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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

Introduction

Kath M Mainland Chief Executive Festival Fringe Society Ltd A very warm welcome to the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The largest, and greatest, arts festival in the world. Entirely openaccess, the Fringe is an amazing explosion of every imaginable artistic and entertainment experience known to humanity.

collection points at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut and The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre. The Virgin Money Street Events on the Royal Mile and Mound Precinct are a great starting point to decide what you want to do at the Fringe, giving you the chance to soak up the atmosphere and ‘try before you buy’ with hundreds of Fringe performers sampling their wares for your delight.

The Fringe Society doesn’t programme the Fringe, it is put together by tens of thousands of performers, producers, venue managers and promoters who put their hearts and souls into bringing you this I’m also delighted that the programme includes the third Made incredible festival. in Scotland showcase, containing 17 of our most exciting Scottish theatre and dance companies and supported through the Scottish Our job is to make sure that they have the best possible experience Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. and that you, the eager Fringe audience, has an exciting, challenging, exhilarating and wonderful time in Edinburgh in The Fringe is about discovery, so take a chance, tell your friends August. and most of all enjoy the greatest show on earth. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a vast festival, but we have developed lots of ways to get the most out of your visit. A downloadable daily guide, insider tips and reviews from professionals and audiences can be found at edfringe.com. Use our free mobile Apps (for Android and iPhone) to search the show listings, buy tickets and take advantage of the two new ticket

Kath M Mainland Chief Executive Festival Fringe Society Ltd

Contents Guide to the Fringe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cabaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Children’s Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Comedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dance and Physical Theatre . . . . 168 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Exhibitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Musicals and Opera . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Venue Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Deuchars Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 The Festival Fringe Society Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Scotland (SC046605). Registered charity number SC002995. Registered Office: 180 High Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1QS. Copyright the Festival Fringe Society 2011. All rights reserved. 1


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

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Box Office Information The Fringe Box Office is the only place to buy tickets for every show appearing on the Fringe. There are four easy ways to book your tickets:

Online at edfringe.com: 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 audiences. Book online 24-hours a day, seven days a week, starting from 08:00 10 June.

In person at 180 High Street: The Fringe Box Office counters (located next to the Fringe Office on the High Street) Friday 10 June 08:00-18:00 Saturday 11 - Saturday 18 June (daily) 12:00-18:00 Sunday 19 June Closed 20 June - 16 July (Monday - Saturday) 12:00 - 15:00 Sunday 17 July Closed 18 - 31 July (daily) 10:00 - 18:00 01- 29 August (daily) 10:00 - 21:00

Over the phone on 0131 226 0000: Friday 10 June Saturday 11- Saturday 18 June (daily) Sunday 19 June 20 June - 16 July (Monday – Saturday) Sunday 17 July 18 - 31 July (daily) 01- 29 August (daily)

08:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00 Closed 10:00 - 18:00 Closed 10:00 - 18:00 09:00- 21:00

New for 2011 Mobile Phone

If you have an iPhone or Android smart phone you can download the free Fringe App. This App will allow you to purchase tickets through your phone in August and then pick up your tickets from one of the three Fringe ticket collection points. To download, search in the App stores for Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ticket Collection

Booking Advice

A booking fee of 90p per ticket (up to a maximum of £5.40) applies to telephone, online and mobile App bookings. No booking fee applies to tickets purchased in person from the Fringe Box Office or at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded except in the event of a show cancellation. Latecomers may not be admitted at the discretion of the venue. General concession prices are applicable to students, the unemployed, customers with disabilities (often with one personal assistant), senior citizens and children under the age of 16. Proof of status must be presented at the venue. Family tickets are available for some shows. Family tickets are for two adults and two children, or one adult and three children under the age of 16. Group discounts are available for many performances. A 10% discount for groups of 10 people or more.

If you have asked to collect your Festival Fringe Society tickets when booking online or over the phone, or have purchased tickets through the Fringe mobile App, there are three locations where you can pick up your tickets (during the opening hours listed). Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to your show. Want to take a chance and get a great ticket deal during the Fringe? The Virgin Money Half Price Hut in the Mound Precinct is the place The Fringe Box Office – 180 High Street, EH1 1QS to grab a bargain. Thousands of tickets are available every day at 01-29 August (daily) 09:00-21:00 and all times the Box Office is half price. Open from 10 – 29 August, the Hut offers tickets only for open. (See the Box Office Information section for opening hours in the day of purchase. Information on what shows are on offer can be June and July). found at the Hut and through the Fringe App.

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

New for 2011 The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre – 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD 03-29 August, Monday-Saturday 09:30-20:00 Sunday 12:00-20:00

New for 2011 Virgin Money Half Price Hut – Mound Precinct 10-29 August (daily) 10:00-21:00. 2

In 2011, for the first time, you will also be able to pick up your pre-purchased tickets at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut, so why not collect your tickets and grab a bargain at the same time?

Opening Times

10 – 29 August (daily) 10:00 - 21:00


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Access Information The Fringe Society is committed to listening closely to audiences, participants and everyone else involved in the festival. We provide clear and accurate information about the reasonable adjustments which our venues and Box Office have made to improve access; however, given the temporary nature of some Fringe venues, facilities may vary.

If you have special access requirements or need to book wheelchair spaces, please call our dedicated Box Office access line on 0131 226 0002.

A number of Fringe shows provide signed, audio-described and captioned performances. For further information, call 0131 226 0002, text phone 0131 226 0039 or go to For further details on access or contact details for individual venues, www.edfringe.com/accessibility. please check the Venue Guide at the back of this programme or visit We want to learn more about your experience of access at the www.edfringe.com/accessibility. Fringe and so would welcome your feedback online at www.edfringe.com/accessibility or by emailing equalities@edfringe.com.

Show Listings Show title Performer or company name

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Age guidance – these icons give guidance as to the age group the event is suitable for. Please note that these are recommendations only. Audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group.

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U Universal suitability. J Parents or guardians should consider Show copy

Sub genres These let you know a little more about what to expect from each show. Date, time, duration and price lines The Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. However, Fringe days begin at 07:00, so shows in the early hours (eg, 01:30) will be listed for the day before. Prices listed are for unreserved seats in almost all cases. Concession prices, where 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), senior citizens (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.

X Dates for preview performances are indicated with this icon.

the content of these shows if children are attending.

Browse the visually stunning Fringe Squad merchandise based on the artwork on the cover of the 2011 Fringe Programme. T-shirts, magnets, mugs and more are available in the shop and online at edfringe.com.

L These icons give guidance on the suitability of a show.

Shows marked N may be in venues that do not allow under 18s, please check with the venue before you buy tickets to ensure all your group can attend.

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

Shows in the Children’s Shows section also display additional age guidance for shows. These are recommendations only and audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group.

Venue information Details of how to find the venue – Other icons more information is available in the Venue A Accessible for non-English speakers – Guide at the back of suitable for customers for whom English is not their first language. the programme.

Calendar A quick look at the show dates. Dates in grey have no performances and B and g indicate shows in red are eligible for the 2for1 the Box Office and offer (Aug 08 and 09). venue grid reference numbers on the map at the back of this programme.

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 8 and 9 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 but is subject to change. More information is available on edfringe.com.)

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Support the Fringe

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair of the Board Festival Fringe Society Ltd The Fringe was born 64 years ago. When eight theatre groups decided to perform in Edinburgh during the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival, despite not having received an invitation, who could have guessed what it would lead to? Once it became clear that the Fringe was here to stay, the Festival Fringe Society was formed to support the incredible collective of performances that takes over Edinburgh in August. The policy that remains at the core of our festival is that anyone can take part without being subject to artistic vetting or selection. To this day we are proud to include in our programme anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them.

If you would like to help ensure the future of the Fringe, you can support the Festival Fringe Society by either giving a donation or becoming a Friend of the Fringe. We are entirely and enduringly grateful to all 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 to create, maintain and develop facilities and services for the next generation of Fringe performers whilst ensuring that the Fringe continues to nurture and discover new talent across the whole spectrum of the arts. I hope that you discover something new this August.

The Festival Fringe Society’s 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 doing this, we also support the wider economy of Edinburgh and Scotland, generating well Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair, Festival Fringe Society over £75m a year, creating jobs and encouraging tourism. Make a donation to support the Festival Fringe Society: either call 0131 226 0036 or make a donation online at www.edfringe.com/donate.

Friends of the Fringe 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.

Four Easy Ways to Sign Up

Annual memberships are available at 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.

In person Visit us at the Fringe Shop and Box Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh

Benefits include: • Programme sent to your door • Regular e-bulletins • Friends Priority Box Office in August • Online booking • Dedicated booking line • 10% off merchandise in the Fringe Shop • Support the Festival Fringe Society • A great 2for1 ticket offer running throughout the festival

A special thank you goes out to our Best Friends

Online Go to edfringe.com/friends

Download Download our application form, complete it and return it to us with payment www.edfringe.com/friends Telephone Call the membership hotline on 0131 226 0036

Roger Allen, Carole Anderson, John Angus, Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Graeme and Rachel Baillie, G David Baldwin, Gill Bannister, Ralph Bernard, Tony and Katrina Blythe, Linda Burdine, Chris Carter, Lesley Clemenson, Elissa Da Costa, Gerald Della-Porta, Bill Douglas, Tony Evans, Simon Fanshawe, Julian Farrand, Karen Ferguson, Javier Ferran, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Roddy Glen, Alison Greer, Scott Hurnauth, Teruhisa Irie, Barry Jacobs, Alan Johnston, David Kettle, John Kinloch, Sarah Lefferts, Matthew Leventhall, David Long, Shelagh Mackay, Angus Maclennan, Lauren Maxwell, Jan Moyes, Bernard Nelson, Jerry Ozaniec, Vicki Raphael, Martin Reynolds, Elizabeth Richards, Diana Richman, Geraint Rogers, Mark William Rollason, Joan Ross, Guy Schanschieff, MBE, Peter Sharp, Richard Stamp, John-Paul Stephenson, Bridget M Stevens, Jan Stevenson, David Stewart, Lucy Tafler, Samantha Terry, Duc To, Kevin Upton, Gabriel Vogt, Mariann Wenckheim, Elaine Williams, David Windsor, Hedley Wright, Nick Wright. And thanks to all our Friends for their continued support. 4


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Sponsors

Supporters

Partners Edinburgh's Summer Festivals

Edinburgh International Film Festival 15-26 June www.edfilmfest.org.uk Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 22-31 July www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk

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MIKE WESTCOTT memorial fund

Edinburgh Art Festival 4 August-4 September www.edinburghartfestival.org Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 5-27 August www.edintattoo.co.uk Edinburgh International Festival 12 August-4 September www.eif.co.uk Edinburgh International Book Festival 13-29 August www.edbookfest.co.uk Edinburgh Mela Festival 2-4 September www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk 5


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Visiting Edinburgh Travelling to Edinburgh impacts on the environment and flying from cities in the UK can often take as long as travelling by train when you consider check-in times. For more information on travelling to and around Edinburgh, including public transport and car sharing, please visit www.edfringe.com/visitingedinburgh.

If you require transportation, the network of buses is excellent, covering not just the city but also its outskirts. Most venues are never far from a bus stop.

There are a variety of taxi ranks dotted around central Edinburgh. Look for the unmistakable black cabs: an orange light means the As a compact city, Edinburgh is ideal for pedestrians and at busy times taxi is available. walking is likely to be the quickest method to get around. The majority of venues are located in the city centre within a few minutes walk of If you are bringing your own car please be aware that Edinburgh each other. has limited parking and strict restrictions in place. Edinburgh has plenty of cyclists, so if you’re thinking of bringing your bike For further information please visit www.edfringe.com/visitingedinburgh. along you will be in good company. But remember the city is quite hilly!

Recycle

Virgin Money Street Events

Don’t forget to recycle! The city has numerous bins for paper, plastic, glass and cardboard around the city as well as in the majority of venues. If you are visiting the High Street and the Mound please use the bins provided.

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

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 2011 was designed by Ailsa Purdie of the High School of Dundee. To see the winning design and a shortlist of the best of the year’s entries, check out the Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition entry in the Events section of the programme. This year the poster competition is sponsored by Virgin Money and our thanks go to them and the Museum of Childhood for hosting the exhibition of the winning posters.

The 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe will run from 3 to 27 August 6


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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

Want to perform in 2012 The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is entirely open-access which means that absolutely anyone can stage an event. If you’ve been inspired to bring a show to next year’s festival, please come and visit us at Fringe Central (venue 2, open from 01-29 August, 10:00-20:00) and ask to speak to a member of the participant services team. You can also visit www.edfringe.com/participants where you will find a wealth of information and advice on taking part in the Fringe. Or come along to our How to Do a Show event on Monday 22 August at 11:00 in Fringe Central. It’s free to attend and full details are available in the Events section of the programme.

The cover of the Fringe programme is printed on FST accredited 50% recycled paper (the remaining pulp is from accredited sources) while the inside pages are printed on 100% recycled stock. Please hang on to your copy and pass it on to a friend or recycle it when you’ve finished with it. Fringe cover design by Whitespace Photography by Laurence Winram Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of going to print, the Fringe Society cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that all information contained within the programme is subject to change. 7


Cabaret

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Abi Roberts Takes You Up the Aisle

Around the World in 80 Men! – Free

Best of the Fest Cabaret

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Abi Roberts

Joanne Jollie

Charles has done it twice. Kate's just done it. Abi Roberts is always at it. Whether you're hitched, ditched or feeling the itch, brace yourself for an hour of hilarity. 'Phenomenal voice' (GMTV).

Direct from performances at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza on the Park, Joanne Jollie stars in this sidesplitting show about her hilarious dating experiences. Big belly laughs and belting tunes guaranteed. www.joannejollie.com

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Join us in the beautiful Dans Paleis for this all-new show. The finest performers from the Fringe showcase their sultry charms, cheeky antics and saucy glamour all before dinner! Fancies will be tickled. Compilation, Variety

Assembly George Square Comedy, Music • George Square, EH8 9LH The Voodoo Rooms • West B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Register Street, EH2 2AA Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 XAug 4-5: 19:15 (1h15m) Grassmarket, EH1 2JU £8.00 XAug 3-4: 18:50 (1h) £7.00 B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 6-7,9,12-14,19-21, Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: Aug 4-28: 16:15 (1h) 26-28: 19:15 (1h15m) 18:50 (1h) £10.00 (Free Non-ticketed) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19:15 (1h15m) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £14.00 (£13.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Comedy, Music

Ali McGregor's Bespoke Magic Something Old, – On the Fringe Something New of Reality U Ali McGregor See page 10 for show information

Ali McGregor returns accompanied by one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists, with songs old, new and sometimes blue. Hear songs you haven't heard in years alongside songs you thought you'd never hear again. Jazz, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-4: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 19:40 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7-11: 19:40 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Bitch Doctors

Bruce Glen – The Gentleman Magician

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Bruce Glen, the Gentleman Magician, presents a unique combination of storytelling and extraordinary magic – amid the mysterious surrounds of the atmospheric Roman Eagle Lodge. Storytelling, Magic

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15,22-23: 18:10 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 18:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 18:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bitch Doctors

The Fringe takes its toll on body and soul so roll up for a healthy dose of tough-loving and rib-tickling medicine from a team of top name cabaret physicians led by Desmond O’Connor – Vive Le Cabaret. Comedy, Music

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 XAug 3-4: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 17:30 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Cabaret

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Blonnde FAU Hayley Ramsay

She isn't a stereotype, just a champagne-loving girl in admin... wait... too fat to be skinny, too skinny to be fat. Too blonde to be clever, too clever to be blonde. What's a girl to do? Comedy, Theatre

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 19: 22:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Blue Lady Sings Back TFAN Tricity Vogue

Cabaret Whore: More! More! More!

Chris Cross is Escaping from Reality

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Sarah-Louise Young – Festival Highlights

Chris Cross Entertainments / PBH's Free Fringe Chris Cross is a contortionist and escapologist who travels worldwide with his one-man, critically acclaimed show. He is cheeky, funny, energetic and positively different to anything else you will see at the Fringe. www.chris-cross.co.uk Comedy, Magic

Brilliant character comedy with sparkling original songs. Award-winning Sarah-Louise Young introduces desperate divas from around the globe. ‘Model of polished musical storytelling. Edinburgh loves her. So do we’ SSSSS (Time Out Critic’s Choice).

Sapphire Rooms Productions Prepare to be seduced by art as a wilful painted lady escapes her frame. Musical high jinx with cabaret diva Tricity Vogue. 'An irresistible live cartoon' (Erotic Review). ‘Refreshingly bizarre' (Scotsman). SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (List). www.tricityvogue.com

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 16:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 16:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Candid Cabaret

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 XAug 5: 18:05 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 18:05 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24: 18:05 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00)

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-27: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

World's biggest burlesque club – up to 2,000 people. Biggest Fringe cabaret event 2007, 2008, 2010. Lavish, glamorous, risqué shows. Starring beautiful sceneleading performers. 'UK’s best burlesque nights' (Times). ‘World's top 10 burlesque club’ (Travel Channel, USA). www.clubnoir.co.uk Burlesque, Variety

Sapphire Rooms offers resplendent revelations of arts and entertainment throughout the festival. Topquality evening performances: from mischievous burlesque shows to acrobatic aerial performances. We will ensure none of your senses find rest within the walls of this decadent venue. Dance, Burlesque

Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW B 0131 226 0000 V77GE3 Aug 14-18,21-25: 19:00 (3h30m) £8.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road, EH1 2DJ B 0844 847 1740 V265aGE3 Aug 13: 21:00 (6h) £21.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Box Office Your one stop shop for tickets for every show on the Fringe. The Fringe Box Office opens Friday 10 June at 08:00 You can book in person at 180 High Street: 10 June 11-18 June Sunday 19 June 20 June-16 July Sunday 17 July 18-31 July 01-29 August

08:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 (Daily inc. Sunday) Closed 12:00-15:00 (Monday-Saturday) Closed 10:00-18:00 (Daily) 10:00-21:00 (Daily)

Over the phone on 0131 226 0000: 10 June 11-18 June Sunday 19 June 20 June-16 July Sunday 17 July 18-31 July 01-29 August

08:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 (Daily inc. Sunday) Closed 10:00-18:00 (Monday-Saturday) Closed 10:00-18:00 (Daily) 09:00-21:00 (Daily)

Online at edfringe.com

Book online 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting from 08:00 on 10 June.

NEW FOR 2011 Mobile

If you have an iPhone or Android smart phone you can download the Fringe App. This free App will allow you to purchase tickets through your phone in August and then pick up your tickets from one of three Fringe ticket collection points. To download, search in the App stores for Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Cabaret

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Comedium TFPK

Come Swing With Me!

The Damsel in Shining Armour

Peter Antoniou

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Frankie Roma, Prince of Swing / PBH's Free Fringe

Sophie WalshHarrington

Doug Segal: I Know What You're Thinking – Free

EastEnd Cabaret: Evelyn Evelyn The Revolution M Will Be Sexual Amanda Palmer

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EastEnd Cabaret / Laughing Horse Comedy

Doug Segal / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Award-winning comedy mind reader Peter Antoniou guides you through his world of psychic weirdness. A blend of documentary and jaw-dropping mind reading demonstrations wrapped up with trademark humour, this will leave you asking, is your mind safe? ‘Brilliant’ (BBC). Comedy, Interactive

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 XAug 4-5: 14:05 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-21: 14:05 (55m) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 22-28: 13:30 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The new voice of British swing. Rich, smooth, authentic. Rediscover legends Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Matt Monro and Tony Bennett through the powerful voice of Frankie Roma. A sojourn through the very best of swing. Jazz, Swing

The Rat Pack • 9b Shandwick Place, EH2 4RG B 0131 226 0000 V145GE2 Aug 9-14,16-21,23-27: 19:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret 2011. The Damsel seizes daringly into dark depths of lust and melodrama. Brandishing her weapon (Celine Dion) damsel slays inner dragons, awakens Sleeping Beauty and reigns victorious in shining (sequinned) armour. Comedy, Theatre

St George's West • 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 XAug 5-7: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 8-9: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 11,15-16,18,2223,25,29: 20:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

BBC mind reader teaches audiences to detect lies, read minds and implant suggestions, with laughs and rakish charm. Hard science abused for tawdry entertainment. ‘Imagine a funny Derren Brown’ (Evening Standard). www. iknowwhatyouarethinking. co.uk Comedy, Interactive

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-13: 20:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dusty Limits – Darkling FAM

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Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria shock, arouse and enlighten with intimate stories, louche re-appropriated classics and original, darkly comic songs. The queens of smut. Impressive and very funny stuff. 'Cabaret Superstars' (Time Out). Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 5-14,16-25,27-29: 21:55 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Eat Your Heart Out

(Dresden Dolls) and Jason Webley

Punk cabaret queen Amanda Palmer and Seattle-based prankster Jason Webley present the world's only conjoined-twin singersongwriter duo! The twins will demonstrate their song writing skills while relating the tragic story of their lives. Comedy, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 17-21: 21:10 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights TJ Fascinating Aïda

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Terry Finnegan Presents Dusty Limits – Darkling

Comic cabaret legend sings songs of love and doom for a madly spinning world. 'The Trailblazer' (Time Out). 'Beautiful to behold, with West-End worthy vocal chords' SSSS (Scotsman). 'Stunning ... taut, vicious and hilarious' SSSSS (Skinny). Vocal

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 21-27: 18:05 (45m) £14.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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After their sell-out five star show at last year's Fringe, with their unique blend of performance cabaret, EYHO are ready to give light entertainment some gravitas. Expect cynicism. Starring Time Out performer of the year… Scottee.

Three times Olivier Award nominated and world-wide internet sensation, Fascinating Aida is Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. Brand new show including infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights (over 6m YouTube hits). ‘Marvellous’ SSSS (Times). Cabaret, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 16-17,24: 23:45 (1h15m) £8.00 Aug 18-21,25-28: 23:45 (1h15m) £10.00

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3,5: 18:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:45 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 18:45 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Cabaret

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Fate and Two Sugars FPL

Gorgeous iCroon George Cabaret U Club Richard Shelton

Jack Barton

FAN Remarkable Arts

Having spent years acquiring a bizarre collection of skills, Jack is live in Edinburgh to demonstrate them. Be dazzled, confused or amused as he fashions psychological mysteries that must either be scientific breakthroughs or elaborate trickery. Comedy, Magic

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Aug 22-23,25-29: 22:45 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join us for a night of the best cabaret in town. With acts from some of your favourite Fringe cabaret shows, you're sure to have a 'remarkable' night with us. www.remarkable-arts.com St George's West • 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,25-29: 23:15 (2h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

How I Invented Hip-Hop... and Fringed Bloomers – Free Other Faux Pas TFPN

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Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Richard Shelton (Frank Sinatra – Rat Pack Confidential, Emmerdale's Dr Adam) invites you to choose your favourite crooning tunes, put them on shuffle and hear them sung with live piano accompaniment and a personal dedication! Music, Swing

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair James Galea – Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 I Hate Rabbits XAug 3-4: 14:30 (1h) £4.00 Aug 5,8-12,16-19,23-26,29: TJ 14:30 (1h) £8.00 James Galea Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: Entertainment 14:30 (1h) £10.00

Poetry, Burlesque

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street, EH7 5HZ B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 5-6: 20:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFAPU Kerry Hodgkin and Ladyblue Music

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Fur Coats and French Knickers Tour TAK Lady Boys of Bangkok

In This Lonely Town FAM

The self-styled king of ChapHop reveals his role in the genesis of rap, acid house and other cultural phenomena in this hilarious solo show. ‘Hip-hop comedy genius’ (Telegraph).

In This Lonely Town returns for its second year at the Fringe! Combining elements of opera and cabaret, the group performs gritty Kurt Comedy, Music Weill classics, French chansons The Voodoo Rooms • West and lush Polish tangos. www. inthislonelytown.blogspot.com Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Classical, Music XAug 3-4: 23:00 (1h) £7.00 The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 23:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 24-28: 19:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £8.00 (£6.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kiss of the Red Menace

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Andrianna Smela and Maria Dessena

Clever, sexy and funny, Muriel Lavender presses all your buttons at once. With her spectacular burlesque-style costumes and her hilarious verse, she's a delicious treat for the eyes and ears. You'll be hooked, don't miss Muriel!

See page 13 for show information

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Critically acclaimed high energy magic concert from Australia's No. 1 magician. Galea’s unique, cutting-edge style seamlessly fuses his wicked humour with award-winning magic. 'James Galea has reinvented the art of trickery' (Daily Telegraph).

Diva chanteuse Melody LaRouge in tribute to Kander and Ebb! In the grand tradition of power singers, Ms LaRouge has an astonishing vocal range and commitment to rival the greats. Featuring classics from Chicago, Cabaret and more...

Magic

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 XAug 5: 23:05 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-13: 23:05 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

The Playhouse at Hawke and Hunter Green Room • 12 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0844 871 3014 V173GC5 Aug 5-7,11-14,18-21,25-28: 19:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24,29: 19:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Music, Theatre

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Edinburgh's biggest party is back! New spectacular costumes, songs and comedy. Fur coats and French knickers abound in a riot of fun and fantasy in this Fringe favourite. Revue, Variety

Meadows Theatre Big Top • The Meadows, Melville Drive, EH9 1JY B 0131 667 0202 V189GG5 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:00 (1h45m) £20.00 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:15 (1h45m) £20.00 Aug 6,13,20,27: 16:30 (1h45m) £20.00 Aug 7,14,21: 16:30 (1h45m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 S) Aug 7-11,14-18,21-25: 19:00 (1h45m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 S) Aug 7-11,14-18,21-25: 21:15 (1h45m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 S) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Cabaret

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Lili La Scala: Songs to Make You Smile

More Jewish Chronicles

Mr Ken Dee in Cabaret

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TFAPK

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Daniel Cainer

Mr Ken Dee

Master songwriter returns. New story-songs and favourites from last year's show including Bad Rabbi. As praised by Alan Bennett, Victoria Wood, Howard Jacobson and Craig Revel Horwood. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry: what’s not to like? www.danielcainer.com

Comedy, live singing and a parade of characters brought to life with lightning-quick changes. 'Visual splendour and a succession of spectacular costumes do not outshine his talent to entertain' (Scotsman). 'Slickly choreographed' (Stage). www.mrkendee.com

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

See page 14,10 for show information

THE RETURN OF THE PINK SINATRA

SCOTT FREE

‘ ...one of the best Edinburgh Fringe shows. Scott Free is a terrific entertainer.’ - Scotsman

ST GEORGE’S WEST AUG 5-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29

GORGEOUS GEORGE CABARET CLUB REMARKABLE ARTS

Lili wants to make you smile and so she brings you some of her favourite vintage songs. SSSS (BroadwayBaby. com), ‘Pure Joy’ SSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 17:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘ReMarkable Arts... Top niche venue.’ - Scotsman

ST GEORGE’S WEST AUG 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 25-28

Mind Games PN

WWW.REMARKABLE-ARTS.COM See page 14,11 for show information

Lashings of Ginger Beer Time

Le Gateau Chocolat

Let's Do It!

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Le Gateau Chocolat / Strut & Fret Production House

About Turn Theatre Company

Lashings of Ginger Beer

Queer. Feminist. Burlesque? Victorian drag and thigh-high PVC boots, Broadway optimism and political rage. This is music hall for the internet age. Celebrating burlesque's politically charged roots, we offer titillation for the brain. www.lashings.org Political, Burlesque

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 21-25: 20:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 26-29: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A charmingly cheeky solo debut from the showstopper of La Clique. This outrageous operatic diva, with a penchant for lycra, delivers a delectable confection of mesmerising songs, in his exquisite baritone voice. ‘Global domination awaits!’ (Time Out London). Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-28: 21:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7,9-11,14,16-18,21, 23-25: 21:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

APL

At the end of the night sit back, unwind and transport yourself to a New York piano bar... Join About Turn's talented singers as they lightheartedly take you through your favourite standards – for free! Music, Musical theatre

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109aGF3 Aug 15-20,22-27: 23:30 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jo Loth / PBH's Free Fringe

Music, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15-16,22-23: 20:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 20:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Movin' Melvin Muse Chanteuse Brown: A Man, A Magic, A Music – Opera Cabaret FAU Live! TFAJ

Lisa Byrnes and Chris Taylor

Movin' Melvin Brown (USA)

Depression meets Dietrich. Mania meets maracas. Cabaret meets mental health. Funny, seductive and mischievous, Mind Games presents an irreverent take on depression and bipolar disorder. Search Magical journey through Jo Loth Mind Games in black music history: song, YouTube for a preview. tap, clogging, comedy, story! Songs of Ray Charles, Chuck Music, Theatre Berry, Jackie Wilson, Platters… Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH 'Brown is a one man concert!' SSSSS (Scotsman). B V221GD3 www.movinmelvin.com Aug 6-7,9-14,16-20: 15:10 Music, Musical theatre (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) C • Chambers Street, EH1 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 1HR 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 4: 21:00 (1h15m) £13.50 (£12.00) Aug 3-5,16,23: 19:50 (1h15m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 19:50 (1h15m) £13.50 (£11.50) (£9.50 C) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:50 (1h15m) £12.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 5-7,10-11,14-15,1718,21-22,24-25,28-29: 21:00 (1h15m) £13.50 (£12.00) Aug 8-9: 21:00 (1h15m) £15.00 Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:00 (1h15m) £14.50 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy, Sketch show

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 22:20 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 22:20 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:20 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Award-winning composer/ performer duo set sail on a sea of romance and original songs. Opera and virtuoso piano meet cabaret and jazz. ‘Creative, theatrical and magical … shimmering with originality and talent’ (Perform). www.musechanteuse.com Music, Vocal

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 15-17: 14:30 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 18-20: 14:30 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00) theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 22-24: 18:35 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 25-27: 18:35 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Cabaret

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

My Judy Journals FM

Oliver Meech: Live Brain Surgery – Free

Rachel Juhasz

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PianoDivalicious! FAJ Amy Abler

Oliver Meech / Laughing Horse Free Festival

presents Real and unadulterated diary entries, heartfelt musings and love letters never sent, woven together with gems from the Judy Garland songbook. An intensely intimate exploration of the iconic singer's repertoire by an emerging Australian talent. www.racheljuhasz.com/ myjudyjournals Storytelling, Solo show

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 10-12: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-23: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Assembly Hall

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15-19 Aug (5 nights only) 21.00 (22.00)

Not So Far To Reach

Journey inside some extraordinary minds with magic boffin Oliver Meech. Experience gruesome surgery, bizarre neurological phenomena and freaky tricks in this mind-expanding, mind-blowing magic show. 2010 show: 'fascinated' (Fest), SSSS (LoveFringe). www.magicmeech.com Comedy, Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-15,17-28: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFPK David Kingsmill

'This gal can play the piano. With every part of her body' SSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). Imagine if Liberace and Bette Midler had a love child... Energetic, clean burlesque style meets virtuosic variety – constantly evolving. Charming, funny, sexy... PianoDivalicious! www.pianodivalicious.com Comedy, Music

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 15-21: 14:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Raw APL Sydney Theatrical Productions

Phil Kay – Free Hash! APN Phil 23rd Edinburgh Festival (must be good) Kay

Assembly Hall 5, 6, 11-14, 18-21 25-28 Aug Midnight

The Best Comedians in the World

A piano-vocal show displaying material by new writer David Kingsmill, with additional lyrics by others. Excerpts from his forthcoming musical revue Friday is the Gimmick, with other songs about life, love, fairy tales and tea. Musical theatre, Revue

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109aGF3 Aug 9-10,12: 20:10 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

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Fresh from Adelaide Fringe 2011. Raw looks at dancing too close to the fire in a tale woven through the songs of Paul Kelly. Written from Edinburgh's own Pubic Triangle, Raw explores safety, sex, secrets and the acquisition of all three. International, Solo show

Hash – use what you have. The direct meandering hilarity bent mind of Phil Kay doing outrageously detailed phil-osophic stand-up musings, funny and too madly extra elaborately long and well overly extravagated introductions to real songs: Penultimatum.

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 4-19: 15:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 20-28: 13:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

True-life

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Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 12-14: 20:15 (42m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15-16: 20:15 (43m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17-18,21,26-28: 20:15 (44m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19-20: 20:15 (47m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 23-25: 20:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Cabaret

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Return of Sneasons of Liz the Pink Sinatra AM TFAL

Liz Merendino

Scott Free

Award-winning singer Scott Free and his swingin' band The Pink Pack. An updated reprise of ‘...one of 2010's best Edinburgh Fringe shows. Scott Free is a terrific entertainer’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Wonderful!’ SSSSS (Adelaide Review). Music

St George's West • 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 XAug 5-7: 18:55 (1h10m) £7.00 Aug 8-9: 18:55 (1h10m) £12.00 Aug 11-14,18-21,25-28: 18:55 (1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 15-16,22-23,29: 18:55 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFPL The Jane Austen Argument

Half the world has allergies and it doesn’t have to be spring bringing them on. An idea by Adele Anderson, Liz Merendino performs an insane cabaret about a woman who sneezes her way around the world. www.lizmerendino.com Musical theatre

New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3 XAug 4-5: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 21:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Snuzge Snuzge Fluffy Knickers PN

Skitch Tease

The Spaces Between

Sami Mae Shaw

TFL deBASE Productions (Australia)

Best Cabaret, Adelaide Fringe 2010. We live in the spaces between. Between corners cut and words twisted. Feeling the burn and rising from the ashes. Where can we find space to breathe between love, lust and truth? Music

St George's West • 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 XAug 5-7: 21:45 (1h5m) £7.00 Aug 8-9: 21:45 (1h5m) £10.00 Aug 11,15-16,18,22-25,29: 21:45 (1h5m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h5m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Sundaes Present Divalicious Decades

See page 11 for show information

FAU The Sundaes

Intimately revealing cabaret with sassy Australian comedienne Liz Skitch – dressed in nothing but a tiny squeezebox! 'Phenomenal comic talent' (Scene Magazine). 'Dripping with sugar coated viciousness' (DB Magazine). 'You will laugh, sing, cheer and applaud' (Glam Adelaide). www.debaseproductions.com Comedy, Burlesque

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15,22-23: 22:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 22:30 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 22:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Free Show. She finally realised she could keep her clothes on and still become famous, but she'll probably take them off anyway! Deliciously sassy, soulful cabaret with original songs, from the Grindstone Cowgirl of Burlesque. Music, Burlesque

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 10-13: 01:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The biggest girl group in town, the Sundaes, are the most talked about act of 2011. A unique blend of stunning vocals, sensational choreography and superb comedy. Don’t miss the tastiest treat of the year! Comedy, Vocal

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 21-26: 22:05 (40m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Three Balls and a New Suit TFPN

Trouble Presents The Ultimate Disco Bingo! Fringe Experience APN

Mat Ricardo

Pearse James

APN Ghillie Dhu Featuring Tempo Musical Productions

Jaw-dropping skills and disarming charm pave the way for an hour of bittersweet comedy in which Ricardo takes you through the highs and lows of a life spent juggling. 'Gifted comedian' (Time Out).

See page 286 for show information

Circus, Variety

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 XAug 3-4: 21:40 (1h) £7.00 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 21:40 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

90 tracks. 90 balls. Two decks. One spin. Our caller guides you through a night of comedy bingo with party games, spot prizes and audience forfeits. Includes free entry to Devil Disco Club and Wonky. www.getintotrouble.com www.discobingo.co.uk Game show, Music

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 6,12: 23:45 (2h15m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Your one stop shop for Fringe 2011! Enjoy the ultimate Fringe experience including a two-course dinner, madcap cabaret, music from our live bands and DJs until the wee small hours! www.ghillie-dhu.co.uk Modern, Musical theatre

Ghillie Dhu • 2 Rutland Place, EH1 2AD B 0131 222 9930 V236aGE2 Aug 4-6,11-13,18-20: 20:25 (6h35m) £25.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Voodoo Revue TPN Voodoo Variety

Tricity Vogue's Twonkeys Castle Ukulele Cabaret – Free – Free PN

N Tricity Vogue / Laughing Horse Free Festival

See page 126 for show information

The Sweet Release

SwissOH!vation TFAK

Tales from a Cabaret

TFAPN

Freddie Rutz

N

Sweet Venues

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The Voodoo Rooms throws open its doors to an orgy of excess from the dark side of cabaret and burlesque. The finest purveyors of hedonistic pleasure from around the world will leave you begging for more. Burlesque, Variety

The Creative Martyrs / PBH's Free Fringe

The multi-talented Swiss entertainer Freddie Rutz This is how your night at fascinates any audience with the Fringe ends, not with a his charm and makes people whimper, but a bang! Join acts laugh and think! The former from all across the Fringe for a professional dancer and late night revue. magician in his solo variety www.sweetvenues.com show that toured in Asia and Variety all over Europe! www.freddierutz.com Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Solo show, Variety Grassmarket, EH1 2JF Spotlites @ The B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP Aug 4-28: 23:45 (1h30m) B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-13: 21:05 (50m) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 £9.00 (£8.00)

Paul Vickers / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Diva Tricity Vogue welcomes a dazzling line up of ukulele stars for this celebration of the hippest little instrument in town. Featuring sing-alongs and the Uke Of Edinburgh Awards. ‘Always entertaining and fun' (Skinny). www.tricityvogue.com Comedy, Music

Satire. Surrealism. Song. Tales of love, life and art during oppression. Presented for your pleasure in a dark, jovial aesthetic. 'Darkly satirical Weimartinged wit' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Funny, politically engaged, theatrically sophisticated’ SSSS (Skinny). www.Facebook.com/ creativemartyrs Theatre, Satire

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B V221GD3 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4: 21:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-11,14-18,21-25,28: 21:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V257GF6 Aug 6,20,27: 14:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Entertainment veteran Paul Vickers performs stories, songs and experiments. A not-forkids, kids show featuring a talking loaf of bread. 'The only show that actually made me cry with laughter' (Fringe Round Up), SSSS (Scotland on Sunday).

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 3-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 20:10 (1h10m) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Waiting For Bono

Whisky & Bears

AN

Whisky & Bears / PBH’s Free Fringe

PU

A partially improvised and musical deconstruction of reasons why we are not famous. Includes: Whisky! Bears! Pigeons' social hierarchies! Norwegian literature! The North American beaver! German sex industry customer service! Panda husbandry! And much more!

Song classics from Warner Brothers movies revisited. As Time Goes By, September in the Rain, Lullaby of Broadway, Get Happy, Evergreen, Arthur’s Theme, The Prayer, Goodbye Girl, and Loony Tunes for good measure! That’s all folks!

Miss Hypnotique and John Callaghan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Exclusive! Bono leaves U2's world tour to play the Fringe with 'eccentronica' duo Hypnotique and Callaghan. Let's hope he comes, or they'll have to entertain you with absurd electronica mash-ups and spooky theremin. Comedy, Music

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 20-28: 18:50 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Wet Paint: A Magic Show – Free APN

APN

Comedy, Music

Jenny Ha's • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT B V227GD6 Aug 5-13: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Will Gracie – In the Closet TFAPK Terry Finnegan presents Will Gracie – In the Closet

Ben Hart and Neil Kelso / PBH’s Free Fringe

Ben Hart and Neil Kelso, the award-winning brains behind illusions and special effects seen on stage, television and movies, unveil new and astounding magical illusions from the darkest corners of their unusual imaginations.

Will, aged seven, saw Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman sparking an obsession with all things golden gay and pop! Join Will for a whirlwind of comedy, impressions, sketches and song as he reveals his closet alter-egos. Comedy

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Magic, Contemporary Aug 5-14,16-21,23-27: The Voodoo Rooms • West 13:30 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) Register Street, EH2 2AA (£20.00 F) B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 5-29: 12:30 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Free Non-ticketed) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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You Must Remember This Strictly Songtime

Acoustic, Vocal

The Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL B 01383 724 487 V70cGB3 Aug 18-21: 20:00 (1h20m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 20: 14:30 (1h20m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 21: 16:00 (1h20m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Cabaret

17


Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Adventurers Alice's Club – The Great Wonderland Arctic Caper TFAU TPU (2+)

(5+)

The Amazing Bubble Show TFAU

Gresham's

The Amazing Bubble Man (USA)

Gresham's return for a sixteenth Fringe with their own dark take on Lewis Carroll's popular classic. Part-dream, part-nightmare, this magical production will leave you with a new sense of wonder at the strangeness of the everyday.

Breathtaking bubbles, people inside bubbles, 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.

Tim FitzHigham

Adventurers! Think cold snap’s a card game? Think polar bears look cuddly? Giggle about Arctic wind? Then join Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb in their haphazard journey to the coldest place on Earth! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:10 (45m) £5.00 Aug 6-29: 16:10 (45m) £6.50

Physical theatre, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 7-9: 12:05 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12: 12:05 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alicia en La Loteria

APU

(5+)

(2+)

TaleGate Theatre

U International Collegiate Theatre Festival

Interactive, Science

C too • St Columba's by the Castle, EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 4-5,16,22-23: 12:05 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 12:05 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:05 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 4-5,16,22-23: 13:05 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 13:05 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:05 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Amoeba to Zebra – Free AU (8+) Be prepared to take a whirlwind trip around Wonderland and let your mind wander on this wonderful voyage of mayhem and madness. A new musical featuring original songs, dancing, puppets and your favourite Wonderland characters!

Alice in Wonderland with a spicy, Latin American twist. This version follows a Hispanic girl dropped into a strange new world that is at once familiar and bizarre. This is a family production about belonging.

Being 747 / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Theatre

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH theSpace @ Venue45 • B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH Aug 8-9,12-13: 09:30 B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 15-20: 12:45 (1h15m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £7.00 (£6.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 22-27: 14:15 (1h15m) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £7.00 (£6.00) Adaptation, Musical theatre

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A natural history musical 4.6 billion years in the making. Pop music and science fact come together in a show that tells the story of evolution through 14 songs, narration, visuals and really wild props. www.amoebatozebra.co.uk Rock, Science

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

18


Children’s Shows

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Andersen 2011

Baba Yaba

TFPU

TAU

(4+)

(4-10)

Five One Productions

Theatre Alba Follow Baba Yaba the wicked witch on her musical journey through the magical gardens at Duddingston Kirk and find out what happens when she meets a girl with a kind heart.

Baby Loves Singing, Dancing and You! APU (0-2)

Melissa Western aka Mumma Melly

Storytelling, Family

Hans Christian Andersen like you've never seen him before. A stunning rendition of The Brave Tin Soldier, The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina that will leave the whole family wanting more from this fantastical world. www.five-one-productions.com Storytelling, Theatre

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 10:00 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 10:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 10:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden • Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village, EH15 3PX B 0131 226 0000 V121GF6 Aug 1-6,8-13: 11:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,14: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Turn off the TV, switch off the M T W T F S S M T W T F S S CD and forget about expensive 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 toys – you are your baby's best 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 entertainment! A workshop/ 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 performance to entertain baby with age-old traditions of singing, rhythm and dancing. www.melissawestern.com

Baby Loves Disco AU (0-7)

Baby Loves Disco UK Ltd

Interactive

Paradise in Augustine's • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 23-27,29: 10:15 (40m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Bagpuss And in the Beginning... FAPU (2+)

Albert & Friends Instant Circus

TU Fringe sell-out 2009/2010. The original and coolest Sunday dance party for children and parents featuring real DJs spinning classic disco tunes and lots more. The most fun you'll ever have at a kids' event! Details at www.babylovesdisco.co.uk/ edinburgh

Assembly, Soho Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company

See page 289 for show information

Dance, Family

A hilarious tale of Neolithic caveman discovering fire, the wheel and roast mammoth! Observe these courageous Neanderthals as they battle with evolution, themselves and the elements. Family entertainment at its best with London's Premier Youth Circus! Circus, Family

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Off Inverleith House Lawn • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway), EH3 5LP/ EH3 5NZ B V193GA2 Aug 21-29: 13:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Electric Circus • 36-39 Market Street, EH1 1DF B 07986 527 947 V98GD5 Aug 7,14,21,28: 11:00 (2h) £8.00 Aug 7,14,21,28: 14:00 (2h) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

For the first time on stage, the world’s favourite cloth cat Bagpuss and his friends tell stories about things Emily brings to the shop. ‘It’s hard to know who is the most thrilled: the children or parents’ (Time Out). Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 12:00 (55m) £8.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,25-28: 12:00 (55m) £14.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-24: 12:00 (55m) £12.00 (£8.00) Aug 25-28: 10:30 (55m) £14.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 27 for show information

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Children’s Shows The BIG Sing-along!

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

AU

Bubblewrap and The Chronicles Boxes of Bitter and Twisted TFU

(5+)

(2+)

BIG Project

Asking for Trouble

TPU (7+)

Galopin in Association With Fringe Management

After wowing Queen’s Hall audiences in 2010, the BIG Project’s children’s choir return for an uplifting hour of family friendly fun! Chart hits, mashups, world music, action songs and more! Listen, join in and be inspired. www.thebigproject.org.uk Music, Workshop

The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 11: 14:00 (1h) £6.00 (£4.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Brilliant Books for Kids TPU (3+)

Toby Mitchell

This little story about how to live bravely in a big world is told using acrobatics, clowning and a whole lot of cardboard An urban sequel to The Ugly boxes. Winners of Melbourne Fringe Best Family Show 2009 Duckling. A swan discovers she's a duck. A comic and and 2010. touching tale of two tails Acrobatics, Clown finding their place by the Gilded Balloon Teviot • pond. ‘Beautifully performed Teviot Row House, EH8 … funny and touching’ 9AJ (PuppetCentre.org.uk). B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Puppetry XAug 3-5: 10:45 (1h) £5.00 Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21: B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 10:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) XAug 3-5: 11:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16-19: 10:45 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 11:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 11:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Charming! TFPU (4-8)

Act II Theatre Company

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Circus for Success FAU (5+)

Albert & Friends Instant Circus

See page 332 for show information

Cloud Man TFU (4-7)

Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker It’s story time! A selection of fun quirky picture books that children and adults will enjoy equally, chosen by Tall Stories co-director Toby Mitchell and exhaustively tested on his own son. Are you sitting comfortably? www. brilliantkidsbooks.blogspot. com Comedy, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 3-21,26-28: 13:45 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Prince Charming needs a wife but who to choose: Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty? And what'll the girls do when they realise he's promised himself to all of them? A play full of songs, surprises and silliness! Comedy, Interactive

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 6: 11:00 (50m) £4.00 Aug 9,11,13: 11:00 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 16,18,20: 10:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join the trainers of London's Premier Youth Circus and learn some challenging but achievable circus skills. Experience new and exciting skills, amaze and astound yourself, friends and family! C4S and lunch too! www. albertandfriendsinstantcircus. co.uk Circus, Workshop

Bonaly Outdoor Centre • 71 Bonaly Road, EH13 0PB B 07950 701 231 V330GF1 Aug 21-29: 10:30 (5h) £35.00 (£30.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy Club 4 Kids

The Commedia Cinderella

TU

U

(6+)

(0-1)

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

American High School Theatre Festival The classic tale of Cinderella has been taken over by a troupe of comedy actors. Lane Riosley has created a version of this story that will delight the young and not so young. Theatre

Cloud Men are extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain and if you are lucky, you may see something very special indeed. Puppetry, Clown

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 XAug 5-7: 11:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 9-14,16-24: 11:00 (45m) £7.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 XAug 3-5: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street, EH6 5AH B 0131 226 0000 V103GLEITH D1 Aug 8: 12:15 (45m) £5.00 Aug 10: 10:15 (45m) £5.00 Aug 11: 20:15 (45m) £5.00 Aug 13: 16:15 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Enormous Turnip

Flamenco for Kids!

FAU

TFAU

(2-5)

(3+)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (UK and Spain)

A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen TFPU (3+)

Incognito Theatre Company

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in snail slime! Blow up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre: little 'uns come onstage! 'A great introduction to theatre' SSSS (Herald ‘Magic Porridge Pot’ 2009 and 2010 sell-out). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 5,17,19,21,28: 16:20 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) Aug 24,26: 13:00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Fall Children TFAPJ

See page 18 for show information

(7+)

Drama Workshops for 5-14s

Dr Brown Brown The Dream of Brown Brown the Travelling Brown... Actor

TFAU

U

TFU

(5-14)

Curtis Brown

(10+)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Different each day, including Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy, Darth Vader School, Doctor Who, Hannah Montana, Horrible Histories, Hairspray, Dinosaurs, Harry Potter, Tangled, Roald Dahl, Pirates, Narnia. CRB-checked staff. Drop and collect! 'Wow-tastic' SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Workshop

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 2-6,8-13,15-20,27: 09:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 25-26: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

...is lost. He needs to find his way back to town before the sun goes down... Physical comedy and clowning at its best from a world-renowned performer. ‘Hilarious...’ (Guardian). ‘Bonkers’ (Sunday Times). Clown

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 10:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sticky Back Theatre

Flamenco for all the family – learn the rhythms, stamp your feet, clap along, get up on stage... and dance! Costumes for kids and instruments to try out. A totally unique experience! 'Great fun, uplifting' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.flamencoflow.com Dance, Flamenco

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,22-23: 13:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 13:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,24-26: 13:30 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Greek Myths for Kids

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TU Nonsenseroom Productions

Backhand Theatre in Association with C Theatre

Music, Puppetry

Puppetry

Hairy Maclary and Friends

(4+)

Lost in a ghoulish nightmare, Susie begins her quest to find her way home. Fiercely imaginative puppetry infused physical theatre that turns the traditional fairy tale on its head. Accompanied by a live soundtrack and visual projections.

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20, 22-27,29: 11:15 (55m) £8.00 (£28.00 F)

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TFU

Georgi Spassov of Theater Atelie 313

An actor recounts a romantic fairytale in the hope of finding his own princess amongst the audience. In the Bulgarian avant-garde tradition of puppetry, this family performance uses everyday objects to tell extraordinary stories.

See the Elves and the Shoemaker, The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel and many more in a modern twist on classic fairy tales! From last year’s sell-out Incognito Theatre Company. Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 7-13: 14:45 (50m) £7.00 (£4.00) (£18.00 F)

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 5-16,18-29: 10:45 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Clap your hands and stamp your feet for the return of Hairy Maclary. Featuring some new stories and a whole new look. ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly three-yearold practically levitated in excitement’ (MumsNet.com). Storytelling

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. Told using storytelling and puppetry. Family festival hit returns. SSSSSS (Freshair.org.uk). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.backhandtheatre.com

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 10:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-20: 10:30 (55m) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Puppetry, Storytelling

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 14:15 (55m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 14:15 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:15 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Hamwehads Hurry Up and Wait U (3-10)

Kat's Whiskers

TFAU (3+)

deBASE Productions in association with Queensland Theatre Company (Australia)

A magical adventure where nothing is quite as it seems and the only way back is to keep going forward. Where animals talk and mice power the city, will Asa and Lola ever make it home? www. katswhiskerstheatre.co.uk Comedy, Puppetry

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-14,16-18: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hansel and Gretel TFU (4+)

Patch of Blue Theatre See page 27 for show information

Two clowns wait for a parade. Time feels like it is going very slowly. They get bored, tired, hungry... until their imaginations take over, and waiting becomes a game! Time flies when you're having fun! www.debaseproductions.com Theatre, Clown

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15,22-23: 14:40 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 14:40 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:40 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The I Hate Children Children's Show! TFU (8+)

Bad Magician

Sick of kids shows making you want to vom in your sippy cup but need to keep little monsters entertained? This is for you. Stunning magic, irreverent humour, fun for all. 'Wonderfulness' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 6-29: 12:30 (45m) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Incredible Book Eating Boy FPJ (4+)

Bootworks Theatre

Ian Billings: Dumbs Up! TU (3-12)

IRB Banished by their stepmother, Hansel and Gretel must find their way home in this dark, wickedly funny interactive adventure for all ages. Come and play in our enchanted forest and eat a cottage made entirely of sweets!

A five-minute adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' award-winning The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Using live performance, puppetry and playful backprojection, the audience watch from inside a unique installation as Bootworks bring the pages to life.

Interactive, Storytelling

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 12:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 12:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A chuckle-filled hour of kids stand-up comedy with international kids comic Ian Billings and special guest poet/cartoonist Chris White. Warning: may contain giggles, chuckles, guffaws and the occasional boff! No hamsters allowed... Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 11:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,15-18,22-25,29: 11:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 11:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 28 for show information

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Adaptation, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: Show every 6mins (duration: 5mins) between 10:20 and 14:14. £3.00 Aug 6-15,17-29: Show every 6mins (duration: 5mins) between 10:20 and 14:14. £4.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Inventions Going Bang

James and the Giant Peach

J

TFAU

Marty Jopson

(3+)

BG Touring Ltd

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids FU (6+)

IMWP

presents Join the One Show's resident scientist on a tour of explosive inventions. Marvel at the vacuum, cower before steam and hide from the carrot cannon. There will be mess, bangs and, oh yes, explosions. www.martyjopson.co.uk Interactive, Science

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-14,16-21: 13:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Jabberwocky TFAPU (0-14)

Pop-up Productions

Join James and his new friends Centipede and Old Green Grasshoper on a magical journey where the most marvellous things can happen as this award-winning company tell one of Roald Dahl's favourite tales. Fringe sell-out 2006, 2007, 2009. SSSS (EdFestMag.co.uk). Storytelling, Family

Paradise in Augustine's • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 XAug 7: 18:45 (1h) £4.00 (£15.00 F) Aug 8-12: 09:45 (1h) £7.00 (£4.00) (£20.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A brand new stand-up show for children over six and their parents from the man who invented the genre. 'Absurdist genius' (Guardian), 'Has achieved almost holy status – don't miss' (Sunday Times). Comedy

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 11-14: 14:30 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04



Jigsaw Jim TAPU (4+)

James and the Giant Peach

Springboard Theatre Company / University of Gloucestershire

U (0-1)

George Square

American High School Theatre Festival

Young Jack is fascinated by the story of The Jabberwocky, but he doesn't understand all the mysterious words... until he starts to dream. A play about language, imagination, courage and dragons. For more info visit: www.popupproductions.org.uk

Winnetonka High School, Kansas City, Missouri brings to life Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story of the small boy James, his Aunts Sponge and Spiker, his insect friends and their amazing adventures inside a magical peach. Comedy

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street, EH6 5AH B 0131 226 0000 V103GLEITH D1 Aug 8: 22:45 (55m) £5.00 Musical theatre, Physical theatre Aug 10: 18:45 (55m) £5.00 theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, Aug 11: 16:45 (55m) £5.00 EH8 9DW Aug 13: 14:45 (55m) £5.00 B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 11:05 (50m) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £6.00 (£3.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-13: 11:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 15-20,22-27: 11:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00)

3-28 12.00

Jim is sent by his loathsome boss Mr Grind to Baron von Nasty's castle in Wavaria. Will he ever return? Patience and her friends will try to rescue him. Will they succeed? Join them for some scary fun. Comedy, Family

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 11:35 (45m) £4.00 Aug 8-13: 11:35 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Assembly Hall 4-29 (not 15) 12.00 (13.10)

Guardian Evening Standard Metro Times Critics pick of the week

See page 19, 169 for show information

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

See page 21 for show information

Judgestars U (4-14)

Gilded Balloon

The Just So Stories

King Arthur

TU

(6+)

(4+)

TFPU Aireborne Theatre

Red Table Theatre

The King's Got Donkey's Ears!

Lapin Wants Breakfast

The Little Mermaid Ballet

TU

TFU

FAU

(4-11)

(3-5)

(3+)

Theatre of Widdershins Le Petit Monde

Burklyn Youth Ballet

Ears! Funny things... but imagine being cursed with great big furry ones! That's what happened to King Orik. Highly visual puppetry and energetic storytelling combine to retell Greek myth. ‘Fringe gem’ SSSSS (List, 2006). www.widdershins.co.uk

This 'very talented young company' (Edinburgh Evening News) return for their 16th season, bringing Hans Christian Anderson’s classic story to life. Dazzling costumes, energetic dancing. 'Magic, mesmerising, memorable, not to be missed' (EdinburghGuide.com), 'Perfect entertainment' (Ballet.co.uk).

Circus, Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 11:30 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Snuggle up with your little ones in a sea of duvets and cushions as, using everyday objects found in an attic, four of Rudyard Kipling's bestbeloved stories are discovered and brought to life. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 12:30 (1h) £5.00 XAug 3-5: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,11-21,23-29: 12:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-9,11-21,23-29: 14:45 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join the Knights of the Round Table on a quest into the darkest forests of Albion. Meet fearsome monsters, assist distressed damsels, and discover the meaning of chivalry. 'Fantastic, creative' (FringeReview.com). 'Go see whatever they put on' SSSS(Scotsman). Storytelling, Theatre

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 12:50 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 12:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:50 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scottish Storytelling Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 X Aug 5: 11:00 (40m) £5.00 XAug 6: 13:00 (50m) £6.50 Aug 8-16,19-23: 11:00 (40m) Aug 8-28: 13:00 (50m) £8.50 £7.00 (£5.00) (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

Kreestan Sennakie's Magical Story Emporium TFAPU

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List Operators for Kids do Compooters J (5-12)

List Operators for Kids

(4-10)

Ballet

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 11-20: 10:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lucia and Scot and The Big Flamenco Adventure! TAU (3-14)

Alba Flamenca

Quids In Theatre Company

Sure to be the most raucous, rowdy and ROFL show for kids in this year’s Fringe, List Operators are back with a new show. Guaranteed not educational. No-one will be key-bored! SSSSS (Fest Magazine).

Welcome to our Story Emporium! Kreestan brings wonderful tales to life through a mixture of magical storytelling, illusion and Comedy audience participation. Family fun is always guaranteed when Pleasance Courtyard • the doors open to the Magical 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Emporium! Storytelling, Magic XAug 3-5: 11:30 (45m) £5.00 theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, Aug 6-13,15-21: 11:30 North Bridge, EH1 2HE (45m) £9.00 B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 XAug 5-6: 11:10 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (45m) £4.00 (£2.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-13: 11:10 (45m) £5.00 (£3.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Interactive, Puppetry

Puppetry, Storytelling

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

Circus, silliness and dance collide in this mischievous show that lets kids be the judge of who's got talent. Fresh, raw and savvy, this kids variety show is a riot.

Lapin is a very hungry French rabbit who will only eat one thing for his breakfast! What could it be? Find out in this fun puppet show (in English, with carefully chosen and repeated French keywords). www.lepetitmonde.co.uk

Scot wishes he had flamenco rhythm like Lucia, so they travel to Spain to find his flamenco heart! Join in the flamenco fun on their magical journey of dancing, music and song. Ole! Storytelling, Flamenco

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway, EH8 9HQ B 0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Aug 5-15: 14:00 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Children’s Shows

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Mable Mackintosh and Her Enormous Pants!

Mad Science Free Dangerous Family Show

Magic Porridge Pot

APU

(2-5)

TU

(4+)

(5-9)

Random Acts Theatre Company

Come and meet Mable Mackintosh and her enormous pants and see how they get her into lots of trouble! A musical story of friendship, loyalty, courage and of not being afraid to be different. Devised, Family

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 8-21: 11:30 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Macbeth FU (7+)

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Out of Kontrol Productions / Laughing Horse Free Fringe

Live science show for all the family. Join in as we show you how to do some of the coolest experiments around. We may even electrocute your parents! And it's all free, yes, free! Comedy, Science

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-12: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FAU Spotlites Theatre Productions

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! 2009/2010 Fringe sell-out! 'A great introduction to theatre' SSSS (Herald). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 4,6,18,20,29: 16:20 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) Aug 23,25: 13:00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Magical Tale of Finley the Great The Man Who TFPU Planted Trees (4+)

Five One Productions

See page 30 for show information

TU (7+)

Puppet State Theatre Company

In its centenary year, the renowned Schools Shakespeare Festival is proud to present Milford Haven School's newly reworked production of Macbeth, which exemplifies with passion and dynamic energy young peoples desire to engage with Shakespeare in his greatest tragedy. Drama, Tragedy

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 Aug 22-27: 18:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Enter a world of music and magic, follow a young boy on the journey of a lifetime to impress the girl of his dreams. But is it just his magic she loves? www.five-one-productions.com Storytelling, Theatre

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 11:25 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 11:25 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:25 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit, the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grownups. Terrific' (Guardian). Multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale. SSSSS (Scotsman). www.puppetstate.com

See page 286 for show information

Puppetry, Storytelling

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 Aug 5-21: 15:00 (1h5m) £8.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 27 for show information

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Mirazozo

Monkey Music

Music Bugs

J

U

APU

Assembly and Architects of Air

(0-4)

(0-7)

Monkey Music

Music Bugs

An awe-inspiring monument to the beauty of colour and light. Bring the family as the multi-sensory space welcomes and inspires. Take your map, remove your shoes, pass the airlock and wander freely. No two visits are alike.

Back for the third year, awardwinning ‘Monkey Music’ is running two age-specific workshops: babies (10:30), preschool children (11:30). Expect action songs, games and all kinds of fun with percussion instruments. Come and join in the fun with Monkey!

Award-winning Music Bugs presents an interactive, play based music session, twinned with an instrument making workshop. There'll be lots of singing, dancing, bouncing, wriggling, jumping and much, much more. Guaranteed great fun for all the family!

Installation, Interactive

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 3-14: tours run every 30minutes 10:00-20:30 (30m) £5.00 Aug 15-29:tours run every 30minutes 09:30-20:00 (30m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 29 for show information

The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business TFAU

TFAU

Kipper Tie Theatre in association with C theatre

Did you do a poo on Mole’s head? If not you, then who? Magical, musical hit adaptation of the popular children’s picture-book. 'Brilliant' SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). SSSSS (Sunday Herald). www.kippertietheatre.com Musical theatre, Storytelling

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 10:00 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 10:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 10:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Movin' Melvin Brown: Just Singing and Dancing... You Can Do It!

(2+)

See page 24 for show information

Music

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-27: 10:30 (45m) £2.00 (£7.00 C) Aug 4-27: 11:30 (45m) £2.00 (£7.00 C)

Music, Workshop

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street, EH6 5AH B 0131 226 0000 V103GLEITH D1 Aug 16,23: 10:30 (1h30m) £2.00 (£7.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A Night's Tale TFAPU (5+)

Unknown Theatre Company

(4+)

Movin' Melvin Brown (USA)

Singing, tapdancing, mime, robotics, moonwalking, comedy. Everybody joins in! 'Movin' Melvin is a clogclapping extravaganza... He sends his audience singing into the bright of day' SSSS (Edmonton Journal). www.movinmelvin.com Dance, Music

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,16,23: 12:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 12:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Billy doesn't believe in fairy tales, but when the threat from the great void comes closer he must learn how courage and imagination can save the world. A magical journey from award-winning The Unknown Theatre Company. www.unknowntheatre.co.uk Musical theatre, Family

Venue 13 • Lochend Close, Canongate, EH8 8BL B 07074 201313 V13GD6 Aug 5-12: 10:30 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Children’s Shows

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Not So Grimm Fairy Tales

Pasta! Macaroni Peter Pan – Puppet's Show Learn to Fly

TFU

TFPU

TFAPJ

(4+)

PLACEDUMARCHE

(6+)

Uncontained Arts

A handful of princesses, a whirlwind of witches and one weally, weally wicked wolf are all brought to life in this energetic, colourful, laugh-aminute show. Lots of fun for all the family! Theatre, Family

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-6: 12:45 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 12:45 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:45 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Panther's Scream and Other Texas Tales

Four recipes, four little stories with fireworks ending. Funny and elegant. Macaroni girl dances while playing the circus game. A spaghetti in love cries because he misses his beautiful tomato sauce. www.pastashow.org Puppetry, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 5-6: 10:30 (50m) £4.50 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-21: 10:30 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-12,16-19: 10:30 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Paul Sills' Story Theatre U (7+)

American High School Theatre Festival

TFPU (6+)

Texas Woman's University

This is a compilation of Texas folklore and legends, developed through improvisation and enhanced by live music and shadow puppetry. The playing style is broad, featuring man's oldest form of expression: the story. Storytelling, Family

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 XAug 6-7: 10:30 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 8-13: 10:30 (45m) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Grimm Brothers and Aesop provide the tales in this exploration of storytelling and pantomime. Let your imagination run free during this family-friendly performance! Theatre

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 Aug 8,11: 09:20 (50m) £5.00 Aug 9: 13:20 (50m) £5.00 Aug 10: 11:20 (50m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

ANGELS Aerials

Magic! Sword fighting! A dancing crocodile? A breathtaking aerial adaptation of JM Barrie’s classic. Angels Aerials make their audience want to fly... And they can in a workshop after the show! More information at www.leithonthefringe.com Circus, Family

Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall • 30-36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG B 0131 226 0000 V195GLEITH D2 XAug 3-5: 10:15 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) (£25.00 F) XAug 4-5: 13:30 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) (£25.00 F) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 10:15 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 F) Aug 6,9,14,16,1819,21,23,25-26,28: 13:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 109 for show information

Peter Pan On Dinosaur Island

The Pinocchio Show

Pips and Panda in Magicland

TFAU

FU

AU

(4-12)

(5+)

(1-6)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Herrick Theatre

Purves Puppets

A magical retelling of an old Italian tale through word, song and dance. The story of a wooden boy who overcomes a puppet master, zany clowns and a hungry whale with the guidance from a blue fairy.

