / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

After 2011’s sell-out Legally Bald there was no option but to return with Legally Bald 2. Longer, funnier, more topical and less hirsute. ‘This really is a terrific hour` SSSS (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5

Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 19:45 (1h) £10.00

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Free Footlights

Cambridge Footlights / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

In addition to their main show, the Cambridge Footlights present an hour of stand-up, songs and monologues in association with the Free Fringe. Come see some of the brightest young comedians around for free! Stand-up

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF B 0131 226 0000 V47aGD4 Aug 4-14,16-25: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Free Improv Show – The Discount Comedy Checkout

Discount Comedy Checkout / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

In their fifth year, the Yorkshire-based improvisers bring their first hour-long, fully improvised, free show to Edinburgh with old and new games. You suggest. We perform! For best results, bring ideas! Improv

B0131 226 0000 V56GE5

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW

Aug 4-18: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Frenemies

Daphna Baram and Peyvand Khorsandi

PM

Israeli Daphna (MissD) Baram and Iran-born Peyvand Khorsandi in a quest to make sense of their ever so slightly bonkers homelands, and of the nuclear conflict looming over them, and over all of us. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-11: 21:20 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fresh Faces at the Free Fringe

Danny Worthington, Elise Harris and Others / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Elise and Danny present year six of the show that brings five or more of the newest comedy acts daily. Some measure their careers in months, others a little longer. Comedy in small chunks. Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B0131 226 0000 V 148GF6 Aug 4-25: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE

B 0131 226 1446 V245GD5

See page 45 for more information

Aug 4-25: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Frimston and Rowett: Huge Mistakes Taken for Granted Productions

TFPK

Frimston and Rowett return with a collection of new sketches the like of which no man has seen and lived. SSSS ‘A whirl of tight sketches ... brilliant (ThreeWeeks). ‘A storming hour of side-splitting sketches’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 18:15 (55m) £5.00 (£4.00)

Aug 5-13,15-26: 18:15 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The Fringe Comedy Academy: Class of 2012

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society / Virgin Money supported by Mike Westcott Fund

N

Join the graduates of the Fringe Comedy Academy, a unique project supporting the development of emerging comedy talent. Hosted by Susan Morrison with a special headline guest. One night only. Workshop

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 20: 20:00 (2h) £6.00

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Frisky & Mannish: Extra-Curricular Activities

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with United Agents

PL

School? College? Job? Yawn. Life isn’t about spreadsheets, it’s about joy, laughter and pop music. F&M, pop experts and ‘fully blown superstars’ SSSSS (Time Out), are back with their bestest bits, plus some brand new boomtings. Cabaret, Music

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 16-19,23-26: 19:30 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) See pages 45 and 125 for more information 80

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Comedy

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Frisky & Mannish: 27 Club

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with United Agents

PL

Why did so many of the world’s most famous, talented musicians meet untimely deaths at 27? The fame was too much. Or not enough. As F&M hit 27 themselves, they analyse this macabre pop phenomenon. Cabaret, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

Aug 20-22: 23:45 (1h) £12.00

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The Full Irish

Gary White, Aamir Kajani, Christian Talbot, Greg Marks, Lisa Joyce

PN

The free Irish up-and-coming showcase. Six different Irish comics, two per week, take to the stage to showcase their talent. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 2-26: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FunBags present Unusual Suspects FunBags

TFM A cocktail of twisted sketches, riotous comedy songs and jaw dropping dance sequences. Featuring So You Think You’re Funny?, Funny Women and Laughing Horse semi-finalists. ‘A laugh out loud collection of creations’ (RemoteGoat.co.uk). www.funbags-comedy.co.uk. Cabaret, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 3-4: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-13,15-25: 12:00 (1h) £5.00

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See page 165 for more information

The Funeral of Conor O’Toole Conor O’Toole

TFK

Conor O’Toole, 1991-2012, was/is a particular comedian. He is/was planning his post-demise festivities. Please attend the rehearsal. The procession begins at the Underbelly Box Office. ‘Nothing short of amazing’ SSSSS (TheNewCurrent. com). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Fest). Comedy, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:30 (1h20m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 19:30 (1h20m) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h20m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Funk Rocket 5000 Funk Rocket 5000

TFL

Funk Rocket 5000’s Dr Benoit has teamed up with his patient Rachel in an attempt to make her well. Feeling sad? This doctor prescribes rock and roll! Benoit sells happiness, he sells funk and he sells #EGSS. Cabaret, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 12:55 (1h) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 5,8-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 12:55 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25: 12:55 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Funny’s Funny: Fantastic Fringe Finale – Free Funny’s Funny

N

Following our nationwide talent search for the finest female comics, we present the winners alongside some of our other favourites. A diverse mix of styles and personalities, proving funny is all that matters. Stand-up

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

Aug 2-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Funny Women at the Fringe Funny Women

J

Celebrating 10 years with a specially curated show featuring great comedy from the Funny Women Awards and beyond. Gifts and beauty advice from Benefit Cosmetics and their Benebus, plus two semi-finals of the Awards! www.funnywomen.com. Sketch show, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13-16: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Gadd and Winning: Well, This is Awkwarder

Gadd and Winning / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

An hour of surreal stand-up and anti-comedy from the UK’s most exciting, unique and annoying new comedians. Richard Gadd and Matt Winning (Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalists 2010, 2011). May cause irritation. Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B0131 226 0000 V96GE5 Aug 11-25: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gagging for Attention DMU Footlights

TL

You want five comedians for just £3 you say? And a different line-up each day? Oh... go on then! Here are five hilarious, upand-coming comic talents for just £3. That’s less than a pint! Stand-up

XAug 2: 14:15 (1h) £2.00

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 3-13,15-26: 14:15 (1h) £3.00

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

Star of Channel 4’s ‘STAND UP FOR THE WEEK’, BBC1’s ‘LIVE AT THE APOLLO’ and Dave’s ‘ARGUMENTAL’

Gareth Morinan Explains How Ricky Gervais is a ‘Mong’ for Cutting Gareth Morinan Out of Life’s Too Short (BBC/HBO) Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PM

Spoken Word! Six nights only! This show will be underwritten and inconsistent, much like Life’s Too Short. Gareth is not bitter. Spoken word, True-life

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 XAug 6,9: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Morinan Explains Why David Cameron Should Be Fired for Crimes Against Short People (Among Other Things) Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PM

Spoken Word! Six nights only! Should only take 1/3 of the show. See above and below for details on the other 2/3. A=B=C. Spoken word, True-life

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 20,23: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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‘Hysterical, Walsh is well on his way to becoming a star attraction’

Gareth Morinan Pitches a Better Version of Life’s Too Short (Starring Gareth Morinan) to BBC, HBO, C4, ITV, Sky, etc.

THE INDEPENDENT

‘Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour.’

Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PM

SUNDAY TIMES

7.50PM www.offthekerb.co.uk

1-26 AUGUST PLEASANCE BEYOND 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk (NOT 13 OR 23 AUG)

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Spoken Word! Six nights only! The pitch will be a shambles. Luckily no TV execs will witness it. A=B=C. Spoken word, True-life

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 13,16: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Morinan Presents A Wilmops Good Improv Show Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Chicago-style improvised ‘Harold’ sketch show from one suggestion. The Wilmops include Sara Pascoe, Ben Target and Gareth Morinan. Directed by award-winning improv tsar David Shore (Monkey Toast). It will be good. Improv, Sketch show

B0131 226 0000 V338GE5

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

Aug 4-25: 12:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Morinan Presents the Saturday Debates (1+2) Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PM

At last! Comedians debating serious topics. Gareth chairs proceedings, and will be awarding points for both wit and sensibility. Line-up includes Kate Smurthwaite, Nick Sun, Ian Smith, Nish Kumar and Joe Wells! Political, Talk

B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS

Aug 4,11: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Morinan Presents the Saturday Debates (3+4) Gareth Morinan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PM

At last! Comedians debating serious topics. Gareth chairs proceedings, and will be awarding points for both wit and sensibility. Line-up includes Danielle Ward, Sh!t Theatre, Ian Smith, Ben Target and Joe Wells! Political, Talk

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS

B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 XAug 18,25: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gareth Morinan: Truth Doodler Gareth Morinan

TFL

Uniquely innovative debut solo hour featuring an array of characters, wit, doodles, animation, data-analysis, technocracy, heightism and free artwork poster with every ticket! ‘Clever, funny and original. Going places – see him now’ (Skinny). Multimedia, Visual art

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 13:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 13:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Gareth Richards: Introvert – Never Been To Disneyland Avalon Promotions

TL

Join Gareth Richards, 2010 Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, for his brand new show of jokes and songs about being an introvert in an extrovert’s world. ‘A delightful hour of comedy’ (Guardian). Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 21:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Garrett Millerick: Sensible Answers to Stupid Questions Schadenfreude Productions Limited

TFPL

Question: should I go and see Garrett Millerick’s new show? Answer: yes, of course you should. Don’t ask stupid questions. PS Please don’t prepare your own questions, I have that covered. Stand-up, Storytelling

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 23:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 23:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Garrett Millerick: Which One’s Fergal?

Schadenfreude Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Mixes satire, physical comedy, storytelling and observational humour with a sprinkling of motivational rap to create something akin to a one-man version of Jamie’s Dream School but without the aspirational elements. Satire, Solo show

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B0131 226 0000 V148GF6

Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gavin Webster: Bill Hicks Wasn’t Very Good

Gavin Webster / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Bill Hicks? He didn’t do proper jokes, never mind funny walks or witty monologues about stuff and that. An hour of non awardwinning comic Gavin Webster not celebrating this celebrated dead comic. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 2: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 17:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Gay Straight Alliance

Veronica Elizabeth and Kenny Neal

APN

Join New York City-based LGBT comedians Veronica and Kenny for stand-up musings on gender, sexuality, and identity. They may even feature a hetero comic! From the popular monthly show at the historic Stonewall Inn! www.gsashow.tumblr.com. Stand-up, LGBT

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5

See page 174 for more information

Aug 19-26: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gearoid Farrelly: Turbulence Lisa Richards

TFPM

Gearoid makes his Edinburgh debut with Turbulence, a stand-up show about life’s little bumps and major stresses. Turbulent events covered include break-ups, career choices, childhood addiction to Kinder Surprise eggs, school reunions and sibling rivalry. Fasten your seatbelt! Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,26: 20:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-25: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Gemma Arrowsmith: Defender of Earth Gemma Arrowsmith / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

‘She is the greatest female comic actor of the 21st century’ (Vic Reeves). ‘Witty, geeky and engaging. You really couldn’t ask for more.’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Sketches and characters from half of Mould and Arrowsmith. www.gemmaarrowsmith.com. Sketch show

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF B0131 226 0000 V47aGD4

Aug 4-25: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Genevieve Swallow is Sharing

Genevieve Swallow / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Genevieve needs a new roomie. Could it be you? Hilarious characters about house-sharing from Funny Women Finalist and Stage Awards Nominee. SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com) ‘She has the audience hooting with glee’ (Scotsman) Storytelling, Theatre

Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF B0131 226 0000 V47aGD4 Aug 4-14,16-25: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gentlemen Bears

Nicholson, Cooke and Rowan / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Chortle finalist Nicholas Cooke, Laurie Rowan and Keiron Nicholson talk science, conspiracies and childhood dreams. A spin-off of the acclaimed cult comedy night. ‘Completely original ... hilarious and disturbing in equal measure’ SSSS (Latest 7). ‘A lyrical wit’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

The Hudson Hotel • 9-11 Hope St, EH2 4EL B 0131 247 7000 V184GD2 Aug 4-25: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Geoff Norcott Avoids a Double Dip

Comic Voice Management / CHP Productions

FPL

You’ve recovered from a crisis, but you’re still vulnerable. How do you avoid a relapse? Counselling? Definitely. Meditation? 100%. Sunbeds? Possibly... or just get a dog. ‘Comedian with a big future’ (Daily Mirror). www.geoffnorcott.com. Stand-up, Storytelling

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B0131 226 0000 V324GD3

Aug 19-25: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Geoff the Entertainer

Lee Fenwick / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Geoff and his dog have been entertaining people on the streets for over 20 years. Now they bring their joyful show indoors for the first time. Celebrate Geoff’s incredible life with singing, dancing and chess. ‘Geoff’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 22:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 21:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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George Ryegold’s God-In-A-Bag George Ryegold

TFPL

Winner of Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2011, Dr Ryegold returns. Starring Toby Williams, Hattie Hayridge (Red Dwarf), Dan Mersh (Fresh Meat), Lindsay Sharman and Milo McCabe. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (List). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 13:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 13:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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George’s Marvellous Medics St George’s Medics Revue

PL

St George’s Medics Revue returns after a sell-out show in 2011 for their 13th year at the Fringe. This fast-paced sketch show presents a mix of medical, musical and madcap comedy. It ‘has to be witnessed’ (One4Review.com). 

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theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6

Aug 20-25: 18:05 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Christian Schulte-Loh is German Comedian. ‘One of the most subversive acts ever!’ (Spectator). ‘A funny German – the only one!’ (KKunst.com). The award-winning German stand-up comedian returns to Edinburgh. www.germancomedian.com. Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B0131 226 0000 V56GE5

Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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8:00PM 1-26 AUGUST DEBATING HALL

0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk www.edfringe.com www.facebook.com/bob.downe See page 48 for more information 85


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Gerry Howell: Glorious Invention Gerry Howell / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Welcome to the wonderful, befuddling world of award-winning comedian Gerry Howell. If you haven’t seen Gerry before, expect the unexpected, if you have – ditto. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Surreal rambling brilliance’ (Time Out). Best Comedy Show Buxton 2010. Stand-up, Absurdist

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B0131 226 0000 V357GE5

Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Giacinto Palmieri: Pagliaccio

Giacinto Palmieri / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Giacinto Palmieri came to Edinburgh, felt the pains of unrequited love, but had to make people laugh... like in the opera Pagliacci! Jokes on Berlusconi are available upon request. ‘Giacinto has charm as Tuscany has wine’ (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

Aug 2-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Giant Talking Cat – Free Festival Chris Johnstone

PK

Stand-up show about a giant famous talking cat called Mr Nibbles and his life within show business. Unique observations of a man camping in his ex-wife’s garden, but he doesn’t like camping. www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 17-26: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek – All New Show 2012 Just the Tonic in association with DAA Management

TPJ

Fresh from filming their BBC pilot, the biggest selling sketch show at the Fringe returns to bring you a brand new hour of silliness and surrealism. SSSSS (Herald). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 16:45 (1h) £7.00 XAug 2-3: 19:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

GirlBand Improv – Free GirlBand

APN Fun and fearless improvised comedy from the UK’s hottest female group. Expect brilliant on the spot comedy all coming from your suggestions. No two nights will be the same! www.freefestival.co.uk. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Improv

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 XAug 4: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-12,14-19,21-26: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Glorified Disasters

Ashley Strand – PBH’s Free Fringe

N

Last year ThreeWeeks called Ashley Strand ‘commanding and invigorating’ and wrote ‘Strand needs to go solo, and fast!’ He’s done just that with Glorified Disasters. Strand’s unique mix of stand-up and storytelling touches, provokes and amuses. Stand-up, Storytelling

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-13,16-25: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A Good Catholic Boy Massimo

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Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA

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Good boy gone wrong! Find out how Canadian stand-up comedian Massimo went from good Catholic boy to whiskey drinking hardcore comedian. ‘A big loud Italian with a disarming soft side’ (Hour Magazine).

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The Good, the Bad and the Irish! Michael Porter / Free Festival

PN

A free show, showcasing four of the brightest stand-ups to come from the Emerald Isle that is Ireland! With something for everyone – stories, sketches, improv, observations and jokes, a lot of jokes! Sketch show, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-15,17-26: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Google / Complex

Geraint Evans and Phil Cooper

PN

Phil Cooper can’t get to grips with Google, and Geraint Evans has a complex. Two up-andcoming stand-ups team up to bring an hour of quality surrealist, self-deprecating comedy. ‘Fun, and very funny’ (Evening Post). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gordon Southern’s A Brief History of History Gordon Southern

TFK

All history. One hour. With jokes. Lightning fast edu-tainment romp. Everything, ever in hardly any detail. Total sell-out Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012. ‘Poetic, clever and joyfully freewheeling’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 12:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,9-11: 12:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 12-26: 18:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Graham Rex Graham

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Graham invite you into a hot, dirty bath of sketches plucked from the groves of comedy, interwoven with the story of their journey to Edinburgh. Customers who bought this item also bought: own-brand lager and hair removal cream. Sketch show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 12:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 12:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Graham Whistler: Stand-Up, Fall Down – Free

Graham Whistler / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Stand-Up, Fall Down will provide thought provoking insights into Graham Whistler’s life, living with cerebral palsy. With comedy for everyone from anecdotal humour, to one-liners and maybe even something a little dark. Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 3-27: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gráinne Maguire: Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having Better Fun? Avalon Promotions

TM

It’s grand. We’ll find where they are, all go, and ruin it. ‘Incredibly funny’ (Times). ‘Mastery of a Father Ted script’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 16:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 1-3: 16:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Graters: Julian Ignores His Friend and Talks to a Pretty Girl Graters

TPK UCL’s Graters: flights of fancy as Julian desperately tries to maintain sagging conversation. The ‘ugly writers plus sexy actors’ formula works. ‘Very clever... well-written and shrewdly satirical’ (PI Newspaper). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 11:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 11:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Gravity Boots

Gravity Boots / EdCom Productions

TPL

While the master’s away the cats will play with his fantastic thinker-tinkering story bulbs. Gravity Boots present a surreal hour of weird sketches, live music and absurdly believable characters. ‘Darkly intelligent, beautifully written, wonderfully performed’ SSSSS (TalkFringe.com). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 16:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 16:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

See page 171 for more information

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PASS YOUR COARSE WITH FLYING COLOURFUL LANGUAGE AT

SIMON DONALD’S SCHOOL OF SWEARING FEATURING

The Great Big Comedy Picnic – Free Ian Fox in Association With the Laughing Horse Free Festival

TN

For the 10th year, the picnic returns for more teatime titters. Critics’ Choice 2006 and 2007. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). A stand-up selection box of comedy quiche and sausage rolls in the aisles. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 2-26: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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The Great Puppet Horn Great Puppet Horn

TJ

Cardboard stuck to a stick at its best! Comedy from Britain’s leading satirical shadow puppet duo. Delight as hundreds of characters animated at break-neck speed critique everything from global finance to polar bears. SSSSS ‘Scathingly funny’ (Sunday Times). Puppetry, Satire

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10.30pm 3-26 Aug Not 13

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 17:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Greg Proops

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Talented Artists Ltd

PM

Greg Proops’ new stand-up show is an hour of vitriol and profanity, with breaks for pointed commentary. Greg supports Occupy and hates what you hate. ‘Sharp dressed and even sharper witted’ (LA Times). Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5

Aug 16,20-22: 18:15 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 17-19,23-25: 18:15 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Greg Proops Podcast: The Smartest Man in the World

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Talented Artists Ltd

M

It’s Proops and you. There’s no fanfare. Proops takes centre stage at a small table and chair. Then he’s off. Experience joy for once in your life. For free at www.proopcast.com. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Aug 16,19,22: 22:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Guardian Reader

Baby Chimp Productions

TFL

The Guardian is a newspaper for pinkos, Marxists, tree-huggers, hippies, pacifists, proud-sluts, upper-middle class pseudointellectuals and me. This is a stand-up show about what we believe. SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘An all-round effortlessly entertaining and witty show’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). Stand-up, Satire

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 23:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 23:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

See page 157 for more information

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Guilt & Shame: Up All Night Guilt & Shame

TFL

Depraved comedy duo for every bad decision you’ve ever made. Including onstage DJ, dance numbers and talking penises, Guilt & Shame return with one unmissable late-night party. ‘Brilliant’ (Gay Times). SSSS (FringeBiscuit.blogspot.com). Sketch show, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 23:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23: 23:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Hal Cruttenden CKP

TPL Hal returns for his fourth Edinburgh debut. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Rob Brydon Show. ‘Hugely talented’ (Times). SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Metro). Chortle Award nominee 2012. www.halcruttenden.com. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 21:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Half of Next Year’s Show – Free

Adam Belbin / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

If you’ll love next year’s show you’d like this. It is the same but less. With me, Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year 2011, going strong in 2012 but stock rapidly depreciating... Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 16:20 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Hanks and Conran – Pigs in Blankets Hanks and Conran

TPM

Mix two comedians, a classic double-act dilemma and a touch of variety. Add laughter, to taste. Serve with tongue firmly placed in cheek. ‘These two make me honk with laughter’ (Sarah Millican). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-13,15-26: 17:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Hannah Gadsby – Hannah Wants a Wife Token Events

TL

This is a show about wives. It’s a surprisingly funny show given that dinner won’t cook itself. ‘Genuinely superb’ (Time Out, Sydney). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

XAug 1-3: 20:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-22,26: 20:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,23-25: 20:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Hannah Gadsby – Mary. Contrary. Token Events

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She had a famous son and has been paparazzied by painters for centuries. Comedian Hannah Gadsby takes you on an art tour of the many faces of everyone’s favourite virgin. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 2-3: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9,16,23: 14:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

See page 55 for more information

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Hannibal Buress: Still Saying Stuff Live Nation

TPK

Brand new, razor sharp stand-up from 2011 Foster’s Newcomer nominee, star of The Secret Policeman’s Ball and 30 Rock writer, Hannibal Buress. ‘A must-see’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Worth getting excited about’ SSSS (Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Harriet Dyer (Plus the Odd Pal) – What a Palaver! Harriet Dyer

PN

Recently rejiggled tales of palaversome girth! Come along for fun and frolics with at least one special comedy guest each night! ‘She’s got funny bones!’ (Kevin Bridges). Stand-up

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX

Aug 2-26: 00:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Harri-Parris – The Leaving Do Mai oh Mai Productions

TFL

Anni’s leaving the farm for London and you’re invited to the party. There’ll be hilarious songs and stories, cake and agricultural show rosettes in this warm, witty comedy set in rural Wales. Musical theatre, Theatre

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 3-4: 18:40 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 5-14,16-26: 18:40 (1h5m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Heath Franklin’s Chopper in A Hard Bastard’s Guide to Life Heath Franklin’s Chopper / Underbelly Productions

TL

Australia’s Most Wanted comedian, Chopper, is headbutting his way back to Edinburgh. From the Olympics to anal bleaching to mangoes, nothing’s safe from the International Ambassador of Hard. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16: 20:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 1-3: 20:50 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19: 20:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Heavy Petting Heavy Petting

PM

Sketch show. You will laugh your socks off (bring spares) at our sketches, jokes and faces. An hour of relentless hilarity – your sides will ache, then split, then catastrophically and irreversibly rupture. Sorry about that. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE B 0131 524 1989 V151GE5 Aug 16-26: 23:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

1-27 AUG 8:15PM (NOT 8 & 14) PREVIEWS: 1, 2 & 3

PLEASANCE COURTYARD

Fridays & Sa turdays

www.RobDeering.com Facebook.com/RobDeering | Twitter @DeeringRob www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Gilded Balloon

TU

Songs about nature documentaries, pasty etiquette and the challenges of swimming in the sea, with extreme dance moves. They’ll have you dancing in the aisles to the directions of a sat-nav. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 00:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 00:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 00:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Helen Arney – Voice of an Angle MZA and HAP

TPL

Le Geek c’est chic...! Comedy songstress and Festival of the Spoken Nerd-ette returns to Fringe with her new show of science, songs and silliness. ‘Classy stuff’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS ‘Charming, witty... great one-liners’ (List). www.helenarney.com. Music, Science

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:15 (55m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 18:15 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:15 (55m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Helen Keen: Robot Woman of Tomorrow Avalon Promotions

TM

Creator and star of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science fuses stand-up, science fiction and shadow puppetry to transport you (at least an hour) into The Future... ‘Quirky, offbeat, original (Sunday Times). www.helenkeen.com. Stand-up, Sci-fi

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 15:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Helsinki

The Under Dogs

PM

Mad sketch including: an Australian soap where a false pregnancy and a Hadron Collider conflict with an important barbeque, a murder mystery on a sofa, and a 1940s’ love affair gone wrong due to a hefty sinus infection. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 3-8,10-15,17-22,24-26: 14:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hennessy & Friends: A History of Violence

Miranda Hennessy by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

TFL

Miranda Hennessy (E4’s PhoneShop, C4’s This Just In) performs her hilarious, surreal and often violent sketches with her ‘friends’, David Seymour (Law & Order) and Steven Shapland (Harry & Paul). Sketch show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 14:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 14:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Henning Wehn: Henning Knows Bestest IMWP and Henning Wehn

FM

There’s no shortcut to success, hard work will eventually pay off, life should mean life and scheduling the London Olympics to coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe is separatist nonsense. Deutschland über alles. Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 15-16,20: 21:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 21-23: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Henry Rollins

Regular Music and MZA

PL

New show from Black Flag frontman, author, actor, award winner and passionate stream-of-social-consciousness raconteur. Hard-hitting, side-splitting, always in your face. ‘Fabulous spoken word ... audience were in tears of laughter’ (Daily Record). ‘Compelling’ (List). ‘Sometimes truth hurts’ (H. Rollins). Sold-out 2008/10/11. www.henryrollins.com. Spoken word

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 8-10: 19:00 (1h30m) £15.00

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Heroes of Alternative Fringe Greatest Show On The Fringe...

TFPN

Pick of the Fringe. Genuine Alternative comedy legends alongside the most exciting Fringe freaks. Raw, exciting standup, variety, bizarre... Master of Chaos Bob Slayer hosts Phil Kay, Greatest-Show-on-Legs, Miss Behave etc. ‘The real Fringe’ (Metro). www.heroesof.com/fringe. Cabaret, Compilation

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V313GE5 XJul 31: 19:00 (3h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 2-21: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 27: 19:00 (3h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Hill and Weedon Hill and Weedon

PL

Are you a fan of musical comedy and/or sitting down? Then come and enjoy sitting down while Hill and Weedon rock the mic just hard enough! And who knows, maybe there will be free salmon or mints? Music

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-15,17-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Him and Me: Sketch Circus – Free Him and Me

PN

Sketches, music, videos, wigs, moobs, boobs, ladies’ clothing, inflatable genitalia, a guitar and a tambourine. Performed by the hit YouTube duo! ‘A more accessible Reeves and Mortimer...’ SSSS (Large Manchester).

needs

Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 2-25: 20:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The History Girls Present: A Summary of Things So Far The History Girls

TPK

Best Show Award nominees at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012, The History Girls stick a wig on history and laugh at its bits. ‘A sort of Bronté Python... ‘ (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show, Absurdist

hts 11 nigly n o ll out will s

e

“...Gobsmacked...blows the audience away” Edinburgh Spotlight

9.15pm 2nd - 12th Aug

Warning - contains actual wizards

www.thecolourham.com Box Office: 0131 5565375

See page 58 for more information

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 19:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Holly Burn: The H Club

Bombshell Productions Ltd.

TFPK

Holly’s selling her private members club for the life membership fee of £10,176.38. Buy it now. ‘Geordie powerhouse’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘The best of Edinburgh ... Uniquely bonkers, capturing the spirit of Fringe experimentalism’ (Independent). www.hollyburn.org.uk. Sketch show, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 16:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-9,13,15-16,20-23: 16:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Horne and Key and... Alex Horne and Tim Key

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Alex Horne (We Need Answers, The Horne Section) and Tim Key (scamp) interview some celebs and other types of people on chairs. With music, PowerPoint, dry ice and microphones. ‘Fine’ (Guardian). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 14: 19:30 (1h30m) £12.00 (£11.90 S)

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The Horne Section – Live at the Grand! Avalon Promotions

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The potent comedy cocktail returns to Edinburgh, bigger, bolder and ballsier than ever! Ringmaster Alex Horne mixes the UK’s greatest musicians with the world’s finest comedians to create the ultimate festival mélange. Comedy, Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 9,13-16,20-22: 23:15 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-12,17-19: 23:15 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Horse & Louis: The Curse of... Horse & Louis

TFM

Horse & Louis take on evil with the combined power of songs and gags in a spooky new escapade. Musical sketch japery. ‘Excellent’ SSSS (Comedy.co.uk). ‘Very silly’ (Chris Tarrant). Music, Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 12:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 12:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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How the World Wags Metal Monkey

FPK

The best thing to come out of Croydon since rioting. How not to hack a celebrity’s voicemail, the ultimate gathering of Scandinavian detectives, and many more... A plethora of sketches from three-time Empire 60s finalists. Sketch show, Satire

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4

Aug 16,22-23: 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 20-21: 22:00 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

Aug 17-19,24-26: 22:00 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50)

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The Human Condition – Free Cameron The Comedian Davis

PM

Humanity. Who is it? Where did it come from? Why does it make that awful noise while it’s eating? This show is an in-depth and correct analysis of man and all his follies. www.cameronthecomediandavis.com. Seminar, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 3-4: 13:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 13:00 (55m) (Free

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Non-ticketed)

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Humans v Nature: Engineering FTW Matt Parker and Timandra Harkness

The best of the BBC under one roof

TFPJ

Gadgets and old-school mechanics celebrating the triumph of technology over pesky nature: darkness, disease, gravity... ‘Thought provoking’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Exponentially funny’ (ThreeWeeks on Your Days Are Numbered, 2011). S upported by RAEng. Science, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 10:40 (50m) £8.00

Aug 8-9,13-14: 10:40 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 4-7,10-12: 10:40 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Open daily from 9am, FREE entry Free workshops and activities for all the family Live music and café-bar open late Highlights from the Olympics on the big screen Plus limited tickets available on-site every day

FREE tickets to live BBC shows

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Find us at Fringe Venue 25

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at the corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street

See the Venue Guide page 340 for more information

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The Humble Quest for Universal Genius Mark Allen

TM

The comedy quiz show that pits top stand-ups against each other for your amusement. Rounds include poetry, science, languages, wit, etiquette and hunting. Yes, hunting. ‘The b*st*rd child of QI and Shooting Stars’ (Chortle.co.uk). Game show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Aug 4,10: 23:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 5-9: 23:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Humour League Presents – Free The Humour League / Free Festival

PN

The Humour League Presents: Laughter, by a new force. The Humour League presents their hilarious debut show. A cocktail of comedic flavours and quirky new talents ready to serve and entertain! www.humourleague.co.uk. Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5

Aug 2-4: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Humphrey Ker is... Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! Feature Spot Productions Ltd

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Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2011 (Best Newcomer). The last chance to see this astonishing smash-hit show. Early booking recommended. SSSSS ‘A gag-a-line show from a star-in-the-making’ (Telegraph). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

Aug 7-9,13-14: 23:10 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 10-12: 23:10 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

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Hurt and Anderson: Scenes of a Vignette-ish Nature – Free

Hurt and Anderson / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

There’ll be musical vignettes! Theatrical vignettes! Vignettes that look like vignettes but are not actually vignettes! Some vignettes may even be funny! ... We’re going to stop saying vignette now. Vignette! www.freefestival.co.uk. Music, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-4: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-6,8-15,17-20,22-26: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Hyde and Lyons

Elf Lyons and Patch Hyde / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Elf Lyons is a badass erotic writer ‘too talented for someone barely twenty’ (One4Review.com). Patch Hyde is a hardcore fudge maker with a ‘powerful talent for finding the funny’ (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (FringeGuru.com). Stand-up, Absurdist

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA B 0131 226 0000 V307GC6

Aug 4-14,16-25: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments present:

★★★★★ CHORTLE ★★★★ THE TIMES ★★★★ SCOTSMAN ★★★★ METRO 1 - 27 August 10pm Pleasance Courtyard In association with

Pleasance Box Office: 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk www.latenightgimpfight.com

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Iain Stirling: Happy to Be the Clown? Avalon Promotions

TL

Hotly anticipated debut stand-up show from Edinburgh’s very own Iain Stirling. Bafta and Chortle Best Newcomer nominee. Russell Kane tour support. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3). ‘Exceptional talent’ (Herald). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 21:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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I Am Google

Craig Ricci Shaynak / Kingswell Productions

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Get search results from me in any language! Meet my exgirlfriend, Twitter, her new boyfriend, Facebook and our old pal, Yahoo. Bing is not invited. You must accept cookies! ‘A well-conceived delight.’ SSSS (FringeGuru.com). www.iamgoogle.co.uk. Interactive, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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I Am, I Am I Am, I Am

TFM

Two of Cambridge’s favourite Footlights storm the stage for an anarchic hour of late-night musical comedy. With the sharpest of wits and yards of comedic talent they are ‘a definite one to watch!’ (WhatsOnStage.com). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 23:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 23:15 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Ian D. Montfort – Unbelievable Tom Binns / EdCom Productions

TPK

Ian D Montfort B.Sc. (pseudo) will not only have jaw-dropping messages from beyond the grave but will use pseudoscientific methods too that prove ESP, homeopathy and past life regression aren’t rubbish. ‘Funny and baffling’ (Scotsman). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:35 (1h5m) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:35 (1h5m) £14.00 (£12.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 18:35 (1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Ian Fox – Shutter Monkey (The Comedy Show With Pictures) – Free Ian Fox in Association With the Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Forget typewriters. What would happen if you give an infinite number of monkeys a camera each? ‘A wonderfully entertaining hour’ SSSS (Comedy.co.uk). ‘Funny, fascinating and engaging’ (Copstick, Scotsman). Photography, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-3: 14:30 (55m) (Free Ticketed) Aug 4-26: 14:30 (55m) (Free Ticketed)

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Ian Shaw – A Bit of a Mouthful

Ian Shaw / The Stand Comedy Club / Lakin McCarthy

PN

Award-winning singer / pianist and cheeky raconteur’s show overflows with tales of grumpy midlife woe, salacious witty memoir, heart-stopping songs and rude sing-a-longs. Perfect end to a festival day! ‘Superb’ (Guardian). Cabaret, Music

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 21:00 (1h15m) £9.00

Aug 3-12,14-26: 22:35 (1h15m) £10.00

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Ian Smith and Tom Toal

Ian Smith and Tom Toal / PBH’s Free Fringe

AN

Ian Smith (beardy award winner, BBC2’s Popatron) and Tom Toal (the Double-T, runner-up, Loaded Laftas) are two of comedy’s most exciting young acts. Here they present a hilarious hour of free stand-up. SSSS (Scotsman, ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5

Aug 4-25: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Idiots of Ants ANThology Pleasance Theatre Trust

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The multi award winners return with a greatest hits compendium hatched from five years of sell-out shows. All your favourites are present for this ‘all killer, no filler’ hour of fastpaced sketch comedy. Book now! www.idiotsofants.com. Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 23: 22:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 24-25: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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The Imaginary Radio Programme: Drennon Davis Presented by The Pajama Men

The Intimate Strangers Intimate Strangers

TPU

Drennon Davis

From the silly to the surreal, feast on our tasty spread of comic delights ending in the spectacular Cult The Musical. There will be attempted dancing and up to one song. SSSS ‘Stark comic quality’ (RemoteGoat.co.uk).

