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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013  


Women Who Wank--
 a USA Weekly News 100 Star Award Winner
"….. ‘Women Who Wank’ is not only entertaining but quite informative and reaches out into your inner soul..... one of the most unusual, provocative, outrageous ... could say scandalous... but most of all one of the most professional and entertaining Fringe Shows we have seen for a long time at  any fringe festival form around the world .. ‘Woman Who Wank’ ... well earns its USA Weekly News 100 Star Award for being a fringe show which is way above the normal five star standard...."..USAWeekly News.

....Woman Who Wank is  a Show not to be missed at 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival-  
Free to Enter... may be more difficult to get out...or maybe you will not want to get out... 
Each night a new Dis-Covery Play -Theatre on at Cowgatehead- Venue CG- 1st Floor 3rd to the 25th August 2013 - 10.30 pm

Women Who Wank…

Bidden For,,, Comically tragic and tragically discovery play in search of intimacy, please and connection.. 
Enjoy the ridiculousness of the best worst kept secret and of disconnected egos rubbing themselves up. 
This is a Fool’s show by Joanne Tremarco and is suitable for all adults…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013                 

Another must see Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 show..

The Tom Show- The Grand Tour..
USA Weekly News 100 Star Award Winner...
 
"....the Tom Shows is just one fun packed show that will keep you guessing and laughing all the way through...with sword swallowing, comedy, underwater escpae and a stunt bunny..what more could one ask for an hour show"...USA Weekly News

Join Tom ( Blue Peter, midweek best male actor nominee- reading Fringe Festival and Stu The Stunt Bunny ( Crimewatch, Britain's most wanted) for an incrediable hour of entertainment every night form 6/30 to 7.30 pm Venue 77- Club Rouge
www.thetomshow.co.uk

 

Blaggards

Laughing Horse@ The Free Sisters. Maggies Chambers

 Venue 272… 1st to 25th August 2013 at 10.45am

Contains strong language and adult themes .... British Exist Theatre www.xist-theatre.couk

“The Dirtiest bar in Town … But we call it home…” Jess and Rob are running form home and running out of options.

They find themselves living and working in the dirtiest bar in town. They think they’ve got it all planned out, but soon they’ll find themselves out of their depth and searching for solutions..

“….One of the most progressive, entertaining and acted play written and acted by  two young actors that we have seen for many year at the fringe…  world class play and well worth a USAWeekly News100 Star Award for being way above the average five start standard …a real academy award performance…well done…. USA Weekly News

Recommended Show:

“ Don’t not miss Blaggards…. You will be sorry…. The next time you see it will be in New York at $200 a ticket…INLNews .com

“. A solid bit of younger theatre. Sit close to the front and give it the attention it deserves…” Fringe Review.co.uk

“The duo capture the voice of their young, streetwise characters in a way television often struggles to achieve..” The Scotsman

“Fast, Funny and Fiercely Entertaining..” Woking News

Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!! Receives a USA Weekly News 100 Star Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ...

 

 Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!.  has be name as one of the greatest shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ....for professionalism, originality and entertainment....
Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!. ..... received the coveted the USA Weekly News 100 Star Award... for being a Frimge Show way above the normal five star stardard.. the USA Weekly News 100 Star Awards have become to be known as the Academy Award for Fringe Festivals around the world...


                       Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!. received the coveted the USA Weekly News 100 Star Award...

    "...one of the most professional and entertaining shows we have seen for many years at any fringe festival around the world... Gordon Sixpence- He Is Music!!... is a Fringe Show of International standard and class.. a must see at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival..”…..USA Weekly News..

                   Gordon Sixpense- The Story

The Sixpence Brothers
Legendary music publisher Stephen Squeak (born Arthur Sixpence) has died, leaving his multi-billion dollar fortune to his teenage seventh wife and not a penny to his struggling musician sons - Gordon, Dickie and Bernard. The Sixpence brothers, now bankrupted by their legal efforts to claim the estate, have been forced to make a bold shift in tactics.
They have hit the road and taken to theatres across the country to tell the world their story. That Gordon, the eldest and most eccentric of the trio, was responsible for writing every song that Stephen Squeak published. Almost every popular classic of the last fifty years was created by Gordon, secretly recorded by Stephen and then sold to the highest bidder.
They may be united in purpose but the brothers struggle to mask their dysfunction and squabble endlessly. Gordon is particularly troubled - easily confused and only able to communicate through his lyrics. And yet, he is the only one with the power to bring the family back together, to inspire them to perform at their best and to prove to the world, once and for all, that (to paraphrase a Gordon original made famous by Barry Manilow) "he is music and he writes the songs"!

2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme 

Don't Miss these shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Clare Harrisons 15 Inches of Fame
10.15 pm 1st to 16th and 20th to 25th August, 2013

In the Yurk Locker- Laughing Horse Free Festival
The Three Sisters 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS Venue 272 a Free Show

"..endearingly mad..." Clortle  "Its like Ann Widdecome with a sex drive... I laughed my flaps off..."
Clare Harrison is the Female version of Russel Brand... but a lot Zanier and funnier...
Clare had been chosen to be a host on The International Fringe Fest TV Show..
more commonly known as "The IF Fest TV Show"
Clare is simply the best.... a girl you will love or hate... or love to hate.. or.. hate to love.... come and see Clare Harrison and see which category you are in after watching the this wacky zanny performer ....at the Free Fringe before you have to start paying £200 a ticket to see Clare Live...



 
Don't Miss these shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe festival

News At Kate -Kate Smuthwaite presents a new hour of left wing satirical comedy about the news, being in the news, being on the news..
omn at  Cia Roma - Venue 148- 64 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh - 3rd to 24th August at 8.20pm

The News At Kate 20130 World Inaction

3.40 pm at Cannon’s Gate ( Venue 78) 3rd to 25th August 2013 ( not 13th)

Trouble With Comedy- Ian Cognito   10.30 pm each night at the City Cafe, 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh -Picking the scabs off the comedy business, Ian Gognito returns to the fray with a drop of the hard stuff..
“…
A rough house comic moralist of rare distinction…”- The Independent.... "Just Stunning.." The Guardian..



Simon South and Fluer

Uneasy Alliance- Really? Really?
9pm at the Dram House 37 Guthrie Strteet Edinburgh

Cat Flap of Opportunity 
at the Street, Venure 158 2B Picadilly Place, Edinburgh at 5.15 pm

Simon in Wonderland
- Magic- Cafe Camio Venue 65- 64 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh

Chris Cross
- Seeing Is Not Believing- Cabaret-11pm The Dram House, 37 Guthrie Street Edinburgh,  A late night cabaret show with a twist from the Fringe's favourite showman! Expect off-the wall magic, contortion and escapology stunts! It fee but not shit!.. A Must See Show (The Stage) 100 Star USA Weekly News Award in 2007...

Jennifer Wong
 : Laughable- Comedy - 10 pm - The Dram House Upstairs ( Venue 299) 37 Guthrei Street, Edinburgh, Fantoosh 3rd to 22nd August 2013
Ride a carousal of pun trick ponies and sparking one-liners with one of Sydney Morning Herald's Top 10 New Comics to Watch...

Comic On Duty - Benjamin Crellin 6.45 pm 1st to 25th August, 2013- City Cafe- 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh Free Festival-Laughing Horse..
Crellin's solo show is a shotgun blast through a world full of ignorance.."Three Weeks.."

David Mills
: 5.30 PM - The Hive- Niddry Street, Edinburgh. David had Been selected to perform in the IF Fest Road Show  _International Fringe Fest Road Show.... more commonly known as the 
IF Fest.. David is going straight to to top of the international comedy world..



 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
                    Women Who Wank 

                                                      .................. is a Fool’s show by Joanne Tremarco and is suitable for all adults…

                                                                            a USA Weekly News 100 Star Award Winner
"….. ‘Women Who Wank’ is not only entertaining but quite informative and reaches out into your inner soul..... one of the most unusual, provocative, outrageous ... could say scandalous... but most of all one of the most professional and entertaining Fringe Shows we have seen for a long time at  any fringe festival from around the world .. ‘Woman Who Wank’ ... well earns its USA Weekly News 100 Star Award for being a fringe show which is way above the normal five star standard...."..USA Weekly News.
....Woman Who Wank is  a Show not to be missed at 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival-  
Free to Enter... may be more difficult to get out...or maybe you will not want to get out...
Each night a new Dis-Covery Play -Theatre on at Cowgatehead- Venue CG- 1st Floor 3rd to the 25th August 2013 - 10.30 pm

Women Who Wank…Bidden For,,, Comically tragic and tragically discovery play in search of intimacy, please and connection.. Enjoy the ridiculousness of the best worst kept secret and of disconnected egos rubbing themselves up. This is a Fool’s show by Joanne Tremarco and is suitable for all adults…

Another must see Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 show..

The Tom Show- The Grand Tour..
USA Weekly News 100 Star Award Winner...
 
"....the Tom Shows is just one fun packed show that will keep you guessing and laughing all the way through...with sword swallowing, comedy, underwater escpae and a stunt bunny..what more could one ask for an hour show"...USA Weekly News

Join Tom ( Blue Peter, midweek best male actor nominee- reading Fringe Festival and Stu The Stunt Bunny ( Crimewatch, Britain's most wanted) for an incrediable hour of entertainment every night form 6/30 to 7.30 pm Venue 77- Club Rouge
www.thetomshow.co.uk

 

Blaggards

Laughing Horse@ The Free Sisters. Maggies Chambers

 Venue 272… 1st to 25th August 2013 at 10.45am

Contains strong language and adult themes .... British Exist Theatre www.xist-theatre.couk

“The Dirtiest bar in Town … But we call it home…” Jess and Rob are running form home and running out of options.

They find themselves living and working in the dirtiest bar in town. They think they’ve got it all planned out, but soon they’ll find themselves out of their depth and searching for solutions..

“….One of the most progressive, entertaining and acted play written and acted by  two young actors that we have seen for many year at the fringe…  world class play and well worth a USA Weekly News100 Star Award for being way above the average five start standard …a real academy award performance…well done…..USA Weekly News

Recommended Show:

“ Don’t not miss Blaggards…. You will be sorry…. The next time you see it will be in New York at $200 a ticket…INLNews .com

“. A solid bit of younger theatre. Sit close to the front and give it the attention it deserves…” Fringe Review.co.uk

“The duo capture the voice of their young, streetwise characters in a way television often struggles to achieve..” The Scotsman

“Fast, Funny and Fiercely Entertaining..” Woking News

Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!! Receives a USA Weekly News 100 Star Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ...

 

 Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!.  has be name as one of the greatest shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ....for professionalism, originality and entertainment....
Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!. ..... received the coveted the USA Weekly News 100 Star Award... for being a Frimge Show way above the normal five star stardard.. the USA Weekly News 100 Star Awards have become to be known as the Academy Award for Fringe Festivals around the world...


                       Gordon Sixpense- He Is Music!!. received the coveted the USA Weekly News 100 Star Award...

    "...one of the most professional and entertaining shows we have seen for many years at any fringe festival around the world... Gordon Sixpence- He Is Music!!... is a Fringe Show of International standard and class.. a must see at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival..”…..USA Weekly News..

                   Gordon Sixpense- The Story

The Sixpence Brothers
Legendary music publisher Stephen Squeak (born Arthur Sixpence) has died, leaving his multi-billion dollar fortune to his teenage seventh wife and not a penny to his struggling musician sons - Gordon, Dickie and Bernard. The Sixpence brothers, now bankrupted by their legal efforts to claim the estate, have been forced to make a bold shift in tactics.
They have hit the road and taken to theatres across the country to tell the world their story. That Gordon, the eldest and most eccentric of the trio, was responsible for writing every song that Stephen Squeak published. Almost every popular classic of the last fifty years was created by Gordon, secretly recorded by Stephen and then sold to the highest bidder.
They may be united in purpose but the brothers struggle to mask their dysfunction and squabble endlessly. Gordon is particularly troubled - easily confused and only able to communicate through his lyrics. And yet, he is the only one with the power to bring the family back together, to inspire them to perform at their best and to prove to the world, once and for all, that (to paraphrase a Gordon original made famous by Barry Manilow) "he is music and he writes the songs"!


                                                                                        http://www.sixpencebrothers.co.uk/
 

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The Sixpence Brothers present...

Gordon Sixpence - He Is Music!

Performances

You can experience the Sixpence Brothers at a venue somewhere near you:
1st August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
2nd August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
3rd August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 3pm & 6:30pm
4th August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 3pm & 6:30pm
5th August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
6th August 2013
(Preview - 2 for the price of 1)
MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
8th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
9th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
10th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
11th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 3pm Matinee
12th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
13th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
14th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
15th August 2013 MacLaren Suite, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh 6:30pm
Tickets £7.00 available from the Scotsman Hotel, on line at www.edfringe.com and all Fringe box offices.

             The Sixpence Brothers present...Gordon Sixpence - He Is Music!

                              All Tickets now £7! Check perfomances here

Master of compilations Ashley Abram of "Now That's What I Call Music" fame uses his extensive knowledge of pop to create a new original comedy alongside his on-stage cohorts and 'brothers' the acclaimed New Zealand musicians John Gibson and Richard Adams.
"Gordon Sixpence - He Is Music" is a satire on the music business and all who sail in her that reveals some very strange family dynamics and extremely underhand dealings once The Sixpence Brothers take to the road and begin to reveal their story.
It turns out that their brother Gordon, the eldest and most eccentric of the trio, was actually the original writer of every song ever published by their father Arthur who, unbeknown to them, changed his name to Stephen Squeak and amassed one of the biggest fortunes ever in the music business.
They may be united in purpose theoretically, but the brothers struggle to mask their dysfunction and squabble endlessly. Gordon is particularly troubled and only able to converse in song. Yet he is the only one with the power to bring the family back together again and inspire them to perform at their best. Will he be able to prove to the world once and for all that (to paraphrase a Gordon original strangely attributed to the pen of The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston and made famous by Barry Manilow) "he is music, and he writes the songs"?
Truly a musical cabaret like no other...
Tickets £7.00 from the Edinburgh Fringe Website
The Sixpence Bros
The Sixpence Bros
The Sixpence Bros
 

The Cast

Ashley Abram - Gordon Sixpence

Ashley Abram - ‘Gordon Sixpence’

Ashley is best known as the creator of over 100 UK No.1 Compilation Albums in the last 30 years. From "Raiders Of The Pop Charts" back in 1983 through to "Be My Baby" in 2012 via the multi-million selling "Now That's What I Call Music", "Smash Hits", "Moods", "Power Ballads" and "Best Album In The World...Ever!" Series. He was personally hired by Richard Branson to work on the NTWICM albums 30 years ago and has worked with numerous record companies over the years including Sony Music, Universal Music, EMI, Virgin, Chrysalis, Jive, Ronco, Fanfare and Southern Fried Records.
Now, the former club DJ, Holiday Camp Entertainer, Elvis Impersonator and acclaimed King Of Karaoke is returning to his performing roots with The Sixpence Brothers' “Rock'n'Roll Cabaret Show”. He plays the part of Gordon Sixpence, the greatest living unknown composer of all-time, who is only able to communicate through the vehicle of song!
 