Pop-Up! The Amazing Adventures of Moo-Dong TFAU (3+)

Theatre Bom (Korea)

Musical theatre, Storytelling

Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 Exciting performance for little Aug 15-20: 09:45 (1h) Defeat the T-Rex with Peter ones. Pips the monkey and silly £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F) and real swords! Fly with the old panda journey to Magicland M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Pterodactyl! Bombard Captain to find Twinkle, Mr Magic's Hook with dinosaur droppings! 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 cheeky rabbit! They meet 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Professional interactive underwater creatures, watch 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 theatre: kids come onstage magic tricks and sing with the throughout! SSSSS Music Man. (BritishTheatreGuide.info), Puppetry, Theatre SSSSS Fairmilehead Parish Church (BroadwayBaby.com ‘Sleeping Hall • 1a Frogston Road Beauty and the Time Lords’ West, EH10 7AA 2009/2010). B 07896051826 V81GH2 www.spotlites.co.uk Aug 8-13,15-20: 11:00 Interactive, Theatre (1h30m) £6.00 Spotlites @ The M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Merchants' Hall • 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 2-21,27-28: 13:30 (1h45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Watch famous paintings come to life before your eyes! Memorable and unique way of introducing young audiences to the magic of art. Packed with puppets, video, dance, music and much more! www.theatrebom.com Puppetry, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 11:10 (55m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 11:10 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:10 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Children’s Shows

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Potted Potter: The Princess Red Riding Hood Revolting The Unauthorised Plays Rhymes FAPU (2-12) Harry Experience U TU About Turn Theatre (7+) (5+) – A Parody by Company American High School Howes You Doing Dan and Jeff Theatre Festival

TJ (6+)

Festival Highlights

Three fun family-friendly short plays spoofing fairy tales: The Princess and the Princess, The Lost Half-Hour and Twice Upon a Time, featuring witches, wise persons, lost tempers and reputations, a frog prince and princesses, princesses, princesses.

Round the World and Back Again (A Brief and Inaccurate History of Everything) U (0+)

American High School Theatre Festival

Comedy, Compilation

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-4: 16:00 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 5-9,12-14: 16:00 (1h10m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 10-11,15-16: 16:00 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lost in a faraway dreamland, Church Hill Theatre • 33 Ruby is guided through Morningside Road, EH10 magical worlds by her 4DR fairytale friends. Music, drama B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 and dance combine in this enchanting story for the whole Aug 8,12: 20:15 (1h20m) family. 'Truly spellbinding' £5.00 SSSSS Aug 9: 12:15 (1h20m) £5.00 (audience review, 2009's Aug 11: 14:15 (1h20m) £5.00 Hansel and Gretel). M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Rainbows' End TFAPU (4+)

Ofegus Theatre Company

Theatre

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109aGF3 Aug 15-20,22-27: 12:00 (45m) £7.00 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Roald Dahl Museum's delumptious storytellers return for an interactive performance of Roald Dahl's wildest and most outrageous stories from Revolting Rhymes with their own twizzfiggling twist. Come prepared to be dahl-ighted! Comedy, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 3-29: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Robinson Crusoe Red Riding Hood the Lost Jedi and the Wolves Knight TFU (5+)

The Princess and the Dragon

C theatre

TFAU (5-12)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

FAU (5-12)

Theatre and Puppets Sol y Tierra

Can you help our brave band of magical folk defeat the evil Wizard Zavelthor and save the world’s rainbows? Come and join this fun, magical adventure. If you come in costume, you could win a prize! www.ofegustheatre.com.

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 5-6: 11:00 (55m) Trickytrickster the dragon £5.00 wants to eat Princess Violet for dinner! This is a different fairy Aug 7-16,18-29: 11:00 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) tale where princesses aren´t helpless, knights aren´t always M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 brave and dragons aren´t so 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 bad. Would you be into this 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 tale? Puppetry

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

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(0+)

American High School Theatre Festival Captivates audiences of all ages with a whimsical heart-warming story and fun flamboyant characters. The classic stories of Dr Seuss are brought to life with energetic songs and witty dialogue. Great family entertainment!

Dinosaur extinction to Columbus, the wheel to space exploration. Packed with laughter and surprises, this clever, chaotic, comical cataclysm of creativity is one happenin’ history lesson. Theatre

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 8: 17:40 (45m) £5.00 Aug 9: 15:40 (45m) £5.00 Aug 11: 09:40 (45m) £5.00 Aug 13: 11:40 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street, EH6 5AH B 0131 226 0000 V103GLEITH D1 Aug 8: 10:15 (1h25m) £5.00 Aug 9: 22:15 (1h25m) £5.00 Aug 11: 18:15 (1h25m) £5.00 Aug 13: 20:15 (1h25m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sheep Ahoy! (On Grassier Tides) – Free PU (5+)

Phil the Shepherd / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Rumpelstiltskin TFPU

Interactive, Theatre

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 10-12,14: 12:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 10-14: 14:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

U

Musical theatre, Theatre

Theatre

All seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes! Return of Fringe classic starring Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff from CBBC. ‘Inventive, daft fun for the family’ (Guardian). www.pottedpotter.com

Seussical the Musical Jr

(5+)

Newman Theatre Company

Magical and action-packed physical re-telling of Perrault's classic folktale, with a dash of Brothers Grimm. Loyalty, friendships and werewolves. Enchanting storytelling theatre. 'The best children's show I've seen in ages' (EdinburghGuide.com). www.ctheatre.com Storytelling, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,15,22-23: 12:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 12:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 12:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! 2010 Fringe sell-out! 'Totally unlike anything I've ever seen elsewhere... Powerful' (Stage). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 2-21,27-28: 10:45 (1h35m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£22.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Flock to see Phil the Shepherd perform this hilarious one-man show of poems, stories and live cartoon drawings. ‘Multi-talented cartoonist, writer and stand-up ... chucklingly inventive’ (Stage), SSSS (ThreeWeeks), ‘Gifted cartoonist, livewire storyteller’ (Scotsman). Comedy, Poetry

Newman Arts College returns with a funny and original take on this classic fairy tale. Featuring puppets, quick changes and bags of energy, this energetic production is a treat for the whole family. Storytelling, Theatre

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 10-11: 11:45 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-9,11-16,18-21: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Children’s Shows

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Singalong with Mr Boom J (2-12)

Mr Boom – children's one man band

Singalong with Mr Boom, he's a one man band who comes from the moon with cosmic songs and happy tunes. Audience participation, actions songs with choruses, tell a joke, sing a song. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 8-9,15-16,20-21,27-28: 10:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Snow Play

Steve A Stone's Throw Things That Go... Tim and Light Bump Rattle Backshall's Wild TFAPU TU (5+) (5+) Klunk Cackle and Live! Student Theatre at Tucked In Woo! U

A Timetraveller's Guide to Surviving Childhood

(7+)

FU

APJ

(5-12)

(7+)

Luna Arts Theatre Company

Swan Picnic / PBH's Free Fringe

Glasgow (STaG)

Steve Backshall with Animal Mark Amey

'She threw a stone at the sun … everything went dark…' Follow a girl's quest to put the shattered sun back together Popular wildlife presenter Steve Backshall brings his Wild again. Delightful storytelling, shadow puppetry and and Live! tour to Edinburgh imaginative movement bring to share facts and anecdotes this enchanting tale to life. about his adventures with wildlife. Accompanied by TV's www.a-stones-throw.com Storytelling, Theatre Animal Mark Amey and his selection of wonderful animals. Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU Event B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ XAug 5-6: 11:30 (45m) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 15-16: 10:00 Aug 7,13-14,20: 11:30 (1h) £15.00 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 15-16: 11:30 Aug 8-12,15-19: 11:30 (1h) £15.00 (45m) £6.00 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Lyngo Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith

Stick Man Live on Stage!

Tales from the Shed

TU

TFU

(0-1)

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Help Mr Green (Cbeebies, Patrick Lynch) beat Mr White to bring the spring. Roll in the snow and have a super snowball fight in this smash hit London production. ‘A delight’ (Stage), ‘Utterly enchanting’ (Evening Standard). www.lyngo.co.uk Devised, Clown

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 11:20 (45m) £5.00 Aug 6-29: 11:20 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

(And What Alice Found There)

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their Stick children three. Julia Donaldson's fabulous book brought vividly to life. Packed full of puppetry, catchy songs, live music and funky moves. SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). Musical theatre, Family

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 4-5: 11:15 (50m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 11:15 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 11:15 (50m) £11.00 (£10.00)

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FPU (3+)

TU (2-7)

Interact with mad scientists, witches and werewolves in this SSSSS (Broadway Baby) spookily funny hands-on performance. Cast spells, create experiments, stop the Fairy Godmother and Playful physical storytelling, save the pumpkins! Halloween original folk/electronic music and memorable puppets has come early… combine, telling a beautiful Comedy, Interactive story of courage that will warm the hearts of young Greenside • 1b Royal and old alike. ‘Tucked In are Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 blessed with a fresh new vision’ (Stage). Aug 22-27: 16:00 (2h) Puppetry, Theatre £8.00 (£6.00) Pleasance Courtyard • M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 5: 12:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12,14,19-21,26-28: 12:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Through the Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Looking Glass

Traitor Theatre Company

The Tim Bat Trick Show U (0-1)

Improv, Interactive

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 XAug 6: 10:30 (45m) £4.00 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 10:30 (45m) £6.00 (£20.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Tiny Dickens (6+)

Bombini Theatre Company

Chickenshed

Popular sell-out show from London. An interactive performance full of puppets, songs and things that go bleughhhhhhh... A fun and zany introduction to the joys of theatre for 0-7 year olds. SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

Comedy, Sketch show

Ryan's Cellar Bar • 2 Hope Street, EH2 4DB B V6GD2 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20, 22-27,29: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

TFAPU

Tim Bat

(0-7)

Enter a world of bouncing babies, Dalai Lama and Doctor Who. Two bamboozled idiots teach us how not to grow up in this fast-paced, energetic sketch show. Brilliant and bonkers, Swan Picnic provide a non-stop, laugh a minute romp. Plus free sweets!

In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice returns to Wonderland. The audience is transported through the looking glass to a fantastical land where logic is nonsense and fantasy abounds. Theatre

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 15-20,22-27: 12:35 (50m) £6.00 (£4.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An original and fresh introduction to the greatest novels of Charles Dickens. This energetic and delightful show brings to life five of his classics with clarity, wit, music and unashamed theatricality. Simply the perfect family show. A fast, funny and exciting show for children of all ages. Perrier Award-winning gentleman juggler Tim performs quirky comedy and skilful trickery with aplomb. Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed! ‘Brilliantly inventive and amusing’ (Cosmopolitan). Comedy

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 10:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14: 10:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15-18: 10:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Theatre, Family

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 8-13: 13:05 (50m) £5.50 (£4.00) Aug 15-20: 11:35 (50m) £5.50 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Children’s Shows Toybox PJ (6-11)

Billy Kirkwood, Sian Bevan, Steven Dick / Stand Comedy Club

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Under the Baobab Tree

What the Moon Saw

William

TFAU

TFPU

(5+)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

(2+)

(3-12)

I Theatre (Singapore) & Toto Tales (UK)

Utah Valley University

The Flanagan Collective

TFPU

TFU

Each night the moon looks over the world and reports what she sees to an artist who paints what he hears. Hans Christian Anderson's story comes to life in puppetry and exciting multimedia storytelling!

(7+)

Not Cricket Productions

Adaptation, Multimedia

Comedians Billy Kirkwood, Sian Bevan and Steven Dick take you on a hilarious bouncy castle of laughter in this awesome new interactive kids comedy show, featuring stand-up, games, magic and much more – come and play in the Toybox! Stand-up, Family

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 5-16,19-21,26-28: 12:45 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Ugly Duckling

How did the ostrich get her neck? How do crocodiles clean their teeth? Expertly crafted for 2-8 year olds, this African folktale feast introduces curious, quirky, colourful characters through enchanting puppetry, mask, music and storytelling. www.itheatre.org Puppetry, Storytelling

C too • St Columba's by the Castle, EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 4-5,15-16,22-23: 10:00 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6,8-9,13,20,27: 10:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 10:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

Paradise in Augustine's • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 8-11: 10:30 (35m) £5.00 (£3.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Finding himself in a magical bookshop, William stumbles unwittingly into his own adventure – which will take him to the end of the world. Interactive family theatre where the audience is right at the heart of the story. www.theflanagancollective.co.uk Storytelling, Solo show

Whooooo's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? TFU (4-8)

Act II Theatre Company

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 11:30 (55m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 11:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:30 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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TFU (4+)

C theatre

TFPU (4+)

Backhand Theatre in Association with C Theatre

Storytelling, Theatre

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The enchanting story of how a toy was loved so much he became real. Puppetry, poetry and physical theatre bring this children's classic to life. Laugh, shout, cry and join the adventure. 'Truly dazzling' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com, Backhand Theatre 2010). www.backhandtheatre.com Puppetry, Storytelling

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 11:00 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 11:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Delightful insight into the misunderstood life of the Big Bad Wolf who appears in many treasured fairy tales. Charming TFU and quirky – this will enchant (6+) children, encouraging them After Dark to use their imaginations and Entertainment voices! Comedy, Interactive

Hans Christian Andersen's tale of the unhappy duckling who grows into a beautiful swan and discovers that true beauty always lies within. Storytelling theatre to enchant and delight children and grown ups of all ages! www.ctheatre.com C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,15,22-23: 11:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 11:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 11:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

Wolfman Investigations: Curse of the Terror Tomb

The Velveteen Rabbit

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5: 11:00 (50m) £4.00 Aug 8,10,12: 11:00 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 15,17,19: 10:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join the world’s most awesome comic hero on this fun, family cartoon adventure and help him battle the mysteries of terror tomb and save the world. From the creators of... Zombie Apocalypse. Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 6-20: 12:00 (1h) £6.00 (£20.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Left in the care of an evil governess, two cousins must fight to survive and regain what is rightfully theirs. Joan Aiken's rollicking tale of dangerous villains, mistreated orphans and daring escapes. Steampunk, music, puppetry. www. wolvesofwilloughbychase. co.uk Storytelling, Theatre

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 17:20 (1h15m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 17:20 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 17:20 (1h15m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Aaaaaaaaaaaaar ghh! It’s the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – And It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaar ghh! It's the Malcolm Hardee SpaghettiJuggling Contest – Year One

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised! – Free

APN

PU

Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards

John Fleming and the Laughing Horse Free Festival present

Racing Minds / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Performers in previous years included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Janey Godley, John Hegley, Richard Herring, Phil Kay, Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Arthur Smith, Johnny Vegas. Details: www. malcolmhardee.com/award Cabaret, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 26: 22:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Aaaaaaaaaaaaar ghh! It’s the Malcolm Hardee Comedy PunchUp Debates – And They’re Free! PN John Fleming and the Laughing Horse Free Festival present

The first annual spaghetti juggling contest at the Fringe in honour of late great godfather of alternative comedy, Malcolm Hardee. Messy but marvellous. All-comers welcome. Loose cooked spaghetti only. Details: www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/ fringe2011

2010 Fringe hit returns! Improvised comic play based on audience suggestions, different every day! ‘Promising and very talented’ (ThreeWeeks), ‘Pick of the Fringe 2010’ (Hostelworld. com and FringeReview. co.uk). Family friendly. www. racingminds.co.uk Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Outside the Beehive Inn • Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 B 0131 226 0000 V178bGE4 Aug 4-28: 12:15 (1h) Aug 24-25: 18:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Monster Comedy Feast upon seven of the best comics on the circuit including your award-winning headliner Masai Graham. 'Flashes of proper genius’ (Chortle.co.uk). Laugh a minute stand-up – different line up every night.

Top comedy names. Two debates. Monday: ‘comedians are psychopathic masochists with a death wish’. Tuesday: ‘racist or sexist jokes? It doesn’t matter if they’re funny!’ Details and participants: www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/ fringe2011 Event

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 22-23: 18:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Abacus Danger About Comedy: Present... The Four Week Search for Blank Comedy Course FPM

TFPL

Abacus Danger

Laughing Horse Comedy

Total sell-out 2005-2010 returns with a brand new lineup. Simon Fielder, 'Compelling to watch – unashamedly feel good' (Chortle.co.uk). Pat Burtscher, 'Undeniably funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Joe Rowntree, 'Bags of madcap energy' (Chortle.co.uk). Book early! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 19:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AAA Stand-Up Late Bound and Gagged Comedy

Our hero embarks on a desperate, treacherous search. Probably. It's entirely up to you. An audience-improvised adventure to the centre of whatever. Featuring stand-up comedian Steven Davidson. 'Uproarious laughter' (Edinburgh Evening News). Improv

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 22-27: 21:35 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Aberdeen vs Glasgow vs the World! – Free M FGC Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Stand-up comedy course running 8, 15, 22 and 26 August, an in-depth course across all dates, teaching participants the skills and art of stand-up comedy and led by professional comedians. Further information on www.aboutcomedy.co.uk Event, Workshop

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 8,15,22,26: 12:15 (4 day course, 4h per day) £145.00 (£130.00) (£120.00 SC) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

About Comedy: Stand-up Comedy Courses TFL Laughing Horse Comedy

PJ Liam Williams, Chris Turner, Adam Hess / Free Festival

Total sell-out in 2010 returns with a brand new line-up. Danny Ward, 'Top quality stand up' (ThreeWeeks). Jonathan Elston, 'A comic with incredible talent' (Guardian). Matt Price, 'A great storyteller' (Leicester Mercury).

Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-28: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Bound and Gagged Comedy

TM

Aaaaaaaaargh! AAA Batteries It's the Monster (Not Included) – Stand Up Show Free PN

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Event, Absurdist

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AAA Stand-Up

Sharp gags and intelligent observations. Three of the circuit's best new comedians. 'Fast, innovative, polished' SSSS (ThreeWeeks), 'Brilliantly inspired' (Chortle. co.uk), 'Varied, fun and buzzing with spontaneity ... worth watching' SSSS (Varsity). Family friendly. www. aaabatteriesnotincluded.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 XAug 4: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 23:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

We're back with Aberdeen's finest comedians but also Glasgow's elite, some of whom have been performing many years and are veterans of Scottish comedy, plus guest acts spanning the globe. www. chrisstephenlate.blogspot.com Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 18-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 6-7,9-10,13-14, 16-17,20-21,23-24,27-28: 12:15 4h30m per day) £99.00 (£89.00) (£79.00 SC) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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ACME Stand-Up – Free

TFN

PL

Bruce Fummey

Alex Clissold-Jones, Chris Turner and Matt Richardson

Adam Larter: The Legend of Bob Geldof (and Other Short Stories) – Free Comedy PN Adam Larter

Bruce reprises his five star sell-out show from 2006. A joke filled show gives the background history and inspiration behind Robert Burns's rollicking tale of Tam, Soutar Johnny and witches. ‘Simply and purely hilarious’ (Daily Record). Historical

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 7: 20:00 (1h) £3.50 Aug 8-14,16-21,23-28: 20:00 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Three of 2010's So You Think You're Funny finalists join forces to bring one hilarious hour of stand-up goodness. Expect deadpan one-liners, maniacal anecdotes and cerebral logic. There’s something for everyone with these talented young comics. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 4-28: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Adam Crow Absolute Improv – Ashton Kutcher's Dead TU Girlfriends To Be Continued... M

A one man Monty Python, mad or genius. A show for people wanting to see something different at this year's Fringe. Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 6-28: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Ad-Libertines PL Jane Russell, Craig Shaynak and Dan Taylor

Adam Crow

Laugh your socks off hilarious improv! A fast-paced show that will have you rolling in the aisles, coming back for more. Trained improvisers create hilarious sketches based on audience suggestions. 'Had me laughing uncontrollably' SSSS (Edinburgh Spotlight). www.tbcimprov. co.uk Improv, Sketch show

theSpaces on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 XAug 5-6: 18:05 (50m) £5.50 Aug 8-10,14-17,21-24: 18:05 (50m) £8.50 (£1.50) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 18:05 (50m) £9.50 (£1.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Adam Crow's critically acclaimed sell-out show. 'His stories are all told from the heart. Extremely well thought-out, smart humour' (Chortle.co.uk). 'An evening of non-stop laughs. Intelligent, quirky and brilliantly delivered comedy' (Herald Sun). Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 5-29: 21:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tasmania. Covered in bush, famous for seafood and shaped like women’s privates. Two Aussie convicts and a loud American in chaotic improvisational extravaganzaness inspired by the audience – guaranteed to blow your mind. Totally spontaneous, totally unprepared, totally free. International, Variety

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 21-25: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Adult Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk FPN

After Hours Comedy N Pleasance and Amused Moose Comedy

After Dark Entertainment

It’s bawdy, it’s brash and it’s bloody good fun! This summer, Christmas is coming to Edinburgh in a fun filled festive feast of frolicking fairytale foolery and best of all there’s no kids allowed! Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 13,20: 00:00 (1h20m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Adventures in Comedy: Murder, Madness and Mayhem! – Free See page 117 for show information

APN Anastasia Travers / Laughing Horse Free Festival

The 'Agent, Stylist and PA Wanted' Show – Free PJ Amrik Virk

Legendary and 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). Cabaret, Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 5-6: 00:40 (2h15m) £9.00 Aug 11,18,25: 00:40 (2h15m) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 00:40 (2h15m) £11.50 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join stand-up comedian Amrik Virk as he energetically takes a fresh and imaginative look at the amusing side to life. Fun for all the family, unless you bring your racist uncle. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-14: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Age of Treason – Free PN

After Lunch Laugh Lounge* - Free

LBD Productions

PN Agraman Comedy Productions

Are the English better murderers than Americans? Is being the Virgin Mary all that? Cynically optimistic Anastasia and friends try to explain a world that doesn’t operate by any proper logic! Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 14-18: 01:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 20-28: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedians MissD, Boris Witz and Liz Frances Hobbs will regale you with tales of skinhead weddings, serial killers, perky perverts, the Middle East at war, piss, heartbreaks and heart failure. With uplifting music. Had lunch? Well come and have dessert. Or booze. Or both. We won’t judge. We just provide the laughs ... and Hobnobs. If we’ve remembered them today. www.afterlunchlaughlounge. co.uk *may resemble upstairs room in bar. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-29: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 13-20: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Agonise, the Comedy Problem Page – Free

Aidan Bishop – Misspelled TFPN

Alan Anderson: Whisky Fir Dummies

Aidan Bishop

TFN hireacomedian.co.uk / Ha Ha Comedy

PM Steve N Allen and Ria Lina

Why go to an agony aunt when an agony comedian would do? Steve and Ria demonstrate why they're better qualified to answer problems. 'Incisive off-the-cuff observations' (Sunday Times), 'Apollo-quality live comedy' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-25,27-28: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ahir Shah: Astrology

Are dyslexics the best comedians? Growing up an undiagnosed dyslexic can be tragic. But in tragedy, one finds comedy. Hear IFTA nominated comedian Aidan Bishop spell the beans on his dyslexia! 'Highly entertaining' (List). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-11,16-18,22-25: 21:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Aisle16 R Kool! APK Tim Clare, John Osborne, Luke Wright

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Stand-up, Tasting

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-7: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-11,14-15,17-18,2125: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-28: 21:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alan Sharp: Hate It with Me PN

Avalon Promotions

Twenty years ago, Alka and Vikram Shah commissioned a Vedic astrologer to predict how their new baby son would turn out when he grew up. Two decades on, Ahir is ‘fizzing with intelligence and energy’ (Chortle.co.uk). Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 17:25 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25,29: 17:25 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Six malt whiskies to be tasted, many laughs to be had. 'Anderson educates his audience ... keeping them rolling with laughter ... warm and hilarious get together. (Chortle.co.uk), 'Impressive ... amusing ... bargain of a night out' (Advertiser, Adelaide).

Alan Sharp / PBH's Free Fringe

Aisle16 are cool poets. They wear shades, play sweet licks on their guitars, love chillin’ out and watching The Gadget Show. Wanna hear their poems?'Brilliantly, ingeniously sh*t'(Scottish Poetry Review). SSSSS (Time Out). Poetry, Spoken word

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 5-15,17-27: 22:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

In his second solo Fringe show, the acerbic stand-up continues to explain why he hates the world and everything in it. Expect pessimism, misanthropy and defamation. (And possibly occasional kittens and puppies.) www.alansharp. wordpress.com Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-27: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy

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Alex Horne: Seven Years in the Bathroom

Alfie Brown – The Love You Take

Ali Cook – Principles and Deceptions

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Alfie Brown

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with International Artistes

Hello there. I'm going to recreate your entire life on stage in one hour. There's lots to fit in so it should be pretty funny. Come laugh at your life. 'Marvellous' (Time Out). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Obsessed with notions of artistry and morality, Alfie Brown uses evocative, extraordinary language to condemn the demise of culture and articulate the importance of imagination, having an opinion and love, in a funny way.

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Alex Horne: Taskmaster II L Avalon See pages 148 and 102 for show information

Political, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 20:50 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 20:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 7-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 20:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alfie Joey – Monopolise! PK Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

2 for 1

Get your Fringe off to a flying start by taking advantage of our huge 2 for 1 ticket deal. All shows with the symbol in the Fringe programme offer 2 for 1 discounts for their performances on 8 and 9 August* Book your tickets in person at the Fringe Box Office, over the phone on 0131 226 0000, online at www.edfringe.com or by using your iPhone or Android phone.** * Offer applicable 8 and 9 August only. A minimum of two full price tickets must be purchased at the same time. Not applicable with any other offers. Concession prices are not available on participating shows on these dates. ** You can purchase Fringe tickets through the iPhone and Android Apps in August and collect from a choice of three central ticket collection points (see page 2 for opening times): • The Fringe Box Office - 180 High Street, EH1 1QS • The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre - 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD • Virgin Money Half Price Hut - Mound Precinct

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The Ultimate Year-Long Comedy Challenge Competition returns! Alex Horne and last year's champion Mike Wozniak present a one-off spectacular. One glorious year, 12 competitive comedians, maximum fun. Book early to witness the mayhem. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 26: 15:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Monopolise! (or Lucky Schwartz and the Mayfair Murder Mystery!). A one-man (Fred Astaire/Mel Brooks style) comedy musical starring Alfie Joey (Derrick in BBC3 Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal). ‘Original and funny’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 22: 20:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Star of ITV's Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Dirty Tricks (Channel 4) and Monkey Magic (Five), Ali Cook returns with more awe-inspiring magic. 'Stunning tricks. Truly awesome' (Chortle. co.uk), 'Immensely funny' (Telegraph). www.alicook.com Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alison TheaSkot: The Human Tuning Fork TFK Alison Thea-Skot

2010 Funny Women finalist Alison Thea-Skot presents 'an absolute tour-de-force' (BBC Comedy). A surreal, tinnitusridden, lunchtime character comedy show. Five women. one fugitive. Lots of TheaSkots! 'A compelling comic monster' (Chortle.co.uk). www.alisontheaskot.com Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-6: 12:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-11,15-16,18,22-25: 12:00 (55m) £6.50 Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:00 (55m) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Alistair Greaves Alive and Mixed Grill – Breathing... Free Almost

All the Fun of the Unfair

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Alistair Greaves / Free Festival

Lynn Ruth Miller

Barry/Quaile/Turpin/ PBH's Free Fringe

Lean mean laughter-increasing comedy machine Alistair Greaves, 'Talented' (Time Out), presents a daily mixed bill of hilarious vegetarian adventures, psychedelic-soulfolktronic musical explorations and special star guests. While cooking vegetables on a George Foreman Grill. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4-5: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-15,17-21,23-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alistair Green: Outpatient TFM

Lynn Ruth Miller returns to treat festival-goers to her unique brand of comedygone-bad. She's a 78-year-old cougar on the prowl, horrifying proof that though your body parts droop to the ankles, you're still a hot number. Stand-up

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 6-28: 22:00 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

All Over Your Face PN Rachel Anderson and Luisa Omielan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Four exciting new acts doing an hour of brilliant stand-up for free. Fair on you. Unfair on us. 'Accomplished stuff' (Scotsman). 'Thoroughly enjoyable' (Sun). 'Great stuff' (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B V148GF6 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Al Murray's Compete for the Meat J Avalon Promotions See page 76 for show information

Alistair Green

Pasty-faced Hackney Empire New Act of the Year finalist and official support act for Simon Day's national tour brings his eagerly anticipated debut show to the Fringe. 'Dry, ingenious gags' (Chortle.co.uk). Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-6: 16:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:35 (1h) £8.00 Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18,22,2425: 16:35 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rachel Anderson ‘innate Geordie charm’ (Chortle.co.uk) and Luisa Omielan ‘exuberant, uplifting improvised banter’ (ThreeWeeks) have jokes, songs and stories, and they'd like to share them. All over your face. Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 6-27: 23:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

It's back! Wish it could be Christmas everyday? Well it is, with Compete for the Meat Christmas Special Quiz... in August: Christmas hats, Christmas trees, frozen turkey to the winners – Pub Landlord's decision is arbitrary (bribes accepted).

Al Murray the Pub Landlord's Compete for the Meat – Late Night

Alun Cochrane: Alzheimer's the Moments of Alun Musical: A Night to Remember! PN Alun Cochrane / The Stand Comedy Club

TU Prospect Productions

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Interactive

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 12-27: 16:00 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

You may have seen him on YouTube, or on Dave, or on a panel game, or Channel 4, or just on a bus somewhere. Calling all late night quizzers. Expect thinking aloud, chat Do you want to win a frozen with the audience and turkey in our August Christmas Cochrane style stand-up. quiz?! The ultimate pub Stand-up, Solo show challenge followed by a pub The Stand Comedy Club • disco! 5 York Place, EH1 3EB Assembly George Square B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 • George Square, EH8 9LH Aug 5-14,16-29: 18:50 (1h) B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 £10.00 Aug 18,25: 22:30 (1h30m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £15.00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 19-20,26-27: 22:30 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ageing disgracefully is compulsory at Jurassic Park Retirement Home. Never say die! Get your lippy on and boogie along to hip-replacement-hop at graba-granny night! Melbourne Comedy Festival Award winner. 'Hilarious!' (Age). Musical theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22,2425,29: 17:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy

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Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top Ten Semi-Final PN

Andrew Bird's Village Fete TFPJ CKP by Arrangement With Red Comedy

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain

Vote alongside international talent scouts for 2011's Top Ten Fringe comedy shows from undiscovered/unsigned performers, by watching segments and choosing finalists eager for glory and the £5000 prize. Celebrity hosts. www.amusedmoose. com/shows and @ amusedmoose Sketch show, Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 19: 14:05 (2h45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 98 for show information

Andi Osho: All the Single Ladies

Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay's Smutty Songs

Amused Moose Amused Moose TPL McIntyre Comedy Awards Comedy Awards Phil Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Final Showcase PN

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Live Nation

Fringe sell-out 2005-2010. ‘This made me very, very happy’ (Stephen Fry), ‘Genius’ (Radio 1), ‘This is a wonderfully funny way to spend an hour. And yes, he does The London Underground song’ (Scotsman). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (55m) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 19:00 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti for breakthrough stars-oftomorrow, battling brilliantly for fame, fortune and shiny Moose trophies in the prestigious Finals of Amused Moose's Laugh Off and Laughter Awards. Celebrity hosts. www.amusedmoose. com/shows and @amusedmoose Sketch show, Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 21: 14:05 (2h45m) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Grab your hot tickets to talent spot this year's stellar crop of discoveries in Amused Moose Laugh Off and Amused Moose Laughter Awards. An unbeatable mix of stand-up Stand-up and Fringe show segments. www.amusedmoose.com/shows Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Sketch show, Stand-up B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, XAug 3-5: 18:40 (1h) £5.00 EH8 9AL Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 18:40 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) XAug 5-7: 16:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-11,15,17-18,2225,29: 18:40 (1h) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: £12.00 (£10.50) 16:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

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TPL Chambers Management

A year in the life of a small village where Andrew discovered the local news didn't have all the big stories, just the ridiculous little ones. ‘Funny as hell’ (Rhod Gilbert). ‘A great storyteller’ (Time Out).

As seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. ‘Lawrence, Stand-up, Storytelling should he so wish, could be the defining stand-up comic Gilded Balloon Teviot • of his generation’ (Guardian). Teviot Row House, EH8 www.andrewlawrencecomedy. 9AJ com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 XAug 3-5: 19:30 (55m) Pleasance, EH8 9TJ £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 6-11,15-18,22-25: 19:30 XAug 3-5: 20:00 (55m) (55m) £8.50 (£7.00) £5.00 Aug 12-14,19-21,26-27: Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) 20:00 (55m) £12.50 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 20:00 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (55m) £11.00 (£9.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Andrew Doyle's Crash Course in Depravity TFPN RIP Productions Ltd

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Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On TPM Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Thomas Management

Following her hit 2010 Edinburgh debut, Andi (Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week) dissects the pitfalls of dating in this brutally honest and totally hilarious stand-up show. ‘Impressive’ (Guardian). ‘Warm and witty’ (Independent).

Aug 12-14,20,26-27: 16:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Andrew Lawrence – The Best Kept Secret in Comedy Tour

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Perrier award winner Scott Capurro directs Andrew Doyle's debut stand-up show. 'One of the funniest, sharpest, cruellest comedians out there. Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter' (Johann Hari, Independent). www.andrewdoyle.co.uk Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 18:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-12,15,17-19,22-26: 18:20 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Star of the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy award nominee, Andrew Maxwell, returns with a brand new hour of mischievous charm and boundary-nudging wit. Sold out 2006-2010. Book now! Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 21:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7,10-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 21:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Andrew O'Neill: Alternative

Andy Parsons: Gruntled

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Off the Kerb Productions

Funny comedy show by longhaired man (includes short play about gravy). ‘One of the most distinctive, imaginative comedians emerging today ... approaching the top of his craft’ (Scotsman), 'Always a delight' (Time Out). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk) SSSS (List) SSSS (Metro)

Brand new. The best hour he has ever done. Star of Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. ‘Parsons at the peak of his powers’ SSSSS (Scotsman), ‘A master social and political voice’ SSSSS (Herald). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Stand-up, Storytelling

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-14,16-21,23-28: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

And the Award Goes To... PN Improvised Comedy Ents / PBH's Free Fringe

Join Cambridge University's Improvised Comedy Troupe for an awards ceremony where you make the winners! Our skilled team of improvisers will create scenes and an entire short film from your suggestions. www.improv.org.uk Improv

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW V56GE5 Aug 21-27: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 20-28: 21:00 (1h) £16.00 (£15.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Andy Zaltzman: Armchair Revolutionary

Angelos Epithemiou and Friends M Live Nation

Come along and see my show Angelos Epithemiou and Friends. I don't know who my friends are yet, but they will be good friends by the time we do the show! Come along. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 16-20: 22:40 (55m) £14.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Anil Desai... TM Anil Desai

PL Andy Zaltzman / The Stand Comedy Club

See page 83 for show information

An impressionist, comedian, actor who has something brand new for you ... get your laugh on ... you won’t wanna miss this! 'A master ... talent is here in spades ... the ultimate cabaret act' SSSS (FreshAir FM). The disenfranchised have risen Gilded Balloon Teviot • against oppression. Zaltzman Teviot Row House, EH8 taps his coffee table in 9AJ approval and wonders if he’d B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 have the balls to do likewise. Co-star of The Bugle podcast, 7 XAug 3-5: 19:45 (1h) £7.00 Day Sunday. Aug 6-7,12-14: 19:45 (1h) Stand-up, Solo show £12.00 (£11.00) The Stand Comedy Club Aug 8,10-11,15-18: 19:45 III & IV • 28 York Place, (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) EH1 3EP M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 XAug 3: 17:20 (1h10m) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 4: 18:40 (1h10m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 16:25 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Antics – Premature Ejokeulation

Applied_ Optimism

TFPJ

Alex Marion / PBH's Free Fringe

The Antics

Another showing of comedy madness from Fringe favourites the Antics. Skilled performers improvise comedic characters, scenes and songs, completely on the spot from audience suggestion. Brace yourself for a pant-wettingly fresh and sidesplitting show! www.anticsimprov.com Improv, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5: 16:45 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,13: 16:45 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-12: 16:45 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

PN

As Drawn on FaceTube – Free

TFAPM

Whyteleafe Comedy Club

PBH's Free Fringe

Exploding Fist Productions

The Cheeky Beggars, 'sheer comedic joy' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com) We hold up a mirror to modern SSSS (ThreeWeeks), return with a blackly comic action films – then smash jaunt through the imagination that mirror against their face. of two writers as they attempt Praise for writers: 'Standout' to tell the greatest story never (Observer), 'Stunning' told. Featuring clowning, (ThreeWeeks), 'Hilarious' physical comedy and puppetry. (Stage), 'Inspired' (Daily Telegraph). Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ Just The Tonic at the Stand-up, Satire B V162GE5 Caves • Enter from Sin Club and Lounge • 207 The Rowantree Bar Aug 6-15,17-22,24-27: 18:45 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ (under South Bridge), (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) V162GE5 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-27: B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-6: 22:00 (1h) £4.50 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-10,14-16,21-24,28: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 22:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: The Artists 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Arguments and Nosebleeds – Free

Apocalypse Later?

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Arthur Smith's Pissed-Up Chat Show

A professional caricaturist joins an egotistical impresario, nerdy communications professor and Indian call-centre wannabe for intriguing, interactive social media mayhem. See the launch of FaceTube. Get your own caricature stuffed up the FaceTube. www. asdrawnonfacetube.co.uk Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 21-24: 00:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 24-25: 12:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Currently Known As Magpie & Stump

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Asher Treleaven: Matador

Magpie & Stump Comedy Club

TU Something For The Weekend

TPM

Fuzzy Logic Productions

PN

Asian Provocateurs: Rule Britannia! – Free PN Sajeela Kershi and Yasmeen Khan / Free Festival

Tired of people telling you how depressing life is? Me too. Let's make them stop. Warning: may contain traces of ideas. 'Thought provoking, delightfully silly' (Good Ship). 'Great stage presence, superb one liners' (Mirth Control). 'Very intelligent and funny' (David Schneider).

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TFPK

Armageddapoc- The Artisan alypse: The PN Explosioning Cheeky Beggars /

Arthur Smith

NATY finalists Sajeela Kershi and Yasmeen Khan's sketches feature media spoofs, original characters and cross-cultural comedy. Pinch of sketch gold, drizzled with PC sauce, topped with crushed stereotypes. ‘Asian French and Saunders’ (Latest 7). www. asianprovocateurs.com Sketch show, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4-5: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Aslan – The Lockdown TPL The Malenky Shots

The most revolutionary comedic act since the first Neolithic wedgie. The sell-out sketch brigade return to prove that life is best sitting in a dark little room surrounded by people you don't know. Sketch show, Satire

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5: 17:25 (55m) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 6-9,12-13: 17:25 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 10-11: 17:25 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Warning: excessive sidesplitting may lead to blood loss. A craic squad of performance poets tackles life's major issues (scary schoolteachers, body hair, mountaineering grannies, missing teapots, etc) pausing only for laughter and medical emergencies. www. argumentsandnosebleeds.com Poetry, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 21-25: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Reformed boozer Arthur Smith is sober. His guests, breathalysed in front of the audience, are drunk. The result will be… who knows? Revelatory? Self-indulgent? Outrageous? Meandering? Uproarious? In Vino Veritas goes on trial. Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 8-11,22-25: 21:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-27: 21:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Looking for no-strings fun? Let us entice you into a one-night stand-up. Wit so sharp you’ll have trouble explaining the scratch-marks and humour so Best Newcomer nominee 2010. quick it’ll be over all too soon. The dapper Australian returns, www.magpieandstump.co.uk his wit is as sharp as his outfit, Sketch show, Stand-up to take on modern nationalists, fascist hairdos and racist theSpaces on the Mile • sheep. 'Subtly intellectual, 80 High Street, EH1 1TH leaving the audience doubled B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 over with laughter' (Observer). Aug 22-27: 21:05 (55m) www.ashertreleaven.co.uk £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 20:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Having just social climbed their way out of Wiltshire, the Malenky Shots bring you scenario squirmy sketches, with a twist of poetry. Guaranteed to have you laughing for the sole reason of trying to feel less awkward... Sketch show

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 19:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 19:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Asli and Ashley: Audacious and Angry PN

Attention Deficit An Austrian, Let's Go Ride an Italian and Bikes! – Free Someone from Slough PM

Asli Akbay and Ashley Strand / PBH's Free Fringe

Ben Van der Velde / Matt Richardson / Free Festival

She's defiant. He can't accept a youth passed by. But her rebellious stand-up and his disturbed storytelling combine into the perfect hour of fearless and compelling comedy. A must see and free! www.asliandashley.com

Join Matt (Winner of You Must Be Joking, Finalist in So You Think You're Funny? and Chortle Student 2011) and Ben (too busy being distracted by shiny things) for an hour of stand-up. Stand-up

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Banshee Labyrinth Espionage • 4 India • 29-35 Niddry Street, Buildings, Victoria Street EH1 1LG (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), V156GE5 EH1 2EX Aug 6-14,16-21,23-27: 21:00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 4-16,18-28: 13:15 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Assembly Gala Press Launch U Assembly

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Auntie Netta and the Trouble With Asian Men

Cecilia Delatori, Giacinto Palmieri, Alice Frick / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Comedians from across the Alps and off the M4 before Reading. Giacinto Palmieri ‘has charm as Tuscany has wine’ (Scotman). Alice Frick ‘refreshing streetwise humour’ (Austrian Times). Cecilia Delatori ‘hugely talented’ (List). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 XAug 4: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Ava Vidal: The Hardest Word

Tamasha Theatre Company

PL

Join us as we celebrate our 31st year and rocket into another season of the Fringe's best shows. The Gala Launch lets you take a sneak peek at the selection of shows from our 2011 programme.

Cheeky double-bill from Tamasha – producers of hit comedy East is East. ‘Highly Compilation, Event entertaining ... enough to Assembly Hall • Mound make you snort with laughter' Place, EH1 2LU (Guardian), 'Glorious, not B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 to say essential viewing' Aug 3: 19:30 (2h30m) £10.00 (WhatsOnStage.com). www.tamasha.org.uk M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 15-18,22-25: 21:45 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ava Vidal / The Stand Comedy Club

In The Hardest Word Ava Vidal (Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Comedy Central) looks at how apologies are used these days in the world of celebrity and politics, and wonders if they are even worth bothering with. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 3: 18:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 17:05 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See pagess 77 and 36 for show information

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Award-winning Comedian Nik Coppin – Free

The Baby Diary TK

Bad Bread: TV Times

Avalon Promotions

TFPL Bad Bread

AK Free Festival

Jenny is pregnant. Simon is quite lonely. Mike is a bit angry. Sandra is infertile. A new comic play by Emily A hilarious show from one Watson Howes (writer of BBC of the world's funniest Radio 4's The Ladies). First comedians, based on awards, silly and serious, he has won in seen on BBC comedy online. Theatre his past. ‘Amazing’ SSSS (Melbourne Festival). ‘Great!’ Assembly George Square SSSSS (Hollywood • George Square, EH8 9LH Fringe, LA). B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Stand-up, Storytelling XAug 3-5: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ City Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25: 16:00 Cafe • 19 Blair Street, (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) EH1 1QR Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 16:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 3-27: 17:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Axis of Awesome TL

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Baby Wants Candy TFU Baby Wants Candy

Axis of Awesome See page 118 for show information

Award-winning sketch-troupe Bad Bread return with another collection of pacy and eclectic sketches, taking a sneaky peek at life on the small screen. Sit back, relax and get ready for an evening of channel hopping! Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 17:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Baker and Thompson: Never Made it to the RSC – Free FPM Baker and Thompson

25 million YouTube hits. Three sold-out Fringe seasons. Appearances on Comic Relief and Comedy Rocks. Australia's kings of comedy rock return with their best show ever. New songs, classic hits and jokes about Benny's height. Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-24,29: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘Critics' Pick’ ( NY Times), ‘Entertainment phenomenon!’ SSSSS (Scotsman). BWC returns after sell-outs in 2010! Audience shouts a title of a musical never performed before. First title BWC hears is the title/basis of the musical! Music, Musical theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-11,15-18,23-25,29: 20:15 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Two actors, both alike in having no dignity, reflect on personal Shakespearean tragedies. 'Laugh out loud funny! Intelligent, outrageous, hilarious' SSSSS (LoveFringe.com). 'Blisteringly funny, devastating punchlines' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-14,16-17: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Barely Legal Corn – Free PN Big Spoon Little Spoon / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Barry and Stuart Barry Fox – Show and Tell: – Poems, The Tell Pamphlets, Props and TFPL Pissing About Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

PM Barry Fox

This Edinburgh Fringe programme is the property of James Farmer and Robin Hayward. If found please return to the address below. At 12.30. For 60 minutes. Between the 12 and 18 August. Wear something nice. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 12-18: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

How’s it done? Here’s your chance to find out! In the Fringe’s most intimate venue, Barry and Stuart will reveal the secrets behind the magic from The Show. Limited tickets available. Theatre, Magic

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 00:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 00:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25: 00:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Barry and Stuart – Show and Tell: Barry Cryer The Show – Innit TFPL

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Join ‘genuinely remarkable’ (Sunday Telegraph) Scottish Bafta nominated magicians Barry and Stuart (stars of The Magicians, BBC1) for a mindblowing hour of ‘pure magic’ (List). ‘Watch and marvel’ (Scotland on Sunday). Theatre, Magic

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25: 22:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

J Barry Cryer

It does what it says on the tin. Well not a tin, this advert, it’s a show, not beans. A combination of poems, concepts, visuals, video and cardboard – free. www.barryfox.co.uk Poetry, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 13-20: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy – Free See page 77 for show information

N BattleActs! Productions / Free Festival

Baz looks back on the first 50 years of his life, realises a third of it has already gone. Join him for a reminiscent ramble, a Time Out Critics' Choice. reflective reportage or have a BattleActs! bring their snooze, he'll see you after. punishing laugh riot to Edinburgh! 'Superior Stand-up improvised comedy' Gilded Balloon Teviot • SSSS (FringeReview. Teviot Row House, EH8 co.uk). 'Went from funny 9AJ to hilarious' (RemoteGoat. B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 co.uk). 'Genuine talent' (ThreeWeeks), SSSSS Aug 5-18: 18:45 (1h) (Edinburgh Festivals £12.00 (£11.00) Magazine). M T W T F S S M T W T F S S www.battleacts.co.uk 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Improv

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-28: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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BBC: Broadcasting House

BBC Comedy BBC: Comic Presents Radio 1 Fringes Live @ Edinburgh L

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Comedy and BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 4

News, discussion and a few gags. Presented by Paddy O'Connell. There's discussion about the key themes in the news, a review of the Sunday newspapers and a quiz with a special prize.

Join BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw for a special night of stand-up live from the Fringe. Visit bbc.co.uk/comedy or follow @bbccomedyprsnts for line-ups.

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Be part of the audience as three leading comedians perform their specially written short story for BBC Radio 4. Spoken word

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Talk Stand-up BBC @ Potterrow • Corner BBC @ Potterrow • Corner Aug 20: 14:15 (1h15m) of Potterrow and Marshall of Potterrow and Marshall (Free Ticketed) Street, EH8 9BT Street, EH8 9BT M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 21: 09:00 (1h) Aug 15-18: 22:45 (1h15m) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (Free Ticketed) (Free Ticketed)

BBC Comedy BBC Comedy Presents – Early Writers' and Late Workshop N

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BBC Comedy

BBC Comedy

BBC Comedy presents its fantastic late-night show and, new for 2011, adds a daytime strand, bringing you the biggest names, sketch acts and the hottest new talent from the festival. Follow @ bbccomedyprsnts for line-ups. Sketch show, Stand-up

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 13-27: 17:00 (1h30m) £10.00 Aug 13-14,19-27: 23:00 (1h30m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Producers and writers from BBC Comedy offer advice and tips about what it takes to write a radio or TV comedy and get it on air. Includes Q&A session. For more workshops visit the BBC website or follow @bbccomedy. Workshop

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 15: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

BBC: Festival Cafe U BBC Radio Scotland

The biggest names from all the Edinburgh festivals talking to Clare English and Janice Forsyth. Come and see extracts from Fringe and festival acts. Witty and funny… the best way to spend lunchtime. Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 15-19,22-26: 13:15 (45m) (Free Ticketed)

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BBC: Front Row

BBC: Loose Ends

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BBC Radio 4

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Mark Lawson and guests with the hits, misses, debates and talking points from this year's festival and Fringe.

Chaired by Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists Talk try to speak for 60 seconds BBC @ Potterrow • Corner without hesitation, repetition of Potterrow and Marshall or deviation. See why this Street, EH8 9BT show has attracted the best B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 comedians for over 35 years. BBC @ Potterrow • Corner Aug 17: 15:15 (1h) of Potterrow and Marshall (Free Ticketed) Street, EH8 9BT M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 14: 13:30 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (Free Ticketed) Aug 14: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

BBC: Great Unanswered Questions N BBC Radio 4

Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 16: 20:45 (1h15m) (Free Ticketed)

Take home a piece of the world’s largest arts festival. Come in and check out our selection of t-shirts, posters, mugs, bags and lots more.

BBC: MacAulay and Co J BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland's flagship festival comedy show. Sold out for the last six years, Fred MacAulay and guests bring you the very best of comedy and music from the Fringe.

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Stephen K Amos and a selection of the Fringe's best comedians build an idiot's guide to everyday life. Who better to guide you through life's existential maze? Stand-up

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 13: 21:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 15-19,22-26: 10:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The comedy talk show which introduces the silly part of your brain to the intelligent bit. Be in the audience and ask your own Great Unanswered Questions of Colin Murphy, his special guest and resident brainiacs.

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BBC: Life: An Idiot's Guide with Stephen K Amos

Music, Talk

BBC @ Potterrow • Corner of Potterrow and Marshall Street, EH8 9BT B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 Aug 20: 11:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Clive Anderson ties up the loose ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation.

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BBC: Off the Ball BBC: Ricky Gervais and L Warwick Davis BBC Radio Scotland Discuss the Making of Life's Too Short

BBC: The Unbelievable Truth U BBC Radio 4

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Enjoy your Saturday lunchtime with Scotland's brightest little rays of sunshine, Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove. The petty and ill-informed duo have been freed from their Glasgow confines and let loose on the Edinburgh public.

David Mitchell hosts the acclaimed panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another Talk Be the first to see clips from to see how many items of the new HBO/BBC comedy, truth they are able to smuggle BBC @ Potterrow • Corner past their opponents. of Potterrow and Marshall written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Street, EH8 9BT BBC @ Potterrow • Corner Merchant, and starring B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 of Potterrow and Marshall Warwick Davis with Q&A. Street, EH8 9BT Aug 27: 12:00 (2h) Talk B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 (Free Ticketed) BBC @ Potterrow • Corner Aug 13: 12:15, 14:15 (1h30m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S of Potterrow and Marshall (Free Ticketed) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Street, EH8 9BT 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 26: 15:00 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (Free Ticketed)

BBC: Richard Herring's Objective M BBC Radio 4

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BBC: What's So Funny?

BBC: The Radio 2 U BBC Radio 4 Arts Show M BBC Radio 2

Richard Herring reclaims an object that has come to symbolise some of our fears and suspicions. Last year's series looked at the Hitler moustache and hoodies. In this show, Richard picks a new object to reappraise.

An eclectic mix of banter, gossip and news from the world of comedy at the Edinburgh Festivals. Exclusive Live from Edinburgh, The Radio interviews, emerging comedy talent and Festival must-sees 2 Arts Show captures all the from our guest reviewers. excitement from arguably Europe's most significant Talk Stand-up cultural event, Edinburgh's BBC @ Potterrow • Corner BBC @ Potterrow • Corner Festival Fringe, with guests of Potterrow and Marshall of Potterrow and Marshall from the world of comedy, Street, EH8 9BT Street, EH8 9BT theatre, dance, literature and B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 music. Aug 18: 15:15 (1h) Music, Talk Aug 15: 20:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed) (Free Ticketed) BBC @ Potterrow • Corner M T W T F S S M T W T F S S of Potterrow and Marshall M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Street, EH8 9BT 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 226 0000 V25GF5 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 12: 22:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Beckett and Smith PN

Ben Brailsford – Ben Target in My Fortnum and Discover Ben Mason Hell Target

Rob Beckett and Ian Smith / PBH's Free Fringe

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Rob Beckett (Adelaide Best Newcomer nominee 2011) and Ian Smith (BBC2’s Popatron) are two of the fastest rising young comedians on the circuit. Here they present a double-bill of stand-up comedy for free! SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-29: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

On 26 March 2011 bassoonist Ben Brailsford participated in a peaceful protest at an upmarket London grocer. He was arrested and charged with aggravated trespass. This is his story. With bassoon accompaniment. www. myspace.com/benbrailsford

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Beer and Loathing and Lost Wages – Free PN David Bratchpiece / Free Festival

Ben Brailsford

Music, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 15:25 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:25 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,23-25: 15:25 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Benny Boot: Set-Up, Punchline... Pause for Laughter

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The words 'genius', 'unique' and ‘the best’ are often misused. Ben Target is a comedian. He will be with you for 39 minutes. Winner: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011. ‘Impressively funny' (Scotsman). Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B V357GE5 Aug 17-27: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ben Verth: Not With That Attitude PN

Hackney New Act of the Year finalist Nathaniel Metcalfe and the delightfully off-kilter Chris Boyd join forces to bring you a gloriously unique hour of silly, surreal and spooky shenanigans. 'The stuff of dreams' (List). Stand-up, Storytelling

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-27: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Best of Irish Comedy PN

Multi award-winning Scottish comedy. A selection of Scotland's best. Alan Anderson ‘Hilarious’ (Chortle. co.uk) introduces previous SCOTY winners and finalists. 'Genuinely prestigious affair ... with a genuine sense of occasion' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Major talent' (Skinny). Compilation, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 23:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 23:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:10 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand Comedy Club

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See the best of previous contestants and winners of the best UK comedy competition. A guaranteed night of big laughs from Fringe favourites spanning 23 years of So You Think You’re Funny?’ Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5: 22:30 (1h30m) £6.00 Aug 6,10-13,18-24,26-29: 22:30 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Best of Scottish Comedy

We Happy Few / PBH's Free Fringe

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A show for anyone who has ever woken up with a fuzzy head and a vague sense of despair. 'Reminiscent of early Ed Byrne' (Herald). 'A breath of fresh air’ (Metro). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-28: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

SSSSS (ThreeWeeks), 'Keen instinct for jokes' (Chortle.co.uk). NBC’s Last Comic Standing finalist previews his debut show Set-up, Punchline… Pause for Laughter. Just a fancy way of saying jokes, structured in an offbeat unconventional style. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: 21:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Smart, silly, raucous and endearing solo stand-up debut from Ben Verth. 'Snappy and slow-burning, crude and classy' (Skinny). 'Universally splendid' (Scotsman). 'Delivers on all fronts' (Fresh Air). 'Cutting intelligence and sharp observation' (ARoomWithaComedian.com). www.benverthcomedy.com Sketch show, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-10,12-17,19-24, 26-27: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ireland’s finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring three top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. ‘Wonderful line-up truly justifies show’s title’ (Evening News). Great craic – different line-up nightly. www.thestand.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 5-28: 18:05 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The best comedians in the world at the biggest night of comedy in Edinburgh! A night of unabashed showing off and big laughs. Definitely the place to be ‘round midnight this August. Daily line-ups at www.assemblyfestival.com. Fourteenth side-splitting year. Quality showcase with Caledonia’s finest. Old favourites and rising stars. Four great comics for 12 quid. Changes nightly. ‘Great value in a relaxed environment’ (Scotsman). ‘Best in the country’ (Evening News). www.thestand.co.uk. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 5-28: 21:55 (1h50m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Compilation, Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 5-6: 23:59 (1h30m) £10.00 Aug 11,14,18,21,25,28: 23:59 (1h30m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:59 (1h30m) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Best of the Fest Daytime U Assembly

The Beta Males: The Big Comedy The Train Job Gala in Aid of Macmillan TFPL Cancer Support Ditto Productions PL Big C

Last year's smash hit family friendly daytime version of Best of the Fest returns! Join us in the beautiful gardens as we bring you the best comedy, cabaret and music under the sun. Literally. Compilation, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 5-7,10-11,16-18,23-25: 14:15 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 9,12-14,19-21,27-28: 14:15 (1h15m) £13.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Best of Whyteleafe Comedy Club Free See page 56 for show information

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Critically acclaimed creators of The Bunker welcome you aboard their new sketchcomedy thrill-ride. Calling at suspense, conspiracy and Berwick-Upon-Tweed. 'Here is the cream' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'A joy ... sharp verbal wit' (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show, Storytelling

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 16:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 16:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

Hosted by Ed Byrne, ‘Dazzling’ (Sunday Times). Ten top comedians take to the stage to benefit Macmillan in their centenary year. One night only. Follow line-up announcements at @bigcomedygala. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 15: 21:30 (2h) £20.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Big Dave's Gay-B-C of Life – Free

A Betrayal of Penguins: Endangered for a Reason

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See excellent stand-up acts from the London circuit and beyond who have appeared at our Whyteleafe Tavern home. Join our first shows away from the East Surrey village of Whyteleafe. www. whyteleafecomedy.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 21-28: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 25: 00:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 26-28: 12:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Ireland’s favourite penguinrelated sketch group return after consecutive sell-out runs, with a show that won’t fix all your self-esteem issues … but won’t necessarily make them worse. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,12-14,21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Four Poofs and a Piano's Big Dave is doing a Robbie! Come and feel the love as Dave reflects on his life, career and waistlines in this warm, cuddly comedy cabaret. Cabaret, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 4: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-15,17-20,22-28: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Big Noise N Tara Flynn / PBH’s Free Fringe

Tara Flynn – Big Noise / PBH’s Free Fringe. Brilliant comedy songs and talking. Free. ‘Deserves to be a far bigger star than she already is’ (One4Review.com), ‘Delightful … wonderfully twisted … had her audience in stitches’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.taraflynn.ie. Music, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-15,17-27: 17:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Big School FPL TTMOOTV Theatre and Film Company

The Big Value Comedy Show – Early

The Big Value Comedy Show – Middle

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Just the Tonic

'Cabaret comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). Our 17th year as the recognised launch pad for future legends featuring four top comedians: Lloyd Griffith, Sean McLoughlin, Mike Newall and Sanderson Jones. Tomorrow's stars are born.

We audition all year for these shows. We have so much great new talent that we've created an extra show. The hottest of acts: Eric Lampaert, Romesh Ranganathan, Caroline Mabey and John Robins.

Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 18:00 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 18:00 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 7-16,18-28: 18:00 (1h10m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Big Value Comedy Show – Late TL Just the Tonic

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 19:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 19:30 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 7-16,18-28: 19:30 (1h10m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Billy Kirkwood: Show Me Your Tattoo – Free PN Billy Kirkwood

'When I was at school, I liked to poo in the urinal...' A mockumentary covering a day in the life of a typical British school. Think Little Britain meeting Grange Hill, sewn together by three Geordie actor/comedians. Sketch show

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 Aug 15-20: 14:05 (50m) £6.50 (£4.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Four different comedians to the earlier shows. 'Top comedy, top value' (List). Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Featuring Ian Smith, Carl Hutchinson, Flange Krammer and Rob Beckett. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 21:00 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 21:00 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 7-16,18-28: 21:00 (1h10m) £10.00

Hitting the highway of hilarious human graffiti as comedian Billy Kirkwood presents a brand new hysterical, free stand-up comedy show about the funny, weird, sexy and often awesome world of tattoos. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 5-27: 16:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Biscuit and Brawn Make a Meal of It

Bob and Jim – Modern Urges TFL

Bob Doolally: Live and HalfCut

TFPL

Bob and Jim

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Biscuit and Brawn

Hysterical and surreal sketch journey following five 20-somethings finding their way in the world of work – following their triumphs, failings and digestive systems. Hilarious offering, fresh to the Fringe this year. Sketch show, Absurdist

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Aug 8-13,16-20,23-27,29: 13:05 (1h) £5.00 (£4.50) (£3.50 S) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bloke PN FE Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival See page 113 for show information

Bob Doolally / The Stand Comedy Club

Publicly satisfy your modern urges with Malmesford’s best loved old school double act. Bob and Jim’s unique brand of buoyant neo music hall horseplay gets rocked and pimped sideways for the 21st century. www.bobandjim.co.uk Music, Variety

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 22:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 22:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society N Johnny Sorrow and Sir Richard Swan / PBH's Free Fringe

Looking back at those he once looked up to, who inspired and stood forward when told to stepback. Through a 1970s comic book of imagination and across the 1980s dance floors to a comfortable landing in adulthood in 2011. www.freefestival.co.uk. A tribute to legendary entertainer Bob Blackman, Stand-up who became a celebrity by Laughing Horse @ Jekyll banging his head with a tray & Hyde • 112 Hanover while singing Mule Train. Street, EH2 1DR Features additional material by B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Derek Hobson. www.tbbas.co.uk Aug 4-12: 15:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up, Variety M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B V148GF6 Aug 22-27: 12:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Off-the-wall and off the ball, the man who put the leg into legend returns with some suitably outrageous musings on the beautiful game. ‘Needle-sharp observations on the British psyche’ (Guardian). ‘Almost better then football’ (Independent). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 15: 21:30 (1h45m) £10.00 (£9.00) The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 22: 20:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats TPK Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Australia's clown prince of polyester returns! This time he's solo – just the way you like him. You'll come in humming the tunes and you could leave with a prize! ‘Brilliantly funny’ (Matt Lucas). Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-11,15,17-18,2224,29: 20:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Bob Slayer's Marmite Gameshow – Free

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APN Dress Code: Drunk and Naked / Laughing Horse Free Festival

The unbroadcastable gameshow from deranged rock tour manager, where the audience are all winners. It’s wild! It’s liberating! It’s beyond anarchy! Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality nominee. ‘I loved this show’ (Copstick, Scotsman). www.bobslayer.com Cabaret, Game show

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-22: 19:15 (45m) (Free Ticketed) Aug 24-28: 18:15 (1h45m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Does the church need a new marketing plan? Can Islam squash the beef with the Danish? Are the Jedi a force to be reckoned with? Awardwinning comedian as seen on MTVBase and Comedy Central. Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-27: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

PN Fern Brady, Peter Brush, Eddie French / PBH's Free Fringe

FPL Pensioners Glenda and Stephen Edwards

Satire

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 22: 18:15 (45m) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The Boom Jennies: Blowout Brady, Brush and French: A Triple TFPK Action Stand-Up The Boom Jennies Show

Bog Standard Britain

Pensioners Glenda and Stephen Edwards rant against today's tawdry Britain. If you detest government speak, musak, abysmal service, toxic toilets, scruffy clothes, infantile language and junk culture, this is the show for you! Welcome, especially over 60s!

