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EDINBURGH FRINGE RECOMMENDATIONS - 2024

We recommend ourselves (midnight, Sun-Wed, MB1) at this summer's Fringe, and this lovely lot too: veterans of ACMS, creators of strong blurb goodness, and some of our favourite acts.


Type Act Parent Venue Venue Name Room Time Dates £? AGES? Blurb
Comedy Lee Kyle and Friend: Not Morning People Laughing Horse City Café Las Vegas 10:00-11:00 Aug 2-13 PWYW 14+ Join one of the best ad-libbers around with some guests he'll be putting up with.
Comedy Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That Laughing Horse City Café Hollywood 10:20-11:05 Aug 1-25 £(PWYC) 8+ The musical comic with a lightning-fast turnaround, Alex Prescot has some fresh new songs.
Kids Jody Kamali: Mr Sleepybum Assembly George Square Gardens Piccolo 10:55-11:40 Aug 1-6, 8-18  £ 3+ High-energy, interactive, multi award-nominated comedy show for the whole family
Comedy Glenn Moore: Work in Progress Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 11:05-12:05 Jul 30-31; Aug 1-13  £/PWYW 16+ Glenn runs you through a few hundred new punchlines he's working on.
Comedy Janine Harouni: Does New Jokes (WIP) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 11:05-12:05 Aug 14-18  £/PWYW 16+ Janine returns to try some new jokes (and escape her responsibilities as a mother)! 
Kids Garry Starr: Monkeys Everywhere Pleasance Courtyard Forth 11:30-12:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 £ 5+ Garry Starr tries to find calm amongst the mayhem that fills his monkey mind.
Kids Olaf Falafel’s Stupidest Super Stupid Show So Far Laughing Horse The Counting House Ballroom 11:30-12:30 Aug 1-13, 15-19, 22-25  £/PWYW 3+ The comedy show comedians take their kids to is back and even more stupider! 
Kids Tom Whiston and Max Prentice: The Kids Always Win Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Dram 11:40-12:40 Jul 31 Aug 1-18, 24-25  £ 5+ Tired of grown-ups being know-it-alls? Do you want to win prizes?
Theatre Every Brilliant Thing [w/ Jonny Donahoe] Summerhall Summerhall Roundabout 11:45-12:55 Aug 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-24 £ 14+ You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. Ice cream. Water fights. The colour yellow. Rollercoasters. People falling over. 
Kids The Listies ROFL Assembly George Square Studio One 11:50-12:50 Aug 2-7, 9-14, 16-18 £ 5+ Packed with rambunctious humour, a mini panto, detachable legs and too many baked beans. 
Comedy Catherine Bohart: Again, With Feelings Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 12:00-13:00 Aug 10-18, 20-25  £/PWYW 14+ Catherine Bohart's back and ready to talk about her feelings (again). 
Comedy Joe Wells – Daddy Autism PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Chamber Room 12:00-13:00 Aug 3-25 PWYW 18+ Joe and his wife want to have a baby. All he needs to do is solve ableism before it's born. 
Comedy Sara Pascoe: I Am A Strange Gloop (WIP) Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 12:00-13:00 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-9  £/PWYW 16+ Apparently caterpillars completely break down into goo before they become butterflies. Come join comedian Sara Pascoe as she reconsiders and reconstructs herself after having two babies and very little sleep.
Comedy Alison Spittle: New Stuff WIP Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 12:05-12:55 Aug 19-20 £/PWYW 16+ Come see the show before she remembers to anonymise people and places. 
Comedy Eleanor Morton: Haunted House Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 12:05-13:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25  £/PWYW 16+ Have you ever seen a ghost? Comedian Eleanor Morton hasn't... yet. Could today be the day? Let's find out.
Theatre Bryony Byrne: Fan/Girl [directed by Ben Target] Summerhall Summerhall Demonstration Room 12:10-13:10 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26 £ 14+ An absurd ride through British adolescence set against a backdrop of 90s football and pop. 
Comedy Chris Cantrill: Easily Swayed Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 12:10-13:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 14-25  £/PWYW 18+ A reluctant adventurer and an unlikely fellowship converge in this epic tale. 
Comedy Seymour F*cking Mace You C*nts! The Stand (16 North St Andrew St) Two 12:10-13:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ Join me and my medicated brain as we bathe in angel's piss. Hog! Dog! Frog! Exotic tortoise!
Comedy Will BF: Moon Team IIIV Hootenannies The Apex Hoot 2 12:15-13:10 Aug 2-11, 13-26 £ 12+ It’s a prequel sequel with no equel.
Comedy Amelia Bayler: Easy Second Album Scottish Comedy Festival @ Waverley Bar The Waverley 12:15-13:15 Aug 2-14 £/PWYW 18+ Come and check out Amelia’s new bangers as she navigates a year of heartbreak and learning to be alone.
Comedy David McIver: Wild Horses (Work in Progress) PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Cinema Room 12:20-13:15 Aug 18-25 PWYW 18+ Come see my new show about freedom.
Comedy Joz Norris: You Wait. Time Passes. (Work-in-Progress) Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 12:30-13:30 Aug 12 (Mon) £8/PWYW 18+ Comedians' Choice Award-winner Joz Norris has completed his life's work, and he's finally ready to unveil it to the world. But what will he do next?
Comedy Lauren Pattison: Big Girl Pants Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 12:30-13:30 Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 £/PWYW 16+ She's decided she wants to come back bigger, braver and maybe blonder... either way it's time to put her big girl pants on. 
Comedy Jessie Cave: An Ecstatic Display Assembly Roxy Upstairs 12:45-13:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-14, 16-25  £ 16+ Social anxiety and monogamy, couple's therapy and parenting failures. 
Comedy Phil Ellis: Come On and Take The Rest of Me Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 12:45-13:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 18+ Back to basics with an hour of pure and unapologetic stand-up.
Comedy Caitriona Dowden is Holier Than Thou PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Banquet Hall 12:50-13:50 Aug 3-25 PWYW 18+ Graphs, religious guilt and floating nuns.
Comedy Sid Singh: Table for One Laughing Horse The Counting House The Lounge 13:15-14:15 Aug 1-25 PWYW 14+ His new message? The power of doing the bare minimum!
Theatre Ben Target: LORENZO Pleasance Dome King Dome 13:20-14:25 Aug 16-25 £ 14+ Ben Target is a critically-acclaimed performance artist and multi award-winning comedian (yawn), but in 2020 he gave this up to become the live-in carer for an irascible octogenarian prankster.
Comedy Sarah Keyworth: My Eyes Are Up Here Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 13:25-14:25 Aug 1-12, 17-25 £/PWYW 16+ A joyous new show about family, acceptance and a pair of big (well, not super-big) losses.
Comedy Miles Calderon and Levi Meltzer: Mr Cardboard Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 13:30-14:25 Aug 2-25 £/PWYW 5+ Imaginary worlds have pitfalls too. Think cardboard thoughts!
Comedy Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel [w/ Rachel Parris, Cariad Lloyd, etc] Underbelly Bristo Square McEwan Hall 13:30-14:30 Aug 3-5, 7-11  £ 12+ The all-star cast improvise a hilarious new Jane Austen novel every show.
Poetry John Hegley: Do Horses Have Teeth, Sir? Summerhall Summerhall Cairns Lecture Theatre 13:30-14:30 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26 £ 16+ Myths, moths, no mathematics. Audio and visual stimulation. Entertainment.
