The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

Edinburgh 7pm onwards

 

7pm

 

George Fox: Night of the Living Dread

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ 51 Niddry St, Studio | 19:00-19:45 | Aug 4-16, 18-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

From the pitfalls of Irish sexual education to a run-in with Kanye West…

 

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Jack Dome | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-21, 23-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Cursed to return to the Fringe, Alasdair unravels life's shallowest mysteries.

 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Angela has good intentions but trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard.

 

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Snug | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Comedian, trans woman and nuisance Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun.

 

Kylie Brakeman Presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Nip | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Come on down for an hour of comedy, characters, and Hollywood fun :)

 

Lucy Hopkins: Ceremony of Golden Truth

Cabaret | Pianodrome at the Old Royal High, Amphitheatre | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 13-16 | £ | 16+

Ceremonial mess-about, interactive choral laughter bath and collective act of golden manifestation.

 

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Ballroom | 19:00-20:00 | Mon Aug 22 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

Mark the BBC's centenary in style with the befuddled children's TV pioneer.

 

Phil Kay & Stacey Clare: Book Festival Fringe Launch Show

Cabaret | Pianodrome at the Old Royal High, Amphitheatre | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 22-25 | £ | 16+

It's either the most comic literary event or the most literary comic event

 

Ruth Hunter and the Ruth-hunter

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Banquet Hall | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 6-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 | PWYW on exit | 18+

An hour of spoooky comedy. Don't be afraid; ghosts aren't real.

 

Sheeps: Ten Years, Ten Laughs

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 4-14 | £ | 16+

Has it really been 10 years since Sheeps first performed in Edinburgh? No. It has been 12.

 

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Comedy | Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey | 19:00-20:00 | Aug 3-4, 6-7, 10-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

1930s throwback home-schooled investigator Troy Hawke returns to battle psychotherapy!

 

Police Cops: The Musical

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Studio One | 19:00-20:25 | Aug 3-16, 18-26, 28-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

Police Cops' unique physical comedy mayhem is supercharged for their most ambitious show yet.

 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Three | 19:05-20:05 | Aug 3-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Jokes about skinny jeans, learning Welsh and white supremacy – something for everyone.

 

Yuriko Kotani: Kaiju About

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, 10 Dome | 19:10-20:10 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Yuriko was about to have a fresh start in her life... Then 'kaiju' showed up.

 

Celya AB: Swimming

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Attic | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 3-15, 17-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Moving from Paris to Birmingham, finding yourself and learning to swim at 25.

 

Faye Treacy: Where's Your Head At?

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Globe Bar, Globe | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 6-15, 17-22, 24-27 | PWYW on exit | 18+

Expect big revelations, bigger laughs, and maybe a little music.

 

Sara Barron: Hard Feelings

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Stand-up on smart sex, dumb kids, conception, rejection and wine-in-a-can.

 

Shelf: Hair   *ACMS board members*

Music/Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 14+

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. One of them is tone deaf, so technically they're a musical single act plus guest.

 

Shôn Dale-Jones: Still Floating

Theatre | Summerhall, Old Lab | 19:15-20:15 | Aug 3-14, 16-21, 23-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

A story about love, resilience and laughing at the things that should make us cry.

 

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Comedy | Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer | 19:20-20:20 | Aug 4-15, 17-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!

 

Anthony DeVito: My Dad Isn't Danny DeVito

Comedy | Just the Tonic @ The Mash House, Bottle Room | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 3-14, 16-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

All little boys want their dads to be superheroes. Anthony’s father died when he was just a baby.

 

David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 12+

Talking, apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1985.

 

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, One | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 3-5, 7-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Bumbling wordsmith and the fondue-set winner on Richard Osman's House of Games.

 

Sophie Duker: Hag   *ACMS board member*

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 19:30-20:30 | Aug 3-7, 9-16, 18-28 | £ | 14+

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Back in 2019 she was a Babybel – round, sweet, pure. Now she's vintage cheddar – extra mature and hiding in your fridge.

 

 

Brendan Murphy - Buffy: Revamped

Comedy | Pleasance EICC, Cromdale Theatre | 19:30-20:40 | Aug 4-9, 11-16, 18-20, 27-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Seven seasons. 70 minutes. One Spike. The entire 144 episodes of cult 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out: Spike.

