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Keep an eye out for the Deuchars venue boards

Fringe on the Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

We like to think that as well as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supporting events such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Royal Highland Show and the Edinburgh International Book Festival helps makes Edinburgh a more colourful place.


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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Introduction

Kath M Mainland

Chief Executive Festival Fringe Society Ltd

Welcome to the 2010 Fringe Programme. This is the 64th time that the wonderful city of Edinburgh has hosted the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the greatest show on earth. The programme about to unfold before you is truly mind blowing. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest, most energetic, most brilliant festival in the world. Entirely open-access, it is brought to you by thousands of dedicated, talented, driven and creative performers, producers, venue managers and artists of all art-forms, from all across the world. Our programme cover highlights this principle of open access – created from ideas tweeted by Fringe followers and drawn live by brilliant illustrator Johanna Basford during a two day twitter extravaganza. So, just like the Fringe itself, it was the result of a huge collaboration involving anyone and everyone who wanted to take part.

Fringe Staff Operations Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive, Claire Daly, Office and Retail Manager, Kelly Ling, Administrative Assistant, Sally Jones, PA to the Chief Executive, Tim Hawkins, IT Project Manager Karl Davies, IT Technician Finance Lynn Taylor, Financial Accountant Participant Services Christabel Anderson, Head of Participant Services, Barry Church-Woods, Venues and Companies Manager, Louise Oliver, Participant Development Coordinator External Affairs Neil Mackinnon, Head of External Affairs Marketing and Sponsorship Alan Gibson, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship, Adam James, Development Officer, Javier Olea, Sponsorship and Events Officer Box Office Staff (Red 61) Tony Davey, Managing Director, Red 61, Ann Russell, Systems Support Manager, José Ferran, Box Office Manager Programme Production Martin Chester, Publications Manager, Sally Davidge, Finance Administrator, Sandra Garner, Assistant Programme Manager, James C J Anderson, Advertising Coordinator, Andy Meldrum, Venue and Map Coordinator, Alan Gordon, Victoria Jones, Megan Bradbury, Tigho Ayovuare, Nick Jarvis and Jenny Peebles, Production Assistants, Ginie Naisby, Typesetter

And there truly is something for everyone at the Fringe, whether you’re from Edinburgh or are travelling to the festival from further afield, whether this is your first time at the Fringe or whether you’re one of the many, many festival stalwarts. So, enjoy reading this programme, enjoy discovering the funny, moving, challenging, enlightening and entertaining shows the Fringe has to offer, enjoy this beautiful, historic city, and above all enjoy the festival. The Fringe is about discovery, and you’re in for a treat!

Kath M Mainland Chief Executive

Contents Guide to the Fringe . ................... 2 Children’s Shows ........................ 8 Comedy . ....................................... 20 dance & phyisical theatre . .. 142 Events ......................................... 156 Exhibitions ................................ 166 Music ........................................... 172 Musicals and Opera ............... 208 Theatre ....................................... 222 Venue Guide . ............................. 309 Index ........................................... 328 Fringe PLANNER ......................... 341 DEUCHARS MAPS ........................ 344

Campaign design by Whitespace, illustrations by Johanna Basford. Printed by Artisan Press, Leicester The Festival Fringe Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Scotland (No SC 046605). Registered Charity No SC 002995. Its policy is determined by a board of directors elected at the AGM in August. The Society’s policy is for the continual improvement of the world’s largest arts festival, where any person can participate without constraints by the Fringe Society. The Festival Fringe Society Ltd accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents or details in this Programme.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Box Office

Booking advice

Online: edfringe.com; book online 24-hours a day, seven days a week starting from 08:00 11 June

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded except in the event of a show cancellation.

In person at 180 High Street: 11 June 08.00-20:00 12-19 June (daily) 10:00-18:00 21 June-17 July (Monday-Saturday) 12:00-15:00 19 July-1 August (daily) 10:00-18:00 02-30 August (daily) 10:00-21:00

If you have asked to collect your tickets, you must do so from the Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street during the opening hours listed – allowing plenty of time to get to your show.

The Fringe Box Office is the only place to get tickets for every show appearing on the Fringe. Bookings open 11 June. There are three easy ways to book your tickets:

Over the phone on 0131 226 0000: 11 June 08:00-20:00 12-19 June (daily) 10:00-18:00 21 June-17 July (Monday-Saturday) 10:00-18:00 19 July -1 August (daily) 10:00-18:00 02 -30 August (daily) 09:00-21:00 Ticket Collections: 02-30 August (daily) 09:00-21:00 and all times the Box Office is open.

Visit us on the web Avoid the Box Office queues and book your tickets online at our secure website – while you’re there you can get up to date Fringe news and choose your next show by browsing for reviews from critics and punters. www.edfringe.com

A booking fee of 90p per ticket (up to a maximum of £5.40) applies to telephone and web bookings. No booking fee applies to tickets purchased in person from the Fringe Box Office.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

General concession prices are applicable to students, the unemployed, customers with disabilities (often with one helper), over-60s and children under the age of 16. Proof of status must be presented at the venue. For many performances, a 10% discount for groups of 10 persons or more is available.

Customers with disabilities Reasonable adjustments will be made at venues to give the best possible access for customers with disabilities. However, given the temporary nature of some Fringe venues, facilities may vary. For further details on access or contact details for individual venues, please check the Venue Guide on pages 309. If you have special access requirements or need to book wheelchair spaces, please call 0131 226 0002. Signed, audio-described and captioned performances A number of Fringe shows provide these services. For a full list, call 0131 226 0026 or go to edfringe.com.

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Show Listings Show title

Johanna Basford – Illustration

Performer or Company name

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Show information

U Universal: no age guidance J PG for children with parents’ approval.

Festival Fringe Society

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Venue information Details of how to find the venue – more information is available in the Venues section at the back of the programme. Venue numbers ending in a letter (eg 100b) are listed under the number (eg: 100).

suitability of a show. Shows marked 18+ may be in venues that do not allow under18s, check with the Fringe box office. Shows in the Children’s Shows section also display the age guidance for shows, they are recommendations only and audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group.

Browse examples of the work Johanna produced in response to Tweets from the public. In addition to the cover of this programme, Johanna’s work has been made into t-shirts, magnets, mugs and more. edfringe.com www.johannabasford.com

Visual Art Fringe Shop • 180 High St B 0131 226 0026 V1 GE5 XAug 01: 09.00 (12h00m) A

Aug 02-31: 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 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 03 04 05

Date, time, duration & price lines The Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. However, Fringe days begin at 07:00, so shows in the early hours (eg, 01:30) will be listed for the day before.

B and g indicate the Box Office and venue grid reference numbers on the map Prices listed are for unreserved seats in in the back of this almost all cases. Concession prices, where programme. available, are given in brackets and are offered to all of the following groups (with additional concessions to specific groups indicated where applicable): students (S); the unemployed (U); people with disabilities (D); over-60s (O); and children under 16 (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.

Sub genres These let you know a little more about what to expect from each show. Calendar A quick look at the show dates. Dates without shows are grey and shows eligible for the 2for1 offer (Aug 09 and 10) are in red.

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

P World premiere – specifies that a show is a world premiere. F Registered for Friends of the Fringe 2for1 tickets. For more information about Friends of the Fringe see page 4. T Eligible for the 2for1 special offer, available on the 9 and 10 August. You must book a minimum of two, full-price tickets. (Concession prices are not available for participating performances on these dates. The list of participating shows was correct at the time of printing, however more information is available on edfringe.com.)

X Date lines for preview performances are indicated with this icon.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Support the Fringe

Friends of the Fringe

The Festival Fringe Society has existed since 1959 and has been a registered charity since 1969. Our mission is to advise, support and encourage everyone taking part in the Fringe, to provide comprehensive information and ticketing services for participants and the public, and to continue to raise the profile and promote the entire Edinburgh Festival Fringe throughout the world.

By offering your support as a Friend of the Fringe you are helping to keep the free and open-access spirit of the Fringe alive – not to mention securing exclusive offers and benefits for yourself.

We here at the Festival Fringe Society strive consistently to maintain our open-access policy, ensuring anyone can take part in the festival without being subject to artistic vetting or selection. This policy is key to the overall success of the Fringe and over our many years has meant that we can proudly present an annual programme featuring a wealth of new writing and the hottest new talent from all over the world. The Fringe generates £75 million for the economy every year and is part of what makes the city a wonderful place in which to live, visit, invest and study. We are entirely and enduringly grateful to all of our supporters, the Friends of the Fringe, our corporate sponsors, our public funders and the many individuals who donate to the Society. This support helps us keep the cost of participation as low as possible, allowing us to create, maintain and develop facilities and services for the next generation of Fringe performers whilst ensuring that the Fringe is the world’s greatest platform for nurturing and discovering new international talent across the whole spectrum of the arts.

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Annual memberships are available on three levels and start from just £25, so you can choose both the level of support that you would like to offer the Festival Fringe Society and the level of benefits you would like to receive. Benefits include: • Programme sent to your door • Newsletter and bulletins • Friends Priority Box Office • Online booking • Dedicated Booking Line • 10% off from Fringe Shop • Third party discount offers • Support the Festival Fringe Society • A great 2for1 ticket offer running throughout the Festival*

Four easy ways to sign up Online Go to edfringe.com/friendsoffringe. In person Visit us at the Fringe Shop and Box Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh.

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair of the Fringe Board

Download Download our PDF application form, complete it and return it to us with payment. Telephone Call the membership hotline on 0131 226 0036. A special thank you goes out to our Best Friends Lord Foulkes Of Cumnock, Bernard R Allen, Carole Anderson, John Angus, Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Graeme Baillie, G. David Baldwin, Gill Bannister, Ralph Bernard, Chris Carter, Lesley Clemenson, Elissa Da Costa, Gerald Della-Porta, Tony Evans, Simon Fanshawe, Amanda Forsyth, Roddy Glen, Alison Greer, Scott Maurice Hurnauth, Teruhisa Irie, Barry Jacobs, John Kinloch, David J Long, Angus Maclennan, Heather Marshall, Paul Meisak, Friedrike Merck, Jan Moyes, Bernard Nelson, Jerry Ozaniec, Barclay Price, Celia Randell, Elizabeth Richards, Diana Richman, Geraint Rogers, Guy Schanschieff, Richard Stamp, John-Paul Stephenson, Bridget M Stevens, Jan Stevenson, David Stewart, Samantha Terry, Kevin Upton, David Windsor, Hedley Wright. And thanks to all our Friends for their continued support. Terms and Conditions * Friends 2for1 Ticket offer is available on selected shows and bookings must be made via the Fringe Box Office and/or www.edfringe.com. Offer only applicable against full-price tickets. All tickets are subject to availability. 3. Membership runs from 1 Jan – 31 Dec in the year of purchase, unless otherwise specified (covering one Festival Fringe). 4. Your membership card must be presented at the box office when purchasing tickets in person. If purchasing tickets over the telephone, your membership number or proof of identity will be requested. The Festival Fringe Society reserves the right to make alterations to the Friends of the Fringe membership scheme and its benefits from time to time without prior notice. For Full Terms and Conditions please go to www.edfringe.com/friends

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The Edinburgh Festival

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Sponsors

The Fringe is just one of the city’s summer festivals. Check out each festival’s website for details or visit edinburghfestivals.co.uk – the online, one stop shop for Edinburgh’s twelve yearround major festivals.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 16-27 June www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Supporters

Edinburgh Art Festival 29 July-5 September www.edinburghartfestival.org Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 30 July-8 August www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk Edinburgh Military Tattoo 6-28 August www.edintattoo.co.uk Edinburgh Mela Festival 6-8 August www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk Edinburgh International Festival 13 August-5 September www.eif.co.uk Edinburgh International Book Festival 14-30 August www.edbookfest.co.uk

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The #fringecover project At the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is our founding principle of open access. That means that anyone with an idea and vision can bring a show to Edinburgh. To celebrate this, the 2010 Fringe programme cover was drawn by artist Johanna Basford inspired by ideas sent in from our audience and performers through Twitter. On 8/9 April 2010 Johanna collated and drew your tweets based on the question, ‘What is the most unusual thing you’d like to see at the Fringe?’. There were a total of 2634 tweets about the project as well as 1675 suggestions – 176 tweets were drawn over the 24-hour drawing period and dozens made it onto our three Fringe covers. We would like to thank everyone for participating in this fantastic event. 5 Intro JCJA.indd 5

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Participate Fringe on the Royal Mile supported by RBS The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest open arts festival in the world and the Royal Mile is the best starting point for a Fringe adventure. World class street shows, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable descend upon the central section of the Royal Mile, right on the doorstep of the Fringe Box Office. 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 RBS stages. Spread over twelve performance spaces along the historic Royal Mile, all absolutely free and running every day of the Fringe, from 11:00-21:00.

Fringe Framed Get your photos published in Metro newspaper by taking part in the Fringe Framed competition throughout August, with a chance to win a camera from John Lewis. For more information visit edfringe.com.

Fringe schools poster competition Thousands of school children across Scotland use their artistic skills every year in the hope of having their design picked for the annual Fringe poster. Our winning entry for 2010 was designed by Morven Donald of Park Mains High School, Erskine. To see this and a shortlist of the best of the year’s entries, check out the Fringe Poster Competition Exhibition entry on page 168. This year the poster competition is sponsored by Mackie’s of Scotland Ice Cream. www.mackies.co.uk

The Edinburgh Festivals’ Cavalcade Be at Holyrood Park from 14:00 on Sunday 8 August to see Fringe performers, community groups, floats, bikes, bands and the cast of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo marching down Queen’s Drive, as well as family entertainment in the park from midday to 16:00. See www.edinburghcavalcade.com for more information.

Want to perform at Fringe 2011? Anyone can perform at the Fringe, so if you’ve been inspired to bring a show to next year’s festival, come and see us at Fringe Central (see the map on page 344). Fringe Central hosts a number of free talks throughout August giving advice on everything you need to know about putting together a festival show, marketing it, taking it on tour and more. Tickets are available from the Fringe Box Office – see the Events section of the Programme for full listings. You can also find information at edfringe.com or by calling 0131 226 0026. The 2011 Fringe will run from 5-29 August. The programme will be out in June.

Made In Scotland We’re delighted to present the 2010 Made in Scotland showcase. Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, Made in Scotland aims to place a diverse programme of high quality Scottish work firmly in the festival spotlight. www.madeinscotland2010.com

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Top Tips Variety equals spice The Fringe features artistic endeavours of every variety, so why not get stuck in? Don’t just stick to what you know, try and sample a bit of everything, from theatre to stand-up, panto to dance, music to an audio adventure around the city. Go free There are plenty of free shows on offer, not to mention all the discounted tickets and 2for1 ticket deals – being broke is no excuse not to get out and catch a show. Dress wisely This is Scotland, the country of four seasons in one day and even though it’s August you’d best be prepared for sun, rain, cold and lots and lots of walking. Pace yourself With over 2400 shows on offer, there’s no way you’re going to catch everything, so try and find the perfect balance between quantity and quality. By starting out early each day you’ve got a better chance of getting the tickets you want and not missing anything on your must-see list. Open your mind … and your heart Edinburgh’s population triples during the festival, so that means crowds, queues, and more crowds. Keep a sense of humour and an open mind as you battle around town and you’ll escape ‘crowd rage’ and get a lovely dose of ‘festival fever’ instead.

The Environment

Choose a show

The cover of the Fringe programme is printed on FST accredited 50% Edinburgh Festival Fringe iPhone App recycled paper (the remaining pulp is from accredited sources) while Download the free Fringe application on your iPhone to access all the inside pages are printed on 100% recycled stock. of the Fringe’s show listings and get exclusive access to that day’s half price ticket offers, available from the Half Price Hut. The official Please hang on to your copy and pass it on to a friend, or recycle Edinburgh Fringe iPhone App will tell you what shows are starting on it when you’ve finished with it. If you need to use the map to get the hour and provide you with directions to get to the venues, as well around town, pick up a copy of the official festivals map, available as helping you navigate your way around the city. You can also submit at the Fringe Office and most venues around town. and read show reviews, helping you to plan your day on the go. Free parking in Edinburgh during August is scarce. If you usually Half-Price Hut – supported by the Scottish Café travel to the festival by car and would like to try public transport or and Restaurant car sharing instead, visit edfringe.com. No particular plans for the day? Then swing by the Fringe Half-Price Hut at the Mound Precinct and see what tickets you can pick up at half-price for that day. Open 10:00-21:00, 11-30 August. Media A huge range of critics cover the Festival, from the daily broadsheets and international media to blogs, specialist publications and street press. Keeping an eye on the reviews sections will give you a good idea of what shows people are talking about and what’s getting good feedback. Ear to the street Probably the best way to pick a show during the Fringe – besides this programme you’re holding in your hands – is just to talk to people. Ask friends for advice, chat to people in the pub or people in queues. Pick up flyers, check out posters, stop by the High Street stages to catch free previews and go with your gut instinct – you may wind up seeing a turkey, or you may catch this year’s golden goose, you never know. That’s the thrill of the Fringe!

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS Aberglas

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Alice’s Adventures

The Amazing Bubble Show

(Suitable for ages 6+)

TAPU

TFAU

Helene Cloete

(Suitable for ages 4-10)

TFPU

Join Anna and Eleanor on a magical adventure in search of the best stories in the world! They team up with an unusual knight and face terrible monsters, all before they even get to the mysterious Green Pond. www.aberglas.com Drama, Puppetry

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

Andrew Clover’s Arabian Nights Almost Famous TU Story Show (Suitable for ages 5-12)

Baby Loves Disco

(Suitable for all ages)

FPU

(Suitable for ages 0-7)

Flying High Theatre Company

The Amazing Bubble Man

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Come with us on an exciting and exhilarating journey through the surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s puzzles and games. Encounter all the ‘mad’ and zany characters in this physical and musical adaptation of the Alice stories. That’s logic!

Breathtaking bubbles, people-inside-bubbbles, square bubbles, amazing bubble colours, sculptural bubbles, special effect bubbles. A show for kids of all ages to thrill, laugh, love and learn about the world of Bubble-Ology. Book early.

Musical, Physical theatre

Interactive, Science

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C too • St Columba’s IV Bridge by the Castle, Johnston XAug 6-7: 13:00 (1h) £4.00 B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Terrace Aug 8-30: 13:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Alice in Wonderland

TU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Uncontained Arts

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The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

TFAU (Suitable for ages 6+)

Unknown Theatre Company

Perrier nominee, Sunday Times columnist and star of BBC2’s ‘My Almost Famous Family’ shares secrets of storytelling in a hilarious kids show. ‘Hugely likeable with an infectious enthusiasm for conceiving and delivering stories’ (List). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 11:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 28-29: 11:00 (1h) Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 13:30 £9.00 (£7.00) (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 12:30 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£7.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 13:30 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Animal Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Alphaboat 12:30 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: (Suitable for ages 3+) 13:30 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

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AJ Baby Loves Disco

Andrew Clover

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 XAug 7-8: 19:25 (45m) £5.00 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 12:30

Aug 9-15,17-22: 13:25 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

Theatre of Widdershins

John Hegley

Full throttle, genie bottle, camels acting drama-derries, scented berries ‘n’ precious stones; pirate bones ‘n’ talking donkeys. Wonky fish? My favourite dish is Turkish Delight...must be an Arabian Night! ‘Admired by all ages’ SSSSS (List). www.widdershins.co.uk

Fringe sell-out 2009! The original dance party for children and parents with real DJs spinning classic disco – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. Plus chill-out zone, face painting, bubble machines ... Sunday afternoon is the new Saturday night!  

Puppetry, Storytelling

Dance, Music

Scottish Storytelling Edinburgh Corn Exchange Centre • The Netherbow, • 11 Newmarket Road, 43-45 High Street Slateford

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 B 0131 443 0404 V77GF1 XAug 7: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8,15,22,29: 14:00 (3h) Aug 9-30: 13:00 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Auld Reekie Tours: Scary Haunted Underground Experience

£8.00

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Bambi: A Life in the Woods

U American High School Theatre Festival

TFPJ (Suitable for ages 6-14)

Auld Reekie Tours Haunted Underground Experience Expect the unexpected in this delightful and imaginative version of ‘Alice’, using a burst of energy and an explosion of colour to bring to life the original story of Alice’s extraordinary adventures.

Performed by the awardwinning Unknown Theatre Company, this witty and colourful musical reworking Gilded Balloon Teviot • of ‘Red Riding Hood’ was a Bristo Square five-star Fringe First nominee B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 in 1999 and returns to bring Aug 4-6: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 enjoyment again! Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: www.unknowntheatre.co.uk 13:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Musical, Theatre Aug 9-12,16-18,23-26: Venue 13 • Lochend 13:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Close, Canongate

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John Hegley returns with an interactive show for families, in the magical Pleasance Ark. The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much. ‘Typically brilliant songs and stories’ (Guardian). Devised, Poetry

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15-22: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The classic tale of facing fear, love and loss as the fawn Bambi grows to become heir to the Great Prince. Beautifully staged with fun puppets and opportunities for young audience members to participate. Storytelling in 1700s haunted underground. Dare you listen to stories of witchcraft, plague, bodysnatchers, paranormal activity? Includes a visit to our infamous medieval torture museum with instruments dating back to the 1500s. www.auldreekietours.com Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street

B 0131 226 0000 V103GA6 Aug 9: 12:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 11: 10:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 12: 20:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 14: 16:30 (1h10m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 6-28: 11:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-28: 15:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Belt Up’s ‘Octavia’

Billy Bean Bag and Friends

Buzzing!

TFPU

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(Suitable for ages 6+)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 2-6)

Belt Up Theatre

Billy Bean Bag Children’s Theatre

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

TFU Anneliese Emmans Dean With John Rayson

Hop, skip and jump along to Billy Bean Bag and friends for a fun-filled live interactive stage show where children are encouraged to learn literacy, numeracy and creative skills through acting, song and dance. www.agfperformingarts.co.uk Magically interactive feast for the imagination from the ensemble the Scotsman promises you’ll find ‘impossible not to be swept along by’. The first family show from EIF award winners 2008. An enchanting fairytale for all ages. www.beltuptheatre.com

Interactive, Puppetry

Be amazed... Be amused... Be afraid... It’s buzzing! Awardwinning multimedia eco-show B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 with glorious wildlife images and fun poems celebrating Aug 16-21: 11:25 (55m) £5.00 the tiny world of garden M T W T F S S M T W T F S S minibeasts. Written and 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 performed by Anneliese 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Emmans Dean. Live music 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 from John Rayson. www.theBigBuzz.biz Interactive, Site-specific

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Bobby and the Grave Robbers!

Comedy, Poetry

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway • Entrance on Arboretum Place

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 12:00 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (Suitable for ages 0-1) (£5.50 C) B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Gaither Roond Stories Aug 9-14: 13:30 (1h) £6.50 12:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£5.00) (£7.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-13,18-20,26-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 12:00 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (£6.50 C) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FAPU

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The BIG Project

Visit www.PottedPanto.com to find out how you can become a star of the show!

Festival Highlights.com See page 281 for show information

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The BIG Sing-a-long!

Pleasance Courtyard 2.50pm 4 - 30 August (not 11 / 25) % 0131 556 6550

Cautionary Tales Bobby and the Grave Robbers! Scabby dugs and mair cadavers than you kin shake a shovel at! Dinnae believe a that tourist nonsense, gie yer bairns a wee taste o whit wis really gaun on!

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 7+)

Newbury Youth Theatre

Comedy, Storytelling

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway

B 0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Aug 9-13,17-20,22-29: 11:00 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

Fun for all the family! Lift the roof off the Queen’s Hall at this interactive sing-a-long show. Learn pop hits, action/ world songs, body percussion, and more from The BIG Project’s children’s choir, with a professional band. www.thebigproject.org.uk

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Music, Workshop

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 12: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 (£3.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Henry King chewed bits of string, Matilda told lies and Jim was eaten by a lion. NYT return with an exuberant adaptation of Belloc’s whimsical Victorian tales. ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice (2009), ‘Excellent’ (Scotsman, 2008), SSSSS (Herald, 2007). Physical theatre, Storytelling

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 9-14: 12:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Theatre of Widdershins presents

Arabian Nights Scottish Storytelling Centre 1pm everyday 7th to 30th August

Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

The Comedy Club 4 Kids

(Suitable for ages 3-7)

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(Suitable for ages 6+)

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(Suitable for ages 3+)

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Watershed Productions Present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre Production

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Catherine Wheels in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh present

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A performance especially for 2 - 4 year olds

5 - 29 August 10.30am and 1.30pm Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust

Box office:

0131 228 1404

See page 18 for show information

Scottish dancing, fun and

Page 1 fitness for you and your child. Very simple child-friendly dances to traditional Scottish music. Hugely popular with local families; now it’s your turn. Venue has parking. www.ceilidhkids.com

For the first time in Scotland – this extremely ever so wonderful stage show! A Dance, Workshop magical mix of puppetry, live action and music! ‘A gentle Edinburgh Academy • show – an ideal early theatre 42 Henderson Row experience’ (Guardian). B 0131 226 0000 V70GB3 www.charlieandlola.com Aug 9,11,14: 11:00 (45m) £6.00 Puppetry, Theatre Aug 9,11,14: 13:00 (45m) £6.00 Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 14: 15:00 (45m) £6.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Chalk Giants

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 5+)

Indefinite Articles/ Escalator East to Edinburgh

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4: 11:30 (55m) £9.00 Aug 5-6,9-10,12-13,16-18: 10:00 (55m) £10.00 Aug 5-6,9-10,12-13,16-18: 11:30 (55m) £10.00 Aug 7-8,14-15: 10:00 (55m) £11.00 Aug 7-8,14-15: 11:30 (55m) £11.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Now in its fifth triumphant year, the best comedians are back to give you a proper alternative comedy club without any swearing or rude bits. ‘Surprisingly funny’ (Guardian). James Campbell comperes most days. Come now. Comedy, Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 6,9-13,16-20,23-27: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Dandelion’s Story

FAU (Suitable for ages 5)

Modl Theatre (Korea)

The Classics of Magic!

PU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Peter Campbell-Wells

See page 17 for show information

Award-winning Indefinite Articles, with poet John Agard, take on the dramatic legend of Jack and the Giants. Epic drawing with chalk and light, puppetry, live video and storytelling. Previous production: ‘truly magical’ SSSS (Scotsman). www.indefinitearticles.co.uk

Everything has its purpose in the cycle of life. A beautiful flower is born with the help of something dirty and unexpected. Brilliant Korean fairytale for all ages. Fun and exciting for children, philosophical for adults. Physical theatre, Theatre

Peter Campbell-Wells bravely attempts the most famous Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh illusions in the history of Place magic. Magicians worldwide B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 spend years perfecting these Aug 6-24: 11:40 (50m) £6.50 classics. Pete didn’t have time to practice but what M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 could possibly go wrong? 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Free show. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.parlourmagic.co.uk Multimedia, Puppetry

Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 15,21-22,28-30: 13:50 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 16-17,23-24: 13:50 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 18-20,25-27: 13:50 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 19-29: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 18 for show information

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

See page 18 for show information

Doctor Austin and Sparks in Space

Dr Bunhead is Volcano Head

TFPU (Suitable for all ages)

See page 18 for show information

Drama Workshops for 5-14s

The Emperor’s Quest

Excalibur

Fairy Fail

TU

TFU

(Suitable for ages 5-12)

(Suitable for ages 4-11)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

TFAU

TFPU (Suitable for ages 4+)

Dr Bunhead

(Suitable for ages 5-14)

Theatre Alba

Tumbleweed Theatrical

FPU

Time-Tastical Productions

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Milk Teeth Productions

Help! King Arthur has lost Productions his magical sword. Can you help him find it in the beautiful gardens overlooking Duddingston Loch? Solve clues, sing songs and meet mythical creatures along the way. A great family experience. Drama, Interactive

Puckish pop scientist Doctor Austin is back with cheeky puppy Professor Sparks in an all-new puppet science show for the whole family that’s out of this world – literally! Sneak preview at www.timetastical.com

TV’s most extreme scientist, from ‘Brainiac’, reveals nature’s most spectacular science: volcanoes, tornadoes, thunder, and lightning...live on stage. Expect huge bangs, giant clouds, fire, tornadoes, floods and more. Umbrellas and extra strong underpants advised. www.bunhead.com

Puppetry, Science

Science

C central • Carlton Hotel, C plaza • George Square North Bridge Theatre, George Square B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 and Buccleuch Place Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 14:20 (40m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:20 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:20 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

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Different each day, including ‘Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Hannah Montana’, ‘Horrible Histories’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Ben 10’, ‘Harry Potter’, Roald Dahl, Disney. CRB-checked staff. Drop and collect! ‘Wow-tastic’ SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk

The Emperor needs a successor! He gives all the children seeds for a flower competition. Ling loves gardening, but can’t work out the mystery of this flower... international children’s music theatre, based on a Chinese folk tale. Musical, Theatre

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5

Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 11:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Spotlites @ The (£4.50 C) Aug 18-20,25-27: 11:00 Merchants’ Hall • Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) 22 Hanover Street 11:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 21-22,28-30: 11:00 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 (£6.50 C) (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 2-22,28-29: 09:00 (1h) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 11:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 (£5.50 C) 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 Aug 25-26: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive, Workshop

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Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden • Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village

Goldilocks is missing! Join Brownilocks – Goldilocks’ less popular little sister – B 0131 226 0000 V121GF6 as she travels through Aug 2-7,9-14: 11:00 (1h10m) Fairyfail looking for her and £5.00 discovering that no one quite lives up to their reputation. Aug 8,15: 14:30 (1h10m) For children 4-11 and their £5.00 families. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 10:30 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 10:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 10:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Family Fringe Fun

Five Children and It

Greek Myths for Kids

FPU

FAPU

TFAPU

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 4+)

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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Backhand Theatre in Association With C theatre

Enjoy a taste of what the Fringe has to offer, and discover which shows are age-appropriate for your family! Each day something different, with a mixture of children’s shows, comedy, music and theatre. Exciting debut show! Compilation

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

When five mischievous children discover a Sand Fairy with the marvellous ability to make wishes come true, their adventures – and troubles – begin. Edith Nesbit’s classic tale is transformed in a brand new family musical. Musical, Theatre

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5

Soar above the clouds with Pegasus! Help battle the fearsome Minotaur! A breathtaking journey from the Gorgon’s lair to the heights of Mount Olympus. The greatest adventures in ancient history recreated with storytelling and puppetry. www.backhandtheatre.com Puppetry, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Aug 9-14,16-21: 12:40 (1h10m) Aug 17-21,24-28: 11:20 £7.00 (£5.00) (£19.00 F) (1h20m) £8.00 (£6.00) B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 23-28: 13:40 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 12:00 £7.00 (£5.00) (£19.00 F) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£4.50 C) 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 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 12:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Flamenco for (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Kids Farm Boy – 12:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Michael

Morpurgo

TFJ (Suitable for ages 7+)

TFAU

(Suitable for all ages)

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Abertay University and Turner Broadcasting present Dare ProtoPlay 2010.

Come Play Video Games

Interactive. Stimulating. Educational.

Free Entry

13 - 15 August 2010, EICC

www.dareprotoplay.com

See page 158 for show information

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Grimm Tales – Hansel and Gretel and Ashputtel

New Perspectives and Scamp Theatre

TAJ (Suitable for ages 5+)

This compelling sequel to the award-winning ‘War Horse’, the touching story of four generations on a family farm is now brought to life in a magical new production. ‘A beautiful piece of work’ (Farmers Weekly). newperspectives.co.uk

Flamenco for all the family – BG Touring Ltd learn the rhythms, stamp your feet, clap along, get up on stage...and dance! Costumes for kids and instruments to try out. ‘Great fun, uplifting’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.flamencoflow.com Dance, Interactive

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

Take a journey through our

Assembly @ George B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 magical wood and experience Street • Assembly the darkness and delights as Aug 10: 11:30 (50m) Rooms, 54 George Street £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) this award-winning company

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 11:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 11:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 17: 11:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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tell Grimm’s popular tales. Another ‘vivid and expressive’ performance SSSS (Edfestmag.co.uk). Fringe sell-out 2006, 2007, 2009. Adaptation, Storytelling

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 9-13: 10:10 (50m) £7.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Hairy Maclary and Friends

PU (Suitable for all ages)

NonsenseRoom Productions

Herbie Treehead’s Mixed-up Fairytales – Free

James Campbell’s Comedy and Songs for Kids

PU

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(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Piggywood/Laughing Horse Free Festival

IMWP

Out of the gate and onto the stage went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Come and see the UK show, based on Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books, featuring many of your favourite characters.

The legendary Herbie Treehead is back (‘Cherubs Garden’ SSSSS, Dinosaur Circus) with his ridiculous new show, a breathless dash through 40 fairytales from Assembly @ George ‘Grimms’ to ‘Cinderella’.  Street • Assembly A fabulous show with Rooms, 54 George Street puppetry, music and mayhem. B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 www.herbietreehead.com

XAug 5-6: 10:40 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-29: 10:40 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Hamwehads – Free

PU

Comedy, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 5-22: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 23-28: 11:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

James’ brand new stand-up comedy show is now mixed with funny songs about life, sausages and how superheroes go to the toilet. ‘Has achieved almost holy status – don’t miss’ (Sunday Times).

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 5-17,20-23,25-29: 14:30 (1h) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Jungle Book: The Next Chapter

TJ

(Suitable for ages 3-10)

The Kat’s Whiskers

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The I Hate Children Children’s Show

TFU

See page 11 for show information Dirty Work Comedy presents N O M I N AT E D

BEST SHOW

MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2010

A crazy comedy show for humans aged 5-500 million*(*dinosaurs allowed) “Gloriously Anarchic.” Chortle FestivalReview.co.uk

Festival Mag

“Take every child you know, and if you don’t know any, kidnap one! ” AussieTheatre.com

PLEASANCE (CABARET BAR) 4-30 AUGUST - 14:30

Tickets from £5

See page 14 for show information

(Suitable for ages 5+)

Just Macbeth!

The Last Miner

Glenn Elston and the Australian Shakespeare Company

TFU

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 7+)

(Suitable for ages 7+)

Bell Shakespeare (Australia)

Tortoise in a Nutshell

(Suitable for ages 4+)

PU (Suitable for ages 5-10)

Comedy on the Square

Belgrave and Manera Present

Fun-filled romp with Unkle Paul Nathan: magician – comic – curmudgeon. See Come and explore a mysterious land where rabbits Paul perform the most dangerous magic trick in are chefs, mice generate the world. Hear! Laughter electricity and Hamwehads and applause. Smell the seat rule. The only way back is to cushions. keep going forward and Asa and Lola need your help to Magic get home... www.katswhiskerstheatre.co.uk Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Puppetry, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 6-15,17-19: 12:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

A fun-filled, energetic musical adventure that invites you to join in the action when Baloo and Mowgli meet again several years after Place B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Mowgli left the jungle. ‘Great hysterical fun for Aug 6-30: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 whole family, thoroughly M T W T F S S M T W T F S S recommended’ (Age). 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Lesson in Chaos With Mike Belgrave and Friends

Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

‘A brilliant way of introducing young audiences to Shakespeare ... directed with ingenuity and theatrical wit’ (Australian). A really, really silly version of Shakespeare’s great big gory tragedy, performed by six funny but tragic actors and a garden gnome. www.bellshakespeare.com.au Comedy, Theatre

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Assembly @ George

Under your feet lies a secret. A place full of shadows and memories. This is the home of a forgotten soul, ‘The Last Miner’. An immersive, original tale remembering an amazing Mucking around and having a life amongst the coal dust. www.tortoiseinanutshell.com laugh were Belgrave’s idea of school. He wants you to share Puppetry, Theatre in this education. Features songs, balloons, daftness and Hill Street Theatre • a total disregard for authority. 19 Hill Street

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3

Comedy, Stand-up

XAug 5-7: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ City Street • Assembly Cafe • 19 Blair Street XAug 4-6: 11:30 (1h) £5.00 Rooms, 54 George Street Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 25-30: 15:00 (45m) £7.00 11:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£5.00) Aug 6-29: 13:15 (1h) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26,30: XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h30m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 11:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 11:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 9,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 11:45 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Mr Boom

Monkey Music

Norman Shadowboxer

U

TAJ

(Suitable for ages 2-5)

(Suitable for ages 0-5)

TFPU

Mr Boom

Monkey Music

(Suitable for ages 4+)

EmptyBox Theatre

See page 10 for show information

The List Operators for Kids

The Little Baby Magic Porridge Snoogle-Fleejer Pot

TJ

U

FAU

(Suitable for ages 0-1)

(Suitable for ages 2-5)

(Suitable for ages 4-12)

List Operators

American High School Spotlites Theatre Theatre Festival Productions

Let your imagination zoom with the one and only Mr Boom. A veteran of the Fringe, Mr Boom returns to The Famous Spiegeltent to delight wee Earthlings with his cosmic one-man band. An hour of unique enjoyment. Interactive, Music

The Famous spiegeltent • George Square Gardens

Comedy

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

An imaginative tale by President Jimmy Carter. Others might flee at the sight of a terrifying sea monster, but Jeremy is surprised to discover a kindred spirit and learns some valuable lessons along the way.