Comedy Tony Law: The Law Also Rises Monkey Barrel The Hive One 13:30-14:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-12  £/PWYW 14+ Tony Law is back at his spiritual home for a short run.
Comedy Chris Grace: Sardines (A Comedy About Death) Assembly George Square Studio Five 13:40-14:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-26  £ 14+ Why do we die? How do we cope? And should we really hum Another One Bites the Dust when performing CPR?
Comedy Joz Norris: You Wait. Time Passes. (Work-in-Progress) Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 13:55-14:55 Aug 13 (Tues) £8/PWYW 18+ Comedians' Choice Award-winner Joz Norris has completed his life's work, and he's finally ready to unveil it to the world. But what will he do next?
Comedy Yuriko Kotani: The Meanings of Life Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 13:55-14:55 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £/PWYW 16+ A phenomenally feel-good show' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Comedy Adele Cliff Has Some New Ideas You Might Enjoy Just the Tonic Cabaret Voltaire Common Room 14:00-15:00 Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 16+ Leicester Comedy Award nominee, and double Pegasus Comedy Award win-ee.
Comedy Mark Silcox: Women Only PBH's Free Fringe @  Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy 14:00-15:00 Aug 3-18 PWYW 18+ Dr Silcox (self-identify as a weak man) returns for his fans.
Comedy Matt Winning: Solastalgia (Work in Progress) PBH's Free Fringe @  Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy 14:00-15:00 Aug 19-25 PWYW 18+ Everyone's favourite climate academic and comedian tests new ideas about climate change. 
Comedy Helen Bauer: Work in Progress Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 13 (Tues) £/PWYW 16+ The rules of adult female friendship and a sweet, radiated tortoise called Smooth Sides.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: A World Just Like Our Own, But… Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 10 (Sat) and 23 (Fri)  £/PWYW 14+ A new stand-up show about the worlds we don’t live in, which is secretly actually about the one we do.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 7 (Wed), 20 (Tues) and 25 (Sun) £/PWYW 14+ Extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam!
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Broken Stand-Up Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 1 (Thurs) and 14 (Wed) £/PWYW 14+ Vigorous sort-of-stand-up.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Builds A Monster Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 4 (Sun) and 17 (Sat) £/PWYW 14+ A  thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment. 
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Distracts You From A Murder Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 July 31 (Wed), Aug 11 (Sun) £/PWYW 14+ An hour of esoteric comedy performed to distract you from the murder John-Luke Roberts commits during the show.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: It Is Better Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 9 (Fri) and 22 (Thurs) £/PWYW 14+ A special live show to celebrate the launch of It Is Better, a comedy album by John-Luke Roberts, with music and noises by John Chambers, released by Monkey Barrel Records.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: John-Luke-A-Palooza! Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-4, 6-11, 14-18, 20-25  £/PWYW 14+ John-Luke Roberts does every solo comedy show he’s ever done in a row, and then goes back to the first one and does them again until the Fringe runs out.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps) Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug  6 (Tues) and 18 (Sun)  £/PWYW 14+ Absolutely brilliant hour of extraordinary-absurdist-character-comedy-nonsense-sort-of-stand-up and hubris.
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 3 (Sat), 16 (Fri) and 24 (Sat) £/PWYW 14+ An idiotic comedy show about having and then not having a father, and how stupid you need to make yourself look to get away with speaking ill of the dead. 
Comedy John Luke Roberts: Stnad-Up Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 2 (Fri) and Thurs (15) £/PWYW 14+ A thoughtful idiot who has nicknamed himself J-LbreakR in the face of good advice.
Comedy John Luke Roberts:After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 14:10-15:10 Aug 8 (Thurs) and 21 (Wed) £/PWYW 14+ Blam blam! The critically acclaimed idiot returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy.
Comedy 1000% Musical Comedy from David Hoare Hill Street Theatre Dunedin Theatre (near Assembly Rooms) 14:15-15:15 Aug 2-12, 14-25  £ 16+ Don’t miss this early afternoon hour of joyfully rude songs.
Comedy Rob Auton: The Eyes Open and Shut Show Assembly Roxy Upstairs 14:15-15:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £ 14+ This is a show about eyes when they are open and eyes when they are shut. 
Mixed The Asian Comedy Showcase [hosted by Sam See] Laughing Horse The Pear Tree Main Room 14:15-15:15 Aug 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25  PWYW 14+ Catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! 
Theatre Carousel [w/ Ivo Graham] Assembly George Square The Box 14:20-15:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-12, 16-25 £ 16+ A searingly direct, exquisitely soundtracked story of a life.
Comedy Michael Balazo: Thanks For Murdering My Grandfather, The Mafia! (Not) Just the Tonic The Caves The Spare Room 14:20-15:20 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £/PWYW 14+ A show about family secrets, shame and... murder!
Comedy Arthur Smith and Phil Nice in OOF! Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar 14:30-15:30 Aug 2-18  £ 16+ Hilarious sit-down drama about age, showbiz and the cartography of friendship.
Comedy Richard Stott: Trade (WIP) Just the Tonic The Mash House Attic 14:40-15:40 Aug 1-11 £/PWYW 14+ Explores our differing relationships with how we trade our time.
Comedy Ted Hill: 110 Percent Normal Assembly George Square Studio Four 14:40-15:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-26 £ 14+ His clothes are weird. His vibes are weird. His comedy is weird.
Comedy Chris Thorburn: Cineman  The Stand (28 York Place) Four 14:45-15:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 16+ A comedy show all about movies.
Comedy Mark Watson: Work-In-Progress Is Not a Cop-Out, It Demonstrates Respect For The Paying Audience The Stand (16 North St Andrew St) Two 14:50-15:50 Aug 1-11, 14-18, 21-22 £10 12+ Two years is how long it takes me to write a proper show. This summer, we try ideas out in a small room.
Comedy Nish Kumar: Nish, Don't Kill My Vibe (Work-in-Progress)  Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 14:50-15:50 Aug 2-16, 19-25  £/PWYW 14+ A brand-new politically charged stand-up show. 
Comedy Laura Davis: Albatross Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 14:55-15:55 Aug 1-13, 15-25  £/PWYW 16+ Most Outstanding Show nominee at MICF 2023 and 2024.
Comedy Alison Spittle: New Stuff WIP Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 15:00-15:50 Aug 21 (Wed) £/PWYW 16+ Trying to quantify how f***able she is compared to the green M&M.
Cabaret Ada Campe: Big Duck Energy The Stand (34-38 York Place) Five 15:00-16:00 Aug 1-11, 13-19, 21-25  £ 12+ A show about hope, heartbreak and finding your happy place.
Comedy Amy Matthews: Commute With The Foxes Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 15:00-16:00 Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25  £/PWYW 18+ Do things have a place and how do they change if they find themselves a new one?
Comedy Michael Brunström: Copernicus Now Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 15:00-16:00 Aug 2-11 £/PWYW 8+ A joyful and surreal caper in which the Renaissance-era astronomer reshapes the solar system and brings hope to humanity.
Comedy Simon Munnery The Stand (5 York Place) One 15:00-16:00 Aug 1-11, 13-26  £ 14+ 'One of the all-time great British stand-ups' (Stewart Lee). 