The Boy returns with his award-winning show. It’s still good. ‘Utterly spectacular!’ SSSSS (Time Out), ‘A truly magical experience’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on ITV1’s Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford. 100% sell-out 2010. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15-18,22-25: 21:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 19-21,26-28: 21:10 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

A boisterous late-night gobstopper of a sketch show. Join the Boom Jennies for a mischievous comedy rampage buzzing with energy, surprises and cheeky charm. ‘Delightfully silly’ (Daily Telegraph). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (FringeReview. co.uk), SSSS (Scotsgay). SSSS (Hairline.org.uk). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50)

Three different stand-ups. Three different styles. Combined like the stripes in the very best toothpaste to produce one entertaining, plaque-reducing hour. Featuring Fern Brady, Peter Brush and Eddie French. Stand-up

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate, EH1 1NE, B V27GE5 Aug 5-16,18-29: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Bridget Christie / The Stand Comedy Club

Bristol Revunions

In this fantastically funny hour of masterful storytelling, Benet Brandreth recounts the astonishing (barely embellished) tale of his Hollywood career, disturbingly epic love life and how he rescued our nation from great evil. ‘Rib-shakingly hilarious’ (Londonist.com). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,15-18,22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sublime, ridiculous and sexy, Briefs slams together a beefcaked and disorderly line up of Australian boylesque stars Another new show from idiotic in a circus infused variety show featuring gob-smacking The 100% true story of a boy mother. Total sell-out 2010. physicality and not so bashful running a Spanish strip club. Plus support from Japanese displays of flesh. ‘Delicious Marvel at dancers. Laugh at Knotweed, Fringe’s top weed bodies’ (Sydney Morning mafia. Cry at management. comic. 'Triumphant' (List), Clap politely as you realise 'Wonderfully bonkers' (Metro). Herald). you’ve sat through someone 'Truly alternative … her finest Cabaret else’s therapy. moments hit highs of genuine Gilded Balloon Teviot • brilliance' (Chortle.co.uk). Teviot Row House, EH8 Pleasance Dome • Stand-up 9AJ Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 The Stand Comedy Club B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 II • 16 North St Andrew XAug 4-5: 00:30 (1h30m) XAug 3-5: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 Street, EH2 1HJ £6.00 B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: XAug 4: 17:00 (1h) 00:30 (1h30m) 17:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) £7.00 (£6.00) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: Aug 5-14,16-28: 16:40 (1h) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 17:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) £8.00 (£7.00) 22-24,29: 00:30 (1h30m) 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 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 £10.00 (£8.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Brave New Irish Brian and Showcase – Free Queen Tallulah's A Brief History Bring Me the of Time – Free PN Glamorous Head of Adam PN BraveNewIrish.com / Intergalactic Riches Laughing Horse Free Michelangelo's Heroes Magic! Fringe / Free Festival TPM

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Gentlemen Basterds / PBH's Free Fringe

Come see the best of new Irish comedy for free, with different performers every week! For further details check out www.bravenewirish.com. ‘The most intelligent and insightful stand-up comics currently working the Irish circuit’ (Hotpress.com). Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

We’ve all noticed Hawking’s attempt was in fact very long and baffling. Explore time and other big questions, without From sell-out performances in the sums, with BBC New London come Brian and Queen Talent winners Michelangelo’s Heroes. Expect highbrow and Tallulah! Join them as they low blows. are whirled into space in the distant future 2012 not fully Sketch show, Stand-up comprehending what dangers Laughing Horse @ Jekyll await! & Hyde • 112 Hanover Theatre, Sci-fi Street, EH2 1DR The Voodoo Rooms • West B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Register Street, EH2 2AA Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 15:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 21-27: 23:05 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 15:40 (1h) £5.50 (£4.50) Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 15:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Brit-Hot Comedy

Total sell-out 2008, 2009, 2010! Chortle Award nominated character comic Adam Riches returns with a brand new show that's ‘All a bit much, in a wonderful way’ (Times). SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Telegraph). Sketch show, Solo show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 16:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

The Stand Comedy Club’s resident sketch troupe brings you a riotous cabaret of weird and wonderful skits and characters. A very heady comic mix of the anarchic and the madcap. ‘Snappy, crude and classy’ (Skinny). Cabaret, Sketch show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 Aug 15: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Brown and Corley: Born in the 80s TFPL Brown and Corley

PN Free UN Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival A showcase of four up-andcoming comedians from all corners of the British Isles featuring Scotland's Gary Sansome, delightful young English lady Hayley Crossland, Irish lad Lawrence Boal and Stu Privett. A veritable British pick 'n' mix. Stand-up, Satire

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We are/done a sketch show! It's made out of marvellous and excellent sketches, wonderful surreal characters and some sticks. Come! We'll have some dinner after! SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Winner, Best Student Sketch Troupe 2009 (National Student).

Broken Windows Policy / The Stand Comedy Club

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street, EH7 5HZ B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 15-28: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

'LOL' (BBC Comedy), 'Genius' (Londontown.com), 'These guys are hot' (Kate Middleton). Grease was the word. Now we are. Blink 182 seem a decade ago, they were. We're scared. We are ripe and single. Absurdist, Satire

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-6: 19:25 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-28: 19:25 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Bruce Devlin: Devlin After Dark

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Feature Spot Productions In Association with BUG Music Videos

Bruce Devlin / The Stand Comedy Club

Join ‘Scotland’s sharpest interviewer’ (Guardian). Bruce Devlin’s new late night slot. Gorgeous guests, salacious gossip, festival secrets – plus all the magic of Devlin’s Daily. ‘Dark but delicious’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Chat show king’ SSSS (Herald). Cabaret, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 Aug 5-7,10-14,17-21,24-28: 00:40 (1h) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bruce Fummey – My Afro Celtic Angst

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The brilliant, Sony Awardwinning Adam Buxton shows you the most extraordinary, innovative and often downright hilarious music videos from around the world in his own inimitable style. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 25-29: 22:30 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cab Fare for the Common Man

The Calpol Flashbacks – Free N Alexander Bennett and Rob Callaghan / Free Festival

Feverish and hallucinating, you reach again for that bottle of sweet pink gloop. An adult stand-up show about kids that's original and a bit sick. Cheapest drinks on the Fringe. Take a swig, go on. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 XAug 4: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFPK CoLab Productions

Can You Dig It? TFPU

Bruce Fummey Free / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Car Crash Card Ninja Comedy / Fooling TU Around for Card Ninja Free! With Julia Sutherland and Sarah-May Philo

An hour of sparkling 10-minute shorts, beautiful, barmy and bitingly comic. 'Sublimely imagined seizethe-day sonata' (Chicago Sun Times) which 'cuts to the marrow of slacker existence' (Time Out Chicago). Challenging and wickedly funny.

Bona fide allotment holders Jo and Dan, two of the UK's finest comic songwriters, Scottish African, growing sing about the trials and up seemed different. Bruce tribulations of growing your Sketch show, Theatre looks back on: mischievous own. Featuring compost, schoolboy, playful physics theSpace @ Jury's Inn • 43 sprouts, garlic, murder and teacher, parenting and Ghana. Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH Alan Titchmarsh. No filth What next? ‘A sharp stand-up B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 (except mud). brain’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Easy Music delivery and original material’ XAug 5-6: 14:00 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh Evening News). Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 14:00 Edinburgh - John Hope Laughing Horse @ Gateway • Entrance on (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) The Beehive Inn • 18 Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: Aug 4-14,16-21,23-28: 21:30 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 16:00 (50m) £12.00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jo Stephenson and Dan Woods

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Carey Marx: Laziness and Stuff TPM Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

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Join Sarah-May Philo, ‘Laughout-loud funny’ (Gigglebeats. co.uk) and BBC Scotland's Julia Sutherland, for naughty giggles. Two weeks of ‘Car Crash Comedy’! For full details go to: www.sarahmayphilo.co.uk

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 13:00 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-14,16-21,23-28: 13:00 (50m) £8.00

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Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

To stay sane, don't do everything you have to do. A problem ignored is a problem solved. The word ‘can’t’ is the greatest time saving device ever invented. A magnificent b*st*rd? SSSS (Scotsman), ‘Excellent’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Casual Violence: Choose Death TFM Casual Violence! Comedy

Robin Ince / PBH's Free Fringe Return of phenomenally popular science show. Host Robin Ince (Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage). Guests from world of science, music and comedy will be effusive about the universe. All new. Science, Storytelling

Join these hilarious, affectionately drawn characters: Jacque the parkour expert, Andrew the sevenyear-old stand-up and others in a debut show from this acclaimed character comic. 'Very funny. Go and see her' (Rob Brydon).

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 5-17,19-28: 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-16,18-27: 15:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Caroline Mabey's One Minute Silence

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TFPL Caroline Mabey

Darkly daft new comedy from the critically acclaimed collective – we’re dying and you’re coming with us. Smelly deathbeds, Siamese twin hit men and bubble guns guaranteed… 'Provocative and hilarious' SSSSS (Edinburgh Screenworks). 'Unique grotesquery' SSSS (FringeGuru.com). Sketch show, Absurdist

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-7: 22:40 (1h) £4.00 (£2.50) Aug 8-15,17-22,24-28: 22:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Carl Donnelly 3: Carl Donnelier!

Catherine Semark: The Truth About Lions

TPL Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

See page 115 for show information

Unspeakably brilliant Caroline Mabey and her cartoon coffee pot take the ultimate PN challenge in this thrilling, world record-breaking attempt Catherine Semark / to be quiet. This year's David PBH's Free Fringe Blaine. 'Oddball genius' (Chortle.co.uk), 'Pick of the week' (Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

Join Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly (Mock the Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News) for another hour of unbridled silliness! ‘Gripping, unmissable standup’ (Guardian). ‘Impossibly effortless’ (Fest). Stand-up

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 19:50 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 19:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-6: 18:15 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 18:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A show about expectations. Amazing revelations. No witchcraft, plasticine or almonds. Possible misdirection. 'Sarcastic, rapier wit' SSSSS (Scotsgay). 'Comic timing is completely and utterly perfect' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Surprisingly classy' (Chortle. co.uk). Funny Women 2009 finalist. Stand-up, Storytelling

Medina • 45-47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B V205GF5 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-27: 14:35 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Catie Wilkins: A Chip Off the Odd Block

Channel Hopping! TPK

Charlie Chuck’s Laughter Lounge

TFL

Bristol Improv

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Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Catie (FHM’s Stand Up Hero, ITV4) is way cooler than her Trekkie dad who shunned the swinging sixties for accountancy. Isn’t she? Or does everyone become their parents? ‘Very funny’ (Jimmy Carr). Stand-up

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25,29: 20:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch See page 115 for show information

Charlie Chuck

The TV you want to see! We give you the remote control, turning your suggestions into improvised comedy. Every hilarious programme is never before seen and never to be repeated! Improv comedy that’s not even remotely in control! Improv, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 Aug 8-13: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 15-20,22-27: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Chaps on Legs FPM Chaps on Legs

TFJ Catriona Knox

Reeves and Mortimer legend. Modern and medieval mayhem, pork pie murders, gobsmacking game show, talent show, falling donkeys. ‘A masterpiece of oddity ... triumph of insanity ... tour de farce’ (Scotsman). ‘Takes absurd to new heights’ (Evening Standard). www.charliechuck.co.uk Cabaret, Absurdist

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 5-14,22-27: 23:25 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 15-21: 22:25 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Charmian Hughes: The Ten Charmandments PN Charmian Hughes / PBH's Free Fringe

Bold, bonkers and highly nutritious character comedy. Packed with brand new, wickedly comic creations, this is a high octane, lowcarb bonanza of a show. 'Steals every scene' (Chortle. co.uk). 'Bubbly, naughty, engaging fun' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsgay). Sketch show, Solo show

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 13:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 13:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:35 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Edwin Garm thought he had everything. A beautiful wife. Beautiful children. A blue car. Then he saw the Chaps on Legs do what they do (sketches). Those sketches saved his life. Let them save yours. Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 15: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 17-28: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ten new commandments, cosmic secrets, the meaning of life, sand dancing. Charmian’s played to everyone from cabinet ministers to lifers in prison. ‘Brilliant!’ (What’s On In London). ‘Charming ribaldry’ (Guardian). ‘Stole my thunder’ (God). www.charmianhughes.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 18:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Chastity Butterworth and the Spanish Hamster

Cheese-Badger presents... The Epic of Hairy Dave – Free

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Gemma Whelan

Cheese-Badger / Laughing Horse Free Festival

COMEDY CLUB

7th – 27th August Just the Tonic at The Caves Thursday, Friday, Saturday at Midnight ONLY ‘Boasting some of the most interesting line ups in the country’

£10

The Times

‘This is the kind of comedy spontaneous combustion that you stay up till three in the morning for’

Hilarious character comedy from Funny Women winner 2010. Chastity Butterworth is delightfully incongruous. 'A female Tim Vine with a persona akin to emotionally frigid posh-boy comic Will Smith ... most impressive' (Chortle.co.uk). Free. Stand-up, Variety

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 4-28: 19:50 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kate Copstick The Scotsman

Box Office 0131 556 5375 See page 103 for show information

TobiasPersson

Sitting on a Cornfl ake 4 –28 August

Chat Masala with Hardeep Singh Kohli TJ Hardeep Singh Kohli – Festival Highlights

4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2EX 4-28 August, 7.30pm, www.tobiaspersson.co.uk

See page 152 for show information

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Monkeys with Puns

Monkeys with Puns present Chimprovisations! A variety of comedy: improv, stand-up, sketches and songs from a touring company of guaranteed all ape-descended life forms. Warning, may not contain actual monkeys. ‘Top 10 things to see’ (Exeposé). More information: www.monkeyswithpuns.com Improv, Sketch show

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP Poetry, Storytelling B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Laughing Horse @ XAug 4-5: 22:30 (1h10m) The Beehive Inn • 18 £5.00 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 6-13: 22:30 (1h10m) £6.50 (£5.50) XAug 4-9: 12:10 (55m) Aug 14-29: 22:10 (1h10m) (Free Non-ticketed) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 11-16,18-23, M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 25-28: 12:10 (55m) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (Free Non-ticketed) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cheshire Liberation Front's Political Indoctrination Rally

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David Francis and David Hardman / PBH's Free Fringe

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage ( Pravda room)

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Hardeep returns with his chat show featuring top festival guest stars and live music, topped off with delicious curry cooked on stage. 'Excellent host. Well worth a taste!' SSSS (Festivals Magazine). Guest schedule www.hardeeplive.com.

Sweden’s best male stand-up has ‘incredible energy’ and is ‘very sharp in a cute exterior’ - 2008 Swedish Comedy Gala judging panel ‘Quirky, sharp observations and lightning wit’ - Arts Leicestershire Magazine ‘One of the sharpest pencils in Swedish comedy’ - Magnus Betnér, comedian ‘Thoughts that are likely to strike a chord…concisely and effectively put’ - Steve Bennett, Chortle

Beards, unrequited love and Man's eternal ingratitude… The Cheese-Badger group returns to relate in rhyme the sorry tale of Hairy Dave, mysterious sea-borne vegetarian, and his nemesis, the fiendish Lady Dutton!

Chimprovisations!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 14:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 14:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,27-28: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 16: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 26: 13:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join Comrade Fran and Comrade Hardman's heroic quest to convince the people of Cheshire to form their own nation state. Features sketches on WAGs' boutiques, Richard II and the use of llamas in by-elections. Sketch show, Absurdist

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B V42GD5 Aug 6-27: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sample 12 top comedy/variety acts in one speedy showcase, selected by Britain’s leading comedy website. Different line-up every day, published on www.chortle.co.uk. Previously featured: Bo Burnham, Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol. 'Fantastic' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Compilation, Variety

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-4: 18:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5-25: 18:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 26-27: 18:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Chortle Student Chris Cox: Fatal Comedy Awards Distraction Final TPK J Chortle

Hundreds entered, only eight survive. Who will be crowned Britain’s best student comedian? Organised by leading comedy website Chortle, previous finalists include The Inbetweeners Simon Bird and Radio1's Tom Deacon. See comedy's future stars here. Event, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 28: 16:00 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Chris Coxen’s Space Clone Audition PU Chris Coxen

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Fifth show from multi awardwinning mind reader who can’t read minds. He’s been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. 'One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain' (Guardian). www.magiccox.com

Chris Mayo's Panic Attack TL Chris Mayo

Stress + Panic x Skinny Boy = Chris Mayo, full-time hypochondriac. Join me on my quest to discover what makes us tick and why, in this truthful and 'amusingly unpredictable' (ThreeWeeks) stand-up show. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Magic Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Cowgate, EH1 1LG EH8 9AL B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 XAug 3-5: 19:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £8.00 19:10 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 18:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:10 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 £12.00 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Chris Chris Martin: No. McCausland – Big Time Not That One TFPL Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Fresh from the States, Chris Coxen (NBC’s Last Comic Standing) lets audiences decide which of his characters, ranging from Bermuda Love God to Combat Dancer, will be cloned to populate space. With Tom Webb. www.chriscoxen.com

See page 126 for show information

TM Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Beyond Compere

Hotly anticipated debut show from ‘charming and talented’ (Time Out) stand-up Chris Martin as seen on BBC3 and Channel4. No songs. No Gwyneth Paltrow. Just Sketch show, Absurdist jokes. ‘F**king hilarious’ Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair (Jack Whitehall). ‘Funny and Street, EH1 1QR original’ (Chortle.co.uk). B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 Stand-up XAug 4-5: 14:30 (50m) Underbelly, Cowgate • £4.00 56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG 14:30 (50m) £7.00 B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 14:30 XAug 4-5: 19:35 (1h) £6.00 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 19:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 19:35 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 19:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Following last year's five star show, the award-winning stand-up returns – big time. 'Truly brilliant observational humour ... one of the funniest stand-ups I have seen in recent years' (ThreeWeeks). 'A must see!' (Sunday Times). www.chrismccausland.com Stand-up

See page 147 for show information

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Christophe Davidson: No Less of a Man – Free

Clare Plested: Vegas, Jesus and Me

The Cloud Girls and Ryan Withers – Free

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Mrs Funberries & Carnovale and Culp / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Winners At Life

Growing up surrounded by females shaped Christophe into a hilarious, sensitive man who would rather make love than war. Personal. Poignant. ‘Amazing ... somehow simultaneously dirty and refreshing’ (Montreal Main). Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 21:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 140 for show information

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Chronic APL Luke Escombe (Musician / MC / Pimp) See page 47 for show information

The Chris and Paul Show

Chris Ramsey: Offermation

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Christmas For Two: Friends With You

The Chris and Paul Show

Chris Ramsey

TFPM Christmas For Two

Clare's your classic Catholic Watford girl binge drinker. Now she's getting hitched. In Vegas. To a bloke who resembles Jesus, by a fake priest to please her mum. 'Plested's a natural character actress' (Scotsman). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 17:20 (45m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 17:20 (45m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:20 (45m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Claudia O'Doherty – What Is Soil Erosion? TM Gilded Balloon / Token Events

Double-bill featuring The Cloud Girls, Best Newcomers, Sydney Comedy Festival 2010 (‘Surreal genius’ Time Out), and Ryan Withers, Newcomer nominee, MICF 2010, ‘Charmingly irresistible’ (Chortle.co.uk). Seeya there sugar t*ts! www.freefestival.co.uk Absurdist, Variety

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4-5: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-9,12-23,26-28: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Colin Hoult's Inferno TPL Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

Meet Luke Escombe: musician, MC, pimp and pioneer of Flip Flop. He's a freak, in the best sense of the word. 'On the fast track to musical comedy’s big league' (Herald Sun), 'One hell of an act' (Pun). Music, Storytelling

The Chris and Paul Show presents offbeat humour via themed sketches rooted in vaudeville tradition, with multiple surprise twists. New York writers/performers Chris O'Neill and Paul Valenti rival the great comedic pairings. Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 Aug 14,19-21,26-28: 20:20 (1h) £9.00 Aug 15,17-18,22-25: 20:20 (1h) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hotly anticipated new standup show from this exciting young comic. As seen on Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3). Support for Al Murray and Russell Kane. Total sell-out 2010! 'Rising star' (Guardian). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 21:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Breakthrough stars of BBC Comedy Extra and BBC3 bring you elegantly odd mega jokes. Charming, inappropriate and sexypots. Thanks so much bye. 'Hugely talented' (Time Out), 'Very funny' (Guardian), SSSS (List), SSSS (Skinny). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:55 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-16,18-28: 16:55 (1h) £6.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street, EH7 5HZ B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 20-28: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Winner: Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2010. Answers the question 'what is soil erosion?' Includes lasers. Prepare to be zapped with lasers. ‘Another outstanding show’ SSSS (Time Out Sydney). Theatre

After Carnival of Monsters and Enemy of the World, prepare for Inferno with unforgettable characters, joyous audience interaction and thought provoking comedy – wrapped up in an epic theatrical event. ‘Assured, accomplished and funny as hell’ (List).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,11-13,19-21,26-28: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-10,14-15,17-18, 22-25: 20:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:05 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:05 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Colm O'Regan: Comedy Dislike! A Countdown Facebook Guide M to Crisis Best Medicine TFPJ

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Comedy in the Dark TFJ Leicester Comedy Festival / Gilded Balloon

Colm O'Regan

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody's Poking the profile of our greatest economic disaster to favourite teatime quiz! try to explain where it all went Previous contestants included Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, wrong. 'An effortless talent' Richard Herring, Josie Long (List), ‘His set is a gentle and Alex Horne. With regular pleasure’ (Chortle.co.uk). host Dan Atkinson and Paul Stand-up Sinha as Carol. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 00:00 Aug 5,8-12,15,17-19, (1h30m) £5.00 22-26,29: 16:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £8.50 (£7.50) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Fringe Comedy Academy: Class of 2011

Comedy Gala 2011: In Aid of Waverley Care L

Comedy in the Dark returns to Edinburgh after sell-out shows in Leicester, London and Denmark. A unique comedy experience. ‘Destined to become one of the most talked about shows’ (Time Out), ‘A lovely, quirky idea’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 00:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 00:00 (1h) £11.50 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 00:00 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Off The Kerb Productions

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Edinburgh's biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast and hosted by Jon Richardson and Andi Osho. With special guests Andy Parsons, Rich Hall among many others. Book early, recorded for television. www.offthekerb.co.uk

Britain's top live political panel show. ‘There is very little for me to write here. Honestly. It really was that good. Unbelievably jealous of all those of you that can catch this show every day’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com), SSSSS (Scotsgay).

PBH's Free Fringe

L Festival Fringe Society / Virgin Money supported by Mike Westcott Fund

Join the graduates of The Fringe Comedy Academy, a unique project supporting the development of emerging comedy talent. Hosted by Susan Morrison with a special headline guest. One night only! Comedy, Workshop

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Aug 15: 17:10 (2h) £6.00

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Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 Aug 16: 19:30 (2h30m) £25.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-15,17-28: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Zone

Comic Strip

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Assembly

Pleasance

Avalon Promotions

Featuring Luke Benson, Jim Campbell, Julian Dean and Joe Lycett. Presented by Pleasance, supported by the Charlie Harthill Special Reserve. Don’t miss your chance to see the hottest new act of the comedy circuit! Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.50)

The Fringe’s original, longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with Hari Kondabolu, Iain Stirling, Paul Currie and Phil Wang. Sell-out 1991-2010. Back for the 21st consecutive year. ‘Comedy’s finest new additions’ (Observer). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:45 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:45 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 22:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00)

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A night of stand-up and strip-tease, of belly laughs and nipple tassels, of punch lines and pasties. A tag team of the best stand-ups and burlesque artistes all in one deluxe night out. SSSSS sell-out (Adelaide Fringe). Compilation, Burlesque

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 4: 22:30 (1h10m) £10.00 Aug 5-7,11-14,21,28: 22:30 (1h10m) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 19-20,26-27: 00:40 (1h10m) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 19-20,27-28: 12:40 (30m) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Come Hell Or ComedySportz@ High Water This Laughing Horse Sick World Will COMX Free Festival Know I Was Here TPN U

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ComedySportz UK

Gregory Akerman / Free Festival

The Manchester Comedy Store's top improvised comedy troupe is back in Edinburgh! Family-friendly free fun. Interactive – the show can't happen without your suggestions. ‘Skilled and funny’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.comedysportz.co.uk Improv, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-12: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Gregory invites us to accompany him on an explorative journey through his desire for fame and the ways in which this can be achieved. But with jokes. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 13-28: 12:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Gag Reflex Management and Fluid Thinking

See page 104 for show information

Join MC Phil Ellis and a pool of regulars including The Boy with Tape on his Face, Duncan Oakley, Carey Marx and Hal Sparks plus a special guest every night for the Fringe late show. Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 23:30 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 5-6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 23:30 (1h30m) £10.00 Aug 7-10,14-16,21-24,28: 23:30 (1h30m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 109 for show information

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Conor O'Toole's Cooking Granny Cowboys and Manual of Style FPM Indians: Black Man in the Inner Pickle TFJ White House Conor O'Toole TFAPN Kingswell Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Do you think fonts are extremely important? Do you know what kerning is? Regardless of your answers, come and see the interesting and surreal Conor O'Toole. Visit www.conorotoole.com and see. 'Quirky and endearing' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-28: 16:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Conway's Time of the Month APN

A symposium on the subject of nuclear Armageddon. Three guest speakers take us through the scarily possible and doubtably plausible with help from a compere, ‘actors’ and a mutant live band. Dark, satirical, David Dimbleby meets Chris Morris. Satire

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 Aug 25-26: 22:00 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Couch Impro M Couch Impro / PBH's Free Fringe

Texas Border Patrol agent George WWIII instructs you on the finer points of Homeland Security. Learn how to 'stop the tourists' and keep the illegal Mexicans out of Edinburgh! www.cowboysand-indians.com Political, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Eleanor Conway / PBH's Free Fringe See page 124 for show information

Craig Campbell PN

Self-confessed pop star stalker Eleanor Conway hosts a lively comedy celeb chatshow. Special Fringe guests will take the sofa as well as her team of celebrity experts, revealing what's (allegedly) happening behind Hollywood's headlines. www.totmcomedy.com Cabaret, Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-27: 21:50 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Free impro show! Bring your relationship problems to the couch. We act out your real life problems in improvised scenes to find a solution to soothe your love-sick soul.

Craig Campbell / The Stand Comedy Club

Improv

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B V42GD5 Aug 18-27: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Caught Craig on McIntyre, Howard, Dave or crushing it in front of Frankie and didn’t steal a ticket when his tour blasted through your village? Now’s time to be locked in a room with the sweaty freak, you deserve it! Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 21:00 (1h) £9.00 Aug 5-14,16-28: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 158 for show information

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Damion Larkin: Dana McCoy: Cuddly Dreamer Cube Rat

Dan Hoy's Stag Do

TPL

PM

PJ

Damion Larkin

Dana McCoy / PBH's Free Fringe / Inbrook

Dan Hoy / PBH's Free Fringe My name is Dan Hoy and it's my Stag Do! Join me and two other comedians every night. It has to be better than being tied to a lamppost, doesn't it? Stand-up

On Monday he's a stockbroker on BBC2's Working Lunch, Tuesday he's in his underpants eating Monster Munch. Goodbye salary, girlfriend and house. Hello dressing gown, procrastination and dreaming. 'One of the country's top new comedians' (BBC). Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 16:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

From tour bus to desk jockey, the laughs keep rolling. ‘Amazing!’ (Colin Quinn). ‘Important’ (Gretchen Cryer). ‘I'd like to sign her uterus with my magic pen’ (Russell Brand). Unmissable. Free. www.danamccoy.com Musical theatre, Solo show

Rabbie Burns Cafe and Bar • 103 High Street, EH1 1SG B V73GE5 Aug 6-15,17-27: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-Ticketed)

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-27: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Daniel Sloss – The Joker TPK MZA and Get Slossed Productions

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See page 85 for show information

Dan Clark – Dana Alexander: Three Nights New Arrival Only TFPM

Craig Hill – Blown By a Fan...!

Croft and Pearce Damian Clark: – Funnier Than Stand UP It Sounds TFPJ

TPM

TFK

MZA and CHiLL Productions

Croft & Pearce

‘Absolutely hilarious!’ (List). Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure puts the wind in your willows! ‘Master of audience interaction’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘Priceless!’ (Scotsman), ‘Wickedly subversive’ (Metro), ‘An enormous talent’ (Times), ‘Riotously funny!' (Independent). Sold-out 20022010! www.mrcraighill.com Stand-up, Solo show

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 4: 19:30 (1h) £7.50 Aug 5-7,10-11,15-18,2225,28-29: 19:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:30 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Alistair McGowan called this show 'sketch comedy at its very best ... French and Saunders meets Peep Show'. These ladies have 'a forte for cringe-worthy comedy' (Remotegoat.co.uk). See croftandpearce.com Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 11:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6,9-11,16-18,22-25: 11:55 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-8,12-14,19-21,26-28: 11:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Underbelly Productions and Get Comedy

L Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Stand-up, Solo show

Damian Clark

Fresh to the UK, meet new arrival, Dana Alexander. As the only black comedienne in Canada, Dana's comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent. Original and outspoken, a comic you do not want to miss.

A show about things that are awesome! See one of Australia's finest comedians ignite the Fringe with awardwinning stand-up. 'A relentless Stand-up onslaught of crippling laughs' Underbelly, Cowgate • (Skinny). 'The best that 56 Cowgate (entrances comedy can be' (Age). on Cowgate and Victoria Stand-up Street), EH1 1EG Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Teviot Row House, EH8 XAug 4-5: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 9AJ Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 20:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) XAug 3-4: 22:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 22:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scotland’s half-man halfXbox, hormone ridden comic prodigy started stand-up aged 16, starred on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Rocks, 8/10 Cats and his own BBC show – all before he started to shave. ‘Unstoppable!’ (Telegraph), ‘Comedic sensation’ (Metro). www.danielsloss.com

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Star and creator of BBC3's hit sitcom How Not to Live Your Life returns to the Fringe with his unique stand-up comedy and hilarious songs. Three nights only! ‘Uninterrupted comic ecstasy’ SSSS (Metro). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 5: 20:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6: 20:50 (1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 7: 20:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3: 19:35 (1h) £7.50 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:35 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:35 (1h) £13.50 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Danny Bevins: Dan Willis: Infectious Waste Inspired – Free! TM

TFPL

Dave Eastgate: I Wish I Had a Band

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Dan Willis

TFM

Former soldier turned standup comedian (no, really!) brings his acclaimed show to Edinburgh. There’s no love without indifference, there is no humanity without litter. Disturbingly hilarious with no inhibitions, Bevins embraces the contradiction in Infectious Waste. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Glynis Henderson Productions Ltd

Awake the laughter within, feel inspired without the seminar or sales pitch. Willis brings straight-forward feel good comedy to the Fringe. ‘A wonderful hour in the company of a skilled performer’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (List). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-28: 18:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Music, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 23:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-11,16-18,22-25: 23:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Danny Pensive's ♀ Map of Britain TM TFAPJ

Australian rock-comedy messiah is back! After touring with Brendon Burns in 2010 and supporting Oscar winner Robin Williams, this highoctane rocker brings you his one-man rock'n'roll night train. ‘F**king beautiful!’ (Robin Williams).

Gilded Balloon / Dave Callan

Dave Fulton ...Based on a True Story

See page 48 for show information

PN Dave Fulton / The Stand Comedy Club

I was on telly on ITV's Stand Up Comedy Hero. Done a show about travel and places. Funny jokes and talking. 'You could almost imagine Harry Hill doing it' (Ed Byrne). www.dannypensive.co.uk Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 17:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 17:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hirsute Irishman Dave Callan presents a show based on 100 questions he asked 100 women. ‘Sharp witted ... with a beautifully surreal introduction ... offers more genuine laughs for your buck than almost any other’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 18:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

American Dave Fulton’s personal opinions, social observations, drugs, guns, bad choices, more guns and some stuff that might be considered legal. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 3: 22:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 23:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 161 for show information

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Dave Gibson and Charlie Talbot – Battle of Britain: North vs South

Dave Nelder and Vague Acquaintances – Free

TFJ

PN

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Dave Nelder / Laughing Horse Free Festival

2010 audiences thought North was better than South. Vote for yourself as Eastenders battles Corrie, porkpies battle foccacia and Dave battles Charlie. ‘Talented and charismatic’ (ThreeWeeks). Game show, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 17:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25: 17:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 107 for show information

Dave Gorman's Power Point Presentation TL

Newly ex-civil servant Dave offers an engaging canter across his quirky worldview. Parenthood, childhood, relationships, work, politics, travel and languages... and dolphins. Joined nightly by a hand-picked selection-box of able newbies. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 7-11,14-18: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

David Morgan: Triple Threat TN Best Medicine Management

Debut show about being awesome at being gay, musical theatre, homophobes, dyslexic football and jazz hands. Best New Show Nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Hairline.org. uk). 'Funny, with a capital F' (Attitude). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-5: 14:20 (1h) £3.00 Aug 6-15,17-28: 14:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

David O'Doherty is Looking Up

David Kelly is Shameless – Free TPU PN

David O'Doherty

David Kelly / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Avalon Promotions

The man behind Edinburgh hits Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure returns to the Fringe. For this brand new stand-up show he’s formed a double act, with a projector screen. ‘A true genius’ (Mirror). Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 19:40 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-28: 19:40 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See pages 160 and 140 for show information

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Stand-up David Kelly has embarrassed himself for 30 years. He's looked like an idiot in front of Radiohead, Stephen Fry and the Queen Mother – now it's your turn. 'Editor's Choice' in 2010 Scotsgay.

2008 Edinburgh comedy award winner, 2010 Irish Comedian of the Year, founder member of Destiny’s Child, star of 2Fast 2Furious returns to Edinburgh with small keyboards/ talking. ‘A triumph’ (Montreal Gazette). Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Stand-up, Storytelling B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 XAug 3-5: 19:20 (1h) £6.00 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 19:20 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 4-14,16-21,23-28: 21:00 Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 19:20 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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David O'Doherty Dawn of the presents: Rory Dawn Sheridan's PN Tales of The Dawn Whitwell / PBH's Free Fringe Antarctica

DeAnne Smith: The Best DeAnne Smith DeAnne Smith Can Be

TPJ

TJ

The Invisible Dot Ltd.

DeAnne Smith

It’s 1917 and Rory Sheridan, Ireland's sixth or seventh greatest Antarctic explorer, delivers an illustrated talk on his not entirely successful journey to the south. 'A national treasure' (Irish Times). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 15:20 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 15:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:20 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

David Reed: Shamblehouse

The hotly anticipated solo show from ‘one of America's funniest lesbians’ (Curve) and Tim Sims Award nominee. In her new show, Toronto based joker explores human behaviour, happy people and quicksand. What ever happened to it? www.dawnwhitwell.com Stand-up, International

Medina • 45-47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B V205GF5 Aug 6,27: 20:50 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat TM Off The Kerb Productions with The Lisa Richard Agency

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21: 20:30 (55m) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 20:30 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 26-28: 20:30 (55m) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Deemed Unsafe

See page 96 for show information

Heretical Productions

Draw HQ

Sketch show, Stand-up

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: 20:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

TFPL

TPU

David Reed's anticipated solo debut… a one-man sketch comedy show of new characters and stories. One-third of Fringe favourites ‘The Penny Dreadfuls’ (BBC2, BBC Radio 4). SSSS (List), SSSS (Metro), SSSS (Scotsman).

2011 Barry nominated powerhouse of hilarity makes her Edinburgh debut. Canadian/American. Distinctly warped. Nerdy-hot. Ready to rumble. ‘Smart, accessible, engaging. A winning combination’ (Age). ‘Endearingly offbeat’ (Chortle. co.uk). Bonus ukulele!

Ireland’s favourite comedy rock supergroup return with their biggest show yet. ‘These brilliant boys redefine rock 'n' roll comedy’ (Age). ‘Poised to go from cult hit to Minchin-like stardom’ (List). ‘Spinal Tap-esque brilliance’ (Independent). www.offthekerb.co.uk Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

With a unique blend of inventive physicality and live musical accompaniment, Deemed Unsafe is the Edinburgh Fringe debut sketch show from Heretical Productions. It’s not only dead funny, but also only a fiver! Come along and say hello. Sketch show

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 XAug 5: 15:35 (50m) £3.00 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 15:35 (50m) £5.00 (£4.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

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Delete the Des Clarke – Des Devious Minds Banjax: Pigs and Comedy Jam FU Ponies Maudsley and TM Bound and Gagged Comedy by Mick Perrin for Just for arrangement with Laughs Live Debi Allen Associates

TFU

Everyone’s (my) favourite sketch comedy group, Delete the Banjax, return to Edinburgh to do some stuff in a shed. What to expect: sketches, shed. What not to expect: pigs, ponies. SSSS (Time Out). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 18:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scotland's star of Capital FM is a 'Hilarious Fringe favourite' (Daily Record). Des has mixed all his ideas into one big comedy jam. Come and have a taste. SSSS (List). SSSS (Evening News). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18,2225,29: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly Desperately James Bond Sikhing Fusion TL – Free Off The Kerb Productions with The Lisa Richard Agency

Shoesmith

Deviously funny and fiendishly clever mindtricks from professional members of the Magic Circle! Shoesmith amuses with wit and sleightof-hand, Maudsley tells you it’s a con from the start but by the end you’ll believe he reads minds! www.deviousminds.co.uk Cabaret, Magic

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 14-22: 19:10 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Devlin and Pulsford Are Spitting Dummies PN Richard Pulsford / Elaine Devlin / PBH's Free Fringe

PM Ben Harrington and Joe Bains

See page 135 for show information

Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness

Dicking a Great Big Hole

Dirty Word – Free

PK

PN

TN

Jodie Dick

Kirsty Munro

Unlock your comic genius with the glorious Jodie Dick. Dick's one-woman workshop will guide you through her golden comedy rules aided only by wine, slideshow and stage phone. In 50 minutes you'll feel irreversibly funnier.

Dirty words, dirty dancing and dodgy dealings. Winner Comedy Cashback at Crumblin' Cookie, Best Venue Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. ‘Rather rude and fantastically funny, Kirsty's saucy performance is full of vivacity and presence’ (Arts in Leicestershire Magazine).

Best Medicine Management

Des Bishop is back with his acclaimed show about his dad's terminal cancer diagnosis. When the heroics of fatherhood are held up against macho ideals the results are unexpectedly hilarious and moving. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-4: 21:10 (1h) £11.00 Aug 5-14: 21:10 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Enjoy the laid back perusals of Ben, a slightly shorter, slightly frustrated but funnier than average man! Whilst Joe humorously contemplates turning tables on Indian companies by outsourcing their call centres to the UK! www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 21-28: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Elaine is tired. Richard is emotional. Between them they have six kids under five whom they blame for everything. How childish. But funny as well. www.mirthofforth.co.uk/ freefringedummies Stand-up

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B V148GF6 Aug 6-13: 12:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

2011's breakout comedy star tells 'a cleverly interwoven series of dark, edgy and hilarious experiences' (TheatreReview.org.nz) covering one journey home descending into madness. 'Winsome and devilish' (Guardian). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Chortle Best Newcomer 2011. Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-15,17-28: 17:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4: 13:40 (1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 5-15,17-28: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-11: 22:50 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Disco in a Dungeon

Doctors Do Little

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Just the Tonic

St. George's Medics Revue

Do Not Take Advice From This Man – Jim Smallman and Friends – Free PM Best Medicine Management / PBH's Free Fringe

Edinburgh's biggest club night! Voted one of the top 100 venues in the world! Lying in the cavernous depths of the hollow arches under South Bridge. Big name DJ's, fire-eaters, magicians, 70s to 90s and now! Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 00:00 (3h) £5.00 Aug 7,11-14,18-21,25-28: 00:00 (4h30m) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

ThE EdinBurgh PlAyhousE Home to the biggest names in comedy

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Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V161GE5 Aug 6-16,18-27: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Don't Mess

TFL Dr Brown

TFPL

WitTank / PBH's Free Fringe

See page 107 for show information

produced by

Sketch show, Revue

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515V53GE6 Aug 22-27: 17:00 (40m) £6.00 (£5.00)

Purveyor of idiocy (and award-winning stand-up) Jim Smallman and chums from the world of comedy will solve your problems. Guaranteed, or your money back.

The Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Better Than This

Doctor Brown: Becaves

PLLAATY E

In year 12 of their love affair with the Fringe, these medics present dark, intelligent, yet irreverent comedy sketches. 'If laughter is the best medicine then these prospective doctors are leaving their options open' (One4review.com, 2010).

Dog-Eared Collective

Visual and surreal comedy absurdist Doctor Brown returns after sold-out runs in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Dubai and London. 'About as bonkers an hour of comedy as ever you would find' SSSS (Sunday Times), 'Utterly bizarre, dreadfully funny' SSSS (Time Out). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-6: 21:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11,16-18,22-25: 21:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,12-14,19-21,2628: 21:50 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Anarchic sketch troupe The Dog-Eared Collective change your life, one sketch at a time. Surreal and inventive comedy coming at you like a Gatling gun strapped to a go-kart. ‘Sublimely surreal’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.dogearedcollective.co.uk Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

APU

WitTank’s Kieran (slovenly, charming) and Mark (geographer, magnificent) present an hour of stories and jokes from the former and what may simply amount to a countries and capitals test from the latter. ‘Impressively funny ... terrific’ (Scotsman). The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-16,18-24,26-27: 19:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

5 – 29 Aug 11:15pm – late

0131 226 0000 edfringe.com EdinburghPlayhouse.org.uk* *Bkg fee

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Don't Trust Salmon: Fin

Down to the Bone

Dregs

TFPM

PN

Don't Trust Salmon

Liam Mullone

CKP with Dawn Sedgewick Management and The Richard Stone Partnership

Four individuals with an inherent mistrust of salmon perform their debut Edinburgh show, which promises to be fast-paced, action-packed, razor-sharp and many other hyphenated clichés. SSSS (Either a review or a swear word, or both).

Poverty, warfare, class struggle and Islamic jihad… solved, in an hour. For free. A hilarious and provocative show, an early version was nominated Best New Show at last year's Leicester Comedy Festival. SSSSS (Daily Mirror).

Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-14,18-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 XAug 5-6: 16:00 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-14,16-29: 16:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Political, Satire

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

Drags Aloud Down and Out Comedy With Mike Belgrave

FU Drags Aloud

TFPM

Fast rising comedy doubleact Dregs present hilarious sketches and bonhomie from Max Dickins (Absolute Radio DJ and The Sun’s 2011 Comedy Pick) and Mark Smith (MTV, Mark Watson’s Hotel). ‘Obvious talent, a keen eye for untapped funny’ (Chortle. co.uk). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 21:30 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 21:30 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FPN

See page 120 for show information

Mike Belgrave

Dr Ettrick-Hogg Presents Manly Stand-Ups – Free N

Mike Belgrave, from the award-winning Music Club, returns with his third hilarious solo show. Some old, some new, none borrowed, some blue. ‘Funny and charming’ (GQ Magazine). SSSS (Hairline.org.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-21,23-29: 16:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Drags Aloud in a fast-paced, over-the-top, laugh-till-it-hurts comedy sequel to nothing they've done before. Look into the mystical and alluring world of the Showgurl in her many manifestations ... beauty queen, model, dancer, burlesque star and more. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 18,22-25: 22:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 19-21,26-28: 22:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dr Ettrick-Hogg and Wudwud / Laughing Horse Free Festival

For a limited run only, learn the art of manliness with daily selections of stand-ups, as Ettrick-Hogg's warped, shoddy extravaganza returns to Edinburgh. Alternative, cutting-edge mayhem to tickle your manly bones. www.ettrick-hogg.co.uk Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5,7-12: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

www.joneary.com

3.50pm

th

5-28 August

See page 99 for show information

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Dr EttrickHogg's Late Night Manly Stand-Ups – Free

The Durham The Earl and the Revue's 33rd InstruMentalist Annual Surprise PN Party! James Belfast and

PN

TFPU

Dr Ettrick-Hogg and Wudwud / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Durham Revue

Don't miss out on this opportunity to soak up the electric atmosphere of the late-night Fringe. An intimate venue, Ettrick-Hogg's nightly selections of original standups let loose, anything could happen. Be there. www.ettrick-hogg.co.uk Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 XAug 4-6: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-28: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The multi award-winning Durham Revue request your presents at this year's 'mustsee' (Stage) sketch show/party. Expect original, groundbreaking hilarity. And party bags. Fancy dress discouraged. Remember, don't tell them, it's a surprise. Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 12:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 12:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dr Phil's Rude Health Show

Dying to Help – Free

TFPM

APM

Phil Hammond

Pleasure yourself and save the NHS with Private Eye’s MD and a practising GP. ‘Essential Fringe viewing’ SSSS (List ). ‘Effortlessly suave, delightfully vulgar’ SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘One of the most entertainingly subversive people’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Satire

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Valerie Ni Loinsigh / PBH’s Free Fringe

Once upon a time the Earl of Belfast set out for County Cork. After weeks of tracking, he caught a musical gypsy, leaving one choice, a two person stand-up show. ‘Ireland’s brightest talents' SSSSS (Milkandcookiestories.com). Music, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-29: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser M Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management

See page 147 for show information

Lesley Evans / PBH's Free Fringe

Cancer. Breast, bowel and b*ll*ck, Lesley’s had them all. But she isn’t dying... well, only on the inside. Pretending to be sick is her job. Role-play with nurses a fantasy of yours? Cheeky tumourous comedy. Stand-up, Storytelling

Jenny Ha's • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT B V227GD6 Aug 6-14,16-27: 18:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Important issues like immigration, religion and fatherhood. Unimportant issues like being a nerd, meeting celebrities and owning a cat. Come experience the hilarity. 'Crowd Pleaser does exactly what it says on the tin' SSSS (Evening Standard ). Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 3,8-9,15-17,22-24: 19:40 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 4,7,11,14,18,21,25: 19:40 (1h) £18.00 (£17.00) Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:40 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Eddie Naessens: The Edinburgh Butter People Revue Show

Edward Aczel Doesn't Exist

PN

TFPM

PN

Eddie Naessens / PBH's The Edinburgh Revue / Free Fringe PBH's Free Fringe

SSSS (Scotsman), 'A brilliant raconteur' (Stage), 'Sharp, enjoyable and very funny' (Inverness Courier). Guarantees 'an engrossing, fascinating and good-natured ride' (Chortle.co.uk). Another comedy gem by critically acclaimed Irish comedian Eddie Naessens. Spoken word, Stand-up

Dropkick Murphy's • 7 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B V80GE5 Aug 5-16,18-28: 17:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 142 for show information

The Edinburgh Revue presents the best of Edinburgh University student comedy talent. Monday to Wednesday is fantastic stand-up. Thursday to Sunday is brilliant sketches. ‘A feast of raw, unadulterated talent’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V96GE5 Aug 5-29: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Edinburgh Bloody Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tonight with Joe Simmons and Lorraine Chase

TFPL

TFAJ

Davytheghost

Edinburgh Tonight with Joe Simmons and Lorraine Chase

Show + Tell

‘Britain’s greatest anticomedian’ (Guardian) offers an hour of moderately amusing comedy in order to gain some television exposure. ‘Aczel turns unprofessionalism into an artform’ (Times). SSSSS (Time Out). SSSS (Times, Herald, Metro, Express, Three Weeks, List). www.showandtelluk.com Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 5: 19:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 19:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:20 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

88MPH PM Rogue Lounge

LIVE NATION PRESENTS

AMATEUR TRANSPLANTS

Edinburgh Bloody Edinburgh. Hundreds of hangings, thousands of murders, millions of ghosts, the odd bit of torture! Terrifyingly true tales of incredible horror by Davytheghost. After show, complimentary ghost tour around Old Town. Laughter and horror guaranteed! Historical

“Genius” Radio 1 “Wonderfully funny” Scotsman “This made me very, very happy” Stephen Fry

7pm 3–29 Aug (not 15) amateurtransplants.com edfringe.com See page 38 for show information

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The Wee Windaes • 144 High Street, EH1 1QS B 07960 382 758 V153GE5 XAug 1-4: 18:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) XAug 1-4: 19:15 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) XAug 1-4: 20:45 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-29: 18:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-29: 19:15 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 5-29: 20:45 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Joe and cockney gal Lorraine present the Festival's freshest TV-format chat and preview show with top comedians, celebrities and Fringe performers, while Kate Copstick reviews what's hot and what's not! www.edinburghtonight.net Cabaret

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-27: 16:50 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£7.00 O) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A comedy show where past, present and future collide. 88MPH the speed at which a DeLorean travels through time. Sketch show, Revue

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 4-16,18-28: 23:40 (1h) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Elis James: Do You Remember the First Time?

The End of the World Show

TPM

Mark Speed / PBH's Free Fringe

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Stories that you'll want to hear, in an order that makes sense, in a venue where everyone gets a seat. 'Complete joy' (Time Out). ‘Hugely appealing' (Guardian). 'Charming, impish, excruciatingly funny' (Scotsman). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19,21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15-17,22-25,29: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Endemic PL Endemic Comedy

PK

How will the end of the world affect you? Is it nigh? Which religion gives you the best and most convenient experience? Join nice Mr Death for this engaging and insightful comedy exposition. www. endshow.com Stand-up

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate, EH1 1NE, B V27GE5 Aug 15-21,23-27: 14:15 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Enjoy Yourself – It's Later Than You Think! – Free PN Lenny Peters / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Living in the moment? Enjoying yourself? Or stuck in the past, dreaming of the future? Be present for an illuminating hour of hilarity, insight and silliness. ‘Comedy gold’ (New Current). Free! Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 An 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Englishwoman, a 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Scotswoman and an Irishwoman Eric Davidson PL Verses the World

JoJo Sutherland, Viv Gee, Pauline Goldsmith FAPN / Stand Comedy Club Eric Davidson

Join an international cast for a free sketch show, which should Walk into a bar. And there be applied liberally to the eyes, the stereotype ends! JoJo ears and brain. If condition Sutherland, Viv Gee and persists consult your local GP. Pauline Goldsmith stand up to Sketch show prove that female comics don’t take it lying down. Sell-out Laughing Horse @ The Glasgow Comedy Festival Phoenix • 46 Broughton 2011. Street, EH1 3SA B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club Aug 4-13,15-20: 16:05 (1h) III & IV • 28 York Place, (Free Non-ticketed) EH1 3EP M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 15: 16:25 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FROM The pROduceRs OF The Secret Policeman’S Ball One nighT Only cOMedy FundRAiseR FOR AMnesTy inTeRnATiOnAl

Stand up for

freedom 2011 Amnesty’s 50th AnniversAry yeAr

previous stars:

John Bishop, sarah Millican, emo philips, Adam hills, Josie long, simon Amstell – and many more…

Sell out Show 14 yearS running 17 AugusT 9.30pM £18 / £16 (cOncessiOn) Venue150 @ eicc 150 MORRisOn sTReeT, eh3 8ee latest line up: www.amnesty.org.uk/edfest www.edfringe.com / 0131 226 0000

See page 154 for show information

After last year's sell-out show, Eric's back with more hilarious gems, this time at 2011's trendiest venue. No one is safe from this man's wicked doggerel. ‘Bloody brilliant’ (BroadwayBaby. com), 'Davidson commands attention' (Edinburgh Evening News). Poetry, Satire

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 5-6,9-13,16-20,23-27: 21:25 (45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Eric Gudmunsen Eric Lampaert – Ryanair Lost TPM My Baby (God Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Bless Them) arrangement with Lisa – Free Thomas Management

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

PN

Eric

TFL

Eric Gudmunsen / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome to Eric's erratic excursions across the globe. Twenty nine homes, seven countries, three continents, one Eric. Come and see where A unique blend of old and new he's hiding now (Edinburgh). stand-up with a musical twist. ‘One to watch’ SSSS One man, one guitar, one (Time Out). voice and a host of jokes. Belly Stand-up laughs guaranteed! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 www.scottieshow.com Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Music, Stand-up B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Laughing Horse @ Jekyll XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR Aug 6-11,15,17-18, B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 4-28: 16:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 21-28: 12:55 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Eric Hutton and Ben Ellwood – The Best of the Sh*ttest – Free PN

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

Eric Mutch: Schizophrene – Free APN Eric Mutch / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Stand-up, Horror

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 5-14,19-28: 14:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

You're just jealous cause the little voices are talking to me. An authentically random, unscripted and unpredictable solo stand-up theatre show starring the little voices in my head. www.thefunrevolution. com Twitter @Eric_Mutch Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Storytelling

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 4,8-11,15-16,18,23-25: 15:10 (1h) £8.50 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:10 (1h) £9.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An Evening in with Henry the Hoover and Friends PM Steve Aruni and Henry the Groover / PBH's Free Fringe

Eric Hutton and Ben Ellwood

This is the story of how Eric and Ben made peace with their fathers, beat cancer, cured the AIDS and learnt to laugh again.

Unique, award-winning show. Gifted raconteur Eric returns for the fourth year running to give an insider's view of life in a nuclear submarine. 'Thrilling. A one in a million show' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

New Act Of The Year Finalists 2011 (formerly Hackney Empire) and Radio 2 Fringe Highlight 2010, Steve Aruni and Henry headline an hour of outstanding musical comedy, variety and stand-up. Cabaret, Variety

Imans • Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX B V38GF6 Aug 6-14,16-27: 19:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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An Evening With Fabulous Abs David Sedaris N Abigoliah Schmaun

L David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers. The skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness prove he is a master of satire. Spoken word, Satire

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 16-20: 18:30 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An Evening with Helen Lederer AL Terry Finnegan Presents An Evening with Helen Lederer

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience U Interactive Theatre Australia

Abigoliah Schamaun brings you bold, brash comedy straight from New York City. ‘Her cheeky honesty is completely disarming and delightful’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘A fresh quirky voice heading for comedy Nirvana’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne), ‘Racy and hilarious’ (ThreeWeeks), SSSSS (TalkFringe. com). Stand-up

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

Fat Kitten vs the World

They're back! Manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopelessly confused waiter Manuel in an interactive, internationallyacclaimed, hilarious show. Includes three-course meal. ‘Ingenious … best comedy show I have ever been to' (Sunday Express). www. interactivetheatre.com.au Theatre

B'est Restaurant • 16 Drummond Street (off South Bridge), EH8 9TX B 0131 556 6040 V243GE6 Aug 4,7-11,14-18,21-25, 28-30: 20:30 (2h) £43.00 Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26, 28-30: 14:00 (2h) £38.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

N Fat Kitten Improv / PBH Free Fringe

Helen offers an intimate reveal of life as a K list celebrity. She will start the evening with a joke. After that there will be no further gags, but there will be gin. Stand-up

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 Aug 21: 21:25 (1h) £15.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fat Kitten Improv take on 14 different guest groups in a furious improv comedy smackdown to the death. Actual death not guaranteed. Or indeed endorsed. But you get the idea. Sold out 2010. Free entry. Improv

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 14-27: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Fear of a Brown Fingers on Planet Buzzards: The Improvised M Pub-Quiz Fox in the Snow PN

Fiona O'Loughlin: Spirited (Tales from an Angel in a Bottle) TFM

Improbuzzards Andrew Taylor (London and Toronto) / Management and PBH's Free Fringe EdCom

Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain are Australian comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet. Following sell-out shows in Australia, they're finally making their Edinburgh debut. ‘Just go see it. It's extraordinary’ (Age). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Festival of the Spoken Nerd M Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould / PBH's Free Fringe

London, Toronto and now Edinburgh. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world's first improv-comedy/ pub-quiz/game show hosted by the Buzzard family. Wrong answers win prizes! 'A bit of a find' (Remotegoat.co.uk). Where are your fingers? Game show, Improv

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 19:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fin Taylor and Jared Hardy – With Full Orchestra PM Fin Taylor and Jared Hardy / PBH's Free Fringe

Are you sci-curious? For one night only Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould bring their sold out variety show for the fearlessly inquisitive to Edinburgh. Expect science, comedy, music, maths and unashamed geekiness. www. festivalofthespokennerd.com

Two of the hottest new acts from Bristol's infamous comedy scene. Fin 'a natural talent' (BroadwayBaby.com) and Jared (Comedy Reserve) Science, Stand-up combine uplifting stories with Sin Club and Lounge • 207 fearless ad-libbing to produce Cowgate, EH1 1JQ a symphony of hilarity. B V162GE5 Stand-up Aug 16: 18:45 (55m) Dragonfly • 52 West Port, (Free Non-ticketed) EH1 2LD M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B V63GF4 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-29: 16:20 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Fiona’s very public battle with the bottle has resulted in a poignant and hilarious journey. Don’t miss Australia’s queen of comedy as she chronicles the rocky road she’s been on! Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fisting a Nun PN Anthony Chapman / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Horse Comedy and Anthony Chapman present Fisting a Nun, a very loosely themed show full of daft stories about some of the pressures we put on ourselves and each other. Written and performed by Anthony Chapman. Storytelling, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 19: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 20-29: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour TJ Fitzrovia Productions – Festival Highlights

1940s style radio adventures, brilliantly evoking a dinnerjacketed age of casual imperialism. Roaring tales with sound effects created live! All new 2011 show. ‘Absolutely spiffing’ SSSS (Telegraph). ‘Triumph of visual comedy’ SSSS (Time Out). www.fitzroviaradio.co.uk Drama, Satire

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Five Alive! The Musical

500 Years of Scotland's Dark History

Musical theatre

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

Flood Theatre

Edinburgh Dungeon

Delve into Scotland’s most horrible history. Experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Step back into the darkest of times... are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of Scotland’s dark past? Family, Historical

The Edinburgh Dungeon • 31 Market Street, EH1 1DF B 0871 423 2250 V52GD5 Aug 5-29: 10:00 (9h) £10.00 (£8.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

5-Step Guide to Being German – Free N Paco Erhard / Free Festival

Flood is the new comedy for the new politics: arrogant, pitiless and cruel. Part sketch show, part detective story, part tragedy. Explosive satire, sinister ambient music, attacking social and political everything. Contains occasional nudity and extravagant swearing. www.floodtheatre.co.uk Sketch show, Satire

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 21:05 (50m) £6.00 Aug 8-10: 21:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-13: 21:05 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 15-17,22-24: 22:50 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 18-20,25-27: 22:50 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Flyerman

See page 157,153 for show information

TFPL

Five Alive - George Lakis and Andy Emeritz

theSpaces on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 Aug 15-20,22-27: 22:00 (1h) £5.00

TFPN

FJ

FAPL

Musical comedy about a washed up boy band competing for their dead manager’s fortune and a second chance at fame. Rock out to hilarious 80s inspired original songs throughout this story of a triumphant comeback.

Flood

Steve Davis and David Kurk

The show to end all shows... about Germany. German comedian Paco Erhard takes you into the very soul of his charming, crazy mishap of a country. Radical, hard-hitting, hilarious. Buckle up, Britain! www.germancomedy.com Stand-up, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26,28: 18:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A comical look at those annoying people who hand out flyers. Exposing false reviews, unrepeatable offers, outrageous claims and misleading quotes. Plus, dishing the dirt on TV's action man, Peter Duncan. Features live elephant. Warning – unsuitable for Pachydermophobics! Sketch show, Theatre

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 16:05 (55m) £5.00 Aug 8-13,22-27: 16:05 (55m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 15-20: 15:35 (55m) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Fly Me to Baboon – Free!

Footlights in Pretty Little Panic

Ford and Akram: Humdinger

Fat Hammond's Banjo Lounge / Laughing Horse Free Festival

TPK

Live Nation

Sketch comedy from Fat Hammond's Banjo Lounge. Surreal, smutty, extremely funny! ‘Intelligently blends the mundane with pop culture clichés (mashing it) into a miasma of surrealism’ (AlltheFestivals.com). ‘Truly adult, late night comedy. Recommended’ (TimeOut).

After a sell-out run last year, the Footlights continue to be a 'must-have ticket' (Times) at the Festival. A new hour of comedy from 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent).

PN

Sketch show, Revue

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

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Imagine a double act with just two people. Imagine Colin Farrell, batmitzvahs, mime, songs, simulator hat-bags and semi highbrow literature. With just two people. Ford and Akram are the double act. Humdinger is their show. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Sketch show Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Pleasance Dome • B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, XAug 3-5: 15:30 (1h) £5.00 EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: XAug 3-5: 17:20 (1h) £5.00 15:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 15:30 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) 17:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-11,15-16,18, 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 22-25,29: 17:20 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Footlights Present...

TFPK

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Foil, Arms and Hog

Footlights / PBH's Free Fringe

The Footlights Present... is a show where the best of the Cambridge University Footlights offer you the chance to see them for free! So you had better catch them now, before they're on television, film or radio.

Sketch show

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,10-11,16-19, 22-25,29: 18:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,20-21,26-28: 18:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

Imans • Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX B V38GF6 Aug 5-15,17-28: 15:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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

See page 39 for show information

Cambridge Footlights

Foil, Arms and Hog: Comedy Doesn't Pay

Ireland's premier sketch comedy group return to Edinburgh with their finest show to date. ‘Cracking sketches with performances to match’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). ‘The antidote to revive all jaded Fringe goers' SSSS (Fest).

TM

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

Fosters Comedy Live @ highlight FN Various Acts

Edinburgh's all year round Comedy Club has teamed up with Fosters to bring you Fosters Comedy Live @ highlight. Stand-up

highlight • Unit 7, Omni Centre, Greenside Place, EH1 3AA B 0131 524 9300 V250GC6 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:00 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

4 Poofs and a Four Screws Piano – Business Loose Present as Usual 'Screwed-OverAgain!' TU

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Bound and Gagged Comedy

The 31st Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The UK's first and premiere award for live comedy brings you the 2011 winners and nominees on one bill for one show only. Book early to avoid disappointment. We bring you the stars of tomorrow. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 28: 15:50 (1h30m) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Forearmed! Forewarned! 4 play! They're back and this time it's hormonal. Shaken but not stirred. Knicker wetting musical madness. Don't forget your laughing tackle. 'This uber-camp quartet shine' (Sunday Times). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 18:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Found Objects Present Live Low Four Sad Faces, Budget Comedy Suddenly Adventures PJ – Free Four Sad Faces / PN

PBH's Free Fringe

Found Objects / Laughing Horse Free Festival

APN Four Screws Loose / PBH's Free Fringe

After last year's sell-out success (it was free, but you get the idea...) The Screws return! Free sketch comedy for your screwing pleasure. 'Simply brilliant' SSSS (British Comedy Guide), 'Scandalous' SSSS (ThreeWeeks), 'Fantastic' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). Sketch show

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ B V357GE5 Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26: 16:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Francesca Martinez: What the **** is Normal?!

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PN Francesca Martinez / The Stand Comedy Club

Six epic comedy adventures over three nights including a time travelling caveman, zombie romance, musical pirates, gods vs superheroes, dumb detectives and a Quantum Leap from Sam Beckett! www.foundobjects. co.uk Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 4-13,15-28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A deceptively upbeat bushel of sketches. BBC's Four Sad Faces have been judged ‘mature, robust and polished’ (Scotsman) and ‘worthy of four stars’ (Three Weeks). Get your own damn opinion, at no cost to you! Sketch show

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 6-9,11-21,23-28: 13:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Award-winning wobbly comedian and Extras star returns after sell-out performances in Hollywood, New York, Sydney! Francesca has never met a normal person. Have you? What the f**k does that mean anyway? SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 4: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 19:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Frank Sanazi's Fraser Millward's Fred MacAulay: Comedy Little Men Legally Bald Blitzkrieg – Free PN PN N Frank Sanazi's Comedy Blitzkrieg / Free Fringe

Frank Sanazi, leader of The Iraq Pack, brings his comedy/ cabaret show across ze border. Singing extreme renditions like Strangers On My Flight with surprise despot guests. 'Comedy gold' (Evening Standard). 'Brilliant' (Stage). Cabaret

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-21: 18:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fraser Millward / PBH's Free Fringe

Fred MacAulay / The Stand Comedy Club

Fraser Millward presents fastpaced character comedy in his first full-length show. Meet the Transport Police officer on a secret mission, a coach driver that's lost his passengers and more! 'Brilliant' (Den of Geek). SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Still at the top of his stand-up game, Fred returns for his 23rd Fringe. Appearances on HIGNFY, QI and News Quiz give just a flavour of his comedy. ‘MacAulay had the audiences in stitches’ (Hollywood Reporter).

Theatre

Stand-up, Solo show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-14,16-27: 18:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-17: 19:50 (1h) £10.00

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Fran Moulds – Curtains – Free

Fred Cooke: Comfort in Chaos

APN

TFPJ

Free Agent – A Free Show by James Hazelden

Fred Cooke

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Fran Moulds / Free Festival

Avalon character comedienne Fran Moulds, of Radio 4's The Ladies, evokes a world rich in physical comedy. Characters are accurately observed, subtly drawn and performed with intelligent and playful skill. Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5,7-12,14-19,21-26,28: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

James Hazelden / PBH's Free Fringe

Approaching deluded levels of confidence, Fred promises to somehow solve life's problems through human awkwardness and slightly skewed pop songs. ‘I love Fred. He has the real spirit of the clown in him’ (Tommy Tiernan). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 13:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5,10-12,16-19, 22-26,29: 13:15 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-28: 13:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Australian comedian/ musician’s new show of funny songs about love, sex, God, death and why he can’t commit to them. ‘The Bob Dylan of comedy music … genius' (List), 'Hilarious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Cabaret, Music

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V56GE5 Aug 18-27: 19:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Free Cuddles With 007

Free Jewish Comedy

Free Tea and Biscuit Hour

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David Powell, Aaron Truss, Joe Acres and Variety D

Ivor Dembina / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PBH's Free Fringe Join stand-ups Paul Savage ‘wonderful way with words’ (BBC), Pete Smith ‘a true pleasure to watch’ (NCF Entertainment) and Aaron Twitchen ‘absolutely electric’ (Channel4.com) for a cup of tea, a biscuit and chitchat. Stand-up

Free Cuddles With 007 is a free live comedy experience exploring the comatose mind of James Bond. Complete with live action comedy, film sequences and musical numbers, Cuddles will leave you shaken not disturbed. Interactive, Film

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 22-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Admission free, gentiles half-price. Jewish humour that occupies your neighbour's land and still brings home the bacon. 'Crackling one-liners' (Scotsman), 'Quietly affecting and very funny' (Independent), SSSS (Guardian, ThreeWeeks). 'Ignore him' (Chief Rabbi). www. thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-27: 14:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fresh Bread Presents Johnny's Favourite Show PN Fresh Bread / PBH's Free Fringe

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 The Free 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Edinburgh Fringe 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Festival – The Big Launch Show! A Free Pro-Zach: An PN Laughing Horse Antidepressant Free Festival Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits But With the Side-Effect of Nullifying Your Libido

PN The big launch show that starts the Free Fringe Festival! Sample the best of our 320+ shows... Comedy, cabaret, music, theatre! A not to be missed night to start your Fringe! www.freefestival.co.uk

George Zach / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Johnny is missing. Join us for an absorbing hour of lively comedy with sketches, songs and stories as we try to track him down. Fresh Bread – putting the party back in search party. Sketch show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: 14:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cabaret, Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 3: 21:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Featuring George Zach and special daily guests such as Simon Donald off the Viz, Dave Haddingam and Gav Webster. Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-28: 17:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Fresh Faces at the Free Fringe N

Frisky and Mannish: Pop Centre Plus

Funny Women K Funny Women

PBH's Free Fringe / TPL Danny Worthington, Elise Harris and Others Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With United Agents

Danny (week two) and Elise (weeks one and three) host the fifth year of the show that brings you five or more of the newest acts in comedy each day. Comedy in small chunks. Stand-up

Rush Bar • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY B V100GE6 Aug 6-27: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Frimston and Rowett TFK Frimston and Rowett

Britain’s leading female comedy brand showcases the newest acts from the UK and beyond. Plus, seeking out the freshest and funniest new comedy talent with the last They’re back, following sell-out four heats for this year’s Funny Women Awards. smash-hits in 2009/2010, to www.funnywomen.com put that education to good Stand-up use and help you carve out your own career in pop. Assembly George Square SSSSS (Chortle. • George Square, EH8 9LH co.uk). SSSSS (Mail). B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 SSSSS (Edinburgh Aug 3-5,7,11,14,18-19,21: Evening News). SSSS 14:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (Independent). Aug 6,10,12-13,17,20: 14:40 Cabaret, Music (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Udderbelly's Pasture • M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Bristo Square, EH8 9AL 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £7.00 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6-7,9-11,16-18,23-25: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: Funny Women 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Fudge Shop

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Comedy Workshop M

Funny Women

TFPL Fudge Shop

Frimston and Rowett bring you an hour of sketch comedy, the like of which no man has seen and lived. 'Very funny ... they perform the rare trick of not presenting a single flop of a sketch' (Londonist). Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-15,17-29: 19:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Visiting the Fringe and think it's time to dip your toe into comedic water? A performer who'd like professional feedback? We're taking our two day workshop to Winner of Leicester Comedy the Fringe for the first time, Festival's Best Show 2011, come along! Visit www. Toby Williams, Tony Dunn 'A more likeable Frankie Boyle' funnywomen.com Seminar, Workshop (London Paper), David Gibson 'Painfully funny' (Mirror), Assembly George Square champion fudge-maker Patch • George Square, EH8 9LH Hyde 'A genuinely funny guy' B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 (Scotsman) and free fudge. Aug 8-9,15-16: 14:40 (1h) BYOB. £45.00 (£40.00) Sketch show

The Fudge Kitchen • 30 High Street, EH1 1TB B 07841 194 222 V310GE6 XAug 5-7: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 8-14,16-28: 20:45 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Funt

Gagging For Attention

Gagtanamo Bay

Dangerfield Hawley Shishodia / PBH's Free Fringe

TFL

White Noize Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

Three award-winning stand-up comedians each doing 20 minutes for your pleasure. These exciting and highly original acts have all been hotly-tipped on the London circuit. You will not forget this show.