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road

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Aug 21: 20:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 22: 14:30 (1h5m) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 14:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 23: 18:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 24: 12:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-31: 14:30 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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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 Fringe sell-out! ‘A great introduction to theatre’ SSSS (Herald). www.spotlites.co.uk

Music, Workshop

B 0131 667 8940 V87GF5 Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 8-10,15-17,22,28: 11:00 (1h) £7.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business Nominated ‘best show’ Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010. A cool show for anyone aged 5-500 million. Guaranteed not educational and more fun than a Wii! This show is rude; funny; funny looking; silly and awesome!

Back by popular demand award-winning Monkey Music has fun filled workshops for six-months to two-years (10:30am) and two-years to five-years (11:30am). There’ll be action songs, games and fun with percussion instruments. Join in the fun with Monkey.

TFAU

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-28: 10:30 (45m) £1.50 (£6.50 C) Aug 4-28: 11:30 (45m) £1.50 (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Night Keeper

(Suitable for ages 3+)

FU

Kipper Tie Theatre

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Gomito Productions

For Norman Baxter, today should be another day at the office. But adversity visits in the form of a deadly mosquito and a slippery Spanish boxer! Quirky tale of boxes and boxing for children and adults alike. www.emptyboxtheatre.com Puppetry, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 5-6,16-17: 11:05 (40m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22: 11:05 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20: 11:05 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Our Little Green Book of Chlidren’s Verse

PJ (Suitable for ages 0-11)

Jenny Wilcock

Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Mole is back! Another chance to see the award-winning Adventure to the secret wing of a magical museum of the popular children’s with Total Theatre Award picture book. ‘Brilliant’ nominees Gomito. Junk SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening puppetry, live music and lots News). SSSSS (Sunday of mess bring your favourite New original fun-filled show! Herald). characters from history to life. Come and join performance www.kippertietheatre.com www.gomito.co.uk poet Jenny Wilcock as she travels through her garden Musical, Storytelling Puppetry, Theatre and beyond. We just love it!

B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 magicial, musical adaptation Aug 4-7: 16:15 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) Aug 23,27-30: 17:45 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) Aug 25-26: 13:00 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F)

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C • Chambers Street

Hill Street Theatre •

Poetry B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 19 Hill Street B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 St Cuthbert’s Parish Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 10:00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 21-30: 11:00 (45m) (£4.50 C) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 10:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (£6.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 10:00 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Church • Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 Aug 23-30: 16:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

See page 10 for show information

‘Oz’ by Don Zolidis

PU (Suitable for ages 0-1)

Pandora’s Book

U American High School Theatre Festival

American High School A precocious little adventurer must save the day when Theatre Festival

stories escape from a magical book. Join Pandora as she outwits folktales from around the world in this whimsical, humorous tale featuring live music, puppetry and multicultural performance techniques.

See page 12 for show information

Patrick Monahan Penguin – Stories and Tales TFAU for Kids, Who Can (Suitable for ages 0-1) Run Faster Than Long Nose Puppets Snails

TPU (Suitable for ages 4-12)

Phil McIntyre Entertainment by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road Reeling from her sister’s death, a young woman finds herself on a journey of the mind, into a world suspiciously resembling ‘the Wizard of Oz’. Enjoy a hilarious and often heartwarming exploration of grief and perseverance.

‘Penguin’ is a spectacular puppet show, adapted from award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. Follow the twists and turns of this wonderful tale, in which a silent Penguin turns marvellously eloquent and a little boy finally gets his heart’s desire.

B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 9: 10:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 10: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11: 12:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 12: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 9: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 10: 13:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11: 09:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 12: 11:15 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Hilarious and interactive stand-up and storytelling show for four years plus. ‘Children in stitches ... slapstick and surrealism’ SSSS (Fest); ‘Bighearted show’ SSSS (List). Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 11:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,13-15,20-22,27-29: 11:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-12,17-19,23-24,26: 11:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Petite Rouge

Pinocchio

APU

TFAU

(Suitable for ages 0-10)

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Canvas Theatre University of Gloucestershire

Indefinite Articles

‘Petite Rouge’ – book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. Children’s musical – Red Riding Hood is a duckling and the wolf an alligator called Claude! This entertaining fable is colourful with jazzy foot-tapping tunes. For children of all ages.

The classic tale re-invented with puppets, shadows and illusion. ‘Brilliant’ (Time theSpaces @ Surgeons Out London). ‘Wonderful Hall • Nicolson Street work that celebrates the B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 possibilities of theatre’ Aug 6-7,9-14: 11:35 (45m) (Lyn Gardner, Guardian). £6.00 (£5.00) ‘Captivating ... hauntingly M T W T F S S M T W T F S S real’ SSSS (Scotsman). 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 www.indefinitearticles.co.uk Musical

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Puppetry

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Prince of Cringe The Princess’ Blankets TU (Suitable for ages 4+)

TFJ

TFU

Gag Reflex Management

(Suitable for ages 7+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Carol Ann Duffy & John Sampson

Sell a Door Theatre Company in Association With Open Doors

A simple story with a sideshow twist. Flying axes, walking on raw eggs and a trick with balloons that will leave you speechles or gagging. ‘The Prince of Cringe’ promises to entertain young and old alike.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and magical musician John Sampson, aided and abetted by Ella Duffy, return to the Storytelling Centre with their hugely popular ‘The Princess’ Blankets’. An unforgettable blend of poetry, music, fairytale and humour. Music, Poetry

XAug 5-7: 12:15 (1h) £5.00 Scottish Storytelling Aug 8-12,17-19,23-26: 12:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

See page 8 for show information

The Railway Children

Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street

Drama, Theatre

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square

XAug 8: 15:00 (1h10m) £5.00 and Buccleuch Place B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 9-23: 15:00 (1h10m) £8.00 (£5.00)

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The Princess and the Pea – and Rabbits, the Pigman Ladders and TFU Stars in Jars (Suitable for ages 3+) C theatre

Sent to the countryside after their father is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, three children set out to prove his innocence. E E Nesbit’s classic tale of childhood resourcefulness, human goodness and triumph over adversity. www.selladoor.com

TAPU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Waste of Paint Productions in Association With Mermaids

Aug 5-6,17,23-24: 14:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Rainbow Gran

PU (Suitable for ages 3-12)

Duck Egg Theatre

Once there was a princess, proud and arrogant and young and beautiful. Then she met her match in a clever prince, disguised as a swineherd, and his two talking pigs... www.ctheatre.com

Once upon an evening a young rabbit named Nelson tries to walk to the stars and Storytelling, Theatre discovers something on the C • Chambers Street way he never thought he’d B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 find. Suddenly the stars don’t seem so far away! Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 12:15 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Music, Puppetry Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh 12:15 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) Place (£6.50 C) B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Aug 6-21: 13:00 (1h) £8.00 12:15 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.00) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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There is much more to old people than you think! Come with Amelie and her crazy imaginary friend Noodle on a spellbinding, magical quest to find their missing Gran through all the colours of the rainbow! Drama, Theatre

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 24-28: 13:15 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The Revenge of the Space Pandas

The Scaredy-Cat See-Saw Prince

Sheep Ahoy! – Free

(Suitable for all ages)

PU

(Suitable for ages 4+)

U

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Ciotog

(Suitable for ages 5+)

U

C theatre

American High School Sell a Door Theatre Company in Theatre Festival Association With Open Doors

Baaa Code/Laughing Horse Free Festival

(Suitable for ages 4-12)

Cartoonist/poet/stand-up Phil Sheppard presents this one-man showcase of comical stories, funny poems and outrageous cartoons. ‘... chucklingly inventive’ (Stage); ‘infectious humour’ (TES); ‘truly enjoyable’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘gifted cartoonist, livewire storyteller’ (Scotsman). www.baacode.co.uk

This sell-out kids comedy favourite returns for limited dates only! Laura and Feri return to prison to find their eponymous imaginary friend. Hilarious sketch show. ‘Most entertaining children’s show on the Fringe’ SSSS (Stage).

React! Impro for Kids

TFPU

Unique interactive theatre for children of all ages, performed by members of C’s Shakespeare for Breakfast company. Hold onto your seats as the story develops before your eyes. No two shows are ever the same! www.ctheatre.com Comedy, Improv

C • Chambers Street

Binky, his friend Viv and his almost human sheep Bob, tinker with a two-speed clock that takes them to the fourth world in the Goolagong System, ruled by Topax and guarded by space Pandas.

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street

B 0131 226 0000 V103GA6 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 10: 10:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 13:15 Aug 11: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 13: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Aug 14: 12:15 (1h) £5.00 13:15 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 13:15 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

The Red Bus Children’s Show TFAU

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 0-8)

(Suitable for ages 5-12)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

The Red Bus

PU

‘See-Saw’, gently rocking the balance between looking and being looked at. A dance show with live sounds for and with audiences aged 0 to 100. ‘A festival experience to treasure’ (Dance Europe). www.love.dancebase.co.uk

Rapunzel is stuck at the top of her tower, awaiting her prince to rescue her. One problem – the prince is scared of heights! Can he go the Dance, Devised distance? Musical sing-a-long Dance Base - National for all the family. Centre for Dance • www.selladoor.com 14-16 Grassmarket Musical, Storytelling

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

C • Chambers Street

Silly Billy Bum Breath Strikes Back

Black Can Productions

Comedy, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 11: 15:00 (25m) £3.00 Poetry, Storytelling B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 12-15,17-22: 15:00 Laughing Horse @ City Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 10:00 (25m) £5.00 Aug 26-27: 11:00 (55m) Cafe • 19 Blair Street (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 14-22: 15:45 (45m) 10:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) (£6.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 10:00 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (£5.50 C) Seymour Mace’s 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5

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Dafternoon Show

TU Scottish Ceilidh for Kids

(Suitable for ages 5+)

Just the Tonic

TFAU (Suitable for all ages)

Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told By Himself

Sleeping Beauty and the Time Lords

TFAU (Suitable for ages 5-12)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

TFU

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

(Suitable for ages 7+)

Syracuse University Drama

Classic entertainment for children on board our original 1962 red double-decker Routemaster bus in the Meadows. Puppetry, singing and storytelling every day, 11am ‘til 5pm. You can’t miss us! Rides first and last thing. www.theredbus.co.uk Puppetry, Storytelling

The Red Bus • The Meadows (by the cricket pavillion)

B 07599 912 687 V333GG5 Aug 6-26,28-30: 11:0017:00 (30m) Shows on the hour, every hour £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Blast Dark Side Droids! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! ‘Totally unlike anything I’ve ever seen elsewhere’ (Stage). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 2-22,28-29: 13:30 (1h45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Put on your kilts and clap to the music in this high-energy show for the whole family. Experience traditional Scottish dancing and maybe get a chance to learn some steps on stage! SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks) www.flamencoflow.com Dance, Interactive

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 9: 11:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 16: 11:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Are you an idiot? Do you like being stupid? Got a friend made of wood? If you answered yes then come to the ‘Dafternoon Show’, join the fun and win fabulous prizes! Grown-ups half price!

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

1860: A sixteen-year-old boy leaves London in search of adventure, and he finds it! B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Shipwrecks, desert islands, Aborigines, plus a giant octopus and a loyal dog. XAug 5-6: 12:20 (1h) £4.00 (£2.00) Storytelling, Theatre Aug 7-16,18-23,25-29: Quaker Meeting House • 12:20 (1h) £6.50 (£3.25) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

7 Victoria Terrace

Defeat the Cyberwitch with real sonic screwdrivers! Disable Exterminators with the Doctor! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! ‘Take, make, bend time to see this show!’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 9-14: 14:15 (1h30m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£10.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 2-22,28-29: 10:45 (1h40m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS The Songbird

The Stag King

AJ

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 8+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Giant

C theatre

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Tall Stories’ New Things That Go...Bump, Show Rattle, Klunk, PU Cackle, Woo! (Suitable for ages 5 - 10) Tall Stories

Twinkle Twonkle Wee Willie Gray

TU

TFPJ

(Suitable for ages 4+)

(Suitable for ages 4-6)

Tall Stories

Foolish Notion

Stella loves the stars. But one night her brother Ryan looks through their telescope and sees a cow jumping over the moon. Something is wrong in the night sky... Sparkling adventure from the company behind ‘The Gruffalo’. www.tallstories.org.uk

He lives in a book, an old book, a book that no one has read for a very long time. Storyteller Andy Cannon and musician Wendy Weatherby take Robert Burns’ character for wee ones on a magical journey!

Storytelling, Theatre

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street

FPU (Suitable for ages 7+)

Luna Arts Theatre Company

Live music, sound poetry and sensory theatre tell the tale of an exotic bird captured by a ruthless logger who is captivated by her song. A subtle story with an emotional punch. For everybody 8 years and over. Music, Theatre

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Fletcher Building • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway)

At his christening, an infant prince is presented with two enchanted gifts. One will lead him to true love. The second could destroy him. Physical new retelling of Carlo Gozzi’s dark, delicious folktale. www.ctheatre.com

We have a problem ... too many ideas for our new show. Come along to this interactive workshop and help us decide which one is best. Two performances only – your vote will count! Physical theatre, Theatre www.tallstories.org.uk

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 15:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 15:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 226 0000 V136GA3 (£7.50 C) Aug 19-23,25-28: 16:30 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: (50m) £9.00 15:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 20-22,26-28: 13:30 (50m) £9.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Storytelling, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-8: 16:00 (50m) £4.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Tall Storrie & Wee Godley

Sparkleshark

Stick Man Live on Stage!

TFPJ

FU

TU

Ashley Storrie and Janey Godley

(Suitable for ages 0+)

Bouncy Castle Productions

(Suitable for ages 3-7)

(Suitable for ages 0-12)

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Scots mother and daughter team Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie have exciting games, storytelling, comedy, ‘Sparkleshark’ by Philip funny improv and music. Ridley is an adventure‘Stick man lives in the family Kids are encouraged to bring laden show wherein teens tree with his stick lady love along their own favourite battle monsters and rescue and their stick children three.’ instrument and join the house princesses, becoming fast Julia Donaldson’s fabulous band. www.janeygodley.com friends. Highly interactive, book brought vividly to life. come and witness the Pleasance Dome • Packed full of puppetry, power of storytelling! First Potterow, 1 Bristo Square catchy songs, live music premiered at the Royal B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 and funky moves SSSSS National Theatre in 1997. (WhatsOnStage.com). X Aug 4-6: 12:45 (1h) £5.00 www.scamptheatre.com Theatre Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: theSpaces @ Surgeons Music, Puppetry 12:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Hall • Nicolson Street Udderbelly’s Pasture • Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Bristo Square 12:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14-28: 13:10 (1h) B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £10.00 (£8.00) 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 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 12:30 (50m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £6.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,23-26, 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30: 12:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:30 (50m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Interact with mad scientists, witches and werewolves! Help save the pumpkins in this spookily funny two-hour performance; cast spells, create experiments and stop the evil Fairy Godmother! Halloween has come early... Comedy, Interactive

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 14:00 (50m)

£6.50

B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-24,26,

Aug 16-21: 12:25 (2h) £12.00 (£8.00) (£27.00 F)

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Thumbelina

30: 14:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 XAug 6: 10:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-30: 10:30 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

White

TAPU

(Suitable for ages 4-9)

‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl

Stage by Stage

TFAU

TFAPU

Music, Storytelling

Catherine Wheels

(Suitable for ages 4-10)

Incognito Theatre Company

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, beautiful tale of the tiny girl, born from a walnut shell. This new adaptation introduces Thumbelina to another small wonder – Tom Thumb! ‘Charming and enchanting’ (Herald Express). Adaptation, Puppetry

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

B 07816 671450 V70GB3 Aug 10-11: 13:30 (45m) £7.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 12-14: 11:30 (45m) £7.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely stinky, nasty and cruel! The Muggle-Wump monkeys and Roly-Poly bird hatch a plan to give them their comeuppance! Packed with laughter, surprises and smelly beards! Roald Dahl’s classic, adapted by David Wood. Comedy

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 8-14: 12:25 (45m) £7.00 (£4.00)

A performance especially for two to four year-olds with music, stories and surprises. In the ‘White’ world everything sparkles, but someone has to keep it that way. ‘One of Scotland’s top theatre groups for children’ (Scotsman).

Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust • Sandeman House

B 0131 228 1404 V346GD6 XAug 5: 10:30 (35m); 13:30 (35m) £4.00 Aug 6-8, 10-13, 17-22, 24-29: 10:30 (35m); 13:30 (35m) £6.00 (£5.00). Groups of over ten people, 11th ticket free T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The White Dalmatian

The Wind in the The Wonderful Willows Wizard of Oz

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TFU

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 3-12)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 3+)

2Landa

Not Cricket Productions

Patch of Blue Theatre in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions

The dalmatian’s the new toy in the box and loved by all. But the old witch becomes jealous and magics away his spots! So, ‘The White Dalmatian’ and his friends go on an exciting journey to fairyland...

Meet Badger, Ratty and Mole as they keep Toad out of trouble and save Toad Hall from the clutches of the stoats and weasels. A faithful adaptation of Grahame’s classic for all the family. Comedy, Theatre

Comedy, Musical

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, Johnston Terrace

B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4

XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 11:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£7.00 C) Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: 11:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£6.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Whooooo’s Afraid of the Big U Bad Wolf? (Suitable for ages 4-10)

Act II Theatre Company

Puppetry, Theatre

Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 15:45 C too • St Columba’s (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) by the Castle, Johnston Terrace Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30:

The Wizard of Oz

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Join Dorothy and her friends in their quest for knowledge, courage, heart and home. A magical mix of puppetry, music and storytelling theatre. Take the family on an unforgettable adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. www.patchofbluetheatre.co.uk

(Suitable for ages 3+)

Babs Productions This very successful adaptation of the famous story is a great family show with song, dance, fun, magic and plenty of audience participation. Great value. ‘Delightful, as good as the best’ (Tony Rowett, audience member).

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 14:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

See Venue Guide for more information

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A World of Pure Imagination – Free

SCHOOLS POSTER COMPETITION

APU (Suitable for ages 0+)

Peters Productions/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical, Traditional

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge A delightful insight into the misunderstood life of the Big Bad Wolf who appears in many treasured fairy tales. Charming and quirky, this will enchant children, encouraging them to use imaginations and voices!

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 17-21: 11:10 (1h) £6.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Comedy, Interactive

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 6-7: 10:15 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-14,16-21: 10:15 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Interactive show of favourite stories and poetry from authors including Kipling and Lewis Carroll. Each performance varies, uniquely brought to life by entertainers inviting you to share their world of pure imagination. www.petersproductions.co.uk Poetry, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

This exhibition at The Museum of Childhood (V76) will run from 10 June to 30 August.

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-22: 12:20 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Aaaaaaaargh! Malcolm Hardee Documentary Preview

Aaaand Now AAA Stand-Up For Something Late Completely TM Improvised! – Free

APL

APU

Bound & Gagged Comedy

Tunnel Films/Laughing Racing Minds/ Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse Free Festival

Acclaimed documentary charting the anarchic life and untimely death of unsung ‘Godfather of Alternative Comedy’, Malcolm Hardee. Entrepreneur, comedian, criminal, drunkard – told by Arthur Smith, Harry Enfield, Jools Holland, amongst others and his mum. Multimedia Laughing Horse @ Counting House • 38 West Nicolson St B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 8-9: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 67 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street B0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 11: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aaaaaay-Up! Topless Comedy Meets Bottomless Talent

An improvised comic play based on audience suggestions: completely different every day of the Fringe. Join us and be a part of a unique comedy experience. Suitable for all ages! www.racingminds.co.uk Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 6-30: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

AAA Stand-Up

TM Bound & Gagged Comedy

Brand new show for 2010 starring – Erich McElroy: ‘Hilariously insightful’ (List). Ryan McDonnell: ‘Candid and incisive’ (Irish Post). Steve N Allen: ‘Charming and witty persona’ (Chortle.co.uk). Book early! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 23:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Abandoman: Pic ‘n’ Mixtape

TFPM CKP

M Good Times Comedy/ Comedy Mayhem @ The Miller

The cream of London’s open mic circuit, including up-andcoming stars from Time Out featured clubs Good Times and Comedy Mayhem @ The Miller, such as Comedy Store gong show winner Ian Baker, and Joe Stillers. Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Winners of Hackney Empire New Act of The Year and Total sell-out 2005-2009, Musical Comedy Awards returns with a brand new 2010. Abandoman create line-up. Marlon Davis: ‘An hilarious tracks at lightning effortlessly open, confident speed. ‘Killer punchlines, style’ (Chortle). Paul lyrically mind-blowing improv. McCaffrey: ‘Charm, charisma, Genius!’ (Stage); ‘‘Flight success written all over him’ of the Conchords’ meets ‘8 (Evening Standard). Matt Mile’’ (Chortle.co.uk). Rudge: ‘Impressive stand-up’ Improv, Musical (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 21:45 (55m) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

21:45 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 5-16,18-29: 13:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

See page 93 for show information

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PM G & T Comedy/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

The north east’s finest stand-up comedy performers descend on the Fringe for your delectation and delight. Join Ginger and Tiffer for top comedy you’d normally have to cross Scotland to see! Sketch show, Stand-up

Absolute Best of Absolute Beginners

Adam and Phil – Contains Mild Peril

L

PJ

Alan Sharp/PBH’s Free Fringe

Adam and Phil/PBH’s Free Fringe

Returning for a third great year with a fresh batch of the best new acts in Scottish stand-up comedy. The future and your laughter is in safe hands with these great newcomers.

Adam and Phil are two silly stand-ups. Join them and they will expound their views on issues such as law, owls, horses and dippy eggs. With a bit of double-act banter in the middle.

Stand-up

Stand-up

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Dragonfly • 52 West Port Cowgate V63GF4

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Aug 22-29: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-28: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Accept Your Inner Plonker – Free

About Comedy: Stand-Up PN Comedy Courses Chloe Philip/PBH’s

FK

COMEDY

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Adam Hills Mess Around

L Off The Kerb Productions

A REGULAR MUSIC & MZA PRESENTATION

2010 E4 COWBARN,BRISTO SQUARE MON 23RD AUG -SUN 29TH AUG 8.50PM

0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com

‘Fabulous spoken-word.. the audience were in tears of laughter’- DAILY RECORD See page 69 for show information

Free Fringe

Laughing Horse Comedy

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive course. Our tutors are comedians and writers. Includes a performance in a Fringe Show. Further information available at www. aboutcomedy.co.uk, info@aboutcomedy.co.uk. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Workshop

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

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 7-8,10-11,14-15,17-18, 21-22,24-25,28-29: 12:00 (2 day course, 4h30m each day) £99.00 (£89.00,£79.00 SC)

Emerging Scottish standup talent Chloe Philip reflects on red-faced brushes with celebrity, calamitous experiments in seduction, and plays some scorching jokesongs. A triumphant and comical return from New York City’s Antifolk scene. ‘Lovely’ (Jimmy Carr); ‘Perky’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate

V96GE5 Aug 7-17,19-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Australia’s triple Perrier nominee returns with something a little different. Adam’s throwing the script out the window and devoting an hour to ad-libbing with the audience. No script, no plan, no idea. SSSSS (Scotsman).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 5-6: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8, 10-12, 17-19, 24-25: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 26-29: 19:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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Adam Riches Rides!

Adam Vincent – Addicted to Vital Signs Danger!

TFPM

TU

TFPL

Tigco in Association With United Agents

EdCom and Dick the Horse Productions

McNeil & Pamphilon

‘Gloriously funny character comic’ (Scotsman) Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of ‘raucous daftness’ (Metro). Total sell-out 2009 ‘Rogue Males’ SSSSS (Chortle); SSSS (Times); SSSS (Scotsman); SSSS (Metro); SSSS (List); SSSS (Fest); SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

The story of a boy who is a comedian who became a nurse who saved a man on a plane. ‘The hour is a pleasure albeit a guilty one’ (Chortle); ‘quite simply hilarious’ (Buzzcuts).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Addy Van Der After Hours Borgh: Advanced N Mumbo Jumbo

PL Addy Van Der Borgh/ The Stand Comedy Club

Sitcom Trials winners, with Funny Women finalist Rachel Stubbings. As seen on BBC, ITV, C4. Previous reviews: ‘Hysterically funny... Brilliant performances’ (Larry Charles, ‘Borat’, ‘Seinfeld’). ‘Comic timing and instincts that cannot be taught’ (Brendon Burns, if.Comedy winner). Sketch show

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Pleasance Dome •

Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

A show about the different ways we communicate, ‘Advanced Mumbo Jumbo’ also covers basic Jibba Jabba and intermediate Double Dutch, among other bits and bobs. ‘Brilliant natural clown’ (Daniel Kitson). SSSSS (List). Stand-up

Pleasance and Amused Moose Comedy

Legendary, unmissable ‘After Hours’ showcases this year’s biggest stand-ups in a comedy club setting – some so hot we mightn’t be allowed to announce them beforehand. ‘The best late night show on the Fringe – brilliant!’ (Jason Byrne). Stand-up

Aidan Bishop – Adaptable

TU EdCom

Aidan has had enough! Everyone is getting it in this show – especially hipsters! Please don’t come to this show in tight pants. iPhone’s are not cool. Times have changed... Join Bishop as he tries to adapt... Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

XAug 5-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 The Stand Comedy Club II • B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-5: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 16 North St Andrew Street XAug 6-7: 00:40 (2h15m) Aug 6-12,17-19,23-26: XAug 4-6: 17:00 (55m) 22:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) XAug 4-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 18:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 £9.00 £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 17:00 (55m) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 2: 18:10 (1h) £7.00

(£6.00) XAug 5: 18:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 17:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 12,19,26: 00:40 (2h15m) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:40 (2h15m) £11.50 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Al Murray: The Pub Landlord’s Compete for the Meat

PJ Avalon Promotions Ltd

The Pub Landlord returns to the Fringe with ‘Compete for the Meat’ – the ultimate lunchtime pub quiz. Test your general knowledge and win a frozen chicken!

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 16-28: 12:30 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Alan Sharp – Reasons Why I Should Be Allowed to Carry a Gun

See page 96 for show information

Alex Horne: Odds

Alex Horne: The Alex Zane: Just Alfie Brown and Taskmaster One More Thing… Ivo Graham

TPJ

PJ

TAPM

Avalon Promotions Ltd Avalon Promotions Ltd Alex Zane

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Alan Sharp/PBH’s Free Fringe

‘Joyous’ (Scotsman), ‘quietly rebellious’ (Stage), ‘gentlemanly’ (Metro) comedian Alex Horne discusses numbers, the universe, gambling, regrets The world is going to hell in a and quantum physics. He’ll hand basket. Comedian Alan also try to distract you with Sharp has the solution; it involves his majestic PowerPoint skills him and a gun. He won’t shoot as featured on BBC4’s ‘We you, though. Probably. Need Answers’. www.randomalan.co.uk Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

After twenty challenges including ‘Gaining Weight’ and ‘Sun Headline Prediction’, Alex Horne declares either Atkinson, Basden, Christmas, Dowdeswell, Edwards, Fitzhigham, Goldsmith, Hall, Key, Langford, Long, Morgan, Pitcher, Olver, Watson, Wilkinson, Woolf, Wozniak or Wrigglesworth, ‘The Taskmaster’.

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Rude Tube’ and ‘Balls of Steel’, Alex brings his brand new stand-up show to the Fringe. ‘Setting an example for a new generation of slightly fey men’ (GQ).

Alfie Brown (‘highlight of the show’, [ThreeWeeks]; ‘comic glint that sets him apart from his peers’, [Chortle.co.uk]). Ivo Graham (Winner, SYTYF Stand-up 2009; nominee, Chortle ‘best Pleasance Dome • newcomer’ 2010; ‘One of Potterow, 1 Bristo Square the best young comedians B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 around’, [Time Out]).

Pleasance Dome •

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Ali Cook: Pieces Alistair Greaves, All Joking Aside All the King’s of Strange Darren Maskell TFK Men – Free and Laurence TM PN Smile and Nod Tuck in 3D! Bound & Gagged Comedy By Arrangement With International Artistes

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Dirty Tricks’ and Five’s ‘Monkey Magic’. Award-winning TV magician Ali Cook returns to Edinburgh after his sell-out debut. ‘A sharp irreverent magician’ (Daily Star); ‘Immensely funny’ (Daily Telegraph). www.alicook.com Stand-up, Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 21:45 (1h)

Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

PK Alistair Greaves, Darren Maskell and Laurence Tuck

Thrill! At the deadpan joke machine of Tuck. Quake! At the fantastical visions of Maskell. Surrender! To the forbidden temptations of Greaves. Presented for the first time in glorious threedimensions. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

£6.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,2729: 21:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,12,16-17,19,2326,30: 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

XAug 5-6: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Performers from across the pond take suggestions from the audience and turn them into hour-long plays. Loveable characters, romantic situations and mind-blowing action will have you laughing in your seats and rolling in the aisles. www.smileandnod.org Improv, Sketch show

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Scotland’s most promising new comedians bring you an hour of comedy fit for a king. These jesters will bare their souls, and maybe their bums, to make you laugh and soil your underpants. Spoken word, Stand-up

The (Almost) Carbon Neutral Comedy Club by Day – Free

The (Almost) Carbon Neutral Comedy Club by Night – Free

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Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

The show that’s low cost to you and the environment. Boisterous compere Dan McKee presents an afternoon of free comedy featuring the best in guest stand-ups. Eco-friendly and hilarious. www.freefestival.co.uk

Three comics, minimum environmental cost. Featuring gag merchant Rob Coleman, observationalist Will Marsh and hyperactive Tom Roche. Making you laugh whilst trying not to duff up the planet. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Espionage • 4 India Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: Buildings, Victoria Street Compilation, Stand-up 14:40 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: and Victoria Street) Laughing Horse @ The 14:40 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:40 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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(Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-29: 15:10 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Alun Cochrane: American Jokes. Life. And Cougar of Jokes About Life. Comedy – Free

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American House AmusedMoose Party Comedy’s Gangshow TFL Left Right TIM

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Join hotly-tipped comics Josh Widdicombe, Leicester Mercury ‘comedian of the An envelope stuffed full of my This cougar and selfyear’ 2010, and James Acaster own hand-chiselled, lovingly proclaimed slut brings her (‘I could watch him forever’, Grab your hot tickets to talent- Vote for hot, breakthrough created jokes versus a bag of side-splitting humour about [Josie Long]), for an hour of spot the next Rhod, Jimmy, stars-of-tomorrow, battling life (not insulin: anecdotes, life, sex and living in the fast fantastic stand-up comedy. Sarah, Jack and Simon amongst brilliantly for fame, fortune observations). But which lane, to Edinburgh. She’ll The perfect addition to your this year’s stellar crop of and shiny Moose trophies.  is funniest? Let’s decide answer any questions you ‘Amused Moose’s Hot Starlets’, Stephen K Amos skilfully hosts festival, highly recommended. together. SSSSS (List). ask. Her insightful answers plus a past Hot Starlet who is Amused Moose Comedy’s Stand-up www.aluncochrane.co.uk will surprise. Free. now rather famous. prestigious talent search final, Laughing Horse @ www.sandrarisser.com. www.amusedmoose.com/shows in association with 4DVD.  Stand-up www.amusedmoose.com/shows Meadow Bar • Interactive, Stand-up Compilation, Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club 42-44 Buccleuch Street Improv, Sketch show Compilation, Stand-up Laughing Horse @ The III & IV • 28 York Place Pleasance Dome • B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 C aquila • Roman Eagle B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Three Sisters • Lodge, Johnston Terrace Potterow, 1 Bristo Square The Bongo Club • Aug 6-16,18-23,25-29: 139 Cowgate 37 Holyrood Road 19:45 (1h) Aug 6-29: 21:15 (1h) B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 (Free Non-ticketed) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: X Aug 6: 12:40 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 22: 14:00 (2h45m) £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 Aug 5-29: 19:15 (1h) 21:35 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,14-15: 12:40 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: (1h15m) £8.00 (£6.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 21:35 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13: 12:40 (1h15m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: £7.50 (£6.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:35 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Using Chicago-style improv techniques, Left Right TIM will have you laughing and gasping for more. High-energy, improv comedy! Rigorously-trained improvisers work together to create hilarious situations and ridiculous realities. ‘Spontaneous, unique comedy’ (CU Independent). www.leftrighttim.com

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Andi (‘Mock The Week’, BBC2) is an East End girl born to Nigerian migrants. This is her hilarious search for an identity in the cultural crossfire of Modern Britain. ‘Recommended’ (Time Out). ‘Perfect delivery’ (Guardian). ‘Hilarious’ (Sun).

Seen as just a lad, by everyone except for actual lads.  Andrew’s a white, English, straight male who’s spent his whole life trying to make it up to everyone around him. ‘A natural comedian’ (Stage).

The woolly, liberal half of Collings and Herrin goes solo courtesy of PBH’s Free Fringe, with a humorous, genial, rambling guide to urban survival, walking with pigeons and a demonstration of dancing on public transport without detection.

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

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Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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£7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 17:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 4-6: 20:45 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 20:45 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Andrew and the Slides of Chaos Andrew Clover: PJ Love Rules Husky and Scotch/ PBH’s Free Fringe

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Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour 2010

TL Chambers Management

7pm (8.05pm)

0844 844 0044 www.thehighlight.co.uk your chance to play bullseye with the legend Jim bowen. maybe win a bendy bully or the star prize.

special celebrity guest every show. It’ll all be super-smashing-great! edinburgh

Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AU Tel: 0131 524 9300

Like you, Andrew works in middle management and makes pointless presentations to morons. Unlike you, he has an evil warlock for a laptop and might be the only thing standing between you and Armageddon. Multimedia

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 22-28: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Andrew Clover (Perrier nominee, writer of Sunday Times column ‘Dad Rules’) in a wise, hilarious show about learning the rules of love. ‘I’d give him all the stars that other acts have thrown away’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

Life’s not fair and the world’s a disgusting place to live. Andrew Lawrence tries to find some consolation. Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2006/7. ‘Best UK headline act’ Chortle Award nominee 2010.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 18:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Andy Zaltzman Swears to Tell the Truth, Half the Truth, and Everything But the Truth

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Join Dave Smiff (Reading Festival finalist 2009) to ‘Learn Yourself Cockney’, contrasted with absurd Edinburgh’s favourite Irish intellectual observations from comedian returns for just five Star of ‘The Bugle’ podcast, Mark Speed, plus special nights! Book now. ‘One of the ‘History Of The Third guests. This is comedy for most significant comedians Millennium’ (Radio 4), returns the masses. For those of you working in the country today’ under oath. ‘Probably the who aren’t religious, there’s (Independent); ‘Fiercely funny best satirical comic we’ve always Catholicism. and utterly invigorating’ produced in two decades’ (Times); ‘Ill-advised Stand-up (Time Out). hedonism’ (Scotsman). Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • Stand-up Omni Centre, Leith Street

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

The Stand Comedy Club V344GC5 B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 III & IV • 28 York Place Aug 7-28: 18:15 (50m) B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 17: 23:30 (1h) £12.00 XAug 4: 18:05 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T Aug 18-21: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 5: 14:40 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £8.00 (£7.00) 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 Aug 6-15,17-29: 16:20 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00)

Andrew O’Neill

FPN Best Medicine Management/PBJ Management

The event marks the publication of ‘How I Escaped My Certain Fate, The Life and Deaths of a StandUp Comedian’

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Ant Dewson: I Bought Richard Hammond’s Underpants on Anil Desai – Hey, eBay TL Impressions Guy! Ant Dewson and

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Desperately Seeking Stagetime

Anil Desai

The occult comedian returns with another hour of words that may or may not include ‘hobo’, ‘arch’ and ‘saint and Greavsie’. SSSS (List); SSSS (Chortle.co.uk); SSSS (Fest); SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Hitting new heights of comedic brilliance’ (Time Out).

The stand-up chameleon returns for his second solo show. ‘A tour de force of impressions...side-splittingly funny...ridiculously talented... stardom is beckoning.’ SSSS (EdinburghGuide.com); Stand-up Downstairs at the Tron • ‘Uniquely entertaining... consistently funny and 9 Hunter Square memorable.’ SSSS B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 (ThreeWeeks). Aug 16-26: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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This show contains songs about love, puppies, alternative uses for gravy, dead people, Carol Vorderman, piercings and Richard Hammond’s underpants. It also contains bad piano playing and jazz chords. Sorry. www.antdewson.co.uk Music

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

XAug 4-5: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 20:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 18:45 (45m) £3.00 (£2.50) Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 18:45 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-12,15,17-19,2226,29: 18:45 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Malcolm Hardee Award 2008 nominee and ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award 2009 winner. Follow the hilarious and touching journey of a wandering Irish gypsy fiddler through drink, drugs and near-death experiences. www.aindrias.com Music, Theatre

Rare festival chance to see Brace yourself for a hilariously the award-winning comedian fresh and side-splitting show and actor, star of ‘Father Ted’, as the wonderfully daft ‘My Hero’ and ‘Val Falvey’. Antics bring their improvised This is a limited run of Ardal’s madness to the Fringe, new stand-up show, prior to including exclusive games and his autumn UK tour. favourites from ‘Whose Line’ Book early. and ‘Mock The Week’. Stand-up Improv, Sketch show

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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A craic squad of comedy performance poets tackles life’s major issues including scary schoolteachers, mythical monsters, mountaineering grannies and missing teapots, pausing only for laughter and medical emergencies. www. argumentsandnosebleeds. co.uk

Sit back and do what you do best – listen, laugh, look good... See one of the stars of TV hit ‘Flight of the Conchords’ do what he does best – world-class stand-up.