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Innovative American comic combines live-looped songs, sketches, impressions, beatboxing and guests into a unique musical comedy experience.

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

Music

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 2-3: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-10,13,15-17,20-24: 15:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,11-12,18-19,25-26: 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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I’m High On Life: What Are You On?

Introducing Stu Introducing Will – Free

Bonnie Davies (Australia)

Stitches Comedy – Will Ainsworth and Stuart Hossack

TFL

PN

‘My upbringing was wonderful, but might not make sense to you...’ Trauma, addiction, love! Fringe World 2012 Best Local Comedy award-winner. ‘A rising talent ... one to keep watching’ (Sunday Times, Australia).

Stuart Hossack, SYTYF? finalist 2011, ‘sheer genius’ (Stage), introduces Will Ainsworth, 23/M/ Pembroke, ‘pathetic’ (Hossack).One is a multiple award-not-quite-winner, the other stinks of bleach and TCP and will make you physically sick. A cappella, Sci-fi

Stand-up, Storytelling

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 21:45 (55m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 21:45 (55m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14,20-21: 21:45 (55m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-26: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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I’m Not Crying in the Bathroom: I’m Crying in the Supply Closet

In Vino Veritas – Free

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The grapes of mirth are unleashed to tell unguarded truths. Indiscretions, slurps, consummations. Former Fringe favourite Regina returns to examine the way we live now. ‘A very talented performer’ (Chris Hislop, FringeReview.co.uk).

Robert Inston

LadyBusiness

APJ

Have you ever found yourself crying in a bathroom? We have. A sketch comedy show by women, but for everyone. Come laugh with us ... mostly at us. www.LadyBusinessSketch.com.

Drama, Satire

Music, Sketch show

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5

Aug 17-18,24-25: 22:05 (50m) £10.00

Aug 13-16,20-23: 22:05 (50m) £8.00

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 3: 14:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24,26: 14:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Iszi Lawrence’s Wotnot

The Improverts

Iszi Lawrence / The Stand Comedy Club

Edinburgh University Theatre Company

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Nerdy, wordy and purdy. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘She’s good. Really good’ (Oxford Mail). ‘In a bracket alongside Sarah Millican’ (Oxford Times). ‘Invites comparisons to Stewart Lee whilst being less of an acquired taste’ (SnipeLondon.com). www.iszi.com.

Lightning-fast wit from the long-running improvisational comedy troupe local to Edinburgh. The Improverts play shortform improvised comedy games based entirely on audience suggestions creating an entirely unique but consistently hilarious performance every night.

Stand-up, Solo show

Improv

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 3-4: 00:30 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00)

Aug 5-11,13-18,20-25: 00:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

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The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 2: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Itch: A Scratch Event

An Indie Boy’s Guide to Sex and Girls Marc Burrows / PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedians Theatre Company / Pleasance Theatre Trust

Star of The 90s in Half an Hour returns with a show about pretty girls, awkward boys, bad sex and Britpop. SSSSS ‘Festival highlight’ (RemoteGoat.co.uk). SSSS (TheNewKid.co.uk). Winner – Best Free Show, (DarkChat-edinburgh.tk).

Festival comedians perform their latest batch of brand new scripts – rehearsed and unrehearsed. Funny, moving... and sometimes entirely unpredictable! Itch performers include Hattie Hayridge, Fred Macaulay, Jo Caulfield, Jack Whitehall, Phil Nichol and Clovis van Darkhelm.

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Compilation, Theatre

Stand-up, Solo show

Chiquito • 31 Frederick Street, EH2 2ND B 0131 226 0000 V294GD4

Aug 4-25: 15:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 13: 19:00 (1h) £8.00

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Aug 14: 16:30 (1h) £8.00

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Inspired – Life 101

It’s Grimm Up North

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TFPM

Dan Willis

Awake the laughter within, feel inspired without the seminar or sales pitch. Dan Willis brings straightforward feel-good comedy show to the Fringe. ‘A wonderful hour’ (Chortle.co.uk) ‘The best free show’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 18:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 3-12,14-26: 13:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Hardbody Productions

Unique ... a Fringe first ... animated comedy. Once upon a time there were only stand-ups and sketch shows ... but now we present cartoon humour and parody, inspired by fairytales and films. You’ll laugh happily ever after. theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6 XAug 3-4: 15:10 (50m) £5.00 XAug 3-4: 22:10 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-8,20-22: 15:10 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 6-8,12-15,19-22: 22:10 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-11,23-25: 15:10 (50m) £8.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 22:10 (50m) £8.00 (£5.00)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

It’s Not Us, It’s You – Free Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Frolics and b*ll*cks from Larry Dean, James Alderson and friends. A lot of laughs, veiled in a desperate attempt to be accepted as normal. They aren’t. Surely it’s not their fault though? Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ivo Graham and Liam Williams Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL

Ivo Graham (So You Think You’re Funny? winner, 2009) and Liam Williams (SYTYF? runner up, 2010) do stand-up. A near hour of gags, stories and neurotic trifling. ‘Exquisite’ (Time Out). ‘Remarkable’ (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 4-12,14-26: 12:00 (59m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack and Nikki: Killing Machines Tea Fuelled / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Jack Heal (Chortle Student Comedian 2008) and Nikki Blemings (a girl) request the pleasure of your company at their business seminar on contract killing. Bring cash for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Goggles optional. Sketch show, Theatre

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-14: 12:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack Barry and Patrick Turpin: Your New Mild Friends

See pages 174 and 165 for more information

Barry / Turpin / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Jack Barry and Patrick Turpin mount the tired old horse that is stand-up comedy. They’re riding bareback, so you’d be silly to miss it. ‘Instantly likeable ... surreal and hilarious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Contemporary

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Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jack Jerome’s Journey of Life Actually Rather Good Ltd

TPN

Now what I’m about to say may shock you... I am an actual believer in life! Join Jack Jerome in his best show yet! This inspirational piece will very probably change your life... forever! Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 14:20 (50m) £5.00 Aug 4-13,15-26: 14:20 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Jackson Voorhaar’s One True Love(s) – Free Jackson Voorhaar / Free Festival

PM

Jackson brings his self-deprecating style to his loves (beer, metal, sex) and loathes (babies, yoga, Australia). ‘The b*st*rd offspring of Eddie Izzard and Noel Fielding’ (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-12,14-26: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

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James Acaster – Prompt Phil McIntyre Management

TPL

James Acaster returns to Edinburgh with a show full of comedy. ‘Blisteringly funny and highly original’ (List). Seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, Show and Tell, Dave’s One Night Stand and Live at The Comedy Store. Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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James and Amy: Dysfunctional Legends James Loveridge and Amy Howerska

PN

One a cheeky Essex chappy and the other a liberal feminist lush. These two young comics, although poles apart, are identical in their inability to succeed in life and love. Come and laugh at them! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 3-11,13-25: 22:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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James Christopher: Bring Me the Head of Russell Kane – Free YorkshireComedy.com / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Combining the titles of the two previous Edinburgh Comedy Awards winners, to create something considerably less successful. But still very funny. He’s willing to stake £295.20 on it. @jcbeermat. Stand-up, Solo show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 62 for more information

James Dowdeswell: Urban Wurzel James Dowdeswell

TK

Get lush tales of chickens, marzipan and rap from ‘a real master of the comedian’s craft’ (Chortle.co.uk). From Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Ricky Gervais’ Extras (BBC), Celebrity Deal or No deal (C4) and Radio 4. Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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James Redmond and Ellie Taylor – Free Festival James Redmond and Ellie Taylor

PM

James Redmond (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC2, Casualty, BBC1) and Ellie Taylor (host of Snog, Marry, Avoid, BBC3, 8 Out of 10 Cats, C4) join forces for some funnies over lunch break. www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-5: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-12,14-26: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jamie Demetriou’s People Day (and Special Guests) Jamie Demetriou / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Character comedy from the character comedian who dares to say what everybody’s thinking/saying. And some lovely guests. ‘The absolute highlight in a show full of highlights’ SSSSS (Skinny). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (FreshAir.org.uk). @mcmetriou. Solo show

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B 0131 226 0000 V63GF4 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-25: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 47 for more information 100

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Comedy

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Japanese TerminatoL

Jeff Leach: Boyfriend Experience

PN

TPN

Japanese TerminatoL is a hilarious show featuring parody movie trailers, audience interactive orchestras, and Japanese Don Quixote slapstick. ‘The rare performance where the comedian can say anything and have the audience rolling in the aisles’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

The UK’s fearless new face of stand-up has had a busy year. He became a prostitute (Male Hookers Uncovered, Current TV), explored his sex addiction (Confessions of a Sex Addict, BBC3) and searched for true love. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Live Nation and MHA

Hiroshi Shimizu

Comedy, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6

Aug 2-14,16-26: 23:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Jarlath Regan: The Audacity of Hope and the Inspirational Stupidity of Perseverance

Jem Brookes: Thumbs Up – Free

Jem Brookes / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Jarlath Regan / The Assembly Rooms

Come and give a thumbs up, in a show full of silly gags. All with thumbs welcome, especially those pointing the correct way up. ‘A sharp and funny comedian with a keen eye’ (Skinny). www.freefestival.co.uk.

PL

Free-wheeling, uplifting, jokes and stories about being silly in the face of adversity from the award-winning author and guy off the telly. SSSSS (Independent). ‘Comedy genius’ (Irish Times).

Modern, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX

Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 1: 17:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jarred Christmas: Let’s Go MoFo

Jen Brister – Now and Then

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

Everything Productions

TM

TFN

Electric, arse-kicking comedy. Seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Buzzcocks, and Dave’s One Night Stand. (He’s the guy with sideburns and glasses.) ‘One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone’ (Time Out). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 21:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

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Jason Byrne: People’s Puppeteer

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

Jen’s cup is half empty, will she ever fill it? A splendid hour of laughing ‘til your face hurts. SSSS (List). ‘Hilarious... This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen’ SSSSS (Scotsgay). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:35 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:35 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Jennifer Carnovale – Scraping the Barrel – Free

TPM

Jason Byrne is back with a brand new show where he effortlessly conjures up a night of hilarity. Featuring new stories, props and of course, the star of every show, The Audience. ‘A Comedy God’ (Mirror.co.uk).

Jen’s Food Money

PM

It’s stand-up with characters – you must see this! ‘Shambolic charm’ (Scotsman). ‘Highly entertaining’ (Pun).’Top 10 Next Big Things in Comedy 2011’ (Sydney Morning Herald, Age). Awarded Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival 2010.

Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 XAug 1-2: 21:20 (1h) £10.00

Aug 6-8: 21:20 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 10-12: 21:20 (1h) £19.50 (£18.50)

Aug 3-5: 21:20 (1h) £19.50 (£18.50) Aug 9: 21:20 (1h) £19.00 (£18.00)

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Jayde Adams is Master of None

Aug 3-26: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

Aug 2-3,5-10,12-17,19-24,26: 17:30 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jayde Adams

FAPN

Multi-faceted eccentric comedian Jayde Adams is ‘very funny ... highly accomplished’(Herald Sun, Melbourne Comedy Festival). ‘Barnstorming’ (Londonist.com). Her frenetic cabaret showcases her many talents as she skilfully shifts between opera, dance and stand-up. Cabaret

Jenny Fawcett

Live Nation and MHA

TPM

I’m doing a show at the Pleasance Cellar. Please come along and see it. SSSS (List). SSSS (Telegraph). ‘Bliss’ (Independent). Solo show

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 13-17,19-24: 21:50 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Jay Foreman’s Mixtape

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 12:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 12:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Ditto Productions

FK

Fresh from supporting Dave Gorman’s UK tour, Jay combines the best of his sell-out Edinburgh shows and some exciting new bits in an irresistible hour of multi award-winning musical comedy. ‘Sharp, sophisticated ... classy and funny’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). Music, Stand-up

B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG

Aug 19,24-26: 13:25 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 20-23: 13:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Jerry Bucham: Freelance Activist

Rob Gilroy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

APN

Star of BBC’s Jesting About and the Laughing Horse New Act Competition, misguided protest singer Jerry Bucham is aiming to save the world – one song at a time. ‘Really funny ... excellent’ (Josie Long). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-11,13-15,17-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jerry Sadowitz: Adults Only

Jerry Sadowitz / The Assembly Rooms

PN

Very funny. Deeply offensive. And he hates your guts. What more do you want? ‘Often shocking, stand-up comedy’s only genius ... compelling, hilarious, unpredictable and unmissable ... the funniest comedian in the country’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 Aug 17-18: 22:25 (1h) £17.50

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presents

Jerry Sadowitz: Card Tricks and Close Up Magic

The CompleTely ImprovIsed Full Band musICal! A roller coaster ride of spontaneously choreographed dance numbers, rhyming verses and witty, jaw-dropping comedy.

HHHHH

Jerry Sadowitz / The Assembly Rooms

PM

A rare chance to see amazing sleight of hand from one of the world’s top close up magicians. ‘Genius ... astounds, appals and amuses in equal measure’ (Times). Not for children! Magic, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4

Aug 14-18: 12:30 (1h) £15.50

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‘An entertainment phenomenon’

Jessica Fostekew: Brave New Word

Scotsman

CKP

TFPL Gag-suffused show about etymology, brave words, new words and brave new words. Not just for nerds. ‘All about the jokes, winning delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Sharp wit’ (List). ‘Tremendous charm’ (Scotsman). ‘Original, elegant and funny’ (FringeReport. com). www.jessicafostekew.com.

George Square One 1-27 Aug 19:30 (20:30)

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Jessica Pidsley’s I Can Make You Thin(k)

Assembly Hall

Jessica Pidsley

Comedy:

TFL

Aug 3-4, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 23:59 (01:00)

98% of people aren’t happy with their bodies. Jessica Pidsley is 98% convinced you need to see this show. Her unique self-help stand-up can’t change your body, but might just change your mind.

Teatro Spiegeltent

Multimedia, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 13:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 13:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Daytime: Aug 3-26 (not 6, 13 or 20) 14:15 (15:30)

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Variety: Aug 2-5, 9-12, 16, 18-19, 23-26 23:59 (01:00)

Jessie Cave: Bookworm Live Nation

TPU

Welcome to Book Club. Twins, beavers, female elephants, sounds, a lion. They all feature heavily. Your host Jessie Cave managed to bamboozle her way into Harry Potter and promises a magical journey via the medium of books. Solo show

One half of the Umbilical Brothers, physical comedy legend Shane Dundas leaps into the unknown in his new solo show.

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 14:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jigsaw: Gettin’ Jiggy Avalon Promotions

TL George Square Two 1-27 Aug (not 13) 22:10 (23:10)

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‘A super group’ (Fest) – Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema, meteoric stars of BBC3’s Live At The Electric and Radio 4’s Sketchorama, return after last year’s sell-out debut smash. ‘Makes the Fast Show look languid’ (Guardian). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Jim Campbell: Nine-Year-Old Man Ditto Productions

TFK

Can you become a functioning adult without growing up? In this highly anticipated debut Jim attempts to become a real person. So You Think You’re Funny? / Amused Moose Finalist ‘09. ‘Exquisite ... beautifully phrased jokes’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jimeoin – What?!

MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

TPK

Hilarious world-class stand-up from star of Live at Apollo, Royal Variety Performance and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. ‘Classic nonsense ... stand-up comedy at its best.’ (Scotsman). ‘Sublime quality ... Masterclass in delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Inspired ... quiet genius!’ (Independent). ‘Awesome!’ (List) www.jimeoin.com Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 XAug 2: 18:00 (1h) £8.50 Aug 3,5: 18:00 (1h) £11.50 Aug 4,8-9,13-16,20: 18:00 (1h) £13.50 (£11.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,25-26: 18:00 (1h) £15.50 (£13.00)

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Jimeoin – What?! – Extra Shows! MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

PL

Yet more hilarious world-class stand-up from star of Live at Apollo, Royal Variety Performance and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. ‘Classic nonsense ... Stand-up comedy at its best.’ (Scotsman). ‘Masterclass in delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Inspired’ (Independent). ‘Awesome!’ (List). www.jimeoin.com. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2

See page 56 for more information

Aug 21,23: 20:00 (1h) £13.50 (£11.50)

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‘Best show I’ve seen in years’ ‘Hilarious from beginning to end’

Jimeoin – What?! (Whatever...) MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 audience reviews

PL

Late night hilarious world-class stand-up from star of Live at Apollo, Royal Variety Performance and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. ‘Classic nonsense... stand-up comedy at its best.’ (Scotsman). ‘Masterclass in delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Inspired’ (Independent). ‘Awesome!’ (List). www.jimeoin.com. Stand-up

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4

Aug 24: 22:25 (1h) £15.50 (£13.00)

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Jo in Te d, d D ou ga l an y th e C ra gg ! Is la nd ga ng

Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional Get Comedy

TPM

Hailed by critics and adored by his legions of fans, Jefferies’ glorious roasting of society’s most sacred cows has made him a headlining sensation worldwide. ‘Better than Jesus’ (Scotsman). ‘Britain’s most offensive stand-up comedian’ (Q). Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4,6-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 21:00 (1h) £17.50 (£16.00) Aug 5,8-9,14-16,20-22: 21:00 (1h) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order Chambers Management

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Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Packed with one-liners, stories and jokes – some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Leave your conscience at home and come on out for a laugh. Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 16-18,23-25: 21:20 (1h15m) £18.50

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4* Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Book now: 0131 226 0000 • www.edfringe.com Lunch shows 12.30pm • £39

2-course meal & interactive show Sat 4, 11 & 25 August

Dinner shows 7.30pm • £46

3-course meal & interactive show Fri/Sat 3/4, 10/11 & 24/25 August

Ted & Co is a parody tribute act, the performers are impersonators only, all script material is original and written by Michael Wilson-Green, Laughlines Ltd. There is no association between Laughlines Ltd and Hat Trick Productions / Channel 4. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult. Contains adult humour.

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Jim Smallman: Let’s Be Friends

S OW Y SH L 2 ON

a REGULAR MUSIC presentation in association with WME

Best Medicine Management

TPM

Award-winning comedian Jim Smallman (BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk) has dedicated his life to work, losing friends along the way. Now he wants new ones, and he’s looking at you. SSSSS (NewCurrent.com). ‘Wonderfully gritty’ (Guardian).

THE UNSPEAKABLE

Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 16:30 (1h) £5.00

Aug 3-13,15-26: 16:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

QUEEN’S HALL

FRI 3 AUG & SUN 26 AUG

0131 668 2019

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Jim Smallman’s Group Therapy Best Medicine Management

9:45PM

TN

Everyone’s got problems. Have yours solved by a group of entirely unqualified stand-up comics, corralled by tattooed idiot Jim Smallman. ‘Silver-tongued banter likely to charm most audiences’ (Chortle.co.uk). Improv, True-life

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 13:00 (1h) £3.00

Aug 4-13,15-26: 13:00 (1h) £5.00

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Jo Caulfield – Thinking Bad Thoughts Jo Caulfield / The Stand Comedy Club

“Hugely entertaining” The Guardian “To put on a show like this takes balls.” The Independent 2 SOLD OUT RUNS – SOHO THEATRE, LONDON (2011/12)

PM

Award-winning comedian asks: Why are drunken girlfriends so much fun? Who watches hotel pornography? What constitutes an airtight alibi? Is friendliness overrated? ‘Feisty, funny and wonderfully bitchy’ (Observer). ‘Stand-up comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 20:15 (1h) £7.00

Aug 3-12,14-26: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Jocks and Geordies Dan Willis and Obie

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The finest Geordie and Scottish comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle’s Dan Willis and ‘Uber-Jock’ Obie. The finest comedy for free! ‘Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ SSSS(ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6

Aug 3-26: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jody Kamali: Dirty Filthy Rich – Free Jody Kamali / Free Festival

PN

Do you wanna be rich? A silly, interactive, multi-character show that aims to get you filthy rich and spiritually enlightened. ‘A beautiful mickey take of this genre’ (One4Review.com). ‘Hilariously funny’ (Venue). www.jodykamali.com. Comedy, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 2-12,14-26: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Joel Dommett – Nunchuck Silver Medallist 2002

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

TPL

Joel Dommett – MTV News, Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) – returns to Edinburgh with his hotly anticipated new show. Do you have what it takes to be a nunchuck silver medallist? Joel did. ‘Hilarious’ (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) See page 53 for more information 104

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Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot Chambers Management

TPL

Highly anticipated debut from ‘One of the strongest emerging comedy talents we’ve seen in a long time’ (Time Out). BBC New Comedy Award finalist 2011, Chortle Best Newcomer 2010. ‘Entertainingly mischievous ... intensely charming’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Joe Munrow: One Big Joke – Free Joe Munrow / Free Festival

PN

South London’s Socrates, Joe Munrow, takes you on a hilariously surreal journey as the comedian searches for the meaning of life. ‘A vivacious performer with an infectious vigour and easy charm’ (Chortle.co.uk). www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 XAug 2-4: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Amnesty International presents…

Stand Up For Freedom on 15 August No Pressure To Be Funny on 18 August A cornucopia of comedy from the producers of the legendary Secret Policeman’s Ball

Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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John Hastings: UnRelentless John Hastings

PJ

John Hastings: UnRelentless is a new hour of bizarre, hilarious anecdotes and jokes from award-winning Canadian comedian John Hastings, who has both argued with an 8-year-old and been yelled at by a drug dealer.

“I joined Amnesty International because they had a special offer; buy one, set one free” - Gary Delaney www.amnesty.org.uk/Edfest

@amnestyuk

Solo show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 2-26: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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John Robertson – The Dark Room – Free John Robertson / PIAS / It’s The Comedy You Deserve

PJ

Trapped in a dark room, you must escape. An unscripted, unhinged and live ‘choose your own adventure’, as seen on YouTube, in Variety magazine and all your best nightmares. ‘A revelation!’ (Scotsman).

DIANE SPENCER

Improv, Interactive

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5 Aug 3-27: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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John Robertson: The Old Whore The Fear Corporation

TFJ

In 1950, John Robertson slept with Queen Elizabeth II. He is not sorry. Can a man sow his seed in the ashes of a dynasty? ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (Comedy.co.uk). SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Storytelling, True-life

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 2-26: 22:15 (1h) £5.00

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John Robins: Incredible Scenes! John Robins

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

SUNDAY EXPRESS

SCOTSGAY

THE SCOTSMAN

TAPM

BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

Fresh from Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) ‘Comedy’s best kept secret’ (Skinny) recounts childhood innocence and adult shenanigans. ‘One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen’ (Telegraph). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Fest). SSSS (List). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 19:20 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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John Scott – Totally Fed Up

John Scott / The Stand Comedy Club

TPN

In 2010 the government issued a questionnaire to measure how happy we were. I mean ... really? F*ck right off! ‘A stand out, stand-up ... hilarious’ (RipItUp.com, Adelaide 2012). ‘Nothing missed the mark ... superb’ (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 18:55 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The Joke Circus – Free Funny Boilers

PN

Round up, round up for free stand-up of the likes you’ve never seen! Be amazed by one-liners, witness incredible feats of storytelling and experience death-defying self-deprecation. (Disclaimer: Not a real circus in any way). Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B0131 226 0000 V357GE5 Aug 4-11: 13:45 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Jonny & the Baptists Jonny & the Baptists

TFPL

The world’s first comedy-blues band bring their acclaimed mix of surreal, satirical and occasionally sexy songs to Edinburgh. On frontman Jonny Donahoe (Roaring Boys) – SSSSS ‘Hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘Laugh-a-minute’ (Sun), ‘Spot-on musical satire’ (Scotland on Sunday). www.jonnyandthebaptists. co.uk. Blues, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 21:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Josh Richards: Keith Looks Back in Anger – Free Josh Richards

PN

Ever watched a man-sized ginger koala scream about making napalm, playing ukulele? Meet Keith the Anger Management Koala. ‘Keith gave me chlamydia, but his double-koala-willy was worth it’ (Innocent Bystander). www.themightyginge.com. Absurdist, Solo show

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5 Aug 2-26: 13:45 (50m) (Free Ticketed)

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Josh Widdicombe: The Further Adventures of... Off The Kerb Productions

TL

Hotly-anticipated follow up to last year’s Foster’s Newcomer nomination, Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for The Week. ‘One of the most hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year.’ (Scotsman). www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-22: 19:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Josie Long and Sam Schäfer’s Awkward Romance

Josie Long and Sam Schäfer / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Edinburgh award nominated Josie Long is joined by brilliant newcomer Sam Schäfer to share tales of loves lost, loves won and loves made-up. If you don’t come we’ll wreck your knees. Stand-up

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA B 0131 226 0000 V307GC6 Aug 13-17: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Josie Long: Romance and Adventure Just the Tonic

TPL

This is my sixth show. Just writing the title is making me excited. Come, it’ll be silly, fun and I’ll try to swear less this time. Twice Foster’s Comedy Award nominee. Best Newcomer Award winner. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £7.50 Aug 4-5,10-12,17,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 18:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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The Joy of Sketch

Pleasance Theatre Trust and Time Out Live

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The crème de la crème of sketch comedy acts are coming together for a one-off sketch comedy extravaganza. Past lineups include – Idiots of Ants, The Penny Dreadfuls, Pajama Men, Pappy’s and Will and Greg. Compilation, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 10,17: 22:30 (1h20m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Joz Norris is Matt Fisher: Überperson – Free

Joz Norris / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Deluded aspiring rock star comedian Matt Fisher, alter ego of acclaimed comic Norris, brings to Edinburgh what he plans to be the ultimate one-man show. Dance. Song. Comedy. Flirtation. Boasting. www.joznorris.webs.com. Rock, Clown

B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA

Aug 3-12: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 88 for more information

Julie Jepson – Personal Triumph Julie Jepson

PN

‘Intelligent stand-up that is instantly engaging. Truly fabulous’ (BBC, Funny Women review). ‘Exceptional’ SSSSS (Latest 7) . ‘A rising star. Julie’s animated, watchable, likeable and very funny. See her now!’ (Chris Holliday, BBC Radio Manchester).www.juliejepson.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-6,8-12: 00:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Juliet Meyers: Raised By Fridge Magnets

Juliet Meyers / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

Like her favourite flour, Juliet is self-raised, but is she equipped for life’s dramas? ‘Devilish’ (Scotsman). ‘A laugh-out-loud show that resonates’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Smart and very funny’ (Sarah Millican). Twitter: @julietmeyers. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ

B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 13:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 12:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Just the Tonic Comedy Club’s Midnight Show Just the Tonic

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‘Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country’ (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and muck about and make you laugh at midnight. It’s only a tenner! Compilation, Stand-up

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 00:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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, HEATH FRANKLIN S

Kaput

Strut & Fret and Tom Flanagan

TU

CHOPPER , AUSTRALIA S FUNNIEST COMEDY CHARACTER”

★★★★★ SUNDAY MAIL AS SEEN ON

A hilariously funny mix of chaos, comedy and acrobatics for all ages! Tom Flanagan, the larger-than-life, energetic star of Tom Tom Crew and Circus Oz presents ‘elegant buffoonery at its finest’ (ThreeWeeks) in a beautifully poignant silent movieesque debacle. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:05 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 15:05 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:05 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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THE RONNIE JOHNS HALF HOUR

Karma Comedian – Stella Graham – Free

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Stella Graham / Free Festival

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British comedian Stella Graham unravels hilarious tales of good and bad karma with side-splitting one liners you’ll quote to friends. ‘Terrifically funny’ (TVNZ.co.nz). If you attend, good things will come your way. www.freefestival.co.uk, www.stellagraham.com.

GUIDE TO

LIFE (OR HOW TO BE LESS

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-15,17-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Katherine Ryan: Nature’s Candy Live Nation & MHA

TPM

Star of Channel 4’s Campus, seen on BBC2’s Episodes. This award-winning comedian proves the things in life that make us bitter can actually be hilariously delicious. ‘Striking presence ... killer lines ... calm confidence’ (Scotsman).

more info: www.laughingstock.com.au

Stand-up

0844 545 8252 8.50PM (9.50PM) underbelly.co.uk

3-19 AUGUST 2012 See page 91 for more information

Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Kelly Kingham: Goody Two-Shoes – Free Tank Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe

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It isn’t easy being perfect but you could make a bit of an effort. Let Kelly show you how to become extremely great. And humble. ‘Deliciously dark – had people crying with laughter’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

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The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG

Aug 4-25: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kemsley and Callaghan: Keeping Their Cool

Harriet Kemsley and Sarah Callaghan

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Funny’s Funny winner Harriet Kemsley is trying to find her cool, whilst Funny Women finalist Sarah Callaghan is rapidly losing hers. It’s free, so you might as well come and find yours, innit. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kerry Gilbert Triumphs Kerry Gilbert

TFPL

Comedian Kerry Gilbert (Jimmy Carr: Stand Up) will make you feel like a winner. Featuring multi-character stand-up, domestic surrealism, life-affirming acts of silliness and heart. ‘Colourful, compelling ... very funny ... highly innovative.’ SSSS (Scotsman). www.kerrygilbert.co.uk/triumphs. Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 18:40 (55m) £5.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:40 (55m) £8.50 (£6.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:40 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) See page 49 for more information 108

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Kevin Dewsbury: In...Sane – Free

Kevin Dewsbury / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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An autobiographical stand-up show about a nervous breakdown and a journey towards recovery. He’s alright now, probably. ‘A funny story that’s worth telling. A cleverly-structured tale, amazing, redemptive and powerful’ (FringeGuru.com). www.freefestival.co.uk @ComedyKevioni. Stand-up, Solo show

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Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP

Aug 13-26: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kevin Shepherd: Thus Spoke Kev – Free Kevin Shepherd / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Kevin recently discovered Nietzsche. Join him as he explains why he believes Nietzsche was actually a comedian stuck in a philosopher’s body and how Nietzsche’s words and random Wikipedia aphorisms helped him rediscover himself. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 XAug 2: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 3-26: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kevin Tomlinson: Crazy Little Thing Called Love! Kepow Theatre Company

TFAM

A comic look at love. In all its many forms! Romantic. Platonic. The love of a hobby, pet, money or God. You name it, this show explores it! ‘Hilarious, heartwarming comedy!’ (Evening Standard). Improv, Theatre

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2,4: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6,8,16,20,22: 15:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10,12,18,24,26: 15:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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See page 64 for more information

Kevin Tomlinson: Seven Ages! Kepow Theatre Company

TFU

A comic look at the seven stages of life! A truly life-affirming show that will make you laugh until you cry! ‘Tomlinson creates magical comedy theatre!’ (Evening Standard). ‘Wonderfully hilarious!’ (Paramount Comedy Channel). Improv, Theatre

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 3: 15:20 (1h) £5.00

Aug 5,11,17,19,25: 15:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 7,9,13,15,21,23: 15:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Kev Orkian in Concert – The World’s Favourite Foreigner Kev Orkian

FAU

An hysterical concoction of tear-jerking comedy and phenomenal piano playing makes Kev Orkian the world’s leading comic pianist and he’s back for a limited Edinburgh run this year. Stand-up

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6

Aug 13-25: 20:10 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Kids We Used To Be – Free Laughing Horse Free Festival

APL

Come and join four rising stars of the Scottish circuit for an hour of carefree laughter as they say goodbye to their childhood and dread their inevitable transition to adulthood. Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 2-14: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kieran and Joe: Friends of Steel Kieran and Joe

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Double act Kieran and Joe lead a crash course in extreme friendship training. ‘A relentlessly hilarious show, craftsmanlike in concept, writing and delivery’ SSSSS (Telegraph). ‘Hilarity’ SSSS (Metro) . ‘Very funny, very silly’ (Evening Standard). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 2-3: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 15:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Kieran Hodgson: Supervillain

Kieran Hodgson / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Brand new character comedy about crime, punishment and regional vigilantes. Starring Kieran Hodgson, of Fringe favourites Kieran and The Joes. ‘Relentlessly hilarious’ SSSSS (Daily Telegraph). ‘Intelligently written and skilfully acted’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Hilarity … delightfully misguided’ SSSS (Metro). The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5

Aug 4-25: 13:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Kierkegaard Comedy Show Claus Damgaard

FPL

A Soren Kierkegaard comedy show? Yes! Well, it is Kierkegaard. Of course it’s a deadly-serious comedy show! About how Kierkegaard’s contradictory ideas can enrich us today ... in love, sex and romantic relationships. www.eitherOR.dk. International, Solo show

Danish Institute • 3 Doune Terrace, EH3 6DY B 0131 226 0000 V64GC2 Aug 8-19: 16:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Kumail Nanjiani

Assembly and Marshall Cordell

See page 91 for more information

TM

Fave of New York’s alternative comedy scene makes his Edinburgh debut. ‘Stand-up fans should remember the name Kumail Nanjiani, as you’ll be hearing a lot more of it in the future’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 20:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

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Künt and the Gang – Free

Künt and the Gang / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Award-winning* wrong’uns Künt and the Gang return with an hour of their usual lowbrow comedy songs, and some new ones. ‘Life-affirmingly puerile’ (Charlie Brooker, Guardian). www.kuntandthegang.co.uk. *Not an award for being funny or good. Music, True-life

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 3-4,6-10,12-26: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Künt’s on Daytime TV – Free

Künt and the Gang / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Künt and the Gang take you on a f*cked-up journey through their daytime viewing schedule and call Noel Edmonds a c*nt. Libellous stories, songs and rhymes, and that picture of Lorraine Kelly’s minge. www.kuntandthegang.co.uk. Multimedia, True-life

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 3-4,6-10,12-26: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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KWAT: Greetings from KWAT

by arrangement with Craig Latto at Debi Allen Associates presents

KWAT

“Frighteningly talented”

“So funny it’s almost painful to watch him perform”

TFPM

 CHORTLE

 METRO

Welcome to the Democratic Republic of KWAT. Left off the world atlas after missing the application deadline. Journey with us as we explore the dirty under-carriage of our suburban dystopia. A sketch comedy act.