Musical A Jaffa Cake Musical Pleasance Courtyard Two 15:10-16:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-26  £ 8+ Time to decide once and for all... cake or biscuit? Inspired by the 1991 tribunal. 'Incredible!' (Bear Grylls)
Mixed Comedy with an Accent [hosted by Kuan-wen Huang] Laughing Horse The Counting House The Loft 15:15-16:15 Aug 13-25 PWYW 12+ Brilliant international comedians and the trademark silly foreign tune guessing game!
Comedy Josh Glanc: Family Man Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 15:20-16:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-25  £/PWYW 12+ Don't miss it. Or do. I don't really mind.
Comedy Joz Norris: You Wait. Time Passes. (Work-in-Progress) Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 15:20-16:20 Aug 14 (Wed) £8/PWYW 18+ Comedians' Choice Award-winner Joz Norris has completed his life's work, and he's finally ready to unveil it to the world. But what will he do next?
Comedy Stuart Goldsmith: Spoilers (A Climate Crisis Stand-Up Show) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 15:20-16:20 Aug 14 (Wed) £12/PWYW 16+ Stuart's terrified of the climate crisis, but no-one he knows ever mentions it, so it must be fine.
Comedy Derek Mitchell: Goblin Hootenannies Potterow Wee Yurt 15:25-16:25 Aug 2-12, 14-25  £/PWYW 16+ Dark narrative character comedy about an emo kid with an imaginary goblin who just wants to be loved.
Comedy Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff Laughing Horse Bar 50 The Alcove 15:30-16:30 Aug 1-13 £/PWYW 16+ One-woman, tour-de-force nonsense ride from sea to space...
Comedy Reuben Solo – Please Clap Just the Tonic The Caves Fancy Room 15:30-16:30 Aug 13-25  £/PWYW 16+ Winner: 2024 Best Comedy Weekly Award, Perth Fringe
Comedy Stevie Martin: clout Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 15:35-16:35 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 14+ Funny AF' (Time Out). 'Exceptional' **** (Fest).
Comedy Harriet Dyer: Skin Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Coorie 15:40-16:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-26 £ 16+ A new show of story-based chaos with heart and peculiarities.
Comedy Benjamin Alborough: Absolute Monopoly Assembly George Square The Box 15:45-16:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 14-18, 21-26  £ 8+ Benjamin Alborough attempts to improve Monopoly in this chaotic, high-energy game show.
Comedy Olaf Falafel Asks: Has Anyone Ever Actually Woven a Sigourney? Laughing Horse The Pear Tree Main Room 15:45-16:45 Aug 1-13, 15-25 PWYW 12+ A laundry basket full of stuff he hopes you’ll find funny.
Comedy Can Duggan? Should Duggan? Will Duggan Underbelly Bristo Square (underground) Friesian 15:50-16:50 Jul 31;Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 12+ Will Duggan is never going to be the youngest person to achieve... anything, anymore.
Comedy Markus Birdman – We Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Gutter PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Cinema Room 15:55-16:40 Aug 3-5, 7-12, 14-17 PWYW 18+ Candid and hilarious new stand-up hour, talking about who I am.
Comedy Ketch Sketch Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Doonstairs 16:00-17:00 Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26  £ 5+ After 15 years at the Fringe with the award-winning duo Gamarjobat, Ketch returns.
Comedy Madame Chandelier Saves Opera Just the Tonic The Caves The Wee One 16:10-17:10 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £/PWYW 12+ Opera needs a hero. And Madame Chandelier is ready to save the day.
Comedy Seán Burke: Burke in Progress Just the Tonic The Caves Up The Road 16:15-17:00 Aug 13-24 £/PWYW 16+ Very funny guy!' (Dwayne The Rock Johnson).
Comedy Alex Kealy: The Fear Monkey Barrel The Hive One 16:15-17:15 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £/PWYW 16+ A show about fear, after 2022’s ‘breakneck pace… wonderful new hour’ (**** (List)).
Comedy Emma Sidi Is Sue Gray Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs 16:15-17:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-16, 18-26  £ 14+ She’s Sue Gray. But who is Sue Gray? Well, she’s [REDACTED].
Comedy Lara Ricote: Little Tiny Wet Show (Baptism) Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 16:15-17:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25  £/PWYW 16+ A sort of surreal, partially interactive, dark and maybe moving comedy show.
Comedy Lil Wenker: Bangtail Pleasance Courtyard The Cellar 16:15-17:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 16+ Saddle up for an hour of unbridled cowboy clown chaos as our hero journeys from the Wild West to the American office.
Comedy Seymour Mace – Looking Stupid, Dressing Up and Saying C*nt a Lot: 35 Years of Being a Fool Laughing Horse The Counting House The Lounge 16:15-17:15 Aug 1-11, 13-25 PWYW 16+ An ageing, melancholy, misanthrope trying to save his inner child from the realisation of nothing. 
Comedy Sian Davies: Band of Gold Laughing Horse City Café Las Vegas 16:15-17:15 Aug 1-25 £/PWYW 14+ She doesn't regret a thing. Or does she?
Comedy Stuart Goldsmith: Spoilers (A Climate Crisis Stand-Up Show) Monkey Barrel The Hive One 16:15-17:15 Aug 13 (Tues) £/PWYW 16+ Stuart's terrified of the climate crisis, but no-one he knows ever mentions it, so it must be fine.
Comedy Edy Hurst's Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Himself [directed by Joz Norris] Assembly George Square The Crate 16:20-17:20 Aug 18-26 £ 16+ What visions await in our dark voyage? And why are the Vengaboys here?
Comedy Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man Assembly George Square The Crate 16:20-17:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-16 £ 12+ One man. Eight ironing boards. One bangin' soundtrack.
Comedy Tom Ballard: Good Point Well Made Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 16:20-17:20 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 16+ It’ll make you laugh and cry and think and then laugh again haha. 
Comedy Amy Annette: Thick Skin Pleasance Courtyard Bunker Two 16:25-17:25 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £ 16+ An hour of big fun, from a big gal. 'A complete joy to watch' (Rose Matafeo).
Kids Comedy Club 4 Kids Assembly George Square Gardens Piccolo 16:25-17:25 Aug 2-18, 23-25  £ 6+ The best stand-ups, sketch acts and cabaret stars ... but without the rude bits! 
Comedy Garrett Millerick Needs More Space Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 16:25-17:25 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25  £/PWYW 18+ A hilarious, honest and mostly historically accurate, exploration of space travel.
Comedy Will BF: The Last Gun Hootenannies The Apex Hoot 1 16:30-17:25 Aug 2-11, 13-26 £ 12+ Saddle up for a surreal ride through a definitely real film that no one seems to remember.
Comedy Andy Andy with Andy Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 16:30-17:30 Aug 15-25 £ 14+ The Duncan Brothers are no longer. But the show must go on.
Comedy Dee Allum: Deadname Pleasance Courtyard Below 16:30-17:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25 £ 16+ She's here! She's queer! Her parents are sort-of used to it! 
Comedy The Impro All Stars [w/ Richard Vranch, sometimes] Frankenstein Pub Bier Keller   16:30-17:30 Aug 2-11, 13-18, 20-25 £ 14+ An hour of guaranteed laughter based on your suggestions.
Comedy Lucy Porter No Regrets Just the Tonic The Caves Up The Road 16:40-17:40 Aug 1-11 £/PWYW 14+ Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy's got hundreds.
Comedy Sooz Kempner: Class Of 2000 Underbelly Teviot Place (Med Quad) The Dairy Room 16:40-17:40 Jul 31; Aug 1, 5-25 £ 16+ Politics, horses, EastEnders and the Millennium Bug. 