Poetry, Spoken word

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Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 16-22: 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23-29: 17:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Arthur Smith hosts a special Edinburgh edition of his BBC Radio 4 comedy and music show from the Pleasance. Be prepared to travel around the nooks and crannies of this festival landmark. Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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We like plates with Prince Charles spaniels on them. This is our double bill standup show. ‘Hatty Ashdown is warm, infectiously funny and brilliant’ (Josie Long); ‘Surreal. Darren Maskell stole the show’ (ThreeWeeks).

Barry Award-nominated (Melbourne Comedy Festival) Australian comic Asher Treleaven tackles the question: what makes a man manly? Is it the suit or something more fleshy? Winner, Critics’ Choice Award (Melbourne). ‘Tantalising moments of scintillating genius’ (Chortle.com).

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Wake up and smell the comedy. The cult duo return with some songs and sketchy banter. Come for complimentary chuckles, coffee and croissants. ‘Unpretentious, intelligent and funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Dark, dry and delightful’ (ThreeWeeks). Musical, Sketch show

Assembly turns 30 and we’re celebrating in style. Join us to launch our stunning 30th Fringe season. Take a sneaky peak at a great selection of our best theatre, comedy, dance and music shows.

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 £5.00

Aug 7-9,11-12,16,18-19, 23-26,30: 20:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 11:35 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 11:35 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

BBC Radio 4’s celebrated impoverished author presents his favourite prose and poetry, all written by himself. Ed’s helped by two so-called celebrity actors he’s not heard of. He’d rather do it himself and trouser the fee.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

The fast-talking lyrical machine-gun comic slows it down for a deep and meaningful look at life with personal stories and a unique life philosophy. www.imranyusuf.com Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Compilation B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Espionage • 4 India Aug 19: 14:15 (1h) Assembly @ Assembly Buildings, Victoria Street (Free Ticketed) Hall • Mound Place (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Victoria Street)

Just The Tonic at the Pleasance Courtyard • Caves • Enter from The Laughing Horse @ Aug 4: 20:00 (2h30m) 60 Pleasance Rowantree Bar (under Espionage • 4 India £10.00 Buildings, Victoria Street B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 South Bridge), 253 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 20:40 (1h) and Victoria Street) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Caves | Venue 88 | 253 Cowgate

See page 109 for show information

Ashdown and Maskell’s Trade Show

Aug 7-22,24-29: 14:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

5 - 29 AUG 0131 556 5375 (EXCEPT 16)

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0131556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk 0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com TIME OUT ‘ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY YOUNG SKETCH GROUPS’

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See page 67 for show information

Audi, Vide, Tace Ava Vidal: The Axis of Lessons I Should Awesome and PM Have Learnt Friends Sing Charlotte Young/ Songs... and PBH’s Free Fringe PM Friends! Ava Vidal/The Stand Comedy Club

FPL

The Axis of Awesome: Songs in the Key of Awesome

TFPL Axis of Awesome

Axis of Awesome

Excommunicated from the elite groups of western culture for knowing too much, Charlotte Young exposes her incredible, top-secret discoveries to the public. Listen, watch and shut up. ‘Young, talented and very, very funny’ SSSS (British Theatre Review). Stand-up

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 18-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Ava (‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’) relives her worst moments and wonders do we ever learn, or are we destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over until we die? www.avavidal.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

Join the Axis of Awesome and your favourite guests from across the festival for the late night musical party show you’ll be talking about for days and dreaming about for nights. Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Bristo Square

XAug 5: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Baby Wants Candy – The Full Band Improvised Musical

Back to the 80s! – Free

PM Harvey Cartel/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFU Baby Wants Candy

Remind yourselves how much the 80s rocked with ‘’Spinal Tap’ meets ‘Flight of this twisted medley of the Conchords’’ (Scotsman) sketch nostalgia, featuring a Earned ultra-rare five stars as Australia’s gods of comedy ‘Rainbow’ murder mystery, from the Scotsman. The rock return to Edinburgh to ‘Thundercats’ marriage original and best improvised sing funny songs at your face. counselling, and a ‘Blind musical returns after four sellSSSSS ‘Truly awesomely Date’ gone horribly wrong! out seasons! Shout out a title funny!’ (Adelaide Advertiser). Warning: May contain 90s and BWC improvises an entire references! musical before your eyes! Musical Sketch show Gilded Balloon Teviot • Improv, Musical

Bristo Square

Assembly @ Assembly

Cabaret Voltaire •

36 Blair Street B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Hall • Mound Place B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 19:45 (1h) B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 V139GE5

XAug 6-8: 00:15 (1h)

£5.00 Aug 12-14,19-21,27-29: 00:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

£5.00 Aug 8-12,16-17,19, 23-24,26,30: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 17:35 (1h)

£5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-26,30: 17:35 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:35 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26,28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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COMEDY John Fleming presents

HELEN KEEN Soon to be a BBC Radio

4 series

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“INSPIRED” The Gu “A BLAST” Chortle

ekss Week Th ree We Three Ba by ay Baby dw ay oa Br dw Broa t Fes t Fes 1.15 lunchtime 6th - 30th August (not 10th) www.helenkeen.com See page 45 for show information

See page 73 for show information

Baggage of Being

The Bald and the Beautiful

The Ballad of Backbone Joe

Bang Out of Order

PM

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PJ

Christian Ancliff and Stacy Adams

Alex Marion, Elise Suitcase Royale Harris, Johnny Armstrong/PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedians Christian Ancliff and Stacy Adams crash together on a flight of fancy with a suitcase load of jokes, mixing metaphors like cheap holiday drinks and discovering themselves along the voyage. Tickets free but only one way! Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,2528: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Alex: ‘Superb one-liners’ (Mirth Control); Johnny: ‘Funny bones’ (Comedy Store); and Elise: ‘Sublime comedian’ (Fringe Report); share everything they know in an hour –with filler. Finalists: Hackney Empire, Chortle Student Comedy. Winner: ‘Upstaged’ BBC3. www.funnypeculiar.com/ baldandthebeautiful Stand-up

Aug 7-28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

TNT Comedy Explosion

A whisky-soaked tale of murder and deceit, live music and dark comic stylings from renowned junkyard theatre trio and masters of Australian gothic. ‘Superb’ SSSS (Scotsman); ‘Wallace and Gromit meets David Lynch’SSSSS (Montreal Gazette).

Will exercise that laughter muscle with jokes galore as eight stand-up comics put on a pun-tastic laugh-a-minute show. See the cream of London’s comedy. Laughter guaranteed... Party time, come, enjoy, tell your friends!

Theatre

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate XAug 4-6: 14:35 (1h) £5.00 and Victoria Street) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26:

Dragonfly • 52 West Port 14:35 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Venue 14 Gilded Balloon Teviot 0131 622 6552 www.gildedballon.co.uk

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:35 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Barry & Stuart – Barry Cryer 98% Séance U

TFU

Gilded Balloon

Barry & Stuart

Experience a mind-blowing séance hosted by ‘genuinely remarkable’ (Sunday Telegraph) Scottish Baftanominated magicians as they raise the dead for fun and profit; ‘Pure magic’ (List). www.barryandstuart. com, www.bbc.co.uk/ barryandstuart Interactive, Magic

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

In spite of a recent petition, Barry returns with a show of sit-down comedy. Born outside the village of Wedlock, his first job was designing laptops or y-fronts, as they became known.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 6-19: 18:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 6-29: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

XAug 5-6: 22:20 (1h) £6.00

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 225 2022V259GC4 22:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-30: 20:35 (1h) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:20 (Free Non-ticketed) (1h) £6.50

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll and Hyde 112 Hanover St

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Base Notes

PM Jeremy Miles

Brilliantly funny musical comedy and spoof songs. Scores a ten on the smuto-meter. Finds the filth in the most innocent of songs. Includes ‘nine million knob gags’ and the outrageous ‘Three Welts on my Shaft’. www.freefestival.co.uk for details. Stand-up, A cappella

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

BBC Comedy Presents

Beach Hut Mutts – Free

TFN

PN

BBC Comedy

Hutchins and Haase/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

BBC Comedy presents another month of fantastic late-night comedy. Promising the biggest names and the hottest new talent, the show has sold out every year so book early to avoid disappointment. ‘Absolutely hysterical...astounding... wonderfully funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

AN BattleActs! Productions

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Producers and writers from BBC Radio Comedy offer advice and tips about what it takes to write a radio comedy and get it on air. Includes a Q & A session. 

Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

FOOTLIGHTS

Musical, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

XAug 5: 20:45 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-25,27-29: 20:45 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Beacon of Health and BBC Radio Fitness: Racy Comedy Writers’ Comedy with Seminar an Open Heart Chakra. U BBC Radio 4

Time Out London Critic’s Choice and Smirnoff Hot Pick impro show comes to Edinburgh! Outrage* the whole* of London by seeing our sell-out London show for free! In Edinburgh! (*Adjectives enhanced in post-production.) ‘Went from funny to hilarious’ (Remotegoat.co.uk).

THE TIMES

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-18: 12:10 (40m) XAug 4-6: 23:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,17-19,23,25-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 23:00 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00)

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

Top-class knockabout comic romp from comedians with two Fringe Firsts, three Perrier nominations, an Olivier nomination and ‘performer of the year’ award from Time Out: ‘Character comedy – with a twist. Check them out.’ www. utternonsense.moonfruit.com  

‘A must-have ticket’

3:50pm

Ace Dome

See page 62 for show information

PJ Abigoliah Schamaun/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Workshop

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 10:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Possibly the only stand-up/ yogi in the world, Abigoliah Schamaun obsesses about her desire to be a vegan, animalloving sage – whilst being a fast-food-eating, reality-TVwatching jezebel.

See page 120 for show information

Stand-up

Aug 6-29: 00:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 6-17,19-30: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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COMEDY Bec Hill Didn’t Want to Play Your Stupid Game Anyway

TPM Roly Poly Grandma Productions

This is a coming of age show. Don’t laugh. ‘Coming’ is not a funny word.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Beer Goggles – Free See page 59 for show information

PL Jim Campbell & Ben Van der Velde/PBH’s Free Fringe

Is the glass half full or half empty? The world contains joy, love and kittens but also war, pestilence and Piers Morgan. Which side prevails? Two men put forward their cases to determine the definitive answer.

See page 115 for show information

Compilation, Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Behind the Ben El Fun Truth: More Lies APM – Free

PU Who is Jean?/PBH’s Free Fringe

This is the controversially tame story of four quitters who refused to win. A fourfaced sketch show following the scandalous stars of moving pictures and what happens when the pictures stop. N.B. They survive.

El Purnell & Ben Lawes/PBH’s Free Fringe

The debut show of Bolton’s finest Ben Lawes and Ecuador comic export El Purnell. A funny and entertaining mix of excellent observational stand-up from Ben, fused with the energetic high jinks of El, who performs in his native Spanish. Viva ‘Ben El Fun’!

Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5

Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5

Aug 7-28: 15:30 (1h) Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: (Free Non-ticketed) 14:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Belgrave and Manera’s Music Club

PL

F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bennett Arron Has Had Enough

PM Bennett Arron/PBH’s Free Fringe

Belgrave and Manera Present

Mikes Belgrave and Manera present a free comedy show about music, featuring their favourite records, some long dead musicians and a lot of laughs. ‘Less ‘Flanders & Swann’ more ‘High Fidelity’, highly recommended’ (Guardian 2010).  www.musicclubcomedy.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

Arrested in a dawn raid by Scotland Yard, told his novel can’t be published as he’s not a woman and discovered his friend is on a better mobile phone tariff... Bennett Arron has had enough.

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 19-28: 19:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 5-29: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Berlin for Best of Irish Beginners – Free Comedy

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Rosalie Delaney/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Stand Comedy Club

Ireland’s finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic From defiling delicious yuppie showcase featuring three top dads in organic supermarkets comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. to Kommunismus and ‘Wonderful line-up truly ‘Germany’s Next Top Model’, 21-year-old Australian justifies show’s title’ (Evening News). Great craic – different Anaïs Nin-wannabe Rosalie line-up nightly. learns that Berlin, and its www.thestand.co.uk decadent degenerates, have more emotional baggage than Cabaret, Stand-up even herself.   Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 12-21: 00:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Best of Scottish Best of ‘So You Comedian of the Think You’re Year Funny?’

TFM

M

Ha Ha Comedy

Gilded Balloon

A selection of Scotland’s best, featuring previous winners and finalists. Nominated for ‘best traditional event’ at the Scottish Event Awards. ‘Genuinely prestigious affair... with a genuine sense of occasion’ (Chortle); ‘Major talent’ (Skinny).

Your chance to see participants from the best stand-up comedy competition over the past 23 years at the Fringe. You just can’t get better.

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Street) The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place Aug 6-29: 18:05 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Best of Popcorn Comedy

Best of FJ Edinburgh – The Perrin for Just Showcase Show Mick for Laughs Live

K EdCom

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

XAug 5-6: 23:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:10 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 23:10 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 6-7,11-14,19-22: 22:15 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Best of the Fest – Daytime

U Assembly

Best of the Fest The Beta Males’ 2010 Picnic in ‘The Bunker’ M Assembly & STV

Beta Males’ Picnic

‘Best of the Fest’ features the best comedians in the world. It’s a guaranteed night of big laughs, headline acts and stand-up stars. Definitely the hottest show in August. Sell-out 2002-2009. Compilation

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

Sketch show, Storytelling Underbelly, Cowgate • XAug 6-7: 00:00 (1h20m) £5.00 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) Aug 12,15,19,22,26,29: 00:00 (1h20m) £13.00 (£11.00) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: XAug 5-6: 23:35 (1h) £6.00 00:00 (1h20m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 23:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 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 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 23:35 (1h) £6.50

Best of the Five Pound Fringe Five Pound Fringe

PN Stand Comedy Club

Lunchtime favourite showcasing the best and brightest comics with different line-ups daily, including top headliners and hot new acts. ‘Perfect bitesized flavour of the festival’ (ThreeWeeks). Seventh sell-out year! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 6-12,16-19,23-26: 13:10 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:10 (1h) £8.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Best of the funniest films online plus top comedians live. (Past acts include Peter Serafinowicz, Adam Buxton, David Cross and Tim Key.) Featured on BBC2’s ‘Culture Show’, Time Out ‘Critic’s Choice’. ‘A joy to behold’ (Sun).

Thirteenth side-splitting year. Quality showcase with Caledonia’s finest. Old favourites and rising stars. Pleasance Dome • Four great comics for twelve Potterow, 1 Bristo quid. Changes nightly. Square ‘Great value in a relaxed B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 environment’ (Scotsman). ‘Best in the country’ (Evening XAug 5-6: 23:30 (1h) News). www.thestand.co.uk £5.00 Stand-up Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) The Stand Comedy Club • T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 6-29: 21:50 (1h50m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Post-apocalyptic sketch comedy as four men from today sketch the world of tomorrow, the remaining 273 humans alive and the last punchlines they’ll share. ‘Fizzing with energy and a manic inventiveness’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (List).

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

FM

Best of Scottish Comedy

TM

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Beta Males’ Picnic Present...

K Beta Males’ Picnic

Established hit show ‘Best of the Fest’ adds a daytime strand, bringing comedy, cabaret and more from the best shows at the festival. Promising four fantastic acts; good times guaranteed. The best, look no further.

Start your day with a taster of what the Five Pound Fringe has to offer – stand-up, Compilation sketches, music, theatre, Assembly @ Princes St spoken word, maybe even Gardens • West Princes burlesque (unlikely). Check St Gardens, Princes St website and venue boards for The Beta Males host another free wicker-basketful B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 line-ups. of sketches, songs and Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: Sketch show, Stand-up sandwiches. Also featuring 14:20 (1h10m) £12.00 the Fringe’s finest musical T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

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Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

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After last year’s sell-out run, ‘A Betrayal of Penguins’ is back, presenting a kids’ TV show that’s doomed to fail. Come see the next big thing of Irish comedy. ‘Unmissable’SSSS (List), ‘Excellent’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Big Comedy The Big Value Bingo! It’s Off Breakfast Comedy Show – the Cuff Late J TFPL Marc Burrows, Barry Ferns and Sarah Pearce

A near sell-out last year, ‘Big Comedy Breakfast’ returns! Join new talents Marc Burrows, Sarah Pearce and Barry Ferns. An unbeatable start to your day! ‘The laughs have been with me all day’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

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Just the Tonic

Four different comedians to the early show with all the added extras. ‘Top comedy, top value’ (List). Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Must see for any comedy fan. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The The GRV • 37 Guthrie Rowantree Bar (under Street South Bridge), B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 253 Cowgate Stand-up

Fifty improv games on fifty bingo balls: each makes a sketch fuelled by your suggestions. Drawn randomly from a proper bingo machine for an uproariously unique comedy experience. With genuine prizes! SSSS (FringeGuru.com). www.offthecuffcomedy.co.uk Improv, Sketch show

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

Blowers and Bly: Bald, Bold and Belligerent

Bob Slayer’s Punk Rock Chat Show – Free

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Henry Blofeld and John Bly (two old farts from ‘Test Match Special’ and ‘Antiques Roadshow’) join forces to prove they are indestructibly young at heart, by putting the world to rights with anecdotes.

Wild liberating banter, games and stories from a rock’n’roll tour manager who has travelled the world with Stooges, Electric Eel Shock, Bloodhound Gang etc. Punk rock comedy: no rules, no limits, no refunds! www.bobslayer.com

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Venue150 @ EICC • B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 150 Morrison Street

(55m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 12-14: 19:40 (1h10m) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: £15.00 (£14.00) 23:15 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:15 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Based on Eddie Izzard’s ‘Being Bilingual’ hit, New York comedian turned Scotland resident, Rebecca Donohue, teaches you Spanish. It’s a live language 253 Cowgate Circus, Science learning show, but dirtier and B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 more fun, without stealing Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India XAug 5-6: 19:30 (1h30m) those expensive Rosetta Stone DVDs. Buildings, Victoria Street £5.00 (entrances on Cowgate Stand-up, Storytelling Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20and Victoria Street) 21,27-29: 19:30 (1h30m) Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 £10.00 Counting House • 38 Aug 8,11-12,15,17-19,22Aug 5-29: 12:00 (50m) West Nicolson Street 26: 19:30 (1h30m) £9.00 (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 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 Aug 5-29: 23:30 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 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 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words

TFL Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live and Pleasance

Vir Das

Rebecca Donohue/ Laughing Horse Free Festival ‘Cabaret comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). Four top comedians, two-hour show. In its 16th year as the recognised launchpad for Being a collection of sketches, future stars. Tomorrow’s reactions, punch-ups, comedians, yesterday’s glares, fakery, texts, snare prices…today. For £10 or less. drums, embarrassment, Stand-up childishness, eye-glasses, haircuts, waltzes, small talk, Just The Tonic at the projections, noisy interludes Caves • Enter from The and maybe some balladry if Rowantree Bar (under we have time. South Bridge),

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Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Aug 20-30: 21:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Alcoholic football-punditfrom-Hell returns from South Africa 2010 with some suitably outrageous musings on the beautiful game. ‘Needle-sharp observations on the British psyche’ (Guardian); ‘Foul-mouthed and politically incorrect’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Bo Burnham is a 19-year-old American comedian making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his show ‘Words, Words, Words’, a show where music, poetry, and stand-up collide. Bam!

The Stand Comedy Club • Pleasance Dome • 5 York Place Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 16: 19:45 (1h35m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The revolution’s here. Join us to talk tactics, eat TicTacs and march for change. No-one said this would be easy. The fight’s beginning. Get ready please. ‘Bubbly, naughty, Modern, Sketch show engaging fun’ SSSS C soco • Chambers Street (ThreeWeeks). SSSS and Cowgate (FringeReview.com). B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 www.theboomjennies.com Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 22:15 Pleasance Courtyard • (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) 60 Pleasance Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 22:15 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) XAug 4-6: 14:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 14:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 14:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Dutchmen think Germans are bicycle-thieves... Latvians swear in Russian... Finns: introverted sauna-lovers... ‘British Comedy Award’ nominee (writer: ‘Not Going Out’, ‘Miranda’, ‘Now Show’) uncovers every nation’s thoughts on their neighbours. SSSS (Metro). ‘Wildly talented’ (Chortle). www.paulkerensa.com Spoken word, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 7-20: 20:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Queensberry Rules/PBH’s Free Fringe

The sequel to ‘And Bosnich is Off His Line’. Current and former Footlights, along with a few friends, deliver s**t-hot stand-up for free! ‘More than on a par with many of the shows at the Fringe proper’ (TheatreGuideLondon.co.uk).

The Queensberry Rules box clever with a prodigiously inventive assortment of character-based sketch comedy, revealing a rogues’ gallery of the strange and silly. Handle with care!

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The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-15,17-28: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5-6: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 22:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner returns: catch him while you can. ‘The most  jaw-droppingly awkward, painful yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we’ve ever seen’ SSSSS (Time Out); SSSS (Metro).

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

‘Cheerful surrealist’ (Guardian), used to talk about Charles II. Now it’s priests and cat-litter. Plus support from A Ant, Fringe’s top Ant comedian. ‘Utterly entertaining’ (Times); ‘Brilliantly, uniquely funny; what truly alternative Fringe comedy should be’ (Chortle). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 5-6: 21:55 (1h) £8.00 XAug 5: 16:40 (1h)

Aug 7,9-10,15,22,29: 21:55 £7.00 (£6.00) (1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 6-15,17-29: 16:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8,11-12,16,18-19, 23-26,30: 21:55 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £12.50 (£11.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:55 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Sexy, smart, irreverent, award-winning sketch comedy and musical satire that had sell-out shows in LA, Boston and New York. ‘Sharp writing, impeccable comic timing!’ SSSSS (Boston Globe); ‘Exuberant!’ SSSSS (LA Examiner); ‘Brilliant!’ (Comedy Central). Featured on ‘Showtime!’. www.broadcomedy.com Sketch show

Broderick Chow: The Broken Brooks & Boris – Easy, Tiger! Windows Policy – Free Free TFPL PM Broderick Chow and the Centre for Dangerology

Brody’s on a big adventure: He’s packed his compass, Canadian sense of justice and sandwiches... Maybe this time he’ll destroy capitalism! A stand-up comedy romp through the Marxist wilderness. ‘Constantly entertaining’ (Edinburgh Evening News). www.broderickchow.com Stand-up

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The Stand Comedy Club’s resident sketch troupe brings you a riotous cabaret of weird and wonderful skits and characters. It’s a heady comic mix of the anarchic and the madcap, the raucous and the dark. ‘Absolutely unmissable!’ (Ben’s Mum). Sketch show

Assembly @ George theSpaces @ Surgeons Street • Assembly Hall • Nicolson Street Rooms, 54 George Street

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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Boris Witzenfeld & Brooks Livermore/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Brooks & Boris, two hot stand-up talents, parade their comedic skills for you, lucky people. Enjoy their unique and fresh stand-up routines. Expect songs, special guests and a really good time, for absolutely free. Music, Stand-up

Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • Omni Centre, Leith Street

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Sketch and stand-up comedy courtesy of Tom Crowley and Tobi Wilson of BBC’s ‘Four Sad Faces’ fame, SSSS (ThreeWeeks) and Hackney Empire ‘new act of the year’ 2010 finalist Nathaniel Metcalfe. ‘Brilliant’ (Josie Long). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 14:25 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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Some brothers are argumentative. Some brothers are adventurous. Some brothers are freelance mobile library supervisors from Welwyn Garden City. Combining comedy, music and some mean ballroom dancing, ‘Brothers’ is a fiftyfive minute fiesta of fraternal tomfoolery. Music, Storytelling

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

From their humble beginnings in South Africa, the Brothers Streep stumbled into the spotlight when they appeared on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ playing to Anna Paquin. Now they’re stumbling into Edinburgh to share their songs with you.

‘The Bruce Collective’ drag improv comedy kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Join them as they improvise a film in front of your eyes! Four men, two laptops, one green screen, one hell of a movie!

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Razor-sharp satire. Brand new sketch comedy from five-star sell-out ‘Lights! Camera! Improvise!’. Watch our world’s taboos through the eyes of the Buffoons. They’ll say what you only dare to think. Not for the faint-hearted! Sketch show

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B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Counting House • B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 38 West Nicolson Street B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 20-30: 18:30 (1h) Aug 4-6,17,23-24: £10.00 (£9.00) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 21:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) XAug 6-7: 21:35 (55m) £5.00 XAug 4-5: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-16,18-23,25-30: 21:35 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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Artists’ model, dog walker and general colourful character, Sassy is an intelligent, articulate twentysomething. Combining humorous elegance with witty impressions, she delivers commentary on the world’s bizarre and senseless phenomena; ranging from gentle to downright vexed.

Rising stars and multi awardwinning pair Sam Gore and Max Dickins present one of the safest bets at the festival with an hour of stand-up – that’s well worth taking a gamble.

Stand-up, Talk Laughing Horse @ The Metropole Cafe • 29-33 Newington Road B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 Aug 6-9,12-15: 18:30 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place B0131 556 9628V164 GC6 Aug 18-19,21-22,25-29: 19:15 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

‘Pant-wettingly hilarious’ (Eye Weekly, Toronto). This multi award-winner is both an irresistible love story and a carnival of boundless imaginings. Directed by Mark Chavez of ‘Pajama Men’. SSSSS (CBC); SSSSS (Terminal City, Vancouver); ‘Must-see!’ (Times, Victoria); ‘Mesmerizing’ (Age).

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 5-6: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 18:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Cambridge University Medics Revue: The Exorcyst

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Cammy Sinclair and Cambridge University Phil Kay Medics Revue

Cubist comedian Tobias Persson (voted ‘best stand-up comic’ in Sweden 2008) brings you a razor-sharp, speedy, joyous show about Hilarious sketches, songs and Berlusconi, Jay Z and other dances. Cambridge’s finest fascists. return to the Fringe. Cutting, incisive humour for everyone, Stand-up from Pokemon to horror. We Laughing Horse @ Laughing Horse @ guarantee to make you laugh! Espionage • 4 India Edinburgh City Football Trust us, we are medical Buildings, Victoria Street Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, students! (entrances on Cowgate Leith Walk www.medicsrevue.co.uk and Victoria Street) B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Sketch show Aug 15-21: 21:45 (1h) Aug 6-15,17-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) C • Chambers Street (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 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 Aug 15,20-22,27-30: 18:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 16-17,23-24: 18:05 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 18-19,25-26: 18:05 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Late night musical comedy with optional dancing. Introduced by Cammy Sinclair, hilarious surrealist folk singer. Followed by the band fronted by Phil Kay, nominated for ‘funniest person’ on umpteen occasions. Featuring  idesplitting guest spots.  Music, Stand-up

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27-30: 00:30 (1h34m) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Cannonball’s daredevil comics create scenes from your suggestions, giving life to your inner idiot. Anything can happen in this warm, thrilling and escapist hour. Expect the Owl of Reattachment healing the lame – she’s already appeared once. www.cannonballimpro.com

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Australian stand-up superstar: Carl Barron has headlined every major worldwide comedy festival. Now he’s here, ready to crack up Edinburgh! ‘The audience was in a state of uncontrollable joy’ (Age); ‘... gifted physical comic’ (LA Times).

PN Carey Marx/The Stand Comedy Club

Science, Magic

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Zoo Southside • B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 117 Nicolson Street

V178GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:20 (1h) £9.00 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-8,10-11,17-18,24-25: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 20:20 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Carey Marx: Scoundrel

A comedy exploring evolved differences between men and women. A gorilla and a Stone Age man will be summoned up before the dramatic finalé. Carole Jahme is the Guardian’s Evolutionary Agony Aunt, ‘Ask Carole’. www.guardian.co.uk/science/ series/ask-carole

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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XAug 6-7: 19:45 (55m) £6.00 Aug 8-30: 19:45 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Caroline Mabey: Carl Donnelly: Eat Your Friends How Do You Solve TFL a Problem Like Caroline Mabey Carl Donnelly?

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Carey was a medium, an above-average medium. A story of a formative moment, and exploitation by someone who now knows better. ‘Peter Pan’s evil twin’ (New Zealand Herald). ‘An extraordinarily Edinburgh Comedy Award talented stand-up’ (Metro). nominee 2009 Carl Donnelly ‘Utterly brilliant’ (Skinny). returns with another hour of ‘gripping, unmissable stand-up’ Stand-up (Guardian). See what all the The Stand Comedy Club II • fuss is about! SSSS (Herald); 16 North St Andrew Street SSSS (List); SSSS (Fest). B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Stand-up

XAug 4: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 5: 20:00 (1h)

£7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 19:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Breakfast: the difficultest meal of the day, especially at 4.35 pm. Caroline Mabey’s got a cartoon coffee pot and a scrambled egg drawing. That might help. ‘Bloody brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks), ‘Pick of the week’ (Guardian). Multimedia, Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

XAug 5-6: 16:35 (1h) £5.00 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 7-16,18-29: 16:35 (1h) XAug 5-6: 20:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:55 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 20:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 20:55 (1h) £6.50

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Catriona Knox: People in Glass Houses

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Caroline Rhea (‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Man in the Moon’, ‘Sordid Lives’ and Aunt Hilda in ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’), standup comedian and actress, brings her fresh, funny and spontaneous show to Edinburgh. Supported by Costaki Economopoulos. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

A character comedy show so convincing you’ll forget the word ‘acting’ ever existed. Expect wall-to-wall delights, big fun and references to soup. ‘Steals every scene’ (Chortle.com); ‘Bubbly, naughty, engaging fun’ – SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

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‘Celia Pacquola is Adam Hills with ovaries’ (Chortle). Following another sold-out Australian season, the multi award-winner returns to Edinburgh. Going it alone has never been so exciting! ‘Exceptional’ SSSS (Scotsman); ‘Jaw-achingly funny’ (Age). www. adamsmanagement.com.au

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Stand-up, Storytelling Gilded Balloon Teviot • XAug 6: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-17,19-28: 15:50 Bristo Square

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22: 21:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-25: 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Catherine Semark’s Curriculum

(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Celebrity Autobiography

TPJ Created by Eugene Pack

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Cellophane

PM

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Catherine Semark/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Himnaríki/ Interprot

Semark (‘surprisingly classy’ [Chortle]) considers what she might like to have learned at school. (Will not include quadratic equations, ox-bow lakes or papyrus.) ‘Sarcastic, rapier wit’ SSSSS (Scotsgay); SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Funny Women 2009’ finalist.

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Michael Urie (‘Ugly Betty’) and George Wendt (‘Cheers’) join a glittering array in hit New York comedy created by Eugene Pack, reading the hilarious memoirs of the rich and famous. ‘Funniest show in town’ (NY Post), celebrityautobiography.com

A woman strives to successfully juggle multiple roles. Written by a working mother who struggles to be Spoken word, Verbatim a perfect parent, careerwoman, wife and mistress, Udderbelly’s Pasture • whilst maintaining the looks Bristo Square of Angelina Jolie. A huge hit B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 in 12 countries!

XAug 5-6: 19:25 (1h) £7.00 Pleasance Courtyard •

Aug 7,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:25 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Cabaret Voltaire • Aug 8-10,13-15,20: 19:25 36 Blair Street (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) V139GE5 Aug 21-22,27-29: 19:25 (1h) Aug 7-10,12-17,19-28: 13:00 £16.50 (£15.00) (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Stand-up

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 6: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12: 12:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15: 12:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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See page 112 for show information

Chandrika Chevli: Where’s My Bike?

PN R Haley/PBH’s Free Fringe

Charity Shop Cabaret

K Trifle Gathering Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

Charlie Talbot and Dave Gibson: North-South Divide

TFPL

See page 50 for show information

Charlie Talbot: Charlyne Yi – Someone Better Dances on the Known Moon

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40 hours before her Edinburgh show opened last year, actress and Radio 2 newsreader Chandrika was left in a critical condition after being hit by a taxi. An utterly true story; ‘Affable and compelling’ (Scotsman). Storytelling

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

Straight from sell-out national tours, this is highenergy, charming, brilliant character comedy with a tea ceremony that induces orgasms. ‘Just hilarious, go see it and prepare to fall in love’ (Western Morning News). Catch it now! (www. triflegatheringproductions. co.uk) Cabaret, Theatre

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 The Voodoo Rooms • XAug 7-8: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-16: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 18-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Still one cocky, vaguely posh Londoner, one chirpy proletarian Lancastrian in an all-new show continuing to explore regional differences. Laughter, audience voting, free tea and biscuits. ‘Engaging stuff, delivered in casual style’ (Whatsonstage.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 5-6: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-15,17-29: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Following 2009’s sell-out success as writer and star of ‘Blow Up!’ SSSSS ‘A work of genius’ (Scotsman), standup Charlie Talbot’s debut solo show explores how it feels to be superfluous in your own life. www.charlietalbot.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

US star/creator of Sundance award-winning ‘Paper Heart’: featured in Judd Apatow’s ‘Knocked-Up’. Comedy heartthrob who’ll tickle your funny bone with songs/tales about love. Guaranteed to take your (bad)breath away. Free mints at the door! Music, Stand-up

Charmed Forces have arrived in Afghanistan to entertain the troops. Following moderate success at British coastal holiday resorts, the troupe hope that their unique act will be well received by the soldiers. ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

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

Assembly @ George B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

XAug 5-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 14:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-15,17-29: 16:00 (1h) £5.00

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XAug 5-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 14:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-11,15-16,18-19,23,25, 30: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-14,20-22,26-29: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Charm/ Checkley Bush Offensive – Free TJ

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Performance Terrorists/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Two people. Boiler suits. Balaclavas. Comedy sketches. Charming. Offending. Includes: Facebook; greetings cards; St Peter; telephones; CSI; terrorism; prison; Scrabble; travel; war; audience ratings. All in 45 minutes. What’s not to like? Late night. Free. Yeah. www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 15-23: 00:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Cheeky Beggars Banquet – Free

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See page 51 for show information

Chef!

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The Cheeky Beggars

Checkley Bush are the most exciting new comedy duo in the country with sell-out shows at the Camden Festival, Canal Cafe and Soho Theatre. Dark humour and showstopping numbers, this is the hottest ticket in town!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Fill your guts with wit and wonder then stagger home bloated and happy. Featuring the best of their London cabaret, the Cheeky Beggars bring you laughs with a dark and surreal edge. Plus special guests. Sketch show, Theatre

XAug 4-6: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ The

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Metropole Cafe • 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 29-33 Newington Road Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Culinary comedy for all five senses with Chef’s epic search for the secret recipe of Bibimbap. A stunning hour of beatbox, a cappella, martial arts, b-boying and interactive imagery from the creators of ‘Jump’, EdFringe 2007’s topselling show. Theatre

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

The Chelsea Grin

Chortle Presents Fast Fringe

PK

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Smith and Tuck’s Chelsea Grin

Chortle

Pray silence for ‘The Chelsea Grin’. A quick-fire asinine sketch-comedy, mocking film, television, history and absolutely everything in that order. You will not leave without a Chelsea grin on your face! Starring Laurence Tuck, Ben Smith. www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India

So many comedians, so little time... 28 Fringe shows for the price of one in this fast-paced, ridiculously overambitious night, from leading comedy website Chortle.co.uk. Host: Fred MacAulay. Previous performers include Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol. Compilation, Stand-up

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

XAug 5-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Buildings, Victoria Street B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-30: (entrances on Cowgate Aug 4: 19:30 (3h30m) 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) and Victoria Street) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 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 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 14:15 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-22,24-29: 14:15 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Chris Corcoran – What Goes on Tour, Stays on Tour

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At last! Mister Chris Addison off Bafta award-winning comedy ‘The Thick of It’, ‘In Comedy website Chortle has The Loop’, ‘Skins’ and ‘Lab scoured Britain for the best Rats’ is back in Edinburgh student comedians. Hundreds with a nice big slab of entered – here are the final critically acclaimed stand-up. nine, hosted by a top MC. Assembly @ George Previous finalists include: Street • Assembly The Inbetweeners’ Simon Rooms, 54 George Street Bird, Radio1’s Tom Deacon. B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 www.chortle.co.uk Aug 16-30: 20:25 (1h) Compilation, Stand-up £17.50 (£14.00)

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 17: 21:30 (2h15m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

After a sell-out Welsh tour, Rhod Gilbert’s Radio Show co-host and enthraller of kids (and mums!) on Cbeebies’ ‘Doodle-Do’, lifts the lid on life and hilariously plays with its contents. Stand-up

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Chris Cross is back bigger and badder after receiving a ‘must see show’ title from the Stage. He travels the world mixing stand-up comedy with crazy contortionism and escapology to create a unique, high-energy, oneman cabaret show.  Cabaret, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms •

‘A must see!’ (Sunday Times). ‘A natural’ (Herald). ‘Emotional retard!’ (The Girlfriend). Award-winning BBC and Comedy Central regular. Videos at www.chrismccausland.com. ‘McCausland delivers laugh after laugh’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘An unexpected whirlwind!’ (Stage). ‘Terrific’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 West Register Street XAug 5: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 V68GD5

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Aug 6-30: 18:45 (1h) £5.00

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Aug 12-27: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris McGlade

Chris McGlade’s doing stand-up again after beating officialdom in the Supreme Court and changing British law in the process. Hollywood beckoned; Chris fought the system for six years instead. Now he’s back all guns blazing! Improv, Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-12,14-17: 19:15 (1h)

XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £6.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Chris Ramsey: Aggrophobic

TPM Avalon Promotions Ltd

See page 103 for show information

Circus Burlesque Circus Trick Tease Clarkson and Crouch: TN TFPJ Neighbourhood Lola LaBelle’s House Circus Trick Tease Watch of Burlesque

TPK Clarkson and Crouch

Star of the Comedy Zone 2009, Leicester Mercury ‘comedian of the year’ 2009 nominee, and tour support for Al Murray and Russell Kane, Chris embarks on his debut stand-up show. ‘Effervescent as potassium and brighter’ (Northern Echo).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Sinful delights and sophisticated sensuality featuring the finest in arthouse burlesque. Ringmistress Tempest Rose (‘Show-stealer’ [Time Out]) introduces the legendary Wam Bam Belles ‘best of burlesque’ (London Daily), plus special guest stars. Adults only. Musical, Theatre

‘Circus Trick Tease’ is a raucous, entertaining collection of misfits: a maladjusted strongman, his neurotic femme fatale and their international star. Together, they perform their chaotic roles in dazzling displays of acrobatics, precarious balances and hilarious antics. Acrobatics, Theatre

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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TPM

Just Fair Laughs

Whitebone Productions

Come and watch four top comedians from the festival clean up their act! Sell-out shows in 2008 and 2009. Suitable for all ages. ‘This is a great show’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman); SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 As ‘Broken Britain’ crumbles, Aug 6-30: 17:00 (1h30m) Clarkson and Crouch £5.00 (£4.00) denounce the supernatural M T W T F S S M T W T F S S horrors that no one will admit 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 to. Concerned citizens should 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 hurry to Neighbourhood Watch, lock the door and let no one in. Everything’s really dangerous.

