The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018 Recommendations, in time-order


10am

Lee Kyle - Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

City Café, Hollywood | 10:20-11:20 | Aug 3-14, 16-18, 20-26 | Pay What You Want (PWYW) on exit | 16+

Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great.

 

John Hegley: Morning Wordship

Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 10:30-11:15 | Aug 4-5, 9-12, 16-19 | £0 (£8) | 6+ | poetry

Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy sing-song and poem pong.

 

11am

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

City Café, Las Vegas | 11:15-12:10 | Aug 2-26 | PWYW | 14+ | panel-show

The only topical news show that stalks you on Instagram.

 

12pm

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Finnegan's Wake, Back Room | 12:00-13:00| Aug 2-13, 15-26 | PWYW | 18+

How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day.

 

Rosie Holt: Some Like It Holt (WIP)

Espionage, The Bunker | 12:00-12:30 | Aug 2-13, 15-25 | PWYW | 16+

Rosie is not for everyone. Those people are idiots. The best people like it Holt.

 

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

The Hanover Tap, The Wee Tap | 12:00-13:00 | Aug 19-26 | PWYW | 18+

Britain's amateur bounty hunters do half an hour each of stand-up.

 

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo        *ACMS BOARD*

Stand 4 | 12:05-13:05 | Aug 1, 3-12, 14-19, 21-25 | £9 (£8) | 16+

Eleanor Morton tries to reinvent herself as the sexy, confident comedian she has always secretly probably been. It will definitely work.

 

Cam Spence and Jodie Mitchell: The New Babes

Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room | 12:10-13:10 | Aug 5-13, 15-25 | PWYW | 18+

Two strong new female comedians entertain you.

 

Lisanne Fridsma: A Piece of Cake!

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, The Loft | 12:15-`13:15 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 14+

Please come along, enjoy free homemade cakes and watch some of the loveliest comedians around.

 

Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play [with ACMS host Thom Tuck]

Pleasance Dome, 10Dome | 12:25-13:20 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £7+ | 12+

A big-hearted Hollywood blockbuster set in a small English village, by Jon Gracey. Think Legally Blonde meets Hot Fuzz. Court is in session.

 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Monkey Barrel, One | 12:30-13:30| Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex.

 

Mat Ricardo vs the World

City Café, Las Vegas | 12:30-13:30 | Aug 2-26 | PWYW | 12+ | circus

World-class juggling, magic and illusion, escapology, sleight of hand, knife-throwing, stand-up comedy, feats of strength, demonstrations of dexterity and the only good trick that exists with a fidget spinner.

 

Paul Duncan McGarrity - A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Espionage, Mata Hari | 12:30-13:25 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | PWYW | 16+

Modern life could be so much better if we all learn how to attack a castle.

 

Phill Jupitus: Freeviously

Bannerman's, Back Cave | 12:30-13:30 | Aug 4-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 14+

Revival of last year's show, Up The Stand. Bring badges to swap.

 

1pm

Abigoliah Schamaun: Yoga at The Fringe

Underbelly Bristo Square, Cow Barn | 13:00-14:00 | Aug 2-18, 20-26 | £5 | 16+

A one-hour Hatha yoga class on the stage of Cowbarn. Open to all levels.

 

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

Pleasance Courtyard, This | 13:00-14:00| Aug 1-10, 12-27|  £5+ | 14+

Stories, sketch and a who-almost-dunnit.

 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian & Caricature

The Counting House, The Lounge | 13:10-14:05 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | PWYW | 14+

Mildly anticipated new show.

 

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Ushers, Main Room | 13:15-14:15 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 12+

Stand-up! Character comedy! Very small scale sketch work!

 

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Stand 4 | 13:15-14:15 | Aug 3-12, 14-26 | £10 (£9) | 12+ | interactive gameshow

Family friendly-ish backwards comedy quiz.

 

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Monkey Barrel, Two | 13:15-14:15 | Aug 3-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Ten shows. A spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever it stops on. The idiot.

 

Siân Docksey: Interdependent Woman

The Newsroom, Basement | 13:15-14:15 | Aug 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 | PWYW | 14+

Siân's mum is worried about her. So Siân has told her she's a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that aims to maintain that lie.

 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Boteco, Basement | 13:20-14:20 | Aug 2-8, 10-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Returning with more music, characters, and baffling tech - including an augmented reality world and an audience controlled robot chef.