 

Ian Cognito: A Life and A Death On Stage [film, inc James Acaster]

Comedy | Just the Tonic @ The Caves, The Big Room | 19:30-20:45 | Aug 4-14, 25-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Award-winning documentary film about the most banned comedian in the UK.

 

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Theatre | University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library | 19:30-21:55 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 | £16-£25 | 2-for-1 on Aug 9 only | 12+

A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on, created by David Greig and Wils Wilson who are revisiting their award-winning legendary original production.

 

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, One | 19:35-20:35 | Aug 3-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Olga Koch brings you the rollercoaster romcom you aren't tall enough to ride. Strap in.

 

Rob Kemp: Agenda

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ The Hive, Two | 19:35-20:35 | Aug 5-14, 16-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

A show about shame, identity and gender expectations.

 

Mark Dean Quinn: Has a Stroke but at Least He Got a Show Out of It

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Revolution Bar, Function Room | 19:40-20:30 | Aug 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28 | PWYW on exit | 18+

There will be cake. 'Brilliantly deadpan' (Chortle.co.uk).

 

Rachel Parris: All Change Please

Music/Comedy | Underbelly George Square, Udderbelly | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 10-13 | £ | 14+

Stand-up and songs about sudden love, family, kids, going viral, going mental…

 

Rich Hall SOLD OUT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Comedy | Assembly Rooms, Ballroom | 19:40-20:40 | Aug 13-28 | £ | 14+

After my last Fringe appearance (August, 2016), I had to step away from Edinburgh and consider how to be less devastatingly funny. Many of the people at that show suffered fainting spells, hallucinations and accelerated heartbeats – the result of being exposed to such a breathtaking work of art. I later learned there's a term for this condition: The Stendahl Syndrome. Thankfully it's not permanent or litigious. All I can say is that on my return (Assembly Rooms, George Square, 13-28 August), I promise to dial it back just a little.

 

Liam Withnail: Hot Sauce

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 19:45-20:45 | Aug 3-15, 17-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

Winner of Amused Moose's Outstanding Show Award, Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

 

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

Comedy | Underbelly Bristo Square, The Dairy Room | 19:45-20:45 | Aug 3-15, 17-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

The siren of south Yorkshire steps away from the songs and dedicates her attention to the dying art of conversation.

 

Simon Evans and His Big Ideas

Comedy | Assembly George Square | Studio Two | 19:45-20:45 | Aug 15-28 | £ | 14+

Relentless mockery of mankind's insatiable appetite for grand theories of everything.

 

Stuart Laws? Is That Guy Still Going? (WIP)

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 19:45-20:45 | Tues Aug 16 | £7.50 adv or PWYW on exit

New show about getting married, being middle of the road and accidentally going viral for the most embarrassing moment in your life.

 

Zach Zucker: Spectacular Industry Showcase (Made for TV)

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Four | 19:50-20:50 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Award-winning clown and international bad boy.

 

Sean McLoughlin: So Be It

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 19:55-20:55 | Aug 3-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

The world may be a strange and scary place but life is still worth living, yeah?

 

 

8pm

 

Marcus Brigstocke: Absolute Shower

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, King Dome | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 3-13 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

This joyful show celebrates the personal triumphs and small victories...

 

Matt Winning: Hot Mess

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Studio Five | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 3-14 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Live show based on the book Hot Mess: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change.

 

Tom Stade: The High Road

Comedy | Just the Tonic @ La Belle Angele (by Mash House) | 20:00-21:00 | Aug 4-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Tom's been trying to remember what was important before responsibility and fear got in the way.

 

Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

Music/Comedy | Assembly Roxy, Central | 20:10-21:10 | Aug 3-15, 17-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

A brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

 

Jinkx Monsoon: She's Still Got It! (with Major Scales)

Cabaret | Assembly George Square Gardens, Palais du Variete | 20:10-21:10 | Aug 6-9, 11-14, 16-21 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Bawdy stories, unique covers and original music from the powerhouse queen and her acclaimed partner pianist Major Scales.

 

Linda: Let It Burn

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ 51 Niddry St, The Studio | 20:10-21:10 | Mon Aug 15 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit

A shadowy figure appears on the horizon, cackling with playful delight.