 LIST

“Scotland’s next comedy superstar”

Chortle Award Winner

DAILY RECORD

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,9-12,16-19,23-26: 22:15 (1h) £10.00

Aug 6-8,13,15,20-22: 22:15 (1h) £8.00

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Ladies and Gentlemen – Free

Ladies and Gentlemen / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PJ

DES CLARKE FINAL DESTINATION

Four skilled improvisers have gone against their training and written stuff down. Not just any stuff, sketch stuff. See imaginative and unusual sketches both sophisticated and silly. Two ladies, two gentlemen, one sketch group. www.freefestival.co.uk. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 2-4: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-26: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ladies Live Longer: Ladylike Ladies Live Longer

TFPL

AUGUST 1-27 Previews Aug 1, 2 & 3 · Not Aug 8 & 14 @des_clarke

www.desclarke.com

8PM

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com

See page 68 for more information

Shortlisted for Laughing Horse New Act Comp 2012, Funny Women Variety winners 2011. You’ll love them – however they’re likely to offend the person sitting next to you! Warning: this comedy includes female, musical and sketch. www.ladieslivelonger.com. Cabaret, Sketch show

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5

Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 15:30 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 15:30 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-14,20-21: 15:30 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50)

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Ladystache Ladystache

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Ladystache are a riotous sketch comedy duo who hail from Canada. Their energetic, absurdist humour brings a level of imagination that’s uniquely original. You can expect puppets, impressions, singing and yes, moustaches. Their sketches twist, turn, offend and delight. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5

Aug 15-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lara A King – People Pleaser Lara A King

TPU

Sharp humour, uplifting melodies, lyrical wordsmithery, clever silliness. Award-winning comedienne Lara A King will make you laugh until wee comes out. She has to. It’s comedy. She’s a People Pleaser. ‘Feckin’ brilliant’ (Dillie Keane). www.laraking.co.uk. Music, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 6-7,18-26: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Late Night Gimp Fight

Phil McIntyre Management

TPM

The country’s most exciting sketch group is back with their biggest, boldest and best show yet. ‘A gloriously funny spunkstorm of bad taste’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Quite brilliant’ (Times). Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominees. Total sell-out 2010, 2011. www.latenightgimpfight.com. Multimedia, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 22:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) See page 55 for more information

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Late Night Laughs

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

TPM

Rising stars of comedy, Angela Barnes, Patrick Morris, Romesh Ranganathan, Matt Richardson, Ellie Taylor, Paul Sweeney join forces. Acts seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4).

Ticket Collection Points There are three central Edinburgh locations where you can pick up all of your Fringe tickets and NEW for 2012 a Glasgow Box Office for ticket purchase and collection. The Fringe Box Office 180 High Street, EH1 1QS 31 May 12:00 – 18:00 01 – 03 June 10:00 – 18:00 04 June – 14 July 12:00 – 15:00 (Monday-Saturday) Sunday 15 July Closed 16 – 29 July 10:00 – 18:00 (Daily) 30 July – 27 August 09:00 – 21:00 (Daily) The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD 31 May 12:00 – 17:30 01 June – 31 July 09:30 – 17:30 (Monday-Saturday) 01 – 27 August 09:30 – 21:00 (Monday-Saturday) 10:00 – 21:00 (Sunday)

Compilation, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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The Late Night Shack Show The Shack Comedy Club

TFPN

A veritable feast of comics from around the world. Different line-up every night. Come and share the delights of witnessing quality stand-up in a proper comedy club. Listings revealed daily through twitter @theshackedinbur. Compilation

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B 0131 226 0000 V324GD3 Aug 1-2: 22:00 (2h) £5.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:00 (2h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 5-9,12,14-16,19-23: 22:00 (2h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Late ‘n’ Live

Gilded Balloon

TAN

The first and the best of late-night shows on the Fringe presents its 26th year of unadulterated comedy mayhem. Expect the unexpected and enjoy live music from our fabulous house bands. Now a BBC1 Scotland TV series! Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3: 01:00 (4h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 01:00 (4h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 01:00 (4h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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The Late Show

Underbelly Productions / Neil Masters

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Underbelly’s very own late-night stand-up show, now in its 11th year, is moving to Bristo Square. Previous acts include McIntyre, Bailey, Noble, Howard, Byrne (both), O’Briain, Flight of the Conchords and many more. Full line-ups at www.underbelly.co.uk.

Virgin Money Half Price Hut Mound Precinct 08 – 27 August (Daily) 10:00 – 21:00

Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5

Glasgow Box Office ScotRail’s Queen Street Station, main concourse underneath departure boards next to left luggage 27 July – 27 August 08:00 – 20:00 (Daily)

For all ticket collections please bring the debit/credit card that was used to buy the tickets and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your show.

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Aug 3,5,9,12,16,19,23,26: 00:15 (2h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 00:15 (2h) £14.50 (£13.50)

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Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

A selection of the best in new comedy at the Fringe, alongside some top headliners picked from Fringe shows, national competitions and around the world. And it’s free! Three times a night! Line-ups – www.freefestival.co.uk. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

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Aug 2-26: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 2-26: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse Free Festival

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The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe. Different line-ups at every show. Three shows daily! The best way to see great Fringe comedy and it’s free! Sell-out 20042011. www.freefestival.co.uk. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 2-26: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 2-26: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 2-26: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse’s Funny Fillies

Laughing Horse Free Festival and Sajeela Kershi

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The stable doors open again, showcasing the funniest females on the Fringe. Different all-female line-ups every show. MC Sajeela Kershi. Sell-out 2011. ‘Enormously witty’ (Spectator). ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ (ThreeWeeks). SSSS ‘Laid-back atmosphere’ (One4Review.com). Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6

Aug 2-26: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laurence Clark: Inspired

CKP in association with Beyond Compere

TFPL

Sceptical when told climb every mountain, reach for the skies and follow your dreams? Then this is definitely for you! Star of BBC1’s We Won’t Drop the Baby. ‘Dangerously funny’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Brilliant’ SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com). www.laurenceclark.co.uk. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 17:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:20 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Lead Pencil

Lead Pencil Comedy Group / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Lead Pencil. A stylish new comedy group who give you observational sketches with a colourful twist. They’ll draw you into a world peppered with reality and sprinkled with insanity, with cartoons, music and a patchwork of characters. Sketch show

The Fiddler’s Elbow • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B0131 226 0000 V71aGC5 Aug 13-25: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Leads & Stern Leads & Stern

TL

Two girls once decided they could stand each other enough to be a double act. They were 37% right. So they’ve made a show of their sketches. And themselves. ‘True comedic chameleons’ SSSS (Remotegoat.co.uk). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Learning to Pray in Front of the Television Jake Martin

FPL

The hilarious true story of one man’s journey from comedian to priest, while somehow not losing his sense of humour along the way. Solo show, New writing

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109GF3

Aug 13-20: 22:15 (55m) £8.00 (£5.00)

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Leaves on the Line Ali Shahrukhi

PN

Ali Shahrukhi’s hilarious take on the things we’d never dream could bring life to a grinding standstill ... but do! Learn to laugh at those problems that blindside us as we pumice our feet in the bath. Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 2-12: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Leeds Tealights: Sexy Chubby Leeds Tealights

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After sell-out shows last year, the Tealights are back with a brand new sketch comedy show! ‘Fine writing, tight performances’ (Russell Kane). ‘Utterly hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby. com). ‘Sketch after sketch hits the mark’ (ThreeWeeks). Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 17:00 (1h) £7.00

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Leo and Stephen Go Down On You! Leo Kearse, Stephen Bailey

PN

Enjoy the sharp tongues of Leo Kearse, ‘Very funny, very shocking!’ SSSS (List, ThreeWeeks) and Stephen Bailey, ‘Very funny!’ (Matthew Wright), for a hilarious romp from monkey sex to masturbation!

Jody Kamali DIRTY FILTHY RICH

A multi-character show that aims to get you filthy rich & spiritually enlightened

‘Very funny’ Time Out

‘An accomplished character comedian’ One4Review ‘Ridiculously fun’ Three Weeks

4pm 2nd - 26th Aug (not 13th)

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lewis Schaffer: No YOU Shut Up! – Free Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous

VENUE 170 - 38 WEST NICHOLSON ST

www.jodykamali.com

See page 104 for more information

PN

Irrepressible New York comic keeps fighting back. ‘I would pay to see Lewis Schaffer’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘If you consciously choose not to see him don’t bother coming to the Fringe’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.lewisschaffer.co.uk. Political, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 20:15 (55m) (Free Ticketed)

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Lewis Schaffer: No YOU Shut Up! – Free Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous

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Unstoppable New York comic. ‘I would pay to see Lewis Schaffer’ SSSS (Copstick, Scotsman). ‘If you consciously choose not to see him don’t bother coming to the Fringe’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). @lewisschaffer. www.lewisschaffer.co.uk. Stand-up

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 16:45 (45m) (Free Ticketed)

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Liam and Owen – A Cracking One Off Show! Liam Withnail and Owen McGuire

PN

Liam and Owen do stand-up. Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-26: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Liam Grahame Olsen: Half Pint – Live Liam Grahame Olsen

PN

A mix of observational stand-up comedy and acoustic comedy music, Liam Grahame Olsen brings his cheeky chappy comedy to his first Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 15-18: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Liam Mullone: A Land Fit For F*ckwits Liam Mullone / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

We are genetically inferior to stuffed toys. Here’s the proof. ‘An intellectual bruiser of a comedian ... intelligent, surreal, incisive’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Astonishing, a cult in the making’ (Time Out). SSSSS (Daily Mirror). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 14:25 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Lie. Cheat. Steal. Confessions of a Real Hustler Paul Wilson

TFAJ Paul Wilson is star of BBC3’s hit show The Real Hustle and the world’s foremost expert on cons and scams. Discover impossible feats of skill and learn the weapons of mass deception. Magic, Solo show

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 3-9,12-16,19-23,26-27: 20:00 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 20:00 (50m) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Life’s Short. I’m Not! – Free See page 92 for more information

Bronston Jones / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

His motto means tall or small, live it up! But while looking for love, this 6’ 7" giant may have found rock bottom. Bronston revels in revealing his failings, because the awful truth is funny. Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 2-26: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Life, the Universe, Whatever...

Genevieve Cytko, Gareth Mutch, Ray Fordyce

PL

As the world becomes more skewed and regular life becomes more complicated, these three comedians take on the challenge of living life in a normal fashion. Try as they may, things always happen. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-14,17-20,22-26: 13:05 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Light Relief

Geoff Cotton and Anna Brown

TFL

Fast-moving comedy show featuring songs, sketches, stand-up, news, sport, current affairs and special guests including James Bond, Sacha Distilled, Maria Shoutapova, footballer Terry Johnson, party political leaders ... and a caption competition! ‘Real originality ... highly entertaining’ (Stage). www. geoffcottonsongs.com. Cabaret, Music

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 19:15 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 14,20-21: 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Lights! Camera! Improvise! The Scat Pack

TFJ

The award-winning improvised movie, live on stage. You choose the genre, location, title – we improvise the film. Sell-out 2009-2011. SSSSS (Edinburgh Reporter). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSSS (BroadwayWorld.com). SSSSS (TheNewCurrent.com). SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Improv

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 16:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 16:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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A Little Perspective with Imaan Strut ‘n’ Fret / Imaan Hadchiti

TM

A multimedia show exploring the reactions of the public towards his short-staturedness. Imaan would like you come to his show because he is fascinated by how impressively tall you all are. Seriously, like totally wow! Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 00:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 00:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 00:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Live At The Electric: Live At The Fringe Avalon Promotions

L

Russell Kane hosts a live special of the new BBC Three late-night comedy series, featuring a different line-up of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy from the show’s stars each night. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 17-19: 23:50 (1h) £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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Lloyd Langford: One Day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford

See page 63 for more information

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live / The Assembly Rooms

Just the tonIc at the caVes 6 – 26 aug 7pm preVIew 6 august

(except 14th)

(60mIns)

PL

A sort of picaresque shaggy dog story. Contains jokes about bread and circumcision. As seen on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1). ‘Smart and properly funny’ (Guardian) SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). SSSS (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 19:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Logic for a 5 Year Old Wood & Wagstaffe Show

t presen

II Volume Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award BEST NEwCOMER NOMINEE 2011 Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival BEST INTERNATIONAL NEwCOMER wINNER 2011 “… a genuine new discovery was thrust unexpectedly into the Edinburgh Comedy Awards limelight… to call them sketches would seem to demean their unquestionable artistry… Their performance skills are beyond doubt and their comic timing for individual gags impeccable” CHORTLE **** “friendly, silly, knockabout stuff” SCOTSMAN “…A brilliantly thought out and expertly performed little gem. A must-see and one of the greatest sketch shows I've ever seen” THE SKINNY

Two hilariously energetic observational comedians joining forces for a comedy show of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy! Sketch show, Stand-up

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 3-4,6-11: 21:20 (50m) £3.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

LOLd on a Minute! Crazy Legs Theatre

FAPL

Following 2010’s SSSSS (LoveFringe.com) tour, Crazy Legs Theatre is back with its brand spanking new show combining sizzling-hot sketches, chortling comedy and a mad magician. Prepare to have your mind bent and your sides split. Painfully. Sketch show, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 12-17,19-24,26: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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LOL-ocaust

Ant Craven and Tom Goble

PM

Join rising stars Ant Craven, ‘Wonderfully funny’ (BritishComedyGuide.co.uk), and Tom Goble, ‘Rising national star’ (RibticklersComedyClub.com), as they turn on the laughing gas and battle for supremacy as dictator of the (third) mic in this unmissable stand-up comedy! www.badbread.co.uk. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LOLympics Live – Free

Bronston Jones / Marcus Ryan and Free Festival presents

PM

From the producers of Preview Show comes an event not to be missed! Get into the games spirit, decide who takes home the medals as each day a variety of hilarious guests compete for comedy gold! Event, Variety

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-4: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-26: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Look at This Massive Picture of My Face Nick Doody / PBH Free Fringe

PN

Read these words I’ve written about how awesome my show is! Look at how great other people have said I am! ‘Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of stand-up’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ

Aug 4-12,14-19,21-26: 20:25 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LISA RICHARDS AGENCY AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

Adam Hills

MESS AROUND NO SCRIPT NO PLAN NO IDEA

‘Hills never fails to impress... He is astonishingly good at what he does.’

★★★★★ CHORTLE

‘Hills is comedy sunshine and it’s rather nice to bask in his glow.’

★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

‘This man is awe-inspiring.’

★★★★★ THREE WEEKS

7.40PM www.offthekerb.co.uk

WITH 2-19 AUGUST SUNDAYS BSL INTERPRETER ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL 0131 623 3030 www.assemblyfestival.com

See page 33 for more information

The Look of an Angel on the Devil Himself Vinny McHale

TFPM

The Look of an Angel on the Devil Himself. Ireland’s comedic pied piper speaks about life’s fork in the road when change comes knocking on your door. Stand-up, Theatre

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

Aug 2-17,19-24,26-27: 13:25 (1h) £7.00

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Lord Nelson Presents...

The Graduates / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

A repressed Englishman, a bitter Irishman and a delusional organist. Back from sea, Nelson presents a rum cocktail of talent currently sweeping the comedy streets of London (literally). These rising stars offer stand-up, music and character comedy. Compilation, Stand-up

GHQ • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 226 0000 V275GC5 Aug 17-25: 20:50 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Loretta Maine: Bipolar Chambers Management

TPL

Country’s grungiest singer returns to explore the two sides of her personality: angry and really f*cking angry. ‘The finest female character comic around’ (Time Out). ‘Brilliantly observed’ (Guardian). ‘Murderously funny’ (Evening Standard). www.lorettamaine.com. Cabaret, Music

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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Lost Voice Guy and Jeff Lantern – Not Afraid of Tablets Alistair Greaves and Lee Ridley

PN

MC’d by Patrick Monahan. Lost Voice Guy is disabled but not silent. Jeff Lantern is a mentalist. A conspiracy factist who is going to save the world (again). www.jefflantern.com. Dance, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5

Aug 8,15: 17:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Loughborough Players: Athletes of Comedy

Loughborough Players / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

What do you think when you hear Loughborough? Achievement, sports, good health? Think again. Five young drama students will change your opinion of this university town, and your life, with hilarious sketches. ‘Who?’ (Sebastian Coe). Sketch show

GHQ • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 226 0000V275GC5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 15:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Lucy Cox: Attractive Audience Required – Free Lucy Cox / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Are you attractive? Are you easily impressed? Do you enjoy listening to comedy songs for free? Then I like you. Winky face. ‘Pitch perfect black comedy and oxytocin-levels of joy’ (Irish Times). Music, Stand-up

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

Aug 3-26: 12:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 64 for more information

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Lucy Porter – People Person

Lucy Porter / The Stand Comedy Club

PM

The Fringe favourite, Radio 4 regular and TV panel show luminary returns with her all-new stand-up show. ‘Great gags and superbly worked material’ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Charmingly twisted, articulate and witty’ (Sunday Times). Book early. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 2: 18:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Luke and Harry’s Dot Dot Dot Luke and Harry

TFK

Fifteen nearly realistic sketches detailing an unhealthy home life. Luke finds love at Toby Carvery, Harry has a bath with his granddad. ‘One to look out for...’ (Camden New Journal). ‘Amiable ... macabre’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26: 14:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-10,13,15-17,20-24: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Luke Benson – Backseat Hero RBM

TPL Two-time Comedian of the Year nominee’s much anticipated debut show. Ever been stalked? The Geordie Giant brings you a joke-filled hour about petty acts of heroism ‘He looks the part, he’s got the talent’ (Sunday Times). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 20:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) See page 116 for more information 118

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Luke Milford Things I Like

Laughing Horse Free Festival Presents Luke Milford Things I Like

PL

Luke Milford Things I Like – a show about one man’s love (and hate) of life. Come with him and you will see into a world of pure imagination. Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 15:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Luke Toulson – Luke Who’s Talking Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

TPL

Perrier nominee and ‘gifted comic’ (Sunday Times), presents a ‘gimmick-free hour of rock-solid comedy’ (Chortle.co.uk), about the two women in his life. He’s never won an argument with either of them. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5

3.05PM (4.05PM) 1-27 AUGUST 2012 (not 13 & 20)

XAug 2-3: 21:05 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 21:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:05 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Mace and Burton: Heartbreak Hotel Mace and Burton / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

Ever been-broken hearted and needed somewhere to go? Mace and Burton welcome guests from across the Fringe in this cathartic comedy chatshow exploring heartbreak, heartache and those heartwarming moments that make it all worthwhile. Stand-up, Variety

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B V38GD5 XAug 4-6: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 8-13,15-20,22-25: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mace and Burton: Rom Com Con

7.20PM (8.20PM) 1-27 AUGUST 2012 (not 13 & 20)

See pages 39 and 108 for more information

Mace and Burton / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton went looking for a real-life romantic comedy. Did they find love? Or just one big con? The 2011 ‘Feel-good hit of the summer’ SSSS (Skinny) lovingly updated! www.romcomcon.com. Storytelling, True-life

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mae Day

Mae Martin

TFN

Canadian Mae Martin mines her neurotic visions of the impending apocalypse – but this show is not a downer. She promises. SSSS ‘Full of the confidence of a veteran comedian’ (Scotsgay). ‘Superb’ (Stage). Music, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 16:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 3-4: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 16:00 (1h) £7.00

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Maff Brown’s Parade of This Maff Brown / EdCom Productions

TFPL

Oooohh, a sketch show from award-winning comedian and writer of Mock the Week. Directed by Marek Larwood (We Are Klang). Quickfire gags coming thick and fast! ‘Clearly prolific writing with skilled delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,9,14-16,20-23: 17:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Magical Adventures of Pete Heat Pete Hathway

TL

Surreal, irreverent and downright amazing hour of comedy magic from lanky charmer Pete Heat. May contain eloquence, delight and posh weasels. ‘Pete scares me. And then there’s his magic...’ (Rich Fulcher, The Mighty Boosh). Magic

Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-2: 17:45 (1h) £8.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,13-16,20-23,27: 17:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Magnus Betnér Live

Magnus Betnér / The Assembly Rooms

PL

Following 2010’s successful run at The Stand – Magnus Betnér returns with a brand new hour of no-holds-barred comedy. His iconoclastic, taboo-busting style sees him confronting topics as varied and contentious as paedophilia, celebrity culture, parenthood and bisexuality. Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-15,17-26: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Magpie and Stump in Lolitary Confinement Magpie and Stump

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Some say we’ve successfully toppled Ugandan warlords just by posting on Facebook and that Bono introduced us to coriander. All we know is that we’re Magpie and Stump, Cambridge’s oldest and funniest comedy society. Stand-up

B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH

Aug 20-25: 21:05 (50m) £5.00 (£4.00)

See page 36 for more information

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Making Life Taste Funnier

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent proudly presents

Graham Oakes and Sean Turner / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Get a taste of how funny life can be with north-east comedians Graham Oakes and Sean Turner. Their second year at the Fringe, they bring you stand-up comedy ranging from observational to surreal. www.makinglifetastefunnier.co.uk. Stand-up

YOU’RE AMAZING (NOW LOOK AT ME)

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 4-26: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Man 1, Bank 0 Patrick Combs

J

Amazing true story: a man deposits a fake $95,093.35 junk mail cheque into his bank account as a joke. It clears. Outrageously funny David and Goliath adventure tale of Man vs Bank. ‘Priceless’ (Time Out, NY). Storytelling, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 12,17-19,24-26: 17:15 (1h15m) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 13-16,20-23: 17:15 (1h15m) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Man Feelings

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What’s On Stage Arts Desk

Broadway Baby

Chortle

New Current Hairline

Laughing Horse Free Festival / Mechanical Tiger Productions

‘This critic’s choice of the weekend? The superlative Dog-Eared Collective... A hilarious hour of fast paced comedy’

PL

Come. There is space on the bed. Let’s cosy up, cut the small talk and discuss our Man Feelings. This daring sketch show fuses ridiculous scenarios with some startlingly candid expressions of male naivety.

Sunday Times dogearedcollective.co.uk

Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4

Aug 2-10,18-26: 12:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 70 for more information 120

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Manners Costs Nothing

Guy Manners / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

This show will probably be a barrage of filth strung together with the most tenuous of themes. But my surname is Manners and the show is free! So you have to admit, that’s a bloody good title! Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V161GE5 Aug 4-18: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

TFM

Top 25 Best Rated Comedy Shows, Fringe 2011. Witty, acerbic, magniloquent Frenchman seeks willing, intelligent audience for one hour only for fun, adventure, maybe something more. ‘Hilarious’ (Guardian). ‘Consistently brilliant ... An essential Fringe show’ SSSSS (Skinny). www.marcellucont.com. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Marcus Brigstocke: The Brig Society Off The Kerb Productions in association with Corduroy Productions

PL

No less than the total restructuring of every aspect of life in Britain organised through the medium of jokes. See this show and Win! a free hospital or school! Second prize: a major High Street bank. Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 21:10 (1h) £10.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19: 21:10 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 21:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 24-25: 21:10 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Marcus Ryan: Home and Away – Free

See pages 98 and 173 for more information Avalon Promotions Ltd present

Mr Comedy / Free Festival

APN

He loves home, but prefers going away. 35 countries. Several arrests. Join this Aussie comic adventurer with hilarious tales from the globe. All true. All funny. Special surprise guests. ‘Effortlessly funny’ (ThreeWeeks). www.itsmarcusryan.com.

NOMINEE 2011

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-4: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-26: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Marek Larwood – Typecast Big Potato Productions

PM

Marek Larwood, (We are Klang, Fast and Loose BBC2), believer and understander of mankind, performs a show where he battles the stigma of being typecast. Watching this show simultaneously cures all sexually transmitted diseases and also racism.

As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2); Celebrity Juice (ITV2); 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4).

Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:20 (1h) £12.00

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:20 (1h) £10.00

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Mark Cooper-Jones: Geography Teacher – Free

Mark Cooper-Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

The tall one from WitTank performs stand-up whilst emphatically reinforcing geography teacher stereotypes. No chewing. Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2012. Runner-up, Loaded Laftas 2011. Star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric with WitTank. SSSSS (List). Stand-up

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-13,15-19,21-24: 15:50 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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“Frighteningly talented… tearing up every stage he lands on” GQ magazine

Pleasance Courtyard

7.40pm 1st - 26th August 0131 556 6550

FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2011 www.pleasance.co.uk | www.chrisramseycomedy.com | Twitter: @IAmChrisRamsey See page 57 for more information 121


Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Mark Little: THEbullsh*tARTIST

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Glorious Management

TPM

As the @wikileaks/@twitter culture continues to confuse truth and bullsh*t, Mark Little tap dances his way through the chaos of modernity with his funny dog in this black and white, silent comedy romp... or not? #truth? Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:20 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 22:20 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

Aug 9,13,15-16,20-22,27: 22:20 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Mark Nelson – Under the Radar MZA and Amity Productions

TPM Barry AD1/8 aw:Layout 1

22/4/12

14:11

See Venue Guide page 349 for more information

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Uncompromisingly hilarious new show from 2011’s Daily Telegraph, Critics’ Choice. ‘Blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste’ (Sunday Times). ‘Talent that’s simply obscene’ (List). ‘Powerful punchlines ... devastatingly effective’ (Chortle.co.uk). Sell-out 2010/11! Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG

B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 18:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:40 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Mark Restuccia: How to Succeed at Internet Dating Something for the Weekend

TFPL

Mark’s a world-expert internet dater. Now he’s sharing his secrets with you. They might prove too powerful to guarantee an actual relationship but they’ll certainly up your click-thru rate. ‘Corking lines’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB

B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

See page 39 for more information

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Markus Birdman – Love, Life and Death Markus Birdman / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

This son of a preacher man ponders, where’s God when you actually need him? ‘A soul bearing joy. Such weighty material, handled with the utmost respect. Beautifully captivating, genuinely charming, hilarious’ SSSS (Skinny). www.markusbirdman.com. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 21:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Mark Watson’s Edinborolympics Mark Watson Productions Ltd

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International teams of comedians (including David O’Doherty, Adam Hills and Mark Watson) compete in a variety of disciplines not recognised by the so called ‘real’ Olympics. Different, mostly stupid events each night. Full schedule at www.markwatsonthecomedian.com. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15-16,18-21: 23:00 (1h) £8.00

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Mark Watson: The Information

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

TL

Seen on numerous TV shows and fresh from a sell-out Australian tour, considers the internet’s effect on humanity. Tells jokes in the process. Email markwatsonspreview2012@gmail.com for pre-show briefing. SS S S S (Chortle.com, Festmag.co.uk, List, Metro). Stand-up, Solo show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH

B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:40 (1h) £7.50 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-27: 19:40 (1h) £15.00

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Marlon Davis: Enter the Davism Off The Kerb Productions

TL

An anticipated debut show from one of comedy’s rising stars and winner of FHM Stand Up Hero. ‘Bursts onto the stage like a breath of fresh air’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Charming observationalist’ (Time Out). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Martin Mor: A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday Martin Mor / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

After his success in 2011, the Irishman returns with more original thoughts, jokes and stories. ‘Mor’s banter is world class’ (Scotsman). ‘Terrifically funny’ (Skinny). Presented by Rexcorp Comedy division. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ

B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 2: 18:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 20:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Mary Bourke: Hail Mary!

Mary Bourke / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

When you write these things you have to boast about yourself in the third person. Mary is amazingly, brilliant, award-winning Irish comic who hates doing that. ‘One of the best female comics in the country’ (GQ). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 19:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 16:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Matt and Ian’s Improv Show Matt and Ian

TFJ

Matt and Ian are back at the Fringe with their quick wit and fast-paced humour. A brand new performance every day! ‘Expect the show to be a hit in Edinburgh’ (Metro). Twitter @mattandian. Improv

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 XAug 2-3: 18:15 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4-17,19-24,26-27: 18:15 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Matt Forde: Eyes to the Right, Nose to the Left Avalon Promotions

TL

Either a ‘shameless sycophantic sell-out with a jelly spine and a mush mind’ (a talkSPORT listener) or ‘a first-class comic’ (Guardian). You decide. Political fandom like no other. Political, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 16:05 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 16:05 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Matthew Crosby is Matthew Crosby in Matthew Crosby (The Show) Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

TPL

Four and five star reviews! Appearances on Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats! From sketch favourites Pappy’s, it’s Crozzers! ‘Groucho Marx trapped in the body of Woody Allen’ (Evening Standard). Stand-up, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Matthew Highton’s End of the Road PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

I have 40 words to coax you into my show. I have just wasted 10. What to expect: abstract, stand-up storytelling like no other! SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Wonderful Surrealism’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Absurdist

Siglo • 184-186 Cowgate, EH1 1JJ B0131 226 0000 V263GE5 XAug 4-5: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Matt Price: Fugly.

Matt Price / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

True stories about why you should never judge someone just by their appearance. A show that celebrates differences between people and that features an ill-advised finale with a skateboard and a skipping rope. ‘Superb’ (Chortle.co.uk). Free. Storytelling

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-25: 20:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Max and Ivan Are... Con Artists

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Dawn Sedgwick Management

TPL

Six ex-cons, one final job. If we told you any more, we’d have to kill you. Epic narrative sketch-comedy from Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winners. Total sell-out 2011. Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 15:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Max Dickins: This Will Only Take A Moment...

See page 153 for more information

Max Dickins / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

What’s the secret of happiness? Max Dickins has the answer and loads of jokes too. Watch the highly anticipated debut solo stand-up show from one of the Sun newspaper’s 2011 Comedy Picks. Stand-up

B0131 226 0000 V338GE5

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

Aug 5-25: 20:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Max Fletcher: Delicious

Max Fletcher / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Max Fletcher ... in a convenient location SSSS (IntermissionBristol.co.uk). ‘Max Fletcher ... kind of works’ SSS (OxfordTheatreReview.co.uk). ‘Max Fletcher ...’ SS (Cherwell.org). Solo show

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V96GE5 Aug 4-25: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The McLough-Hess Monster Adam Hess and Sean McLoughlin

PM

An hour of free stand-up with Adam Hess, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2011, ‘virtually batters the audience into laughter’ (Chortle.co.uk), and Sean Mcloughlin, ‘a painful genius ... he’s brilliant’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-15,17-26: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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McNeil and Pamphilon

Ditto Productions by Arrangement With Debi Allen Associates

TPL

The award-winning double act return after sell-out shows in 2010/11. Come see why they’ve been compared to Morecambe and Wise and The Mighty Boosh! As seen on BBC and MTV. SSSSS ‘Face-achingly funny’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (55m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:30 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Me My Selfish Self Colm McGlinchey

APM

In his debut solo show Irish comedian and resident MC of Dublin’s Comedy Crunch Colm McGlinchey explores his selfish side and the troubles that have resulted from paying too much attention to it. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 19-24: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Men of Character – Free

Confused Moose / Free Festival

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Michael Blomquist and Matt Payton don’t like each other enough to do a two-man show. So they decided to do two interlinked one-man sketch shows instead. They’re American, but smart-ish. www.theconfusedmoose.com. Sketch show, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 XAug 2: 15:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26: 15:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe 21st Year

See page 90 for more information

TM

See live extracts from eight top shows and then go and see the ones you like. Simple! Brilliant! Comedy, music, theatre, dance, the lot. ‘A stimulating showcase of talent’ (Scotsman). Copied but never equalled. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20,22-23: 13:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Michael Downey – Standing Up Again Michael Downey / EdCom Productions

TPM

Michael Downey took an odd route to get here. Comedy Award Finalist alongside Alan Carr and John Bishop. Then a car crash, hospital and the supermarket. He is back, but he took the bus. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 19:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,9,14-16,21-23: 19:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Michael Legge: What a Shame

Michael Legge / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

Can you imagine being caught by your mum with your trousers down kissing a statue of Kim Jong Il made out of ladies’ underwear you stole from Poundland? Then come to this show. Thanks. www.facebook.com/michael.legge. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 17:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live and Eddie Izzard

TU

Germany’s best-selling, smash-hit stand-up makes his hilarious Edinburgh debut. A colossal excursion into the home of the wild and the wilderness of the home. ‘Very very very funny’ (Bono, U2). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Michael Pope is Gay for Pay – Free Venus is the New Black / Laughing Horse Free Festival

N

Pope tells the stranger than fiction tale of applying for a mystery job in the Empire State Building and discovering himself to be the world’s greatest phone sex operator. www.Gay-for-Pay.com. Sexual content. Absurdist, True-life

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 XAug 2-4: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and Me ... and Other Things Michael Redmond

TPM

Is Redmond the only person in the world with a female mannequin and a fishmonger as flatmates and why is guacamole in the title? Brand new stand-up show. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 17:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,14-16,21-23,27: 17:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Michael Winslow – Noizeyman

Underbelly Productions and Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

TM

A hilarious whirlwind of staggering special effects, astounding sounds and extraordinary noises, from the star of Police Academy, Family Guy and The Simpsons. A brand new show from 2011’s total sell-out. SSSSS ‘Truly incredible’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 1-3: 21:40 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4,6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:40 (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 21:40 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Michael Workman – Mercy Token

TM

Winner – Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2012. In 1960s Cuba a man is exiled for criticising Castro. Pushed out to sea with a pile of cabbages, Augustus must return home. A comedy about family, love and strength. Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B 0131 622 6552 V24GF5 XAug 1-3: 12:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 12:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Michelle de Swarte

Michelle de Swarte / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

‘Bisexual, biracial and bilingual cos am from Brixton...’ A daring breath of fresh air to the female comic circuit - this hilarious woman will shock you with her frank honesty on everything from lesbian sex to Parisian catwalks. Stand-up

Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 1446 V245GD5 Aug 4-14,16-25: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Michelle Wormleighton – Bewildered Michelle Wormleighton / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Failed playwright and actress Michelle Wormleighton portrays discarded characters from her ill-fated gangster epic, Crimefellows. Burritos available. ‘Michelle Wormleighton was great’ (Hairline.org.uk). Storytelling, Theatre

Chiquito • 31 Frederick Street, EH2 2ND B0131 226 0000 V294GD4 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mick Foley: Prisoner of Raw Mick Foley / The Assembly Rooms

PL

With five New York Times best-sellers to his credit, pro-wrestler, turned author, turned comic explains why lessons learned in 27 years of sports entertainment provide a unique insight into politics, pornography and world peace. Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4

Aug 8-11: 22:25 (1h) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Mick Miller and Jimmy Cricket

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

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Two comedy legends together. One night only. With nearly 70 years experience between them, they are showing today’s comics how it’s done. TV credits include The Royal Variety, IDEAL, Comedy Rocks, Comic Relief and more… Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 18: 20:20 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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See page 211 for more information

Midnight Hour

Soho Comedy Club

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The best comedians in the smallest hour, brought to you by London’s famous Soho Comedy Club. Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Mike Sheer in Undergod – Free Mike Sheer

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Afternoon stand-up comedy from Mike Sheer. Jokes and rants about death, God, genitals etc. with an experienced, beloved compere and act from Toronto. ‘Has the crowd in stitches’ SSSS (Adelaide Advertiser). www.mikesheer.com. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 2-26: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Milo McCabe: Kenny Moon This Is Your Life IMWP

TFPM What’s it like being a comedian’s son? Fascinating, funny show from multi-character award-nominated Milo with his father Mike, a New Faces finalist. Chris Henry hosts. ‘Undeniably funny’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Genius’ SSSS (Scotsgay). True-life

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 17:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 17:35 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:35 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Mind Reading for Breakfast