Comedy Jason John Whitehead: Clubbed Hootenannies The Apex Hoot 2 16:45-17:45 Aug 2-11, 13-26 £ 14+ No grandstanding. Just slightly crazy, funny, kick-back-and-laugh enjoyment' (Scotsman).
Theatre Sh!t Theatre: Or What's Left Of Us Summerhall Summerhall TechCube 0 16:45-17:45 Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 £ 14+ Sh!t Theatre are back! And we're totally fine! Actually all things considered, we're OK. 
Comedy Stuart Goldsmith: Spoilers (A Climate Crisis Stand-Up Show) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 16:45-17:45 Aug 12 (Mon) £12/PWYW 16+ Stuart's terrified of the climate crisis, but no-one he knows ever mentions it, so it must be fine.
Comedy Stuart Laws Has to Be Joking? Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 16:45-17:45 Jul 30-31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £/PWYW 16+ It’s funny, it’s real, it’s immaculately structured…
Comedy James Ross Does Guess Who PBH's Free Fringe @  Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy 16:50-17:50 Aug 3-10 PWYW 18+ It's a very silly party show, I think you'll have fun with it. 
Comedy Steen Raskopoulos: Friendly Stranger Pleasance Courtyard Beside 16:50-17:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ Solo sketch show packed with lovable characters, charisma and inspired spontaneity.
Comedy Camilla Borges: More of a Question Than a Comment (WIP) Hootenannies Potterow Wee Yurt 16:55-17:40 Aug 19-25 £/PWYW 12+ Camilla is an award-winning comedian, clown and friend.
Comedy Cerys Bradley: Queer Tales for Autistic Folk WIP [directed by Joz Norris] Hootenannies Potterow Wee Yurt 16:55-17:55 Aug 5-12 £/PWYW 14+ Come and explore our world inspired by autistic and queer (and Welsh) myths and legends and tell us what happens next.
Comedy Mitzi Fitz (WIP) Hootenannies Potterow Wee Yurt 16:55-17:55 Aug 13-18 £/PWYW 18+ Get ready for the wildest acting seminar you’ve ever attended!
Comedy Helen Bauer: Work in Progress Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 17:00-18:00 Aug 14 (Wed) £/PWYW 16+ The rules of adult female friendship and a sweet, radiated tortoise called Smooth Sides.
Comedy Sid Singh: American Coloniser Just the Tonic Cabaret Voltaire Liberty Room 17:00-18:00 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £/PWYW 18+ About American colonialism, British Taco Bell and mediocre Indian ancestors.
Comedy Zoë Coombs Marr: Every Single Thing in My Whole Entire Life Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 17:00-18:00 Jul 30-31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25  £/PWYW 16+ Nothing fancy, no big concepts, it’s just going to cover every single thing in Zoë’s whole entire life. 
Comedy Jeromaia Detto: MUSH Underbelly Cowgate Iron Belly 17:10-18:10 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 12+ Unlock your inner child in this one-of-a-kind, kids-show-for-adults experience.
Comedy Rachel Parris: Poise Assembly Rooms Music Hall 17:10-18:10 Aug 9 (Fri) £ 14+ A dazzling hour of stand-up and songs from the BAFTA-nominated comedian.
Comedy Randy Feltface: First Banana Assembly Rooms Music Hall 17:10-18:10 Aug 10-11 (Sat-Sun) £ 14+ The first banana appeared 10,000 years ago. Humanity has been in a downward spiral since.
Comedy Celya AB: Of All People Pleasance Courtyard Above 17:20-18:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £ 16+ Celya returns to tackle the big three: beauty, money and the void. 
Comedy Hannah Gadsby: Woof! Underbelly Bristo Square McEwan Hall 17:20-18:20 Aug 18-25 £20ish 16+ From the irrelevant to the existential, Hannah has taken all their worries on the road.
Comedy Guess the Weight of the Bird Le Monde Shanghai (near Assembly Rooms) 17:30-18:30 Aug 2-17, 19-25  £5 14+ I’ll show you some birds, you’ll guess how heavy they are. Get prizes.
Comedy Kieran Hodgson: Big in Scotland Pleasance Courtyard Forth 17:30-18:30 Aug 17 (Sat) £18 (£17) 14+ Kieran returns to Edinburgh to prove for one final time that he is Big In Scotland. 
Comedy Kieran Hodgson: Work In Progress Pleasance Courtyard Forth 17:30-18:30 Aug 2-8 £ 14+ After running out of life story, Kieran is after a new comedic muse.
Comedy Rose Matafeo: On and On and On Pleasance Courtyard Forth 17:30-18:30 Aug 9-16, 18-25 £ 14+ Do you ever feel like you're meeting yourself again and again in a bad way? 
Comedy Schalk Bezuidenhout: Crowd Pleaser Pleasance Dome Ace Dome 17:30-18:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £ 14+ South Africa's hottest stand-up (not in looks) returns to the Edinburgh.
Improv Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Pleasance Courtyard The Grand 17:30-18:40  Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 12+ A hilarious musical is made up on the spot using audience suggestions.
Comedy Andrew Maxwell: The Bare Maximum Just the Tonic Nucleus Atomic Room 17:40-18:40 Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 16+ The double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee is back!
Comedy Marjolein Robertson: O Monkey Barrel The Hive One 17:40-18:40 Jul 30-31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £/PWYW 16+ There will be blood. Literally. Also: jokes.
Comedy Nate Kitch: Tomorrow Might Not Happen; Now Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Snug 17:40-18:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-26 £ 16+ Expect: poems, bags, chess, big ideas, poems and bigger bags, small ideas, paper, hope and diagrams.
Comedy Olga Koch Comes From Money Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 17:40-18:40 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 16+ From the maker of Succession and White Lotus, Money™ brings you yet another little white b*tch you will love to hate: Olga Koch.
Comedy Nic Sampson: Yellow Power Ranger Assembly Roxy Outside 17:45-18:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-16, 18-25 £ 12+ When he was 18, Nic played a Power Ranger. A dream job that has (mildly) haunted him ever since... 
Comedy Sam See: And I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Laughing Horse The Counting House The Lounge 17:45-18:45 Aug 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 PWYW 18+ Why would anyone choose to leave the warm beauty of Asia and come to the damp and the cold of the UK?
Comedy Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors! [directed by Laura Davis] Underbelly George Square The Wee Coo 17:50-18:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 16+ Told her material is too dark for how sweet her face is, she cannot change either.
Comedy Troll Underbelly Cowgate Belly Laugh 17:50-18:50 Aug 1-11 £ 16+ A heartwarming mash-up of music, storytelling, audience interaction, physical theatre and clown.
Comedy Jonny & the Baptists: The Happiness Index Assembly George Square Gardens Piccolo 17:55-18:55 Aug 1-11, 14-18, 21-24 £ 12+ Are you happy? We can help! A new personal and political show about our desire, and the country's struggle, to just be happy.
Comedy Jessica Fostekew: Mettle Pleasance Courtyard One 18:00-19:00 Aug 9-11 £ 16+ Passion, pace and purpose.
Comedy Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock Pleasance Courtyard One 18:00-19:00 Aug 2-4 (Fri-Sun) £ 16+ Social workers, first-aid training and what not to do when a vicar searches for you on YouTube.