 

This Is Your Trial (Family Friendly)

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, Just Up The Stairs | 13:25-14:25 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £8+ or PWYW | 4+

Comedians are lawyers, prosecuting and defending audience accused.

 

Flanders and Swann [with Tim Fitzhigham]

Pleasance Dome, AceDome | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 16-27 | £6.50+ | 0+ | music

Tim and Jordan present the songs & wit of those masters of mirth & Madeira.

 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Underbelly Bristo Square, Clover | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6.50+ | 12+

Spencer Percival. The only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated.

 

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

Gilded Balloon, The Museum | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 15-26 | £12 | 14+

A frenetic hour of art, science and stupid voices.

 

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Stand 3 | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £10+ | 14+

Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise...

 

William Stone and Simone Belshaw: Pals

Espionage, Kasbar | 13:30-14:30 | Aug 15-26 | PWYW | 16+

William is a surreal one-liner comedian and Simone is an off-beat storyteller.

 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

Stand 1 | 13:35-14:35 | Aug 14-23 | £10 (£8) | 12+

A sort of motivational talk about what Celebrity Island taught him.

 

2pm

Adam Larter, Helen Duff and Sam Nicoresti: Boogie Knights

The Hive, Big Cave | 14:00-15:00 | Aug 4-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Sir Dance-A-Lot is the last of the Boogie Knights, exiled from his land.

 

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Wee Room | 14:00-15:00 | Aug 1-14, 16-26 | £6+ | 14+

Join Andrea as she tries to make the world a better place.

 

The Half [play, by Danielle Ward, with Anna Crilly & Margaret Cabourn-Smith]

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 14:00-15:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 14+

Ambition, friendship, motherhood, ageing and mice. Tragicomedy.

 

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Underbelly Cowgate, Cow Café | 14:10-15:10 | Aug 2-26 | £8+ | 16+

...you meet right after you come out of a long-term relationship. Beware.

 

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Cabaret Voltaire, Cabaret Voltaire | 14:15-15:15 | Aug 2-26 | PWYW | 14+

Life, death and Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

Sam Golin and Bisha K Ali: Cult Comics

The Counting House, The Lounge | 14:15-15:15 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 16+

Gamer, comic book fan, sci-fi buff or horror movie addict? This is for you.

 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Underbelly Bristo Square, Friesian | 14:20-15:20 | Aug 16-19, 23-26 | £9+ | 14+

Join Amy and a panel of her far more famous comedian friends.

 

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

The Hive, Bunka | 14:30-15:30 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali's Lemonade Stand.

 

David McIver Is a Nice Little Man

Opium, Upstairs | 14:30-15:30 | Aug 4-13, 15-25 | PWYW | 16+

The nicest little man in town giving it a good go. Riffs, bits and skits.

 

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

The SpiegelYurt (Potterrow) | 14:30-15:15 | Aug 9-13 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

A surreal journey through adolescent mental health services.

 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Monkey Barrel, Two | 14:30-15:30 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 12+

A low-budget, one-man nature documentary set in the future.

 

Olaf Falafel - There's no i in idiot

Pear Tree, Main Room | 14:45-15:45 | Aug 2-13, 15-20, 26 | PWYW | 14+

Pear Tree, Main Room | 12:15-13:15 | Aug 21-25 | PWYW | 14+

You'll laugh, you'll be confused, you'll enjoy most of it.

 

Rosco McClelland: 29

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Turret | 14:45-15:45 | Aug 1-13, 14-26 | £6+ | 16+

The perils of getting older & embracing it, whilst attempting to cling to youth.

 

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Liquid Room, Annexe | 14:50-15:50 | Aug 4-15, 17-26 | PWYW | 16+

Ambition, money, a sort of moral autopilot and whether men are worth saving.

 

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 14:50-15:50 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 12+

Master storyteller with live musicians to help your human heart.

 

3pm

Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers.

Stand 3 | 15:00-16:00 | Aug 15-26 | £12 (£10) | 14+

Uniquely inventive satirical mind.

 

Phill Jupitus Is Porky the Poet in Living in a World Where They Throw the Ducks at the Bread

Voodoo Rooms, French Quarter | 15:05-16:05 | Aug 4-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 14+

Since Buzzcocks was cancelled, the scales have shifted in poetry's favour.

 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Monkey Barrel, One | 15:00-16:00 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £10 or PWYW | 14+

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come!

 

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Wee Room | 15:15-16:15 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16+

Let's all just have a lovely time and forget that the Great Barrier Reef is gone.

