Comedy Fringe 2015

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21st - 30th Aug Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon
Venue: Assembly George Square Gardens
The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican with special guests, comedy, music and variety all on tap! 2014 sell-out returns for a strictly limited run. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Al Murray

22nd -30th Aug Adam Hills: Clown Heart
Venue: Assembly Hall
Fringe favourite, star of Channel 4's The Last Leg and BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Adam returns with a new hour of spontaneity and joy. 'Friendlier than a drunk Labrador' Visit the Fringe for tickets

Adam Hills

9th - 15th Aug Alan Davies: Work in Progress 2
Venue: Gilded Balloon
Watch Alan sift through the frazzled hollow mass of his head for new stories and jokes. In the event of a lull he will do some old stuff that's properly funny. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Alan Davies

20th Aug Alexei Sayle: Talking Comedy
Venue: The Assembly Rooms
Alexei’s varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist. Alexei talks about his
career in comedy with Olly Double curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Alexei Sayle

23rd Aug Barry Cryer: 80th Birthday Roast
Venue: Gilded Balloon
For centuries, he's written for the biggest names in comedy. Now he's 80, it's time to get our own back. Join Baz and his special guests as we tear strips off a comedy legend. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Barry Cryer

8th - 31st Bridget Christie: A Book For Her
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club
New material and selected highlights from 10 years’ Edinburgh shows and two Radio 4 series, designed to flog Christie’s literary debut, A Book For Her. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Bridget Christie

5th - 30th Charlie Baker: Just the One
Venue: Assembly George Square Theatre
Charlie brings the funny with his award-winning blend of stand-up and song. Live! One hit wonders underscore jokes about life as a husband, comfort eater and besotted father of one. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Charlie Baker

20th - 30th Aug Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up
Venue: Assembly George Square Theatre
Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Chris Ramsey

Christian O'Connell: You've Ruined My Morning... and Other Fan Mail
Venue: Gilded Balloon
He's collected multiple awards as a breakfast DJ, and multiple death threats and abusive letters along the way, from listeners including offended clowns and angry cat lovers. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Christian O'Connell

8th - 29th Aug Dan Mitchell: Plate Expectations
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
PBH's Free Fringe
We've all got to eat. But why go to an all you can eat buffet and just have a salad? Gorge yourself with a comedy feast as Dan serves you a menu of surreal observations. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Dan Mitchel

5th - 31st AugDavid O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty
Venue: Assembly George Square Theatre
David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Visit the Fringe for tickets

David O’Doherty

5th - 30th Aug Ed Byrne – Outside Looking In
Venue: Gilded Balloon
That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show! Visit the Fringe for tickets 

Ed Byrne

Various dates Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup
Venue: Underbelly, Cowgate
Ireland's top comedy trio and Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters. Visit the Fringe for tickets 

Foil Arms and Hog

5th - 30th Aug Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI and Countdown, on an uproarious magic carpet ride around the world of words. Visit the Fringe for tickets

giles brandreth

6th - 9th / 12th - 16th Aug Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY!
Venue: The Queen's Hall
The same show as last year? Well, not exactly. After a year on the road it's become a humdinger of an evening. Enjoy two hours (including an interval) of Teutonic jolliness in magnificent splendour. Wunderbar! Visit the Fringe for tickets 

Henning Wehn

6th - 30th Aug Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown
Venue: Assembly Hall
As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), The Royal Variety Show (ITV) and the Sony Radio Gold Award-winning The Jason Byrne Show (BBC Radio 2). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Jason Byrne

14th Aug Jim Davidson - No Further Action
Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse
Jim returns to the Festival for one night only with the full-length, unabridged version of the worst year of his life. Outrageous, hilarious and truthful. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Jim Davidson

6th -30th Aug Jimeoin: Yeehaa!
Venue: Venue150@EICC
‘It gets no better than this... Hilarious!’ ('Time Out'). Sunday Night at Palladium, Live at Apollo, Royal Variety. ‘Stand-up comedy at its best!’('Scotsman') Visit the Fringe for Tickets


Jo Brand: Talking Comedy
Venue: Gilded Balloon 17th, 19th 21st & The Assembly Rooms 19th
BAFTA and four-time British Comedy Award winner Jo Brand makes a welcome return to the Fringe to celebrate Gilded Balloon’s 30th Anniversary! Long established as one of the UK’s best. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Jo Brand

5th - 30th Aug John Robins: Speakeasy
Venue: Assembly George Square Studios
Comedian, firebrand, sometime DJ and all-time vibe magnet. 'Perfectly crafted, intelligently put, cynically hilarious ... Visit the Fringe for tickets

John Robins

22nd - 25th Aug Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!
Venue: Assembly George Square Studios
After a sell-out run in 2014 Josh and Producer Neil return with their award-winning XFM Podcast ... and all the regulars have been assembled. Contains: Acaster, Kumar, Crosby, Graham, Robins, Producer Neil and more... Visit the Fringe for tickets