 

Ray Badran: Sweet Baby Ray

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two | 20:10-21:10 | Aug 3-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Hi, my name is Ray and I'm an Australian stand-up comedian who lives in London. I'm a regular at most comedy rooms and festivals and I'm the resident host of Moth Club in London. In Australia, I performed on the Sydney Comedy Festival gala twice, I made a web series for Comedy Central, amongst some other stuff. In the UK, I have performed on the Jonathan Ross Comedy Club (ITV), written for Newsjack and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and more. For more information about me or the show please call me on 07899242143.

 

Dan Cook: Loud Bit, Quiet Bit, Loud Bit, Quiet Bit

Comedy | Underbelly Bristo Square, Buttercup | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

A brand-new show of high-energy, contemplative idiocy.

 

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty to Me

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Maggie's Chamber | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 4-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

A sex-positive, high-energy banger.

 

John Hastings: Do You Have Any Ointment My John Hastings

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, One | 20:15-21:15 | Aug 2-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 14+

He got a divorce during Covid. He got bed bugs. He has been on telly though.

 

Business Casual: FERAL

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Nip | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

'Sheer Fringe genius' **** (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).

 

Eleanor Morton: Craig On Tour (One Night Only)   *ACMS board member*

Comedy | The Stand, One | 20:20-21:20 | Mon Aug 15 | £10 (£9) | 16+

Scotland’s premier tour guide and famously upbeat man Craig welcomes you to his home town for a one-off tour of Edinburgh in all its deadpan glory.

 

Joz Norris: Blink [w/ Ben Target]   *ACMS board members*

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Jack Dome | 20:20-21:20 | Aug 3-15, 17-29 | £ | 16+

Legendary magician Joz Norris has got everything under control this time. Nothing can possibly go wrong. 'Joyously silly' (Evening Standard).

 

Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

Comedy | Underbelly Bristo Square, Ermintrude | 20:25-21:25 | Aug 3-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

A nice little hour where we pretend the last couple years haven’t happened.

 

Sikisa: Life of the Party

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Below | 20:25-21:25 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Join her for an epic house party and highly anticipated debut hour. Parties are fun... right?

 

Elf Lyons: Raven   *ACMS board member*

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot, Dining Room | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 16+

Part mad clown comedy spectacle, part Hammer horror. Elf becomes your own personal Pennywise as she merges horror techniques with old school storytelling.

 

Fin Taylor: Daddy Self-Care

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 18-28 | £ | 12+

Edinburgh's favourite Guardian-approved naughty boy is back!

 

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Three | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 4-15, 17-27 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Live at the Apollo returns with a brand new hour of 'confessional storytelling at its funniest' ***** (Herald).

 

Patti Harrison

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 3-15 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

One of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch 2019, Patti Harrison makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh debut.

 

Siblings: Siblage

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Attic | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

A raucous hour of absurdist sketch comedy from two hot twins (not twins but can be for casting purposes).

 

Tim Key: Mulberry

Poetry/Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 20:30-21:30 | Aug 3-17 | £ | 16+

Ruminations about the great indoors with a bit of stamping around.

 

Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet [w/ Tom Lenk]

Theatre/Comedy | Assembly Roxy, Upstairs | 20:35-21:35 | Aug 4-16, 18-27 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

A comedy about axe-murder, sexual depravity and the installation of a toilet.

 

Thom Tuck and Tim FitzHigham: Macbeth   *ACMS board member*

Theatre/Comedy | Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Button | 20:35-21:35 | Aug 4-20 | £ | 8+

With a script by Shakespeare (Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, King John) and a different guest director daily. Two actors are, arguably, not enough actors.

 

Best in Class

Mixed | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, The Lounge | 20:45-21:45 | Aug 4-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 14+

A crowd-funded, profit-sharing show that champions working-class comedians.

 

Nina Conti and Shenoah Allen as Richard and Greta: Comedy Sassafras

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 20:45-21:45 | Aug 5-20 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

These gorgeous characters welcome you into their delightfully filthy yet cosy world and introduce an array of very special guests every night.