XAug 5-6: 17:55 (1h) £8.00

XAug 5-6: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-25: 21:20 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,26-30: 21:20 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,24-26,30: 17:55 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) XAug 4-7: 13:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27Aug 8-12,16-17,19,23-26: 29: 17:55 (1h) £14.00 (£13.50) 13:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13-15,20-22,27-30: 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 13:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Cabaret, Stand-up

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Clever Peter: Blood, Sweat & Tears

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

Assembly @ George Sketch show XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Street • Assembly B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Gilded Balloon Teviot • Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: Rooms, 54 George Street Bristo Square 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

The Clean As Possible Comedy Show

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After sell-out shows in 2008 and 2009 the award-winning sketch troupe Clever Peter return to Edinburgh with their unique blend of fast-paced sketch comedy. This year expect ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’... Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 4-5: 21:40 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6,8,11-12,16-19,23-26: 21:40 (55m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:40 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T§ F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Cockburn and Rowntree: 28 Days of Laughter

AM Ruth E. Cockburn and Joe Rowntree/PBH’s Free Fringe

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THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

An early afternoon hot pot with two rising stars, serving staggering stand-up comedy, silly songs and physical buffoonery. ‘Rowntree is a naturally funny and gifted performer’ (Stage); ‘Highly recommended’ (Buxton Fringe). Music, Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-18,23-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Colin Hoult: Enemy of the World

Collins and Comedy Baby – Herring Podcast Free Live PU

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Collings and Herring

Kieran Boyd, Mark Cooper-Jones, Naz Osmanoglu, Ben Target/PBH’s Free Fringe

Four delightful new comics present a free stand-up show. Join Naz, Mark, Kieran and Ben for jokes and tomfoolery galore. Featuring ‘Amused Moose’ winner ‘09. ‘Upbeat and entertaining... consistently funny... After a 2009 sell-out, Andrew quality stand-up’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks ‘09). Collins and Richard Herring return with a guaranteed Stand-up unscripted, unplanned, unedited, unabashed hour Whistlebinkies • of topical guff, available to 4-6 South Bridge download within hours. ‘The V304GE5 spirit of Derek and Clive’ Aug 7-16,18-25,27-28: (Guardian). 13:30 (1h) (Free Nonticketed) Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 11-15,18-22: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

The Comeback Convention – Free

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Comedy Biscuit

TFM Bristol Revunions

PJ Fans Reunited/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFJ Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Three years ago there was only one TV drama worth talking about. It was bold, it was brilliant, it was cancelled. The cast haven’t spoken since. Colin Hoult returns with a Until now. Reviews for past shockingly different character shows: ‘A comic gem’ (The sketch show; a nightmare Scotsman). of paranoia, prejudice and general pissing about. ‘Lewis The Voodoo Rooms • Carroll meets ‘The League of West Register Street Gentlemen’’ SSSS (Time V68GD5 Out). ‘Comic genius’ (Stage). Aug 18-27: 15:40 (1h) Must see! (Free Non-ticketed)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Award-winning comedy from Bristol University back with colourful, quirky and quick-paced sketches. A show for anyone who appreciates silly comedy that’s not merely funny, but really quite funny. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); Winner, ‘best student sketch troupe’ (The National Student).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 23:00 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 23:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

XAug 4-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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COMEDY

The Comedy Comedy in the Doodle Presents Dark Matt Thomas, TJ Stephanie Presented by Laing, Andrea Leicester Comedy Hubert and Festival Robbie McHugh

PM Comedy Doodle/PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedy Bitch return, following their smash hit 2009 sell-out run. ‘A cult show... will be a total sell out’ SSSS (One4review. com); ‘Delicious...perfectly formed...you can feel a TV contract beckoning’ SSSS (Time Out).

Surreal stories, wonderful witticisms, odd observations Underbelly, Cowgate • and all-round life enhancing 56 Cowgate (entrances stand-up from some of on Cowgate and Victoria the best up-and-coming Street) comedians in the world today. B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 All for zero pence. www.thecomedydoodle.com XAug 5-6: 18:15 (1h) £6.00 Stand-up Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: Sin Club and Lounge • 18:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 207 Cowgate Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: V339GE5 18:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 18:15 (1h) £6.50 Aug 7-21: 17:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Comedy Countdown

N Best Medicine Management

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody’s favourite teatime quiz! Previous contestants included: Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Josie Long and Alex Horne. With regular host Dan Atkinson, and Paul Sinha as ‘Carol’.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24: 00:15 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Comedy Gala 2010: In Aid of Waverley Care

Enter at your own risk! ‘Comedy in the Dark’ comes to Edinburgh after sell-out shows at Leicester Comedy Festival. A truly unique comedy experience. Two comedians, no lights, saving energy.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 6: 23:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-19: 23:45 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Comedy Manifesto

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Kate Smurthwaite, David Mulholland, Jools Constant/PBH’s Free Fringe

L Off The Kerb Productions

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast and hosted by Kevin Bridges. With special guests: Sean Lock, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi and others to be confirmed. Book early; recorded for television. www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street

London’s most popular live political panel show returns to the Fringe. ‘There is very little for me to write here. Honestly. Nothing at all. It really was that good’ SSSSS (Broadwaybaby. com). Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite. Game show, Political

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-16,18-21: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 Aug 24: 19:30 (3h30m) (£24.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy World War

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PM

Pleasance

Christian Schulte-Loh/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedy Mentalist Hank Stone

‘You have to see it to believe it!’ Critics have called his show, ‘smart, funny and entertaining’. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Vancouver to Toronto and now here in the UK. He will amaze you! Improv

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace

Pleasance presents four of the hottest new acts on the circuit; supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve. Previous acts include: Jack Whitehall (‘TNT Show’, Channel 4) and Simon Brodkin (BBC3 ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’).

Three international top comics. One against one, no allies! Warlord/compere: Christian Schulte-Loh, Germany. ‘One of the most subversive acts ever’ (Spectator). Like in every world war: different line-up every night. Which country Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square will win? Free! Stand-up B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

Cabaret Voltaire •

XAug 4-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 36 Blair Street B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26,30: V139GE5 21:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 7-8: 18:00 (2h) £3.00 (£2.00)

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Comedy Mish Mash – Free

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Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Comedy With Your Cash

The Comedy Zone

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TPM

Carrie Quinlan, Comedy with Your Robert Cawsey and Red Mullet/PBH’s Free Cash Regional Champions Fringe

See page 134 for show information

Avalon Promotions Ltd

See the first winners of the national ‘Comedy With Your Cash’ awards. Bank Machine™, the UK’s premier ATM operator, has run a competition to find the best new comedy talent. Stand-up Join us for an hour of multifarious delights with some twisted sketches from Red Mullet – ‘Jewel of a performance’ (Fringereport. com) – and stuff and things from Carrie Quinlan and Robert Cawsey – ‘Excellent’ (Sunday Times). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-12,14-19,21-26: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place

B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 Aug 22: 21:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Fringe’s original, longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with Davey See, Ivo Graham, Josh Widdicombe and Naz Osmanoglu. Sell-out 19912009. Back for the 20th consecutive year. ‘Comedy’s finest new additions’ (Observer).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 22:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Complexity Conor O’Toole: of Nonsense Come Look at Me for an Hour PN Complexity of Nonsense/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Be part of the audience as three leading comedians perform their specially written short story for BBC Radio 4’s Three great big comedy ‘Afternoon Reading’. gobs collide to bring you insight and daftness in equal Spoken word measure. Three people with Pleasance Courtyard • one dream to share; one hope 60 Pleasance to share; one sandwich not B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 for sharing. Also features Aug 18: 15:30 (1h30m) great beard. (Free Ticketed) www.freefestival.co.uk T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Coming... Ready or Not - Free

PM Jared Jess-Cooke

See page 128 for show information

Devised, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle • 15-17 Argyle Place

TFPJ Conor O’Toole

Morning routine: Wake up; brush hair/teeth; breakfast; Conor O’Toole. If your day didn’t start like this, you’re doing it wrong. Miss this award-winning, tea-loving, Irish comedian’s offbeat Edinburgh debut at your peril! Stand-up

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 B 0131 221 9759 V353GH5 Aug 5-16,18-30: 11:30 (1h) Aug 14-22: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

£7.00 (£6.00)

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The Couch – Free Confessions of a PN Smart Wrestling The Couch/PBH’s Free Fan Fringe

PL Apath Productions An electric, obstreperous, and slightly off-kilter blend of surreal observationalism, northern sketch comedy and political commentary laced with anarchic slapstick. Featuring three up-andcoming performers from the north east of England, plus a special guest.

Join us on ‘The Couch’ for an hour’s session of theatrical therapy. Doctors Gibson and Marshall vicariously tackle your relationship issues. From Schadenfreude to Freudian shambles: improvised song and banter to soothe the lovesick soul. www.thecouchimpro.com Improv, Music

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Witness one man’s grapple with loving both highbrow Aug 22-28: 19:45 (1h) Laughing Horse @ (Free Non-ticketed) culture and pre-determined Edinburgh City Football tussles, involving muscles M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, wrapped in tight-fitting Lycra. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Leith Walk A great time for all; including 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 those who don’t know a wristlock from a wristwatch. Aug 13,20: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up, Talk Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-15,17-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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“ Likeable presence, elegant performance and an effective collection of gags... one of the most musically talented finalists” (Steve Bennett, Chortle) “Jay Foreman is a talent to watch. For me, he was head and shoulders better than anyone else in the final.” (Earl Okin)

1.40pm

5-29 Aug not 18th

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Counting Sheep The Crack

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The Court Theatre

Assembly, Miss Behave and Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

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Craig Hill – Why Creatures Don’t You Come FPM Down the Front?

TPM

Susan Harrison

Crumpets, Muffins and Afternoon Teas(e)

Crush – Free

APJ Lizzy Mace/PBH’s Free Fringe

TAPM

Craig Hill

Tammy Stone

Three of New Zealand’s finest, fresh-faced improvisers tell previously unseen stories from their home land, right in front of your eyes. ‘One of the best improv troupes I’ve ever come across!’ (Nancy Cartwright, ‘The Simpsons’).

Anarchic, chaotic, and unpredictable… An explosion of stand-up, variety and sidesplitting comic performance. Miss Behave (Olivier award winning sensation, ‘La Improv Clique’) presents a mixture The LOT • 4 Grassmarket of grade-A headliners and B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 undiscovered gems. Aug 24-27: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 Cabaret, Compilation T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Assembly @ Princes St Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

A deliciously wicked evening of no-holds-barred, infectiously spontaneous fun! ‘Absolutely hilarious… Irresistible!’ (List); ‘A show you wish would last forever’ (Radio Forth); ‘Funny as hell’ (Scotland on Sunday). Sold out 2002-2009! www.mrcraighill.com Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h30m) XAug 5: 20:15 (1h) £7.50

£10.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h30m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 21:30 (1h30m) £13.00 (£12.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 6-8,11-12,16-19, 23-26,30: 20:15 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £15.50 (£14.00)

‘Dark comedy at its best’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘ One to look out for’ - SSSS (One4review.com); ‘Brilliant’ (Stage). Returning with new characters, these ‘Creatures’ are like no one or no thing you’ve ever met! Funny, dark and ultimately uplifting. Sketch show, Stand-up

theSpace on the Mile @ Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street

Love Tim Minchin? Sarah Silverman? Joan Rivers? You do! Tammy Stone has been described as an explosion of all three. Join her for a teatime feast of stand-up, comedic songs and quirky humour. www.climarproductions.com

B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 Zoo Southside •

Shy, reserved, northern girl seeks 27 boys she used to have a secret crush on ... so she can finally tell them! Combining stand-up, sketches and video, an endearingly personal story from Fringe newcomer Lizzy Mace. www.crushhh.co.uk Multimedia, Storytelling

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

V156GE5 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: XAug 6-7: 22:05 (55m) £5.00 B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 13:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-21: 22:05 (55m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 6-7: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £6.50 (£6.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 23-28: 21:05 (55m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 8-16,18-30: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) £7.50 (£7.00) 117 Nicolson Street

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‘Superb inventive comedy’ The Stage See page 123 for show information

The Cuban Brothers

Curiosity Killed the Cabaret

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Ali McGregor, Australian cabaret star and all-round diva, hosts a special cabaret show for BBC Radio 4 featuring the best cabaret and burlesque acts appearing at this year’s Fringe.

Daddy Ate All My Easter Eggs and Never Replaced Them

TFPK The Incurably Resentful Theatre Company

See page 116 for show information

Dag Sørås: Outside the Comfort Zone

PN

Daily Males – Free Damion Larkin: Cuddly Loser PN Laughing Horse Free Festival

TPM

Damion Larkin

Dag Sørås /The Stand Comedy Club

Cabaret, Music Born of the loins of seventies Havana and nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes, the legendary Cuban Brothers perform their unique combination of music, comedy and sensational dancing. Music

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Aug 6,13,20,27: 23:00 (6h) £12.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 23:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Grey sky thinking as Private Eye contributor Rick Kelly subjects audiences to a tour de force of good old British pessimism. Laughing at optimists, crying defiantly ‘Maybe we can!’ Sketch show, Revue

Two (sacked) spin doctors try to revitalise their careers in a student production making its Norway’s critically acclaimed debut at the Fringe. Humour award-winning comedian Dag ranging from spiffingly Sørås makes his Edinburgh witty to downright crude, debut. Hard-hitting, ‘Daily Males’ is the perfect politically charged and accompaniment for the brutally honest! ‘Brutally election year. funny lines which could make Political, Theatre him quite a force in sick Laughing Horse @ comedy’ (Chortle). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club C soco • Chambers Street III & IV • 28 York Place and Cowgate

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 18:55 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 18:55 (40m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 18:55 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

(£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 23:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Espionage • 4 India Rowantree Bar (under Buildings, Victoria Street South Bridge), (entrances on Cowgate 253 Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 5: 20:20 (1h) £7.00

He left a successful career in stockbroking to entertain strangers. Upbeat tales of incompetence, loneliness and failure. Plus a lust for life, chocolate and girls beyond his reach. ‘One of the country’s top new comedians’ (BBC).

Aug 22-23: 21:30 (1h10m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 5-15,17-29: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Dan Antopolski – Daniel Rigby: Turn of the Afterbirth Century TFJ

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Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Daniel Sloss: My Generation

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Danny Bevins – The Making of an American Smartass

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Scotland’s 19-year-old comic prodigy and typical halfAged 19, Daniel Rigby was converted to Christianity. This man-half-Xbox, hormoneSeventh solo show from 2009 ridden teenager. ‘Genuinely is the post-natal confession winner of the Dave Award funny...star of the future’ of a lapsed Born-Again. for Funniest Joke of the (Time Out). ‘Nothing short ‘Happy is the man that Fringe. Triple Perrier Award findeth wisdom, and getteth of hysterical...a stunning Nominee. SSSSS (List); show’ (Sunday Express). understanding’ (Proverbs SSSSS (Herald); SSSSS ‘Deeply impressive’ (List). 3:13). ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (Londonisfunny.com); ‘Astonishingly confident’ (Telegraph). ‘Spectacular displays of verbal (Sunday Times). Pleasance Courtyard • pyrotechnics’ (Observer). www.danielsloss.co.uk. 60 Pleasance www.danantopolski.com Sold-out 2009! B 0131 556 6550 V 33 G E6 Pleasance Dome • Stand-up Potterow, 1 Bristo Square XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Pleasance Dome • B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: Potterow, 1 Bristo Square XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) XAug 4-5: 18:40 (1h) £6.50 20:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-12,16-19,22-26,30: Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 18:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 18:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) 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 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

See page 123, 21 for show information

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He has been called many things: Juvenile delinquent, soldier, husband and lately ‘disturbingly hilarious’. Son of a Jesus freak and a Green Beret, Bevins is cocky, opinionated, sarcastic, ridiculous and dangerous. Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Danny Bhoy – Danny Ward + 1 By Royal M Disappointment

TM Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

Amused Moose finalist, Danny Ward, ‘the best unknown comic I’ve seen at the festival’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009), is joined daily by a different comedy circuit favourite for an undiluted hour of free stand-up.

Danny delights audiences around the world with his unique and personal brand Stand-up of storytelling. One of the most perceptive comedians Sin Club and Lounge • working today. ‘Bhoy remains 207 Cowgate in a class of his own’ (Herald). V339GE5 Stand-up Aug 7-28: 15:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Udderbelly’s Pasture •

Bristo Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 5-11: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Danny Ward

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Aug 7-10,12,15,19,22,26: 19:30 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 11,17-18,23-25,30: 19:30 (1h) £15.50 (£14.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,28-29: 19:30 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 27: 20:15 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Dan Willis: Michael Jackson, World’s Greatest Entertainer – Free

TFU

Darrin Rose – What’s Pot Pourri?

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COMEDY

See page 37 for show information

Dave Hill: Big in The Dave Hill Japan Explosion

TFPJ

FJ

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Shy dynamo Dave Hill presents tales of addiction and ostensible fame overseas in a show punctuated by occasional full-on rock guitar assaults. ‘Great comic ideas seem to flood out of him...’ (Guardian Guide).

A US smash hit, the ‘Dave Hill Explosion’, has been performing to sold-out crowds for four years. This late night chat show mixes live comedy, hilarious videos and interviews with a different special guest each night.

Dan Willis

Can Willis prove that Michael Jackson is truly the world’s greatest entertainer? A celebration of the music and moves, with a few laughs along the way. Suitable for all ages. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Award-nominated Canadian comedian Darrin Rose tells tales of being raised by men – a brother and a single father. Canadian Comedy Award (2007) and Canadian Screenwriting Award (2009 and 2010) nominee. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Laughing Horse @ Rowantree Bar (under Espionage • 4 India South Bridge), Buildings, Victoria Street 253 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 and Victoria Street) Cabaret, Music

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-29: 19:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-29: 20:05 (1h) £7.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Pleasance Courtyard •

Dave Thornton – David Innes Full A Different Type Glory – Free of Normal PN

TL

Gilded Balloon/Token Events

Dave’s back at the Fringe and guaranteed to be ‘razor sharp and very funny’ (Inpress, Melbourne). His family was pretty normal and typefaces were mundane, until everything changed. SSSS (List)

Gilded Balloon Teviot •

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 60 Pleasance Bristo Square B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 20:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Laughing Horse Free Festival

‘Probably the best I’ve seen from a beginner’, said David’s course tutor. Inspired, he gathered thoughts, experiences and guest performers for your enjoyment. A free show, all you have to lose are your preconceptions. Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-14: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle 15-17 Argyle Place

B 0131 221 9759V353GH5 Aug 15-26: 20.45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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David O’Doherty: Somewhere Over the David O’Doherty

TK Lisa Richards Ltd. in Association With Chambers Management & EdCom

The 2008 if.com (formerly Perrier) Award-winner returns with a tiny keyboard and a new show. Uplifting! Hilarious! Surprising! Profound! Really stupid! At the very least, it will be some of these things. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Dead Cat Bounce... Too Fast for Love

TU Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

‘Full on music comedy’ SSSS (Chortle); ‘Flawless’ (Sunday Times); ‘So far ahead of the curve they’re on the outermost tip of the zeitgeist’s serrated edge’ (List); SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.deadcatbounce.ie

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Dead Dude Routine – Free

PN Smugly Beige/ Laughing Horse

A comedy show featuring sketches, stand-up, music and poetry. This unusual blend of humour incorporates slapstick, observational, surrealism and quirky laugh-a-minute bizarreness. ‘The Dead Dude Routine’ features strange, wonderful characters, creating hilarious and original routines. www.smuglybeige.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The XAug 4-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23-29: 17:00 (1h) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: (Free Non-ticketed) 21:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 22:20 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 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 22:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

David Quirk – I Don’t Wanna Tell Jokes

TPU

The Dead Comedian’s Socks – Edinburgh Review

Death by Gameshow

TFPK Freya&Josh

N Frank Cassidy

Laughing Stock Productions

For those who like comedy so dark it’s burnt, awardwinning Australian comic David Quirk makes his Edinburgh debut, described as ‘a chainsaw with cheekbones’, which certainly works best as a metaphor. Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

London in all of its macabre comic glory comes to Edinburgh in the form of ‘The Dead Comedian’s Socks’. This review will showcase the best of up-and-coming comedy talent found in the capital city.

A darkly surreal, laugh-loud comedy where ragtag characters compete in the ultimate gameshow. One team wins, the rest will die! With live music from acoustic soul rockers, The Joker & The Thief. www.deathbygameshow.com Multimedia, Sketch show

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 15:30 Cabaret, Stand-up (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Hyde • 112 Hanover Street 15:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 15:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 5-29: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Des Bishop – My Devlin’s Daily Dad Was Nearly PL James Bond

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Lisa Richards Ltd. and EdCom

COMEDY

Hardeep Singh Kohli

CHAT MASALA

HARDEEP COOKS CURRY AND TALKS SHOP WITH TOP FESTIVAL GUESTS

E LIV Following a succession of superb sell-out shows, UCL Comedie bring their brand new sketch show to Edinburgh. ‘Deleted Scenes’ combines UCL’s finest writing and performing talents with a stage. Don’t miss their debut year! www.youtube.com/ deletedscenes

Ireland’s favourite comedian. Motivated by his father’s lung cancer diagnosis, Des contrasts the real heroics of fatherhood against ridiculous ideals of manhood everyday guys try to live up to.

Sketch show, Revue

Stand-up

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

The ultimate Fringe chat show! Start your day the Devlin way, a shamefully entertaining taster menu of what’s hot and who’s not. Bruce Devlin ‘Chat Show King’ SSSS (Herald), allows you full Fringe access for a nominal fee.

Y AIL D SIC MU

‘A capacity crowd in the palm of his hand. Even funnier, his curry was delicious.’ The Sun

Stand-up, Talk

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

Assembly @ George B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Street • Assembly Aug 9-13,17-20,23-27,30: B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Rooms, 54 George Street 12:45 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-30: 22:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Delete the Banjax ... and you!

TFJ Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 20:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 20:05 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:05 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Devil in the Deck

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Diane Spencer: Lost in the Mouth Specific – Free

N Diane Spencer/PBH’s Free Fringe

Gilded Balloon Teviot 6.30pm

www.hardeeplive.com

Festival Highlights.com

TFK Comedy on the Square

‘The underground hit of Ed Fringe 09’ (Guardian) return with their subtly surreal sketches, characters and songs. ‘Laugh out loud’ (Scotsman). SSSS (Chortle, EdinburghIsFunny.com, ThreeWeeks). www.deletethebanjax.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Diane Spencer’s stand-up is ‘delightful’ (Adelaide Fringe 2010), entertaining, visceral, part autobiographical, part whimsical. ‘A joy to watch’ (Theatreview.org); ‘Witty, wordy and intelligently armed with hilariously challenging stories’ (DB Magazine 2010). No politics, bit rude.

Dealing cards and cheating death... This innovative pairing of theatre and magic by actor/magician Paul Nathan and guitarist John Anaya brings you the Stand-up life of Jack Swindle: lover, Opium • 71 Cowgate adventurer, con-man. ‘Beautifully executed magic...’ V96GE5 Aug 7-11,13-16,18-22,24-28: (SF Chronicle). 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Magic

XAug 4-6: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 6-15: 22:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14) 6 - 29 August 10.50pm (not 18 August) Plus special Tuesday matinees 10, 17 & 24 August 3.00pm Visit www.ShowstopperMusical.com for news on special guests and more See page 69, 122 for show information 55

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Diet! – Free

Dildon’t!

DJ Danny

PJ

TFAPM

AJ

Lois Mills

Casual Violence!

Danny Robins

A one-woman comedy about the struggles people go through when trying to lose weight and general attitudes to food. In this performance art piece Mills uses real food to demonstrate the emotions of her character. www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

Have you seen the Exocet? An antique dildo stolen from a second-hand sex toy shop is being used for a series of violent murders... Surreal, sinister and silly comedy from the Casual Violence! collective. ‘Wickedly entertaining’ SSSS (FringeGuru).  www. casualviolencecomedy.co.uk   Sketch show, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 The Radisson • 80 High Street Aug 23-29: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Dig for Victory Sketch Show – Free

APU Dig For Victory/PBH’s Free Fringe Free and friendly sketch comedy featuring accidental superheroes, medieval horseplay, half time oranges and big screen music numbers. Previous praise: ‘Gags aplenty in this highly entertaining show’ - SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Musical, Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

The Dog That Ate Your Birthday Cake

TFPK

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Dog-Eared Collective

PBH’s Free Fringe

A sketch comedy crash course to Cloud 9! Strap in punks, we’re not leaving without you. ‘It’s ‘The Mighty Boosh’ meets ‘The League of Gentlemen’’ (Fest); SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.dogearedcollective.co.uk

Simon Lilley (SSSS [ThreeWeeks]) and other exquisite stand-ups tell you stories and expose lies. Rotating bill includes Scott Adams, Lawrie Turner, Andrew Watts, Rosie Wilby and other fine guests. Unbelievably free. www.simonlilley.com

Sketch show

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Underbelly, Cowgate •

56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 12-13: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 on Cowgate and Victoria T W T F S S M T W T F S S Street) B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

XAug 6-7: 21:10 (45m) £2.00 Aug 9-14,16-21: 21:10 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Dirty Immigrant Collective

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 V56GE5 Aug 7-28: 17:00 (55m)

XAug 5-6: 15:10 (50m) £6.00 (Free Non-ticketed)

Doc Brown: Unfamous

TPL Doc Brown

PM

Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 15:10 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:10 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 15:10 (50m) £6.50

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Doggett and Ephgrave: Big in Small Places – Free

Vaguely Qualified Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

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Domestic Goddi Wonderland

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How far would you go to be remembered? What’s so memorable about people Doggett and anyway? Witness a lifetime Ephgrave/Laughing of extremes as Doc recalls Horse Free Festival the remarkable events that, for him, should have spelt infamy. But only spelt unfamy.

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Danny Robins (BBC3, 6Music, Radio 4) brings his hit character DJ Danny back for a very limited run. ‘The cult of the superstar DJ is ripe for sending up and nobody does it better than Danny Robins’ (Evening Standard). www.dannyrobins.co.uk

The Dog-Eared Collective’s ‘Joyride’

‘The Dirty Immigrant Collective’ is an American stand-up show featuring phenomenal comedians of the immigrant, minority or otherwise outcast variety. Expect comedy from black, brown, and Asian sorts with colourfully hilarious acts to match. www. DirtyImmigrantCollective.com Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 19:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The small-town comedy duo present an evening of big ideas, analysing life from their slightly skewed perspective. ‘A keen eye for the absurd. Polished, natural comedians’ (Camden Fringe Voyeur). www.doggettandephgrave.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-15,17-29: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Fringe sell-outs Domestic Goddi are back with their new ‘Wonderland’ sketch show. Yummy mummy Rosie Wilkinson weens her baby on udon noodles; clinically single Helen O’Brien toasts assassinated presidents; and borderline homeowner Genevieve Swallow studies gameshow formats.

Dommett and Lampaert

TFPL CKP by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management presents

Join stand-up’s hottest rising stars, Joel Dommett (‘Skins’, E4, English ‘comedian of the year’ finalist) and Eric Lampaert (MTV) as they take you on a combined hour of engaging bewilderment and mischievous magnificent-ness. Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 19:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16,23-24: 19:50 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Don’t Be a Comedian in Northern Ireland While Drinking Your Buckfast Under a Bridge – Free

PN Sean Hegarty/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Not for the easily offended, Sean Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Hegarty (star of BBC1 NI’s ‘Find Me the Funny’) brings his stand-up show on tour. Raw, edgy humour! www.seanhegartycomedy.co.uk Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street

B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 5-29: 19:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Dr Brown Because

TFPN

TFPJ

Royal Holloway Comedy Society

Dr Brown

A light-hearted look at how we negotiate with one another in romantic relations or when simply ordering a meal. Includes Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennett as you’ve never seen her before. Warning: may contain cleavage.

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), XAug 4-6: 22:10 (1h15m) 253 Cowgate

£3.50 Aug 7-14: 22:10 (1h15m) £5.00

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Drags Aloud at the Movies

TJ Drags Aloud

The Durham The Edinburgh Revue: Working Fridge Title FPJ

TPL

Durham Revue

Visual and surreal comedy absurdist returns after world tour. ‘A deliciously awkward man’ – SSSS (Adelaide Advertiser); ‘Completely bizarre. I loved it’ – SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Do not, under any circumstances, miss it’ (Adelaide Fix).

COMEDY

Audience members with keen sense of humour required for light work at the awardwinning Durham Revue’s latest sketch show. Wit, whimsy and chairs will all be provided. Apply on the door. Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Student Improv Nottingham

Student Improv Nottingham invites you to the coolest comedy at Edinburgh this summer. You create the show you want to see through the medium of fridge magnet words and we’ll turn those ideas into an hour-long performance. Improv

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

Edinburgh Tonight With Joe Simmons

Edwards and Stubbings Stand-Up

TAPU

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Joe Simmons

Edwards and Stubbings/PBH’s Free Fringe

The festival’s brightest cutting-edge comedy ‘Guest and Game-Show’. Join the finest comedians, writers, politicians, celebrities and Fringe performers getting Joe’s tongue-in-cheek treatment. Use your remote control to play along and win fabulous prizes and tickets. www.edinburghtonight.net Game show, Stand-up

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 thespace @ Symposium

Aug 16-21: 19:20 (1h) XAug 5-6: 23:10 (55m) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 15:00 (1h) £6.00 £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-12,15,17-19,22-26,29: Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:10 (55m) £7.00 (£6.00) 15:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:10 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) 15:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 17,23-24: 15:00 (1h) £6.50 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dr Ettrick-Hogg Presents Manly East End Boy West End Girl – Specimens – Free Free

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Electra and Partridge Corporation/Laughing Horse Free Festival

The Edinburgh Revue Presents...

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Stand-up comedy from two rising stars of the circuit: Tania Edwards (hilarious) and Rachel Stubbings (fantastic deadpan timing) - joined by guest MCs throughout the run. Free. Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 6-30: 19:05 (1h) B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 (Free Non-ticketed) Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

XAug 8: 20:30 (1h30m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-13,15,21-22,25-28: 17:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 14: 16:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Edwards and Stubbings The Late Show

N Edward Aczel: Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

Edwards and Stubbings/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFPM Show + Tell

Drags Aloud are back with another blockbuster funny, gloriously twisted, genderbender satire on the movies. You loved them in ‘Grease’ and now these awardwinning Aussie comedy queens are ready to make your day. Learn the art of manliness with Dr Ettrick-Hogg, his Underbelly, Cowgate • enigmatic assistant Wudwud 56 Cowgate (entrances and any other manly on Cowgate and Victoria stand-ups he can entice Street) that day. A warped, shoddy B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 extravaganza; sure to tickle your manly bones. XAug 5-6: 22:50 (1h) £6.00 www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: Stand-up 22:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Cabaret, Musical

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:50 (1h) £6.50

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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XAug 5-8: 15:15 (55m)

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-16,18-29: 15:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Cities offer so much so why don’t comedians Clara and Charlie know what they want? Life’s a baffling mess of drink, love, parties, domesticity. Can they work it out? Well funny. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

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

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 22-29: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Edinburgh Revue showcases sketches and stand-up from some of the hottest young talent on the Scottish and UK comedy circuits. Sketch show: Thurs-Sun. Stand-up show: Mon-Weds. Free! ‘Unadulterated comedy gold’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Stand-up comedy from two rising stars of the circuit Tania Edwards and Rachel Stubbings – joined nightly by different award-winning comics. Hilarious and free. Stand-up ‘Britain’s greatest entertainer’ (Time Out) outlines thoughts on ambition and failure (i.e. would like to be a rock star). ‘Hilarious joy’ (Guardian); SSSS (Metro; Herald; Fest).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 6-30: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 6: 19:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:35 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:35 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 19:35 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

See page 103 for show information

The 80s Movie Flashback

TFM The Flashback

Eirlys Bellin: Unaccustomed As I Am

Eleanor Bennet Is ... Stuck in Kansas!

TFPJ

TFPM

Eirlys Bellin

Eleanor Bennet

See page 121, 122 for show information

Electro Elis James – Gemstone! (And Daytripper Other Instruments FPN of Moderate Best Medicine Intrigue) – Free Management

Emerald Smiles – Free

PM Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL Politically Erect Comedy/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Travel at 88 miles per hour, never put Baby in a corner, and find out what your favourite 80s movie characters are doing today. ‘Laughed so much I wee’d a little’ (Scott Mills, Radio 1).

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

The hilarious journey of four unique characters faced with the monumentous task of speaking in public for the first time. Join them as they’re thrust into the spotlight... ‘Expertly crafted comic creations...hilarious’ (Stage). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 60 Pleasance Aug 7-12,15,17-19,22-26: 00:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Tornadoes strike Pratts Bottom South, a giant pirate is heading for Little Hiccup at 40mph, three dentures and a toupee are missing. The fate of the fete hangs in the balance! SSSS (Edinburghguide.com). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Vault • 11 Merchant Street

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5

Aug 9-15,17-22,24-29: XAug 4-6: 15:30 (50m) 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 15:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Politically Erect Comedy are comin’ at ya with several laughystage-slices (otherwise known as sketches). Envisage patriotic ramblings, anti-drug propaganda and magical gemstones hurtling towards your face, exploding with hilarity on impact. www.politicallyerect.co.uk Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-14: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Elis is a man who spends too much time alone in the sleepy market towns of Great Britain. This is the story of his quest to make those towns interesting. ‘A complete joy’ SSSS (Time Out). Stand-up, Storytelling

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Emerald Smiles is the very best stand-up show at the Fringe, involving the five Irish comedians Dave, Danny, Shane, Simon, and Trevor. Musical comedy, stand-up, your mind blown! Free entry. Free sweets. Free hilarious. Good oral hygiene optional! Musical, Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Laughing Horse @ The

Argyle • 15-17 Argyle Place

XAug 5-6: 19:40 (1h) £2.50 B 0131 221 9759 V353GH5 Aug 7-18,20-29: 19:40 (1h) £5.00

Aug 5-12: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

See page 139, 51 for show information

Emo Philips: Please Witness My Act

L Off the Kerb Productions

Eric Davidson – Brother, Can You Spare a Rhyme?