‘Psychic’ Psychologist – Rob Bailey

FPK

Weaving magic and comedy with his life story, Rob explores his childhood love of supernatural mysteries, working in secure psychiatric wards, and Fringe shows. Told with sensitivity, humour and baffling psychological illusions. SSSS (Big Issue). www.psychicpsychologist.co.uk. Interactive, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 11-17,19-24,26-27: 11:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Mitch Benn: Reduced Circumstances Mitch Benn / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

The world is shrinking, the economy’s shrinking and last year Mitch Benn, ‘The country’s leading musical satirist’ (Times), shrank by 10 stone. So what will he (and we) do now? Music. Mirth. Morbid obesity. Music, Solo show

XAug 2: 19:30 (1h) £9.00

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 3-12,14-26: 15:00 (1h) £10.00

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Monkey Poet – Potty Mouth

Monkey Poet / makin projects / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Multi award winner Monkey Poet’s new show is sure to be viciously funny, poetically provocative and irredeemably savage with tender bits. ‘This audience was in stitches!’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Hilarious!’ (CityLife.co.uk). Poetry

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 17:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See pages 36 and 102 for more information

Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show Ditto Productions

TK

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning show hits Edinburgh! An all-star UK cast including Humphrey Ker, Sara Pascoe, Cariad Lloyd, Phil Whelans and Rob Broderick will create hilarious improvised scenes from onstage interviews with real celebrity guests. Improv, Talk

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 23:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:05 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 23:05 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Monumental Information’s Product of the Year 2017 Alex Voakes & Janlin Macrae / Free Festival

PM

Monumental Information presents Product of the Year 2017, as voted for by consumers of the future. Come and bear witness to an audio visual stand-up, sketch spectacular. Attendance is free and mandatory. Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 16-26: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles Morgan & West

TPU

Enter the workshop of Victorian magical duo Morgan & West. Delve deep into the conjuring clutter and discover a multitude of magical marvels hidden within. Sell out show 2009 – 2011. ‘Simply spiffing!’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Theatre, Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 1-4: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) See page 66 for more information 128

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Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels Morgan & West

PL

Morgan & West invite you to join them at the card table for an intimate evening of swindles, scams and good old fashioned cheating. Strictly limited capacity. Theatre, Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-4: 00:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 5,8-12,15-19,22-26: 00:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Mr Susan’s ‘Cheeky Flippin’ Nice’ – Free Mark Davison / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PU

Mark Davison (BBC3’s Feed My Funny, C4’s The Dr Brown Show) returns as Mr Susan. Character stand-up that weaves a story, and a quiz, into the comedy. ‘A very talented performer’ (FringeReport.com). Game show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 2-11,13-26: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mugging Chickens Mugging Chickens

PL

Egads boys and girls, it’s the Mugging Chickens! Back for another clandestine leap into sketch, dance and ribald joke-ology! So hold on to your sides and your loved ones because these boys really cut the funny mustard! Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-26: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Munfred Bernstein’s Cabinet of Wonder Jamie Bowen

P L E A S A N C E C O U RT YA R D 9 : 4 5 P M 1 S T- 2 7 T H AU G W W W. G A R E T H R I C H A R D S . N E T W W W. AVA L O N U K . C O M W W W. P L E A S A N C E . C O. U K 0 1 3 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 0

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TFPL

Witness a cabaret of wild stories collected from around the globe in this hilarious musical misadventure from a man unhinged. Step inside the Cabinet of Wonder! You’ve nothing to lose, except your wallet and keys. Cabaret, Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20,22-23,27: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Avin a Larf Ltd

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The MCAs return to the Cowbarn for two exclusive showcases of the UK’s best emerging and established musical comedy acts. Time Out London Critics’ Choice, Guardian Pick of the Week and sell-out final 2009/10/11. Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 10-11: 20:55 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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My Damage is My Gift! – Free

Jonathan Prager – The Serious Comic

APM

Damage is the gift bequeathed to us by our families. We have been unwitting recipients. NY Times / BBC-featured comedian Jonathan Prager celebrates this truth with humour, stories and original songs. Come liberate yourself! www.TheSeriousComic.com. Cabaret, Musical theatre

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 XAug 2: 21:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3-12,15-25: 21:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver

Toby Hadoke – Festival Highlights

TFPK

Sequel to Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf (Sony Gold Award nominated for BBC Radio version). ‘Toby Hadoke’s heartfelt rites of passage memoir does for Daleks what Fever Pitch did for football’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 15:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Mysterious World of Clovis Van Darkhelm Clovis Van Darkhelm / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

The Mysterious World of Clovis Van Darkhelm. The man in black investigates mysteries from around the world. Egyptian gods, curses and a real account of vampires. Come to mock and stay to wonder! Storytelling

B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

Aug 4-25: 19:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nathan Cassidy: Free Pound

Nathan Cassidy / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

‘Gloriously entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk) stand-up gives you £1 during his groundbreaking new show. From the creator of I am Orig (at a cinema near you!). ‘Amongst the most astonishing, tear-inducing sights at the Fringe’ (Festmag.co.uk, 2011). www.nathancassidy.com. Stand-up

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 XAug 4: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-14,16-25: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Naz Osmanoglu: Ottoman Without an Empire Avalon Promotions

TL

Turkish Prince. Stand-up comic. Tragically exiled. With appearances on BBC3’s Live at The Electric and Russell Howard’s Good News, the hairy one from sketch trio WitTank returns with another sweat-fuelled, energy-packed show. www.nazosmanoglu.com. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Neil Delamere: DelaMere Mortal

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency

TL

Newspapers said by now Neil’d be mature. Why don’t he, his biker nemesis or the chicken-killing people in his flat agree? ‘If you’ve yet to see Delamere live, make this the year ... a master.’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Newcastle University Comedy Society Showcase / PBH’s Free Fringe Alan Fletcher, Marc Smethurst, Jonny Pelham, Charlie Rowley

PN

Newcastle University Comedy Society showcase the four finest student comics the north east has to offer. Surprise guests to feature throughout the run. Stand-up, Storytelling

B 0131 226 0000 V38GD5

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Aug 4-25: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The New Conway Dimension John Conway and Michael Burke

FM

It’s like if Michael has organised a space party and Conway has turned up with a variety of lizards and the lizards are mad DJs. Best Newcomer nominee 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival SSSS (List). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 11-12,17-19,24-26: 23:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-16,20-23,27: 23:55 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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The News at Kate 2012

Kate Smurthwaite / PBH’s Free Fringe

PK

Kate Smurthwaite presents a new hour of left-wing satirical comedy about the news, being in the news, and being on the news. Also known as ‘that atheist b*tchslap woman’ from YouTube. Free! www.thenewsatkate.blogspot.com. @Cruella1. Political, Stand-up

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 20:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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NewsRevue

Canal Cafe Theatre

TPL

The Guinness World Record-breaking Fringe favourites return with their unique whirlwind tour of last year’s current affairs. Forty songs, gags and sketches roasting everything from Murdoch to mammaries. ‘Miss this show at your peril.’ SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Sketch show, Satire

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:20 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4,11,18,25: 18:20 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 5,10,12,17,19,24,26: 18:20 (1h) £13.50 (£12.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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News Smash

C presents... with Showdown Productions (Australia)

TFPM

Late night with a sharp edge. Rotating line-up of the world’s best comedians dissecting current events, getting political and putting society right. With media guests. Hosted by Xavier Toby. ‘Belly-laugh packed’ SSSSS (Adelaide Magazine). www.news-smash.com. Political, Contemporary

C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX B 0845 260 1234 V145GE5 Aug 2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 22:00 (1h30m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 22:00 (1h30m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14,20-21: 22:00 (1h30m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Niall McCamley: Lemon Jousting and Other Shenanigans

Niall McCamley / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Hey Niall, how are you? I’m ‘brilliant and bizarre’ according to InterculturalArts and ‘a natural clown’ says Mr Skinny. Want lemon jousting, human gazebos and mermaids in sleeping bags? Then come on in! Interactive, Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4

Aug 1-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 15:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nice People Have Ruined My Life

Asli Akbay and Simon Lilley / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Two quite different, brilliant stand-ups ponder life’s complexities. Sweet and tender hooligan Asli Akbay and this charming man Simon Lilley are feisty, laid-back and offbeat. You’re human and you need to be loved. www.nicepeoplehaveruinedmylife.com. Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B 0131 226 0000 V63GF4 Aug 4-12,14-19,21-25: 19:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour Nicholas Parsons / The Pleasance

J

Celebrating 12 years of this stage, screen and Fringe legend, Nicholas Parsons brings you his most flamboyant show ever! Parsons’ sell-out comedy chatshow features a myriad of special guests. Not to be missed. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 9,13,15-16,20,22-23: 17:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Nick Beaton Does Not Play Well With Others Nick Beaton

TPN

With blunt raw honesty that’s unparalleled, Beaton’s hilarious thoughts transcend everyday life and find their way to the bigger picture. He takes on all topics with the same poignant comedic rage. Stand-up

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT

B 0131 226 0000 V324GD3 XAug 1-2: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-9,12,14-16,19-23: 18:15 (1h) £7.00

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 18:15 (1h) £8.00

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Nick Hayman: Middle Aged, Useless and Talented! – Free

Nick Hayman / Laughing Horse Free Festival

APU

One-man comedy show bringing together stand-up comedy, satirical songs, comic instrumental performance, musical slapstick and clowning. A surreal combination in the tradition of Norman Wisdom, Les Dawson, and Tommy Cooper. Music, Stand-up

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

Aug 3,5-10,12-17,19-24,26: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nick Helm: This Means War!

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Glorious Management

TPM

Prepare to enlist as Nick Helm takes you on a blood-spattered tour of duty through the carnage-filled battlefields of his love life in his new romantic epic. ‘Genuinely exciting. ‘ SSSSS (Telegraph). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:30 (1h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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Nick Mohammed is Mr Swallow: 2012 The Invisible Dot Ltd.

TPU

Oh Lord, look who’s back?! From the critically acclaimed star of Radio 4, BBC2’s Life’s Too Short and Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live. ‘An absolute master character comic ... Genuinely astounding.’ (TimeOut). www.nickmohammed.com. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 18:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) See pages 62 and 103 for more information 132

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Nick Page: My Glorious Hypothetical Life As a Eunuch Nick Page

FPM

Some people grab life by the balls, some would have achieved more without them. ‘Tales about life, love, and brushes with the law’ (Guardian Pick of the Week). Stand-up, Solo show

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B 0131 226 0000 V324GD3 Aug 14-25: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Nick Sun: Potty Time! Nick Sun

PN

New-wave punk stand-up for people sick of bland stand-up. Weird, dark, stupid, smart, tasteless. Funny. Not for stupid idiots. Winner of So You Think You’re Funny? and Director’s Choice festival award (Melbourne). ‘Unorthodox genius’ (Guardian). Free! Spoken word, Mime

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26: 19:45 (45m) (Free Ticketed)

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Nik Coppin’s Caricatures – Free Festival Nik Coppin / Free Festival

PM

A hilarious and colourful show which combines Coppin’s unique style of stand-up comedy and banter with cartoons and caricatures penned by his own hand. ‘Awesome... Go see him!’ SSSSS (Hollywood Fringe Festival, LA, 2010). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 17:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPL

Groundbreaking ventriloquist Nina Conti and her new entourage mediate on love, life and the edge of existence in a show that refuses to go as rehearsed. ‘Uproariously hilarious’ (Scotsman). ‘A formidable talent’ (Observer). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 20:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50)

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Avalon Promotions Ltd. Present

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Nish Kumar – Who Is Nish Kumar? Phil McIntyre Management

SPECIAL PREVIEWS

TPL

Stand-up comedian? British Asian? Idiot? The answer is all three. A show about being proud of your roots and ashamed about everything else. SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘A comic force not to be ignored’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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No Country for Old Men

Old Pamphleteers / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Rod Hunter, John Purves and Les Sinclair, three of Scotland’s more mature stand-ups, share their observations on life. All welcome and at a time that allows the performers to get to bed early.

Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper will be polishing his brass neck banter in two weeks of special Edinburgh previews, ahead of his brand new 2012 stand-up tour.

“A national treasure”

*****

Daily Telegraph

8.55pm 13–25 August

Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU

THEPUBLANDLORD.COM

B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4

Aug 11-18: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE GUV’S OLYMPIC PUB QUIZ

16,17,18 August at 11.45pm

0131 623 3030 All tickets sold in aid of CamKids

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The Noise Next Door: Bring The Noise Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Comic Voice Management

TPL

The UK’s premier improv comedy troupe are back with their mind-blowing new show. Razor-sharp, lightning-fast and funnier than ever before. Let’s get loud! ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (Daily Telegraph). ‘Sublime’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Improv

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50)

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No Pants Thursday: Til Death Do Us Party No Pants Thursday

FL

NPT are a late-night Irish sketch group. The show contains little death, and less partying.’NPT are fantastic any day of the week and even if you are wearing pants’ SSSS(ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 21:00 (1h) £5.00

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

Aug 3,5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 21:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 21:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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No Poofs No Piano HyHo Productions

TFM

Following their hugely successful global tour of Ruislip, the City of Edinburgh cautiously welcomes sketch show mavericks No Poofs No Piano to our humble Fringe. An hour of rakish tomfoolery awaits. www.hyhoproductions.co.uk. Sketch show

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 XAug 3-4: 14:05 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£12.00 F) Aug 6-11,13-18: 14:05 (50m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£12.00 F)

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See page 78 for more information OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAA MANAGEMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

No Pressure to Be Funny Amnesty International

www.offthekerb.co.uk

FPM

Star of Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, A ShorT hISTory of everyThIng elSe, BBC1’s dr who and BBC2’s never MInd The BUZZCoCKS

The topical comedy panel show presented by LBC’s James O’Brien takes a no-holds-barred look at the news. Previous guests include Alexei Sayle, Mark Thomas and Andi Osho. www.amnesty.org.uk/edfest. Satire

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 18: 15:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Norwegians of Comedy

Martin Beyer Olsen, Lars Berrum, Adam T / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Original and inventive stand-up comedy from Norway. Multi award-winning comedians Martin, Lars and Adam bring their critically acclaimed stand-up to the Fringe. It’s free, and funnier than the last time Norwegians invaded Scotland. Stand-up, Absurdist

GHQ • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 226 0000 V275GC5

Aug 4-19: 18:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Not Gavin and Stacey – Free

Frankie Williams, Geraint Evans and Guests

PN

‘A superior take on the modern showman’

‘Baker turns out to be not just a terrific writer and an endlessly, likeably watchable actor, but also to have a great singing voice.’

★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

THE GUARDIAN

7.15PM 1-26 AUG

(NOT MON 13 AUG)

PLEASANCE BELOW 0131 556 6550

www.pleasance.co.uk

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Stand-up comedy from Frankie Williams, Geraint Evans and guests. The Welsh comedians have managed to escape Swansea and will be bringing their tales of life’s little struggles to Edinburgh with hilarious consequences. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-18,20-26: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Nothing to Show

Watch This Improv Troupe

TFL

Watch This are back to create an entire 50 minute play on the spot, based on just one word from the audience. ‘Spectacularly original ... especially brilliant’ (ThreeWeeks, 2011). Anything can happen with Nothing to Show! Improv

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 XAug 3-4: 20:05 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-11,13-18,20-25: 20:05 (50m) £7.50

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The Not Quite Quartet Not Quite Quartet

TFM

Take a musical maestro, blend with spontaneous comedy, inject wit and intelligence and you get The Not Quite Quartet, a duo of unforgettable, unforgivable talent! ‘Brilliant’ (GetComedy. com). ‘The Laughs – and awe – just kept coming!’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Music, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-9,13,15-16,20-23: 19:40 (1h) £7.50 Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:40 (1h) £8.50 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Not the Adventures of Moleman NTAOM

PN

‘They’ve created something like comedy jazz, I might have been watching something that goes onto greatness’ (SnipeLondon. com). Come see if you agree as Not the Adventures of Moleman do some entertainment for you. Sketch show, New writing

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 7-26: 01:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Not Treasure Island Sleeping Trees

TFL

Sleeping Trees are on a treasure hunt! But they’ve misplaced the map. Join the intrepid trio as they tackle mermen, squids and scurvy in the hope of remembering at least some of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Storytelling, Theatre

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 16:45 (1h) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 3-4,6-10,13,15-17,20-26: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

Aug 5,11-12,18-19: 16:45 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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No Turn Unstoned

Beth Vyse / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

One woman, two balls, eight characters. Take a walk on the dark side with Beth Vyse’s first solo performance. Formally of Morris & Vyse, Beth’s one to watch! ‘Marvellous, imperious, ambitious’ (Times). Tremendous comic effect’ (Evening Standard). Multimedia, Sketch show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-25: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Nutters of the British Isles: The Complete Field Guide – Free

Royal Society for the Promotion of Nutters / Free Festival

PK

Learn about the different species of nutter indigenous to the British Isles and share your sightings. With George Cassavetti and Chris Gau. Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 2-13,15-26: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Obsession – A Life With Magic Ian Kendall

TFAK What happens when you show an Asperger’s kid something cool? Ian’s 21st Fringe year is an update of last year’s five-star complete sell-out show. Get inside the head of a world-class magician. Magic, Solo show

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 3-18: 21:05 (50m) £10.00

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Occupied

Amy Wright

APM

Amy took a year off which three years later she’s still on, having occupied herself and her home with poetry, stories, songs and props. Now coming to a living room near you. Expect cardboard. No tents. Poetry, Stand-up

53 Frederick St Guest House • 53 Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B0131 226 0000 V295GD3 Aug 10-12,14-19,21-25: 16:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Oliver Dean and His Fantastic Ego! Live Oliver Dean

TFPM There was Abraham, Jesus and then Mohammed... Now there is Oliver Dean. Well at least in his head. One of the hottest young talents of stand-up has arrived! A must-see. Stand-up

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 18:05 (50m) £3.00 (£2.00)

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Once Upon A Time... ShellShock!

See page 179 for more information

PJ

...but what time was that? Update your favourite tales and send the characters on a trip through time as we show you the story of the Three Little Tudor Pigs or Cinderella in the 80s. Improv

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 XAug 4-5: 19:40 (45m) £5.00

Aug 6-12,14-19: 14:25 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50)

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The One-Eyed Men’s Friendship Formula – Free The One-Eyed Men / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL

Alex, Sam and Ben eat friendship for breakfast, live in a friendship house and drive a car that runs on liquid friendship. Let them teach you their patented friendship formula. www.theoneeyedmen.co.uk. www.facebook.com/theoneeyedmen. Seminar, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-3: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-10,12-17,19-26: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The One Hour Plays The Matey Institute

TU

Improvised comedy from guerrilla artisans... With help from the audience, our ten-minute plays are conceived, devised, costumed, scripted, musically scored, and staged in only one hour. Anneka Rice meets Art Attack at a gypsy knees-up! Improv, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 14:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 14:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Each night see four exciting new acts performing ten-minute sets. All our comedians have been hand-picked from a super ethical fair trade farm, where they have been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 2-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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One in a Million – Free

Morven Smith / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PJ

We expect to be in a certain place but somehow end up somewhere completely different. This show is about lost loves, missed opportunities, realised dreams and one particularly bad love affair. www.morvenjanetsmith.com. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5

Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 12:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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One Rogue Reporter

Rich Peppiatt / Something for the Weekend

TPL

Rich Peppiatt’s Leveson evidence ‘reduced the gallery to hysterics’ (Guardian). Now the ex-hack, ‘a petulant scoundrel’ (Telegraph), pursues redemption by hilariously turning the tables on the tabloid chiefs. ‘I believe everything Peppiatt said was true’ (Tom Stoppard). Political

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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1000 Years of Scotland’s Dark Past The Edinburgh Dungeon

FAJ

Exciting, scary and fun... Delve into Scotland’s bloody history. Experience live actors, dark history, thrilling rides and special effects. For an extra special Fringe experience visit between 6pm and 7pm. Are you brave enough? Theatre, Historical

The Edinburgh Dungeon • 31 Market Street, EH1 1DF B 0871 423 2250 V52GD5 Jul 30-Sep 2: Tours run every 10 Minutes from 10:00 – 19:00 (1h 20m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£6.50 C)

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One Track Minds – Free

Robert Coyle and Andrew Gilmore / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

We are the ‘meat in our heads’. The human animal may not be divine, but that does not make it any less marvellous or comical. Robert and Andrew each do a 20-25 minute set. Stand-up

Amarone • 12-13 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AF B 0131 226 0000 V290GD4 Aug 4-25: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Opinions Are Free

Jay Sodagar A and J Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

N

A completely different show every night. Three random topics discussed, let the speakeasy begin. Amazing shows in 2010. Previous shows included kidnapping, marriage break-up, Angry Birds live. All genuine and hilarious, anything could happen! Also free! Improv

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 2-13: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Otto Kuhnle: Ich Bin Ein Berliner IMWP and Otto Kuhnle

TFPJ

Yodelmeister, Malcolm Hardee Award winner and Henning Wehn’s partner in German humour makes his solo debut at the Fringe in an hour of Teutonic mirth, music and gnome juggling. ‘Bloody brilliant’ (ThreeWeeks). Cabaret, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 16:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 16:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peep Show

Jamison Foreman, Jennifer MacMillan and Daniel Student / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Straight from a sold-out run in the City of Brotherly Love, three performers standing at a crossroads of sexuality come together to perform extremely funny and remarkably revealing storytelling. More info - www.slightlyawkwardpeepshow.com. Storytelling, LGBT

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B 0131 226 0000 V221GD3 Aug 4-5,7-12,15-18: 18:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Owen and Bettesworth: Sung and Unsung

Oli Bettesworth and Laurence Owen

PM

Singer/storyteller Laurence and comedian Oli each present their own brand of deadpan absurdism and playful confessions in music and stand-up. ‘A gem’ (Dan Antopolski). Hosted by Lindsay Sharman (Funny Women finalist). Music, Stand-up

See page 159 for more information

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 4-17,19-24,26: 21:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Owen Niblock: Codemaker

Owen Niblock / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Life through a lens. A Google-shaped lens. A tale of love, life and computer programming. Join Owen as he looks back on his life so far. ‘Ground-breaking’ (Scotsman). ‘Inspired and offbeat’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 15:40 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Owen O’Neill: Struck By Lightning Owen O’Neill / The Assembly Rooms

PM

Owen O’Neill will tell you how he survived being struck by lightning, escaping with minor burns. The apples down his wellingtons were stewed, his school uniform destroyed. It shaped the rest of his life. Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 1,3: 19:30 (1h) £9.00 XAug 2: 14:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 4-12,14-26: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Oxford Imps Oxford Imps

TL

Acclaimed Fringe veterans The Oxford Imps bring you inspired comedy magic based on audience suggestions. Prepare for riotous comic adventure with spontaneous games and sketches, Whose Line is it Anyway? style. A must-see. Suitable for families. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 2-4: 15:15 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

Aug 5-9,13-16,20-23,27: 15:15 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:15 (1h) £12.00 (£9.50)

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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Oxford Revue – Prattle Royale Oxford Revue

TPJ

The world-famous, critically acclaimed Revue returns, providing a cheaper, considerably slower alternative to the 2012 Olympics. ‘Brilliantly executed’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘An hour of comic genius’ (Oxford Info). ‘The best student sketch group by far’ (TheNewCurrent.com). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Oyster Eyes Presents: Some Rice Oyster Eyes

TFPL Oyster Eyes are doing it again and this time they’re really doing it. Come on down, wash your hands and enjoy some rice for God’s sake. SSSSS ‘Hilarious’ (Skinny). SSSS ‘Genius’ (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (FringeBiscuit.blogspot.com). Sketch show, Performance art

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:25 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Pajama Men’s Improv Show Assembly

TL

The Pajama Men do a completely improvised set in their street clothes. Seeing them raw and unscripted like this is like seeing a snow leopard mate with an eagle. Improv, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 21:00 (1h) £7.00

Aug 4-7,10-12: 21:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9: 21:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

See page 77 for more information

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Pam Ford Salon Secrets – Free Pam Ford Comedian

AN

Before becoming a stand-up comedian, Pam Ford was a hairdresser. In her show Salon Secrets, Pam will share with you her true, yes true, heart-warming, shocking and funny stories from her days in the salon. Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 3-5: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 6-26: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown Fuzz Productions Limited

L

The hilarious and anarchic award-winning panel game podcast (2012 Loaded Lafta Funniest Podcast) hosted by Pappy’s with great comedian guests. ‘Like Basil Brush meets the Young Ones’ (Evening Standard). For info and to hear past podcasts, www.comedy.co.uk/pfs-dtrt. Game show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 5-7,12: 23:20 (1h10m) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Pappy’s: Last Show Ever!

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

TPK

Brand new show! Sketches! Songs! Silliness! But is this really the end for ‘the funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe’? (Scotsman). Edinburgh Award nominees, Chortle Award winners, Loaded LAFTA winners. ‘Masterful comic invention’ (Guardian). Sketch show, Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-2: 20:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:20 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Parris and Dowler Know What They’re Doing Parris and Dowler

PL

Multi-talented comics Rachel Parris (Top 10 Comics to Watch 2012) and Max Dowler (Leicester Square New Comedian finalist) do stand-up, impressions, sketch and song. ‘Definitely recommend them to anyone’ (ThreeWeeks). www.parrisanddowler.com. Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-13,15-20,22-26: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Passion, Pints and Potatoes – An Irish Guide to Life

Christiane O’ Mahony, Steve Bennett

N

Two Irish country bumpkins from the land of priests and potatoes talk life, love and everything between. Jokes while standing, sung words and fun moments. Music, Stand-up

Dropkick Murphy’s • 7 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 226 0000 V80GE5

Aug 4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pat Burtscher’s Patopotamoose

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Glorious Management

TPM

What’s a Patopotamoose? It’s a title. You don’t like it? You do a show and call it whatever you want. Pat will address any further issues you may have at the actual show. He is Canadian. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) See page 118 for more information

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Patrick Monahan – Shooting From The Lip!

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management

TPL

Brilliant new material from the fastest rising comedy star! 2012 Loaded Lafta’s Best Newcomer and Forth Radio’s Best Stand-Up People’s Choice! Seen on ITV’s Comedy Annual. ‘Born to be a stand-up’ (Metro). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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Patterson and Ranganathan

Patternathan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL

Two of the circuit’s most exciting newcomers each deliver half an hour of comedy for your delectation. Enjoy the razor-sharp wit of Jason and the acerbic observations of Romesh in an hour of top quality stand-up. Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 2-26: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pattie Brewster’s Friendship Venture (for Some Friends) Amy Hoggart as Pattie Brewster

PN

Hi guys! Just a normal girl (not creepy!) called... Pattie! It’s 2012 these days, so I’m trying to make friends, because at the moment I mainly know cats. Anyway, enough about cats! www. pattiebrewster.co.uk Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-19,21-25: 19:50 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 33 for more information 140

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Paul Chowdhry – What’s Happening White People Off The Kerb Productions

TM

Star of C4’s Stand Up for the Week returns with his new show. Strap yourself in for this hard-hitting, unique take on modern Britain. Good clean fun for all the family. No under 16s. www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 21:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Paul Dennis’s Inappropriate Bits – Free Paul Dennis / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

‘Fantastic material ... slick delivery’ (Creative-cows.com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks, 2011). An often gritty and bizarre hour of stand-up covering disease, sex, profanity and other dinner party favourites. http://comedyox.tumblr.com. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-5: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-14,16-26: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Paul Foot – Kenny Larch Is Dead IMWP

TPL Deep within the sinking sands of the Perspex jungle of youth, in the forgotten nebula of nothingness, comes an objet du desir – a trombone fruit. Needless to say, it’s another warm year. ‘Masterful’ (Scotsman). Performance art

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 19:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Paul McCaffrey: Pills’n’Thrills and Belly Laughs Avalon Promotions

TL

You can take the boy out of Glastonbury... Paul reunites his mates at a festival. What could possibly go wrong? ‘Charisma and success written all over him’ (Evening Standard). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 21:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

U

Impro Chums are wonders of nature, taking audience suggestions and creating cascades of laughter. ‘You could see this every night and never tire of it, they continue to be the finest exponents of improv art’ (Mirror). Improv

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 16,20-23: 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 17-19,24-25: 16:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00)

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Paul Ricketts – Ironic Infinity Paul Ricketts

TFPL

Funny isn’t enough? Okay, try this hilarious stand-up show instead. ‘Material is smart as well as funny. I don’t think that even Simon Munnery has toyed with the concept of Ironic Infinity’ (Scotsman). Spoken word

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:20 (1h) £4.00 Aug 5,8-9,12-13,15-16,19-22,26: 22:20 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

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Paul T Eyres: T.Eyres of a Clown / Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe – Free Paul T Eyres / Free Festival

APN

Come and see this brilliant free comedy show in which Paul tries to find out who he really is, and indeed who we all are! Stand-up, Clown

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-4: 22:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-27: 22:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Pauly Show – Episode One Paul F Taylor

TFAN

Paul brings his ramshackle sitcom pilot to the stage, convinced it is going to be picked up for TV. Watch his plans collapse spectacularly. ‘Brilliant’ (Snipelondon.com), ‘Beautifully crafted one liners ... astute observational comedy’ (GQ). Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 5-9,12-13,15-16,19-23,26: 17:00 (1h) £7.00

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Peacock & Gamble Don’t Even Want To Be On Telly Anyway Avalon Promotions

TM

Chortle Comedy Award nominees 2011 and 2012. From Radio 4 Extra and Russell Howard’s Good News. ‘Moments of stupendous invention’ SSSS (List). ‘A gloriously silly hour’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.peacockandgamble.com. Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 21:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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People Person

Martha McBrier / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

McBrier has evolved from pathological people-pleaser to mildmannered misanthrope. She’ll show you how it’s done. If you’re easily offended, please sit where she can see you. ‘I genuinely kept forgetting I was watching a woman’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V96GE5 Aug 4-25: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Perfectly Bananas Wes Zaharuk

PN

The Prop Man, Wes Zaharuk, combines routines with power tools, bananas and film noir. ‘Twin Peaks meets Cirque du Soleil’ (Toronto Sun). ‘Tommy Cooper on acid. A rip-roaring jump into the surreal’ (Channel4.com). Cabaret, Physical theatre

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 3-27: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pete Firman – Hoodwinker

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Objective Talent Management

TPL

Don’t miss Pete Firman (BBC1’s The Magicians) as he returns to Edinburgh with an all-new box of tricks. ‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ (Telegraph). ‘The best magic tricks in the universe’ (Independent). Stand-up, Magic

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:10 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 21:10 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Pete Johansson – Utopian Crack Pipe Get Comedy

TPM

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Johansson is back in Edinburgh this year to chronicle his self addiction of trying to make the world what he thinks is a better place. Book early! ‘Supremely entertaining’ (Independent). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 1-3: 20:40 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 20:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:40 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Peter Antoniou’s Psychic Circus

Peter Antoniou / Red24 Management

TFPK

Join award-winning ‘psychic’ comedian Peter Antoniou who acts as ringmaster and guides you through his Psychic Circus. This is PT Barnum for the 21st century, but this time, you are the show. SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Circus, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 XAug 2-3: 15:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-17,19-24,26: 15:35 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians XVI

Peter Buckley Hill / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

The show that started the Free Fringe. Four different comedians every night. Guest compere Wednesdays. I have 18 words left. One for each syllable of a haiku. Plus one. Which is this. Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 4-25: 21:35 (1h55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Peter Edwards: Love Everyone Peter Edwards

PK

Penises, nausea and carrots combine to form jealousy and music. Confront your feelings and learn real love with Pete, supported by Sketch Friends. ‘Brilliant’ (News of the World). Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3,5-10,12-17,19-24,26: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil Buckley – Simple Things – Free Grin & Bear / Free Festival

PM

Award-nominated comedian Phil Buckley is 31, engaged, owns a house and has a good career, but he still wonders what happened. ‘Top class’ (Time Out). ‘All round funny’ (List). www.philbuckleycomedy.com. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

Aug 2-26: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phill Jupitus Is Porky the Poet in 27 Years On

Off The Kerb Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

In 1985 Phill Jupitus left the white-hot cauldron of the civil service for life as a performance poet. He has finally managed to get an hour together. Just about. www.offthekerb.co.uk. Poetry

The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE B 0131 226 4380 V44GC4

Aug 4-12,14-25: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phill Jupitus – You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here... Phill Jupitus / Off The Kerb Productions

PN

U-boat Captain, Welsh pornstar, Dutch roadie or noted broadcaster and comedian? Like Camberwick Green, you’re never sure who’s coming out of the box. Adult content delivered childishly. www.offthekerb.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 22:00 (1h) £11.00 XAug 2: 19:40 (1h) £11.00 Aug 3-12,14-27: 18:45 (1h) £12.00

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Phil Mann’s Full Mind Phil Mann

PK

Incredible acts of short-order investigation in a new improvised show. ‘A brilliantly comedic creation’ (Scotsman). ‘Enviable flair for comic timing’ (Fest). ‘Hilarious... Quite endearing’ (Stage). ‘Very funny, delivered with delight and scruffy charm’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Eccentric. Breathtaking’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-26: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil Nichol Rants!

Phil Nichol / The Assembly Rooms

PL

A delightfully comical collection of silly rants on every ludicrous topic imaginable takes you on a riotous exploration of our laughable existence, from the mind-numbingly tedious to the charmingly absurd. Comedy with passion. ‘Hypnotic’ SSSSS (Sunday Herald). Stand-up, Solo show

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The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Phil O’Shea

Phil O’Shea / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Phil O’Shea is silly. He likes talking about things he likes, such as The Beach Boys and cake. Also trumpets and the length of horses. If you like hearing about things like that then that’s lucky. Stand-up, Absurdist

Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 1446 V245GD5 Aug 4-25: 15:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil Walker: Is This It?