 

Eli Matthewson: Daddy Short-Legs

Comedy | Underbelly George Square, The Wee Coo | 20:50-21:50 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Huge life revelations that took place in some seriously shitty cars.

 

Two Hearts: We're Pregnant and the Baby is Music

Music/Comedy | Assembly George Square, The Blue Room | 20:50-21:50 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Overambitious spectacular with sexy jams, hot dancers, and even hotter lights (don't touch the lights).

 

Andy Field: Ideas (,) Man

Assembly George Square, Studio Four | 20:55-21:55 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 16+

Andy's an ideas man and he's got ideas, man. Good ideas, bad ideas, clever ideas, stupid ideas…

 

Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture [directed by Siân Docksey]

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room | 20:55-21:45 | PWYW on exit | 18+

A multimedia journey through identity from comedy’s odd prince of overthinking.

 

 

9pm

 

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, One | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 2-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

You can disagree, but you must laugh.

 

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Attic | 21:00-21:45 | Aug 4-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 16+

Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia.

 

Ed Gamble: Electric

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 8-14 | £ | 14+

Co-host of podcast Off Menu. Taskmaster champion. Ol' Broken Pancreas.

 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, One | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 3-14, 17-21, 24-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

After unwisely taking a life expectancy test on an app, Mark considers where his life has got to.

 

Mr Twonkey: What Broke David Lynch?

Theatre | Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Fern Studio | 21:00-21:55 | Aug 5-13, 15-20, 22-27 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Mr Twonkey plays David Lynch in this exciting yarn about making The Elephant Man.

 

Nish Kumar: Your Power, Your Control

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 22-28 | £ | 16+

Upheaval. Uncertainty. COVID. My capacity to somehow take these things personally.

 

Phil Wang: The Real Hero in All This

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Gordon Aikman Theatre | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 15-21 | £ | 16+

Absolute gold about race, family and everything that's been going on in his Philly little life.

 

Rosco McClelland: Goblin Mode

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ The Hive, Two | 21:00-21:50 | Aug 1-15, 17-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Multi award-winning Scottish comedian and top 1% global Twitch streamer.

 

This Is Your Trial [w/ Thom Tuck, on occasion]

Mixed | Frankenstein Pub, Bier Keller | 21:00-22:00 | Aug 4, 7-9, 11, 14-16, 18, 21-23, 25, 28-29 | £ | 14+

Award-winning comedy courtroom show where audience members accuse friends of crimes.

 

Tom Walker: Javelin

Comedy | Assembly George Square, The Box | 21:05-22:05 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

A love letter to the sport and spear that share a name: the humble javelin.

 

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath | 21:10-22:20 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Visceral, real and achingly brave. A hilarious meditation on life, death and literally everything in between.

 

Ed Night: I Have A Girlfriend (WIP)

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 21:10-22:10 | Aug 26-28 | £7 adv or PWYW on exit

The beloved and amazing stand up with an hour of new jokes about several topics.

 

Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 21:10-22:10 | Aug 2-14, 16-25 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

Taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry. **** (Fest).

 

Jodie Mitchell and Hannah Platt: Thanks for Sharing

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Roti, Downstairs Room | 21:10-22:10 | Aug 6-16, 18-28 | PWYW on exit | 16+

Split hour of stand-up from rising stars 'brilliant... natural comic' (Guardian) Jodie Mitchell and ‘voice of a new generation’ (Skinny) Hannah Platt.

 

Stuart Laws? Is That Guy Still Going? (WIP)

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 21:10-22:10 | Mon Aug 15 | £7.50 adv or PWYW on exit

New show about getting married, being middle of the road and accidentally going viral for the most embarrassing moment in your life.

 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot, Sportsmans | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Everything's a matter of time, one way or another.

 

Benjamin Alborough: Absolute Monopoly

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Doonstairs | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 3-7 | £ | 12+

Improving Monopoly has been Benjamin's life goal and he's close to realising it.

 

Randy Feltface: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Comedy | Assembly George Square, Studio Two | 21:15-22:15 | Aug 3-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

There's only one Randy Feltface, which technically makes him a critically endangered species.

 

Rich Wilson: You Could Have It So Much Better

Comedy | Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Up The Road | 21:20-22:20 | Aug 4-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Rich Wilson puts all of his focus on one thing and that’s being ridiculously funny.