 

John Henry Falle's The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem

Pleasance Courtyard, The Green | 15:15-16:15 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 6+ | kids

Hairy, ever so slightly scary tales for kids. Songs co-written with Jay Foreman.

 

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Dragonfly | 15:20-16:20 | Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Johannes' comedy is absurd, silly, postmodern and completely unpredictable.

 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Stand 1 | 15:20-16:20 | Aug 3-12, 14-26 | £12 (£10) | 16+

'I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath...' That's what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting and what happened next.

 

Sofie Hagen Tries Something

Counting House, Lounge | 15:30-16:30 | Aug 2-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 | PWYW | 16+

Each day I will be doing something different. A WIP, a live podcast, a dance..?

 

Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt

Pleasance Courtyard, This | 15:30-16:30 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 12+

Another show about how we got here­­ and where we're supposed to go next.

 

The Miles Jupp Interviews

The Stand, New Town Theatre | 15:40-16:40 | Aug 3-12 | £14 (£12) | 14+

Miles Jupp and a carefully selected guest of interest and note.

 

Sara Barron: For Worse

Just The Tonic @ The Tron | 15:40-16:40 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Barron skewers her husband, her child, herself and a tweenage sex script.

 

Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Espionage, Pravda | 15:45-16:40 | Aug 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 | PWYW | 16+

The best bits from the best comedian you've never heard of.

 

Ben Target: Splosh!                                             *ACMS BOARD*

The Hive, Bunka | 15:45-16:45 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. Goggles on...

 

Tom Neenan: It's Always Infinity

Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey | 15:45-16:45 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 14+

A narrative-driven character comedy show about toxic masculinity.

 

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

Underbelly Bristo Square, Buttercup | 15:55-16:55 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6.50+ | 12+

One man. One hour. One second hand camcorder.

 

4pm

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Assembly George Square, The Bubble | 16:00-17:00 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £8+ | 12+

James Hancox is rubbish at sports. As a response he's invented his own.

 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Turret | 16:00-17:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 16+

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Debating Hall | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 15 | £12 (£11) + 16+ | | EXTRA SHOW

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say.

 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand | 16:00-17:00 | Aug 9-18 | £13.50+ | 14+

Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Mike McShane.

 

Arthur Smith: Syd

Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 16:10-17:10 | Aug 3-19 | £7+ | 16+

Arthur tells the story of his father, who ended the war in Colditz Castle.

 

Hannah Cameron and Charlie Miller: Making It

Canon's Gait, Cellar Bar | 16:10-17:10 | Aug 15-26 | PWYW | 18+

Hannah likes 3D printing. Charlie tries to make friends, dressed as a vampire. We would like to show you our best jokes. Not at the same time though, one after the other.

 

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Underbelly Cowgate, Iron Belly | 16:10-17:10 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | £6.50+ | 12+

Getting back up on the horse and setting off on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

Timmy [play, with Joz Norris & Roxy Dunn]             *ACMS BOARD*

Assembly George Square Studios, Four | 16:15-17:15 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £7+ | 14+

A punchy, honest comedy about avoiding decisions at all costs.

 

John Hegley: New and Selected

Assembly George Square Studios, Two | 16:20-17:20 | Aug 4-12, 14-26 | £11+ | 12+ | poetry

Just sit backwards and let your front soak up the wash of rhyme.

 

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Assembly George Square, The Box | 16:20-17:20 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £6.50+ | 14+

Sorta sketch comedy but sorta in a cool way? Ha ha. Just relax baby.

 

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Sweet Novotel, Novotel 2 | 16:20-17:20 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-26 | £6+| 16+

What price friendship, when revolution beckons?

 

Kate Talbot Has Peaked Too Soon

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, Wee Room | 16:30-17:00 | Aug 2-11 | PWYW

Come sit in a small room and hear about a strange Christian app, the weirdest things about living in a BnB and why the internet is a strange place to grow up.

 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (WIP)

Monkey Barrel, One | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 12+

Politics, mankind's self-destruction and some jokes that simply don't work.

 

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Stand 3 | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £12 (£11) | 14+

Old man Jupitus will tell you things, but will exaggerate wildly.

 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Underbelly Bristo Square, Daisy | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £6.50+ | 14+

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year's wages in a day?

 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Pleasance Courtyard, Attic | 16:30-17:30 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 14+

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents is very hard work. But.