Richard Adams - Dickie Sixpence

Richard Adams - ‘Dickie Sixpence’

Richard started his career as an actor in the late 1970's, then secured a featured part in the 1982 movie "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and went on to work extensively in the film and television world in New Zealand throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Considered the country's No.1 Jazz Violinist, he was instrumental in setting up The Nairobi Trio 25 years ago and has since recorded a number of successful albums with them. Under this banner and his own name, he has toured the world and continues to play Jazz Festivals globally to this day.
Now, he is returning to his stage roots with The Sixpence Brothers' "Rock'n'Roll Cabaret Show" playing the part of Dickie Sixpence, the bad boy classical violinist who is forced to play pop music against his wishes. Guilty of attention-seeking behaviour at every turn, he will go to any length to get his name in lights!
 
John Gibson - Bernard Sixpence

John Gibson - ‘Bernard Sixpence’

John is an award-winning composer and has been writing original music for professional theatre film television and dance for over three decades. His work shows a passion for unique sound worlds. He is also an acclaimed pianist and singer in his own right and was briefly an actor and star of the New Zealand TV series ‘Heroes’. The Sixpence Brothers “Rock’n’Roll Cabaret Show” has seen him add the word ‘writer’ to his arsenal of accomplishments.
He is returning to his acting/pianist roots to play the part of Bernard Sixpence, the only sane one in the family and closet super sleuth. Will he be able to uncover the truth? How did his brother’s songs turn up on radio and television without him ever recording and what is the truth behind his father’s sudden transformation into billionaire music publisher Stephen Squeak?
 

Women Who Wank--
 a USA Weekly News 100 Star Award Winner
"….. ‘Women Who Wank’ is not only entertaining but quite informative and reaches out into your inner soul..... one of the most unusual, provocative, outrageous ... could say scandalous... but most of all one of the most professional and entertaining Fringe Shows we have seen for a long time at  any fringe festival form around the world .. ‘Woman Who Wank’ ... well earns its USA Weekly News 100 Star Award for being a fringe show which is way above the normal five star standard...."..USA Weekly News.

....Woman Who Wank is  a Show not to be missed at 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival-  
Free to Enter... may be more difficult to get out...or maybe you will not want to get out...
Each night a new Dis-Covery Play -Theatre on at Cowgatehead- Venue CG- 1st Floor 3rd to the 25th August 2013 - 10.30 pm

Women Who Wank…

Bidden For,,, Comically tragic and tragically discovery play in search of intimacy, please and connection.. Enjoy the ridiculousness of the best worst kept secret and of disconnected egos rubbing themselves up. This is a Fool’s show by Joanne Tremarco and is suitable for all adults…








Scene From Mobile- True Story about Irish Travellers
written and performed by Michael Collins
at the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival- exclusive to  INLNews.com




Scene From It's A Cultural Thing- True Story about Irish Travellers
written and performed by Michael Collins
at the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival- exclusive to  INLNews.com




Take Your Dreams and Run- Melting Hearts- 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Melting Hearts perfoming at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Attempt 3.4 Performed at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival- filmed by the INL News Group
Promotional Video for the Film Attempt 3.4






American Union Made- performed at the New York Fringe Festival- 2008



Simon Callow- USA Weekly News 100 Star Awards at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival


American Union Made- 2008 New York Fringe Festival- Video 3





Molly Bloom _ performed at the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival-
Exclusive to INLNews.com
Eilin O'Dea as Molly Bloom, from James Joyce's ' Ulysses'.




http://www.irishtheatremagazine.ie/Reviews/Current/Molly-Bloom
The Irish Theatre Magazine

Molly Bloom

She struts out on stage as the lights come up, affecting a smooth, liquid gait while absently kicking aside a stray bit of clothing from her path. Leaning like a cabaret singer on an iron bedpost, a gold scarf wrapped loosely around her neck, she presents us with a warbling love song, accompanied by the ghostly strains of an accordion. Self-satisfied and seemingly more comfortable in her body than most, this is Eilín O’Dea’s embodiment of Molly Bloom, lifted from the pages of the ‘Penelope’ episode of Joyce’s Ulysses.

The episode depicts a sleepless Molly Bloom in the early morning of June 17, 1904, unable to turn her mind off as she meditates on sex, death, bodily pleasure and abjection, and her complicated marriage to Leopold Bloom, the central character of Ulysses. On the page this episode reads like an unedited transcript, writing that offers a linear representation of the simultaneity of thought, the echo chamber of the mind. For roughly 20,000 words there is hardly a punctuation mark cordoning off cogitation, allowing porous boundaries between separate images and lines of thought to clash, merge and then part ways again.

Eilín O’Dea has tamed Molly’s tumbling consciousness with a rather straightforward, naturalistic performance that is nonetheless rich, passionate and compelling. This is a performer’s showcase (no director or designers are credited) and O’Dea, with charismatic ease, makes the most of it. Clad only in a shift so loose it seems to stay on by a sheer act of will, Molly Bloom takes us through a meandering narrative that tours the length and breadth of her life, from her sexual coming of age in Gibraltar, to her extramarital romantic conquests, to her contentious relationship with her only daughter, to the conflicting nature of her life with Leopold. O’Dea hardly shies away from embodying the manifestations of physical desire and discomfort that Molly describes to us. Feeling the onset of her period and plagued by gas, O’Dea’s Molly hikes up her shift and squats squarely on her chamber pot, admiring the soft, sensual whiteness of her thighs as the indifferent cycle of human waste takes it course. It is, for all the suggested abjection, a beautifully achieved moment both in Joyce’s text and O’Dea’s performance, a reminder of the body at seeming cross-purposes, at once indifferent to human desire and spurring it on, the fusion of the vitality of sex and the slow churn of digested death.

Given the ease with which O’Dea’s Molly comports herself in the intimate setting of Molly’s bedroom, it’s possible to forget momentarily that what she reports is not an open airing of personal desire and disappointment, but rather the whirring of a mind hidden away by a potentially more staid public persona. While by all accounts Molly is no shrinking violet in public life, it’s more than likely that what is voiced to the audience would never be voiced entirely to the people populating Molly’s world. This suggests, poignantly, that what is voiced and staged here marks the truth of what Molly, or indeed any of us, will never fully realise in the harsh light of the morning: a life, with all its possibilities, fully lived.

Jesse Weaver










2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme

Don't Miss these shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Clare Harrisons 15 Inches of Fame
10.15 pm 1st to 16th and 20th to 25th August, 2013

In the Yurk Locker- Laughing Horse Free Festival
The Three Sisters 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS Venue 272 a Free Show

"..endearingly mad..." Clortle  "Its like Ann Widdecome with a sex drive... I laughed my flaps off..."
Clare Harrison is the Female version of Russel Brand... but a lot Zanier and funnier...
Clare had been chosen to be a host on The International Fringe Fest TV Show..
more commonly known as "The IF Fest TV Show"
Clare is simply the best.... a girl you will love or hate... or love to hate.. or.. hate to love.... come and see Clare Harrison and see which category you are in after watching the this wacky zanny performer ....at the Free Fringe before you have to start paying £200 a ticket to see Clare Live...



 
Don't Miss these shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe festival

News At Kate -Kate Smuthwaite presents a new hour of left wing satirical comedy about the news, being in the news, being on the news..
omn at  Cia Roma - Venue 148- 64 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh - 3rd to 24th August at 8.20pm

The News At Kate 20130 World Inaction

3.40 pm at Cannon’s Gate ( Venue 78) 3rd to 25th August 2013 ( not 13th)

Trouble With Comedy- Ian Cognito   10.30 pm each night at the City Cafe, 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh -Picking the scabs off the comedy business, Ian Gognito returns to the fray with a drop of the hard stuff..
“…
A rough house comic moralist of rare distinction…”- The Independent.... "Just Stunning.." The Guardian..



Simon South and Fluer

Uneasy Alliance- Really? Really?
9pm at the Dram House 37 Guthrie Strteet Edinburgh
Cat Flap of Opportunity at the Street, Venure 158 2B Picadilly Place, Edinburgh at 5.15 pm
Simon in Wonderland- Magic- Cafe Camio Venue 65- 64 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh
Chris Cross- Seeing Is Not Believing- Cabaret-11pm The Dram House, 37 Guthrie Street Edinburgh,  A late night cabaret show with a twist from the Fringe's favourite showman! Expect off-the wall magic, contortion and escapology stunts! It fee but not shit!.. A Must See Show (The Stage) 100 Star USA Weekly News Award in 2007...
Jennifer Wong : Laughable- Comedy - 10 pm - The Dram House Upstairs ( Venue 299) 37 Guthrei Street, Edinburgh, Fantoosh 3rd to 22nd August 2013
Ride a carousal of pun trick ponies and sparking one-liners with one of Sydney Morning Herald's Top 10 New Comics to Watch...
Comic On Duty - Benjamin Crellin 6.45 pm 1st to 25th August, 2013- City Cafe- 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh Free Festival-Laughing Horse..
Crellin's solo show is a shotgun blast through a world full of ignorance.."Three Weeks.."
David Mills: 5.30 PM - The Hive- Niddry Street, Edinburgh. David had Been selected to perform in the IF Fest Road Show  _International Fringe Fest Road Show.... more commonly known as the 
IF Fest.. David is going straight to to top of the international comedy world..



Uneasy Allaince- Really? Really?
9pm at the Dram House 37 Guthrie Strteet Edinburgh

Cat Flap of Opportunity at the Street, Venure 158 2B Picadilly Place, Edinburgh at 5.15 pm

Simon in Wonderland- Magic- Cafe Camio Venue 65- 64 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh



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  • C Venues- some flyers from C Venues for the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival








    C Venues at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    Some Promotional Flyers from C Venues


    Head Head Head
    This was the World and I was King
    Eurobeat presented by Wellington College
    Good Bye Son and Bear presented by The Bare Project
    The Break Up of Cause and Effect
    Sleeping Soldiers
    A Romance When we do meet again...
    For The Trumpets Shall Sound
    Pussy Footing by SleepyWell Productions








    Elgies for angles, o]punks and raging Queens
    Buo- The Revolving Shed
    Overcoat
    Kokon




    Anthropoetry
    The King and Queen of the Universe
    Cherry On Top
    a Romance- When Do We Meet Again








    C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

    http://www.cvenues.com/venues/home.html
     

    Welcome to C venues online

    C venues offers you the best theatre, with new writing, brilliant revivals, and high quality shows for children. With over 200 shows and events by more than 120 companies from across the globe, it's the largest programme of theatre on the Fringe. 

    Relax in our cafe-bars at C, C too, C aquila, and our newest hub venue, C nova. Mingle with performers and Fringe-goers, and don't miss our late night events programme.
     

    It's a Festival all of its own. Make sure you see it all.

    Tickets for our 2013 are now on sale. Browse our programme
     online, or call the box office on 0845 260 1234.

    News of special offers, ticket deals and events will be posted
     hereregularly, so be sure to check back soon. 

    For administration or press enquiries please call us on
     0845 260 1000 or email info@cvenues.com


    Latest news

    special offers 
    watch this space for other details of great special offers

    iC more card

    See five shows and you can collect your iC more card. You'll enjoy at least 10% off all your tickets at C venues this year, and great deals at our cafes and bars, and you'll be eligible for some exclusive special offers. Subject to availability on selected shows.

    venues
    click on individual venues below for more information about the venue, its location and its facilities

    Twenty performance spaces and over 180 productions for 2013, in our twenty second year at the Fringe. Electric eclectic entertainment. Bardic breakfasts, daring drama, dazzling dance. A feast of Fringe favourites. It's a Festival all of its own. Make sure you see it all. 

    Click on venue names below to view address
    information and links to detailed maps

    Venue name

    Venue number

    C

    34

    C nova

    145

    C too

    4

    C aquila

    21

    show

    category

    company

    venue

    start date

    end date

    time

    C venues vibrant vivacious variety

    Events

    C presents

    C

    26/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    09:00

    Shakespeare for Breakfast

    Theatre

    C theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    10:00

    The Ugly Duckling

    Children's

    C theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    10:00

    Pudasi

    Physical

    Norian Maro (Korea)

    C

    12/08/2013

    25/08/2013

    10:00

    BonBon

    Children's

    Gabriella & Octavia

    C aquila

    11/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    10:00

    Fringe Film Festival

    Film

    C film

    C nova

    26/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    10:00

    A Life Not Sweet Anymore

    Exhibitions

    Pommefritz Crew and Marco Brioni (Italy)

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    10:00

    Story Shakespeare: Pericles

    Theatre

    Year Out Drama Company

    C too

    12/08/2013

    17/08/2013

    10:15

    Junk

    Theatre

    LADS & Boundless Theatre

    C

    11/08/2013

    17/08/2013

    10:45

    A Glee Inspired: Romeo and Juliet

    Musicals

    Denver School of the Arts Theatre (USA)

    C

    01/08/2013

    13/08/2013

    11:00

    Robin Hood

    Children's

    EJA (Belgium)

    C

    09/08/2013

    10/08/2013

    11:00

    Sheriff Wayne and the Sundance Cave

    Children's

    The Lincoln Company

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    11:00

    The Paper Princess

    Children's

    Monkeyshine Theatre (Ireland)

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    10/08/2013

    11:00

    Tap Into Health - Movin' With Melvin

    Workshops

    Movin' Melvin Brown (USA)

    C

    03/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    11:00

    The Steadfast Tin Soldier

    Children's

    Paper Finch Theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    11:00

    Snap Out of It!

    Theatre

    Strung Up Theatre Company

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    11:00

    Storytime!

    Children's

    C theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    11:15

    Miyazu - The Little Mermaid

    Physical

    HIBIKart (Japan)

    C too

    12/08/2013

    16/08/2013

    11:20

    The Trojan Women

    Theatre

    Dixie State University (Utah)

    C nova

    03/08/2013

    08/08/2013

    11:30

    The 'Lockerbie Bomber'

    Theatre

    The Nugget Theatre Company

    C

    31/07/2013

    13/08/2013

    12:00

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

    Physical

    Piper Theatre Productions (New York)

    C aquila

    12/08/2013

    25/08/2013

    12:00

    Hanging Bruce-Howard

    Theatre

    Gone Rogue Productions

    C nova

    11/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:05

    Exposed

    Physical

    Impulse Collective

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:05

    Chaucer: Hold Up Your Tale

    Theatre

    N10 Productions

    C nova

    06/08/2013

    10/08/2013

    12:05

    Gotcha

    Theatre

    Reading University Drama Society

    C nova

    14/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:05

    Everything's Elsewhere

    Theatre

    ThisEgg

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    13/08/2013

    12:05

    Canary Gold

    Theatre

    Theatre Sans Frontieres (UK) & Teatro Tamaska (Canary Islands)

    C

    14/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:10

    Hansel and Gretel

    Children's

    C theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:15

    Titus Andronicus

    Theatre

    Deadly Theatre Productions

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    17/08/2013

    12:15

    A Theory of Justice: the Musical!