In a world where Freddo's cost 17p we're offering the comedy styling of five different comedians for a mere £3! The future generation of comedy will have you in stitches as we literally gag for your attention.

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Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V56GE5 Aug 6-27: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Gadd, Kirk and Winning: Well, This is Awkward... APM Richard Gadd, James Kirk and Matt Winning / PBH's Free Fringe

DMU Footlights

Stand-up, Variety

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 4-16,18-28: 14:15 (1h) £3.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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www.offthekerb.co.uk

PHILL JUPITUS STAND DOWN

Semi-professional comedian and Edinburgh Fringe stalwart Duncan Hargreaves returns to the festival for his second year. He'll be joined daily by the satire legend Oliver Potatoes and stand-up newcomer Ipswich Brunel (well, assuming they're not late!).

8.25

5-28 AUG (NOT 15 OR 22 AUG)

Stand-up, Satire

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 6-27: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Gags, Songs and Gangsters of Laugh – Free Bombs – Free! PM Chuckle Sandwich: Gary Tro, Kate Lucas and Tez Ilyas

Showcasing the brilliant Scotland’s best new alternative talents of Gary Tro, Kate Lucas and Tez Ilyas, don’t comedians: Richard Gadd miss the Edinburgh debut of (winner Laughing Penguin Chuckle Sandwich! Come join New Act 2010), James Kirk their journey through witty (winner So You Think You’re observations, musical mischief Funny? 2010) and Matt and thoughtful hilarity! Winning (finalist Chortle Music, Stand-up Student Comedy Awards 2010). Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Stand-up Cowgate, EH1 1JS Bannermans • 212 B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Cowgate (under South Bridge), EH1 1NQ Aug 4-28: 23:15 (1h) B V357GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-16: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

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Rik Carranza, Gareth Waugh, Paul Cronin See page 133 for show information

'But, I'm funny how? Funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you?'– Join comedians Rik Carranza, Gareth Waugh and Paulie Cronin through an hour of free stand-up. An offer you can't refuse. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Gemma Goggin's Geoff Cotton – Celebrity Light Relief Sleepover – Free

Get Happy in Edinburgh

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Gemma Goggin

Geoff Cotton and Olivia Simpson

Get Happy Comedy / Live From Leicester Square

An intimate chatshow hosted by the inimitable Gemma Goggin featuring faces from the Fringe. Gossip, bedtime stories and a little bit of filth. PJs and Baileys welcome. Or Tequila. Bring your poison and an open mind. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-5: 00:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 00:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 11,18,25: 00:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: The Death of the Novel

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London's friendliest comedy night returns to Edinburgh. Comedy legends, awardwinning rising stars and the funniest up and coming acts you've never heard of. 'A delightful gig' (Time Out), 'An ace comedy night' (Channel4.com). Just the Tonic at The Tron Cabaret, Variety • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 Laughing Horse @ 1QW The Beehive Inn • 18 B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU X Aug 4-5: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 6-11,15,17-18,22-25: Aug 14-28: 22:45 (55m) 22:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 22:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Geoff Cotton and Olivia Simpson present comedy songs, sketches, special guests: James Bond, Sacha Distilled, footballer Terry Johnson, a Page 3 Girl ... and a caption competition! `Real originality and highly entertaining' (Stage). www.geoffcottonsongs.com

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The Germans Are Coming PL Avin a Larf Ltd

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Avalon Promotions

Gavin Webster / The Stand Comedy Club

Join 2010 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and co-host of Frank Skinner's Radio Show for his brand new stand-up show so he can convince you life isn't that bad. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-17,22-25: 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Young people have no edge, they have no inspiration or distinction. If you strongly agree, disagree or abstain then come and see the rambunctious rabble-rousing Geordie’s Fringe return. 'Funny' (Scotsman), 'Comic' (Herald). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 3: 17:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 17:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Baps. Kahunas. The girls. Everyone likes a good boob and Gemma has plenty to go around. Charming comedy talking cleavage, calamities and karma. Directed by Logan Murray. 'Titillatingly tangible' SSSS (List). www.gemmagoggin.com Stand-up, Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,23-25: 14:45 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 15:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-12,15-16,18-19,2226: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Get Up, Stand Up! Gala FL Get Up, Stand Up! Back with a glorious Gala performance featuring Mark Thomas, Isy Suttie plus a host of top comedians, special guests, short satirical films starring Alistair McGowan and more. Fringe at its best.

Gemma Goggin

Cultural sketch comedy that asks the question: is the novel dead or just sleeping? Best of the Fest 2010. ‘Gloriously entertaining, utterly brilliant' SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Arts correspondents be warned' (Independent).

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WMD Awareness Programme

Gareth Richards: Gavin Webster: Gemma Goggin: TFK It's Not the End All Young People Double G The Gentlemen of Leisure of the World Are C**ts TPL TL

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Meet Bodo Wartke, his multilingual love song Liebeslied has close to two and a half million YouTube hits. Meet Jens Heinrich Claassen: someone please be his girlfriend. Vee have vays of making you laugh. Cabaret, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 16-17: 22:20 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 16: 22:00 (2h) £14.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

The Gherkin Fantasies PM Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson / PBH's Free Fringe

The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek – All New Show

A Girl, a Ghost and the Little Yellow Man – Free

TFPU

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The Ginge, the Geordie Douberful / Laughing and the Geek Horse Free Festival

Hotly anticipated double act sketch show from Hull's biggest selling hamburger vendors. 'Equally rancid' (Heston von Blumenthal). www.thegherkinfantasies.com

After performing with Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Johnny Vegas this year, the 2010 sell-out sketch sensation Sketch show return with their new show. Imans • Nicholson Square, 'All hail the new chiefs!' (Johnny Vegas). EH8 9BX Sketch show B V38GF6 Just The Tonic at the Aug 5-27: 13:00 (1h) Caves • Enter from The (Free Non-ticketed) Rowantree Bar (under M T W T F S S M T W T F S S South Bridge), 253 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Cowgate, EH1 1LG 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Giants of Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: Comedy 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Three short stories, each one stranger than the next, set in surreal unfamiliar worlds with quirky characters, a redneck scarecrow, the King of Bumhole Island and the little yellow man.

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Give Me the Funnies!

Darren Walsh, Leo Kearse, Lindsay Sharman / PBH's Free Fringe

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Sketch show, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 21-28: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

PM

The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek – Best of 09/10

Ben Jay, Sarah Callaghan and Nico Yearwood

Glenn Wool: No Lands Man

TFU

TPM

The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek What’s that you’re seeking, tiny mortal? Huge laughs? Free show? High proportion of miniaturised props? Then climb the beanstalk to Giants of Comedy, where three up and coming comics present a great big hour of comedy.

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Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

God Bless, God Speed, God Damn You All

Back by popular demand after selling 6500 tickets in the last two years, the boys bring you the best sketches from their sell-out shows. 'Brilliant, really brilliant' (Catherine Tate). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5: 19:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 19:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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For three years Glenn's circled the globe like a comedy satellite without need for a permanent address. He's captured all the hard scrapes and near misses of that time frame in his lethally funny show. Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

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Gregory Akerman / Free Festival

Stand-up, Family

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-19: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Going Nowhere

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Three exciting new comedians in comedy take to the stage offering refreshing, original material which will have you falling off your seat with laughter. Not literally, health and safety wouldn’t allow it.

Sketch show, Stand-up

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B V221GD3 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 19:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Gregory shares with us his fascination with people claiming to be historical figures. He asks when did we stop listening to these rambling idiots and why he desperately wants to believe them. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 28: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

18-year-old comic Lewis Costello is Doug Stanhope's support act, a writer for Russell Howard's Good News and has opened for Ed Byrne and Howard Marks. A favourite with Johnny Vegas, see his free show, Going Nowhere, while you can. www.lewiscostello.com Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 27-28: 00:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy

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Good PL Julia and Morven / PBH's Free Fringe

The Good, the Bad and the Cuddlier Ride Again VI – Free

The Great Big Sketch Off! FPU Great Big Sketch Off!

J Sion James and Jonny Williams / Laughing Horse Free Festival

The fire and ice of Australia’s new comics are in Edinburgh. Julia and Morven are good. Julia’s mum said so. It must be true because she wouldn't lie. So come and see Julia's mum's favourite show at the Fringe. Music, Stand-up

Jenny Ha's • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT B V227GD6 Aug 14-16,18-23,25-29: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Good Guy Gone Bad Ass – Free PN Dave Baucutt

Cuddly Sion James, 'Utterly charming ... lovable giant' (Time Out) saddles up again after five sell-out years, with Jonny Williams 'Incredible storyteller' (OutOfBoundsComedy.com) and special guest stars of the Fringe! Free cuddles and badges! Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 13-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fifty performers, 12 teams, four shows compete for the title of the Ultimate Sketch Act. The Great Big Sketch Off mixes up sketch’s favourite faces and then makes them fight. Let the sketch battle commence... Game show, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 5,12,19,26: 23:45 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Great Brain Robbery PU Great Brain Robbery

The Great Big Comedy Picnic – Free

See page 131 for show information

TFN Apollo 13 was a let down. I paid good money to see them land on the moon. It's like watching porn and it ending before you get to see him splurge over her face.

Ian Fox in Association With the Free Festival

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 17-26: 01:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Music, Sketch show

For the ninth year, the picnic returns for more teatime titters. Critics' Choice 2006 and 2007. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). A stand-up selection box of comedy quiche and sausage rolls in the aisles. Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Edinburgh in August. One of the busiest places on Earth. Where better to hide in wigs and glasses when on the run for crimes against comedy? Keep these fugitives company in return for sketches and songs. Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 21-28: 13:45 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Guilt and Shame Hal Sparks – Evolution TM Overdrive Guilt and Shame

Depraved new comedy duo for every bad decision you've ever made. Following a night of debauchery, Guilt and Shame try to perform their sketch show, but the sins of last night return to humiliate them. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Guy Pratt – Wake Up Call L Live Nation

Hanks and Conran: Scruples? – Free

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Hanks & Conran

Jokes of the future, today! From Queer as Folk, Dude Where's My Car and Spiderman, Hal Sparks ‘Escapes the American disease by having some worthwhile, consensus-challenging opinions’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Times). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Come and see how they tackle many a moral dilemma before turning the tables and the scruples on you! An interactive comedy show for overactive minds as Hanks and Conran aim to find out just how low you will go. Game show, Stand-up

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

Hannah Gadsby – Mary. Contrary. FPU

The Hamiltons: High Jinks With the Hamiltons!

EdCom & Dick The Horse See page 42 for show information

TFL Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Pink Floyd’s bassist returns to regale us with more hilarious tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life for the touring musician. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 19-29: 17:15 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

She had a famous son and has been paparazzied by painters for centuries since. Comedian Hannah Gadsby takes you on an art historical tour of the many faces of everyones favourite virgin. They’re back! They’ve missed you as much as you’ve missed them! Catch Neil and Christine’s irreverent humour, quirky take on life and myriad of glorious guests. There’s nothing quite like them in Edinburgh! Event

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 12:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:45 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25: 12:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 17-18,24-25: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,26: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy Hannah Gadsby – Mrs Chuckles TFL EdCom and Dick The Horse

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Harmon Hatty Ashdown: Leon / Bush Nan-Child Monologues: PM Comedy Double Hatty Ashdown / Free Festival Feature TL Harmon Leon / Bush Monologues

Hannah doesn’t smile much and laughs less. For a comedian, that’s like being a transformer that doesn’t fancy driving. But there's great pleasure to be had in laughing American comedians Harmon at her. Barry Award nominee, Leon and Troy Conrad in a Melbourne 2011. satire double feature! See George W Bush confess his Stand-up deepest, darkest secrets. Gilded Balloon Teviot • And Harmon Leon brings his Teviot Row House, EH8 insane, twisted, edgy comedy. 9AJ SSSSS (List). B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Theatre, Satire XAug 3-5: 16:45 (1h) £6.00 Just the Tonic at The Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25,29: Store (formerly GRV) • 37 16:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) XAug 4: 21:40 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-7,10-11,14-15,17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 18,21-25,28: 21:40 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £7.00 (£6.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-9,12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Happiness – Free PN Ester and Son / PBH's Free Fringe

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'Problem is Hatty, you take the easy option in life by playing the fool’. From her unique upbringing to life fantastical, see Hatty’s world. ‘Wonderfully inventive, consistently funny’ (Time Out). ‘Warm, infectiously funny and brilliant' (Josie Long). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20, 22-27: 15:50 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Harpurs Bizarre! Immortal Combat

Helen Keen / PBH's Free Fringe

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Father and son double-act Barry and Clive Ester are travelling the country to reveal the secrets of true happiness, using sketches, songs and a short presentation on prawns. 'I thought I was going to die laughing' (ThreeWeeks). Music, Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-27: 12:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Death's pretty deadly! An epidemic to cure, or part of life? Has Sarah's past life as a lion given her an unnatural taste for meat? Frozen brains. Obsession with fame. Cancer the musical. It’s Immortal Combat! Science, Stand-up

The Rat Pack • 9b Shandwick Place, EH2 4RG B 0131 226 0000 V145GE2 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 17:31 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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A unique science/fancy dress/tinfoil/stand-up space celebration with the creator of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science and special guests. Bring your own space memorabilia and join in. www. helenkeen.com/spacetacular Science, Variety

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 15,22: 20:25 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Henning Wehn No Surrender

Henry Paker – Cabin Fever

The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic

TFM

TFU

TFPL

IMWP & Henning Wehn Mick Perrin for Just for Slow Clap Laughs Live

Surely the German Comedy Ambassador will never find a more subtle show title than last year's My Struggle. Well, he'll die trying. 'A vulnerable man grappling with a language that isn't his own' (Guardian). Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 21:15 (1h) £5.50 Aug 6-7,10-11,18,24-25: 21:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 15,22-23: 21:15 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A lovely mind sending out constructs of the gleefully absurd. 'If you like Bill Bailey but can't bear the thought of what's living in that hair, try this one' (List). SSSS (List, Fest, ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Best Comedy 2010 Melbourne Fringe, Best Comedy 2011 Auckland Fringe, Brisbane Powerhouse Comedy Award 2010. Combining dance, music, characters, clowning and cake, this acclaimed physical comedy is darkly funny, tragically enthusiastic and strangely moving. Theatre, Clown

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 22:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Henry Rollins

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Henning Wehn / Otto Kuhnle: Das Very Best Of German Humour

Regular Music and MZA

High Ape – Free Show AN Napi Lewis

M Wehn / Kuhnle / IMWP

Teutonic jolliness at its best. Join old Fringe favourites Otto Kuhnle and Henning Wehn for this one-off spectacular featuring yodelling, thigh slapping, beer-guzzling. Wunderbar! 'Fantastic' (Scotsman), 'Brilliant' (Times). www.germanhumour.com Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 16: 18:30 (1h30m) £12.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hard-hitting, side-splitting and always in your face, legendary frontman for Black Flag, writer, actor, award-winner, passionate stream-ofsocialconsciousness raconteur hits a milestone birthday. ‘Fabulous spoken word … audience were in tears of laughter’ (Daily Record). Sold out 2010. www.henryrollins.com Spoken word, Solo show

The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 18-19: 19:00 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Turning life upside down and playing with paradox and absurdity for 45 minutes with no boundaries, Napi returns fresh from his Samarian success. Hilarious comedy created and selected in cabaret scenes across Europe. Physical theatre, Clown

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-7,9-13,16-21, 23-28: 20:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Him and Me TV – Free

Hitch and Mitch – Genisis

PM

PM

Him and Me TV

We Happy Few / PBH's Free Fringe

Holden and Revill: The North South Divide – Free PN Holden and Revill

Cult YouTube sketch duo (BBC2’s Dick & Dom’s Funny Business) bring you their take on pop culture with useless superheroes, insecure vampires and money making schemes. Fancy hair and fancy ideas! www.himandme.tv Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-19: 12:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘Potential’ (Forth One), ‘Innocuous’ (Fest), ‘Sing-alongs’ (ThreeWeeks), meets ‘Enjoyable’ (Thesun.co.uk), ‘Greased weasel’ (Evening News), with ‘Panache’ (Tvbomb.co.uk) and ‘Excess weight’ (ScotsGay). Awardwinning Edinburgh double act present a silly afflatus. ‘Slick ... original, intelligent humour’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-27: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hiroshi Shimizu: From Japan With Hit Comet 'Rub' – Free FPL PN Hiroshi Shimizu / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Master improvising comedian Hiroshi Shimizu's wild and wacky show from Japan! Go into the mind of bank 'rubbers', game show contestants and more. It’s a ride you will never forget! www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 14-28: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hand Cannon Hit Comet is the story of a multinational corporation dominating the lucrative market of homogenous pop music. Let their striking pop-up book aesthetic, live music and real-time story keep you dangerously entertained. Charming comedy by some of the Fringe's finest storytellers. Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 5-6: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 14-27: 15:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bluff northerner Jon Holden likes corner-shop vinegar with his chips. Effete southerner Paul Revill prefers organic balsamic. How will they bridge the divide in their two man show? Chips and stereotypes not included. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 7-28: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Holly Walsh – The Hollycopter TFU Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

See page 37 for show information

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Horse and Louis: Hot Tub with Top Trumpin'! Kurt and Kristen – Free M

The Invisible Dot Ltd.

PN Horse and Louis / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Last August, Holly Walsh jumped off a 40ft pier in a homemade helicopter. She then spent four days in hospital. And wrote this show. ‘Gutsy little so and so’ (Dailymail.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jazz based, vein-popping, late night comedy variety show The Horne Section is back with a brand new show after conquering Melbourne and London’s West End, SSS SS (Time Out). ‘A certifiable smash’ (Evening Standard). Jazz, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-4: 23:00 (1h20m) £6.00 Aug 5-6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 23:00 (1h20m) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24: 23:00 (1h20m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The acclaimed duo present a show loosely based on being better than someone at something. Kapow! 'Amazing' (musicalcomedy. co.uk). 'See them before they're big' (British Comedy Guide). 'Genuinely funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Delightfully absurd' (Spoonfed). www. horseandlouis.wordpress.com Music, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-12,14-21,23-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Assembly by Arrangement With Avalon Promotions

Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, this cult New York mainstay variety show features comedy from some of the best comics and sketch groups around, along with new music and the occasional oddity. Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 12-14,19-21,25-27: 19:35 (1h15m) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 15-18,22-24: 19:35 (1h15m) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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How to Make Love For 72 Hours at a Time – Free

Huggers – Free Festival Family Fun

Hurt and Anderson: A Bit Sketchy

TFPJ

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Nik Coppin and Mike Belgrave

Hurt and Anderson / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Sex Guru Rico Suave / Free Festival

This one man comedy reveals the secrets to attracting and satisfying your perfect partner. Watching it will change you from sex-hamster to lovemachine, guaranteed or your money back. Satire

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-6: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Bishy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Critically acclaimed Scottish sketch trio Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains make their debut at the Gilded Balloon, showcasing the best of their sell-out Glasgow Festival shows. ‘Excellent comic actors’ SSSS (Scotsman). Sketch show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 25-29: 12:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Nik Coppin and Mike Belgrave present an afternoon of family friendly comedy with some of the best acts at the Fringe. Each day a different line up. Suitable for all ages. Cabaret, Family

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 4-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sex-mad teenagers, deranged politicians, rapping blue rinses and Disney pimps. What more could you want from a comedy show? It's Viagra for your funny bone. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 4-9,11-16: 01:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Hypnotist,Titan Knight Nazi Smasher!

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Don’t stop, be living! The award-winning team return with their final ever show! Featuring all new insights into thriving and surviving when Answering all of life's questions. Plus props. As Not so much a diatribe against the dead start reviving. Sellout 2009/10. seen on BBC3, ITV4 and in modern existence, the show your dreams. 'Destined for aspires to be an endlessly Zoo Southside • 117 hugeness. Uber-talented' (Time splendid assault on the senses. Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER Out London Critic's Choice). www.freefestival.co.uk B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 'Sparkle that makes a good Spoken word, Stand-up Aug 5-27: 19:45 (1h) performer great’ (ITV). Laughing Horse @ The £8.00 (£7.00) Stand-up Three Sisters • 139 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Gilded Balloon Teviot • Cowgate, EH1 1JS 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Teviot Row House, B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 EH8 9AJ 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 4: 00:30 (1h) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 3-5: 17:00 (55m) Aug 5-28: 00:30 (1h) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:00 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 17:00 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00)

In 1943 Dymock Watson parachuted into Romania on a secret mission. In 2011 his grandson Humphrey Ker (The Penny Dreadfuls, BBC2's Fast and Loose) gives his story hilarious life. ‘An utter triumph’ (Metro). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:15 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:15 (55m) £12.50 Aug 8-11,15-16,18,2225,29: 19:15 (55m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Witness phenomenal feats of pure mind magic as Canada’s premier hypnotist invites you on an insane unpredictable journey through the subconscious. Astonished audience members are left asking what’s real and what’s not? See it for yourself! www.titanknight.com Interactive, Magic

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 0000 V90GD5 XAug 7: 23:00 (1h30m) £6.00 Aug 8-9,14-18,21: 23:00 (1h30m) £13.00 Aug 22-25,28: 23:30 (1h30m) £13.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Tom Binns returns with an incredible new show for Ian D Montfort, a spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny spirit medium who contacts the dead with faintly inexplicable clairvoyant revelations, leaving the audience gasping.

Totally tubular! No cell phones! No computers! (Gasp!) Can you imagine such a time existed? This fun retrospective show is my personal love letter about coming of age, 80's style.

Foolhardy Comedy

Bafta nominated Iain Stirling '...innate sense of timing' (Chortle.co.uk) and Sean McLoughlin 'Powerful stuff' (Chortle.co.uk) join together to bring you an hour of hilarity. No sketches, gimmicks, just pure unadulterated stand-up comedy at its best. Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,11-14,18-21,25-28: 19:40 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-10,15,17,22-24: 19:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Quick answers to your questions in 40 languages! Hang out with me and my friends Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo. Meet Craig and his list, Tom and his space, Wiki and his pedia! Bing is not invited! www.iamgoogle.co.uk Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24, 26-28: 12:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:15 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 18:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ian Fox Exposes Himself – Free

Laura Hayden

Multimedia, Solo show

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 4-29: 16:05 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Idiots of Ants U Pleasance

TFPN Ian Fox in Association with the Free Festival

Following appearances on BBC1 and Radio 4, the Ants (2010 Chortle Award Winners and 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees) return to Edinburgh with their fourth show. ‘The smartest sketchshow in town’ (Telegraph). Effectively the idiot son of Book now! www.idiotsofants. David Bailey, Ian presents com around fifty funny photos. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 ‘Endlessly entertaining’ Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (CityLife.co.uk). ‘Several divisions higher in the comedy B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 league’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Funny, XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 fascinating and engaging’ Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: (Scotsman). 20:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Photography, Stand-up Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: Laughing Horse @ 20:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Espionage • 4 India M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Buildings, Victoria Street 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (entrances on Cowgate 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 and Victoria Street), 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 14:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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An Immoral Evening with Dave Flynn – Free

The The Improlympians: Improveteers Three's Company PJ – Free University of Stirling

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The Improlympians / PBH's Free Fringe

A dark little man, he gives his own unique perspective on life, discussing the more controversial topics in society. This young man entertains the crowd with hilarious stories whilst pushing boundaries. www.freefestival.co.uk. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 4: 23:55 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-12: 23:55 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Improlympians – Free

Drama Society

The Improlympians are ‘really good at improv’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009), but now they’re trying something scripted! Sketches, stand-up and banter with ‘three quick, funny men’ (ThreeWeeks, 2008). Three’s company ... come and be the crowd! Sketch show, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-16: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Improveteers', quite straightforwardly, take audience suggestions and transform them into comedic scenes for your amusement. It’s short-form improv comedy in its purest and simplest form. Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 Aug 21-28: 12:00 (1h) £3.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Improverts

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The Improlympians return, creating more plays based on audience suggestions ... for free! ‘Three quick, funny men ... well worth a watch’ (ThreeWeeks, 2008). ‘They’re really good at improv’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009). ‘More comedy should be like this’ (Edinburghfestival.list.co.uk, 2010). Improv

Rabbie Burns Cafe and Bar • 103 High Street, EH1 1SG B V73GE5 Aug 6-16: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘The Improverts’ are back – in fact, they never left. Edinburgh’s resident improvised comedy troupe brings you hilarious games based entirely on audience suggestions. Always different, always funny. ‘Consummate professionals who can guarantee laughs’ (Stage, 2010). www.improverts.co.uk. Improv

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 5-6: 00:30 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00) Aug 7-27: 00:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

'Austin's finest purveyors of genre improvisation' (Austinist.com). French farce, sci-fi, screwball comedies, Grimm's fairy tales and more. PGraph's plays range from delightful and frenzied to dark and sinister. You've never seen improv like this. www.pgraph.com. Improv, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 XAug 5: 19:40 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 19:40 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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A brand new show about unrelenting enthusiasm and perseverance from the star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer nominee. Motivating, inspiring and 100% comedy! 'A new comedy star' (Time Out). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 19:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Infinite Delusions of Victor Pope – Free

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The troubled troubadour of Teesside arrives! 'The campaign for real music starts afresh and it starts right here, with the perennially (and clearly perpetually) underachieving Victor Pope' (Everett True, Village Voice). www.myspace.com/victorpope. Music, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Inflatables – Free PJ

A musical comedy classic with hilarious songs and witty monologues, a delightful mix of self parody and acute observation taking a sideways look at life in a riot of harmony and humour – timeless, irresistible and very funny. Cabaret, Music

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 5-13: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Interpretive Dances to My Diary! (72% Non-Fiction) FM Ryan Squared See page 58 for show information

The Inflatables

TFPK Unkempt Comedy

Our daredevil comics create scenes from your suggestions, giving life to your inner idiot. Anything can happen in this warm, thrilling and escapist hour, so come and inflate your joy-levels! www.theinflatablesimpro.com

Joe Munrow takes you on a hilarious and surreal journey as he answers some of life's less important questions. Improv Questions such as: What is Ryan's Cellar Bar • 2 Hope the best way to interrogate a Street, EH2 4DB duck? 'A future star' (Get Back B V G 6 D2 Magazine). Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27: Stand-up, Storytelling 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) C aquila • Roman Eagle M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Lodge , EH1 2PW 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 4-5,15-16,22-23: 19:30 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 19:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ryan Good (NeoFuturist) and Ryan Scammell (NPR Contributor) in an evening of clapping monkeys, jumpsuits, fishbowls, wood chopping, radio-theatre, bird crap, slo-mo dance and personal miscalculations. Laughter, tears and pirates encouraged to attend. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 13-14,19-21,26-27: 23:30 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 15-16,18,22-25: 23:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Just the Tonic Venues Edinburgh 2011 82 comedy shows 1 theatre show And the ‘Disco in a Dungeon’ Find us in The Caves, The Tron & The Store (formerly GRV)

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Hilarious, heartbreaking, multi-character tale of internet romance from musical standup Isy, known as Peep Show’s Dobby (C4). With vignettes from her own love life. Double British Comedy Award nominee. 'Comedy with heart and soul' (Chortle.co.uk). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 17:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (55m) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 17:00 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedians Theatre Company and Pleasance

Festival comedians perform a mixed bag of brand new scripts – rehearsed and unrehearsed! Itch performers include Hattie Hayridge, Fred Macaulay, Phil Nichol, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Russell Kane, Jarred Christmas and Jo Caulfield. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15: 17:45 (1h) £8.00 Aug 16: 14:45 (1h) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

In a universe of WTF, you need Kooky Babooshka to help you make sense of the madness! 'Hysterical' (BBC). Winner Best New Comedy (Embryo, Manchester). Sketch show, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-20: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ivor Dembina / Laughing Horse Free Festival

No hype, no tripe. Instead, an authentic Fringe comedy show. Usually great, sometimes dodgy, always free. No format, just jokes and other funny things. Unplanned, unscripted and probably different every day. Something definitely 'other'. www. thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com Stand-up, Satire

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jack Mink

Start your Fringe afternoon with some delightful standup from Stuart Laws 'very funny' (New York Post), Anna Freyberg 'wittily whimsical' (Chortle) and David Hannant 'conspicuously unreviewed' (David Hannant). Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 5-15,17-29: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dark theatrical comedy with music, Jack Mink juggles words and stories in imagined worlds. As stories collide Jack sings, dances and clowns with chaos, making light. ‘An undiscovered gem’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘A mesmerising spectacle’ SSSS (List). Improv, Absurdist

theSpace @ Jury's Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 21:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jackson Voorhaar Jack Whitehall – James Can't Play Guitar Let's Not Speak Christopher: – Free Of This Again Triangle Man – Free PM L Jackson Voorhaar / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Jackson looks like a rock star but can't play an instrument or sing! A show about music, sex, drugs and rock n roll (also Satanism). ‘A very funny comedian’ SSSSS (Greg Fleet). ‘Hilarious’ (Herald Sun). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 4-28: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jack Whitehall and His Father Michael – Back Chat

Chambers Management

See British Comedy Award nominee Jack Whitehall (Buzzcocks, Royal Variety Performance, Stand Up For The Week) with a bumper show of all his best bits and loads of new tales to boot. Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 18-20,25-27: 21:30 (1h10m) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

James Acaster: Amongst Other Things TPM Phil McIntyre Entertainments

PJ Chambers Management

After a fantastic year touring the UK supporting Milton Jones and Josie Long, James brings his exciting debut show to Edinburgh. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News. ‘Delightful’ (Time Out).

An hour of comedy, chat and special guests. The pair are sending each other to their Stand-up favourite shows. Jack will broaden his horizons, what will Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Michael make of The Ladyboys Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 of Bangkok? Stand-up XAug 3-5: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 21:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 8-11,15,17-18, Aug 24-25: 17:10 (55m) 22-25,29: 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 26-28: 17:10 (55m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 £12.50 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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PN James Christopher / PBH's Free Fringe

James Christopher is a quick-witted stand up with a finely honed act. His alter-ego character is a musical act who plays the humble triangle with a Freddy claw glove. Burlesque interlude from Trixie Passion. Sketch show, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

James Dowdeswell: Doofus PL James Dowdeswell / The Stand Comedy Club

Dictionary definition: noun, slang. a) eccentric person b) buffoon c) an intriguing object or thingummy. Brand new show from 'A real master of the comedians’ craft' (Chortle. co.uk). As seen on Extras (BBC) and Paramount Comedy Channel. www.twitter.com/ jamesdowdeswell Stand-up, Storytelling

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 17:50 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 16:45 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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James Loveridge James W Smith: Jarlath Regan ... and Other Living in Syntax Shock and Ahhh! Losers! – Free N TFL PM James Loveridge/ Sam Hastings/ Darius Davies/ Luke Capasso

James and three almost award-winning young comics, Sam Hastings, Darius Davies and Luke Capasso, bring their first show to Edinburgh. Come see the show that nobody's talking about but should be. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 17:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

James W Smith / PBH's Free Fringe

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

You're going to die. So what do you have to say for yourself? Comedy about the power of language from a bearded up-and-comer. 'Very good material' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Shows lots of promise’ (Richard Herring).

Easy on the shock, heavy on the 'Ahhh yes!' ‘A subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit' (Herald). 'A refreshing and hilarious change of pace' SSSSS (Independent). Sold out 2008/2009.

Stand-up, Storytelling

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 6-15,17-27: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 3-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jamie Griffin's War on Fear James Sherwood – Free – I Fed My Best PN Friend Her Jamie Griffin / Favourite Cow Laughing Horse Free

Jason Byrne: Cirque Du Byrne

TPM

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Best Medicine Management

James Sherwood, 'Quite brilliant' (Scotsman), uses stand-up, 'Hilarious' (List), and songs, 'Beautifully crafted' (Guardian), to find out the difference between good people and bad. Music, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-15,17-22,24-28: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Festival

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

In his first hour-long comedy show, Jamie Griffin attacks religion, education, advertising and all the things that are driving this world to fear! Join him and see how even fear Roll up, roll up as Edinburgh’s can be funny. top selling comedian is set to hotwire your comedy funny Political, Stand-up bones as he brings his brand Laughing Horse @ Jekyll new show to the festival. & Hyde • 112 Hanover ‘Comic nitroglycerine’ (Metro), Street, EH2 1DR SSSSS B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 ‘A comedy God’ (Mirror.co.uk). Aug 18-28: 23:50 (1h) Stand-up (Free Non-ticketed) Venue150 @ EICC • 150 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Morrison Street, EH3 8EE 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 3,8-9: 21:20 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 4,11: 21:20 (1h) £18.00 (£17.00) Aug 5-7,12-14: 21:20 (1h) £19.50 (£18.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jason Cook – The Search for Happiness

Javier Jarquin: Bullets Before Bedtime

Jeff Leach: A Leach On Society

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Bound and Gagged Javier Jarquin Comedy by Arrangement With Gag Reflex Management

After smash hits, awards and five star reviews for the last four years, Jason embarks on an adventure to find the ultimate prize – true happiness. 'My jaw aches from laughing' SSSSS (Time Out).

Jokes. Stories. Songs. Awardwinning comedian Javier Jarquin worked any performing job he could get in NZ before moving to the UK. A show about professional idiocy and saying yes to everything. Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Stand-up XAug 4-5: 20:00 (50m) Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: EH8 9AL 20:00 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25,29: 20:00 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 22-25,29: 17:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jason John Whitehead: Letters from Mindy

Jay Foreman: We're Living in the Future

Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach (Big Brother's Big Mouth, BBC Switch, Virgin Media) bares his soul in this unrelenting insight into his sordid private-life. ‘A comedic tour de force’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Hilarious hottie’ (Heat Magazine). ‘Last summer's favourite festival stand-up’ (Esquire). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 23:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFPL

Jeff Mirza's Jihad: Heresy Or Hearsay

Ditto Productions

TPM Jeff Mirza

TPM Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

The award-winning Canadian returns. The past year has really sucked for JJ, so this should be funny. ‘A genuine gift for saying the most outrageous things in the most disarmingly charming fashion’ (Sun).

How did the future catch up with us so fast? New songs, poems, description-defying musical weirdness and ‘laugh-out-loud jokes aplenty’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks) from this multi awardwinning guitarist. ‘Sharp and sophisticated’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Music, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG Stand-up B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Udderbelly's Pasture • XAug 4-5: 14:30 (1h) £6.00 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,22XAug 3-5: 22:25 (1h) £7.00 25: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21,2628: 22:25 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7,10-11,15,17-18,22-25: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 22:25 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Prophets or losses? See Muslim comic Jeff Mirza's hilarious revelations about world beliefs. Allah, Buddha, or Christ, Dawkins, or Darwin - none are spared. Just don't shoot the messenger! Jews and Hindus welcome. Ramadan Mubarak! Stand-up, Satire

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 22:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 22:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Jem Brookes: Pintification – Free

Jenneke Wonders – Free

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Jenneke / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Jem Brookes / Laughing Horse Free Festival

The year I've spent with a pint in my hand, the good times, bad times and times I can't remember. 'Upbeat style, witty polished material ... I would recommend it' (Three Weeks). www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, True-life

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jen Brister is British(ish) TFN

APM

Amusingly insightful songs and monologues describe the thin line between Darth Vader and hayfever, the fascination with incorrect people-watching and the joys of customer service. Her observations on life's daily struggles will make you wander out wondering. Musical theatre, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street, EH7 5HZ B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 21-28: 20:35 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jerry Sadowitz – Comedian, Magician, Psychopath FN Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Stand-up, Solo show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-28: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFPK CKP

Jess’ laugh-riddled debut. A poignantly honest adventure about trying to please everyone and eating kebabs with Chianti. Writer for Radio 4's Now Show. Directed by Tim Arthur. 'Bulletproof' (Chortle. co.uk). 'Wonderful' (Time Out). 'Gags crackle with energy' (Spoonfed.co.uk). www. jessicafostekew.com Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-11,15,17-18,22-25: 19:00 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jessica Ransom: Unsung Heroes

See page 240 for show information

TPL

Jen Brister

Fresh from presenting numerous shows on BBC radio and a sell-out Australian tour, catch half-Spanish Jen's hilarious observations on what it means to be British(ish). 'Brister ticks all the boxes' (Scotsman), 'Illuminating and hilarious... Brilliant' (Chortle. co.uk).

Jessica Fostekew: Luxury Tramp

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

If you like Hitler, you’ll love Sadowitz! With his incorrigible smile and propensity to squirt his penis, you’ll be so helpless with looking for the police, you’ll forget how much you paid to get in! Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 6-7: 21:00 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50) Aug 8-10: 21:00 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 11: 21:00 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 12-14: 21:00 (1h) £19.50 (£18.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Another dazzling multicharacter show following 2010's total sell out. TV includes Armstrong & Miller (BBC1), Fast and Loose (BBC2). ‘It surely won’t be long before she has a television show of her own’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 17:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 17:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jimeoin – Lovely! Jim Smallman: Tattooligan TPL

Bennett Arron / PBH's Free Fringe

MZA and Geffer Notice Productions

Bennett Arron is both Jewish and Welsh, which means he's never quite sure why he's being beaten up. ‘Genuinely original and funny’ (Times). 'Hilarious' (Evening Standard). 'A Welsh Seinfeld’ (Guardian). www.jewelsh.co.uk

Stunning world-class standup from star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks. No gimmicks, just pure’n’simple great craic. ‘Awesome!’ (List). ‘Inspired ramblings’ (Independent). ‘Sublime’ (Chortle). ‘Brilliant … It gets no better than this … Hilarious!’ (Time Out).

Stand-up, Solo show

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 18-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jigsaw TK Avalon Promotions

Stand-up, Solo show

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-4: 21:00 (1h) £7.50 Aug 5-7,10-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jimmy McGhie: Artificial Intelligence TPM Avalon Promotions Antopolski (Triple Perrier nominee), Craine (Times Top Five 2010) and Luurtsema (Chortle Newcomer nominee 2008) have created an hour of sketches. Smart? Yes. Punchable? No. Airconditioned venue? Yeah baby.

TN Best Medicine Management

Award-winning stand-up Jim Smallman is, by his own definition, a heavily-tattooed idiot. People judge him on his ink, but is he really the thug they presume he is, or simply misunderstood? 'Wonderfully gritty, impressive comic pickings' (Guardian). Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 19:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-16,18-28: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jingo and Butterfield's Tales of Empire/ Sophie Buchan's Broadmoor Karaoke

See page 47 for show information

PN James Ross, Daniel Barker, Sophie Buchan / PBH's Free Fringe

Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 3-5: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A show about the quest for intelligence and the characters we play in life. Jimmy McGhie returns after two critically acclaimed shows. ‘See him now before you have to queue round the 02’ (Scotsman). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ripping tales of daring adventure from Queen Victoria’s favourite gentlemen explorers, improvised before your very eyes. Dark, cerebral stand-up about the meaninglessness of being. Guess which is which. Free entry. Improv, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 XAug 6: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-13: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Jo and Brydie Play Doctor TFM

Jocks and Joe Bor: In Geordies – Free! Search of the Six Pack M

Jo and Brydie

Dan Willis Presents

Joe Bor

Jo and Brydie are best friends with problems, so they're playing doctor and trying to heal each other – proving that laughter really is the best medicine (unless you’re actually sick!). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 15:45 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:45 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 15:45 (55m) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Joanna Neary: Youth Club PL

See page 141 for show information

TPL

Joanna Neary / The Stand Comedy Club

Where do you go when you're 15, bored, living in a backwater and it's 1987? Joanna's delightful, hilarious story of teenage longing, crushed dreams, weak squash and table tennis. 'Character comedy of the highest order' (List). Sketch show, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 3: 17:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 15:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The finest Geordie and Scottish comedians together for an hour of comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan Willis and ‘Uber-Jock’ Obie. Top northern stars from stage/screen plus special surprise guests. ‘Unpretentious, informal, bellylaughs-a-minute stand-up.’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-28: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jody Kamali's Business Coaching for Idiots – Free PN

Award-winning comedian shares his story of struggle trying to get a six-pack. Winner: Best Value Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2010. 'Natural comic ability' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Endearingly, winningly funny’ (Scotsman). Directed by Phil Nichol. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-5: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Joe Fairbrother: Characters

Jody Kamali / Laughing TL Horse Free Festival Joe Fairbrother

RRP £3,000! Masterclass full of ridiculous ways to succeed at work. Multi-character comedy from YouTube star. Contains corporate bullshit. Sell-out 07/08. 'Very funny' (Time Out). 'Ridiculously Fun' (ThreeWeeks.com). 'Inspiring' (The Stage). Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-14, 16-28: 14:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Brand new character comedy from rising talent Joe Fairbrother. Meet a charming bunch of eccentrics, including Wakefield's only cycling proficiency examiner, a Pentecostal pastor and the organiser of Solihull's swingers weekend 2011. 'Very funny and inventive' (RemoteGoat. co.uk). Solo show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-13,19-20,26-27: 13:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 10-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 13:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian

John Hegley Family Word Ship TFU

John-Luke Roberts and Nadia Kamil: The Behemoth

John Hegley

TPU Draw HQ

TPM Joe Wilkinson Award-winning stand-up comedian tells you in great detail that nothing has really ever happened to him. Or has it? Not really. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-4: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-23,25: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Anybody over seven. Come and sing in lingo heaven. Mandolin and finely tuning. Hopping scotch and afternooning. ‘Awesomely mundane’ (Independent). Children's

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 3-18: 16:10 (1h) £12.00 (£9.00)

Joey Page – Sparklehorse Superbrain

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

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John Kearns' Dinner Party

Just the Tonic

PM John Kearns and Pat Cahill / PBH's Free Fringe

TPL

Joel Sanders – Jokes That Got Me Kicked Out Of Tennessee

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa PN Thomas Management Joel Sanders / PBH's Free Fringe

If a movie star invited you to their birthday, what would you say? This happened to Joel. Come and see what he said in this hilarious, heart warming stand-up show. SSSS (Time Out). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,2225,29: 18:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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British comedian and redneckhunter with 20 years US experience performing from Vegas to the Deep South. Expect creative stand-up, personal and compelling anecdotes, eccentricity … and a chipped shoulder. Stand-up, Solo show

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 5-14,16-29: 18:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sketch show, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:45 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21: 16:45 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 16:45 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 26-29: 16:45 (55m) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

John Lynn: Social Notworking

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Joel Dommett: Neon Hero

Massive sketch comedy, two normal sized people. John-Luke Roberts (E4, BBC3, Radio4's News Quiz) and Nadia Kamil (Radio4, Channel 4, BBC3). SSSS (List), SSSS (Time Out), SSSS (Herald), SSSS (Metro).

Joe Munrow: Indoor Fox Hunting – Free PN Joe Munrow / Free Festival

Joey is an abstract flutter of offbeat charm and whimsical wit. An antidote to the mainstream, tired, run of the mill stand-up. 'Stylish comedian with a sonic imagination' (Noel Fielding). 'Witty, original, clever' (Scotsman). Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-6: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-28: 19:40 (1h) £8.00

Joe Munrow takes you on a hilarious, surreal journey as he answers life's less important questions. Questions such as – what's the best way to interrogate a duck? 'A future star' (Get Back). www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-5: 22:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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TFL John Lynn

I'm going to die at the end of this festival. Off to the big comedy club in the sky. Join me for dinner. Dress smart. Bring bottles. 'As mad as a balloon on holiday' (Fix). Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 One of Ireland's leading comedians, renowned for his Aug 5-29: 16:00 (1h) unique storytelling ability and (Free Non-ticketed) masterful delivery, makes his M T W T F S S M T W T F S S eagerly anticipated Edinburgh 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 debut. ‘The much vaunted Lynn 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 ... is one of the fastest rising stars of Irish comedy’ (Chortle. co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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John Robertson – Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes

John Robins: Lift Jollyboat Your Skinny Fists N Like Antennas to Jollyboat / PBH’s Free Fringe Heaven

TPM

John Robins

TFPM

The Fear Corporation

2011 Musical Comedy Award-winners Jollyboat bring you a rockstar-ninja free show. ‘Jollyboat is a A show about stars for (buried) treasure’ (Fringe dreamers and doubters alike. Guru). ‘Witty lyricism to the Time to go mad. Words are 'Captivating' SSSS extreme’ (Three Weeks). MCA played with. Violence is (Chortle.co.uk). 'Thrilling' Showcase. ‘Timing spot on … dished. The world's greatest SSSS (Fest). SSSS heartily recommended’ (British kid's entertainer hates kids. (ThreeWeeks). SSSS Comedy Guide). Full house Gin, anyone? ‘Intelligent (List), SSSSS (New show 2010. and articulate comedy ... Current). 'A complete and utter The Voodoo Rooms • West capable of greatness’ (Skinny), natural' (Russell Howard). Register Street, EH2 2AA SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Stand-up, Storytelling Just The Tonic at the Aug 6,8-16,18-27: 13:45 (1h) Assembly Hall • Mound Caves • Enter from The (Free Non-ticketed) Place, EH1 2LU Rowantree Bar (under M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 South Bridge), 253 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Cowgate, EH1 1LG Aug 4-29: 22:30 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B V G 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 0131 556 5375 88 E5 £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 7-11,14-16,18, 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 21-25,28: 19:00 (1h) Jollygoodlarks £8.00 (£7.00) – How to Make Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) it Huge

John Robertson: Dragon Punch! – Free AN John Robertson

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TFPM Jollygoodlarks / Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence

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John Scott: Totally Made Up – Totally Free PN Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Award-winning Australian comic John Robertson (A Nifty History of Evil) goes to a barbecue with a cowboy ... then goes nuts. Includes ukulele and nostalgia. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Intelligent and articulate comedy ... capable of greatness’ (Skinny). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-28: 18:20 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

In 2010 John Scott won Take the Mic and £12,000. People kept saying, 'You must be totally made up'. He was. ‘Expect to see his name somewhere big very soon’ (List). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 XAug 4: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-6,8-14,16-21,23-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Become the next big thingy in this whizz-bang showbiz escapade! Laugh and learn with our intrepid boy-girl twosome. Previous collaborations have received excellent reviews, SSSS (TimeOut Critics' Choice), 'Splendidly comic ... absolute delight' (Stage). www. jollygoodlarks.com Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 14:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-12,15,17-19,22-26: 14:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Jonathan Prager: Josh Howie: I Am Josie Long: Live From New A Dick The Future Is York! – Free Another Place PN TFPL Jonathan Prager The Serious Comic / Laughing Horse Free Festival

A unique show brimming with laughter and songs that brings new meaning to the term musical comedy. By BBC and New York Times featured NYC stand-up comedian Jonathan Prager. www.freefestival.co.uk Cabaret, Musical theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4: 23:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 5-27: 23:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 43 for show information

Jon Richardson: It's Not Me, It's You L Off the Kerb Productions

Josh Howie / The Stand Comedy Club / Chambers Management

Although quite a few other people consider me a tw*t. Let’s sort this out. ‘Fascinating and funny’ SSSS (Scotsman), ‘Impossible not to be impressed’ SSSS (Sunday Express), ‘Howie's a name to watch’ (Times). www.joshhowie.com Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 3: 20:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 4: 13:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TU Just the Tonic

Are you up for coming to see my show? It'll be silly, friendly, ramshackle, empassioned. all of that jazz. Edinburgh Award nominee. ‘Tremendous’ SSSS (Scotsman), ‘Thrilling’ SSSS (Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-5: 19:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jo Wharmby – Dick & Gina

Josh Widdicombe: TFPM If This Show Jo Wharmby Saves One Life TL Off the Kerb Productions

What has left Jon single for the last eight years? Join the star of Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats in reading extracts from his book. ‘A neurotic genius’ (Radio Times). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 20-28: 14:30 (40m) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hotly anticipated debut show from one of comedy's fastest rising stars. Winner FHM Stand Up Hero 2010, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee 2011. ‘Excellent’ (Guardian). www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Want to know what he or she's really thinking? Here's what men wish women knew about sex and vice versa: everything from kissing to shagging. Brutally honest, bloody funny. Who doesn't want better sex? Stand-up, True-life

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-14,17-21,23-28: 23:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Juliet Meyers: I'm Not Spartacus!

Just Havin' a Fiddle APN

Just the Tonic's Afternoon Delight

PL

Shetland Fiddlers

TPL

Juliet Meyers

Juliet's passionate about big things (evil b*st*rds) and little things (disappointing magicians). She can stand up and be funny, but can she stand up and be counted like Spartacus? 'Exceptionally funny' (Independent), 'Devilish' (Scotsman). www.twitter.com/julietmeyers Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 17:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 17:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Just for Laughs Showcase

Just the Tonic

Embarking on our first hilarious sketch world tour, we are blinded by the dizzying Edinburgh lights. Offstage temperatures rise as we ask ‘what would Steps do?’ and ‘can anyone actually play the fiddle?’ Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-14,17-28: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

We have 10 venues with 98% comedy. A value for money afternoon sample show. Excerpts of shows from within the venue. Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 4-16,18-28: 13:00 (1h15m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Just the Tonic Comedy Club's Midnight Show

Kai Humphries – Bare-Faced Cheek

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TPM

Just the Tonic

MZA and Punchdrunk See page 134 for show information

J Pleasance Theatre and Just For Laughs

Just for Laughs once again heads to Edinburgh to seek out the best up-and-coming comedians that the UK has to offer for their Montreal, Chicago and Toronto Festivals. Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 16-17,23-24: 23:00 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Featuring the best comedians in Edinburgh for £10. 'The most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times), 'The kind of comedy spontaneous combustion that you stay up for' SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 00:00 (1h45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

High-octane, hilariously infectious, optimistic stand-up from Newcastle’s brightest new comedy star. ‘Had the crowd laughing hard with loveable accent, silly stories, exit joke, too rude to print, that had them in stitches’ (Fife Gazette). www.kaihumphries.com Stand-up, Solo show

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy

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Kaos Theory (Dangerous Science) – Free

Keeping the Captain Warm TFL

Kelly Kingham and Guy Manners: Infectious – Free

PN

Oyster Eyes

PN

Professor Andy Kaos (HGAC) (Hons)

A drunk person’s Brainiac. Dangerous experiments live on stage, with a chance to ask all those science questions you just can't be bothered to Google! And it's free. www.kaos.co.

Tank Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

Think Birds of a Feather, 2.4 Children and Goodnight Sweetheart, then forget about them ... forever. These are hard times and Oyster Eyes want you to sit back, relax and escape into a world much better than this. Devised, Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Laughing Horse @ Rowantree Bar (under The Beehive Inn • 18 South Bridge), 253 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 5-13: 22:45 (1h) XAug 4-5: 20:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-10,15-16,18-19,22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 26: 20:55 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 20:55 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Science, Stand-up

Katherine Ryan: Little Miss Conception TM See page 164 for show information

Live Nation

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Keith Farnan: Money, Money, Money

If laughter is the best medicine you can be sure of a dose from these two. Stand-up, sketches and characters so funny you'll be itching for more! Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: 20:40 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kerry Godliman – Wonder Woman TM Bound and Gagged Comedy

TFPL Keith Farnan

'Warped wit ... striking presence ... killer lines ... calm confidence' (Scotsman). 'Dark remarks ... sugary innocence' (Evening Standard). Who does this chick think she is? This fresh award-winning newcomer reveals all in her hilarious debut show. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:55 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:55 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 22:55 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow returns to the Fringe with hilarious stories from the coalface of coping. 'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard). Book early! Irish comedian Keith Farnan (Michael Mcintyre's BBC Comedy Roadshow) looks at our obsession with money, Ireland's meltdown and conjures a plan to repay £85,000,000,000,000 to Europe. ‘Brilliant, thoughtprovoking and laugh out loud funny’ (Time Out). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 18:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Kevin Cruise TU Assembly

Kev Orkian The Guilty Pianist – The Closed Venues Tour TFJ

A Kind Of Surprise PN Masud Milas / Sean Brightman / PBH's Free Fringe

Kev Orkian

Teatime cruise ship capers with legendary high seas host. Comedy, magic, game shows, sing-a-long classics and bingo. Pack your bags and party on down. ‘Sheer entertainment – I love Kevin Cruise’ (Amanda Holden), ‘Absolutely no comment’ (Simon Cowell). Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 15:50 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:50 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 15:50 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

After a successful run at the Fringe last year, Kev Orkian is bringing the second installment to his hysterical foreign character, with sidesplitting comedy and genius piano recitals. Music

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 XAug 5: 19:05 (45m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 6-28: 19:05 (45m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kevin Shepherd: Kieran and Caronical – Free The Joes: N Teampowered Kevin Shepherd / Free Festival

TPL Kieran and The Joes

What was your favourite toy? Growing up isn't easy. What did you want to be? Staying grown-up is even harder. Two men from opposite sides of the world will talk. May contain jokes and surprises.

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Stand-up, Storytelling

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Kingsley and I (Free Stand Up Compilation Show) N Various Special Guests and MCs Daily / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Kitty and Jonny’s Speakteasy – Free APN

Caronicle is the story of Kevin's life told via the medium of the cars that he has owned. You don't need to have driven to enjoy this show, you just need to have lived. www.kevinshepherd.com Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 XAug 4: 20:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 20:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An unforgettable teamwork masterclass from the new kings of lifestyle seminar comedy. Come as an audience, leave as a team. 'Fantastically funny' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks), 'Sheer hilarity' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk), 'A comic gem' (Scotsman). Seminar

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-28: 13:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kitty Cointreau's Künt and the BraHaHa Gang – Free TFAM

APN

Guest comics, cabaret and burlesque artistes daily

Künt and the Gang / Laughing Horse Free Fringe

Critically acclaimed UK sell-out revue returns to Edinburgh with award-winning comedians, international burlesque beauties and cabaret stars daily. There's tease, tassels and titters guaranteed. 'A winning formula ... fun, cheeky, sexy and vibrant' (FringeReview. com). SSSS (Skinny). www.kittycointreau.com

F**ksticks. Cult comedy songsters Künt and the Gang wheel out their greatest minor internet hits alongside new material that probably won’t be as good as the old stuff. ‘Life-affirmingly puerile’ (Charlie Brooker, Guardian). www.kuntandthegang.co.uk

Kitty Cointreau / Duncan Oakley / Laughing Horse Free Festival Your chance to see top guest acts and MCs so you can decide which paid shows to see. Daily spot by Damian Kingsley (Newbury Fringe finalist 2009, Bath Fringe finalist 2009). Compilation

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kitty Cointreau, 'the puuuurfect burlesque beauty' (Leicester Mercury), and musical comedy whirlwind Duncan Oakley from BBC's Shappi Talk, join forces for an infectious mix of naughty comedy, daring tease, impressive musicianship and guests. www.kittycointreau.com Cabaret, Burlesque

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-5: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cabaret, Burlesque

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Music, Pop

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 5-6,8-11,13-28: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Kurt Braunohler presents the Amish Guide to F**king

The Lalorpalooza Show

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Eric Lalor / PBH's Free Fringe

Assembly by Arrangement With Avalon Promotions

Kurt Braunohler relates how he destroyed a 13-year relationship in the dumbest way possible. Bar fights, naked men, walruses and Sacha Baron Cohen. Come for the weird and hilarious ride. Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,25-28: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-24: 21:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lady Garden

Last Orders TFPL Five One Productions

PN

Irishman Eric Lalor is doing his first ever Edinburgh Fringe. He’s coming over to escape the doom and gloom of his own country to tell you about the doom and gloom of his own country and more.

The last attempt to write an hours worth of material for the Festival. This is the result! Last Orders will keep you laughing throughout, be it out of comedy genius or sheer confusion. Stay up and enjoy! www.five-one-productions.com Sketch show, Satire

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF Stand-up B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Opium • 71 Cowgate, Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 00:00 EH1 1JW (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) B V96GE5 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: Aug 6-14,16-21,23-27: 19:45 00:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 00:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Lastminute Comedy Club

Late 'n' Free

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Lastminute Comedy / PBH's Free Fringe

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Various special guests / Laughing Horse Free Festival Following packed rooms in 2010, Free Festival's answer to Late 'n' Live returns. Stand-up, tomfoolery and good-natured banter from top acts you'd pay to see elsewhere. Hosted by Aidan Killian, Damian Kingsley, Rich Perry, Mark Simmons.

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

See page 65 for show information

Compilation

You are cordially invited to (pay to) watch the (selfdubbed) World's Greatest All Female Five Person Sketch Group perform their latest offering. RSVP so we know numbers for the buffet*. ‘Britain's funniest women' (Telegraph). *Buffet not confirmed. Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

As part of PBH Free Fringe, legendary compère Paul B. Edwards introduces three great comedians each night. Expect Free Fringe stalwarts, up-and-coming stars and the occasional superstar. Free show. Donations encouraged (10% to Amnesty International). www.lastminutecomedy.com Cabaret, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 00:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B V42GD5 Aug 8-27: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Late Night Gimp Late 'n' Live Fight! N TPM

Gilded Balloon

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Laughing Horse Free Late Night Comedy Selection PN Laughing Horse Free Festival

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees 2010 and Chortle Award winners return with a brand new hour of slick, inventive, deliciously dark sketches. Total sell-out 2010. 'Sketch comedy doesn't get much better than this' SSSS (Scotsman). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19,21,26-28: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Late Night Irish Pick and Mick's – Free

The first, the best, the latest of late nights presents its 25th year of unadulterated comedy mayhem, expect the unexpected from the best comedy on the Fringe! After the comedy, live music from our fabulous house bands. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5: 01:00 (4h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 01:00 (4h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 01:00 (4h) £13.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Late Show Underbelly Productions / Neil Masters

Compilation

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Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe PN

Irish Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 6-28: 00:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-28: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A selection of top new and award-winning Irish acts will have you rolling in the Isles. Comedians will include Patser Murray, Greg Marks, Valerie Ní Loinsigh, John Brennan and Ian Perth.

The very 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 Free Festival

Underbelly’s very own late night stand-up show, now in its 10th year! Previous acts include McIntyre, Bailey, Noble, Howard, Byrne (23), O’Briain, Flight of the Conchords and so many more. Full line-ups at www.underbelly.co.uk. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 5,7,11,14,18,21,25,28: 00:35 (2h30m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 00:35 (2h30m) £14.50 (£13.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe ... different line-ups at every show ... three shows daily! The best way to see great Fringe comedy and it's free! Sell-out Fringe 2004-2010. www.freefestival.co.uk Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 18:00, 20:30, 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Laughing Horse's Funny Fillies – Free

Laugh Or Your Money Back – Free

Laurence Clark: Health Hazard!

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CKP in Association With Beyond Compare

Laughing Horse Bonnie Davies / Comedy and PBH'S Free Fringe Sajeela Kershi in association with www. funnyfemales.org.uk

‘Though relatively young, her experience is evident, as she is able to keep an audience The best in late night laughs laughing pretty much non-stop from a selection of the Fringe's for an hour’ (Chortle.co.uk finest funny fillies! The best 2011). www.bonnieisbonnie. funny women at the Fringe ... com all picked from comedy shows International around the Fringe. Different Medina • 45-47 Lothian every night! Free! Street, EH1 1HB www.freefestival.co.uk B V205GF5 Compilation, Stand-up Aug 5-9,11-16,18-23, Laughing Horse @ The 25-27: 17:05 (55m) White Horse • 266 (Free Non-ticketed) Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6

Aug 4-28: 23:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Laughing Penguin Showcase M

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SSSS (List). SSSS (Chortle). SSSS (Fest). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (Edinburgh Guide Student). As seen on BBC, ITV, C4. Awarded Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian. ‘Laugh out loud funny’ (Scotsman), SSSS (Broadwaybaby.com). www.laurenceclark.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:40 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 18:40 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:40 (55m) £11.00 (£10.00)

Lauren and Marc's Comedy Snack – Free

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Lee Camp Is: Yet Another American Mistake

Lauren Shearing and Marc Norris / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Penguin

PN Lee Camp / The Stand Comedy Club

A tasty half-hour of comedy from two fantastic The Laughing Penguin returns stand-ups. Expect brilliant to Edinburgh for the third stories, witty observations year with its annual Laughing and the occasional fish paste Penguin Showcase. Each sandwich. 'Tremendous fun day we bring you three top … slightly twisted' (Ed Fest performers all held together by Magazine). co-founder and resident MC Stand-up Tony Jameson. Laughing Horse @ Stand-up Finnegan's Wake • 9B Laughing Horse @ Victoria Street, EH1 2HE Espionage • 4 India B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Buildings, Victoria Street XAug 4: 12:00 (30m) (entrances on Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed) and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX Aug 5-6,8-13,15-18: 12:00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-28: 13:15 (1h) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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A rapid-fire, angrily opinionated, thought provoking adrenaline rush of verbal fireworks. ‘This US star is already developing a reputation for fearless comedy… He gets our seal of approval’ (Time Out). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 23:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Leeds Tealights: Animals with Jobs

Let Them Eat Cake! TFPK Women on the Make

Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous – 18th Year

TFL

PN

Leeds Tealights

Lewis Schaffer

National Student's Best Student Sketch Group 2010 returns with a feast of sketch comedy! 'Guaranteed jets of wee from laughter' (Russell Kane). 'Truly great stuff' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'A storming success' SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Sketch show, Revue

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Life Doctor TPL Channel You

The Scat Pack

Winner of Comedy Central and Chortle Awards, Phil Wang and Adam Lawrence presents the greatest TV show never shown. Join the Life Doctor as he Fearless, furious New Yorker. stumbles through the lives of 'Best of the Fest 2010. I can't three unfortunate participants. believe I'm laughing, but I am. ‘Skilful and hilarious’ (Varsity). The comedy world needs Lewis Underbelly, Cowgate • Schaffer. It just doesn't know 56 Cowgate (entrances Sketch show, Theatre it yet' SSSS (Scotsman). on Cowgate and Victoria www.lewisschaffer.co.uk Quaker Meeting House • 7 Street), EH1 1EG Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL Political, Stand-up B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 Laughing Horse @ The XAug 4-5: 20:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 11:30 Counting House • 38 West Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,22Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (1h15m) £7.00 25: 20:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 4-28: 19:30 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (Free Ticketed) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lewis Gray and Friend PN Lewis Gray / PBH's Free Fringe

Leila's Ladies PN Leila Borris / PBH's Free Fringe

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Lifestyles of the Weird and Aimless

Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous in a Smaller Room at PN an Earlier Time Dan Adams, Dan PN

N Dabster Productions and Screen HI

Join this crabby band of middle-aged ladies as they tour through history, tackling burning issues such as where to buy cake in plague pandemics, best comfy shoes for the guillotine and looking good in the blackout.