 

Paul Savage: DoGooder

Ciao Roma, Downstairs | 16:35-17:35 | Aug 4-12,14-25 | PWYW  | 18+

Contains great new jokes about depression, identity politics and jewel heists.

 

Adam Hess: Seahorse

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 16:45-17:45 | Aug 1-27 | £6+ | 14+

Adam can't imagine the Queen with wet hair.

 

William Andrews: Willy                                         *ACMS BOARD*

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One | 16:45-17:45 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £7+ | 14+

William is wholeheartedly embracing the Willy he always was, telling remarkable stories with a beguiling blend of daft creativity and ingenuity.

 

Charlie Partridge: I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, Just The Fancy Room | 16:50-17:50 | Aug 2-12, 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake took him on an adventure.

 

5pm

Andrew O'Neill - I Am A Rich Man And I Have Many Sons

Liquid Room, Annexe | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 4-9, 13-26 | PWYW | 18+

A show packed so full of characters, sketches, jokes, skits, and routines that its liver is now being sold as a delicacy in France and Peta are picketing the show.

 

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 4-11, 13-18, 20-26 | PWYW | 18+

Broken dreams, death, getting alopecia and other hilarious topics.

 

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Just The Tonic @ The Tron | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6 (£5) or PWYW | 14+

Look, I think we can all agree 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare.

 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Assembly, Checkpoint | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £6+ | 16+

Thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

 

Luke McQueen: Monster

The Hive, Bunka | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Monster is my fifth show. The previous four have been humiliating.

 

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, Just the Attic | 17:00-18:00 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW  | 16+

Why our climate change knowledge doesn't necessarily match our actions.

 

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

The SpiegelYurt (Potterow)| 17:00-17:50 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Turbo-charged physical comedy kween.

 

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, Just the Cask Room | 17:05-18:05 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6 or PWYW | 18+

Engagement ring for sale! Jim had a breakdown so that you don't have to!

 

Henry Paker: Man Alive

Banshee Labyrinth | 17:10-18:10 | Aug 4-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 | PWYW | 14+

A show about expectation meeting reality, and it making you want to gag.

 

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Balcony | 17:15-18:15 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £6+ | 14+

Alison got her own TV show in Ireland. All her problems did not melt away.

 

Carey Carey Quite Contrary

Whistlebinkies, Binkies Lounge | 17:15-18:15 | Aug 4-13, 15-26 | PWYW | 16+

Carey has become arrogant, certain and unapologetic. So this show is the best.

 

Laura Lexx: Trying

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Turret | 17:15-18:15 | Aug 1-14, 16-26 | £6+ | 16+

Broadway Baby wished a 'life-altering catastrophe' on Laura. It came true!

 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Bob's Blundabus | 17:20-18:15 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything.

 

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Underbelly Cowgate, Delhi Belly | 17:20-18:20| Aug 2-14 | £7+ | 14+ | circus

Award-winning Norwegian is back with a better version of last year's show!

 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Underbelly Cowgate, Delhi Belly | 17:20-18:20 | Aug 15-26 | £9+ | 18+ | circus

Last year he received 10 standing ovations, 13 walkouts and 2 police complaints

 

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!      *ACMS HOST*

Assembly George Square Studios, Five | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 1-14, 16-27 | £7+ | 14+

A brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense.

 

John Robertson: The Dark Room (For Kids!)

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Nightclub | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 11+

You are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?!

 

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

Winner: Best Comedy, Perth Fringe 2017.

 

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse: Imaginary

Opium, Downstairs | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 13-25 | PWYW | 16+

She's very tall, she's got rainbow hair, and she likes you. You've imagined her.

 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice                                               *ACMS BOARD*

Pleasance Dome, Jack Dome | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6+ | 16+

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. Star of 'Carnage' and BBC's 'How Gay is Pakistan'?

 

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Opium, Downstairs | 17:30-18:30 | Aug 4-12 | PWYW | 16+

Exploring childhood obsessions, and why you should never eat glitter.

 

James Rowland: Revelations

Summerhall, Anatomy Lecture Theatre | 17:40-18:50 | Aug 1,3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 | £10 (£8) | 16+ | play

My best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked me for my sperm. This is the tale of what happened after I gave it to them.

 

Laura Davis: Ghost Machine

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer| 17:40-18:40 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of god.

 

The Journey [play, by Stuart Laws]

Pleasance Dome, 10Dome | 17:40-18:40 | Aug 4-27 | £6+ | 14+

Just been dumped, but you're stuck on a spaceship, alone with that person.