 

Tom Mayhew: Trash Rich

Comedy | The Stand, Two | 21:20-22:20 | Aug 4-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

Tom was planning to write a show that's less frustrated, less political… the cost of living crisis screwed that.

 

Darius Emadi: Hot Ticket

Comedy | PBH's Free Fringe @ Canons' Gait, Cellar Bar | 21:30-22:20 | Aug 6-15, 17-28 | PWYW on exit | 18+

An hour of absolute stupidity.

 

Andrew Maxwell: Krakatoa

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot, Debating Hall | 21:30-22:30 | Aug 3-14, 16-24, 26-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. The voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

 

Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized

Comedy | Pleasance EICC, Lomond Theatre | 21:30-22:30 | Aug 18-21, 23-26 | £ | 16+

Joan Rivers of the Drag World' (New York Times).

 

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Baby Grand | 21:35-22:35 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

At long last, self-diagnosed important young mind Leo Reich is ready to share some of his notoriously perfect opinions with the community at large.

 

Linda: Let It Burn

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ 51 Niddry St, Studio | 21:35-22:35 | Tues Aug 16 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit

A shadowy figure appears on the horizon, cackling with playful delight.

 

Richard Brown: Horror Show

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ 51 Niddry St, Studio | 21:35-22:30 | Aug 3-15, 17-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

As bleakly brilliant as his previous endeavours.

 

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Belly Laugh | 21:40-22:40 | Aug 3-9, 11-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Prepare to swoon for the debut solo show from TikTok's answer to Mr Darcy.

 

Erika Ehler: Femcel

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, One | 21:40-22:40 | Aug 3-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Noun: A female incel. A woman who can't get a relationship.

 

Ciarán Dowd: King Rodolfo

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 21:50-22:50 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

An epically funny action-adventure and follow-up to the smash-hit Don Rodolfo.

 

Sam Lake: Cake

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, The Cellar | 21:50-22:50 | Aug 3-15, 17-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

In 2020, Sam wrote a show all about his upcoming wedding. Then both the wedding and show were swiftly cancelled.

 

Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Three | 21:55-22:55 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 9 only | 16+

What do you do when the end of the world finally comes. slowly and boringly?

 

Julia Masli: CHOOSH!

Comedy | Assembly Roxy, Downstairs | 21:55-22:55 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 12+

A debut solo comedy hour from the legs behind the sell-out hit show Legs.

 

 

10pm

 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot, Dining Room | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 3-26, 28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Go North? C) Abandon Hope

 

Karen from Finance is Out of Office

Cabaret | Underbelly Bristo Square, Ermintrude | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 3-14, 16-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Say goodbye to the 80 hour work week and jump on board the Finance Express for this one-woman journey of self-discovery... and self-annihilation.

 

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Cabaret | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Ballroom | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 18-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

Join Phil for all the good shit... Total killa, nae filla: Stories... revelation... and songs.

 

Tarot: Cautionary Tales

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Beside | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 3-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Come learn life lessons from five people still doing sketch in their thirties.

 

Tim Key: Mulberry

Poetry/Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Forth | 22:00-23:00 | Aug 18-28 | £ | 16+

Velour tracksuit, continental lagers, some "poetry".

 

Frank Foucault: Songs

Music/Comedy | Just the Tonic @ The Mash House, Bottle Room | 22:10-23:10 | Aug 16-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

He spends a full 6 minutes of the hour simply saying the word smart' **** (Scotsman).

 

Set List: Stand-up Without a Net

Mixed | Just the Tonic @ Nucleus, Atomic Room | 22:15-23:15 | Aug 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 | £ | 16+

Comedians are flashed a never-before-seen set list of topics and must instantly create a spontaneous and original new stand-up set, right then and there.

 

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

Comedy | Assembly Hall, Main Hall | 22:20-23:20 | Aug 25-27 | £ | 16+

She'll be tackling big issues such as death, shagging, marriage and ageing.

 

Chris Thorburn's Monday Mash-Up Meltdown

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, One | 22:25-23:25 | Mon Aug 22 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

An hour of ill-advised mash-ups and remixes. Also it's an exercise class.

 

Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?