    Musicals

    DEM Productions

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:15

    15 Minutes

    Theatre

    The Pelican's Briefs Theatre Company

    C aquila

    03/08/2013

    10/08/2013

    12:15

    Kiss of the Spider Woman

    Musicals

    UCeLsewhere

    C

    31/07/2013

    15/08/2013

    12:20

    Awake

    Physical

    Awake Projects & Aurora Nova (Sweden & UK)

    C

    16/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:45

    Look Back in Anger

    Theatre

    The Lincoln Company

    C too

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    12:50

    Goodbye Sun and Bear

    Theatre

    The Bare Project

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    17/08/2013

    13:05

    Caught!

    Physical

    Hepzibah Theatre Company

    C nova

    18/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:05

    The King and Queen of the Universe

    Theatre

    Slippers & Rum

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:05

    Tell Me A Secret

    Theatre

    Aireborne Theatre

    C nova

    01/08/2013

    25/08/2013

    13:10

    Damned

    Theatre

    Aireborne Theatre

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:10

    Ov3rControll

    Cabaret

    12lb Actor

    C

    01/12/2013

    05/12/2013

    13:11

    Ov3rControler

    Cabaret

    12lb Actor

    C

    01/12/2013

    05/12/2013

    13:11

    Ov3rControlerr

    Cabaret

    12lb Actor

    C

    01/12/2013

    05/12/2013

    13:11

    This is Soap: the Improvised Soap Opera

    Comedy

    C theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:15

    PussyFooting

    Theatre

    SleepyWells Productions

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:20

    Classical Guitar - Jonathan Prag

    Music

    Jonathan Prag

    C too

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:30

    Beulah

    Musicals

    The Flanagan Collective in association with C

    C

    14/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    13:40

    Habitat

    Dance

    A H Dance Company (New York & Singapore)

    C

    31/07/2013

    13/08/2013

    13:50

    Wyrd

    Theatre

    ImmerCity (Ireland)

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:00

    Chaucer All Strung Up (The Franklin's Tale)

    Circus

    Strung Up Theatre Company

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:00

    Bad Boy Eddie

    Theatre

    Kajaani Town Theatre in association with Ace-Production (Finland)

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:05

    Island State

    Theatre

    Quirk Productions

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:05

    A Tiny Tempest

    Theatre

    TACT

    C

    18/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:10

    The House Beautiful

    Theatre

    City & Seaside

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    17/08/2013

    14:15

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Theatre

    Dramawise & SkyBlueTheatre

    C

    11/08/2013

    17/08/2013

    14:15

    Before Wonderland

    Children's

    Denver School of the Arts Theatre (USA)

    C

    01/08/2013

    13/08/2013

    14:15

    Sleeping Soldiers

    Theatre

    One Too Many Cooks (Boston & Glasgow)

    C

    31/07/2013

    10/08/2013

    14:15

    Bridge to an Island

    Theatre

    Out of the Trunk Productions

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:15

    Flamenco for Kids

    Children's

    Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain)

    C

    21/08/2013

    25/08/2013

    14:15

    The Winterling

    Theatre

    UCLU Runaground

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    17/08/2013

    14:15

    The Oxford Gargoyles - Jazz a Cappella

    Music

    The Oxford Gargoyles

    C

    31/07/2013

    17/08/2013

    14:20

    Kierkegaard Comedy Show - with Claus Damgaard

    Theatre

    Teater Katapult (Denmark)

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:20

    Romeo/Juliet

    Theatre

    Royal Family Productions (USA)

    C too

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:30

    The Ryukyu - Classic

    Dance

    Ship of the Ryukyu (Okinawa, Japan)

    C

    21/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:30

    The Ryukyu - Contemporary

    Dance

    Ship of the Ryukyu (Okinawa, Japan)

    C

    14/08/2013

    20/08/2013

    14:30

    Umdumo Wesizwe

    Music

    Sabela Music Projects

    C too

    04/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:30

    Alice in Wonderland

    Theatre

    Oxford University Dramatic Society

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    14:45

    Beauty and the Beast

    Children's

    Paper Finch Theatre

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:00

    Bright Lights

    Theatre

    Leonie Kate Higgins

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:15

    Awake Love Orchestra

    Music

    Awake Projects & Aurora Nova (Sweden & UK)

    C

    14/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:30

    Head Hand Head

    Spoken Word

    Laura Jane Dean

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    13/08/2013

    15:30

    Pigmalion Zoo

    Theatre

    OLTA

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:30

    Confused in Syracuse

    Physical

    OPS Theatre (St Petersburg)

    C

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:30

    Forever

    Theatre

    Sonic Boom Theatre Company

    C too

    18/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:30

    The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

    Music

    The Alleycats

    C

    31/07/2013

    13/08/2013

    15:30

    Now Leasing

    Cabaret

    Lea McGowan (USA)

    C nova

    31/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:35

    Who Are You Supposed To Be?

    Theatre

    Binka Boo Productions (Australia)

    C aquila

    14/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:40

    Echolalia

    Physical

    Jen McArthur & Kallo Collective (New Zealand)

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:40

    Diablo

    Theatre

    Spanner in the Works Theatre Company (Northern Ireland)

    C aquila

    01/08/2013

    13/08/2013

    15:40

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Theatre

    Bablake Theatre Company

    C

    19/08/2013

    24/08/2013

    15:45

    A Matter of Life and Death

    Theatre

    KCS Theatre Company

    C

    11/08/2013

    17/08/2013

    15:45

    Spiltmilk Say Dance

    Dance

    Spiltmilk Dance

    C nova

    31/07/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:45

    Guido!

    Musicals

    The Guidophiles

    C too

    01/08/2013

    26/08/2013

    15:50

    Densetsu (Legend)

    Physical

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    The Bunker Trilogy: Morgana

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    Mum, Can You Wipe My Bum?

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    The Hat, The Cane, The Moustache

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    Lynn Ruth Miller - Granny's Gone Wild

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    Artaud: a Trilogy

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    Albion Forlorn

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    Morag and Keats

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    Executed for Sodomy: the Life Story of Caterina Linck

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    Katie Mag

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    For the Trumpets Shall Sound

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    Whale of a Time

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    Flamenco Global

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    Juliet: a Dialogue About Love

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    SeKret

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    The Rat Pack - Live

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    The Road to Qatar!

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    Oresteia

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    Notes from Bermondsey Street

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    Bin Laden: The One Man Show

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    The Shambles

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    Music Show - Wedding!

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    Anthropoetry

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    Entertaining Mr Orton

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    The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon

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    Get Got

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    Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

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    This is a Damage Manual

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    Six Characters in Search of an Author

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    The Break-Up of Cause and Effect

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    Piece of Tish Work (USA)

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    No Prophet Theatre Company & Close Up Theatre

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    The Cherry Orchard

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    The Bridge

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    A Body to Die[t] For

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    The State vs John Hayes

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    Overcoat

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    The Bunker Trilogy: Macbeth

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    Take It Interns

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    A Marriage Proposal

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    Table9

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    Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)

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    Sweet Pang is Innocent

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    The Mid-Knight Cowboy

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    Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

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    My Edinburgh: Lucy Porter, part of the Fringe festival furniture

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/features/my-edinburgh-lucy-porter-part-of-the-fringe-festival-furniture-8746577.html




    I first came to Edinburgh when I was 18 to serve on the Perrier Awards panel, and was inspired to try stand-up myself. In the intervening 22 years the press initially dubbed me a a 'fresh face', then 'a rising star', then an 'established name'. This year I was described as a 'permanent fringe fixture'. Like the rain, the sweaty venues and the panpipe players outside Waverley station, I have become part of the festival furniture.

    Even Greyfriars Bobby only remained by his master's grave for 14 years. I've spent way longer than that haunting the places I discovered in the last millennium. Bar Napoli on Hanover Street, The Tempting Tattie on Jeffrey Street and the St Vincent Bar on St Vincent Street have all enjoyed my unwavering devotion. In recent times I have added the Dagda Bar on Buccleuch Street (I still can't pronounce that street name, in taxis I have to say 'it's near the Meadows') and Lord Bodo's on Dublin Street to my August itinerary.

    I used to think that there was something vaguely tragic about my mum and dad going back to the same Eastbourne B&B every year because 'they knew what they were getting'. That's how I feel about the Fringe now - being in the same place each August is reassuring. The only difference is, I see a lot more political theatre and nude dancing than they ever did.

    If I ever stop loving this city or this festival, I'll stop coming. That might take at least another 22 years.

    Lucy Porter: Northern Soul, The Stand, 5.10pm, to 25 August, not 12, 19 (0131 558 7272)

    Must see:

    Garret Millerick: Does It Matter? (Underbelly, Bristo Square, 10.50pm). He's a very funny man and it appeals to me because it's a late-night philosophy show. I'm sure there will be lots of drunk deep thinkers there.


    Seeking adventure at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Nadia BrooksNadia Brooks is performing on a double-decker bus at the Edinburgh Fringe
    I am on the top deck of a bus parked in the courtyard of a pub in Edinburgh. It is 10am, the windows are blacked out, the bus is bedecked with tartan bunting and a young woman is regaling us with tales of her adventures across the US.
    There are four of us - the performer, Nadia Brooks, plus three in the audience. The power has gone off so she is showing us her accompanying slideshow on a laptop on a stool.
    This is the start of my mission to try to get my head around the Edinburgh Fringe. With 2,871 shows - from comedy and theatre to magic and cabaret - it caters for just about every artistic taste under the sun.
    In an attempt to get a taste of what the Fringe has to offer in just one day, I am watching as many shows as possible with the word "adventure" in the title.
    Why "adventure"? It turns out it is one of the most popular words to have in a title for a show (except perhaps "show"), and it offers everything from stand-up comedy to a spoof musical to time-travelling magicians to adult puppetry.
    Anything goes
    There are more adventurous shows I cannot see for one reason or another. I cannot get to children's shows with "adventure" in the title involving puppets, beatboxing and jazzed-up nursery rhymes.
    Villains, Heroes and Adventures, a combination of storytelling and whisky tasting, only takes place later in the festival. And Ben Fogle's talk titled In The Name Of Adventure has sadly been cancelled.
    So I start with Nadia Brooks' show on the bus, which has the snappy titleTyke Rider: A Yorkshire Lass's Driving Adventure from the City of Angels to Graceland via the Big Easy.
    A Tyke is a nickname for someone from Yorkshire (she is from Sheffield) and she tells us she travelled in a car that reminded her a bit of the car from 1980s TV show Knight Rider.
    It is Brooks' first appearance at the Fringe and is essentially a slideshow from her road trip, from being propositioned by David Hasselhoff to working on a film set in New Orleans to encountering aliens in New Mexico.
    Somewhere around Kansas my mind wanders and I wonder how to describe it without sounding terribly mean. She had the chutzpah to bring a show to the Edinburgh Fringe, which could open any number of doors for the future. And this if the Fringe, where anything goes.
    But my mean side says it is self-indulgent and has limited appeal - perhaps restricted to close family members. And even then...
    I Need A DoctorI Need A Doctor features a big blue police box. Definitely not the Tardis
    The next stop on my Edinburgh adventure is a spoof musical performed by two energetic Doctor Who geeks titled I Need A Doctor: The Unauthorised Whosical Adventure.
    The premise is they were going to perform a show involving classic characters and storylines until the BBC threatened legal action for copyright infringement, so they came up with an alternative which is as close as possible without breaking any copyright rules.
    James Wilson-Taylor is enjoyably over the top as "the doctor", with Jessica Spray as his companion Fiona McFeisty. They have K-10 the dog, the "men who are cyber" and "The Exterminators" - Wilson-Taylor wearing a colander attached to a plunger on his head. I promise not to tell the BBC lawyers.
    Morgan and WestMorgan and West are billed as time-travelling magicians
    With impressive facial hair and their small set packed with vintage props, Rhys Morgan and Robert West are the Victorian magic duo Morgan and West in A Grand Adventure.
    They must travel the world to catch a thief who stole their book of tricks, making them a cross between Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini and Phileas Fogg.
    It is an inventive twist on the magic show, but they are mainly low-grade illusions coupled with gentle comedy.
    David BurkeIrish comedian David Burke talks of horror stories in backpackers' hostels
    A couple of streets away in an attic above a pub, comedian David Burke, has a show titled The Exciting Adventure of an Uninteresting Man.
    Despite a promotional photograph showing an awkward chap with beard, cardigan and cup of tea, Burke turns out to be a garrulous and likeable Irishman.
    He talks about horror stories from backpackers' hostels around the world in between tangents loosely based on different nationalities, his pursuit of a woman and an irrational hatred of the French.
    He has an easy rapport with the audience, who have packed out the venue. Admittedly it only has 20 seats, half of which are taken by a troupe of Scottish high school drama students fresh from performing Grease.
    James CookLocal radio DJ-turned-stand-up comic James Cook performs Adventures On Air
    I race across town to get to the back room of another pub forAdventures On Air, a stand-up routine by James Cook, based on his seven years working as a local commercial radio DJ.
    His cheesy DJ voice is turned up to "ranty" as he tells of the glamour of turning on the Nuneaton Christmas lights and cutting the ribbon on a Nottingham branch of the Co-Op.
    Cook also lets us in on one DJ pastime - timing how long their celebrity guests spent in the toilet. Darius Danesh topped the leaderboard at Mercia FM between 2004-06 with seven minutes 40, apparently. In a day of mixed delights, his is the most enjoyable hour.
    Boris & SergeyLeather brothers Boris and Sergey star in A Vaudevillian Adventure
    The final show stars two small leather puppets, Boris and Sergey in A Vaudevillian Adventure. This is puppetry for adults - they play poker, gyrate on an audience member's head and do a raunchy dance to Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights.
    There are no strings - each puppet has three stony-faced helpers crowding them and holding their hands, feet and heads.
    Adult puppetry is big at this year's Fringe, and there are some magical moments, like when they run or fly or fight. Those moments are not quite frequent enough.
    So 13 hours after boarding the bus, the adventure is over. The quality of the entertainment has varied hugely, as have the styles of the shows. That, I guess, is the beauty of the Fringe.