 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Dining Room | 17:45-18:45 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 14+

Zoe returns to the Fringe with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags.

 

Al Lubel: THIS SENTENCE IS THE TITLE TO THE SHOW

Ciao Roma, Downstairs | 17:50-18:50 | Aug 4-25 | PWYW | 18+

In this show I talk about Al Lubel. I also talk about myself. And me & I as well.

 

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Voodoo Rooms, French Quarter | 17:55-18:55 | Aug 4-12, 14-25 | PWYW | 16+

Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming.


6pm

Dana Alexander: Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, Main Room | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 2-26 | PWYW | 18+

Dana Alexander offers her unique and irreverent perspective in an industry that is dominated by the privileged and homogeneous.

 

Egg: Richard Pictures

Pleasance Courtyard, The Cellar | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 14+

Brand-new sketch show from Anna and Emily, two off-white women.

 

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16+

After an eventful year, Evelyn's feeling the paradigm shift...

 

Twonkey's Night Train to Liechtenstein

Dragonfly | 18:00-19:00 | Aug 3-7, 9-21, 23-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

We travel to the belly button of Europe to unlock a safety deposit box.

 

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Frankenstein Pub, Bier Keller | 18:15-19:10 | Aug 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 | £6 | 14+

Love, fame and jaw-dropping adventures in therapy. Seriously.

 

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Billiard Room | 18:15-19:15 | Aug 1-14, 16-27 | £6+ | 14+

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters and original music.

 

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Just The Tonic @ The Tron | 18:20-19:20 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6 or PWYW | 18+

Full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept.

 

Marny Godden: Marny Town

The Hive, The Bunka | 18:20-19:10 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

Join Marny as she performs some of her favourite characters.

 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Pleasance Courtyard, Above | 18:20-19:20 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6+ | 14+

Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, aka she's a total horndog.

 

Sh!t Theatre: DollyWould

Summerhall, Main Hall | 18:25-19:25 | Aug 14-26 | £10 | 16+ | devised theatre

It's about Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death.

 

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Whistlebinkies, Lounge | 18:30-19:25 | Aug 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 | PWYW | 18+

Henry, quiz host and death investigator, investigates death and hosts a quiz.

 

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

Monkey Barrel, Two | 18:30-19:30 | Aug 2-13, 16-27 | £6 or PWYW | 16+

Pearman brings the story of a worm who has misunderstood her existence.

 

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond | 18:30-19:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £10+ | 14+

It's time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad.

 

Sophie Duker & Lulu Popplewell: Duke Pop

Bedlam Theatre | 18:30-19:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-26| £8 (£6) | 14+

Two rising stars split an hour of scorching hot stand-up.

 

Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 18:40-19:40| Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £7+ | 14+

A feisty new hour about facing the future.

 

Siblings: Acting Out

Underbelly George Square, Wee Coo | 18:40-19:40 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6.50+ | 14+

New characters, more drama, and a total abandonment of dignity.

 

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish (Work In Progress)

Bob's Blundabus | 18:40-19:20 | Aug 2-14, 16-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Born and raised in Japan, she is going to tell of her experiences and thoughts.

 

Daniel Cook: Carpet

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two | 18:45-19:45 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6+ | 14+

I wanna talk to you face-to-face about my new pet cat.

 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff                                    *ACMS BOARD*

Pleasance Dome, Jack Dome | 18:50-19:50 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6+ | 14+

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let's get fiscal.

 

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 18:50-19:50 | Aug 2-12, 14-19, 21-26 | £6.50+ | 14+

Cosmic comedy, by somebody who is obviously pretending to be an alien.

 

7pm

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Black Medicine, Basement | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-13, 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Visionary architect, dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue.

 

Brett Goldstein: What Is Love Baby Don't Hurt Me

Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16+

Sex. Porn. Love. Addiction. Can Brett tell the difference?

 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-23, 26-27 | £9+ | 12+

99% of the world's population is other people - why can't we understand them?

 

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 1-9, 12-27| £7+ | 16+

It will be lots of new sketches and no old sketches, from some old masters.

 

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Bar 50, The Alcove | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 18+

A shared hour of whip-smart stand-up comedy.

 

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Pleasance Courtyard, Below | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16+

Looking at an increasingly confusing world via the medium of bad shark films.

 

Olga Koch: Fight

Pleasance Courtyard, This | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6+ | 14+

In 2014, Olga Koch's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border...