Comedy | Assembly George Square, The Box | 22:25-23:25 | Aug 3-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Fusing stand-up with musical comedy, the UK's premier transgender comedian takes on babies, boobies, bigots and Batman.

 

Tom Ward: Anthem

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, One | 22:25-23:25 | Aug 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 9 only | 16+

A brand-new construction of offbeat observations and top-notch whimsical detours.

 

Mat Ewins: Danger Money

Comedy | Just the Tonic @ The Caves, The Big Room | 22:30-23:30 | Aug 4-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

Possibly the most important comic of his generation' **** (Mat Ewins).

 

John Hastings and Laura Davis: Late Night Fun-splosion

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 22:35-23:35 | Tues Aug 16 | £8 adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

Co-hosted by acclaimed comedy heavyweights John Hastings and Laura Davis, featuring highly esteemed guests. Two shows only. Different each night.

 

Edy Hurst's Comedy Version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of HG Wells' Literary Version (Via Orson Welles' Radio Version and Steven Spielberg's Film Version) of the War of the Worlds

Theatre | Just the Tonic @ The Mash House, Attic | 22:40-23:35 | Aug 16-23 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

If you're not convinced by the title I have no idea what this is going to do.

 

Lucy Hopkins: Dark Mother

Cabaret | BlundaGardens, BlundaBus | 22:40-23:40 | Aug 4-13, 19-28 | £ | 16+

A brand new, unquantifiable, ceremonial experience by everybody's favourite shadow-shaman-clown-priestess.

 

 

11pm

 

An American Comedy Showcase. Free! [hosted by Gabe Mollica]

Mixed | Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, The Alcove | 23:00-23:50 | Aug 4-15, 17-28 | PWYW on exit | 18+

New York-style comedy line-ups. Comics featured from The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO and Netflix!

 

Jack Rooke & Jon Pointing: Big Boys and Friends

Mixed | Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 23-27 | £ | 16+

A silly lil' mixed-bill comedy-cabaret from Channel 4's critically acclaimed Big Boys.

 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations   *former ACMS co-host*

Mixed | Assembly George Square, Studio One | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 12-13, 19-20 | £ | 16+

JLR wrangles an all-star cast of the best comedians and worst idiots into creating a one-time-only, never-before-seen adaptation of an unadaptable text.

 

Lemon Party ]hosted by Dan Tiernan]

Mixed | Laughing Horse @ 32 Below, Main Cellar | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 4-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

Raucous, rowdy, limoncello-fuelled stand-up comedy.

 

Luke Wright's Late Night Dance Floor Fillers (Poems)

Poetry | Pleasance Dome, Jack Dome | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 3-14, 18-29 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 16+

This is rock'n'roll poetry at its visceral, inventive best. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might even pull.

 

SNORT [w/ occasional Rose Matafeo, Paul Williams, etc.]

Improv | Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 4-16, 18-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

A rotating cast of New Zealand’s best comedians build an intricate hour of far-fetched, high-stakes comedy.

 

Wacky Racists Comedy Club [hosted by Sophie Duker]   *ACMS board member*

Mixed | Assembly George Square, The Flick at Underground | 23:00-00:00 | Aug 14, 21 | £ | 16+

Expect slick stand-up from comics of colour, madcap musical interventions and stupidly high-stakes games (Pin the Tail on the Honky?!).

 

The Wrestling

Mixed | Assembly Hall, Main Hall | 23:00-00:30 | Tues Aug 23 | £ | 18+

Comedians. Wrestlers. Blood. Book now. In aid of Comic Relief.

 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, One | 23:05-00:05 | Aug 2-14, 16-25 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 18+

As seen on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC Two).

 

John Hastings and Laura Davis: Late Night Fun-splosion

Comedy | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, One | 23:05-00:35 | Mon Aug 15 | £8 adv, or PWYW on exit | 18+

A “volatile” “experiment” in “late” “night” “stand” “up” “comedy”. A promising delight. An idea two pals thought up baked?

 

Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour

Comedy | Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 23:15-00:15 | Aug 14, 21, 28 | £ | 16+

A fraud who is completely out of his depth' * (Skinny).  'A god' **** (Scotsman).