Phil Walker / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Phil Walker: Is This It? The City Life Comedian of the Year examines his life and the world around him. ‘As up to date as tonight’s news!’ (Stage). ‘One to watch!’ (BBC Leeds). www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-26: 20:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Pick of the Fringe

Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Award-winning stand-up from some of the finest Scottish acts on the UK circuit. A double headline show featuring two half hour sets. Highlights from two Fringe shows in one hour. Different line-up each night. ‘Hilarious!’ (#Fringepix).   Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 167 for more information 144

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The Pin

Pleasance Theatre Trust

TPU

The ocean. Dark. Mysterious. Forbidding. Elsewhere, The Pin are an exciting new sketch trio making their hotly tipped Fringe debut. ‘Brought the house down’ (Independent). ‘A flawless show, one polished to perfection’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Genius’ (WhatsOnStage.com). ‘Particularly inspired’ (Telegraph). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Playing Politics Playing Politics

U

Wicked topical musical comedy from Scotland’s political parody specialists. Lyrically savage, musically adroit and totally unbroadcastable! ‘Peerless lampooners ... like HIGNFY set to music’ SSSS (FringeReview.co.uk, 2011). ‘Politically astute and ruthlessly funny’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Cabaret, Satire

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1

Aug 17,23: 20:30 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Plenty More Fish (But I Don’t Have a Fish Fetish) Accident and Emergency / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Would you date a dictator? Would more people study mathematics if they knew Pythagoras was a hottie? Irish girls, big questions, big answers. www.facebook.com/accidentandemergencycomedy. ‘So funny ... cured my constipation’ (Graffiti). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Fiddler’s Elbow • 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 556 9933 V71GC5 Aug 4-25: 15:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Politics Now. Politics Wow! Sir Reginald Tweedy-Duffer / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Sir Reginald Tweedy-Duffer Bt MP, Secretary of State for Youth Affairs, presents the government’s Engagement and Action Target Plan for the Youth of Britain 2012. Get jiggy wid the coolest politician on the block! Satire

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-12,14-26: 12:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Povs and Hefter Uncensored

Catherine Povinelli and Naomi Hefter

PN

Povs and Hefter Uncensored is about two misunderstood misfit comedians from opposite sides of the pond who have joined forces to have their voices heard and understood through the power of stand-up comedy. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 7-16: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pretending Things Are a C*ck 2hoots Productions

TPL

Australian Jon Bennett brings his Just for Laughs, Best Comedy Award nominated show of over 200 pretend c*cks to the Fringe! SSSS (Edmonton Journal). ‘Will have you completely engrossed’ (Montreal Mirror). Storytelling, Visual art

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 21:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Priceless

Teddy / Scottish Comedy Fesitval

PN

Teddy’s (@ComedyTeddy) free stand-up show. Best Comedian, Scottish Variety Awards 2010. Runner-up, Scottish Comedian of the Year 2008 and 2009. ‘Brilliant Scottish comic’ (Kate Copstick, Scotland on Sunday). ‘A class act’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). ’Has flourished’ (Jay Richardson, Scotsman). Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-3,5-12,14-25: 14:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pun Run

Bec Hill and Little Red Noise

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Britain’s only pun-based comedy club hits the Fringe! A one night only, pun-orama of special guests including The Axis of Awesome, Phil Nichol and Sara Pascoe. Sold-out London run. Time Out Critics’ Choice. Book early to avoid disappointment! Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 15: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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The Quadrantines

Jack Campbell, David Murphy, Dan Nicholas / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Three up-and-coming comedians each sat on different chairs of the stand-up comedy spectrum, ranging from the adorably innocent David Murphy to the borderline psychotic Daniel Nicholas via the charmingly intense Jack Campbell. For free! Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V96GE5

Aug 4-25: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Quiz in My Pants

Nicola Bolsover / PBH’s Free Fringe

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The Fringe’s silliest panel show returns! With special guests every day. Previous guests include Miles Jupp, Tom Green and Noise Next Door. Features the ever-popular Muffin Diving round and the world’s longest quick-fire round! Game show, Stand-up

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 15:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rachel Stubbings Is Stubbing Out Problems Something for the Weekend

TFPL

Bad breath? Scared of clowns? Worried your ex is over you? I’m an online agony aunt phenomenon – I can help! I’ll probably help you with issues you didn’t even know you had... SSSS (List). Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 15:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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RadioHead Redux 2012 Dan Willis

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A journey into feel good music. Be it the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa or the Wurzles, Willis grabs the music and builds the laughter around the songs. ‘Wonderful hour’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (List) SSSSS (TalkFringe.com). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5

Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Raymond Mearns – Rock’n’Roll Comedian – The Therapy Sessions Raymond Mearns / Scottish Comedy Festival

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Supporting Pete Doherty on Tour in 2011 was a blast, though everything we do in life has consequences. Some of these are hilarious, some not so! Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 1-2: 19:40 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3-12,14-26: 19:40 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Reginald D. Hunter – Work in Progress... and Niggas, with support John Gordillo Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

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‘Simply exhilarating ... this is comedy of rare scope’ SSSSS (Times). ‘One of the most skilled, powerful, charismatic comic performers around’ (Scotsman). www.mickperrin.com. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 1-12,14-27: 21:20 (1h) £13.00

See page 64 for more information

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Reshape While Damp Naomi Paul / Free Festival

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Surreal, truthful and topical. Comedy to make you laugh, smile and think. With original songs. Jewish stories. And a lemon. ‘Comic timing here is sublime’ (FringeReview.co.uk, 2011). ‘Articulate, dry sense of humour’ (Leicester Comedy Festival). www.reshapewhiledamp.com. Cabaret, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 XAug 2: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-12: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 17-26: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Return of the Lumberjacks (Back By Poplar Demand)

Craig Campbell / Glenn Wool / Stewart Francis / The Assembly Rooms

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Stewart Francis from Mock the Week, Craig Campbell from Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Glenn Wool from British Columbia are the funniest thing to hit Edinburgh since the tram. Feature length show. Stand-up

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 20:10 (1h30m) £14.00 (£11.00) Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 20:10 (1h30m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Revill’s Selection – Free

Paul Revill / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Get set for some irreverent fun as Paul Revill invites you to sample his comic selection. With a different line-up each day, all tastes are catered for! ‘Likability and charm’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Risqué and funny’ (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Variety

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 13:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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RH: Live

The RH Experience

The best of the BBC under one roof

FK

Hilarious improvised comedy using suggestions from audience and internet. Fast-paced humour and traditional improv games brought up to speed for the internet generation! ‘These pioneers of tomfoolery make us laugh to the point of exhaustion!’ (theFourOhFive.com). www.therhexperience.co.uk. Improv, Contemporary

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4

Aug 12,18-19,25-27: 15:30 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14,20-21: 15:30 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 15-17,22-24: 15:30 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50)

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Rhod Gilbert: The Man With the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo Rhod Gilbert

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Scott Mills David Mitchell Fred MacAulay Richard Bacon Paul Merton Sue Perkins Nick Grimshaw Nicholas Parsons Susan Calman Rory Bremner and more

From Live At The Apollo and Ask Rhod Gilbert. Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, the Welsh wonder is back with a brand new live show. ‘Tour-de-force’ (Time Out). Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 15-19,22-26: 19:40 (1h) £20.00

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Rhys Darby – This Way to Spaceship Bound and Gagged Comedy

FREE tickets to live BBC shows from bbc.co.uk/tickets

Find us at Fringe Venue 25

Follow

at the corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street

@bbccomedy for more details

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If the world is ending in 2012, Rhys has a plan. He’s fairly sure the superpowers each have a spaceship ready to launch on the eve of Armageddon. The trick is ... get onboard! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50)

Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:00 (1h) £17.50 (£16.00)

See the Venue Guide page 340 for more information

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Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Richard Herring / The Stand Comedy Club

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The ‘King of Edinburgh’ (List) returns for his 25th anniversary Fringe to chat with more Edinburgh stars and showcase the best new comedians. Gossip, prizes, surprises. Different show every day, yet reassuringly exactly the same. Improv, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 2: 16:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-27: 14:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Richard Herring: Talking C*ck – The Second Coming Avalon Promotions

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Knob, d*ck, schmuck, the yoghurt-spitting sausage, the honourable member for F*ckinghamshire, the pink lighthouse that wants you on its rocks, Spurt Reynolds, Jack the Dripper, Rumpleforeskin... ‘Man’s answer to the Vagina Monologues’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23: 20:15 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Richard Wiseman: Psychobabble Richard Wiseman / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Six shows only! Best-selling author, psychologist and magician Richard Wiseman rummages around in your mind. Discover how to tell lies, read thoughts and transform a tea towel into a chicken. Several laughs. Some swearing. No powerpoint. Science, Magic

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The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 8,15,22: 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 8,15,22: 18:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rick Shapiro: Rebirth

Assembly and Marshall Cordell

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Crash. Boom. Silence. Following an amnesia-causing accident, the American comedy legend returns – revitalized, regenerated and reborn – with his jazz-styled lyricism and more ‘of the most inventive filth you’ve ever heard’ (London Evening Standard). Stand-up, Solo show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 18:10 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-22,27: 18:10 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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Rob Auton: The Yellow Show Rob Auton / PBH’s Free Fringe

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This show is about the colour yellow. This show is suitable for people who know of the colour yellow. ‘Poetry’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘A very funny man’ (Paddy Considine). Poetry, Stand-up

See page 94 for more information

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-13,15-25: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rob Beckett’s Summer Holiday

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

TPL

Multi award-winning comedian and rising star Rob Beckett presents his debut stand-up show. He’s from south east London, was in Fresh Meat (C4) and has nice teeth. ‘ A revelation’ SS SS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Rob Deb – The Dork Knight Triumphant – Free Robin Deb / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Free show. Rob Deb, Sci-Fi London host and regular convention specialist, returns to Edinburgh for an hour of comic book standup. Follow @RobDeb. Great comedy hour of power. Stand-up, Sci-fi

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4

Aug 2-15,17-26: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rob Deering’s Beat This Bound and Gagged Comedy

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‘Employing live music mash-ups, megamixes (not enough of them nowadays) and music trivia, the nimble-fingered Deering pits comedians and the audience against each other’ (Comedy Central). New show and top-notch guests every night. Listings: twitter@DeeringRob. Game show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3: 23:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Rob Deering – The One

Bound and Gagged Comedy

TPM

There have been other Rob Deering shows, but this is The One – a one-man supergroup live-music stand-up comedy event about the best-ever everything. ‘An evening in his company is nothing less than a joy’ (Independent). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Ro Campbell: Midnight Meltdown Ro Campbell / The Stand Comedy Club

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Relentlessly entertaining and award-winning Aussie Ro Campbell in a late-night stand-up show big on laughs. ‘Effortlessly brilliant’ (List). ‘Great stand-up and exceptional storyteller’ (Skinny). ‘Mad and bad, peddling savage lines’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 22:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 23:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics Steve Richards

TL

Award-winning columnist and broadcaster, Steve Richards, takes you behind the scenes of politics, bringing characters and great dramas to life. Laugh, ask questions, take part in this topical show when politics is all shook up. Political, Talk

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:30 (1h) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20,22-23: 12:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Roisin Conaty: Lifehunter Avalon Promotions

TL

Foster’s Comedy Award 2010 Best Newcomer Roisin Conaty presents her new show. Everyone is looking for something in life: to belong, to love, to forget and also keys. ‘A seriously talented rising star’ (Time Out). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 20:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Roland Rides The Rail’s! (again) – Free Gregarious Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Roland returns! ‘What a joy from Grangemouth’s greatest export. Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes bizarrely surreal, always entertaining. Don’t go because it’s free, go because it’ll brighten your afternoon’. ‘Absolutely bonkers’ (Audience reviews, 2011). www.rolandridestherails.co.uk. Seminar, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 3,5-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rookie Mistakes

Ethan Addie / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Meet Ethan Addie: a young and gay Australian hot mess that identifies with Beyoncé, but not the gay community. This anticamp rising star has made a lot of rookie mistakes in his time, like lying to his ex… Stand-up, LGBT

The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 226 0000 V239GC5 Aug 15-25: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Room Assembly

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Bring your plastic spoons and enjoy a Sunday night screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room. ‘The awful movie everyone wants to see’ (Time) . ‘This has truly been the highlight of my Fringe’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 6,13,20,27: 00:25 (1h30m) £8.00

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Rory & Tim: Good for Nothing Rory & Tim / PBH’s Free Fringe

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After a year of failed job interviews and rummaging through bins for food, confusingly-named trio Rory & Tim have realised their future lies in making people laugh for no money. ‘Unmissable sketch comedy’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 17:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rory Scovel: Illuminati Only Assembly and Marshall Cordell

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Rory Scovel performs stand-up for all members of the prestigious Illuminati. Do not be afraid to visit your Secret Brother of the Secret Brotherhood as he dissects the thoughts of his own mind and external experiences. Stand-up

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 21:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

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Rosie Thorn and The Patsy Cornish Saga Red Dress Productions

FPL

With the assistance of Mr Gardener, the accordion-playing man servant, Rosie Thorn’s darkly irreverent and hilarious tale marking the demise of Miss Patsy Cornish comes to life with music and song. Cabaret, Theatre

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 21-25: 17:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Rubberbandits

See page 79 for more information

Rubberbandits

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Ten million YouTube hit sensation with the riotous Horse Outside, these Irish chart-topping, Chortle Award-winning bag-heads make their Fringe debut with the funniest, filthiest comedy rave in Fringe memory. ‘Funny, groovy, a little bit scary’ (Hotpress). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 8-9,14-16: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 10-12,18-19,25-26: 22:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Russell Kane: Posturing Delivery

Avalon Promotions Ltd / The Assembly Rooms

PL

What if I’m one of the guys who never has a baby? Why is this not a male subject? I plan to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you. Come along! Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 Aug 13-24: 21:00 (1h) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Ryan Withers – One Woman Showe – Free Mrs. Funberries / Free Festival

APL

Best Newcomer nominee (Melbourne Comedy Festival) in his/her Edinburgh debut. Number one ‘Top 10 Comic Stars of Tomorrow’ (Sydney Morning Herald, 2011). ‘One of the most fun hours of the festival’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Theatre

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Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR

Aug 3-26: 17:35 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sad Faces Remember It Differently Sad Faces

TFK

Journey into the minds of BBC Radio’s ‘side-splittingly funny’ (BroadwayBaby.com) Sad Faces! Witness the destruction of their friendship in one fateful day! Ascertain that they remember that day differently! Enjoy those gratuitous exclamation marks! Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 13:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 13:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Sajeela Kershi: Regret-Me-Nots

Sajeela Kershi / Comic Angels / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Regrets, Sajeela’s had few, who hasn’t? Life-affirming, hilarious romp through mistakes. For the shoulda, woulda, coulda generation. Hackney finalist, 2011. Starred in if.comedy award-winning show, 2007. ‘Extremely funny’ (Time Out). ‘Provoking stand-up’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Stunning!’ S SSS (One4Review.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 2-4: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sally-Anne Hayward: The Inbetweeny Lady

Sally-Anne Hayward / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Skinny). Can I eat sweets forever? Why ruin a cake by cooking it? Just two of the questions this award-winning comedian asks. ‘Exceptionally funny’ (Independent). ‘Warm and very funny’ (Sarah Millican). www.sallyannehayward.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 16:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 12:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Sam Fisher and Friends – Free Sam Fisher – Free Festival

PN

Sam Fisher is a female comedian who can find humour in the strangest of places, she has invited friends Sean Thorpe and Mike Farmer who can share the lighter side of life! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-8: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sam Fletcher – Good on Paper Sam Fletcher / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Right – so here’s my first proper thing on the Fringe. Expect jokes, drawings, conjuring, a song about shoes etc. ‘The Maradona of comedy – short, magical and Argentinean (I think)’ (Alex Horne). Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B 0131 226 0000 V357GE5 Aug 4-25: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sammy J and Randy – The Inheritance Get Comedy

TPM

A brand new adventure from everyone’s favourite multi award-winning, toe-tapping, song-singing, Hep-C-riddled duo! Creators of 2011 Fringe hit Ricketts Lane. SSSSS ‘One of the funniest shows you’re likely to see this year’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Musical theatre, Puppetry

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:05 (1h) £7.50 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 18:05 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:05 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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Sam Simmons – About the Weather Token Events

TJ

Nominee – Best Comedy, Edinburgh Fringe 2011. Two men with nothing in common and nothing to speak of, perhaps they can talk about the weather. ‘Breathlessly inventive psycho-comedy’ SSSSS (Independent). SSSSS (Telegraph). SSSSS (Herald). SSSSS (Scotsman). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 21:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Sandi Toksvig Live: My Valentine Sandi Toksvig

PU

Sandi Toksvig – comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, showoff and international treasure – is celebrating publication of her new novel, Valentine Grey, with this brand-new, hilarious afternoon of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts. Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 17: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 18-23: 14:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Sanity Valve Present Straight Out of Competent: The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of MC Rapper and DJ Wicked – A Hiphopera – Free Sanity Valve

APL

Comedy rap from 2011’s smash hit duo. ‘Better than Timmy Mallet and Jay-Z combined’ (Beardyman). Hip hop/breakin’, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-26: 00:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Santa’s Dead and We Have Killed Him Owen Hughes / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. Ditto Santa Claus, whose arrogance and deceit have ruined my life. Stand-up comedy without the jokes. Stand-up, Theatre

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V96GE5 Aug 4-11: 14:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sarah Jones: Does Not Play Well With Others

Sarah Jones – Ventriloquist Comedian (Australia)

FK

Ventriloquist Sarah Jones presents a show full of puppets, puns and unashamed dorkiness. ‘Her characters are great, as is she ... you will leave the venue smiling. Couldn’t stop laughing’ SSSS (ArtsHub.com.au). Puppetry, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 19,25-27: 14:30 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 22-24: 14:30 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50)

Aug 20-21: 14:30 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Sarah Kendall – Get Up, Stand-Up Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

TPU

Perrier and Time Out London Comedy Award nominee Sarah Kendall returns with a blistering new hour of stand-up. ‘Brilliant observational comedy’ (Sunday Times). ‘A truly brilliant show. Got to be seen’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Sara Pascoe – The Musical!

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

TPL

The tale of Sara who lived from the 1980s to 2012. Sara’s life includes being on TV in Stand Up For the Week and Campus (C4), The Thick of It and Twenty Twelve (BBC). Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 21:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Sarfraz Manzoor: The Boss Rules

Sarfraz Manzoor / The Assembly Rooms

PL

Bruce Springsteen’s songs contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. The Guardian journalist tackles race, religion and rock’n’roll, and how ‘the Boss’ saved his life – and why he can change yours. www.sarfrazmanzoor.co.uk. Interactive, Storytelling

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 17:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 15:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Saskia’s Surprise Party

Saskia’s Surprise Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Saskia’s Surprise Party is the only comedy show in the whole of Edinburgh, the others have unfortunately been cancelled due to illness. But you’ve come all the way here, so do see our show before you leave. Sketch show, Stand-up

Amarone • 12-13 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AF B 0131 226 0000V290GD4 Aug 12-25: 19:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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School Night

Actually Rather Good Ltd

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Brilliant school-based night, featuring the comedy circuit’s greatest tackling their chosen subject. Previous School Nights included award winners Humphrey Ker, Matthew Crosby, Danielle Ward, Jessica Ransom, Richard Sandling and all three Festival of Spoken Nerd stalwarts. Tuck shop! Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Aug 6-8,13,15,20-22: 00:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.50)

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School of Comedy School of Comedy

L

The club behind the E4 show introduces its new cast! Aged between 9 and 16. Bugsy Malone on speed. ‘Silly and brilliant’ SSSSS (Times). SSSSS (List). SSSSS (Stage). ‘A masterclass in comic timing’ SSSSS (Metro). Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 20-26: 19:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Scientist Turned Comedian: Tim Lee Best of the Sydney Fringe

TL

A creative blend of stand-up comedy and science. Lee is a comedian with a PhD who’s become an internet sensation with more than 4m YouTube views and has featured in the New York Times. Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 17:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-22,27: 17:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Scott Agnew: Tales of the Sauna Scott Agnew / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

‘Electrifying’ (Guardian). A look into the little known world of the gay man’s sauna – a tradition going back centuries – and for the straights a glimpse of what goes on there. Filth guaranteed. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 20:25 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 23:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Scottish Comedian of the Year 2011 – Jamie Dalgleish Ha Ha Comedy

TM

‘A deserving winner ... the assured Dalgleish charmed the crowd ... merciless’ (Scotsman). ‘Comic timing of Jack Milroy and Hector Nicol, with a big dollop of Kevin Bridges thrown in for good measure.’ (Glaswegian). Stand-up, Solo show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:40 (45m) £4.00 Aug 4-5: 22:40 (45m) £8.00 Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:40 (45m) £9.00 Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:40 (45m) £7.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Boo Lingerie Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

TFPK

Brand new Socky Horror Show from the stars of stage, screen, YouTube and Doctor Who DVDs with songs, sketches, socks and violence. And maybe zombies. SSSS (Scotsman, 2008, 2009, 2010). Puppetry, Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 22:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-9,13-16,20-23: 22:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Sean Hegarty and Tom O’Mahoney Live – Free Sean Hegarty and Tom O’Mahoney

PM

Sean Hegarty and Tom O’Mahoney (two of Ireland’s biggest stand-up acts) bring you their amazing comedy show. Sean, dubbed the king of one-liners, and Tom with his superb witty stories. A must-see! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 2-26: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sean Hughes – Life Becomes Noises

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Old Man Management

TPM

Dealing with his dad’s death the only way Sean can, this hilarious yet poignant tale looks at the lighter side of dying, how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 17:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50)

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Sean Hughes Stands Up

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement with Old Man Management

TPM

Sean is back tackling topics such as religion, economics, society and the realisation that, although he’s now sober, he’s still an arseh*le. Catch him before he’s dead. ‘One of the best stand-ups of his generation’ (Telegraph). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:15 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 20:15 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Seann Walsh: Seann to be Wild Off The Kerb Productions

TL

Star of TV’s Live at the Apollo, Stand Up For The Week and Argumental with an all-new hour of ‘Sharp, creative observational comedy. See him now, before the stadium tour’ (Sunday Times). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-22: 19:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band presents Oliver Pissed The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Dickens updated, reinterpreted and spat out through the medium of song. Scottish song. With jokes. A one-man musical by Tommy Mackay of Throbbing Thistle and Daily Reckless fame. www.dailyreckless.com. Music

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-6,8-20,22-26: 20:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Susquehanna Hats and Rational Entertainment

TN

Whose Line? type challenge for stand-ups. Comedy stars get a never before seen ‘set list’ of topics as they walk onstage to create spontaneous stand-up! SSSSS ‘The must see show of the festival!’ (Scotsman). Improv, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG See page 112 for more information

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2: 23:59 (1h) £5.00

Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 01:00 (1h15m) £11.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:59 (1h) £11.00 Aug 6-7: 23:59 (1h) £11.00 Aug 8-9,15-16,21-23: 23:59 (1h) £9.00

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The 7:15pm Stand-Up Show – Free

Various stand-ups / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Start your evening’s comedy off with a bang. An exciting mixed comedy showcase – a classic, no frills set-up: microphone, compere, and a rotating mix of comedic talent. www.tomorrowsstanduptoday.co.uk. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 2-26: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Sex Ed: The Musical! Out Write Productions

TPL

It’s coming! Ever wondered what a prostatic utricle was? A urethral sponge? A scrotum? Forging paths through a jungle of sexual ignorance, this team of titillating teachers explain everything you never wanted to know about sex. Musical theatre, New writing

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 18:30 (1h15m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22: 18:30 (1h15m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 18:30 (1h15m) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Sex Money Death Stuart Black

TFN

This is a love letter. This is an eight-year-old child’s heart pleading across time, to the other end of a restless life. Sex, Money, Death. ‘Warm, engaging and dangerously funny’ (Rip It Up Magazine, Adelaide). Political, Stand-up

The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub • 119 Rose Street, EH2 2DT B 0131 226 0000 V324GD3 XAug 1-2: 20:45 (50m) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 3-12,14-25: 20:45 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) See page 59 for more information 156

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Sexytime!

Tessa Waters and Kai Smythe

TFPM

A very physical comedy exploring what it means to be sexy. Hosts Woman and Man ‘will have the audience in fits’ (Chortle. co.uk) as they combine characters, dance, clown and outrageous costumes. ‘Funny as Hell’ SSSS1/2 (Age). Physical theatre, Clown

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Seymour Mace: Squeg!

Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Square! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Peg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Square Peg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! Squeg! ‘Relentless originality’ (Guardian). seymourmace.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 18:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 19:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Shaggers – Free Festival

Nik Coppin / Laughing Horse Comedy

N

The worldwide festival cult-hit show returns with more of the best comedians doing anecdotes, jokes and songs based around sex. ‘The perfect way to close a night at the fest’ SSSSS (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2010). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-25: 23:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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The Shambles

Dead Duck Productions

TFK

The Shambles create never-before-seen scenes based entirely on audience suggestions. Without you, we are nothing. Come join our energetic and eclectic cast for a completely unique, unrepeatable show. Fringe favourite! www.dead-duck.co.uk. Improv, Contemporary

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 2,8-10,15-17: 22:50 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 3-7,11-12,18: 22:50 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-14: 22:50 (55m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Shappi Khorsandi: Dirty Looks and Hopscotch Off The Kerb Productions

TL

As a girl, Shappi dreamed impossibly romantic dreams. She still does. But a love affair with a rock star? What on earth was she doing, thinking, in heaven’s name wearing? ‘Absolute success’ (Evening Standard). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold CliMar Productions

TM

Best of Fest (Scotsman, 2011). After two years of sell-out shows and numerous five-star reviews Matthews returns, mixing her singular brand of comedy with mash-ups from Queen, Gaga, and more. Result? Comedy Cabaret Gold! Cabaret

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 15:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:40 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,27: 15:40 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

Sheeps – Dancing with Lisa

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LISA RICHARDS AGENCY AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

CKP

TPL Skits and sketches. ‘Something quite different and very exciting indeed’ (Independent). ‘A winning combination’ (Guardian). ‘One of the strongest new acts around’ (Times). ‘One of the most exciting sketch acts to emerge in years’ (Time Out). www.sheepscomedy.com.

‘Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered’

Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 17:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 17:10 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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THE SCOTSMAN

‘Charismatic, sincere, eloquent and always seeking the angle.’

Ship of Fools: Children of Twelchford Ship of Fools / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Straight from the imaginary streets of Twelchford comes a show featuring squid, Shakespearean job centres, speed-dating hoovers and snotty hotties. Sea state: moderate to sexy. Come and see us do a thing why not. Sketch show

CHORTLE

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B 0131 226 0000 V357GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 15:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

DES BISHOP

★LIKES TO BANG★ VENUE 2 8.50PM

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Shirley and Shirley Unleashed

Joanna Carolan, Pascale Wilson and Michael Pearce / SO Comedy

TPM

Shirley and Shirley are back with their brand new sketch and character comedy show. ‘Two of the freshest and most energetic performers in Edinburgh’ SSSSS (James Corden). ‘These girls are going all the way’ SSSS (Herald).

• • • • • • • • • • www.desbishop.com • • • • • • • • • •

www.offthekerb.co.uk

1-26 AUGUST (NOT MONS 13 & 20 AUG) ASSEMBLY 0131 623 3030 www.assemblyfestival.com

See page 68 for more information

Sketch show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 16:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 16:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Sh*t-faced Shakespeare

Tax Deductible Theatre Company

TFL

An entirely serious Shakespeare play... with an entirely sh*tfaced actor. The legendary Tax Deductible Theatre stagger back to the Fringe with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you’ll ever witness! ‘Genuinely hilarious’ (Guardian). ‘Very rock’n’roll’ (Times). www.taxdeductible.co.uk. Classical, Interactive

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5

Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 22:20 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 22:20 (1h) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 14,20-21: 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50)

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Short & Curly: A Captive Audience Short & Curly / PBH’s Free Fringe

PL

Prepare to be dazzled as the most miraculous transformations happen before your very eyes! Are you on a ride, or at the zoo? No, you’re watching a show. Mind bending! Interactive, Sketch show

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Silky: Nut Allegory

Silky / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

Against 7,840 other comedians, some Olympics, weather, and entropy, you need something special in your bag. I found mine while showering. Here’s what happened next. ‘Very, very funny‘ (John Bishop). ‘Funny and clever’ (Tim Minchin). ‘Brilliant’ (Metro). Music, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 1: 15:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 14:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The Silky Pair: Happy to Help (Plus Special Guests)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS CORDUROY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

www.offthekerb.co.uk

Silky Pair

TFPL Female duo sells sketches and songs in their comedy shop. ‘Slick, sexy and stunningly original. Damn funny too’ (BBC Radio Scotland, Jeff Zycinski). ‘Jokes are consistent winners and songs well-crafted little gems’ (EdinburghGuide.com). Music, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 15:25 (1h) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 5-13,15-26: 15:25 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Simon Amstell: Numb

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

L

‘The real deal’ (Guardian). Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 20-26: 20:30 (1h) £16.50 (£15.00)

‘Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it.’

‘One of the cleverest and most engaging stand-ups you’ll see.’

★★★★★ THE MIRROR

★★★★

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Simon Donald’s School of Swearing Simon Donald / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Pass your ‘coarse’ with flying colourful language. An investigative journey to the four corners of the four-letter word. Featuring Celebrity Swears with all your favourite stars of film, television and the international drug trade! www.simondonald.com. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 2: 20:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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AUGUST 9.10PM 2-25 0131 623 3030

(NOT MON 13 AUGUST)

ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL

www.assemblyfestival.com www.marcusbrigstocke.com

See page 121 for more information

Simon Evans: Friendly Fire Off The Kerb Productions

TL

AVALON PROMOTIONS LTD PRESENT

BRAND NEW SHOW FROM

Featured on Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Mock the Week and Radio 4. ‘Sizzlingly entertaining ... Beautifully crafted devastatingly funny gags ... Deliciously haughty contempt’ (Guardian). ‘Sardonic wit dripping disdain from every perfectly pronounced word’ (Chortle.co.uk).

MATT THE HOST OF talkSPORT'S 'EXTRA TIME'

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 21:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Simon Munnery: Fylm-Makker

Simon Munnery / The Stand Comedy Club / Show And Tell

PL

Experimenting with a tiny camera and big screen, Simon Munnery presents a new show. Stand-up, monologues, sketches and fylms. ‘He’s nothing less than a genius’ (Guardian). ‘A true original’ SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News).

EYES TO THE RIGHT,

Spoken word, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 3-12,14-27: 15:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

NOSE TO THE LEFT

XAug 2: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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FORDE

“ FORDE IS A FIRST CLASS COMIC”

AS HEARD ON

THE NOW SHOW BBC RADIO 4

THE GUARDIAN

AND THE NEWS QUIZ

“ WHO THE F**K IS MATT FORDE?”

BBC RADIO 4

NOEL GALLAGHER

WWW.MATTFORDE.COM

4.05PM

1-26 AUGUST 2012

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Simon Munnery’s La Concepta Show And Tell

TPK

All the rigmarole of haute cuisine without the shame of eating. An exclusive non-dining restaurant experience. Chortle Innovation Award winner. ‘The fringiest Fringe experience of 2011’ (Guardian). Seen on BBC2’s The Culture Show. ‘Delicious’ SSSS (Independent). Interactive, Visual art

La Concepta @ Whitespace • 11 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT B 0131 226 0000 V250GB5 XAug 4-5: 12:10 (40m) £7.00

XAug 4-5: 13:10 (40m) £7.00 Aug 6-7,11-12,18-19,24-25: 12:10 (40m) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 6-7,11-12,18-19,24-25: 13:10 (40m) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 8-10,13,15-17,20-23: 12:10 (40m) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-10,13,15-17,20-23: 13:10 (40m) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Simply the Jest presents Middle Class Tripe

Simply the Jest / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Following a packed-out run at last year’s Fringe, the ‘exceptionally witty’ (NewKid.co.uk) sketch troupe are back with a brand new show dissecting the habits, rituals and downright absurdities of middle class life. Sketch show, Satire

Chiquito • 31 Frederick Street, EH2 2ND B 0131 226 0000 V294GD4 Aug 10-25: 16:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Sitcom Double Bill One Big Mop

TPK

House Group – radical Christians out to change the world (Paignton) with church at home, ‘God’s casa su casa.’ The Deborah – she’s in a mid-life crisis taking early retirement and is learning it’s hard work doing nothing... Sketch show, Theatre

See page 141 for more information

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,21-23,27: 22:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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6 Foot Silly – Free

Darren Walsh, Mark Diamond / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

If you’ve ‘bean stalking’ Mark Diamond (6’ 6”) and Darren Walsh (6’ 8”), then you’ll know how determined they are to produce a stand-up show where the only thing taken seriously is idiocy. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 3,5-10,12-17: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Six O’Clock Club

Six O’Clock Club / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Four comics every night – hand-picked from the very best upand-coming acts on the circuit. Start your evening with some free stand-up comedy at the friendliest little club at the Fringe. Stand-up

Kilderkin • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT B 0131 226 0000 V227GD6 Aug 4-12,14-25: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Slap and Giggle: Retrial

Slap and Giggle / Sid Wick, James Bennison / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

You are the jury in the trial of award-winning musical comedy double act Sid and James, packed with false alibis, guest witnesses, objectionable songs and big laughs (time permitting). Innocent or guilty – you decide! Acoustic, Sketch show

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V96GE5

Aug 12-25: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Soap Box – The Comedy Debate Slam

Avalon Promotions Ltd present

Soap Box Debate

From...

Join your hosts Rick Molland and Gus Lymburn in an anarchic battle of wits as they debate topics, suggested by you the audience. Who wins? Who’s funniest? You decide! No-holds-barred unscripted verbal warfare.

Chortle Comedy Award Nominees 2011 & 2012

TFPN

Peacock&Gamble podcast

Game show

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 1-26: 13:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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The SomeNews Live Show – Free SomeNews / Free Festival

N

Would you shoot a burglar? Which of Jedward would you eat first in a celebrity version of the film Alive? Find out the answers at the SomeNews Live Show. See www.somenews.co.uk. Multimedia, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 4-26: 17:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Someone, Somewhere

Mark Stephenson / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Second (Hackney Empire) NATYS 2012, second Leicester Square New Comedian 2011, second Laughing Horse New Act 2011, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2012 has the best show on the Fringe and is fit. ‘True to his boastful word’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Solo show

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 4-25: 14:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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 a gloriously silly hour Chortle  incredibly enjoyable pure gold  moments of stupendous invention

Absolute Radio

The Guardian

1st - 26th August

www.peacockandgamble.com

The List

9:40pm

www.pleasance.co.uk 0131 556 6550

See page 142 for more information

Songs in a Flat Dave Cohen

N

‘Funny, purposeful and passionate ... jaunty tunes and playful use of language appeal to a childish love of a stupid joke’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘We laughed. A lot’ (HuffingtonPost.co.uk). Great new show from Horrible Histories songwriter. www.davecohen.squarespace.com. Music, Satire

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 4-5: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Songs, Stories and Downright Lies Dennis Alexander (Crooked Jack)

FPJ

Was Culloden a holiday from hell for Bonnie Prince Charlie? Was the massacre at Glencoe a fast food dispute? Dennis Alexander will explain all in this offbeat musical journey through Scotland’s past and present. Folk

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Aug 21-27: 19:25 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

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Sound & Fury’s Doc Faustus Sound & Fury

TL

Hits Cyranose (2008) and Sherlock (2009) assured their triumphant return! Now, a parody mash-up play of Faust and every Western movie ever made. ‘This is a delightful hour!’ SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (Fest). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Theatre, Satire

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13-14,16,20-23: 20:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

So You Think You’re Funny?