 

Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie

Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 1-26  | £8+ | 14+

When you feel alienated by life, mock it vigorously.

 

Alison Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Voodoo Rooms, French Quarter | 19:20-20:20 | Aug 4-14, 16-26 | PWYW | 18+

A high-octane solo sketch show featuring a lovelorn Oyster card.

 

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Dragonfly | 19:20-20:20| Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-26 | £5 or PWYW | 12+

Remorseful absurdist plays with guilt, forgiveness and audience expectations.

 

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Waverley Bar, Upstairs Lounge | 19:20-20:20 | Aug 4-14, 16-26 | PWYW | 16+

Tragedy + time + a desperate need to fill a void in your heart = comedy.

 

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Assembly George Square Theatre | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £10+ | 12+

A new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Monkey Barrel, One | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-25 | £7.50 or PWYW | 16+

Award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue.

 

Loose Brie Solve Everything

The Newsroom, Basement | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 18+

Martin and Phil are going to solve the world's ills. All of them. In an hour.

 

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

Pleasance Courtyard, One | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 1-26 | £7+ | 5+

Nick Mohammed's alter ego is back with magic, music and elephants.

 

Nick Doody: PG

Subway, Main Room | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 4-13, 15-20, 22-25 | PWYW | 18+

A challenge: come up with a PG-rated show. Can he succeed? (Over 18s only.)

 

Robin Ince: Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

Stand 2 | 19:35-20:35 | Aug 14-26 | £12 | 14+

Celebrating the horror films and stories that were his solace as a misfit child.

 

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, Just the Bottle Room | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

The cold slap of passport photos, living alone and dancing with his mother.

 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Pleasance Courtyard, Above | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 1-26 | £8+ | 14+

Another bracing flurry of idiocy.

 

The Problem With Faye Treacy

Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, Just the Cask Room | 19:45-20:45 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6.50 or PWYW | 16+

Debut hour. Trombone comedy. Join Faye for an idiosyncratic tale...

 

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey | 19:45-20:45 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

Tom Walker is the strongest man in the world and is constantly gaining skill.

 

Alice Fraser: Ethos

Underbelly Bristo Square, Friesian | 19:55-20:55 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6.50+ | 14+

Imagine an AI...learning about our world by watching a comedy show.

 

8pm

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16

It's about jigsaw-loving Nazis and tribalism. Come.

 

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

Boteco, Basement | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 3-26 | £6.50 or PWYW | 16+

Defending masculinity and the #metoo movement in equal measure.

 

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism

The City Café, Las Vegas | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | PWYW | 18+

Rosie is unable to grasp feminism; Christian attempts to set her straight.

 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Underbelly Cowgate, White Belly | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 2-26 | £7+ | 12+

Come and play a live-action, text-based adventure game!

 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 1-27 | £6+ | 16+

It's time to talk about victims, love and lies.

 

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It

Bob's Blundabus | 20:00-20:50 | Aug 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

A tender account of Robin trying to impress his activist mother.

 

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Button | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £7+ | 16+

Electrifying new show from the gifted character comedian and improviser.

 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, Main Room | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 2-13, 15-20, 22-26 | PWYW | 18+

The UK's finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret.

 

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Assembly George Square Studios, Four | 20:05-21:05 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £7.50+ | 16+

A good serve of Demi Lardner can make your bones strong and handsome.

 

Damien Warren-Smith: Garry Starr Performs Everything

Underbelly Cowgate, Iron Belly | 20:10-21:10 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

A hilarious new physical comedy about overambition and underachievement.

 

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 20:10-21:10 | Aug 1-13, 15-27 | £6.50+ | 16+

Embracing girl power to create your own brand of manhood.

 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 2-26 | £6+ | 16+

The epic tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. Overambitious.

 

Sam & Tom: Interview

Black Medicine, Basement | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 2-13 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

An upstart company specialising in audience-oriented comedy deliverance.

 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Black Medicine, Basement | 20:15-21:00 | Aug 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show.

 

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 1-12 | £9.50+ | 16+

An encore of his 2017 critically acclaimed hit.

 

Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

Assembly George Square Studios, Two | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £10+ | 14+

Last year, Simon earned rave reviews for Genius...This year, he brings the cure.

 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Pleasance Courtyard, Below | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 1-24, 26 | £6+ | 14+

Graceful heroes who are having a bit of a tough time. Includes dancing.

 

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Pleasance Courtyard, Cellar | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 1-27 | £6+ | 16+

A tale of displacement, death and denial (don't worry, there are jokes too).