    Edinburgh Fringe: Scientists experiment on stage

    Andrea Brunello in The Principle of UncertaintyPhysicist and actor Andrea Brunello stars in The Principle of Uncertainty
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23571166

    ". Being a nerd is being unable to stop yourself communicating this cool stuff....”
    Helen ArneyFestival of the Spoken Nerd

    With shows celebrating Albert Einstein, the wonders of physics and the science of sex, this year's Edinburgh Fringe has an influx of scientists who have swapped the lecture theatre for the stage.
    The Fringe is the world's largest performing arts festival, but this year the phrase "experimental theatre" has taken on an entirely new meaning.
    In one Fringe show, titled Festival of the Spoken Nerd, three stand-up comedians and science buffs create a "fire tornado" on stage, electrocute a pickle and conduct other cool experiments.
    Elsewhere, a physicist weaves drama into a quantum mechanics lecture, while Professor Peter Higgs - who discovered the Higgs boson - turned up to take part in one performance of a "stand-up physics" show named after him.
    There are at least four shows combining science and comedy to explain relationships and sex, and a musical about Einstein, titled Relativitively Speaking, promises to prove that "Einstein = Musical Comedy Squared!"
    "One link between science and theatre, is that we're both concerned with working out how things work and finding answers to problems," explains playwright Rob Drummond.
    "We're both concerned with the quest for something that's unobtainable, and that's the truth."
    The Festival of the Spoken NerdThe Festival of the Spoken Nerd creates a "fire tornado" on stage
    Later this month, Drummond will chair a debate in Edinburgh titled Big Bang Theatre. It was organised by the Playwright's Studio Scotland after they noticed a trend at this year's festival for more shows based on scientific discovery.
    Drummond believes the reason is linked to people looking to science rather than religion to explain the mysteries of the universe.
    "With science answering many of those questions that we previously thought were unanswerable outside the realms of superstition and religious thinking, it's taken on a new importance in our lives," he says.
    "I was brought up in a Church of Scotland household and, for the last decade, I've been slowly moving away from that and science is the thing that's taken hold of me more than anything. Now I'm a bit obsessed with science and quantum physics."
    Andrea Brunello, a professional actor with a PhD in theoretical physics, has written and stars in The Principle of Uncertainty, which he describes as a real quantum mechanics lecture with a dramatic twist.
    He says the addition of theatrical drama is crucial to ensure that science "talks to human beings and is not cold and detached".
    "I believe that people are realising how important it is to have an understanding of our reality," he says.
    Albert Einstein: Relativitively SpeakingJohn Hinton stars as Albert Einstein in Relativitively Speaking
    Brunello's play is the first product of a collaboration with the physics department of the University of Trento in Italy to create theatrical science, or perhaps scientific theatre.
    Brunello refers to the shows at the Fringe about "giants" of science like Einstein, Higgs and Sir Isaac Newton.
    "I think people are starting to understand that these giants can make the world better," he says. "If we had more Newtons, say, in the world, I think the world would be much better.
    "People want to be part of that and they are curious about it. These are becoming like pop culture icons."
    The show about Prof Higgs, simply titled Higgs, is described by its Dutch creator Jan van den Berg as "stand-up physics".
    "In the Netherlands we've got a new sort of theatre which is called stand-up philosophy, stand-up economics etc," he says. "At the moment that's what's going on, on the fringe scene."
    A theatre and film-maker who enthuses about his love for particle physics, van den Berg says scientists and artists are linked because they are the only people really pondering long-term problems.
    They look "further ahead than four years in politics or 24 hours on the stock exchange, and try to think about the bigger questions", he says.
    Jan van den Berg (left) and Prof Peter HiggsProf Peter Higgs (right) joined Jan van den Berg after his performance of Higgs
    Prof Higgs himself watched Saturday's performance of Higgs in the historic anatomy lecture theatre in Edinburgh's Summerhall before taking part in a post-show interview with van den Berg.
    Asked about the abundance of theatrical shows based on science, Prof Higgs said: "I think it's very productive because you can put over things in a different language that's more readily accessible to people than I can."
    Many comedians have tackled science on stage, radio or TV in recent years, from Robin Ince, who teamed up with Prof Brian Cox for the show Infinite Monkey Cage, to Chris Addison - who did a show about the periodic table.
    Helen Arney started performing as a stand-up after graduating in theoretical physics from Imperial College, London, and is now in two science-based comedy shows at the Fringe.
    "My favourite comedians and comedy writers think the same way as some scientists," she says.
    "You don't just look at the world and see what is there on the surface. You have to find out how it works underneath.
    "The most satisfying comedians are ones who don't just deal in stereotypes and surface stuff. They dig underneath to find out fundamental things about human nature and characters. And some of the best scientists see the world in the same way."
    At the Fringe, she is in Domestic Science, a double act with her real-life partner Rob Wells; and she is also one of the three nerds enthusing about science and spreadsheets in the irreverent Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
    They seem a bit too articulate and charismatic to be real nerds, however. "We're trying to redefine nerd as not being someone who sits in their room and never talks to anyone," Arney says.
    "Being a nerd is being unable to stop yourself communicating this cool stuff. We cannot conceive that people would not be interested in this stuff."



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    We're back at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 with a fantastic new line-up of shows!
    At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 we had our best festival programme yet. We had 34 stages in 30 Edinburgh Fringe venues, around the City of Edinburgh, some luxurious, others historic, all different.  
    PBH's Free Fringe is a non-profit organisation. Providing a full programme of freeEdinburgh fringe shows is expensive. If you're a fan of the Free Fringe and would like to contribute to the Free Fringe festival, please help us provide free shows in years to come please and make a donation using the button on the left.

    Peter picking up the Edinburgh Comedy Award  for his work on the Free Fringe

    Peter Buckley Hill - Founder of Edinburgh's Free Fringe

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    Hello all - the marvellous day has arrived, the PBH Free Fringe album is now officially available to buy.

    Yes. Over thirty bands and performers from the worlds of indie and comedy have come together to create a unique download album all entirely in aid of the PBH Free Fringe!

    Free Fringe Album

    The compilation features 36 new, unreleased or rare tracks from a wide range of performers including John Otway, Chris T-T, Helen Arney, Standard Fare, The Bobby McGees, The Just Joans and many many more. It's released today and costs just five pounds for over an hour and a half's worth of music. That's equivalent to just 14p a track!

    The album will be deleted in six weeks time, on April 15, so lovers of music and bargains will need to hurry - it can be found exclusively on bandcamp, at its dedicated website: pbhfreefringebenefitalbum.bandcamp.com
    The Free Fringe began in 1996, founded by Peter Buckley Hill, with his show Peter Buckley Hill And Some Comedians.  Peter saw the Fringe as it then was: performers losing thousands of pounds, venues with four or five people in them, and complaints about high ticket prices. He saw that this was a vicious cycle. As costs to the performers rose, ticket prices rose. As ticket prices rose, fewer people went to shows and even fewer went to shows by artists they hadn't heard of. And this was bad for comedy; you can't make people laugh if there are only four of them, one in each corner of an otherwise empty room. And the more empty the audiences were, the more prices went up, to cover the rising costs of the venues. There seemed no escape from the cycle, and yet it was providing no opportunity for performers to rise through the ranks. The circle had to be cut. 

    The History of the Free Fringe

    Making the space free to performers would not be enough. The benefit had to be passed on to the consumer. Only thus could more people be attracted to see more shows. The show that started the Free Fringe ‘Peter Buckley Hill And Some Comedians’ was the first of its kind. Peter paid a promoter for the space (there was no other option) and absorbed the loss. People called him mad. But audiences came. And came again. The bar broke all previous sales records. 

    In 1997 a different promoter attempted to force Peter to charge for admission. He resisted, and won. Peter Buckley Hill And Some Comedians II went ahead, and this time he didn't have to pay for the space. Indeed, it turned out that the promoter had not been charged for the space by the venue; she had sold the slots to her fellow artists and kept the money. The middleman was cut out, and the principle was established that increased drink sales were enough to satisfy the venue. 

    1998: PBHASC III became more established and increased its length to 1 1/2 hours. Name comedians played guest slots. But the pub manager left, and the area management didn't want the show to continue. A new venue had to be found. The experiment could have died at that point, but PBH was determined that it shouldn't.  After some searching, a new venue was found: the Three Quarter Sports Café on Grassmarket. This converted church had a wonderful performing room on two levels upstairs; this arrangement was marred only by the management's occasional cancellations of the shows to broadcast football and other sports on the big screen. It was in this venue that the first attempt to broaden the Free Fringe idea to more shows was made. The idea was to use weekday afternoons for a three-hour long rolling preview of any Fringe shows that wanted it, in 15-minute slots. This was an ambitious plan involving vast co-ordination between slots in the days before everybody had a mobile phone, and consequently suffered from occasional no-shows and dropouts. For these reasons, it didn't always succeed, but often it did, end the public took it in good part, often having lunch while watching the varied previews going past them. PBH bought an electric piano for this show; it was played twice. He still has it, and he still can't play it. 

    1999/2000/2001/2002: There were three years at the Three-Quarter; the public came in increasing numbers and name comedians played the shows. But the bar was closed and the venue sold, and yet another venue was needed. This was quite difficult to find. Eventually, the Canon's Gait was approached. The then manager enthusiastically agreed to host PBH's two shows, but no more than that. Any expansion would have to wait for the future. In fact, the 2002 shows nearly did not take place, since that manager then left and the message about the shows was not passed on. Fortunately, the situation was rectified in time and PBHASC VII took place in the Canon's Gait. Smaller than the Three-Quarter, in nevertheless boasted a warm atmosphere and the audience flocked. After so much upheaval in the past, the Free Fringe had found a home and a place to expand in. Or so it seemed.

    It was not to be. One of the numerous parasites who spoil the Fringe intervened. Declaring himself a comedy promoter, he persuaded the Canon's Gait's management that he could programme the space with better shows. PBH said he could do the same, but the management went with the 'promoter'. Who proceded to organise no shows whatsoever, having offered the space he was given free at £2000 per one-hour slot to performers. Meanwhile, no free venue was available to PBH and the cause seemed lost.

    2003: A chink of light showed through this darkness in June 2003, when the former manager of the Canon's Gait, Linsay Watts, telephoned PBH to say that she was now manager of a trade union club in Brunswick Street, and would PBH be interested in doing his show there? By that time the Fringe programme had long since gone to press, and PBH had made other arrangements for August. Driving to Edinburgh and back in the same day, he and his partner looked at the space offered, and though he could not change his arrangements, he promised to make something happen. A show called Some Comedians Without Peter Buckley Hill was put in place, and did well despite being in an unfamiliar building, in an otherwise Fringe-less part of Edinburgh, and having no entry in the programme. The enthusiasm of the organisers, and the loyalty of the audience PBH had built over the years, carried the day.

    2004: Saw the return of PBHASC VIII, and this time another opportunity to expand the Free Fringe, using extra space in the UCW Club. And it was then PBH made the biggest mistake in the whole saga of the Free Fringe. Seeking an easy source of variable-bill shows to complement his own two successful shows, he approached the Laughing Horse organisation. They put on a third variable-bill show and offered PBH a small sum to attach their name to the venue. The shows went well. The formula worked. Now, after all the years, the opportunity to expand had finally arrived.
    2005: The Canon's Gait was brought back into play, so the Free Fringe had two venues. PBHASC IX went back to its third home, and a full raft of shows was booked for both venues. The booking was supposed to be a joint operation; instead, the Laughing Horse did it and presented PBH with a fait accompli. They also appended, without PBH's agreement, their name to the venues. Well, these were minor annoyances, and the important thing was that the shows went on. It was proven that the Free Fringe concept could work on a wider scale. 

    2006: saw a collaboration between PBH and the Laughing Horse organisation. This also saw the expansion on the Free Fringe. This worked exceptionally well, with full capacities seen at all venues, to the delight of both audiences and performers. However, behind the scenes the relationship between Laughing Horse and PBH was breaking down. There was a clear division between Laughing Horse’s commercial approach, and PBH’s collaborative not-for-profit ethos. The behaviour of the Laughing Horse organisation during this period was reprehensible, attempting to take control away from Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill, even trying to ban him from his own venues and events. Much about these events has been written elsewhere on the internet. For Peter Buckley Hill’s own account of these events go to: Truth & Lies

    2007: the true Free Fringe coped with the opposition festival set up by the Laughing Horse, and survived a venue suddenly closing three weeks before the Fringe started. In the first week, it did nothing but rain, and the number of visitors to Edinburgh plummeted. We survived all this; not only survived, but triumphed. 1200 performances of 61 shows in seven venues happened, to acclaim from audience and critics. The ethos had proved itself. Performers worked together, provided all the equipment that the venues could not, and worked collaboratively and on their own initiative to make the Free Fringe happen. And it was extremely successful. 

    We will always continue to promote a collaborative, not-for-profit Free Fringe Festival. Free for Performers, Free for audiences, and free of the commercial trappings that have led to the spiralling cost of both attending, and performing at the Fringe. 

    The fringe is coming back to the people. This year the Free Fringe is bigger than ever, with more free venues, more free shows, and the best line-up yet. Check out the shows as they are put into the directory, and keep supporting the one and only, truly free Fringe!

