Edinburgh Festival

Christopher Macarthur Boyd: Dreamboat

Gilded Balloon - Balcony - 9:00pm

The wee speccy future of Glaswegian stand-up returns with a brand new hour. Star of BBC Scotland's Up For It.

Intelligent, articulate, and incredibly funny' ***** - The Wee Review

'Endlessly enjoyable' **** - The Skinny


Elliot Steel: Merked

PBH Free Fringe - Bannermans - 12:15pm

Elliot has done a sober stint, completed a Roast Battle with his dad and got merked in a Muay Thai fight. This is as good as toxic masculinity gets. As seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, Live From The Comedy Store and BBC's The Premier League Show.


Waverley Care Gala

Pleasance EICC - 7:30pm - 20th August

Edinburgh's biggest comedy event returns! Book early to avoid disappointment. 2019 marks the thirteenth year of partnership between Off The Kerb Productions and Waverley Care, Scotland's biggest charity providing care and support to those living with HIV and Hepatitis C.

All proceeds raised from the Edinburgh Comedy Gala go straight to supporting the life-changing work of the charity. Since its launch in 2003, the now annual event has raised almost £475,000, with this year's event looking set to topple the £500,000 mark, helping to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland.


Foil Arms & Hog: Swines

Underbelly - McEwan Hall - 9:00pm

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato... you racist. Sold-out Fringe 2009-2018. Over 100 million hits on YouTube. Foil Arms and Hog return to the magnificent McEwan Hall with their brand-new show, Swines.

***** (Irish Times)

**** (Times)

***** (Irish Examiner)

'Very funny' (Rowan Atkinson)

'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' (Chortle.co.uk)

'Quite simply, a sensation' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)


Ivo Graham: The Game Of Life

Pleasance Courtyard - Forth - 7:00pm

As his responsibilities multiply, has Ivo got enough skillz (stand-up/scriptwriting/battle rapping on ITV2) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? As spotted on Apollo, Mock, Cats Does Countdown, and Don't Hate The Playaz.


Jake Lambert: Never Mak The Same Mistak Twice

Pleasance Courtyard - Below - 8:15pm

After his sold-out 'Solidly entertaining debut' (The Scotsman), Jake is back! As seen on Comedy Central, writer for Mock The Week.

'Catalyses laughter that cannot be contained' (Ed Fest)


Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express

Assembly George Square - Studio Four - 6:25pm

Ireland’s comedy sweetheart (self-titled) and Dublin Fringe Best Performer Nominee is returning to Edinburgh on The Prosecco Express, fresh from her international tour.

'Joyously Nuts' ***** - Irish Examiner

'Hilarious & brutal' - Lyn Gardner


Joel Dommett: Work in Progress

Gilded Balloon - Tolbooth - 5:30pm

Joel (credits, credits, credits) is returning to Edinburgh with some new sweet ideas for you to potentially enjoy.

'Hilarious... delightful tales' - The Scotsman


Kelly Convey: Telephone Voice

Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker One - 7:15pm

Kelly Convey ('Chatham girl done good') went from social moth to social butterfly. If you'd met 15-year-old Kelly, you would've sworn down on your nan's grave that she'd never be where she is today.


Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Pleasance Courtyard - Beyond - 6:30pm

Multi award-winning comedian Brigstocke returns for a limited run of his stunning show Devil May Care. An hour of blistering stand-up in the company of Lucifer himself.

'Sharp and loose, acid tongued satirical comedy' - The Times


Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male

Underbelly - Dexter - 6:50pm

As seen on Live at The Apollo and Comedy Central's Comedy Store Live, Marlon returns to Edinburgh with a hilarious new show.

'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' - The Scotsman


Nath Valvo: I'm Happy For You

Assembly George Square - Studio 5 - 8:05pm

Edinburgh! Your favourite Show Pony is back with a brand new hour. Come hear Nath tease people that make good life choices.

'Gags that will leave you gasping' ***** - The Herald Sun'


Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Gilded Balloon Teviot - Billiard Room - 7:30pm

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.


Nigel Ng - Culture Shocked

Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two - 6:45pm

Nigel Ng (as seen on Comedy Central's Standup Central, Roast Battle) brings you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant.

'Brilliant... Go see him' ***** - One4Review


Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

Underbelly - Belly Laugh - 7:40pm

A hilarious new show from Paul McCaffrey. Support act for Kevin Bridges 2018 arena tour.

'McCaffrey is going to make it big any day now. Grab your chance to say "I saw him when..."' – The Scotsman


Rosie Jones: Backward

Pleasance Courtyard - Baby Grand - 7:00pm

After a sell-out debut hour Rosie 'triple threat' Jones returns to the Fringe with a big question, 'Am I backwards, or are they?' She explores the hilarious difficulties of navigating the world whilst being the only disabled, gay, northern comedian with quite the penchant for sexual aggression. Heralded as one of 'The Best-Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Shows of 2018', Rosie's second hour is certain to be a hit.

'Smart, mischievous, laugh-out-loud funny' - Chortle

'Genuinely masterful' - The Skinny


Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

Pleasance King Dome 8.30pm

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed 'Lie-in King' Seann Walsh returns to Edinburgh. As recently seen on BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Fox News Networks, Conan and ITV's Bad Move.

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

'Hot' - Craig Revel Horwood


Simon Evans: Dressing For Dinner

Assembly George Square - Studio 3 – 8:15pm

May be about observing the traditions that give life shape and meaning, or possibly just an ill-advised attempt to lose weight by eating only olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

'A Masterclass' ***** - The Scotsman


Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster

Assembly George Square - The Box - 8:00pm

Susie McCabe (multi award-winning comedian, Best Scottish Headliner 2017, and fastest-selling Glasgow Comedy Festival act for three years running) brings her hilarious sell-out show to Edinburgh following critical acclaim.

'Delivers plenty of chuckles' - The Scotsman


Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

Pleasance Courtyard - Beside - 8:30pm

Suzi returns to the fringe after last year’s smash hit show with a brand-new hilarious hour.

'Electrifying Stand Up' - The Evening Standard

Credits include Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Hypothetical


Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2019

Jack Dome - Pleasance Dome - 9:30pm

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its fifteenth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by The Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. Among this year's newcomers are Josh Jones (Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalist) and Mo Omar (Winner of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year).


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