 

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £7+ | 16+

More loosely-justified nonsense.

 

Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes

Pleasance Courtyard, This | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 14+

A mischievous comedian. Her cerebral palsy doesn't slow her down.

 

The LOL Word [mixed-bill hosted by Shelf]

Three Broomsticks, Room 1 | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 4-25 | PWYW | 18+

Some of the hottest new stand-ups. 400% more queer women than average.

 

The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue: Ham

Pleasance Dome, King Dome | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6+ | 14+

The legendary terpsichorean twosome make their Edinburgh Fringe debut.

 

Lisanne Fridsma: Fitting Image

The City Café, Nineties | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | PWYW | 14+

A show about fitting in and trying to be the person you want to be.

 

Matthew Highton - Insufficient Memory

Dragonfly | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-25 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end?

 

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

The Hive, Big Cave | 20:40-21:40 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

The brand new absurdist show from this turbo fool.

 

Dreamgun: Film Reads [w/ Erin McGathy]

Underbelly Bristo Square, The Dairy Room | 20:45-21:45 | Aug 2-13, 15-26 | £6.50+ | 12+

A different classic movie, reimagined with nonsense, every night!

 

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

Assembly Roxy, Upstairs | 20:50-21:50 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £9+ | 16+

This champagne-fuelled power trio are fierce, feminist and furiously funny.

 

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, Just the Bottle Room | 20:50-21:50 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW  | 18+

'Refused to explain where the rest of the cast were, merely claiming they were dead' (ThreeWeeks).

 

9pm

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Laugh | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 2-18, 20-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

Myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs.

 

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Pleasance Courtyard, Above | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 1-12, 14-26 | £7+ | 14+

She's back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes.

 

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?              

The Hive, Bunka | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 2-20, 22-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy.

 

Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

The SpiegelYurt (Potterrow) | 21:00-21:50 | Aug 18, 19 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

He's from Pontefract and he owns Clapham Common. That's literally it.

 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Monkey Barrel, One | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 2-26 | £8 or PWYW | age

The faith, family, pain, love and limits in medical science for the Nichol family.

 

Rhys Nicholson - Seminal

Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey | 21:05-22:05 | Aug 2-26 | £7.50+ | 16+

It's me, Rhys. Please come to my show. Barry Award nominee, Melbourne.

 

This Is Your Trial [with Thom Tuck, sometimes]

Just The Tonic @ The Caves | 21:10-22:10 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £10 or PWYW | 16+

Guest comedians as lawyers, prosecuting & defending charges set against you.

 

Ed Night: An Aesthetic

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 16+

He 'has no right to be as good as he is' **** (Fest).

 

The MMORPG Show III - Scruffy Looking Nerdherder [with Paul Flannery]

The Counting House, Ballroom | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 16-26 | PWYW | 18+

Combines improvised comedy with table top gaming adventures.

 

The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Boteco, Basement | 21:20-22:15 | Aug 2-13, 15-20, 22-26 | £7 (£6) or PWYW | 16+

Wrangles with rich friends, worthy yoga and the miseries of home ownership.

 

Zach & Viggo and Thumpasaurus: Where Does the Love Go?

Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Button | 21:20-22:20 | Aug 2-7, 9-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 16+

A lone detective is contracted to find the love in this absurdist funk opera.

 

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Black Medicine, Basement | 21:30-22:15 | Aug 3-13, 15-27 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions.

 

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter | 21:30-22:30 | Aug 1-12, 14-27 | £6.50+ | 16+

Small mistakes, big mistakes, life-changing mistakes. Rachel's made them all.

 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Stand 1 | 21:40-22:40 | Aug 3-12, 14-26 | £12 (£11) | 18+

Come on then! (To my show.) You want some? (Comedy.)

 

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Pleasance Dome, 10Dome | 21:40-22:40 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6+ | 14+

Like Black Mirror but with jokes (and hope).

 

Adam Riches Is The Lone Dueller [with *ACMS BOARD MEMBER* Ben Target]

Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 21:45-22:45 | Aug 1-2,5-6,9-10,13-14,17-18,21-22,25-26 | £7+ | 16+

Expect swords. Sex. Swords having sex. (Don't expect that)

 

Adam Riches Is Coach Coach 2: Coach Harder [with *ACMS BOARD MEMBER* Ben Target]

Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 21:45-22:45 | Aug 3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 15-16, 19-20, 23-24, 27 | £7+ | 16+

Coach Coach returns battling age and personal demons.