Theatre James Rowland Dies at the End of the Show Summerhall Summerhall Anatomy Lecture Theatre 18:00-19:10 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26 £ 14+ What would you do with an hour? Your last hour ever? James wants to tell you a story. 
Comedy Rob Copland: Gimme (One With Everything) PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Chamber Room 18:05-18:55 Aug 3-13, 15-25 PWYW 18+ Gimme the thrills, the spills, Rob Copland trying his best despite everything.
Comedy Spring Day: Exvangelical Pleasance Courtyard Beside 18:05-19:05 Jul 31 Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 16+ American transplant Spring Day provides dark comedy for nice people.
Comedy Amy Gledhill: Make Me Look Fit on the Poster Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 18:10-19:10 Aug 13-25  £/PWYW 14+ A brand-new show about self-confidence, romance and bin bags.
Comedy Harriet Kemsley: Everything Always Works Out For Me Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 18:10-19:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-12  £/PWYW 16+ Ridiculous things always happen to Harriet, but this year it’s out of control.
Comedy Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine Underbelly Cowgate Iron Belly 18:10-19:40 Aug 1-11 £ 14+ Lady Clementine has until her 27th birthday to find the one…
Mixed This Is Your Trial! The Fully Improvised Comedy Courtroom Hootenannies The Apex Hoot 1 18:15-19:15 Aug 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 £ 14+ The award-winning, critically acclaimed courtroom roast returns.
Comedy Alexander Bennett: Emotional Daredevil Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Coorie 18:20-19:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-26 £ 16+ I'm the emotional daredevil, and for my next feat, I need someone's help. 
Comedy Demi Adejuyigbe Is Going To Do One (1) Backflip Pleasance Courtyard Beneath 18:20-19:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 16+ Original comedic songs, presentations, bits, and one (1) single backflip.
Comedy Chris Thorburn & Ruth Hunter: Our Apologies (WIP) PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Cinema Room 18:25-19:25 Aug 3-17 PWYW 18+ WIP.
Comedy Edward Aczel – Running on Empty Hootenannies Potterow Wee Yurt 18:25-19:25 Aug 2-11  £/PWYW 14+ Aczel does his best, but it isn’t going to offer a solution to the unbearable lightness of being – as planned. 
Comedy Helen Bauer: Work in Progress Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 18:25-19:25 Aug 12 (Mon) £/PWYW 16_ The rules of adult female friendship and a sweet, radiated tortoise called Smooth Sides.
Comedy Bex Turner: Bexual Healing Laughing Horse Bar 50 Upstairs 18:30-19:20 Aug 1-11  PWYW 18+ It’s a pun, although some of the characters might be witty and off the wrist.
Mixed Chortle Fast Fringe Pleasance Dome King Dome 18:30-19:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-24  £ 16+ 12 top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase.
Comedy Kieran Hodgson: Big in Scotland Pleasance Courtyard Beyond 18:30-19:30 Aug 25 (Sun) £18 (£17) 14+ Kieran returns to Edinburgh to prove for one final time that he is Big In Scotland. 
Comedy The Umbilical Brothers: The Distraction Assembly Roxy Central 18:35-19:35 Jul 31; Aug 1-7, 9-12, 14-20, 22-25 £ 12+ A a mind-bending show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen.
Comedy Ania Magliano: Forgive Me, Father [directed by Ben Target] Pleasance Courtyard Above 18:40-19:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ Ania's choices on Off Menu are widely regarded as the worst of all time.
Comedy Lee Kyle: Throwing Bottles Into the Sea Laughing Horse Bar 50 Garden Room 18:45-19:45 Aug 1-13 PWYW 16+ Lee has been throwing messages in bottles into various seas. You'd best believe he has had replies.
Comedy Paul Williams: Mamiya 7 Assembly Roxy Upstairs 18:45-19:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25 £ 16+ Good for all ages but if you're really old, please only come if you promise to stay calm.
Comedy Tom Little: Show Me Some Bloody Respect PBH's Free Fringe @  Liquid Room Annexe 18:45-19:45 Aug 3-25 PWYW 18+ ‘A properly talented comic.’ **** (Scotsman).
Comedy Adam Hills: Shoes Half Full Assembly Rooms Music Hall 18:50-19:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-11  £ 16+ The UK's favourite monopedal Aussie, combining positive stand-up comedy with rampant spontaneity.
Comedy Dara Ó Briain: My Life Is a Work in Progress (Work in Progress) Assembly Rooms Music Hall 18:50-19:50 Aug 12-25 £ 16+ You know the guy. Used to be big in this town.
Mixed Best in Class Laughing Horse The Three Sisters Maggie's Chamber 19:00-20:00 Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 18+ A crowdfunded, profit-sharing show that champions the rich talent of working-class comedians.
Comedy Chloe Petts: How You See Me, How You Don't Pleasance Courtyard Forth 19:00-20:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £ 14+ Trademark laddishness, all whilst her Head Girl badge glistens upon her chest.
Comedy Glenn Wool: Luv (sic) Laughing Horse The Counting House Ballroom 19:00-20:00 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-24 PWYW 16+ Teetering on the brink of singledom, yet on the cusp of happiness. 
Comedy Michelle Brasier: Legacy Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Doonstairs 19:00-20:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-26 £ 16+ Exploration of all the other women she might have been if she'd made different choices
Comedy Sophie Duker: BUT DADDY I LOVE HER Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar 19:00-20:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £ 14+ The sexiest comic alive (please do not factcheck!) brings her delusional new show to the Fringe. Taskmaster (Champion). Live At the Apollo (Conqueror). Best Newcomer (Nominee)
Comedy Desiree Burch – The Golden Wrath (WIP) Monkey Barrel The Hive One 19:05-20:05 Aug 12-13 (Mon-Tues) £/PWYW 18+ Various masks are starting to slip: the identities of her countries (USA and UK), her body, youth, and memory.
Comedy Kemah Bob: Miss Fortunate Pleasance Courtyard Baby Grand 19:05-20:05 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 £ 16+ Acclaimed comedian Kemah Bob comes to the Fringe with their unmissable debut stand-up show.
Comedy Mark Nelson: Getting Better Man Monkey Barrel The Hive One 19:05-20:05 Jul 30-31; Aug 1-11, 14-18, 20-25 £/PWYW 18+ Exploring whether it's really possible to become a new and improved person. 
Comedy Pierre Novellie: Must We? Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 19:05-20:05 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 14+ A stand-up show about life, fairness and expectations. 
Comedy Jin Hao Li: Swimming in a Submarine Pleasance Courtyard Below 19:10-20:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25 £ 16+ In his debut hour, Jin Hao walks you through the seascape of his mind.
Comedy Luke Rollason, Luke Rollason, Let Down Your Hair Pleasance Dome 10 Dome 19:10-20:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 12+ Take a swan-dive into this physical comedy fantasia of kings and clowns, and one absolutely hideous duck. 
Comedy Abby Wambaugh: The First 3 Minutes of 17 Shows Pleasance Courtyard Attic 19:15-20:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-26  £ 18+ In this silly, goofy, heartfelt show Abby presents her best 17 ideas for her highly anticipated debut hour.
Comedy David O'Doherty: Ready, Steady, David O'Doherty Assembly George Square Gordon Aikman Theatre 19:15-20:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-26  £ 14+ He's got fresh batteries for his keyboard and a splendid new hat.
Comedy Ian Smith: Work In Progress Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 19:15-20:15 Aug 12 (Mon) £10/PWYW 18+ Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2023 Ian Smith returns.