    Monday 05 August 2013

  • 9:00am FREE FRINGE INFORMATION MORNING [Events] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    Pick up your Free Fringe information for the day; have some refreshments. There may also be exhibitions and musicians at the historic Tron Kirk
  • 11:00am FREE SAMPLES [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    We scour the Fringe and bring you previews of fantastic shows of all genres – from magic to music to the undefinable – with a new lineup every day! Hosted by Toby Muresianu, an award-winning LA-based comedian who's written for HBO, Yahoo! and live shows on London's West End.
  • 11:45am A BOY WHO CRIED WOLF [Childrens] The Dram House Upstairs - Attic

    Gem and Ren take you on a journey to a perfect town where nobody lies at all... Or do they? We need future superstars, ballerinas, firemen and teachers to help us sing, dance, shout and shimmy our way through the story of A Boy Who Cried Wolf... Or did he?
  • 12:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    Live music from the Free Fringe's pool of amazing music acts. Edinburgh's got talent, and we've secured that talent to play for you. Including William Douglas, Aaron Wright , Daniel McGeever, the Alan David Ross show, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, the Dark Jokes and many others
  • 12:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    A selection of the Free Fringe's bands and music acts, every hour on the hour except when there's sport. Come, drink and enjoy. Different every day. Edinburgh's finest musos, plus guests from all over the world
  • 12:00pm TICKLED PIG PRESENTS: THE NOON SHOW [Comedy] Henry's Cellar Bar

    Tickled Pig (Time Out Critic's Choice and recommended by Spoonfed and Londonisfunny.com) presents THREE new comedians. One is the founder of Tickled Pig (Robbie Ormrod), one is the 2010 winner of its Student Competition (Andrew McWhirter) and the other is the 2012 runner-up (Jack Campbell).
  • 12:00pm MARTIN DAWS UNITY [Spoken Word] Royal Oak

    Let's see what happens when we put Top Poet and Young People's Laureate for Wales Martin Daws in an oak-panelled basement with live Electro-Acoustic Composer Rob Mackay and Dancer Sarah Mumford. Soak them overnight in meaning, bake them for a week at truth mark 200 and serve them to the sky.
  • 12:00pm IMPROV. MASSIVE: SHARE THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT [Theatre] The Dram House Upstairs - Fantoosh

    pIMP$ouls (a dad and son duo) present a short form improv show in which you star. Fuelled with your ideas and packed with all your favourite games. Come prepared to laugh your head off (better tape it on just in case), this is not for the faint-hearted.
  • 12:05pm ALASTAIR CLARK BA(HONS) [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 2

    Alastair Clark has a degree; he has a certificate to prove it. A totally honest comedic memoir chronicling the highs, lows and innumerable cock-ups of a painfully typical philosophy student. See how a promising fresh-faced 19-year-old was turned into dole queue fodder in just three years. A real riches to rags story.
  • 12:05pm THE 3RD ANNUAL FREE TEA AND BISCUITS SHOW [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy

    The word-of-mouth hit show returns! Join hosts Aaron Twitchen 'a wonderful host' ???? (ThreeWeeks) and Paul Savage 'Genuinely brilliant' (The Guardian) for a cuppa, a biccie, a natter and daily guest headliners.
  • 12:05pm CRUNCH THE NEWS [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 1

    Get your daily helping of bite-sized news packed full of wholegrain comedy nuggets. Politicians, journalists and commentators join top Fringe performers for political chat, topical jokes and special daily features. Regular hosts include John Luke Roberts, Grainne Maguire & Sir Ian Bowler MP. Daily lineups at www.crunchthenews.co.uk.
  • 12:10pm DOMESTIC SCIENCE [Comedy] Canons' Gait

    Helen and Rob are back with another lunchtime hour of home-cooked science and comedy. Marvel as they explore the universe whilst attempting to maintain their own domestic bliss. Fingers crossed then. ???? 'Highly entertaining... surprisingly educational, relentlessly comedic,' (BroadwayBaby).
  • 12:15pm FAT PENGUIN: BITESIZE COMEDY SHOWCASE [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    THE BEST WAY TO START YOUR DAY! Birmingham's finest free comedy night comes to the Fringe! See up to five of the best up-and-coming comics from around the festival as well as AWESOME SPECIAL GUESTS! All doing short, easily digestible sets! Follow @ThatFatPenguin for updates.
  • 12:15pm SILKY: NUT ALLEGORY [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Sneekit

    As seen on BBC1, BBC2, C4, Paramount and more. To succeed at the Fringe you need something special in your bag. I found mine while showering. Here’s what happened next. 'Very, very funny' (John Bishop). 'Funny and clever' (Tim Minchin). 'Always brilliant' (Metro). 'Amazing to watch' (Daily Post).
  • 12:15pm PBH'S FREE FRINGE SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOPS [Spoken Word] Fiddlers Elbow - Downstairs

    A chance to expand your horizons – want to learn about writing, performing, promoting, or staging for spoken word? We've got a range of workshops to suit everyone – from beginners getting into writing poetry for the first time to seasoned storytellers looking for extra oomph! See http://bit.ly/pbhsw_ws for details.
  • 12:15pm OPERATION: LOVE STORY [Theatre] La Tasca

    An intimate story-telling piece by internationally acclaimed live artist Jennifer Williams. Operation: Love Story is bursting with endearing characters and quirky, hilarious writing. 'An impassioned solo performance' (The Argus Brighton).
  • 12:20pm STAPLE/FACE: BATHTIME WITH TOM'S DAD [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter

    Join Stapleface for a well-behaved sketch show from three wholesome young men. What a fantastic gift from dad! NB: Tom's dad will not be in the show due to creative differences but sends his best. 'Brimming with strong ideas,' (Metro). 'Absolutely packed with goodies,' ????? (remotegoat.co.uk).
  • 12:30pm TOTALLY NINJA MAGIC SHOW [Magic] Voodoo Rooms - Ballroom

    A guy called David Alnwick does a magic show. 'F***ing Ginger Ninja Wizard' ????? (ThreeWeeks), 'More tricks than a cunning fox' ????? (LSM), 'COMPLETELY F***ING AWESOME' ???? (The Skinny), ???? (FringeGuru).
  • 12:30pm WORST SHOW ON THE FRINGE [Comedy] Bristo Bar & Kitchen

    Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Julian Clary... what do they have in common? All once received one-star reviews. This show presents a fresh daily line-up of one starred wonders who have proved their reviewers wrong. This One-Star Revue will be hosted by MC Nigel Lovell.
  • 12:30pm PATRICK TURPIN: JUST A GIRL, STANDING IN FRONT OF A BOY, ASKING HIM TO LOVE HER [Comedy] Bannermans

    Celebrate the 6th anniversary of young Turpin's Fringe debut. This time he's deturpined to gain the audience's approval. ???? (Scotsman, ThreeWeeks, BroadwayBaby, EdFringeReview, FringeBiscuit).
  • 12:30pm THE TWO JONNIES: HACK AND HACKER [Comedy] Whynot?

    Tales of glorious failures – smattered with tiny triumphs – in regional journalism from Jonny Greatrex. And proof not all IT geeks are gaunt spectres – Jonny Pearson is a 6ft 4in, 20 stone divorcee. You chose if you'd rather be HACK or HACKER. Laid back yarns, perfect for lunch time.
  • 12:30pm DEATH. YOU WON'T LIKE IT! [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Bothy

    Been touched by Death? Come laugh at the shifty Pale Horse Riding old bugger, as let's face it we'll all get to know him pretty well one day.
  • 12:30pm LOVE, SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION [Spoken Word] Banshee Labyrinth - BH

    Is it all over? What’s left of the communist ideal, now that the great revolutions of the last century have been defeated? UK Slam champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat.
  • 12:30pm LIES MY GARDEN TOLD ME [Spoken Word] Cowgatehead - lower floor 2

    Let this storyteller share her charming coming of age tale and get taken back to a place and time in life where anything seemed possible. Stuffed like a comfortable cushion with acute observation, bold characters and even bolder silliness. A one-woman comedic storytelling show that is playful, honest and uplifting.
  • 12:45pm BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES [Theatre] Fiddlers Elbow - Upstairs

    I have two Oscars, not one but two. BDAFS is a journey into the mind of Hollywood's greatest icons on the eve of the 1939 Oscars. What happens when someone who always wants to win... loses? Official Selection of FringeNYC.
  • 12:50pm LOVE HURTS ACTUALLY [Spoken Word] Banshee Labyrinth - Chamber Room

    New comedy from award-winning company behind Welcome to Afghanistan and Murder Mystery. Directed by Fringe Report's Best Director 2012, Andy McQuade, featuring Matt Panesh (AKA Monkey Poet).
  • 12:55pm THE BEAR PIT COMEDY PODCAST PODCAST [Comedy] Southsider

    The BearPit Comedy Podcast podcast is made up to bring you its legendary lunchtime chat show podcast podcast featuring the most fantastic acts from this year's Fringe. Different guest stars every day. ????? (@uberFringe).
  • 1:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    The Free Fringe live music section, featuring the best bands and solo performers we can get hold of, will entertain. Edinburgh's finest local musicians and many who have come for the Fringe. A varying line-up every day, and refreshments available while you listen. Including Alex Hynes, Cameron Phair and many others.
  • 1:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    Live music, and good stuff. The Free Fringe's ever-expanding music section entertains, with a programme of different acts every day, although some will come back, of course. Cameron Phair, the Alan David Ross show and many others.
  • 1:00pm SHORT COM [Comedy] City at Sportsmans Bar

    Short Com brings you the funniest independently made short comedy films from up-coming comedy and filmmaking talent. Short Com is not for profit and trying to raise £1000 for the charity CALM by the end of 2013.
  • 1:00pm GHOSTS OF THE HAPPY AND HIGH-SPIRITED [Comedy] Ciao Roma

    Keiron Nicholson (‘hugely funny,’ The Skinny) and Nicholas Cooke (‘has the audience hanging on his every word,’ Chortle) present comedy and storytelling from beyond the veil. Not scary. Sceptics welcome. Lovely, ghastly, funny, free.
  • 1:00pm DAHLE AND JONES ON A PLATE [Comedy] The Dram House

    Gorge yourself silly on Ingrid Dahle, Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award Winner and So You Think You’re Funny Finalist. ‘Dahle offers something genuinely different in her act’ (Chortle). Then fill your face full of Paul Jones' ‘array of marvellously constructed one-liners’ (ThreeWeeks).
  • 1:00pm FRIGGERS OF SPEECH1350 [Spoken Word] Royal Oak

    Friggers of Speech – exquisitely voiced with tongue flapping galore, leaves you visibly moist and gagging for more. Award-winning poets Mel Jones and Alan Wolfson fill the air with a volatile cocktail of filth and nonsense, with nibbles of surreal sensitivity. 'A triumph of shallow foppery over meaningful discourse.'
  • 1:10pm THE BLANK SLATES [Comedy] Chiquito

    Hewn from actual slates! The team will warm you up with a series of fun games before wowing you with a full short play, all of it composed right before your eyes.
  • 1:10pm HOLLAND & BARKER: HOW TO BE... A MAN [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Cinema

    From James Bond to football fans, fighting bears to fighting back tears. Holland and Barker take an irreverent look at what maketh a Man and question if they could ever be one.
  • 1:10pm JENNY BEDE & JESSIE CAVE: AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG [Comedy] Henry's Cellar Bar

    30 mins of talking & drawing from Jessie. 30 mins of talking & singing from Jenny. 'Jessie Cave is a genius' (Broadway Baby). 'Her name is Jenny Bede and she is very funny' (Heat).
  • 1:15pm OWEN NIBLOCK: CALCULATING COMEDY [Comedy] Ryan's Cellar Bar

    Can a computer be funny? Will computer comedians ever replace humans on the stage? Owen Niblock looks at these questions and more as he delves into the fascinating world of Computational Humour. With special guests (both humans and computers). 'The master of all geekdom' (ThreeWeeks). www.comedygeek.com.
  • 1:15pm DAN & DAN LIVE: THE FIRST SIGN OF MADNESS [Comedy] Canons' Gait

    Dan & Dan's Youtube videos (such as The Daily Mail Song) have had millions of hits. Now they will entertain you in person. This is rather more complicated than it sounds. 'I love them so much it hurts!' (Stephen Fry).
  • 1:15pm MARTIN CROSER - FUNNY BONE CHINA [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Fantoosh

    Martin Croser, comedy’s 'reasonable' man, tells entertaining lies about the novelty teacup industry and other issues (time permitting). 'Croser's writing is first rate,' (Scotsman). 'Funny as hell,' (Helen Arney). As featured on Josie Long’s ARtour 2012.
  • 1:15pm SOUP [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy

    This free comedy sketch menagerie is the perfect post-lunch treat that guarantees joyous lashings of raucous laughter. Enjoy healthy servings of the traditional and absurd. A great way to kick start your chuckle muscles. Don’t miss out! www.tomatocomedy.com.
  • 1:15pm TOO COOL TO CARE [Comedy] El Barrio

    Too Cool To Care is Lolie Ware’s story of life as a carer shattering the image that you must be overweight, undateable and be addicted to coffee mornings in order to care. Be prepared for a stairlift ride of emotions and to laugh at all the things you shouldn’t.
  • 1:15pm CANDY FLOSS AND BARBED WIRE [Comedy] Free Fringe George

    After starring in the prestigious Big Value Comedy Showcase last year, Ben Van der Velde and Andrea Hubert invite you to an hour of wildly contrasting stand-up comedy. Warm, biting, improvised, anecdotal, scripted, daft, observational, friendly and misanthropic – come play adjective bingo and decide which comic best fits the description in between the laughs.
  • 1:15pm MUTCH DUNN WITH FRIENDS [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 2

    Come and join Edinburgh's up and coming acts Gareth Mutch and Josh Dunn, along with their pick of the festival, for an hour of hilarious observations on school, girls and making fun of the things YOU do in day to day life.
  • 1:15pm THOSE WHO CAN'T...LEARN!!! [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 1

    Lowri Amies used to perform with the Cambridge Footlights. Now she teaches people to run their own businesses. Armed with PowerPoint, a puzzling obsession with kittens and a boundless capacity for tangential rants, she’ll put you off for life. You’re more likely to laugh than to learn.
  • 1:20pm NAZ, MARK AND KIERAN DO STAND UP [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 1

    WitTank's Naz (Russell Howard's Good News, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee), Mark (Russell Howard's Good News, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee) and Kieran ('Impressively funny,' The Scotsman) bring laughter to your lunchtime.
  • 1:30pm RORY & TIM: TIME TO STAND UP [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    Free Fringe favourites Rory & Tim turn their hand(s) to stand-up. Come catch the sketch troupe perform some award-entering stand-up comedy (Laughing Horse New Act of Year Semi Finalist and Chortle Student Semi Finalist respectively). Featuring a special guest comedian each day.
  • 1:30pm CATHERINE SEMARK: SHADOW APE [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter

    What's a Shadow Ape? The part of you that you hope will stay away but always turns up to the party. With a supply of trampohol. ‘Rapier wit’ ????? (Scotsgay). ‘Comic timing is completely and utterly perfect’ ???? (ThreeWeeks). ‘Enthralling’ (FringeReport). Funny Women’ finalist.
  • 1:30pm BRISTOL REVUNIONS- GIVE US YOUR LUNCH FUNNY [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Sneekit

    The award-winning Bristol Revunions return to the Free Fringe for a second year. This time around they have evidence that sketch comedy is good for the soul. Bring the battered haggis, panini or plain old sandwich and enjoy some lunchtime laughs ???? (Broadway Baby) ???? (Inter:Mission). 'Stomach-crampingly funny' (ThreeWeeks).
  • 1:30pm DNA POETS [Spoken Word] Fiddlers Elbow - Downstairs

    Poetry is a slamtidote. You will feel love, smile, do science, laugh, think death, hear music, be glum, sigh at maths and celebrate as you reply to Science Soulmates, fall for a nerve cell, watch Celebrity Big Animals, feel like a cactus and stanza still for the poetry police.
  • 1:30pm SOCIAL ANIMALS [Theatre] La Tasca