FAPM

Eric’s Laws of the Land

TFK Eric

Eric Davidson

See page 89 for show information

Eric’s Tales of the Sea – A Submariner’s Yarn

TFL

Espionage a Trois – Free

PM Ben Morgan/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About Life (But Didn’t Care to Ask)

TFPL

Eric

After back to back sell-outs, Eric returns with his blistering new show! ‘Davidson commands attention!’ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Bloody brilliant!’ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Bad Bread

Poetry, Stand-up

Emo Philips – 54th funniest comedian ever (Channel 4 survey) – last played Edinburgh in 2001; he out-sold every act on the Fringe. This is the show he currently performs in the States. www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 Aug 7-8,10-12,17-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22: 20:00 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 27-29: 20:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Eric wants to make the world a better place, but how? Eric has laws that will make life better; trouble is they’re not B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 on the statute books. Yet. Aug 11-13,15,21-22,25-28: Which laws get passed? You 20:30 (1h) £10.00 decide... Aug 14: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 Interactive

thespace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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

In the centre of Edinburgh is the city’s finest venue: the Unique, award-winning show, Espionage. Join us at 5:50pm surprise hit of last year’s to see three top stand-up Fringe; gifted raconteur Eric comedians in a (non-sexual) gives insider’s view of life in a 40-minute comedy ménage à nuclear submarine. ‘Thrilling. trois; free. A one in a million show’ Stand-up SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 XAug 5-6: 18:00 (1h) £4.00 Cowgate

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Sketch show (entrances on Cowgate Underbelly, Cowgate • and Victoria Street) 56 Cowgate (entrances B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 on Cowgate and Victoria Street) Aug 5-29: 17:50 (40m)

Aug 7-16,18-29: 18:00 (1h) £5.00

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 15:10 (1h) £8.50 (£6.00)

XAug 5-6: 15:10 (1h)

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Following a sell-out 2009 festival, Bad Bread return, delivering more fast-paced, original sketch comedy, continuing their attempt to answer all the questions you’ve never dared ask!

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B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6,16: 12:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 12:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 17,23-24: 12:15 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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27/4/10

16:58

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KEV ORKIAN THE ILLEGAL TOUR NMP PRESENTS

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

an energetic mix of hilarious stand-up comedy and sensational performances on the piano

PHOTO OF TRAIN BY HERBERT ORTNER

“Kev Orkian arrived on the comedy circuit with a bang! He lifts a tired crowd, conquers cynicism and regularly earns standing ovations” Jongleurs Comedy Clubs

‘...a master of one-liners, he’s way ahead of anyone else.’ INDEPENDENT

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5-29 August

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD CABARET BAR 0131 556 6550

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www.kev-orkian.com See page 85 for show information

Exceptionally Average – Free

PJ Dave Baucutt/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

www.emophilips.com

See page 59 for show information

Exile Into Eyes Up Here! – Fame Or Fries Frugality – Free Free FM

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Eyes Up Here/PBH’s Free Fringe

The Flying Penguins

Fancy a Threesome – Luke McQueen, Jim Campbell, Pat Burtscher

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Fascinating Aida: Pearls Before Wine

FJ Fascinating Aida

MLA

We live in a world that emphasises wealth, power and achievement. We strive for fame, fortune and the American dream. Doctors say average will never be fame, fortune or the American dream. It’s something much more.

Neale débuts a new show at this year’s Fringe, examining the world’s temporary exile into frugality. By asking the question ‘What would Martin Lewis do?’, Neale sorts out the global financial meltdown. Kind of.

Americans Maureen Oakeley and Lydia Parker team up with Brit Daniel Carter-Hope to blast you with fast-paced sketches and comic songs that straddle the Atlantic. ‘Clever observational comedy...moments were pure genius’ (Fringe Report).

Stand-up

Stand-up

Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port The Radisson • 80 High V63GF4 Street

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Aug 22-28: 18:40 (1h) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 (entrances on Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed) and Victoria Street) Aug 5-15,17-20,22-29: 12:00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9-29: 16:35 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed)

Internationally acclaimed comedy! Farm girl Brenda seeks acting fame in the Big Apple. Encounter whiskybreath housemates, alleyway love interests and pro-porn agents and see if she finds success, fame or fries! ‘Slick, entertaining, fastmoving, hilarious!’ SSSS (Talkfringe.com).

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It’s true, they’re still very much alive and back to thrill with nearly 30 years of their Three top comics for just £5. greatest hits, plus great Guaranteed laughs to kick-off new songs including the your day. Three very different ‘dirtiest and funniest song of styles for everyone’s taste. A the century so far’ SSSS must-see show. Book this now. (Times). Stand-up

Music

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 4-5: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 16-21: 19:05 (50m) Aug 6-30: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5: 19:25 (1h) £10.00 £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-14: 19:25 (1h) 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 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £15.00 (£14.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY

Jim Bowes:

Obsession

An hour of structured & orderly comedy

August 13th-29th, 1:15pm-2:15pm

FREE ENTRY

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde jimbowes.com • myspace.com/jimbowes

See page 77 for show information

Fat, Bald and Loud

J Laughing Horse Free Festival/Kingswell Productions

Russian hookers, medieval pimps, Japanese standups, Chicago cops and Shakespearean advertising men; Craig Ricci Shaynak plays them all in this one-man show featuring the Giant Wheel of Accents which transforms audience suggestions into improvisational reality. www.fatbaldloud.com Improv, Stand-up

Fat Kitten Improv Presents: Party Like It’s 1899

PM Fat Kitten Improv/ PBH’s Free Fringe

East London’s Fat Kitten Improv presents an evening of wry and witty improvised Victorian parlour games for your amusement and delight. Guest appearances from noted gentlepersons of the Empire. Improv, Storytelling

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

Laughing Horse @ Cafe V139GE5 Renroc • 91 Montgomery Aug 22-28: 17:15 (1h) Street (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 17-29: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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Fat Kitten Vs The World

PM

See page 66 for show information

Felicity Ward Felix Dexter – Reads From The Multiple Book Of Moron Personalities in Order TM

Fat Kitten Improv and Guests/PBH’s Free Gilded Balloon / Fringe Laughing Stock

East London’s Fat Kitten Improv challenge seven different guest groups in a furious head-to-head improv comedy smackdown. Intelligent, fast-paced spontaneity, every joke a fist of fresh, improvised joy. You decide the victor – free! Game show, Improv

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 15-21: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

One of Australia’s most exciting new comics, awardwinning Felicity Ward returns to read stories that should have stayed in her diary. Come, sit, and relax, knowing that it didn’t happen to you!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

TM

Ferris Bueller’s Way of... – Free

TFK Dan Willis

Bound & Gagged Comedy

Star of BBC2’s ‘Bellamy’s People’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Down the Line’ Felix Dexter returns to Edinburgh with his new stand-up and character show. ‘The star of the show’ (Guardian). ‘Very impressive’ (Sunday Times). Book early! Stand-up

XAug 4-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 Pleasance Courtyard •

Love the movie, live the life. Willis looks for life answers in a 1986 feel good movie. The smash hit of the 2008 festival returns. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Cabaret, Storytelling

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

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 6-29: 17:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 18:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26,30: XAug 4-6: 21:00 (1h) £7.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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Filthy Raucous Soul Bitch

N Lee Kern

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Flat Pack Radio Happy Hour – Free

PM Flat Pack Theatre Productions Ltd/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

The Fools of Love

PM Ant Smith and Bertram Trotar/PBH’s Free Fringe

CO ME DY

Hotly anticipated Edinburgh debut. ‘Original and unflinching’ (Fix); ‘Very new, very bold, very funny’ (Adam Bloom). Genuine underground comedy, performed underground. www.twinklebum.co.uk

High energy comedy-poetry: tales of love, loss and Stephen Fry. Featuring sensitive Harking back to fifties radio campery from the manic comedy but using contemporary Bertram Trotar and beefy material. Everything you see musings from badger-bearded and hear is live, no second troubadour Ant Smith. Stand-up chances, no post-production, no Witness London’s finest love editing - be ready to join in! Fringe at Le Monde • poets in action. Free entry. www.flatpackproductions.com 16 George Street Poetry, Sketch show B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Interactive, Sketch show The Banshee Labyrinth • Aug 4-30: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ The T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

TJ Fitzrovia Radio Hour Festival Highlights

Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

The best comedians in the world

29-35 Niddry Street

MU

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SIC

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 23-24: 14:50 (1h10m) Aug 5-16: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

(Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Footlights in ‘Good For You’ Foil, Arms and Hog – Strangers J with Sweets

TFM

“Guilty Pleasures is a putative global phenomenon” The Guardian

Cambridge Footlights

Foil, Arms and Hog

Classic radio yarns, brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism. Gasp at roaring tales including ‘The Man Who Was Ten Minutes Late’. Sound effects created live. ‘Triumph of visual Best of the Fest, Pick of the comedy.’ SSSS (Time Out) Fringe 2009. Sell-out EdFringe ’09. Hilarious sketch comedy Musical, Sketch show that will leave you with a Underbelly, Cowgate • satisfying sweet taste in your 56 Cowgate (entrances mouth!

on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Sketch show

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Just The Tonic at the

Caves • Enter from The XAug 5-6: 15:40 (1h) £6.00 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 253 Cowgate 15:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

An all-killer no-filler show of djs, dancers and special guests celebrating the glory of pop CA BA RE T

In their 127th year the Cambridge Footlights return to Edinburgh with a brand spanking new hour of top class sketch comedy. Tickets always sell fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. ‘A must-have ticket’ (Times).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 15:50 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:50 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 556 5375 V 88 G E5 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) 15:40 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 16-17,23-24: 15:40 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-15,17-29: 21:30 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (1h) £6.50 £8.50 (£6.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Best of the Fest

midnight 6,7, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 August Guilty Pleasures 23.30 4-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 August The Late Late Show

00.15 5-30 Aug not 9, 16

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COMEDY Fordy’s Lock-In

TFM Fluid Thinking

For 21 Nights Only!

M CloudComedy/PBH’s Free Fringe

Four Screws Loose Present ‘LatecomersWill-Be-Shot’

APL Four Screws Loose/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Join 6Music, 5Live and talkSport favourite Matt Forde for a lock-in with the best Fringe comedians every night. ‘Sore throats and stomach cramps guaranteed. Pure dead brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Perfectly timed’ (Metro). SSSSS (one4review.com).

Proud supporters of PBH’s Free Fringe, ‘For 21 Nights Only!’ brings a different line-up of comedy talent each show to tickle your comedy taste buds. Daily line-ups at www.cloudcomedy.co.uk

Stand-up Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree The White Horse • Bar (under South Bridge), 266 Canongate 253 Cowgate V296GD6

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 7-18,20-28: 18:30 XAug 5-6: 00:20 (1h30m)

£5.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 00:20 (1h30m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 00:20 (1h30m) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Sketch comedy let loose from London! From houmousloving simpletons to an outbreak of ‘Melodramitis’, expect wigs, walking sticks and wisecracks in this loaded cacophony-of-chaos. It’s free... So technically you already have a ticket! Sketch show

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 16:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Fordy’s Morning M Hangover Show

Fred MacAulay: Live Stand-Up

TM

FPM

30th Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Matt Forde

Hopefully the same people as last night’s ‘Fordy’s Lock-In’ ... all worse for wear! Chat, news reviews and a catch up on Fordy’s antics. Half price if you came last night. Bacon butties at the bar!

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 6-15,18-29: 11:35 (1h) £6.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Fred MacAulay

The winners and nominees of the UK’s premiere comedy awards on one fabulous bill! This outstanding comedy show brings you tomorrow’s big stars today. Book early. Every year a sell-out!

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 29: 23:15 (1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 30: 20:00 (1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

To compliment Fred’s two weeks of morning radio shows at the Fringe, Radio Scotland’s favourite funnyman brings you an hour of top class stand-up comedy. Two nights only. ‘MacAulay had the whole audience in stitches’ (Hollywood Reporter). Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 20: 20:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 21: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Free

Free & Easy – Free

AM Free and Freakin Awesome Comedy Showcase With Ro Campbell

For the fifth year running Free Fringe stalwart Ro Campbell hosts an awesome showcase of professional comics from the UK and international circuits. ‘Effortlessly brilliant’ (List); ‘Top notch!’ (Scotsman); ‘Funny as hell SSSS (Skinny); ‘Very wrong, rather funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27,29-30: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

2 FOR 1 Get your Fringe off to an octane-fuelled start by taking advantage of our huge 2 for 1 ticket deal. All shows with the symbol in the listings offer 2 for 1 discounts for their performances on 9 and 10 August*.

Book your tickets in person at the Fringe Box Office, over the phone on 0131 226 0000 or online at www.edfringe.com *Offer applicable 9 and 10 August only. A minimum of two full-price tickets must be purchased at the same time. Not applicable with any other offers. Concession prices not available on participating shows on these dates.

Free Afternoon Delight

PM

PL

Stu & Garry/The Stand PM Comedy Club John Fleming Presents

Stu & Garry return with their highly acclaimed lunchtime show. Great improvised comedy, superb food and absolutely free entry. ‘Very, very laugh out loud funny’ SSSSS (Evening News); ‘Funny and free, what more do you want?’ (Scotsman). Improv, Stand-up

12:30 (1h25m) (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-29: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Freefall

PJ Out the Window/ PBH’s Free Fringe

V56GE5 Aug 6-30: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Fresh Faces at the Free Fringe

M Danny Worthington, Elise Harris and Others/PBH’s Free Fringe

Shakespeare and Superheroes. Magic, antelope and the World Cup. The ice-cream Quest. Brand-new sketch comedy from the The star rocket’s in flight... writer and company behind Join stand-ups Andrew 2009’s ‘Beggars Belief’ McWhirter (‘a serious contender’, [Silky]), Barbaros SSSS, (ThreeWeeks). The (runner-up Oxford Fringe) and funniest show at the Fringe or Paul Savage (‘wonderful way your money back! with words’, [BBC]) as they Sketch show fill your afternoon with the Base Nightclub • things that delight them.

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

New York comic is free. SSSS ‘His jokes might have another comic arrested’ (Scotsman); SSSS ‘Electric, connecting bang-on the funnybone’ (Chortle.co.uk); SSSS ‘Power to shock’ SSSS (List). ‘Controversial. Warning: Unpredictable. Recommended’ (Time Out).

The Stand Comedy Club • Political, Stand-up 5 York Place Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Counting House • Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 38 West Nicolson Street

PBH’s Free Fringe/ Paul Savage, Andrew McWhirter, Barbaros

Stand-up

Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer

69 Cowgate

V56GE5 Aug 7-16,18-28: 18:15 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Elise Harris and Danny Worthington each day host a bill of five or more of the newest acts in comedy. If you like your comedy in small chunks this is the show for you. Stand-up

The White Horse • 266 Canongate

V296GD6 Aug 7-28: 14:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 7-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Frisco Fred’s Comedy Hour

J Fred Anderson and Comedy On The Square

Frisky and Mannish: The College Years

TL Underbelly Productions/Frisky and Mannish

COMEDY

The ‘F’ Show

PN

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Fit O’ the Giggles/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

COMEDY CLUB From San Francisco to the Great Wall of China to the Fringe! A fun-filled hour with the world’s only nearsighted comic, magician, juggler, escape artist and tightrope walker. Interactive, Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 5-16,18-29: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Frisky and Mannish – School Of Pop

M Underbelly Productions/Frisky and Mannish

Fun and frolics featuring five fantastically funny Fringe comedians for f**k all Following their packed house, (donations enthusiastically critically acclaimed, smash-hit appreciated). The debut last year, F&M are back fantastically fabulous fervent with a brand new show. ‘Joyous’ fools will fearlessly flush (Guardian). ‘Undisputed forward a flurry of frivolous hit of the Fringe’ SSSSS fables! Hosted by Keara (Herald). ‘Wildly talented’ Murphy. ‘Exudes Glaswegian SSSS (Independent). charm’ (Scotsman). ‘Pure exhilarating brilliance’ Compilation, Stand-up SSSSS (Chortle). Cabaret, Music Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

XAug 5-6: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 21:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Front Row

L

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 22:00 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

F***ing Funny for a Fiver

FN Best Medicine Management / Gag Reflex Management

BBC Radio 4

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60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 10:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

2010’s best value late show, with ‘The Boy With Tape on His Face’ (‘comedy sensation’, [Time Out]). Nik Coppin (‘rapid, non-stop act’, [MICF]); Sam Gore (‘class act’, [Chortle.co.uk]) and Elis James (‘complete joy’, [Time Out]), plus guests. Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Aug 5-6: 23:40 (1h50m) £2.50 Aug 7-15,18-29: 23:40 (1h50m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Check out Devlin’s Daily every weekday lunchtime. previews, special guests, chat and give-aways.

12.45PM

COMEDY AT HEART

FRINGE THE

OF THE

If you missed the hottest show of 2009 it’s back for one night only in the cow. ‘Fully blown superstars’ (Time Out) Frisky and Mannish Mark Lawson and guests reprise their runaway sell-out with the hits, misses, debates schooling in twisted pop. and talking points from this year’s Festival and Fringe in Udderbelly’s Pasture • a recording of BBC Radio 4’s Bristo Square nightly arts programme. B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Talk Aug 12: 23:30 (1h) £13.50 (£12.00) Pleasance Courtyard •

“There is a general consensus that The Stand is the best space for comedy in Edinburgh” Scotsman, July 2008

www.thestand.co.uk

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FunBags

PM FunBags/PBH’s Free Fringe

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Funny Farm Funny Women Awards L Gilded Balloon

The Garden Comedy Club

Gary Delaney: Purist

U

PN

TFPM

Funny Women

Mark Rothman and Friends

CKP

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: An Hour of Too Much Culture

TPK Gentlemen of Leisure

Eight FunBags, four women and one titillating show. Quirky sketches, stand-up and comedy songs. Featuring Jo Burke, semi-finalist ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ 2009. ‘Best sketch troupe I’ve given an unsolicited testimony for without seeing’ (Simon Donald, creator Viz). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 19-29: 12:10 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Funny as Muck – Free

In 1988 ‘The Funny Farm’ was born, a collective of Scottish based stand-ups – come see the best of these: Fred Macaulay, Bruce Morton and Parrot.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 11: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Funny Peculiar – Free

N Funny Peculiar/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

J Merseyside Uncut Comedy Kollective/ PBH’s Free Fringe

The 2010 Funny Women Awards seek out the newest female comedy talent. The best new acts will get a chance to perform for this year’s prestigious title at the national final in London, 20th September. www.funnywomen.com

First of all it’s free! A comedy club featuring up-andcoming stand-up performers, including professionals who will be popping in to try absolutely anything. Anarchic, shambolic, picture ‘Apocalypse Now’, on stilts.

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 23: 19:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 24: 17:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gangsters’ Palaces – Confessions of an Architect

TFAPU

V56GE5 Aug 6-30: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gareth Richards: Stand Up Between Songs

TPL Avalon Promotions Ltd

Anthony J Browne ‘Funny Peculiar’ stand-up show seeks funny peculiar audience for no-strings fun times. Must have GSOH, big dirty laugh and open attitude towards nudists, muggings and the inappropriate use of fish fingers. Funny? Yes. Peculiar? Who’s asking?  www.freefestival.co.uk

Pick-and-mix of comedy talent from Liverpool’s SSSS (2009) comedy collective. Six comedians strut their stuff. Award-winning Stand-up, Storytelling guests, you’ll love it – yeah Laughing Horse @ Jekyll yeah yeah! Come down for a & Hyde • 112 Hanover comedy rollercoaster! Street www.muckcomedy.com B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Stand-up Aug 5-15,17-29: 21:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Bannermans •

212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 7-28: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Britain’s wealthiest and evillest man, multi-millionaire slum landlord, Nicholas van Hoogstraten, had his very own architect. Me (I could be killed for this. And it’s a comedy!) Co-writer: Kate Smurthwaite. Director: Gareth Richards, star of Frank Graham Frost. Skinner’s ‘Absolute Radio The GRV • 37 Guthrie St Show’, will be performing his B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 ‘exceptionally inspired and truly memorable’ stand-up Aug 5-15,17-29: 21:10 (Chortle.co.uk) between some (55m) £5.00 funny, poignant and genre M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 defying songs – accompanied 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 by the Incredible Omnichord. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 18:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gary Delaney thinks most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying to single-handedly redress the balance. Expect: jokes. Don’t expect: narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery. ‘Unremittingly vicious, master of the one-liner’ (Scotsman). www.garydelaney.com Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

As Greek dramatist Menander observed ‘Culture makes all men gentle.’ Come enjoy this side-splittingly educational sketch-comedy show. Two men, too much culture –º you do the maths. SSSS (Scotsman). Sketch show

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 20:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-18,20-30: 13:40 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

George Ryegold: The Ordeal of Dr Gemma Goggin: Ryegold Get Laid or Die TFPM Trying T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

TFPM

George Ryegold

Gemma Goggin

Laying herself bare to an audience of strangers daily, this sharp and sassy stand-up shares a hilarious account of the dating disasters and sexual shenanigans of her 20s. No holds barred. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

The Malcolm Hardee Award nominee returns. Pioneering stand-up comedy from the eminent physician and polymath. ‘As sick as Jim Jeffries, but with the vocabulary of Stephen Fry’. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).   Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 22:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30:

XAug 4-7: 13:30 (50m) £5.00 22:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,24-26,30: 13:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Geraldine Quinn Get Up Stand – Shut Up and Up! Sing TFM

TFM

Geraldine Quinn

WMD Awareness Programme/Mirth Control

COMEDY

The Giggleball Ginger & Black: Girls and Boys (Will Go Ahead The Chill Factory at the Beehive Despite Zombie TFK PN Attack)

FPM

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Dennis Roadknight Brilliant mix of top comedy, live music and nuclear politics and His Amazing Friends returns. Excellent value with a different line up of top festival comedians daily. Plus Hollywood award-winning short film, and free nibbles at your table. www.wmdawareness.org.uk What’s pop music? Gaga wearing balsa wood? Beyoncé spasming in spandex? The antipodean cabaret queen (2009 sell-out) reveals how to write a hit in an hour. ‘Hilarious crash course’ SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide); SSSS (Herald). Cabaret, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Stand-up

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 9-29: 17:00 (2h) £4.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Giacinto Palmieri is Trying to Be Italian

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Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Giacinto Palmieri Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,2729: 22:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:20 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Get Happy in Edinburgh

TFM C presents... at the Electric Cabaret

Hackney Empire 2010 finalist Giacinto Palmieri’s musings on identity, languages and why he is not a football manager. ‘Giacinto has charm as Tuscany has wine’ (Scotsman). ‘Witty, urbane and hilarious’ (Arthur Smith).

A comedy sketch show performed amidst a postapocalyptic zombie invasion. The cast will fight for their lives while giving you the show of yours. Or as zombies might say: ‘Uuuuuurrgghhh!’ Devised, Sketch show

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

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Ginger and Black enter Her Majesty’s Prison to hear haunting, harrowing tales from inmates, turning recollections into a funpacked, colourful hour of musical storytelling. As featured on E4, BBC Radio. SSSS (Fest). SSSSS (AllTheFestivals.com).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Godley Hour

TFPM Janey Godley

PBH’s Free Fringe

Jill Baxter, David Blair, John Purves and Jane Walker, four of Scotland’s warmest comedians, invite you to take a hyperopic look into what you once dismissed as ordinary... Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 21:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Things happen inside and outside Janey’s head. Every year her Edinburgh show is like listening to an overfriendly cleaner telling you all the things that ever happened in her life, but in a funny way. www.janeygodley.com Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

GIT Starring Jon Richardson, Lloyd Langford Good and Dan Laughternoon Atkinson

The Gilded Balloon 25th Anniversary Shows

The Ginge, the Geordie and the N Geek Best Medicine

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Stand-up, Storytelling

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

London’s friendliest comedy night is back in Edinburgh! Top headliners and the best rising stars. 2009 included Stewart Lee, Frisky & Mannish, Ed Aczel. ‘Delightful’ (Time Out). ‘Ace’ (Channel4.com/4Laughs). Followed by free open-mic comedy and late bar. www.gethappycomedy.com Compilation, Stand-up

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 22:40 (1h15m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 22:40 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:40 (1h15m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 17:35 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 17:35 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:35 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Gilded Ballon is 25 years old! Come and see our special friends and favourite performers re-live the highlights. See www. gildedballoon.co.uk for details of the spectacular lineups as they are announced!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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After selling over 3,000 tickets last year, the boys return with more silliness, surrealism, great characters and 80s anthems. ‘All hail the new chiefs!’ SSSSS (Johnny Vegas); ‘Sidesplittingly funny sketches’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

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

For one week only, a brand new type of show. A heady mix of jokes, chat, competition, argument and making value judgements about complete strangers.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Very attractive comedy show WLTM easygoing audience with GSOH for discreet afternoon fun. Worn out shoppers and curmudgeons welcome. You could even win a curly wurly... Stand-up

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Whistlebinkies •

Aug 23-25,27-29: 22:15 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 26: 22:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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4-6 South Bridge

V304GE5 Aug 18-28: 14:45 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 16:45 (1h) £6.50 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 16:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly ‘Ride Again’ – Free

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Goring and The Grandees Stokes: Nerds of TFPK a Feather

The Great Big Greg Davies: Guest Who? Comedy Picnic – Firing Cheeseballs TPM Free at a Dog

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Just The Tonic at the Laughing Horse @ Caves • Enter from The Meadow Bar • Rowantree Bar (under 42-44 Buccleuch Street South Bridge), B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 253 Cowgate Aug 15-29: 16:20 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gordon Southern – Borders

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A heady mix of comedy, drama and lycra, these kids of the 80s bring you a sketch-adventure packed with compelling characters. Get ready for this surreal brand of fantastical hijinks. Whoosh! ‘Perfectly executed comedy’ SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

For the eighth year, the picnic returns for more teatime titter. Critics’ Choice 2006 and 2007; SSSS (ThreeWeeks). A stand-up selection box of comedy quiche and sausage rolls in the aisles.

The hotly anticipated solo debut from Greg Davies. Mr Gilbert from ‘The Inbetweeners’ and the most out-of-shape member of ‘We Are Klang’ brings you the story of one man’s snackbased epiphany.

Pleasance Courtyard • Stand-up 60 Pleasance Laughing Horse @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street XAug 4-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 21:05 (1h) £6.00 (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: and Victoria Street)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 21:05 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 5-6: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,2729: 14:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 14:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Grainne Maguire – We Need to Talk About Bonnets

Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:05 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 21:05 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Granny’s Gone Wild – Free

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Aug 5-29: 16:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Great Yarmouth The Guest Speakers – Free Social Club

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Act Off Productions/ Rob Gilroy/Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Just The Tonic at the

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£2.50 (Free Ticketed) Aug 7-10,12-24,26-29: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

The Social Club strikes back. Join classic showbiz turns Eduardo Continental and Bangers and Mash plus embittered compere Mike Wilde (who had a sitcom) as they try to keep the flame of variety alive. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ Stand-up, Theatre Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football (entrances on Cowgate Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, and Victoria Street) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Leith Walk Aug 6-30: 18:30 (1h)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-29: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Improv, Musical

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 23:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 23:35 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Guy Pratt’s Wake Up Call! Guy Pratt

Lynn Ruth Miller, the world’s oldest cougar, is 77! She raps, she jokes – she’s gone mad. Her show is comedy at its Is living like you’re in an Emily worst – outrageous proof that when body parts drop to your Bronte book always a bad ankles they can still swing. thing, even if you work in an office, are a bit of a pisshead Stand-up and don’t own a bonnet? Stand-up

An improvised comedy show with special guest star stories in every performance. The Maydays are awardwinning comedians, critically acclaimed and accompanied by a sensational musician. ‘Hilariously funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Genius’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk); ‘Excellent’ SSSS (FringeReview.com). www.themaydays.co.uk

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Grainne Maguire

For anyone who ever crossed a line.The worldly word clown hurdles international border controls and charges headlong at the rabbit-proof fences of tiny minds. ‘Top class all round’ (Sunday Times). ‘Poetic, joyful and freewheeling’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

Maydays

Ian Fox with Laughing Avalon Promotions Horse Free Festival Ltd

Sion James/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Hilarious double bill from a pair of geeks, LOL! Awardwinning Graham Goring (best Cuddly Sion James saddles show, Manchester Comedy up again after four years as a Festival 2009) and Leicester sell-out sensation, with very Mercury nominee Chris special guests and stars of the Stokes: Pleasance Comedy Fringe with free laffs, cuddles Reserve 2009, ‘Very smart and badges. www.facebook. material’ (Chortle.co.uk). com/sionjames1 Stand-up Stand-up, Storytelling

TPM

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A corporate event introducing a range of high quality speakers: an Accessorize security guard, a freelance protester performing tearinducing ballads and a child psychologist plugging her new BBC3 documentary/ game show. ‘Brilliant’ (Long Live Comedy). www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St

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Pink Floyd’s bassist returns for the first time since his 2007 sell-out run to regale us with more hilarious tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life for the touring musician. Music, Storytelling

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: Aug 7-21: 14:45 (1h) 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 22-30: 13:45 (1h) £5.00

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com

COMEDY

Gyles Brandreth Hans Teeuwen: – The One to Smooth and One Show Painful

Hardeep Singh Kohli – Chat Masala

Helen Arney’s Songs for Modern Loving

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Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With International Artistes

Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Debi Allen Associates

Gilded Balloon Helen Arney Productions – Festival Highlights

After last year’s sell-out fringe debut in ‘The Nearly From politics to showDutch superstar, comedian Naked Chef’, Hardeep returns business, sixty minutes of and jazz singer and the most with a chat show featuring wit, wordplay and hilarious exciting performer to hit Britain top festival guests and live name-dropping from a master in years. ‘The best stand-up music – topped off with storyteller. ‘Incredibly funny, I’ve seen in ages’ (Stewart delicious curry cooked on wildly indiscreet’ (Daily Mail). Lee), ‘Breathtaking’ SSSSS (Metro). ‘Masterclass in laughter’ stage. www.hardeeplive.com ‘A dead-pan comic to rival SSSSS (Guardian). Book Jack Dee’ (Daily Telegraph). Tasting early! www.hansteeuwen.com www.gylesbrandreth.net Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Comic songs, ukuleles and stand-up to take you through the highs, lows and heartaches of looking for that perfect someone. ‘Engaging, twinkly-eyed stage presence.’ (Chortle.co.uk); ‘Charming, witty, warm with great one-liners.’ SSSS (List). Music, Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4: 18:30 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 XAug 4-6: 16:30 (1h) £10.00 XAug 4-6: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,11-12,16-19,23-24, XAug 5-6: 19:35 (1h) Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 16:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-24,26: 22:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

26,30: 18:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 19:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Henry Paker’s 3D Bugle

Hey You, Watch This!

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Alex Perry & Karel Hutter/PBH’s Free Fringe

Hold onto your skin because Henry Paker is about to hit you with his first hour of crucial stand-up featuring odds and sods, whimsy and some mild posturing. ‘This man will be a star’ (Chortle. co.uk).

Two stand-ups, one mic, no holds barred! Alex and Karel grab the audience (not literally) with jokes, anecdotes and banter (yes, literally). Join them for fun, frolics and frivolity in a fantastically frenetic free friendly funfest!

Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 19:50 (1h) £2.50 V56GE5 Aug 7-15,17-29: 19:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-21: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Henry Rollins

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Henning Wehn – Harpur’s Bizarre – My Struggle Hannah Gadsby H Anthony – The Cliff Hildebrand: Why Life, Death, Pets TFM Young Shuffle is a Lettuce? PM

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Winner Festival Directors’ Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival. Before her Edinburgh debut last year, Hannah walked across England. It was a bad idea. This show is about preparing for a graceful downhill shuffle.

Hildebrand presents an hour of talking, poems, drawings, song/s, information about Robert Mugabe, electronic rhythms and jokes about people and things. ‘H Anthony is rare, brilliant, funny and slightly retarded’ (Tim Minchin).

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly Gilded Balloon Teviot • Rooms, 54 George Street Bristo Square

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XAug 5-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-7: 22:45 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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£5.00 (£5.00) Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

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Hi Class – Free

PM Sarah-May and JohnMark Philo

Henning Wehn/IMWP

Sarah Harpur/PBH’s Free Fringe

Cat abortion. Dog suicide. Racist rabbits. Dead Dads Club. Relax – it’s covered! Sarah’s sometimes brilliant, often silly and always bizarre. Free show. ‘Best newcomer’ 2009 (NZ Comedy Guild); 2009 NZ Raw Comedy winner. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

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Life as German comedy ambassador to the United Kingdom is a right old struggle. Henning will tell you all about it. Come along or else! ‘The Werner Herzog of comedy’ (Stewart Lee); ‘Absolutely brilliant’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

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

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 21:10 (1h) £5.00

Legendary frontman for Black Flag, author, Hollywood actor, Grammy Award winner, passionate stream-of-socialconsciousness raconteur. ‘Fabulous spoken-word ... audience were in tears of laughter’ (Daily Record). ‘Compelling ... most unique shows on the Fringe’ (List). ‘Sometimes the truth hurts’ (H. Rollins). www.henryrollins.com

Leave your shattered hopes with ‘Dear Deidre’ in a tearsoaked counterpane – your lives are sorted. Comedy and music from Sarah-May and Kindergarten Corner with Lashington Bear – bring the kids! (Categorically do not bring the kids.) Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Spoken word Espionage • 4 India Udderbelly’s Pasture • Buildings, Victoria Street Bristo Square (entrances on Cowgate B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 and Victoria Street)

XAug 23: 20:50 (1h15m) £10.00 Aug 24-29: 20:50 (1h15m) £15.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-29: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,11-12,15,18-19,22, 24-26,29: 21:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-28: 21:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23: 21:10 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Highlight Holly Burn – Horse & Louis’ Comedy (Famous Living and Dying Special Offer – for Comedy) Free TFK

APN Various

Bombshell Productions Ltd.

The all-year-round comedy club makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. Featuring some of the very best stand-up on the UK circuit every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the last Sunday of the Fringe. www.thehighlight.co.uk Stand-up

Highlight • Omni Centre, Greenside Place

After 2009’s critically acclaimed, sell-out show, Holly B 0844 844 0044 V250GC6 returns with more renegade Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-29: character comedy that breaks all the rules. ‘Wonderfully 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S abstract ... surreal’ (Time 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Out London Critics’ Choice). 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ‘Dangerous but hilarious ... 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 daringly different’ (Stage). www.hollyburn.co.uk

His Eyes Were Like Oysters

TFJ Oyster Eyes

Sketch show, Stand-up

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

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 15:35 (50m) £6.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

You have a tiny penis. I have a tiny penis. Come and see our The Horne tiny penises. ‘They had tiny Section penises’ (Sporty Spice, 1997). A surreal and hilarious show that you should come and stare at. The Invisible Dot Ltd

TPJ

Music, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Metropole Cafe • 29-33 Newington Road Aug 16-29: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Congress of Oddities/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Devised, Sketch show

PM St George’s Medics Revue

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Bounding with exuberance, ‘a younger, better looking cast of ‘Scrubs’’ jack up their second decade at the Edinburgh Fringe with a snappy injection of offensive yet intelligent comedy sketches, set to tickle your funny bone. Sketch show, Revue

theSpaces on the Mile @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Radisson • 80 High Aug 17-19,23-26: 12:30 Street

Aug 16: 19:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 20-22,27-29: 12:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.50)

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How to Be an Imaginary Friend

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded

Z Theatre Company

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Like most children, Ben has After Dark an imaginary friend. Unlike most children he still has one at 25. A charming comedy documenting the many pitfalls, hazards and obstacles facing imaginary friends in the 21st century.

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 Aug 23-28: 17:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

I Am German, I Should Not Be Here!

PK Christian Schulte-Loh/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Storytelling, Theatre

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 The team returns with

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

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Want to be the next Richard Branson but daunted by the effort? Sunday Times author Rachel Bridge reveals shortcuts to success in her entertaining account of how to be a brilliant entrepreneur.

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 (50m) £9.00 (£7.50)

An Hour of Telly: FPM Live! – Free

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Rachel Bridge

Fast-paced and quick-witted sketches performed by Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains that have been Musical Comedy Awards gaining rave reviews across 2010 runners-up Horse & the country. ‘Excellent comic Louis present a collection of actors, arresting ideas and sketches, songs and character pin-point delivery’ SSSS comedy in their own unique (Scotsman). style. ‘Genuinely funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Fantastic’ Sketch show, Stand-up (MusicalComedy.co.uk). The Stand Comedy Club www.freefestival.co.uk III & IV • 28 York Place

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

XAug 5-6: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 18:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Stand Comedy Club

Horse & Louis/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 XAug 5-6: 15:35 (50m)

How Do I Get Up How to Make a There? Million Before Lunch PN

Some telly. Performed live. Programmes (mainly adverts). Like staying in but less Yes, it’s jazz-infused comfortable. News read by comedy time as the UK’s daily celebrities. Performers finest musicians collaborate have been on real telly (‘Peep with the Fringe’s favourite Show’, ‘Ideal’, ‘Psychoville’). comics for some unique and unprecedented performances. ‘Surreal, deconstructionist brilliance’ (Chortle.co.uk). Alex Horne and his Magnificent Band plus the Theatre best comedians in Edinburgh The Banshee Labyrinth • equals nice.

29-35 Niddry Street Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square V156GE5

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Aug 7-28: 14:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 9-14,16-19: 15:10 (50m) £3.50

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another ‘brilliantly bizarre’ (Broadwaybaby.com) and ‘wonderfully weird’ (ThreeWeeks) survival seminar. With new tips and techniques for the same old problem: zombies. Brain destruction is guaranteed. Sell-out 2009.