Comedy Geraldine Hickey: Don't Tease Me About My Gloves Assembly George Square Studio Five 19:20-20:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25 £ 14+ Grief and grieving – for youth, for loved ones, for booze – and what to do about it.
Comedy Ahir Shah: Ends Pleasance Courtyard One 19:30-20:30 Aug 12-23 £ 14+ It's about family, immigration, marriage, history, politics and beans.
Comedy Marny Godden and Tom Turner: Fancy Rat Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 19:30-20:30 Aug 2-11 £/PWYW 12+ In a kingdom where laughter is forbidden, one rat attempts to bring joy and merriment.
Comedy Patti Harrison: My Huge Tits Huge Because They Are Infected NOT FAKE Pleasance Courtyard One 19:30-20:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-11  £ 18+ Patti returns to Edinburgh following sell-out runs in 2022-23.
Comedy Fern Brady: I Gave You Milk to Drink Edinburgh Playhouse Auditorium   19:30-21:10 Aug 22 (Thurs) £ 16+ What happens when you get everything you want and it’s not enough? 
Comedy Ed Night: The Plunge Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 19:35-20:35 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-13, 15-25 £/PWYW 16+ The spectre returns to the feast for a fresh new hour of wailing and moaning. 
Comedy Liam Withnail: Chronic Boom Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 19:35-20:35 Aug 4, 7, 10 £/PWYW 16+ Join the gifted comic storyteller as he hilariously reckons with his new reality during a hospital stay. 
Comedy Sikisa... Needs You (WIP) Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 19:35-20:35 Aug 14 (Wed) £8/PWYW   Exploring the things we do to escape.
Comedy Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist [podcast] Gilded Balloon The Museum Auditorium 19:40-20:40 Aug 12-14 £ 14+ Frank and hilarious look at the noble goals of 21st-century feminists and the hypocrisies which undermine them.
Comedy Shenoah Allen: Bloodlust Summertime Just the Tonic The Caves Up The Stairs 19:45-20:45 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 £/PWYW 16+ Acid-fuelled escapades of sex, drugs, and murder.
Cabaret Sitting Pretty With Kitty PBH's Free Fringe @  The Street   19:45-20:45 Aug 14-22 PWYW 18+ A camp, fun-filled, happy-hearted show with northern powerhouse Kitty Cassis.
Comedy Susie McCabe: Merchant of Menace Assembly George Square Studio Three 19:45-20:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ 'This woman should be considered a national treasure' (Herald). 
Comedy Desiree Burch – The Golden Wrath (WIP) Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 19:50-20:50 Aug 14 (Wed) £/PWYW 18+ At some point in every woman’s life, she realises she’s madder than all hell.
Comedy Rosie Holt MP: Why We Were Right Underbelly Bristo Square Cowbarn 19:50-20:50 Aug 19-25 £ 16+ She'll make Tories of you all yet! 'Beautifully observed and performed' (Guardian). 
Comedy BriTANicK: Dummy Pleasance Courtyard Above 20:00-21:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25 £ 14+ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (One4Review.co.uk). **** (Guardian). **** (Telegraph). **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Comedy Katie Pritchard: I Kiss The Music The Stand (28 York Place) Four 20:05-21:05 Jul 31; Aug 1-12 £ 16+ Katie pretends to embark on an arena tour to this 35-seater venue – think Lady Gaga… on acid!
Comedy Alice Snedden: Highly Credible Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs 20:10-21:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £ 14+ Will cover: Alice's life in the last three years; her car getting stolen; fertility; a bit of gay stuff (yet to be written but feels pretty likely).
Comedy Hannah Platt: Defence Mechanism Pleasance Courtyard Bunker Two 20:10-21:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-25 £ 16+ Are you really a people pleaser if no one is pleased?
Comedy Paul Savage: Hopes Under the Hammer Just the Tonic The Caves The Wee One 20:10-21:10 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £/PWYW 18+ A  deep dive in to the nightmare world of estate agents.
Comedy Sam See: Off With Your Head! Laughing Horse 32 Below Main Cellar 20:15-21:15 Aug 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 PWYW 18+ Part comedy, part improv, part video game and part choose-your-own-adventure.
Comedy Trygve Wakenshaw: Silly Little Things Assembly Roxy Upstairs 20:15-21:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 12+ A sort of autobiographical, introspective look at all the silly little things that can make or break a friendship.
Comedy Twonkey's Basket Weaving in Peru Laughing Horse Dragonfly Main Room 20:15-21:15 Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 £/PWYW 18+ Follow him with his donkey, puppets and songs to spiritual enlightenment or death.
Comedy John Robertson: The Human Hurricane Laughing Horse The Counting House Ballroom 20:20-21:10 Jul 31; Aug 1-25 PWYW 18+ Crowdwork! Crowdsurfs! High-octane anarchy!
Comedy Colin Hoult: Colin Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar 20:20-21:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £ 14+ About family, fatherhood, and a formative childhood experience with a Ouija board and a gorilla.
Comedy Mel McGlensey is Motorboat [directed by Sharnema Nougar] Assembly Roxy Outside 20:25-21:25 Jul 31; Aug 1-26 £ 16+ {art boat, part woman... and full clown.
Comedy Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations! Underbelly Teviot Place (Med Quad) Ermintrude 20:25-21:25 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £ 16+ Only a coward wouldn't attend.
Comedy Kate Martin: The Lezurrection (WIP) Laughing Horse 32 Below Little Cellar 20:30-21:15 Aug 13-25 PWYW 18+ A big old helping of high-energy queer comedy from award-winning Kate Martin.
Comedy Garry Starr: Classic Penguins Pleasance Courtyard Forth 20:30-21:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26  £ 18+ Every Penguin Classic novel ever written. In an hour. Mostly naked (but with flippers).
Comedy Jordan Brookes: Fontanelle Pleasance Dome Queen Dome 20:30-21:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 18+ I recently had a near-death experience.
Comedy Kieran Hodgson: Big in Scotland Pleasance Courtyard Forth 20:30-21:30 Aug 21 (Wed) £18 (£17) 14+ Kieran returns to Edinburgh to prove for one final time that he is Big In Scotland. 
Comedy Larry Dean: Dodger Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 20:30-21:30 Aug 1-12, 14-25  £/PWYW 16+ Larry’s been spending a lot of time with his granny lately. He wants to tell you about it.
Comedy Sikisa... Needs You (WIP) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 20:35-21:35 Aug 13 (Tues) £8/PWYW 16+ Exploring the things we do to escape.
Comedy Ian Smith: Work In Progress Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 20:40-21:40 Aug 14 (Wed) £10/PWYW 18+ Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2023 Ian Smith returns.
Cabaret A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking an a Rocking Chair for Fifty-Six Minutes and Then Leaves... 15 PBH's Free Fringe @  Liquid Room Warehouse 20:45-21:41 Aug 19 (Mon) PWYW 18+ One performance only. Turn up early, sell-out expected.
Comedy Guy Williams: This Glass House Makes It Easy to See All the Cowards I'm Throwing Stones At Assembly George Square Studio Five 20:45-21:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25 £ 16+ A show about colonisation, racism and misogyny.
Comedy Oliver Coleman: Goof Underbelly Teviot Place (Med Quad) Daisy 20:45-21:45 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 14+ He's on fire tonight. Something has gone terribly wrong.