Gilded Balloon / Sponsored by Fosters

TM

Twenty-five years of the best stand-up comedy competition in the UK, we have whittled it down to the best from hundreds of entries. Previous winners include Dylan Moran, Peter Kay and Lee Mack. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 5-7,12-15: 22:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 23: 20:00 (2h30m) £15.00 (£14.00)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Spank!

James Wren, Leon Fleury / Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

FAN

Back again! Sexy hosts, awesome comedians, controlled anarchy and booze. ‘This is what the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Comedy and legendary party night ... get down there right away!’ (Time Out). ‘Best Wild Night Out’ (Scotland on Sunday). Cabaret, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 3: 00:00 (3h) £10.00 Aug 4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 00:00 (3h) £15.50 (£14.50) Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23,26: 00:00 (3h) £13.50 (£12.50)

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Spanktacular!

James Wren, Leon Fleury / Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

FAN

The late night show of the Fringe returns to Udderbelly for three Spanktacular nights! Awesome comedy, cabaret and controlled anarchy. Sell-out 2011. ‘Best Wild Night Out’ (Scotland on Sunday). ‘What the festival should be about’ (List). Cabaret, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5

Aug 11,18,25: 00:50 (2h) £15.50 (£14.50)

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See page 132 for more information

The Special Reserve Comedy Benefit

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Theatre Trust

STAR OF CHANNEL 4’s

M

stanD Up FOr thE wEEK

Some of the best comedians at the Fringe join this annual comedy bonanza in aid of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve, bringing new artists to Edinburgh each year. Support this and support the stars of tomorrow. Compilation

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 22: 22:45 (1h15m) £10.00

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‘Dangerous comic genius.’ EastErn EyE

‘naturally funny. Chowdhry has the balance of humour and honesty just right.’

Splitting the Bill – Michael Workman & Tommy Little Gilded Balloon / Token

TM

They’re a long way from home so two of Australia’s funniest are splitting the bill. Michael Workman, ‘absolute genius … don’t miss this’ (Time Out, Sydney). Tommy Little, ‘hilarious … buoyantly fun, slightly twisted’ (Beat Magazine). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Sploshy: A Sketch Show

MEtrO

Sploshy / PBH’s Free Fringe

PK

9.50pM

Legendary comedians Sploshy (Hohenschönhausen Comedy Expo ‘86 runners-up) reunite, looking fondly back at their greatest hits and lost youth, pending investigation from the UK Border Agency. ‘Intense energy, unique delivery, great writing’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

1-26 AUGUST

PAUL’S DEBUT DVD what’s happEning whitE pEOplE? RELEASED MON 19 NOV PRE-ORDER nOw!

(NOT MON 13TH AUGUST)

PLEASANCE TWO

www.paulchowdhry.com

See page 141 for more information 162

0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

Sketch show

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5

Aug 11-14,16-21,23-25: 19:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Spring Day: Learn How to Take a Punch – Free

Spring Day / Laughing Horse Free Festival

N

THREE WEEKS (UK)

THE AGE

THE HERALD (UK)

THE SCOTSMAN (UK)

ABOUT THE WEATHER

Stand-up, International

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

THE TELEGRAPH (UK)

SAM SIMMONS

Balls to the wall bare-knuckled comedy straight from the heart that hits below the belt. This impish barnburner will leave you slap happy! ‘A definite must see’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.springdaycomedy.com.

“BREATHLESSLY INVENTIVE PSYCHO-COMEDY”

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

THE INDEPENDENT (UK)

Aug 2-26: 18:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

21:15

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1st-26th Aug

Square Eye Pair Square Eye Pair

Gilded Balloon, Wine Bar

TFPK

0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Winner, best comedy Auckland Fringe Festival 2011. What happens when bromance gets in the way of romance? For anyone who owns boxsets of Friends, Seinfeld or has been poked on Facebook. ‘Genuinely funny and unpretentious’ (Rhys Darby). Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-3: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20,22-23,27: 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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The Stand Late Show The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Late night Fringe comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar. Different sizzling selection nightly. ’Best value in town’ (Evening News). ‘They keep the laughs coming’ (Times). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:59 (2h1m) £15.00 (£13.00)

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St Andrews Presents – Blind Mirth Improv Comedy Blind Mirth

AL

“don’t miss this” - The Scotsman

21:20 1st-26th Aug Gilded Balloon, Billiard Room

0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk

WINNE EST COME Y A ELAI E F INGE 2012

St Andrews’ award-winning improv comedy troupe returns to the Fringe with short and long form games. Watch us take suggestions from your iPods, wallets, cringeworthy stories, and more. SSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). Improv

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 21:05 (50m) £5.00

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 21:05 (50m) £7.00

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 21:05 (50m) £5.00

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The St Andrews Revue

12:45 1st-26th Aug Gilded Balloon at Third Door

St Andrews Revue

PL

The St Andrews Revue presents their debut Fringe sketch comedy show. Surrealism, pop culture, somewhat macabre. Like the Royal Wedding! But this time, you’re invited. ‘Laugh-aminute ... Brilliantly crafted.’ SSSS (Saint). ‘Top-notch stuff’ SSSS (Stand-News.co.uk).

0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-10,13,15-17: 12:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 11-12,18-19: 12:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Stand-Up at the Jekyll & Hyde – Free Multiple Performers / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN

Looking for an afternoon selection of fresh and exciting standups? Look no further. Get to sample a broad range of styles in a classic, no frills stand-up format. www.tomorrowsstanduptoday.co.uk. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4

Aug 2-15,17-26: 15:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Back by popular demand…

CARL-EINAR HACKNER The delightfully shambolic comedy, magic & music show “Han är mycket rolig (he’s very funny).” Chortle “Left me wondering whether he’d lost his meatballs.” Herald Sun

19:30 1st-27th Aug Gilded Balloon, Nightclub

0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk See pages 153, 65, 126 and 53 for more information 163


Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Stand Up for Freedom

THE PLEASANCE PRESENTS

Amnesty International

FM

The finest stand-up in town, brought to you by the producers of the legendary Secret Policeman’s Ball. Hosted by Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman. If you see just one show, make it this one! www.amnesty.org.uk/edfest. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 15: 22:00 (1h30m) £18.00 (£16.00)

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Stay at Home Dad – Free

Eden Rivers / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PK

THE GREATEST HITS...

ANTHOLOGY

Hazard! Stay at home Dad! Ex white-van man takes on the responsibility of two baby girls. An uplifting show about failing, joy, untidiness and perspective. Tales of ineptitude and buffoonery on a gargantuan scale. Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 3-15: 13:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stephanie Laing and Martin Croser: Greens! Stephanie Laing / Martin Croser / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Stephanie – slim, beautiful, ‘disgusting and delightful in equal measure’ (ThreeWeeks) and Martin – rotund, also beautiful, ‘Croser’s writing is first rate’ (Scotsman), do comedy at you for as long as is palatable / socially acceptable.

Best Show Nominee

TIME OUT

THE TIMES

Sell-out show

Best Sketch Act Winner 2010/12

08/09/10/11

SCOTSMAN

EDINBURGH GUIDE

CHORTLE

DAILY TELEGRAPH

THE INDEPENDENT

FEST

Stand-up

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-17: 17:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

2|entertain

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UNITED AGENTS

See page 97 for more information

Stephen Bailey and Zoe Iqbal – Subject to Change – Free Laughing Horse Free Festival

PM

Manchester-bred comics Stephen Bailey and Zoe Iqbal are reunited in Subject to Change. Two stand-up sets flipping the most current topics on their head. Burlesque, LGBT

B 0131 524 1989 V151GE5

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 • 50 Blackfriars Street within Smart City Hostels, EH1 1NE

Aug 3-12: 20:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stephen Carlin: Pandas vs Penguins

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Glorious Management

TPM

Why must there be all this tension? Why can’t we all get along? Like cats and dogs or English and Scots? Stephen hopes he can redefine gross oversimplifications to a simple, universal principal. SSSSS (Herald). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 18:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Stephen K Amos – Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos / Bound and Gagged Comedy

TPN

From the maestro of feel-good comedy. ‘The warmest comic around, able to riff off a crowd and make them feel good about themselves’ (Sunday Times). ‘Uplifting stand-up from a charming performer’ (Time Out). www.gloriousmanagement.com. www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5

Aug 2-7,9-12,15-19,22-25: 21:15 (1h) £10.00

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See page 148 for more information


Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Steve Gribbin: Viva Gribbostania! Steve Gribbin / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Steve Gribbin in Viva Gribbostania! Satirical songbird Steve Gribbin takes a leaf out of Alex Salmond’s book and declares unilateral independence. A scathing look at the trappings of nationhood: flags, anthems, currency and even Eurovision. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 17:25 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 20:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Steven Davidson: Gamesmaster Steven Davidson

FPN

Stand-up comedy and gameshow clash like two drunken tigers, with joyous laughter and prizes on offer that have cost more than a pound. ‘Uproarious laughter and applause’ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Utter absurdity provokes many laughs’ (EdinburghGuide.com). Game show, Stand-up

The Constitution • 48 Constitution Street, EH6 6RS B 0131 226 0000 V171GLEITH B3

Aug 8-12: 21:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50)

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Steve Shanyaski’s Life-Survival Bible Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

TPN

Everyone’s life better than yours on Twitter? Accidentally said, ‘amazeballs’ in’t pub? What’s TOWIE? Surviving modern life requires assistance... Steve Shanyaski’s Life-Survival Bible is here to help. As seen on ITV1’s Comedy Rocks. ‘Uproariously funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 23:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 23:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) See page 105 for more information

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Stewart Lee – Carpet Remnant World Stewart Lee / The Assembly Rooms

PL

What can a sexless middle aged married man, whose life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four year old boy, possibly find to write comedy about? ‘Superlative’ SSSSS (Metro). www.stewartlee.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 18:05 (1h15m) £14.00 (£11.00) Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 18:05 (1h15m) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Stinky Show

Hitch and Mitch / PBH Free Fringe

PN

Critics’ favourite Hitch and Mitch, ‘slight, amateurish and anticlimactic’ SSSS (Skinny), ‘belabouring punch lines’ (List), ‘Arse’ (ThreeWeeks) return with another silly afflatus which guarantees conniption. What’s that name again? That’s right, it’s the Stinky Show. #stinkyshow. Sketch show, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5

Aug 4-13,15-25: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stories from the Middle Luke Capasso

PN

American storyteller/comedian Luke Capasso brings his particularly Midwestern style to Edinburgh. The show is a mix of surreal yet pointless monologues, a brief musical interlude, and delightfully inappropriate humour. Strictly over 18’s. Blues, Poetry

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 2-14: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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See page 171 for more information 165


Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Storytellers’ Club Storytellers’ Club

L

Comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. Different special guests, nightly. You show. We tell. ‘Just go and see it’ (Time Out). ‘Shows like Storytellers’ are what make the Festival so special’ (Australian Comedy Review). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 2-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Stu and Garry in The Lunchtime Show Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson / The Assembly Rooms

L See page 128 for more information

ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award 2010. ‘Their improvisation set goes down a storm’ (Scotsman). ‘Achingly funny’ (Evening News). ‘Anarchic, quick-witted improv at its fast-paced best’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Pure, inspired genius’ (Skinny). Improv, Stand-up

The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 14:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-12,14-26: 12:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Stuart Goldsmith: Pr!ck

CKP by arrangement with Red Comedy and DAA Management

TPN

‘Expert stand-up’ (Sunday Times) for anyone who used to have principles. Selfishness, narcissism, violence and a winning smile. This show will make you a worse person. ‘Utterly funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Brilliant’ (Johnny Vegas). www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk. Stand-up

See page 53 for more information

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 19:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Stuart Mitchell Presents ‘It’s Just a Phrase I Am Going Through’ Stuart Mitchell / Scottish Comedy Festival

PN

Hailed as Scotland’s fastest rising comedy star, award-winning comedian Stuart Mitchell brings his first solo show to Edinburgh. ‘Remarkable’ (Daily Record). Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 1-2: 18:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-26: 18:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Suggestibles Suggestibles

TFM

Geordie improv legends hit Edinburgh for a one night only, two-act comedy joyride. Your suggestions spark instant sketches, scenes and even a musical. ‘One of the hottest comedy tickets in the North East’ (Guardian). Live clips at www.thesuggestibles.com. Improv, Musical theatre

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s • St Stephen’s Centre, EH6 5AB B 0131 558 3047 V73GB3 Aug 7: 21:15 (2h) £14.00 (£10.00)

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Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music Suggs

M

‘I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.’ The Madness front-man in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 21-24: 19:00 (1h45m) £22.50

See pages 34 and 63 for more information 166

Aug 24: 22:00 (1h45m) £22.50

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Super Crazy Fun Fun (Christmas Specials) – Free

Adam Belbin and Padraig Ryan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL

What you did for this bit last year worked alright Padraig, just do that again. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 2-6: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

The Super Serious Show CleftClips

TL

A mash-up comedy show with the headliner hosting a mix of stand-up comedy, comedic shorts, sketch comedy and character bits. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, the show combines the best of live comedy. Stand-up, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 20:55 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:55 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:55 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Survivor – A Broad Irish Idiot Jon Brennan

N

Irish comic shows that a bald idiot can survive: birth, growing up, differences between men, woman and kids, the trouble with fridges, dodgy hips and always wear a wet suit! ‘Brennan has funny bones’ (Skinny). Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 2-4,6-11: 12:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Susan Calman: This Lady’s Not for Turning Either Underbelly Productions

TAPM

Susan (News Quiz and HIGNFY) knows her own mind and she wants to share it with you. Shooting from the hip in her most personal and political show yet. Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 18:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Suzi Ruffell: Let’s Get Ready to Ruffell Off The Kerb Productions

TL

Tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents and desperately trying to fit in. ‘Completely won over, thoroughly enjoyable’ (Comedy.co.uk). ‘Owns the stage so convincingly she could take out a mortgage on it’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Swedenborg, the Devil and Me Gregory Akerman

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Gregory Akerman is not the devil. Last year Gregory was accused of being the devil. Thanks to Gregory’s small-minded, petty, nature, he was unable to let this comment slide and attempts to prove his innocence. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 12-18,20-26: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Tales from the Unaccepted

10 Films With My Dad

Ed Caruana, Elaine Mason, Richard Todd, Sunil Patel

Aidan Goatley / PBH Free Fringe

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How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? Tattoos? From John Wayne to 3D, see how two men found each other through cinema. ‘Charmingly funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Heartwarming’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Delightful’ SSSS (Latest7).

Join four multi award-winning and losing comedians as they tell tales from life in the bus lane. On a bus. With no driver. Or wheels. So get on board. You’ll be left exactly where you started. Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 2-12: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Tania Edwards – Killer Instinct Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Film, Solo show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5

Aug 4-13,15-25: 14:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Tennyson Hanbury’s Condensed Cabaret

A Faustian epic of middle-class proportions from ‘hilarious’ (ThreeWeeks) stand-up Tania Edwards as she examines just how far we should go to get ahead. ‘Born to perform’ (Times). ‘Very talented’ (Time Out). ‘Urban sharpster’ (Stage). Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5

Tennyson Hanbury’s Condensed Cabaret / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

Mad magician Tennyson Hanbury, in liege with the devil and follower of the left hand path, the conjurer of cruelty and sorcerer of sin, will leave you aghast with his freakish feats of illusion.

XAug 1-3: 22:50 (1h) £6.00

Cabaret, Magic

Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:50 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Pleasance in association with Waverley Care

Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 1446 V245GD5

Aug 4-25: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Terry Alderton

A top night of comedy with proceeds going to Waverley Care. Previous line-ups – Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Amos, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne and many more. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket, it’s sure to sell out!

Tim Payne Presents

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Winner: ThreeWeeks Critics’ Award. Two-time winner: Best International Comedian NZ Comedy Guild. SSSS (Times), SSSS (Sunday Times), SSSS (Guardian). Sun’s Comedian of the Year 2011. Terry returns to the Fringe for seven nights only, book early. www.terrryalderton.com.

Aug 14: 20:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.50)

Stand-up

Compilation

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

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Taylor Glenn – Reverse Psycomedy Ines Wurth Presents

TFPM

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Aug 17-18,24-26: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 20-21: 22:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Ever feel like you’re the craziest person in the room? That’s not a good sign when you’re a psychotherapist. Award-winning comic’s frank, revealing and utterly hilarious journey from one delightfully insane profession to another. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Test Tube Comedy

Test Tube Comedy / PBH’s Free Fringe

APN

This very friendly comedy night transfers from the Canal Cafe Theatre in London. MC’d by Dec Munro. ‘Moments of real brilliance’ (Chortle.co.uk). Acts drawn from the best on the circuit. www.testtubecomedy.co.uk. #decmunro for line-ups.

XAug 1-4: 23:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 23:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 23:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Ted & Co The Dinner Show Laughlines Ltd

Compilation

Ciao Roma • 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS B 0131 557 3777 V283GE5 Aug 4-25: 17:50 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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This comical interactive dining experience brings the audience face to face with the Craggy Island priests. Meal included. Sell-out shows 2011. ‘Best show I’ve seen in years. Hilarious ... beginning to end’ (Audience Members, 2011).

Thatcher’s Death Party Scottish Comedy Festival / Thatcher’s Death Party

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Interactive

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor • 5-21 Grosvenor Street, EH12 5EF B 0131 226 0000 V84GE1 Aug 4,11,25: 12:30 (2h) £39.00 Aug 3-4,10-11,24-25: 19:30 (2h) £46.00

Morbid show title to upset the Daily Mail or an excuse to dance on the grave of pure evil? Come and see two of the Fringe’s finest comedians, Chris Conroy and Gareth Waugh and decide for yourself!

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The Temps

Storytellers’ Club presents

TPL

A new show by Sarah Bennetto, starring her comedian friends. Any office temp knows every day’s your first day, as you metamorphose into the person you replaced. You can get away with murder – just get that timesheet signed. Sketch show, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,21-23,27: 13:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Event, Stand-up

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4

Aug 6-26: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Thea-Skot’s Miss Adventures Alison Thea-Skot

TFPM

2011’s Funny’s Funny and 2010 Funny Women Finalist returns with another ‘delightfully batty’ (List) character comedy show. From the team behind The Human Tuning Fork, the Telegraph’s Best of the Fringe 2011. ‘Comedy Genius’ S S S S (BroadwayBaby.com). www.alisontheaskot.com. Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-4: 15:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 15:40 (1h) £7.00 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 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

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A Theory of Everything – Free

The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol

Danny McChrystal / Free Festival

Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland / The Assembly Rooms

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Join Danny as he returns after seven years abroad and attempts to explain everything. He mightn’t have all the answers but does have jokes to make up for it. ‘Scornfully funny’ (TVNZ.co.nz). www.danielmcchrystal.co.nz.

Enjoy six free sublime spirits as the history of the world is distilled into an intoxicating hour of laughter, learning and lifeimproving libations. The ideal aperitif to an Edinburgh evening. ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (Skinny). www.dwink.com.

Multimedia, Stand-up

Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6

Aug 2-15: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR B 0844 693 3008 V20GD4 XAug 2: 17:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

The Pigeon Hole Presents: Stand-Up Comedy – PBH’s Free Fringe

This Arthur’s Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

Pigeon Hole Comedy Club

This Belongs to Lionel Richie

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Five hand-picked unconventionally attractive comedians from the Pigeon Hole Comedy Club, will tell jokes for spare change. So come into the Pigeon Hole for an afternoon’s entertainment – seating provided.

This is a show on top of Arthur’s seat, every day at 1pm. Come and see this unique, original and funny show, at the most spectacular venue in Edinburgh. Spoken word

Stand-up

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Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA

Aug 4-25: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Summit of Arthur’s Seat • Walk from Holyrood Park by the Scottish Parliament, EH8 8ED

Aug 3-27: 13:00 (15m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Quiz Show That Has Nothing to Do With Horses

This Arthur’s Seat Gala Belongs to Lionel Richie

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Horses

This Belongs to Lionel Richie

Horses bring their frenetic quiz show to the Fringe for the first time. Join them for a mad hour of interactive silliness and win prizes!

One of the most memorable shows in Edinburgh! Since 2007 Josie Long, Simon Munnery and Rich Fulcher have played this fun, friendly, spectacular, one of a kind gig. Don’t miss it! Spoken word

Game show

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Aug 3-12,14-26: 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

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Summit of Arthur’s Seat • Walk from Holyrood Park by the Scottish Parliament, EH8 8ED

Aug 18: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 17: 19:50 (1h) £5.00

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This Audio Tour Belongs to Lionel Richie

They Came With Outer Script – Free

*Asterisk Theatre & Exploding Fish / Free Festival

This Belongs to Lionel Richie

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Love a B-movie? So do we! Join seven talented improvisers and create a new B-movie based on your suggestions. The most unpredictable free show in Edinburgh! ‘Steven Spielberg should take notes’ (ThreeWeeks).

Download this audio walking tour – any day, any time – and become intimate with Fringe history, even perform yourself if you choose. Tour begins at Hunter Square. Go to www.thisbelongstolionelrichie.co.uk to download.

Improv, Family

Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

Aug 3-11: 13:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Outside the Tron Kirk (Hunter Square) • Hunter Square, EH1 1QW

B 0131 557 4700 V252GE5 XAug 3: 15:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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This Barry Ferns Belongs to Lionel Richie

They’re Gonna Crucify Me

The High Priest / PBH’s Free Fringe

This Belongs to Lionel Richie

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Political, pornographic, angry, offensive comedy with original satirical songs by the routinely banned innovator of Violent Comedy, all delivered with a spirited loving sermon. ‘The bastard son of Bob Dylan, Bills Hicks and Eminem’ (Mojo).

A new show from the innovator who brought you Dial-a-sketch, Comedy Flash-Mob, and the first show on Arthur’s Seat. ‘Surreal genius’ SSSS (Metro). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Bold, original and fresh’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Spoken word

Music, Political

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 11-25: 13:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5

Aug 2-14,16-27: 16:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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This Comedy Mob Belongs to Lionel Richie

Things We Did Before Reality Will Franken

This Belongs to Lionel Richie

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Armed with a ‘highly developed sense of the absurd’ (New York Times), Will Franken deluges his audiences with a kaleidoscopic tsunami of manic, mind blowing solo sketch comedy. ‘Stone cold funny’ (San Francisco Weekly). Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:35 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:35 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Come and be part of a mass guerrilla comedy sketch – a comedy mob. Meet in Princes Street Gardens by the Scott Monument (the gothic spire) and await instructions at 2.30pm. Performance art

The Scott Monument • East Princes Street Gardens, EH2 2EJ B 0131 226 0000 V255GD4

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

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This Is Soap

The Three Englishmen: Squares

TFPU

TPK

Live Nation and MHA

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The Englishmen return with a joyously silly and heart-warming hour of sketches and music to put a smile on every face. ‘Side-splittingly funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Brilliant’ (Times). ‘Beautifully Python-like’ (Comedy.co.uk). Sell-out 2010/11. BBC2, BBC3, BBC Radio4.

We’ll fantasise, dramatise and improvise your very own soap opera. Olympic storylines inspired by your suggestions will unfold before your eyes. Different every day. Who needs TV? This is live. This is improvised. This Is Soap. www.ctheatre.com. Improv, Family

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 13:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 13:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 13,20-21: 13:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C)

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Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 17:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10,12,17-19,24-26: 17:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 17:40 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

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This Time It’s Personal

Three for Free

Dave Baucutt

Alex Kealy and Patrick Morris / PBH’s Free Fringe

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A comedian who started stand-up in 2010 and has since had 300 hits on YouTube and is currently topping 135 followers on Twitter. If you don’t come and see his show he will take it personally.

Alex Kealy (finalist, So You Think You’re Funny? 2011) + Patrick Morris (runner-up, Reading Comedy Festival, New Act, 2011) + guest = three comics for free. ‘Misleadingly positive excerpt from otherwise lukewarm review’ (All of the Newspapers).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-12,14-26: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Thomas Hardie Presents: Where’s Thomas, Hardie?

Thomas Hardie / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

‘Talented and versatile sketch duo’ SSSS (RemoteGoat. co.uk), Thomas Hardie, are back with a show full of mystery and suspense for Hardie, and a joyous rollercoaster of characters and sketches for the audience! Cabaret, Sketch show

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The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 19:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits Ditto Productions by Arrangement With JBJ Management

TPK

A barnstorming debut solo show from a man who has quite literally been on television. This riotous one-man music festival is a euphoric mix of character comedy and songs. ‘Hilarious’ (Sun). ‘Gleefully vicious’ (NME). Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 16:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (55m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 16:30 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Thom Tuck Flips Out

Thom Tuck / SO Comedy

TPL

2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck returns to the Fringe with a show about animal instincts, gender... and gymnastics. ‘Fruity, befuddled and increasingly melancholy’ (Guardian). ‘Shades of Stewart Lee’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A watchable, charming performer’ (Independent). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-11,17-19,24-26: 20:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27: 20:10 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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3 Days Off Jesus – Free

David Burke / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Born on 22nd December, David Burke is only three days off Jesus. Join this non-drinking Irishman for a cup of tea and a night of comedy/stories about childhood in old Ireland, religion and women. www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up

Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 1446 V245GD5

Aug 4-25: 13:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Three Half Pints

Three Half Pints / Free Festival

PJ

Come for 55 minutes of sketches with various characters. Watch them slip, trip and tumble in a fast-paced foray into timeless comedy with three short men in a world too big for them. Sketch show, Family

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 2-7,9-21,23-26: 13:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Through the Looking Screen Anne Chmelewsky

TPL

A brand new one-woman comedy opera by Anne Chmelewsky about a single girl’s pursuit for love on social networks. Starring Clare Presland. ‘Mesmerising, has an intensity that almost sears the flesh’ (Times). Classical, Light opera

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 15:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,9,13-14,16,20-21,23: 15:35 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:35 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Tiffany Stevenson: Uncomfortably Numb

Tiffany Stevenson / SO Comedy

TPL

Ageing is more than skin deep. Tiffany goes beneath the epidermis to uncover class hatred, racism and sexism. Maybe it’s time to give a sh*t... ‘Stroke of genius’ SSSS(Telegraph). ‘A rising star’ (Evening Standard). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 19:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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The Tim and Pat Show

Tim Shishodia and Pat Cahill / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Absurdist stand-up and sketches from 2011/12 Chortle nominees Tim Shishodia (winner, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2010) and Pat Cahill (winner, Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2012). A Free Fringe highlight. Stand-up, Absurdist

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

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Tim FitzHigham: Stop the Pigeon

Tom Cottle’s These Twisted Folk

TPU

TPL

Get Comedy

Future-Future Productions

Multi award-winning comedian FitzHigham is back with a new show and his greatest gamble yet. In 2011 he broke bones and almost lost his house…now he’s after a pigeon! SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 6-9,13-14,16,20-23,27: 19:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Tim Honnef – Life

Michael Twist was born with baby girl’s hands. Sad! Has this affected his life? Yes! Come to Iron Belly as Tom Cottle ‘Comedy Gold’ SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com) hosts an evening of macabre tales with funny goings-on. Puppetry, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Tim Honnef

Tom Deacon: Deaconator

TFPL

Avalon Promotions

‘Poetic, funny, sweet, unique and wonderful’ (Tim Honnef’s lego), ’an unguided missile, you never know what happens next’ (Tim Honnef’s playmobil), ‘raw’ (Dinosaur Rex), ‘clean up your room, you tw*t!’ (Tim Honnef’s dad). www.timhonnef.com.

TL

BBC Radio 1 DJ and award-winning stand-up comedian Tom Deacon (Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand) returns to Edinburgh. Tom talks gap ‘yahs’ and stag dos, bank robbery and potentially causing Greece’s economic crash (oops).

Stand-up, Storytelling

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 3-4: 15:05 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 6-10,13-17: 15:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 11,18: 15:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.50)

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Tim Key – Masterslut

Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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The Invisible Dot Ltd.

Tom Goodliffe: All in Good Time

L

Tom Goodliffe

Key (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, 2009) is doing poetry and getting sodden in the same manner as last year. ‘Sublime, busy and evocative work from a man who keeps getting better and better’ SSSSS (List).

TFN

The big, friendly nerd’s brand new show all about time. Hope, fear, love, ambition, innocence, wisdom and cleaning out the fridge. Fifty minutes about the stuff life is made of. ‘Charming intelligent wit’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Poetry

Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 16-21: 23:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 23-25: 23:15 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-4: 15:40 (50m) £4.00 Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:40 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 15:40 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Tom Lauri: Good With His Fingers

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Tom Lauri

FPK

Tim Roast’s Animals – Free

All the way from Switzerland! Gasp! at magic greater than English lovemaking. Chortle! at comedy funnier than a German. Swoon! at a magician cooler than Swiss yodelling. Deadpan humour meets breathtaking magic. www.tomlauri.ch.

Tim Roast / Free Festival

PJ

Tim Roast and his cuddly animals present an hour of hilarious off-the-wall comedy. www.timroast.blogspot.com. Stand-up, Family

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 2-14,16-26: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Cabaret, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 11-17,19-24,26-27: 14:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Tommy Talks

The Tim Vine Chat Show

Tommy Holgate

L

Bound and Gagged Comedy

TK

Sun comedy columnist Tommy Holgate’s multimedia bash with stand-up, improv, music and dance. ‘Clever and funny’ (Al Murray). ‘I find his questions genuinely invigorating’ (Rob Brydon). ‘I wish every interviewer was like this’ (Jason Byrne).

The audience are the stars of the show! Tim Vine brings his 2011 sell-out show back to the Fringe. With new guests, new jokes and new nonsense, expect the pun-expected. SSSSS (Scotsman). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Compilation, Variety

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 2-12: 11:45 (1h) £5.00

XAug 1-3: 15:45 (1h) £8.00

Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:45 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 6-7,9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 15:45 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

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Tom Stade Totally Rocks!

CKP by Arrangement With Comedy Store Management and 4DVD

TPM

Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and C4’s Stand Up for the Week. Direct from a sell-out UK tour. ‘Gloriously funny’ SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘Stand-up elite’ SSS S (Chortle.co.uk) ‘Sublime’ (Rhod Gilbert). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

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Comedy

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Tony Jameson and Katie Mulgrew Tell Tales Tony Jameson / Katie Mulgrew / The Stand Comedy Club

PL

We bloody love a good yarn. Join two of the comedy circuit’s brightest new comics for a bit of Northern storytelling. ‘Engaging’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Cannot help but watch in awe...’ (ComedyCentral.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 12:55 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 13:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Danger Overhead

TPL

Trevor Browne – the greatest folk-rock singer of all time takes a break from international fame to go on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. ‘Brilliantly funny and perfect ... hilarious.’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Music, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 1-2: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 3-5,8-9,14-16,20-23: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Tony Law Maximum Nonsense

Trevor Lock’s Amateur Sex Tape Theory

Tony Law / The Stand Comedy Club

Trevor Lock

PL

TFPL

Mrtonylaw is a way of doing comedy but is it proper? No. Award-winning! Loads of stars! ‘A gloriously virtuoso display of absurdism... Law is a master of the deconstructionist style of comedy’ (Scotsman). Ludicrous.

In September 2011 Trevor Lock took off his clothes and lay down on a beach in the south of France. What happened next was really awkward but also quite funny. Stand-up

Improv, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 16:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-27: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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The Top Secret Comedy Club

Top Secret Comedy Club / PBH’s Free Fringe

N

‘One of the best comedy clubs in the West End’ (LondonIsFunny. com) returns to Edinburgh. Pete Dobbing, ‘brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks), hosts showcase of professional acts. Regular guests include Stuart Goldsmith, ‘expert stand-up’ (Sunday Times). @TTSCCEd. www.thetopsecretcomedyclub.co.uk. Stand-up

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5

Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Totally Tom

The Mason Sisters @ PBJ in Association With Underbelly Productions

TFL

After a total sell-out last year, the Foster’s Edinburgh Newcomer Award nominees (2011) return with a brand new sketch show. ‘Refreshingly original’ SSSSS (Telegraph). ‘Warped, clever, funny and well acted’ SSSS (Times). Sketch show

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 18:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 18:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:40 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Totally Wired! Reunion Farewell (Welfare) Tour – A Sperm’s Tail and Other Tales – Free Totally Wired! Totally Free!

APN

Totally Wired! Totally free! Ireland’s oldest and least successful boy band’s reunion farewell (welfare) tour! They perform their greatest misses album, A Sperm’s Tail and Other Tales. Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House • 18 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 556 9756 V69GE5 Aug 19-26: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Tourists – A Free Festival Sketch Show Tourists

N

The Tourists are back for seconds with an all-new free show. More satire, cheap shots and shenanigans than you can shake a stick at. ‘Inventive, original ... joyfully funny’ (ThreeWeeks, 2011). Sketch show, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 19-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Trevor Browne – I Think ... I Am

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V313GE5 XAug 2-3: 18:00 (50m) £3.00 (£2.00)

Aug 4-26: 18:00 (50m) £5.00

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Trevor Noah: The Racist

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live and Eddie Izzard

TM

Well, not really. South African comedian Trevor Noah is making his Edinburgh debut, presented by Eddie Izzard. Coming-of-age in post-apartheid South Africa, Noah shares his story with this exploration of race and place. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Truth

Slow Clap

TFPM From the multi award-winning creators of Angus, Ecstatic comes this odd collection of dancing characters all bound together by a true story. ‘Delightfully weird, effervescent and deep, this highvoltage performance will entertain at every level’ SSSSS (Adelaide Advertiser). Theatre, Clown

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61GE5 XAug 2-3: 21:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 21:25 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 21:25 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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2 Facedbook 3

Jools Constant / PBH’s Free Fringe

PN

Leave your phone on and then you decide the content and direction of the show using Facebook. Suggest videos, heckle the comedians, ask the guests questions. Absolutely anything goes because you decide and you are in control. Multimedia, Stand-up

The Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V338GE5 Aug 4-25: 18:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Two for None

Danny Ward and Mark Simmons

N

Up-and-coming circuit regulars Danny Ward and Mark Simmons present an hour of undiluted stand-up comedy. Come and see them for free before they’ve upped and comed. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 12-26: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Two O’Clock Show

Vikki Stone: Hot Mess

N

TFAL

Freyberg, Hannant and Boyd / PBH’s Free Fringe

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

A perfect appetiser for your day at the Fringe with three instalments of stand-up comedy from Anna Freyberg – ‘impeccable comedy writing and bundles of charm’ (ComedyKnights.co.uk), David Hannant – ‘intelligent humour’ (TheNewKid.co.uk), and Chris Boyd – ‘Glorious’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Award-winning musical comedy and stand-up from ‘hilarious and brilliant’ (Heat) Vikki Stone (MTV’s Flashprank, BBC3’s Britain in Bed). Top 5 Edinburgh Acts 2011 (Observer). ‘Bette Midler for the Adele generation’ (Sunday Herald). ‘Terrific’ (Scotsman).