 

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One | 21:45-22:45 | Aug 1-13, 15-26 | £6+ | 16+

Laugh. Smile as she tells stories. Relate. Pay for tickets as you help her get rich.

 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 21:45-22:45 | Aug 1-26 | £6+ | 14+

With race and politics done, he's getting stuck into the war of the sexes.

 

Tracy's Leaving Party: Hot Young Things [double-act, w/ Kat Sadler]

Just The Tonic @ The Grassmarket Centre, Just The Meeting Room | 21:50-22:35| Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Witty, offbeat sketches from two exciting comedians and actual best friends.

 

10pm

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 4-9,13-26 | PWYW | 14+

May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid and robins.

 

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Dragonfly | 22:00-22:50 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 | £5 or PWYW | 18+

Would you like to win £1,000? Then Mark has to lose.

 

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

Just The Tonic @ The Tron | 22:20-23:20 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6+ | 18+

Pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band.

 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Pleasance Courtyard, Above | 22:20-23:20 | Aug 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-25 | £7+ | 14+

The classic horror 'Evil Dead 2' reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

 

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Debating Hall | 22:30-23:30 | Aug 19-22 | £14.50 | 14+

Satirising the blind narcissism of American exceptionalism.

 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Nightclub | 22:30-23:30 | Aug 2-12, 14-19, 21-26 | £6+ | 16+

As they walk on, comedians are flashed a never-before-seen ‘set list’ of topics.

 

John Henry Falle's The Story Beast: This Is Bardcore

Underbelly Cowgate, Delhi Belly | 22:40-23:40 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6.50+ | 14+

Comedy. Ritual. Absolute bangers. A folk horror show that's magick AF.

 

Michael Clarke: Felt

Black Medicine, Basement | 22:45-23:45 | Aug 6-13, 15-26 | £5 or PWYW | 14+

Michael Clarke has felt something. He'd love to share that with you.

 

11pm

AAA Stand-Up Late [with Paul Savage]

Pleasance Courtyard, The Cellar | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 1-27 | £6+ | 16+

Total sell-out returns with Paul Savage, George Zach and Saskia Preston.

 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Monkey Barrel, Two | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 3-15, 17-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

Different show every night!

 

Questing Time

Pleasance Courtyard, This | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 3-5, 8-12, 17, 21, 23-24 | £7.50+ | 16+

Paul Foxcroft forces incredible comedians to play the world's greatest game.

 

Tim Key: Megadate

Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand | 23:15-00:25 | Aug 17-19, 23-26 | £14+ | 16+

Blending poeticals, talking, standing, Kronenburg and old-school wistfulness.

 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations   *ACMS HOST*

Pleasance Dome, King Dome | 23:20-00:20 | Aug 10, 17, 24 | £10 (£9) | 14+

All-star cast and unadaptable texts (the iTunes Terms and Conditions; Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse; Ulysses and Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu).

 

Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

The SpiegelYurt (on Potterow) | 23:50-01:20 | Aug 2-26 | £5 or PWYW | 16+

Award-winning shapeshifter Lucy Hopkins & the most exquisite Fringe idiots.

 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Monkey Barrel, One | 23:55-03:00 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 15-21, 23-26 | £7 or PWYW | 18+ | 8+ acts on on Thursdays-Sundays, fewer acts on on Mondays-Tuesdays

A hot-house bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). Join double guys Thom Tuck & John-Luke Roberts, and an abundance of guests.

 

The ACMS Comedy Quiz (Quite Hard)

Monkey Barrel, One | 23:55-02:30? | Aug 8, 15, 22 | £1 per person | 18+

Be rewarded for your comedy knowledge! Possibly win back your own pound!

 

12am

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

Assembly George Square Theatre | 00:15-02:00 | night of Aug 11 | £15 (£12) | 16+

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, 4 years after his passing, we celebrate him. With Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Felicity Ward, Sofie Hagen and Stu Goldsmith.

 

Andrew McClelland: Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Wine Bar | 00:15-03:00 | Aug 2-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 | £8+ | 16+ | disco

Melbourne's most celebrated festival party DJ. A joyous night of dancing.

 

Sam Campbell: Trough

Monkey Barrel, Two | 00:15-01:15 | Aug 2-12, 14-26 | £6 or PWYW  | 16+

The show will be funny. It is for wackos who want to have a good time. I am trustworthy. Inspired by Chicken Run.

 

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