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

He’s blond, he’s two metres tall, he’s German and he’s sorry. Meet Christian Schulte-Loh! ‘One of the most subversive acts ever. The gags have an astonishing freshness and power’ (Spectator). Free! Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 18:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

XAug 6-7: 19:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: 19:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Ian D Montfort: Idiots of Ants: Touching the The Red Button Dead TK

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Tom Binns

Following 2009’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination From the creator of Ivan and a UK tour, the Ants Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, (BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4 and The Sunderland Psychic Chortle Award winners) who channels dead famous return with their fourth new people. Appearing celebrities: full-length show. ‘Best sketch Ernie Wise, Charles Darwin, group of 2009’ (Time Out). Tony Hart, Jeremy Beadle, www.idiotsofants.com and William Shakespeare. D. Pleasance Courtyard • stands for Dean. Drama, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

60 Pleasance

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I Can Make Your Life Slightly Better

I Like To Laugh

The Improverts

The Incident

Inglorious Stereo

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Cameron Davis and Bonnie Tessa Davies/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Edinburgh University Theatre Company

Sam Simmons and David Quirk

Paul Putner and Glen Richardson

Edinburgh’s resident improvised comedy troupe return for their third decade at the Bedlam Theatre. Hilarious games based entirely on audience suggestions – always different, always funny. ‘Never fails to make you laugh out loud’ (BroadwayBaby.com). www.improverts.co.uk

Australian cult comedians Simmons (‘glorious... will tickle your soul’ [Scotsman]), and Quirk, (‘blunt, brazen and brilliant’ [Age]), join forces creating an emotional roller disco of the mind. ‘Godot’ meets ‘Point Break’ in a shop.

Accompany Paul Putner (‘Little Britain’, ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘The Peter Serafinowicz Show’) and Glen Richardson (Ornate Johnsons) on a glorious stereo journey into comedy. ‘Lethal but loveable comedy from the leftfield’ (Guardian).

Do you like to laugh? So do we. Wow, we have so much in common. You should definitely come to our show. We made it all the way from Australia, you can make it to our venue... Interactive, Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-5: 20:25 (1h) £6.00

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COMEDY

20:25 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:25 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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The Improlympians – Free

I Kid You Not

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The Improlympians/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Andy Linden

I Can Make Your Life Slightly Better/ Laughing Horse Free Festival Hilarious anecdotes from actor Andy Linden’s colourful life. Van Morrison’s fan from hell, up close with Roman Polanski and queasiness in Cuba. ‘One of the funniest people alive.’ (Independent); ‘Hilarious and a bit freaky!’ (BBC.co.uk).

Multimedia, Stand-up

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

Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Audience suggestions create improvised play. ‘Three quick and funny men ... well worth a watch’ (ThreeWeeks, 2008). ‘They’re really good at improv’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009). If comedy was a crime, the Improlympians would be on Death Row. Improvising. Improv

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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(Free Non-ticketed)

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Sketch show

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place

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£6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-14,16-21,23-28: 00:30 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50)

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Interrobang?

XAug 5-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 B 0131 225 9893 V 49GF5 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: Aug 6-15: 16:15 (1h) £5.00 16:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 6-7: 00:30 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Improv Wins! – Free

Incidental Combobulations – Free

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To Be Continued

Matthew Highton

Rock your socks hilarious improv! A fast-paced show that will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more. Note: Bring any item and the players will figure out how to integrate it!

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There are nine crucial skills people need in order to build lasting relationships and successful careers. Sadly, Chris Matthewman only knows seven of them. A stand-up comedy, musical, personal development masterclass. www.icanmakeyourlife slightlybetter.com

Improv

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

Improv, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

A surreal ride into the

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 strange and the fantastical Aug 5-12: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

as Matthew Highton’s mind takes you into a bizarre and wonderful series of incidental combobulations. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

PJ Bristol Improv

Who built Stonehenge? What’s the moon really made from? Where’s my drink? We answer your questions as a life-affirming tale, so funny your contact lenses will fall out! Delivering 100% on the spot improvisation to give you answers! Improv

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High Street

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5

XAug 6: 22:10 (50m) £5.00 B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 7,9-14,16-21,23-28: Aug 5-21,26-29: 15:40 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

22:10 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50)

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B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 6-29: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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In Theatre

FPM Amateur Transplants

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

In the Name of the Flesh

PN Ernesto Sarezale/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Two doctors singing smutty songs at a piano. Sell-out 2005/6/7/8/9. Contains brand new swear words. ‘A wonderfully funny way to spend an hour in a basement. And yes, they do the ‘London Underground Song’. A comedy classic’ (Scotsman). www.amateur transplants.com Music, Stand-up

Medina & Negociants • 45-47 Lothian Street

Experimental one-man show blending spoken word and video projection. Nods to burlesque and performance art. Dark humour, surreal eroticism and the queer body. ‘Naked interaction ... amusing’ (FringeReport. com). ‘Hilarious’ (GayTimes. co.uk). ‘Engaging’ SSSS (RemoteGoat.co.uk). Erotic Award winner.

Multimedia, Poetry B 0131 225 6313 V205GF5 Aug 13-16,18-21: 19:00 (55m) The Banshee Labyrinth • £9.50 (£6.50) 29-35 Niddry Street Aug 13-16,18-21: 21:00 (55m) V156GE5 £9.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-17: 23:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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An Introduction – Free Stand-Up Comedy

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Assembly, Marnie Foulis and Tripod Entertainment present

Damian Kingsley (Bath Comedy Festival finalist, Newbury new act finalist); Luke Graves (Hackney Empire new act 2010 finalist, Reading comedy Festival finalist, Newbury new act finalist). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 6-30: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Newcomers to Edinburgh, London group In The Meantime... bring their fresh new hit of sketch comedy to the Fringe. Promising exactly what the title suggests, satisfaction is probable. www.itmcomedy.com Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-14: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Mandy Dassa brings you her debut sketch show. Quickfire sketches and hearty laughs, this show brings you a bit of character comedy to wet your whistle! Also featuring Jennifer Aries and Simon J Grant. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St

‘The Invisible Dot Club offers themed nights featuring a quixotic mix of standup, sketches, music, art and video, including the promise of live endoscopies’ (Guardian, 2009). Secret location by the sea. www.theinvisibledot.com

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 20: 20:00 (4h) £14.50 Aug 15-29: 13:15 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Tripod Versus the Dragon

21.50 5-29 not 16

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Gutted: A Revengers Musical

23.05 5-30 not 10, 17, 24

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COMEDY I Said I Wouldn’t Israeli-Palestinian It is Rocket Do This Again! Conflict: A Science! V2 Romantic Comedy FL TFK Ian Kendall

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Helen Keen

Vaguely Qualified Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

Ian Kendall returns in his nineteenth year with one show. Book early for the only chance to see his ‘slick, stylish sleight of hand’ (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS from pretty much everyone who matters. www.IanKendall.com

Helen Keen’s award-winning space-based show (soon to be a BBC Radio 4 series) relaunches! With a meteor shower of new bits, a cosmos of costumes and approximately 99 feet of tinfoil. ‘Inspired’ (Guardian). www.helenkeen.com

An American show tracking the notorious Middle East conflict to a botched onenight stand between Israel and Palestine at the Geneva Convention. Despite wars and rebound relationships, these Magic Stand-up, Storytelling two countries may just have The Zoo • 140 The Gilded Balloon Teviot • found love. Pleasance Bristo Square www.IsraeliPalestinian B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 ConflictARomCom.com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 21: 22:50 (1h) £9.50 XAug 6-7: 13:15 (1h) £5.00 Musical M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-9,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Whistlebinkies • 13:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 4-6 South Bridge 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: V304GE5 13:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-25: 17:15 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) An Israeli and a

Palestinian Walk into a Country... – Free

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Itch: A Scratch Event

Nidal Agha & Yariv Perelmuter/PBH’s Free Fringe

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It’s Funtime

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Pleasance and the Comedians Theatre Company

Stand-up comics Yariv Perelmuter and Nidal Agha journey through the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – without mediators or passports – exposing the comedy within the acrimony. Safe territory? Just don’t mention the wall. Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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A mixed bag of brand new work. Rehearsed and unrehearsed scripts, a bunch of talent, and lots of fun! Rotating line-up includes: Jack Whitehall, Phil Nichol, Hattie Hayridge, Stephen Frost, Sara Pascoe, and many others... Theatre

Aug 9-27: 16:50 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-16, 18-30: 14:00 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00)

The quiz night with all the fizz and glitter of a game show off the telly. Film and music questions, balloon-twisting, robots, kazoos, Kerrchinko, tower of strength and tip-top prizes. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. www.its-funtime.com Game show

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 10,17: 19:30 (1h45m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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It’s Nice We Could Do This

PL Ben Verth/PBH’s Free Fringe

Ben Verth presents a raucous, endearing, dark and surreal new sketch show packed to the rafters with chaotic delinquents and flailing misfits. ‘Universally splendid’ (Scotsman); ‘Brought the audience fully to life’ (Laughter Track). www.myspace.com/ ben_verth

See page 48 for show information

It’s Not Father Ivor’s New Show Jack Whitehall: Stone – It’s... Learning PM Michael Redmond! Difficulties

TM

Ivor Dembina

Gilded Balloon

Immediately recognisable from his role as Father Stone in the Channel 4 series, ‘Father Ted’, in which he hardly spoke. In this show, he will speak, about spare ribs, his moustache and more.

TL

Jam and Marmalade

PM Reserve Collection

Chambers Management

Join Ivor Dembina as he devises a new solo show - live! The piece will evolve over three weeks through audience interaction and some real soul-searching from Ivor. Come and play your part in the riskiest show in town. www.thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com

James Christopher – Seeing Both Sides – Free

PM James Christopher/ PBH’s Free Fringe

What’s the difference between jam and marmalade? We don’t know. You tell us. A new show featuring student stand-ups that offers the audience a chance to write a punchline funnier than the acts, to win our takings.

People say you learn from your mistakes, Jack reckons that’s bollocks. We just keep making the same mistakes but just get slightly better at dealing with the fallout. ‘A Devised, Interactive wonderfully enjoyable hour of Spoken word, Stand-up Gilded Balloon Teviot • Laughing Horse @ City comedy’ (Telegraph). Dragonfly • 52 West Port Bristo Square Cafe • 19 Blair Street www.jackwhitehall.com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 V63GF4 Stand-up Aug 7-28: 19:50 (1h) Sketch show, Revue XAug 4-6: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-25,27-29: Pleasance Courtyard • (Free Non-ticketed) 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) The Canons’ Gait • Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 60 Pleasance M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 232 Canongate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 V78GD6 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-11,13-18,20-25,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) XAug 4-6: 19:15 (55m) £5.00 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:15 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) 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 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 19:15 (55m) £11.50 (£10.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

James Christopher is a standup and jolly Yorkshireman with forthright, opinionated observations. His brother Michael is a Liberal Democrat MP, turning to comedy to sharpen his wit for those big Parliamentary speeches. Political, Stand-up

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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For tickets and information www.venue150.com 0844 847 1639 See page 52 for show information

James Dowdeswell: My Grandad Was a Clown and Those Are Big Shoes to Fill

See Venue Guide for show information

James Sherwood Jam for Tea – – One Man and Free His Piano PM

PL

James Sherwood

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Janice Day

TFPJ All Change Productions Ltd

Jarlath Regan: Jarred Christmas Not So Common Stands Up Sense TPM

TFU

Gilded Balloon

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

FL James Dowdeswell/The Stand Comedy Club

What happens when you find a clown in your family tree? ‘Real master of the comedian’s craft’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘An excellent line in comedy’ (Guardian). www.myspace.com/ jamesdowdeswell Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 5: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

‘Sherwood mixes dry, gently cerebral comedy with moments of inspired silliness; thanks to his non-stop invention and brilliant comic craft’ (Guardian). Following a UK tour, he’s back with a new show. www.sherwoodcomedy.com Music, Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-29: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Funny Women finalists Marie Vagen and Julie Jepson, with fellow woman, Alison Leitch bring you their unique take on life, love, the universe and everything in a new show for 2010. Don’t miss it! www.freefringe.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

How I lost my breast and found myself. Be prepared to laugh (but not while I’m singing). The outrageously funny author of ‘Getting it Off My Chest’ offers late lunch entertainment. Sandwiches welcome. Supporting the Maggie’s Centres. Cabaret, Music

Diverse Attractions • Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket

Sold out 2008-2009. ‘Perfect tea time show’ (Chortle. co.uk);  A day at the Fringe isn’t complete without an hour in this man’s company. SSSS ‘Side-splitting’ (Metro); SSSS ‘Excellent’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘Thoroughly recommended’ (Scotsman).  

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Following sell-out shows in Edinburgh and London, a starring role in a BBC2 sitcom and dancing like Beyonce for Pot Noodle, Jarred Christmas returns to do what he does best...stand-up. Winner of Chortle Comedy Award 2010.  

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 B 0131 225 8961 V11GE4 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 15-29: 17:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 9-14,16-21: 13:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50)

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XAug 4-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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TIM FITZHIGHAM & DUNCAN WALSH ATKINS

Flanders & Swann A-GNother GNew After-GNoon in

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“Genius word-play…great!” The Guardian “Impressive, suave…a delight” The Times

Cabaret Bar 6–30 August, 15.45 (1hr) (not 11 or 25) BOX OFFICE 0131 556 6550 www.flandersandswann.info www.edfringe.com

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See page 125 for show information

Jason Byrne 2010 Jason Cook: The Jason Manford – Jay Foreman: End (Part 1) I’m Turning Into Pretend You’re TL My Dad Happy PL Phil McIntyre Entertainments by TFJ Jason Cook/The Stand PM Arrangement With Lisa Comedy Club Phil McIntyre Jay Foreman Thomas Management Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

He’s moved in, he’s officially a Scot, there’s just no getting rid of Jason Byrne at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He returns each year with a show that is hilarious, exciting, and full of surprises. Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Jason unveils his most ambitious, soul-searching and personal show ever, where you decide 2011’s show. ‘A masterclass in how comedy should be done’ SSSSS (Time Out). This time, the end is just the beginning. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

Funny songs from BBC New Talent’s Pick of the Fringe, Musical Comedy Awards Five nights only. Book early to best newcomer 2009 and avoid disappointment! Multi finalist 2010. ‘One of the most musically talented finalists’ award-winning stand-up and star of ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk); ‘Snap up this young talent... ‘ and ‘Live at the Apollo’. ‘A SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). very funny, very engaging performer’ (Scotsman). Music Stand-up Underbelly, Cowgate •

Jay Sodagar Opinions Are Free

APM

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Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach (‘Big Brother’s Big Mouth’/BBC Switch/BBC3/ E4) welcomes you to an Fringe veteran Jay Sodagar unrelenting and gratuitously returns with more attitude revealing insight into his and opinion on the world. sordid private life. Sexual Opinions are free; ‘even the deviancy, alcoholism, drugs, BNP can kiss my arse ... I hate piles, love and refusing to racists especially the Chinese compromise for the industry! ones, what’s wrong with Tibet?’ www.jaysodagar.com Stand-up Cabaret, Stand-up

XAug 5-6: 13:40 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 13:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 13:40 (1h) £6.50

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Laughing Horse @ B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 56 Cowgate (entrances Espionage • 4 India Venue150 @ EICC • on Cowgate and Victoria Buildings, Victoria Street 150 Morrison Street XAug 5-6: 21:00 (1h) £9.50 XAug 4: 20:05 (1h) (entrances on Cowgate B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Street) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-25,30: £7.00 (£6.00) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 and Victoria Street) 21:00 (1h) £17.00 (£16.00) XAug 5: 18:10 (1h) Aug 7-11: 20:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 13-15: 21:00 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50) Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 20-21: 00:00 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £19.50 (£18.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 0 2 0 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 20-22,26-29: 21:00 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £19.50 (£18.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jeff Leach: Leach on Society – Free

Aug 6-18: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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See page 96 for show information

Jennifer Jeremy Lion Coolidge – Yours Goes Green for the Night TPM

TU EdCom

Comic movie star from ‘American Pie’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Best in Show’ commands the stage in this outrageous, hilarious and sometimes shockingly funny show. ‘Jennifer was born to make people laugh’ (LA Times). Stand-up

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Cheryl Hayes Management

Join the UK’s most extraordinary children’s entertainer as he attempts to save the world from ecological meltdown. Fun for all the family, although entirely unsuitable for children. ‘Gloriously, excruciatingly funny’ (Telegraph).

See page 140 for show information

Jessica Ransom – Jest Like Danny Ransom’s Million Kaye

TPM

PU

Phil McIntyre Entertain- Russell Fletcher ments by Arrangement (Musical Director: With Dawn Sedgwick Greg Riddell) Management

A dazzling multi-character performance from the breakthrough, brilliantly funny comedy actress and regular co-star of BBC1’s ‘Armstrong and Miller’. ‘This versatile, fast-rising star steals the show. As sharp as a young Victoria Wood’ (Times).

Assembly @ George Pleasance Dome • Street • Assembly Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Pleasance Courtyard • Rooms, 54 George Street B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 60 Pleasance

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

Relive the magic of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye – ‘The Liddle Fiddle’, ‘Hans Christian Andersen’, ‘The Court Jester’ – and much more, in a rollicking, sing-a-long, laugh-a-minute for everyone! Winner: ‘best comedy’, Melbourne Fringe. Musical

Jim Bowen – Jim Bowes: Nothing in This Obsession – Free Game for Two in PL a Bed

FN

Josaka/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Ovation

Play ‘Bullseye’ with original host, the legend, Jim Bowen. Take home a bendy bully or just your BFH. Either way, this is a show that’s super, smashing, great!! Game show

Highlight • Omni Centre, Greenside Place

Are you obsessed with something? Did climate change end when the financial crisis started? From collecting stamps to checking doors are locked ten times, is life making us all...obsessed? ‘Very funny’ (BBC.co.uk). www.jimbowes.com Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll The Famous Spiegeltent • B 0844 844 0044 V250GC6 & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street George Square Gardens

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 667 8940 V87GF5 XAug 16: 19:00 (1h5m) £5.00 B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 XAug 4-6: 20:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 13-29: 13:15 (1h) Aug 17-19,23-26: 19:00 XAug 5-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: XAug 4-5: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 8: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 (1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,23,25-26: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Jimeoin – Something Smells Funny

Jimmy Carr – Laughter Therapy

TPL

PM

Jimeoin

Chambers Management

Stunning world-class stand-up from one of live comedy’s masters. ‘Hilarious ... It gets no better than this - brilliant!’ (Time Out). ‘Comedy of the highest order – inspired!’ (Independent) ‘Sublime ... masterclass in delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSSS (Herald). ‘Awesome!’ (List). www.jimeoin.com Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

See page 95 for show information

If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Stand-up

Jo Caulfield: Cruel to Be Kind

PN Jo Caulfield/The Stand Comedy Club

A celebration of anger. New thoughts plus the very best bits. Linguistic experiments for new radio series. Razor-sharp observations. Scandalous one-liners. ‘Wonderfully bitchy’ (Observer). ‘Pure comedy gold’ (Evening Standard). ‘Compulsive viewing’ (Scotsman).

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 III & IV • 28 York Place

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 21-22,24-29: 21:30 XAug 5: 20:20 (1h10m) £7.50 (1h15m) £16.00

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5

Aug 6: 20:20 (1h10m) £10.00 Aug 7,22,29: 20:20 (1h10m) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 8,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 20:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-28: 20:20 (1h10m) £15.50 (£14.00)

XAug 6: 19:50 (1h) £7.00 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

TFPM Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Jimmy McGhie – The All-Powerful Warrior Who With His Endurance and Inflexible Will to Win Goes From Conquest to Conquest Leaving Fire in His Wake

XAug 5: 19:50 (1h) £7.00

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The Jocks and Geordies – Free

PN Laughing Horse Free Festival

TPM Avalon Promotions Ltd

See page 212 for show information

With five Edinburgh sellout shows, numerous TV appearances, an HBO special and phenomenal critical acclaim, Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy A show about potential and how worldwide. ‘One of the most to unrealise it. ‘Instantly likeable gratifyingly riotous comedians stand-up’ (Chortle.co.uk). working today’ SSSSS (List). Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

The finest Geordie and Scottish comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up. Presented by Newcastle’s Dan Willis, ‘Byker Grove’’s Simon Buglas and Viz’s Simon Donald. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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Joe Rowntree: Joe Bor: A John Bishop – Peaceful Worrier Sunshine Study of Embarrassment TFPM TPL by a Guy with Joe Rowntree Phil McIntyre EntertainTwo Bumholes ments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

L Joe Bor

Joe Bor shares embarrassing stories from his life and from around the world. Winner ‘best value show’ Leicester Comedy Festival 2010. ‘...very funny and memorably charismatic’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

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Joe Lycett and Andrew Ryan – An Hour of Humour

PM

Star of Sky One’s awardwinning ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse’ performs his hotly anticipated debut show. A frank and funny story about the nature of worrying; from STDs in Africa to a dramatic stag do in Barcelona. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

John Bishop returns to Edinburgh following a sell-out spring tour with his new show ‘Sunshine’. It has been an incredible year for Bishop and this is bound to be a hot ticket. ‘Frankly hilarious’ (Telegraph). Stand-up

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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Joey Page’s Marvellous Human Museum

TU So Comedy/Just the Tonic

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PBH’s Free Fringe

John Cooper Clarke

Joe Lycett (Chortle best newcomer 2010) and Irishman Andrew Ryan (Hackney Empire finalist 2010) present their individual 30 minute awardwinning performances of hilarious humour for free. Twitter: @anhourofhumour

Come and visit Joey’s marvellously amusing human museum. A surreal compendium of human beings portrayed through the rambling imagery of Joey Page’s mind. ‘An instinct for funny’ (Chortle.co.uk) ‘Brilliantly inventive and imaginative’ (Josie Long).

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The White Horse • 266 Canongate

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The V296GD6 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Aug 6-16,18-23,25-30: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

The bard of Salford, punk poet extraordinaire and one of England’s most iconic performers. Expect hilarious anecdotes and machine gun delivery. Think poetry’s boring or posh? You haven’t seen JCC! The man behind the haircut. Spoken word, Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder

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John-Luke Roberts performs esoteric, whimsical comedy to distract you from the brutal, sickening murder he will be committing during the show. ‘Brimming with comic ingenuity’ (Scotsman). SSSS (List) SSSS (Metro).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:10 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 20:10 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:10 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Like a good belly laugh? Then iron your backpack, polish your sandals and join the fun as we journey round some of the darkest, most dangerous parts of the Globe! Sponsored by Fartaid Columbian Beans. ‘Undiscovered comic genius’ (Big Issue). Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

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You are invited to spend an hour with multi-awardwinning comedian Moloney, a man of intelligent, rapier wit and twenty years’ experience. One man, one microphone, one spotlight and one hour of top-notch jokes. www.johnmoloney.com Stand-up

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XAug 7-8: 21:45 (1h) B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-15,17-29: 21:00 (1h) Aug 10-15,17-22,24-28: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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A new show celebrating the wonky and naïve in a world where we grow We came from all over the up too quickly. It’s about world for your entertainment; innocence and the beauty you can at least turn up. of the sad winky face. Set Comics from Canada, minds to blown! ‘Effortlessly USA, Ireland, Norway, entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk). Germany, France, Australia Stand-up, Storytelling etc. Different line-up every day! Manos the Greek hosts.  Downstairs at the Tron • Compilation, Stand-up

9 Hunter Square

Jojo Sutherland Goes for the Jocular

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Jojo has a bee in her bonnet from BT to BNP via bad service and bad manners. Join her on her soap box to bitch about all the other Bs in our lives. www.jojosutherland.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

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Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street XAug 5-6: 18:20 (1h) £2.50 XAug 4: 15:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Jollie: Roger!

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Jonathan’s World – Free

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Jonny Sweet – Let’s Just Have Some Fun (and Learn Something, For Once)

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Off The Kerb Productions

Chambers Management

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Jollie, ‘Brilliant musical sketch show’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk), return to show you the wondrous mixture of story, song and sketch they wasted on some stinking geriatrics onboard a miserable cruise ship. ‘Fabulously animated and creative hour’ SSSS (Time Out).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

Tom and Ed present wonderfully crafted songs tackling life’s mysteries – from the realities of Pirate Radio to the Bible. These cheeky Yorkshire lads delight their audience with witty puns dimpled with controversy. www.jollyboat.co.uk Music, Stand-up

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Opium • 71 Cowgate XAug 4-6: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 V96GE5 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-26,30: 19:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-28: 19:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Fourth Fringe appearance of New York Times and BBCfeatured comedian Jonathan Prager. The blazing wit, poignant stories and genial charisma of this NYC standup make his comic insight into families, relationships and life’s incongruities touching and hilarious. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

Edinburgh comedy newcomer award winner 2009. SSSS ‘Truly ingenious’ (Time Out). SSSSS ‘Unmissable’ (List). SSSS ‘Bitingly original’ (Scotsman). SSSS (Independent). SSSS (Evening Standard). Total sellout 2007-2009. www.jonnysweet.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and ‘Have I Got News For You?’ panelist presents a brand new hour of stand-up. ‘So good he actually bends time’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 4-6: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30:

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 19:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Pleasance Courtyard • B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 60 Pleasance

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At 28, Josh’s mum kicked him out. Time to be a man. At Grandma’s. ‘A fabulous storyteller who can make you erupt into a fit of giggles’ SSSSS (Metro). ‘Quite literally breathtaking... Terrifyingly funny’ (Scotsman). www.joshhowie.com

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Josie Long: Be Honourable!

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Josie presents a ramshackle call-to-arms. Come, or she’ll find you and cut your face up real good. She’s 5’5”. Every show she’s done has received 2,3,4 and 5S reviews, so she must be doing something. Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 19:40 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-29: 19:40 (1h10m) £9.00 Aug 8-12,15-16,18-19,24-26: 19:40 (1h10m) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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‘Exceptional’ SSSSS (Latest7); ‘...original and funny ... exciting viewing’ SSSS (Freecomedy.com); ‘Intelligent Just The Tonic at the stand-up that is instantly Caves • Enter from The engaging. Truly fabulous’ Rowantree Bar (under (BBC); ‘Cheeky northern South Bridge), comedian ... brought the house 253 Cowgate down’ (Argus, Brighton). B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 www.juliejepson.co.uk Aug 17,24: 23:40 (1h) £6.00 Interactive, Stand-up T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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We run the best comedy clubs all year. ‘...most consistently interesting bills in the country’ (Times). We bring that to Edinburgh every night. ‘Comedy spontaneous combustion’ SSSS (Scotsman). Free entry to ‘Last Night on Earth’! Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Pleasance Courtyard • Rowantree Bar (under 60 Pleasance South Bridge), B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 253 Cowgate Stand-up

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Just the Tonic’s ‘Last Night on Earth’ – Aftershow Party

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Kabarett: Alternative Variety

Ka-Boom! An Explosion of Funny!

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Itsy Collective/PBH’s Free Fringe

Akbay & Dobbing – PBH’s Free Fringe

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Kai Humphries – Kate Fox News Evolution TFPU

TPL

Cabaret, Revue

4-6 South Bridge

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Supremely funny, high-octane debut from 2009’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ finalist. Edinburgh-based purveyors Kick start your night with a Imagine it’s the last night on ‘Had the crowd laughing hard of twisted cabaret return with high energy stand-up comedy Earth, that’s how hard we’re with loveable accents, silly an eclectic revue featuring show! Featuring Asli Akbay! going to party! Going out stories and exit joke, too rude burlesque, sideshow, comedy Featuring Pete Dobbing! with a bang! Free entry from to print, that had them in and music and a look behind Featuring special guests! venue’s last shows (subject to stitches’ (Fife Gazette).  the cabaret with performer Just off the Royal Mile! Free! availability). Cheap to others. www.kaihumphries.com interviews and discussion. www.explosionoffunny.com Just The Tonic at the ‘Witty, punk edged and with Stand-up Stand-up Caves • Enter from The a distinctive counter-culture Underbelly, Cowgate • Rowantree Bar (under Whistlebinkies • edge’ (Skinny). 56 Cowgate (entrances

South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Kate Fox

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on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Comic poet, stand-up and sometime journalist Kate Fox, anchors her life story to big news events. From the Yorkshire Ripper to 9/11, Radio 4 ‘Saturday Live’ regular Kate Fox asks: where were you when the news broke?

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 The Voodoo Rooms • Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: B 08445 458 252 V 61 G E5 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: West Register Street 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 5-6: 01:00 (3h) £3.00 V68GD5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 17:25 (50m) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 XAug 7: 23:30 (1h30m) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 01:00 (3h) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 17:25 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: 17:25 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 17,23-24: 17:25 (50m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £6.50 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 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

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Roll up! Pickled punks, gigantic leprechauns and cat-eating devils abound in Keara’s fantastical metaphor for life. ‘Comic genius’ (List); ‘Exudes Glaswegian charm’ (Scotsman); ‘A genuine delight!’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Free. www.kearamurphy.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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Kerry Gilbert

Celebrate the stranger side of being in love with a character show for lovers and losers. Featuring deluded misfits, hopeless romantics and greeneyed monsters. ‘Confident, colourful, compelling comedy ... innovative, sexy and ludicrously funny’ SSSS (Scotsman).

Award-winning comedian Helen Keen (upcoming Radio 4 series: ‘It Is Rocket Science!’) and real life rocket scientist Dr Sophia Khan (at NASA she discovered three galaxies!) chat about the cosmos. www.helenkeen.com Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances Science, Storytelling

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-11: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Keith Farnan: Sex Traffic – How Much is That Woman in the Window?

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on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Kevin Bridges

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Fringe sell-out and star of BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’ returns with a brand new show. ‘Will have you snorting long after leaving the venue’ (Scotsman). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

The Liverpool Medium taking the psychic world by storm

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Fuddlepuck

After ‘Brass Eye’, ‘Big Train’, ‘Jam’, ‘Nighty Night’, ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, Eldon ‘Kestrels’ is the new and comes to the Fringe with his improved show from Sheffield’s blandest collection own show for the first time. Talking! Singing! Acting! And of word sayers and thing plenty of ‘Titting About’! doers: Fuddlepuck. Watch them as their unique brand of Stand-up original sketch comedy fails Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club • abysmally and causes them to Underbelly, Cowgate • 5 York Place shriek in despair on stage. 56 Cowgate (entrances B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 on Cowgate and Victoria Sketch show, Revue Street) XAug 5: 13:00 (50m) theSpace on the Mile @ B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey St £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-22,24-30: XAug 5-6: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 14:30 (8h20m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: Aug 16-21: 17:15 (1h) £4.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (£3.50) 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Following sell-out successes with ‘Cruel and Unusual’ and ‘No Blacks No Jews No Dogs No Irish’, Keith Farnan’s new show explores the value of women in society.

Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 18:20 (1h) £6.50

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One of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming comedians, Kev Orkian, combines his unique off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano and has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.

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B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh

‘A breath-taking comedian... a gifted, brilliant performer, destined for greatness’ THE TIMES

8.15pm 4th - 30th August 0131 226 0026 www.edfringe.com

See page 119 for show information

Aug 20-22,27-29: 23:45 (55m) Place B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 24-26,30: 23:45 (55m) XAug 7: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 19:05 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-15,17-29: 22:30 (1h) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 19:05 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £9.00 (£8.00)

XAug 5-6: 19:05 (1h) £6.00 £10.00 (£9.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Kingsley and I (Free Stand Up Compilation Show)

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Kit & The Widow: Oiling Up

PJ Kit and The Widow

Damian Kingsley

Free glimpse of top guest acts doing shorter spots so you can decide which paid shows to see. Hosted by Damian Kingsley; ‘marvelous compere’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘Super storyteller’ (Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Kitty Go Miaow Miaow Presents ... Katrina Thompson

PM Katrina Thompson

Before touring their ‘best of’ show to the UK’s finest auditoria, these cabaret Kerouacs set up camp in Edinburgh. Relish the intimacy, thrill to the topical songs, drool over the free parking. ‘Hilarious’ (Times). Cabaret, Music

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

Lady GaGa, Rose West and Carla Bruni fight for your vote in this comedy competition like no other. Who wins? You decide! Written and performed by Katrina Thompson (‘Blisteringly funny’ SSSS [ThreeWeeks]).

Stand-up, Theatre B 07816 671450 V70GB3 Laughing Horse @ The XAug 7: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 8,15,22: 16:00 (1h)

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 £13.00 (£11.00)

Aug 5-29: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 9-10,12,16-19: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 11: 15:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-14,20-21: 19:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Kooky Babooshka – Free

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Kunt and the Lady Garden: Gang: Complete Top Secret Gig Kunt – Free TFJ

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Kooky Babooshka

Making waves on the UK comedy scene, Manchesterbased Kooky Babooshka bring their unique style of fingeron-the-pulse, fast-paced comedy to the Edinburgh Festival. ‘Hysterical - this lot have to be seen to be believed’ (BBC). Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

Kunt/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Cult YouTube superstars Kunt and the Gang wheel out all their tasteless minor internet hits, including ‘F**ksticks’ and ‘Shaven Haven’. ‘Life-affirmingly puerile’ (Charlie Brooker, Guardian). ‘One-man filth machine’ (Bizarre). www.youtube.com/ kuntandthegang

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Buccleuch Street Aug 5-14: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Ku Klux Flan

PJ Ed O’Meara/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

I don’t know what you’re talking about – what gig? ‘One of the most exciting and laugh-out-loud funny young sketch groups’ (Time Out). Guardian best sketch winner Edinburgh 2009. ‘Naturally funny’ (Metro).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30:

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 18:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Aug 5-15,17-29: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Lach: The Day I Went Insane

La Petite Mort – The Orgasm

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Dabster Productions and Gilded Balloon

Ladies Who Lounge Cabaret

Lara A King Late ‘n’ Free Four Stars and PN Two Thumbs Up

PM Lara King/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laugh until wee comes out with this inspired combination of sharp humour, sparkling charisma, compassionate lyrics and uplifting melodies. Will delight lovers of sophisticated comedy and beautifully crafted song writing alike. Utterly hilarious and brilliant! Stand-up

Various Guests and Hosted by Frank Cassidy and Damian Kingsley

Free Festival’s raucous answer to ‘Late n Live’ mixes standup with drunken tomfoolery. See loads of seriously good acts not taking themselves too seriously. Hosted by prison nominated, lovable psychopath Frank Cassidy and pseudo-erudite Damian Kingsley. Stand-up, Storytelling

Aug 5-7,10-14,17-21,24-25, 27-28: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

A raunchy cabaret romp through sex and sexuality. ‘A truly original, delightful, accomplished show’ (Scotsman); Adelaide Fringe ‘top three shows’ (Advertiser); ‘best bet of the Melbourne Fringe’ (Age); ‘Musical genius’ (artsHub.com.au).  www.ladieswholounge.com.au Cabaret, Musical

Underbelly, Cowgate • B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 6-29: 20:20 (30m) on Cowgate and Victoria (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-6: 22:00 (1h) £5.00 Street) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 5-29: 00:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Late Late Show with Paul Zenon & Mikelangelo

Late Night Gimp Fight!

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Bastard sons of ‘La Clique’ present the Fringe’s essential late night comedy show. Join lounge wizard Paul Zenon and Black Sea songbird Mikelangelo on a mattress overstuffed with dreamy special guests. Cabaret

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 17:00 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 17:00 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

After-hours, no-holdsbarred improvised comedy from hysterical, five-star, sell-out impro group: ‘The Scat Pack’. A quick-fire fun, furious laughter, off-the-cuff competition. Who wins? You decide. ‘Very fine entertainment’ (FringeReview.co.uk). www.thescatpack.co.uk

XAug 5-6: 00:15 (1h45m) £5.00 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-29: 00:15 (1h45m) £12.50 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

(£6.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-30: 23:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Late Night Laughs – Free

APN Laughing Penguin

The Fringe’s most talked about new sketch group is back. A brand new hour of off-the-wall sketches that’ll leave you feeling violated, in a good way. ‘Wrong sketches that feel so right’ (List). www.latenightgimpfight.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

XAug 4-6: 23:00 (55m) Assembly @ George £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Aug 7-12,16-17,22-26: 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 22:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

The Scat Pack in Association With Hiatus Theatre

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 6: 23:30 (55m) £7.50

Assembly

Brilliant songs, comedy and revelations from NYC’s living legend: founder of the revolutionary Antifolk movement. ‘Face-ache funny!’ (Guardian); ‘Woody Allen meets Woody Guthrie’ (NME); ‘Definitely a show worth getting out the house for!’ (Scotsman)

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Laughing Horse @ Improv Laughing Horse @ The Espionage • 4 India C central • Carlton Hotel, Counting House • 38 Buildings, Victoria Street North Bridge West Nicolson Street (entrances on Cowgate B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 and Victoria Street)

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Stand-up comedy from the National Student Television Awards comedy winner, Ed O’Meara ... for free! Special guest star Kenny Rogers may not attend. ‘Mercurial wit’ (BBC). ‘Clever ... well structured jokes about modern life’ (Newbury Today). www.edomeara.com

Late Night Impro Fight

23:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,19-21,27-29: 23:00 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Laughing Penguin present three of their rising stars in this late night special. Join Tony Jameson, Nick Cranston, Andy Wolton and Tom Tolson for observational rambling, whimsical wonderings and sexy stories for free. Stand-up

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

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 6-29: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Three Top Acts Plus MC

The Crags Comedy Mash Up

Bringing you a selection of comedy acts picked from around the festival, this mash-up of stand-up is bound to impress with its witty banter and fruity carousel of sheer pee your pants hilarity!