    THREE FRIENDS, A CUP OF TEA, A NICE CHAT, THEN A SHIT STORM OF SOCIAL PARANOIA. 'I've never been much into conversation. Talking about shit you saw on the telly, showing off how much of the paper you read before you got in the car and came over. Sometimes I feel like suggesting an orgy.'
  • 1:40pm MORALETRY [Spoken Word] Banshee Labyrinth - BH

    Like a cross between John Cleese, John Betjeman and Mother Teresa, Gary From Leeds and Richard Purnell fuse comedy and poetry while tirelessly pursuing the moral high ground. 'Thoroughly entertaining... a sharp script' (Sabotage Reviews). 'Snappy, humorous yet seriously thoughtful spoken word. ???? (Broadway Baby).
  • 1:45pm THE CABARETNESS [Cabaret] Voodoo Rooms - Ballroom

    Come! Enter the Cabaretness! Live music, comedy and audience friendly interactive performances with Danny Mullins, special guests and everyday all stars. 'Local Hero' (The Jazz Bar).
  • 1:45pm WILL SIDGWICK PRESENTS WILL SIDGWICK (LIVE) [Comedy] Pilgrim

    Who is Will Sidgwick? Who better to tell you than the man himself (Will Sidgwick). His debut stand up show includes jokes (hopefully), laughter (probably), and Will Sidgwick in person (definitely).
  • 1:45pm ALEX AND ALEXIS SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Bothy

    Born 3000 miles and 11 years apart, there’s no good reason for Alex Oliver and Alexis Wieroniey to be friends. In this brand new stand-up comedy show they’ll explore penis envy, freshers week, going to Walmart and sex talks with Alex’s mum. And before you ask, no, they are not dating.
  • 1:45pm NICK HALL: LIVE! [Comedy] Bristo Bar & Kitchen

    Nick Hall from hit sketch act The Three Englishmen, ‘Impossible not to be won over’ (Chortle) presents his debut stand-up show. ????? (ThreeWeeks) ???? (List) ????(Skinny). As seen on BBC2, BBC3 and BBC Radio4. @ThisisNickHall.
  • 1:45pm A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR - WITH JOKES. [Comedy] Bannermans

    Fans of Ancient Rome, modern jokes and weatherproof buildings should form a waterproof testudo and see this show. From Romulus to Romulus Augustus, award-winning comedian Ed O’Meara covers the history of Rome. 'Clever, unique ideas. A strong performer and joke writer,' (Comedy Knights). 'Clever, well-crafted jokes,' (Newbury Today).
  • 2:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    Live music from the Free Fringe's pool of amazing music acts. Edinburgh's got talent, and we've secured that talent to play for you. Including William Douglas, Aaron Wright , Daniel McGeever, the Alan David Ross show, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, the Dark Jokes and many others
  • 2:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    A selection of the Free Fringe's bands and music acts, every hour on the hour except when there's sport. Come, drink and enjoy. Different every day. Edinburgh's finest musos, plus guests from all over the world
  • 2:00pm THE TWO O'CLOCK SHOW [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Chamber Room

    The perfect appetiser for your day at the Fringe, with two delightful instalments of stand-up comedy from Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist Anna Freyberg ('wittily whimsical with plenty of warmth,' Chortle) and Up The Creek finalist David Hannant ('intelligent humour expertly delivered,' The New Kid).
  • 2:00pm TIME TRAVELLER [Comedy] Dragonfly

    In 2001, Sarah Hendrickx’s life changed whilst climbing some stairs. In 2013, she travels back to her past on a bicycle named after Gerard Depardieu, to sort it all out... ‘I only met her in the street, but she had me in stitches. Twice’ (Adam Bloom).
  • 2:00pm AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 MISTAKES [Spoken Word] Royal Oak

    Illegal immigration, repeated deportation, one demonic possession and an accidental move to a warzone: how not to travel the world by the girl who did it all, wrongly. Sophia Walker is the winner of the 2012 London Poetry Olympics, 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival Slam and UK representative for the world queer slam.
  • 2:00pm OPEN WIDE TOUR [Theatre] Fiddlers Elbow - Upstairs

    An explosive mix of experimental performance, physical theatre, music and film challenging homophobia and taboo across the globe. Open Wide lays bare various personas, stories and events to bring you a highly charged, juicy underground cabaret experience.
  • 2:05pm SIMON WEEKES & TOM BAKER: SHAME ON US [Comedy] Southsider

    An hour split between Simon Weekes and Tom Baker (not THE Tom Baker), two misanthropes with hearts of gold who turn their personal frustrations about having to be alive into hilarious, conversational stand-up. Also features a guest MC. 'Intelligent, entertaining and very, very funny' (Matthew Crosby, Pappy's).
  • 2:10pm THE DICKIE RICHARDS AND STEVE BOWDITCH COMEDY SHOW [Comedy] Ciao Roma

    An hour of comedy with your hosts Dickie Richards and Steve Bowditch plus special guests The Two Yuris.
  • 2:15pm JOE ROWNTREE-THEMELESS [Comedy] Globe Bar

    Star of Dave’s One Night Stand and Sky 1’s Brainiac Science Abuse brings you a solid hour of stand-up comedy: talking life stories, observations, anecdotes and jokes. 'He has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter' (GQ Magazine).
  • 2:15pm THE COIN-OPERATED GIRL [Comedy] The Dram House

    A Sex-Worker's Real-Life Revelations of Frivolous Fornications! In this tell-all comedy, Kane exposes her life as a sex-worker with stories of hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in a unique career. Even if it's not your first time with a prostitute, it'll be the funniest!
  • 2:15pm FUNNY FLAMINGO [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Attic

    Funny Flamingo is a mixed bill comedy show formerly at the Canal Café Theatre in London. It will feature some of the best acts on the Fringe. Previous headliners include Jigsaw, Josh Howie and Scott Capurro. All hosted by resident MC Raphael Perahia. 'One of the freshest, liveliest, funniest voices of comedy' (Scott Capurro).
  • 2:15pm SOME PLAYS BY PAUL RICHARDS [Theatre] City at Sportsmans Bar

    Manic and fast-paced, Some Plays By Paul Richards is low-budget comedic theatre with a whole set that can fit in a Waitrose Bag For Life and intimate, storytelling performances that will engage, engross and amuse the audience throughout. Features 3 plays in 50 minutes!
  • 2:20pm ALT.COM.CABBAGE [Comedy] Henry's Cellar Bar

    Two years ago, Sean Morley invented a myth that there was a new alternative comedy movement developing in the north of England. Firmly trapped in that idea/lie/closet/truth, he became one of Yorkshire's few Alt Comedy promoters. Welcome to The Alternative Comedy Cabbage.
  • 2:20pm THE PECULIAR CASE OF KEMSLEY AND TODD [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Cinema

    Richard Todd (Amused Moose winner, 2012), 'an inventive comic thinker’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk) and Harriet Kemsley (Bath New Act of the Year, 2012), 'a quirky, very funny new stand-up' (Time Out) confess their inadequacies.
  • 2:25pm 10 FILMS WITH MY DAD [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy

    How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Find out how in 'the most happy, charming and optimistic show you'll see at the Fringe' ???? (Fringeguru). Now in its third year.
  • 2:25pm LOVE [Comedy] Chiquito

    What is love? In this one-man show, character performer Andrew Gentilli splits himself into various personalities to find out.
  • 2:25pm BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR [Comedy] Madogs

    Hired by Aladdin's genie, trainer Alice Lashman is here to teach you how to wish successfully. Grab a birthday candle and learn how to avoid the mistakes of bankrupt lottery winners, our coalition government and fame-rejecting reality TV stars. Character comedy by Lynsey Bonell, Time Out Sydney Comedy Critics' Choice.
  • 2:25pm STORY TELLING,CHUBBY CHASING , CARE BEAR COLLECTING, ROOM SPLITTING, FAST TALKING, ALE DRINKING WIL HODGSON [Spoken Word] Canons' Gait

    Superb' (Stewart Lee), 'Genius' (Russell Howard), 'The light at the end of the tunnel for comedy' (Mark Thomas), 'There's no one remotely like him anywhere else on the circuit' (The Guardian).
  • 2:30pm SIMON IN WONDERLAND [Magic] Café Camino

    Magician Simon South takes you on a trip down the rabbit hole. Following Alice's journey through Wonderland with the use of magic and storytelling, this show is perfect for adults and children alike, creating an experience the whole family can enjoy.
  • 2:30pm LAUGH SUPPORT MACHINE [Comedy] Base

    Hook up to the intensive comedy unit for revitalising laughter and life-saving fun on the Free Fringe's biggest stage. With James Christopher, Richard Scully and top daily guests. #LaughSupportMachine @Jcbeermat.
  • 2:30pm WHO IS MR. KIRBY? [Comedy] Ryan's Cellar Bar

    Come on a hilarious adventure to find out Who is Mr Kirby? Where is he? What does he do and how does he do it? With any luck all these questions and more will be answered in a hour of rip-roaring comedy and music.
  • 2:30pm PHILLIP AND MARJORIE'S MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE FOR REGULAR PEOPLE AND THE GAYS [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Fantoosh

    Phillip and Marjorie urge you to join them on this 16-weeks-condensed-to-48-minutes 'meticulously researched' marriage preparation course. Whether you're homosexual, heterosexual, hetomosexual or single, this will put you on the path to complete happiness and satisfaction. Complete happiness and satisfaction not guaranteed.
  • 2:30pm THE SHRIMPS PRESENT: SHRIMPWRECKED! [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 1

    Sheffield's premier improvised comedy troupe are at it again, this time stranded on a mysterious island. Will they ever escape? The Shrimps spin a hilarious yarn for you from nothing but their wits and your suggestions. No two shows are the same! 'They're definitely not human, that bunch' (Liberty Belle).
  • 2:30pm ON TOUR (WE LIVE HERE) [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 2

    Three friends get together to do an hour of stand-up with a daily special guest. Starring Becky Price 'a repertoire of intellectual gags' (UReview), David Baxter 'Absolutely Hilarious' (Trip Advisor) and Struan Logan 'Original and bloody funny' (Terry Alderton).
  • 2:30pm AMY WRIGHT'S OCCUPATION [Comedy] El Barrio

    Close friend of Michael Gove, Amy Denise is a megalomaniac teacher who likes school so much that she's built her own, ensuring that children will enjoy the best days of her life for the rest of theirs. Join Amy and learn poetry, apostrophes and how she rehabilitated R. Kelly.
  • 2:35pm NATHANIEL METCALFE: ENTHUSIAST [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 2

    Having wasted his life indulging his minor obsessions, Nathaniel attempts to justify them. As heard on James Acaster’s Findings (BBC Radio 4). Hackney Empire finalist’s debut show. 'Wonderfully quirky' (Time Out). 'Brilliant' (Josie Long). 'Genuinely one of the best five comedy shows I have seen. Original and hilarious' (Josh Widdicombe).
  • 2:35pm TEST TUBE COMEDY PRESENTS... [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 1

    Previous performers include Tony Law, Sara Pascoe, Dr Brown, Robin Ince, Lee Nelson, Josh Widdicombe, Andrew Lawrence, Rich Fulcher, Celia Pacquola, Seann Walsh, James Acaster, Lucy Porter, Pappys, Jerry Sadowitz, Simon Munnery, Ben Target, Daniel Simonsen and Richard Herring. MC: Dec Munro www.testtubecomedy.co.uk.
  • 2:40pm NATASIA DEMETRIOU: DOIN IT FOR THE CASH. [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter

    ‘Genius,’ (Gay Times) ????? ‘One of the funniest hours of our lives’ (The Skinny) ????? ‘Inventive and cruelly executed, this will make your world ache’ (Fringe Biscuit) ???? 'Solid gold' (Spoonfed) ????.
  • 2:45pm PICK A CARD, ANY CARD (NO, NOT THAT ONE!) [Magic] The Street

    Stories, tall-tales and close-up card magic with a true English gentleman.
  • 2:45pm HYBRID MOMENTS: A STAND UP SHOWCASE [Comedy] Citrus Club

    This ever-changing, hybrid line-up gives you a delicious taste of what there is to see this year. Hosted by Eddie French ???? (remotegoat.co.uk), 'ridiculously talented' (The York Press), 'Nothing short of brilliant' (www.leedsstudent.org).
  • 2:45pm GARY COLMAN:GRIND [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    Reluctant hedonist and professional snowboarder has it all. Then gets married, gets kids, gets an ulcer. A joyous, uplifting show about the crushing banality of life. 'Fearlessly funny... best deadpan act since Jack Dee... it's unsurprising that Frank Skinner's a fan' (GQ). 'Highly inventive and very funny' (Frank Skinner).
  • 2:45pm MAX FLETCHER - FAIL BETER [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Sneekit

    A smart and fresh new solo comedy show that's 100% guaranteed to be funny and doesn't need any stars to prove it ????? (The New Current).
  • 2:45pm EDINBURGH REVUE: SKETCH SHOW [Comedy] Opium

    Uni may be out for summer but the Edinburgh Revue is not. Bringing you the very best of this year's sketches and the five brightest comics of our Class of 2013. 'Thoroughly entertaining and original,' (The Skinny).
  • 2:45pm ON THE LINE: MEDIA [Comedy] La Tasca

    Investigative journalism has decided to take the brave leap of investigating the media. Today, On The Line: how one article can ruin a reputation, change a dream and force a man to build a wall around his town to protect himself from the invasion of immigrants.
  • 2:45pm WE ARE ALL ORANGE GHOSTS [Spoken Word] Fiddlers Elbow - Downstairs

    Feel like you've been badly coded? A show about happiness, self-acceptance and the orange ghost from Pac-Man. Spoken word poet/performer and Canterbury Laureate Dan Simpson's debut solo show.
  • 2:50pm OTHER VOICES: SPOKEN WORD CABARET [Spoken Word] Banshee Labyrinth - BH

    Allographic’s Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, magnificent all-female cast of spoken word stars and different special guests every day, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe, hosted by Fay Roberts. We’ve something for everyone! For open mic book in advance or on door. http://bit.ly/othervoicespbh.
  • 3:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    The Free Fringe live music section, featuring the best bands and solo performers we can get hold of, will entertain. Edinburgh's finest local musicians and many who have come for the Fringe. A varying line-up every day, and refreshments available while you listen. Including Alex Hynes, Cameron Phair and many others.
  • 3:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    Live music, and good stuff. The Free Fringe's ever-expanding music section entertains, with a programme of different acts every day, although some will come back, of course. Cameron Phair, the Alan David Ross show and many others.
  • 3:00pm PSYCHE - DO YOU MIND? [Cabaret] Voodoo Rooms - Ballroom

    Tired of the voice in your head? Tired of trying to contact your inner self? Tired of rhetorical questions? This is a show about the brain. Your brain. Comedy, mind reading and bizarre magic put together Psyche. A show for those who mind.
  • 3:00pm PAUL B. EDWARDS DOESN'T KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS [Comedy] Bannermans

    He's got the wrong show in the wrong room at the wrong time. He's got the wrong sheets, booked the wrong flights and is even wearing the wrong clothes. Come and laugh at him falling apart before your very eyes. "Pretty Damn Funny" (Scottish Daily Mail)
  • 3:00pm RAPH SHIRLEY: A PORTRAIT OF A PROVINCIAL DICKHEAD [Comedy] Bristo Bar & Kitchen

    Highbrow (pretentious?) alternative (unpopular) character (character!) comedy (tragedy). 'Fantastic alternative character comedy' ???? (FringeGuru.com). 'Bundles of potential and ambition' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Raph Shirley is... funny' (BroadwayBaby.com). www.raphshirley.com.
  • 3:00pm BRISTOL IMPROV PRESENTS... [Comedy] Whynot?

