“Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.”
Many of our fantastic artists will be performing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year from the 2nd to the 26th August, see below for more details!
‘Lucy Porter: Be Prepared’
Lucy Porter will be performing at the Pleasance Courtyard – Cabaret Bar at 18:40 on July 31st-August 11th and 13th-17th August!
“Fringe favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show. At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a fisherman’s knot. Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.”
‘Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready’
Jason Byrne will be performing at the Assembly Hall – Main Hall at 21:00 on August 1st-11th, 13th & 14th, 16th-25th!
“Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready. After 23 consecutive years Jason is wrecked but he is as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready). In particular the past year has been extremely testing for the wrecked Jason, but despite all this he’s waiting to spill it out on stage. No one show is the same, expect all the usual spontaneous fun, come along and witness ‘the outright King of live comedy’ (Times).”
‘Joey Page – Afterlife (An Idiot Considers a Series of Distractions Before Death)’
Joey Page will be performing at the Just the Tonic at Marlin’s Wynd – Just the Wyndy Room at 18:45 on August 1st-11th, 13th-14th, 16th-25th!
“Joey Page – award-nominated star of Nevermind the Buzzcocks – 31, is having a midlife crisis. Come and see him panic hilariously about John Lewis, Jesus, the ancient Egyptians, hipsters and his neighbour downstairs, Dave.”
Rob Rouse ‘Funny in Real Life’
Rob Rouse will be doing ‘Funny in Real Life’ at 11:15 at the Gillded Balloon Teviot – Dining Room on August 1st-18th!
“A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can no longer mention her onstage. Should anything be off limits in the realm of confessional comedy? Is it OK to overshare with an audience of complete strangers? How would you feel if your life was turned into a joke? After last year’s hugely successful run of their debut play, The Ladder, real life married couple Rob Rouse (Bottom in BBC’s Upstart Crow) and Helen Rutter (Holby City, Coronation Street) return to Edinburgh with their brand new show. ”
‘Stephen K Amos Talk Show’
Stephen K Amos will be chatting away at the Gilded Balloon Teviot – Nightclub at 16:00 on August 2nd-6th, 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 23rd-24th!
“Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. ‘Great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers, gloriously presided over by the immensely funny charismatic host’”
‘Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress’
Stephen K Amos will be performing at The Stand Comedy Club – Stand 3 at 21:10 on August 2nd-11th, 14th-18th, 21st-24th!
“Fresh from touring the UK and Australia, the feel-good comedy maestro. Seen on QI, star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide, What Does the K Stand For? (BBC Radio 4). ‘Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here’ (Sunday Times). ‘Stephen says he doesn’t like adjectives before his name so I won’t give him one. But if I did it would probably be brilliant. Amos is a brilliant comedian’ (Bruce Dessau). ‘All fabulous, but when riffing with the audience Amos truly excelled. Comedy gold’ (Herald Sun).”
‘Mark Watson: The Infinite Show’
Mark Watson will be performing at the Pleasance Courtyard – The Grand at 23:15 on August 9th, 10th, 23rd and 24th!
“Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed by Bear Grylls on Celebrity Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns with his show about empathy: one of the top-ten best reviewed comedy shows of last year’s Fringe, where it sold out all 30 performances. After these farewell performances it will never be seen again. You’d better come.”
‘Mark Watson: How you Can Almost Win’
Mark Watson will also be performing at the Assembly George Square Studios – Two at 16:00 on July 31st, August 1st, 3rd-11th!
“In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he’s written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. “
‘Mark Watson: I Appreciate you Coming to This and Let’s Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)’
Mark Watson will also be performing this show at The Stand Comedy Club – Stand 1 at 13:40 August 13th -25th!
“Watson presents a show that’s no more than 50% ready for public consumption and hopes for the festival’s legendary supportive vibe to carry him through. ‘Unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe… Witty, warm, perfectly judged’”
August is not a month the be missed!