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Lights! Camera! Live at the Improvise! Gilded Balloon Podcast TFJ

McKee, Laurence Tuck

Lewis Schaffer

Improvised movie live on stage. Choose the theme, location, title - we improvise the film. Sell-out 2009/10. TNC Best Impro Show 2010. SSSSS (Broadway Baby.com). SSSSS (New Current). SSSS (List), SSSS (Three Weeks). SSSS (Fringe Review). www.thescatpack. co.uk Improv, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,15,22-23: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 19:15 (1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:15 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Little Howard's Big Show

With over a million downloads under its belt already, the Live at the Gilded Balloon Podcast returns for 2011. Comedy, music and chat from the biggest, brightest and best names at this year's festival. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 5-7,10-14,17-21,25-28: 12:00 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lloyd Langford: The Cold Hard Facts of Life N Lloyd Langford / The Stand Comedy Club

TFPU Big Howard & Little Howard

Join Leila and her lovely ladies for 50 fabulous minutes of character-based comedy. Meet weirdo cycle courier and performance poet Hannah, Dagenham's crappest rapper Mizz Chief, sexy Eastern European WAG Ivana and oddball autograph hunter Sarah Tonin. Enjoy! Stand-up, Solo show

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B V221GD3 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Last seen as an extra in the 2005 series of Byker Grove, Lewis well-nigh returns to prominence with this, his debut Fringe show. 'Makes Ross Noble look like he has direction' (Satisfied audience member, December 2008).

Quirky joke packed standup show featuring three comedians who just don’t Furious. 'Superstar of fit in. If life's a party then Stand-up free comics' SSSS Laurence, Dan and Dan (Scotsman), 'One of the five Rabbie Burns Cafe and weren’t invited, but they're best free comedy shows 2010' here anyway, looking awkward Big Howard and Little Bar • 103 High Street, (List). Malcolm Hardee Award in the corner. EH1 1SG Howard's massively popular for Comic Originality, nominee www.danisnotonline.co.uk B V73GE5 BBC1 show Little Howard's 2010. www.lewisschaffer.co.uk Big Question is in danger after Stand-up Aug 6-14,16-21,23-27: 17:15 Political, Stand-up someone accidentally called (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The the boss of CBBC a ‘steaming Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S bum-face’. But tonight’s show Counting House • 38 West Cannongate, EH8 8AA 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 could turn their whole world 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 around… 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4-5: 22:35 (1h) Theatre, Family Aug 4-28: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Assembly George Square (Free Ticketed) Aug 6-28: 22:35 (1h) • George Square, EH8 9LH M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 3-16,18-29: 16:40 (1h) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £10.00 (£8.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A brand new show featuring jokes about mice and cling film. Finally, a comedian unafraid to tackle big issues. Regular on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1). ‘Langford is a rising star’ (Guardian). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 4: 18:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 22:05 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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London Is Funny Lorcan McGrath Presents... is ... A 'Smart' Wrestling Fan N – Free Tom Webb / PBH’s Free Fringe / LondonIsFunny.com

N Lorcan McGrath / Laughing Horse Free Fringe

Four comics every night! For free! Hand-picked by London comedy bible LondonisFunny. com! Featuring tomorrow's stars plus the likes of Rufus Hound, Josie Long, Paul Sinha and stars of Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Mock the Week! Stand-up

Imans • Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX B V38GF6 Aug 6-27: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Loose Men PN Cal Halbert, Russ Gold and James Alderson / PBH's Free Fringe See page 205 for show information

Join Cal, James and Russ as they bring hilarity to the hot topics and gossip from the daily lives of men. Take a unique glimpse at what the loose male thinks, feels and really wants from life.

'Everything you want from a free Fringe show. The hour flew by. I loved it!' (Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner, Brendon Burns). Great fun for fans and non-fans of wrestling. Free biscuits! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 13: 23:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Lorcan McGrath / Laughing Horse Free Fringe

Love. They write songs about it, make movies about it and fight wars over it. Lorcan isn't one of those and wonders why. 'He's got a lovely face' (Lorcan's mother). Includes free biscuits! Stand-up

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Every now and then something comes along that changes your life. So while you're waiting for that, let comedians Sam Savage and Ben Salter entertain you with an hour of beautifully packaged nonsense. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 4-12: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Luke McQueen This is a must see show. A comedic tour de force from this ambitious and exciting comedian as he tells a dark and funny tale of heartache. 'Engaging and smart' (Ricky Gervais). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 6-17,19-27: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 75 for show information

Sam Savage and Ben Salter / Laughing Horse Free Festival

TFPM

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Stand-up

Live actors, comedy, thrills and exciting special effects

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Lorcan McGrath Luke McQueen is ... Not in Love - Your Love is Mine – Free

Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • Omni Centre, Leith Street, EH1 2QG B V344GC5 Aug 21-27: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Love, Hate and Other Hobbies – Free

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 XAug 5-7: 17:00 (1h) £4.00 Aug 8-14,16-21,23-28: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads TFK Ditto Productions/ Escalator East 2 Edinburgh/ LakinMcCarthy

‘The best young performance poet around’ (Observer) presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain,. Introducing a cast of tone-deaf pop wannabes, terrorised single mums and babyboomers with afflu-AIDS. SSSSS (Herald, Time Out). SSSS (Scotsman, List, Mail). Poetry, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 16:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 16:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Lunchtime Club 2011

Lunch With Quattro Formaggio

Mae Day: I'm Not Waving, I'm Drowning

TFPM

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Quattro Formaggio

Mae Martin

Quattro Formaggio welcomes you to our lunchtime service. Overcoming Town Hall backhanders and surprise visits from Environmental Health, we are now permitted to serve ‘an indulgent comedy feast’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). Book early for your favourite table.

Mae Martin's solo show mines her neurotic visions of impending apocalypse, her extremely strong feelings about celebrities and her adventures in androgyny. ‘Witty and wickedly funny’ (Xtra Magazine). Musical comedy Awards finalist.

Sketch show

Solo show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 13:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 13:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

The Rat Pack • 9b Shandwick Place, EH2 4RG B 0131 226 0000 V145GE2 Aug 5-15,17-22,24-29: 18:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Maff Brown – Pacman Is Actually Allergic to Ghosts

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Mabbs & Justice: TFPM Love Machine TFPL

Maff Brown

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Mabbs & Justice

TPN Best Medicine Management

Radio 1's John Kearns, award-winning Joe Wells, Suzi Ruffell 'definitely one to watch' (TimeOut), Absolute Radio's Max Dickins and Fin Taylor 'very, very good' (LondonIsFunny.com) are the future of British comedy. Catch them before they're huge! Compilation, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-5: 12:30 (1h30m) £4.00 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-28: 12:30 (1h30m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

For only £5999.95, you can join the Loneliest of Hearts Agency for Dating. Owner and founder, Jeff Alesbottom says, 'Come along, meet the members and hear the stories. But please, don't soil yourself.' Multimedia, Sketch show

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-11,14-15,17-18, 21-25,28: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 15:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Sample joke: when Stephen Fry gets an erection is it known as a Fry up? I wrote that for Shooting Stars. 'Howl-outloud, genuinely funny’ (Metro). Stand-up and funnies for 50 mins. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 17:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25,29: 17:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Making Faces: Introspectacles – Free PK Dan Curtis, Lizzie Kevan and Ed Mayhew

Award-giving comedy from Dan Curtis, Lizzie Kevan and Ed Mayhew. Making Faces always provide an exciting blend of stand-up, sketches, poetry and music. Introspectacles asks the tough questions, like: what are worst times to sneeze? Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 XAug 8: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Making Life Taste Funny – Free PJ Sean Turner and Graham Oakes / Laughing Horse Free Festival

The Malcolm Muggeridge Memorial Hour – Free

The Man Who Was Nearly There – Free

PJ

Dan Cardwell / Free Festival

Thomas Ogg and Bradley Cloche

Thomas Ogg and Bradley DeLaCloche present The Malcolm Muggeridge Memorial Hour (running time approx 50 minutes). A kaleidoscopic consortium of carefully crafted, characterbased comedy skits and sketches. Prepare to be 'pun'-ished! Sketch show, Satire

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 XAug 4: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-21: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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How to get ahead in Hollywood? Don't head butt an Oscar-winning actress. Don’t work with a naked Keith Chegwin. Never befriend anyone who says they're you from the future. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Many Mental Minds of Dr Jackson

Manos the Greek: The Tale PN Keatley and Of An Immigrant Rebecca Charlie Kemp – Free A comedy character show TFPM Manos the Greek

about four mental health patients in the 1970s. Watch the hilarity unfold. Satire

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 5-26: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Get a taste of how funny life can be with North East comedians Graham Oakes and Sean Turner. Stand-up comedy ranging from observational to surreal with a different guest comedian every day. www. makinglifetastefunny.co.uk Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-28: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

The new show by the Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee 2010. One man's journey from a small Greek island to the bright lights of London (via Dagenham). 'He's very good’ (Scotsman). Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-28: 16:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Stand-up

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Marbles Presents... Free

Margaret Cho Cho Dependent

Mark Nelson – Guilty Pleasure

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TM

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Marbles Improv

Bound and Gagged Comedy

MZA

A three-course meal hosted by Ted, Dougal, jack and Mrs Doyle Two men, one hour, no script, few issues. A unique improvised comedy adventure created on the spot by a Canadian and a Cornishman. Part well-oiled machine, part squabble and pure entertainment. Improv

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 5-12: 13:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show TM Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Revered for crass, taboobusting material, Cho is back with new stand-up and songs from her 2011 Grammy nominated album. 'One of the funniest comedians in America' (New York Times). Book early! Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 21:00 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mark Dolan – Sharing Too Much TFL Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Hilariously hard-hitting, pure, unadulterated, funny new show from Scotland’s fastest rising star. ‘A cracking joke teller … Talent that’s simply obscene … Remarkably accomplished' (List). 'Blistering material … dangerously near the boundaries of good taste' (Sunday Times). Sold-out 2010!

Sat 6 Aug 7.30pm | Sun 7 Aug 12pm

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Book now: 0131 226 0000 See page 261 for show information

Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 19:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16, 18,22-25: 19:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Mark Thomas: Extreme Rambling (Walking the Wall)

Kilimanjaro Presents AN EVENING WITH

DAVID SEDARIS

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Compilation, Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 21:20 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Channel 4 favourite Mark Dolan (The World's … and Me documentaries, Balls of Steel) takes his eagerly anticipated second solo stand-up show to Edinburgh, an hour of unspeakable and hilarious honesty! 'Consistently funny' (Independent). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

NY Times Bestselling Author

16 - 20 AUGUST

Following his sell-out show The Manifesto, award-winning comedian Mark Thomas returns with his new show about walking the Israeli Separation Barrier. ‘As gripping as any live performance you will see’ SSSSS (Guardian). The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 8-20: 19:30 (2h) £14.50 (£10.00)

18:30 SHOW

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France's award-winning raconteur interviews different guests every night in his own unique style. Expect top festival names, good wine and bawdy chat. ‘Fresh, accessible, hilarious’ (Guardian), ‘Wonderful French wit’ SSSS (Time Out). Lineups: www.marcellucont.com

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inFECTiOUs Tank ProducTions PresenTs

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Markus Birdman: Martha McBrier Dreaming – I'm Eric Barthram PN

Martin Semple ‘I Don’t Do Jokes’

Markus Birdman / Red Comedy with The Stand Comedy Club

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Martin Semple

Dreams are like children, follow them too long, people get suspicious. It’s about following your dreams, about coming to terms with yourself and about an hour. 'Controversial, witty, topical, silly. I laughed so hard it hurt' (BBC).

If a funny woman becomes a man, will (s)he be funnier? Martha McBrier 'female comic genius' (Scotsman) performs reverse drag. Come and meet Eric Barthram in a never been done before comedy experiment.

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Martha McBrier

KinGham & mannErs

6–27 augusT except Tuesdays

8.40–9.35Pm The Voodoo rooms Venue 68 19a West RegisteR stReet edinbuRgh eh2 2aa www.thevoodoorooms.com

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Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 4: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-14,16-22,24-28: 21:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mark Watson's 2012 Preview PL

Martin Mor: The Call of the Golden Frog

Mark Watson

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Stand-up

Cracking tales told from a unique and refreshing perspective. Confidence in droves and justifiably so as Martin is a new act worth keeping an eye on! Soldier does comedy. Worth a look! Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 19-27: 12:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mary Christ – The Unmusical! TFPM By Any Other Name Productions

Martin Mor / The Stand Comedy Club

Watson (from various TV and radio shows) unveils brand new material in a series of intimate, development shows. ‘The highest achiever Edinburgh has seen this decade’ (Times), ‘Simply Exhilarating’ (Daily Telegraph). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 19-27: 19:45 (1h) £15.00 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Irish comedian journeyed out to the edge and looked into the abyss so you don’t have to! A show about looking and thinking. Presented by Rexcorp Comedy Division. 'Irrepressible exuberance' (Scotsman). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 3: 20:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 20:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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She's outrageously hilarious, she has done everything from judging a Miss Camel Beauty Pageant to being a defibrillator in the porn industry, but what is she going to do about Jesus? 'Absolutely fabulous' (DB Magazine). Theatre, Variety

theSpace @ Jury's Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 XAug 5-6: 22:10 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24: 22:10 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 22:10 (50m) £8.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary PN

Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member

Matthew Crosby: AdventureParty

Mary Bourke

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TPL

Avalon Promotions

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

You could watch hundreds of comedians in skinny jeans and check shirts doing jokes about iPhones or be enraptured by the Irish Queen of Comedy. 'One of the best female comics in the country' (GQ). Stand-up

The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B V239GC5 Aug 6-29: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Matt and Ian Don't Know TFPM Matt and Ian

Ever watched Prime Minister’s Questions with a four-pack of lager? Matt has. After seeing this show you will probably want to as well. talkSPORT and former 6Music host’s debut solo show. As seen in Greggs. Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 14:55 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25,29: 14:55 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Matt Green: Too Much Information TFPM Matt Green

Matthew Crosby, one third of award-winning sketch team Pappy's (short, glasses), presents his debut solo show. Is it an adventure? Is it a party? Is it neither? Come find out. ‘A rising star’ (BBC Culture Show).

See page 58 for show information

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Matthew Highton's Shadowed Vagary

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Matt and Ian really don't Matthew Highton know what is going to happen. Spinning wheels of ideas, audience suggestions and a mix of randomness means no show is the same. Overwhelmed by life? www.mattandian.co.cc and Constantly distracted? This twitter.com/mattandian award-nominated show has Improv all the answers. As long as you Sweet Grassmarket ask very specific questions. • Apex City Hotel, 61 'A stand-up audience’s dream' Grassmarket, EH1 2JF SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 'Super impressive comedy XAug 4-5: 22:25 (1h) £5.00 brain' (British Comedy Guide). Come wander into Highton's beautifully strange comedic www.mattgreen.org Aug 6-21: 22:25 (1h) mind as a series of hilarious Stand-up, Storytelling £9.00 (£7.00) and outlandish ramblings Pleasance Courtyard • 60 twist and unfold in front M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 of you. An absurdly unique 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 stand-up experience. 'Inspired, 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 ridiculous, interconnected XAug 3-5: 20:30 (55m) comedy gloriousness' £5.00 (ThreeWeeks). Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: Stand-up 20:30 (55m) £11.00 (£9.00) Just The Tonic at the Aug 7-11,14,16-18,21, Caves • Enter from The 23-25,28: 20:30 (55m) Rowantree Bar (under £9.00 (£8.00) South Bridge), 253 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Cowgate, EH1 1LG 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 4-5: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-16,18-28: 22:15 (1h) £6.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Matt Kirshen: Wide-eyed

Matt Tiller: Just Du-et

Maxwell's Fullmooners

TPL

TPL

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Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy and The Producers UK

Young people are idiots. Kirshen (Last Comic Standing, Rude Tube, The Late Late Show) is 31 now, so he's as smart as it's possible to be. ‘Hugely impressive’ (Scotsman). SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 20:35 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 20:35 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 20:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Instantly likeable guitar thrashing comic is back with his songs, rants, one-liners and harmonic interaction to make your heart and mouth sing. 'Has many in the audience crying with laughter ... hilarious' SSSS (Hairline). www.tillerpop.com Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 19:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 19:35 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Stand-up

See page 98 for show information

Matt Rudge – We Max and Ivan Could Be Heroes Are Holmes and Watson TM

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Vivienne Clore

The UK's No.1 late show. Andrew Maxwell presents everyone's favourite late night show, Fullmooners. Award-winning self-styled hiphop Count Dracula Maxwell combines the best late night comedy, breakdancing, cabaret and all-round devilish entertainment. Come howl at the moon. Music, Stand-up

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 14: 23:00 (2h) £16.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Maybe Pile PN Clark and Boothy / PBH's Free Fringe

TFPK Ditto Productions

A three man show, where Clark's traditional sketchbased comedy is juxtaposed with Boothy's surrealism, creating an unusual dynamic. 'We don't break down the History's greatest detective fourth wall, we attack it and tackles Chicago's murky eat a bit of it' (Matthew Highly anticipated debut from underworld in his final thrilling Booth). Bafta’s Breakthrough Talent escapade, recently discovered Sketch show nominee, star of AAA Stand-Up by award-winning comedy duo 2010, support act on Stewart Max and Ivan (Time Out Critics Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF Francis’ national tour and the Choice). A prohibition-era B V148GF6 TV Collective’s Best Talent tale of revenge, whiskey and Award-winner. 'Impressive javelins. Aug 6-27: 19:00 (1h) stand-up' (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Storytelling (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Pleasance Courtyard • 60 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 15:30 (1h) £5.00 XAug 3-5: 19:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) 19:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 15:30 (1h) 22-25,29: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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McNeil and Pamphilon: Which One Are You? TFPL

Meditation Ruined My Life

Merv's 20th Year Gala Show

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Mervyn Stutter

McNeil and Pamphilon

After performing their debut sketch show Addicted to Danger! to sell-out audiences, award-winning double act and 2011 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year finalists McNeil and Pamphilon return with an all-new hour.

Sam gave up everything to become a Buddhist monk. But – as this tale of cut-throat ambition, dodgy gurus and angry husbands' shows – even the simple life can develop complications. (Hull Comedian of the Year.) Stand-up, Storytelling

Medina • 45-47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB Sketch show, Stand-up B V205GF5 Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Aug 6-27: 13:20 (1h) EH8 9AL (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 XAug 3-5: 17:40 (55m) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £5.00 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:40 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: Men Of War 17:40 (55m) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TPK Scratch

Merv's Pick of the Fringe celebrates 20 years of showcasing talent. Specially invited guests for the biggest night of variety on the Fringe. Two hours of talent from comedy, music, theatre, dance – the lot! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 17: 15:00 (2h) £12.50 (£11.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe TFU 20th Year!

M Croser – Unpleasant Man

See page 80 for show information

PN M. Croser / PBH's Free Fringe

Martin Croser (swine) descends upon Edinburgh like some angry pagan god to sate his bloodlust and discuss his concerns. Pray for mercy! Attend in droves! Toss him spare change as you would a crestfallen beggar! www. unpleasantman.blogspot.com

Highly anticipated sketches from the producers of The Reduced Edinburgh Impro Show. David Schaal (Jay’s Dad from The Inbetweeners), Cariad Lloyd (Kitty Romford), Perrier Nominee Stephen Harvey, Whatsonstage Nominee Gareth Kane. ‘Perfect’ (Mail). SSSSS (Express). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: Stand-up Sin Club and Lounge • 207 23:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Cowgate, EH1 1JQ 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B V162GE5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6-27: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Twentieth year! See live extracts from eight top shows and then go see the ones you like. Simple! Brilliant! Comedy, theatre, music, dance, the lot. ‘A stimulating showcase of talent’ (Scotsman). Copied but never equalled. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-23,25: 13:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy Meryl O'Rourke – Bad Mother... TL Something For The Weekend

What makes a bad mother? Wearing PVC catsuits to children's parties? Your own mother punched by a Nazi as a child then stalking minor celebrities? Are Nazis bad mothers? 'Fantastic' (Jonathan Ross), ‘Fabulous, edgy' (Time Out). Stand-up, True-life

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 14:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Michael Farcical Show – Free PN

Meet Michael Farcical, King of the Chat Show. Or so he thinks. Join him as he talks to a wonderful selection of star guests, who all believe they can outshine the luminous host! Satire

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 4-13: 20:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Time Out Live presents Lee Martin for Gag A Miss Behave Reflex Management Production

Compilation, Variety

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 3-14,16-21,23-28: 23:47 (1h13m) £4.99 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TU Underbelly Productions and Get Comedy

Laughing Horse Free Festival / The Farcical Group

Michael J Dolan – Dress to Depress

Welcome to the boil on the airbrushed arse of the Festival. Come and watch the great and the sh*t entertain you. A variety show for the debt ridden generation. If less is more, then f**k all is everything.

Michael Winslow

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011 nominee. One of the smartest new voices in comedy, Michael J Dolan presents his own twisted philosophy of all things. Stand-up comedy for miserable grown-ups. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 XAug 4: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-28: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The star of Police Academy comes to Edinburgh! Best known as Sgt Motor Mouth Jones in the hugely successful film series, Michael is a master of vocal sound effects and a major US comedian. Don't miss his Edinburgh debut. Stand-up

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 20:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Michael Workman – Humans Are Beautiful

See pages 155 and 102 for show information

TPM Gilded Balloon / Token Events

True story of the time award-winning comic, Michael Workman, wandered homeless through a warzone with a dog and a grave digging art student. Winner Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011. Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 87 for show information

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Mickey Anderson Unlocks the Key to Human Happiness

The Midnight Hour

Mike Newall's Get Better Box

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Fluid Thinking

Of course, as usual, would we disappoint you? London's Soho Comedy Club takes residence in Edinburgh for a nightly line-up of the best comedians at the Fringe and by logical extension, the world! Free. See you there!

Can we really dictate happiness? Is life just a series of good and bad luck? A self-confessed idiot reflects on rediscovering his Get Better Box, something created as a child to keep happy memories.

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A tale of joy, misery and the best thing in the world. (See show title.) ‘Exactly the sort of smart, themed comedy that will go down a storm in August' (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up, Solo show

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-10,12-17,19-24,2627: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Compilation, Stand-up

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 5,8-13,15-20,22-27,29: 23:59 (1h1m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Midnight Laughzzz APN

Mick Ferry: Sod It! See page 89 for show information

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An outrageous unromantic comedy by suzanne Portnoy & tim Fountain

Gilded Balloon 10.45Pm www.looserwomen.com FestivalHighlights.com

Marc Smethurst, Charlie Rowley, Will Duggan, Special Guests...

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-11,16-18,22-25: 21:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Milo McCabe: Get Brown TFM IMWP

CKP by Arrangement With Comedy Store Management

Apparently the end of the world is nigh. Panicking or beyond caring? Here’s your final chance to be petty or gain karma points. Join Mick’s countdown to extinction, with prizes. ‘Impossible not to enjoy’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk).

Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 14:40 (1h) £5.00

Midnight Laughzzz presents Marc Smethurst, Charlie Rowley, Will Duggan and special guests in a midnight comedy feast that promises to be worth breaking your curfew for. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 6-28: 00:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Innovative multi-character show where comedian Milo McCabe presents three new creations as well as Philberto. 'Flashes of mad comedy genius' (Scotsman). Spoof chat show featuring Maff Brown and Will Sentance from the Jeremy Kyle Show. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 12:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 12:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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‘Intelligent and unforgettable comedy’ HHHH The List

Underbelly 4.55pm

See pages 276 and 9 for show information

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Milton Jones: Lion Whisperer

Mission Suggestible

A Mixed Bag – Free

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Shellshock

Alex Love and Paul Langton / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Milton Jones – the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. YouTube him or something! ‘Sultan of the surreal’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 4-11: 19:30 (1h) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mind Reading for Breakfast TFPJ 'Psychic' Psychologist – Rob Bailey

Improvised spy comedy. A spy team faces the task of saving the world and they must race to save it. Until, in the gripping climax, an audience decides doom occurs. What will happen? You decide! Improv

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 XAug 6-7: 20:20 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8-14,16-21: 15:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mitch Benn PL Stand Comedy Club by Arrangement With IMWP

Join rising stars Alex Love and Paul Langton and their contrasting styles, where the cerebral meets the brash, as they unleash their mixed bag in a double-bill of stand-up. Expect strong language. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-28: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mogic TFPJ Hiatus Theatre in association with The Scat Pack

See page 73 for show information

Reiki, homeopathy and ESP: mumbo-jumbo or truth? Decide over free coffee and croissants as Fringe veteran Psychic Psychologist recreates parascientific illusions during this funny, informative show. 'Ditches paranormal waffle without compromising mystique' SSSS (Big Issue). www.psychicpsychologist. co.uk Interactive, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 XAug 4-5: 11:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-29: 11:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

From BBC Radio 4’s Now Show and BBC1’s One Show and Watchdog, Mitch makes his first solo Fringe appearance in 12 years with an intimate hour of comedy and songs. 'The country’s leading musical satirist' (Times). Music, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 Aug 5-14: 15:00 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy magic. A mail order magic kit. A magician and his glamourous assistants with only an instructional cassette to follow. Hilarious farce meets breathtaking magic. 'Astonishing performance' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). 'Hysterical. The audience is literally speechless with laughter' (Hairline.org.uk). www.hiatustheatre.co.uk Theatre, Magic

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 3-5,15,22-23: 17:10 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 17:10 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 17:10 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Molly and Fuffkin APL Powdersloth / PBH’s Free Fringe

The Moonfish Rhumba: The Chronicles of Moonfish TFPL Moonfish Rhumba

Moonshine and Trumpery PL Gerry Howell / PBH’s Free Fringe A fantastical journey through the mindscape of awardwinning comedian Gerry Howell. A show for anyone who has ever wondered who they are and what happens when a zebra crosses the road. ‘Surreal rambling brilliance’ (Time Out). Best Show Buxton 2010. Stand-up, Storytelling

Wonderfully frenetic and fantastically manic, this quirky physical comedy is performed by Gaulier and Desmond Jones, trained clowns. Steve and Dave, unlucky in life, struggle against their destiny only to become losers behind the checkout. www.powdersloth.co.uk Absurdist, Clown

Princes Mall • Princes Street/waverly Bridge, EH1 1BQ B V203GD5 Aug 8-14: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Monsters: A History of Villainy PJ Monsters / PBH's Free Fringe

Madcap comedy duo, the Moonfish Rhumba, (Hackney Empire/Amused Moose finalists) return with an hour of musical comedy, sketches and banter. 'Piss funny ... so good I gently hate them' (Marc Dolan, C4). www. moonfishrhumba.com Music, Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-13,19-20,26-28: 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23: 20:30 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 10-11,14,18,21,24-25: 20:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00)

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-27: 14:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Morgan & West: Crime Solving Magicians TPU Morgan & West

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Moon Horse vs the Mars Men of Jupiter PN

See page 64 for show information Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return with an all new show and their toughest challenge – solving their own murder. Featuring magic, mystery and mild peril aplenty. Sell-out show 2009, 2010. SSSS (Scotsman). Theatre, Magic

MJ Hibbett and Steve / Gilded Balloon Teviot • PBH's Free Fringe Teviot Row House, EH8

9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 15:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-11,15-16,18, 22-25, 29: 15:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Was Ghengis Khan that bad? Was Big Bad Wolf really such a bell-end? And that Mother Teresa – surely a slag? Enjoy our ghoulish sketch show lecture featuring history and fiction's best loved baddies. Sketch show, Historical

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B V221GD3 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A new two-man sci-fi comedy rock opera from the people who brought you Dinosaur Planet, Hey Hey 16K and The Lesson of the Smiths. 'I bloody love MJ Hibbett' (Eddie Argos).

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Rock, Sci-fi

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B V42GD5 Aug 6-20: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Morningside Malcolm Meets the Weegies

Mostly Comedy Club – Free

Mud Wrestling With Words

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Robin Cairns / PBH's Free Fringe

Malcolm has a terrible secret! When an old schoolmate appears at his art exhibition how can Malcolm prevent his Morningside friends learning that he's originally from … Glasgow! 'Fall-off-the-couch funny' (EdinburghGuide.com). Solo show

The Royal Oak • 1 Infirmary Street, off South Bridge, EH1 1LT B 0131 557 2976 V309GE5 Aug 8-11,15-18: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up poetry for people who don't like poetry, especially stuff about thwarted A grab bag of stand-up, sketches and music from some love and daffodils. 'Death of of the finest acts on the Fringe, poetry!' (Oxford University). 'Grabs poetry by its shoulders hosted by the small-town and shakes it until dirty, funny comedy duo, Doggett and words fall out' (Londonist). Ephgrave. 'Polished, natural comedians' (Camden Fringe Poetry, Spoken word Voyeur). www.mostlycomedy. The Banshee Labyrinth co.uk • 29-35 Niddry Street, Stand-up EH1 1LG Laughing Horse @ The B V156GE5 Counting House • 38 West Aug 18-27: 20:40 (50m) Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-20: 00:05 (1h) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Morris & Vyse: Movin' On Up! Daylords Return With Politically Erect – Free N Morris & Vyse / PBH's Free Fringe

Morris & Vyse SSSSS (Metro) return after the success of last year’s Daylords, a disastrous daytime TV show. Your utterly inappropriate TV hosts are back on ITV7 with new guests and more outrageous comedy. www. morrisandvyse.com Sketch show

Jenny Ha's • 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT B V227GD6 Aug 20-27: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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See page 130 for show information

Politically Erect

Mugging Chickens return to Edinburgh for a third year in what is sure to definitely be their third year in Edinburgh! They are back for yet another Tired of being a loser? These round of silly, surreal, infantile three young go-getters scissor- and profound sketch show kick life in the balls daily. mayhem! Enjoy! Validate your meaningless Sketch show existence by accepting the Laughing Horse @ The wisdom they offer you, Three Sisters • 139 interspersed with hilarious Cowgate, EH1 1JS sketches. B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 www.politicallyerect.co.uk Seminar, Sketch show Aug 4-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 4-28: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 120 and 109 for show information

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Musical My Name Comedy Awards Is Hannibal: Showcase The Hannibal Montanabal J Experience Avin a Larf Ltd TM Live Nation

See page 48 for show information

Experience the Fringe's number one musical comedy mixed show! Showcasing stars of the London competition alongside the best musical comedians from across the festival. Time Out London Critics' Choice and sell-out Grand Final 2009/10/11. Compilation, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 5: 21:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11: 21:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-9,12-14: 21:50 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Music Box See page 131 for show information

TFJ Music Box

Performers from The Maydays, Oxford Imps, Hoopla and NewsRevue unite to create an improvised musical adventure. 'Well sung and very funny' (ImprovAmerica. com). 'A lovely, funny and slick improvised musical by a talented group' (Earl's Court Festival). www.musicboximpro.co.uk Improv, Musical theatre

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-5,16,22-23: 14:45 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 14:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:45 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

The Naked Busker: Seeing More of Me – Free PN Spooky Kid Productions

Collected works of one hilarious naked busker's journey across Britain, in search of the legendary and clearly misplaced, ‘Great’. Dealing with hitchhiking, girlfriends, masturbation and drunkenness this man might have just found it.

American comedian Hannibal Buress is a favourite at Montreal, Chicago and New York comedy festivals. Don't miss this hilarious show! ‘The funniest young comic I've seen in years’ (Chris Rock). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 21:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 20-28: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mythbunking TPK Unexpected Productions

Mythbunking. We’ve all heard myths before, like the one about the moon landings being fake, or Richard Gere gerbilling himself. But where do they come from and who creates them? This, friends, is your chance to find out. Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 4-5: 13:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 13:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Phil McIntyre Show + Tell Entertainment by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

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Nathan Cassidy: Fantastica! TM Rat Pack Productions Ltd

The award-winning comic (ITV, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4) delivers an hour of laughs that show just why he is one of the UK’s hottest rising stars. ‘Compelling, well-observed stand-up' (Guardian).

Fusing psychic magic and an obsessive deconstruction of the spoon-bending icon/ oddball that we all know and love. Featuring telepathy, clairvoyance, oil dowsing and a death-defying motorbike stunt. ‘An absolute sensation’ (Guardian). SS SS (ThreeWeeks). www. showandtelluk.com

Stand-up

Magic

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 16:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 16:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Nathan Dean Williams Presents... 'The Buffet'

Naz Osmanoglu: 1000% Awesome TL Avalon Promotions

TFM Nathan Dean Williams

Edgy stand-up from the 6th member of Take That, with a big finish that will leave you aghast. 'An incredible act ... gloriously entertaining through sheer energy and chutzpah' (Chortle.co.uk). 'High in originality ... entertaining … well thought through' Delectably dark character (BroadwayBaby.com). storytelling from the prince of Stand-up the poignantly perverse. Just The Tonic at the 'A filthy, twisted Alan Bennett Caves • Enter from The for the jilted generation' Rowantree Bar (under (TheFixOnline.com). 'Sheer South Bridge), 253 comedic joy' SSSSS Cowgate, EH1 1LG (BroadwayBaby.com), 'Niftily B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 adrift of the mainstream' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). XAug 4: 13:45 (1h) £4.00 Just the Tonic at The Aug 5,10-11,15-16: 13:45 Store (formerly GRV) • 37 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG Aug 6-9,12-14,18-20: 13:45 B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 7-11,14-15,17-18, 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 21-25,28: 20:00 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £6.50 (£5.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 20:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Half English poshboy, half Turkish warlord, Naz Osmanoglu wields a sharp sense of humour and a claim to the Turkish throne. Behold, the Amused Moose Laugh Off winner and member of sketch group WitTank. Join the coup. Stand-up

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18, 22-25,29: 21:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Neil By Mouth TFAPM

Neil Dougan – Rough Rared

Neil Cole

TFL

New Art Club: Quiet Act of Destruction

Neil Dougan

TL New Art Club

Long awaited solo stand-up debut for award-winning comedian, Russell Brand support, TV-face (WRC on Dave) and radio-mouth (NME, XFM). 'Enjoyably bawdy with impressive imaginative leaps' (Scotsman). 'Stamped with star quality' (Stage). Directed by Dave Brown (Mighty Boosh). @neilcole

Rough Rared – a Belfast expression meaning brought up in an ungentle, although not uncaring fashion. An autobiographical account of growing up in council estate Belfast and then staying there. Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Stand-up, Solo show Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 XAug 4-5: 17:20 (1h) £4.00 Aug 4-5,8,22: 18:15 (1h) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: £5.00 (£4.00) 17:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-29: Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 18:15 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) 17:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-24: 18:15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Show 2010 winners take you on an exhilarating, energetic and hilarious rampage through a placid Cambridgeshire village where chaos leaks from under the church hall door. Physical theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-8,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:20 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25: 18:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Neil Delamere: Divilment

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Kate Smurthwaite / PBH's Free Fringe

America's $1 funnyman returns! Neil's unique brand of comedy has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide. Don't miss the chance to see this cult icon perform at the Fringe. 'Peerless' SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Truly extraordinary' SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

National TV and radio comedienne and political commentator Kate Smurthwaite returns with a new hour of smart, insightful, radical political humour. ‘A powerhouse of observational wit’ (Spectator). 'Comedy that cuts through the cr*p' (ThreeWeeks). Free.

Stand-up

Imans • Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX B V38GF6 Aug 6-15,17-28: 20:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Off The Kerb Productions with The Lisa Richard Agency

After a year off, Neil returns to the Fringe with a new show that seeks everyday mischief. Tomfoolery is what is needed. ‘Simply put, Delamere's a master' SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘One mean, lean, comedy killing-machine’ SSSSS (Herald). www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:40 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 19:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 15-28: 22:40 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Political, Stand-up

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NewsRevue TFPL NewsRevue

Nick Gibb: Crumpled Antipodean Dandy N

The 90s in Half an Hour – Free J Marc Burrows / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Nick Gibb / PBH's Free Fringe

The Guinness World Recordbreaking, Fringe First-winning, national and international news-based song and sketch show. Perrier finalist. Official Fringe sell-out show. SSSSS (Scotsman). ‘The packed audience were in hoots for the whole duration of this masterclass’ (One4Review.com). Sketch show, Satire

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 Aug 6,13,20,27: 18:20 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7,12,14,19,21,26,28: 18:20 (1h) £13.50 (£12.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 18:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour J

Raconteur, soliloquist and professional dissolute Nick Gibb brings his acclaimed, whisky soaked stand-up to, appropriately, a bar, well after dark. Nick is a 2011 nominee for New Zealand's biggest comedy award, The Billy T.

Were you Blur or Oasis? A decade of music, movies and growing-up-geek squeezed into 30 minutes. Directed by Andrew O’Neill. ‘A heartwarming look at life’s little intricacies’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Excellent … the potential to go far’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 B V148GF6 Aug 6-13,15-20,22-27: 22:45 Aug 6-14,16-28: 15:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up, Solo show

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Nick Helm – Dare to Dream

Nobody's Darling

TM

TFPN

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Glorious Management

TC Baldwin

Nicholas Parsons / Pleasance

More flamboyant than ever! This stage, screen and Fringe legend returns for his 11th year with his sell-out comedy chat show, Happy Hour, featuring a myriad of special guests. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 5: 17:10 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,13-14,20: 17:10 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8,10-12,15,17-19: 17:10 (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Professional dick-kicker Helm will sweat in a portacabin for an hour as he attempts to entertain you. Comedy, poetry, music, volume. ‘Thrilling’ (Times). ‘Nonsensical joy’ (Time Out). ‘Sharp, funny and loud’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 16:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An exploration of not giving a f**k. Discerningly, not in a dick way. Unless you're one of those people who's mortally offended by everything. If you are, don't bother. All wide-minded friends come by for a crack. Stand-up

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 15:05 (50m) £3.50 (£2.50) Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27,29: 15:05 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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The Noise Next Door – Their Finest Hour

No Pants Thursday

North vs South

TFPK

TM

No Pants Thursday

James Gill, Ben Morgan

PN

Bound and Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Comic Voice Management

Immerse yourself in the gamechanging new production from the quickest wits in comedy. ‘Astonishing’ SSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (Daily Telegraph). ‘Masterpiece’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Genius' SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). Improv

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 16:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A four man Irish comedy group. Harking back to their boy-band success in the 90s, No Pants Thursday takes to the road for a comeback tour. This time, less songs, more sketches. Swish. Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5: 22:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-16,18-28: 22:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Norman Lovett – Free PK LOL@NoLo – PBH's Free Fringe

Ben is from the affluent south. James is poor and from the north. Comedy has bought them together – and they f**king hate each other. Witness Britain's socioeconomic divide on stage, alongside a guest comedian each night. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 XAug 6: 22:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 22:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Nothing to Show TFL Watch This Theatre Company

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Nonsense Duet – Free PL McGarrity and Cowle

The stand-up legend and Red Dwarf star returns. 'A true original' (Guardian). I'm delighted to be a part of PBH's Free Fringe this year and I think it's what the Fringe is really all about. Stand-up

Man with van looking for jobs – no time wasters. Support acts Paul Duncan McGarrity ‘A hard act to follow’ (ThreeWeeks) and Jay Cowle ‘one hell of an original stand-up’ (TheNewCurrent. com) do jokes. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 7-27: 20:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Watch This are back with nothing planned – to improvise an entire show based on one word suggested by you. 'As close to perfect as improv comedy gets...' (BroadwayBaby.com). Anything can happen with Nothing to Show.

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ Improv B V78GD6 theSpaces on the Mile • Aug 6-14,16-21,23-29: 20:25 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) B 0845 508 8316 V39bGE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 20:05 (50m) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 £4.00 (£3.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 20:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Obsession – A Life With Magic

Olivia Lee: Chats Up the Fest

FPJ

Office Girls Go Crazy: Lazy Lunch – Free

Ian Kendall

APN

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Office Girls Go Crazy / Free Festival

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What happens when you show an Asperger's kid something cool? Fringe veteran Ian Kendall explains his lifelong obsession with sleight of hand. ‘Impressive magician's skill’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Slick, stylish sleight of hand’ SSSS(BroadwayBaby. com). www.iankendall.com Magic

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 13,20: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Office Girls Go Crazy present poetry, puppets, spoken word, sketches, jokes, quizzes, competitions and cakes, along with a couple of very special guests, all crammed into a 40 minute lunch hour! Poetry, Spoken word

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-20: 12:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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She’s chatted to the likes of Owen Wilson, Keanu Reeves and Will Smith on TV. Book now to see her chat live to the most prestigious comics and celebrities at this year’s festival. Hoorah! Talk

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 16-18,22-25,29: 17:45 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 19-21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

OCD: The Singing Obsessive – Free Off the Top of Our Heads TFPK

Olver: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Gill Smith

TM

TPM

Jam Jar'd

Best Medicine Management

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For years Gill Smith resisted her biggest obsession – breaking into song – in favour of tune-free analysis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Now she's accepted her own obsessive toe-tapping and is sharing her innersoundtrack. Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4: 18:05 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 18:05 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jam Jar'd present a performance of physical, character and experimental comedy. Playing with music and a range of different humours, the comic trio welcome you into their heads for an evening of laughter. Sketch show

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20: 21:35 (50m) £6.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Oklahomaphobia! J Abie Philbin Bowman / PBH's Free Fringe Oklahomaphobia: an irrational fear of gay men and musicals. Usually suffered by religious fundamentalists who haven't realised that homosexuality is the embodiment of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Stand-up from @AbiePB and friends Stand-up, Satire

Imans • Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX B V38GF6 Aug 5-15,17-29: 17:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Mark Olver returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Sort of stand-up, sort of theatre, and all kinds of scary. Actual violence guaranteed. SSSS (Scotsman), SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Best New Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. Theatre

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 15:35 (1h) £4.00 Aug 6-16,18-20,23-28: 15:35 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Omid Djalili: One Threw Up Work in Progress in the Cuckoo's Nest – Free PN Bound and Gagged Comedy

Come and see Omid Djalili work in new material as he prepares for his forthcoming UK tour. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Omid guarantees you an hour of experimentation. Tickets for all shows £10. Book early. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 18-28: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

One Handed Show: A History of Pornography PN

Stand-up

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 5-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFU Oxford Imps

N One Of Theirs / Free Festival

After playing seven years of sell-out shows, Oxford's improvised comedy troupe hits Edinburgh again! Armed with audience suggestions, the A show made up of three acts from completely different Imps create a Whose Line is it Anyway? fast-paced comic parts of the UK. Their sinister show on the spot. Suitable for observations will have you shaking with laughter, it'll be a all ages. Improv show that’s rightfully wrong. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Stand-up Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS XAug 3-5: 15:45 (50m) B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 £5.00 Aug 4-28: 21:50 (1h) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: (Free Non-ticketed) 15:45 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15:45 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Original PU Denis Krasnov / PBH's Free Fringe

Nellie White / PBH's Free Fringe

All Nellie wanted to do was eat lamb shanks and watch pornography. This is her story.

The Oxford Imps

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

The Oxford Revue: But Seriously TL Oxford Revue

Denis's unique, clever, wellwritten, thought-provoking routines sought him quite a following in both UK and USA. Find out what has been captivating Broadway audiences for almost 10 years! 'One of the best...’ SSSSS (London Comedy Store Management). Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V161GE5 Aug 6-14,16-21,23-27: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree

Sweet Venue Grassmarket August 4th-21st 11am

Written and performed by Lita Doolan See page 279 for show information

Fire! Regicide! War! Are just some of the hilarious topics covered in the world-famous Oxford Revue’s new show. Oxford University’s top comedy group invites you to see a story of love! Lust! And hand-holding! Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 16:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 16:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One

Papa CJ: One in a Billion M

Parris and Dowler: Special Delivery

Papa CJ

PL Rachel Parris and Max Dowler / PBH's Free Fringe

L Assembly by Arrangement With CAA

A comic thriller about aliens and glory. ‘The Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind, a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not just possible, but imminent' SSSSS (Guardian). Sketch show, Theatre

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,25-28: 21:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-24,29: 21:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 140 for show information

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Pam Ford Curl Up and Dye Salon Secrets

www.jodykamali.com See page 99 for show information 130

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

Hotly tipped comedians Rachel Parris (Hackney Empire New Act finalist 2011) and Max Dowler (Leicester Square New Act finalist 2010) do comedy songs, stand-up and impressions. Wry, playful, cynical and a little bit special. Free! Stand-up, Variety

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate, EH1 1NE, B V27GE5 Aug 6-14,16-22,24-27: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Patrick Parents Evening Monahan: Hug Me I Feel Good PN Kieran and Natalie / PBH's Free Fringe

Pam Ford Comedian / PBH's Free Fringe

TM Vivienne Smith Management / Phil McIntrye Entertainment

Pam will share with you hilarious and heartwarming true stories from her hairdressing salon. Terrified of the hairdresser's chair? Join the club. Stand-up

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2:30pm, 4th-28th (not 15th), AUGUSt

Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 22:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11: 22:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-14: 22:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

PN

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B V148GF6 Aug 5-27: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Uncensored irreverent comedy unleashed by Last Comic Standing finalist and India's famous stand-up guru. 'Reliable crowd-killer' (Time Out). 'Wasn't an earthquake, was Papa CJ's comedy' (Times of India). 'Wolf in sheepskin' (8th Grade Teacher).

Character comedy about parents, teachers, kids, adults, schools and everything. Starring Natalie Dibsdale and Kieran Hodgson (of Free Fringe favourites ‘Kieran and The Joes’). Past praise: SSSSS (Threeweeks). SSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). 'A comic gem' (Scotsman).

Festival favourite returns following sell-out tours of Australia, Spain and UK. Laugh and be hugged at the same time! ‘Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen’ (Daily Mail). ‘Funniest show in Edinburgh’ (Guardian). Storytelling Gilded Balloon Teviot • The Voodoo Rooms • West Teviot Row House, EH8 Register Street, EH2 2AA 9AJ B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 17-27: 16:50 (1h) XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Patrick Monahan: Stories and Fairytales of Travels for Kids Who Dance Like Camels

Paul Daniels: Paul McCaffrey: Hair Today, Gone Saying Something Tomorrow Stupid U

TPM

Norwell Lapley Productions Ltd

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

The most successful magician of the 20th century and international sex symbol comes to town with the lovely Debbie McGee with a show full of comedy, magic and amazement. He promises not to dance.

Hotly anticipated, hilarious debut solo show from awardwinning stand-up comedian. ’He has charm, charisma and success written all over him’ (Evening Standard). ‘Likeable, animated, fluid with a first rate sense of timing’ (Chortle. co.uk).

TU Vivienne Smith Management / Phil McIntrye Entertainment

Hilarious storyteller returns with tales of the shepherd boy, Magic his breakdancing sheep and Assembly George Square a camel who loves to party! • George Square, EH8 9LH 'The children lapped it up!' B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 (Adelaide Advertiser). XAug 3-5: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 Stand-up, Storytelling Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,25-28: Gilded Balloon Teviot • 17:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ Aug 10-11,15-18,22-24: B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 17:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) XAug 3-5: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 6-9,12-14,20-21,27-28: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 14:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 10-11,15-16: 14:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Paul Foot: Still Life TFL

Patsy Blades' Mid-Life Crisis

IMWP

Stand-up, Solo show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21,2628: 18:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

See page 97 for show information

U Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

FAPM Patsy Blades

Patsy invites you to join her as she plans a party! Part standup and silly stories – part poppadoms, pretzels and party games. Come and be a pal to Patsy as she celebrates her peri-menopause... www.patsyblades.com Stand-up, True-life

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 XAug 15-18: 15:30 (45m) £6.50 (£5.00) Aug 19-21: 15:30 (45m) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 22-28: 17:55 (45m) £9.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The walls of Baron Ryan Carter's castle have ears and a rudimentary mouth that whispers the 23 comments of old that changed the world – now in the hands and voice box of Mr Paul Foot. Performance art

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 19:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,17-18,23-25: 19:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:40 (1h) £11.00 (£10.50) Aug 15,22: 19:40 (1h) £6.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Impro Chums are wonders of nature, taking audience suggestions and creating laughter cascades. 'You could see this every night and never tire of it, they continue to be the finest exponents of improv art' (Mirror). Improv

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 19-21,26-27: 11:30 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 19-21,26-27: 16:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 22-25: 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Paul Sinha: Looking at the Stars

Peacock and Gamble's Podcast

Peeling PVA in Happier Maché

PN

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Peeling PVA

Paul Sinha / Red Comedy with The Stand Comedy Club

Avalon Promotions

'Mesmerising' (Scotsman). 'An alluring mix of quick wit, self-deprecation and fierce intelligence' (Fest). 'The best, cleverest, funniest, most thought-provoking piece of stand-up comedy I have ever seen' (FringeGuru.com). 'Indian poof' (Jim Davidson). Stand-up, Contemporary

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-14,16-28: 22:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 4: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Peacock and Gamble unleash their hit podcast for four live recordings. It was Chortle Award nominated and one of the Guardian’s Top 10 Comedy Podcasts. ‘Pure gold’ (Guardian). Available free on iTunes and www.chortle.co.uk Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7,14,21,28: 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Pearse James Presents Freesome PN Pearse James

TFPL

The riotous double-double act sprinkle a tube full of glittering sketches, songs and funny bits all over your day. Apply liberally. Some assembly required. 'Brilliant sketches' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 13:25 (50m) £3.50 Aug 6-9,11-14,18-21,25-27: 13:25 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 10,15-16,22-24: 13:25 (50m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Peeling PVA Stands Up See page 104 for show information

PN

Peacock and Gamble's Emergency Broadcast

Peeling PVA / PBH's Free Fringe

TM Avalon Promotions

Join Irish comic Pearse James, as he showcases three of the finest comedy acts from Scotland and beyond. A new line up everyday with very special guests throughout. www.pearsejames.com Game show

When live performances go wrong, step forward Peacock and Gamble (Russell Howard's Good News, Peacock and Gamble Podcast) with their ramshackle, seat-of-the-pants, emergency comedy night. Chortle Award nominees 2011. 'Unfettered roars of laughter' (Guardian). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-11,15-18,22-25: 22:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Peeling PVA showcase some of Edinburgh's hottest stand-up contenders including John Rushton, Stuart Young, Liam McDonnell and a special guest every day. ‘Sap up this young talent before it's old and expensive' SSSSS (Three Weeks). Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V56GE5 Aug 6-27: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

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People I Tried to Like

Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery

TPU

TPL

Glasgow Actors

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Objective Talent Management

Could you cope with 96 year old Granny Bain, the confused sectarian, Ann Marie, the suicidal trans-sexual or Campbell the king of political correctness? Sharp and funny, with the writer of King Of Scotland. Solo show

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-4: 14:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 14:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Pete Bennett's Tourettes and Stuff See page 165 for show information

PJ Pete Bennett

After sell out shows in 2007/08/09/10, the UK’s top comedic conjuror returns with 'The best magic tricks in the Universe' (Independent). 'Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day' (Time Out).

Phill Jupitus Quartet – 'Made Up' TJ Gilded Balloon

Seasoned improvisers Phill Jupitus, Steve Steen and Andy Smart are varyingly joined by guests Steve Frost, Niall Ashdown and Ian Coppinger. Bizarre audience suggestions made flesh in front of your face. Endless possibilities. Improv

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ Magic B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, XAug 5: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 EH8 9AL Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,27-28: B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 15:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 8,10-11,15,17Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18,22,24-25: 15:30 (1h) 20:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians XV N

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Phill Jupitus: Stand Down PN Off the Kerb Productions

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians XV

TV's Big Brother winner Pete Bennett makes his stand-up debut utilising comedy, music and puppetry to talk about his life as the UK's most famous Tourettes sufferer and all that it entails.

Tin. What it says on. The. XVth year for the show that started the Free Fringe. When Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair you're an institution, you're an Street, EH1 1QR institution. Four acts per night. B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 Stand-up Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: The Canons' Gait • 232 19:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Canongate, EH8 8DQ Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: B V78GD6 19:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-27: 21:35 (1h55m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) Theatre, Solo show

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

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

Surprising like Oates climbing back into Scott’s tent, Jupitus returns to what he does best, stand-up. Erudite, troubled, occasionally mean, if you’ve only seen him on TV, expect to spill your drink in fury/joy. www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 3: 22:00 (1h) £11.00 XAug 4: 19:40 (1h) £11.00 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-28: 20:25 (1h) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Phil Mann's Full Mind and Michael Keane: Intelligent Shuffle – Free

Philosophical Investigations PJ Raph Shirley / PBH's Free Fringe

Phil Mann and Michael Keane

Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-28: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 160 for show information

TFPK John van der Put / Cat's Cradle Comedy

PL

Attend. Get answers. Experience Mann’s 'hilarious' (Stage) and 'splendidly odd' (Fringe Report) perfect recall. Acerbic. Quirky. Keane's accused of being 'brilliantly deadpan' (Stage) and ‘frighteningly fast, furiously funny’ (52in52).

Piff the Magic Dragon: Last of the Magic Dragons

So You Think You're Funny Finalist Raph Shirley does gagriddled stand-up with a firm grounding in formal logic. ‘His writing is unique and rather clever’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle. co.uk). ‘Hilarious’ (London Evening Standard). www.raphshirley.com Stand-up, Satire

Rush Bar • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY B V100GE6 Aug 6-27: 15:05 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

The Phoenix: A Failure On a Mission

Phil Nichol: The Simple Hour

TFM

They're back! To save the species! 'Top Three Picks of the Fringe' (The One Show). 'Unbelievable' (BBC1). 'Cute, inspired and very funny' (Time Out). 'Gloriously grumpy!' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Genuinely side-splittingly funny' (ArtsHub.co.uk). Cabaret, Magic

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 18:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 18:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-10,14-15,17, 21-24,28: 18:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tania Edwards

Pistol & Jack – Smash.Glam. Sex.Music.

PN Phil Nichol / The Stand Comedy Club

TFM Racked Collective

A brand new hour of simply hilarious stand-up comedy and simply ridiculous comic songs from the simple multi award-winning Phil Nichol. SSSSS (Herald). ‘Riotously funny’ (Sunday Telegraph), ‘Infectious joy’ (Scotland on Sunday), ‘Delightfully silly’ (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 4: 20:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 20:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Consider yourself a failure? Trying to reinvent yourself? Think having your own teeth is a measure of success? So does stand-up comedy's Tania Edwards, who in her own words is, 'hilarious, brilliant, whatever.' Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 18:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 18:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-12,15-16,18-19,2226: 18:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Raucous. Heart-wrenching. Badass. She's an American pop princess. He's a depraved Cockney rocker. Preaching the filth and mashing up hits from Beyonce to Bowie, Pistol & Jack will bring you to your knees... www.pistolandjack.com Cabaret, Music

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:20 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:20 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22, 24-25: 21:20 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Playing Politics

Playtime – Free

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Playing Politics

Laughing Horse Free Festival / Awsum Brown O'Meara

FPN

Three totally different, very funny comedians have come out to play. Musical comedian Jonny Awsum, ’Awesome’ (Time Out), Toby Brown ‘Excellent timing’ (ThreeWeeks) and Ed O'Meara ‘Mercurial wit’ (BBC) find they have gotten older without actually growing up.

Starring writer/performers: Mel Hudson ‘Hilarious’ (Guardian), Kate O'Sullivan ‘A young Carol Channing’ (Telegraph), Alex Baldacci ‘Idiotic and very funny’ (Hull Daily Mail). Expect quickfire sketches, bampot stand-up and photocopying. www. sketchdepartment.com

Wicked topical musical comedy from Scotland's political parody specialists. Lyrically savage, musically adroit and totally unbroadcastable! ‘Brilliant satirical songsters’ (Joyce Macmillan, Scotsman). ‘Sharpest pencils in the political box – genuinely inspired and funny’ (Iain MacWhirter, Herald). Cabaret, Satire

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 19: 20:30 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 20: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

PLAY LATE TFPN Edinburgh Playhouse on the Fringe

Stand-up

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

Please Retain For Your Records Sketch Department

Sketch show, Stand-up

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 14-20: 20:35 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Pockets of Please Hold, Suspense – Free You're Being Transferred to a APN UK Based Asian Relax, Eat and Breathe Laughing Horse Free Representative /Festival

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PN Sadia Azmat / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laugh and dance late into the night at PLAY LATE, the Fringe's newest late night comedy show, showcasing the funniest and most talented acts at the festival. Produced by the home of the city's Sadia is a British Asian biggest shows, The Edinburgh working for an Essex call Playhouse. centre. She knows you are Cabaret, Stand-up waiting. Your call is important to her. Really. Shortlisted for The Playhouse at Hawke and Hunter Green Room • Funny Women finals. Free. 12 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT Stand-up, Solo show B 0844 871 3014 V173GC5 Laughing Horse @ Aug 5-7,11-14,18-21,25-28: Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE 23:15 (3h45m) B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20, Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24,29: 23:15 (3h45m) £10.50 (£8.50) 22-27: 12:40 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Riotous game show in the folk tradition. Find out what's in Dad’s pockets. Featuring Will Yard, pugilist and lush. Note: the pockets are not a metaphor for the human condition. Prizes unlikely. Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 8-27: 13:35 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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DON’T TRUST SALMON PRESENT ZOO ROXY ROXBURGH PLACE 4PM 5 - 29 AUGUST (NOT 15)

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Pointless Anger, Political Animal Righteous Ire PN 2: Back in the Stand Comedy Club Habit PL Robin Ince and Michael Legge / The Stand Comedy Club

See page 68 for show information

Robin Ince and Michael Legge, who like everyone in this brochure, are 'award-winning' and appeared on Mock the Week (not Michael), get angry about stuff again. Insistent problematic horsehair allergy component. Cabaret, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 XAug 4: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 14:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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N Emily Gough / Something For The Weekend presents Abie Philbin Bowman

The world has been naughtier than usual this year. The Fringe’s only and possibly best political stand-up gig returns to tell it off. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman. Different bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians.

Pope Benedict has a creepy accent, priceless art collection and diplomatic immunity. His real name's 'Ratzinger'. He Stand-up heads a sinister organisation, The Stand Comedy Club • hell-bent on world domination. 5 York Place, EH1 3EB Abie Philbin Bowman,‘The B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Best Irish Stand-up Under 30’ Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 23:59 (Sunday Times). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 (1h31m) £10.00 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 XAug 3-5: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 20:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-10,14-15,17, Political 21-24,28-29: 20:45 (1h) Collective Gone £8.50 (£7.50)

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Critical Thinkers / The Stand Comedy Club

Pokermen PM

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Time Out Live

AFT?

Critical Thinkers descend upon the country’s premier comedy venue, with a brand new coalition of challenging political sketches, film and biting stand-up from five of Scotland’s leading comedy Comedians’ conversations writers and performers. May regularly involve backbiting and controversy, but it’s always contain lies and conjecture. unfailingly funny. So how do Sketch show, Stand-up you top that as entertainment? The Stand Comedy Club Simple, make them play Poker II • 16 North St Andrew for their wages and watch the Street, EH2 1HJ wisecracks, insults and cash fly B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 across the table. XAug 1: 22:10 (1h) Talk £7.00 (£6.00) Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH XAug 3: 22:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 5-6,11-14,18-21,25-28: Aug 5-14,16-28: 23:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 23:59 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain

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The next big thing in Australian musical comedy is here with their most electrifying pop-comedy anthems, each with lyrics so hilarious, harmonies so sweet and a tune so infectious, you’re guaranteed multiple eargasms. Music, International

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 21:45 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Psycho Big Top Comedy Club

Puppetry of the The Queen's Penis: 3D Speech

APM

TPN

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Psycho Big Top Comedy Club

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Robert Inston is Regina

Psycho present Best of the Festival comedy and cabaret. A mad-cap run through some of this festivals hits, including smutty songs from Amateur Transplants to the best comedy and cabaret, big top style. Ocean Terminal Big Top • Ocean Terminal Site, Leith, EH6 6JJ B 0844 856 5555 V105GLEITH A2 Aug 10,17: 20:00 (3h) £10.00

International genitalia spectacular Puppetry of the Penis is back with a brand new show, amazingly, in 3D. So real you can almost touch it! This show contains traces of nuts. ‘Dementedly good fun’ (Vanity Fair).

Elizabeth Tudor rehearses the speech that may define her life. A strange, bawdy, but eloquent old bird, she rips viciously into old and modern morality and personalities! ‘An impressive transformation from a very talented performer’(Chris Hislop).

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Physical theatre

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 22:30 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 22:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sameena Zehra

Pure As a Dog PN Dick Moon Nick Sun Ltd

From the National Theatre and RSC, via working in Kabul and with orphans amid unrest in Kashmir. She's travelled the world, met with terrorists and now she's sharing it all in this brand new, hard-hitting comedy show. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-12,15-28: 13:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Relax. The search is over. This is what you have been looking for your whole pathetic life. And it’s free. ‘Comedic genius! Mind blowingly stupendous!’ (Well respected critic). Ballet, A cappella

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Drama, Historical

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-28: 20:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Quest for Human Happiness – Free PU Tim Hadfield / Laughing Horse Free Festival

See page 102 for show information

It's rare to discover a show that is funny, relevant and meaningful, performed by an individual with genuine passion and talent. Rarer still the feeling of happiness and joy created by this experience. Stand-up, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 4-28: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Quiz in My Pants The Quotidian Revue N

Randy Is Sober

Nicola Bolsover, Laura Lexx, Miles Lloyd / PBH's Free Fringe

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Quiz in My Pants returns to Edinburgh, following its exciting debut last year. The ultimate quiz comedy panel show features nonsense, improv, stand-up, questions, games and unparalleled moments of chaos! Special guests each day from all over the festival. Improv, Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V96GE5 Aug 6-15,17-27: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FPL Dryburgh Fletcher Ward

Lewis Dryburgh 'showstopper' (Independent on Sunday), Peter Fletcher 'legendary' (Irish Times) and James Ward ‘strange, funny, moving' (Observer) consider the intangible beauty of car park roofs, the counting of sneezes and the Cadbury Twirl. Multimedia, Talk

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 14-18,20: 14:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 21-28: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Quoth the Raven – Free Sketch RadioHead Comedy Redux – Free! PL See page 259 for show information

Quoth the Raven

TFL Dan Willis

TPM

From the award-winning puppeteer and co-creator of Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams comes an all-new comedy show starring Randy, the felt-faced misanthrope. ‘Razor-sharp and sublimely funny’ (Scotsman). Puppetry

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:10 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 21:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 21:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rayguns Look Real Enough: Balls Deep TM Emily Gough for Something for the Weekend presents

Sketch comedy from the people who brought you some other stuff. Three smartly attired men, with lovely manners and a penchant for wry wit, take you on a journey of futility. Lovely. Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 20-27: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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A journey into feel-good music. Dan Willis brings the smash hit of Adelaide/ Melbourne Comedy Festivals back to the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘One of the greats of UK comedy’ (Melbourne Press), ‘Unpretentious, informal, bellylaughs-a-minute stand-up’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Pop, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

More mash-up mayhem following the success of their 2010 show Set To Stun and the story of one man's struggle with his inner tiger. 'They rock the house, we love them' (Time Out). Music, Rock

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6,8-9,11-13,18-20,2527: 18:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 7,10,14-17,21-24,2829: 18:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Raymond Mearns: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Stress But Were Afraid to Ask

The Real MacGuffins: Skitsophrenic

Reshape While Damp

TFPL

Naomi Paul / Free Festival

Real MacGuffins

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Worried, anxious, tearful, feelings of impending doom, having panic attacks? Don't worry! Help is at hand! Buy a ticket, come along for some laughter therapy. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 5-14,16-28: 20:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ray Time in the Daytime: An Audience With Ray Green and Friends TFM Vivienne Smith Management

Following 2010's sell-out debut show, the boys return with hilarious new sketches directed by Cal McCrystal (Mighty Boosh, Spymonkey).'Truly inventive ... deliciously daft' (List). 'Incredibly silly and funny' (Scotsman). SSSSS (FreshAir.org.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 16:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Surreal, truthful and compelling, Naomi Paul has a special take on our times. Persona-based performance for a discerning audience. 'Hilariously quirky unique viewpoint, beautifully delivered' (Janice Connolly). Guest act Jenny Stokes plays the indefatigable Dolly Grip. www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 XAug 4: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-12: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Return of Recovering O'Farahan and Catholics Keith – Free Anonymous and PN Other Crosses Reed and Kevin I've Had to Bear Jon Dawson / Free Festival – Free

See page 76 for show information

PM Jonwayne Connolly

It's lights, camera, Ray Green in Edinburgh's first televisual extravaganza to stream live on the web. 'Intuitive comic timing ... a delight' (List). 'Hugely talented' (LondonIsFunny.co.uk). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25: 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A self-deprecating look at adolescence in Ireland, Catholic guilt and all that blarney. From Riverdance to religious retreats overbearing aunties and the realisation of being gay. Free. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 21-28: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Award-winning Reed is a Perrier Nominee. Dawson is an alcoholic requiring dental surgery. Together they make films that no one ever forgets, except Dawson. 'Deranged brilliance' (Express), 'Incredibly funny' (Times). www.freefestival.co.uk. Multimedia, Film

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 XAug 4: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-28: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Richard Dawkins Does Not Exist, and We Can Prove It

Richard Herring: Richard What is Love Sandling's Anyway? Perfect Movie TL

TFPK

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Avalon Promotions

Richard Sandling / RBM

Mark Quinn and Charlotte Young / PBH's Free Fringe

Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (Hitler Moustache) and penises (Talking Cock), the AIOTM star Two comedians disprove seeks to define and destroy the existence of Professor love, before love destroys Richard Dawkins using pure him. Again. ‘Stimulating, mathematics, some basic exhilarating. Utterly Hilarious’ science and a number of props. SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). In 50 minutes. Udderbelly's Pasture • Stand-up Bristo Square, EH8 9AL The Canons' Gait • 232 B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Canongate, EH8 8DQ XAug 3-5: 20:50 (1h) £8.00 B V78GD6 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-28: 15:40 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:50 (1h) £14.50 (£12.50) (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25,29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:50 (1h) £12.50 (£10.50) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast See page 53 for show information

PL Richard Herring / The Stand Comedy Club

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Love comedy? Love film? Award-winning Sandling presents a movie-based comedy show featuring standup, guest interviews, clips and much more! ‘I don't think I could have liked it more’ (Scotsman). ‘Darts’ loss is comedy’s gain’ (Phill Jupitus). Compilation, Film

The Cameo Cinema • 38 Home Street, EH3 9LZ B 0131 226 0000 V329GF3 XAug 3-5: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-14,16-21,23-28: 18:45 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rich Fulcher: Richard Sandling Tiny Acts of Performs Music Rebellion and Comedy TFPL as Pot Pourri Henderson and Does Some Glynis Productions Ltd Poetry as Spak Whitman PN Richard Sandling / PBH's Free Fringe

The ‘Podfather’ (Guardian) from iTunes chart topper Collins and Herring and award-winning AIOTM celebrates 20th Fringe with daily, improvised, topical podcast. Special guests, gossip, swearing, lies, prizes and surprises. Totally different show every day. Improv, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 3: 16:50 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-29: 14:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Rich Fulcher, from The Mighty Boosh and Snuff Box, demonstrates how to stick it to the Man. Rich explains ‘we can’t all topple governments, but we can flip off our waiter behind the menu'. Award-winning comedian Richard Sandling presents an hour of comedy, characters, poetry and music. ‘Can’t not be funny’ (Scotsman). www.richardsandling.com Music

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 6-17,19-28: 14:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Rich Hall

Ridiculous – Free Rik 'n' Mix – Free

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Off the Kerb Productions

Daniel Simonsen / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Rik Carranza

Strident apocalyptic invective. Fabulations. Rich returns to Edinburgh after a sell-out tour with a new show in a sweaty venue. Bad people welcomed. ‘Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else’ (Scotsman). www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-4: 21:40 (1h) £11.00 Aug 5,8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:40 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21: 21:40 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) Aug 26-28: 21:40 (1h) £17.00 (£15.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rich Hall's Hoedown L Off the Kerb Productions

Winner of So You Think You’re Funny and the Guardian’s Ones To Watch, Daniel Simonsen hits Edinburgh with a 45-minute free show. ‘Funny bones’ (BBC). ‘Look out for this brilliantly offbeat upcoming Norwegian standup’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Clown

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 XAug 4: 18:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-19: 18:45 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Right Dishonourable Dickie Daventry PM Stand Up World

The Tories are back! Character comedian Dave Lemkin brings you the long-awaited memoirs Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates, Ronnie Golden, of this former Cabinet minister. Rob Childs, Nick Pynn, Antonio Also includes a master class in how a Conservative should Forccionne ('nuff said) for a mashup of music, comedy and canvass on a council estate. gratuitous coloration. Sh*t-hot ‘Excellent’ (Independent). guests. The floor will reek of Satire liquor and spent dreams. Laughing Horse @ The www.offthekerb.co.uk Counting House • 38 West Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-4: 23:15 (1h30m) £11.00 Aug 5,8-11,16-18,22-25: 23:15 (1h30m) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21: 23:15 (1h30m) £16.00 (£14.50) Aug 26-28: 23:15 (1h30m) £17.00 (£15.50)

Join new comedian Rik Carranza as he introduces four acts every day (except Mondays) from across the Fringe. Some old, some new, all great. A veritable pick 'n' mix of comedy acts for your entertainment. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rita Trump and Julie Jones: Screw Loose Women – Free PM Rita Trump and Julie Jones / Laughing Horse Free Festival

See page 88 for show information

Meet Rita Trump and Julie Jones: Screw Loose Women. Two stand-ups for the price of one. Bizarre, wacky, zany, warped and insane show. 'I cried with laughter' (Tom, Amused Moose). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD Club • 7 Baxter's Place, B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Leith Walk, EH1 3AF Aug 4-14,16-21,23-28: 13:05 B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 8-27: 17:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Robert Taylor is So Inappropriate

Robin Ince's Struggle for Existence

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Robert Taylor

Robin Ince / PBH's Free Fringe I read books. They give me ideas. Some of those ideas will be said aloud. Possibility of regret. Things about apes, anger, Schrodinger's cat, Charles Darwin and stuff found in cabinets. We are all freaks.