    Bristol Improv returns with THREE week-long runs of completely different shows! Fast-paced improvised sketches from Steals the Show, epic fantasy battles from An Unexpected Tale, ???? (IntermissionBristol.co.uk) and melodramatic monologues from A Night of Noir ????? (Epigram.co.uk), ???? (Bristol.tab.co.uk).
  • 3:00pm LIFE OF PIE [Comedy] Pilgrim

    Another one bites the crust! Join Alex Perry (Hackney Empire New Act Finalist 2013; Comedy Cafe Winner) and a plethora of funny guests for a show containing pies, damned pies and statistics.* (*There's a 93% chance the show won't mention statistics).
  • 3:00pm TOBY EXPLAINS THE UNIVERSE [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Bothy

    Learn how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis using only two Mormons, why Brits are secretly more arrogant than Americans and how you can become a hero simply by sleeping with a comedian.
  • 3:00pm AAAAAAAAAARGH! IT'S THE WE DIDN'T REALISE THE FREE FRINGE PROGRAMME ISN'T ALPHABETISED SHOW! [Comedy] Cowgatehead - lower floor 2

    Tommy Croft (Jollyboat), Helen Foster & Ed Croft (Jollyboat) and Alastair Clark (not Jollyboat) desperately compete for your attention and admiration. Three acts, Three PM, Free entry.
  • 3:10pm CHARMIAN HUGHES: ODD ONE IN [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Chamber Room

    From Nazi war criminal’s daughter and only girl in boys' school to snogging Chris Huhne and bishop. True stories of swapped babies, escape to circus and rescue from evil world of false limb advertising. ‘Charming ribaldry’ (Guardian), ‘Best gags’ (Independent), 'Like Josie Long’s mum' (Chortle). Silver Stand-Up Finalist 2012. Glastonbury MC.
  • 3:10pm STUART LAWS ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT STOP, EVER, UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD (1HR SHOW) [Comedy] Dragonfly

    ‘Laughs come thick and fast… definitely one to watch’ (Fest). ???? (NewKid.co.uk). ‘Precocious Fringe fave’ (ThisWeekLondon). ‘Very funny’ (New York Post). The much anticipated debut hour from this compelling and hilarious comedian.
  • 3:15pm WE'VE BECOME MANGO: TALKING LIMBO [Comedy] Southsider

    [Whispers] Edinburgh's favourite fruity sketch group unleash a fresh batch of darkly surreal comedy upon their unsuspecting city. [Shouting] The funniest amateur comedy act I've seen (and better than a lot of the professional ones I've seen too). ????? (Inferior Design), 'Worth your time' (Broadway Baby).
  • 3:15pm THAT'S NOT HOW YOU SPELL PEDANTIC [Spoken Word] Royal Oak

    A poetic, comedic rage through the trivialities and irritations of modern life. A show of biting wit, wry humour, blatant vulgarity and the occasional smidgeon of social conscience. Join Jim in his quest to rid the world of all the things that have ever angered, annoyed or aggravated you.
  • 3:15pm THE SAVAGE PLANET [Theatre] Fiddlers Elbow - Upstairs

    The Savage Planet is a one act play set on Planet Ygam, inhabited by hyper intelligent Draags who have saved humans from extinction, keeping them as pets after a cataclysm destroys Earth. One human escapes and attempts to rebuild his civilisation…
  • 3:20pm SHORT & CURLY: A RIPE PEAR [Comedy] Ciao Roma

    Sketch Comedy duo Short and Curly are back with another mind-bending hour of interactive mayhem. New characters, new locations, new shoes! She's short, he's got curly hair. They really are a ripe pear! WARNING: THIS SHOW CONTAINS SCENES OF A COMICAL NATURE.
  • 3:30pm CHRIS COLTRANE: COMPASSION IS SUBVERSIVE [Comedy] Globe Bar

    Awesome political stand-up from activist Chris Coltrane. Let's beat the Tories with love and punchlines! 'One of few acts who are the future of British political comedy' (Mark Thomas).
  • 3:30pm MARK STEPHENSON: HALF MAN HALF AMAZING [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Cinema

    Time Out's One to Watch 2013, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee. Runner-up: Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, Leicester Square New Act of the Year. ‘An exhilarating new voice on the comedy circuit’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). Is he? Yes. So come.
  • 3:30pm TALL, DARK AND DARRYL [Comedy] Henry's Cellar Bar

    In 1987 Axl Rose said 'Welcome to the Jungle.' Now, 26 years later this show is unrelated, although there may be fun and games. Come down for some comedy that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paradise City (sorry, this show has very little to do with Guns N' Roses).
  • 3:30pm COMEDY DEATH: TRUE HORROR STORIES FROM THE COMEDY CIRCUIT [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Attic

    Everyone has a bad day at the office. Join Javier Jarquin as he hosts a wide range of guest comedians telling you about their worst gigs. Because really, who wants to hear the good stories anyway? And remember, we're not here to judge – we're here to laugh.
  • 3:30pm IMPRO FX: MEN WITH COCONUTS [Theatre] City at Sportsmans Bar

    Hello! Five star improvisers cordially invite you to share a comedy experience with great acting (ooh) and live sound effects (honk). This Scotland-based troupe of a woman and some men, plus special guests, weave life stories from audience suggestions, supplying weird and wonderful sound effects along the way.
  • 3:40pm Madogs act 1 [Music] Madogs

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  • 3:40pm OWEN NIBLOCK: TWISTED WHIMSY [Cabaret] Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy

    Music, comedy and oddity intertwined. Take one slightly geeky outcast, add poetry, mix in jokes, sprinkle over some doodles and simmer until laugher ensues. Et voilà, a magical world of one-liners and songs. 'A very funny man,' (Russell Howard). 'Inspired and offbeat,' (Chortle). 'Ground-breaking,' (The Scotsman).www.comedygeek.com.
  • 3:40pm THE NEWS AT KATE 2013: WORLD INACTION [Comedy] Canons' Gait

    Earlier this year Kate appeared on ITV's This Morning. This is the opposite of that show. Real issues, satire and amazing guests from comedy and politics. www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk @Cruella1.
  • 3:40pm THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MORALLY AMBIGUOUS [Comedy] Chiquito

    After success at the Camden Fringe, The Sheffield Revue combines sprightly characters with western themes in a sketch comedy show that’s 'In equal parts erudite and daft' (Viewfromthegods.com). This show promises a variety of sketches and charming performance of silliness and mirth.
  • 3:45pm ...SPEED...MATING... [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 1

    IMMACULATECONCEPTS return with their raucous lecture on Mother Nature's most exuberant offspring and their bizarre mating rituals! It's where QI meets the ANIMAL DARWIN AWARDS. So come and SPOT THE PERVERT. And if you can’t, it’s probably you... 'NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED CREATIONIST!' ????? (LOL-Ireland).
  • 3:45pm KRISS FOSTER & FRIEND [Comedy] Ryan's Cellar Bar

    A man from Lancaster in a homemade leopard suit performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John Shuttleworth. 'Dead good' (NME). 'A great disappointment' (his gran). @krissfoster www.krissfoster.co.uk.
  • 3:45pm WRAY THOMSON'S UP IN SMOKE [Comedy] El Barrio

    Have you had problems dating? Relationships not working out? Follow 'the hottest new comedic talent to emerge out of the north-east' (STV News) as he tells of his dating disasters and you won't feel bad about it again.
  • 3:45pm POETIC JUSTICE [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Fantoosh

    I have a run at Swindon Festival of Culture, so this is preparation for that. A mix of poetry, beat poetry, my heckling policy, drum solos and children's stories. Paul Foot's support act 2011 and 2012. Represented by DAA Management.
  • 3:45pm COME RIDE WITH ME [Comedy] Base

    Climb aboard critically acclaimed character comedian Lesley Evans’ wild and witty joyride. Evans’ third solo show. Journeying to London you’ll meet highway hostess Kelly Benny, fruity fertility doctor Gunty Smit and TV's magnificent Maggie Fountain. 'Evans’ bursting energy generates vast amounts of laughter' (ThreeWeeks). ???? 'Excellent' (Edinburghguide). www.lesleyevans.net.
  • 3:45pm NO GIRLS ALLOWED [Comedy] Free Fringe George

    The Premium-Deluxe edition of hit sketch show We pledge to Supply Crisps, now available in Edinburgh. Combining comedy, music, dance and data-graphs.
  • 3:45pm LEXI HEART- THE SINGING MAGICIAN [Theatre] Café Camino

    A woman vanishes. But before she goes her story is told, peppered with beautiful illusions as melody and mayhem combine. Sometimes sad, sometimes silly, always magical, Lexi carries us through her bizarre world and unsettles our reality as she goes. 'A dishevelled Jessica Rabbit crossed with Paul Daniels' (JazzFM).
  • 3:50pm QUIZ IN MY PANTS [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 1

    The festival's silliest panel show’s fourth year! Special guests every day; previous guests include Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Joe Lycett and The Noise Next Door. Features the ever-popular 'Muffin Diving' round and the world's longest quickfire round! Bring your own buzzer and let the frivolity begin!
  • 3:50pm FUNNY SWEDES [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 2

    A showcase of Scandinavian talent on the British circuit. Swedish Evelyn Mok (New act of the Year at The Swedish Stand Up Gala 2012, finalist in Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2013) and Ahmed Berhan (semi-finalist in Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2008, Swedish Raw Comedy Club-Comedian) and more.
  • 3:55pm PISTOLS AT 3.55PM [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter

    Two comedians with GSOH seek audience with same for hour-long relationship. Stand-up and a dash of improv from Fat Kitten Improv ???? (ThreeWeeks) ???? (Broadway Baby) alumni James Ross and Steve Violich. 'Well-spoken but bat-shit insane' (Culture Slut).
  • 4:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    Live music from the Free Fringe's pool of amazing music acts. Edinburgh's got talent, and we've secured that talent to play for you. Including William Douglas, Aaron Wright , Daniel McGeever, the Alan David Ross show, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, the Dark Jokes and many others
  • 4:00pm JOSIE ROSE LIVE [Music] The Street

    Josie Rose is an up and coming alternative singer/song writer and harpist. She brings a new sound to the clarsach (celtic harp), with her imaginative original songs and entrancing vocals, self-accompanied in contrasting arrangements. She is at one with her instrument, creating a truly captivating stage presence.
  • 4:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    A selection of the Free Fringe's bands and music acts, every hour on the hour except when there's sport. Come, drink and enjoy. Different every day. Edinburgh's finest musos, plus guests from all over the world
  • 4:00pm ROB AUTON: THE SKY SHOW [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - BH

    This show is about the sky and the things in it; you know, birds, balloons, weather etc. This show is suitable for people who have seen the sky and enjoy looking up. 'Charming, eccentric and uplifting. A talent to watch' (The Independent). 'A strange and magical experience' (Broadway Baby).
  • 4:00pm DEAD CAT COMEDY CLUB [Comedy] Opium

    The UK’s premier Indie Comedy Club comes to Edinburgh! An afternoon showcase featuring the best names in comedy that you’ve never heard of. Hosted by Red Redmond. Different line-ups daily. 'I can’t recommend visiting Dead Cat Comedy Nights more,' (FunnyFecker.co.uk).
  • 4:00pm NEW YORK ALL-STAR COMEDY HOUR [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    Visit the Big Apple without leaving Old Town! Acclaimed New York comedy club Tribeca Comedy Lounge presents the festival’s best comics from both sides of the pond. Features former* Fringe award winners, as well as some of the biggest names in US comedy from Comedy Central, Letterman and HBO *(and undoubtedly future!).
  • 4:00pm EXISTING, WAITING, FISH [Comedy] Citrus Club

    This is the story of an old woman who lives in a wood. Meanwhile (and more importantly) two men are having a chat. They talk about existence, waiting and fish. Some sort of developments might happen if they get round to it. We'd love to stay and chat but the rice pudding's getting burnt.
  • 4:00pm BRAVE AND FREE. TALES OF SCOTLAND [Spoken Word] Fiddlers Elbow - Downstairs

    Tales full of giants, brownies, selkies, kings and heroes from the land of the brave and free. The real Scot, storyteller Calum Lykan introduces you to his magical Scotland.
  • 4:00pm ALEXIS DUBUS: CARS AND GIRLS (2013 VERSION) [Spoken Word] The Dram House Upstairs - Sneekit

    A poetic version of the award-winning comic's set of travel tales. UFOs, truckers, bean festivals and the Dutch. ‘Gorgeous, honest, effortlessly funny’ ???? (Chortle.co.uk). ‘An hour of compelling raconteurship’ ???? (The Scotsman). www.alexisdubus.com.
  • 4:00pm THE MOON CANNOT BE STOLEN [Spoken Word] La Tasca

    Reading old diaries is a culture shock...travelogue, metaphysics and fantasy. Join Kirsten Luckins as she finds out that the past really is another country.
  • 4:15pm ONCE UPON A TIME (IN SPACE) [Cabaret] Whynot?

