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Comedy Shows

Have a look through our selection of Comedy Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming
OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 19:30 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016)....


Julienning with Robyn

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming
OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 12:30 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

Comedian Robyn Perkins loves to cook. A lot. One might say she is obsessed. Cook along in this real-time online comedy cooking show, where Robyn takes you step by step to create a delicious, and hilarious, lunch. Sounds intimidating? You aren't alone because two other comedians will also be following along in their kitchens. Will it be a cooking disaster or sensational success?! We don’t know but it will be funny!...


Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 25 at 19:00 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED - IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Award-winning comedian Cassidy's true story of his magical, life-changing year. With a crippling bad back, he joined a gym and a big man changed his life forever. You couldn't make it up. BEST SHOW Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 BEST SHOW Buxton Fringe Nominee 2019 Join Nathan for his award-nominated and critically acclaimed show as he shares the story of that man, that childhood friend, that duck-down duvet, and how he came to be called ‘Observational’. "The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe hour... star in waiting... he is unto...


Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 26 at 20:45 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED - IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has the secret of happiness – 40,000 roses, from Joe. The next chapter after his critically acclaimed, award-nominated show 'Observational'. BEST SHOW NOMINEE Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 "An extraordinary story richly accessorised with laughter. The best live comedy I have seen this August" (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman 2020) "A fitting tribute to the can-do spirit in adversity that powers the festival...puckish likability...bold hour."(Jay Richardson, Chortle 2020) "The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe...


Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Comedy

Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 10, 25 at 17:15 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE
OCT 23, 28 at 19:00 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE
OCT 29 at 20:45 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Nik Coppin's Comedy World is an entertaining collection of stories from a globetrotting funnyman. This is the show of the book of the world tour as Nik puts give you a light-hearted insight into the mind and matters of an international stand-up comedian. And he might mention he has a book to sell. ...


Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy’d!’

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy’d!’

Comedy

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy’d!’

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 26, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE
OCT 21 at 20:45 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Perth FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Nominee 2019, 2020 Perth FRINGE WORLD Comedy Weekly Award Winner 2019, 2020 TOP 30 JOKES OF THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE (The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Inewspaper, GQ Magazine) TOTAL SELL OUT RUN EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED COMEDY SHOWS EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 (British Comedy Guide) 2019 FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy nominee and Comedy Weekly Award Winner Troy Hawke returns to Brighton Fringe following a total sellout run of his last show ‘Tiles of the Unexpected!’ at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi’s links t...



Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Comedy

Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 25 at 20:45 (60 min) - £7 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE
OCT 24 at 17:15 (60 min) - £7 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Global warming, fake news, Brexit, Trump, Britain in shambles, climate change, terrorism. Even before Covid-19, the planet was on the brink. Add a worldwide pandemic and panic-buying of toilet rolls,we are truly looking at the end of civilsation as we know it. In this 2019 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show BAFTA-nominee and three-time Scottish Comedy Award winner, Vladimir McTavish offers some positive comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss. The show has been updated to take some uncompromising swipes at the UK government's shambolic reaction to the Coronavirus crisis. As ...


YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 21-22 at 19:00 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE
OCT 24-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - £5 Each - SOLD IN BUBBLES or 4 or 2 PEOPLE

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into four nights of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious", Buzzfeed...