What's On

Whether you’re looking for award winning solo acts, compilation shows, highly tuned stand-up or off the wall improvisation, lunch time matinees or late night revelry, this year’s Scottish Comedy Festival lineup has it all. What’s more, as always, we have a mixture of ticketed and ‘pay what you want’ shows, so you can book in advance via edfringe.com or simply turn up on the day and ‘try before you buy’. With over 400 performances, from 21 different shows, spread across 26 days, there’s something for everyone.

The shows: (click the listing for more information)

David Callan & Iain Campbell: Hair of the Dog
11:30 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Coffee? Bacon? Can of Irn Bru and an existential crisis?
All good ways to start your day, but nothing beats
a Hair of the Dog.

Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready
12:15 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show Mondays)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

UK Pun Championships finalist 2014-17 delivers
“puns I wish I’d thought of myself” (Gary Delaney)
“Ruthlessly economic nuggets” (Guardian)

The Edinburgh Revue's 2017 Stand-Up Show
12:45 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 28/08/17 (No Show 14th)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

The Edinburgh Revue returns for another Fringe with an hour of stand-up,featuring the best in local comedy and comic talent of the future.

Martin Bearne: Jokes and Feelings (WIP)
13:30 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17 (No Show 14th, 15th, 21st)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Martin Bearne brings his debut hour to the Scottish Comedy Festival. (WIP)

Dan Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun
14:00 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh and everything you didn’t want to know about Daniel Downie.
“A star on the rise” (Mumble Comedy).

Old Men at the Gates of Dawn
14:45 (60mins)
05/08/17 - 28/08/17 (No Show 14th)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Rod Hunter, Raymond Mearns, Les Sinclair, and Reg Anderson are back in an hour of quality comedy that is unsuitable for all ages!

Bob Graham: Decade
15:15 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 26/08/17 (No Show 14th)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Do you want an hour of stand-up this afternoon?
Then go see this:
“Bob is funny as fuck” (The General Consensus).

FreeStyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-up
16:00 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show Tuesdays)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

It's stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no backup,
no script, no set-list, just pure comedy.
“a unique comedy experience.” (New Current)

Ross Leslie: Cry Hard
16:30 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show 14th)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

60 minutes from Fife comedian Ross Leslie,
talking about what makes him cry hard, and you laugh hard.

Gus Lymburn: Buffoonery
17:15 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Taking "Buffoonery" to a whole new level,
this is a show for the idiot in all of us.

Rick Molland & Sully O'Sullivan:
Another Political Comedy Show

17:45 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show Tuesdays)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: £5.00 or Pay What You Want on the Door

“no-holds-barred comedy.” (Edinburgh Evening News),
“taboo-busting humour” (List),
“intelligent and witty” (Skinny),
“clever and provocative” ****(FringeMonkey)

Gary Little: Club Classics
18:30 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Gary returns with the sets, stories and jokes that have earned him the reputation as one of Scotland’s top comics.
“Born raconteur” (Scotsman)

Raymond Mearns: is Present and Incorrect
19:00 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17 (No Show 14th)
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Raymond returns to The Beehive with another great new show "a genuine improvisational genius"(Frankie Boyle).

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
19:45 (60mins)
Various Dates
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Presales Only

A voyage through Edinburgh’s narrow wynds & cosy pubs. Three hundred years of great writing, colourful characters and enthralling stories.

Keir McAllister & Gus Lymburn: On Fire
20:30 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

A sell out last year - this is a must see from two of Scotland's most loved comics - make sure you catch them before they burn out.

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe
21:00 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 27/08/17 (No Show Mondays & Tuesdays)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets:Sun/Wed/Thur £5.00
Tickets: Fri/Sat £10.00

Scottish Comedy Festival’s official Pick of the Fringe show returns for a 6th hilarious year with another phenomenal handpicked selection of our favourite acts from across the fringe.

Bruce Fummey: How Can I Drive to a Gig with a Jakey on my Bonnet?
21:30 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 27/08/17
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: £5.00

‘Drive there, do the gig, get the money, don’t swear’ they said. Yeah, but they didn’t tell me what to do if there was a jakey on my bonnet.

Obie: Chaotic Synergy & Alcohol
22:15 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Anything can happen. Last year included juggling imaginary puppies, punching a stuntman, and being too drunk to finish a show. Be there!

Scot Roast with Pablo Serski & Monty Burns
22:45 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Scot Roast. Where the audience get roasted by some of the very best of the fringe at their despicable worst!

Grant Gallacher: Nothing Compares To Yous
23:30 (60mins)
04/08/17 - 28/08/17 (No Show 14th & 15th)
Beehive 1 (1st Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

Grant Gallacher’s debut solo show deals with love, relationships & sexual inadequacy.
"One of Scotland’s best up & coming comedians"
(The Skinny)

The Good, The Bad & The Irish
23:59 (60mins)
03/08/17 - 28/08/17
Beehive 2 (Top Floor)
Tickets: Pay What You Want

‘The Good, The Bad & The Irish’ returns to the festival for a 5th year! Showcasing some of the best & brightest comedians the scene has to offer.