    Bear witness to the end of Old King Cole, the brutal despot of New Constantinople, as the galaxy is plunged into a savage war against the rebellion of Snow White. Infamous space-pirates the Mechanisms sing you a tale of love, loss and vengeance. In Space.
  • 4:15pm TWINS [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Bothy

    Affiliated with The Invisible Dot, Twins stars Jack Barry, ‘a future in comedy’ (Chortle) and Annie McGrath, ‘beautiful timing and spot-on delivery’ (Cambridge Tab). ???? (Broadway Baby) ???? (ThreeWeeks) ???? (Ed Fringe Review) ???? (Leeds Student).
  • 4:15pm TINY POSEIDON'S EROTIC MEAT TRIFLE [Comedy] Pilgrim

    Stand-up showcase featuring Liam Pickford, Jayne Edwards and Jack Evans. Three of Manchester’s stand-out stand-up comedians burst forth from the fruity, alcoholic depths of Tiny Poseidon’s beefy dessert to tickle you with their joke tridents.
  • 4:15pm JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: BROKEN STAND-UP [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - Ballroom

    Vigorous sort-of-stand-up from co-founder of The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, writer for The News Quiz and star of 2010 hit 'Distracts You From a Murder'. 'John-Luke Roberts. Funny as fuck and clever? Sure. But he also is a dick. I'd bottle him all up,' Tony Law.
  • 4:15pm SEAN BRIGHTMAN'S HOLIDAY HORROR STORIES [Comedy] Bristo Bar & Kitchen

    See this show and you will get approximately 2437 seconds of entertainment, straight out of a suitcase. See this show. Nearly forgot to say, see this show.
  • 4:15pm GERARDINE COYNE: VENUS IN FUZZ [Comedy] Bannermans

    Joyous idiots and lonely geniuses populate this sparkling, slightly surreal show. With an affecting lack of modesty, the rather beautiful Gerardine Coyne (Aspidistras) invites you to her solo debut. 'Fantastically funny' ???? (Big Issue Scotland). Best New Sketch Act 2013 Finalist (Sketch Club/Gilded Balloon).
  • 4:15pm CONCRETE GENERATION PRESENTS... [Spoken Word] Cowgatehead - lower floor 1

    CONCRETE GENERATION PRESENTS... This collective of artists based out of Charlotte, NC, represent the best of the best from the American performance poetry scene. Listen to the prose, rhymes and undeniable talents of Anthony 'Twenty20' Collins, Kendrea 'Mekkah' Griffith, Mason 'Quill' Parker, Carlos Robson and Quentin 'Q' Talley, as these National Poetry Slam Champions bring their award winning original spoken word to the Edinburgh Stage.
  • 4:15pm CAT [Theatre] Cowgatehead - lower floor 2

    Fired from his dream job in Cats the Musical on the final day of rehearsals AND discovering the love of his life had left him for Munkustrap, Dave The Cat is mad. Featuring never before performed songs, allegedly from Cats, Dave’s here to share this tragic love story with a dark twist.
  • 4:20pm PAUL SAVAGE: CHEERFUL SHAMBLES [Comedy] Dragonfly

    Paul Savage sometimes lies awake at night, convinced he's a character in a sitcom. What's worse, whoever's writing it clearly hates him. Unbelievable stories of embarrassment. 'Genuinely brilliant' (The Guardian). 'A wonderful way with words' (bbc.co.uk).
  • 4:20pm TOMMY ROWSON - ONE PIECE AT A TIME [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Chamber Room

    BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Chortle Award nominee and So You Think You're Funny winner, Tommy Rowson presents a mix of stand-up and film with a special guest every day. 'Laid-back, cheeky, charming' (London Is Funny). 'Perfectly judged comic timing' (Steve Bennett).
  • 4:30pm FRESH FACES AT THE FREE FRINGE [Comedy] Southsider

    Your chance to spot the comedy stars of the future. Yes, acts we've had in the past are now TV regulars. Five or more acts each day. Comedy in small chunks so you needn't get bored waiting for the next one.
  • 4:30pm APPROVAL NEEDED [Spoken Word] Royal Oak

    Five people. Five stories.One man pissing in the supermarket. After a successful Edinburgh debut last year, Early Doors are back with a new spoken word piece. Follow the stories of the check-out girl, the manager, the shopper hoping to jog her husband's memory and the other witnesses of a man having a wee over the apples.
  • 4:30pm THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK [Theatre] Fiddlers Elbow - Upstairs

    Are you connected? Really connected? Isn’t there a disconnect between you and the people you work with, live with and love? You can’t keep up with all your ‘friends’. You feel more in Life than just ‘like’. Welcome to the antiSocial Network. Keep logged in.
  • 4:35pm JACK JEROME [Comedy] Ciao Roma

    New Act Finalist 2013 Will Cooper brings you his hilarious breakthrough comic creation 'Jack Jerome' – a motivational speaker who will tell you how to live your life, not in a patronising way, just in a way which even you'll understand.
  • 4:45pm GOING DARK! BY BETH VYSE [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Cinema

    A fantastical dark journey following the life of a dying actress, who meets a plethora of bizarrely outrageous characters. A multimedia delight for fans of the surreal, sublime and completely ridiculous. 'Excellent' (Evening Standard).
  • 4:45pm FIN TAYLOR: CRAMP [Comedy] Globe Bar

    A stand-up show about trying to live, rather than just exist. Warm-up for BBC2's Never Mind the Buzzocks and Glenn Wool tour support hits Edinburgh with a 45-minute free show. 'Original, distinctive and fresh,' (Chortle.co.uk). @FinTaylorcomedy.
  • 4:45pm YIANNI IN THINK BIG [Comedy] The Dram House

    A ‘wonderfully funny’ ???? (Time Out) look at the power of self-belief. Through confidence and conviction in the ‘sharp social commentary’ ???? (Chortle) of his ‘stunningly good’ (Scotsman) shows, Yianni hopes to become ‘the next big thing’ ???? (ThreeWeeks). TOP 5 FREE SHOWS – The List, NOMINATED – Amused Moose Laughter Award.
  • 4:45pm JULIET YES AND FRIENDS [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Attic

    ROLL up ROLL up for comedy roulette! A different audience, a different line-up of ace comedy talent every day! Set phasers to Fun and let’s trawl together through the bric-a-brac of comedic delights: stand-up, improvisation, jokes and games, hosted by Juliet Stephens ('whip sharp wit and playfulness,' The Skinny).
  • 4:45pm PAUL RICHARDS: THINGS COULD BE MARVELLOUS [Theatre] City at Sportsmans Bar

    Excitable debut solo offering from fringe regular and internationally published playwright Paul Richards. Things Could Be Marvellous is a happy show, a hopelessly optimistic show. A fast moving comedy show about scarecrows, love, imperfections and Britpop music.
  • 4:50pm ELLIE AND OSCAR SHARE A TIME [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy

    Discover great facts about the performers and what life is like on set. For example, did you know the show will be split into two halves with Ellie and Oscar each doing about half an hour of material? 'Destined for great things' (Fest). 'Nothing short of incredible' (EdFringeReview.com).
  • 4:55pm AURORA ENGINE [Music] Madogs

    Think harps, think effects pedals, think folk tinged songs with electronic undertones, think meaty riffs, some piano, all topped with layers of gutsy or angelic vocals, with a hint of a Geordie accent. Add then lyrics with quirky stories, step through the looking glass and dip your toe in the magical musical world of ‘Aurora Engine’ - singer, songwriter, harpist and pianist
  • 4:55pm THE BOOK OF FACE [Comedy] Chiquito

    Gilded Balloon Sketch Semi-Finalists 2013 invite you to overshare in the rupture of the goof book. Come and enjoy a jelly spaffing service, repaint your sins and be blissed. All manure of stiff and nunsense with the four oarsmen of the apocalypse. 'Putting the 'div' in divine' (Jesus-H).
  • 4:55pm OXFORD REVUE PRESENTS [Comedy] Canons' Gait

    The world-famous Oxford Revue has curated a fine selection of new comedy, from sketch to stand-up to music, from among the very best up-and-coming Oxford acts. With new acts each week, this is student comedy at its best! For daily listings, see oxfordrevue.com.
  • 5:00pm FREE FRINGE MUSIC [Music] Tron Kirk Free Fringe Office

    The Free Fringe live music section, featuring the best bands and solo performers we can get hold of, will entertain. Edinburgh's finest local musicians and many who have come for the Fringe. A varying line-up every day, and refreshments available while you listen. Including Alex Hynes, Cameron Phair and many others.
  • 5:00pm MUSIC AT MALONES [Music] Malones

    Live music, and good stuff. The Free Fringe's ever-expanding music section entertains, with a programme of different acts every day, although some will come back, of course. Cameron Phair, the Alan David Ross show and many others.
  • 5:00pm PHILL JUPITUS IS PORKY THE POET IN 'ZEITGEIST LIMBO' [Comedy] Jam House

    After the success of 2012's Twenty Seven Years On, Porky the Poet returns to Edinburgh with a collection of new poetry and ponders the cultural conundrum, 'How low can you go?' 'An hour no one should miss' (The Scotsman).
  • 5:00pm CHRISTIAN SCHULTE-LOH: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT GERMAN COMEDIAN [Comedy] Base

    Very funny' ???? (Broadway Baby). 'Has the hilarity factor' ???? (Cream of the Fringe). 'A funny German – the only one!' (KKunst Magazine). 'Excellent one-liners' (Beehivecity.com). Free stand-up comedy!www.germancomedian.com.
  • 5:00pm EDINBURGH MUST SEES [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Fantoosh

    Some of the best acts from across the Edinburgh Fringe. Carefully selected and all doing their best to convince you to go and see their full shows. ("a fantastic night of comedy" 5 stars. The London Word)
  • 5:00pm ANGRY BEARDS [Comedy] Cowgatehead - upper floor 1

    Bringing their sell-out Glasgow Comedy Festival show to the Fringe, join the misanthropic Richard Brown ('smart and funny literary jokes,' The Skinny) and the delicious Geoff Gawler ('an ability to spin a simple gag into an entire alternative universe,' The Skinny) for an hour of comedy. And beards.
  • 5:00pm IT'S NOT REALLY THERE [Comedy] El Barrio

    What are you afraid of? Really?! Well don’t worry, Lynsey Bonell and Trevor Ferdy are too. Enter their world for an hour of magical, musical, surreal stand-up. Their playful coping mechanisms will chase your scares away! Prepare to loosen the lid on your sanity and release your inner-child.
  • 5:00pm ALL OUR FRIENDS ARE DEAD [Comedy] Ryan's Cellar Bar

    Dark and surreal sketch comedy from Katie Norris and Sinead Parker. Dubious characters, satirical songs and sketches with a tragic edge. Think The League of Gentleman meets Julia Davis, Father Ted and Brass Eye but with quiche, gin and buggery.
  • 5:00pm NOT THE ADVENTURES OF MOLEMAN [Comedy] Free Fringe George

    Two young men do some sketches for you, with some stand-up thrown in plus a song, a bit of poetry and a live reverse exorcism. 'Very funny and highly recommended' (Nerve). 'I haven't laughed so long and so hard in ages' (Broadway Baby).
  • 5:00pm ANOTHER NEW WORLD [Theatre] Café Camino

    Disaster in the Arctic. Only the Captain survives. Should he die with his men or return home? Hero or coward? A gripping play echoing the tales of Shackleton and Franklin. Captivating new writing from a Chichester Festival Theatre Young Playwright.
  • 5:05pm SARAH CAMPBELL: ISN'T IT FUN??????? [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 2

    Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air. But don't for social reasons. A stand-up show about agony, ecstasy and not being sure, from the Russell Howard's Good News Writer and 'one of the stand-out stand-ups of the future' (British Comedy Guide).
  • 5:05pm JESSICA FOSTEKEW: MOVING [Comedy] Cabaret Voltaire - downstairs 1

    Jessica’s wonder-filled third hour shows you all her moves, yet contains no dancing. She regales with the glorious realities of moving in with a hoarder, out of trouble and up and down the world. 'Great fun,' The Guardian. 'Consistently hilarious,' Fest.
  • 5:05pm SIGHT GAGS FOR PERVERTS [Comedy] Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter

    I'll be wearing a little wig and some false teeth. The show begins with me wearing an uninflated, inflatable horse. There's one bit that may not go down well but I pull it round with a bit of Bruce. 'Brilliantly Bizarre' (Time Out).
  • 5:10pm MONKEY POET [Spoken Word] Banshee Labyrinth - BH

    New show along the lines of… 'Funny, Furious, Filthy,' (Jersey Evening Post). 'The darkest, rudest and funniest thing you'll see,' (Broadway Baby). 'This audience was in stitches,' (ThreeWeeks).
  • 5:15pm SIMON SOUTH'S CAT FLAP OF OPPORTUNITY [Magic] The Street

    This year, the cat just got bigger! Simon South returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his amazing and critically acclaimed one man show. Combining comedy, magic and thrilling stunts, this is one show you will not want to miss!
  • 5:15pm MATTHEW HIGHTON'S IT CAME FROM THE MUD [Comedy] Whistlebinkies

    Remember all those times you said, I’ll go see Nan tomorrow? Then she was dead! Don’t do that with this show, see it today. Sublime stand-up and masterful storytelling from key member of Chortle-nominated Weirdos. ‘Wonderful surrealism’ (Guardian). ‘Something quite special’ (Chortle). Disorientating, bizarre and rather brilliant’ (Broadway Baby).
  • 5:15pm SPLIT SHIFT [Comedy] Opium

    Two stand-ups: a woman one and an alternative man. Venue is located under the George IV bridge.
  • 5:15pm WHO YA GONNA CALL? [Comedy] The Dram House Upstairs - Sneekit

    Katy, Tom and Jon pay tribute to everyone's favourite 80's films with original songs, cardboard props and lots of love. Think Reduced Shakespeare Company meets Be Kind, Rewind in ‘...a cult audience experience’ (Total Theatre).
  • 5:15pm HOW TO BECOME A MODERN ARTIST [Spoken Word] Fiddlers Elbow - Downstairs

    Ever fancied earning millions from your unmade bed? Does a urinal really embody eco-feminist post-structuralist ennui? To some, modern art is the pinnacle of human achievement; to most it's poncy pretentious crap… A comedic, interactive and mildly educational show about art today.
  • 5:30pm ULYSSES DIES AT DAWN [Cabaret] Whynot?

    Welcome to the City – a rusted techno-hell ruled by the immortal Olympians. Meet the burned-out gumshoe Ulysses, about to die at the hands of the Suits: Heracles, Oedipus, Orpheus and Ariadne. The Mechanisms present an hour of noir storytelling, grimy folk blues and Greek myth. Don't get lost.
  • 5:30pm JAMES CHRISTOPHER: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? [Comedy] Banshee Labyrinth - Chamber Room

    A brand new stand-up show in which @JCbeermat explains everything.
  • 5:30pm TOM WEBB'S WEDDING [Comedy] Dragonfly

    I do comedy. A hilarious hour of stand-up about love and happily ever after, break-ups and cake tops and a wedding in St Paul's Cathedral with the award-winning star of Dave TV, face of Popbitch and singleton.
  • 5:30pm RO CAMPBELL: NEVER HAD IT. STILL GOT IT. [Comedy] Bannermans

    Ro Campbell is the Aussie who won Scottish Comedian of the Year. He has performed in 27 countries in everything from huge theatres to maximum security prisons. 'Great stand-up, exceptional story teller,' (The Skinny). 'Bloody funny,' (NZtheatreview). www.rocampbell.com.