Stand-up

Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-12,14-25: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 1-3: 20:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23: 20:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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2012: An Improv Odyssey

Vinegar Knickers: On The Edge

PN

TFL

Vinegar Knickers

Cambridge Impronauts / PBH Free Fringe

Imagine it’s 2012. Jews have ASBOs. English aristocracy blog. White trash sing opera. Who are Vinegar Knickers? Dunno. But this sh*t just got edgy. ‘A female powerhouse’ (Stylist Magazine). ‘What’s not to like here?’ (LeCool.com).

Wanted – hardworking audience of spacefarers to fuel improvised frivolity with anarchic suggestion. Also to clean mysterious monolith defaced with depiction of banana god by mischievous monkey. Apply within, no psychotic computers bent on destruction please.

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

Improv

Rush Bar • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY B 0131 226 0000 V100GE5

Aug 19-25: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Aug 2-3: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 4-5,10-12,18-19,24-26: 14:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-9,13,15,20-23: 14:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Under Your Feet

Visual Aids

PN

PN

Join Elise Harris, and occasional special guests, on an adventure in urban and suburban archaeology, from back garden digs to exploring your town. You too can find joy in stuff you see every day. Six million YouTube hits.

Two comics duke it out using slides, props, videos and even words in a heroic battle to win comedy! ‘Completely bizarre – deadpan, yet totally off the wall ... a real highlight’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Pick of the acts’ (LondonIsFunny.com).

Ali Brice and David Bussell / PBH’s Free Fringe

Elise Harris / PBH Free Fringe

Multimedia

Seminar, Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B 0131 226 0000 V148GF6 Aug 4-25: 14:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Rush Bar • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY B 0131 226 0000V100GE5 Aug 4-18: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister Look at the State of Scotland

Unknowable Tantrum Wind

Lewis Charlesworth and Pete Phillipson

Vladimir McTavish / Keir McAllister / The Stand Comedy Club

PN

Come on a magical journey of expressive and high energy standup from two newcomers from north-west England’s comedy circuit. With their debut show, this pair of new comedy talents combine their weirdly wonderful storytelling.

PN

Two of Scotland’s finest comedians take a satirical look at independence, the referendum, health, bigotry and pandas. ‘Immensely high punchline ratio’ (Scotsman). ‘For intelligence and showmanship, compulsory viewing’ (List).

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-13: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 1: 21:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 19:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Unstable Fables

Voices in Your Head

Student Improv Nottingham

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Deborah Frances-White / SO Comedy

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Get ready for this totally wacky, outrageously hilarious venture into the world of improvised fables! With the audience changing the course of the plot at every turn, this is sure to be a rocky ride into the unknown!

Okay, so we’re going to take the Festival’s best stand-up and sketch comics and freak them out with the voice of God, who’ll get them improvising like you’ve never seen them before. Uncensored, hilarious and out of control.

Improv, Storytelling

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 13-18: 20:45 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Improv, Stand-up

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 2-3: 23:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 23:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Upstaging: A Modern Guide to Acting for Gentlemen and Gentleladies – Free

Ward and Bartlett’s Double Impact

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Ruaidhrí Ward and Micky Bartlett / PBH’s Free Fringe

Ged & Jamie / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Ever wanted to be an actor? Don’t bother, you’re no good! The ‘world’s best actors’, Maurice Cock and Belvedere Bagg are here to show you how it’s done!

‘Two of the most gifted stand-ups on the scene, naturally engaging, great material, killer delivery’ (Joe Lindsay, BBC Radio Ulster). The two best up-and-coming comedians Northern Ireland has produced in years come to Edinburgh.

Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 226 0000 V161GE5

Aug 4-18: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Well Done You – Free

Will Marsh’s Ruination

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Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd deviate from Showstoppers to present their debut character sketch show. ‘Deliciously dark and very funny’ (Rob Brydon). ‘Blissfully comic’ (WhatsOnStage.com). ‘Clever comic mind’ (Independent). ‘A wonderfully silly show’ (Londonist.com).

Britain has broken down and it needs a jump start. Will Marsh has discovered the real causes and salvation comes with shocks. This debut show delivers inventive ways to recover a ruined nation. Stand-up, Solo show

Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG

Will Marsh

Trodd en Bratt / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 2-3: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-12,14-26: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 2-3: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 13:20 (1h) £5.00

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We Love Comedy

WitTank

Jools Constant / Sean Brightman Ltd / PBH’s Free Fringe

Avalon Promotions

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We Love Comedy comes back to Edinburgh. A different showcase of the very best stand-up every day and entry is free! You can donate what you think it’s worth at the end! We love comedy. Do you?

Like a battering ram to the funny-bone, stars of BBC3’s Live at The Electric rocket back to the Fringe with a lavish parade of inventive characters and sketch magnificence. ‘Hilarious’ (Independent). SSSSS (List). SSSSS (Comedy. co.uk). www.wittank.com.

Compilation, Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW

Sketch show

B 0131 226 0000 V56GE5

Aug 4-25: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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What a Weird and Wonderful Festival!

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 1-3: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 18:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Kate Smurthwaite / PBH’s Free Fringe

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The Wonderful World of Wilfredo

A Fringe tradition. Kate Smurthwaite invites performers and participants from across the Fringe to tell the unbelievable, but true, stories of their experiences at this year’s Fringe. Free. Arrive early. Line-up on Twitter: @Cruella1.

Matt Roper

TFN

Lock up your pets: he’s back! Big teeth, tight pants and a vibrato to die for. ‘Weird, intimate and wonderful late-night character comedy that really makes you feel you’re at the Fringe’ (Guardian). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Spoken word, Storytelling

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68bGD5 Aug 25: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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What Would Beyoncé Do? – Free Luisa Omielan

Cabaret

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 2-3: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4,6-9,13,15-16,20-23: 22:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Single Ladies! Debut solo show from Luisa Omielan. Freewheeling jokes, improv and a power ballad to tackle the big question – WWBD? ‘If you only see one show, I advise this be it’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Word:Play

Stand-up

Bristol’s foremost improv troupe, Only Humour, present an hour of comedic story theatre. The only twist? There’s no script! Come and enjoy them turn audience suggestions into original tales of dramatic imagination. ‘On the cutting edge’ (Epigram). SSSS (IntermissionBristol.co.uk).

Only Humour

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Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 2-12,14-26: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Where Once Was Wonder by Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson / The Stand Comedy Club

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Improv, Theatre

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5

Aug 14-18: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 (£4.00)

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A new stand-up comedy show about cutting the head off a pig, and something a Spanish footballer once said. Please note: other topics also discussed.

Working Men’s Club

Luke Benson and David Hardcastle

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Spoken word, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB

Comedy, variety and music. Darts, bingo and a meat raffle. Luke Benson and David Hardcastle host an hour of booze, games and top turns to ease you into the afternoon. Ladies and whippets welcome. Southerners tolerated.

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Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23,26: 23:59 (1h41m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX

Wil Hodgson: Kidnapped By Catwoman

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Wil Hodgson / The Stand Comedy Club

The childhood crushes and fantasies and current quirky kinks of a cult storyteller explored in a confessional new show. ‘An inspired storyteller and his words are full of fire and beauty’ (Scotsman). ‘Genius’ (Russell Howard). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 2: 15:55 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 3-12,14-26: 17:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Would Like to Meet – Free Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Would Like to Meet presents an eclectic mix of up-and-coming acts from the London circuit. With a different line-up being presented every day, there is something for everyone. www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Variety

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 15-26: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Would You Let Your Daughter Marry A Weegie? Robin Cairns / PBH Free Fringe

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Malcolm lives in Morningside. Imagine his horror when his darling daughter announces that she is marrying a Glaswegian! A Glaswegian ned! It gets worse – a Glaswegian ned nudist poet! Solo show

The Hudson Hotel • 9-11 Hope St, EH2 4EL B 0131 247 7000 V184GD2 Aug 4-25: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Yianni: Numb and Number – Free Yianni / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Hyperlogical comedian obsessed by numbers gets diagnosed mildly autistic aged 33.3 (recurring) and finally understands why! An irreverent hour of number-based, logic-fuelled absurdity. Don’t panic. No maths knowledge required! SSSS ‘Wonderfully funny’ (Time Out). Science, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B 0131 226 0000 V78GD6 Aug 4-13,15-25: 16:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Yorkshire Comedy Cabaret IV: Jokers, Born and Interbred – Free

YorkshireComedy.com / PBH’s Free Fringe

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Big laughs, big venue, big guests, primetime! Comedy plus magic and burlesque to tickle your Yorkshire puddings. Glee by gum! ‘Ow much? Nowt! Oh aye! Cabaret, Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V56GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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You Are Being Lied To 2012

David Mulholland / PBH’s Free Fringe

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PBH Free Fringe. Believe the news? Comedian and former hard news journalist David Mulholland fact checks tabloids and finds that when they get it right, it’s an accident. Completely new 2012 show. Warning – contains facts. Political, Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V56GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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You Have Nothing to Fear... Ed O’Meara / PBH’s Free Fringe

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We’re all afraid most of the time. Frustrated with this predicament, comedian Ed O’Meara has quit his day job. But is fear there to hold us back or keep us safe? ‘Mercurial wit’ (BBC, Writersroom). Stand-up, Storytelling

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B 0131 226 0000 V96GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-25: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Box Office

The Fringe Box Office opens Thursday 31 May at 12 noon

Your one stop shop for tickets for every show on the Fringe. There are four easy ways to book your tickets:

Book in person at the Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street: 31 May 12:00 – 18:00 01 – 03 June 10:00 – 18:00 04 June – 14 July 12:00 – 15:00 (Monday-Saturday) Sunday 15 July Closed 16 – 29 July 10:00 – 18:00 (Daily) 30 July – 27 August 10:00 – 21:00 (Daily)

New for 2012

Book in person at the Glasgow Box Office: The Glasgow Box Office is located at ScotRail’s Queen Street Station on the main concourse underneath the departure boards next to left luggage. 27 July – 27 August 08:00 – 20:00 (Daily)

Book over the phone on 0131 226 0000: 31 May 12:00 – 18:00 01 – 03 June 10:00 – 18:00 04 June – 14 July 10:00 – 18:00 (Monday-Saturday) Sunday 15 July Closed 16 – 29 July 10:00 – 18:00 (Daily) 30 July – 27 August 09:00 – 21:00 (Daily)

Book online at edfringe.com

Book online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full programme on sale from 12 noon, Thursday 31 May.

Book direct from your iPhone or Android mobile phone See page 2 for details.

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Dance and Physical Theatre

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Abanico Flamenco

The Better Half

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Abanico, ‘fan’ in English, is symbolic of the way in which this show spreads out and transmits the varying emotions characterised by flamenco music/dance, bringing together the purest flamenco with unique interpretation. SSS (Scotsman/Skinny). www.myspace.com/dondeduendes.

Moving in, moving out and moving on? Dismissing reality to entertain, eight souls hide the truth behind their theatrical escapism. Visual comedy and physical blunders ensue in this bittersweet tale of their better half.

Dondeduendes / PBH’s Free Fringe

Dance, Flamenco

Mood Nightclub • 1 Greenside Place, EH1 1AA B0131 226 0000 V307GC6

Aug 4-25: 18:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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fromthegreyhouse:company

Devised, Theatre

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 XAug 3-5: 20:50 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 6-11: 20:50 (50m) £7.00 (£5.50)

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Absolutely Legless

Booking Dance Festival – Festival Showcase

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Absolutely Legless

Seven Dance Companies from the USA

Bringing Irish traditional music, song and dance alive, this high energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song, guarantees to entertain audiences of all ages, promising to have you clapping and toe-tapping the whole way through. www.absolutelylegless.co.uk.

A five-star dance festival-within-a-festival! Enticing, groundbreaking, exhilarating dance performed by awe-inspiring companies from the USA. From rapid-fire tap to innovative, multi-media choreography. Be moved! Bite-sized festival format. ‘Perfect for the Fringe lover!’ (ThreeWeeks). www.bookingdance.com.

Dance, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1

Aug 24-25: 18:45 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 25: 15:15 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Dance, Contemporary

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 15-19: 14:15 (1h30m) £12.00 (£9.00) (£5.00 C)

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Africa Calling!

Booking Dance Festival – Split Bill

TFAPU

FAPU

Two American Dancers

Grassroots Theatre Company, Zimbabwe

Exquisite, extraordinary, captivating dance from two top USA companies. Hammerstep taps out an extravaganza of monumental proportions, accompanied by live music while Dallas Black Dance Theatre portrays Nina Simone in an engaging narrative. www.bookingdance.com.

Traditional Zimbabwean dance, music, rhythm and song – greetings reaffirming friendship and warmth of community. Following sell-out shows in 2011, Grassroots brings a vibrant fusion of irresistible movement and beautiful melodies to invigorate the spirit. www.grassrootstheatre.com.

Dance, Contemporary

Traditional, World music

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE

Paradise in Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2

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Aug 6-12,14-19,21-27: 17:55 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

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Aug 18-19: 16:15 (1h) £12.00 (£9.00) (£5.00 C)

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Alba Flamenca

Cadillac

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Alba Flamenca

Mouth to Mouth Republic

Thirty-two sell-out dates three years running, this celebrated flamenco ensemble returns to delight us all! ‘Breathtakingly creative and technically excellent ... stunning the audience into open-mouthed wonder’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘To be honest, this is astounding! Impeccable musicianship and dancing...’ (ThreeWeeks).

The performance is a lottery show, similar to Wheel of Fortune. The rules are simple – everyone who buys a ticket and takes part in the lottery has a chance to win the Cadillac. Is this a fair game?

Music, Flamenco

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway, EH8 9HQ B0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Aug 3-26: 20:15 (1h15m) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:30 (1h15m) £14.00 (£12.00)

Physical theatre, Contemporary

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6 Aug 16-23: 21:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Castle Rocks Breakdance Championships

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Anybody Waitin’?

Moving In Circles / Random Aspekts

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Scotland’s biggest breakdance event returns! Witness some of the world’s best crews battle for the title. ‘An exhilarating celebration of hip hop and breakdance... A sure-fire sell-out, book your tickets early next time!’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

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Leonie’s waiting for Paula, Paula’s waiting for a man, Bryan’s waiting to be included. We’re all waiting for something. If you love dancing and good times, you’ve come to the right place. Adelaide Fringe 2012, Best Dance Show. Comedy, Dance

Dance Base @ Silk Nightclub • 28a Kingstables Road, EH1 2JY B0131 226 0000 V302GE3 Aug 3-5,7-12,14-16: 20:00 (45m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Heavy music, headbanging and a smidgen of angst-ridden poetry shed light on a young man trying to find his place in the world. In this hybrid of dance / theatre, Friedenberg reconciles the differences between the audience and the social misfit. Dance, Physical theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 4,12: 19:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 14:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 16:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE

Aug 11: 16:00 (3h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall Edinburgh Ceilidhs

Tara Cheyenne Performance

Aug 3,11: 18:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 20:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 15:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 17:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Hip hop/breakin’, Music

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With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands HLI, MacAlba, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Hall has air conditioning! Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk. Interactive, Traditional

Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ B 0131 339 5374 V163GF3 Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 21:00 (2h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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A Corpo Libero / The Woman Who Wanted to be Funny

China Red

Beijing Students Golden Sail Art Troupe

FAPU

Curious Seed and Silvia Gribaudi

TAU

Edinburgh debut for an award-winning young Chinese company. A packed and spectacularly varied programme combining the finest traditional Chinese dance with a diverse array of international styles, delivered with passion and exuberance by Beijing’s rising dance talents.

Gribaudi’s ironic look at the female condition through the body’s joyful fluidity with Curious Seed’s stand-up dance performance where ‘if we can’t laugh, we might not stop crying’ (Herald). Comedy, Theatre

Folk, Traditional

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6

Aug 3-5: 11:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 3-4: 22:45 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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City Dance Edinburgh

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3,11: 20:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 15:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 17:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 19:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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City Dance Edinburgh / Audicia Lynne Morley / Taira Restar

The Council of the Ordinary

AU

Bad Taste Cru

Explore. Create. Perform the iconic work of Anna Halprin, America’s leading postmodern dance pioneer. Site-specific performance project, open to all using Edinburgh City as our stage. For performance details see website. www.citydance-edinburgh.org. www.statetheta.com.

FAJ

Mind-blowing hip hop theatre featuring three performances by world renowned Bad Taste Cru. Fusing virtuosic breaking with physical theatre and dark, emotional narratives, BTC deliver an original, emotive and explosive experience.

Dance, Interactive

Calton Hill • Calton Hill B0131 226 0000 V92G C6 Aug 11: 11:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 4,12: 14:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 16:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 18:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Hip hop/breakin’, Physical theatre

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 14-15: 14:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 16-27: 14:40 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Collision

Criminals, Lunatics, Women and Idiots

Lite Fantastic

TFAU

American High School Theatre Festival

The Fringe’s must-see journey through dance and music from street to ballet, to Nirvana and the Beatles. An unashamedly chaotic treat, exploring what happens when dance styles collide, and proving that you can dance disco to Beethoven.

It wasn’t easy to kick political butt in a corset and petticoat. Is it any easier now? A quirky and refreshing look at the Suffragettes and feminism through the eyes of the plugged-in generation.

PK

Devised, Physical theatre

Compilation, Dance

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24: 14:40 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18-19,25-27: 14:40 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 13-14,20-21: 14:40 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

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Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 17: 18:20 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 20: 16:20 (1h15m) £5.00

Aug 18: 14:20 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 21: 20:20 (1h15m) £5.00

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A Compas Flamenco

Cycles of Time

FAPU

TAPU

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Ampersandance

Flamenco for all! Join the fiesta for an exciting experience exploring the origins and stories of this Andalucian art. Try out the rhythms, the clapping, some steps! Meet the artists! Critics’/ audience choice! Five stars worldwide! Ace! www.flamencoflow.com.

With lightning-quick moves requiring rock-solid technique, these young dancers will thrill and excite in equal measure. The UK’s brightest graduate company brings a triple bill of modern ballet works from Jamie Thomson and Benoit Egloff. Ballet, Dance

Workshop, World music

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6

Aug 20,22-25: 17:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£7.00 C) (£25.00 F)

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Contains Spoilers

TrashDollys Dance Company

TFAPJ

An obsessed photographer, an unhinged widow – a twisted love story. TrashDollys, an untypical duo, weave a layered retelling of desire through an intriguing mix of image and dance. They reveal the nature of that exquisite void. www.chamostrashdollys.com. Hip hop/breakin’, Contemporary

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 3-4: 14:30 (50m) £6.00

Aug 5-11: 14:30 (50m) £10.00

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Conversations With Love Vintage Star Productions

FAPJ

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 4,12: 20:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 3,11: 19:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5,16,21,25: 14:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7,17,22: 15:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9,19,24: 17:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8,18,23: 16:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 18:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Danceforms’ 60th International Choreographers’ Showcase Danceforms Productions (USA)

TFAU

Award-winning US and international choreographers present a high-energy blend of avant-garde works. Dancers enjoy the beauty of Susana B Williams’s brilliant choreography with superb musical composition by Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors. www.danceformsproductions.com. Dance, Contemporary

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 4-7,11: 11:00 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10: 11:00 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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This award-winning show is Ann Akin’s debut as a writer/ director/choreographer. It’s a monologue piece about the many different kinds of conversations that one can have with love, incorporating music, movement and sign language. Performance art, New writing

Whitespace • 11 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT B0131 226 0000 V116GB5 Aug 10-13,15-20,22-23: 20:20 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Dance Interrogations Hipsync / Dianne Reid

APK

Dance Interrogations is a real-time performance experience, bringing the audience into forensic range of the dancing body. Her surfaces animated by fable and fiasco, projected image and prophetic gibberish, an awkward adagio between things real and imagined. Improv

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 13-17,19: 15:00 (30m) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Dance Pad Flash Mob

The Dance Pad / The Dance Pad Flash Mob / Emma Dawson

FAPU

Ever wanted to be involved in a flash mob? Well here’s your chance. Learn the moves online and attend the pre-rehearsal. The secret location will be revealed via email, so be sure to provide yours. Everyone welcome! Dance, Event

www.thedancepad.com.au • Around Edinburgh, EH2 2EL B 0131 226 0000 V279

Aug 25: 16:00 (4h) £12.00

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Dante

LSU Theatre

TFAPU Dante is a contemporary adaption of Dante’s Inferno. Guided by Virgil, Dante travels through hell in search of his love Beatrice with unexpected results. The show fuses elements of theatre, dance, film, aerial arts and original musical composition. Circus, Multimedia

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 3-11: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£20.00 F)

See page 180 for more information

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Deserving?

Metart Morphose

FAPM

Inspired by Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty and media coverage of rape. In an Amnesty International survey, one in four claimed a woman is partly to blame for being raped if she dresses provocatively, drinks too much or is flirtatious. Physical theatre

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 20-27: 21:50 (45m) £10.50 (£8.50)

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Dream or Not? Visual Virus

AN

Visual Virus present a storytelling performance of sexuality within adult relationships. A fun, flirty and highly-charged play delivered by male and female sign language users who cleverly show both perspectives of this adult theme. Physical theatre, Storytelling

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6

Aug 10-11: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Drop It lagom

TFAPM Drop It. A memory duet for one character, drawn from the telling of the memories of two performers in the first person. One character narrative that slips into non-linear poetics, exploring echoes of relationships past in rich detail. Dance, Devised

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 XAug 3-5: 22:50 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 6-11: 22:50 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) (£5.00 U)

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50 Acts

Duality

Wendy Houstoun

Pair Dance / Colchester Arts Centre / Escalator East to Edinburgh

L

FAPU

Wendy Houstoun launches a spirited one-woman retaliation against ageism and other modern rubbish. This intimate and affecting solo involves manifestos, apologies and errors, random acts, small dances and big ideas, ghostly appearances, serious stupidity and more.

A fast-paced world of technological illusion created through 3D and 2D digital media. Dance and technology co-exist and interact in SSSS company (Herald, Skinny) Pair Dance’s Duality, recognising how technology shapes ways we communicate, think, move, play and act.

Dance, Theatre

Dance, Multimedia

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 21-27: 18:40 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 17-19: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Duplica

Flamenco Flow Global

TAU

FAU

A stunning and stylish performance that plays with the harmonies between light, body and shadow. A mysterious mute dialogue emerges between the body and its image. Bianchi’s lonely body is monstrously reflected, perpetually seeking something other than the self.

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia’s music has travelled to four continents in recent years, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. Just returned from Ethiopia, creating and performing a collaboration sponsored by the Spanish Embassy. www.flamencoflow.com.

Dance

Dance, Flamenco

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Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow (Spain)

Paola Bianchi

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 3-5,7-12: 21:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4

Aug 13: 17:30 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 14: 19:00 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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Echo and Narcissus

Flamenco Roots

TAPJ

TFAPU

Rag and Bone Productions A dark and innovative take on a classic Greek myth. This spectacular performance combines physical theatre, drama and dance. Discover the disastrous consequences of pride and vanity when a man falls in love with his own reflection. Drama, Physical theatre

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 6-11,13-18: 17:40 (45m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£24.00 F)

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e-Station

Beijing Young Dramatist Association

FAPK

e-Station explores the complex modern relationship between the human body and electronic products. Theatre is transformed through physical theatre, with the aid of experimental sounds and videos, breaking down its walls and connecting it to the reality outside. Multimedia, International

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 8-17: 10:20 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Fall to the Top Entita Theatre

APJ

A normal day at the office – don’t bank on it! A banker corrupted by money, power and his secretary climbs the corporate ladder in Entita’s physical adaption of Macbeth. Will his greed be his downfall? Adaptation, Devised

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 13-17: 16:00 (45m) £5.00

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Fast Portraits

Liz Roche Company

TAPU

Inspired by the realistic observations of the true human condition by artists Bill Viola and Caravaggio, Liz Roche Company explore the layers of emotion and memory that infuse captured images and transfer them into movement. Dance, Theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3,11: 17:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 19:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 14:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 16:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 4,12: 18:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 20:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 15:00 (35m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow Flamenco in its most essential, evocative form. Travelling globally, Ricardo Garcia’s company share their five-star music and rhythms with passion, grace and fire! Prime-time Flamenco Roots, late-night cabarets, kids’ shows and workshops – don’t miss this! World music, Flamenco

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 557 7475 V43GE6 XAug 3-4: 21:05 (55m) £5.00 Aug 5-13,15-20,22-25: 21:05 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) (£8.00 C)

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Flash Mob

Corrie McGuire, Objective Talent by arrangement with World Dance Management

TFAPJ

A dance fan’s paradise! The nation’s favourite dance reality stars from shows like Got To Dance and So You Think You Can Dance. Watch dance worlds collide in this explosive show that will get everyone on their feet. Dance, Hip hop/breakin’

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 18:00 (1h) £17.50 (£15.50)

Aug 8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27: 18:00 (1h) £14.50 (£12.00)

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Fragment

A Mused Collective

FAPU

A light-hearted, athletic and quirky exploration of what pulls us apart and brings us together. Through graceful modern dance punctuated by energetic partnering, Fragment will be a feast for your senses with original live sultry jazz and folk music. Music, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 8-11,13-18: 16:05 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Fruitful Ties and Bone Dust

Steinvor Palsson / Matthew Hawkins and Lucy Suggate The BodyFarm

AJ

Their first encounter was in the 1980s. Now Palsson and Hawkins reunite, conjuring an elegance that feels just ripe. Billed with Lucy Suggate’s Danse Macabre, a surprising exploration of what happens beyond bodily decay. Dance, Modern

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 17,22: 17:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 16,21,25: 16:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,24: 15:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 18,23: 14:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Gambler

Hi-Kick

TAU

TFAPU

Enthralling visual tale combining movement, live music and new writing, The Gambler is the story of Edgar, an old man trapped in his past. As he confronts his addiction, he wonders if his decisions were truly his own.

This fiercely funny physical spectacular features stunning dance... and football! Follow the fortunes of a rag-tag team of unlikely heroes!

Seol and Company

Theatre Re

Physical theatre, Mime

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 1-3: 14:45 (50m) £5.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:45 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-9,14-16,20-23: 14:45 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Comedy, Physical theatre

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 16:05 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:05 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,27: 16:05 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

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I Am Son

GOD (Grumpy Old Dancers) and A Beautiful Hell

Sanpapié

APU

Citymoves Productions and Edge FWD

A dreamy mix of dance, music and words, this is a voyage through images of the contemporary Italian world. Flipping between irony, physical intensity and lightness, three performers wonder who we are and where we come from.

TAJ

A wild and grumpy duet for an odd couple of choreographers, finally old enough to be GOD. Contrasted with an 11-strong male graduate company performing daring physical theatre choreographed by Gary Clarke.

Dance, Physical theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU

Dance, Physical theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 4,12: 17:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 3,11: 16:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 19:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 18:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 14:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 20:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 15:00 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 16,21,25: 15:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 18,23: 17:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Indiaflamenco

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Alba Flamenca

APU

Ancient beauty and grace of Odissi Indian classical dance embraces the seductions and passion of Andalucian Flamenco! Be captivated by these two magical dance forms in the visual narrative that weaves its story across the continents!

Golden Gloves Box Teatar

FAK

Golden Gloves is a story of a boxer on his way to success. Inspired by some great boxers of our time. Physical theatre

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 4-12: 19:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

World music, Flamenco

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway, EH8 9HQ B0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Aug 3-10: 18:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Into the Fog

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CalArts Festival Theater

TFAPU

Hangman

A small community reunites once every millennium for a story. They don’t know what the story will be. They will illuminate the words on the page as best they know how.

Do-Theatre / Russian Season 2012

TAK

The legendary Russian Do-Theatre returns with the must-see Fringe First winner from 2007. It’s a game and the personage in one, a dance macabre of crime and punishment where the roles of victim and executioner are constantly swapped. Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Music, Physical theatre

Venue 13 • Lochend Close, Canongate, EH8 8BL B 07074 201313 V13GD6 Aug 4-5,7-12,14-18: 19:00 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00)

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In Transit

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INdependDANCE Youth Dance Theatre

FAU

Follow the journeys of child migrants past and present, who share experiences of loss, isolation and courage, ultimately finding hope in the kindness of others. Innovative, emotive dance theatre, interwoven with elements of promenade, projected image and text.

Heads Up

Dance Base, National Centre for Dance

AU

The Fringe spirit distilled into 45 minutes of spanking new dance – a mixtastic line-up of brilliant ideas, freshly made work and random moments of pure madness or joy. You decide. The programme changes every day. Compilation, Dance

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 22-24: 12:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 22-24: 13:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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High North Movement

Haugen Productions (Norway)

FPK

‘After 20 years abroad, I returned to Norway to discover that oil had turned my homeland into a region of political opportunism’. A contemporary dancer takes direct action. ‘A fantastic concept ... surprising, thought-provoking and funny.’ (iTromsø). Political, Performance art

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 20-21: 18:15 (50m) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 19,24-27: 18:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 22-23: 18:15 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50)

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Aug 17,22: 16:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,24: 14:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Contemporary, Family

theSpace on Niddry St • Radisson Hotel, EH1 1TH B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5

Aug 20-25: 14:30 (50m) £5.00 (£15.00 F)

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Jishin

LAN-T003

TFAPU The hottest Japanese choreography, straight off the streets. Four dancers challenge physical possibility. The 2011 Japanese earthquake was a reminder that nothing stays the same. What’s important when nothing lasts forever? Moving dance to make you cry and laugh. Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 3-7,9-13,15-20,22-27: 20:35 (1h) £11.50 (£8.00)

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Joseph

Alessandro Sciarroni

TAL

Poetic image manipulation and Chatroulette live in every show, Sciarroni’s solo performance seeks his image in everything he sees. Appearing to move in and out of infinity, mysterious images generate like white rabbits from a magician’s hat. Interactive, Multimedia

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 7-12: 14:30 (30m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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JSAC Presents: A Lot of Seoul Dance Ensembles of Seoul Korea

APU

A Lot of Seoul showcases five dance companies from Seoul, South Korea. Dance styling that features hip hop and modern contemporary dance, with a blend of traditional Korean movement. Dance

theSpace on Niddry St • Radisson Hotel, EH1 1TH B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5 Aug 13-18: 12:35 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Kalari – Movement Art of the Warriors CVN Kalari Sangham, India

TAPU

Introducing an ancient Indian martial art. Witness the Kalarippayat warriors’ mastery of flying movements and clashing swords, perfected by a traditional martial training and the physical culture of ancient India. Classical, Dance

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3-5,7-12: 13:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Knee Deep

Casus and Assembly

TAK

Australia’s hottest new circus company, created by the stars of 2009’s C!RCA, present the gem of the Adelaide Fringe. Walking on eggs, flying from the sky and breathtaking physical magic. ‘The crowd was in awe’ (Adelaide Now). Acrobatics, Circus

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 2-3: 19:35 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,23-26: 19:35 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-22,27: 19:35 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Leaving Limbo Landing Caroline Bowditch

AU

Dancers and aerialists perform in air, water and on land in Caroline Bowditch’s ambitious new outdoor production. Exploring 12 individual’s stories of journey and settling, this is a must-see Fringe experience, and it’s free! www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com. Circus, Dance

St Andrew Square Garden • St. Andrew’s Square, EH2 2AD B 0131 226 0000 V305GD4

Aug 16-20: 13:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 16-20: 18:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 16-20: 15:30 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Leo

Circle of Eleven

TAU

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2011 returns! ‘Leo is an eye-teasing, grin-inducing, deeply impressive work of sustained absurdist magic’ (Time Out New York). ‘A gravity-defying spectacle’ (New York Times). ‘Absolutely brilliant!’ (ThreeWeeks). Acrobatics, Theatre

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 13:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:00 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

Aug 9,13-14,16,20-21,23,27: 13:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Life As We Know It AD1 Dance Company

TFAPU

AD1 Dance Company return to the Fringe after their successful run of Forgery of the Pandemic in 2010. The dance company have previously performed at Sadlers Wells and Laban. Not to be missed. Dance, Physical theatre

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 6-10: 10:35 (40m) £3.50 (£3.00) (£8.00F)

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Lost in Details

Aleksandra Borys

TAU

THE VIDEO THAT WENT VIRAL!

THE SHOW THAT STUNNED THE WORLD!

Delicate, mysterious Polish dancer Aleksandra Borys weaves threads of movement inspired by Alice in Wonderland. ‘I don’t know what you mean by glory’ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously, ‘Of course you don’t till I tell you.’ Dance

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3-5,7-12: 16:30 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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NOW FIGHT FOR A TICKET!

Macbeth

Song of the Goat Theatre

3rd - 26th AUGUST VENUE 105 OCEAN TERMINAL BIG TOP

FAPM

Born out of the ongoing research of Song of the Goat Theatre. Macbeth explores the musicality of Shakespeare’s poetry, colours and sounds. Blending text, movement and polyphonic song, the award-winning international ensemble investigates the roots of drama. www.culture.pl/edinburgh.

BOOK NOW!

0871 705 8888 BT 10p/min

BOX OFFICE OPEN ON SITE DAILY FROM 1ST AUG, 9.30am - 9:30pm

www.warriorsofgoja.co.uk

Devised, Physical theatre

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6

Aug 9-11: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

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Machines for Living Let Slip

See page 186 for more information

TFAK Two architects design a tower block intended to be an urban utopia but become trapped in their own design. Dark humour with a tragic scope, from Lecoq-trained Let Slip. ‘Overflowing with bravura and promise’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Drama, Physical theatre

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 3-4: 15:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-13,15-20,22-27: 15:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Medicine Show Mr and Mrs Clark

TFU

Mr and Mrs Clark want to cure your everyday ailments and add a little colour to a bleak-looking world. ‘Unpredictable. Full on. Hilarious’ (South Wales Argus). ‘The Clarks make unique and astonishing performances’ (Volcano Theatre Company). www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk. Comedy, Theatre

Venue 13 • Lochend Close, Canongate, EH8 8BL B 07074 201313 V13GD6

Aug 3-12,14-25: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00)

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Meitheal and Worse Case Scenario max.IMEALLdance Company and Taciturn Dance Company

AU

Fast physicality and complex razor-sharp choreography. Meitheal questions past, present and our sense of community. Taciturn’s survival guide to dealing with your worst fears – hope for the best, expect the worst, take the punch? Dance

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 17,22: 14:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 16,21,25: 17:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,24: 16:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 18,23: 15:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Mephisto Waltz

Natyam

TAPK

APU

This compelling new work by the award-winning troupe is a gospel of dance, a personal journey and a declaration of love. Don’t seek inspiration from what surrounds you. You will find it deep within your heart.