Theatre Mythos: Ragnarok Assembly George Square Gordon Aikman Theatre 20:55-22:05 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-12, 14-19, 21-25 £ 12+ Viking mythology performed by professional wrestlers!
Comedy Carl Donnelly: Boosegumps Pleasance Courtyard Beneath 21:00-22:00 Aug 1-13, 15-25 £ 16+ Carl used to spend the Fringe in a haze of booze, narcotics and award nominations…
Comedy Dan Tiernan: Stomp  Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 21:00-22:00 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-11, 13-25 £/PWYW 16+ 2023 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and 'Mancunian wild-man' (Guardian) returns.
Comedy Jazz Emu: Knight Fever Pleasance Courtyard One 21:00-22:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ At long last, a chance for Jazz Emu to secure his long-coveted knighthood. Let the majesty commence.
Comedy Rosco McClelland: Sudden Death Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 21:00-22:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £/PWYW 16+ Step into the wild world of McClelland's Sudden Death…
Comedy Sikisa... Needs You (WIP) Monkey Barrel The Hive Two 21:00-22:00 Aug 12 (Mon) £8/PWYW   Exploring the things we do to escape.
Comedy Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive and Loving it Underbelly Cowgate Belly Laugh 21:05-22:05 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 16+ Ridiculously entertaining show about family and growing up in a Spanish subterranean cave.
Comedy Jo Griffin: Last Chance Saloon Assembly George Square The Box 21:15-22:15 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 14+ She's determined to max the fun out of growing older.
Comedy Mat Ewins: Ewins Some You Lose Some Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 21:15-22:15 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-25 £/PWYW 16+ Some games and more multimedia nonsense. ***** (Independent). 
Comedy Stephen Carlin: Frenemies Laughing Horse City Café Las Vegas 21:15-22:15 Aug 1-10 PWYW 18+ After a lifetime of being a lone wolf, Stephen Carlin has finally accepted he needs society. 
Comedy Elf Lyons: Horses Pleasance Courtyard Above 21:20-22:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-26  £ 12+ The first ever comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performed entirely by a horse. Made by award-winning Elf Lyons, performed by Treacle. 'Beautiful hind legs' (Horse & Hound).
Comedy Ivo Graham: Grand Designs Pleasance Courtyard The Grand 21:20-22:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-6, 8-12, 16-25 £ 16+ Not just Taskmaster's yardstick for failure but 'on this form, as funny as anyone in town' (Times).
Comedy Rosie Jones: Triple Threat Pleasance Courtyard The Grand 21:20-22:20 Aug 14 (Wed) & 15 (Thurs) £ 16+ National treasure, a little prick, or somewhere in between! 
Cabaret Tim Murray Is Witches Underbelly Teviot Place (Med Quad) The Dairy Room 21:20-22:20 Aug 12-18 £ 16+ A tribute to queerness and how we discover our powers once we find our coven.
Theatre Adam Riches: Jimmy Summerhall Summerhall TechCube 0 21:30-22:30 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26 £ 16+ Fast-paced, funny and intensely physical ride, deep inside the mind of an ageing, swaggering alpha.
Comedy Phil O’Shea: Never Pretend to Be an Owl! The Stand (16 North St Andrew St) Two 21:30-22:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 18+ Stupid, heartfelt and owl-themed characters wander in and out of this show. 
Comedy Steffan Alun and Support: Free Stand-Up, but at What Cost PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Banquet Hall 21:30-22:30 Aug 3-13, 15-25 PWYW 18+ The hilarious Welsh optimist returns to the Fringe, working through his latest identity crisis.
Comedy Tarot: Shuffle Pleasance Courtyard Two 21:30-22:30 Jul 31; Aug 1-25 £ 16+ A new show from the critically acclaimed, nightie-clad sketch zealots.
Comedy The Duncan Brothers: Blood Sword Underbelly Cowgate Big Belly 21:30-22:30 Aug 1-11, 13-25 £ 16+ Will the mystical power of the Blood Sword exorcise the ancient Celtic curse that has haunted their bloodline for generations?
Comedy Tom Ward: Choose Your Delusion Just the Tonic Cabaret Voltaire Liberty Room 21:30-22:30 Aug 1-11, 13-18 £/PWYW 18+ All the big topics of our times – masculinity, three-star hotels, erectile dysfunction, reality TV, adverts, mental health…
Comedy Tom Whiston: The Dandy Daniels Bedlam Theatre Bedlam Theatre   21:30-22:30 Aug 13-18, 20-25 £ 12+ A tale of friendships lost, and learning to live with a present that isn’t as rosy as the past.
Comedy Huge Davies: Album For My Ancestors (Dead) Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs 21:40-22:40 Jul 31; Aug 1-13, 15-25 £ 16+ Huge Davies is recording his first ever music album and everyone's allowed to watch and pay. 
Mixed The Comedy Arcade [hosted by Vix Leyton] Laughing Horse Bar 50 The Alcove 21:45-22:45 Aug 14-25 £/PWYW 14+ The Comedy Arcade: competitive anecdotes game.
Comedy Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall Pleasance Dome 10 Dome 21:50-22:50 Aug 14-25 £ 16+ Bathroom graffiti musical transforms stall scribbles into the lyrics of original songs.
Comedy Dan Rath: Pariah Carey Underbelly Bristo Square (underground) Friesian 21:50-22:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-26  £ 16+ I've got enough different flavours of brain fog to start a vape store.
Comedy Lorna Rose Treen: Skin Pigeon Pleasance Dome 10 Dome 21:50-22:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-12 £ 14+ An hour of characters, comedy, content, content, costumes and content.
Comedy Sheeps: The Giggle Bunch (That's Our Name For You) Pleasance Dome Queen Dome 21:50-22:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-11, 13-25  £ 14+ Sheeps remain Al Roberts (Stath Lets Flats), Liam Williams (Ladhood) and Jonno (Seinfeld).
Comedy Andrew O’Neill’s History of Heavy Metal – Redux The Stand (5 York Place) One 22:00-23:00 Aug 19-25 £ 18+ Cult comedian returns with an all-new version of their smash-hit comedy show.
Comedy John Robertson's The Dark Room Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Doonstairs 22:00-23:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-25  £ 16+ The audience is trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic, end-of-level boss.
Comedy Ian Smith: Work In Progress Monkey Barrel (opposite MB1) The Tron 22:05-23:05 Aug 13 (Tues) £10/PWYW 18+ Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2023 Ian Smith returns.
Comedy Dan Lees: Vinyl Reflections PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Cinema Room 22:10-23:10 Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 PWYW 18+ More high musical octane nonsense. 
Comedy Ori Halevy: 001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress) Laughing Horse Bar 50 Upstairs 22:15-23:15 Aug 1-25  £/PWYW 16+ I left Israel to live in Berlin, because it is ironically safer.
Comedy Chris Locke and Seán Cullen: Chris and Seán Are Two Sailors Who Are Nuts Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Dram 22:20-23:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-26  £ 16+ Two men whose minds are insane want to make you insane too!
Comedy Lou Wall: The Bisexual's Lament Pleasance Courtyard Beneath 22:20-23:20 Jul 31; Aug 1-14, 16-18, 20-25  £ 18+ Musical comedy, deranged Powerpoints and mentally ill hot takes.
Comedy Finlay Christie: I Deserve This Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Four 22:40-23:40 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £/PWYW 14+ Money, followers, religiously forbidden relationships. Does Finlay Christie deserve everything he gets?