 

Stamptown Comedy Night [hosted by Zach Zucker]

Mixed | Pleasance Dome, Queen Dome | 23:15-00:30 | Aug 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 | £ | 16+

A late-night variety show featuring the best alternative performance on the international circuit.

 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:20 | Aug 22-23 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | £ online stream | 18+

Late late-night extravaganza of absurdity, false teeth, and very special guests.

 

Cabaret Impedimenta [hosted by John-Luke Roberts]   *former ACMS co-host*

Mixed | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:20 | Wed Aug 10 | £8 adv, or PWYW on exit | £5 online stream

An impossible variety show hosted by John-Luke Roberts. Amazing acts try to entertain you under increasingly difficult circumstances.

 

Caitlin Cook & AJ Holmes: Fake Birthday

Mixed | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:20 | Wed Aug 17 | £9 adv, or PWYW on exit | £5 online stream

An evening of comedy, music, and musical comedy hosted by A.J. Holmes (Book of Mormon, South Park, StarKid) and Caitlin Cook (SiriusXM, All Things Comedy),

 

Clownts [w/ John-Luke Roberts]   *former ACMS co-host*

Mixed | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:20 | Mon Aug 8 | £8 adv, or PWYW on exit | £5 online stream

A once-in-a-lifetime royal rumble, as three jesters (critically-acclaimed idiots Viggo Venn, Julia Masli and Sami Abu Wardeh) compete to please the King.

 

Jamali Maddix: King Crud

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard, Grand | 23:20-00:20 | Aug 25-27 | £ | 16+

With a brand new show, Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues.

 

Marcel Lucont: Le "Best Of"   *ACMS board member*

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:35 | Tues Aug 9 | £10 adv, or PWYW on exit | £5 online stream | 18+

Britain’s favourite French comedian presents his greatest oeuvres from the past decade and a bit. Expect deadpan wit, supreme sex poetry, soaring miserablist chansons and Gallic superiority.

 

The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith - Live

Podcast | Monkey Barrel, Three | 23:20-00:20 | Sun Aug 7 | £6 adv, or PWYW on exit | £5 online stream

A uniquely in-depth, well-researched and atypically un-interrupting conversation with your comedy hero.

 

The Comedy Arcade [hosted by Vix Leyton]

Mixed | Underbelly Bristo Square, Friesian | 23:20-00:20 | Aug 4-14, 16-28 | £ | 2-for-1 on Aug 8-9 | 14+

Part game show and part chat show, anchored by regulars Rich Wilson and Jenny Ryan.

 

Cabaret Impedimenta [hosted by John-Luke Roberts]   *former ACMS co-host*

Mixed | Assembly George Square Gardens, Palais du Variete | 23:55-00:55 | Wed Aug 17 | £ | 16+

An impossible variety show hosted by John-Luke Roberts. Amazing acts try to entertain you under increasingly difficult circumstances.

 

Linda's Freak Show

Mixed | Monkey Barrel @ Carnivore, Two | 23:55-00:55 | Mon Aug 15 | £5 adv or PWYW on exit

Enter the dark and twisted mind of this old crone as she introduces an arrangement of weird and wonderful performers.

 

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

Mixed | Monkey Barrel, One | 23:55-02:30? | Aug 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28 (Sun-Wed) | £8 adv or PWYW on exit | 18+

Us, being excellent. Come!

 

The LOL Word [w/ Shelf, Chloe Petts, Jodie Mitchell and guests]    *ACMS board members*

Mixed | Monkey Barrel, One | 23:55-01:30 | Aug 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 16+

Incredible LGBTQ+ line-ups and plenty of punching the patriarchy!

 

Elf Lyons: Talks Dirty for an Hour   *ACMS board member*

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot, Wine Bar | 23:59-00:59 | Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 | £12 (£11) | 16+

Award-winning comedian Elf Lyons invites you for an hour of revelry, raconteuring and comedy, which your great-grandad would consider indecent for a lady to listen to.

 

 

12am

 

Sam Campbell: Comedy Show

Comedy | Monkey Barrel, Four | 00:05-01:05 | Aug 15-28 | £ adv, or PWYW on exit | 16+

This show will pretty much just involve me going up there and being nice with it.

 

NB Weblinks have been included for Board Members, and for shows which are not for sale through Edfringe.