The Leeds Tealights: For Your Sins

TFL Leeds Tealights

Improv, Stand-up Late night talk show that needs financial backing or faces cancellation by the network. With video sketches, real and fictitious guests, live music and guest comedians. Plus, celebrity cameos. All for free! www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show, Talk

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 5: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-29: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Late’n’Live

N Gilded Balloon

In its ninth year; the best late stand-up in an intimate, wee venue. Full line-ups at www. underbelly.co.uk (previous acts: Russell Howard, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble...) and two hours of laughs for £10 Thursdays and Sundays! Adaptation

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The Crags • 58 Dalkeith Road

B 0131 226 0000 V132GH6 A brand new, charmingly The Laughing Penguin The very best comedians from presents three different acts daily. Vladimir McTavish across the Fringe...different called last year’s show, ‘the line-ups at every show...two shows daily! The best way to best run showcase I’ve ever see great Fringe comedy...and performed at. An absolute it’s free! Sell-out Fringe 2004- joy.’ This year promises to be 2009. www.freefestival.co.uk even better! Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate Aug 6,8,12,15,19,22,26,29: and Victoria Street) 00:35 (2h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:35 (2h30m) £14.00 (£13.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Laughing Cows Comedy

N All Female Line-up of the Highest Quality Stand-up

Stand-up

Aug 6-7,10-14,17-21,24-28: witty and curiously dark, sketch-comedy show. Come 20:30 (1h30m) £5.00 and experience their quest M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 to seek salvation; as the 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Tealights are back, for your 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 sins. ‘Slick, brilliantly acted and original’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Laura Solon: The Owl of Steven

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate Avalon Promotions Ltd B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 and Victoria Street)

TPL

XAug 5-6: 16:20 (1h) £6.00

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-29: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Sketch show, Revue

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 16:20 (1h) £6.50

Laughter Shock

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 6-29: 14:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse PN New Acts at the Denis Krasnov/PBH’s Free Fringe Fringe – Free

PN Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Steven is an island. Perrier Award winner Laura Solon returns with a brilliant new character comedy story about it. Contains owl. ‘An adventurous and hilarious masterclass’ (Sunday Times). SSSS (Guardian). SSSS (Telegraph).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Lee Goodall: Gelomancy – Free

PM Lee Goodall

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 17:00 (1h) £5.00

The first and still the best late night show on the Fringe! The legendary late night pick of the best comedy and then dance till the wee small hours. ‘One of the unalloyed joys of the Fringe’ (Telegraph).

Laughing Cows features an all-female line-up of stand-up comedy. Since Gilded Balloon Teviot • 1998, we’ve worked with Bristo Square acts such as Gina Yashere, B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Jo Caulfield, Susan Calman, Sarah Millican, Zoe Lyons and XAug 6-8: 01:00 (4h) £10.00 Janice Connolly. See www. Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: laughingcowscomedy.co.uk for 2010 listings. 01:00 (4h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Stand-up 01:00 (4h) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The best in new comedy at the Fringe, selected from Fringe shows, national competitions and the worldwide comedy circuit and it’s free! Sell-out Fringe 2004-2009. Different acts every night. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ Compilation, Stand-up Espionage • 4 India Laughing Horse @ Buildings, Victoria Street Meadow Bar • 42-44 (entrances on Cowgate Buccleuch Street and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-29: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 5-29: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 30-Sep 4: 21:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Irreverent, shocking, uplifting and subversive. This is an all out attack on the sensitivities and sensibilities of middle England. Don’t come near if you are not prepared to go all the way. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 15:30 (7h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 6: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: 17:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

‘Gelomancy’ - hysterical laughter and babbling interpreted as prophetic by those with an ear for such things. Comedian Lee Goodall forcefully interrogates comedy, with an hour’s original material probing every crevice of humour’s fulsome body. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 14-15: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Let’s Learn Let the People English Yourself Decide! – Hosted By Barry from APM Watford With Roger Sayers/ Lewis Macleod Laughing Horse and Steve Comedy ‘Let’s Learn English Yourself’. Hope-Wynne Learning a language is like going on a date with a beautiful woman, but making one too many jokes about MLA her hairloss. Roger Sayer’s interactive language course launch. Available on Compact disc/cassette/factsheet.

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Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Cowgate Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Comedian, magician, ninja, Jav Jarquin debuts with a show that combines his acclaimed stand-up and his dazzling card ninja act. Hardhitting comedy and feats with cards you would have never thought possible.

A one-act comic romp with multiple ... acts, this dizzy, debauched, delirious tale of modern love answers the question: ‘Where can you go when you’re feeling a little dirty?’ ‘An ideal late-night show!’ (Village Voice).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Rooms, 54 George Street

XAug 5-6: 21:15 (1h) £5.00

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: XAug 5-6: 22:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 22:40 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 22:40 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 15:20 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-13,17-20,23-27: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

XAug 4-6: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 21:15 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: XAug 5-6: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 22-29: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The nation’s favourite octogenarian hosts a topical show where the audience probe celebrities on the burning topics of the day. ‘Question Time’ with laughs. Political

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Aug 14-21: 13:45 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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The Scat Pack in Association With Hiatus Theatre

Al Cowie/PBH’s Free Fringe

The best llaughs in llife are ffree! Al Cowie comperes This is literally where the Three young men shatter the best acts from across the The improvised movie, live magic happens. It’s lies, sure, society’s expectations of Fringe at ‘LLaugh’, your free onstage. The Scat Pack’s team but good lies. An intimate youth from the back of a comedy sample pack... So, of electrifying improvisers evening of astonishing, glow-in-the-dark elephant. if you’re wondering what to weave a new movie, based on honest to goodness trickery. Join them in a purple-skied see, see LLaugh and see it all! your suggestions, live every Embrace the deception, romp through a world of their www.llaugh.com night. Hilarious, exhilarating welcome to wonderful. own invention. Warning: may and totally improvised. 2009 Compilation, Stand-up contain oddity. Fringe sell-out. ‘Freakishly Interactive, Magic Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • talented’ SSSSS Sketch show Laughing Horse @ The Omni Centre, Leith Street (BroadwayBaby.com). Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Multimedia, Sketch show Greenside • 1b Royal V344GC5 www.thescatpack.co.uk Terrace Street Aug 7-28: 20:45 (1h) The GRV • 37 Guthrie Improv B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Street B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15-29: 19:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 23-28: 15:45 (1h) £7.50 C • Chambers Street (Free Non-ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 6-17,19-30: 18:40 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 18:55 1 6 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:55 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 18:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Sophomoric sofa-mates Simon and Sy’s riotous return! New shenanigans, new videos, new haircuts, same teapot. SSSSS ‘Set to be big news in the near future’ (AllTheFestivals.com). SSSS (EdinburghLove.com). ‘Sizzling chemistry ... a Si-zable success’ (ThreeWeeks).

Lock, Stock and Improv

FK Triple Point Comedy

Play director to the mafia as you join our seasoned improvisers for gangs, guns and gripping action! Prepare yourself (and some suggestions) for moments of exciting comic chemistry in the ‘wii’ version of theatre.’ Improv

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 24-30: 16:45 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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8:30PM August 4-30 NOT 11 & 18

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London is Funny Loose Ends Presents... L

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BBC Radio 4

LondonIsFunny.com, Tom Webb, Mark Watson, Josie Long, Isy Suttie

Marvel at the cream of the London comedy circuit! Brought to you by comedy website LondonIsFunny.com! Five acts, £5, one show! Expect headliners such as Mark Watson, Josie Long, Isy Suttie, plus MC Tom Webb! Sketch show, Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 5-29: 20:00 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Loretta Maine: I’m Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

TL

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The Lost Letters Luke Toulson: of Cathy G – Free Sorry About Last Night PM Paul Harry Allen

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Luke Toulson

Best Medicine Management

Chambers Management

Clive Anderson ties up the ‘Loose Ends’ with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. Recorded for BBC Radio 4. Music, Talk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 21: 11:00 (45m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

USA export Loretta Maine performs with band DogVagina, performing hits like ‘C**k-Sucking Motherf**ker’ and telling tales of her sh*tty life. ‘The sexiest singer-songwriter you’ll ever come across’ (Time Out).

In a junk shop I stumbled across a wad of letters forgotten since the 1960s. Mixing stand-up with storytelling, I’ll blow dust off these tales of love struck boyfriends and hopeful groupies. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

The award-winning comic and Perrier nominee returns with stories of love, loss and addiction, revealing how daughters are better liars than sons, and Playboy models don’t make great wives. ‘A gifted comic’ (Sunday Times).

Laughing Horse @ Stand-up Espionage • 4 India Pleasance Courtyard • Buildings, Victoria Street 60 Pleasance Stand-up (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Just The Tonic at the Caves • and Victoria Street) Enter from The Rowantree B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Bar (under South Bridge), Aug 6-30: 15:15 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 253 Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 18:35 (55m)

£5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:35 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 18:35 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Lunchtime Club: Class of 2010

22:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Award-winning Rob Beckett, Joel Dommett (‘Skins’, C4), Tom Rosenthal (‘Friday Night Dinner’, C4), very funny Ian Smith, and deliciously dark Liam Williams are the future of British comedy. Catch them now before they’re huge! Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 XAug 5-6: 12:30 (1h30m) £2.50 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 12:30 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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MacAulay and Co.

Mackenzie Taylor: Joy

J

TFPK

BBC Radio Scotland

Green Room Presents

Broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland, and sold out for the last five years, Fred MacAulay and guests bring you the very best of comedy and music from the Fringe.

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Maeve Higgins – Maff Brown – Personal Best Looking After Lesal TU Lisa Richards Ltd. in Association With EdCom

TPM

Mages Thru the Ages – Free

Magic Faraway Cabaret – Free

PJ

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Magic Cubed/ Phil McIntyre Entertain- Laughing Horse Free ments by Arrangement Festival With Michele Milburn at International Artistes

James Christopher/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Compilation, Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Join this critically acclaimed, Aug 9-13,16-20: 10:00 albeit grumpy, young man (1h31m) (Free Ticketed) on his quest to seek joy and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S happiness for one hour a day. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‘Playful, intelligent and very, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 very funny’ (Dave Gorman); 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 ‘A pleasure to watch’ (Paramount Comedy). www. greenroompresents.com Stand-up, Theatre

I don’t say things like this lightly but - I have a really funny and good show this year! Also I love watching other great shows, so the festival is really playing into my hands. Huzzah! Stand-up

C soco • Chambers Street Gilded Balloon Teviot • and Cowgate Bristo Square

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 16:25 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 16:25 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 16:25 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Three magicians whisk you on a whistlestop tour of magic past, present and ‘I think Maff Brown is very future. Doves appear, needles funny, but if you don’t agree, are swallowed and time is you will still laugh at his paused, as we cram 100 years stupid curly hair. It’s a win-win of magic into 60 magical situation’ (Stephen Merchant). minutes. ‘Looking after Lesal’ is the www.freefestival.co.uk award-winning comic’s debut about, well, Lesal. Cabaret, Magic Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard •

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

Presenting the best acts in music, comedy and burlesque on the Fringe. ‘Sexy, sticky, playful, imaginative and so seductive’ (Remotegoat. co.uk). ‘Fab lil’ cabaret party featuring some of the capital’s most colourful performers’ (Time Out). www.magicfarawaycabaret. com Cabaret, Revue

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

XAug 4-5: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 60 Pleasance B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 V139GE5 Aug 6-12,17-19,23-26,30: B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 16:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 23-29: 12:00 (1h)

Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-27: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XAug 4-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Magicians! Magpie & Stump Making Faces Behind the Magic! on Loliday PK

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Swift and Crawley

Magpie & Stump

Fabuloso and Dupont present an intimate lunchtime soirée of love and toast and magic. And magic. A charmingly riotous tale of spangly leggings, French accents and bad hair. Sometimes, magic is a four-letter word.

Have you recently had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault? Do you demand a unilateral German surrender on all fronts? Do you have a face? Then come on loliday with Magpie & Stump.

Storytelling, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High Street

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

Stand-up

Dan Curtis, Ed Mayhew and Lizzie Kevan

Laugh loudly, chortle lightheartedly and chuckle ‘til you literally explode with Dan Curtis, Lizzie Kevan and Ed Mayhew at the silliness of human fronts and faces. Free. Award-giving comedy, ‘Making Faces’ is for anyone who has a face.

Music, Stand-up Laughing Horse @ Meadow B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch St Aug 23-27: 21:05 (55m) B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 £6.00 (£5.00) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5: 17:20 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 6-7,9-14: 17:20 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: (Free Non-ticketed) 12:00 (1h) £8.50 Laughing Horse @ Espionage Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 4 India Buildings, Victoria St 12:00 (1h) £7.50 B 0131 477 7007V185GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Make a Living Aug 21-28: 12:00 (55m) 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 Writing Comedy (Free Non-ticketed)

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30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Magnus Betnér: Cum all ye Faithful!

FM Laughing Horse Free Festival/Dave Cohen

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Mandy Muden Sleight of Tongue

PN Magnus Betnér /The Stand Comedy Club

PM PBH’s Free Fringe

Not only voted sexiest man in Sweden, Scandinavia’s most successful comedian, currently on a sold-out tour of four countries, accepts The Stand’s invitation to perform at this year’s Fringe for the first time!

I can’t teach you to be funny, but I can help you break into comedy. Meet producers. Write stand-up, sitcoms, radio sketches, comedy/ drama, animation. Create a career. ‘Dave Cohen gives great notes’ (Sam Bain, cowriter/creator ‘Peep Show’). www.laughinghorsecomedy. co.uk

Award-winning magician Mandy Muden will be performing an hour of comedy and magic. ‘The Laughing Horse @ lovely Mandy updates magic Edinburgh City Football with a campy bitchy comedy Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Stand-up slant. She’ll win you over in Leith Walk The Stand Comedy Club B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 a flash’ (Attitude). ‘Superb’ III & IV • 28 York Place (Evening Standard). B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 20: 14:30 (2h30m) Cabaret, Magic £30.00 (£25.00 SU)

XAug 5: 18:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 22:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Workshop

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-27: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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PM Chuck Manslag

Improv

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 17:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 17:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Manos the Greek: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Greece (But Were Afraid to Ask) – Free

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Marcel Lucont: Encore

TFM Objective Talent by Arrangement With Chaplins Theatre

3 Gaga Heads

The big storm is back from Tokyo! Through Japanese manga, anime and game shows, these non-verbal performers show you 999 funny takes on daily life. Nominated for The Malcolm Hardee Award 2009.

COMEDY

Chuck shamelessly reveals his clumsy attempts at seducing 1000s of women, and how he’s learned to do it right. A rip roaring tale of one man’s desperate fight against being weeded out of the gene pool. www.manslag.com Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 6-16,19-25,27-29: 22:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Marcello al Dente Relives a Catastrophic Moment in his Life – Free

APJ Crazy Hope/PBH’s Free Fringe

Winner: Buxton Fringe Award 2009 - ‘best comedy’. Marcel returns to Edinburgh with his crisp, dry wit, wry observations and a poem about tits. ‘Devilishly handsome, devastatingly disdainful’ SSSS (List). ‘Fresh, accessible and hilarious’ (Guardian). www.myspace.com/ marcellucont

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 21:30 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Marc Salem’s Mind Games

U Assembly by Arrangement with Andrew Fell Ltd

I fall in love. So does she. I f**k it up. Come and hear how. Free cookies. ‘Surrealist comedy at its very best’ (Chortle.co.uk, on my last Edinburgh appearance). Storytelling, Theatre

‘Surefire “you-gotta-seethis-show”’ (Variety). Worldrenowned mentalist takes V139GE5 his audience on a captivating Aug 7-10,12-17,19-21: excursion into the possibilities 19:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) of the human mind through M T W T F S S M T W T F S S hilarious, astounding and 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 mystifying mind games. A light-hearted guide to ‘Quick-witted family fun’ 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Greece, its history and culture (New York Times). by the one and only Greek Assembly @ Princes St stand-up comedian. Witty, Gardens • West Princes amusing and very, very, St Gardens, Princes St funny. B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 Stand-up Aug 16-18: 18:15 (1h) Laughing Horse @ The £13.00 (£12.00) Hive • 15-17 Niddry St Aug 19-22: 18:15 (1h) B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

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in “BUTTERFLIES WITH STRETCHMARKS” An hour of stand-up comedy

‘An excellently-paced hour of stand-up. Go and see this hilarious and quite unique exponent of comedy’ Scotsman ‘He shows a depth of experience and a quiet professionalism that other comedians could well learn from’ Independent ‘A triumph of quality over hype’ Sydney Herald

6-29 Aug (not 16)

9pm

Sponsored by The Amsterdam Hotel www.amsterdam.uk.com

Photo: A. Hollingworth

www.johnmoloney.com

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Mark Allen’s Go Mark Nelson – Slow Offending the Senses FPM Best Medicine Management

Is the relentless pace of modern life making you swear at dawdling strangers? Or huff at non-moving transport? Me too. That’s why I staged a month-long ‘Go Slow’. Here’s what happened. ‘A total delight’ (Time Out). Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

TPM

Mark Nelson

Pure, hilariously unadulterated powerhouse stand-up from this Scottish Comedian of the Year winner’s solo Fringe debut. ‘...Talent that is simply obscene’ (List); ‘Blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste’ (Sunday Times). Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Underbelly, Cowgate • XAug 5-6: 16:40 (1h30m)

56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

£2.50 Aug 7-16,18-29: 16:40 (1h30m) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 18:30 (1h) £6.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 18:30 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Mark Watson – Mark Watson’s Do I Know You? Unusually Enjoyable Book TPM Launch Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement U With Lisa Thomas Mark Watson Management

Total sell-out 2005-2009. SSSSS (Time Out); SSSSS (Scotsman). Multi award-winning star of BBC’s ‘We Need Answers’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and Radio 4 returns. ‘In the Edinburgh super league’ (Guardian); ‘Exhilarating’ (Telegraph). Comedy, Stand-up

Mark Watson (the 24-hourshow comic and Edinburgh favourite) welcomes new novel ‘Eleven’ to the world with a partly improvised, partly planned literary adventure. Meet at time and place indicated. After that, we’ll see. Details at www. markwatsonthecomedian.com Talk

Meet Outside The Scottish National B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Portrait Gallery • 1 Queen Street Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

XAug 5-6: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 B 0131 226 0000 V298GC4

Aug 7-12,17-19,24-25,30: Aug 11: 14:00 (10h) 22:30 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 13-15: 22:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £18.00 (£17.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 20-22,26-29: 22:30 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 £18.50 (£17.50)

The Marvellous Mary Barrel is Dorians Present Really Good at ... Bare Dollar Things

FPM

TFPL

The Marvellous Dorians

Carrie Barrett

‘People set to define the next generation’ (Vogue); Time Out Critics’ Choice. An underground comedy sensation, ready to go global, except they’re broke. How will a posh boy and Nigerian prince get ‘Bare Dollar’? Sketch show, Theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 23-29: 22:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

She’ll show you how to be good at things too! A ball of energy and questionable wisdom, little Mary Barrel’s enthusiasm makes up for her ill-informed advice. An explosion of laughter and games. Interactive, Stand-up

theSpace on the Mile @ Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 XAug 6-7: 14:10 (45m) £3.50 (£2.50) Aug 9-14,16-21: 14:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 23-28: 17:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Mat Ricardo: Matt Green: Mary’s Three Balls and a Bleeding Funny Extraordinary Story Club – Free! Good Suit – Free TFPL

PJ

APN

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Mat Ricardo/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Matt Green

See page 87 for show information

Matthew Hardy – Willy Wonka Explained: The Veruca Salt Sessions

Matt Tiller’s Awkward Situation

Matt Tiller’s Reasons Not to Kill

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Matt Tiller/PBH’s Free Fringe

The ‘real’ Veruca from the classic ‘70s film complains about being a former child star. A fan complains about his obsession with that film.  They meet. It’s tragic, funny and triumphant. ‘Wonderful’ (Age).

Musical comic celebrates those romantic disasters, social faux pas when the ground could swallow you. Quirky one-liners, songs and stand up in this warm, engaging show. ‘A very funny man’ (XFM Manchester); ‘Geekish likeability’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Theatre

Music, Stand-up

...and other musical favourites including ‘Don’t Mix Your Personal Life With Your Online Security Needs’ and ‘Virgin Pendolino Toilet Roll Dispenser’. Classic comic tunesmithery, plus new nonsense. ‘Hilarious’ (New Statesman); ‘Deal of charisma’ (Chortle.co.uk). www.tillerpop.com

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Stand-up storyteller Mary J. Lockwood travels time and space gathering the best tales in the Universe. Dr Who, Dolly Parton, Eric Cantona, and special mystery guests all bid to join this extraordinary club. www.maryjlockwood.co.uk

‘Impeccable charm and considerable skill’ (Bruce Dessau). Nobody else can put the cloth back on the table! A rare festival appearance by this veteran international comic cabaret performer. www.matricardo.com

Stand-up, Storytelling

Cabaret, Circus

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

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

This rising star and ‘Pick of the Fringe’ (Guardian; List) returns with new tales of embarrassment and redemption. But mainly embarrassment. ‘A stand-up audience’s dream ... an explosion of comedy that left everyone in stitches’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-19: 19:30 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: XAug 4-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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Max and Iván

TFPL 4 inch Productions and SJC Productions

Maxwell’s Fullmooners

M The Producers UK & Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

Meet Chloe and Me! Me! Me! Dave PJ

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Couch Productions

Join Max (taller, curlier) and Iván (shorter, cuddlier) for an hour of joy-soaked trans-genre sketch wizardry. Delightful, insightful, a little bit spiteful. ‘Unique and brilliant ideas coming from every orifice imaginable’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.maxandivan.com

Finalists in Channel 4’s 4Talent Awards for ‘best comedy performance’. Unstoppable comedy force Innocent geek Chloe and Andrew Maxwell presents everyone’s favourite late night egotistical Dave unravel show, ‘Fullmooners’. Award- reasons behind their unlikely ‘friendship’. Sincerity and winning self-styled ‘hip-hop petulance ensue in this Count Dracula’ Maxwell snappy multimedia show! combines the best late night www.myspace.com/ comedy, breakdancing, cabaret and all-round devilish meetchloeanddave entertainment. Come howl at Sketch show Multimedia, Theatre C central • Carlton Hotel, the moon!

North Bridge

Assembly @ Princes St

B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 Gardens • West Princes

St Gardens, Princes St Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 21:30 B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: Aug 17: 23:30 (2h30m) £15.00 21:30 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 21:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Blond Ambition/ Renegade/O’Connor Entertainment

Three of Britain’s most talented musical comedians; Des O’Connor, Sarah Louise Young and Mr. B are dazzlingly different in style but united in their quality. Virtuoso performances and razor-sharp wit guarantee first rate fun. ‘Superb!’ (Time Out)

Mervyn Michael Fabbri: Stutter’s Pick of Fabrications the Fringe PN

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Mervyn Stutter

See live extracts from eight of the best shows, then go see the ones you like. Simple! Brilliant! Comedy, theatre, music, dance, the lot. ‘A stimulating showcase of talent’ (Scotsman). ‘Excellent!’ (Observer). 19th year. Music, Theatre

Musical

Michael Fabbri/The Stand Comedy Club

Thoughts, facts and fictions welded together to construct an hour of organised comedy chaos. ‘Destined for a bigger stage’ (List). ‘Consistently funny; calm, almost hypnotically understated style of delivery’ (Allthefestivals. com). ‘Exceptionally funny; extremely sharp; hugely enjoyable’ (Scotsman).

Pleasance Courtyard • Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu • 60 Pleasance Stand-up theSpace on the Mile @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Stand Comedy Club II • Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey St 2 Rutland Place B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 B 0131 556 6550 V236GE2 Aug 7-9,11-12,16-17,23,25-26: 16 North St Andrew Street 12:55 (1h30m) £9.00 (£7.50)

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‘...laidback, on the nose material that cuts down fools of all colours’

‘Probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’

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★★★★

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Michael Piper: the Ping Pong Years – Free

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Michael Topping Mick Ferry – – ‘Heels over The Missing Head in Love!’ Chippendale (Body Issues) TFAPL

Michael Piper

Michael Topping

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Micky Flanagan The Midnight Hour M CKP

TFPM

CKP By Arrangement With Comedy Store Management

‘Very clever ... hugely endearing ... really does hold you and make you laugh’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Lunch time comedy with boundlessly enthusiastic stand-up Michael Piper. Winner of Uni-Talent national final 2005. Stand-up

Grande doyenne of musical satire, Michael Topping celebrates his golden jubilee with a lyrical romp through the ins and outs of love and relationships as seen through the eagle eye of an experienced old queen! Cabaret, Music

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Chippendales and screaming women ruined a year of his life. Join Mick (fat man and star of Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow) as he exacts his revenge. ‘His star is in the ascendancy’(Mirror).

Following acclaimed performances on TV and radio it’s now time for Micky to hit the road performing the best of his previous Edinburgh shows. ‘Arguably the funniest comedian in the world’ (Frank Skinner). Sell-out 07/09. Seven shows only.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Aug 23-29: 21:45 (55m) £14.00 (£12.50) Stand-up B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Just The Tonic at the Caves M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 • Enter from The Rowantree 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 6: 11:45 (1h) £7.00 Bar (under South Bridge), 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£5.00 O) 253 Cowgate Aug 6-15,18-22,24-29: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-15,18-22,24-28: B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 11:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00 O) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 20:50 (55m) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 20:50 (55m) £8.50 (£7.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:50 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00)

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

The Midnight Matinee

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Tristan Bates Theatre

The best comics from around the Fringe, slap-bang on the Royal Mile every midnight (OK, not Sundays) – totally free! Compered by Kate Smurthwaite and brought to you by London’s legendary Soho Comedy Club. www.sohocomedy.com Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21: 23:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

‘The Midnight Matinees’ are designed for the late night comedy explorer. Recommended in Time Out’s ‘1,000 Things To Do For Under a Tenner’, our Edinburgh special features a guest star line-up, and is not to be missed. Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Mike Keat: The Lyin’ Bitch and The Wardrobe

Mike Wozniak Miles Jupp: and Henry Paker: Fibber in the Heat The Golden Lizard (A Cricket Tale)

TPL

TFU

TFPM

Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Miles Jupp

Cuban Brothers head honcho returns to his hometown of Edinburgh for this highly anticipated debut solo show. Never before will you have seen/heard anything like this. ‘A seriously A list act’ (Guardian).

Who is Floyd Vernon? Two award-winning comedians deliver a clutch of bizarre characters, bogus science and scrambled mystery. ‘Best new show’ winner, Leicester Comedy Festival. ‘A gem’ (Sun). Directed by Matt Peover.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Perrier nominee’s tale of his attempt to become a cricket journalist by the ill-thought out and dishonest method of pretending to be one. ‘Miles Jupp’s endearing, sharp humour is irresistible’ (List). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 60 Pleasance XAug 5-7: 19:15 (1h) £6.50 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-10,13-15,20-21,27-29: XAug 4-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 19:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: Aug 11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Mike Newall: Mr Famous Mike Wozniak: Egg and Spoon TFM Fluid Thinking

An insight into the life of Mr Famous (name given to Mike by his friends), his life, the sex, the drugs and rock’n’roll...the car journeys, B&Bs and bacon rolls. A journey of highs, lows and ambitions. Stand-up

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

The Mime Who Wouldn’t Shut Up! – Free

PM

Stand Comedy Club/ Just For Laughs Live

Lasse Nilsen

A birth, a failed death and attempts to create a new Wozniak are among the events crowding Mike’s brain. New stand-up from this critically acclaimed talent. ‘Infinitely pleasurable’ (Independent). ‘Effortlessly enjoyable’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Metro). Stand-up

III & IV • 28 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 5: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: (£6.00) 16:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 21:10 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £8.00 (£7.00) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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In Lasse Nilsen, there is a devil of a comedian, unique in its kind and much wider than the traditional. Nilsen takes another step with his eminent body language and his wit. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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Mrs. Bang: Monster of the A Series of Deep 3D Seductions in 55 TFL Minutes

TPU

Claudia O’Doherty

Ines Wurth Presents (Australia)

What does a psychic want for breakfast? You! ‘Psychic’ Psychologist, Rob Bailey, demonstrates ESP, predictions, lie-detection or just clever psychology? ‘…very funny… very engaging,’ (Oxford Times). Free coffee/croissants. Prizes for best nightwear; come in your pyjamas. www. psychicpsychologist.co.uk Interactive, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 5-22: 10:35 (1h10m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Minority Retort

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Unabashed mess of calamity, sex and shattered pre-loved hits, Mrs. Bang turns cabaret on its head in a reasonable time frame in this black comedy of stained vocals and sumptuous catastrophe. Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

The last surviving member of a colony that lived under the sea is giving a cultural presentation. Strap in. Winner - ‘best newcomer’, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010 and ‘best comedy’, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 18:30 (1h) £5.00

Aug 8-12,17-19,23-26,30: 18:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: XAug 4-5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6,9-13,17-20,23-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Monkey Poet’s Welcome to the UK! – Free

The Monumental Joke Disco

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THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

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Lou Sanders/Laughing Horse Free Festival

N Monkey Do/PBH’s Free Fringe

As a left-handed, asthmatic, guitar-playing Oriental, Jason knows what it’s like to be the minority. And it’s time to speak up. Jason is one of Australia’s hottest rising stars. ‘...clever ... absurdly hilarious...’ (Advertiser) ‘...perfect match of style and content’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 23:30 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: 23:30 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

A British Bill Hicks. Best poet, San Francisco Fringe two years running. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (CityLife). SSSS (Eye Weekly, Toronto). SSSS (Nuvo Magazine, Indianapolis). Bullshit-free. Bawdy, passionate. Funny, raw, relevant. Don’t miss. www.monkeypoet.co.uk Poetry, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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Luke Benson, five-times finalist; Lou Sanders, star of BBC3’s ‘Laughter Shock’ sketch and stand-up show; and James Redmond off of ‘Hollyoaks’ when it was alright, ‘SM:TV’ before it died and ‘Casualty’ when it won stuff.   Stand-up

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

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-15,17-29: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Moon Dog – Free Morningside Morris & Vyse: Malcolm (Meets Daylords PM the Weegies) PM Kate Roxburgh/PBH’s Free Fringe

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PBH’s Free Fringe

Robin Cairns

Enter a world of fantastic stand-up comedy with Kate who likes astrophysics, space, vegetarian jumping spiders and crap superheroes. If you like Steve Martin ... well, so does Kate! And it’s free. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

Malcolm is an artist with a terrible secret. Feel his horror when an old schoolmate appears at his exhibition. Will Malcolm be able to prevent his Morningside friends learning that he’s originally from...Glasgow! Spoken word, Stand-up

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The Banshee Labyrinth • Aug 7-10,12-17,19-24,26-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 29-35 Niddry Street T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

V156GE5 Aug 21,28: 14:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Morgan & West: Time Travelling Morning Magicians Wordship

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Morgan & West

K John Hegley

Funny Women and Laughing Horse semi-finalists Morris & Vyse (SSSSS, Metro) debut their deranged sketch show ‘Daylords’, with fourteen extraordinary characters and a finale that’ll be the talk of the Fringe. ‘Tremendous comic effect’ (Evening Standard). www.morrisandvyse.com Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-15,17-27: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Mould & Arrowsmith in 3D

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TFJ Mould & Arrowsmith

Great Scott! Victorian magic duo Morgan & West travel 100 years into the future presenting baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time. Sell-out show, 2009. Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Myopic poet presents new epic verse: Ocean-going, emotion-flowing communion. No refreshments. ‘Delightfully inventive’ (Observer). ‘Awesomely mundane’ (Independent).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Mould & Arrowsmith are back – in glorious 3D! Expect the usual geeky sketches as well as their own version of ‘Avatar’. 3D glasses provided. ‘Beyond nerdy, ingeniously funny’ (List). ‘Endlessly clever, riotously funny’ SSSSS (FringeReview.com).

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 12-29: 11:30 (1h5m) Pleasance Courtyard • XAug 4-6: 15:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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COMEDY Mugging Chickens – Free

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Mugging Chickens are back for another round of silly and surreal comedy, in a show that is at once infantile and profound!’ ... a whale of a time’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Spot on ... well-performed ... genuinely funny’ (FringeReport.com). Sketch show

My Life As a Nathan Cassidy: Footnote – Free The Frog That Says Sausages AL Dave Cohen/Laughing TFM Horse Free Festival Rat Pack Productions Ltd/Red 24

Perrier nominee in a previous century, Comedy Store Players founder member, award-winning comedywriter Cohen’s true poem is about young love, great music and Phil Collins. Like Beowulf with gags. ‘Great comic talent’ (Daily Mail). www. davecohen.squarespace.com

Laughing Horse @ Poetry, Storytelling Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Laughing Horse @ The (entrances on Cowgate Counting House • and Victoria Street) 38 West Nicolson Street

Nathan prepares for his Royal Variety Performance, where he’ll bin anything offensive and instead do jokes that everyone in the world adores. ‘Incredible – gloriously entertaining’ (Chortle). Warning: Contains most offensive joke ever. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 253 Cowgate

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Nathan Caton – Breakfast at Stephanie’s

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Time Out London Critics’ Choice show hits Edinburgh with two exclusive showcases. Get ready to turn it up to eleven with the UK’s best emerging and established musical comedians from this year’s competition.  www.musicalcomedy.co.uk

The life and tall times of an Edinburgh legend. The truth naked. ‘Inspired comic writing...’ (Guardian). ‘This is one of the ugliest babies I have ever seen...’ Nurse Gavin, Midwife, King’s College Hospital 1954.

Music

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hilarious hour of a young man trying to live a conventional life with an unconventional family. ‘Probably the most exciting young comic on the scene.’ (Fest) Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Nat Luurtsema: In My Head I’m A Hero

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Assembly, Soho Theatre and Drag City Nelson Twins

Nigel Williams and Adam Fields

America’s Funnyman has thrilled and bewildered audiences worldwide with his hilarious, subversive and uncompromising comedy, now he makes his festival debut. ‘One of the funniest comedians in the country... excels at picking comedy traditions apart’ (New York Times).

‘N-euro-sis.’ Tall tales from the low countries. Adam is Amsterdamned, Nigel is big in Belgium. After ten years of sub-sea level comedy these two stand-ups are coming up for air.

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After last year’s sell-out hit, ‘Superclump’, Nat, Chortle ‘best newcomer’ nominee and star of ‘The Comedy Zone’, returns to the Fringe with her debut solo show. ‘A distinctive comedy voice’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Nefertiti, a belly dance connoisseur who has toyed with the dark side of Burlesque, paints a picture that will make you wonder where this woman got her stories from and if there’s more to come? www.kerrieross.com Dance, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Espionage • 4 India B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate XAug 4-6: 15:45 (1h) £5.00 and Victoria Street) Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27,29: 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square Assembly @ George B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-29: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Chris and Justin are identical twin stand-up comedians. With crackling one-liners and imposing stage presence these guys deliver a never-to-be-forgotten, hands-down hilarious comedy performance. All they need now is a gimmick.

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

New Art Club – Big Bag of Boom

TFL New Art Club/ Escalator East To Edinburgh

Back with their genredefining stand-up dance, Roden and Shenton, truly original forces in comedy, bring together the most explosive moments from a decade of award-winning shows. ‘Downright funny’ (New York Times).

Theatre B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 16-29: 20:45 (1h) Assembly @ George XAug 4-7: 00:00 (45m) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Street • Assembly Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Rooms, 54 George Street 00:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 00:00 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00) XAug 5-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 19:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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‘Achingly funny’ Times ‘Fringe institutions’ ThreeWeeks ‘Musical satire which is waspish, witty and positively throbbing with innuendo’ Evening Standard

7– Aug22 ust

‘The best act in their price range’ Joan Rivers Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy 0131 226 0000 (which has FREE PARKING) www.stagebystage.co.uk See page 85 for show information

New Day Celebration – Free

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The News at Kate 2010

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News Brunch

NewsRevue

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News Brunch Bunch

Canal Cafe Theatre

Kate Smurthwaite/ PBH’s Free Fringe PBH’s Free Fringe (Gareth Morinan, Daniel Smith, Fred Forse)

Had enough of today? Then join us, as we celebrate the beginning of a ‘New Day’! May involve: party poppers, stories, good times, multimedia surprises, etc. Guaranteed to be better than 1/365th of a New Year’s Eve. Multimedia, Talk

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Up to the minute topical satire, festival news and comedy mayhem over complimentary croissants and coffee. Start your remarkable day at Hill Street with the News Brunch Bunch. www.remarkable-arts.com

Kate Smurthwaite, head writer for London’s ‘Comedy Manifesto’, brings you the funniest news and political stories of the year. ‘Comedy that cuts through the crap’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘A powerhouse Improv, Revue of observational wit’ Hill Street Theatre • (Spectator). 19 Hill Street Political, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

Sketch show, Revue

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 6-8: 12:30 (50m)

£5.00 Aug 13-15,19-22,26-29: Aug 7-16,18-21: 20:25 (55m) 12:30 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S

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Guinness World Record Holder for the Longest Running Live Comedy. Fringe First winner. Perrier finalist. Total sell-out every year. Genuinely funny material delivered in an impeccably groomed manner. SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Masters of their art’ (Stage).