Award-winning, spellbinding classical Indian Bharatnatyam dance performed to live music. Natyam evokes the fire energy of the sun, depicts a range of emotions through abhinaya (facial expressions), and closes with a vibrantly rhythmic finale. Beautiful, exciting and unmissable.

Mythili Prakash and Ensemble

Derevo / Russian Season 2012

Physical theatre

Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 20:00 (1h20m) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 20:00 (1h20m) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Dance, World music

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 16-19,21-25: 19:00 (45m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Metamorphosis: A Return to Presence

Our Soldier

FAPK

TFAPJ

Ridade the Free Dancer

Fools Play Collective

A journey of change. By gaining keys of self-development, Ridade portrays some moments of her past and present lives as she faces her ego, alters it, and celebrates her strengths through live performance art.

A war correspondent’s unbelievable story of violence and corruption in an absurd world. A dynamic blend of comedy and movement; tragicomic clowns tell the tragic tale of a soldier named Macbeth. Awarded Redbridge Drama Centre’s Apprentice Company 2012.

Performance art, Solo show

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 23-27: 16:00 (1h) £8.00

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Devised, Physical theatre

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 3-4: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 5-12,14-19,21-25: 15:00 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Milk and Mucus

Percurso – Course

Catwalk Performance Fashion (New Zealand)

Grupo Contemporâneo de Dança Livre

TFAJ

APU

Site-specific show which pushes the fashion industry’s catwalk show into performance. Milk bottles line the runway as mucus-covered models limp over uneven ground. Professional models and photographers. Gender, disability, spatial techtonics explored. Mainstream fashion subverted.

Course approaches human relations and relates their untimely cycles to the course of a river. The river is the metaphor for life and man’s link to the perennial flow of things. Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6

Contemporary, Performance art

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF

Aug 3-4,6-7: 10:20 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4

Aug 4-9: 21:15 (20m) £7.50 (£5.50)

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Pinocchio: Adventures in the Metropolis

Minu1s

ReShape Theatre

JMUpstart Dance Company

FPL

FPU

A blend of captivating dance works that portray an infectious energy and an unfussy style. Diverse and innovative, drawing upon the performers’ individuality, physicality and raw vitality. ‘JMUpstart have attitude, daring and promise’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Entertaining and inspiring’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Dance, Multimedia

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6

Aug 8-12: 13:15 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Mother Africa Mother Africa

TFAPU An ensemble of acrobats, dancers and musicians from across Africa come together to present a colourful and extravagant display of breathtaking circus acts, infectious live music and fantastic dancing. ‘Cirque du Soleil with abundant African flavour’ (Australian Stage). Acrobatics, Dance

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 2-3: 14:20 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:20 (1h) £17.50 (£15.00)

Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 14:20 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

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My Plaice / The Lake The Lincoln Company

TFAPK

An escape. A fight for survival. A struggle for freedom. The lifecycle of fish and fowl is explored in a dance double bill inspired by life under and above water, and by Swan Lake. www.lincolncompany.co.uk. Dance, Physical theatre

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17: 12:00 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 4-7,11-12,18: 12:00 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 13-14: 12:00 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

A modern adaptation of the much-loved Italian classic, set in a buzzing 21st-century metropolis. Carlo Collodi’s coming-of-age tale is retold through stunning lifelike puppetry, moving urban sets and engrossing digital soundscapes. Physical theatre, Puppetry

B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH

Aug 13-18: 13:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Power Shuffle

Voice Box Physical Theatre Company

FAPU

This is an adventure like no other. Filled with daring circus and fresh performers, this dynamic production fuses acrobatics with poetic dialogue and dance. Join us and be transported to a world where all things are possible. Acrobatics, Circus

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 21-25: 11:00 (50m) £8.00 (£4.00)

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Prodigious

Lite Fantastic

TFAPJ A breathtaking dance-only musical following the turbulent life of a teenager in the drug-fuelled 90s. An explosive fusion of thrilling street and contemporary performance, with a powerful soundtrack of songs from The Prodigy. Pure ecstasy! Hip hop/breakin’, Contemporary

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23: 19:50 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 3-7,10-12,17-19,24-27: 19:50 (50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 13-14,20-21: 19:50 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Puppet. Book of Splendor

Roma

TFAPK

FU

2011 Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award winners, neTTheatre come back with a Tadeusz Kantor-inspired project. A vibrant world of effigies, golems and mannequins viewed through cabalism. Welcome to the Clinic of Dreams!

Roma charts the influence of choreographer Anthony LoGiudice’s Italian heritage and his journey through childhood to adulthood, exploring love, loss and deep-rooted traditions of family honour. Roma will transport you to a physical, emotional world of expectation and disappointment.

Lo-Giudice Dance in association with Dance City

neTTheatre

Physical theatre, Theatre

Dance, Contemporary

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s • St Stephen’s Centre, EH6 5AB

XAug 3: 21:00 (1h20m) £7.00

B 0131 558 3047 V73GB3

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Aug 4-13: 21:00 (1h20m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Aug 4-5: 18:40 (1h) £7.00

Salome

Rambling in an Empty Room

Godot Art Association

Chien Tzu-Ting, Huang Ching-Yu / The Key Physical Theatre

APM

FAPU

Salome is a famous play written by Oscar Wilde. The performance is presented by the organic combination of traditional Chinese dance and Korean percussion elements to bring out the desire of humans.

2012 new project, Rambling in an Empty Room. Dreams are mysterious. They’re real while they last, but an illusion once you wake. Website: www.facebook.com/TheKeyPhysicalTheatre. Improv, Physical theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4

Aug 19-24: 17:05 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

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Dance, Drama

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 XAug 3-4: 13:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 5-11: 13:45 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Say Something

h2dance / Escalator East to Edinburgh

Reel Perspectives

TFAPL

avoiDance

h2dance / Escalator East to Edinburgh presents Say Something. An exhilarating mix of contemporary dance and live vocal/ electronic score, putting audience and performers centre stage. This unique show explores group behaviour, conformism and freedom of expression. www.h2dance.com.

FAU

An intimate, engaging journey through contemporary dance and film. Reel Perspectives combines two contrasting new works, exposing audiences to abstract, emotive movement to create an intense dance-theatre experience.

Vocal, Contemporary

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH

Contemporary, Film

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 13-17: 14:00 (45m) £7.00 (£12.00 F)

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Relevancy with Kemari – Traversing 5000 Years of China Zhangwei and Yugao Art Studio

APU

Relevancy with Kemari – traversing 5000 years of China. Modern, International

Gillis Centre • 100 Strathearn Road, EH9 1BB B0131 226 0000 V190GH4 Aug 7-8: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Rhythmic Circus

TAPU

Broadway-bound Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company, known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. Music, Tap

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 1-3: 15:40 (1h) £10.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:40 (1h) £17.00 (£15.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 15:40 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Rime

Square Peg Contemporary Circus

TFU

A circus, theatre and dance show based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. ‘Effortless precision... intriguingly explored’ (ThisIsCabaret.com) Associate artists: Roundhouse and Jacksons Lane; co-commissioned by the National Theatre. Adaptation, Circus

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6 XAug 3: 17:30 (1h) £10.00

Aug 9-12: 17:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15: 17:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

Aug 4-8: 17:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-12: 12:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Aug 8-9,14-15,21-23: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-12,25-26: 14:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-12,25-26: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Set It Off Street Dance Championships Moving In Circles / Random Aspekts

FAU

Hip hop dance crews compete for the title as they attempt to wow the judges and win over the crowd with jaw-dropping routines. Expect popping, locking, hip hop, flips, tricks and killer choreography. Hip hop/breakin’, Music

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 9560 V90GD5 Aug 18: 15:00 (3h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The Shaman’s Dream Stella Polaris

FAPU

Inspired by Nordic mythology, this is a ritual celebrating life, nature and history. Figurines on stilts, animal masks, large balls of fire and deep base drums stretch your imagination in all directions and create magical ritual settings. Circus, Theatre

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Belford Road, EH4 3DR B 0131 226 0000 V66GD1 Aug 24-25: 20:30 (1h) £16.00 (£12.50) (£7.50 UC)

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Soldier

Pineapple Performing Arts

FAPU

Pineapple Arts present Soldier – a moving family show exploring love, sacrifice and redemption. Twenty five dancers from Pineapple Studios bring this saga alive through contemporary street dance and original music. An emotional journey not to be missed. SSSSS (BrithishTheatreGuide.info). www.pineapplearts.com/soldier. Hip hop/breakin’, Theatre

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 13-18: 16:20 (1h20m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Dance and Physical Theatre

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Springboard

Time / Dropper and Driftwood

AU

TAU

PASS (Performing Arts Studio Scotland)

Jose Agudo and Luke Murphy

Springboard is a triple bill of original dance works providing young dancers, students and graduates a platform to perform at Performing Arts Studio Scotland. PASS creates lifelong dance participants plus the next generation of dance artists, choreographers and performers.

Jose Agudo travels through memories vividly represented in powerful physicality and intimate moments. Doubled with Luke Murphy’s intimate visceral male solo, Driftwood contrasts contemporary lifestyle with natural disaster.

Dance

Dance, Theatre

PASS (Performing Arts Studio Scotland) • 350 Granton Road, EH5 1QE B 0131 559 4485 V274GA1 Aug 20-21: 14:00 (1h15m) £8.00 (£5.00)

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A Strange Wild Song

Rhum and Clay Theatre Company

TFAPK

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3,11: 14:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 16:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 18:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 20:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 4,12: 15:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 17:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 19:00 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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A half-remembered war invades a photographer’s presentday calm. Combining dynamic physical movement with a live musical score, this Lecoq-trained company presents a playfully inventive tale of childhood, memory and imagination. ‘A topnotch ensemble’ (Stage). Physical theatre

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 3-4: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 5-12,14-19,21-25: 21:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Suite-Hope

Compagnia Chiara Frigo

TAPU

Direct from Italy, this profound show opens with two dancers, thoughts of hope and a community of paper people. In a world of movement, individuals can evolve or change, improve, fall or recreate. Dance, Theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 4,12: 16:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 3,11: 15:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 7: 18:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 5: 17:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9: 20:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 8: 19:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 10: 14:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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See the Venue Guide page 339 for more information

Sulle Labbra Tue Dolcissime (On Your Honey Lips)

Francesca Selva’s Dance Company / Florence for Fringe

TFAPJ

Evocative dance/video collaboration about human frailty, revealing the daily grind veiled by an outward happiness. Contest winners, Florence for Fringe, debut in the UK after success in Italy, Japan, China and New York. Contemporary, International

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 3-4: 16:40 (55m) £8.00 Aug 5-7,9,12-16,19,21-23,26-27: 16:40 (55m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 16:40 (55m) £14.00 (£12.00) Italian Cultural Institute • 82 Nicolson Street, EH8 9EW

B0131 226 0000 V341GF6

Aug 7: 12:00 (55m) £8.00 (Ticket price includes a selection of Tuscan food and drink which will be offered to the audience)

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Tap This

See page 216 for more information

Rhythmic Souls

TFPM

Our rhythm tap show will blow your feeble minds with astounding dance and musical performance… unless the backstage backstabbery and compulsive drinking destroys everyone first. It’s a buddy comedy gone horribly right. Plus, there’s a game show! Comedy, Tap

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5

Aug 6-10: 15:35 (50m) £10.00 (£6.00)

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Dance and Physical Theatre

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Time for Fun

Hand Made Theatre / Russian Season 2012

TAPU

This unique troupe from St Petersburg create an exceptionally beautiful and upbeat show using only their hands. Stories to make you laugh. Unforgettable visual imagery. You’ll enjoy life all over again. We’ll make your day! Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 623 3030 V139GE6 XAug 2-3: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27: 14:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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To Become One Flesh Preheat Dance Company

FAPK

A new dance company, a collaboration by two recent graduates, Rebecca Hovord and Melissa Flynn. To Become One Flesh is a physically demanding contemporary dance piece, exploring human relationships and its challenges through its high-energy choreography. Dance, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6

Aug 6-7: 15:00 (30m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Undercovered

RHUL Drama Society

TFPK

Explore the story of undercover cop Mark Kennedy through a montage of gripping physicality. Questioning identity misrepresentation, Undercovered merges visual media, dynamic movement and non-fiction to create a thought-provoking and captivating piece. Devised, Theatre

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5

Aug 3-4,6-11: 16:40 (45m) £5.00

See page 176 for more information

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Up & Over It – Back on our Feet Up & Over It

TFAU

Riverdance refugees and YouTube superstars, Up & Over It are back with their electro-pop, nouveau folk deconstruction of the Irish dance blockbuster. ‘Phenomenal dancers and masters of rhythm’ (List). ‘Stunning’ (Times). Cabaret, Tap

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 2-3: 18:05 (1h) £8.00 Aug 4-5,10-12,17-19,25-26: 18:05 (1h) £12.50 Aug 6-9,13,15-16,20,22-24: 18:05 (1h) £10.50

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Warriors of Goja Warriors of Goja

TAPJ

For the first time out of India, 20 sensational Sikh martial arts masters in the show that stunned the world. Watch the show that went viral – www.warriorsofgoja.co.uk. Now fight for a ticket! Acrobatics

Ocean Terminal Big Top • Ocean Terminal Site, Leith, EH6 6JJ B 0871 705 8888 V105GLEITH A2 Aug 3-12,14-19,21-26: 19:30 (1h15m) VIP – £17.50 / Tiered seats – £15.00 (£12.00) Aug 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-26: 21:15 (1h15m) VIP – £17.50 / Tiered seats – £15.00 (£12.00)

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Watch It!

Room 2 Manoeuvre

TFAU

A multi-media dance odyssey fusing hip hop, contemporary dance, theatre, interactive film and animation about one man’s love/hate relationship with his TV. ‘Essential viewing ... not only for lovers of dance but for theatre enthusiasts. SSSSS (Skinny). www.r-2-m.net. Hip hop/breakin’, Multimedia

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 3: 13:00 (50m) £8.00 Aug 4-13,15-20,22-27: 13:00 (50m) £12.50 (£10.00)

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We Think Not

Karl Jay-Lewin and Anushiye Yarnell

TAPU

Deborah Hay is one of the world’s leading experimental dance icons. Her uncompromising approach continues to radically drive dance forward. Here are two brilliant artists in their adaptations of her wonderful score I Think Not. Dance, Theatre

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3-5,7-12: 13:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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What the Folk!

National Folk Theatre of Ireland

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Intimate and revealing, this impromptu knees-up for the culturally curious looks beyond the clichés of Irish dance to the passion and pain of a lifetime’s graft and dedication. Served with tea, cake and plenty of good humour. Site-specific, Traditional

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19: 15:00 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19: 18:00 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Smallpetitklein Dance Company

AL

‘So beautiful I had tears pouring down my face’ SSSS (Scotsman). Three dance works interwoven with film and sound explore Richard Drew’s Falling Man photographs of 9/11. Return of Smallpetitklein’s 2011 Fringe sell-out. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com. Dance, Political

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 7: 18:30 (1h20m) £8.00 Aug 8-12,14-19: 18:30 (1h20m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Photo: Matt Beard Costume: Philippe Guillotel © 2011 Cirque du Soleil

Within This Dust

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® IS SEEKING neW talent FOR ITS CURRENT SHOWS AND UPCOMING CREATIONS.

comic tHeatre actors Verbal & non-Verbal cloWns HigH leVel PHYsical actors outrageous street Performers DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? cirquedusoleil.com/Jobs facebook.c0m/cirquedusoleilcasting

See page 188 for more information

Work Songs

Dangerologists / Broderick Chow and Tom Wells

FAPL

Tom and Brody, trapped in the mindless drudgery and hopeless alienation of a corporate office. They work, lunch and wrestle for the company’s love. Then one day the good chair is taken away... Dance, theatre, pro-wrestling. www.dangerologists.co.uk. Physical theatre, Contemporary

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 13: 13:15 (45m) £6.00

Aug 14-26: 13:15 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Young China Shines Beijing

Beijing Number 4 High School Student Art Troupe

FAPU

Young China Shines Beijing, a song and dance spectacular featuring martial arts, music, dance and Beijing opera from China’s most talented young performers. Dance, Musical theatre

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 5: 19:30 (2h) £5.00

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Young China Shines Shanghai

Shanghai Jinshan Student Art Troupe

TFAPU

Young China Shines Shanghai, a song and dance spectacular featuring martial arts, music, dance and drama from China’s most talented young performers. Dance, Musical theatre

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 7: 19:30 (2h) £5.00

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Events

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

Beyond the Fringe of Reason

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PN

Artists from across the globe converge on Adelaide Fringe for this leading open access festival. Meet staff, venue operators and past performers, and find out how you can take part in Australia’s largest arts event. www.adelaidefringe.com.au.

We present four special Fringe events: Alt Med challenger Prof Edzard Ernst, philosopher Prof AC Grayling, the real Belle de Jour, Dr Brooke Magnanti and magician Paul Zenon. For full event listings please visit: www.skepticsonthefringe.co.uk.

Edinburgh Skeptics / PBH’s Free Fringe

Adelaide Fringe

Science, Sci-fi

Seminar

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 15: 14:15 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE B 0131 226 4380 V44GC4 Aug 10: 19:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6,14: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 25: 18:30 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Ascension 2012

Inspirational Events Scotland

Buddhist Meditation

FAPU

Triratna Buddhist Community

Ignite your senses at this dynamic celebration of new age approaches to spirituality and wellbeing. Fascinating workshops ranging from dance to arrow breaking, mediumship to past life regression. Spend a day here. It will expand your world. www.ascension2012.com.

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Learn to meditate with simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that can help you to enjoy more clarity and calm, and enhance helpful emotions like confidence, contentment and compassion.

Interactive, Workshop

Workshop

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE

Edinburgh Buddhist Centre • 30 Melville Terrace, Marchmont, EH9 1LP

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Aug 3-4: 10:00 (8h) £6.00 (£4.00) (£12.00 F) Admission may depend on capacity.

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At the Fringe of Reason

B 0131 662 6699 V215GG5

Aug 8-12,15-19,22-26: 11:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£6.00)

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Edinburgh Skeptics / PBH’s Free Fringe

Café Voices

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

Edinburgh Skeptics in association with the Humanist Society of Scotland return to the Edinburgh Fringe with three weeks of shows celebrating science, reason and critical thinking. See www.skepticsonthefringe.co.uk for details.

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Enjoy oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song in the relaxed ambience of the Storytelling Café. Come prepared with a piece to perform or just to enjoy the evening. Featuring a special guest host and many friends.

Political, Science

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B0131 226 0000 V156GE5 Aug 4-5,7-9,11-13,15-24: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Auditions for the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

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Hundreds of aspiring actors audition for an exclusive place in the Conservatory’s comprehensive and demanding training programmes. Auditions are for both admission and scholarship consideration. Please prepare two one-minute monologues. Seminar

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE

Aug 11: 10:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Baby Wants Candy Workshop Baby Wants Candy

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Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned US ensemble Baby Wants Candy invite you to learn to improvise songs and play in a more free, fast and fun style. Suitable for musical and non-musical improvisers. Improv, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 6,17,24: 10:00 (1h30m) £15.00

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Being a Physical Actor / Clown at Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil

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Come meet talent scout Marc-André Roy to learn more about life at Cirque du Soleil from a physical actor and clown’s perspective. An insight from the audition process to on-stage experience. Seminar

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 23: 13:30 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

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Music, Storytelling

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6

Aug 15,22: 19:00 (2h) £5.00

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CineFringe Film Festival Fringe Film Festival

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CineFringe is the film festival of the Edinburgh Fringe. Join us for screenings of short films programmed especially for Fringe lovers. Visit CineFringe.com for full programme details. ‘Who needs the EIFF when there’s CineFringe?’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Film, International

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 19-24,26-27: 14:15 (1h) £5.50 (£4.50)

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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour Black Hart Entertainment

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History, horror and a terrifying journey into the lair of the world-famous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case in history. ‘Terrifying’ (Most Haunted). ‘The best of Edinburgh’s ghost tours’ (Lonely Planet). www.blackhart.uk.com. Walk, Horror

Large Black Sign Outside St Giles’ Cathedral • Royal Mile, EH1 1RE B 0131 225 9044 V213GE5 Jul 30-Sep 2: 21:00 (1h45m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C)

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CMU: Making it in Music UnLimited Media

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Music industry experts CMU provide a practical guide for aspiring musicians. Whether you want to make yourself label ready or go it alone as a DIY artist, find out how to make it happen. www.theCMUwebsite.com/insights. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 5: 13:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Comedy at the Fringe

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

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FAJ

The Fringe is world famous for what it can do for the career of an emerging comedian. In partnership with the BBC, receive key insider advice on getting ahead in this extremely competitive industry.

Comedy! Music! Cabaret! A festival feast of live performance. Bands, bars, stars. Art, activities, workshops. Film, theatre, dance. Fantastic free events. Eclectic electric entertainment. The ultimate Edinburgh experience, all day, everyday, at C venues. www.CtheFestival.com.

C presents...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 10: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Comedy at the Fringe: Improvisation Symposium

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and the Maydays

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The Fringe is a training ground for some of the leading talents in improvisation. Join this discussion on the role that improvisation plays within the UK entertainment industry and the challenges that practitioners face. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 10: 17:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Cabaret, Circus

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Jul 30-Aug 31: 09:00 (20h) (Free Non-ticketed) C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW

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Jul 30-31: 09:00 (20h) (Free Non-ticketed) C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF

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Jul 30-Aug 31: 09:00 (20h) (Free Non-ticketed) C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 1EX

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Jul 30-Aug 31: 09:00 (20h) (Free Non-ticketed) C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, EH1 2PW

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Aug 2-31: 09:00 (20h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Digital Audience Development

The Creative and Commercial Worth of Children’s Theatre

Inner Ear

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Do people think children’s work is of lesser quality than work for adults? Is it more difficult to get reviewed? What is the motivation to make children’s work?

To help you engage with audiences, raise awareness and sell more tickets, creative content communications specialists Inner Ear offer a digital audience development seminar on how to enhance your marketing activities using readily available social media tools.

Seminar, Talk

Seminar

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Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 6: 15:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Creative Exchange Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland and FST

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An event for the performing arts sector of Scotland to come together with the rest of the world by taking advantage of the international assembly of artists and performing arts professionals created during the Edinburgh Fringe. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 12: 15:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 7: 13:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

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Accompany us to discover the organic medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town. In other words a fantastic introduction to the city, bringing the past and its people vividly to life. Walk, Historical

Outside Greyfriars Bobby Bar • 34 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE B 07803 475688 V217GE5 Jul 30-Aug 2,4,6-11,13-18,20-25,27-Sep 1: 11:00 (2h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Edinburgh Book Fringe Word Power Books

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Join writers, comedians and activists from around the world in Word Power Books, Edinburgh’s independent radical bookshop. Free daily events. A veritable flea market of books and ideas! Full programme on our website, www.word-power.co.uk. Political, New writing

Word Power Books • 43 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB B 0131 662 9112 V154GF6 Aug 10-24: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Annual General Meeting Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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This is the formal meeting where the accounts are presented, activity reviewed and directors elected. Formal business is followed by an open discussion. If you’re passionate about the Fringe, come and be heard. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 18: 10:00 (2h) (Free Non-Ticketed)

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The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: Live!

Film Fringe Tour

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A touring compilation of film screenings showcasing up-andcoming filmmakers from around the world, and presenting their films to international audiences. Stopping at Fringe festivals in Hollywood, Edinburgh and Philadelphia. Specific film schedule at: www.filmfringetour.com.

Film Fringe Tour

APU

Mark Fisher in association with Pleasance Top performers share secrets about staging a successful Edinburgh Fringe show with the author of Methuen Drama’s celebrated guide. ‘A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice’ (Guardian). www.edinburghfringesurvivalguide.com.

Film

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF

Comedy, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24: 11:30 (1h) £4.00 (£3.00)

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B 07531 392 327 V109GF3

Aug 12: 12:00 (9h) £15.00 (£9.00)

First Time at the Fringe

Edinburgh Interactive Public Events

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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Is this your first time? Edinburgh can be daunting for new participants, so come and meet Fringe Society staff who can support your experience. Also, find out about all the services provided at Fringe Central.

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Edinburgh Interactive

Interested in video games? Want to know more or how to make a game? Edinburgh Interactive has a variety of free workshops available for children and adults. To find out more, please visit the website, www.edinburghinteractive.co.uk. Interactive, Multimedia

Radisson Blu Hotel • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0131 226 0000 V39aGE5 Aug 11: 10:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 3: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 3: 10:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Foodies Festival Foodies Festival

Empower 2012

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Inspirational Events Scotland

Foodies Festival moves to Inverleith Park this year, opposite the Botanical Gardens, bringing you the best in fine food and drink. Sample tasty treats from artisan producers and watch Michelinstarred chefs cook live. A fabulous, fun day out.

FAPU

This event could change your life. Meet inspirational complementary therapists, experts and organisations. Workshops from life coaching to hypnotherapy, laughter yoga to massage. Dare you face your fears and walk over broken glass? It‘s all about you. www.empower2012.co.uk. Interactive, Workshop

theSpace on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5

Aug 10-11: 10:00 (8h) £6.00 (£4.00) (£12.00 F) Admission may depend on capacity.

Family

Inverleith Park • Aboretum Place , EH3 5NZ B0131 226 0000 V270GA2 Aug 10: 11:00 (8h) £10.00 (£8.00) (Free Ticketed C) Aug 11: 10:00 (9h) £10.00 (£8.00) (Free Ticketed C) Aug 12: 11:00 (8h) £10.00 (£8.00) (Free Ticketed C)

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Free Daily Walks Down the Royal Mile Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

An Evening with Richard Demarco, CBE Fringe University and Demarco European Art Foundation

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Experienced local guides show you historic places, from the Castle to Holyrood Palace, including narrow closes and secret gardens, and relate stories of famous people who lived and died there. SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

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Enjoy an evening with Richard Demarco, CBE – involved with every Fringe since its inception in 1947, co-founded the Traverse Theatre in 1963 and was associated with artists such as Joseph Beuys and Tadeusz Kantor. Talk

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6

Aug 5,7,9: 17:30 (1h30m) £7.00 (£3.00)

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Faces of the Fringe

Carol Tambor, Portrait Artist

APU

These portraits exhibit the creativity, intelligence and incredible talents of the subjects – actors, playwrights, directors and critics. Please share my joy in celebrating some of the people who have entered my life through the Edinburgh Fringe. Edinburgh College of Art • Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF B 0131 651 4200 V186GF4 Aug 6-25: 09:00 (8h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Walk, Historical

Cannonball House • Castlehill, Royal Mile, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V165GE4

Jul 31-Aug 27: Starts between 10:00 and 10:30 (2h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Jul 31-Aug 27: Starts between 14:00 and 14:30 (2h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Fresh Fringe’s 24-Hour Challenge – Free Fresh Fringe

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Can two presenters survive a gruelling 24-hour radio show? Listen live on www.freshair.org.uk as Fresh Fringe presents an interactive event starring special guests, live music and city-wide features where you can get involved! Interactive, Talk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 22: 10:00 (24h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Festival Club

The Fringe Fair

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Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

We bring you the best Polish alternative culture. During August the Adam Mickiewicz Institute invites you to the Festival Club in Summerhall – each evening there will be meetings, discussions, workshops, live music and movies. www.culture.pl.

An opportunity to interact with key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge or advice you need.

Event, Interactive

Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH B 0845 874 3001 V26GG6 Aug 3-26: 23:00 (4h) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 13: 18:30 (3h) £5.00 (£3.00)

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Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 14: 16:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 13: 10:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Events

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Grant’s True Tales Whisky Tasting

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World Festival Network and World Fringe

Grant’s True Tales

A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from Fringe directors from around the world. Join the discussion and get the global insights, hear why they’re important and how they differ. A great networking opportunity.

Taste the award-winning range of Grant’s whiskies and learn about their history, with opportunities to explore a selection of Scotland’s oldest family blend with one of our specialist whisky experts. www.facebook.com/grantswhisky.

Seminar, Talk

Spoken word, Tasting

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 20: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Riddle’s Court • 322 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PG B0131 226 0000 V16GE4 Aug 4-14: 19:00 (45m) £8.00 Aug 4-14: 16:45 (45m) £8.00

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Fringe Guide to Running a Venue Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Graveyard, Murder and Mystery Tour

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Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking. This discussion will guide you through the A-Z of venue operation before, during and after the festival.

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Join us as we journey through the darker side of Edinburgh’s most haunted and historical graveyards and venture through the Old Town. Stories told in a humorous and entertaining way. Storytelling at its best.

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 24: 11:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Getting Started as a Playwright

Storytelling, Walk

Outside Greyfriars Bobby Bar • 34 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE B 07803 475688 V217GE5

Jul 30-Aug 2,4,6-11,13-18,20-25,27-Sep 1: 19:00 (1h45m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland in Association With Creative Scotland

Hear a Pin Drop Here

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Holly Rumble / Escalator East To Edinburgh

Scotland’s playwrights are among the most produced and translated around the globe. Learn some tricks of the trade, as well as some tools and skills for success, from one of Scotland’s leading playwright, Douglas Maxwell.

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Holly Rumble doesn’t like crowds. In retrospect, visiting Edinburgh in August wasn’t such a good idea. To remedy this, she has spent a week GPS-tagging the quietest Edinburgh locations. Daily updates online 3rd-9th August. www.hearapindrophere.com.

Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Talk, Visual art

Aug 12: 12:30 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

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Getting to Grips With Producing

Lauriston Halls • 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ B 0131 339 5374 V163GF3

Aug 10: 16:30 (30m) £5.00 (£4.00)

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IdeasTap

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Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

A panel of experts discuss the process of producing for stage and offer invaluable advice and tips on funding, marketing and project development. To book, go to www.ideastop.com/edinburgh.

Greenyonder Tours

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Discover unexpected gardens and green nooks and crannies behind the historic buildings of Edinburgh’s Old Town, all with a story to tell. Popular walking tour, one mile easy pavement walking, some cobbled surfaces. www.greenyondertours.com.

Seminar

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE

Walk

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 15: 16:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-Ticketed)

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Ghost and Torture Tour

Outside John Knox House • 45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 444 1725 V30bGD6 Aug 3,6-10,13-17,20-24,27: 10:30 (1h45m) £8.00 Aug 5,12,19,26: 14:30 (1h45m) £8.00

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Auld Reekie Tours

TFU

House

View up close our collection of torture instruments and hear all their gory details before entering the notoriously haunted South Bridge Vaults. Free whisky and shortbread at tour end. Whisky over 18s only.

Escalator East To Edinburgh / House

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This session offers an opportunity for artists, venues and companies to learn more about House – a new ACE-funded initiative designed to tour contemporary theatre across south and south east England – and how to get involved. www.housetheatre.org.uk.

Drama, Horror

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 3-Sep 1: every half hour from 18:30 to 21:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Grant’s True Tales 24 Hour Storytelling Marathon Grant’s True Tales

Talk, Workshop

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 22: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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How To Do a Show at the Fringe

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Join us to celebrate the finale of our Festival of Storytelling with a never-been-tried-before 24 hours of true stories shared by professional and amateur storytellers from around the world. www.facebook.com/grantswhisky.

The Fringe is the largest open access festival in the world. Meet Society and venue staff, producers and performers for expert advice on how to bring your own show to Edinburgh.

Storytelling

Riddle’s Court • 322 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PG B0131 226 0000 V16GE4 Aug 15: 12:00 (24h) £8.00 (Admission: any time during 24h period, may depend on capacity)

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Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 21: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

How to Make It in Hollywood

The Institute

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Craig Ricci Shaynak / Kingswell Productions

Institute

Learn how to break into Hollywood from Craig Ricci Shaynak, who has worked with the likes of Matt Damon and Christian Bale in his TV, film and voice-over career. www.craigshaynak. com.

The Institute presents an intimate, multi-sensual programme of international contemporary photography, film, live electronic music and performance. Only 40 places available per night. Visit www.theinstitutegallery.com to view the full event programme.

Craft, Workshop

Multimedia, Music

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF

The Institute • 14 Roseneath Street, EH9 1JH B 0131 226 0000 V340GH5

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6

Aug 13,20: 12:30 (2h) £20.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

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Aug 3-Sep 1: 21:00 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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How to Sell Your Show

Introduction to Forum Theatre

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edgeeradica

Meet PR and media insiders: tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Media Office, this discussion is for both 2012 and prospective 2013 participants.

An introduction to forum theatre using skills and techniques to help devise and question issues of conflict and oppression. These workshops aim to provide a broad understanding of forum theatre and its application across theatre.

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 1: 11:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 8: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 6,13,20: 13:00 (3h) (Free Ticketed)

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Is Copyright Past Its Sell-By Date?

How to Tour Your Show Internationally

bto solicitors

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Recent reports have concluded that British copyright law isn’t fit for purpose in the digital age. Solicitor advocate Paul Motion considers this from a theatrical perspective and suggests where things could be improved.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and The British Council

An event for participants interested in touring their shows at an international level. We look at the key issues surrounding international touring such as programming around the world, being ‘business ready’ and building networks. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 22: 15:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Aug 16: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

Landing the Role

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

How to Tour Your Show in the UK

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

This workshop explores the keys to landing the role in auditions. Taught by a professional actor who has worked in theatre, TV and film in NY and LA, see what it really takes to land the role!

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Develop your show after the Fringe with focus on touring in the UK. A panel of experts will discuss the benefits, complexities and logistics of touring theatre in the UK.

Seminar

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 13: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 8: 11:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

MagFest – Design Workshop MagFest

Igniting the Play

APN

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland in collaboration with the Dramaturg’s Network

Get creative in a hands-on design master class led by MagCulture’s Jeremy Lesley (London) and Andrew Losowsky (New York) plus a team of world-class magazine designers. Be inspired by our specially curated MagCulture exhibition of 50 international titles.

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Explore the different roles of writer, director and dramaturg in the script development process. This workshop will be led by an experienced team of experts in this fascinating area of theatre.

Workshop, Exhibition

Our Dynamic Earth • 112 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS

Workshop

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Aug 26: 13:00 (2h) £50.00

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Improv and the Working Actor

MagFest – Publishing Workshop

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APN

MagFest

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

How to write for magazines, what are the opportunities and pitfalls, how do articles get published? Editors from Country Living, Good Times, Dumfries & Galloway Life, Peoples’ Friend and New York’s www.HuffingtonPost.com will inspire and guide you.

Exploring the growing demand for improvisation in film, television and theatre. Learn the tools necessary to think on your feet and book that commercial or role in a film, or simply to hone your skills. Seminar

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 9: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 8: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 19: 15:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 21: 10:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Workshop, Exhibition

Our Dynamic Earth • 112 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS B 0131 226 0000 V315GE6

Aug 26: 16:00 (2h) £5