The music-based game show. Four top stand-ups battle and banter over the highs and lows of rock and pop. Live music and host duties by Rob Deering. ‘Sharp and versatile as a Swiss army knife’ (Independent). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Rob Deering Experience TL Avalon Promotions

Science, Absurdist

Buffs Club (RAOB) • West Robert Taylor is a disgruntled Register Street, EH2 2AA Australian songwriter banished B V42GD5 by Hollywood in this hilarious Aug 7-10,14-17,21-24: 21:30 musical comedy about (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) relationships, threesomes, the universe, skin flicks, the coffee M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 shop girl, love and music. 'A 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 talented performer' (ArtsHub. 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 com.au). www.roberttaylor.biz Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP Robin Ince – B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Star Corpse Aug 4-13: 20:45 (1h20m) Apple Child £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 14-26,28-29: 22:00 PN (1h20m) £12.00 (£10.00) Robin Ince / PBH's Aug 27: 22:30 (1h20m) Free Fringe £12.00 (£10.00) Does science make you M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 happier? From Infinite Monkey 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Cage and other Radio 4 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 stuff. Used to be on TV when younger. Owns a telescope. Likes reading. May explain title. No whistling. Robin and

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Robin and Partridge

Rob Deering: not so much a one-man-band as a oneman-comedy-Woodstock. Experience him. 'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss army knife, Rob Deering is one of the best performers currently on the circuit’ (Independent). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Science, Absurdist

The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 6-17: 19:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

See pages 108 and 120 for show information

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

Ro Campbell: Uttering Bad Shillings PN Small-minded business guru Jeremy is plagued by visions of Ro Campbell / The Canadian spirit guide, Freaky Stand Comedy Club Dave. Tate Modern resident artists unravel colliding stories with film, politics and nonsense. 'Welcome to Robin and Partridge's mad world' (Londonist.com). www.robinandpartridge.com Multimedia, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-29: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.50) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18,22-25: 22:45 (1h) £8.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A cracking tale of convict roots from award-winning Scottish Aussie. As featured on BBC Radio's Digging Up Your Roots. Scotsman Best Jokes of Fringe 2009. 'Top Notch' (Scotsman). 'Effortlessly brilliant' (List). 'Funny as hell' (Skinny). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 22:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 22:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Rockstar of the Mind

Roland Rides the Rails!

Rom Com Con – Free

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Four world tours at 27, must be doing something right. Featuring a tribute to Kenny Craig, Derren Brown and that other guy. And remember, don't look into his eyes, his eyes or around his eyes!

Roland wants to tell you about trains! Exciting things about trains! Things you never knew! He has friends and hidden talents – maybe he'll sing to you... but he's not here to make you laugh. www. rolandridestherails.co.uk Stand-up, Solo show

Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix • 46 Broughton Laughing Horse @ The Street, EH1 3SA Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-13: 13:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 14-15: 23:55 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Are romantic comedies ruining our love lives? Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton take the rom-coms for a road test in this light-hearted look at love on the silver screen. www.romcomcon.com Storytelling, True-life

Medina • 45-47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB B V205GF5 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: 12:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Rom Com Wrong TPM Yo Yo Yo Productions

Ryan Millar

Avalon Promotions

Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2010, star of Russell Howard's Good News and The Angina Monologues, Roisin returns to Edinburgh with her second solo show. ‘A rising star, divine, a seriously talented young lady’ (Time Out). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

See the great sites of Rome, without having to do any walking. Roman Around combines historical fact, anecdotes and invisible siteseeing into an ‘entertaining history lesson ... thoroughly enjoyable’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.roman-around.com Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 5-12: 12:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Original comedy taking a refreshingly jovial look at the sorry state of today’s dating scene. Noticed how real life romantic entanglements don’t neatly conclude themselves like in the films? Well so did we, but with jaunty songs! Musical theatre

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 22:35 (50m) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 22:35 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Ronnie Golden – First a Fender

Rory and Tim Are Free at Last

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Rory and Tim / PBH's Free Fringe

Barry Cryer's uncivil partner performs his first full Festival run of his solo comedy/music extravaganza. The funniest and cheapest one hour guitar lesson in Edinburgh. ‘Funny as hell’ (Daily Express). Music, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 16:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

After charging £1000 a ticket for their last, financially crippling show, Rory and Tim present an hour of priceless comedy sketches for absolutely free. ‘It raises ecstatic laughter’ (OTR). It’s worth every penny. Sketch show

Rabbie Burns Cafe and Bar • 103 High Street, EH1 1SG B V73GE5 Aug 17-23: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Room

Rory O'Hanlon: Is it Just Me That's Mental?

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Assembly

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Roughhausers Comedy Sideshow

Rowena Haley: Nothing to Write Home About

Rosie Wilby

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Rosie's Pop Diary

Bring your plastic spoons and come watch the screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room. The best worst film ever. Film

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 7,14,18,21: 23:59 (1h30m) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Everybody wants to be happy. Rory O'Hanlon's no different. This hilarious one-man show looks at his pursuit of happiness, whilst dealing with the worrying possibility that it's just him that's mental. www.roryohanlon.net Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-21,23-28: 16:20 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Musician turned comedian recalls her years chasing stardom at the height of Britpop through a treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews and the original Rosie's Pop Diary (her 90s magazine column). 'Excellent' (Time Out). www.rosiewilby.com Music, Storytelling

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-5: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-28: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 10-12,17-19,22-26: 18:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Witness cheeky burlesque, bizarre magic, hilarious comedy and improvisation in this surreal, old-timey variety act inspired by historical sideshows. www.roughhausers.com Magic, Burlesque

Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall • 30-36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG B 0131 226 0000 V195GLEITH D2 Aug 26-27: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Musical comedian Rowena Haley shares songs and stories about travelling the world. Ranging from Cleethorpes to Chicago, there’s something for everyone. Funny Women Finalist 2008. 'A more-thansolid comedian' (Chortle. co.uk). www.rowenahaley.co.uk Music

Southsider • 3-7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF B V148GF6 Aug 6-27: 17:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Rrrantin' Free at Ruby Wax: the Pear Tree Losing It

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RRRANTS Collective / Free Festival

Menier Chocolate Factory

Fast, furious and funny! An hour of free, twice daily, acoustic music, parody, rant and poetry. Never the same twice! 'Specialising in the weird and wonderful' (Hemel Today). 'Taking poetry to new levels' (Stage).

At some point in our lives one in four of us will be affected by mental illness... Bring three friends! 'Ruby Wax is on razor sharp form. Don't miss it!' (Sunday Express).

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Rubber Chicken Disorder – Free PN

See page 87 for show information

Storytelling, Theatre

Udderbelly's Pasture • Poetry, Spoken word Bristo Square, EH8 9AL Laughing Horse @ The B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Pear Tree • 36 West XAug 5: 16:10 (1h20m) Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD £10.00 B 0131 667 7533 V257GF6 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18, Aug 21-28: 14:30 (1h) 22-25,29: 16:10 (1h20m) (Free Non-ticketed) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 21-28: 16:00 (1h) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: (Free Non-ticketed) 16:10 (1h20m) £17.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (£15.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Run, Deaf Boy, Run!

Mackenzie, Money, Palmer and Whistler / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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What do you get when you cross an investment banker, a head-banger, an obsessive, a Tesco cashier and a rubber chicken? One hell of a comedy show! www.freefestival.co.uk

At the age of 47 severely/ profoundly deaf comedian Steve Day decided to run the London Marathon. The result was life changing in ways he hadn't expected. Funny and heart-warming, come see. SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Scotsman).

Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 21-28: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Steve Day / The Stand Comedy Club

Cabaret, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 3: 13:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 13:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

R U Smarter Than an Irishman? – Free L Paddy McCullagh

Everyone knows the Irish are geniuses. Irish comedian, Paddy McCullagh, spent years pondering this but cannot find the answer. Join him as he unscrambles the myths of Irishness and puts his countrymen’s reputation on the line. Cabaret

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-9,11-16,18-23, 25-27: 22:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Russell Kane: Manscaping PL Avalon Promotions

Join Fosters Comedy Award winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane, as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest fur, you watch and laugh. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 12-21,23-26: 20:50 (1h) £17.50 (£15.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

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Sally-Anne Hayward: Don't Judge Me

Sammy J and Randy: Ricketts Lane

Sam Simmons Meanwhile

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Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Gilded Balloon / Token Events

Winner of Best Show at the No one gets out of here alive... 2010 Melbourne International so don't miss this awardComedy Festival. From winning comedian who's the acclaimed duo behind looking forward to old age Forest of Dreams. ‘Another when she can start behaving brilliantly executed musical how she wants. ‘Exceptionally extravaganza that's raucous, funny’ (Independent). witty fun from start to finish’ ‘Fabulous’ (BBC). (Chortle.co.uk). www.sallyannehayward.co.uk Musical theatre, Puppetry Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 21:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 12:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Sally Outen: Non-Bio? FPL Lashings of Ginger Beer

Transsexual, bisexual, geeky feminist and cat-person, Sally Outen explains why she may be an acceptable human being after all. Possibly. 'Some of the most interesting and original stand-up comedy I have seen at the Fringe' (Scotsgay). www.lashings.org Political, Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road, EH8 8BA B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 20,26-29: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 22-25: 16:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £7.50 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 18:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sammy J: Potentially TPM Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Fringe favourite Sammy J returns with a freshly baked tray of stories, songs and quizzical expressions. You will potentially enjoy it. ‘Whiplash smart and laugh out loud funny, he is already a Fringe legend’ (Herald). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 20:30 (1h) £6.50 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21, 26-28: 20:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The multi award-winning maestro of suburban absurdism is back. ‘A masterpiece of surreality, silliness and sadness wrapped up in a comedy performance of such passion and complexity that it approaches genius’ (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Samurai Grandma TFPU ITO GUMI

Samurai Grandma is a super fighter against social evils. The performance mixes reality with fiction in Japanese Manga style. Shoko Ito's solo super action comedy plays over 15 characters from this world and other worlds, featuring martial arts! International, Solo show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Sanderson Jones Sarah Archer – ComedySale. – Bumfluff and com/Fringe Brimstone

Sara Pascoe vs the Apocalypse

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Sanderson Jones

Sarah Archer

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

You can only come to my show if I personally sell you a ticket. Fun game! Expect Venn diagrams, graphs, JK-47s. SSSSS (Herald Sun). #TeamTeam #GreatIMNSHO #SJILF RT. Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 21:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7,10-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

How far are we shaped by stories, including the ones we make up? Sex, royalty, duck ghosts and fairy tales! Join Sarah for the hilarious journey of her lifetime. Well, so far anyway! www.saraharcher. co.uk

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theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 5-6: 21:35 (50m) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 8-13,15-20: 21:35 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 22-27: 18:05 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Armageddon is imminent and Sara plans to survive. How will she breed? Create pornography? Kill zombies? Arresting stand-up about the end of the world as we know it. 'Always clever ... often exquisite' (Independent). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sarah Millican – Thoroughly Schoolbooks in Modern Millican Wallpaper – Ian M Perth – Free Chambers Management

Sanity Valve / Casual Violence! Comedy

‘Watch her transition to national treasure begin Sanity Valve are really good at here’ (Sunday Times). Ever wondered how to make a rapping. Almost abhorrently homemade treadmill? The good. Come and watch them be good at rapping for over 47 practicalities of an orgy? Wonder no more. If your glass minutes. ‘Wordsmiths of the highest order’ (Tuborg Comedy is half-full, she'll top it up. Stand-up Awards). Assembly Hall • Mound Hip hop/breakin', Music Place, EH1 2LU Laughing Horse @ B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9LP Aug 12-14,19-21,25-28: B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 19:30 (1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 4-8,10-15,17-22, Aug 15-18,22-24: 19:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 24-28: 00:35 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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TFPN Irish Comedy Events and Laughing Horse Free Festival

Irish comedian takes you on a fast-paced journey of fun and outrage. The bizarreness of 80s Ireland, hilarious ‘Celtic tiger’ ways and the comedy of errors that lead to the country's financial meltdown. Stand-up, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 XAug 6,8-13: 13:20 (48m) (Free Ticketed) Aug 15-20,22-27: 13:20 (48m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Scott Agnew's Scottish Breakfast Chat Show

The New Conway Experience

The Segue Sisters in ... Jailbirds

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John Conway

The Segue Sisters

It’s like if a comedian’s TV show was real f**ked – in a good way though. ‘Exactly the sort of show adventurous festival-goers should embrace, a new talent doing something different’ (Chortle.co.uk, 2011). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 00:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 00:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 00:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

A jailhouse spectacular. Threepart harmony sensation The Segue Sisters are in prison. A debut show of music, mirth and mobility vehicles, featuring familiar songs and rubber ducks. 'Melodious, witty and absurdly sexy' (Arthur Smith).

Scott Agnew

Breakfast at 1pm? It's the Fringe... so join one of Scotland's top comperes as he chats with the Fringe's brightest stars over a proper Scottish breakfast – Irn Bru and a roll and sausage. Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 Aug 5-29: 13:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scott Capurro's Position TJ Scott Capurro / Gilded Balloon See page 69 for show information

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Seminar

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TPL

Following last year's sold out debut, stand-up's freshest young upstart presents an hour of razor-sharp comedy. As seen on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and numerous Edinburgh pavements in a drunken heap mumbling Chinese philosophy. 'Howlingly funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Seann Walsh: Ying and Young Off the Kerb Productions

Comedy chat show hosted by the sharp-edged and riotous Scott Capurro. Ably supported by droll second banana David Mills, Capurro interviews the hottest performers in Edinburgh. With guests every night expect hilarious banter and exclusive insider gossip. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 16:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:15 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 16:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:15 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 22:15 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 22:15 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00)

Emily Watson Howes

Stress expert Kimberley Jane Feldhauser, author of Relax! You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left! has all the answers. New solo show from Emily Watson Howes (BBC Radio 4's The Ladies). 'Noteperfect' SSSS (Chortle. co.uk), 'Brilliantly fresh' SSSS (Metro). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 14:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 14:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Set List: Stand-up Without a Net

Sex You (I'm Gonna)

Shaggers – Free

TFAPM

Free Festival

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Rational Entertainment and Susquehanna Hat

A Whose Line Is It Anyway? type challenge for stand-ups. Comedy pros are faced with a never-before-seen set list of topics as they walk onto the stage, to create spontaneous stand-up! Improv, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 Aug 4,7-11,14-15,17-18, 21-25,28: 23:40 (1h) £8.00 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:40 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Seven Deadly Sings (Remastered) – Free

After attempting to have sex onstage with many New York women,'the hilarious Nathan Phillips' (Time Out, NY) takes audience interaction to a whole new level by publicly seducing his first Scottish lass. Improv, Interactive

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-6: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-11,14: 21:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 12-13: 21:00 (1h) £9.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seymour Mace: Happypotamus PL Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club

The world’s most fun-filled late show returns! The festival's top comedians talking about that most joyous of pursuits – shagging! ‘Spectacular ... amazing. The perfect way to close a night at the fest’ SSSSS (Melbourne Comedy Festival). ‘Comedy gold’ (Adelaide Fringe). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-28: 23:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Shakespeare's Monkeys PM The Underdogs / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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PK Ashley Frieze

In a fast-paced, informative, hilarious hour this heavyweight musical comedian will prove to you that there are only seven songs in the world. Greatest hits CDs be damned! ‘Brilliant, quick-fire lyrics’ (ThreeWeeks). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 13-28: 14:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

It’s 21 March 2011. No idea about my show beyond a vague notion: happiness. Like me? Come along. Don’t know me? Take a chance. Don’t like me? Join the club. ‘A whole different kettle of joke’ (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 3: 15:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 14:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Directed By Paul Foot. When two monkeys sit in a room typing, eventually they come up with Shakespeare. These are the bits that never made it to the stage! The Underdogs hilarious sketch show that mocks the Bard. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26,28: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Shane and Eddie: Picking Up the Pieces TFPL Les Freres du Monde

Shappi Khorsandi: Me and My Brother in Our Pants, Holding Hands

Shawn Hitchins: Survival of the Fiercest FPN Shawn Hitchins

TL Off the Kerb Productions

Is Shane really a strong black African woman? Does Eddie wear a girdle? And who is Googleyan, their adopted Romanian son? The ultimate 80s power couple return to break the silence. Absurdist, Clown

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 XAug 4-5: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:20 (1h) £8.50 Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 21:20 (1h) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A show about a brother and sister who were best friends but also beat each other up. British Comedy Award nominee 2010. ‘Piercingly funny material’ (Evening Standard). www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:50 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 19:50 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50)

Shawn Hitchins tackles survival in the city through music and laughter. Hitchins skewers iPhones, Susan Boyle and Mormon vampires with extremely entertaining, hysterically hip and surgically precise timing. 'A one-man flash mob' (TheStar.com). www.shawnhitchins.com Music, Stand-up

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 22-27: 21:05 (52m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Shazia Mirza: Shane Matheson Busybody and His Fabulous TM Singing Bucket Sharron Vivienne Smith of Gravel Management Matthews PN Superstar: Jesus Mrs Funberries / Thinks I'm Funny Laughing Horse Free Festival

TAPM Sharron Matthews

Something for everyone provided you only like Australian absurdist comedians telling jokes, eating packets of crisps, songs, alternately dry and zany delivery and Shane Matheson. www.mrsfunberries.com Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-12: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Comedy Cabaret Queen returns! ‘Brace yourself world, Sharron Matthews is taking over’ SSSSS (Comedy Reviewer). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com), SSSSS (ThePublicReviews.com). SSSSS (New Current). ‘How f**king good are you?!’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Cabaret, Solo show

SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6309 V54GD5 XAug 5-7: 20:05 (1h5m) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-20,22-28: 20:05 (1h5m) £12.50 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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I much prefer other people’s business, poking my nose into marriages, deaths, divorces. I’ve even snooped through 10 Downing Street. Having twitched my lace curtains for year’s I’m telling all! ‘Cracking performance’ (Daily Record). ‘Great material’ (Scotsman). Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:15 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 10-11,15-18,22-25: 20:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Sheeps: A Sketch Shirley and Show Shirley: The Wonder Years TFPL

The Showcase Show

CKP

EdCom & Dick The Horse

TL Shirley and Shirley

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the greatest arts festival in the world. Plenty for all to see! So why Sheeps? ‘Excellently silly ... great deal of promise’ (Scotsman). ‘Smart gags ... winning delivery ... very intriguing prospect’ (Chortle. co.uk). www.sheepscomedy.com Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:45 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 16:45 (55m) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Shirley and Shirley are back in town with their brand new comedy show. ‘Characters that make you think I wish I'd thought of that’ (Mackenzie Crook). ‘These girls are going all the way’ (Herald). Sketch show

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 18:45 (50m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:45 (50m) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 18:45 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Lunchtime favourite showcasing the best and brightest comics with different laugh-out-loud line-ups daily. Top headliners and the hottest rising comedy stars featured. ‘Perfect bite-sized flavour of the festival’ (ThreeWeeks). Eighth sell-out year! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 13:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Silky Pair: Jealous People – Free

Shmozle Shinoxcy PM Presents: There's Workshed Productions APN No 'I' in Shinoxcy / Laughing Horse Free Silky Pair / Laughing Fringe Horse Free Festival – Free

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The Silly Beggar Simon Donald's Comedy Affair Dirty Great Fringepiece APN

PN Shinoxcy / PBH's Free Fringe

Silly Beggar / PBH’s Free Fringe

Fall in love with sketch trio Shinoxcy! Come overdose on surreal humour, excitement and insanity. Free and not to be missed! So don’t miss it. It’s free. Really. Multimedia, Sketch show

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH B V221GD3 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-27: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy double-act Moz and Shmozle deliver their unique blend of character comedy, stand-up, sketch, invention and anarchy. 'Very very funny' (triple Perrier nominee, Dan Antopolski). 'Wonderfully crude' (ThreeWeeks). 'Clever, funny' (Andi Osho, Mock The Week). Theatre, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-20: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

PN Simon Donald / The Stand Comedy Club

Supposed best mates Kathryn Bond (jealous) and Lorna Shaw (insecure) perform sketches and songs to rid them of their envy. 'Off the wall and gagged to the max … hilarious' (Camden New Journal). www.thesilkypair.com Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alternative stand-up from Dublin based www.sillybeggar. com: Mark Baldwin, Brian Marr, Sean Fitzgerald, plus special comedy guests and interspersed with screenings of our original cartoons, and all for free! Stand-up, Absurdist

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-27: 22:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘Him Off the Viz’ pulls open the beef curtains of his big hairy Fringepiece, revealing a deep wet otter’s pocket of fishy material – outrageous characters interspersed with anecdotes from a life spent writing fanny synonyms. Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 3: 18:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Simon Munnery: Hats Off for the 101ers, and Other Material PL Simon Munnery / The Stand Comedy Club

Ambitious or foolhardy? A one-man musical about the R101 airship of 1930. Plus poems, jokes, aphorisms, anecdotes and monologues, performed with a plum. Or some other fruit. Spoken word, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 1: 18:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 3: 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) XAug 4: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-29: 15:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Simply the Jest – Free

Sink or Spin

Slap & Giggle: Revealed

Slim In Wonderland

Smut – Free

TFAPK

Sketchatron: Nano

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The Endorphins

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Sid Wick & James Bennison /PBH’s Free Fringe

Geestor Productions Ltd

Desiree Burch and Greg Walloch

Simply The Jest / PBH's Free Fringe

Exercise bikes provided for all participants. Join a spinning class set in the surreal world Please don't come see this of your instructor, Clement student comedy sketch show (recently certified/newly from Exeter University if you're divorced). He's fallen for a offended by the following: bike. Perhaps you will too? misplaced nipples, Yorkshire's No fitness required. Wear loose male tribute to Destiny's Child clothing. and a penguin called David Theatre, Clown Cameron. Bannatyne's Health Club • Sketch show 43 Queen Street, EH2 3NH The Banshee Labyrinth B 0131 226 0000 V118GD3 • 29-35 Niddry Street, XAug 3-5: 14:15 (50m) EH1 1LG £5.00 B V156GE5 Aug 8-16,18-29: 14:15 (50m) Aug 17-27: 22:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The sell-out sketch comedy showcase returns for its fifth year, featuring a handpicked selection of troupes from the whole Fringe, different each week. Presenting highlights from their shows and exclusive material. Critics' Choice (Time Out). Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 Aug 7,14,21: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A Sketchy Idea – Free

Singles Collection

Sitting on a Cornflake – Free APN

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Tim Shishodia and Andy Davies / PBH’s Free Fringe

Lynn Meets Hartley

Tobias Persson / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Following their full house 2010 show, Manchester's illegitimate/handsome/ deformed double-act Sid and James are back! This time revealing to the world their secrets and wrongdoings through trademark songs, surreal sketch and word play. You're their biggest fan, remember? Acoustic, Sketch show

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V161GE5 Aug 6-16: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A Slightly Dangerous Comedy Occasion – Free PL Ben Target / Rob Wells / PBH's Free Fringe

Join highly rated stand-ups Tim Shishodia (Winner, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Nominee 2011) and Andy Davies (Grade 6 Tuba) as they play the hits. The perfect way to kick start your night.

Two things we know about life: 1. We are all going to die. 2. We will all sit on a cornflake some time. Sweden's Best Male Stand-up 2008 is 'very sharp' (Comedy Gala). www.tobiaspersson.co.uk

Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4: 19:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-28: 19:30 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Opium • 71 Cowgate, EH1 1JW B V96GE5 Aug 6-27: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comic genius Slim is original and versatile. His ability to capture aspects of life and twist them into his own brand of comedy is guaranteed to have you cracking up in your seat! 'Brave and profoundly funny' (Guardian). Stand-up

The Playhouse at Hawke and Hunter Green Room • 12 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0844 871 3014 V173GC5 XAug 3-4: 20:55 (55m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:55 (55m) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25,29: 20:55 (55m) £11.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Smiley Show – Free AN Planet Ramsden Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival

A tree in therapy... Newscrew – The Musical ... undertakers and part-time bakers ... is it all too much for Tess and Brucie? God only knows with this unique brand of sketches, homages and toasts to life today! Multimedia, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 21: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 22-28: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Kick your afternoon into action with some spiffing comedy from the fastest rising rogues and bounders on the scene. Presented by the devious cads Rob Wells and Ben Target. Unexpect the expected. SSSS (Scotsman). Compilation, Stand-up

The Smiley Show is a chat show with a difference! Come join our host Clive Smiley and his wonderful but deranged guests in this hilarious late night show. Great fun guaranteed, and it's free! www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show, Variety

Laughing Horse @ The The Royal Mile Tavern • Three Sisters • 139 127 High Street, EH1 1SG Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 6-13,15-20,22-27: 14:40 Aug 19-28: 01:15 (1h) (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Desiree Burch and Greg Walloch give the Fringe a white-glove inspection, finding the best dirty/daring/hilarious performers. Smut presents ‘art that should carry a parental advisory label, with some of (NYC's) best writers and performers’ (New York Times). Variety

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 5-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Snippets – Late Night Comedy Feast PN Workshed Productions / Laughing Horse Free Fringe

A nightly showcase of the best, brightest, funniest and freshest stand-up comics, character comedians and musical comedians across the festival and comedy circuit performing 'Snippets’ of their Festival shows… Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 4-20: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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The Social Anxiety Network

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Heron and Timpani / PBH's Free Fringe

Dan Wright and Tony Jameson / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Jarring contrast of morose and Zen. Chris Timoney ‘Fantastically dark and dry Dan Wright (Big Cook Little humour’ (Shotguncomedy. Cook, Big Brother's Big Mouth) com), and Jonathan Hearn and Tony Jameson 'Fast-rising ‘Plenty of charisma with a glint talent' (Newcastle Evening of silliness’ (Chortle.co.uk) Chronicle) share an hour of present an extravagina of stand-up comedy in which stand-up, sketches and music, they tell hilarious stories plus guests. www.coxinscider. highlighting their diverse life com experiences. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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James Wren, Leon Fleury/Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

So On and So Forth

A wry, witty and superbly timed sketch show. A needle of sketch hilarity in the festival's comedy haystack. 'A must-see' SSSS (Fringereview. co.uk). 'Not to be missed' SSSS (London Festival Fringe). www.soonandsoforth. co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under Cowgate, EH1 1JQ South Bridge), 253 B V162GE5 Cowgate, EH1 1LG Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-27: B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-7: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-16,18-27: 16:45 (1h) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £7.50 (£6.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Songs I'll Never Sing – Free N Richard Rycroft / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Somewhere between stand-up and storytelling, a nice man reflects on turning 50 and the A free daily topical stand-up importance of singing your show. Come and see a own songs. Always. Includes different take on the news jokes, poetry and some awful with guest stand-ups, sketches, puns. Absolutely no blue songs and hosted by Steve material. N Allen. 'Apollo-quality Poetry, Stand-up live comedy' SSSS Laughing Horse @ (ThreeWeeks). The Beehive Inn • 18 Stand-up Grassmarket, EH1 2JU Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Aug 14-28: 20:30 (1h) Street, EH1 3AT (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5

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So You Think You're Funny?

Sketch show

Steve N Allen

Aug 4-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

So On and So Forth Present Human Era

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The best stand-up comedy competition in the UK – we have whittled it down to the best from hundreds of entries. Previous winners include Dylan Moran, David O'Docherty and Lee Mack. Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 7-9,14-17: 22:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 25: 20:00 (2h30m) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Spaghetti Lolognaise – Free

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Back again! Sexy hosts, awesome comedians, controlled anarchy and booze. 'This is what the festival should be about' (List). 'Comedy and legendary party night ... if you haven't experienced this night, get down there right away!' (Time Out). Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 5: 00:00 (3h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,11,14,18,21,25,28: 00:00 (3h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24: 00:00 (3h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 00:00 (3h) £15.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sophie Alderson N Adam Tempest / is Running for Free Festival President

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James Wren, Leon Fleury/Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

From Bunga Bunga to Kim Jong Il's built up shoes, join Sophie's unorthodox focus group to find out what makes a great world leader and whether her campaign song's up to scratch.

The star of 2009's The Fudge Show returns with a free, fresh half hour of savoury stand-up comedy. ‘Very funny’ (Kate Copstick), ‘A sweet way to spend an hour’ (List). www.adamtempest.co.uk www.twitter.com/adamtempest. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 Satire The Voodoo Rooms • West Aug 4-28: 19:20 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Register Street, EH2 2AA M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-27: 13:30 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The late night show of the Fringe does the cow for one night only! Awesome comedians, musicians, controlled anarchy. 'What the festival should be about' (List). 'Everything you could hope for in a late night comedy showcase' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 Aug 13,20: 00:35 (2h) £13.50

The Special Reserve Comedy Benefit L Pleasance

Some of the best comedians at the Fringe join this annual comedy bonanza in aid of Charlie Harthill Special Reserve, bringing new artists to Edinburgh each year. Support this and support the stars of tomorrow. Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 23: 23:00 (1h30m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Spring Day: Sushi Souffle – Free N Spring Day / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Tokyo Comedy Store’s Spring Day (her real name!) brings you her wickedly hilarious stand-up comedy from Tokyo and her rendezvous in Paris. It’s life, language, sex, culture, food and hare-brained adventures! It’s so funny you’ll want seconds! www.springdaycomedy.com Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-28: 19:25 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Squiffy Journals

The Stand Late Show

Stand Up For Freedom

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Stand Comedy Club

Amnesty International – Producers for the Secret Policeman's Ball

Have your fancy thoroughly tickled as the Squiffy team delve into their infamous sketchbook, collaborating their musical skits, farcical etchings and presenting the freshest comedy review of 2011. Squiffy Productions: the freshest thing on the comedy menu.

Late night Fringe comedy at its best. Twelve superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar. Different sizzling selection nightly. ’Best value in town’ (Evening News). ‘They keep the laughs coming’ (Times).

Musical theatre, Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-6: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-10,14-16,21-24,28: 14:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Squirrel Party See page 158,165 for show information

TFPL Reptile House

Stand-up

For one night only at the EICC, Amnesty’s Secret Policeman's Ball producers bring you the finest stand-up. Previous acts included John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Mark Watson, Josie Long, Simon Amstell... a sell out each year.

The Stand Comedy Club • Stand-up 5 York Place, EH1 3EB Venue150 @ EICC • 150 B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 23:59 (2h1m) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 17: 21:30 (2h30m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £18.00 (£16.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand Up, Fall Down

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Stephen Carlin: Guilty Bystander

Graham Whistler / PBH's Free Fringe

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Stephen Carlin / The PBH Free Festival Fringe presents Graham Whistler, who Stand Comedy Club has cerebral palsy, in his first live show Stand Up, Fall Down, which provides a thoughtprovoking and funny insight into his life. Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA B 0131 226 0000 V68GD5 Aug 6-20: 23:05 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

The 1990s kids' TV extravaganza that never was! Join host Chesley Chippenham alongside a demented cavalcade of educational misfits ranging from Crafty Cath and Grandfather Owl to Slobberydog Milosovitch. A children's show that is not suitable for children. Drama, Satire

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 19:55 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 19:55 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:55 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Follow one man’s botched attempts to get on the wrong side of the law. He’s 35, still without a criminal record and has been sucked into a desperate world of conformity, citizenship and legitimacy SSSSS (Herald). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 18:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 21:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Stephens and Thomas

Steve Hall's Very Steve Pretty's Still Life Perfect Mixtape

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Juliet Stephens and Matt Thomas/PBH Free Fringe

Avalon Promotions

Steve Pretty

We Are Klang man, and Russell Howard tour support. 'The most intelligent stand-up Juliet (Stephens) and Matt you've never heard' (GQ). (Thomas) cordially invite you 'Wonderfully misanthropic' to join them for some of the best stand-up comedy the Free (Sunday Times). ‘Deadpan brilliance' (Time Out). Fringe has to offer. Featuring stories, gags and at least one Pleasance Courtyard • 60 joke about time travel. Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Stand-up B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Sin Club and Lounge • 207 XAug 3-5: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: B V162GE5 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 6-27: 20:00 (1h) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: (Free Non-ticketed) 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Steve Gribbin / The Stand Comedy Club

A joyous hour of musical mayhem to remind you what music is really all about. Past shows: SSSS (Scotsman, List, Skinny). 'Original, intelligent comedy delivered with commendable panache' (Fest). Recommended on Lauren Laverne show, BBC 6Music. www.stevepretty.com Interactive, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 13:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 13:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,13-14,19-21,26-28: 13:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stewart Lee – Flickwerk 2011. Work In Progress PN

A life-affirming, musicsaturated stampede through 25 years as a comedian, featuring Morrissey, merchant bankers, BNP ballerinas, coalition protest singers and Comedy God. 'Savage stuff inspired by proper passion; a trenchant treat' (Guardian). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 4: 18:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Steve-O has become a household name and it all started when he snatched a video camera from his father's closet. From there he started producing homemade skateboarding videos featuring dangerous stunts mixed with comical behaviour. The Edge Festival @ The Liquid Room • 9c Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0844 499 9990 V166GE4 Aug 15-17: 19:00 (3h30m) £17.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stewart Lee / The Stand Comedy Club

'Gigged with him. Arrogant twat' (Japaneseboy, Chortle. co.uk). 'Smug, self-righteous, unfunny pr*ck. Thoroughly unpleasant in real life’ (Donuticus, Thestudentroom. co.uk). 'Embarrassing old man ranting like student' (Tony Cowards). 'Opposite of comedy' (Toby Young). Spoken word, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place, EH1 3EB B 0131 558 7272 V5aGC5 XAug 3: 20:05 (1h10m) £9.00 XAug 4: 16:10 (1h10m) £9.00 Aug 5-14,16-29: 17:15 (1h10m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Stitches: Stand- Strong and Stuff and Up. Slightly Wrong Get Nonsense Strangely – Free Funked Up -Free PN PN

Paul Harry Allen

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Stitches Comedy / Free Strong and Wrong / Festival Laughing Horse Free Festival

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Definitely the Ffloccinaucinihilipilification Word Show! Fantabulicous!

Super Crazy Fun TakeOut Comedy Fun – Free Presents Paul Ogata – PM USAhole! – Free Adam Belbin and Padraig Ryan / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Three exciting new stand-up comedians. Nothing about being single, Facebook or getting into comedy. James Bran (SYTYF semi-finalist 2010), Stuart Hossack (Chortle Student semi-finalist 2011) and Will Ainsworth. More info? Ask Angela: 07415181813. www.myspace.com/stitchescomedy Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-12: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Storytellers' Club L Sarah Bennetto

Join musical comedy duo Strong and Wrong in their funk fuelled fight for freedom! Will slap bassist Phil Fretmore find redemption? Just who is the funk fairy? Contains live grooves and inspired silliness. Music, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 XAug 4: 22:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-28: 22:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Anti-Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia society from A comical kitsch collection Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgof the cool and the hideous, ogerychwyrndrobwlllcelebrating the many wonders lantysiliogogogoch/ to be found in junk shops and Kingswell Productions/ I dunno what to put for the 40 jumble sales. A marvellous mix Laughing Horse Free words Padraig – you think of TakeOut Comedy Presents of stand-up and story-telling something and replace this bit Paul Ogata – USAhole! – Free. Festival with audio and visual delights. Free.

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 13,15-20,22-27: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Suitcase Royale in Zombatland

Stuart Goldsmith: TPJ Another Lovely Suitcase Royale Crisis TFPM CKP by arrangement with Red Comedy and Debi Allen Associates

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-28: 15:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

Acquired Pneumonoultramicro- 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 scopicsilicovolcanokoniosis? Believer in pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism? Ecstatic about Deinstitutionalization? Susan Murray's Certainly not HippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophoPhoto Booth bia then. Accomplished lexicographers from LlanfairPN pwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Susan Murray / The manipulate multiple thesauri Stand Comedy Club for recreational gratification. Incontrovertibly all floccinaucinihilipilification. www. DefinitelyTheFfloccinaucinihilipilificationwordshow.co.uk SSSSSSSSSS (Hyperbole Gazette), ‘B*st*rds!’ (Listings Editors).

‘Cherubic grin belies a wicked funny streak’ (South China Morning Post). ‘Fun to watch ... sneakily provocative!’ (TimeOut Hong Kong). Stand-up, International

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 21-28: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Take the Red Pill – Free PN Aidan Killian

Absurdist, Flamenco

Every night comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. You show. We tell. ‘Shows like Storytellers' are what make the Festival so special’ (Australian Comedy Review), ‘Just go and see it’ (Time Out). Music, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 22:00 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

‘Expert stand-up’ (Sunday Times) on panicking, embracing anxiety and getting Tasered. Chortle Breakthrough nominee 2011. LCF Best Show nominee 2011. ‘Consistently, dependably, utterly funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Not one single dull moment’ (Scotsman). Sell-out 2010. www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:00 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:00 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 19:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU Mad tale from the dusty plains B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 of the Australian outback. Aug 12: 00:00 (53m) Packed with smokin' live (Free Non-ticketed) music, junkyard sets and Aug 13: 00:00 (57m) a caravan full of twisted (Free Non-ticketed) humour. ‘Tom Waits meets the Mighty Boosh ... 24 carrot M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 entertainment' SSSS 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Guardian). 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 www.thesuitcaseroyale.com Music, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 23:10 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-28: 23:10 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Every passport picture tells a story. Susan's definitely do – accidental riot, setting her hometown on fire, Hitler scab. This rogue’s gallery is a hilarious snapshot of life, lovers, family, killers. 'Uniquely witty' SSSS (Fest). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 17:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 17:55 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ex-banker, Irish comedian, Aidan Killian shares truth and laughter. Don't pay loans anymore! Your debts are an illusion, the only thing that is real is love … and oral sex. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-28: 21:21 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Taking the Piff PL

Tartan Ribbon Terry Alderton Comedy Benefit TFPM

Stream of Piffle

U Pleasance

Razor sharp satire and character comedy walking a tight rope between social comment and pure bad taste. Taking the Piff will make you laugh and wince in equal measure. Sketch show, Satire

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

A top night of comedy with proceeds going to Waverley Care. Previous line-ups: Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Amos, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne and many more. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket, it’s sure to sell out! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15: 20:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Talking to You 10 Films With is Cheaper Than My Dad / PBH's Therapy – Free Free Fringe Festival PL

PM Lynsey Nellis

Everyone has an embarrassing dad, right? My dad is worse than most, squirrels, lesbians and life-partners will make you agree, but you'll probably leave wishing he were your dad too. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 8,11: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Aidan Goatley

How do fathers and sons communicate? Cars? Football? The Jeremy Kyle Show? For Aidan and his dad it's films. Travel from John Wayne films to 3D with stand-up and filmed sketches.

CKP in association with Tim Payne

Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Winner of ThreeWeeks Critics Award 2010. Best International Comedian by New Zealand Comedy Guild 2010. ‘Excitingly different’ SSSS (Times), ‘Brilliant, always funny’ SSSS (List), SSSSS (News of the World). Sell-out 2009/10. www.terryalderton.com Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:20 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:20 (55m) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:20 (55m) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

This Arthurs Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Next One is About Putting Salt in Your Tea

TPN

AJ

PM

Dwink: Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham

Lionel Richie

Byron Vincent, Rob Auton, Kriss Foster, Jonny Fluffy Punk

Site-specific, Walk

Tasting, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 13:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Peter Buckley Hill / PBH's Free Fringe

Improv

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 14-19: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

This is Soap TFPU C theatre

Quick fire spoken word from three of Britain’s funniest and most engaging stand-up poets. Plus a man in a homemade leopard suit sings songs about Vimto, trains and murder. Music, Spoken word

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 15-27: 13:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15-26: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

PN Love a B movie? So do we! Join six talented improvisers and create a new B movie based on your suggestions! The most unpredictable free show in Edinburgh! In association with Exploding Fish and EverythingImprov.

One of the most memorable shows in Edinburgh! Since 2007 Josie Long, Simon Munnery and Rich Fulcher are among the comedians who have played this fun, friendly, spectacular, one of a kind gig. Don't miss it!

Arthur's Seat • Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Park, EH8 8ED Sit back and sip complimentary B 07704 863286 V119GE6 spirits as award-winning Aug 20: 15:00 (45m) drinks writers Ben and Tom (Free Non-ticketed) take you on a romp through M T W T F S S M T W T F S S the history of alcohol. Perfect lunchtime jaunt for discerning 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 drinkers: cheap laughs, free 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 drinks.

Thirty-seven They Came With ways of deceiving you, Outer Script the audience, – Free into believing I PJ have written a Asterisk Theatre new one-man show for 2011 even though I probably haven't, or something

Solo show

Ryan's Cellar Bar • 2 Hope Street, EH2 4DB B V6GD2 Aug 6-27: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol

We’ll fantasise, dramatise and improvise your very own soap opera. Storylines inspired by your suggestions will unfold before your eyes. Different every day. Who needs TV? This is live. This is improvised. This is Soap. www.ctheatre.com

This Show Left Intentionally Blank PN These Words Left Intentionally Blank

Improv, Theatre

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,15,22-23: 13:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 13:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

This description left intentionally blank. Acrobatics, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 27-28: 00:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

It's March when we fill this form in. How can we predict August? The Canons' Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ B V78GD6 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 18:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy Thomas Hardie & Co PN Thomas Hardie / PBH's Free Fringe

'Talented and versatile comedy duo' SSSS (Remotegoat.co.uk) explode onto the Fringe with their debut show. Featuring fastpaced sketches, songs and a special guest every day! Follow them on twitter @ thomashardie for jokes and special guest updates! www.thomashardie.co.uk. Sketch show

Ryan's Cellar Bar • 2 Hope Street, EH2 4DB B V6GD2 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD J

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Those Bloody Three Blokes Tell The Three Teenagers – Free Jokes Englishmen: Optimists L APL

Tiernan Douieb vs the World

Tim Clare: How to Be a Leader

TPU

TFPM

Heatham House

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Show + Tell / Escalator East To Edinburgh / Tilt

The world’s a mess and Tiernan hates cleaning. Jokes, views and occasional dancing*. ‘Such confidence that it’s easy to overlook how well his material comes together, or how often he generates laughter’ (Fest). *No dancing!

Overthrown your corrupt government and wondering what to do next? Love democracy (in theory) but prefer power, golden effigies and loot? This C4 presenter, award-winning author can help. 'Sublime' (Guardian), SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). www.showandtelluk.com Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 Aug 4-5: 20:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 20:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 20:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Returning for a third year, the unique stylings of Those Bloody Teenagers musing about their take on life from Pokemon sex to a dead sock puppet. Catch them before they grow up! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 22-28: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Lloyd Griffith/Robin Buckland/Romesh Ranganathan – Free Festival

The Three Englishmen

Following their sell-out debut, the acclaimed sketch Join these hotly tipped group return to the Fringe comedians for an hour of fantastic comedy whilst they’re for an unmissable all new still free. With 10 competition hour of inspired comedy and music. 'Priceless' SSSS finals between them, Lloyd (List), 'Bizarre, charismatic Griffith, Robin Buckland and and side-splittingly funny' Romesh Ranganathan will certainly brighten up your day. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

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

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 4-14,16-21,23-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Those Two – Free

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

PM Elf Lyons and Masud Milas / PBH’s Free Fringe

TFPK

3 Comics to Midnight

Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18,22-25: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

PM

Turlygod

3 Comics to Midnight / PBH's Free Fringe

Holland, Howells and McKee / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Thom Tuck from the Penny Dreadfuls is watching every straight to DVD Disney movie, so you don't have to. A discussion, dissection and descent into madness. With tales of heartbreak. ‘Eyepopping’ (Guardian). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 20:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-20,26-28: 20:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 20:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up, Absurdist

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 7-14,16-27: 12:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Steve Bugeja, Red Redmond and Eddie O'Dwyer bring you their best in new comedy. Three comedians, one bar, free entry. Simple. It's three comics to midnight, starting at 11pm. Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V161GE5 Aug 6-27: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Take three stand-ups. Drizzle with geekery. Baste with social awkwardness. Cook until your juices run clear. Meaty comedy from RTS award-winner Alex Holland, BBC Radio writer Will Howells and BBC East's Dan McKee. Tasty. www.facebook. com/ThreeManRoast Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake • 9B Victoria Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 225 9348 V101GE4 Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 14:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Tiffany Stevenson: Cavewoman

Three Man Roast PL – Free PN

Hey! How’s it going? Well, anything can happen in this show. It's epic. Elf (giraffelimbed butter-fingered redhead) reads erotica, whilst Masud (leather-wearing porcupine-headed hedonist) attempts to write a number 1 hit record. Together, we are Those Two.

Stand-up

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 13:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6,8-9,12-14,19-21,2628: 13:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7,10-11,16-18,22-25: 13:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Tiffany Stevenson / The Stand Comedy Club

'Necessity is the mother of invention'. Well, is that mother a MILF? From Suffragettes to WAG’s, is this truly a survival of the fittest? ‘Witty and inventive, full of wellconstructed jokes’ SSSS (Sunday Telegraph). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 13:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-24,26-28: 14:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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

Tim FitzHigham: Gambler TPK Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Spirit of the Fringe, multi award-winning comedian, Tim FitzHigham is back in a show about the 10 greatest bets in history. See this brilliant new show. ‘Gut bustlingly funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Inspirational’ (Time Out). ‘A national treasure’ (Chortle.co.uk). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 8-11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Tim Key – Masterslut TPL

The TinaMarinas Toby – Lucky Being Gorgeous TPJ – Free The Invisible Dot Ltd.

The Invisible Dot Ltd.

PN The TinaMarinas

Key (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner) is back. Still gorgeous. Still spunking poetry everywhere. 'In any other sphere, we’d probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius' (Telegraph). Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 3-5: 21:45 (55m) £6.50 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (55m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 21:45 (55m) £12.00 (£11.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Tim Vine Chat Show TK Bound and Gagged Comedy

Two blonde-bombshell babes who care about the important things in life – shopping, clubbing, sex and being gorgeous! A blistering romp of character comedy. Join them and be gorgeous! www.thetinamarinas.co.uk Cabaret, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-20: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Loyal and suffering at the hands of her sister Sarah. Both waiting for their luck to change. 'Classy and wonderful ... eye-wateringly funny' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 16:30 (55m) £6.50 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:30 (55m) £9.50 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25,29: 16:30 (55m) £9.00 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Todd Barry: American Hot

To Be ... Or Not to PL Todd Barry / The Stand Be ... Or Whatever Comedy Club It Will Be? PJ

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

Naked women! Now we have your attention you dirty buggers! Come join us for a show containing a variety of comedy styles fully clothed ... probably! Sketch show

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 22-27: 21:55 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Two's Company Three's a Crowd

Expect the pun-expected as Tim plucks his guests from the audience and talks to them in the pursuit of laughter. What hilarious stories will Vine uncover? Come and find out. 'Vine is superb' (Guardian). Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 15:45 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:45 (1h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18, 22-25,29: 15:45 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

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US comedian returns after seven years. Whilst away he filmed The Wrestler and Flight of the Conchords. 'A wonderfully individual disdain' SSSS (Times). 'So beautifully arid he is positively parched' SSSS (Evening Standard). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 16-28: 15:00 (1h) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Comedy Tokyo Game: The Body Tights Man Show

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Tom Bell Begins TPU

Tom Goodliffe: The Good Liffe

Draw HQ

TFPK Tom Goodliffe

TU 3 Gaga Heads

PSP and Nintendo are made in Tokyo. Today, the newest Tokyo Game Show is brought to you! See our funny and Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC). Non-verbal performance. 'The best Japanese clowns' (Hairline. org.uk). Clown

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 17:30 (1h) £9.00 Aug 8-10,15-16,18,22-24: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tom Allen's Afternoon Tea TPJ

A spoof Hollywood style reboot from half of Tommy and the Weeks. ‘One of the full on funniest hours I can remember spending’ SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Chortle.co.uk), SSSS (Fest). Stand-up, sketches, big explosions. Sketch show, Stand-up

Just the Tonic at The Tron • 9 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW B 0131 556 5375 V51GE5 XAug 4-6: 15:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,12-14,19-20,26: 15:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 15:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 27-28: 15:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Award-winning comedian and management accountant Tom spent years in a job he didn't like, to buy things he didn't need, to impress friends he didn't have. Not any more! Star of Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2010. Stand-up, Storytelling

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 0131 226 0000 V139aGE5 Aug 4-14,16-29: 15:45 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Star of the uproarious film comedies Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered, guest host on The Late Show with David Letterman and host of Tom Radio 1's Tom Deacon, whose Green’s House Tonight makes stand-up has featured on The his debut at the Fringe. Book The perfect start to your Rob Brydon Show and Dave's early! Edinburgh experience! Festival One Night Stand, returns with performers join award-winning a new show. 'Charm and great Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL Tom Allen for an anarchic but material – expect other comics B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 very civilized hour of chat, to lynch him' (Sunday Times). stand-up and party pieces. ‘An Pleasance Dome • XAug 3-5: 22:55 (1h) absolute must see’ SSSS Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, £10.00 (Three Weeks). ‘Delightful’ EH8 9AL Aug 6-7,10-11: 22:55 (1h) SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). £13.00 (£12.00) B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Compilation XAug 3-5: 20:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-9,12-14: 22:55 (1h) Gilded Balloon Teviot • £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 6,12-13,19-20,26-27: Teviot Row House, M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) EH8 9AJ 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25,29: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 3-5: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 20:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-11,16-18,23-25: 15:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Tom Lenk: Nerdgasm

Tom Price: Say When

Tom Stade: What Tom Webb Fixes Tony Law: Year Was That? 2012 Go Mr Tony Go!

The Top Secret Comedy Club

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Nerdgasm [n]: The excitement of one's geeky tendencies causing a sensory overload. For one night only, Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) reveals hilariously geeky stories from his stage and screen career. 'Sweet and witty' (Independent). www.tomlenk.com Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 12: 22:40 (1h) £12.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bruised, embarrassed and brilliantly funny, Tom Price (Torchwood BBC1, Swinging C5, Senseless MTV) brings you his debut Edinburgh show. Are the gods of sh*t happening ever going to say when? Directed by Lizzie Roper. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18,22-25: 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Tomorrow's Stand-Up Today – Free

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Tom Rosenthal: Child of Privilege

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TPL Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Direct from a sell-out UK tour. Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Stand Up for the Week, Tramadol Nights. 'Gloriously funny' SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Stand up elite' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Sublime... Wonderfully imaginative, original and hilarious’ (Rhod Gilbert). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:00 (55m) £6.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:00 (55m) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,16-18,22-25: 21:00 (55m) £10.50 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tom Toal and Joe Wells Rom-Coms and Revolutions PK Tom Toal and Joe Wells

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PBH's Free Fringe

Tom, 'Ingenious and fresh' (TimeOut) and star of Dave tries to save the future. Could the Olympics have trapdoors, might Government be better as musical chairs, where should cereal bowls go in dishwashers? SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Is Tony Law a way of doing comedy? A stand-uppy, sketchy, impro-ey, arty comedy show for people who are already funny. 'Clever and blithely zany, just what the doctor ordered' SSSS (Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph).

Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port, EH1 2LD B V63GF4 Aug 6-27: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stand-up, Absurdist

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 5,7-8: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-12,14-19,21-26,28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ladies and gentlemen, announcing Master Tom Rosenthal. He plays Jonny in C4’s Friday Night Dinner and is the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011. His show is called Child of Privilege. Buy tickets! It’s only money! Canapés served throughout. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 10-28: 14:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Tony Bournemouth

Tony Bournemouth is a wonderful character act, a classic old school comic hilariously struggling through his act of snappy one-liners in the twilight of his career. Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-28: 16:30 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Two men discuss their obsessions. One, the romantic comedy genre, the other, a vision of revolution. Joe Wells (New Act of the Year finalist), Tom Toal SSSS (Hairline. org.uk).

Stand-up

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Tony 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Totally Tom 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Bournemouth: TFL Bournemouth's Curtis Brown All Time Second Tony Littler Greatest the Middle Age Comedian Punk Rides PN Again

Stand-up

Treat yourself to a hilarious, exciting and friendly start to your comedy day as Luke Kondor and Wudwud reveal the near future of humour. Don't miss out, enjoy warm banter with fresh, life-affirming balls. www. tomorrowsstanduptoday.co.uk

Improv, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 4: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 5: 12:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-14,16-20, 22-28: 12:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Time Out recommended London club comes to Edinburgh with a spectacular rotating line up and well known headliner each night. See website/twitter for updates on the big names dropping by. Just off the Royal Mile. Free! www. thetopsecretcomedyclub.co.uk Twitter: TTSCCEd

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N Tony Littler the Middle Age Punk Rides Again Free Festival Oh yes, he’s back. Ruder than ever, Tony will be performing his own style of songs in what can only be described as a feast of political incorrectness. Not to be missed. Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 16-28: 23:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mix the friendship of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley and the sexual tension of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, you’d get something close to Totally Tom. ‘Every sketch provides evidence of the pair's feverish imagination’ SSSS (Metro). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 15:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6,9-11,16-18,22-25: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-8,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Tourists – A Free Festival Sketch Show

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Tourists

Sunny yet dark, smart but stupid and genetically diverse – just a few of the terms used to describe The Tourists. Their noble attempt to travel through sketch is largely unsuitable for children. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-20: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Transformer TFPK Transformer

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The Irish genius singersongwriter Trevor Browne returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to educate audiences of his Greaterness with music, stories, poetry and witty one-liners. Best of Irish (Edinburgh, 2010), 'Hilariously aloof' (Hotpress Magazine). SSSSS (Culture NI). Music, Stand-up

Rabbie Burns Cafe and Bar • 103 High Street, EH1 1SG B V73GE5 Aug 5-14,16-29: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Truth (Explained in Doodles!)

Tadams / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Toby Adams and Dave Dynamite bring you 50 minutes of stand-up comedy which will include somewhere to sit down and a free tea bag. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 4-9: 14:25 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tweeting Beauty (and Other Stories) PN Paul B. Edwards / PBH's Free Fringe

Sketch show

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 5-6: 18:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-27: 18:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Hello audience! Stand-up based around animated doodles (and guests). Yes, it will be mind blowing. 'Courageously clever' (ThreeWeeks). There may also be some data analysis. Plus an opportunity to win doodle posters! Splendid! Goodbye. Stand-up, Visual art

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ B V162GE5 Aug 6-27: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Two Wrongies

Uncle Ivan Pest Controller – Free

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Uncle Ivan

What would make your list? You have the chance to experience something new every day with hosts Robin and Partridge and stand up stars from our hugely successful London shows. Do epic stuff! Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 15:05 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25: 15:05 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:05 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

2 Comedians, 1 Bucket – Free PN 2 Comedians, 1 Bucket – Free

N Gareth Morinan / PBH's Free Fringe

An hour of keenly observed and hilarious characters. 'Destroying the fourth wall of sketch comedy' SSSS (Three Weeks). www. transformercomedy.com

25 Things To Do Before You Die

Ready for a right royal wronging? Then enter the world of the double act who dare to do the dirty! It's comedy, it's dance and it’s sordid synchronized swimming. It's so wrong, it's right.

Shakespeare is an unusual passion for your average pest controller, but Uncle Ivan is not your average bloke. Expect a roller coaster cocktail of tragedy, pathos, rats, wigs, comedy, hilarity ... and some pretty fine acting! Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,2328: 15:50 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cabaret

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 XAug 3-5: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,25-28: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8-11,16-18,23-24: 22:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Unexpected Items Are On It, In the Zone, Off the Hook and Down With the Kids TPK Unexpected Items

The Ultimate Quiz Show featuring Silly Milly APN Shetland Fiddlers

Stand-up comic and musician Paul B Edwards rewrites fairy tales for the modern world. Brothers Grimm? Brothers Livid more like! Great fun. Free entry. Too rude for kids. Donations welcome, 10% to Amnesty International. ww.lastminutecomedy.com Music, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 8-27: 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Being young is tough these days, what with tuition fees, unemployment and dubstep. This is like, blates a sketch show about such ting. Sketch show

Come and be entertained by two rising talents of Irish comedy. Marcus, avid meat eater and undeniable charmer. Lucy, a vegan weirdo who enjoys porn an unhealthy amount. It's free and we promise it won't be sh*t! Multimedia, Stand-up

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate, EH1 1NE, B V27GE5 Aug 6-10,12-17,1924,26-27: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 X Aug 3-5: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 Ever wondered what'd happen if Bargain Hunt got jiggy Aug 6-11,15,17-18,22,24with Just a Minute? Wonder 25,29: 16:30 (1h) £9.00 no more. Join the Shetland (£8.00) Fiddlers with their game show love child! Also, special adults Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) kids party every Friday! Game show, Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-14,17-28: 21:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Up to the Eyeballs PN Beyond Compere / Free Festival

'The shaded Venn diagram overlap between Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran. Rarely does someone who seems so confused prove so incisive’ (Chortle.co.uk). 'Mullone takes a different comedy road, with confidence and a deep intensity' SSSSS (Mirror). Stand-up, Satire

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 2EX B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 4-14,17-28: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Urban Shaman – Free PM Michal Grobelny

Vikki Stone & Vladimir The Flashbacks: McTavish: A Big Neon Letters Scotsman's Guide to Betting TFPL Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Stunning award nominated debut. 'Lovely and a little bit filthy' (Time Out), Vikki Stone (Latitude Festival/BBC3) and her uber cool band. Expect odes to Banksy and Jurassic Park love songs. Music

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 3-5: 23:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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'One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit' (Guardian) takes a hilarious look at the culture of gambling and attempts to finance his Fringe by placing outrageous bets. 'Masterful' (Metro). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 3: 19:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-21,23-28: 19:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Vinegar Knickers: Wade McElwain Sketchy Beast – The Littlest TFK Hobo Vinegar Knickers

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A condensed and concise 40 minute rapture. A planet and its race, fast approaching the finishing line. It'll be quick and blissful, just like the end. Stand-up

A ginge, a loon, a wannabe Liz Taylor and the female Justin Bieber are Vinegar Knickers: sketch comedy that goes well with chips. 'Hilarious ... wonderfully unpredictable' (RemoteGoat.co.uk), 'Wouldn't seem out of place on TV' (ThreeWeeks). www.vinegarknickers.com

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS Sketch show B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-14,16-21,23-28: 23:05 C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 16:35 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 16:35 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:35 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Internationally award-winning comedian Wade McElwain makes his Edinburgh debut with a rapid fire hour of witticisms and reflections from an entertainer who's seen fame, but will never be as famous as Canada's greatest export ... The Littlest Hobo. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4: 22:35 (1h) £5.00 Aug 5-6: 22:35 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7,10-11,14-16,18, 21-25,28: 22:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Festival Fringe Society Become a member of the Fringe Society and play a part in shaping the largest arts festival in the world. The Fringe Society organises the infrastructure that supports the festival and provides support and encouragement to everyone taking part. We are a membership organisation – anyone can join and have their say. For more information visit edfringe.com/about-us

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Walking On Broken Das

Warning: May Contain Jokes

The Wee Man PN

Wendy Wason's Flashbacks

What a Palaver! Which One's – Free Fergal?

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Ashvin Gidwani Productions

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Neil Bratchpiece

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Wendy Wason

Harriet Dyer / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Garrett Millerick

Wendy Wason is relieved. Being born in Edinburgh in the 70s, a kid in the 80s, a teenager in the 90s and an adult in the noughties has worked out well.

