Edinburgh Festival

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 7:00 pm
Pleasance Courtyard, Cabaret Bar

Angela Barnes (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and former chair of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Stand-up, stories and jokes from '... a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic' (The Guardian).

'Well thought out, quick-fire one-liners are delivered by a down-to-earth and likeable stage persona' ★★★★ - BroadwayBaby.com

'An extremely entertaining fresh slant' ★★★★ - One4Review.co.uk

'Great punchlines galore' ★★★★ - EdFestMag.com

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No

1st - 28th Aug (not 17th), 6:20 pm
Monkey Barrel, Carnivore 2

A brand-new hour that finds Glasgow's finest comedian exploring the end of the world and Italian food. What happens when you're out of work, out of money and out of ideas? That's right: You go mental, pee your pants and think about topping yourself. Seen on BBC Scotland's Up For It and Comedy Central Live.

'Macarthur-Boyd is the future' - The Herald

'Incredibly funny' - WeeReview.com

'Total commitment to the act of joking around' - ShortCom.co.uk

'Endlessly enjoyable' ★★★★ - Skinny

'Genius writing' ★★★★ - List

Supported Frankie Boyle and Jack Dee. Best Breakthrough Act at the Scottish Comedy Awards.

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

15th - 21st Aug, 8:20 pm
Underbelly Bristo Square, Fresian

There's a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh and Deirdre O'Kane has well and truly reached it. Don't miss the star of Sky's The Deirdre O'Kane Show, Moone Boy and the voice of Gogglebox Ireland as she returns to the Fringe!

'O'Kane dazzles the audience from start to finish' - List

'O'Kane quickly sets up a rhythm of her own and when she exits, applause follows her all the way down the street' - The Scotsman

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

3rd - 28th Aug (not 6th), 7:30 pm
Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One

Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave's 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe ('I've got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father's contacts').

As seen/heard on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, British as Folk and was the fondue set winner on Richard Osman's House of Games.

'A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy' - The Times

'Suddenly has star-in-the-making coming off him like steam' - The Telegraph

Jake Lambert: Liminal

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 7:05 pm
Pleasance Courtyard, Baby Grand

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, 'Fringe favourite' (BroadwayWorld.com) Jake Lambert returns with another 'highly entertaining hour' (One4Review.co.uk) full of 'subtlety and wit throughout' (LondonTheatre1.com), and 'brilliant one-liners' (Chortle.co.uk).

Jake 'catalyses laughter that cannot be contained' (EdFestMag.com). As seen on Comedy Central and BBC Two. Writer for Mock the Week, The Ranganation, The Apprentice: You're Fired, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The News Quiz.

This is sure to be another 'solidly entertaining' (The Scotsman) hour that proves why he 'could easily be a TV star' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk).

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 8:30 pm
Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three

Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones. Since appearing as part of the Pleasance Reserve in 2019, Josh has made numerous breakthrough TV appearances and has recently supported Jack Dee, Rob Beckett, Suzi Ruffell and Russell Kane on tour. As seen on the dance floor and 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Late Night Mash (Dave), Dating No Filter (Sky Max), Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club (ITV), CelebAbility (ITV2), Undeniable (Comedy Central), Comedy Central Live, and as host of Fast Food Face Off (BBC Three).

Marcus Brigstoke: Absolute Shower

3rd - 13th Aug, 8:00 pm
Pleasance Dome, King Dome

Before launching his huge national tour, multi award-winning comedian Marcus brings this blisteringly funny hour of stand-up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This joyful show celebrates the personal triumphs and small victories of the past couple of years… while acknowledging it has, in so many ways, on so many days, for the most part, been an absolute shower of shit.

'Devilishly Funny' - TheArtsDesk.com

'Charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing. Don't miss this incredible show' - The Sunday Mirror

Paul McCaffrey: We Go Again

4th - 28th Aug (not 15th), 7:25 pm
Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Laugh

A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Impractical Jokers UK, and Stand Up Central. Tour support for Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock. A brand-new hour of stand up from one of the best comics currently working in the UK. One of the most in-demand club headliners and support act for the biggest names in comedy in arenas and huge theatres... come and see why!

'Never anything less than gut-bustlingly hilarious' - GQ

'McCaffrey simply has funny bones' - Shortlist

'Born to be a comic' - The Scotsman


13th - 28th Aug, 7.40 pm
Assembly Rooms Ballroom

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

Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now?

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 10:00 pm
The Stand 1

Star of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Netflix's Flinch, Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Play to the Whistle (ITV), a team captain for Virtually Famous (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Hey Tracey! (ITV2), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and has made regular appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Host of podcast What's Upset You Now? alongside Paul McCaffrey.

'Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation' - The Guardian

Simon Evans and His Big Ideas

15th - 28th Aug, 7:45 pm
Assembly Festival George Sq Studios, Studio Three

Does for politics, religion and philosophy what Simon Evans Goes to Market (BBC Radio 4) did for economics - makes it fresh, compelling and funny.

From Gnosticism to Nihilism... come and enjoy an hour's relentless mockery of mankind's insatiable appetite for grand theories of everything.

Warning - may include a pitch for a putsch: do not attend if easily led.

From the creator of The Work of the Devil, 'a sophisticated, rewarding show that, I'm afraid to report, justifies his sense of superiority' (Chortle.co.uk) and Genius 2.0, 'a masterclass' ★★★★★ (The Scotsman).

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 7:45 pm
Assembly Festival George Sq Studios, Studio Two

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to be an all-new positive Susie (optimistic at best, positive is pushing it).

Join the former Scottish Headliner of the Year and Glasgow favourite for what will no doubt be another barnstormer of a show.

As seen and heard on Frankie Boyle's New World Order and BBC Radio 4's News Quiz.

'A genuine stand-up, highly recommended' - Kevin Bridges

'The ever-reliable Susie McCabe delivers plenty of chuckles' - The Scotsman

Tom Lucy: Melt

3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th), 9:45 pm
Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs

After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy.

As seen on Stand Up For Live Comedy, Roast Battle, Stand Up Central, Dating No Filter, Live at the Comedy Store, The Stand Up Sketch Show, and many more.

The Sun Best New Comedian, 2017. Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year, 2016. Tour support for Jack Whitehall and Aziz Ansari.

'Watch him live and you'll understand the excitement' - The Guardian

'There's been a lot of buzz around Tom Lucy and it's easy to see why' - The Sunday Post