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Nicholas Parsons’ Nick Helm – Keep Happy Hour Hold of the Gold

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He’s back! The legendary star of stage and screen and the inimitable host of ‘Just A Minute’ on Radio 4 returns for the tenth successive year with his sell-out Edinburgh show ‘Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour’.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 6: 17:10 (1h10m) £5.00

XAug 4-6: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-9,11-12,16,18-19: Aug 7,14,21,28: 18:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8,13,15,20,22,27,29: 18:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26: 18:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Comedian Nick Helm will make you appreciate what you have, whether you want to or not. Featuring poetry, music and stand-up. ‘Deadpan humour and fierce intelligence’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Incredibly endearing’ (Chortle). Music, Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

17:10 (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.50) B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Aug 13-15,20-22: 17:10 XAug 5-6: 15:40 (1h) £2.50 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-17,19-29: 15:40 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 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 03 04 05

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Nick Mohammed Nick Sun: is Mr Swallow Dreamfist

A Nifty History of Evil

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Nick Sun/The Stand Comedy Club

John Robertson/PBH’s Free Fringe Best Medicine Management

All-new character comedy from star of Radio 4’s ‘Quarters’, BBC3’s ‘The King is Dead’ and BBC1’s ‘Reggie Perrin’. Critic’s Choice: Times, Guardian, Independent, Time Out. SSSS (List). SSSS (Independent). Total sell-out 2008/09. www.nickmohammed.com

Scattered logic + surrealist social commentary + standup performance anarchy + hypnotic charisma. Utterly unique, uniquely unusual. The most compelling voice of Australian underground comedy makes his Edinburgh debut. ‘Genius’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘I love this guy’ (Doug Stanhope).

John Robertson does standup with puppets, mayhem, torture, Russians, explosions, vampires, hamsters and about a thousand really good jokes. ‘Cheeky... brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Funny and sharp’ (Daily Telegraph).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

Opium 71 Cowgate

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Nik Coppin – Pasquinader – Free

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Comedy and caricatures juxtapose in a colourful new show, where Coppin lampoons people, celebrities and the world around him. ‘One of the best personalities for comedy. Super funny. Nik’s awesome! 9/10’ (Melbourne Comedy Festival). Multimedia, Stand-up

Nina Conti: Talk 9 to 5 Idiot – Free to the Hand

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Roland Gent/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Hilarious unveiling from Britain’s leading ventriloquist. New characters join Monkey, taking Nina off-script, accessing her uncensored mind. No two shows are the same. ‘A mighty imagination at work’ (Sunday Times). Created with Bill Dare.

Office worker, two kids, lives in middle class suburbia, doesn’t understand life anymore. Including... Office gripes and arguments. Stupid business ideas. Adverts. Road rage. Chavs. Shopping. Dangerous dogs. Sandwiches. Making a marketing plan. www.freefestival.co.uk

Improv, Puppetry

Stand-up Pleasance Dome • Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Stand Comedy Club II • Laughing Horse @ Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Counting House • 38 16 North St Andrew Street B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Edinburgh City Football XAug 4-6: 18:00 (55m) Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, West Nicolson Street Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 £6.00 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Leith Walk Cowgate Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: 18:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (55m) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Aug 5-17,19-24,26-29: Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26,30: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 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 20:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Noise Next Door – Chaos Control

TM Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Comic Voice Management

The NonConformists’ Guide to Civic Responsibility

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Norman Lovett

Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk – Festival Highlights

Nothing to Show Nothing Up My Sleeve! TFPK Watch This Theatre Company

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Award-winning comedian Andrew Lawrence records a new show for BBC Radio 4 in which he skirts around some of life’s big questions without drawing any useful conclusions. Stand-up

Improv

Norman Lovett – No Son of Mine LOL :) TPL

BBC Radio 4

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Earth-shattering secrets. Impossible odds. Our mission: Protect mankind, kick ass… bag sexy chicks. White-hot improvised comedy that’ll leave you gasping for air. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks) SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). thenoisenextdoor.co.uk

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 19:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Best known for Holly the computer in ‘Red Dwarf’ (BBC2) but did you know Norman has been a stand-up comedian for 30 years? ‘A true original ... exquisite stand-up’ (Guardian).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Dennis Hazeley (actor, delusional) and his father Don (excruciating, Grimsby-based) offer up fun and dysfunction. For anyone who looked at their father and craved adoption. Starring Perrier nominee Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk (‘Peep Show’).

Back for their sixth year, Watch This’ long-format improvisation show takes one suggestion from the audience and creates a wonderfully interweaving, original comedy every night. ‘The funniest thing I’ve seen at the Fringe’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.watchthistheatre.co.uk

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Pleasance Courtyard • Improv theSpaces on the Mile @ XAug 4-6: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Radisson • 80 High Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: Aug 7-10,12,16-19,23-24, 22:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 26,30: 15:15 (1h) £9.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (£8.50) 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 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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International comedy magician Paul Dabek delves into his box of tricks with a quick wit and theatrical flair that will leave you spellbound! ‘Paul Dabek is quite simply superb!’ (Stage). Stand-up, Magic

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Obie: Using the Force – Free

The Occasional Students

Old Rope in the Balloon

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Christ’s College Amateur Dramatic Society

Phil Nichol, Tiffany Stevenson

The ‘Genial Gagster’ brings you 30 minutes of hilarious one-liners, all in the best surroundings of the Festival. One to watch! Twitter: @noticketshow Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse Online • The World Wide Web

Obie is using the force to make this show his most hilarious, inspiring show yet. This guy is destined for big things. Come and see him now. ‘Side-splitting, feel-good comedy show’ (ThreeWeeks). Improv, Stand-up

James and Thom have searched the depths of time for the world’s best ever comedy sketch show characters. With guest appearances from Death, Dr Johnson and Agatha Christie, we can only assume someone misread the brief. www. theoccasionalstudents.com

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Obama Mia!

TFPU Carron, Fitzpatrick, Quinn and Smyth

Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Obsession by David Kelly and Gemma Leader

PU David Kelly and Gemma Leader/PBH’s Free Fringe

Underbelly Productions/ Charlie Ross

Phil Nichol’s famous London club. Leading comics and circuit regulars perform new material alongside a nightly headliner. Performers hold the noose, only letting go when telling new gags. Fourth year of ‘The Comedians’ Club’. Line-ups: www.ropetoday.info.

Thinking: rubbish, isn’t it? What if we explained, in a digestible list, what you’re thinking and why? Does God exist? What is His favourite Kasabian album? Don’t you know? Well we do!

3600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! ‘Lord of the Rings’ condensed into one hour, by one man. From the creator of ‘One Man Star Wars’. Only 7 Edinburgh performances! ‘A hot ticket’ SSSSS (WhatsOnStage. com).

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Spoken word, Stand-up

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OCD: The Next Generation

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Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

One Kiwi, One Aussie, One Hour

Oli Bettesworth: PL Quarterlife Anzac Productions/ Crisis – Free PBH’s Free Fringe

Oompah Brass: The A to Z of Oompah

TFAPJ Clown and Bear Present Oompah Brass

PM Mixed Things/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical

They’ve dressed up as Prince, flown across the world for chocolate and spent their life savings on kittens. Two stand-ups ask why we’re happy to be stupid for the B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 things we love...

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

The Canons’ Gait •

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Gill Smith/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Prepare to laugh and cry at the comedy musical of this summer in a tongue-in-cheek look at what really happened the few days before an election that capitivated a planet. Original, unique and a hilarious one-off!

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One Man Lord of the Rings

Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Aug 6,9-13,16-20,23-27: Improv, Stand-up 14:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Buildings, Victoria Street Sketch show, Revue (entrances on Cowgate Gilded Balloon Teviot • M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Victoria Street) C central • Carlton Hotel, Bristo Square 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 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 North Bridge B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

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100 Greatest Beekeepers in Switzerland, Ever – Free

Aug 7-16,18-29: 15:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Obsessive-compulsive clean freak Gill Smith has just become a mum for the first time. Come and discover if habitual hand-washing and nightmare nappies are enough to stop the evennumbers fanatic from wishing she’d had twins. Free! Stand-up, Storytelling

London comic offers his unique take on a range of personal and political subjects, from the questionable glamour of working in TV to the implications that arise when man decides to marry pillow. www.mixedthings.co.uk

Kiwi Nick Rado (Gold Sony Award-winner) and Aussie Rich Brophy (ITV’s ‘Stand-Up Hero’) return from touring America, Europe and Australasia. ‘This show should not be free!’ (Nicky Haydn Chortle ‘best venue’ 2010). Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

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Following their 2009 sell-out smash ‘Blow Up!’ SSSSS ‘Glorious, stonkingly good’ (Scotsman); the ‘Legends in Lederhosen’ (Chris Evans) alphabetically dissect every musical genre via the medium of Oompah! Beethoven, James Brown, Napalm Death. www.oompahbrass.com Music, Musical

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 16:20 (1h) £5.00 Sin Club and Lounge • Political, Stand-up 207 Cowgate Aug 7-15,17-28: 16:20 (1h) B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Laughing Horse @ B 0131 558 3332V339GE5 £5.00 Espionage • 4 India XAug 5-6: 14:45 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: Buildings, Victoria Street 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Ticketed) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-21: 14:45 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 and Victoria Street) (Free Ticketed) 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 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 21-29: 13:00 (55m) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com The Oxford Imps Pajama Men: The Last Stand TU To Reason Oxford Imps

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After playing six years of sell-out shows, Oxford’s improvised comedy troupe hits Edinburgh again! Armed only with audience suggestions, the Imps create a ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ fast-paced comic show on the spot. Suitable for families. Improv

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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‘Did you miss the ‘Pajama Men’? Then you f#%*ed up!’ (Time Out Sydney). Now they’re back (for one weekend only!) lugging armloads of comedy awards. SSSSS (Times); SSSSS (Scotsman); SSSSS (Guardian); SSSSS (Telegraph).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Pappy’s: All Business

Parking Shmarking

Paul Chowdhry is Not PC

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

Conscious Theatre

Total sell-out 2008/2009. From Channel 4 and Radio 4 and fresh from an international tour, ‘the funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe’ (Scotsman), return with their biggest show ever! ‘Best in genre’ (Mirror). Best show nomination 2007. www.pappyscomedy.com

£5.00 B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Sketch show, Stand-up Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 27-28: 00:00 (1h) 13:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) 60 Pleasance £17.00 (£15.00) Aug 9-13,16-20,23-24,26-27, M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 30: 13:15 (50m) £8.50 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 XAug 4-6: 19:20 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:20 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Papa’s Got a 19:20 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

The Oxford Revue is Going Places

TFL Oxford Revue

Brand New Wigbag

PM Carrie Quinlan, Robert Cawsey and Gareth Gwynn/PBH’s Free Fringe

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Phil McIntyre Entertain- PN ments by Arrangement Pauline Goldsmith/ With Michele Milburn at PBH’s Free Fringe International Artistes

It started with several parking tickets, then the discovery of a hole we could all loop through.  A true story down the rabbit hole into rebellion and freedom where lawfully not paying parking tickets is just the beginning.

Paul will share his acute observations on weighty subjects about how the word ‘irony’ has replaced the word ‘offensive’ and become the Interactive, Spoken word new ‘PC’ way of behaving Zoo Southside • distastefully, all in an ‘ironic’ 117 Nicolson Street way! www.paulchowdhry.com B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Comedy, Stand-up Aug 6-14: 18:30 (55m) £9.00

The Zoo 140 The Pleasance

Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Carrie Quinlan (panellist: ‘The News Quiz’, BBC4’s ‘Late Edition’), Gareth Gwynn (writer: ‘The Now Show’, ‘Listen Against’) and Robert Cawsey (professional actor) want to show you some sketches. For free. ‘Sublime’ (Spectator). Sketch show

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

The Paranoid Bucklabels are comprised of a Welshman, Irishman and an Englishman, so that’s the beginning of a bad joke as it is. Be ready for 45 mins of surreal, political sketch-show madness. www.freefestival.co.uk Music, Sketch show

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Laughing Horse @ The Aug 7-15,17-29: 16:55 (55m) Newsroom • 5-11 Leith B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) Street

XAug 5-6: 16:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 16:25 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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New stand-up show from international award-winning Irish/Iranian/Teesside comedian, fresh from a sell-out national tour and regular appearances on ‘Paul O Grady’ (Channel 4). ‘The funniest show in Edinburgh.’ (Guardian) Comedy, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 4-5: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-8,10-12,17-19,24-26, 30: 21:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

J Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

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Presland Maxwell and Cribblet Phil McIntyre Entertainment by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management Are you a failure? We think so. But we like you. You have potential. So get your ass to our self-help seminar, where we’ll supply motivation, perspiration and shoulder pads. The critically acclaimed Oxford Revue return with more surreal, subversive sketch comedy.

Balding Belfast actress/ writer turned stand-up WLTM loving audience with GSOH for short-term relationship. Users, perverts, time-wasters need apply. Bright colours only: ‘Brilliant comic hour’ (Guardian). SSSS ‘Drop dead funny’ (Observer).

Assembly @ George Sin Club and Lounge • Street • Assembly 207 Cowgate Rooms, 54 George Street

Paul Foot – Ash in the Attic Patrick Monahan The Paranoid – I Walked, Bucklabels – Free TFL I Danced, Iran

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Pauline Goldsmith: P G Tips – Free

Paul sweeps the loft conversion of his mind for comedy lampshades, bronze slapstick geese and Persian golf balls. Directed by Noel Fielding. ‘Like a cult classic, a rare exotic bird, Paul’s special’ (Daily Express).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Paul Merton’s Impro Chums are wonders of nature, taking audience suggestions and creating cascades of laughter. Most of the time. ‘Every year (they) bring the house down... a testimony to their brilliance and consistency’ (Mirror).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-28: 16:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 16,18-19,23-26: 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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COMEDY



Paul Ricketts – Kiss the Badge, Fly the Flag!

TPM Paul Ricketts/Up The Arts Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Paul Sweeney and Tom Webb

PM Paul Sweeney and Tom Webb

Paul Zerdin – Sponge Fest Revisited

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The Penny Dreadfuls

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7,14,20-21,27-28: 22:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-12,15,17-19,22-26,29: 22:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Paul Zenon – Lounge Wizard

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Puppetry, Stand-up

18:00 (55m) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 13-15,20-22: 18:00 (55m) XAug 5: 20:25 (1h) £10.00 £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 6-15: 20:25 (1h) £15.00 Aug 27-29: 18:00 (55m) £14.00 (£12.50) (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Magic

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street Sketch comedy that vows to

XAug 4-5: 21:15 (45m) £5.00 unravel one of the greatest

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 21:45 (1h) £7.00 XAug 5: 16:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-15,17-29: 22:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

FPU Persephone Lewin

She shot for the stars. And missed. Now she is propping up the bar in the Last Chance Saloon. Dark mischief and funny stuff from Leisa Rea (‘Adams & Rea - 4 Stands Up’, BBC Radio 4).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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nutritional mysteries of all time. ‘Belly achingly funny’ (Outre). Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-18,20-28: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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A PerhapsToo-Intimate Evening of Music and Hilarity

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‘Persephone’s Comedy Cabaret’ blends stand-up, dance and visual gags. This beautifully costumed, comic delight appeals to all ages. Cockney penguin Freddy plays trumpet, Angelique plays teapot and dances cancan. She performs a burlesque routine with motorised tassels!

XAug 4-6: 14:00 (55m) £5.00 Cabaret, Musical Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: The Vault • 11 Merchant 14:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Street Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 14:00 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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See TV’s legendary snake-oil That Dog Looks Ill/ PBH’s Free Fringe salesman up close and personal in his natural habitat – a bar. A happy-hour priced cocktail of cons, conjuring and comedy. ‘Countdown’s wild man of the wand’ (Independent).

Paul Sinha has been described Aug 6-8,10-15,17-30: 21:15 as a gay man, doctor, quizzer, (45m) £5.00 bachelor, acclaimed comedian M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and racist. This year he’d like 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 to deny one of those, while adding new labels of his own. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 ‘Truly wonderful’ (Scotsman).

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Leisa Rea

Draw HQ

Penelope Cruz Doesn’t Eat Sand – Free

Paul Sinha: ‘Extreme Anti-White Vitriol’

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Persephone’s Comedy Cabaret

Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com/ Robert Voice at International Artistes

The Penny Dreadfuls are doing a brand new sketch comedy An hour-long adventure of show this year. Do come. jokes, stories, songs and fun. Paul’s uncomfortable in ‘Simply unmissable’ SSSSS Tom will show why he can’t an England football shirt (ThreeWeeks). ‘Pythonic, do anything other than be a or waving the flag of St Arguably Britain’s most talented Blackaddery excellence’ comedian. Paul will attempt George – why? A funny look and leading ventriloquist SSSSS (List). ‘Consistently to develop his superpowers at multicultural Englishness and comedian, as seen on and constantly had the and save the Panda bear. using interviews, experiments, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ audience in hysterics’ SSSSS jokes and stories. ‘Highly and recently on ITV’s Interactive, Stand-up (Edinburgh Evening News). accomplished’ (Time Out). ‘Comedy Rocks’. ‘Technically www.pennydreadfuls.co.uk The GRV • 37 Guthrie immaculate’ (Guardian); ‘The Street Stand-up, Storytelling Sketch show best ventriloquist Britain has B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 discovered for many years’ Just The Tonic at the Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 5-29: 17:20 (1h) £5.00 (Times). Caves • Enter from The 60 Pleasance

Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Pension Plan

The Young Dads

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XAug 7: 20:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 8: 21:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-15,17-22: 23:05 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Pete Firman: Jokes and Tricks

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Ben Target/Rob Wells/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Phil McIntyre Entertainments/ Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent

Songs! Humour! Virtuosic bass and cajón playing! Subversive use of PowerPoint, pristine vocal harmonies, crowd-pleasing boy band The exam pits its wits choreography! And free against a class cluttered pudding! (‘Pudding’ is a with mavericks, dunces and euphemism for ‘mediocre Be amazed and amused by cheats. There’s no time for romantic advice’.) Britain’s leading comedy cramming so leave your notes www.theyoungdads.com magician, returning with ‘the outside the door, take a seat Multimedia, Music best tricks in the universe’ and hope for the best. Free comedy experience. C central • Carlton Hotel, (Independent). Sell-out 20072009. ‘Funnier than most North Bridge Devised, Interactive comedians... more magical B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 than Dumbledore on a good Globe • Niddry Street Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 19:20 day’ (Time Out). V389GE5 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) www.petefirman.co.uk Aug 15-21,23-28: 18:00 (1h) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: (Free Non-ticketed) Magic 19:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:20 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Pete Johansson – Peter Buckley Pete’s On Earth Hill and Some Comedians XIV TPL Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

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Phil Cornwell is Switzerland McNaughtiehorse (and Others)

COMEDY Phil Kay: In Tweed

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Phil Kay’s – Gimme Your Left Shoe

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown

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Phil Kay

Phil Nichol/The Stand Comedy Club

Phil Cornwell

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2009 and Chortle’s breakthrough act nomination 2010 returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious facts and less faith. ‘This is observational, anecdotal, autobiographical comedy at its best’ SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Peter Buckley Hill and some comedians. Fourteenth year. I’m wasting my precious 40 words by repeating that information. Four different comedians a night. Guest compere Wednesdays. SSSS 2009. Free the Fringe.

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly The Canons’ Gait • Rooms, 54 George Street 232 Canongate

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(Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil Buckley

Star of ‘Stella St’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and ‘Comic Strip Presents’ – in his first one-man show introduces NY stand-up Switzerland McNaughtiehorse, with cameos from David Bowie, Michael Caine, Arsene Wenger and many others.

Colourful interwoven strands of natural material, twisted for extra strength and a rough warmth. Phil Kay gets closer and this year he will smoke the belly button fluff off the audience in a wee pipe!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Kids give Phil their left shoe then come up with a skit to win it back from all the super props that are lying around. Dive into this marvelous shoe-show within a show.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

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Philip Talbot – 62% Actor

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The Phil Knoxville Superhero Sideshow – Free

Just the Tonic

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Phil Kay – RadioFree

Phil Knoxville/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Philip Talbot/PBH’s Free Fringe

Leviathan Entertainment

The poems and songs of Bobby Spade. January 19th 1974, the legendary Beat poet performed his magnum opus ‘Welcome to Crazytown’ at Baltimore’s famous jazz club, Bertha’s. Phil Nichol recreates that event. ‘Beyond brilliant’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 4: 22:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) XAug 5: 19:40 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-15,17-30: 18:50 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Piff the Magic Dragon: Piff-tacular 2 – Get Rich Or Die Trying

TPK

After touring with shows in Australia, New Zealand and America, comic Phil Buckley returns with a new show. An hour of stand-up without jokes, just true stories and real laughs. ‘Top-class’ (Time Out).

Fast-talking Pete Jonas looks at the difficulties men face when breaking up with women, and why it’s women’s fault. ‘Brilliant’ (Stage), Stand-up, Storytelling SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Laughing Horse @ The ‘Guaranteed to entertain’ Hive • 15-17 Niddry St (Chortle.co.uk), ‘sheer good humour’ (Scotsman). B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 www.petejonas.com Aug 5-29: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up

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

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 22:55 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:55 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 22:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Very few actors ever achieve fame or fortune and yet they continue. Why? Because it’s fun! True stories from 40 years in the business. Start your day with a smile on the Free Fringe. Storytelling, Theatre

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

Come witness meticulously planned mayhem ... finally all the fantastic ideas that Phil can never remember on stage can come out to shine in this live radio show. Tune in, set memory, adjust volume and listen. Music, Stand-up

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

V178GE4 Aug 7-16,18-23,25-28: 13:20 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 23:40 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20-21, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27-29: 23:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 8,11-12,15-16,18-19, 22-26: 23:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Piff the Magic Dragon

Join Phil Knoxville on a rollercoaster ride of comedy and twisted magic. Proving a mild-mannered comedian can possess superhuman powers. If variety is the spice of life then this will blow your pants off!

Lock up your princesses! Piff’s back with brand new Laughing Horse @ tricks and a magic performing Espionage • 4 India Chihuahua... This time he Buildings, Victoria Street means business. ‘Unbelievable’ (entrances on Cowgate (BBC1). ‘Standing room only’ – SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). and Victoria Street) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Just The Tonic at the Aug 6-15: 19:45 (45m) Caves • Enter from The (Free Non-ticketed) Rowantree Bar (under Stand-up, Magic

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South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-8: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 15:15 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Pig With the Face of a Boy Presents: Dan Woods’s Oral History

Pig With the Face of a Boy: The Girl With the Arms Made From Marrows

The Plastic Seat Please, Not the Company’s Face: A Free Sketch Pad Sketch Show

Pluck: Musical Arson Reignited!

The Pointless Comedy Debate Show

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PBH’s Free Fringe

Pluck

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical Comedy Lab/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical Comedy Lab/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

A fast-paced, jovial mix of satirical modern slapstick and intelligent joke writing. A magical mystery rollercoaster, tripping and skipping through tales of rogue rabbis, masochistic Mr Men and Kris Akabusi fanaticism.

Improv, Sketch show Sketches and that. ‘Really funny stuff’ (James Henry, B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 ‘Green Wing’, ‘Smack the Pony’.) Warning: may Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: contain nuts and other such 17:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) euphemisms. Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Sketch show 17:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50)

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Songs about our civilization for bewildered future generations to recite around campfires. ‘Brilliant comic songs’ (Skinny). ‘Very talented’ (Hairline.co.uk). ‘Thank you for making me laugh’ (a peace campaigner). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

We play songs from our next album. ‘Perfect... a better hour of shiny comic songs may be hard to find’ (Skinny). ‘The new rock ‘n’ roll’ (ThreeWeeks). Music

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-17: 17:00 (50m)

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19-29: 17:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 17:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

V27GE5 Aug 18-28: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Award-winning Fringe favourites Pluck wreak havoc between the harmonies in a revamp of their original hit show. It’s Mozart meets Marx Brothers! ‘Gloriously funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Classical music for all ages and shoe sizes’ (Sunday Times).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Join Billy Kirkwood, Phil Buckley and Rick Molland as they put live stand-up in the hands of the audience with hilarious unscripted banter. A comedy debate where you decide the topics. ‘Damn Funny’ (List). Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 19,23-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) Aug 5-29: 18:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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COMEDY BOUND AND GAGGED COMEDY

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH DEBI ALLEN ASSOCIATES PRESENTS

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“If there are still tickets left by the time you read this, go and see him - you’d be mad not to spend some time with this breathtaking performer”

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“This guy is a radical genius” Time Out

10.30pm

AUGUST 4th-29th

(except 11th, 18th & 25th) Previews 4th, 5th & 6th www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com · www.hansteeuwen.com

See page 45 for show information

Political Animal Post Me to the Fringe – Free PN Stand Comedy Club

APL

Think Outside The Box, Live In It

Fringe’s only and probably best political stand-up gig returns to the Stand, to harangue, cajole and bark at an extremely naughty planet. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman. Different top-class bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26: 23:59 (1h31m) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

See page 69 for show information

Princess Cabaret Productivity – Pros from Dover II Psychic? A Production TFM TFAPK PM About a Product Tumbleweed Theatrical Productions

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Pros from Dover

Peter Campbell-Wells

‘A riot of innovative sketching... wildly hysterical’ (List). SSSSS ‘Fresh, brilliant, and exciting’ (National Student). SSSS ‘They tear apart the idea that good sketch comedy is dead’ (Such Small Portions).

Peter Campbell-Wells returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to blow big raspberries at the serious po-faced world of psychic entertainment. Mind reading and clairvoyance is absurd and Pete’s show revels in the daftness of it all! Free Show. www.petesmental.co.uk

Grouped Objects

SSSS

A man in the box: the journey of two individuals desperate to reach the Fringe, dealing with physical and emotional issues en-route. Filled with light-hearted anecdotes, also delving deeper into dysfunctional society. Musical, Storytelling

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

The 2009 Fringe hit returns. Through song and sketch seven Aussie women take the mickey out of the Disney princesses. ‘I loved it’ (Scotsman); SSSS ‘True Comedy Genius’ (Hairline. co.uk); SSSS ‘Dirty, funny and harmonically lovely’ (Groggysquirrel.com)

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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The phrase pyramid scheme is always bandied about. The phrase prism investment, however, could signal your opportunity to make millions. In this dazzling pitch, two Sketch show entrepreneurs unveil their groundbreaking new product. The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street Magic (‘Best student comedy’ 2009) B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Laughing Horse @ City Aug 5-29: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Underbelly, Cowgate •

56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

XAug 4-7: 17:30 (55m) £6.00 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 6-20: 13:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 12:10 (1h) £6.00 17:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26,30: Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 12:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 17:30 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 12:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 16-17,23-24: 12:10 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £6.50 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 16-29: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Q-Fusion Improv: Quiz in My Pants Radio Hoohah Knowledge of – Free TPK Randomness PN Pleasance and Nicola Bolsover, Laura MacKenzie and Lexx and Dan Carter- McGuire Laughing Horse Free Festival/Q-Fusion Improv Hope/PBH’s Free Fringe

APM

The improv show you can’t miss. A fast-paced blend of quick fire improv games, capped by an entirely improvised play based solely on your ideas and suggestions! www.freefestival.co.uk Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch St

V264GF6 Aug 5-14: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ the Newsroom • 5-11 Leith St

V93G D5 Aug 5-7: 15:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 56 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicholson St

V170GF6 Aug 22-27: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Quiz-panel-comedy-show presenting a different line-up each day. Marvel at comedians attempting ridiculous challenges using song, improv and stand-up. This seemed like a good idea in March ... and by now it’ll be ready, hilarious and inevitable! Game show, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port

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Hell is other people, those people are live on air. Mackenzie and McGuire return to Edinburgh with the disintegration of a radio station. ‘Must See’ (Telegraph), ‘Very Funny’ (List) ‘French and Saunders for the facebook generation.’ www.allthefestivals.com Devised, Theatre

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

Aug 7-15,17-22,25-28: XAug 4-6: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 18:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 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 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A Rabbit’s Foot – Free

PN The Rabbit’s Foot Company

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge

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Quantum Sheep and a Load of Balls

APJ Valerie Laws/PBH’s Free Fringe

Super-troupe of brambling, quietly-spoken young people, performing convoluted and inane material, with wilfully inaccessible subject matter.

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist and virtuoso comedian – ‘the funniest man in the Stand-up world’ (New York Times). His Laughing Horse @ Jekyll extraordinary life is retold and & Hyde • 112 Hanover his hilarious act re-imagined Street by his acclaimed successor. B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 SSSSS (Metro); ‘Tearstreamingly funny’ (Scotsman).  Aug 6-10: 00:10 (1h) www.rainerhersch.com (Free Non-ticketed) As seen on BBC TV with Griff Rhys Jones. Valerie Laws, scientist-poet, writes literally billions of poems by throwing balls. Enter a quantum world of randomness, bad dates and poetry-writing sheep. www.valerielaws.co.uk

Music, Stand-up

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

XAug 5-6: 18:00 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-24, 26: 18:00 (1h10m) £12.00 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h10m) £14.00

V156GE5 Aug 8-9: 13:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Interactive, Spoken word

See page 122 for show information

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Ringo Productions

Stay away from Lourdes, throw away your pills and face death. Ringo hilariously probes his intense dislike of illness, old age, marriage, teachers and opera. Your metabolics are about to be stabilised!  

Fringe First winner 2009 for ‘his brilliantly conceived, effervescently performed,’ (Scotsman, ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’); Baba Brinkman returns with a dangerous new comedy rap invention. Gangsters, gold-diggers, and the science of behaviour. www.babasword.com

Drama, Stand-up

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Join The Real MacGuffins ‘completely brilliant’ (Spoonfed.co.uk) as they climb the world’s tallest mountain (in Hackney). See eerie shopkeepers, mentalist neighbours and something that should never be done with fonts; directed by Cal McCrystal (‘Mighty Boosh’, ‘Pluck’).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 9-14: 16:45 (45m) XAug 4-6: 15:45 (1h) £6.50 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 £7.00 (£5.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Rap Guide to Evolution

FJ Baba Brinkman

Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) 15:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26,30: 22:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Baba Brinkman’s ‘intelligent, informative, and, crucially, hugely entertaining’ (Chortle. co.uk) rap remix of modern evolutionary theory is back by popular demand. Can white people be afro-centric? What rhymes with Australopithecus afarensis? Prepare to evolve. www.babasword.com

Reginald D Hunter: Trophy Nigga

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

TV’s own Ray Green takes us on a whirlwind journey through his televisual highs and lows, while trying to include all the elements of an award-winning show. ‘Hilarious’ (Will Ferrell); ‘Thoroughly entertaining’ (Chortle).

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 20-22,27-29: 12:30 (1h) Gilded Balloon Teviot • £11.00 (£9.50) Bristo Square Aug 24-26,30: 12:30 (1h) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

‘This versatile, fast-rising star, steals the show. As sharp as a young Victoria Wood’ THE TIMES

4.45PM 4 - 30 AUGUST

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Ray Green: Adventures in Telly Land 3D Vivienne Smith Management

A dazzling multi character comedy show from the regular co-star of BBC1’s The Armstrong & Miller Show and star of the cult sketch night, The Ransom Club.

0131 226 0026

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Reginald D Hunter’s uniquely non-secular approach to comedy continues in 2010. ‘He shimmers with stage presence... His comic timing is sharp enough to burst balloons’ (Independent). ‘A consummate stand-up... Comic timing to die for’ (List).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Resolutions

FPK Old Guard Productions

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Richard Crawley: Rich Fulcher – The Boy – Free An Evening with Eleanor, the PK Tour Whore Richard Crawley/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

M Rich Fulcher

www.josielong.com

Maverick Comedy Presents

‘What great comedy can be: inspired and inspiring.’

‘A sharp, subversive mind’ The Scotsman

 Metro

The new year is only a few hours old. Resolutions have been made! Some will be kept, others broken. New loves will be found, some lost. But more importantly, who killed the goldfish? ‘Resolutions’: hilarious new romcom with ‘fishocide’. Drama, Theatre

The Vault • 11 Merchant Street

‘She was a strong, black 39 year-old, he was nineteen, white and nubile...’ Join the Boy as he exclusively exposes his extraordinary life story: innocence, global adoration, Germaine Greer and Sinitta. Daringly inspirational. www.freefestival.co.uk Physical theatre, Storytelling

B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Laughing Horse @ The

Aug 24-30: 14:30 (45m) £6.00 (£5.50) (£5.00 SO)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Rhod Gilbert and the Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

M Comedy Store Management Proudly Presents Rhod Gilbert

Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street V170GF6 Aug 5-14: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate V272GE5 Aug 20-29: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Hellooooooooooooooooo. From the multi-talented ‘Mighty Boosh’ star comes Eleanor, who’s lived a life most people scream about. The world’s greatest groupie tells all through song, dance and confessional monologues. Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 21-22,26,29: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 23-25,30: 23:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 27-28: 23:30 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

Be Honorable! With

J osie Long Dates anD times 19:40 – 20:50 (70 mins) 5tH/6tH august previews (£5) 7tH – 29tH august (not 22/23) Only £9 Or £8.50 See page 82 for show information

Rik and Jon Richard Herring Don’t Know Any – Christ on a Better Bike: The Second PM Coming

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Laughing Horse Free Festival

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Last year this show sold out before the festival even started. It’s back by popular demand, for eight nights only. ‘One of the best comedians anywhere in the world.’ (Time ‘Jesus was cool, but all the Out). people who follow him are Venue150 @ EICC • idiots. Just like the Fonz!’ 150 Morrison Street The ‘Hitler Moustache’ star B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 resurrects and revamps his favourite show, examining Aug 21-22,24-29: 20:00 (1h) Messianic obsession. ‘Top£18.50 notch’ (Chortle.co.uk). M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

A night of brand new stand-up comedy brought to you by new comedians Jon Greenaway and Rik Carranza who are joined by other established and new acts from the Scottish comedy circuit.

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Laughing Horse @ Assembly @ George Espionage • 4 India Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 and Victoria Street)

XAug 5-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 16-29: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 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 03 04 05

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BARBERSHOPERA APOCALYPSE? NO! Pleasance Dome 10.55pm

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The Roaring Boys Will Set You Free

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Robin Ince and Michael Legge – Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire

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NB: cannot actually set you free from prison. It’s more a metaphor for aspiration, corporate lies and stuff. With jokes and songs. Creators of 2009 sensation ‘Tim’. ‘Very funny’(Guardian); ‘Laugh a minute’ (Sun).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The curious musical inventions and abstract creations of the obscurely gifted, yet somewhat disgraceful mind, of Robert White, the only gay, Aspergers, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed dyslexic pianist debuting this Fringe. ‘Funny and brave’ (Time Out). Music, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Bristo Square

Robin Ince and Michael Legge are enraged, but are they angry about the right things? Come and see two stupid middle-aged men shouting about stuff and then wondering why. Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

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Rob Deering’s Beat This

M Avalon Promotions Ltd

XAug 4-6: 21:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 21:30 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

Robin Buckland: The Inescapable Misery of Everything

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Robin Ince Asks Why? – Free

M Robin Ince/PBH’s Free Fringe

PL Robin Buckland/PBH’s Free Fringe Troubled youth in middle-age returns with new queries about existence and other problems. ‘Grade A bile … great hour by a great comedian’ (Scotsman). ‘Intellectually audacious’ (Evening Standard). May contain Belle and Sebastian references.

The great new music-based gameshow: four comedians and one audience battle and banter about the highs and lows of rock and pop. Hosted by Rob Deering: ‘as sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife’ (Independent).

Solo debut from a dishevelled, shambling mess of a man, telling jokes and stories about life, using long words, swear Pleasance Dome • words and other linguistic Potterow, 1 Bristo Square trickery. ‘So You Think You’re B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Funny?’ finalist 2009. Aug 19-21,26-28: 23:30 (1h) Stand-up £10.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

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B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 7-15,17-21,24-28: 17:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05

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Robin Ince plus guests celebrate everything. Be inspired about the universe and all that lies within it. May not contain everything about universe due to time constraints. All new for 2010. Science, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

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Tony Tinman and Sunna Jarman/PBH’s Free Fringe

Get the best of the fest at our one-stop stand-up shop. Rocketeers Sunna and Tony present a different line-up each night from our little black book of all the top stand-up acts! Strictly no time-wasters. Stand-up

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Aug 7-18: 12:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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Rob Rouse: The Great Escape

TPL Brett Vincent for Getcomedy.com by Arrangement with PBJ Management

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Rogues Handbook

Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

‘Rogues Handbook’ returns with an all-new sketch show tackling the strange and supernatural. They will battle dead policemen, disabled poltergeists, serial killers, movie monsters, mad scientists and time itself. Warning! Contains Jaffa Cakes. Improv, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The XAug 5-6: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 Counting House • Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 38 West Nicolson Street

20:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: Aug 7-22: 17:00 (1h) 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17,23-24: 20:30 (1h) £6.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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‘Hilarious... A gifted performer’ (Scotsman). The hotly anticipated debut solo show from this very funny comedian. ‘Definitely one to watch’ (List). ‘Excellent... Divine... A seriously talented young lady’ (Time Out).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 18:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 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 03 04 05