Mixes satire, physical comedy, storytelling and observational Harriet Dyer – what a palaver! humour with a sprinkling of When life seems too staged to motivational rap to create be real. Contains observational something akin to a one-man version of Jamie's Dream humour, shockingly true-life School but without the palavers and ‘gosh she needs aspirational elements. 'Haven't to be sectioned’ waffling! seen it' (ThreeWeeks). 'Ooh, you're a funny one!' (Fern Britton). Sketch show, Solo show www.freefestival.co.uk Just The Tonic at the Stand-up, Solo show Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under Laughing Horse @ South Bridge), 253 Espionage • 4 India Cowgate, EH1 1LG Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 and Victoria Street), XAug 4-5: 12:55 (1h) EH1 2EX £5.00 (£4.00) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 6-16,18-28: 12:55 (1h) Aug 21-28: 21:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ingredients: Paul F Taylor, Luke Graves, Nick Hodder, (E322). Warning: this product was made in the same facility as other products containing jokes, although not necessarily by the same people, on the same day. www.nickhodder. com/warning

Join infamous Youtube scumbag The Wee Man as he continues to enjoy his Sin Club and Lounge • 207 15 minutes of blame. Show Cowgate, EH1 1JQ will include rapping, cartoons B V162GE5 and a general underlying menace. Aug 6-27: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Laughing Horse @ The 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Phoenix • 46 Broughton 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Street, EH1 3SA 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 B 0131 557 0234 V146GB5 Aug 4-13,15-28: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up

Watch this observational comedian destroy everyone on today's radar by travelling through a series of monologues that take theatre to a whole new level of irreverence. Vir does this with an army of theatrical characters. Theatre

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 0000 V90GD5 Aug 12-20: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Warm Up Show

Wedding Band: A Comedy by Charlie Baker TFPK CBP in association with Debi Allen Associates

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PM Warm Up Show Free Festival

Spoken word, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ B 0131 558 7272 V5bGC5 XAug 4: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 5-14,16-28: 15:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

We Need to Talk PL Paul Dennis and Jo Ogden / Laughing Horse Free Festival

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When I'm King FPK Up In Smoke

About to have a great day in Edinburgh? Make sure you're ready to enjoy it and warm up your laughter muscles with our show! We're the best of London's open mic circuit. Keep you warmed up! Compilation

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse • 266 Cannongate, EH8 8AA B 0131 557 3512 V296GD6 XAug 4-28: 17:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

For you, the greatest day of your life. For them, another day at work. Charlie Baker (Let’s Dance, Dr Who) presents his debut play with Bafta nominee We Love Comedy comes back Spencer Jones, Sam Battersea, to Edinburgh. A different Lee Fenwick. showcase of the best stand-up every day and entry is free! Theatre, Contemporary (You can donate what you Gilded Balloon Teviot • think it's worth at the end!). Teviot Row House, EH8 We love comedy. Do you? 9AJ www.weheartcomedy.com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Stand-up, Satire XAug 3-5: 14:45 (1h) £7.50 Sin Club and Lounge • Aug 6-11,16-18,23-25,29: 207 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ 14:45 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) B V162GE5 Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 6-27: 17:30 (1h) 14:45 (1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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They met at a party. They got chatting. One thing led to another ... they produced a comedy show. Starkly contrasting styles deliver a cheekily dark blend of armchair philosophy and electric chair therapy. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 XAug 4-7: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 8-14,16-28: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Who Are the Jocks? TPJ Scott Capurro

The world's a mess and Up In Smoke have all the answers! From demanding equal rights for left-handed people to finding a recipe for vegetarian cannibals. A must for all of us who need political correction inclusion.

After the death of his mother, Scott Capurro waddles through the piercing loss of his best friend/coke dealer. ‘Like watching someone trying to commit suicide by lynching’ SSSS (Guardian). ‘Brilliantly, shockingly funny’ Stand-up, Satire SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). theSpaces @ Surgeons SSSS (Scotsgay). Hall • Nicolson Street, Pleasance Dome • EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL Aug 15-20,22-27: 21:05 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 (30m) £6.00 (£4.00) XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 8-11,15,17-18, 22-25,29: 20:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Who is Jean? Go Wil Hodgson the Distance PL PN We Happy Few / PBH's Free Fringe

Wil Hodgson / The Stand Comedy Club

The W. Kamau Bell Curve – Ending Racism In About An Hour TM Bound and Gagged Comedy

What does breakfast cereal have to do with skinhead culture? Are Care Bears anarchists or communists? All these questions and more will be answered by cult storyteller. 'Brilliantly written, 'Ferociously funny!' phenomenally well-observed stories' (Guardian), 'Punk rock' (Robin Williams), 'One of America’s most adept racial Sketch show (Mark Thomas). commentators' SSSS The Banshee Labyrinth Spoken word, Stand-up (Punchline Magazine), 'Bell • 29-35 Niddry Street, The Stand Comedy Club finds comic gold – provocative EH1 1LG III & IV • 28 York Place, insights into an ugly reality' B V156GE5 EH1 3EP (Time Out NY). B V G 0131 558 7272 12 C5 Aug 6-16,18-23,25-27: 16:45 Stand-up (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4: 15:30 (1h) Pleasance Courtyard • 60 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £7.00 (£6.00) Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 5-14,16-28: 15:35 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £8.00 (£7.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 XAug 3-5: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 8-9,11,15-16,18,22Wilfredo: Erecto! 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 25,29: 21:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) TM Sketches full of wit and silliness in a frantic race to the podium. Previously Empire shortlisted for their 60 second film featuring Simon Pegg. ‘Bravo ... I take my hat off to them’ (Edgar Wright).

Matt Roper

WitTank TFJ

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WitTank

Women Just Aren't Funny – Free

See page 141 for show information

PN Mediterranean pop God, El Nio de Granada, performs English language popular songs and original jaw-dropping melodies with a dignity and raw sex appeal that will take you on an intimate journey of discovery and spittle. Cabaret, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 23:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 23:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Chatback Comedy Club / Laughing Horse Free Fringe Like a runaway carnival of invention, WitTank hurtle back to the Fringe with a whirlwind of colossal characters, rakish charm and sketch magnificence. Book now to join the screaming throng. 'Relentlessly funny' SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Metro). SSSS (List). www.wittank.com Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 4-5: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,2225: 18:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 18:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fifty minutes examining the entire history of humanity to explore this and other mind-bogglingly dumb ideas that men have come up with, explaining exactly why women have to retain a sense of humour. Thanks guys! Theatre, Solo show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 4-28: 14:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 277 for show information

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Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Worbey and Farrell: Well Strung!

The World of Shrimpology

Writer's Block – Free

L

PM

TFPJ

Shrimps

Act One / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent by arrangement with Michael Vine Associates

A hugely impressive (Chortle. co.uk), hilarious and twisted story of the piano and its players. Comedy and exquisite musical virtuosity with four hands on one piano. Formerly Katzenjammer (as seen on This Morning, ITV). Music

Udderbelly's Pasture • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0844 545 8252 V300GF5 XAug 3-5: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21: 15:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-28: 15:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Yianni: Things That Make You Go Oooooh! – Free

You For Coffee? PN Elise Harris and Edmund Cox / PBH's Free Fringe

Improv

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG B 0131 556 5375 V20GE5 Aug 4-15,17-19: 14:20 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A light-hearted comedy following the lives of five struggling artists. Whether writing or acting, these artists struggle with creative expression and... we can’t think of anything more to write... Devised, Contemporary

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 22-28: 15:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Wrestling J

Writing Blanks

Pleasance / Max and Ivan / Ditto Productions

TFPL Tickle me Morbid

The World According to Damien Crow

Shooting stars. Staggering coincidences. First kisses. Narcotics. Surprises. Wonder. A story about verbal ejaculations and blurtworthy things that prompt them. ‘Wonderfully funny’ SSSS (Time Out). ‘Compares favourably to Woody Allen’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

PN Paul Dennis and Jo Ogden / Laughing Horse Free Festival

PN Yianni / PBH's Free Fringe

The Shrimps invite you to join them on a quest of religious enlightenment as they create a new religion in 60 minutes using your suggestions. Blessed are the decapods. 'Future of improvisational comedy' (BBC).

You Shoulda Been Here Last Week

Welcome to an hour of sweetness and light, with no hints of the misery of the outside world. Edmund and Elise are both such lovely people, not at all cynical and bitter, not very anyway. Usually. Hurray. Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG B V156GE5 Aug 6-27: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ B V162GE5 Aug 6-13,15-27: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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You're Being Lied To – 2011 / PBH's Free Fringe

Yorkshire Comedy Cabaret N David Mulholland – Free

A tasty selection of the freshest festival meat with some surprise drop-ins from some well aged cuts in this spicy late night showcase. www.freefestival.co.uk Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 XAug 4: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-14,16-28: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ze Hoff Und Friends – Free APN Lancelot Adams

N James Christopher / PBH's Free Fringe

PN Damien Crow / The Stand Comedy Club

Have you ever wondered what is going on inside the mind of a Goth? Join Damien Crow as he lays bare his soul with devastating, unexpected and hilarious consequences. 'Gloriously miserable' (List). Stand-up, Solo show

The Stand Comedy Club V • Metropolitain Hotel, 4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT B 0131 558 7272 V8aGC5 Aug 8,22: 19:35 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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World-class wrestlers meet world-class comedians in a late night, heart-pounding, edge of your seat spectacular. Gasp as Good takes on Evil! Cheer as clotheslines meet punchlines! Marvel as fearsome fighters and dazzling Fringe favourites battle for your entertainment! Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15: 23:00 (1h30m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Tickle me Morbid presents Writing Blanks, a brand new comedy about a group of writers who wake up after writer’s block with writer’s hangover and a phone call asking them to hand in a script much earlier. Theatre

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 6,8: 19:30 (1h15m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Believe the news? Don't! Former hard-news journalist David Mulholland fact checked the tabloids and found when they get it right, it's an It's our third year and this time accident. But how they get it wrong is no accident. we've gone big! Big show, big room, big laughs. Comedy Political, Stand-up from James Christopher, Medina • 45-47 Lothian Graham Lee and Richard Street, EH1 1HB Scully, and burlesque from B V205GF5 Trixie Passion, all for nowt! Aug 6-15,17-27: 18:20 (1h) Cabaret, Compilation (Free Non-ticketed) Base Nightclub • 69 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Cowgate, EH1 1JW 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B V56GE5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-27: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Stefan is a religious icon in Germany and the third best Hasselhoff impersonator from his village. Cabaret, International

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 4-28: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Comedy

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Zeus' Pamphlet TFM Zeus' Pamphlet

Join this polished pentangle of performers delivering smart, satirical and sublimely choreographed sketches. Witness the overbearing writer, a Pre-Raphaelite soprano, a cockney conspiracy theorist, the face of swine flu and the b*st*rd great-greatgranddaughter of Edward VII.

Fringe Mobile Apps Fringe Mobile Apps in association with Virgin Money and Arts and Business Scotland.

Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG B 0844 545 8252 V61aGE5 XAug 4-5: 14:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,15,17-18,2225: 14:40 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Zoe Lyons – Clownbusting TFU Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

The official Edinburgh Festival Fringe iPhone and NEW FOR 2011 Android Apps offer you the most up-to-date and comprehensive show listings directly to your phone. • Full Fringe show listings • Exclusive daily Half Price Hut listings • Easy to use search functionality • Find out what’s on tomorrow, today or right now • Available FREE from the iPhone App store and Android* Marketplace • Purchase Fringe tickets for collection**

Fresh from the Melbourne International Comedy festival and as seen on Michael McIntyre’s Road Show, BBC1. ‘Hugely enjoyable mix of brutal put-downs and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 19:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Search for Edinburgh Festival Fringe * The Fringe Android App will be available in July ** You can purchase Fringe tickets through the Fringe iPhone and Android Apps in August and collect from a choice of three central ticket collection points (see page 2 for opening times): • The Fringe Box Office – 180 High Street, EH1 1QS • The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre – 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD • Virgin Money Half Price Hut – Mound Precinct

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Dance and Physical Theatre

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Absolutely Legless

Africa, Heart and Soul

Alba Flamenca

FAU

TFAPU

Absolutely Legless

Grassroots Theatre Company, Zimbabwe

Bringing Irish traditional music, song and dance alive. A highenergy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song. With fiddles, flutes and feet, our fantastic dancers and live band promise to deliver an exhilarating dance and music experience. www.absolutelylegless.co.uk Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 19-20: 18:45 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 20: 15:15 (1h15m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Actions AU Irish Modern Dance Theatre

The Ballet Ruse

TAU

Any More Legroom?

Alba Flamenca

TFAPU

Muirne Bloomer and Emma O'Kane

JMUpstart Dance Company

Following 32 sell out dates last year Alba Flamenca returns with a brand new show! This Traditional Zimbabwean dance, celebrated flamenco ensemble music, rhythm and song. welcomes Seville singer A wonderfully life-enhancing Cristobal Osorio. ‘Impeccable experience of culture and musicianship and dancing exuberance from the colourful … astounding virtuosity’ heart of Zimbabwe. A fusion of (ThreeWeeks), ‘Mesmeric and beauty, irresistible movement breathtaking’ (Fringe 2010). and melodies to invigorate the World music, Flamenco spirit and soul. Alba Flamenca • 74 East www.grassrootstheatre.com Crosscauseway, EH8 9HQ Traditional, World music B 0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Paradise in Augustine's Aug 5-28: 20:00 (1h) • 41 George IV Bridge, £12.00 (£10.00) EH1 1EL B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: Aug 8-14,16-21: 18:05 (40m) 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Agnes and Walter (A Little Love Story)

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Any More Legroom? is an eclectic mix of dance works oozing with infectious energy. The works showcase the performers’ versatility and eccentric creativity. Included within the programme are live dance, intermediality and improvisational based work. Dance, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 5-13: 14:55 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£12.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Amaryllis

Arnica 9CH

FAPU

U

Svjdance

Maud Liardon

TFAPL Smith dance theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh

APU

Once upon a time two budding ballerinas battled for perfection in the sugar-coated ballet world. Those hopes and dreams didn’t survive ... but they did. This is their story. 'Raw, honest, with frills attached' SSSSS (Irish Times). www.home.dancebase.co.uk Ballet, Comedy

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 17:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bang Bang Circus

Belle of Amherst: Double Vision FU Belleherst Productions

Emily Dickinson – myth, lunatic, poet? One production, two perspectives, performed alternately – drama or dance. An unmediated experience of body and soul, poetry in movement. ‘Must not be over-looked’ SSSS (San Diego Union). www.edfringe.com/shows/ BelleofAmherst:DoubleVision Drama, Poetry

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 15-20: 21:10 (1h10m) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 22-27: 13:50 (1h10m) £8.00 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Beta Wave Transport/ Bagofti AK Jack Webb and Gary Clarke

TU Bang Bang Circus

A physical conversation between two outstanding male dancers thrillingly battling through space with invigorating athletic dancing and physicality. They merge and break apart, painfully coming together using movement motivated by forceful resistance. Actions is touching and funny. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Compilation, Talk

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 5: 12:00 (30m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 12:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 13:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 14:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 15:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 16:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 17:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 13: 18:00 (30m) £7.00 Aug 14: 19:00 (30m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty – inspired love story of long-term commitment, daydreaming and a shed. Aged 28-78, the cast (credits include DV8, Kneehigh, Punchdrunk) dance and sing this delightful flight of fancy. www.agnesandwalter.co.uk Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 5-9,11-13: 14:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An exhilarating double bill beginning with an inventive acrobatic duet inspired by elements of Parkour and contemporary dance. The main production is a thrilling collaboration of dance and film which journeys through the emotional extremities of human relations. Multimedia, Contemporary

theSpace on Niddry St • Radisson Hotel, EH1 B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5 Aug 15-20,22-27: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cigarettes, alcohol, cramp, painful joints… Arnica 9CH is strange, funny and satirical. It offers an intimate close-up of the professional dancers’ trade, taking you behind the scenes and shattering some fantasies about dancers and their perfect bodies. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Comedy, Theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 19:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A fun filled, highly skilled circus cabaret complete with aerials, handstands, clown acrobatics, hulahoops and more. Prepare to be wide eyed as we take you on our tipsyturvy journey. Circus, Family

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 3-11: 16:00 (1h30m) £14.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Webb’s powerful visceral solo scrambles the jellylike mass of the subconscious and the desire for freedom. Part dance, part sculpture, Clarke’s Bagofti is a mesmerising display of sheer physicality in response to Francis Bacon’s work. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Devised, Physical theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 13:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Dance and Physical Theatre

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Booking Dance Festival Showcase

Castle Rocks Breakdance Championships

Circolombia – Urban

A Conversation with Carmel

Dance Marathon Echoes TAN

FAPU

TU

FPK

Bluemouth Inc.

Acting Thru Dance

FAPU

AU

Barrowland Ballet

Eight Dynamic Dance Companies From the USA in One Show!

Moving In Circles

Assembly and Circolombia

An interactive, durationbased performance event inspired by the physically gruelling spectator sport from depression-era North America, where amateurs can mix with Bluemouth Inc. performers under the direction of floor judges and the merciless movement of the clock.

Remembering a life well-lived. A woman reminisces on the highs and lows of her life. Stories told through the medium of drama, dance and physical theatre. Acclaimed Acting Thru Dance return to Edinburgh. www.atdproductions.co.uk

A dance festival within a festival! Enticing, groundbreaking, exhilarating dance performed by aweinspiring companies from USA. From rapid-fire tap to innovative, cutting-edge choreography. Be moved! Bite-sized festival format. 'Perfect for the Fringe lover!' (ThreeWeeks). www.bookingdance.com Dance, Modern

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 17-21: 14:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£9.00) (£3.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Booking Dance Festival – Split Bill

Fusing contemporary dance, theatre and film, this visionary Scotland's biggest breakdance Urban, flamboyant circus piece explores the secrets and of awe-inspiring acrobatics event returns! Witness the stories of Carmel on her 80th and dance. A tapestry of world's best crews battle it birthday. Professional dancers their personal stories where out for the Castle Rocks title. plus an ensemble community exuberant young Colombian 'An exhilarating celebration cast. 'Choreography is artists charge the circus with of hip-hop and breakdance... stunning' (One Up One Down, A sure-fire sell-out, make sure their perfectly mastered yet volcanic energy. Co-production List). you book your tickets early Dance, Music Roundhouse London. next time!' SSSSS St George's West • 58 (ThreeWeeks). Acrobatics, Circus Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT Hip hop/breakin', Music Assembly Hall • Mound B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 Place, EH1 2LU City Edinburgh • Aug 19-21,26-28: 14:15 (1h) 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 £12.00 (£8.00) B 0131 226 0000 V90GD5 XAug 4-5: 12:00 (1h10m) Aug 22-23,25: 14:15 (1h) £10.00 Aug 13: 15:30 (3h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,25-28: £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall AU

12:00 (1h10m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 10-11,16-18,22-24,29: 12:00 (1h10m) £14.00 (£13.00)

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Cycle One (60º)

Interactive, International

Traverse @ Lyceum Rehearsal Room, Departure Point Traverse Theatre • 30B Grindlay Street, EH3 9AX B 0131 228 1404 V151GE3 Aug 3: 19:15 (4h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) Aug 5-6,12-13: 19:15 (4h) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 7,9-10,14: 19:15 (4h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

APJ In-Transit Dance

City Dance Edinburgh

Dancing Forth – The Scottish Show

FAPU

APU

Rhythmic Circus / DAMAGEDANCE / Labyrinth Dance Theater

City Dance Edinburgh

AU

Edinburgh Ceilidhs

With ceilidh bands HLI / Scott Leslie / Wild Geese / Willie Fraser, caller Ken Gourlay and piper. All dances walked through and called. Hall has air-conditioning! Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk Exquisite, extraordinary, captivating dance from three top USA companies. Rhythmic Circus taps out an extravaganza of monumental proportions accompanied by live music while DAMAGEDANCE is hypnotically compelling and Labyrinth Dance Theatre emotionally engaging. www.bookingdance.com Dance, Modern

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 20-21: 16:00 (1h45m) £12.00 (£9.00) (£3.00 C)

Interactive, Traditional

Lauriston Hall • 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ B 9:00-14:00 0131 339 5374; 14:00-19:00 07585 445 995 V163GF3 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 20:00 (3h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scottish premiere of Anna Halprin's City Dance. Experience Edinburgh and explore your creativity through this unique and inspiring two-day workshop/ performance. The city as your stage! Everyone welcome to participate, dance, perform. www.citydance-edinburgh.org Site-specific, Workshop

Gillis Centre, Islay Room (meeting point) • 100 Strathearn Road, EH9 1BB B 0131 225 5525 V190GH3 Aug 12-13: 10:00 (8h) £80.00 (£60.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dance, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 14,20: 14:00 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 15-16: 14:00 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 17-19: 14:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Enclosure 99 – Humans AU Janis Claxton Dance

RSCDS Edinburgh

Fast-paced, energetic theatrical dance performance, provocatively questioning the everyday mundane through play. The piece is funny and chaotic in its exploration of what it is to be dirty and the endless human struggle to become clean. Devised, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 5-13,15-20,22-27: 19:00 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sharing the beauty of Scotland through its rich heritage and culture in dance, music and song. Enjoy our vibrant and dynamic celebration of Scotland with award-winning dancers and musicians. An unmissable evening! www.dancingforth.org Music, Traditional

Dance @ the Academy • 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL B 07908 865291 V70dGB3 Aug 9-13: 19:30 (2h15m) £14.00 (£8.00 C)

Janis Claxton Dance return with the SSSSS hit of (Dance Base) 2008’s programme, performed inside an Edinburgh Zoo enclosure. Featuring guest dancers from China! Feeding time 1pm. Human Animal Talk 3pm. Regular Zoo entry applies. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Dance, Site-specific

Edinburgh Zoo • Corstorphine Road, EH12 6TS B 0131 314 0350 V199GF1 Aug 14-28: 10:00 (7h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Engel

Flame'n'co

FAPK

APU

Flamenco! Flamenco!

Sogni / Dieter Defurne

Dondeduendes

TFAU Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (UK and Spain)

An energetic and fragile contemporary dance performance with a high rock level. Starting with one dancer in the middle of a spiral, in a little black dress and silver pumps, trying to achieve a perfect moment. Contemporary

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 10-16: 22:30 (55m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Falling Man/ Decreasing Infinity AJ Smallpetitklein and Balbir Singh Dance Company

Dondeduendes aims at finding a common ground for the purest form of flamenco and other forms of expression through music and dance. It collects the primitive essence of flamenco and reinvents it with a touch of jazz. www. myspace.com/dondeduendes Jazz, Flamenco

theSpaces on North Bridge • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, EH1 2HE B 0845 557 6308 V36GD5 Aug 5-27: 20:10 (45m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Flamenco A3 FAU David Coria, Flavio Rodrigues and Pedro Obregon

See page 175 for show information

Magical five star Flamenco! Buy tickets early for Ricardo Garcia's flamboyant Spanish stunner... Sunday Herald Critic's Choice. 'Virtuoso musicianship ... strong, deft footwork' SSSS(List). 'Fascinating, high-octane, contemporary ... Ace!' (Guardian). 'Striking, dramatic ... knife-sharp ... simply a stunner' (Argus). www.flamencoflow.com Music, Flamenco

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 20:10 (55m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 20:10 (55m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 20:10 (55m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Flawless: Intergalactic Dream Smallpetitklein’s hauntingly beautiful solo inspired by photographs capturing a man falling from the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks. Indian Kathak and contemporary collide in BSDC’s intensively rhythmic, captivating male duet with live musicians. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Physical theatre, World music

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 18:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 18:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 19:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 12:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 13:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 14:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 15:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 13: 16:00 (35m) £7.00 Aug 14: 17:00 (35m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Flamenco is comprised of three essential elements: guitar, voice and dance. Now, three of contemporary flamenco’s most promising young artists travel from Madrid to Edinburgh to present a performance in which Spanish tradition is interpreted with youthful flare.

TPU Underbelly Productions in association with World Dance Management

Music, World music

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 17-27: 19:00 (1h) £11.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Forth One 2010 Fringe Performance Award-winners, stars of StreetDance 3D and Britain's Got Talent return to take their breathless, explosive brand of stunning street dance into space! ‘Dazzling... Don't miss it’ SSSSS (News of the World). Dance, Hip hop/breakin'

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,10-11,16-18, 22-25,29: 18:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) Aug 8-9,12-14,19: 18:00 (1h) £16.00 (£15.00) Aug 20-21,26-28: 18:00 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Flynch, Looking TFAPL

Gasping for Home

HamletZar: Overseas

Clout

FAPK

APU

Lung Dreams

Goossun Art-illery

Three Americans tell a wildly genuine story of an immigrant couple living in the USA in fear of deportation. Song, dance, with dialogue in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Innovative and fresh. Get ready to feel.

HamletZar is a fascinating project, devised as a result of intensive international theatre residencies. In this new Danish/Iranian version, Shakespeare’s Hamlet involves a Middle Eastern Zar ceremony, which is performed on a boat carrying illegal immigrants. www.home.dancebase.co.uk

Armed with her last letter to him, Flynch rampages through the singing corridors of a warped hotel looking for the woman he loves. Lecoq trained company dazzle in this brave, poetic and humorous piece where rooms become oceans. Devised

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 5-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-15,17-29: 20:15 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Devised, Political

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 15-20: 20:05 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Forgetting Natasha

Godspell

TFPJ

Patch of Blue Theatre

Theatre, World music

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 16-17: 21:00 (35m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFU

State of Flux / Escalator East to Edinburgh

Heads Up AU Dance Base See page 168 for show information

Discovering she was losing her memory, Natasha wrote down her life story ... but where has she put it? An immersive multi-layered performance using dance, poetry and digital media. ‘Unmissable’ (LondonDance. com). ‘Technically impressive, multimedia comes of age’ SSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). www.stateofflux.info Multimedia, Poetry

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 6: 12:30 (45m) £6.00 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-27: 12:30 (45m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Interactive, Physical theatre

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 19:45 (1h15m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 19:45 (1h15m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 19:45 (1h15m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Get the Heads Up on what’s new. The Fringe spirit distilled into an hour of spanking new dance – a mixtastic lineup of brilliant ideas, freshly made work and random moments of pure madness or joy. You decide. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Compilation, Dance

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 24-26: 14:00 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 24-26: 16:00 (1h15m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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We bring the wine and you make the magic in an enchanted junkyard where a group of friends have come to tell stories. Puppetry and physical theatre provide an intimate, interactive new take on this much-loved musical.

180 High Street

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See page 274 for show information

Imprints

In the Dust

AU

TFAPU

Nux

2Faced Dance Company

A mesmerising and touching dance/theatre work telling the story of how a couple's life changes as the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease start to show. This subtle tale of love and tenderness weaves movement, performance and live music. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 14:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 293 for show information

Hold

I Infinite

Images

FAPU

APU

TFAPJ

Two Thirds Sky

Tom Dale Company/ Escalator East to Edinburgh

Backhand Theatre in Association with C Theatre

Two dancers hurtle from the darkness to become apparitions of a forgotten past. Integrating choreography, vocals and costume, Hold demands that you live vicariously through the performers. 'I was rapt throughout and exhausted by the end!’ (BedsFringe, 2010). www.twothirdssky.co.uk Dance

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 21-24: 20:45 (35m) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A mesmerising dance installation set in a white, digitally animated environment. This spellbinding visual world draws you within centimetres of our performer who moves between robotic isolation and liquid fluidity. A captivating journey to the infinite. www.tomdale.org.uk www.home.dancebase.co.uk Multimedia, Site-specific

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 22: 20:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 23-27: 18:30 (45m) £7.00 Aug 23-27: 20:00 (45m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 5-6: 16:00 (1h5m) £8.00 Aug 7-10,14-16,18, 21-22,24-25,28-29: 16:00 (1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 16:00 (1h5m) £13.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Interno 10/B

It's Uniformation Day

TFAU

TFPM

LTDance Project (Italy)

Fool’s Proof Theatre

10 is the house number. 10 callers come to the door. 10 life changing moments on the doorstep. 10 dancers who tell stories narrating their own experiences. Domestic life as Dance and circus combine to you have never seen it before. create theatre that is about the www.ltdanceproject.it self. A raw, honest production, Dance, Family encouraging you to open your eyes a little wider to the world C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR around you. 'Truly dazzling' B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com, Aug 3-5: 18:00 (1h) Backhand Theatre 2010). £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) www.backhandtheatre.com Aug 6-9,12-13: 18:00 (1h) Theatre, Contemporary £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) C eca • Edinburgh College Aug 10-11: 18:00 (1h) of Art, EH3 9DF £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 16:30 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 16:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 16:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Award-winning Fringe sell-out 2Faced returns with darkly explosive break-infused contemporary dance from acclaimed choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Freddie Oppiku-Addaie, Tom Dale. Athletic, fierce and brutal. 'The ride they take us on is arresting' (Times).

Directed by Fringe First winner Jamie Wood. An unpredictable future ceremony exposes the most delicate and dangerous sides of human identity. Based on an irreverent enquiry into the cult of individualism. Flamboyant, menacing and highly energetic. Theatre, International

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 XAug 5-6: 14:00 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 7-11,14-15,17-18, 21-22,24-29: 14:00 (1h10m) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-13,19-20: 14:00 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Jasmine Gwangju FAPU Gwangju Metropolitan City

Celebrating the cultural history of Gwangju City and the inspiring story of its uprising against military rule that brought democracy to South Korea, this tale of hope, despair and ultimate triumph features mass drumming and ritual dance. Drama, International

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 13-19: 17:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00) (£25.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Korean Drum – Journey of a Soul TFU Kook Soo-Ho's Didim Dance Company

Thrilling audiences with a fusion of modern and traditional drumming and dance, and choreographed by the nation's most celebrated dancer Soo-Ho Kook, this performance excites all your senses with its colourful exuberance. International, Performance art

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,9-11,16-18, 23-25,29: 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:00 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Dance and Physical Theatre

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La Putyka

Mah Hunt

TAU

LOL (Lots of Love)

Cirk La Putyka

FAPK

DOT504

Mel Howard and Collien Konzert present

FAU

Luca Silvestrini's Protein

RASTA THOMAS’ Award-winning company fuses acrobatics, dance, theatre, puppets and live music into an original contemporary circus perspective. Forceful, poetic and humorous, exploring pub atmosphere with the glazed look of a sober pint... Czech Production of the year 2009. Circus, Physical theatre

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 5-6: 20:35 (1h) £9.00 Aug 7-9,11-13,16-20,23-27: 20:35 (1h) £13.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Last Orders TAPL David Hughes Dance Productions

I live in a world without animals – I miss their rules. Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award winning DOT504 returns with a dynamic new duet, in which intimacy clashes with the natural human urge to hunt.

Talking and dancing at speed, Protein's dancers nail the language of life online in this timely, razor-sharp look at how we're rewiring romance. 'Exhilarating and Dance funny' SSSS (Guardian), SSSS (Times), 'Right on Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER the zeitgeist' (Metro). B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Comedy, Physical theatre Aug 14-20: 14:00 (55m) Zoo Southside • 117 £12.00 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 22-27: 14:05 (1h10m) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 £12.00 (£10.00) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Ballet with attitude

Migrations Cirque

Macbeth

FAPJ

TFPJ

Poi*Kimchi*Vodka

insanely good dancers

Sunday Herald Sun 4-28 Aug (not 8,15,22) 18.00 (19.00)

Last Notion in association with on the VERGE

See page 175 for show information

Creators of The Red Room, David Hughes Dance and Al Seed, reunite to lead you on a hallucinatory theatrical journey inspired by legendary 16th century Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean. In association with National Theatre of Scotland. www. madeinscotland2011.com Drama, Horror

Traverse Theatre • Cambridge Street, next to the Usher Hall, EH1 2ED B 0131 228 1404 V15GE3 XAug 16: 10:00 (1h) £12.00 (£6.00) Aug 17,21: 13:15 (1h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) Aug 18,23: 18:30 (1h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) Aug 19: 21:45 (1h) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 20: 10:00 (1h) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 24,28: 21:45 (1h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) Aug 25: 10:00 (1h) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U) Aug 26: 13:15 (1h) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 27: 18:30 (1h) £19.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Unique collaboration between a cast of international performers from Hawaii (Dance O Hawaii), Germany (Lotus Theatre) and New Combining a mixture of York (Awkward at Best) classical dramatic techniques exploring movement from with their own brand of place to place, the emotional athleticism and raw energy, Last Notion pump new life into landscape, cultures meeting, this famed tragedy. With plenty colliding, weaving the human experience. of high-octane thrills, this adaptation of Macbeth will Comedy, Physical theatre leave you breathless. Gryphon Venues at the Devised, Drama

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 5-12: 14:50 (1h15m) £6.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF B 07531 392 327 V109aGF3 Aug 5-6: 18:50 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Moving On

Muscle

FAPU

TFL

Dance Ihayami

SHOCK N AWE

My Voluntary Punishments – Another Cappadocia FAPK Trama Cia. de Dança / Daniel Jaber

'Entertaining and inspiring, experimenting and refining' (Skinny). Dance Ihayami, one of the leading South Asian dance companies in the UK, present a cross-disciplinary production combining classical Indian dance, music and film with contemporary action, creating an enthralling spectacle. Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 18-20,23-27: 21:45 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An emotional rollercoaster of verbatim theatre and dance about men. Love us or loathe us we have the habit of popping up in your beds, wombs, wars, worst nightmares and fondest memories, yet apparently we all hail from Mars... Drama, Verbatim

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 5-14,16-29: 20:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A dual program of contemporary dance from Brazil. My Voluntary Punishments is inspired by the daily punishments of urban women. Another Cappadocia is about beliefs, which alternate themselves or simply mingle under spiritual protection. Visual art, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 15-20: 10:20 (55m) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 22-27: 21:10 (55m) £8.00 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Now and at the 1-2-3, 2-2-3, Time of Our Turn 3-2-3: Triplets!

Parallel Memories

TFPK

TFAPU

FAPU

Eduardo Okamoto

The Lincoln Company

Jean Abreu and Jorge Garcia (UK and Brazil)

Pedrinha is a survivor of Candelária Slaughter. From under a newsstand he saw the execution of eight boys in Rio de Janeiro – a survivor who strives, loves, hides, smokes crack and lives.

Presenting three very different works from up-and-coming choreographers. With help from Bob Marley, lobotomies and Newton's falling apples, this trilogy promises to work you up, bring you down and send you away feeling alright!

Drama

St George's West • 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT B 0131 225 7001 V157GE2 XAug 5-7: 12:20 (1h10m) £7.50 Aug 8-9: 12:20 (1h10m) £12.00 Aug 10-11,15-19: 12:20 (1h10m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 12-14: 12:20 (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dance, Contemporary

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15-16: 13:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14: 13:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12: 13:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Our Oceans Are The Old Woman Drowning/This is Who Lived in a... Not a Dance FPJ Elements World Theatre

Delicate, minimalist, physically intense dance theatre duet from outstanding Brazilian choreographer/performers. Exploring their different memories and similar destinies, British-based Abreu (Inside, 2010) and Brazilian resident Garcia trace their cultural experiences for perspective on their inspirations and childhoods. www.jeanabreudance.com Dance, International

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 14,20-21,27-29: 14:15 (50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 15-16,22-23: 14:15 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 17-19,24-26: 14:15 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AU Rosalind Masson and Ultimate Dancer

Physical Graffiti FAPU Andover Dance Group

The children she whipped soundly return 20 years later for revenge, but a mysterious waiter turns the tables on them with storytelling, music and a cauldron of tricks in this humorously surreal fable. Storytelling, Absurdist

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 15-17,22-24: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) Aug 18-20,25-27: 12:15 (1h) £8.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An intriguing and atmospheric double bill of new dance. Ultimate Dancer (Louise Ahl), encased in silver lycra, questions the concept of original dance. Rosalind Masson’s new solo challenges perceptions of time. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Comedy, Multimedia

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 5: 16:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Energy, drive and dynamic rhythms take the stage as Andover Dance Group return to the Fringe! Youthful visions, love and dreams weave through the epic music of legendary Led Zepplin in this powerful fusion of dance forms. Multimedia

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 15-16,18-19: 13:40 (50m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Pinocchio: A Fantasy of Pleasures FAPM

The Prophecy FAPU Siamsoir Celtic Dance Company

Company XIV

Romeo and Juliet FAJ The Hand Stitched Theatre Company

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® IS SEEKING NEW TALENT FOR ITS CURRENT SHOWS AND UPCOMING CREATIONS. Edinburgh, 1920. A group of faeries spirit a young girl away to the mysterious Isle A decadent extravaganza! Austin McCormick's Company of Shadows. Time is running out and a prophecy must be XIV re-imagines the beloved fulfilled. Magical new celtic tale, darkly and beautifully, fusing baroque, ballet, flexing, dance faerytale inspired by bone breaking with sumptuous Yeats's The Changeling. www.siamsoir.co.uk design and sound. Pinocchio Dance, Family is a delirious journey through Pleasure Island and back. C • Chambers Street, Physical theatre, International EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, Aug 13-14,20-21,27-29: 96 George Street, EH2 3DH 12:05 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3 (£6.50 C) XAug 4-5: 19:00 (1h10m) Aug 15-16,22-23: 12:05 £7.50 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: Aug 17-19,24-26: 12:05 19:00 (1h10m) £14.00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-11,15-18,22-25: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 19:00 (1h10m) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AJ

Adaptation, Family

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 26-27: 10:30 (1h15m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sans Mots

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? CIRQUEDUSOLEIL.COM/JOBS

Photo: OSA Images Costume: Kym Barrett © 2010 Cirque du Soleil

TFAU

Rock the Ballet The Problem of the Other

An all-teen cast surpass expectation in an intimate and intense adaptation of the one true love story, faithfully portraying the tempestuous insanity of adolescent life and love that has helped define the genre. Arresting performances cast wide.

COMIC THEATRE ACTORS VERBAL AND NONVERBAL CLOWNS HIGH-LEVEL PHYSICAL ACTORS OUTRAGEOUS STREET PERFORMERS

Matteo Cionini (Italy)

TFU Assembly, Mel Howard and Collien Konzert

Symposium Productions A physical, vibrant dance with the use of live sound to give a harmonic like quality. The conceptual foundation is derived from the notion of the other, which is a philosophical concept popularised by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. theSpace on Niddry St • Radisson Hotel, EH1 B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5 Aug 22-27: 16:00 (30m) £3.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Direct from New York, Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet stars the Bad Boys of Dance. A fusion of ballet, tap, musical theatre, martial arts, contemporary dance and a stellar soundtrack including Michael Jackson, Prince, Queen and Coldplay. Ballet, Rock

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 6-7,9,12-14,19-21, 25-28: 18:00 (1h) £20.00 (£18.00) Aug 10-11,16-18,23-24: 18:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for take off! A fantastic journey through the imagination: three speechless stories, four astonishing characters. A one-man show with physical theatre, poetry and comedy, for all ages and languages. www.sans-mots.com Mime, Solo show

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 4-5,15-16,22-23: 13:25 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 13:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:25 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

See page 168 for show information

COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE DOUBLE FRINGE FIRST WINNERS

Swimming with my

Mother

wonderfully gentle, perfectly formed duet...

IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

Winner Best Production LIMERICK UNFRINGED 2011 6 – 21 AUGUST PREVIEW 5 AUG

VARIOUS TIMES EXCLUDING MON

DANCE BASE VENUE 22 14 – 16 GRASSMARKET EH1 2JU

BOOKING 0131 225 5525 WWW.DANCEBASE.CO.UK See page 177 for show information

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Scottish Dance Theatre – Matters of the Heart

Set it Off! Street Dance Championships

FAK

Moving In Circles

AU

Silent PL Fishamble: The New Play Company

Scottish Dance Theatre

SDT presents a trio of works: a fast moving comic-strip on friendship, a meditation at the crossroads of a relationship and a risky search for pleasure and intimacy. ‘Intrepid and spirited’ (Guardian). www. scottishdancetheatre.com Contemporary

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 23-28: 18:30 (50m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Seagull Effect See page 172 for show information

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

Shutterland

Physical theatre, Theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 20:00 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-20: 20:00 (1h15m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFAPK Rhum and Clay Theatre Company

Slender Threads TFAPJ

Idle Motion

Chickenshed

Physical theatre, Storytelling

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 XAug 5-6: 16:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-15,17-22,24-27: 16:20 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Dance, Hip hop/breakin'

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 226 0000 V90GD5 Aug 20: 14:00 (3h) £9.00 (£8.00)

TFAPK

As a couple’s relationship crumbles, Britain is hit by the 1987 storm. Using multimedia and personal recollections, Total Theatre Award nominees reflect upon the waves of destruction and the paths crossed. ‘Beautiful, accomplished, innovative’ (Stage, 2010). www.idlemotion.co.uk

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Set it Off! produced by the team behind Castle Rocks, sees hip-hop dance crews attempt to wow the judges and crowd with their jawdropping routines. Who's going to Set it Off this year?

Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair in this brave, bold, beautiful new production. Follows the unstoppable success of Forgotten, SSSSS (Scotsman). www.home.dancebase.co.uk

Every move is monitored, every sound recorded. In the ruins of Shutterland, an uncovered secret reveals a long lost past. Lecoq-trained Rhum and Clay present an absurd and highly physical tale of control and defiance. Physical theatre, Absurdist

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 XAug 5-6: 16:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-21,23-29: 16:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A new dance theatre piece exploring the effects of a cancer diagnosis on a family. Chickenshed continue to tackle difficult subjects with panache and verve. A stylish and engaging production with original music and multimedia. Devised, Multimedia

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 XAug 5-6: 17:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-9,11,14-16,18, 21-23,25,28: 17:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Snails and Ketchup

State of Mind

APJ

Z Theatre Company

FAPK

Ramesh Meyyappan in Association With Iron-Oxide

M Rachel Blackman for Stillpoint Theatre

What is insanity? Loving someone so much you don’t want to let them go, being attracted to the same sex, Using imaginative physicality, rejecting your own reflection an ingenious aerial set, in the mirror? Is that insane? animation and live score, the Mentally? I don’t know. life of a young boy poignantly Physically? I do. unfolds, from traumatic birth theSpace on Niddry St • to a typical family dinner. Radisson Hotel, EH1 A darkly comic tale of a B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5 dysfunctional family. Aug 8-13: 10:50 (50m) Circus, Theatre £5.00 (£3.00) New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, Aug 15-18: 11:50 (50m) 96 George Street, EH2 3DH £5.00 (£3.00) B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-5: 17:00 (1h) £7.50 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 17:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 8,10-12,15,17-19,22, 24-26: 17:00 (1h) £12.00 Stück / Piece (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear

M Caroline Simon (Companie Member of resistdance.)

Soy de Cuba

Martin's attempting to balance lust and love, but his lover's lost in Eurodisney, his secretary doesn’t like him and his wife couldn’t care less. Only his daughter to complain to. Pity she’s five. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Devised, Theatre

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 16-28: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Swimming With My Mother PU CoisCéim Dance Theatre

TU Indigo Productions

Red hot from Havana! Mambo, Salsa, Reggaeton! Surrender to the rhythms of Cuba. A legendary Salsa band – spectacular Cuban dancers. Passionate, unbridled, infectious entertainment. The hottest high-octane dance party on the planet! Get ready to Rumba! Music, International

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 4-5: 22:30 (1h10m) £10.00 Aug 6-14,16-29: 22:30 (1h10m) £15.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Caroline Simon’s solo surprises the audience with a sumptuous production where she plays all the roles: dance, choreography, light, projections, even her own (dance) partner. She creates a unique, virtual space wrapped in humour, fantasy and irony. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Comedy, Dance

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 5: 18:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-20: 18:00 (45m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Double Fringe First winners, CoisCéim present this heartwarming duet featuring true life mother and son. The stage is flooded with beautiful swimming and dancing memories. Moving and extraordinary. SSSSS winner, Best Production, Limerick Unfringed 2011. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Drama, Theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 15:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 6,16: 15:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 7,17: 16:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 9,18: 17:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 10,19: 18:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 11,20: 19:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 12,21: 12:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 13: 13:00 (40m) £7.00 Aug 14: 14:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Tea Dance

Ten

TU

FU

Fly Right Dance Company / Pleasance

Dance4 presents Hetain Patel

Get dancing the Fly Right way at their 8th annual legendary Tea Dance! After a brief Palm Court-inspired public master class, learning some Foxtrot or Charleston basics, enjoy cocktails and have fun practising your newly-acquired dancing skills.

Somewhere between Bolton, Barbados, Scotland and India, three men make an honest and humorous journey of discovery. With strong physical and visual elements, alongside spoken word, Ten delves into the usually dry questions of cultural identity. www.hetainpatel.com www.dance4.co.uk

Dance, Interactive

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 6-14,16-21,23-29: 18:30 (1h) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Technodelic Comedy Show TFAPU SIRO-A (Japan)

Storytelling, Visual art

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 21-28: 19:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Touching Stillness FAPU Temenos Theatre

Uncharted Waters APU All or Nothing and Strange Bird Zirkus

An aerial adventure through worlds on the edge of reality performed by Scotland's leading aerial and circus artists. Using spectacular and beautiful imagery we invite you into a magical-realist world where people walk in the air. www.home.dancebase.co.uk Circus, Devised

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 21:00 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,11-14,18-20: 21:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Vanishing Horizon FAK Idle Motion

The next generation of entertainment from Japan. An interactive show that integrates electronic music, comedy and dancers into a fantastical experience using video projection and optical illusion. 'Perfect ... a must see!’ (CDJournal.com). Comedy, Multimedia

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,15-16,22-23: 15:50 (1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 15:50 (1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 15:50 (1h) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Uplifting evocation of a space of forgotten freedom beyond the trance of time. Dancers weave a spell of whirling stillness. Words play and fall silent. Ecstasy! ‘Subtle understated beauty’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Rare poise’ (ThreeWeeks). www.temenostheatre.com Dance, Contemporary

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 15-20: 20:55 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) St John’s Church • Princes Street , EH2 4BJ B 0131 473 2000 V127aGE3 Aug 13: 21:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fringe sell-out 2010 and British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2011. Using 40 suitcases they follow one woman’s journey through crowded airports to silent skies, giving wings to female pioneers of aviation. ‘Jewel of a show’ (Guardian). www.idlemotion.co.uk Puppetry, Storytelling

Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 22-27: 12:35 (55m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Dance and Physical Theatre

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What the Folk!

Within Range

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A World Without Words

The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

Isobel Cohen

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Intimate and revealing. This impromptu knees-up for the culturally curious, looks beyond the Irish dance clichés to the passion and pain of a lifetime of dedicated graft. Served with tea, cake and plenty of good humour… www.home.dancebase.co.uk Site-specific, Theatre

Peters Productions in association with the Old Red Lion Theatre

It's November 1989, the Berlin Wall has fallen and dictatorships across Eastern Europe begin to topple like dominoes, revealing their bewildered victims and collaborators to an astonished world. ‘A rising star ... a genuinely exciting talent’ (Scotland on Sunday). Devised, Physical theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 5: 16:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) XAug 5: 19:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21: 16:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 XAug 6-7: 18:10 (1h10m) £7.00 Aug 8-15,17-20: 18:10 (1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Working the Devil

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Will They See Me?

Dog Kennel Hill Project / Escalator East to Edinburgh

Multi award-winning work which pushes boundaries of storytelling to a world where words became irrelevant. Dance replaces dialogue in this breathtaking exploration of passion and betrayal. 'Incredibly powerful' (Bubble). 'Carefully crafted, beautifully danced' SSSSS(Palatinate). www.petersproductions.co.uk Theatre, Contemporary

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,15-16: 14:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20: 14:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19: 14:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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APJ Fair Play Productions

Two absurd takes on the joys of work, featuring a choreographer's darkly comical inner dictator alongside live An exciting double bill from beat box score in The Devil and emerging Scottish talent. Delve the Details, whilst Hinterview into a world shifting from shares a mystical quest into compulsive communication to the values of progress. uncovering a bizarre reality. Vocal, Absurdist How much of ourselves do Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh we allow others to see? Place, EH8 9SU Come find out. www.fairplayproductions.co.uk B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Comedy, Dance Aug 22-27: 12:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Greenside • 1b Royal M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Terrace, EH7 5AB 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 22-27: 14:45 (50m) £7.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Acting and Creating a Character

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Edinburgh Skeptics sponsored by Richard Wiseman's Paranormality

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Auld Reekie Auld Reekie Tours: Ghost and Tours: Torture Tour Underground Tour TFU

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Buddhist Meditation

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Auld Reekie Tours

Blackwell's Bookshop

Triratna Buddhist Community

TFU

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Welcome to one of the scariest Auld Reekie Tours places in the world. Visit Haunted Underground Edinburgh's 1700s legendary Experience underground haunted vaults, working witchcraft temple and medieval torture exhibition, ending in the Banshee Labyrinth, Scotland's most haunted pub. Site-specific, Storytelling

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing new approach to acting training with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Theory, improvisation and more. Open to all, experienced or not. Based on our successful London workshops. Seminar, Workshop

Edinburgh Skeptics are bringing the enlightenment back (again)! Sponsored by Professor Richard Wiseman’s Paranormality, Skeptics on the Fringe returns for a second year, bigger and better. Check the website for details. www.skepticsonthefringe.co.uk

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Science, Spoken word Grassmarket, EH1 2JF The Banshee Labyrinth B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 • 29-35 Niddry Street, Aug 11: 12:45 (1h10m) £8.50 EH1 1LG B V156GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 3,6-27: 20:30 (1h) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Free Non-ticketed) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Adelaide Fringe Info Session U Adelaide Fringe Inc

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Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: hourly from 18:00 to 21:00 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Auld Reekie Tours: Terror Tour TFN Auld Reekie Tours

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Auld Reekie Roller Girls Present: Live Roller Derby!

Baby Wants Candy Workshop

Artists from across the globe converge on Adelaide Fringe during summer for this leading open-access Fringe Festival. Meet staff, venue operators and past performers, find out how you can take part in Australia’s largest arts event. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 19: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Site-specific, Storytelling

Edinburgh’s skating heroes challenge Glasgow and Stuttgart in two seperate live Roller Derby events. Allfemale, full contact, fast and family-friendly action! 'Visually stunning to watch' SSSS (Impulse Magazine). www.arrg.co.uk Meadowbank Sports Centre • 139 London Road, EH7 6AE B 0131 226 0000 V108GC6 Aug 6,20: 14:00 (2h) £5.00 (Free Ticketed C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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AJ Welcome to one of the scariest Baby Wants Candy places in the world. Visit Edinburgh's 1700s legendary underground haunted vaults, working witchcraft temple and medieval torture exhibition, ending in the Banshee Labyrinth, Scotland's most haunted pub. Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: every half hour from 21:30 to 23:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned Chicago troupe, Baby Wants Candy, 'entertainment phenomenon' (Scotsman), invites you to learn to improvise songs and play in a more free, fast and fun style. Musical theatre, Workshop

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 10,17,24: 10:30 (1h30m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Learn to meditate with simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that can help you to enjoy more clarity and calm and enhance helpful emotions like confidence, contentment and compassion. Workshop

Edinburgh Buddhist Centre • 30 Melville Terrace, Marchmont, EH9 1LP B 0131 662 6699 V215GG5 Aug 10-14,23-29: 11:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Brazilian Corner Cabaret V 2.0 FAPU Brazilian Corner

AJ Auld Reekie Roller Girls

Blackwell's Bookshop presents an evening filled with the best of Edinburgh's literary scene. Get ready to Welcome to one of the scariest experience everything from places in the world. Visit Scottish poetry to cutting edge Edinburgh's 1700s legendary drama, from folk music to underground haunted vaults, contemporary fiction. working witchcraft temple and Spoken word medieval torture exhibition, Blackwell Bookshop • ending in the Banshee 53-62 South Bridge, EH1 1YS Labyrinth, Scotland's most B 0131 622 8222 V133GE5 haunted pub. Site-specific, Storytelling Aug 4,11,18,25: 18:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Aug 5-27: every half hour from 11:30 to 17:30 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

Come and experience a bit of Brazil, just in the corner. Films, visual arts, talks, workshops, drinks and parties, you have to check it out yourself! There is a lot to see, learn and enjoy about Brazil.

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International, Variety

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 Aug 22-28: 12:00 (10h30m) £1.00 (£0.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Last year’s event led to cabaret getting its own section in the Fringe programme. Alongside some of cabaret's brightest stars, we discuss what more can we achieve in recognition of this increasingly popular genre. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 14: 14:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Events

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Café Voices FL Scottish Storytelling Centre

Changing: Perceptions U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Children’s Theatre Symposium U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

City of the Dead Creative Lab: Creating a J Virtual World: Black Hart Entertainment Rhythm, Landscape and Identity

C venues vibrant vivacious variety FAPJ C presents...

U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Enjoy oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song in the relaxed ambience of the Storytelling Cafe. Come prepared with a piece to perform or just to enjoy the evening. Featuring a special host and many friends. Music, Storytelling

A discussion on creating inclusive theatre. Scottish playwrights, directors and actors will explore how inclusive theatre is developing and challenging perceptions. Can our perceptions be changed in one moment? How do we generate those moments?

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Seminar, Talk B 0131 556 9579 V30aGD6 Fringe Central • Appleton Aug 10,17: 19:30 (2h) £5.00 Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 22: 12:00 (1h30m) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (Free Ticketed)

Cathedral Wilde Plays Beethoven AU St Mary's Cathedral International concert and recording pianist David Wilde returns to St Mary's in a concert of works by Beethoven, a programme awarded five stars by the Independent. Classical

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

Children's Scary Haunted Underground Experience

A seminar for artists and professionals working within the Children’s Theatre sector. A unique and valuable opportunity for the sector to unite and discuss relevant industry issues, discuss shows and network. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 11: 15:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

CineFringe Film Festival

History, horror and a terrifying journey into the locked lair of the world famous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case in history. 'Terrifying' (Most Haunted), 'Brilliant' (About Edinburgh), 'A Fringe institution' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.blackhart.uk.com

This practical playwriting workshop will be delivered by playwright Nicola McCartney Large Black Sign Outside St Giles' Cathedral • Royal and will look at rhythm, landscape and identity. Mile, EH1 1RE Seminar, Talk B 0131 225 9044 V213GE5 Aug 1-Sep 4: 20:30 (1h15m) Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, £9.50 (£7.50) EH8 9LE Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20, B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 26-27,Sep 2-3: 21:30 Aug 19: 12:00 (2h) (1h15m) £9.50 (£7.50) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Walk, Horror

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Comedy 101

CineFringe

U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

TFU Auld Reekie Tours

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 22: 22:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Creative Lab: Poorboy Playroom – Explore, Create, Think, Play U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Poorboy Theatre

The Fringe's only open entry film event is back with screenings and events programmed especially for Come and join the Auld Reekie the Fringe. See the full event Tours team for some magic programme at www.cinefringe. storytelling in Edinburgh's com. 'Go support a wonderful most haunted underground new addition to the Fringe' candlelit vaults! (ThreeWeeks). Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Film, International

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, EH1 2JF B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 15-28: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 (£4.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Fringe is world famous for what it can do for the career of emerging comedians. Receive key insider advice on getting ahead in this extremely competitive industry. In partnership with the BBC. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 12: 14:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy! Music! Cabaret! A festival feast of live performance. Bands, bars, stars. Art, activities, workshops. Film, theatre, dance. Fantastic free events. Eclectic electric entertainment. The ultimate Edinburgh experience, all day, everyday, at C venues. www.CtheFestival.com Cabaret, Circus

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 1-29: 10:00-05:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 1-29: 10:00-05:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C soco urban garden • Cowgate and Chambers Street, EH1 1JQ B 0845 260 1234 V266GE5 Aug 1-29: 10:00-03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 1-29: 10:00-03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 1-29: 10:00-03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge , EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 1-29: 10:00-03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Poorboy Playrooms offer opportunities for artists from any discipline to take part in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Visit www.poorboy.co.uk for more info and to book a place in this playroom email info@poorboy.co.uk. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 10: 10:00 (8h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Digital Audience Dying for a Development Good Night's Sleep U

East 15 – Why Train?

Inner Ear

East 15

FPU

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Chris Idzikowski and Ewan Crawford

A lucky bag of classes: teachers from the hottest visiting dance companies at the Fringe lead fabulous classes in everything from ballet to Bollywood, breakdance to contemporary. Check www.dancebase.co.uk for daily listings or just turn up. Dance, Workshop

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Aug 9-11,13,16-20: 13:00 (1h15m) £7.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dance Symposium U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Creative content communications company Inner Ear (the people behind Radio Magnetic) present a simple strategy for promoting shows and monetising audiences using readily available online services as part of an integrated social media strategy. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 4: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 21: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Comedy, Seminar

The Edinburgh Sleep Centre • 13 Heriot Row, EH3 6HP B 0131 524 9730 V248GC3 Aug 11,18: 18:00 (1h) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Early Word

Seminar, Talk

Edinburgh Free Walking Tours

Stroll through the wynds and closes of Edinburgh's old town and the infamous Royal Mile, hearing about the city's historical facts and suggestive legends with your very own costumed, knowledgeable and informative guide. Storytelling, Walk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 24: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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

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TFPN

Dinner in the Sky

The Early Word

Edinburgh Book Edinburgh Tech Festival: Friday Fringe

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APU

Dinner in the Sky

Edinburgh Book Fringe Edinburgh Tech Festival / IOIT / EST / Free events! Readings and Interactive Scotland discussion with writers and

The global phenomenon lands in Edinburgh. This normally exclusive corporate play toy is the only fringe venue located above the capital’s rooftops. Have a couple of beers, enjoy a show and unique stunning views. www.dinnerinthesky.co.uk A prominent but often overlooked performance discipline at the Fringe. This event will bring together artists and experts from across the festival to network and discuss the issues that matter to dance.

Sixty minutes that could save your life. www.drsleep.co.uk www.edinburghsleepcentre. com/fringe

Aimed at those considering Conservatoire Drama School Training. Industry professionals and university representatives will explore the question ‘Why Train?’ and arm prospective students with the kinds of questions they should ask universities they are applying to.

Edinburgh's Free Edinburgh Walking Tours Tech Festival: Saturday U

Variety

The Crane – West Princes Street Gardens • West Princes Street Gardens, EH2 2HG B 0131 208 3487 V340GE3 Aug 12-28: from 09:30 £15.00 (table reservations required) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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activists from around the globe.

Edinburgh Tech Festival / IOIT / EST / Interactive Scotland

The Festival will cover the business, investment, funding and culture of technology with start-ups, hackers, VCs, designers, angels and geeks. The cream of European technical and digital talent come together to reshape our economic future. www.eurotechfest.com International

Informatics Forum • 10 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB B V58GF5 Aug 27: 09:00 (8h) £75.00 (£50.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Edinburgh Tech Festival: Sunday PU Edinburgh Tech Festival / IOIT / EST / Interactive Scotland

Poetry, Political

Enjoy an hour in the company of a published author. A reading in this historic and intimate venue will be followed by a Q&A session. Price includes coffee and a cake. www.CaptainsEdinburgh. webs.com Spoken word, Storytelling

Captain's Bar • 4 South College Street, EH8 9AA B V62GE5 Aug 1-20: 09:30 (1h) £5.50 (£4.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Word Power Books • 43 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB B 0131 662 9112 V154GF6 Aug 11-25: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Festival will cover the business, investment, funding and culture of technology with start-ups, hackers, VCs, designers, angels and geeks. The cream of European technical and digital talent come together to reshape our economic future. www.eurotechfest.com International

Our Dynamic Earth • 112 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS B 0131 226 0000 V71GE6 Aug 26: 12:00 (10h) £75.00 (£50.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Festival will cover the business, investment, funding and culture of technology with start-ups, hackers, VCs, designers, angels and geeks. The cream of European technical and digital talent come together to reshape our economic future. www.eurotechfest.com International

Informatics Forum • 10 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB B V58GF5 Aug 28: 09:00 (8h) £75.00 (£50.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Events

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First Time at the Fringe

Forum Theatre

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and edgeeradica

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Is this your first time? Edinburgh can be daunting for new participants, so come and meet Fringe Society staff who can support your experience. Also, find out about all the services provided at Fringe Central. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 5: 10:00, 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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David A Roberts returns to present another series of forum theatre workshops for artist development. These workshops will explore, create and present a forum theatre piece of work that is relevant and applicable to those taking part. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16,25: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Free Daily Walks Down the Royal Mile

APM

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Take part in the ultimate, biggest dance and fitness experience in Edinburgh. Open to all public. Five hours of zumba, aerobics, pilates, dance, conditioning and more. For more info check website: www.fitnessaroundtheworld. co.uk

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Fitness Around The World Convention Fitness Around The World

Fringe Society Annual General Meeting

Come and have your say about the future of the festival! This is your opportunity to voice opinions, give suggestions and comments to the Fringe Society team and to meet the Board of Trustees.

See page 186 for show information

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 20: 11:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

The Fringe Fair U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Dance

Meadowbank Sports Centre • 139 London Road, EH7 6AE B 0131 226 0000 V108GC6 Aug 13: 12:00 (5h) £15.50 (£12.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Experienced local guides show you historic places, from the castle to Holyrood Palace, including narrow closes and secret gardens and relate stories of famous people who lived and died there. SS S S (ThreeWeeks). Walk, Historical

Cannonball House • Castlehill, Royal Mile, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V165GE4 Aug 2-29: 10:00, 10:30, 14:00, 14:30 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An opportunity to interact with key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge or advice you need. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 18: 16:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19: 10:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Getting Into and Surviving Drama School

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World Festival Network

Conference of Drama Schools Ltd

Annual chance to meet and hear from Fringe Festival directors around the world. Why they’re important, how they differ and how to get involved. Join the discussion and get global insights. A great networking opportunity.

What is training like in a CDS drama school? Are you right for it? Is it right for you? Talks by course directors of Britain's top drama schools followed by Q&A.

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 21: 15:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 17,19: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Gig at the Fringe Hidden Gardens How to Be a of the Royal Professional U Mile Actor Edinburgh Festival

How to Make It in Hollywood

How to Tour Your Show

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Spotlight

Craig Ricci Shaynak / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Discover unexpected gardens, and green nooks and crannies behind the historic buildings of Edinburgh's Old Town, all with a story to tell. Walking tour: one mile easy pavement walking, some cobbled surfaces. www.greenyondertours.com

Spotlight industry experts offer essential career advice for actors. Networking, CVs, showreels, headshots, how to approach agents/ casting directors and audition technique. Great for actors starting out or as a refresher.

Learn how to break into Hollywood from actor, writer and producer Craig Ricci Shaynak, who has worked with the likes of Matt Damon and Christian Bale in his TV, film and voiceover career. www.kingswellproductions.com

Walk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Fringe Society in TU Partnership with Chemikal Underground Greenyonder Tours Records

In conversation with Chemikal, The Skinny and DF Concerts, this debate is about what matters to bands and musicians. Breaking down perceived walls between expert and artist, have your say and find gigs at the Fringe. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 8: 14:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Greener Touring U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Outside John Knox House • 45 High Street, EH1 1SR B 0131 444 1725 V30bGD6 Aug 5,8-12,15-19,22-26,29: 10:30 (1h40m) £8.00 Aug 7,14,21,28: 14:30 (1h40m) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Historical Underground Tour TFU

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Seminar, Talk

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

How to Do a Show at the Fringe U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Auld Reekie Tours

Sustainability is an important issue in everything we do, including the performing arts. More and more artists and companies are doing what they can to make their practise environmentally friendly. What can you do? Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Discover the colourful and violent history that makes Edinburgh Old Town's infamous underground city a huge worldwide attraction for visitors to experience the slum conditions and the stories that brings to life both bygone characters and events. Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. Meet Fringe and venue staff, producers and performers for expert advice on how best to bring a show to Edinburgh. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 22: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Workshop

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 11,18: 13:00 (2h) £30.00 (£20.00) (£60.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Get advice on touring your show after the Fringe, both in the UK and internationally. What’s the best way to contact promoters? Who books touring shows? Your questions answered by industry experts. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 23: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

It's Never Too Late to Start Writing! FPK Women on the Make

The crabby ladies put baking on hold to host a seminar on creative writing with a panel of publishing and broadcast experts answering questions on how to get started. Check www.womenonthemake.com for details. Seminar, Workshop

Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 Aug 18,25: 14:30 (1h30m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Invisible Theatre Landing the U Role, from How to Sell Your Edinburgh Festival High School to Show at the Fringe Society Hollywood Fringe U

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New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

A unique opportunity to meet PR and media insiders: tips and ideas on everything from clever social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. For both 2011 and prospective 2012 performers. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 7: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) Aug 14: 11:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

David A Roberts begins a new challenge with the creation, performance and presentation of invisible theatre. Using theatre of the oppressed techniques these workshops will challenge the way the arts is viewed and worked. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16,23: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Explore how to land the role, whether the lead in the school play or a feature film. Taught by a professional theatre, television and film actor, this shows what it really takes! Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 15: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Events

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Live from New York: It's On-Camera Improv! U

Meet Brighton Festival Fringe

Meet the Media Mobilise U

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

UNISON

Brighton Festival Fringe

New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Activate, agitate, debate, laugh. Mobilise! Join Unison’s charge against the cuts with a constantly changing line-up of poets, authors, actors, comedians and campaigners at the Festival of Activism. Unleash your inner class warrior. www.unisonmobilise. blogspot.com. Twitter @ UNISONMOBILISE. Facebook.