Comedy Derek Mitchell: Double Dutch Pleasance Courtyard Baby Grand 22:50-23:50 Jul 31; Aug 1-12, 14-25  £ 12+ Debut hour of stand-up and characters from the 'out-and-out hilarious' (Stage) Derek Mitchell .
Mixed Late Night With Terry Wogan [hosted by Benjamin Alborough] Assembly George Square Studio One 23:00-00:00 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fridays) £ 16+ Terry Wogan is back from the dead as part of his ongoing attempts to return to light entertainment no matter the cost.
Comedy Two Hearts: Til Death Do Us Hearts Pleasance Courtyard Two 23:00-00:00 Jul 31; Aug 1-2, 6-13, 15-25 £ 14+ Hot new songs about love, life and maintaining a successful relationship with your co-worker.
Theatre Every Brilliant Thing [w/ Jonny Donahoe] Summerhall Summerhall Roundabout 23:00-00:10 Aug 8 & 15 (Thurs) £ 14+ A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Comedy Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour Pleasance Courtyard Grand 23:00-00:20 Aug 21 (Wed) £ 16+ I am coming back to Scottish United Kinglish to mAke you lauGH of mY jokes!! Bahahahaha!!
Music Paul Williams Plays the Hits Assembly Checkpoint Checkpoint 23:00-00:30 Aug 19 (Mon) £ 16+ A special late-night gig, featuring the best of Surf Music and his brand-new album.
Music Ivo Graham: Comedians' DJ Battles La Belle Angele (by Mash House)   23:00-04:00 Aug 24 (Sat) £15 18+ Battles from 23:30, party ‘til late!
Comedy BriTANicK: Cash Grab Live Pleasance Dome Queen Dome 23:10-00:10 Aug 11 & 18 (Sun) £ 16+ Their online weekly talk show, off the internet and onto a real-life stage. 
Comedy Alex Watson: Sell-Out Laughing Horse 32 Below Main Cellar 23:15-00:00 Aug 1-25 PWYW 18+ Expect belly-laughs, quirky tales and dark observational comedy.
Mixed Stamptown Comedy Night Pleasance Courtyard The Grand 23:15-00:45 Aug 3, 15-17, 22-24 (Thurs-Sat) £ 18+ A raunchy, chaotic, full-on fever dream, hosted by the bad boy of clown, Zach Zucker.
Podcast Nish Kumar and Coco Khan: Pod Save the UK – Live! Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 23:20-00:50 Aug 6-7 (Tues-Wed) £ 18+ Join Nish Kumar and Coco Khan as their hit political podcast live special.
Mixed Comedians Beer Mat Flipping Championship Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 23:20-01:20 Aug 13 (Tues) £/PWYW 18+ Last year David O’Doherty won and Ania Magliano lost (really badly) – who will triumph this time?
Comedy Olga Koch: Karaoke at the Heart Koch Cafe Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 23:20-02:20 Aug 4, 25 (Sun) FREE 18+ Come have the best night of your life singing karaoke, hosted by the Fringe's karaoke queen/alleged mezzo-soprano Olga Koch. 
Comedy Joe Kent-Walters is Frankie Monroe: LIVE!!! Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) Two 23:25-00:25 Jul 29-31; Aug 1-13, 15-25  £/PWYW 14+ Here he is! Yorkshire’s biggest bastard. For 27 nights only! 
Mixed Siblings and Family Friends Pleasance Dome Queen Dome 23:30-01:15 Aug 7, 14, 21 (Wed) £ 14+ A wild and wonderful variety night hosted by character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina Bye.
Comedy Ivo Graham: Comedians' DJ Battles Assembly George Square Studios - Underground 23:30-01:30 Aug 2, 9, 16  (Fridays) £ 18+ Ivo Graham (gig pig) commentates frenetically on Powerpoint as illustrious guests bring the bangers.
Comedy Hot Rubber Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Other Yin 23:45-00:45 Aug 9, 16, 23 (Fri) £ 16+ The world's only late-night Scalextric tournament/comedy show.
Mixed Lil Wenker and Sara Segovia: Mom's Room Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 23:55-00:55 Aug 6-7 (Tues-Wed) £ 16+ It’s a night of misinterpretations, chaos, and seriously silly play
Mixed Mitzi Fitz's Glitzy Bitz Hootenannies Potterow Big Yurt 23:55-00:55 Aug 13-18 £/PWYW 18+ A cabaret like no other.
Mixed Chump's Comedy Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 23:55-01:05 Aug 15-17 £/PWYW 18+ Join them for three nights of mixed bills with a new line-up every night, consisting of the best acts the Fringe has to offer. 
Mixed RODEO! (hosted by Paddy Young, co-hosted by Dan Tiernan and Ed Night) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 23:55-01:55 Aug 8-10 £9/PWYW 18+ After last year’s smash hit run, the lawless late-night show rides back into Edinburgh.
Mixed King of the Table with Ray Badran Monkey Barrel (at 12 Blair St) Three 23:55-02:40 Aug 9, 16, 23 (Fri) £/PWYW 18+ A table tennis tournamentl, featuring some of the best comedians of the Fringe. With umpire Mark Silcox.
Mixed The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 23:55-02:55 Aug 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25 £8/PWYW 18+ A lush greenhouse for comedy’s finest weirdest blooms, and literal good gig, back for our thirteenth Fringe with yet more high-end foolishness, Permitted Heckles and a bountiful plenitude of guests. 
Mixed AJ Holmes & Caitlin Cook: 2/3rds of a Threesome (and Friends) Monkey Barrel (at 9-11 Blair St) One 23:55-01:25 Aug 22-24 £10/PWYW 16+ A raucous evening of music, comedy and musical comedy.
Comedy Rob Duncan: The Basement Child PBH's Free Fringe @  Banshee Labyrinth Banquet Hall 00:00-01:00 Aug 4-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 PWYW 18+ For 40 years he has lived alone in a basement. Now he is accepting visitors, at midnight in the basement.

Please note:

  • Quite a few shows will be added to Edfringe between now and the end of August, even after the programme is printed; it is worth checking their website more than once (their Advanced Search function lets you see recent additions). More will be visible on the British Comedy Guide, as that site also includes some Free Fringe and Free Festival shows which are not listed on Edfringe at all.
  • The Book Festival shows - some of which will be live-streamed - will be listed on their own website.
  • £/PWYW means you can either buy tickets to secure seats, or Pay What You Want on exit. A £ sign means tickets must be purchased in advance. PWYW shows are Pay What You Want on exit.
  • Pay What You Want (PWYW) shows are unticketed, and will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. For popular free shows it's a good idea to arrive early and queue, or even get a token to secure your entry.
  • Most performers who take donations will have a card reader as well as a keen enthusiasm for cash. Bank notes especially. Not coppers.
  • Even if a Monkey Barrel show is listed online as sold out, they keep back 10% of each room's ticket allocation for people who queue up on the day, so it is always worth arriving early, checking with doorstaff and getting in the right queue.
  • Most shows do not allow late-comers. ACMS does, provided there's space. (And some folk do leave in the intervals, thus you can nab their chairs.)
  • A show listed as 00:05 Aug 4 (Sun) starts laaate evening on Sunday. This is true of listings here, on Edfringe, on the venues' websites, and in the printed programme. Double-check about show dates in the Edfringe app, as last year they didn't seem to follow this convention.