Josh Widdicombe

6th - 22nd Aug Katherine Ryan: Kathbum
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Star of Live at the Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns to the Festival, with an eagerly awaited brand new show. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Katherine Ryan

5th - 30th AugLee Nelson: Suited & Booted
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Lee Nelson returns to the place where it all started. Only this time he's bringing a new look, a new outlook and a brand new show to this overpriced, overlong festival. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Lee Nelson

6th - 30th Aug Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?
Venue: Assembly Hall
I was born with a long face, but now there's UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and Paul Dacre and tax dodgers and the bloody election and being single. Award-winning comedian! Visit the Fringe for tickets

Marcus Brigstocke

5th-30th Aug Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?
Venue: Assembly George Square Studios
Star of BBC1's Have I Got News For You and R4's Mark Steel's in Town, Steel makes his glorious return to Edinburgh after 19 years away from the Fringe. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Mark Steel

28 & 29th Aug Mark Watson: Flaws 21st - 30th Work in Progress 
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard / The Stand Comedy Club
After a total sell-out at the Pleasance last year and a 100-date UK/Australia tour, Watson's most successful show to date ends where it began. Last two performances. Ever. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Mark Watson

7th - 21st Aug Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
Venue: Assembly Hall
Yes, him with the loud shirts and messed-up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and multiple series on BBC Radio 4. An hour of ‘Absurdist one-line masterpieces’ ('Times'). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Milton Jones

5th - 30th Aug Mitch Benn: That Was the Future
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
The future happened, and we missed it. Mitch considers where we're going, where we thought we were going, and what happens when we get there. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Mitch Benn

5th - 30th Aug Nish Kumar: Long Word... Long Word... Blah Blah Blah... I'm so Clever
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
'Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking... A truly impressive stand-up' ('Time Out'). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Nish Kumar

10th - 20th Aug Paul Foot
Venue: Underbelly, Cowgate
A caboodle of burning church keys flying through the debonair strike Clumpy Claud in his unclerical face. Seaside divorcees clatter as a parliament of owls descends. Shower gel pens were fine; mandatory mandarins is too far. Visit the Fringe for tickets 

Paul Foot

13th - 22nd Aug Paul Merton's Impro Chums
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Impro Chums are wonders of nature, taking audience suggestions and creating cascades of laughter. Visit the Fringe for tickets 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

8th - 30th Aug Phill Jupitus: Porky the Poet in Apologist Now
Venue: Liquid Room Annexe
Back for a fourth year, Phill Jupitus brings his poetic alter-ego back to the Free Fringe with an all-new show. 'Has taken the Free Fringe to a new level' (Scotsman). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Phill Jupitus

5th - 30th Aug Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
'Searing social commentary, Deep South wisdom and juicy punchlines’ (Independent). Brand new show packed with Hunter's distinctive comedy. Brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and never ever dull. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Reginald D Hunter

5th - 30th Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South
Venue: Pleasance Dome / Pleasance Courtyard (19th-22nd Aug)
Beckett's back with a brand new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Visit the Fringe for tickets

Rob Beckett

6th - 30th Aug Stewart Francis: Pun Gent
Venue: The Assembly Rooms
Once, every 20 years or so, a comedian comes along whose brilliant jokes and captivating performance leaves audiences both breathless through laughter and awestruck by the experience. Until then, why not see Stewart Francis: Pun Gent. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Stewart Francis

8th - 30th Aug Stewart Lee: A Room With a Stew
Venue: The Assembly Rooms
New material in preparation for Stewart Lee's next BBC Two series. 'Stewart Lee is not funny and has nothing to say' (Daily Telegraph). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Stewart Lee

5th - 30th The Noise Next Door: The Really, Really Good Afternoon Show / 
Venue: Gilded Balloon
The seven-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. As seen on BBC One's The One Show. Visit the Fringe for tickets

The Noise Next Door

15-31 Aug Tim Key: Work-in-Slutgress
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Poetical blob Key (38) oozes into a room and tries out a new recital. ‘This is one art house form-buster who can really give you a good time’ (Times). Visit the Fringe for tickets

Tim Key

6th - 30th Aug Tom Stade: You’re Welcome!
Venue: The Assembly Rooms
Direct from BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Edinburgh’s favourite Canadian resident. With customary candour and allure, catch this epic talent ruminating on life’s oddities and revelling in his perpetual shortcomings. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Tom Stade

16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30th Aug Tommy Tiernan: Alive in Edinburgh
Venue: Gilded Balloon
Pushing himself to the limits of his creativity, this is a full-length, free form, totally improvised show. No games, no audience suggestions. Something thrilling and brave from one of the world’s most respected comedians. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Tommy Tiernan

7th-30th Aug Tony Law: Frillemorphesis
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Tony Law explodes into the future absurdly! Behind leaves he the mouth of bad and brings good. You're welcome. He's better than ever and ever super good. I love you. Come show. Visit the Fringe for tickets

Tony Law

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