New York City’s Studio Acting Tradition

Overnight Ghost Hunt

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Paranormal Investigations Scotland

HB Studio

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Political, Workshop

From Saturday Night Live to single-camera comedies like The Office, mockumentary style places a premium on improv training. We discuss auditioning for commercials and sitcoms – you’ll improv with confidence! Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 18: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Magic Drawabout – Free

Meet the Brighton Festival Fringe. The third largest open access Fringe Festival in the world, BFF offers an exciting platform for creative work in all mediums. Find out how to include BFF in your touring plans. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 26: 16:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A unique opportunity to meet media representatives and promote your show. Strictly two representatives from each show and please bring hard copies of news releases, flyers etc. Further details will be available in e-bulletins. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 6: 14:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Midnight Paranormal Haunted Underground Experience

Spotlight

TFPN

Meet the Casting Directors

UNISON Anti Cuts Festival • 60 Belford Road, EH4 3UQ B 0131 226 0080 V138GD1 Aug 13-20: 19:00 (4h) £6.00 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Talk

Neal's Yard Remedies Chill Out Zone TAK Neal's Yard Remedies Edinburgh

Lancelot Adam's Walkabout Troubadour Squad

Novotel Edinburgh Centre • 80 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DE B V69GF4 Aug 12: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Armed with a drawing board, together we will stalk the streets of Edinburgh looking for interesting people to draw, with roving minstrel and improvising fools in tow. People tell their story, we draw it. Interactive, Site-specific

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU B 0131 225 7171 V178aGE4 Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 18: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Experience Edinburgh's Old Town paranormal underground. Rated internationally as the most paranormally active and scariest place on earth, used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and haunted by a misogynistic poltergeist. Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 00:00 (1h30m) £15.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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U Paines Plough Founded over pints of Paines beer in the Plough pub 37 years ago and now ‘a major force for new writing’ (Guardian). Quiz our team about touring, new writing or running a small company in this informal Q&A. Seminar, Talk

Event, Tasting

Neal's Yard Remedies • 102 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR B 0131 226 3223 V176GC4 Aug 5-19,21-31: 10:00 (9h) £15.00

Site-specific

Gilmerton Cove • 16 Drum Street, EH17 8QH B 0131 226 0000 V89GH6 Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26: 21:00 (5h) £35.00 (£30.00)

Paines Plough

A place to relax and revive in the heart of the city. Pop in for a free cup of herbal tea. Checkout our wide range of massage, reflexology and other therapies on www.nealsyardremedies.com Spotlight will host a Q&A session with two leading Casting Directors who will discuss the casting process on TV, films and stage. Open to professional actors only. Come with questions prepared.

Embark on an evening of ghost hunting and spiritual contact in one of Scotland’s most notoriously haunted locations! Uncover Gilmerton Cove's darkest secrets narrated by those who once walked this earth, through mediums, Ouija boards, table tipping and much more.

NYCDA – Open Auditions New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Auld Reekie Tours

APU

HB Studio is one of New York City’s oldest acting studios where students develop technique, connect with professionals and belong to a supportive community. Learn how you can be a part of this tradition.

Hundreds of aspiring actors audition for an exclusive place in the Conservatory’s comprehensive and demanding training programmes. Acting experience isn’t a prerequisite but you must have instinctive talent and an insatiable drive. Audition for scholarship and admission!

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 24: 13:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 17: 10:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Events A Performer’s Guide to Copyright, Parody and Imitation U BTO

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Radio Forth on the Fringe

Rebus – Secret Edinburgh

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Radio Forth Ltd

Rebustours

The largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival! Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment. Complete sell-out in 2008, 2009 and 2010!

FPU

You’ve devised a brilliant show whose script and content feature witty parodies, caricatures and lyrical adaptations. But will copyright owners and their lawyers be amused? Solicitor advocate Paul Motion of BTO Solicitors explores the law. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 11: 10:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 18: 14:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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

Rebus – Hidden Edinburgh TFK Rebustours

Practical Introduction to Rural Touring U National Rural Touring Forum National Rural Touring Forum is the organisation developing rural touring networks. NRTF represents over 30 rural touring schemes in England and Wales. A practical introduction for companies interesting in taking shows to rural venues. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 23: 14:30 (2h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Examine best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin's Edinburgh and experience Scotland's mysterious history. Politics, corruption, power and murder in the real Rebus locations. Unusual Edinburgh stories and stunning Old Town views. Readings from the books included. See www.rebustours.com Storytelling, Walk

The Royal Oak • 1 Infirmary Street, off South Bridge, EH1 1LT B 0131 557 2976 V309GE5 Aug 5-29: 15:00 (2h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Rest for Your Soul Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations which are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. Readings included. See www.rebustours.com Storytelling, Walk

The Royal Oak • 1 Infirmary Street, off South Bridge, EH1 1LT B 0131 557 2976 V309GE5 Aug 5-29: 12:00 (2h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scottish She's the Performing Arts Cultured One! Symposium – Free U

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Rose Drew and Tanya Nightingale

Part of the NTS’ Staging the Nation programme, this seminar brings together the performing arts sector in Scotland to network and talk about achievements, goals and what is important to artists working in Scotland today.

Rose: likely to spill something, trip, curse as the Queen glides by, poems messy as life! Tanya: delicate, musical, her wellcrafted work wins arty awards. Tanya can’t quite tame Rose, she's the cultured one! www.yorkspokenword.org.uk

Tartan Productions

Compilation

Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA B 0844 871 3014 (Bkg fees apply) V59GC6 Aug 6-7: 19:30 (3h) £15.00

The Robert Burns Experience in Association With Talisker

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Celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and take part in an authentic Burns Supper. Enjoy a delicious threecourse feast in Scotland's Best Restaurant alongside poetry, song, bagpipes and a complimentary whisky! Folk, Tasting

Monteiths • 61 High Street, EH1 2HE B 0131 557 0330 V97GD6 XAug 1-4: 15:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00 C) XAug 2-4: 12:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00 C) Aug 5,8-12,15-19,22-26: 12:30, 15:00 (1h30m) £17.00 (£12.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Saints & Sinners of Old Edinburgh Walking Tour TPU

Saints & Sinners St Patrick's Community Walking Tours

Seminar, Talk

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 21-26,28: 16:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Seven Secrets of the Working Actor

So You Want to Be an Actor

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Spotlight

Journey through Edinburgh’s New York Take a break and enjoy history and learn some of Conservatory of an hour of peaceful the secrets that lie behind its Dramatic Arts contemplation in quiet and historic buildings, stories that beautiful surroundings, bring the past vividly to life incorporating chant, silence and guided meditation. Come retracing the steps of its Saints and be refreshed in mind, body and Sinners. Storytelling, Historical and spirit. Open to all. Outside John Knox House Devised - Saints & Sinners • 43-45 St Patrick's Church • High Street, EH1 1DB 5 South Gray's Close, B 07803 475688 V30cGD6 40 High Street, EH1 1TQ B 0131 556 3030 V219GE6 Aug 5-6,8-13,15-20, 22-27,29: 19:00 (1h30m) Aug 22-26: 16:00 (1h) Designed for teachers/ £8.50 (£7.00) (Free Non-ticketed) students looking to become 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 professional actors. Do I join 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 the union? Do I need an 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 agent? Do I move to LA, NYC or stay near home? Where do I find auditions? Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16: 13:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Poetry, Spoken word

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 20: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

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Spotlight and NSDF experts will provide you with practical help on how to realise your dream and become an actor. Look at choosing a drama school, understanding your industry and approaching auditions. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 17: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Events

24-hour box office at edfringe.com

Story Tour – St Virgin Money Patrick's Church Fringe on the Mound U St Patrick's Community

AU

St Patrick’s has been a place of prayer and worship for over 250 years. Hear about murals by Alexander Runciman, the Shrine of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair, home of Hibs, story of a lost painting.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society / Virgin Money Street Events

Visita de fantasmas y torturas (visita en español) TFPU

Wine in the City WTF? (Where’s Wine School the Funding?)

Young China Shines!

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Edinburgh Wine School Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

China Fringe Festival

Five-star (Hairline.org.uk) sell-out show 2009/2010. Learn how to sniff, swirl and slurp sensational wine and champagne at wine tasting school on the Royal Mile. Suitable for beginners and experienced wine tasters. www.edinburghwineschool. co.uk

Auld Reekie Tours

Storytelling

St Patrick's Church • 5 South Gray's Close, 40 High Street, EH1 1TQ B 0131 556 3030 V219GE6 Aug 15-19: 14:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Urban Outfitters APJ Urban Outfitters

Catch spectacular street entertainment at the Mound Precinct, on the doorstep of the National Gallery Complex. Pick up a bargain for the current day’s Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half-Price Hut. Site-specific, Family

The Mound Precinct • Princes Street, EH1 1YZ B V55GD4 Aug 5-29: 11:00 (10h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Urban Outfitters will be adding to your shopping experience through art installations, live music and daily comedy AU previews from The Stand Comedy Club. For more details see Facebook/Urban Outfitters- Edinburgh Festival Edinburgh or visit our website Fringe Society / Virgin Money Street Events www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

Bienvenido al Edimburgo más oscuro! Entra en las criptas y deja que nuestro guía te lleve de viaje hacia la época de las brujas, los criminales y los ladrones de cadáveres. Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 18:30 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Visita histórica de las criptas (visita en español) TFPU Auld Reekie Tours

Talk

Edinburgh City Chambers • High Street, EH1 1YJ B 07855 284 875 V184GE5 Aug 5-7,11-14,18-21,25-28: 16:30 (1h15m) £20.00 Aug 5-6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 19:00 (1h15m) £20.00 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 14:00 (1h15m) £20.00

Seminar, Talk

Enjoy traditional song, dance, drama and martial arts from some of China's most talented young people. Hear the Drums of Shanghai, explore contemporary Chinese fashion and have fun with free performances from China's stars of tomorrow.

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 24: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Festival Square • Lothian Road, EH3 9SR B V44GE3 Aug 4-22: 10:00 (7h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Policy changes have resulted in a tough year for the arts in the UK. This event aims to look at the problems in arts funding, tries to identify solutions and new ways of making art happen.

International

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Wine School at the Fringe N Case Studies Wine School

Comedy, Music

Urban Outfitters • 124-125 Princes Street, EH2 4AD B V200GD3 Aug 5-29: 09:00 (11h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

One of the most extraordinary and spectacular events at the Fringe. World class street shows, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's most famous street. Site-specific, Family

High Street, Cockburn Street to George IV Bridge • Royal Mile, EH1 1QS T B V10GE5 Aug 5-29: 11:00 (10h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bienvenido al Edimburgo más oscuro! Entra en las criptas y deja que nuestro guía te lleve de viaje hacia la época de las brujas, los criminales y los ladrones de cadáveres. Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 5-27: 11:00, 16:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Know what you like but would like to know more? Claire Blackler's practical guide to the art of choosing wine is an unmissable hour of food and wine matching perfection. Five dishes, five wines – nice! Tasting, Workshop

Howies Cellar • 1a Alva Street, EH2 4PH B V140GD2 Aug 5-6,11-13,18-20,25-27: 18:30 (1h15m) £22.50 Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 12:30, 15:30 (1h15m) £22.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Exhibitions

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An Ancient Thread: 7,000 Years of Anatolian Kilims

Asimi – New Designers Jewellery Show

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry 1745

Celebrating Chinoiserie

Clay 2011 AU

David Mach: Precious Light

APU

Adam Pottery

PJ

AU

AU

Acanthus

APU

Asimi Jewellery

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry 1745

The Nomads Tent

We will once again be featuring handmade crafts and The Nomads Tent presents jewellery. These original and a world first: 40 specially unique pieces can be seen at commissioned miniature kilims Asimi throughout the Festival. in sumptuous natural colours, Designer profiles can be seen full of ancient signs and at www.asimi.co.uk symbols. Truly a visual feast of Craft creativity and beauty. Asimi Jewellery • Visual art 40 George Street, EH2 2LE The Nomads Tent • B V112GD4 21 St Leonard's Lane, Aug 5-29: EH8 9SH Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00 B 0131 662 1612 V142GF6 Sun: 12:00-17:00 X4 Aug: 18:00 (2hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5 -Sep 4: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Sun: 12:00-16:00 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Auld Artistic Allies – France …And the World Seen Through Went Crazy for the Lens of a Scotsman and the Beatles! Scotland Seen APU Under the DesignshopUK Brushes of a Frenchman APU

Hailed as the longest in the world, the Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry is a tribute to the Jacobite rising of 1745 led by Bonnie Prince Charlie and to the commitment of the 200 volunteer embroiderers. Craft, Historical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 5-29: Mon-Sat: 9:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 Sun: 12:00-15:00 (not Wed Aug 17 afternoon) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Children's, Family

DesignShop UK • 116 Causewayside, EH9 1PU B V46GH6 Aug 1-Sep 4: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00 Sun: 12:00-16:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A fascinating exhibition, featuring a Scotsman's photographs of France and a Frenchman's watercolours of Scotland.

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Children of Asia APU Galerie Mirages

Craft, Visual art

The Adam Pottery • 76 Henderson Row, EH3 5BJ B V135GB3 Aug 8-Sep 3: Mon-Sat 11:00-18:00 (not Sun) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cosmopolitan AU scotlandart.com galleries

Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, in this major exhibition David Mach interprets Biblical themes through cinematic collages and monumental sculpture. The artist's studio will be on site throughout the exhibition. Sculpture, Visual art

City Art Centre • 2 Market Street, EH1 1DE B 0131 529 3993 V229GD5 Aug 1-Sep 4: Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00 Sun: 12:00-17:00 £5.00 (£3.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition AU Dazzle Exhibitions

APU Persian Rug Village

Experience our traditional nomadic tent in the heart of Edinburgh. We personally give you an insight into the heritage of hand knotted rugs while you sample our collection of blended tea. Event

Persian Rug Village • 34 Morningside Road, Leith Library • 28-30 Ferry EH10 4DA Road, EH6 4AE B V177GH2 B V234GLEITH B1 Aug 2-31: Aug 5-29: Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00 Mon-Thurs: 10:00-20:00 Sun: 12:00-16:00 Fri: 10:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) Sat: 09:00-13:00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Painting, Photography

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A selling exhibition by the six resident makers. This vibrant show of contemporary and traditional ceramics covers an imaginative spectrum of concepts and working methods. Visitors are also very welcome to look around our studios. www.adampottery.co.uk

Bridge the Cultural Gap Between West and East

Jim Malcolm and Christophe Philibert

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance. Choose from a huge selection of gifts, clothing, collectables and some special surprises... Beatles fans will be spoilt for choice!

A celebration of chinoiserie in domestic decorating. Showcasing wallpapers, fabrics, furniture and accessories from the 18th to the 21st century. Acanthus • 201-203 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH B V117GH2 Aug 2-Sep 4: Tues-Sun: 10:00-17:30 Fri: 10:00-19:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

David Mach: Artist

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Galerie Mirages presents for its 24th Festival exhibition a stunning selling exhibition of beautifully embroidered traditional children’s hats and clothes from western India, Afghanistan, Thailand and south-west China – a festival of colour and design. Galerie Mirages • 46a Raeburn Place, EH4 1HL B V149GB2 Aug 1-Sep 4: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00 Sun: 12:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

In main gallery space: New paintings of New York, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London by leading Scottish artist Lesley Anne Derks. Also featuring new paintings by gallery favourite Lesley McLaren. Over 1000 paintings in permanent gallery stock. Painting, Visual art

scotlandart.com • 2 St Stephen Place, EH3 5AJ B 0131 225 6257 V92GC2 Aug 2-Sep 4: Tues-Fri: 10:30-17:30 Sat: 10:00-17:30 Sun: 12:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Dazzle contemporary jewellery exhibition returns to Assembly Theatre, where it all started in 1983. Fifty designers from all over Europe with 2-3,000 pieces all for sale. www.dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk. Craft, Contemporary

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 5-29: Mon-Thurs: 10:00-22:00 Fri-Sat: 10:00-00:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Exhibitions

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Discover Islam Exhibition

For You From Me 400 Women APU

AU

AU

Inhouse

Tamsyn Challenger

Islam Festival Edinburgh

A dynamic experience of knowledge, art and culture with friendly guides on hand to answer your questions and show you around the magnificent building. Admission is free, as are refreshments and literature. Edinburgh Central Mosque • 50 Potterrow, EH8 9BT B V48GF5 Aug 6-16: Sat-Thurs: 12:00-17:00 Fri: 14:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Elizabeth Blackadder U National Galleries of Scotland The major summer exhibition at the National Gallery Complex in 2011 will be devoted to the art of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder. Organised in honour of the artist’s 80th birthday.

Fringe Schools Poster Competition

The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value

Jewellery of the World

U

APU

Galerie Mirages

APU

Edinburgh Festival Collective Fringe Society in Association With Virgin Money

Milan, 1988, Philippe Starck sketched this for Bill Potter following Inhouse creating Starck's first UK exhibition, including giant models of pasta! Thirty exhibitions later, Inhouse pays tribute to Bill Potter. Retrospective includes furniture, product, lighting, photographs. Visual art

Inhouse • 28 Howe Street, EH3 6TG B V174GC3 Aug 6-Sep 3: Tues-Sat: 09:30-17:30 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Found in the Fields: Lithographs and Linocuts by Carry Akroyd with Poems by John Clare

400 Women is a conceptual work by artist Tamsyn Challenger in response to gender violence across the globe. The project utilises portraiture by a critical mass of 200 international artists including Paula Rego, Maggi Hambling and Humphrey Ocean. Installation, Visual art

Canongate Venture • 5 New Street, EH8 8BH B 0131 226 0000 V167GD6 Aug 4-Sep 4: Tues-Sun: 11:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fringe Film Festival APJ C film

Galerie Mirages specialises in designer silver jewellery sourced worldwide. This magnificent selling exhibition features unique in-house Enjoy the fantastic display designs, Roman glass jewellery of shortlisted poster designs and artefacts, antique trade submitted by school children bead collection, lapis lazuli, from across Scotland, including Event, Visual art turquoise, pearls, amber, coral the winning entry by Ailsa and traditional tribal jewellery. Purdie (15) of the High School Fettes College, Carrington Road Entrance • Galerie Mirages • 46a of Dundee. Carrington Road, EH4 1QX Raeburn Place, EH4 1HL Event, Visual art B 0131 220 1260 V352GA1 B V149GB2 The Museum of Childhood Aug 1-Sep 4: • 42 High Street, EH1 1TG Aug 7-28: 11:00-17:00 (Free Ticketed) Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00 B V76GE6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Sun: 12:00-17:00 Aug 3-31: 10:00-18:00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (Free Non-ticketed) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Free Non-ticketed) New public art installation commissioned by Collective, by Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan featuring work by Chris Evans and Elizabeth Price.

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Gold, Glass, Rubber and Recycling AJ

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International Exhibition of Photography

Leith Rules Golf

AU

Georgian Antiques

Edinburgh Photographic Society

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Partnership With Danish Cultural Institute

APU Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Painting

Scottish National Gallery • The Mound, EH2 2EL B 0131 226 0000 V222GD4 Aug 1-31: Mon-Sun: 10:0018:00 £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Akroyd’s landscape images examine the relationship between wildlife and modern agriculture. Enormous transformations are seen in the landscape, similarly observed by 19th-century poet Clare. Poetry, Visual art

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway • Entrance on Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 Aug 1-Sept 4: Mon-Sun: 10:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Returning for a seventh season, the critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Features work from UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, worldwide. The destination for discerning film folk. 'Spectacular' (Scotsman). www.CtheFilm.com Multimedia, Film

C soco urban garden • Cowgate and Chambers Street, EH1 1JQ B 0845 260 1234 V266GE5 Aug 1-29: 10:00-03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Showcasing the work of six contemporary Danish designer-makers united in their concerns with the use of resources. Fascinated by re-using things discarded by others, their jewellery, textiles and installations show imaginative responses to materials. www.rbge.org.uk Craft, Visual art

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway • Entrance on Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 Aug 1-Sep 4: 10:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

Leith Rules Golf Exhibition is less than 50 yards from the original Leith Links. A fantastic The Edinburgh Photographic Society International Exhibition collection of over 300 golfing items from around 1790 to of Photography – the oldest, the 1930s, which was the continuously running in the most exciting period of golf world – is now in its 149th development. year. New and stunning images are selected each Georgian Antiques • year from several thousand 10 Pattison Street, Leith, international entries. EH6 7HF B V306GLEITH B3 Photography The Edinburgh Aug 5-29: Photographic Exhibition Mon-Fri: 08:30-17:30 Centre • 68 Great King Sat: 10:00-14:00 Street, EH3 6QU (Free Non-ticketed) B V130GC3 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Aug 7-Sep 4: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Mon-Fri: 10:00-19:00 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Sat: 13:00-19:00 Sun: 13:00-17:00 £4.00 (£3.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Exhibitions Lineage: Prints by Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport and Julian Opie

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Memories of You Non-Stop Interactive APU Hands-On Fun John Hails AU Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

APU

A Passion for Glass

Phoebe Traquair Pot of Dreams Murals APN

AU

AU

National Museum of Scotland

Phoebe Traquair Murals

Jannica Honey & Holly Davidson Photographic Exhibition

Edinburgh Printmakers

New and recent editions by three celebrated British artists, all of whom are pushing the boundaries of printmaking. All prints have been published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Visual art

Edinburgh Printmakers • 23 Union Street, EH1 3LR B V144GC5 Aug 4-Sep 4: Tues-Sat: 10:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Made in Scotland AU Georgian Antiques

This installation of drones and looped sounds, featuring live performances by Edinburgh musicians and DJ Etch-ASqratch, will evolve and develop over the course of the two weeks, becoming a living memory of the exhibit. Installation, Music

Whitespace • 11 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT B V116GB5 Aug 5-19: Wed-Mon: 11:00-17:30 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Mothers and Daughters APU Elizabeth Shepherd, Katy McKidd Stevenson, Roo McKidd and Thea Stevenson

Be inspired by a dazzling collection of modern glass, Two new floors with even gifted to National Museums more amazing optical illusions. Scotland by Alan J Poole and Can you manage to stay on Dan Klein. your feet in the Vortex Tunnel? Craft, Contemporary Will you shrink and grow like Alice? ‘Best British family day National Museum of Scotland • Chambers out’ (Telegraph 2010). Street, EH1 1JF Interactive, Science B 0300 123 6789 V179GE5 Camera Obscura and Aug 1-Sep 4: 10:00-17:00 World of Illusions • (Free Non-ticketed) Castlehill, Royal Mile, EH1 2ND M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 B 0131 226 3709 V160GE4 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 1-Sep 4: 09:30-19:30 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £10.00 (£8.00) (£7.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Old Russian Icons APU Rufus Reade

Painted 1888-1892 Traquair's acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicte Omnia Opera. Showing Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at Palmerston Place Cathedral entrance. www.cathedral.net Walk, Historical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 1-31: Mon-Sat: 11:00,12:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

Strippers 'stripped' – an exhibition of images by photographers Jannica Honey and Holly Davidson disrobing the mystery and laying bare the more human aspects of Edinburgh's lap dancing community. Dance, True-life

Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW B 0131 226 0000 V77GE3 Aug 7-29: Sun-Thurs: 14:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Phoebe Anna 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The Queen: Traquair Murals 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Art and Image at the Mansfield AU Traquair Centre Photographic National Galleries of Exhibition: Scotland AU Edinburgh and Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre Beyond

AU Ed Fielding and Hamish King

A fantastic opportunity to view and purchase fine antiques which have been Made in Scotland. The exhibition covers antiques through the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods right up to furniture of the 20th century. www.georgianantiques.net Georgian Antiques • 10 Pattison Street, Leith, EH6 7HF B V306GLEITH B3 Aug 5-29: Mon-Fri: 08:30-17:30 Sat: 10:00-14:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Four Fife women, all related, all artists, each with their own style and passions. Elizabeth and Roo lean towards countryside themes and still life, whereas Katy and Thea towards fantasy and figures. The exhibition has a dreamlike, evocative quality. Visual art, Contemporary

McNaughtan's Bookshop • 3A & 4A Haddington Place, EH7 4AE B V102GB6 Aug 9-20: Tues-Sat: 11:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A comprehensive selling exhibition of old icons, subjects include the Virgin Mary, Saint George and the dragon, and scenes from the life of Christ and the prophets. The icons are traditionally painted: gesso and tempera on wood. Painting, Traditional

Rufus Reade Art • 40 Pilrig Street, EH6 5AL B 0131 554 1078 V32GLEITH D1 Aug 2-14: 11:00-16:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Queen: Art and Image unites remarkable images of Queen Elizabeth II, spanning the 60 years of her reign.

Visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel and see the beautifully restored arts and crafts mural scheme in all its glory. Learn about the building and murals on a tour or enjoy at leisure.

Visual art

Returning to the Fringe, we present original photographs Painting, Visual art Mansfield Traquair Centre of Scotland’s capital with landscapes and townscapes • 15 Mansfield Place, exploring the beauty of our EH3 6BB environment. Popular wildlife B V262GB5 photographs. All beautifully Aug 8-29: Sun-Mon 11:00-13:00 presented and displayed in this (Free Non-ticketed) 17th-century venue. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Photography

Gladstones Land • 477b Lawnmarket, EH1 2NT B V168GE4 Aug 9-14: 10:00-19:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Scottish National Gallery • The Mound, EH2 2EL B 0131 226 0000 V222GD4 Aug 1-31: 10:00-18:00 £7.00(£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Raku and Ink APU Studio One Taking inspiration from Japanese craft traditions, Studio presents an exhibition of contemporary ceramics from Kate Schuricht and exquisite prints from Julie Vermeille. Julie's delicate and whimsical work contrasts with Kate's contemporary use of traditional technique. Visual art

Studio One • 10 Stafford Street, EH3 7AU B V94GE2 Aug 5-29: Mon-Sat: 09:00-18:00 Sun: 11:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Roads by Night, Scottish Lanes by Light Landscapes by Rail FAPU Gary Cockburn (Australia)

By turns exuberant and melancholy, abstract and ethereal, Cockburn’s exhibition explores how photos around a common yet essentially random subject can capture completely different emotions. Shot in inner-city Australia and the Lake District. Photography

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-29: 10:00-late (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Robert Rauschenberg: Botanical Vaudeville APU Inverleith House

APU Leo du Feu, ROSL ARTS

Supported by ScotRail, award-winning Edinburgh artist Leo du Feu captures the breathtaking views from Scotland’s Railways. Featuring the Aberdeen-Inverness and Glasgow-Stranraer lines, detailed miniature paintings and sketches reveal Scotland’s hidden treasures. www.leodufeu.co.uk Traditional

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 1-Sep 4: 10:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Singing the Thomas Reformation Houseago – Free Exhibition – The Beat of the Show (Outdoor PU Sculpture) Wode Psalter Project

This exhibition helps you step into the world of reformation Scotland. See and hear how singing touched everyone. View all eight Wode partbooks brought together for the first time from across the world. Music, Historical

Edinburgh University Library • George Square, EH8 9LJ B V65GF5 Aug 6-Sep 2: Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Text and Image APU

The Scottish Sale

Angela Lemaire

Sculpture, Visual art

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Inverleith House • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway), EH3 5LR B 0131 248 2971 V369GA2 Aug 2-Sep 4: Tues-Sun 10:00-17:30 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An opportunity to view a selection of important Scottish paintings and works of art to be sold at Bonhams annual Scottish Sale which takes place at the Edinburgh saleroom. www.bonhams.com/ scottishsale Event, Visual art

Bonhams Auctioneers & Valuers • 22 Queen Street, EH2 1JX B 0131 225 2266 V114GD4 Aug 12,15: 10:00-16:00 Aug 13-14: 13:00-16:00 Aug 16-18: 09:00-16:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

APU

Inverleith House

Pamoja Art

The first major outdoor exhibition by one of today's most original and acclaimed sculptors, featuring new monumental works which subvert classical and modernist forms, sited throughout this famous garden.

This exhibition reflects on life in our global village with an eye to the past, a view to the future and within an experience of the present moment. Visit www.pamoja-art.co.uk

Sculpture, Visual art

St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral • Broughton Street, EH1 3JR d 0131 258 2443 V86GC5 Aug 13-21: 10:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Inverleith House • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway), EH3 5LR B 0131 248 2971 V369GA2 Aug 1-Sep 4: 10:00-17:45 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

International

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Bonhams Auctioneers & Valuers

The UK's first large-scale exhibition by the great American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) for 30 years, featuring paintings and sculptures from the 1980s and 1990s. In collaboration with the Rauschenberg Studio and Gagosian Gallery.

APU

Tony Cragg

AU

A View From Two Volcanoes – Arthur's Seat and Mount Kilimanjaro

West End Fair U 3d2d

Eighty exhibitors every day with new faces each week. An absolute must if you like buying contemporary work direct from the makers, artists and designers themselves. One of the festival's liveliest daytime venues. www.westendfair.co.uk Craft, Visual art

St Johns – West End Fair • Corner of Princes St and Lothian Rd, EH2 4BJ B V127bGE3 Aug 6-28: 11:00-18:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Zimbabwe Sculptures TN Assembly

Digital Art and Portrait Photography by three talented Scottish artists

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Artist-printmaker, painter and writer, Angela Lemaire lives and works in the Scottish Borders. She has exhibited widely and her graphic work, prints, paintings, drawings and books are in public and private collections in UK and abroad. Visual art, Contemporary

McNaughtan's Bookshop • 3A & 4A Haddington Place, EH7 4AE B V102GB6 Aug 23-Sep 3: Tues-Sat 11:00-17:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

This exhibition features work by Turner prize-winner Tony Cragg, including work made in the last 10 years as well as earlier work, giving the show a retrospective character. Sculpture, Contemporary

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Belford Road, EH4 3DR B 0131 226 0000 V66GD1 Aug 1-31: 10:00-18:00 Sep 1-4: 10:00-17:00 £7.00(£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A collaborative exhibition featuring digital artwork and portrait photography from three accomplished artists. Kate Knight's contemporary florals, Gail McKenzie's distinctive illustrations and Cate Gillon's documentary portrait photography will be on show. View the exhibition online at www. digitaldesignservices.co.uk Photography, Visual art

Vhukutiwa Gallery returns for its ninth exhibition of sculpture, presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality of evoking a world, part natural, part spiritorientated, from some of the finest sculptors of the world. Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 3-28: 11:00-23:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Digital Design Services • 61 Bread Street, EH3 9AH B V331GF3 Aug 8-26: Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00 Sat: 12:00-16:00 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Aberdeen a Cappella

Absolutely Free Live Music

AU

AN

Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

Whistlebinkies & Royal Mile Tavern

Acoustic Chilean-born Musical Sensation

Afternoon Organ Recitals in the City 1

Afternoon Organ Recitals in the City 3

Akiko Okamoto Plays Liszt and Ginastera

AU

AU

AU

FAPU

Klaus-Dieter Holzberger

Nicholas Wearne

Akiko Okamoto

Enjoy a virtuoso organ recital in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street. New generation artist Nicholas Wearne (Edinburgh) will perform music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne.

Enjoy a very special afternoon performance as Akiko Okamoto gives a piano recital of works by Liszt, Debussy and Ginastera, as well as Liszt's arrangements of works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann.

Viviana Guzman

Aberdeen A Cappella returning to the Fringe. The awardwinning Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents Adventure on the High Cs. A varied, lively and lighthearted performance of women’s barbershop singing. www.aberdeenchorus.co.uk A cappella, Variety

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 27: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Situated on the historic Royal Mile, open 13:00 to 03:00 every day. The Royal Mile Tavern presents free live comedy and music including acoustic rock'n'roll, blues and folk. Food served until 9pm. www.royalmiletavern.com The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street, EH1 1SG B 0131 557 9681 V159GE5 Aug 1-Sep 4: 21:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Absolutely Free Live Music

Chilean born, musical sensation, Viviana Guzman, presents an evening of culture, glamour and passion featuring classical, original and traditional world music while displaying her own photography and videos. 'An imaginative artist' (New York Times).

Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, St John's Church • Princes EH2 2PA Street , EH2 4BJ B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 B 0131 473 2000 V127aGE3 Aug 10: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 17-18: 20:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £10.00 (£8.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Multimedia, World music

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FAU

Afternoon Organ Recitals in the City 2

Adriana Spina

AU

AN Whistlebinkies & Royal Mile Tavern

Enjoy an organ concert with a humorous touch in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street. Marches, dances and arias by Britten, Respighi, LefébureWely.

Adriana Spina

Classical

Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 24: 14:30 (1h) £6.00

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 15: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Airy Delights FAPU St Clements Wind Ensemble

Peter Backhouse

Edinburgh's largest free entry live music venue open seven days, 12 noon to 5am, just off The Royal Mile. Music includes rock'n'roll, blues, folk, funk and soul. www.whistlebinkies. com Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge, EH1 1LL B 0131 557 5114 V158GE5 Aug 1-4,8-11,15-18, 22-25,29-Sep 1: 21:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28, Sep 2,4: 21:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6,13,20,27,Sep 3: 18:00 (11h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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For one night only! Sold out in 2009! Performing tracks from her recently released debut album Never Coming Home, Adriana brings her sparkling acoustic rock back to the Fringe, for her biggest Fringe show yet. www.adriana-music.com Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 27: 18:45 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Come and enjoy a sparkling afternoon recital in the beautiful Georgian building of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street. Music by Bach, Pachelbel and Hindemith, played by Peter Backhouse. Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 17: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Alastair Savage: The Scottish Fiddle FAU Alastair Savage

SCWE announce the Scottish premiere of the sensational Cello Concerto by Friedrich Gulda (classical pianist turned jazz composer), with Johannes Oesterlee of the acclaimed Frankfurt Museumsorchester as soloist. SCWE plan to honour the anniversaries of Liszt/Mahler. Classical

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 15-16: 17:00 (2h) £10.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A journey of Scottish fiddle music in two parts. Alastair presents an unaccompanied performance followed a fortnight later by the contrasting sound of his trio. Enjoy Scotland's fiddle tradition old and new. Acoustic, Folk

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 7: 15:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 21: 20:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Alba to Oz FAPU High Heels and Horse Hair

Alex Yellowlees Gyspy Jazz Quartet

Alistair Ogilvy and Band

All of Me FAPL

Alternotive a Cappella

Amy Wadge and Pete Riley

FAU

FAU

Alistair Ogilvy

Marika Klambatsea

TAU

FAU

Oxford Alternotives

Grapevine Music

Oxford's crazily cool awardwinning a cappella group returns! Bringing you an electric mix of pop, funk, soul and r'n'b, the group are back bigger and better than ever! 'I was smiling from start to finish’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com), 'Breathtaking' (Cherwell.org).

Amy is one of the UK's most successful female singer/ songwriters who over the course of seven albums has established a dazzling body of work. Here sharing the spotlight with brilliant singer/guitarist Pete Riley. www.amywadge.com/ amywadgepeteriley

Alex Yellowlees

Join Alice Rickards (violin) and Sonia Cromarty (cello) on a musical exploration of their homelands. An exciting journey from Scottish baroque to contemporary Australian times. Don't miss the chance to hear this acclaimed classical duo perform! Classical, Historical

theSpace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square, EH8 9DR B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 Aug 23,26: 17:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Alex Hodgson in Concert AU Alex Hodgson

‘Definitely a talent to watch' (Scotsman). Join these top Outstanding! This modern musicians for distinctive Grappelli on violin with Scottish music, ancient ballads virtuoso guitarists Ged and contemporary song. ‘A Brockie and Mike Nisbet and revelation, a beautiful melodic legendary bassist Kenny Ellis voice, coupled with real perform exciting, intoxicating understanding of what he is swing jazz, laced with Latin singing’ (Sheena Wellington). rhythms and spiced with Celtic www.alistairogilvy.co.uk gypsy flair! Folk, Traditional www.alexyellowleesband.com Acoustic Music Centre Jazz @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Acoustic Music Centre Terrace, EH11 2DZ @ St Brides • 10 Orwell B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Terrace, EH11 2DZ Aug 16: 21:00 (1h) B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 12: 20:30 (1h15m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £12.00 (£10.00) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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FAU

The Alleycats – a Cappella with Cattitude

Alice Cavaye

FAPU

Alice Cavaye

Unique singing as Greek soprano and pianist Marika Klambatsea interprets Billie Holiday songs in a journey from blues to arias through parody in free improvisation. ‘Channels both Janis Joplin and Maria Callas’ (International Herald Tribune). Improv

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 24-25: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

All the King's Men – Putting It Together Again FAU All the King's Men

A cappella, Family

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 XAug 5-6: 14:05 (45m) £8.50 (£8.00) Aug 8-13,15-20: 14:05 (45m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AMC Ceilidh Dance

Folk, Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 10: 20:30 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Andi Neate Band AN Andi Neate Band

FAU AMC @ St Bride's

The Alleycats

Come along and enjoy dancing to one of Edinburgh's many great ceilidh dance bands. Folk, Traditional

The most genuine selection of Scottish songs, humour and heartfelt writing you'll see this festival, with something to suit every palette. A must see for anyone wishing to experience authentic Scottish entertainment. www.alexhodgson.net Folk, Traditional

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 Aug 24: 19:30 (2h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

After a successful sell-out show in 2010, Alice brings her memories of jazz from her musical diary. With the young, talented pianist Peter Angus and bassist Robert Murphy, Alice takes centre stage with a programme of jazz standards. Jazz

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 10,17: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Young, mischievous and singing everything from 80s rock to motown and hip-hop – a cheeky something for everyone. With appearances on Last Choir Standing and numerous awards, this is energetic a cappella with attitude! A cappella, Family

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 14,20-21,27-29: 16:45 (50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 15-16,23: 16:45 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 17-19,24-26: 16:45 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

Fresh from a successful USA tour, award-winners All the King’s Men are back. Unrelenting energy, diverse music, entertaining choreography. ‘Fantastically fun, a classy, charismatic outfit’ (BroadwayBaby.com). www.all-the-kings-men.com Vocal, A cappella

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 15-17,23-24: 15:00 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 18-21,25-27: 15:00 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 17,23: 19:30 (3h30m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A compelling live performer, beautifully sculpted songs and crystal clear vocals. Andi has a unique gift for melody, memorable hooks and delightfully offbeat lyrics. Unique jazz/folk set to go far. 'Recommended' (New York Times), 'Voice of an angel' (Prague TV). Folk, Jazz

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 17,28: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Andy McKee

Austen George

APL

Antonio Forcione

The Edge Festival

PU

Austen George

FAPU

Assembly

Andy McKee, an instrumentalist with dazzling technique on the acoustic guitar, is an artist on a meteoric rise in the live event performance marketplace. The Edge Festival @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR B 08444 999 990 V139bGE5 Aug 5: 19:00 (3h30m) £17.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Andy Munro AU Andy Munro

The Fringe's favourite guitarist launches his first new album in five years. Joined by internationally renowned Kora player, Seckou Keita, from Senegal and Brazilian percussionist, Adriano Adewale. Three musicians, true masters. Prepare to be amazed, enchanted and entertained. Acoustic, Contemporary

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 15-16: 21:00 (1h) £13.00 Aug 17-19: 21:00 (1h) £14.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Edinburgh singer/songwriter returns to AMC @ St Brides flexing his songwriting talents further with his usual musically ambitious folk rock set. Vigorous, inventive and fresh. Home grown talent who regularly contributes to the local scene. www.austengeorgemusic.com Folk, Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 9: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 15: 19:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bach and Mozart Art for Lunch – AU Free Concerts at St Andrew's & St George's West Choir St Giles'

See page 217 for show information

AU Blues n Trouble drummer steps out from behind the kit (and from beneath Mr Boom's lampshade) to pick some mean melodic rhythms on his guitar while delivering a selection of original songs from unreleased albums. Scottish, folksy, blues. Contemporary

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

Various artists Escape the thunderous thrill of The High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquillity, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of The Royal Mile. Various genres and artists. Details: www.stgilescathedral.org.uk

Mozart: Requiem/Exsultate Jubilate with Bach’s Double Concerto, performed by Choir St Giles' Cathedral • Royal of St Andrew’s and St George’s Mile, EH1 1RE West in their annual Fringe B 0131 226 0673 V187GE5 concert. Soprano, Frances Cooper with ensemble, leader Aug 1-2,4-6,8-9,11,13,15Angus Ramsay, director 19,22-24,26,29-31: 12:10 Brigitte Harris. (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Classical, Folk

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Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 20: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Bach at the Canongate Kirk

Bach for Solo Violin

Barbara Dymock Barb Jungr Sings The Bare and Friends Bob Dylan Guitarist – Free

APU

FAU

FAU

FAJ

APM

David Hamilton

Tamas Fejes

Barbara Dymock

Barb Jungr

Organist David Hamilton performs Bach's Leipzig Chorales in the incomparable setting of The Canongate Kirk.

Acclaimed Hungarian violinist Tamas Fejes performs a selection of JS Bach's sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin including the mighty Chaconne.

The Bare Guitarist / Laughing Horse Free Festival

Classical

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, Classical EH8 8BN Canongate Kirk • B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Canongate, Royal Mile, Aug 20: 12:00 (1h30m) £5.00 EH8 8BN M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug 14: 13:30 (1h) 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 £10.00 (£24.00 F) Aug 24: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£24.00 F)

Bach for Breakfast

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AJ ROSL ARTS

Bang Bang – Free APN Bang Bang / Free Festival

Twelfth sell-out series! International award-winning musicians including violinist Sadie Fields, cellist Yelian He and pianists James Sherlock and Michael Ierace perform Bach and contemporaries. Different artists and programmes each concert. Coffee and pastries included afterwards. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 15,17,19,22,24,26: 09:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

A showcase of Scottish music in this shindig of an evening. Blending traditional lyrics with unusual melodies on fiddle, flute, banjo and guitar, this fab four bring passion and freshness to Scotland's vibrant musical heritage. www.barbaradymock.com Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 13: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Barbara Morrison – Up On the Roof AN Outhouse Productions Hot from their sizzling tour of Colombian casinos, Bang Bang brings you a glamorous hour of hip swivelling tunes. Bond favourites and Latin Lounge sung in fabulous harmony over a truly sensational horn and rhythm section.

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Free Fringe – it’s all a memory – after a few years on the folk circuit in Sheffield, the Bare Guitarist is back at the Free Edinburgh Fringe live, yes live. Acoustic, Comedy

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street, EH7 5HZ B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 5-13: 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Bards in Song

Battlefield Band

APU

AJ

Consort of Voices

Battlefield Band

An hour-long celebration of Burns and Shakespeare in song, by one of Scotland's leading vocal ensembles in the beautiful and historic setting of Canongate Kirk. 'The Consort of Voices … added a touch of class to everything' (Herald).

APU Battlefield Band plus guests

Two concerts hosted by the internationally acclaimed Scottish group, Battlefield Band, who will be joined by some musical friends. Showcasing and workshopping with some of the best and most respected musicians in Scotland. Folk, World music

National Mining Museum Scotland • Lady Victoria Colliery, EH22 4QN B 01875 830 328 V233GH6 Aug 5-6: 19:30 (2h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Beardyman Unshaved J Beardyman

Vocal, A cappella

Cabaret, Pop

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V257GF6 Aug 13,18: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Britain's top song stylist and acclaimed interpreter of Dylan's work presents songs from her new CD, The Man In The Long Black Coat. ‘Mesmerising’ (New York Times), ‘The best nightclub singer in the business’ (Independent). The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 19: 22:00 (1h15m) £16.00 (£14.00)

Battlefield Band's Music Tryst Festival

Barbara is a world-class jazz/blues singer. Formerly touring with Ray Charles for seven years, Barbara returns to the Fringe, performing in an intimate loft-space. ‘Truly Barbara Morrison and that’s truly wonderful’ (Ray Charles). Jazz

The Outhouse • 12a Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY B 0131 226 0000 V99GC5 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21: 19:00 (1h15m) £15.00 Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21: 21:00 (1h15m) £15.00 Aug 8,10-11,15,17-18: 19:30 (1h15m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 13: 18:00 (1h) £12.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Fired by their rich heritage of Celtic music, Battlefield Band have been an inspiring fixture on the international traditional music scene for decades with their epic mix of fiddles, bouzouki, bagpipers, guitars and whistles. New album out now. www.battlefieldband.co.uk Folk, Traditional

The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 26: 19:00 (2h) £16.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Back by public insistence, UK beatbox champion Beardyman takes you on a journey through his larynx. Jaw-dropping musical mentalness, live and unplanned. ‘A genius at live improv performance, quickwire wit and dazzling dexterity’ (Uncut). www.beardyman.co.uk Improv

Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 23-24: 23:59 (50m) £15.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Music Beethoven for Breakfast

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AJ

Beethoven Violoncello and Piano Cycle 1

Bellissima: All-Female a Cappella

ROSL ARTS

AU

TFAPU

Bertie Page Clinic – Rock and Roll in a G-String

Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser

The Oxford Belles

APN

Twelfth sell-out series! Beethoven and contemporaries performed by international award-winning musicians including violinist Sadie Fields, Rhodes Piano Trio, Finzi and Lazarus String Quartets. Different artists and programmes each concert. Coffee and pastries included afterwards. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 16,18,23,25: 09:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Beethoven Violin Sonatas AU Lawrence Dunn and Alan Jacques Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Alan Jacques (piano) continue their Beethoven cycle with his first Sonata (composed 1788) and last Sonata (composed 1812). The programme also includes the four pieces Op. 17 by Josef Suk. Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 17: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Classical

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Beethoven Violoncello and Piano Cycle 2 AU Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser play Sonata No. 3 in A Major, a favourite with broad melodies and brilliant finale, followed by Sonata No's 4 and 7. Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute. Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 17: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

AU Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser end their Beethoven cycle with 12 variations on a theme from Judas Maccabaeus, 12 variations on a theme from The Magic Flute and Sonata No. 5 in D Major. Acoustic, Classical

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 18: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Oxford's original all-female a cappella group bring their unique blend of classics and chart hits, choreography and beatboxing back to Edinburgh, having showcased at acclaimed international venues. Be entertained by a musical sensation! www.theoxfordbelles.co.uk A cappella, Family

A unique cabaret led by Australia's outrageous burlesque-rock artiste Bertie Page, delivering original songs with the colour and costuming of glam rock, the glitz of burlesque and distinctly Australian wit. Burlesque, International

C eca • Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF B 0845 260 1234 V50GF4 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 14:35 (50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 14:35 (50m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 14:35 (50m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

Laughing Horse @ Koko • 32-34 Potterrow, EH8 9BT B 0131 662 9788 V110GF5 Aug 5-6: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree • 36 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD B 0131 667 7533 V257GF6 Aug 9-12: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Benny Gallagher Bert Jansch FAU Benny Gallagher

U

AU

That Swing Sensation Big Band

Blazin' Fiddles

Rare opportunity for Fringe visitors – Simon & Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, Mary Hopkin, Ringo Starr, McGuinness Flint, Gallagher and Lyle, Don Williams, Phil Everly, Rick Nelson, Rita Coolidge have recorded his songs – not to be missed! www.myspace.com/ bennygallagher Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 14: 20:30 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Put a bit of swing into your weekend as the popular 15-piece band returns with their enthusiastic mix of swing classics and laid-back vocals. If big band and swing's your thing, don't miss it. www.swingsensation.co.uk

Blazin' Fiddles have delighted audiences with their Highlands and Islands fiddle music and tales. Fiddles and bows blaze away with guitar and piano for one of the most exciting fiddle ensembles ever to take the stage. www.blazin-fiddles.co.uk

Jazz, Swing

Folk

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 27: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 Aug 17-18: 19:30 (2h) £15.00 (£13.00)

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Blue Cafe Jazz Bil&Cyn Bizarre Guitar and Terse FAPU Magdalena Reising Verse N Bil&Cyn / Laughing Horse Free Festival

AJ Bert Jansch

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Beethoven Violoncello and Piano Cycle 3

Blazin' Fiddles

Bertie Page Clinic

Cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and pianist Peter Croser play three consecutive concerts of Beethoven's works. The first opens with two early sonatas No's 1 and 2, Op. 5, melodious, exuberant works, making virtuoso demands on both players. St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 16: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

Big Band Swing

Legendary guitarist and songwriter, Bert Jansch has captivated generations of musicians including Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr. Fresh from the 2011 Neil Young USA tour, Jansch is still going strong. www.bertjansch.com www.facebook.com/bertjansch Acoustic, Folk

The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 20: 19:00 (2h) £19.00 (£17.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

From folk blues to bossa, genetics and money. From beeswax and dollars, to phonetics and honey. Poems about nature, songs from the sea. Poems on the Free Fringe, Fringe songs for free. www.myspace.com/bilandcyn Poetry

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, EH1 3AF B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 XAug 13-14: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15-20: 18:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

An atmospheric candlelit cafe-style setting for the captivating vocals and harp of Magdalena Reising with the impeccable musicianship and versatility of Loius Durra (piano) and Graham Robb (double bass). 'Glorious, subtle, magic, power' (New York Review). Jazz

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 11: 16:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 12: 19:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


Music

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Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen FAU

Blues

B Minor Mass

FAN The Dana Dixon Blues Band

Blue Raincoat Productions

Burns2Brel 2!

FAU

Brahms at Teatime

Ludus Baroque

AJ

Bach's great masterpiece on baroque gut strings. With Mary Bevan (Ludus debut), Tim Mead (Ludus debut), the fabulous Ed Lyon and Thomas Guthrie. 'The sound of musicians bouncing with joy' (Times).

ROSL ARTS

Scottish singer Wendy Carle Taylor with Fraser Fifield and Friends

FAU

The Butterfly Effect TFAU Varieté Velociped

Classical

Joe Blair and author/musician Peter Cook perform songs and anecdotes of Leonard Cohen, including the hypnotic Hallelujah, Suzanne, Bird on a Wire and of course, Famous Blue Raincoat. A must for Cohen fans! Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 18-19: 22:15 (1h15m) £10.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Blues!

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN One of the finest female blues B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 vocalists, combined with her Aug 11: 19:00 (2h15m) stunning harmonica playing, brings a performance not to be £16.00 (£12.00) missed. Featuring outstanding M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 blues/slide guitarist Dave 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dixon and a dynamic band, 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Dana will transport you to Texas, Chicago and beyond. Blues, Rock

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 12,26: 22:00 (1h30m) £6.00 (£5.00)

Bossa Novas TFAK Rozina Pátkai and Mátyás Tóth Duo

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The Blues Brothers – Live

Blueswater Productions

Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook

This maverick vocal and guitar duo play authentic bossa nova. Jazz lovers are invited to an adventurous journey to explore the spirit of the South American coasts. An award-winning performance at the Budapest Fringe Festival in 2011. www.rozinamusic.com Jazz, Vocal

Ninety years of blues. Sixty minutes to play it. From Robert Johnson to Stevie Ray and everything in between, Blues! is a gig covering the history of the genre that is sure to get your mojo working. www.theblueswater.com Blues

theSpace on Niddry St • Radisson Hotel, EH1 B 0845 557 0844 V9GE5 Aug 5-27: 20:55 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) (£6.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Join Jake, Elwood and the band as they roar their way through the classics from Soul Man to Jailhouse Rock. Get ready for the rock'n'roll party of a lifetime. 'Quite simply unmissable' SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). www.hartshornhook.com Jazz, Vocal

C • Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 3-5,16,22-23: 23:00 (55m) £9.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-29: 23:00 (55m) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:00 (55m) £10.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 16,18,23,25: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

TFAU

TFAPJ

Works by Brahms and other 19th-century masters performed by award-winning musicians including clarinettist Sarah Beaty, baritone Abraham Singer and pianists Sam Armstrong and Timothy End. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee and shortbread afterwards included. www.roslarts.org.uk

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 7,9: 16:00 (1h) £4.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Sell-out 2010! Award-winning Wendy returns with an ever-growing international fan base, sparkling debut album and spellbinding show. Stunning Scottish, Irish, French, American songs. 'Wonderful album, wonderful voice' (Mike Harding, Radio 2), 'True feast for the soul' (List). www.wendycarletaylor.com Acoustic, International

Bruntsfield Evangelical Church • 70 Leamington Terrace, EH10 4JU B V37GH2 Aug 19: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Burly Ceilidh The Burns Unit Club AJ AN

Burns Unit

Ghillie Dhu

Herald Angel Award 2010. 'Innovative beat-boxing, amplified bicycle, heavenly glass music ... truly virtuoso music-making' (Herald). 'Storytelling, dance, clowning, comedy with a sprinkling of chaos theory ... the most fun you can have in Edinburgh' (EdinburghSpotlight.com). Comedy, Storytelling

Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 XAug 5-7: 11:15 (45m) £6.00 Aug 8-15: 11:15 (45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£22.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari With Live Score By Minima FM

Get your ceilidh on every Wednesday and Friday night here at Ghillie Dhu! Enjoy a two-course dinner and ceilidh from Scotland's finest musicians, before dancing the night away until the wee small hours! www.ghillie-dhu.co.uk

Minima

Interactive, Traditional

Ghillie Dhu • 2 Rutland Place, EH1 2AD B 0131 222 9930 V236aGE2 Aug 5,10,12,17,19,24,26: 20:00 (7h) £25.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Emma Pollock, Future Pilot AKA, Karine Polwart, King Creosote, Kim Edgar, Mattie Foulds, Michael Johnston and MC Soom T are back! ‘Consistently great songs give this strange, manycoloured animal depth as well as breadth’ SSSS (Scotsman). www.theburnsunitband.com Compilation

The Queen's Hall • Clerk Street, EH8 9JG B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 24: 20:00 (1h30m) £17.00 (£15.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Open your eyes and ears to the daring collision of image and sound as Minima works magic on this classic silent German Expressionist film. Film

Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH B 0131 623 3030 V3GF5 Aug 22-24: 23:59 (2h) £10.00 Aug 25-28: 23:59 (2h) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Music Cadenza at the Fringe

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

APU

A Capital View Calling All Carus Thompson Cathedral Bach by Candlelight Archers Addicts! AU and Band A Roll in the Hay Quernstane: Lawrence FAN AU

Cadenza

AK

Dunn, Roger Lang and Friends

Antonius Players and Sunny Ormonde

Spoken word

Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Credo performed by one of Scotland’s most exciting and versatile choirs. Conductor Jenny Sumerling with Wilma MacDougall (soprano) and Colette Ruddy (mezzosoprano/alto). ‘Lovely pitch, tone and diction’ (Herald). Classical, Vocal

Greyfriars Kirk • Greyfriars Place, , EH1 2QQ B 0131 668 2019 V131GE5 Aug 27: 20:00 (2h) £15.00 (£13.00) (£4.00 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford AN Yard Of Ale and Guests 17th Year

Join the Antonius Players and actress Sunny Ormonde, outrageous Lillian Bellamy in Radio 4's The Archers, for sizzling songs, foot-tapping music, sparkling words and wit in this countryside extravaganza.

Camille O'Sullivan: Feel Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Festival’s best free pub music event. Seventeenth year. Scotland's favourite folk 'n' fun band, Yard Of Ale and guests Sandy Tweeddale, Bedford Falls, FC Ukelele, Eddie ‘Exceptional voice’ Walker and the Red Caly Dirt SSSSSS (Time Out), Band. ‘Raunchy, dangerously fragile’ SSSSS (Edinburgh Blues, Folk News). Chameleon-like, Guildford Arms • 1 West award-winning singer, each Register Street (off East song’s a different character End of Princes Street), with stories to tell. Five-star EH2 2AA performances worldwide, B V107GD5 Later with Jools. New show, Aug 18-27: 20:00 (4h) songs by Cave, Radiohead, (Free Non-ticketed) Brel, Waits. Cabaret

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 3-5: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 6-8,10-11,16-17,2223,25,29: 20:00 (1h) £16.50 Aug 12-14,19-21,26,28: 20:00 (1h) £18.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Caroline Gilmour: Take A Look – Free AU Caroline Gilmour / Free Festival

Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW Australian singer/songwriter returns after packed out shows B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 in 2010. He's toured with Jack Aug 19,26: 22:00 (40m) Johnson, John Butler, Seth Lakeman, Dave Mathews and £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S the Waifs. His well-crafted 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 songs engage, yet still get the 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 room dancing. Good vibes! 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 Folk, Rock

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 22-25,27-28: 22:00 (1h30m) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 26: 00:00 (1h30m) £6.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AL The Edge Festival

Caroline Gilmour is Scotland's best kept secret... an exciting singer and songwriter who is gaining local, national and international attention. Caroline will be performing songs from her new album Take A Look. www.freefestival.co.uk

Cathedral Bruckner by Candlelight

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AU St Mary's Cathedral The renowned young vocal ensemble, led by Rory McCleery, returns to St Mary's to perform an eclectic mix of works. Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 12: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AU

Cathedral Festival Eucharists – Free

St Mary's Cathedral

AU

Celebrating the launch of their highly acclaimed new CD, the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, described as 'a choir of humans who sing like angels' (Times), perform Bruckner's emotionally charged motets in the candlelit cathedral. Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 23: 21:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Described by Noel Gallagher as a religious experience live, Cast were called The Who of Pop, Rock the 90s. Their epoch-breaking Laughing Horse @ The All Change album remains Pear Tree • 36 West a revered classic and after Nicholson Street, EH8 9DD reforming last year, the band will be back touring B 0131 667 7533 V257GF6 throughout 2011. Aug 5-6,11-13: 16:00 (1h) The Edge Festival @ HMV (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ Koko • Picture House • 31 Lothian 32-34 Potterrow, EH8 9BT Road, EH1 2DJ B 08444 999 990 V265bGE3 B 0131 662 9788 V110GF5 Aug 26: 19:30 (3h) £20.00 Aug 5-6,11-13: 19:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

St Mary's Cathedral Glorious music from Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, played by John Bryden on the Cathedral's Steinway piano and organ works played by Nicholas Wearne in the candlelit splendour of St Mary's Cathedral.

Cast

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St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 12: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Storytelling

Valvona & Crolla • 19 Elm Row, EH7 4AA B 0131 556 7800 V67GB6 Aug 21,24: 15:00 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 22: 20:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 23: 17:45 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 25: 10:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Carus Thompson

Quernstane: Lawrence Dunn (violin), Roger Lang (reader) and friends present a portrait in words and music of 18th-century Edinburgh. Readings from the letters and journals of residents and visitors, and music of the period.

Cathedral Concert: The Marian Consort Sings Ave Marias

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals AU St Mary's Cathedral Duncan Ferguson (Organist and Master of the Music, St Mary's Cathedral) performs a programme focusing on Cesar Franck's works, while Stephen Farr premieres a new work by Judith Bingham on the Cathedral's marvellous Father Willis organ. Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 14,28: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

St Mary's Cathedral Join the Cathedral's choir and congregation to celebrate the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the finest Anglican cathedral music. Featuring mass settings by Mozart, Vierne and Stravinsky. Details of all music at www.cathedral.net Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 7,14,21,28: 10:30 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 11,18,25: 17:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cathedral Festival Evensong – Free AU St Mary's Cathedral Choral services sung by the cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. Evensong on Wednesday 17th is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Details of music at www.cathedral.net Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 5,8-10,12,15-16,19, 22-24,26: 17:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7,14,21: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Cathedral King James Recital AU

Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 1

Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 4

St Mary's Cathedral

AU

AU

The highly acclaimed soprano, Susan Hamilton, sings music associated with texts from the King James Bible, interspersed with readings. Accompanied by Duncan Ferguson (St Mary's Cathedral).

Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/ viola)

Clarsach Society

Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 9: 22:00 (40m) £7.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Superb duo: Catriona McKay and Chris Stout. ‘Divine concoction of tradition and bold imagination … sensual, throaty fiddle lines … harp is deliciously angular and haughty … unimpeachable’ (Irish Times). Traditional

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 15: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

AU

Three talented young players, Ellie Evans, Callum MacLeod and Karen Pollard return with friends to present an entertaining programme of traditional and modern music. Traditional

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace, EH10 4RT B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 Aug 24: 19:30 (2h) £6.00 (£4.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2011 AU

St Mary's Cathedral A former Times Critic's Choice. A whole month of free concerts with leading performers from some of the world's top conservatoires and universities. Full details at www.cathedral.net Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 1-6,8-13,15-16, 18-20,22-27,29-31: 13:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Cathedral Paris Cafe Recital AU St Mary's Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral is transformed into a candlelit Paris cafe for a night of French song, croissants and coffee with Oliver Brewer (tenor), Judy Brown (alto) and Duncan Ferguson (piano). Classical

St Mary's Cathedral • Palmerston Place, EH12 5AW B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 15: 22:00 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 2 AU Clarsach Society Hear haunting Gaelic and Scottish airs and sparkling dance tunes in an informal ceilidh atmosphere by Na Clàrsairean (the Scottish Harp Orchestra), Lothian Gaelic Choir and Young Composer 2010 winner Màiri Macleod.

Michael Harris and Peter Backhouse Experience the power and glory of the Rieger Organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in a series of concerts. Further details – www.stgilescathedral.org.uk Classical

St Giles' Cathedral • Royal Mile, EH1 1RE B 0131 226 0673 V187GE5 Aug 3,10: 20:00 (1h15m) £8.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Traditional

St Andrew's and St George's West, George St • 13 George Street, EH2 2PA B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 17: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Celtic Soul FAPU Scottish Guitar Duo

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Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 3 AU Clarsach Society An afternoon tea concert of traditional music presented by members and friends of Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra. Directed by Isobel Meiras. Tea, coffee, cake and shortbread included in the price. Traditional

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace, EH10 4RT B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 Aug 20: 14:30 (2h) £6.00 (£4.00)

The Scottish Guitar Duo performs a varied recital featuring the world premiere of Summer Stars by Edward McGuire and works by John Maxwell Geddes and others. An evening of the best of new Scottish music for guitars. St Mark's artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP B 10:00-17:00 on 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 20: 20:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Charlie Green FAPK Charlie Green, Richard Beadle and Band

Chloe Foston and Mark Spalding

Chopin After Lunch

FAU

ROSL ARTS

AJ

Chloe Foston (soprano) and Mark Spalding (piano)

Rising talent, Charlie Green performs original songs written by composer, Richard Beadle with their fabulous four-piece band. Charlie’s voice has a soul and maturity that belies her years. A classic blend of pop, rock, soul and blues. Pop, Vocal

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 8: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Chinese Music and Song

Arbroath based musicians Chloe Foston (soprano) and Mark Spalding (piano) present a programme including Morris Pert's Japanese Verses, Ronald Stevenson's 9 Haiku and Carlyle Suite, and works by Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Alkan, FG Scott and others. Classical, Modern

St Mark's artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP B 10:00-17:00 on 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 25: 17:15 (1h45m) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FAPU Harmony Ensemble and Guests See page 216 for show information

Music by Chopin and other Romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including pianists Sam Armstrong, Jayson Gilham, Michael Ierace and Yasmin Rowe. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee and delicious shortbread included. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 15,17,22,24: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

FAU

Choral Chillout: Music for a Summer Evening

Chloe Matharu

FAU

Chloe Matharu

Polymnia

Fong Liu's fascinating voice is enriched by instrumentals from Hooi Ling Eng (percussion, zheng), Kimho Ip (yangqin), Gao Ya (pipa) and Eddie McGuire (bamboo flute). Special guests include musicians from Edinburgh's own IMAP Chinese Community Orchestra. Classical, World music

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BN B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 27: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Young Edinburgh based singer with cultural roots in Scotland, Wales and India, inspired by traditional music andthe 1960s folk revival. Blessed with a voice unique, mesmerising and timeless with ‘the purity of a folk classic’ (Bella Hardy). www.myspace.com/ chloematharu Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 21-22: 19:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

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Join the dynamic, versatile Polymnia who perform a wide-ranging programme, from the inspiring harmonies of Lauridsen and Whitacre through Delius, Rutter, African songs and Piazzolla, to Swingles and arrangements of Beatles songs. www.polymnia. org.uk Classical, A cappella

St Mark's artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP B 10:00-17:00 on 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 15,17,19: 17:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04


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Christine Bovill Sings Edith Piaf

Classics at Greyfriars

Cool Breeze Tour

AU

APU

Out of Abingdon

Christine Bovill performs Piaf

Llyr Williams (piano) and the Heath Quartet

FAPN

From the flooded plains and scorching summers of Brisbane, Australia, Out of Abingdon bring their intoxicating fusion of jazz, blues and spellbinding originals to bewitch and charm this year’s Festival Fringe goers. Aaaah. www.myspace. com/outofabingdon www.outofabingdon.com.au

Scotland's little sparrow, Christine Bovill sings Edith Piaf like ‘a sonic combination of cigarettes and dark chocolate’ (BluesBunny.com). She will transport you from Musselburgh to Paris and ‘send shivers down your spine’ (Sunday Times). www.performingpiaf.co.uk

Greyfriars Kirk is the setting for epic, awe-inspiring performances of all of the Beethoven String Quartets and Piano Sonatas. Acclaimed pianist Llyr Williams and the outstanding Heath Quartet, perform the complete works over 22 concerts.

Cabaret, World music

Greyfriars Kirk • Greyfriars Place, , EH1 2QQ B 0131 668 2019 V131GE5 Aug 12-13,15-19,22-26: 17:45 (1h) £17.50 Aug 12-13,15-19,22-26: 22:30 (1h) £17.50

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 15-16,22: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 17-18,20: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 19,21: 14:30 (1h) £5.00

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Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 Aug 27: 19:30 (1h30m) £15.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Classical

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag Colin Clyne TFAPU Jonathan Prag

FAU Colin Clyne

Blues, Jazz

Country Roads – A Celebration of John Denver

Classical, World music

C too • St Columba's by the Castle, EH1 2PW B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 4-5,15,22-23: 13:30 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 6-9,13-14,20-21,27-29: 13:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: 13:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04

'...Coolest sound on the planet...'. (Daily Star). Fresh, fearless, incredibly unique. Whether a fan of Celtic, folk or rock oriented sounds, Clyne's music is a special sound, touching the heart, lifting the spirit. www.colinclyne.com Folk, Contemporary

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ B 0131 668 2019 V123GF1 Aug 13